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Case numbers in Saskatchewan and Saskatoon specifically are rising rapidly. While there are currently no government-mandated restrictions, Dance Alive Studios is employing stricter protocols again to keep all our staff and clients safe. Please see the following items to help us ensure a safe and healthy environment:
- DO NOT COME TO CLASS if you are exhibiting any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Try to ENTER THE BUILDING ONE AT A TIME and only arrive 5 minutes before class if possible. Try to arrive in your dance attire with a full water bottle to avoid spending more time than necessary in the common areas. If you must spend time in the lounge, there are no more than 6 people allowed in the area at once.
- WEAR YOUR MASK upon entering the building. We have disposable masks at the front if you happen to forget yours. You may choose to remove your mask once you’ve entered the studio and are adequately spaced from your class mates. Masks must go back on when leaving the studio and entering the common areas like the lounge, kitchen, and bathrooms.
- USE THE HAND SANITIZER available at the front as soon as you enter the building. Wash your hands thoroughly after using the bathrooms and feel free to use hand sanitizer frequently in the studios.
- PLACE YOUR SHOES ON THE SHELF PROVIDED to avoid touching other people’s shoes and having them touch yours. You may bring your coat in with you if you prefer not to have it in close contact with others’ on the coat rack.
- REMAIN 2 METRES APART AT ALL TIMES. Look for the green X’s in the hallway and inside the studios to keep a safe distance from your class mates.
- ENTER THE STUDIO ROOMS FOR CLASS ONE AT A TIME and spread out in the studio. Placing your bag under the portable barres and along the mirrors is fine, just be careful of the mirrors and maintain your distance from your classmates.
- We have CLASS SIZE LIMITS for Dance Alive classes – 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 are responsible for cleaning any equipment used during class (yoga mats, massage balls, etc.), and the studio will continue to be regularly disinfected between uses.
- If you want to visit after class, please do so outside in the parking lot to keep our common areas as clear as possible 🙂
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. As we navigate the political climate, back to school, and impending winter in our province, we will are doing our best to choose the most respectful path that maximizes both safety and personal privacy. We want to do everything we can to keep the physical activity and artistic expression of dance accessible and enjoyable for everyone!
Thank you for working with us patiently and considerately throughout these interesting times. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions.
This Friday we are excited to present our first ever DAS MARKETPLACE! We are passionate about supporting other local businesses and many of our very own members have goods and services to provide so we want to showcase them all! Come by the studio on Friday, September 17 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm to check out what we have to offer. As we get vendors registering this week, we’ll showcase their pages and give you a little preview!
This is also a perfect time to come by the studio and say hi, or check it out before you register. We will have the video playing from our recent performance and you can meet some of the teachers, as well as our canine studio assistant, Blue. DAS merchandise like waterbottles, facemasks, and cinch bags will be available for purchase, as well as our fitness equipment and digital copies of the show. If you’d like to purchase a Virtual Ticket, you can stay after 6:00 pm for our Viewing Party and watch the show with the performers. This is a great way to see what we’re all about!
If you’d like to register as a vendor for the marketplace on Friday, please fill out the Google Form below:
We are SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that we will be presenting a LIVE DANCE SHOW at TCU Place on Saturday, August 21! This will be our 3rd Annual DAS Show and we will be performing IN-PERSON for you on the big stage!
The DAS Show this year is titled TRANSITIONS, to represent all the changes we have experienced in the last two years: a pandemic, a lock-down, a new home, a new team, and a complete re-imagining of our entire program. Our dancers often say that some of the hardest parts of the choreography to learn are the TRANSITIONS, and we feel that is such an accurate statement for the past year and a half.
We have been working on group choreography since the Adult Dance restriction was lifted on April 29, 2021 and we are just thrilled to share our celebration of resilience, perseverance, and togetherness with you in a month. We are MOST excited to be sharing this with you on TCU PLACE STAGE, a rare treat for our small studio! Details below:
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: TCU Place (!!!!)
Doors open: 6:00 pm
Show starts: 6:30 pm (~1.5 hour length)
Tickets: In-person Adult — $38.00
In-person Child (12 & under) — $30.75
Virtual Ticket (live & recorded) — $30.00
To buy in-person tickets, visit the TCU Place Box Office link or call the box office at 306-975-7799. You must call to order a single ticket or more than two (2) at a time.
To buy Virtual Tickets, visit our product link on our DAS Store and read the instructions there! This will give you access to a Live Stream on the day of, a rough recording immediately following the performance, and a more polished recording with audio editing and subtitles later in September. This will also give you access to a Viewing Party held at the studio later in September or October – stay tuned for details.
Stay tuned, and join our Facebook event to keep up to date on developments and to share your excitement with friends!
Proceeds are going toward supporting our staff on a much-needed break after the show 🙂 Additional profits will be shared with other professional performers in the show and donations to community-supporting and Indigenous groups like Prairie Harm Reduction and Okihtcitawak Patrol Group. Please help us raise enough money to meet our goals!
We are also currently accepting BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS via ads in the program ($50 for quarter page, $100 for half page, $150 for full page and more!). If you would like to be involved, please contact us as soon as possible!
We can’t wait to see you there!
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!
We are very excited to announce our first session of our brand new Tiny Dancer Program! We will be starting small with three levels of baby classes aimed at helping caregivers and children explore movement and stay active in a safe and fun environment. More information below:
There is no person too young to dance! Our Tiny Dancer Program is designed to help children and their caregivers learn, play, grow, and move together with music and freedom. Very young children will experience movement in a group with cues and external stimulation, developing strength and awareness in a safe and educational environment. Older children will be given instruction and learn to develop their connection between body and mind by thinking about their movement. Everybody involved will have a fun time developing community and moving in novel ways with lots of props and guidance. Perfect for children who want to explore movement and for caregivers who want to get out of the house and meet new friends!
Fridays, 10:00 – 10:45 am; Level 0 — 0-1 years old; children are not quite walking yet, engagement with environment is intuitive and sensory based, class focus is on helping caregivers create an experience for their children
Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 am; Level 1 — 1-2 years old; children are exploring walking but still developing balance, strength, and awareness, children are engaging with environment with a bit more curiosity and are given more prompts and opportunities to explore without much expectation for following instruction, class focus still on caregivers
Fridays, 12:00 – 12:45 pm; Level 2— 2-3 years old; children are walking, taking instruction, able to distinguish between shapes and images, thinking and playing, able to understand rules of games and social interactions, class focus is more on children with guidance on how caregivers can best support the experience
This first session will run for 4 Weeks with an option for extension if successful – July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6.
Pricing is available as a pre-paid Package Price for the full session or Drop-Ins:
*All prices include GST
Registration is open now! Send us an email with any questions and to save yourself a spot 🙂 Can’t wait to move with you!
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!
Our Summer Session will occur throughout the following dates:
|Mon, Jun 21 – Fri, Jun 25||June Week Break|
|Mon, Jun 28||Summer Session starts|
|Mon, July 12 – Fri, Jul 16||July Week Break|
|Mon, Jul 19||Summer Session resumes|
|Sun, August 15||Tentative Dress Rehearsal|
|Sat, August 21||Tentative Performance &|
Summer Session ends
|Mon, August 23||3-Week Season-End Break|
|Tues, Sept 14||Regular 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!
As a further collaboration with Kaylen Jolly, we are excited to offer the 4-part Workshop Series: Elements of Psychosomatics – Ground, Guts, Grit, and Grace starting May 18, 2021. Kaylen Jolly is a mind-body professional certified in yoga, pilates, and psychosomatic techniques. Check out her website and biography here:
This Workshop Series will be offered in a hybrid style, where you may join live Online or In-Person at our studio location on Tuesdays 8:30 – 9:30 pm CST. All sessions will be recorded for later purchase or reference for those who attended live. Read more about the event below!
Elements of Psychosomatics — GROUND GUTS GRIT GRACE
4 week immersive, mind-body experience
Psychosomatics is a fancy word for ‘mind-body’ and implies that there is a subtle energy body beyond the physical form in which our personal energetics manifest or create the physical form (life). Within the psychosomatic framework we come to understand the development of the human psyche through what is commonly known as “the chakras”.
This practice teaches us that every-thing is connected, that one thing only exists in relationship to the other, and we have power to inner-stand the interconnectedness of life on earth as we are all powerful hu(e)man be-ings.
Subtle energy is felt through the body and the practice of proprioception helps us develop this sixth sense. The psychosomatic framework provides simple tools and practical application so we can learn to locate inadequate energy flow damned by mental, emotional, or physical experiences of the past (trauma). These molecules of emotion are held in the body as cellular memory creating redundant behavior, habits, and attitudes. We experience this suffering as physical dis-ease/illness/imbalance, mental and emotional strife/incongruence, and a spiritual loss of purpose or direction.
This methodology that brings the Self into awareness and harmony is truly self-empowering. The Psychosomatic Elements give great insight into the inherent rights of the human spirit and how to orient our self-awareness in order to integrate the shadow aspects of our psyche. Only then, can we begin to embody our authentic soul expression–our personal truth of an aligned and prosperous life.
This is a common sense approach to use in daily life to be more confident, respectful, and responsible, freeing you from personal suffering. Applying this work fosters peace of mind and body to enjoy the journey of your life; through your own self awareness and inner-standing you have authority and self governance. Therefore you can begin to create a life of your own divine design.
Workshop Series Pricing
*All prices include GST
For ONE WEEK ONLY (until Tues May 25), there is a discounted late registration package of $60 for in-person or $40 for online, plus the additional $15 recording of the first missed class, meaning:
|Late Registration Package Price|
(3 Classes + First Recorded Class)
|*Due by Tues May 25|
Drop-In attendance and Recorded Sessions are available right until the last class on June 8. Register by emailing Dance Alive Studios:
I hope to see you there!
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!
As a nice kick-off to our two-week holiday break, we are excited to promote The Breathing Body as offered by Kaylen Jolly, a mind-body professional certified in yoga, pilates, and psychosomatic techniques. Check out her website and biography here:
This meditation event will take place ONLINE from 7 – 8pm PST (9 – 10 pm CST, Saskatchewan time). There may be a later option offered in-studio (but still taught online from BC), but for now, please join us from your home in a cozy spot and prepare for a glorious bedtime breathing experience!
For more details about the event, visit Kaylen’s website link below:
I hope to see you there!