Online Registration for the 2022-2023 Dance Season Is Now Open!
Hello Dance Families! We hope you all have been enjoying your summer so far. Online registration for our 2022-2023 Dance Season is now open, and we look forward to seeing all our dancers in the fall! To help with the registration process, we have put together some helpful information.
Summer Dance Camps
Firstly, for anyone itching to get dancing during the summer or for those who would like to try out dance before the fall, we offer Summer Dance Camps that run in July and August! We have many different camps for dancers of all ages and experience levels, so check out our Summer Dance Camps by clicking the button below!
There are some important dates to keep in mind throughout the dance year. They can be found by visiting our “Dates and Events” webpage. Some important dates we would like to highlight are as follows:
- Our in-person registration is on Wednesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 24 from 6:00-8:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to get help with registration, visit our studio, and meet some of our staff.
- Classes begin the week of Tuesday, September 6.
- Registration closes at the end of September. If this deadline has passed and you still would like to register, please email us or fill out the contact form below.
We have also made a general FAQ to help answer questions regarding classes, registration, using our online system, and more. Please read this FAQ as it provides a lot of important information.
There is also a class-specific FAQ that provides information regarding certain classes.
As always, we are here to help you! If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at email@example.com or by filling out the contact form below.
We wish you a great rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing everyone in the fall!
Pure Energy Dance Co. strives to be a reputable leader in the dance industry and our community.
Our Mission Statement
Pure Energy Dance Co. provides high quality dance education in a warm and friendly environment.
We value community as it allows us to support one another, interact and share experiences, build valuable relationships, and gives us a deeper sense of belonging.
We believe in being honest and showing a consistent adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.
We believe every person should be appreciated, valued, and treated with courtesy, politeness, and kindness.
We believe everyone deserves to be treated with kindness. If you can be anything, please be kind.
We believe every child deserves the opportunity to learn to dance. At Pure Energy Dance Co., we believe in nurturing an inclusive culture.
ABOUT PURE ENERGY DANCE CO. AND OUR CLASSES
We are very proud that Pure Energy Dance Co. has been awarded the Consumer Choice Award for the Best Dance Studio in Saskatoon 3 years in a row! We are thrilled to receive this award and are committed to continually achieving excellence in providing high quality dance education in a warm and friendly environment.
We strongly believe that students should be put in the class that best suits their current level of training. Students with dance experience will be dancing alongside other students with similar dance experience. Beginner level students will be dancing with other beginner level students.
We have a complete Recreational Program that is separate from our Competitive Dance Program. We have classes for ages 1.5 to Adult and we have multi-disciplinary classes for every age group. Those who do not wish to compete will follow the progression through dance levels as our Competitive students do.
Every dancer, whether dancing in the Non-Competitive or Competitive program, will be trained with a focus on developing technique and fostering a love of dance and a sense of belonging.
This year we will be offering online classes at the same time as our scheduled in-person classes. We will adapt to the changing nature of COVID-19 and will continue to offer classes with a focus on keeping our dancers and dance families safe.
We have an incredibly talented, experienced, and qualified Faculty. Our Instructors are certified in ADAPT (Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers), RAD (Royal Academy of Dance), CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association) Stage Jazz, CDTA Modern Licence, AAC (Acrobatic Arts Certified), Alixa Flexibility Module 1 and 2 Certified, SBAD (Spectacle Blue Aerial Dance – Trapeze and Silks Certified), C.L.I. Certification, and P.B.T (Progressing Ballet Technique).
All of our instructors continually train and educate throughout the year by attending dance conventions, taking classes with C.L.I, participating in training seminars and certification courses.
At Pure Energy Dance Co. we are committed to providing quality dance education to each and every student. Our instructors are passionate about what they teach and we all can’t wait for our 45th season to begin in the fall!
P.B.T. at PEDC!
Exciting News! Miss Karrie-Ann and Miss Laeticia are certified in P.B.T. (Progressing Ballet Technique). This innovative conditioning program is designed to enhance classical ballet technique.
Because dancing is an athletic pursuit with great strength, power, coordination, endurance, and flexibility demands on the body, conditioning classes are very important for dancers. The physical requirements of this artistic sport are significant. A dancer needs to build strength, coordination and flexibility beyond what (s)he naturally has. By engaging in a properly designed conditioning training program, dancers will progress at a faster pace and be able to handle the demands of dancing longer, and with far less vulnerability to injury.
We are excited to announce that we will be offering certified P.B.T. classes.
CLI Partnership with Pure Energy Dance Co.
Pure Energy Dance Co. is excited to announce that we are partnering with CLI Studios this year to give our Instructors and students access to the dance industry’s top choreographers.
All our students will benefit from this program because our Instructors will be taking classes regularly with world renowned choreographers and passing this knowledge onto our students in each class!
Exclusively for Pre-Intermediate – Advanced Dancers, 13 years and up:
Want to dance with Kathryn McCormick, Teddy Forance and Nick Lazzarini? Register for the CLI Student program with our studio this season and you’ll be able to take online master classes from world-renowned choreographers! Register at the office starting September 4th. Dancers in our Intensive Training Program who are 11-12 years of age may also qualify.
Our extended faculty this year includes:
And many more including Allison Holker, tWitch, Chloe Arnold, Megan Lawson, Brian Friedman, Misha Gabriel, Kenny Wormald, Alex Wong, and Kyle Robinson!
Flexibility Training Offered
Pure Energy Dance Co. offers Certified Training in Flexibilty
Do you want to learn how to safely and effectively stretch? Do you want to increase flexibility and mobility in your body?
Miss Karrie-Ann has received her Certification for Training in Alixa Flexibility Module 1 & 2!
Karrie-Ann Puderak offers Flexibility Training to groups and individuals. If you are interested in learning how to safely and effectively stretch for improved flexibility and performance, email firstname.lastname@example.org. There are discounted rates for groups and multiple one on one sessions. Please specify if you are an individual or a group requesting training.
The Flexibility exercises from the Aliza flexibility Modules are a unique blend of non – invasive stretching techniques from studies of Russian and Chinese techniques, sports physical therapists, circus, Pilate’s, sports doctors, flexibility studies, and through working with thousands of athletes from various sports.
Individuals who practice the stretches daily will see results in their flexibility and mobility, and will be least likely to injure themselves.
Why do we need to stretch using the techniques from Alixa Flexibility?
The general population is remarkably inflexible in the hips due to an increase in sitting which is so prevalent and problematic today. In dancers and athletes, we are frequently seeing inflexibilty of the hips along with a noticeable disconnect between the hips and hamstrings. This is why there are so many injuries. The stretching exercises taught in the Alixa Flexibility Modules emphasize stretching through proper alignment and proper connection through the back, hips and hamstrings. This leads to an increase in flexibility which will help prevent injuries and will result in a lifetime of benefits such as not getting arthritis and lack of mobility as we age.
AERIAL ARTS CLASSES OFFERED AT PEDC!
Aerial dance is a total body workout, utilizing great strength, balance, agility, and flexibility across the entire body. Since grips are done with both the upper and lower body, an aerial dance performer must be well-conditioned all over, with emphasis on an exceptionally strong core. In aerial dance performances aerialists do not utilize safety lines, so they must rely on their own strength and skill to ensure they do not fall. Instructors Karrie-Ann Puderak and Dallas Schneider are trained in Trapeze and Silks and are qualified to teach Aerial Arts.
Trapeze is a component of Aerial Arts. Aerial trapeze is probably the most popular aerial dance apparatus used. It consists of a bar hanging from the ceiling by two ropes. The Trapeze bar used is static (not a swing apparatus) and can also rotate with the use of a swivel. Trapeze tricks performed involve various hangs using the feet, legs, arms, or any combination thereof, with duo tricks involving some sort of support of the second aerialist.
Aerial silks (also known as aerial tissu) is the use of fabrics hanging from the ceiling as a performance apparatus. Aerial silks tricks are usually divided into three main categories: climbs, wraps, and drops. A climb being when a performer ascends up the fabric, a wrap when a performer wraps their body (or portions of their body) within the fabric, and a drop being when a performer descends down the fabric.
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