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 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 our 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 productions 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. For competitive classes, age is only a guideline and final placement will depend on technical skill level and work ethic.
If you have any 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 +

If you have registration questions, please contact saskatoon@saskexpress.com
For information on STUDIO FEES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES, and CODE OF CONDUCT, click here.

 

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/or jazz class element.

  3. Production Classes - These are theatrical plays for two student age groups, and an adult cabaret class. Please see the drama class tab for these class options.

  4. The Saskatoon Mini Express & The Saskatoon Expressions – This program is geared to students who want to perform. Please see the Mini Express & Expressions page 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 environment. All classes take part in pictures and the year-end recitals, except for Creative Tots and Creative Kids which have their own year-end celebration.  

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!
   -Wednesday 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm OR Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm September - April

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

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!
   -Saturday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm September to April

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!
   -Tuesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm September to April

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.
   -Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Seuss on the Loose – (7 - 9 years) Students will work on characters, singing and dancing through songs from Seussical the Musical, The Lorax, and The Grinch!
   -Monday 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.
   -Monday 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 include music and characters from shows currently or recently running on Broadway. 
   -Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Adult Cabaret - We know you're out there and we know you want a chance to sing, dance and act. This is the class for YOU! Sing! Dance! Act! Perform!
   -Thursday 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm.

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. All classes take part in pictures and the year-end recitals. 
Please note, ages are meant as guidelines and class placement will be at staff discretion. 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 will attend two competitive events. Students MUST also be registered in Novice Jazz and/or Novice Ballet. These prerequisite classes can be performed competitively or recreationally.  
   -Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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. Students MUST be also registered in either Jazz and/or Ballet. These prerequisites can be competitive or recreational. CDTA Jazz Syllabus & an Enrichment Class is highly recommended.  
   -Thursday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 

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 a minimum of two competitive events. Students MUST be also registered in jazz and/or ballet. These prerequisites can be competitive or recreational. An Enrichment Class is also highly recommended. 
   -Thursday 6:00-7:30 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 three competitive events. Students MUST be also registered in jazz and/or ballet. These prerequisites can be competitive or recreational. An Enrichment Class is highly recommended.
   -Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

ATTIRE

Feminine             

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxford (Bloch Elasta Bootie jazz shoe or Bloch New Flex Jazz shoe)                                       
  • 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, or bun)

Masculine

  • 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 or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Jazz oxfords with split sole
  • Fitted dance attire/ No jeans, please.
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

*Any individual wearing "dance" shorts, needs to wear accompanying tights.

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.

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 exams. All classes take part in pictures and the year-end recitals, except for Come Dance With Me and the 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 exam.

Recreational Program

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.  
   -(January to April Session) Wednesday 1:00pm – 1:45pm. 
   -(September to December Session) Wednesday 1:00pm – 1:45pm

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!
   -Wednesday 2:30pm – 3:30pm OR Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm, September to April

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

NEW - Novice Foundations Combination Jazz/Ballet (5-7 years) This recreational class is a fun filled option for students to build a solid foundation for dance technique while exploring both jazz and ballet styles. The class will perform in December and again in our year - end recitals.  
   -Saturday 1:00pm -2:00pm

Adult Ballet - (18+) This is both a technique and choreography class 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 recitals.
   -Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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 piece for the year - end recitals.  
   -Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Teen Ballet - (12 – 16 years) This fun recreational ballet class gives the teen dancer a strong introduction to ballet, learning foundational elements to create fun combinations and then a piece for the year - end recitals.
   -Wednesday 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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 productions.  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.  All classes take part in pictures and the year-end recitals. Please note ages are meant as guidelines and class placement will be at staff discretion.

Novice Ballet - (6 – 8 years) Novice Ballet students attend one class for an hour each week working on technical elements, musicality, and choreography.  Students will perform in one - two competitions or they can partake in this class recreationally.
   -Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Junior Ballet - (9 – 11 years) Students take 2 classes per week, a choreography class that will create a character ballet dance, and an RAD technique class.  The group will compete in a minimum of two events and perform in the year end productions.
   -Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:00pm AND Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:00pm (Please register for both)

Intermediate Ballet - (12 – 14 years) Students take 2 classes per week, a choreography class that will create a character ballet dance, and an RAD technique class. The group will compete in a minimum of two events and perform in the year end productions.
   -Wednesday 8:00pm – 9:00pm AND Thursday 5:00pm – 6:00pm. (Please register for both)

Senior 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 a minimum of three events and perform in the year end productions.
   -Tuesday 5:00pm – 6:00pm AND Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Please register for both)

Pre Pointe - (10 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 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Pointe (Competitive) - (By recommendation only) This 60-minute class is with approval of our Ballet instructors and is a pointe technique and choreography class. The group will compete in a minimum of three events and perform in the year end productions.
   -Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Technique Classes

Junior Ballet Technique – This 60-minute class is a 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. It is mandatory to take this class in order to participate in Junior Competitive Ballet.
   -Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Intermediate Ballet Technique - This 60-minute class is a 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. It is mandatory to take this class in order to participate in Intermediate Competitive Ballet.
   -Wednesday 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Senior Ballet Technique - This 60-minute class is a 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. It is mandatory to take this class in order to participate in Senior Competitive Ballet.
   -Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

ATTIRE

Feminine

  • Ages 3-8
    • Full-soled Ballerina Pink Leather Ballet Shoesr
    • 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

Masculine

  • 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
  • Body suit OR black fitted t shirt / black shorts (note if you are wearing “dance” shorts tights are required)
  • Hair in a Ballet bun for longer hair

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.

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 recitals, except for Come Dance With Me and the 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 Program

NEW - Come Dance with Me – (2 & 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.  
   -Wednesday 1:00pm - 1:45pm
   -September to December / January to April

Creative Tots Foundations - (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!
   -Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:30pm
   -September to April

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

NEW- Novice Foundations Combination Jazz/Ballet (5-7 years) This recreational class is a fun filled option for students to build a solid foundation for dance technique while exploring both jazz and ballet styles. The class will perform in December and again in our year end recitals.  
   -Saturday 1:00pm -2:00pm

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 recitals.  
   -Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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 recitals.  
   -Monday 8:00pm - 9:00pm

He Dances Too – (6 -8 years) Experience the benefits of a class focusing on male-specific technique in jazz and hip hop. This is perfect for the male identifying student that wants to experience dance in a safe, inclusive, and fast paced program.
Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

He Dances Too (9 – 11 years) Experience the benefits of a class focusing on male-specific technique in jazz and hip hop. This is perfect for the male identifying student that wants to experience dance in a safe, inclusive, and fast paced program.
   -Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Competitive Jazz Programs

Novice Jazz - (6 – 8 years) Perfect for beginner jazz students. Technique and choreography in a fun high energy class.
   -Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Suggested companion Class – Ballet, CDTA Jazz Syllabus 1

Junior (Competitive) Jazz - (9 – 11 years) Mandatory Prerequisite Class – Recreational Ballet OR Competitive Ballet with the Junior Ballet Technique Class.
   -Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Suggested Companion Class- CDTA Jazz Syllabus 1, Enrichments

Intermediate Competitive Jazz - (12 – 14 years) Mandatory Prerequisite Class – Recreational Ballet OR Competitive Ballet with the Ballet Technique class AND CDTA Jazz Syllabus
   -Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Suggested companion Class – Enrichments

Senior Competitive Jazz - (15-18 years) Mandatory Prerequisite Class – Recreational Ballet OR Competitive Ballet with the Ballet Technique class AND CDTA Jazz Syllabus.
   -Wednesday 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Suggested companion Class –Enrichments

Adult Advanced Jazz – (18 years+) Dance doesn’t have to stop when you finish high-school! This class is geared for the dancers with jazz experience that want to continue or come back to dancing and competitions. Dancers will perform at a minimum of 1 competitive event and in our year-end productions.
   -Wednesday 9:00pm - 10:00 pm

Technique Classes

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 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 6:30pm - 7:00pm

CDTA Jazz Syllabus 2 - 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.
   -Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:00pm

CDTA Jazz Syllabus 4 - 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.
   -Thursday 7:00pm - 8:00pm

ENRICHMENTS 1 – 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.
   -Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ENRICHMENTS 2 – 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.
   -Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Attire

Feminine                                                                          

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxfords         
  • 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). We have a “no midriff policy” in all class attire and costuming.
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail, or bun)

Masculine

  • 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 or bun)

Non-Binary

  • Jazz oxfords                            
  • Fitted dance attire. No jeans, please.
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail 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 instructors are Acrobatic Arts Certified.
 

Recreational Programs

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.  
   -Wednesday 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Acrobatic Arts 1 - 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, we will suggest this as a class option for the student. Class runs from September to May and students will put together a performance piece that will be performed in the year-end productions. Recommended companion classes - JAZZ, CDTA Jazz Syllabus Classes, Enrichment class.
   -Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Senior Acro Skills - (13+) This is a technique class to support senior competitive students who are wanting to add acro skills to their choreography in dance and pom, but do not want the commitment for another routine and costume.  Acceptance into this class will be on the advice of the Director of Dance Development. Class runs from September to May. Recommended companion classes – Power Pom, Enrichment, Jazz.
   -Wednesday 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Competitive Program

Acrobatic Arts 2 - 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 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 productions. Students in competitive acro MUST also take a jazz or ballet class. These prerequisites can be competitive or recreational.
   -Thursday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Attire

Feminine, Masculine, Non-Binary                                                                

  • Bare feet
  • Fitted dance clothes (bodysuit preferred) We have a “no midriff policy” in all class attire and costuming.
  • Long hair MUST be neatly pulled back from 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.

 

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 productions. Students must also be enrolled in the ballet technique and choreography class to be taking contemporary. Please note ages are meant as guidelines and class placement will be at staff discretion.

 

Beginner (Competitive) Contemporary (ages 11 and up) Students in this class will attend a minimum of two competitive events and perform in our year-end production. Students in contemporary MUST also take both a ballet technique class and choreography class.
   -Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Senior (Competitive) Contemporary (ages 14 and up) Students in this class will attend a minimum of three competitive events and perform in our year-end production. Students in contemporary MUST also take both a ballet technique and choreography class.
   -Thursday 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Attire

Feminine                                                                          

  • Bare feet or Bloch Spin II
  • Bodysuit
  • Hair in a Ballet bun

Masculine

  • Bare feet or Bloch Spin II
  • Black fitted shirt. 
  • Black shorts

Non-Binary

  • Bare feet or Bloch Spin II
  • Body suit OR black fitted t shirt / black shorts (note if you are wearing “dance” shorts tights are required)

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.

 

POM

Students  will become an AllStar Pom team that will attend a minimum of two competitions in the spring season. This fast-paced class focuses on using Jazz and Acro skills & technique to create a high energy and enthusiastic dance that includes strong unison, sharpness, and power. Students will be part of our studio picture day and will also perform in our year end recitals.

Power Pom (Competitive) – (15+ years)
   -Friday 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Suggested Companion Classes – Senior Acro Skills, Jazz, Enrichment

Attire

Feminine                             

  • Beige slip-on jazz oxfords                 
  • 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). We have a “no midriff policy” in all class attire and costuming.                    
  • Long hair MUST be off your face (ponytail or bun)

Masculine

  • 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 or bun)

Non-Binary

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

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

Drama

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

 
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.
   -Monday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
   -September to December / January to April

Inclusive Improv - (ages 7+) Drama for neurodiverse children and children with different abilities.
In Improv, there is no right and wrong, only the limits of your imagination. Create characters, explore the stage, build confidence, and learn to take chances in a safe and creative environment. No experience necessary. This is a parent assisted class and we welcome all caregivers to join in the fun and creativity. If needed, we can provide an alternate form of lighting to reduce stimulation.
   -Saturday 12:00pm - 12:45pm
   -September to December / January to April

Adult Cabaret - We know you're out there and we know you want a chance to sing, dance and act. This is the class for YOU! No experience necessary. Students will create and perform their own cabaret performance. Sing! Dance! Act! Perform!
   -Thursday 8:00pm – 9:30pm

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-paced drama program.  Students will share their work in a session ending showcase.
   -Saturday 10:00pm – 11:00pm
   -September to December / January to April

ACT-ivate - (10-12 years) A fun drama class that introduces students to improv, character work, and script creation. Students will share their work in a session ending showcase.
   -Monday 7:00pm - 8:00pm OR Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm
   -September to December / January to April

NEW – Twisted Tales – (7 -10 years) Students will explore character creation, scriptwork, and storytelling in this creative program.  Using imagination and fun drama games, students will work with our drama professional to create their own twisted tale using elements borrowed from familiar stories. Performance at end of session.
   -Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
   -September to December / January to April

Finding Nemo JR - (9- 12 years) Finding Nemo JR is musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure. This is a complete musical presentation that will be staged in early June.
   -Saturday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, September to May


Mean Girls Jr.  – (12 years and up) The Plastics have deemed Broadway Junior worthy of their presence in Mean Girls JR! This "fetch" musical is packed with keen wit, an undeniably catchy score, and a sincere message for everyone. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. Cady and her friends devise a "Revenge Party" to end Regina’s reign with Cady going undercover as an aspiring Plastic. When the lines between the real Cady and her Plastic self get blurred, she must find her way back to herself and her true friends. Adapted from Fey's 2004 blockbuster film and the Broadway smash hit, Mean Girls JR. will be the queen bee of your stage! This is a complete musical presentation that will be staged in early June. 12 year old students enrolling in this program must have previously been part of a Sask Express musical production.
   -Saturday 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 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.
   -Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
   -September to December / January to April

ATTIRE

ALL

  • Comfortable clothes, students can dance and move in. No jeans, please. We have a “no midriff policy” in all class attire and costuming.
  • Indoor shoes / Beige slip-on jazz oxfords (female identifying) / Black slip-on jazz oxfords (male identifying) / Either show color (Non Binary)
  • Finding Nemo Jr. and Mean Girls Jr. require jazz shoes.
  • Hair off face in ponytail or bun

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 picture day and year-end recitals.

Recreational Program

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!
   -Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm, September to April

  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!
   -Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm, September to April

Competitive Programs

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

Junior Hip Hop - (9 – 11 years) Rhythm and various styles will be explored as students prep a piece that will be performed in a minimum of two competitive events and our year end recitals.
   -Monday 7:00pm - 8:00pm OR Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

*Students involved in multiple competitive classes are recommended to join the Tuesday class, while students involved in only hip hop should join the Monday class.  

Intermediate/Senior Hip Hop - (12-18 years) Rhythm and various styles will be explored as students prep a piece that will be performed in a minimum of three competitive events and our year end recitals.
   -Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm

He Dances Too – (6 -8 years) Experience the benefits of a class focusing on male-specific technique in jazz and hip hop. This is perfect for the male identifying student that wants to experience dance in a safe, inclusive, and fast paced program.
   -Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

He Dances Too (9 – 11 years) Experience the benefits of a class focusing on male-specific technique in jazz and hip hop.  This is perfect for the male identifying student that wants to experience dance in a safe, inclusive, and fast paced program.
   -Saturday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

ATTIRE (All)

  • Black Indoor runners with black laces
  • Dance pants, sweatpants or shorts – no jeans or skirts. We have a “no midriff policy” in all class attire and costuming.
  • 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.

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. All classes take part in pictures and the year-end recitals. Please note ages are meant as guidelines and class placement will be at staff discretion. Experience will also be considered in placement.

Lyrical students MUST be enrolled in ballet (either recreational or competitive). 


Junior/Intermediate Competitive Lyrical (9 – 14 years)  
   -Thursday 7:30pm - 8:30pm 

Senior Competitive Lyrical - (14 years and up)
   -Tuesday 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Attire

ALL                                                                         

  • Students may wear foot thongs but must have proper shoes to suit costume if needed.
  • Fitted dance clothes. We have a “no midriff policy” in all class attire and costuming.
  • Hair neatly off 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 recitals. 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 with options for beginner and experienced tappers.  Our adult tappers perform in our year-end productions.

Recreational Program

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!
   -Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm, September to May

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!
   -Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm, September to May

Tap Adult (18+) - 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. Class options for beginner and more experienced tappers.
   -Wednesday 8:00 pm - 9:00pm

Competitive Program

Novice Tap - (6-8 years) The perfect fit for beginner tappers!
   -Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Suggested Companion Class – CDTA Tap Syllabus 1

Junior Tap - (9-11 years)
   -Wednesday 5:00pm  6:00pm

Suggested Companion Class – CDTA Tap Syllabus 1 or 2

Intermediate/Senior Competitive Tap - (ages 12 and up) Students should have some tap experience. Prerequisite class – CDTA Tap Syllabus 2 or 3. Inter/Senior tap students MUST also be enrolled in ballet (either recreational or competitive).
   -Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Technique & Exam Classes

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.
   -Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:00pm

CDTA Tap Syllabus 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 must also be enrolled in a recreational or competitive tap class.
   -Thursday 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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.
   -Thursday 5:00pm - 5:30pm

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

Attire

Feminine

  • Fitted dance clothes. We have a “no midriff policy” in all class attire and costuming.
  • Hair neatly off face (ponytail or bun)
  • Intermediate/Senior Tap: Capezio Flex Master CG16 Beige
  • Novice & Junior Tap Capezio 455 Beige Shoes
  • Adult Tap either intermediate or senior shoe option. Black.

Masculine

  • Black Slip-on Tap Shoes
  • Senior Tap: Capezio Flex Master CG16
  • Fitted dance clothes

Non-Binary

  • Novice & Junior Tap: Capezio 455 Beige or Black Shoes
  • Intermediate/Senior Tap: Capezio Flex Master CG16 Beige or Black shoes.
  • Fitted dance clothes. We have a “no midriff policy” in all class attire and costuming.
  • Hair neatly off 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.

Competitive Solos/Duos/Trios

Each year competitive students have the opportunity of signing up for to perform a solo, duet, or a trio at the competitions. Please note that initial fees are for choreography and do not include the actual entry fees which vary by event, or costume. Once you are registered online, 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). We want students to have positive experiences with their pieces at the competition so that they are proud of their performance. Once it is close to the event date, if we feel that a dancer is not confident and ready to perform, we will not let them compete at that event. We hope that with added practice the student will be able to perform at the next competition.  


A form will be sent home in the fall regarding competitions and entering these, along with deadlines for entry. You will not be entered in any competitions until the forms are returned.
Students may enter any genre that 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.

Choreography fees are 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)
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)

Voice

Vocal Variations – (9 – 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 recitals.  
   -Monday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm