Explore, strengthen, try something new! Look through our class descriptions below for more info!


Core-ography       Samba Fundamental


Mondays October 3-December 5, 2022

Thursdays October 6-December 8, 2022

Monday Beginner Class 6-7pm

Technique Training Class Mondays and Thursdays 7-9pm

MONDAYS: Oak Room, Evergreen Community Spaces – #2, 1709 8 Avenue NE

THURSDAYS: Spruce Room, Evergreen Community Spaces

Work on that body-ody-ody, add strength to your core, and versatility to your body movement all in a supportive, community-oriented setting, with Core-ography – a blended strengthening/conditioning and Afro-Caribbean dance class.

OPEN TO ALL AGES, SIZES, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCES – Instructor and DRSD founder De-Ann Weekes gives individual attention for every student, every class to let you blossom and see real progress in this transformative modern and Afro-Caribbean class! This training is for both dancers AND for anyone who moves their body, looking to strengthen their bodies in unconventional ways.

Classes specialize in two areas of focus:

  • core strengthening and conditioning using Dunham, Graham, Horton, and Limon techniques, used by dancers at Ballet Creole and Alvin Ailey dance companies
  • short movement and multi-genre choreography based on what we have learned

This training is unique and intentional, and dancers of all backgrounds will benefit: first time movers, professionals, dance teachers, and classically trained dancers will all be introduced to something new and exhilarating. Using these techniques helps dancers of all genres discover where movement is initiated from – you can discover better turnout, strong releves, powerful jumps, turns, and a better sense of groundedness for many Afro-diasporic dances as well.

Class Pricing

  • Drop-In: $25 1 hr/ $30 for 2 hours on Thursdays
  • 10 Week Package: $167 per month or $500 total
    • 3 monthly payments through October, November, and December
  • 5 Week Package $250 

Samba Fundamentals

Tuesdays October 4-December 6


Pine Room, Evergreen Community Spaces – #2, 1709 8 Avenue NE


Put your Carnaval costume on and join instructor Taylor Hunt for an introduction to the rich, multi-faceted world of Samba! This traditionally Afro-Brazilian dance has the world in awe of its vibrant colours, exuberant movement, and joyful, unstoppable rhythms! Our Samba Fundamentals class is open to all ages, sizes, abilities, and experiences but especially for those new to samba or new to dance.

Taylor will take you through understanding foundational samba movements, drills and cardio (prepare to sweat), and short movement combinations with historical and cultural references weaved throughout. Dancers can look forward to a natural progression of class level in Winter 2022.

Class Pricing

  • 10 Week Package: $66.7 per month or $200 total
    • 3 monthly payments through October, November, and December
  • Drop in $25


Get a taste of each of our class offerings in this 6-class package that includes:

  • 3 Core-ography Sessions with De-Ann
  • 3 Samba Sessions with Taylor

Classes are redeemable only within the Fall 2022 Semester from October 3-December 6

Class Pricing

  • 6 Class Sampler Package: $140 (use code SAMPLE6 at registration)


We offer single, couple, and group private dance classes. Get one on one attention from your instructor or have personalized choreography for your group. Whether for weddings, parties or a couples’ night out, remember, it’s all about you!!

NOTE: Private classes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Class Pricing

  • 1 Private Class $75-1 HOUR
  • 5 Private Classes $350-1 HOUR SESSIONS
  • 10 Private Classes $650-1 HOUR SESSIONS