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Vikes Athletics and Recreation - Dance programs at Vikes Active Living

Dance

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
(May. 6 – Aug. 18)
(upcoming for Sep. 16 – )

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Mon.

Dance Strength & Stretch

12:15PM–1:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Introduction to Ballet

1:15PM–2:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Contemporary

5:15PM–6:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Tue.

A Class in Sass

6:15PM–7:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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Wed.

Lyrical Dance

6:15PM–7:10PM

Nike Studio
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Intermediate / Advanced Ballet

6:15PM–7:40PM

Gwynne Studio
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Contemporary / Jazz Combo

7:15PM–8:10PM

Nike Serenity Studio
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Thu.

A Class in Sass

6:15PM–7:10PM

Gwynne Studio
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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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Fri.

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Sun.

This schedule is for the next term/session of programs beginning September 16. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

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Note: There are no programs on Apr. 1, May. 20, Jul. 1, Aug. 5 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: Maria S.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Available: From May 6 – August 18
Time: Tuesday at 6:15PM–7:10PM • Thursday 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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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
Available: From May 6 – August 18
Time: Thursday 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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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: Isabel M.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Available: From May 6 – August 18
Time: Monday at 5:15PM–6:10PM

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

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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
Available: From May 6 – August 18
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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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: Gwynne Studio
Available: From May 6 – August 18
Time: Monday at 12:15PM–1:10PM

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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: Danica E.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Available: From May 6 – August 18
Time: Thursday 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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NEW YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes dance programs - Intermediate / Advanced Ballet

Intermediate / 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.

Class level: Intermediate.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Jessica H.
Location: Gwynne Studio
Available: From May 6 – August 18
Time: Wednesday at 6:15PM–7:40PM

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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: Gwynne Studio
Available: From May 6 – August 18
Time: Monday at 1:15PM–2:10PM

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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: Maria S.
Location: Nike Studio
Available: From May 6 – August 18
Time: Wednesday 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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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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