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



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!