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Fall/Winter Registration NOW OPEN!

 
During the Fall & Winter semesters we offer many dance formats.  Learn or improve your Dance skills. Attend the same class at the same time each week. Additional fees are applicable and registration is required for the following Dance Activities. An Athletics Base Membership is required to register.
 

Guelph Gryphons Dance Recital 

At the end of each Fall & Winter semester enjoy a night of dance as we highlight our Instructional dance participants.   
Fall Dance Recital | Friday November 29, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Mitchell Gym | Tickets on sale mid November
Winter Dance Recital | Friday April 3, 2020 | 6:30-8:30pm | Mitchell Gym | Tickets on sale mid March
Purchase your tickets @ Client Services (no online ticket sales) | Adults-$10, Students-$5, Dances-$2

Dance Intensive - Open House

Not sure which dance class you'd like to register in for the semester? We're hosting an open house for you to come join us for a day full of sample dance classes! Each instructor will be given an hour to go through basic technique and choreography that you can expect to see in their class. Flat rate fee is $10 whether you attend part of the day or choose to join us for the full day. Drop in anytime between 9am & 6pm and stay as long a you like. Let's get dancing! *Early Registration Discount not applicable.

U of G Dance Intensive Schedule 2019

Time 

Class

Instructor

Studio

9:00-9:45

Social 

Madeline

3212

 

Dance Hall/Soca

Kween

3214

10:00-10:45

Tap

Madeline

3214

 

Latin Fusion

Amanda

3212

11:00-11:45

Intro to Hip Hop

Jessica

3214

 

Salsa

Amanda 

3212

12:00-12:45

Inter/ Advanced Jazz

Sophie

3214

 

Inter/Adv Hip Hop

Gaby

3212

1:00-1:45

Inter/ Advanced Contemporary 

Mattie 

3214

 

Ballet Barre 

Katrina 

3212

2:00-2:45

Intro to Dance 

Katrina & Kaitlyn

3214

 

Acro

Natalie

3212

3:00-3:45

Ballet 

Robyn

3214

4:00-4:45

Seductive

Robyn

3214

5:00-5:45

Heels Video Dance

Karson 

3214

Activity Details

Currently not offered

Ballet Barre - Katrina

Want to jump higher, stretch further and become a stronger dancer? Designed for dancers at all levels, this class will utilize the ballet barre to sculpt and tone your body from head to toe! Ending with a stretch, this class will be the perfect addition to your dance routine!

Activity Details

22895 - September 16, 2019 to November 25, 2019

22901 - January 13, 2020 to March 23, 2020

Intro to Dance - Kaitlyn/Katrina

Are you someone wanting to try a variety of dances? Come learn the basics of contemporary, jazz & ballet. This class will introduce dancers to the basic skills & techniques of each style where participants will progress through simple patterns as well as center work.

Activity Details

21971 - September 16, 2019 to November 25, 2019

22409 - January 13, 2020 to March 23, 2020

Latin Fusion - Amanda

Enter a world of excitement and fun with friends. This course offers a variety of dance styles found in many Latin clubs and socials. Bachata, cha cha, and the rapidly growing favorite kizomba. Each style will be broken down into its basic steps and combos, getting you on the dance floor quickly and with confidence. No partner, no problem! We rotate partners consistently throughout the class to ensure maximum participation.

Activity Details

21973 - September 16, 2019 to November 25, 2019

22411 - January 13, 2020 to March 23, 2020

Advanced Dance - Katherine & Mattie

This new format is geared towards individuals with previous competitive or professional dance experience of 8 years plus that are looking to improve their technique & artistry. To ensure continuity, this class will take place twice a week and will run through both the Fall and Winter semester continually. Focus will be placed on building technique and setting choreography in contemporary & jazz styles. Week 1 of classes will be an assessment of jumps & leaps (center slip jumps and baryshnikovs), and turns (double pirouettes, fouettes, turns in 2nd) and ability to pick up choreography.

Activity Details

21964 - September 16, 2019 to March 25, 2020

  • Monday(s) from 8:30PM to 10:30PM
  • Wednesday(s) from 8:30PM to 10:30PM
  • Dates event isn't occuring:
    • Monday October 14, 2019
    • Monday December 2, 2019
    • Wednesday December 4, 2019
    • Monday December 9, 2019
    • Wednesday December 11, 2019
    • Monday December 16, 2019
    • Wednesday December 18, 2019
    • Monday December 23, 2019
    • Wednesday December 25, 2019
    • Monday December 30, 2019
    • Wednesday January 1, 2020
    • Monday January 6, 2020
    • Wednesday January 8, 2020
    • Monday February 17, 2020
    • Wednesday February 19, 2020
  • Fee: $399
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Hip Hop Intermediate/Advanced - Gaby

This class is for students with previous Hip Hop experience as it will focus on advanced hip hop choreography and footwork. Come join us for this high-energy class.

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Activity Details

21969 - September 16, 2019 to November 25, 2019

22407 - January 13, 2020 to March 23, 2020

Hip Hop Intro - Natalie

This introduction to Hip Hop class will focus on footwork, isolations and development of individual style and flow. If you are looking for a class that is high energy and a lot of fun, this is the one for you!

Activity Details

21970 - September 17, 2019 to November 26, 2019

22408 - January 14, 2020 to March 24, 2020

Jazz Intermediate/Advanced - Sophie

Expand your jazz repertoire in this sultry/modern style class. Fine tuning jetés and pirouettes to an intermediate/advanced level to improve overall technique. Previous dance experience is required.

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Activity Details

21972 - September 17, 2019 to November 26, 2019

22410 - January 14, 2020 to March 24, 2020

Social - Madaleine

You and a partner will learn to work together with the music & wow onlookers as you gracefully glide around the dance floor. Be creative and become comfortable with your dance abilties in this relaxed & sociable environment. It is not mandatory that you register with a partner, but it is suggested.

Activity Details

21977 - September 17, 2019 to November 26, 2019

22415 - January 14, 2020 to March 24, 2020

Dance Hall/Soca - Kween

This class celebrates Caribbean and African Culture combining soca, dancehall, and afro music to help get your body moving. This is a fast-moving, fun-cardio, “spiritual” class with an emphasis on strengthening technique. We will trace traditional dancehall steps bringing it into modern day soca while learning rhythmic moves. Bring your runners and YOUR RAG (a small rag or flag, nothing larger than a cloth napkin) and get ready to dance! 

Activity Details

22897 - September 17, 2019 to November 26, 2019

22902 - January 14, 2020 to March 24, 2020

Heels Video Dance - Karson

Come dance as they do in the music videos! Channel your inner Beyoncé in this instructional class that incorporates jazz, pop & hip hop music - better yet… in heels. BYOH - Bring Your Own Heels!

Activity Details

21967 - September 17, 2019 to November 26, 2019

22405 - January 14, 2020 to March 24, 2020

Contemporary Intermediate/Advanced - Mattie

This class is for students with previous dance experience looking to improve their technique and style. This class includes more intricate and stylized lyrical/contemporary and open movement pieces.

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Activity Details

21966 - September 18, 2019 to November 20, 2019

22404 - January 15, 2020 to March 25, 2020

Vogue Dance - Jarred

Bring it to the runway! Popularized by RuPaul’s Drag Race, this dance style was created by queer and transgender people of colour and is all about being empowered, confident, and feeling your fierceness. Open to everybody!

Activity Details

22899 - September 18, 2019 to November 20, 2019

22904 - January 15, 2020 to March 25, 2020

Acro Intermediate/Advanced - Natalie

This class is for students with previous acro experience looking to keep up with their flexibility and strength. We will focus on improving old skills and learning new ones, as well as incorporating it all into choreography to prepare for recital!

Activity Details

22894 - September 18, 2019 to November 20, 2019

22900 - January 15, 2020 to March 25, 2020

Tap Intermediate/Advanced - Madaleine

We know you want to get in touch with your inner Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire, so join us for this fun class format! This intermediate/advanced choreography class is always a fan favourite at the end of semester recital. Previous tap experience is required & tap shoes are mandatory.

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Activity Details

21978 - September 18, 2019 to November 20, 2019

22416 - January 15, 2020 to March 25, 2020

Salsa Intro - Amanda

From nightclubs & lounges, to wedding receptions & tropical vacations, this exciting dance has captivated millions. In this class students with little or no salsa experience will learn the basics in footwork, partnering & timing as well as fundamental turning & crossing techniques. Signing up with a partner is strongly suggested but not required, as partners will rotate during the class so that lead/follow skills can be developed.

Activity Details

21975 - September 19, 2019 to November 21, 2019

22413 - January 16, 2020 to March 26, 2020

Salsa Intermediate/Advanced - Amanda

When having knowledge of the fundamentals of Salsa, one is able to continue their dance experience. Learn various combinations, styling, techniques & musicality to enhance your salsa social dance skills. Safety & etiquette on the dance floor are also featured. Previous Salsa or other Latin dance experience is required. Signing up with a partner is suggested, but not required.

Activity Details

21974 - September 19, 2019 to November 21, 2019

22412 - January 16, 2020 to March 26, 2020

Ballet Intermediate/Advanced - Robyn

This class will focus on technique and artistry, previous experience in ballet is required as well as a firm understanding of language and positions. The choreography will be intricate and will focus on technical movement and proper position. Fall semester is focused on technique with no performance at recital, while winter semester is focused on choreography for Winter recital.

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Activity Details

21965 - September 19, 2019 to November 21, 2019

22403 - January 16, 2020 to March 26, 2020

Seductive - Robyn

Seductive Dance will not only provide you with a great workout, but also allow you to feel comfortable and confident as you learn the intricacies of how to dance seductively. This class is designed so you can be yourself and have the confidence to express what makes you feel good both on and off the dance floor. Join this class and let us help you find your seductive side.

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Activity Details

21976 - September 19, 2019 to November 21, 2019

22414 - January 16, 2020 to March 26, 2020

Themed Dance Social Evening

Enter a world, where connections are made through a shared passion of dance. This year our dance program is bringing together varying dances styles, all in one amazing venue! Hip hop, contemporary, latin and “two left feet” dancers alike will share and showcase their styles with one another. These events are open to all, for an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere! *Early Registration Discount not applicable.

Activity Details

22898 - October 18, 2019

22903 - February 28, 2020

Dance

Highland Dance
Contemporary Dance
Hip Hop Dance
Social Dance
Musical Theatre Dance
Seductive Dance

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