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Welcome to adult dance classes at Pulse Studios! All of our adult dance classes are drop in based. Join any of our classes at any time! Enjoy meeting new people, making friends, getting a great workout and learning something new as you explore all we have to offer in our adult program. We offer not only dance classes for adults but fitness classes as well! We promise you’ll be having so much fun you won’t even realize that you’re doing something great for your body and mind!

Teen & Adult Pricing

We have several pricing options for any budget!

Drop in

Drop into any class.
$2o with GST
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monthly unlimited

Get the most bang for your buck! Monthly unlimited grants you unlimited classes at only $89 per month. At 2 classes per week, that is only $11 per class!
$89 + GST - Monthly Membership
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1 month infinity pass * new clients only

For first time clients only: Try out our 1 Month Infinity Pass. Each pass gives you full, unlimited access to all classes.
$50 + GST
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10 class pass

10 Drop in sessions
$160 + GST
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Spring Class Schedule

All Adult classes are in navy blue.

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To download a PDF of our class schedule click here. Schedule is subject to change and we do our best to keep you up to date. Look back here for the current version. 

2018/2019 Semester 1 Class Schedule

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Dance Styles

Dance Style History

Breaking is considered the original dance of Hip Hop. It is commonly referred to as B-Boying or B-Girling and NOT breakdance/breakdancing (commerical term) and originates from the Bronx, New York City by African and Latino youth. Elements of Breaking may be seen dating back further than the 1970s but developed as a street dance in the 70s.

Class Focus

This art form is commonly broken down of Top Rock, Go Downs/Entrances, Footwork, Transitions, Freezes and Power Moves. The Breaking classes focus on understanding the style and mechanics of all these elements.

Signature Moves

Learn to Windmill, Swipe, Charlie Rock, and Chair Freeze!

Class Times

· Tuesday 8:30 PM - Beginner Breaking with Eddie, Bboy Funk-E
· Friday 6:30 PM - Beginner Breaking with Seb, Bboy Kid Nasty

Instructors: Bboy Kid Nasty & Bboy Funk-E

Dance Style History

Hip Hop was born in the Bronx in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s. There are many versions of the early history but it is generally agreed upon that the culture was in existence before the name Hip Hop was coined by Afrikaa Bambatta, one of the leaders of the Black Spades - a gang that ran the south Bronx. Afrikaa Bambata (known also as Bam) organized the ZULU NATION - based on the ideas of Peace, Love, Respect, Unity, Knowledge and Having Fun, and he tied the Zulu Nation to the emerging urban culture which he later named Hip Hop.

Class Focus

Even though the traditional dance of Hip Hop is breaking, this class will explore the more recent expressions of Hip Hop dance.

Signature Moves

Learn the Hip Hop party dances of the 80′s and 90′s including the Alf, Bart Simpson, Biz Markie, and James Brown, as well choreography, across the floor, and the latest dance moves.

Class Times

· Monday 6:30 PM - Open Hip Hop with Ajay
· Tuesday 6:30 PM - Beginner Hip Hop with Fernando
· Tuesday 7:30 PM - 30+ Beginner Hip Hop
· Wednesday 6:30 PM - Open Hip Hop with Camille
· Thursday 7:30 PM - Beginner Hip Hop with Seb

Instructors: Ajay, Fernando, Josh, AmySeb & Camille

Dance Style History

House Dance reflects the music known as House Music – originally from Chicago. It is a dance shaped from the evolution of the music during the early 80′s. The roots of House Dance are found in a mixture of Tap, Latin, African, Lindy Hop, Ballet, and many popular party dances. When dancers mixed these forms with the rhythms of House music – House Dance was born.

Class Focus

Class will include learning steps and techniques that are the foundations of house dance. We will also explore musicality and rhythm, freestyle and choreography as a way to expand our knowledge and discover our own expression within the dance.

Signature Moves

Learn The Jack, Farmer, Loose Legs and groove to house music!

Class Times

· Monday 7:30 PM - Beginner House with Travis
· Monday 8:30 PM - Intermediate/Advanced House with Travis

Instructor: Travis

Dance Style History

This West Coast dance was originally known as Campbellocking named after its creator Don Campbell. From Los Angeles, California in the 1970′s, its early influences were from soul and funk music.

The Lockers were well known for their big personalities, brightly colored shirts with big collars, knee high socks, bow ties, and apple hats. This dance style is characterized by the well known “Lock”, points, wrist twirls, handshakes, knee drops, freezes, and splits.

Class Focus

In this class we will learn and practice the elements and techniques of locking that make this dance unique. There are also many soul dances to explore such as The Breakdown, Texas Hop, Loose Caboose and the Funky Penguin! Dancers will warm up and drill the techniques, and move into learning to freestyle and execute routines that will rock the dance floor!

Signature Moves

Learn how to Lock, Point, give yourself five, Scooby Do and Skeeter Rabbit!

Class Times

· Thursday 7:30 PM - Open Locking with Travis

Instructors: Travis

Dance Style History

Popping is one of the funk styles of dance and originated out of Fresno, California in the 1970s.It involves the flexing of muscles to the beat of the music.

Class Focus

At Pulse you will also learn Boogaloo Style which is often combined with Popping. Created by Boogaloo Sam, it is identified by the incorporation of fluid movements often through the use of hip, knee, and head rolls, in addition to walkouts, the old man or other transitions. Get ready to GET FUNKY!

Signature Moves

Learn to Fresno, Puppet Style, Neck o Flex and Twist o Flex!

Class Times

· Thursday 8:30 PM - Open Popping with Eric

Instructors: Josh & Eric

Dance Style History

Waacking is a dance form that emerged from Los Angeles around the funk and disco eras. Soul train lines showcased dancers that combined wild swinging arms, freezes and rapid spins that accentuated the music. This dance allows you to create a persona – to express yourself and let yourself go.

Vogue or voguing is an east coast dance influenced by dancers who imitated model-like poses on the dance floor. Originally from Harlem, New York City you can also recognize voguing through linear and rigid movements involving the arms, legs, and torso.

Class Focus

Signature Moves

Learn to dip, Leiomy Lolly, pose and be fierce!

Class Times

No classes offered at this time, check back later or catch an announcement on Instagram @pulsestudioscalgary.

Instructor: Rebecca

Dance Style History

Dancehall music is a subgenre of Reggae and originates from Jamaica when faster rhythms and digital instrumentation came into play and became a huge hit with the public.

Class Focus

This Dancehall class is open to beginners and experienced dancers and will focus on learning the foundations and movement qualities that go hand in hand with the mainstream and underground Dancehall music of today.

Signature Moves

Class times

No classes offered at this time, check back later or catch an announcement on Instagram @pulsestudioscalgary.

Instructor: Sabrina

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Signature Moves

class times

No classes offered at this time, check back later or catch an announcement on Instagram @pulsestudioscalgary.

Instructor: Siah

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Class times

· Monday 7:30 PM - Beginner Strictly Steps with Fernando
· Tuesday 7:30 PM - Intermediate/Advanced Strictly Steps with Fernando

Instructor: Fernando

Dance Style History

Foudations was designed by Pulse Studios' very own Creative Director, Tara Wilson. It was created for anyone looking to try a bit of everything. Foundations covers the basics of many Hip Hop styles including Popping, Locking and Breaking.

Class Focus

Each Streetdance has its own unique history, relationship to music, set of techniques and grooves, looks and feels. Foundations class will explore the various foundations of street dance and the various dance styles offered at Pulse. If you find yourself attending this class regularly, you are guaranteed to get a good idea of what a lot of the dances are, how they are different from each other, and which ones you may like the best!

Signature Moves

Foundations is like a taster’s menu! One night you may learn the foundations of locking which might include the soul and party dances that gave birth to this dance, as well as the techniques that make it unique. The week after that, you may have a class that focuses on Hip Hop – the grooves that make up this form as well as the techniques and approaches to the music that make it unique.

Class times

· Wednesday 8:30 PM - Open Foundations with Amy

Instructor: Amy

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Signature Moves

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· Friday 6:30 PM - Open Afrohouse with Amanda

Instructor: Amanda

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Signature Moves

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· Thursday 8:30 PM - Open Afrobeats with Amanda

Instructor: Amanda

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Dance Style History

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Signature Moves

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· Friday 7:30 - Open Breaking with Eddie

Instructor: Eddie

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Class times

· Monday 6:30 PM - Open Heels with Katie
· Wednesday 6:30 PM - Open Heels with Katie

Instructor: Katie

 

Dance Style History

New Style Hustle is a partner dance done to modern urban music such as house, R&B and funk. It is based on the original Hustle dance, which emerged in New York during the disco era of the 1970’s. New Style Hustle borrows elements from other partner dances such as Salsa, and emphasizes connection and personal creativity, much in the spirit of hip-hop culture. New Style Hustle is smooth, mesmerizing, and is the couple dance of today’s street dance generation.

Class Focus

Signature Moves

Class times

· Friday 7:30 PM - Beginner NSH with Justin *Begins April 13

Instructor: Justin

 

Fitness Classes

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Class Focus

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· Monday 9:30 AM - Adult Open Groove & Sweat with Tara
· Tuesday 12:15 PM - Adult Open Groove & Sweat with Tara
· Wednesday 9:30 AM - Adult Open Groove & Sweat with Tara
· Thursday 12:15 PM - Adult Open Groove & Sweat with Tara

Instructor: Tara

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What do i bring?

Bring a yoga and water. Mats can be rented in-studio for $2.00 cash per class.

class times

No classes offered at this time, check back later or catch an announcement on Instagram @pulsestudioscalgary.

Instructor: Elina

 
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class focus

A fun, high intensity training session utilizing various techniques including bodyweight exercises, weights, cardiovascular conditioning, mindful rest, active recovery and stretching. This class approaches fitness in a holistic and community based atmosphere. You’ll learn how to exercise in a progressive and challenging manner that’s appropriate for you, with a group of people who are there to inspire and elevate you to your greatest potential. And because we’re at Pulse Studios, rest assured - we’ll be working out to only the MOST bumpin’ Hip Hop tunes!

What do i bring?

Plenty of water and a positive attitude! Optional items to bring will be any portable exercise equipment you may have (resistance bands, jump ropes, recovery balls, mats etc.)

class times

No classes offered at this time, check back later or catch an announcement on Instagram @pulsestudioscalgary.

Instructor: Justin