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 three student age groups, an adult cabaret, AND a new family performance opportunity. 
  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

NEW: JOIN us for a GLOBAL Theatre Celebration! 

SaskExpress Saskatoon is proud to be staging this event between November 12 – 14 (showtimes TBD) where theatres around the world, will be producing their version of this musical cabaret. The show is a song cycle, and the goal is to bring together as many performers, regardless of age, gender, and experience level, and create a special celebration to welcome everyone back to the theatre!

Rehearsal time is set for Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. I encourage families to join us for this. Depending on the number of people who choose to join us, you will only learn the numbers that work for you. ALL AGES are welcome. This event has special pricing of $60.00 for an individual performer or $100.00 per family. That’s not a per-month cost. It’s for the entire program! Regardless of your experience, if you love musical theatre, OR you would like to do something with your child, (children) this is a great opportunity to come together and celebrate! September – November 14th

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 environment. Creative Tots and Kids will end their year with their own special performance. Ages 5 and up will be part of our year-end production!

Creative Tots Foundation - (ages 3 & 4) Join us for this high-energy option for our preschool-age performers, combining musical theatre with an introduction to ballet and jazz training!
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Creative Kids Dance Foundation - (ages 4 & 5) Join us for this high-energy option for our preschool-age performers, combining musical theatre with ballet and jazz training!
Saturday 11:00 am – 12 pm

Creative Tots Rhythms - (ages 3 & 4) Join us for this high-energy entry-point option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with tap and hip-hop training!
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Creative Kids Dance Rhythms - (ages 4 & 5) Join us for this high-energy option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with tap and hip-hop training!
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Wonka - (ages 7 - 9) Students will work on characters, singing and dancing through a medley of songs from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Broadway Bound – (ages 10-11) 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 and up) This class is geared to teens who want to focus on musical theatre without the competitive dance element.  The material will come straight from the great white way with music and characters from shows currently on Broadway. Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Hamilton and so much more! 
Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Adult Miscast Musical Theatre - We know you are out there, and we know you want a chance to sing, dance and act. This is the class for YOU! This year we are producing a Miscast Musical in December as a fundraiser for a charity to be chosen by the “group”.  You will pick a song that features YOU, and can be any gender / age / character… And you will perform in a couple of group numbers as well, working on movement, telling your story through your song(s), solo and group vocals.
Wednesday  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Two Sessions: September – December & January – April

Competitive Musical Theatre Program –  

Please note there are prerequisites and/ or conditions with several of these classes to ensure the students are committing to the dance technique as well as choreography. With ALL competitive classes, ballet, jumps and turns, and CDTA exam classes are all highly recommended. 

Novice Competitive Musical Theatre - (Ages 7 – 8) Work with a vocal coach and a choreographer to create a unique performance piece. Students will attend two competitive events. Students MUST be also registered in novice jazz and/or novice ballet. 
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Junior Competitive Musical Theatre - (Ages 9 – 11) Work with a vocal coach and with a choreographer to create a unique performance piece. Students will attend two competitive events. Students MUST be also registered in Jazz and/or Ballet. CDTA Jazz Exam & Jumps and Turns is highly recommended. 
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Intermediate Competitive Musical Theatre - (Ages 12 – 14) Work with a vocal coach and with a choreographer to create a unique performance piece. Students will attend two competitive events. Students MUST be also registered in jazz and/or ballet. CDTA Jazz Exam, Jumps & Turns highly recommended.
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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. Students MUST be also registered in jazz and/or ballet.
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 

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

ATTIRE

Female Identifying                                                                           

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxfords (girls)                                           
  • Fitted dance clothes - leggings, fitted shirts, i.e. tank tops, leotard with shorts or a dance skirt, dance shorts (MUST be worn with dance tights). 
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, half up or bun)

Male Identifying

  • Black slip-on jazz oxfords
  • Sweats or shorts (not too baggy) and a fitted shirt.  No jeans, please.
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, half up or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Jazz oxfords
  • Fitted dance attire. No jeans, please.
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, half up or bun)

* Please note that any individual wearing “dance” shorts need to wear accompanying tights.

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 instructor is Acrobatic Arts Certified.

Acrobatic Arts 1 – (Competitive) 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.  Recommended companion classes -  JAZZ,  CDTA Jazz Exam Classes
Thursday 6:00 – 7:00

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 have been recommended for this class. If you are unsure about what level to try, please register for Acro 1. 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.
We currently do not have a second acro class on our schedule, IF you are interested in a more senior class, please email saskatoon@saskexpress.com

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

ATTIRE

Female Identifying, Male Identifying, Non-Binary          

  • Beige foot undies;  fitted dance clothes                                                         
  • Long hair MUST be neatly pulled back from your face (ponytail or bun)

* Please note that any individual wearing “dance” shorts need to wear accompanying tights. 

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 –

Creative Tots Foundations (ages 3 & 4) 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.
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  

Creative Kids Dance Foundations - (ages 4 & 5) 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.
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   

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

Can Dance Ballet / Jazz – (10 – 12). This fun combo class  gives the young student a strong introductory to both the jazz and ballet disciplines, learning some foundational elements and using basic steps to create fun combinations and then a piece for the year - end celebration. 
Saturday 12:00 pm – 1:00 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 - (ages 6 - 8) Please note parents who do not wish to attend any competitive events can opt “out” in September.  Suggested Companion Class – Novice Musical Theatre
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Junior (Competitive) Ballet - (ages 9 - 11) 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 & Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. (Please register for both)

Intermediate (Competitive) Ballet - (ages 12 – 14)

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 & Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. (Please register for both)

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. This group will compete in two events and perform in the year end production.
Monday 6:00 – 7:00 pm & Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. (Please register for both)

Pre Pointe - (ages 9 and up) his 60 minute technique class is a must for any ballet students working towards dancing en pointe. Students will focus on technique and will create a character demi pointe number for our year end celebration. 
Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

ATTIRE

Female Identifying

  • Ages 3-11:
    • Full-soled Ballerina Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
    • Mondor or Capezio Brand Classic Pink Ballet Tights
  • Ages 12-18:
    • Bloch Pro-Flex canvas slippers 210 
    • Mondor Salmon Ballet Tights
  • Bodysuit
  • Hair in a ballet bun

Male Identifying

  • Ages 3-11- Full-soled Black or Ballerina Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
  • Ages 12-18- Split-soled Black Canvas Ballet Shoes
  • White or black fitted t-shirt
  • Black shorts

Non Binary

  • Ages 3-11- Full-soled Black Leather Ballet Shoes
  • Ages 12-18- Split-soled Black Canvas Ballet Shoes or Bloch Pro Flex canvas slippers 210
  • Body suit OR white/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 ahead 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 ballet / jazz to be taking contemporary.

Intermediate (Competitive) Contemporary (ages 11 and up) 
Monday 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Senior (Competitive) Contemporary (ages 14 and up)
Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you have registration questions please contact Studio Director Lorna Batycki.

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

ATTIRE

  • Comfortably fitted dancewear that will allow the student to move freely
  • Hair up and off your face
  • Footwear will be determined by costume; jazz or ballet shoes are fine for the class

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.

Drama

Our drama programs include musical theatre productions as well as core dramatic arts training

NEW – For information about All Together Now, our special performance opportunity in November, please check the Musical Theatre page.

Rainbow Connection - Ages 13+ - Be Proud. Be Brave. Be YOU. This is an opportunity for young creators across backgrounds to come together and share their voices. Participants will meet once a week and will finish the year with a performance element. While this is a team focused on the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, all are welcome here. Led by local theatre artist, author, playwright, and educator Erin Brophy, you will develop your writing and storytelling skills, make your ideas come to life, and connect with others who share your experience in a safe, positive atmosphere. Erin is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and believes that art has the power to shape our world. Whoever you are, whoever you love, whatever you create, your voice has power. 
Tuesday 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm  

Junior Improv Club – Ages 7-10 - 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. 
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Session 1: September – December. Session 2: January – April

Intermediate Improv Club – Ages 11-13 - Learn to trust your instincts and take chances. There is no right and wrong. Challenge your imagination and gain confidence working in a safe and encouraging space.  Performance opportunity at the end of the session.  No experience necessary. 
Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Session 1: September – December. Session 2: January – April

Senior Improv Club – Ages 14 and up - Learn improv and how to use it as both a rehearsal and a performance tool.  Games, activities and a performance opportunity at the end of the session.  No experience necessary. 
Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Session 1 – September – December  Session 2 – January – April

“Social Media” – Ages 14 to 16 – A theatre class for teens to connect and explore storytelling through various media forms, creating both a filmed and a live performance.
Saturday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm   Session 1 – September – December   Session 2 -  January - April

Adult Miscast Musical Theatre - We know you are out there and we know you want a chance to sing, dance and act. This is the class for YOU! This year we are producing a Miscast Musical in December as a fundraiser for a charity to be chosen by the “group”.  You will pick a song that features YOU, and can be any gender / age / character… And you will perform in a couple of group numbers as well, working on movement, telling your story through your song(s), solo and group vocals.   Register under Musical Theatre. 
Wednesday 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Two Sessions: September – December & January – April

HighSchool Musical – Ages 14+ - September – May -  Join us as we produce the show that launched a three-movie franchise and hit tv series.  We are going back to school with Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan and all their friends. We expect to perform this show live in May. 
Wednesday 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Creation Station - Ages 7-9 - 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.   
Saturday 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Winnie The Pooh - Ages 6-9 – Join us in the Hundred Acre Wood as we go on an adventure with our favorite Pooh Bear and his friends.  With fun music and a lovely story, this is a great way to introduce your child to performing in a musical. We expect to perform this production live at the end of March. Exact date will be confirmed in September. 
Saturday 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Annie Jr - (Ages 9 – 14)  Join us for this Broadway classic featuring the optimistic orphan who takes on the world and in the end finds a family.  We expect to perform this production live at the end of April. Exact date will be confirmed in September. 
Saturday 12:30 – 2:30 pm

ACT-ivate -  Ages 10-12 - A drama exploration class for performers 10 - 12 years of age..Improv and script work will be combined with a focus on character and using voice and movement to tell your story.
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00  pm. Session 1: September - December. Session 2: January - 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. 

Recreational Hip Hop –

Creative Tots Rhythms - (ages 3 & 4) Join us for this high-energy entry point option for our youngest preschool performers, combining musical theatre with hip hop and tap training! Please register for this class on the musical theatre page. 
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Creative Kids Rhythms - (ages 4 & 5) Join us for this high-energy option for our preschool performers, combining musical theatre with hip hop and tap training! Please register for this class on the musical theatre page.
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Competitive Hip Hop Programs

Novice (Competitive) Hip Hop - (Ages 6 – 8) Please note parents who do not wish to attend any competitive events can opt “out” upon registration or in September.
Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Junior (Competitive) Beginner Hip Hop - (Ages 9 – 11) A 60-minute class for students new to Hip Hop.
Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 

Junior (Competitive) Hip Hop - (ages 9 - 11) A 60-minute class for students with Hip Hop experience.     
Thursday 7:00 – 8:00

Intermediate Competitive Hip Hop - (ages 12 -16)
Monday 6:00 – 7:00

Senior Competitive Hip Hop - (13 and up)
Monday 8:00 – 9:00

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

ATTIRE (All)

  • White, indoor runners
  • Dance pants, sweat pants 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 ahead 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. Please note ages are meant as guidelines and class placement is at staff discretion.   

Recreational Jazz - Preschool Age Combination Classes

Creative Tots Foundations - (ages 3 & 4) 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.
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Creative Kids Dance Foundations - (ages 4 & 5) 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.
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Broadway Jazz -  This is an excellent jazz combo class for students at a beginner to intermediate level. You will learn jazz through combinations from various Broadway shows and work on performance skills creating a fun recital number. This is a recreational class for ages 12 and up.

Competitive Jazz Programs

Novice (Competitive) Beginner Jazz - (ages 6 - 8) A 60-minute class, perfect for beginner jazz students. Please note parents who do not wish to attend any competitive events can opt “out” upon registration or in September.
Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Novice (Competitive) Advanced Jazz -  (ages 7 -9) A 60 minute class for students with some jazz experience.  This class will be attending two competitions.  If you may not wish to attend events, please register for the other Novice class.
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Suggested Companion Class – CDTA Jazz Exam 1

Junior (Competitive) Jazz - (ages 9 - 11)
Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Suggested companion Class – Ballet, CDTA Jazz Exam 1, Jumps & Turns

Intermediate Competitive Jazz - (ages 12 - 14)
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Suggested companion Class – Ballet, CDTA Jazz Exam 1, Jumps & Turns

Senior Competitive Jazz - (ages 14 and up)
Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Suggested Companion Class - CDTA Jazz Exam, Jumps & Turns Ballet

Technique Classes

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

CDTA Grade 1 Jazz - Students will work on jazz technique, terminology, history and rhythm studies.
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

CDTA Grade 2 Jazz -
Students will work on jazz technique, terminology, history and rhythm studies.
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

CDTA Grade 3 Jazz - Students will work on jazz technique, terminology, history and rhythm studies.
** If interested in this class please email saskatoon@saskexpress.com

Elementary Jazz Exam -
Tuesday 4:30 – 5:00

Jumps & Turns Class - A technique class to strengthen jumps and turn technique.
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Inter/Sr Level)  5:30 pm – 6:00 pm ( Novice/Jr Level)

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

ATTIRE

Female Identifying

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxfords (girls)                                          
  • Fitted dance clothes - leggings, fitted shirts, i.e. tank tops, leotard with shorts or a dance skirt, dance shorts (MUST be worn with dance tights). 
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, half up or bun)

Male Identifying

  • Black slip-on jazz oxfords
  • Sweats or shorts (not too baggy) and a fitted shirt.  No jeans, please.
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, half up or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Jazz oxfords
  • Fitted dance attire. No jeans, please.
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, half up or bun)

* Please note that any individual wearing “dance” shorts need to wear accompanying tights.

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. Lyrical students MUST be enrolled in ballet or jazz. 

Junior Competitive Lyrical - (ages 9 - 12) 
Monday 5:00 – 6:00  

Intermediate Lyrical - (ages 12 and up)
Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  

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

ATTIRE (All)

  • Students may wear foot thongs but must have proper shoes to suit costume if needed
  • Fitted dance clothes
  • Hair neatly off face

‚ÄčNOTE: 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.

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 competitive tap, it is recommended that students take CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association) tap exam classes to improve their technical ability.

We also have a highly successful Adult Tap program with two levels. Tap 1 is for beginners or students wishing to work at a slower pace and Tap 2 is for students who want to be more challenged or who have previous tap experience. Our adult tappers perform in our year-end showcase.

Recreational Tap – Preschool Age Combination Classes

Creative Tots Rhythms - (ages 3 & 4) Join us for this high-energy entry point option for our youngest preschool performers, combining Musical Theatre with Hip Hop and Tap training! Please register for this class on the Musical Theatre page.
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Creative Kids Rhythms - (ages 4 & 5) Join us for this high-energy option for our preschool performers, combining Musical Theatre with Hip Hop and Tap training! Please register for this class on the Musical Theatre page.
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tap Recreational Programs

Tap Adult Beginner (Tap 1) - 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

Tap Adult Intermediate / Senior (Tap 2) - A class for the tapper who have completed the Beginner class, or who wants to dust off their tap shoes and get back on the stage. Dancers will continue to be challenged and will perform in our year-end production. 
Monday 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Competitive Tap Programs

Novice (Competitive) Tap - (ages 6 - 8) The perfect fit for beginner tappers!
Monday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Junior (Competitive) Tap - (ages 9-11) 
Monday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Suggested Companion Class – CDTA Tap Exam 1

Intermediate Competitive Tap - (ages 12 - 14) Students should have some tap experience.
Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Suggested Companion Class – CDTA Tap Exam 1 or 2

Senior Competitive Tap - (ages 14 and up) A class for students with tap experience.
Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Suggested Companion Class – CDTA Tap Exam

Tap Technique and Exam Classes

CDTA Tap Exam 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.
Thursday 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

CDTA Tap Exam 2 – 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 should have Tap 1 or talk to the Studio Director.
Thursday 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

CDTA Tap Exam 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.
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

*** If there is an exam 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

  • Fitted dance clothes
  • Hair neatly off face
  • For Exam Classes, Girls require Black Bodysuit: Mondor 13520 OR Capezio 101 (which is now discontinued as a new sale item)
  • Senior Tap / Dancers Grade 4 exam and higher: Capezio Flex Master CG16 
  • Novice – Intermediate Tap Capezio 455 Black Shoes
  • Adult Tap either intermediate or senior shoe option

Male Identifying

  • Black Slip-on Tap Shoes
  • Senior Tap / Dancers Grade 4 exam and higher: Capezio Flex Master CG16 
  • Fitted dance clothes

Non-Binary

  • Novice – Intermediate Tap Capezio 455 Black Shoes
  • Senior Tap / Dancers Grade 4 exam and higher: Capezio Flex Master CG16 
  • Fitted dance clothes
  • Hair neatly off face

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.

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.