News & Events

All recent news related to DAS classes, schedules, workshops, etc. will be posted here. Feel free to leave comments on any of the posts if you have questions or concerns. Subscribe at the bottom of this page if you wish to receive email notifications of new posts!



DAS Merchandise Order!

We finally have our wearable merchandise again! We are doing a pre-order for Crewneck Sweaters, Jogger-style Sweatpants, and Unisex T-Shirts. These are cozy, good quality clothes available up to 4XL. The most stylish way to represent our studio AND stay comfy! See details below:

Crewneck Sweater:$65.00
Jogger Sweatpants:$70.00
Unisex T-Shirt:$50.00
Order All 3:$175.00

*Silver Members get 15% off all orders through DAS Store

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Pop-Up Class: Ballet Repertoire (2)

The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Snowflakes (Pt.2)

It’s time for our 2nd Pop-Up Class, continuing our journey into Ballet Repertoire! Last week we learned an excerpt from George Balanchine’s Waltz of the Snowflakes, so we will continue with this piece for this week! You do NOT need to have attended Part 1 in order to enjoy Part 2. Last time we learned 2:00 – 2:30 and this week we will learn from 2:30 – 3:00 in the YouTube link below:


***Skip ahead to the SIGN-UP FORM!***


This Pop-Up Class is open to all levels of adult ballet dancers, and will be aimed at a Novice/Intermediate level. Advanced dancers are encouraged to bring their Pointe shoes for an added challenge! See details below:

Date:Thursday, Jan 5
Time:6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location:The Studio! (#10-2404 Thayer Ave)
Drop-In Price:$30.00 ($25.00 for Members!)

*Dance Alive students can use Punch Cards to attend this Pop-Up Class as well!

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Pop-Up Class: Ballet Repertoire

The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Snowflakes (Pt.1)

It’s time for our first Pop-Up Class, beginning our journey into Ballet Repertoire! As a fun holiday theme, we will learn a section from George Balanchine’s Waltz of the Snowflakes, which you can see from 2:00 – 2:43 in the YouTube link below:

This Pop-Up Class is open to all levels of adult ballet dancers, and will be aimed at a Novice/Intermediate level. Advanced dancers are encouraged to bring their Pointe shoes for an added challenge! See details below:

Date:Thursday, December 29
Time:7:30 – 8:30 pm
Location:The Studio! (#10-2404 Thayer Ave)
Drop-In Price:$30.00 ($25.00 for Members!)

*Dance Alive students can use Punch Cards & Make-Up Classes to attend this Pop-Up Class as well!

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5-6-7-Cre8 Event: Holiday Paint Night

We are so happy to welcome back 5-6-7-Cre8, an exciting event series hosted through DAS to support dancer fundraising!! This time, Kelsee & Kylie will be leading you through a beautiful holiday painting, perfect for your holiday decorating or as a gift for someone in your life. Fundraising goes directly toward supporting Kylie & Kelsee in their own dance training. More details on the event are available below:

Date:Saturday, Dec 17**
Time:7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location:The Studio! (#10-2404 Thayer Ave)
Early Bird Tickets:
(before Dec 10)
$45.00 (Non-Members)
$40.00 (Members)
Regular Tickets:
(after Dec 10)
$50.00 (Non-Members)
$45.00 (Members)
Deadline:
All tickets must be purchased
by 11:59 pm, Fri Dec 16
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Purdy’s Christmas Chocolate Fundraiser

The holidays are approaching and with them, one of our favourite fundraisers! Twice a year, Dance Alive Studios holds a Purdy’s chocolate fundraiser to help with general studio expenses such as costume fees and equipment purchases. If you want to support local businesses, including the arts community, and eat some delicious treats, then have a look at the details below:

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Ballet Exam Demonstration

We are proud to announce our first ever Ballet Exam Demonstration! Our ballet exam students have been working hard this year to learn and perfect their exam work from the Royal Academy of Dance vocational syllabi! Admission to this event is by donation, and all proceeds will go directly to the dancers to help offset their cost of training. It is very time-consuming and expensive to train in RAD exam work, including the cost of lessons, exam applications, and necessary equipment (like bodysuits and pointe shoes!). Your attendance and donation will go a long way to help support dancers in our community who want to study this beautiful artform in more depth.

The Royal Academy of Dance is an international organization that holds standardized exams all over the world. Some of our dancers are performing their exam with the RAD and some have chosen to learn the work for the purposes of self-study and personal achievement. This demonstration is an opportunity for those performing their exam to get some audience exposure, and for those not performing their exam to still have a milestone and a celebration for completing their training! Please see below for more details on schedule and event registration:

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Season 6 Registration

It is finally time to get started on our next Season 6 (Sep ’22 – Jun ’23)!! This will be our first full season in our new home and we have a ton of great options for you! Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Visit >>OUR CLASSES<< to look at the >>WEEKLY SCHEDULE<<. This will give you an idea of what classes we’re offering this season. Make sure to check
    out the classes available on Waitlist for this season as well!
  2. Visit >>CLASS DESCRIPTIONS<< to learn more about the classes that we are offering this season!
  3. Visit >>PREPARE FOR CLASS<< to help you know what to expect when coming to our classes at Dance Alive.
  4. Visit >>PRICING & PAYMENT<< to choose your registration option.
  5. After you’ve decided what you want, go on to >>REGISTRATION<< to fill out the online form! It will ask you what styles you’re interested in, and what your dance experience is. Our professional teaching team will let you know which levels will be appropriate for you to try once we review your registration!

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Current COVID-19 Policies

The situation with respect to COVID-19 is constantly changing. The following studio policies and protocols are in effect as of JULY 1, 2022:

COVID-19 Management Protocols

  • MASK USAGE IS NOW OPTIONAL in all areas of the studio. We will no longer be supplying paper masks at the front of the facility. If you have experienced symptoms, a positive test, or a close contact within the last 7 days, you may be asked to remain masked in the facility. Other than that, the decision to mask is entirely up to the individual client and teacher.

  • DO NOT COME TO THE STUDIO FOR CLASS IF, WITHIN THE LAST 72 HOURS (3 DAYS):
    • you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, sniffles, sinus inflammation, cogestion, etc.) or any other communicable illness
    • OR you have tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test OR a PCR test
    • OR you have been a close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test OR a PCR test
    • PLEASE CONTACT CAELIA VIA EMAIL, TEXT MESSAGE, SOCIAL MEDIA, OR BAND TO CONFIRM THE PROPER COURSE OF ACTION
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Special Session – DAS Stars

Along with our Season 6 Regular Classes for adult dancers, we have a few special sessions for younger movers. Our DAS Stars class is BRAND NEW class offered for children to engage in safe and inclusive movement! Read more below:

DAS Stars is a movement class for kids aged 5-15 in FLS and similar programs. This class is designed to get kids of all abilities moving in a group setting, and will help with encouraging sharing, making choices, listen and responding, wait time, turn taking as well as building friendships in a fun and safe environment. 

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DAS Showcase 2022

We are very proud to bring you our 2nd ever DAS Showcase! Our Showcase events are intended to share more of our solo and small group pieces from throughout the year, and to help us get back in the dancing mood for the upcoming season! You can expect to see some group pieces that were performed in our June Show CATHARSIS, as well as some solo and duet works from our brand-new Path to Performance program. We are also introducing Works in Progress as an opportunity for our dancers to perform pieces that aren’t quite finished so they can gain audience feedback to help inform the creative process! This event is an interactive, informative experience where audience members are invited to ask questions and give feedback during the show. Join us for a pleasant evening visiting with the performers, sharing in their process, and checking out our registration options for the Fall! Read more for event details and ticket sales:

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