Pulse in the Community

At Pulse Studios, a big part of our mission is to support and build the Streetdance community,  not only within our walls but throughout our city, our province and our country.



The 4th street lilac festival

Sunday, June 4 at 10 AM - 6 PM

Each spring, thousands of attendees come out to enjoy the unique and pedestrian friendly 4th Street venue, offering an array of musical talent, artisan vendors, quality entertainment and some perfect people watching.
At the Lilac Festival, there is an activity made for all ages. This could mean a jump in the bouncer for the kids, discovering a great new band, choosing a perfect summer patio or searching for a trendy fashion; there is no shortage of things happening.

The 4th Street Festival Society works diligently to provide an ideal environment for new and emerging local musicians to showcase their talents. There are six stages hosting over 30 performances throughout the day, offering artists exposure to an often brand new audience. A recent new addition to the event programming includes the "Underage Stage", which promotes Alberta's youth in support of their bright future in music.
4th Street is host to over 500 vendors that vary from artisan crafts, to imported wares, to community organizations. 

The 4th Street Lilac Festival looks forward to another great year, hosting the best and brightest in Calgary's cultural community! 

For more information check out the Lilac Festival on Facebook or their website here.


Extra credit highschool streetdance competition

Friday, May  at 5 PM - 10 PM

It’s Back! The 4th edition of Extra Credit Highschool Hip Hop Competition. 

Every year dancers have been upping their game! Extra Credit brings together dancers from all over the city to showcase their love for dance, music, team spirit and school pride! Highschools from all over the city go head to head and leave everything on the dancefloor. Each school dance team will showcase their BEST most creative dances all for a chance to put their school name on the EC Championship Trophy as well as a chance to support their chosen charities. 

The freestyle battles to follow are just as exciting! This year the freestyle categories are: 2v2 All Styles and 1v1 Breaking competition! An incredible night celebrating dance, music, people, and local talent! Bring your friends and family!

For any questions or details email hello@extracredit.ca or join the Facebook event.

i can dance auditions

Sunday, April 30

I CAN DANCE is Calgary's first cross-cultural dance audition! Contestants can join as solo dancers or groups. There is no limitation on genres of dance. Everyone gets to shoot a cool dance video! $1000 cash prize and Music Video Opportunities available!

Sign up NOW!

old to the new: breaking battle 

Saturday, April 22 at 11:30 AM - 6 PM

Old to the New is an annual 2 vs. 2 breaking competition.  This is one of the few breaking competitions in Calgary that provides a stage for kids and youth to compete along side peers similar in age, experience and skill level.  The last 3 years we have included older and more experienced dancers to be paired up with younger dancers through a random draw, to create a mentorship opportunity during the battles.  This years format there will be 2 separate categories.

· 2 vs. 2 | 12 year old & younger battle
· 2 vs. 2 | 13 year old & older lottery battle

Any and all skill levels are welcome. This event has been the perfect first competition for new comers to experience and compete in.

For any questions please contact events.otl@gmail.com or you can keep up to date by checking out our event page on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/1853551298234165/.


all styles united hiphop battle

Sunday, April 9 at 1:30 PM

All Styles United Hiphop Battle is your chance to represent your dance style. Whether it be Breaking, Popping or other urban street styles, you will be eligible to compete against other passionate dancers for a cash prize, but more importantly to gain respect. 

Our judges are known to hold their own in battles and have been active in the Alberta Dance Community through battling, teaching or performing. Pulse Studios very own, Tara Wilson will be one of the judges!