Dance Classes

We offer a wide ranges of classes. Click here to register for a class. Scroll down to view descriptions of classes. Click on each Class Name or READ MORE button to see more information on each class.

Welcome to Dance Sensations By Desire

Dance Sensations’ aspirations are to NURTURE dancers and INSPIRE dreamers. Every child is different and has different reasons to dance. All teachers and assistants take the time to know why each child enjoys their classes.  We care for each of the children, whether a beginner student just starting out, a teen recreational or competitive student going through difficult times.  Our studio is very family oriented and we believe that parent involvement, support, and encouragement are essential for a successful and rewarding educational dance experience. 

The whole reason for participating in activities such as Dance is to give our kids a greater opportunity. A greater opportunity to further their career, a greater opportunity to improve their fitness, to improve their confidence, or even just to improve their social environment and teamwork skills.

Dance education helps students develop personal focus as well as self-esteem.  It helps to lengthen attention spans, learn music appreciation, and allows for self-expression and discipline.  The physical benefits of dance include balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, strength, stamina and control.  The social and emotional benefits include discipline and responsibility, learning to work individually and as a team; enjoying the success and camaraderie of the class.  

Dance Sensations offers classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Technique, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Acrobatique, Creative Movement, Creative Movement/Tap Combo classes, Conditioning, Ball & Band, “Boys Only” Tumbling & Hip Hop Classes, Teen recreational dance classes, Adult Classes, ADAPT Exam classes and PiYo LIVE.

We hope that we will be able to accommodate your child at Dance Sensations By Desiré and are honoured to introduce your child to the benefits of a dance education.

STUDIO ETIQUETTE

Ø  All students, teachers, and staff are expected to demonstrate respect for all members of Dance Sensations By Desire’, as well as the facility. Dance Sensations By Desire’ reserves the right to dismiss anyone who acts disrespectful at the discretion of the staff.

Ø  No food or drinks in the dance studios.

Ø  No gum chewing in class.

Ø  If a student will be missing from a class, it is their (or their parent/guardians) responsibility to inform their teacher or the studio. While it is understood that emergencies and sicknesses happen, if a dancer has missed three classes, it is up to the discretion of the instructor if the dancer must do a half-hour private lesson at the cost of $35.00 in order to catch up. This is not a punishment: when a dancer has missed too many classes, it is not fair to the group, the instructor, or the dancer themselves. The group does not want to be held back, the instructor has planned out classes, and the dancer who missed will struggle with being behind. The opportunity to do a make-up class allows the child to catch up and will keep the class on track!

 

STUDIO DRESS CODE

Dress Code: A student needs to; look like a DANCER, to feel like a DANCER, to dance like a DANCER!

Ø  NO JEWELERY IN CLASS, earrings may be worn if they are small.  Absolutely no necklaces, bracelets, or watches please.

Ø  Long hair must be pulled back into a high ponytail, or bun (NO bangs).  (A bun is mandatory for all Technique, Ballet, & exam classes.)  Short hair must be neat and off the face (NO bangs).  Please secure hair to ensure it stays in place for the entire class.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Ø  Proper dance attire is a MUST!! - Bodysuit and tights. (NO T-SHIRTS, LOOSE PANTS, OR SHORTS)  Bodysuit and tights is mandatory for all classes. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Ø  Junior-Senior levels must wear black only to class.

Ø  Please note: NO Pants for any classes with the exception of Hip Hop!

Ø  Improper dance attire and hair will not be tolerated and may result in your child being sent home if this problem persists.

Ø  All students must wear tights to all classes. 

Ø  Proper footwear.  See individual class requirements below for your child’s specific shoe requirements.

Ø  Mark all shoes and dancewear with child’s name.

 

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ALL ABOUT DANCE

318 University Park Drive Regina - 522-5377

acrobatics1ACROBATIQUE is a style of acrobatics used specifically for dancers.  It incorporates the elements of gymnastics, jazz, balancing, and tumbling. Students will learn acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials, and tumbling.  Acrobatique creates a much more versatile dancer.  Dancers will develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, placing a good emphasis on conditioning, strength and stretch training.  Instructors utilize professional spotting techniques which are necessary to ensure safety and build confidence.

Read more: Acrobatique

adult stretchWe provide a couple of classes for Adults including the Adult Stretch and Tone Class, Adult Tap Class, and PiYo LIVE. Availability pending on interest.

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BALLETballet1 is a beautiful, codified form of dance and a strong foundation for other styles of movement. Ballet technique takes strong commitment to learn and master, and much practice to retain proficiency. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary and body anatomy in all levels.  Pre Intermediate levels and higher will have the opportunity to participate in ADAPT Ballet Exams.

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contemporary d1CONTEMPORARY dance is a common form of dance that is often misunderstood. Unlike traditional dance methods, it is a raw form of dance that does not follow any rules. Popular to audiences and dancers alike, it portrays the world through the eyes of the dancer, their experiences, stories, and emotions. Contemporary danced emerged in the 20th century as dancers strived to exhibit more personal expression in their dancing. It was a way to stray from the more traditional and structured styles. Breaking the conventional style of dance, contemporary focuses on the freedom of movement.When performing, dancers focus on connecting their mind and body through fluid dance moves. This allows dancers to explore emotions, and use their natural energy to portray personal expression in their dance techniques. There is no rule of thumb to what type of elements their performance can include, but you will find a combination of techniques often ranging from ballet, jazz, modern, break dancing and even yoga and Pilates.

little girl barreOur PRE BEGINNER Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Creative movement uses body actions to: communicate an image (the wind), communicate an idea (a journey) or communicate a feeling (strength).Creative Movement provides children with opportunities for non-competitive, success-oriented and creative experiences. Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other. Creative movement activities should encourage all children to participate. Both boys and girls enjoy these classes. All children can benefit, including children with communication, sensory, developmental or physical challenges.

Our BEGINNER Creative Movement / Tap Combo Dance Class exposes students to the joy of ballet and tap through movement using games, creative exercises, exploration of dance styles and an introduction to movement vocabulary. Children learn in a positive atmosphere while learning a curriculum that introduces the basic concepts of Ballet and Tap, promotes musicality and rhythm, and instructs foundational and fundamental dance techniques.

Read more: Creative Movement

hiphopHIP HOP, a technique all in itself, Hip-Hop combines traditional African movement with jazz and street dance techniques to create an exciting new dance form.

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JAZZ jazz 1 largedance is a dynamic and ever changing dance form always open to snapping up new ideas and soaking up the latest cultural styles. It is a blend of two movements; folk dance of Africa, North and South America and Europe and the theatre dance developed from modern, ballet, and ethnic dance. Today Jazz dance is still in a state of growth and change  as it continues to mirror modern-day society. It moves with our  ever-changing society and eagerly incorporates new challenges in music, movement, and thought. Jazz dance customs will continue to flourish and expand as Jazz teachers, choreographers, students, and enthusiasts embrace this art form and pass it onto upcoming generations with enthusiasm. Jazz class will include warm-up, barre, stretching, isolations, and across the floor jumps, turns, and combinations.

Dance Sensations prides itself in creating age-appropriate, challenging routines and teaching our students the true foundational skills of jazz.

Read more: Jazz

pilattes1These classes include Teen Recreational Dance Class, Musical Theatre, Body Conditioning Class, & Stott Pilates.

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lyrical1

LYRICAL is a fusion of ballet and Jazz. Not only do dancers often move to the highlighted lyrics of a song, as the name implies, but also with an expressive, poetic, and musical quality. Lyrical dance is a subtle yet dynamic form of dance challenging technicality and individualism. Lyrical classes encourage dancers to access deep personal emotions in order to holistically and honestly portray a given theme. We have seen that lyrical can often be healing to both student and teacher as themes such as "overcoming obstacles", "letting go", and "dreaming big" are explored.

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pointe shoesPOINTE is a stage of development in Ballet. Students required extensive Ballet training to begin training on Pointe. Not all students will be able or have the desire to achieve the strength, placement, and technique required to execute Pointe safely and correctly. Students

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tap

TAP dance is distinct style of dance, Tap focuses on intricate footwork to create rhythms and sounds made with metal taps on the soles of the shoes. Tap is known as an American art form with influences from Ireland, England, Africa and even the West Indies. Tap is like playing drums with your feet, requiring its students to develop fine motor skills, balance and control, Tap is a challenge for both the mind and the body. Like other forms of dance, Tap is continually evolving and exploring itself within the genre.  Beginner students experience the perfect introduction to Tap while learning beginner Jazz steps to incorporate into their movements. As students become more advanced they’re able to create faster and more intricate sounds and rhythms.

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TROUPE, Game Of Survival 1consists of dancers from the Pre Intermediate to Senior levels.  These dancers are part of the competitive team that travel to one or two out of province competitions each dance season.  Dancers train 4-8 hours a week, participate in all genres of dance, and are ADAPT Tap, Jazz, Ballet exam students. 

Read more: Troupe

babyballet"YOU & ME" classes introduce young children to movement through music. They will learn the basics of dance technique while improving large motor skills and coordination through creative exercises and movement games. Through the encouragement of teachers and parents our little dancers will be introduced to classroom etiquette such as following directions, listening skills, and respect for their peers. Parent participation is required.

Read more: "You & Me"

pre junior 1The PRE JUNIOR & JUNIOR Ballet/Tap/Jazz class focuses on getting students ready to transition from combination type classes to full hour classes in a specific style of dance. Ballet class will include more challenging barre exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on developing intricate patterns and rhythms, while the jazz portion of class will begin to develop student's flexibility and balance skills. The Pre Junior level is geared to 5-7 years and the Junior level is geared to 7-9 years.

 

PRE JUNIOR BALLET/JAZZ/TAP COMBO
Class Type: Combination Dance
Age Category: Pre Junior (5-6 years old)
Length of Class: 90 minutes/class
Mandatory: No
Attire:
Girls: CAPEZIO #200 pink leather slippers wiith elastic and CAPEZIO Beige Tap shoes, and Beige BLOCH Elasta bootie. Bodysuit and tights (any color). Dance skirts may be worn. Hair should be up and off the face (ponytail, pigtails, bun).
Boys: Black jazz pants or black shorts with a white T-shirt. CAPEZIO #200 black leather dance slippers, CAPEZIO Black Tap shoes and Black BLOCH Elasta bootie jazz shoe.

Note from Miss Desire'

 

JUNIOR BALLET/JAZZ/TAP COMBO
Class Type: Combination Dance

Age Category: Junior (6-8 years old)

Length of Class: 120 minutes/class

Mandatory: No

Attire:
Girls: CAPEZIO #200 pink leather slippers wiith elastic and CAPEZIO Beige Tap shoes, and Beige BLOCH Elasta bootie. Bodysuit and tights (any color). Dance skirts may be worn. Hair should be up and off the face (ponytail, pigtails, bun).

Boys: Black jazz pants or black shorts with a white T-shirt. CAPEZIO #200 black leather dance slippers, CAPEZIO Black Tap shoes and Black BLOCH Elasta bootie jazz shoe.

Note from Miss Desire'

 

adapt logo largeWhy Are Dance Examinations Important?
 
ADAPT examinations and the examination process encourages each and every student to work harder so they may achieve their best personal potential and through
 
ADAPT training help them to maintain that potential throughout their dance training years.
 
ADAPT examinations allow students to enjoy quality technical training, supporting good competitive values along with enhancing stronger performance abilities.
 
ADAPT examinations are a “goal” setter.  They are a memorable experience and present an opportunity for students to be critiqued and evaluated by professional dance master examiners on a yearly basis.
 

ADAPT examinations offer certification and successful candidates receive graded certificates.  High achievers also receive a special “Medal Of Merit Award”.


ADAPT examinations and training will help students to build stronger character, integrity and lasting moral values for their future.

 

ADAPT EXAM:
Class Type: ADAPT Exam
Age Category: Junior-Senior
Length of Each Class: 45-90 minutes/class.  Additional ADAPT exam classes will begin in October-December and January-March.
Mandatory: YES
JUNIOR ADAPT ATTIRE:
Girls: Beige BLOCH elasta bootie.  BLACK Bodysuit and Suntan tights.
Hair must be up and off the face in a bun and NO bangs.
Boys: Black jazz pants or shorts with a white T-shirt.
BLACK BLOCH elasta bootie.
 
PRE INTERMEDIATE & INTERMEDIATE ADAPT ATTIRE:
Girls: Black BLOCH elasta bootie.  BLACK bodysuit and black tights.
Hair must be up and off the face in a bun and NO bangs.
Boys: Black jazz pants or shorts with a white T-shirt.
BLACK BLOCH elasta bootie.
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