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



DAS Online Launches!

We have been WORKING HARD this past week to bring you the all-new DAS ONLINE PROGRAM! A complete description of how it works is available under the Studio Info webpage or click the button below:

If you don’t want to click through the website to explore, I’ve explained everything you need to know in this video below:

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Also, for our current loyal members of Dance Alive, I have a few general studio updates that don’t necessarily have to do with the Online Program, which I filmed in a second video here:

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Important points from the video update:

  • The studio is still closed to in-person classes – but we have exciting new DAS ONLINE offerings!
  • DAS Team is working hard – most videos will come from Caelia, Maddi & Kersten, Christine is very busy with her day job, Tyneal is working behind the scenes.
  • Scheduled Zoom live classes are not in the plan just yet but we are open to the idea if you want that!
  • If you paid for April already, Caelia will get in touch with you about future plans.
  • DAS Online will be the main program throughout April, but we would like to continue it in May, whether we get back in the studio or not.
  • If you want any refunds or credits for March, PLEASE reach out to Caelia via email, text, phone call, etc.
  • Do you have anything you’d like to film and contribute to our DAS Online platform, please let me know!
  • Stay tuned for group social calls and activities!

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



One-Week Update

One week after our studio shut-down, we have further updates. Online materials are still being supplied under the DAS Online page in the Student Centre:

Another video update is provided:

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Important points from the video update:

  • The studio is still closed to in-person classes.
  • Online materials are provided in the Student Centre above as well as on our DAS Dancers & Friends Facebook page and our Instagram stories.
  • It is looking likely that all competitions will be postponed, but hopefully rescheduled for summer.
  • Studio updates will continue to be made on a weekly basis.
  • Announcements to come about a new online program hopefully to launch in April.

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Hang in there!



Studio Shut-Down

As of March 16, 2020, all in-person classes at Dance Alive Studios have been cancelled until further notice. Online materials are being supplied under the DAS Online page in the Student Centre:

I’ve recorded a video message to you all explaining the current status of the studio:

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Important points from the video update:

  • The situation will be monitored as the week progresses and an update will be provided this weekend.
  • Online materials are provided in the Student Centre above as well as on our DAS Dancers & Friends Facebook page and our Instagram stories.
  • Our first priority is to the immediate safety of our dancers, and our second priority is to your sustainable wellness over the long-term.

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Hang in there!



Summer Break/Classes

Dance Alive Studios is on break until Monday, July 1. Enjoy your summer and your July long weekend!

Summer classes begin on Tuesday July 2 and continue until Thursday August 1 at our Piper Rose Studios location. Please visit our Schedule page for class times and lengths, and the Pricing page for details on how to pay. There are only 12 spots per class, and spots are given on a first-come first-serve basis, with some priority given to returning students (within reason). Your first class is free to try, so don’t delay – SIGN UP for classes today!!



Summer Planning Survey!

It’s that time of year – we are trying to plan for our summer program and we need YOUR help! DAS will be holding classes from Monday to Thursday throughout July, and we want to know what YOU want to take.

Please take the survey below to tell us what styles and levels of classes you might enjoy. Note that not all options will be offered – we are only trying to see what will be most popular. We don’t have room for everything, so if you don’t vote, your desired class may not be scheduled. If you include your name and contact info, you will be automatically entered into another survey draw for a **$50 DAS gift card** (draw date will be May 1, 2019).

Summer 2019 Planning Survey Link

Thanks for helping us cater to your needs. Your feedback helps us grow!



Christmas Break

Holiday season is fast approaching, and with that comes a break for the dancers and the teachers! Our last week of classes is Dec 17 – Dec 20, with Christmas break beginning on Friday, December 21. We do not come back to dance until the second week of January. The first week back to dance classes is Jan 7 – Jan 10, and we begin with choreography!

We hope you have a fantastic break, rejuvenating for both mind and body. If you NEED to do something physical, try out something different than dance. Pilates, conditioning, yoga, or going for a swim are all great ways to keep the body moving while still letting it recuperate from the stresses of dance. Take care and relax!



Remembrance Day

On Sunday, November 11, we honour those that have given their lives and their loved ones to defend the world we live in.

The studio is still open with regular classes running the following observed stat holiday, Monday, November 12.

Lest we forget.



Summer Class Wind-Up

There is only one week left of summer classes with Dance Alive. The dates and times of last classes are listed below:

Mon Aug 13 — Beginner Adult Tap, Adult Hip Hop (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Tue Aug 14 — Pilates, Nov/Int Adult Ballet and Pointe (6:00 – 9:30 pm)
Thu Aug 16 — Pilates, Adv Adult Pointe and Ballet (6:30 – 10:00 pm)
Mon Aug 20 — Experienced Adult Tap, Adult Jazz and Lyrical (6:00 – 9:00 pm)

This is your last chance to try out these classes for the summer. Don’t miss out!

There is an open invitation to anyone who wants to grab a bite or a drink nearby after any of these nights. Shoeless Joe’s or Brown’s Social House is a good option in Stonebridge, and we can decide on something that may be open closer to Quebec Ave on Monday nights (tentatively Birmingham’s). No pressure at all, just a casual opportunity to visit with dance friends and meet some new ones to wind up the summer schedule!

After Aug 20, there will be a two week break from Aug 21 – Sep 3. Regular Season classes will begin on Tuesday September 4, after the long weekend.

Thanks for enjoying summer-time dance with us 🙂