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Current COVID-19 Status & Restrictions at Dance Alive Studios

As of OCTOBER 1, 2021 the province of Saskatchewan has implemented a proof of vaccine policy for certain businesses, which applies to our studio. Therefore, Dance Alive Studios will be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test results from a PCR or Rapid Antigen test for entrance to our facility.

We also have additional COVID-19 related protocols to help keep our clients, staff, and renters safe. Please read the information below CAREFULLY before entering the studio.

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New Updates to COVID Protocols

As of July 11, 2021, the Saskatchewan government has removed all restrictions for business operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is great news! However, we still have a few of our own restrictions that we are asking our students to abide by for the summer while we are adjusting to our new unrestricted lives:

  • Please continue to wear your mask into the studio in the common areas, bathrooms, and entering and exiting the studio. These are high traffic areas with smaller spaces so it’s harder to keep a safe distance for those who may want it.
  • Your mask may come off once you are in the studio at your spot preparing for class!
  • We are decreasing the 3 metre spacing in class but will be maintaining 2 metre spacing in general, unless all students in a class agree to a smaller distance (i.e. partner work, certain spacings, etc.).
  • We will have larger class size limits – 12 people per class in the Green Room and 10 people per class in the Grey Area (maybe more for specific workshops with limited movement). Because of our large spaces, these class sizes still give more than enough room for 2 metre spacing in the centre and along the barre!
  • Students will be responsible for cleaning their own equipment after classes now, and the studio will continue to be regularly disinfected between uses.

Caelia and the Dance Alive team are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Saskatchewan and Canada. The safety of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to us, as has always been the case since the conception of Dance Alive Studios. Even though the vaccination plan has been effective in Saskatoon, the risk isn’t gone completely, and we want to be respectful to everyone’s different levels of comfort. We will continue to take all steps necessary to keep our people safe and healthy, balancing pandemic safety measures with continuing options for mental and physical fitness activities.

Thank you for working with us patiently and considerately throughout these interesting times. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions!



Summer Registration OPEN!

We are nearing the end of our wild and whacky Regular Season 4, which is set to complete on June 18, 2021. However, we are very excited to announce that we are planning to hold the same weekly schedule right through the summer for a 6-Week Session!

Weekly Schedule – Summer Session 2021

Our Summer Session will occur throughout the following dates:

Mon, Jun 21 – Fri, Jun 25June Week Break
Mon, Jun 28Summer Session starts
Mon, July 12 – Fri, Jul 16July Week Break
Mon, Jul 19Summer Session resumes
Sun, August 15Tentative Dress Rehearsal
Sat, August 21Tentative Performance &
Summer Session ends
Mon, August 233-Week Season-End Break
Tues, Sept 14Regular Season 5 starts

All breaks and classes are entered into our TeamUp Calendar for your convenience – check it out on our Schedule & Calendar page!

Take a look at Our Classes page to check out schedules, class descriptions, pricing and more! If you’re ready to register, hop on over to our Online Registration page and submit the forms. Spaces are limited and choreography has begun in some classes, so don’t delay!

The most recent COVID protocols are posted here, and will be updated regularly as things change throughout the summer. As always, please contact us with any questions, and stay tuned for performance announcements!



The Freedom to Dance!

In a recent SHA COVID-19 Update for April 28, the age restrictions on dance training were finally lifted! As a result, dance training may continue for ALL AGES, with the same precautions as before:

  • Dancers may continue conditioning and skills training in groups of eight or fewer, abiding by the required mask use and at least three metres of physical distancing between participants at all times
  • Areas for dancers should be marked, and dancers should be instructed to remain within their designated areas

The current restrictions are viewable under the PERFORMING ARTS GUIDELINES. They permit virtual performances, so we are beginning to arrange choreography for our groups in hopes of a late summer performance! The focus on fitness will always be there, since our studio deeply values proper conditioning, cross-training, strengthening and mobility work, but the main emphasis will be back on dance!

Caelia and the Dance Alive team are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Saskatchewan and Canada. The safety of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to us, as has always been the case since the conception of Dance Alive Studios. We will continue to take all steps necessary to keep our people safe and healthy, balancing pandemic safety measures with continuing options for mental and physical fitness activites.

Please view our current COVID-19 STUDIO PROTOCOLS for further details on how we are keeping our clients safe in our new studio space. Check out Our Classes page for schedule, class descriptions, and how to register. Visit our Other Services page to see what else we have to offer, and contact us with any questions!



A Focus on Fitness!

In the recent Public Health Order released in effect on November 27, 2020, greater restrictions were placed on Dance and Fitness Activities. As per the wording on the website:

  • Athletes and dancers 18 years of age and under may continue practicing, conditioning and skills training in groups of eight or fewer, abiding by the required mask use and at least three metres of physical distancing between participants at all times.
  • Fitness activities and group fitness classes in groups of eight or fewer continues to be permitted, for all ages. Mask use and at least three metres of physical distancing between participants must be maintained.

As such, we are taking this time to place a greater focus on fitness in all of our adult group dance classes to better abide by the guidelines posted for GROUP FITNESS AND AEROBIC-STYLE WORKOUTS. Because our dance classes were always designed with a focus on wellness and functional movement, and we have not been training for a specific performance or competition event, this shift is strongly in alignment with our studio mission and existing services.

Caelia and the Dance Alive team are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Saskatchewan and Canada. The safety of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to us, as has always been the case since the conception of Dance Alive Studios. We will continue to take all steps necessary to keep our people safe and healthy, balancing pandemic safety measures with continuing options for mental and physical fitness activites.

Please view our current COVID-19 STUDIO PROTOCOLS for further details on how we are keeping our clients safe in our new studio space. Check out our Studio Info page for schedule, class descriptions, and how to register. Contact us with any questions!



Season 4 Registration OPEN!

The day has come! Registration for our newest Regular Season 4 is now open. Please take a look at our Studio Info page to check out schedules, pricing, class descriptions and more! If you’re ready to register, hop on over to our Online Registration page and submit the forms. Spaces are limited and everything is first come, first served, so don’t delay!

COVID protocols will be posted soon, and some class descriptions are still missing on the website. As always, contact us with any questions or concerns. Otherwise, we are so excited to see you for our NEW SEASON in our BRAND NEW STUDIO!!



Studio Update – Exciting News!

We are coming to the end of our 6-Week Sessions that have helped us get back on our feet from our forced shut-down in March. What a year! Due to the generous support from our DAS friends, we have been holding class on Wednesday and Friday evenings at Piper Rose Studios and having a blast. We have ONE MORE SESSION starting on the week of September 28. Check out our webpage on 6 Week Sessions for schedule, pricing, and the link to register (at the bottom of the page).

This final session will end on November 6, after which we will have a week off of dance coinciding with the November Reading Week. By this point, we are hoping…..

…to start our new season at
our BRAND NEW STUDIO!!

Our new home will have two studios, one large and one medium-sized, multiple bathrooms, and sprung floor with dancer-tested vinyl mats. We have lots of work ahead of us as far as building and preparing, but we hope to be finished in time to run classes on November 15, 2020.

If you’d like to be a part of building our new home, please send us an email. We are so excited to have a place to call our own, and we’ll appreciate all the help we can get in terms of building, taping, cleaning, preparing, and fundraising. It takes a village!

Can’t wait to see you in the studio 🙂



Keep Dance ALIVE – Summer Plans

Our teachers are tired, our season is over, and the weather is gorgeous. It’s time to give the online classes a break and ENJOY our summer! However, we still want to give you an opportunity to support the studio that is worthwhile to YOU. Check out our new program for the summer – Keep Dance ALIVE, Sponsor the Studio. You can stay connected and make sure there’s a studio to come back to while still having all the freedom and rest you deserve in your summer.

Online Offerings are still available for purchase. Check out the entire Summer 2020 page in our Studio Info section for all the June/July/August details you might need.

Otherwise, stay tuned to this page for more events and activities popping up this summer!



Studio Update

It’s been about 2 weeks since we launched our brand new DAS Online Program, and things are going well! But we want to check with you otherwise. We hope you’re doing well, and we want to let you know how things are going with us! Please stay up-to-date while watching the video below:

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Important points from the video update:

  • Don’t be nervous to ask about the studio’s plans in the future!
  • Online classes are going well, consistency is a struggle – thank you for your continued patience
  • We have 25 subscriptions so far, which is awesome – thank you!
  • Drop-In Access is still available too (see Online Previews), you don’t need to only choose subscription
  • Weekly Workouts are a new thing added – cardio & fitness indoors & outdoors run by Lauren Gardiner
  • Scheduled LIVE Zoom classes are a maybe – stay tuned, they may be announced in the future
  • Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser was super successful – sold almost $2000 in chocolates, 4 times our minimum required amount!
  • We may have a Gift Card Fundraiser coming soon, if anyone is interested.
  • Fundraising money can be donated to the studio if you wish, but not necessary at all – your fundraising account can be applied to anything you wish and it will go towards the studio anyway.
  • Costume balances will be calculated at some point in the next month.
  • Guessing that we will not be in the studio until late summer/fall – just a guess! Don’t know for sure.
  • The plan for now is to take a breather, relax with our time off, engage in online classes if you want – we are NOT expecting you to maintain your training!
  • If we don’t get back until September, we’ll just start the season over again with training from Sep-Dec and choreography starting in January.
  • We can plan to recycle our choreography and costumes from this season, re-space as we need to and re-learn the whole things!
  • No stress, no pressure, no expectations – let’s focus on gently getting back into the groove of things.
  • Small group Zoom Social Calls are being organized to keep you all in touch with me and each other, just to maintain contact.
  • The studio is doing fine! All teachers have an outside source of income, and Caelia has supplemental income through school, so all people are taken care of.
  • Our goal right now is transparency, support, and consistency – we are trying to support other small businesses through paying rent and professional fees, we have minor operating costs for our online platform, and we will continue to provide video content.
  • Remember that we have Compassionate Pricing and Karma Payments – pay what you can, or trade us services!
  • Engage with us, even if it has nothing to do with dance! Join us on Zoom calls, share with us your past-times, shoot us an email.
  • Make sure to suggest new ideas if you have any!

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. We are eternally grateful for your support <3