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!



Master Ballet Workshop

We don’t have regular classes scheduled in August, so instead, we wanted to bring you some special ballet classes from the Masters!

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, or as a package. 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!!



DAS Meet & Greet Showcase

We have a second show this year, which also serves as our pre-registrations. Do you want to experience a more intimate performance atmosphere? Do you want a chance to ask questions of the teachers, directors, and even the dancers? Come by early to visit the dancers downstairs with a drink before watching the show up close!

Date:             Saturday June 15, 2019

Location:       The Refinery

Doors open:  5:00 pm

Show starts:  6:00 pm (~1 hour length)

Tickets:          $15.00 (incl. GST) – VERY LIMITED SEATING

Purchase tickets in advance by contacting Dance Alive or buy them at the door (e-transfer, cash, cheque). Subscribe to the Facebook event for updates and reminders. We can’t wait to see you there!



2nd Annual DAS Show: RISE UP

The DAS Show this year is titled RISE UP: A Second Chance to Dance and we are so excited to share all of our new dance styles with you.

Date:             Saturday June 1, 2019

Location:       St Joseph High School

Doors open:  4:30 pm

Show starts:  5:30 pm (~1.5 hour length)

Tickets:          $15.00 (incl. GST) – rush seating only

Purchase tickets in advance by contacting Dance Alive until Friday May 31, or buy them at the door (e-transfer, cash, cheque). Subscribe to the Facebook event for updates and reminders. We can’t wait to see you there!



Gift Cards (Round 2!)

We’ve got one more round of fundraising to do this season, and the gift cards were a big hit! Here’s your chance to fill up on cards for groceries and fuel, or try something new and different from the last order. We are planning to hold our DAS Show After-Party at Boston Pizza in University Heights as well, so a BP’s gift card would be a worth-while investment!

Check out our previous post for more info on FundScrip and how the fundraising works.

Order deadline is May 15, 2019, which should get us our cards well in time for June 1. Follow the link below to our order form to get started – your order will be confirmed via email by Dance Alive before you pay anything.

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!!



Fundraising – Usborne Books

We have one more round of fundraising happening before costume balances are due! One of our May fundraising activities is from Donna Dubé with Usborne Books at Home.

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:

Monday May 6 to Friday May 10

All orders will go through Donna and she has graciously agreed to donate back 15% of the proceeds for fundraising! Follow the links below to join the online party or get in contact with Donna:

FB EVENT – DAS Fundraising Usborne Book Party

FB PAGE – Drop Everything and Read with Donna



Spring Dance Events in Saskatoon

We want to keep you posted on all the dance-related events happening around Saskatoon this spring!


Saturday April 27
International Dance Day

This is an annual event that allows us to partake in a global celebration of dance. The day corresponds with the birthday of the creator of modern ballet, Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810). Not only is it acknowledged worldwide, but we also have many different cultural dance communities just in Saskatoon that come together to celebrate our shared love of dance!

There are TWO events happening that we want to post:

International Dance Day Community Showcase
2:30 pm at Dance Saskatchewan
**We have a dancer performing in this one!!**
Facebook event link

International Dance Day
6:30 pm at Free Flow Dance Theatre
Facebook event link


Friday May 3 – Tuesday May 7
Borealis Flamenco Festival

This festival is a celebration of the art of Flamenco through a series of events in the city: shows, workshops, classes, flash mobs, and a movie screening. Events and locations vary over the course of the week. Some events of interest are listed here:

Live Shows
Friday May 3 @ 9:00 pm (The Bassment)
Saturday May 4 @ 8:00 pm (The Refinery)
Tickets are between $20 & $30

Flamenco Rhythm & Clapping Workshop
Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5 @ 2:00 pm
FREE, both days recommended

Intro to Flamenco Dance Class
Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5 @ 4:00 pm
FREE, both days recommended

Visit the Festival website for more info!


Saturday May 4
Solovei Ukrainian Dance Group Recital

One of our dancers has been with this group for many years and it’s her recital soon! Ukrainian dance is a huge part of the Saskatoon dance community and you don’t need to wait until Folkfest to enjoy it. Details below!

Location: Centennial Collegiate (160 Nelson Rd)
Time: Doors open @ 1:30 pm, show starts @ 2:00 pm
Admission: Tickets purchased at the door, adults $10, children 12 & under are FREE

Visit the Facebook event link for more info!


We hope you get out to enjoy some of the amazing dance events happening right here at home!



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!



Fundraising – Purdy’s Easter Chocolate

Dance Alive is doing fundraising for our dancers! Dancewear, exams, costumes, workshops – they all cost money. DAS wants to provide the full dance experience to everybody regardless of background or financial situation. Help us keep safe and authentic dance training accessible to all!

We have one last round of DELICIOUS fundraising for the season. Purdy’s Chocolatier has an Easter collection that is to DIE for. 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:

Purdy’s Easter Chocolate Fundraising Link

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 us (caelia@dancealivestudios.com) with your order – we’ll place it for you! Then you can pay by cash, cheque, or e-transfer.

* You may even be able to order online through the Fundraising Link, but choose to “pay later”, and Dance Alive can cover the payment.

Purdy’s Easter Fundraising Catalogue

Purdy’s Easter Fundraiser Paper Order Form

All orders need to be placed by April 4 so that we get our goodies in time for Easter. We need to reach $500 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!!



2nd DASwear Merchandise Order

We have another merchandise order available! Items, sizes, and prices are included on the poster below:

A few more details about the merchandise:

RISE UP – A Second Chance to Dance is the title of our 2nd Annual DAS Show happening on June 1. Our new swag is designed to match!

All old styles from the first order are available.

New styles are available as well! The white RISE UP shirts in three styles now, as well as sweats and bunny-hugs available in different colours.

This order will be repeated exactly (with the inclusion of a fitted tank option) in the summer, so don’t worry about getting everything you want this time around.

Adult Hip Hop and Beginner Adult Tap are required certain items for their costumes. Please check your emails for details.

Follow the link below to order online:

Merchandise Order Form (March 2019)

The order deadline is MARCH 23. Sizing sets will be available during Dance Alive classes until March 21.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Be a part of the team and get your DAS on!