March 2016

The studio will be closed for March break from Friday March 18th through Friday April 1st. Classes resume Saturday April 2nd. The team at Absolute Dance wishes you a happy and restful break!

Join us now for our spring session of adult classes. Enjoy an unlimited number of classes until June 9th for only $264.60. We offer a wide variety of dance and fitness based classes. Get funky with us on Wednesday evenings from 8:15-9:15pm in our new adult hip hop class or drop into to our ever popular Barre Fitness programs on Monday from 8:15-9:15pm, Wednesday from 1-2pm or Thursday from 8:15-9:15pm. We look forward to having you join us!

February 2016

NEW CLASSES STARTING THIS MONTH!

We are excited an additional class on Thursday’s from 5:15-6:15pm. Offering adult Iyengar Yoga. This therapeutic class incorporates sequences that will begin with standing poses. Moving onto flow, followed by back bends, twists, forward bends and will culminate with relaxation. Blocks and alignment tools will be provided. Invite relaxation and mental peace into your week in this one hour beginner class. This class will begin on Thursday February and pilot for six weeks until Thursday April 14th 2016.

Due to an overwhelming number or requests we will be offering Adult Hip Hop on Wednesday’s from 8:15-9:15pm starting Wednesday February 24th until the end of our session (In place of Burlesque fitness).

Please note the following studio closures for holidays and breaks:

  • Friday February 12th through Monday February 15th for the Family Day Weekend. Classes resume Tuesday February 16th
  • Friday March 18th through Friday April 1st for the March Break. Classes resume Saturday April 2nd.
  • Friday May 20th through Monday May 23rd for May Long Weekend. Classes resume Tuesday May 24th
  • Thursday June 9th is the last day of the session.

Bring a Friend Week for all adult classes!

February 1- 4th 2016 It’s fun to workout with a friend! Please see below for a list of classes available during the week of Monday, Feb 1st through Thursday, Feb 4th.

Monday:
8:15pm – 9:15pm: Barre Body Cardio Blitz

Tuesday:
10:00am – 11:00am: HIIT High Intensity Interval Training & POUND Fitness
1:00pm – 2:00pm: TRX
8:15 – 9:15pm: Cardio Kickboxing

Wednesday:
1:00 – 2:00pm: Ballet Barre & Conditioning
8:15 – 9:15pm: Burlesque Body Workout
 
Thursday:
10:00 – 11:00am: Cardio Bootcamp
8:15 – 9:15pm : Ballet Barre & Conditioning
 

 

January 2016

Happy New Year!

We would like to invite your dancer to participate in a vocal & acting development class for an upcoming 6 week session. This class will be taught by Cambria Gartke, a local vocal teacher!  

Cambria Gartke attained her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Lethbridge, studying under Edith Pritchard and Dr. Blaine Hendsbee. She has had many performance opportunities including master classes, solo recitals, Woman’s Chorus, University of Lethbridge Singers, and Opera Workshop. Major opera performances include Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors”, Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”, and Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” Currently, she teaches private voice lessons and preschool music classes at Calgary’s Harmony Music School.  

The classes will begin Sunday January 31st, and run through to Sunday March 13th (with the exception of Sunday February 14th as we will be closed for the Family Day Weekend).

We highly encourage all competitive dancers to take advantage of this opportunity.   In these classes, students will learn proper singing technique and drama skills using engaging activities and exercises. Vocal technique will include breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, tongue twisters and a group song to perform by the end of the six weeks. The drama element will include activities that encourage creativity, using imagination, expressing emotions, and improvisation. Since drama and music go together naturally, there will be crossover in both elements of the class.

In the end, students will learn vocal projection, to sing and speak with clear diction, to express with emotion, and to grow in confidence in singing and acting in front of each other. Altogether, this class will develop and strengthen singing and acting abilities.  

The cost of the session is $126.00 (GST included).

Registration will be accepted until Friday January 22nd.  We anticipate these classes will fill quickly, and encourage registration as soon as possible.

Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 4:30-8:30pm & Saturday 9am-2pm.  

We look forward to this exciting new opportunity for our dancers.

December 2015

A huge congratulations to all dancers who participated in our Holiday Production – Frozen. What a tremendous success! Thank you to all our parent volunteers, and to all that donated to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation! We are excited to have raised over $2000 for the foundation. Thank you again!

We are also excited to invite parents to our viewing week!  Our dancers have been hard at work since September and can’t wait to share what they have learned. 

A reminder that viewing week for all classes will take place Saturday December 12th through Thursday December 17th the last 15 minutes of each class.

Please wait until the teacher opens the door and invites spectators into the studio. Photography and video are allowed however, please photograph your dancer only. Everyone must remove their shoes at the front entrance. We thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

The last day of our fall session is Thursday December 17th. Our full year classes and winter session resume Saturday January 9th.

A reminder that if your dancer is registered in a fall sessional class, we are currently taking registration for the winter session.  We recommend registering before December 17th as classes are filling up quickly. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming viewing week.

The Team at Absolute Dance

October & November 2015

Calling all Frozen lovers!

On Sunday, November 29th Absolute Dance will present our annual holiday production, Frozen, at the Mount Royal University Wright Theatre! Show times are 1pm, 3pm & 5pm.
 
We hope you will join us for our production! Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis through the Mount Royal University Conservatory Box Office by phone 403-440-7770, online by visiting tickets.mru.ca or in person during box office hours. 
 
Ticket sales begin Monday, November 2nd and cost $25.00/ticket. We anticipate that all three shows will sell out! Be sure to get your tickets quickly.
 
We can’t wait to see you there!

September 2015

CALLING ALL ADULTS! 
You are invited to attend an adult dance and fitness “Bring a Friend” week.

Join your adult class pass holder for our “Bring a Friend” week, Monday September 28th to Thursday October 1st only!

Anyone participating must have a signed waiver.
Children may not attend any adult classes. Must be 16 years to participate.
Anyone participating must check in at our front desk prior to class.
Any adult class pass holders who bring a friend will be entered in a draw to win Adult Class Swag!
Only eligible to registered adult class pass holders. Limited to one friend per class.

August 2015

Congratulations to our competitive team members working hard this summer – from Greece to Florida, San Francisco to Kelowna, Vancouver, Jasper and more! We are so proud to have you representing Absolute Dance across the globe! 

Some of our members recently performed in Greece, attended the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive and competed at Can Dance National Finals in Orlando Florida.  We are so proud of the opportunities they have been given, recognitions and awards they have received. 

May 2015

Registration for our 2015/2016 season is now open!

We invite you to join us for our 18th season of dance! Once again, we are thrilled to offer our wide range of high quality dance and fitness programs to all ages and levels. Registration begins on Monday, May 4th 2015, during office hours. 

For your convenience, we have extended our office hours and are now happy to assist you; Monday through Thursday 9:30am-8:30pm or Saturday from 9:00am-2:00pm until June 11th. 

The first 50 dancers to register for our fall programs will receive a FREE Absolute Dance T-Shirt!

Adults will receive one FREE drop in class to any of our adult classes, when they enroll their child in any of our programs! Register two dancers; receive two drop in classes for FREE!

 

The studio will be closed for March break from Friday, March 27th through Friday, April 3rd. Regular classes will resume on Saturday, April 4th. Have a lovely break!

We’ve had the most exciting performance opportunities this month!

Check out this promo video compiled by Curling Zone. What a fantastic opportunity it is to be performing throughout the week at the Brier!

 

Here are a few of our Junior’s with the cast of The Next Step! They were able to perform in The Next Step Live Tour!

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