News & Events

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3rd Annual DAS Show: TRANSITIONS

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 to order more than two at a time at 306-975-7799.

To buy Virtual Tickets, visit our product link on our DAS Store and read the instructions there!

Stay tuned, and join our Facebook event to keep up to date on developments and to share your excitement with friends!

All proceeds are going toward funding the production and supporting our staff on a much-needed break after the show 🙂

We are also currently accepting GUEST PERFORMANCES and 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!



New Updates to COVID Protocols

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!



Tiny Dancer Program!

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:

Package Price
(4 Classes)
Drop-In
$80$25

*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!



Summer Registration OPEN!

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!

Weekly Schedule – Summer Session 2021

Our Summer Session will occur throughout the following dates:

Mon, Jun 21 – Fri, Jun 25June Week Break
Mon, Jun 28Summer Session starts
Mon, July 12 – Fri, Jul 16July Week Break
Mon, Jul 19Summer Session resumes
Sun, August 15Tentative Dress Rehearsal
Sat, August 21Tentative Performance &
Summer Session ends
Mon, August 233-Week Season-End Break
Tues, Sept 14Regular 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!



Workshop Series – Elements of Psychosomatics

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:

ABOUT KAYLEN JOLLY

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

Package Price
(4 Classes)
Drop-In
In-Person$80$25
Live Online
(or Recorded)
$50$15

*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)
In-Person$75
Live Online
(or Recorded)
$55
*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!



The Freedom to Dance!

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!



The Breathing Body Event

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:

ABOUT KAYLEN JOLLY

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:

THE BREATHING BODY
A SOMATIC MEDITATION EVENT

Register by contacting us or by reaching out to Kaylen through her email address (kaylenjollystudio@gmail.com) or find her on Instagram at instagram.com/kaylenjolly.

I hope to see you there!



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!!



November Fundraising

What a YEAR it’s been – and continues to be! Back in the before times, we had multiple fundraising activities regularly going to help support our dancers with their expenses. After a long hiatus, we have two activities back, just in time for the holidays:

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! This is an easy, sustainable, low-pressure way to continue supporting our community with your normal everyday purchases, or gifts for your friends and family. 

Purdy’s Christmas Chocolate – Purdy’s Chocolate runs two seasonal fundraisers: one for Easter and one for Christmas! For each fundraiser, there are standard Purdy’s classics as well as season-specific treats. Buy some for the whole family – with a little left over for yourself, of course 🙂

More details are available by following the links above. The deadline for both fundraisers is NOVEMBER 25, 2020 so that we can get everything in time for Christmas! That only gives you 23 days to submit your order and share with your friends. Watch our social media account for posts to share!

All of our fundraising can be done for specific dancers who might struggle to pay their personal fees, or for the studio as a whole. We are humbly requesting at this time around that you consider donating your fundraised portion to the studio for a couple specific causes:

  • The new studio should be operational by November 15 (fingers crossed!) but we will still have to wait on a few things that aren’t strictly necessary at the moment. For example, we will be offering a new Acro class but need to get our hands on some gym mats, and we would like to purchase some more yoga/Pilates/stretch & release equipment as well for our cross training. These will all come in time, but our fundraising efforts can make them arrive much sooner! All props will be properly sanitized between uses and will help to give our dancers the holistic and safe experience that our studio offers. 
  • We want to host our very own ballet exams at our new regulation studio for our dancers. It has been a few years since our exam dancers have been able to perform their exam in the same space that they train, and there is nothing quite like taking your exam at home. Unfortunately, we need to raise funds to pay the minimum fee for this, since we don’t have the required amount of sessions. After a year of cancelled competitions and exams, it would mean the world to us to be able to host our very own this season.

We are trying our best to build our new home in the midst of a very difficult year, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. We have a strong community and supportive dancers who are committed to their own practice and to keeping our space safe and healthy. We are so grateful for anything you can do to help us meet our goals this fall, even if it’s just spreading the message! Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you to our new space in a couple of weeks. 

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