Dance Programs

Designed for both beginner and more advanced dancers. Look over the descriptions, find a class you like, and get ready to enjoy yourself.


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Fall Program Details

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There are no dance classes on the following dates due to statutory holidays and reading week:

  • October 9, 10 & 11
  • November 6 - 12
Ballet
Ballet - Beginner-Intermediate & Intermediate-Advanced

Classical ballet classes include traditional barre, centre work, and enchainment. Learn the foundation of all good dance techniques. Ballet helps dancers become stronger in all forms of dance. 

Ballet Barre
Ballet Barre

This class is geared to participants who have previous dance experience. The ballet barre will be used to increase your strength and flexibility, and challenge your mind and body with simple sequences for a full-body workout!

Ballroom Blast
Social Dance Mixer (fall course cancelled)

Fun and enjoyable exercise!  For any adult who wants confidence on a dance floor. Learn, or brush up, the basics in the dances that will get you out dancing, and socializing.  You will learn to lead, follow, and style in the: Waltz, Foxtrot, Jive & Night Club Two Step.

Latin Dances (fall course cancelled)

Enjoy! Learn! Exercise! For club dancing, weddings or, evenings out. Perfect for any adult wanting to add to their social dance skills. Learn, or brush up, with some basic steps in each of the more popular dances. You will learn to lead, follow, and style in Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha & Bachata.

Belly Dance
Belly Dance (fall course cancelled)

Students are taught the belly dance posture, how to isolate body movement, and basic dance steps in a fun environment. Students learn to bring movements together in short combinations, 'follow-the-leader' improvisations, and/or choreographies. Focus is not only on the core, like hips, legs, arms, and hands are all used in both stationary and travelling steps.

Burlesque Charm
Burlesque Charm

Burlesque is a unique dance class that incorporates movements from different dance genres and Pilates to develop cardio and strength. The goal of Burlesque Charm is to gain body awareness and build self-confidence with original dance choreographies that are sexy and classy.
Individuals of all ages, shapes, and sizes are welcome!

Contemporary Modern
Contemporary Modern - Beginner-Intermediate & Intermediate-Advanced

Contemporary modern dance offers technical styles involving floor-work, some inversion techniques, centre exercises, combinations, improvisation, and traveling movement phrases. Explore your movement potential, expand creativity and develop your performance techniques. 

Disco
Disco (fall course cancelled)

Do you want to dance like John Travolta? Does the concept of 'Boogie Nights' or 'Do the Hustle' make your feet start to move and your hips start to groove? Or do you just like to have fun by trying something totally retro? Then disco is for you! We will learn basic disco steps and will learn a choreography similar to John Travolta's out of 'Saturday Night Fever'. We will focus on dancing to the classics, but we'll explore some of the new disco-inspired songs. Wow your friends the next time you hit the dance floor by learning disco! Wear comfortable clothes and indoor runners or comfortable shoes. Large lapels, leisure suits, and sequins are optional!

Hip Hop
Hip Hop

This exciting dance class takes you from old school to new school and everything in between. The focus is on style, energy, and a ton of fun. Co-ed classes for all levels. Please wear clean non-marking running shoes to class.

Jazz
Jazz - Beginner-Intermediate & Intermediate-Advanced

Jazz dance is matched to the rhythms and techniques of jazz and contemporary music. Within various styles of jazz, we emphasize the practice of jazz technique including centre preparatory exercises, stylized techniques, and combination phrases.

K-Pop
K-Pop (Korean Pop)

K-POP is a modern form of South Korean pop music covering mostly dance-pop, pop ballad, electronic, rock, hip-hop, R & B, etc. In this class, we will teach popular K-POP dances, such as dances by EXO, BOA, SNSD, T-ara, and more. Suitable for beginners or dancers with limited experience.

Street Jazz
Street Jazz

Street Jazz incorporates elements of classical jazz dance technique combined with funky street style hip hop movement. A very edgy style of jazz filled with the most popular dance steps and music. Primarily for beginners. Please wear clean non-marking running shoes to class.

RecMix — Dance (Student-only)


Fridays, Oct 1 to 29 |  6:05 to 6:55 PM

Join us every Friday for this "Dance Mix". Each week you will experience a different form of dance with a different instructor. The following is a list of the dance classes that will be covered during the Dance Mix: Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Tap Dance, House Dance, and K-Pop.

Only $10 for students.

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Dance Programs (Registration Opens August 23)

Dance programs available for registration: Afro Dance, Ballet, Ballet Barre, Ballroom, Belly Dance, Burlesque, Contemporary Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz, K-Pop, Street Jazz, and West African Dance. Visit www.activityreg.ualberta.ca to register.

Dates, Days & Times Code Location Cost*
Ballet - Beginner-Intermediate
Wednesdays, Sep 22 to Dec  1
5:05 to 6:25 PM
12524 Van Vliet Complex 2-635 
Dorothy Harris Dance Studio
Student $120.00 
Staff $145.00 
Public $155.00 
Ballet - Intermediate-Advanced
Thursdays, Sep 23 to Dec 2 
5:05 to 6:25 PM
13233 Van Vliet Complex 2-635 
Dorothy Harris Dance Studio
Student $120.00 
Staff $145.00 
Public $155.00 
Ballet Barre
Thursday, Sep 23 to Dec 2
7:05 to 7:55 PM
12525 Van Vliet Complex 2-650
Dorothy Harris Dance Studio
Student $80.00 
Staff $100.00 
Public $105.00 
Burlesque Charm
Fridays, Sep 24 to Dec 3  
7:05 to 7:55 PM
13237 Education Building GB-64 Student $80.00 
Staff $100.00 
Public $105.00 
Contemporary Modern - Beginner-Intermediate
Thursdays, Sep 23 to Dec 2
6:35 to 7:55 PM
12526 Van Vliet Complex 2-635
Dorothy Harris Dance Studio
Student $120.00 
Staff $145.00 
Public $155.00 
Hip Hop
Mondays, Sep 20 to Nov 29 
6:05 to 6:55 PM
12527 Van Vliet Complex 2-635 
Dorothy Harris Dance Studio
Student $72.00 
Staff $90.00 
Public $94.50 
Jazz - Beginner-Intermediate
Saturdays, Sep 25 to Dec 4 
10:05 - 11:25 AM
12528 Van Vliet Complex 2-635 
Dorothy Harris Dance Studio
Student $108.00 
Staff $130.50 
Public $139.50 
K-Pop
Fridays, Sep 24 to Dec 3 
5:05 - 5:55 PM
12529 Van Vliet Complex 2-650
Dorothy Harris Dance Studio
Student $80.00 
Staff $100.00 
Public $105.00 
Street Jazz
Mondays, Sep 20 to Nov 29 
7:05 - 7:55 PM
12531 Van Vliet Complex 2-635
Dorothy Harris Dance Studio
Student $72.00 
Staff $90.00 
Public $94.50 

*Student: U of A student currently enrolled in an academic program at the U of A and has paid the Athletic and Recreation Fee. Staff: U of A Staff (full-time, part-time, faculty, and support staff). Member: Applies to the following membership types Van Vliet Complex, Saville Community Sports Centre.