Dance like no one's watching at Studio One Rp Dance in Saskatoon.
If you're a dancer of all trades, come join the fun and varied classes Studio One Rp Dance has to offer.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Since Judi Sheppard Missett first created Jazzercise in 1969, the dance-fitness fusion has become a household name, and she is still the driving force behind the company today. Though Judi can’t attend all 32,000 classes held weekly in 32 countries, every 10 weeks, instructors around the world receive video of a new routine choreographed by Judi herself. And the routines have certainly evolved since their inception. They currently integrate elements of yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and resistance training, and are set to a consistently updated soundtrack of top 40, hip-hop, rock, and country hits. Generally, the 60-minute classes begin with a light warm-up before launching into 30 minutes of cardio, a segment with weights and strength training, and then a cooldown with stretches. Students of all ages and experience levels are welcome, but nervous beginners can cuddle up on the couch with their new sneakers and watch videos of signature moves at home before attending their first class.
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.
For the past three decades, Oriental Dance Arts has introduced students young and old to the dances of the Middle East, Near East, and Asia Minor. Their instructors create accepting environments to help students build a shared community around movement. Instructors teach several varieties of belly dance, including beginner's classes designed specifically for first-timers or those without bellybutton-less androids. At open house nights, the school's dancers demonstrate multicultural moves ranging in style from Arabic to American Tribal. The school's dance troupe performs at least twice each month at community functions, wearing colourful costumes shimmering with tassels and reflective accents.
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.