CLASSES

Our Mandate

Our studio is an inclusive space for all ages and levels of experience. The performing arts encourage confidence, creativity, perseverance, and teamwork. SaskExpress invests in the growth of each student, and we are fortunate to be part of their development as individuals and performers.   

Spark Performing Arts Preschool –

Combining the arts, with a literacy and numeracy curriculum that will prepare your child for Kindergarten, Spark is a unique preschool program designed to give your child a creative head start on their educational journey. Our teacher has a Bachelor of Education degree and holds several dance certifications. 

Please check out our Spark Page for more information and to register!

Recreational Theatre Programs

Our recreational program includes acting, dance, and voice options for all ages.  We draw inspiration from the diverse musical theatre cannon of productions and song cycles, and we design programs to support the three elements that comprise the triple-threat theatrical designation: music, dance, and drama!

All recreational programs involve either an in-studio performance component OR are part of our year end production as well as smaller showcase events throughout our season. 

Competitive (Dance & Musical Theatre) Programs

Our competitive dance program has an emphasis on the technical foundation of dance and teamwork, with training geared toward attending competitive events in the spring.   Students are expected to practice and there are class requirements before advancement can occur.    Our qualified teaching team utilize Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA), and Acrobatic Arts training and instruction with choreography, and in offering technical exams.  

All our competitive musical theatre and dance programs are part of our year end production and have other performance opportunities throughout the year. 

Performance Programs

All the world may be a stage, but it is certainly more fun to perform for an audience!  Our performance groups: The Mini Express & The Expressions and our production classes focus on teamwork, creativity, communication, and confidence building skills. 

Our recreational, competitive and performance classes are divided by age.  
If you have registration questions, please email saskatoon@saskexpress.com

CLASS LEVEL

AGE GUIDELINE

Creative Tots

3 – 4 years old

Creative Kids

4 – 5 years old

Novice

6 – 8 years old

Junior

9 – 11 years old

Intermediate

12 – 14 years old

Senior

15 – 18 years old

Adult

18 +

Saskatoon Classes

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre combines character with voice and dance to create a triple threat artist.  Students work with vocal coaches, choreographers, and acting coaches. Our professional staff excels in the art of musical theatre and performance, and our programming is meant to provide all students with a positive, confidence-building experience.  

We have FOUR options for students interested in Musical Theatre.

  1. Recreational Programs from preschool to adult – Fun! Positive! Creative!
  2. Competitive Program – A more demanding dance program with a mandatory ballet and jazz class element.    
  3. Production Classes - These are theatrical plays for two student age groups, and an adult cabaret class.
  4. The Saskatoon Mini Express & The Saskatoon Expressions – This program is geared to students who want to perform. Please see the Mini Express & Expressions link for more information

Recreational Programs 

Students attend a sixty-minute class, once per week. They work on movement, voice, and acting exercises. This program is a great introduction to musical theatre or is a perfect option for students who want to do musical theatre but who do not want to attend competitions. Students do not require any previous training and will work in a positive and encouraging environmentCreative Tots and Kids will end their year with their own special performance.   The rest of our classes are part of the year-end recital May 27th and May 28th, 2023.

Creative Kids Foundation - (4 & 5 years) Join us for this high energy option for our preschool age performers, combining musical theatre with an introduction to ballet and jazz training!
Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm OR Saturday 10:00-11:00

Creative Tots Foundation - (3 & 4 years) Join us for this high energy option for our preschool age performers, combining musical theatre with an introduction to ballet and jazz training!  Registration link can be found on the musical theatre page.
Wednesday 2:15-3:15
September to March

Creative Kids Foundation - (4 & 5 years) Join us for this high energy option for our preschool age performers, combining musical theatre with ballet and jazz training!  Registration link can be found on the musical theatre page.
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am OR Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM
September to March

Creative Tots Rhythms - (3 & 4 years) Join us for this high-energy entry-point option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with tap and hip-hop training!  Registration link can be found on the Musical Theatre page.
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
September to March

Creative Kids Rhythms - (4 & 5 years) Join us for this high-energy option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with tap and hip-hop training! Registration link can be found on the Musical Theatre page.
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
September to March

Mickey’s Magical Dance Party - (5 & 6 years) Students will be introduced to the magic of Disney and create short stories with music and dance.
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Frozen - (7 - 9 years) Students will work on characters, singing and dancing through songs from the Disney Musical Frozen!
Wednesday 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm   OR.  Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Broadway Bound - (9 - 11 years) This class is geared to young performers who want to focus on musical theatre without the competitive dance element.   Music will be a mix of contemporary and classic Broadway shows.
Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Broadway Now! - (12 - 14 years) This class is geared to teens who want to focus on musical theatre without the competitive dance element.  The material will come include music and characters from shows currently or recently running on Broadway.
Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm OR Saturday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Adult Cabaret - We know you are out there, and we know you want a chance to sing, dance and act. This is the class for YOU! Sing! Dance! Act! Perform
Wednesday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  

Competitive Musical Theatre Program –  

Please note there are prerequisites with several of these classes to ensure the students are committing to the dance technique as well as choreography.
With ALL competitive classes, ballet, and the enrichment classes are highly recommended. 

Novice Competitive Musical Theatre - (7 - 8 years) Work with a vocal coach and a choreographer to create a unique performance piece. Students may attend a competitive event.
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mandatory Class – Novice Ballet OR Novice Jazz

Junior Competitive Musical Theatre - (9 - 11 years) Work with a vocal coach and with a choreographer to create a unique performance piece. Students will attend a minimum of two competitive events.
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mandatory Class – junior Ballet / Ballet Technique OR Junior Jazz
Recommended Classes - CDTA Jazz Syllabus,  Enrichment Junior                                                     

Intermediate Competitive Musical Theatre - (12 - 14 years) Work with a vocal coach and with a choreographer to create a unique performance piece. Students will attend two competitive events. 
Wednesday 6:00-7:30 pm
Mandatory Class – Intermediate Ballet / Ballet Technique OR Intermediate Jazz
Recommended Classes - CDTA Jazz Syllabus, Enrichment Intermediate/Senior

Senior Competitive Musical Theatre - (Ages 14 +) Work with a vocal coach and with a choreographer to create a unique performance piece. Students will attend a minimum of two competitive events..
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Mandatory Class – Senior Ballet / Ballet Technique  OR Senior Jazz
Recommended Classes -  CDTA Jazz Syllabus,  Enrichment Intermediate/Senior

If you have registration questions, please contact saskatoon@saskexpress.com

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.`

ATTIRE

Female Identifying                                                                          

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxford                                          
  • Bodysuit, tights, (may wear a dance skirt or dance shorts over the bodysuit)
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, or bun)

Male Identifying

  • Black slip-on jazz oxfords
  • Dance pants or shorts and a fitted shirt. 
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Jazz oxfords
  • Bodysuit, tights or dance pants, shorts and fitted shirt
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Adult classes – Our adult performers should wear non-restrictive clothes.   Jazz oxfords are recommended.

Creative Tots/Kids Classes - Students may wear a bodysuit and leggings or a fun little dance outfit to class. Jazz Oxfords are good for the Foundations Classes.   Tap Shoes / Jazz Oxfords or indoor runners are good for the Rhythms classes.

NOTE: Dance Street has limited sizes in stock and is currently ordering stock specific to their clients, so please plan to ensure that you have your shoes, tights, etc. for class.

Acrobatic Arts

Our studio offers the acclaimed Acrobatic Arts program, which integrates technique, strength training and flexibility development with dance, allowing our students to safely develop acrobatic and aerial moves to complement their dance training. Our instructors are Acrobatic Arts Certified.

AcroDance – Preschool Acrobatic Arts
The AcroDance Preschool Program introduces physical literacy, coordination, creative movement, and basic acrobatic skills to students aged 3 to 5 years. Taught by our certified professional, this is a fun safe introduction to acro and dance movement.  
Tuesday 4:45 pm -5:30 pm    OR Wednesday 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Session 1 – September 13 or 14 – November 29 or 30 2022
Session 2 – January 10 or 11 – March 28 or 29 2023

Acrobatic Arts 1 – (Recreational) If you are new to acrobatic arts or have limited acrobatic experience, please register for this program.  Students will be assessed in September and if it is felt that a student is better suited to the Acrobatic Arts 2 program then we will suggest this as a class option for the student. Class runs from September to May and there is also an option to complete the Certified Acrobatic Arts Exams. 
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Recommended Classes - Jazz, CDTA Jazz Syllabus  

Acrobatic Arts 2 (Competitive) - This class is designed for students with acrobatic/gymnastic experience AND who have jazz dance experience or who have previously done Acrobatic Arts 1 and been recommended for this class. If you are unsure about what level to try, please register for Acro 1 and if the teacher thinks you would be better suited for this level, you will have an opportunity to move. Class runs from September to May and students will work on Acrobatic elements AND put together a performance piece that will be featured at a minimum of two competitions and be performed in the year-end production. There is also an option to complete the Certified Acrobatic Arts Exams.
Tuesday 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mandatory Class – Jazz or Ballet and Ballet Technique
Recommended Classes -   CDTA Jazz Syllabus / Enrichment

If you have registration questions, please contact saskatoon@saskexpress.com

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

ATTIRE

Female Identifying                                                                          

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxford                                          
  • Bodysuit, tights, (may wear a dance skirt or dance shorts over the bodysuit)
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Male Identifying

  • Black slip-on jazz oxfords
  • Dance pants or shorts and a fitted shirt. 
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Jazz oxfords
  • Bodysuit, tights or dance pants, shorts and fitted shirt
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

NOTE: Dance Street has limited sizes in stock and is currently ordering stock specific to their clients, so please plan ahead to ensure that you have your shoes, tights, etc. for class.

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation for dance technique and development. Classes will incorporate choreography with barre work, technique, and exercises to build core strength, flexibility, and fluidity through movement. Technique classes will incorporate Royal Academy of Dance (RAD Training) with the opportunity for students to complete exams at the appropriate level. More information about exams will be sent home in September.  Registration in the technique class is not registration for an exam.  We encourage students to take the class and training regardless of whether they wish to do the exam. 

 

Recreational Ballet –

NEW - Come Dance with Me - (2 and 3 years) – A fun class for tots and their caregiver that will explore movement and dance genres.
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Session 1 – September 14 – November 30 2022
Session 2 – January 11 – March 29 2023

Creative Tots Foundations - (3 & 4 years) Join us for this high-energy entry point option for our youngest preschool performers, combining musical theatre with ballet and jazz training! Please register for this class on the musical theatre page.
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   OR Wednesday 2:15 pm-3:15 pm.    
September to March

Creative Kids Dance Foundations - (4 & 5 years) Join us for this high energy option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with ballet and jazz training! Please register for this class on the Musical Theatre page.
Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm   OR Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am September to March

Adult Ballet
This is both a technique and choreography for the adult who wishes to continue or begin with ballet. Geared to more of a beginner / intermediate level, dancers will work on technique, flexibility and ballet combinations creating a unique and original presentation for our year-end production. 
Monday 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Junior Ballet - (9 - 11 years) This fun recreational ballet class gives the young student a strong introduction to ballet, learning foundational elements to create fun combinations and then a routine for the year - end recital. 
Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teen Ballet - (12 - 16 years) This fun recreational ballet class gives the young student a strong introduction to ballet, learning foundational elements to create fun combinations and a routine for the year - end recital. 
Tuesday 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Competitive Ballet Classes

Classes focus on technical development through barre work and exercises along with choreography. Dancers perform in at least two competitive events annually, and our year-end production.  Classes run from September to May.  Technique classes will incorporate Royal Academy of Dance (RAD Training) with the opportunity for students to complete exams at the appropriate level. More information about exams will be sent home in September.  Registration in the technique class is not registration for an exam.  We encourage students to take the class and training regardless of whether they wish to do the exam. 

Novice (Competitive) Ballet - (6 - 8 years) Novice Ballet students attend one class for an hour each week working on technical elements, musicality, and choreography.  Students may perform in one competition.

Monday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Junior (Competitive) Ballet - (9 - 11 years) Students take 2 classes per week, a choreography class that will create a character ballet, and an RAD technique class.  The group will compete in two events and perform in the year end production.
Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm AND Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Please register for both)
Recommended Classes - CDTA Jazz Syllabus / Enrichment Junior

Intermediate (Competitive) Ballet - (12 - 14 years) Students take 2 classes per week, a choreography class that will create a character ballet, and an RAD technique class.  The group will compete in two events and perform in the year end production.
Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm   AND   Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. (Please register for both)
Recommended Classes - CDTA Jazz Syllabus / Enrichment Junior

Senior (Competitive) Ballet - (ages 14 and up OR by recommendation)
Students take 2 classes per week, a choreography class that will create a character ballet, and an RAD technique class.  The group will compete in minimum of two events and perform in the year end production.
Monday 7:00 – 8:00 pm    AND   Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. (Please register for both)
Recommended Classes - CDTA Jazz Syllabus / Enrichment Junior

Pre Pointe - (9 years and up) This 60-minute technique class is a must for any ballet students working towards dancing en pointe. Students will focus on the technique and skills needed to be ready for pointe shoes.

Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mandatory Classes - Ballet and Ballet Technique
Recommended Classes - Enrichment 

Pointe (Competitive) - (By Recommendation only) - This 60-minute class is with approval of our Ballet instructors and is a pointe technique and choreography class.
Monday – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mandatory Classes – Ballet and Ballet Technique
Recommended Classes - Enrichment

If you have registration questions, please contact saskatoon@saskexpress.com

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

ATTIRE

Female Identifying

  • Ages 3-8:
    • Full-soled Ballerina Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
    • Mondor or Capezio Brand Classic Pink Ballet Tights
  • Ages 9+:
    • Bloch Pro-Flex canvas slippers 210 
    • Mondor Salmon Ballet Tights
  • Bodysuit
  • Hair in a ballet bun

Male Identifying

  • Ages 3-8: Full-soled Black or Ballerina Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
  • Ages 9+: Split-soled Black Canvas Ballet Shoes
  • Black fitted dance t-shirt
  • Black shorts

Non-Binary

  • Ages 3-8: Full-soled Black Leather Ballet Shoes
  • Ages 9+: Split-soled Black Canvas Ballet Shoes or Bloch Pro Flex canvas slippers 210
  • Bodysuit OR black fitted t shirt / black shorts (note if you are wearing “dance” shorts tights are required)

Adult Ballet (All)

  • Split-soled Black or Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes
  • Fitted T-shirt and Leggings or Bodysuit, Dance Tights, Dance Skirt, shorts/ t shirt

NOTE: Dance Street has limited sizes in stock and is currently ordering stock specific to their clients, so please plan to ensure that you have your shoes, tights, etc. for class.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is an expressive dance style that combines elements of several genres including ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern with an emphasis on the connection between mind and body through fluid movement. Dancers will explore the genre and create a piece that will go to a minimum of two dance competitions and be performed in our year-end production. Students must also be enrolled in the ballet technique and choreography class to be taking contemporary.

Intermediate/Senior (Competitive) Contemporary (ages 12 and up) 
Students in this class will attend two competitive events and perform in our year-end production.
Tuesday 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mandatory Classes – Ballet and Ballet Technique (Intermediate or Senior Level)
Suggested Classes – Jazz or Jazz Syllabus

If you have registration questions, please contact saskatoon@saskexpress.com

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

ATTIRE

Female Identifying                                                                          

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxford                                          
  • Bodysuit, tights, (may wear a dance skirt or dance shorts over the bodysuit)
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, or bun)

Male Identifying

  • Black slip-on jazz oxfords
  • Dance pants or shorts and a fitted shirt. 
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Jazz oxfords
  • Bodysuit, tights or dance pants, shorts and fitted shirt

Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun).

Drama

Improv Club - (8 - 12 years) – Theatre may not be all fun and games, but this class will be. Explore characters and creation by developing your improvisation skills. There is no right and wrong, only the limits of your imagination. Build confidence and learn to take chances in a safe and creative environment. Performance opportunity at the end of the sessions.  No experience necessary. 
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Session 1 – September – December
Session 2 – January – April

Adult Cabaret – We know you are out there, and we know you want a chance to sing, dance and act. This is the class for YOU! No experience necessary. Sing! Dance! Act! Perform
Wednesday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  

Creation Station - (7-9 years) – From the page to the stage students will explore theatre arts through games and project-based learning. Improv, scripts, and monologues will all be incorporated into this fast past drama program.  Students will share their work in a session ending showcase.
Saturday 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm       
Session 1 - September to December
Session 2 - January to April

Activate - (10 - 12 years) – A fun drama class that introduces students to improv and script creation. Students will share their work in a session ending showcase.
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm OR Monday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Session 1 - September to December
Session 2- January to April

NEW - Fractured FairyTales - (7 - 10 years) - Students will explore character creation, script work, and storytelling in this creative program.  Using imagination and fun drama games, students will work with our drama professional to create their own mixed-up fairy-tale using elements borrowed from classic tales. Performance at end of session.
Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Session 1 – September to December
Session 2 -  January to April

Madagascar JR - (9 - 12 years) – Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.  This is a complete musical presentation that will be staged in early May.
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
September to May

The Addams Family young@part - (12 years and up) – THE ADDAMS FAMILY, embraces the wackiness in every family.  In this condensed version of the Broadway musical, it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.

12-year-old students enrolling in this program must have previously been part of a SaskExpress musical production.
Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm -   September to May

Staged - (13- 18 years) – Be part of a company that performs a one act production. Learn about characterization, blocking and what it takes to put on a non-musical show.
Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Session 1 September to December
Session 2 January to April

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

ATTIRE (All)

  • Comfortable clothes, students can dance and move in.  (No jeans please)
  • Beige slip-on jazz oxfords (girls) / Black slip-on jazz oxfords (guys) Either (Non-Binary)

NOTE: Dance Street has limited sizes in stock and is currently ordering stock specific to their clients, so please plan to ensure that you have your shoes, tights, etc. for class.

Hip Hop

These classes focus on Hip Hop technique and terminology with an introduction to various styles and disciplines. Competitive Classes will attend a minimum of two competitions in the spring season. All classes take part in the year-end recital except the Creative Tots & Creative Kids classes which will have their own year-end celebration.

Recreational Hip Hop –

Creative Tots Rhythms - (3 & 4 years) Join us for this high-energy entry-point option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with tap and hip-hop training!  Registration link can be found on the musical theatre page.
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm     
September to March

Creative Kids Rhythms - (4 & 5 years) Join us for this high-energy option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with tap and hip-hop training!  Registration link can be found on the musical theatre page.
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm        
September to March

Competitive Hip Hop Programs

Novice (Competitive) Hip Hop - (6 - 8 years) Perfect for our younger dancers who will learn rhythm and technique and participate in one competitive event and our year end recital.
Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Junior (Competitive) Hip Hop - (9 - 11 years) Rhythm and various styles will be explored as students prep a piece that will be performed in two competitive events and our year end recital.
Monday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Intermediate Competitive Hip Hop - (12 -14 years) Rhythm and various styles will be explored as students prep a piece that will be performed in two competitive events and our year end recital.
Monday 7:00 – 8:00

Senior Competitive Hip Hop - (15 - 18 years) Rhythm and various styles will be explored as students prep a piece that will be performed in two competitive events and our year end recital.
Monday 8:00 – 9:00

NEW – He Dances Too - (6 - 8 years) A class that will focus on jazz and hip-hop technique for the male-identifying student taught in a safe and inclusive environment. Students will perform in our year end production.
Saturday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

NEW – He Dances Too - (9 - 11 years) A class that will focus on jazz and hip-hop technique for the male-identifying student taught in a safe and inclusive environment. Students will perform in our year end production.
Saturday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

ATTIRE (All)

  • White, indoor runners
  • Dance pants, sweatpants or shorts – no jeans or skirts
  • Hair neatly off face

NOTE: Dance Street has limited sizes in stock and is currently ordering stock specific to their clients, so please plan to ensure that you have your shoes, tights, etc. for class.

Jazz

These classes focus on jazz technique, improving flexibility and terminology. Competitive Classes will attend a minimum of two competitions in the spring season. All classes take part in pictures and the year-end recital, except for Creative Tots and Creative Kids which have their own year-end celebration.  Please note ages are meant as guidelines and class placement will be at staff discretion.   

Recreational Jazz - Preschool Age Combination Classes

NEW - Come Dance with Me – (2 and 3 years) – A fun class for tots and their caregiver that will explore movement and dance genres. Perfect for any tot and parent or caregiver.  Registration link can be found on the Ballet page.
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm           
Session 1 – September 14 – November 30 2022
Session 2 – January 11 – March 29 2023

Creative Tots Foundation - (3 & 4 years) Join us for this high energy option for our preschool age performers, combining musical theatre with an introduction to ballet and jazz training!  Registration link can be found on the musical theatre page.
Wednesday 2:15-3:15                  
September to March

Creative Kids Foundation - (4 & 5 years) Join us for this high energy option for our preschool age performers, combining musical theatre with ballet and jazz training!  Registration link can be found on the musical theatre page.
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am OR Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM         
September to March

Junior Recreational Jazz – (9 - 11 years) This is a fun class to learn jazz technique and choreography using fun combinations and exercises. The class will perform in December and again in our year end recital. 
Tuesday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Teen Recreational Jazz – (12 -16 years) This is a fun class to learn jazz technique and choreography using fun combinations and exercises. The class will perform in December and again in our year end recital. 
Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NEW – He Dances Too – (6 -8 years) Experience the benefits of a class focusing on male-specific technique in jazz and hip hop, taught by a male instructor.  This is perfect for the male identifying student that wants to experience dance in a safe, inclusive, and fast paced program. Registration link can be found on the Hip-Hop page.
Saturday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

NEW – He Dances Too - (9 – 11 years) Experience the benefits of a class focusing on male-specific technique in jazz and hip hop, taught by a male instructor.  This is perfect for the male identifying student that wants to experience dance in a safe, inclusive, and fast paced program. Registration link can be found on the Hip-Hop page.
Saturday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Competitive Jazz Programs

Novice (Competitive) Jazz - (6 - 8 years) Perfect for beginner jazz students. Technique and choreography in a fun high energy class.
Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suggested Companion Classes – Ballet, CDTA Jazz Syllabus 1

Junior (Competitive) Jazz - (9 - 11 years)
Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mandatory Companion Class – Junior Ballet & Junior Ballet Technique
Suggested Companion Classes- CDTA Jazz Syllabus 1, Enrichment Junior

Intermediate Competitive Jazz - (12 – 14 years)
Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mandatory Companion Class – Intermediate Ballet & Intermediate Ballet Technique class AND CDTA Jazz Syllabus 3
Suggested companion Class– Enrichments Inter/Senior

Senior Competitive Jazz - (15 years and up)
Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mandatory Companion Classes – Competitive Ballet with the Ballet Technique class AND CDTA Jazz Syllabus 3.
Suggested companion Class –Enrichments Inter/Senior

Jazz Technique and Exam Syllabus Classes (CDTA- Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association)

Competitive jazz class students and students wishing to improve technique are encouraged to take a CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association) Jazz Syllabus class and our new Enrichment class to strengthen technical ability. Students registered in Syllabus Classes do NOT have to dance the exams but can do the class for technique purposes.

CDTA Jazz Syllabus 1 - Students will work on jazz technique, terminology, history and rhythm studies. There is an option to partake in a CDTA dance exam at the discretion of the instructor. Students must also be registered in a recreational or competitive jazz class.
Tuesday 6:30- 7:00 pm

CDTA Jazz Syllabus 3 - Students will work on jazz technique, terminology, history and rhythm studies. There is an option to partake in a CDTA dance exam at the discretion of the instructor. Students must also be registered in a recreational or competitive jazz class.
Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

*** If there is an exam syllabus class you would like to take and it is NOT listed please email saskatoon@saskexpress.com

NEW - ENRICHMENTS Junior – For our junior level dancers, this technique class will support your dance training in any genre by using a variety of skills and challenges. Core strength, conditioning, flexibility, turning, and elevation steps are the key elements that will be included in a fun and inclusive manner. 
Tuesday 7:00 pm- 7:30 pm

NEW - ENRICHMENTS Intermediate / Senior - For our intermediate and senior level dancers, this technique class will support your dance training in any genre by using a variety of skills and challenges. Core strength, conditioning, flexibility, turning, and elevation steps are the key elements that will be included in a fun and inclusive manner. 
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

ATTIRE

Female Identifying                                                                          

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxford                                          
  • Bodysuit, tights, (may wear a dance skirt or dance shorts over the bodysuit)
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, or bun)

Male Identifying

  • Black slip-on jazz oxfords
  • Dance pants or shorts and a fitted shirt. 
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Jazz oxfords
  • Bodysuit, tights or dance pants, shorts and fitted shirt

Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun).

Lyrical

All classes are once a week and 60 minutes in length. Our classes focus on storytelling through lyrical movement with an emphasis on ballet and jazz technique. Classes are competitive and will attend a minimum of two events in the spring. Students must also be enrolled in the ballet technique and choreography class to be taking Lyrical.

Junior Competitive Lyrical - (9 - 11 years) 
Wednesday 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Mandatory Companion Classes – Junior Ballet and Junior Ballet Technique

Intermediate/Senior Lyrical - (12 years and up)
Monday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mandatory Companion Classes – Ballet and Ballet Technique (Intermediate or Senior Level)

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

ATTIRE

Female Identifying                                                                          

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxford or foot undies                                           
  • Bodysuit, tights, (may wear a dance skirt or dance shorts over the bodysuit)
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, or bun)

Male Identifying

  • Black slip-on jazz oxfords
  • Dance pants or shorts and a fitted shirt. 
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Jazz oxfords
  • Bodysuit, tights or dance pants, shorts and fitted shirt
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

‚ÄčNOTE: Dance Street has limited sizes in stock and is currently ordering stock specific to their clients, so please plan to ensure that you have your shoes, tights, etc. for class.

Tap

All classes are once a week. These classes focus on tap technique and terminology. All classes take part in pictures and the year-end recital. Classes that are competitive will attend a minimum of two events. For students in novice and junior competitive tap, it is recommended that students take CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association) Syllabus 1 to improve their technical ability. For students in intermediate and senior competitive tap, the CDTA Syllabus class is mandatory. Dancers do not need to partake in the actual exam and can take the class strictly for technique purposes.

We also have a highly successful Adult Tap program.  Our adult tappers perform in our year-end showcase.

Recreational Tap – Preschool Age Combination Classes

Creative Tots Rhythms - (3 & 4 years) Join us for this high-energy entry-point option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with tap and hip-hop training!  Registration link can be found on the Musical Theatre page.
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm                  
September to March

Creative Kids Rhythms - (4 & 5 years) Join us for this high-energy option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with tap and hip-hop training! Registration link can be found on the Musical Theatre page.
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm            
September to March

Tap Recreational Programs

Tap Adult A perfect class for you to learn something new. Rhythm, sounds, combinations and eventually a year-end recital performance danced with a sense of confidence and accomplishment. 
Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teen Tap (12 - 16 years) – A wonderful recreational class to develop tap technique and rhythms.  Students will perform in December and in our year-end recital.
Thursday 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Competitive Tap Programs

Novice (Competitive) Tap - (6 - 8 years) The perfect fit for beginner tappers!
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Suggested Companion Class – CDTA Tap Syllabus 1

Junior (Competitive) Tap - (9 - 11 years) 
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  
Suggested Companion Class – CDTA Tap Syllabus 1

Intermediate Competitive Tap - (ages 12 - 14) Students should have some tap experience.
Wednesday 8:00 pm. – 9:00 pm
Mandatory Companion Class – CDTA Tap Syllabus 3

Senior Competitive Tap - (ages 14 and up) A class for students with tap experience.
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mandatory Companion Class – CDTA Tap Syllabus 3

Tap Technique and Exam Syllabus Classes (CDTA- Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association)

CDTA Tap Syllabus 1 – Students will work on tap technique, terminology, history and rhythm studies. This is a great add on for any student taking tap. Completing the actual exam is encouraged but optional. This is an excellent class to assist students with developing stronger technique or building on skills. Students must also be enrolled in a recreational or competitive tap class.
Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

CDTA Tap Syllabus 3 – Students will work on tap technique, terminology, history and rhythm studies. This is a great add on for any student taking tap. Completing the actual exam is encouraged but optional. This is an excellent class to assist students with developing stronger technique or building on skills. This class is for an intermediate and/or senior level dancer. Students must also be enrolled in a recreational or competitive tap class.
Wednesday 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

*** If there is an exam syllabus class you would like to take and it is NOT listed please email saskatoon@saskexpress.com

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

ATTIRE

Female Identifying                                                                                                              

  • Bodysuit, tights, (may wear a dance skirt or dance shorts over the bodysuit)
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, or bun)
  • Senior Tap/Dancers Grade 4 Syllabus and higher:  Capezio Flex Master CG16 shoes
  • Novice – Intermediate Tap Capezio 455 Black Shoes
  • Adult Tap – either intermediate or senior shoe option

Male Identifying

  • Senior tap / Dancers Grade 4 exam or higher: Capezio Flex Master CG16
  • November – Intermediate Capezio Black Tap Shoes
  • Dance pants or shorts and a fitted shirt. 
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Senior Tap / Dancers Grade 4 exam or higher:   Capezio Flex Master CG16
  • Novice – Intermediate Capezio Black Tap Shoes
  • Bodysuit, tights or dance pants, shorts and fitted shirt
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Adult Tap
Please wear comfortable non-restrictive clothing, and Capezio Flex Master CG16 OR Capezio black tap shoes.

NOTE: Dance Street has limited sizes in stock and is currently ordering stock specific to their clients, so please plan to ensure that you have your shoes, tights, etc. for class.

Competitive Solos/Duos/Trios

Each year competitive students have the opportunity of signing up for to perform a solo, or a duet or a trio during the competition season.

Please note that initial fees are for choreography and do not include the actual entry fees which vary by event, or any costume. Once you are registered we will contact you about music, partners, etc and set up a rehearsal schedule for you. You will be taught choreography and instructors will work with you throughout the year, BUT your success will be directly linked to the effort that YOU put into practicing and working on your piece(s).

If you are interested in re-using solos from the 2020 season, please email lorna@saskexpress.com You will not be charged another choreography fee.

A form will be sent home regarding competitions and entering these, along with deadlines for entry. You will not be entered in any competitions until the forms are returned. We do have dates for the new events and if events are not able to run there will be the option of virtual events to enter.

Students may enter any genre they are a registered student taking classes in. Also, if you wish to do MORE than one solo or duo, register, and then we will contact you and you can let us know what you plan to do and we can adjust your registration accordingly. THANKS!

Questions or concerns please contact Studio Director Lorna Batycki

DEADLINES 

Choreography fees due at time of registration (or in the case of multiple entries, a payment plan should be in place that will have all fees paid by March 31st, 2020)

Competition Fees due – December 1st (or in the case of multiple entries, a payment plan should be in place that will have all fees paid by March 31st, 2020)

PLEASE NOTE – Many families have competition fee credits from the 2020 cancellation of events. If you are unsure of your credit please email lorna@saskexpress.com.

For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

Voice

Vocal Variations - (10 - 14 years) – Our popular vocal technique class is returning.  Work in a small class to focus on vocal technique including ear training, harmonies, and breath support so that you can develop your instrument safely and in a fun and supportive environment.  Students will perform in December and in our year end production. 
Thursday 7:00 pm -8:00 pm