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Adult – Contemporary (Open)

This adult class will focus on using breath and weight to explore movement.  As an open level this class will cater to those who have some previous dance experience, although beginners are also welcome.  Contemporary dance is a creative style of expressive dance which combines elements of several dance styles including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet.  This style of dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Ready to sign up? Click here!

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Adult – Ballet

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This adult class is for all levels and will focus on foundational ballet skills which improve posture and overall body alignment.  Ballet is a popular cross-training activity for athletes such as football players, soccer players, runners and skiers. No tights necessary.  Come in comfortable clothes with your hair pulled up and away from your face. Ready to register?  Click here.

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Schanks Fundraising Sponsors

Ben Heckendorf

On Saturday September 23rd, 2017 we hosted our very first Adult fundraiser.  Thanks to our amazing sponsors we were able to raise over $4,000 towards our new studio renovation.  By raising this money we are able to keep our fees low, which lets us bring dance to children whose parents might otherwise not be able to afford dance!

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2017 Cash Calendar

The Pure Energy Dance Foundation Cash Calendar is Back! 1,000 tickets printed. Purchase a cash calendar ticket from one of our competitive dancers for $10.00 and you’ll be entered into a draw for MONEY!! Every day in November will have a winner, and if you win – your ticket goes BACK IN for the next draw.  That means you’ve got 30 changes to win!   Winners will be announced daily on our Facebook page, so make sure you follow…

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2018 Competition Dates

2018 Competition Dates: At our AGM in September we voted to attend 4 competition for our 2017/2018 competition season. Danceworks – Red Deer March 30 – 31 Sparkle – Olds April 13 – 15 Class Acts – Calgary April 28 – 30 Dance Rage – Camrose May 10 – 13   Hotel information TBA We are working on getting great group deals for our out of town competitions.  Check back for details soon!

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Dance Classes Aren’t Just For Kids!

Dance can help you lose weight, tone your muscles, boost your energy and is a great way to get active! Dance uses your whole body – arms, core, legs, bums! Looking for a great workout?! We’ve got Stretch and Fit, and Yoga! Looking for something more artistic? Try contemporary or tap! All classes will be taught based on the level of the dancers in the room at the time. So beginners – don’t be afraid to come to class!…

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Watching Dancers Grow

The studio is currently undergoing an expansion to double our space. As we push forward into the next chapter of our studio, we’ve also taken time to look back. Pure Energy Dance Foundation was lucky enough to take over for an existing studio 9 years ago, and develop Calgary’s first fully not-for-profit studio. So many of our amazing families have stayed with us through it all, and we’ve been so happy to watch these dancers grow. They’ve grown as…

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Recreational Dance Schedule!

Discover dance with our all-new recreational dance program for ages 3 all the way to adult starting at only $45.00 a month. Ages 3 – 4 Tiny Toes: Wednesday 5:15 – 6:15pm or Saturdays 9:30 – 10:15am Ages 5 -6 Happy Feet: Wednesday 6:15 – 7:15pm or Saturdays 10:15 – 11:00am Ages 7 + Rec Hip Hop: Thursdays 6:15 – 7:15pm or Saturdays 12:00 – 1:00pm Rec Jazz: Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm or Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm Rec Contemporary: Tuesdays…

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What it means to be a not for profit

Ballerinas

Pure Energy Dance Foundation is a not for profit studio. You’ll hear us say it in advertisements, in meeting and on our social media accounts. So what does nonprofit mean? To the Government of Alberta: “Non-profit companies are formed to promote art, science, religions, charity or other similar endeavours, or they may be formed solely for the purpose of promoting recreation for their members” (www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/714.cfm). To become a registered not-for-profit in Alberta, we filed documents that included a declaration…

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Adult – Core & Stretch

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As our bodies age we can have reduced functionality and flexibility. All fitness levels will benefit from this class that will improve joint flexibility and range of motion, reduce soreness and tension, prevent injuries, enhance balance and coordination, and improve your circulation and posture. Ready to sign up? Click here!

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Adult – Aerial Fusion

aerial fusion

Aerial Fusion is a unique way to fly and defy gravity with a blend of yoga, pilates and dance inspired movements done with aerial silk hammocks. The aerial hammock is used as an apparatus to help support and suspend areas of the body in the air 2 – 4 feet from the ground. It’s is designed to develop a balance between breathing, stretching, strengthening, and relaxing, all while exploring playful movements with your body. No experience required! Ready to…

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Tech and Stretch

tech and stretch

Tech and stretch is a class designed to strengthen the body, foster the development of flexibility, improve alignment and to further support the students’ dance training.  This class focuses on strengthening the body for the rigors of dance, however also provides a great workout for those seeking additional physical activity for their child. Ready to sign up? Click here!

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