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!!



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!