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

FALL SESSION RUNS SEPTEMBER 27-DECEMBER 2 (no class on Thanksgiving)

Core-ography          Summer Drop-Ins         Samba Fundamentals         Twerkfit


Core-ography

Mondays Sept 27-Nov 29, 2021

Thursdays Sept 30-Dec 2, 2021

7:15 – 8:45pm

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

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 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 are 1.5 hours, giving time for 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.

  • Drop-In $30
  • 10 Week Package $525 (EARLY BIRD PROMO – GET 10% OFF BEFORE AUGUST 31)
  • 5 Week Package $270
  • Move-It Mondays: The first Monday of every month drop-in for only $15. Offer available to first timers only. 

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Summer Drop-Ins

Thursdays July 8-August 26, 2021

7-9pm

The Room YYC – Bay 3, 5918 5 St SE

OPEN TO ALL AGES, SIZES, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCES – Your body will thank you after De-Ann’s transformative 8-week session from July 8th-August 26th at The Room YYC. De-Ann gives individual attention for every student, every class to let you blossom and see real progress for yourself!

This summer session focuses on the Dunham Technique (blending modern, ballet, and traditional Afro-diasporic dance), which helps dancers discover where movement is initiated from.

Classes are 2 hours long (with a break in between!) – participants have the choice of staying for only the first hour, or both hours for the full experience.

7-8pm CORE = core strengthening and conditioning influenced by the Dunham Technique, used by dancers at Ballet Creole and Alvin Ailey dance companies.

8:10-9pm CORE-OGRAPHY = short movement and multi-genre choreography based on what we have learned in our CORE session.

  • $25 for first hour
  • $45 for both hours

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Samba Fundamentals

Tuesdays September 28 – November 30

7-8pm

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

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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.

  • 10 Week Package $200 (EARLY BIRD PROMO – GET 10% OFF BEFORE AUGUST 31)
  • Drop in $22

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Twerkfit

Thursdays September 30-December 2

6-7pm

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

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Instructor Siggy Cortez helped establish Twerkfit in Calgary 2 years ago to empower women in taking back their minds and bodies. With 20+ years of dance and theater experience, class promises to be captivating and very entertaining! Follow Siggy through the roots of twerk in the mapouka dance tradition of groups native to Cote D’Ivoire, to related styles around the Caribbean, Latin America, and the rest of the African diaspora.

Her goal is to make you shake your booty and soul back to the self-confidence you were born with and reconnect with your inner strength. A strong advocate for women’s mental and emotional sexual health, Siggy uses twerk as a way to reach audiences who are struggling with self-love. Twerkfit is open to all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences! 

  • 10 Week Package $200 (EARLY BIRD PROMO – GET 10% OFF BEFORE AUGUST 31)
  • Drop-In $22

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PRIVATE CLASSES

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.

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

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