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Dance

Sunday

Oct. 2

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.

Schedule
(Sep. 12 – Nov. 6)
(upcoming for Nov. 7 – Dec. 4)

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Mon.

Jazz

6:15PM–7:10PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Dance Technique

7:15PM–8:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Tue.

Intermediate Ballet

6:15PM–7:10PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Advanced Ballet

7:15PM–8:40PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Wed.

A Class in Sass

7:15PM–8:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Contemporary

7:15PM–8:10PM

NIke Serenity Studio
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Thu.

Beginner Ballet

7:15PM–8:10PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Street Jazz

7:15PM–8:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Fri.

Lyrical/Contemporary Jazz

6:00PM–7:25PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Sat.

Sun.

This schedule is for the next term/session of programs beginning November 7. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

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Note: There are no programs on Sep. 19, Sep. 30, Oct. 10, Nov. 11 due to holidays.

Programs

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - A Class in Sass

A Class in Sass

$82

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

Instructor: Julia Hockey
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 14 – November 2
Time: Wednesday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Advanced Ballet

Advanced Ballet

$123

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 3+ years of ballet experience.

Class level: Advanced.

Youth: 14+ years

Instructor: Marla M.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 12 – November 6
Time: Tuesday at 7:15PM–8:40PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Beginner Ballet

Beginner Ballet

$82

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

Instructor: Julia Hockey
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 15 – November 3
Time: Thursday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Contemporary

Contemporary

$82

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

Instructor: Kiana Kishiyama
Location: NIke Serenity Studio
Dates: September 14 – November 2
Time: Wednesday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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NEW YOUTH

Vikes dance programs - Dance Technique

Dance Technique

$82

Work on and develop your basic dance technique through across the floor, combinations, stretch, strengthening and conditioning. Dance Technique will build upon your dance background while adding more to your knowledge by learning fun and challenging new dance moves. All levels welcome.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 14+ years

Instructor: Tylie W.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 12 – November 6
Time: Monday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Intermediate Ballet

Intermediate Ballet

$82

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: 14+ years

Instructor: Marla M.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 12 – November 6
Time: Tuesday at 6:15PM–7:10PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Jazz

Jazz

$82

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

Instructor: Kiana Kishiyama
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 12 – October 31
Time: Monday at 6:15PM–7:10PM

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NEW YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Lyrical/Contemporary Jazz

Lyrical/Contemporary Jazz

$123

Join us in this fusion dance class bringing you the elements of contemporary and jazz, while also having a focus on portraying the lyrics! This class is loaded with fun and will leave you dancing into the weekend! All welcome.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 14+ years

Instructor: Madison H.
Location: Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: September 12 – November 6
Time: Friday at 6:00PM–7:25PM

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NEW ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Street Jazz

Street Jazz

$82

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: 14+ years

Instructor: Tylie W.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Dates: September 12 – November 6
Time: Thursday at 7:15PM–8:10PM

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All prices valid as of September 1, 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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