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Vikes Athletics and Recreation - Dance programs at Vikes Active Living

Dance

Thursday

May. 26

Contemporary

7:00PM–7:55PM

Broadway Bound

8:00PM–8:55PM

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

Dance schedule   May 2 – August 31

Mon.

Jazz

5:45PM–6:40PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Beginner Ballet

6:45PM–7:40PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Tue.

Wed.

A Class in Sass

7:00PM–7:55PM

Gwynne Studio
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Thu.

Contemporary

7:00PM–7:55PM

Gwynne Studio
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Broadway Bound

8:00PM–8:55PM

Gwynne Studio
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Fri.

Sat.

Sun.

Note: There are no programs on May 23, Jul. 1, Aug. 1 due to holidays.

Programs

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - A Class in Sass

A Class in Sass

$41

Inspired by artists such as Beyoncé, this class combines a variety of styles from burlesque to hip hop with a sexier ‘urban flava’. 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: 14+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Spring - Kiana Kishiyama & Summer - Jenna Gorchynski
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: June 1 – June 22
Time: Wednesday at 7:00PM–7:55PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Beginner Ballet

Beginner Ballet

$41

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: 14+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Kiana Kishiyama
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: May 30 – June 20
Time: Monday at 6:45PM–7:40PM

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Vikes dance programs - Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound

$41

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.

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Kiana Kishiyama
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: June 2 – June 23
Time: Thursday at 8:00PM–8:55PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Contemporary

Contemporary

$41

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: 14+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Kiana Kishiyama
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: June 2 – June 23
Time: Thursday at 7:00PM–7:55PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Jazz

Jazz

$41

Explore your style and presentation. Classes emphasize musicality and body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 14+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Kiana Kishiyama
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: May 30 – June 20
Time: Monday at 5:45PM–6:40PM

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All prices valid as of May 2, 2022. 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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