Students at Dance Dynamics, a registered member of the Canadian Dance Federation, may recognize the director, Herb Clarke. The veteran dance teacher and Dance Saskatchewan board of directors member has starred in his own teaching series on Shaw Cable and has appeared alongside Juliet Prowse on PBS’s Championship Ballroom Dancing. He harnesses his fleet-footed expertise and choreography experience to lead students of all skill levels through lessons in a variety of dance styles, such as rumba, salsa, swing, and waltz. In doing so, Clarke and his teaching staff help students reap the benefits of dance, such as stress relief, weight loss, and the ability to summon Fred Astaire by whispering his name into a candlelit mirror.
The hangers and shelves at Momentum Clothing and Equipment sport laid-back clothing and accessories bearing more than 70 brand names that range from household favourites such as Volcom and The North Face to boutique treasures. The store's knowledgeable staff members deal in duds seven days a week, turning walks stylish with Nike or Toms shoes or with feet-contenting Volcom or LRG Socks. Jeans and hoodies made by the likes of Obey and 10.Deep are on hand for further torso coverage and look completion. Momentum also hosts a slew of events, creating opportunities for patrons to stylishly mingle with new friends or to have deep conversations with new T-shirts.
From within the cultural district of Broadway, students take part in the traditional Egyptian art form known as belly dancing. The steps—encompassing everything from rib-cage shimmies to hips swirling through infinity loops—may build with each beginner-level class, but the choreography remains purposefully open and fun. It's the instructors' hope, in fact, that the music will inspire students of all ages and fitness levels to find their own rhythms and joy of dance. With this attained, students can move onto intermediate- and advanced-level classes, where the focus turns to longer dance segments and honing one's personal style.
At Bike Universe, a team of cycle specialists works to keep the community's bike traffic rolling smoothly by stocking new equipment and upgrading old rides. Their handiwork helped earn the shop a ranking among Saskatoon's best bicycle stores in Planet S's Best of 2010. As active outdoorspeople themselves, staff members personally test and carry high-performance outdoor sports equipment including kayaks, slacklines, longboards, and apparel, preventing athletes from having to borrow their elder siblings' old-timey swimming singlets.
Chris Isaak has proven to be a rockabilly Renaissance man during his more than 25 years in show business, with hit songs such as "Wicked Game," appearances in movies such as That Thing You Do!, and his own TV show on Showtime. Like a lovechild of Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley nurtured by supermodels, Chris’s smooth, dusty baritone and disarmingly tender falsetto seduces fans with a raucous swing and melodies heartbreaking enough to inspire happy couples to split up, just so they can sing along with more authenticity. Backed by Silvertone, his lifelong rhythm section of rustproof ringers, Chris and the gang turn a concert into a party packed with tunes culled from his catalogue of classics. Even though his live shows thrive on relentless showmanship and unpredictability, recent sets have been decorated in outlandish stage props, including a burning piano, a 35-pound mirrored suit, and a 20-foot tall pin-up girl inflated solely by bittersweet helium and the tears of panda couples torn asunder by zoo downsizing.
At Dance Ink, clients hone skills and tone curves in a full schedule of professionally taught dance and fitness classes. Transcend tango phobias by minding the sashays of one of Dance Ink's accomplished instructors, who conduct twinkle-toed seminars in a capacious 2,000-square-foot mirrored studio. Dance Fit, a signature fitness class, melds a number of dance forms and styles into a cardio shuffling session that lets participants boogie their way to healthier bodies. Dance-based classes cover various dance forms, such as ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and advanced touchdown. Some classes require ballet as a prerequisite; check the Studio Rules for more information.