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Dance Updates

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Thursday

Sep. 21

Beginner Ballet

7:15PM–8:10PM

Hip Hop

7:15PM–8:10PM

Lyrical Dance

8:15PM–9:10PM

Can we have this dance?

Taught by professional and energetic instructors, we offer a variety of dance programs to help improve your posture and balance, tone your muscles, and enhance your flexibility. From ballet, contemporary, and hip hop, to jazz, and Broadway, there is something for everyone from the beginner to the advanced dancer.

Our diverse team of instructors offer an inclusive and positive space, creating unique opportunities for exploration, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun.

View the Dance schedule and programs.

Note: Dance programs are not included in any memberships.

Contact

Questions about dance programs at Vikes Active Living?

Email: vikesrec@uvic.ca

Location

Dance programs take place in the fitness studios on the upper floor of CARSA. Check program details for exact location. View map.

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We also have Ballroom Latin & Swing Dance, Dance Company and Cheer clubs if you are looking for more dancing options.

Schedule
(Sep. 18 – Dec. 17)
(upcoming for Jan. 15 – Apr. 21)

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Mon.

Street Jazz

6:15PM–7:10PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Contemporary

7:15PM–8:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Tue.

Ballet Pieces

2:00PM–3:25PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Jazz Funk

6:15PM–7:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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A Class in Sass

7:15PM–8:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Wed.

Broadway Bound

12:05PM–1:00PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Intermediate Ballet

6:15PM–7:25PM

Gwynne Studio
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Contemporary/Jazz Combo

7:15PM–8:10PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Advanced Ballet

7:30PM–8:55PM

Gwynne Studio
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Thu.

Beginner Ballet

7:15PM–8:10PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Hip Hop

7:15PM–8:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Lyrical Dance

8:15PM–9:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Fri.

Modern Improv

3:00PM–3:55PM

Gwynne Studio
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Sat.

Dance Strength & Stretch

10:30AM–11:25AM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Introduction to Ballet

11:30AM–12:25PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Collaborative Choreography

2:00PM–2:55PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Sun.

This schedule is for the next term/session of programs beginning January 15. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Mon.

Street Jazz

6:15PM–7:10PM

Register

 

Contemporary

7:15PM–8:10PM

Register

 

Tue.

Ballet Pieces

2:00PM–3:25PM

Register

 

Jazz Funk

6:15PM–7:10PM

Register

 

A Class in Sass

7:15PM–8:10PM

Register

 

Wed.

Broadway Bound

12:05PM–1:00PM

Register

 

Intermediate Ballet

6:15PM–7:25PM

Register

 

Contemporary/Jazz Combo

7:15PM–8:10PM

Register

 

Advanced Ballet

7:30PM–8:55PM

Register

 

Thu.

Beginner Ballet

7:15PM–8:10PM

Register

 

Hip Hop

7:15PM–8:10PM

Register

 

Lyrical Dance

8:15PM–9:10PM

Register

 

Fri.

Modern Improv

3:00PM–3:55PM

Register

 

Sat.

Dance Strength & Stretch

10:30AM–11:25AM

Register

 

Introduction to Ballet

11:30AM–12:25PM

Register

 

Collaborative Choreography

2:00PM–2:55PM

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Sun.

Note: There are no programs on Sep. 30, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Nov. 11, Nov. 13 due to holidays.
Instructors subject to change without notice.

Programs

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ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - A Class in Sass

A Class in Sass

$90

Inspired by artists such as Beyoncé, this class combines a variety of styles. The routines are sensual, playful and just plain fun. Come get a workout and let out your inner ‘diva’ in a safe and supportive environment.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 18+ years

Instructor: Aunjelica W.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Tuesday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Tuesday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Advanced Ballet

Advanced Ballet

$134

The posture, flexibility, fitness and balance of Ballet are the foundation of all dance forms. It provides grace, poise, and technique. Express the emotion of music through lines that are traditional and based in technique. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations.

Advanced - Are you ready to star in Swan Lake? No? Let us help you! This class continues developing and strengthening ballet technique, while providing a challenging workout. Classes feature barre work, centre practice, and across the floor exercises, including multiple turns and pirouettes, adage, and grand allegro combinations.

Requirements: For dancers with 5+ years of ballet experience.

Class level: Advanced.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Maria S.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Wednesday at 7:30PM–8:55PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Wednesday at 7:30PM–8:55PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Ballet Pieces

Ballet Pieces

$134

This class is designed to help you improve your technique and gain a deeper understanding of the art of ballet while expanding your knowledge of choreography. You will work on building strength, flexibility, and grace while learning the intricacies of classical ballet movements. In this class you will learn choreography from some of the most iconic classical ballets. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, our class is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their ballet knowledge and skills.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Nahomi L.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Tuesday at 2:00PM–3:25PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Tuesday at 2:00PM–3:25PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Beginner Ballet

Beginner Ballet

$90

The posture, flexibility, fitness and balance of ballet are the foundation of all dance forms. It provides grace, poise, and technique. Express the emotion of music through lines that are traditional and based in technique. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations.

Beginner - If you and your body don't know what a tendu is, but you've always wanted to explore the artistry and physical benefits of dance, this class is for you! No experience necessary.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Nahomi L.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Thursday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Thursday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound

$90

It's show time! This dynamic "triple-threat" style class is for the dancer who loves musicals. In Broadway Bound, students will learn dance routines to their favourite show tunes with a focus on performance. We'll even do a little singing! No experience in any of the disciplines of dance, acting, or singing is necessary; only an enthusiasm for the stage!

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Maria S.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Wednesday at 12:05PM–1:00PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Wednesday at 12:05PM–1:00PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Collaborative Choreography

Collaborative Choreography

$90

This class will focus on not only learning contemporary choreography but will also give dancers a chance to develop as artists. Each dancer will leave their mark through adapting and creating new phrases in the class choreography. This will be a community based class where we can create together and cheer each other on in our creative process. We will focus on storytelling, technical texture, and canon phrases. Recommended to have taken at least one prior year of dance.

Requirements: At least 1 year dance experience.

Class level: Intermediate.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Flora W.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Saturday at 2:00PM–2:55PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Saturday at 2:00PM–2:55PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Contemporary

Contemporary

$90

Come experience an energizing, invigorating, entertaining and inclusive contemporary dance class. This class encompasses a modern fusion of lyrical, jazz, hip hop, ballet and animal flow that will leave your heart pumping and your soul amplified.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Flora W.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Monday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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This program is also available as drop-in for $15 per class.

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Monday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Contemporary/Jazz Combo

Contemporary/Jazz Combo

$90

This class will alternate between jazz and contemporary styles to deliver a fun and energetic atmosphere. We will pick between jazz or contemporary, lead through a warmup and do a short combo. All levels are welcomed!

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Faith D.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Wednesday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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This program is also available as drop-in for $15 per class.

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Wednesday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Dance Strength & Stretch

Dance Strength & Stretch

$90

For students of all dance levels hoping to improve their flexibility, and strengthen the muscles needed for dancing. We will work through exercises and stretches for turnout, stability, extensions, posture and more!

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Karli K.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Saturday at 10:30AM–11:25AM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Saturday at 10:30AM–11:25AM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Hip Hop

Hip Hop

$90

Explore the world of hip hop music through a combination of street style dance with a touch of stomp, funk and pop.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Aunjelica W.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Thursday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Thursday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Intermediate Ballet

Intermediate Ballet

$112

The posture, flexibility, fitness and balance of ballet are the foundation of all dance forms. It provides grace, poise, and technique. Express the emotion of music through lines that are traditional and based in technique.

Level 2 - For dancers with 2-5 years of ballet experience or those who have completed Beginner Ballet and are looking for a challenge. Class builds technique through barre work, centre practice, and across the floor exercises, ranging from plies and tendus to simple pirouettes and allegro combinations.

Requirements: For dancers with 2-5 years of ballet experience or those who have completed Beginner Ballet.

Class level: Intermediate.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Maria S.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Wednesday at 6:15PM–7:25PM

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This program is also available as drop-in for $15 per class.

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Wednesday at 6:15PM–7:25PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Introduction to Ballet

Introduction to Ballet

$90

For absolute beginners or those looking to refresh the basics of ballet. We will be going slowly through the foundational positions and movements of ballet. Building confidence and strength to dance safely and comfortably.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Karli K.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Saturday at 11:30AM–12:25PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Saturday at 11:30AM–12:25PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Jazz Funk

Jazz Funk

$90

This class is open to all who looking to bring out their inner diva. Choreography is usually performed to popular or hip-hop music. You can look forward to some popular moves mixed with fun grooves and lots of body moving with good vibes!

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Dilan I.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Tuesday at 6:15PM–7:10PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Tuesday at 6:15PM–7:10PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Lyrical Dance

Lyrical Dance

$90

Using a combination of ballet technique, contemporary, and modern styles, lyrical allows dancers to convey and explore emotions through dance movements and song lyrics. Basic ballet training is a plus, but all levels are welcome and encouraged!

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Aunjelica W.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Thursday at 8:15PM–9:10PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Thursday at 8:15PM–9:10PM

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NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Modern Improv

Modern Improv

$90

This class will explore your creative side by incorporating different improvisation techniques to create your own definition of dance. With a combination of modern and contemporary styles, this class will begin with a warm-up and focus on improvisation exercises that lead to a new creative and energetic environment. All levels are welcome!

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Maria S.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Friday at 3:00PM–3:55PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Friday at 3:00PM–3:55PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Street Jazz

Street Jazz

$90

Street Jazz is the mix of commercial jazz and hip hop for an entertaining, energizing and fun class. This class explores styles that can be seen in many media outlets today such as music videos and social media. It is a less technical and more stylized type of dance that lets you connect with innovative choreography and hit music. All levels welcome.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Maria S.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 18 – December 17
Time: Monday at 6:15PM–7:10PM

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This program is also available as drop-in for $15 per class.

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Upcoming availability

Dates: January 15 – April 21
Time: Monday at 6:15PM–7:10PM

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All prices valid as of September 1, 2023. All prices include GST.

Please review the Vikes Athletics and Recreation policies and dance policies before participating in Vikes dance programs.

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