News & Events

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Fundraising – Gift Cards (Nov ’19)

It’s time for another order of Gift Cards through FundScrip! FundScrip allows us to generate funds from you buying gift cards AT COST and using them for your usual groceries, fuel, dinners out, and more! Check out our original post for more info on FundScrip and how the fundraising works.

Order & payment deadline is November 30, 2019, which means you’ll receive your gift cards in time for Christmas! Click on the image below to fill out an order form that is only submitted to DAS. After submission, you’ll receive an email from Dance Alive summarizing your order, at which point you are welcome to change anything you need.

Contact us with any and all questions. Thank you for supporting local business and being a patron of the arts in our community!!

Please check out our Events & Deadlines Calendar for more events this month!



Usborne Books Fundraiser

Another regular fundraising activity we have is Usborne Books at Home, facilitated by Donna Dubé.

Usborne books are from the UK but are sold through mostly direct sales here in Canada. A few titles are available in stores through other retail stores at a discount but Donna has access to the entire inventory of over 2000 titles. There are baby and young children interactive books (touchy feely, sound, lift the flap, fold out) as well as more advanced readers, phonetic books, graphic novels, and illustrated classics. Beyond that, there are sticker books, “wipe-clean” workbooks with dry erase pens, crafts, puzzle books, search and find, science experiments, intros to other languages and more! There are so many options to choose from and they make great gifts for friends or excellent additions for your personal library at home.

There will only be a 5 DAY WINDOW open for ordering from the time you choose your items to payment. Orders will be accepted from:

Tuesday November 19 to Sunday November 24

All orders will go through Donna and she has graciously agreed to donate back 15% of the proceeds for fundraising! Follow the link below to learn more about Usborne Books and get in contact with Donna:



DAS Holiday Party

Our holiday party is a time to get together and celebrate the first few months of our season with food, drinks, games, and dance! All are welcome, but please RSVP as the space has a limited capacity. Details are listed below:

Date:Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time:5:00 – 10:00 pm (Come & go!)
Place:Living Sky Café (245 3 Ave S)
Cost:
OPTIONAL $15 donation
(to help with venue rental)
Details:


* Food & drinks ordered off menu
* Automatic 18% gratuity charged
* Board games welcome!
* DAS Show viewing throughout evening
RSVP:Google Form RSVP Link

We look forward to seeing you there!



Fundraising – Purdy’s Holiday Chocolate

Who doesn’t like chocolate around the holidays?? We’re doing another round of Purdy’s chocolate fundraising for the holiday season. Everything can be ordered online and we get 25% of the profits!!

Please visit the link below to register with our campaign and do some online Easter candy shopping:

Order Purdy’s Holiday Chocolate!

You will be asked to provide an email address and some more contact info in order to join our campaign. While your individual email address is required, feel free to use the studio’s cell phone number (306-914-5565) if you prefer not to give yours. Then you can shop online and pay with your credit card and your order will automatically be added to the group under your name.

If you don’t have a credit card or prefer not to use it online, there are some PDF links below to the catalogue and the order form. You may peruse the catalogue and email me (caelia@dancealivestudios.com) with your order – I’ll place it for you! Then you can pay by cash, cheque, or e-transfer.

* You may also order online through the link above, but choose to “pay later”, and Dance Alive can cover the payment.

Purdy’s Christmas 2019 Catalogue

Purdy’s Christmas 2019 Paper Order Form

All orders need to be placed by November 25, 2019 so that we get our goodies in time for the holidays. We need to reach $1000 in sales for the order to go through! Tell all your friends 🙂

Contact us with any and all questions. Thank you for supporting local business and being a patron of the arts in our community!!

Please check out our Events & Deadlines Calendar for more events this month!



Fundraising Cooking Class

Please join us for an evening of delightful cooking with Chef Dana Chadorf! All proceeds go to costume funds for the dancers. Participants can choose between fundraising for a specific dancer or contributing to the general studio fund.

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 9:30 pm (approx.)

# of People: 8 – 12

Where: TBA

Price: $90.00

Details: Food, equipment, aprons, and recipe packets included! BYOB. We make a three course meal and everyone takes part in sections/teams. At the end, a team leader stands and explains what their group did as we are plating the food. Then we all sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labour!

Please register via the following link. Deadline to register & pay is October 31, 2019. Anyone is welcome!

As always, contact us for more information. Hope to see you there!

Please check out our Events & Deadlines Calendar for more events this month!



Halloween Paint Nite Fundraiser

Were kicking off some start-of-season fundraising with a Halloween-themed Paint Nite! We will see you there on Friday October 25 at 7:00 pm at The Riv bar (near Ave C and Idylwyld). Tickets are $45 each, and $15 of each ticket will go to your dancer of choice (or the general studio fundraising pool to help bring everyone’s fees down for costumes, exams, and more).

Please visit the link below for more event details and to purchase tickets:

Feel free to join our Facebook event so you get reminders and can see who else is coming!

Contact us with any and all questions. Thank you for supporting local business and being a patron of the arts in our community!!

Please check out our Events & Deadlines Calendar for more events this month!



Fundraising – Gift Cards

It’s time for another order of Gift Cards through FundScrip! FundScrip allows us to generate funds from you buying gift cards AT COST and using them for your usual groceries, fuel, dinners out, and more! Check out our original post for more info on FundScrip and how the fundraising works.

Order & payment deadline is September 30, 2019, which should give us enough time to hopefully get another order in before Christmas! The link below will take you to an order form that is only submitted to DAS. After submission, you’ll receive an email from Dance Alive summarizing your order, at which point you are welcome to change anything you need.

ORDER FORM LINK

Contact us with any and all questions. Thank you for supporting local business and being a patron of the arts in our community!!

Please check out our Events & Deadlines Calendar for more events this month!



DAS Viewing Party & Season Opener

It’s that time of year again! Come join us to visit with friends, meet new members, and laugh with each other as we relive our 2019 DAS Show, RISE UP: A Second Chance to Dance!

Where: Piper Rose Studios (1502 Quebec Ave)

When: Friday, September 20 @ 7:00 pm 

What to bring: Potluck appetizers if you want. BYOB!

Please find the Facebook event to RSVP so we have an idea of who’s coming and a way to contact guests in the event of last minute changes.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Please check out our Events & Deadlines Calendar for more events this month!



Master Ballet Workshop

The deadline for this uniquely available workshop has passed, but there are still some spots open in select classes upon request. Keep reading to learn more!

Madame Juliette Perrey-Perez is the founder of Juliette’s Dance Centre and personal mentor of Caelia’s. She is also currently Dance Alive’s supervising RAD teacher for ballet exams. She has been teaching dance for over 50 years and has been a Mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor for the RAD teacher’s training course (CBTS). For more information, please check out her biography.

Mrs. Margaret Stephen has been teaching ballet for many years in and around Saskatchewan. She has trained professionally with The Scottish Ballet, and has been heavily involved in RAD training both as a certified teacher and a Practical Teaching Supervisor. Please read her biography here. She is close friends with Madame Juliette and the two of them will make a fantastic week of classes for us!

We will have three evenings of classes, all located at the new Dance Saskatchewan building (309 Fairmont Drive). All classes are intended for adult learners and the levels correspond to those in the DAS structure (see Ballet Class Descriptions for more details). The workshop schedule is as follows:

Monday August 19
6:00 – 7:30 pm — Beg/Inter Open Adult Ballet
7:45 – 9:15 pm — Advanced Open Adult Ballet

Tuesday August 20
6:00 – 6:55 pm — Beginner Adult Allegro
7:00 – 7:55 pm — Intermediate Adult Allegro
8:00 – 8:55 pm — Advanced Adult Allegro

Wednesday August 21 (same as Monday)
6:00 – 7:30 pm — Beg/Inter Open Adult Ballet
7:45 – 9:15 pm — Advanced Open Adult Ballet

Thursday August 22
Dinner out with Madame Juliette and Mrs Stephen
(Time and location TBA)

Classes can be attended on a drop-in basis (package prices are unavailable after registration deadline). Prices are as follows (taxes included):

$30 – 1.5 hour class with Mrs. Stephen
$25
– 1 hour class with Madame Juliette

$75 – Mon/Tues/Wed package (one class each evening)
** $85 value!

$150 – ALL CLASS package (2 classes Mon/Wed, 3 classes Tues)
** $195 value!

Payment can be made by e-transfer, cheque, cash, or credit card (+ 5% processing fee).

Registration deadline is Monday August 12. Students must sign up and pre-pay by contacting caelia@dancealivestudios.com. Drop-ins may be permitted after this date if classes are not full, but there are no guarantees. Hope to see you 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!!