Morocco’s D.I.Y. Dance Crews

Break dancing has been a crucial outlet for young people throughout the country, where government funding for the arts is limited.

MARRAKESH, Morocco — Under the yellow domed ceiling of the Theater Royal of Marrakesh, a small crowd cheered and watched in awe as champion break dancers from around the world battled, with head slides, freezes and kicks, in a competition streamed globally online.

“Make some noise!” the host of the event screamed into a microphone. “Show enthusiasm. People don’t know anything about Morocco.”

The spectators grew louder. 

They were especially excited about the performance of Fouad Ambelj, a 24-year-old Moroccan prodigy who dances as Lil Zoo and who has become a worldwide sensation.


To read the full New York Times article, click here.

May 29 - June 1: Troy Sexton from STOMP will be in the studio working with the Beast Machine


Troy Sexton

Troy Sexton is a dancer, drummer, beatboxer, teacher, motivational speaker and performer with high energy and a positive personality.

At the age of 19, Troy joined the cast of the international percussion sensation STOMP. He was the youngest, and only Canadian performer in the history of STOMP.  Through his tenure, he performed many roles on the show, including the lead performance role, and the rehearsal director for the company. Troy has performed with STOMP in countless countries all over the world for the past 10 years.

Troy currently divides his time between performing in international STOMP tours and running his Rhythm Works business out of his hometown of Toronto. Recently, Troy has become involved in “BluePrintForLife” (Calgary, AB), award-winning social outreach group providing hip hop culture opportunities for schools and youth correction facilities.

Notable TV credits include Dancing with the stars (Poland), So You Think You Can Dance (Australia), Much On Demand (Canada), We Day 2010 (Canada) Zoink’d (Canada, YTV), as well as music videos for artists Rich KiddThe Used and USS.

Troy’s infectious positivity and passion for dance is obvious as he inspires audiences to listen to their gut and do what they love.

June 9 - Beast Machine & Flomatk are performing at the Inglewood Night Market



The Inglewood Night Market is a modern day market that occurs every second Friday in the summer months in Calgary Alberta. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques & collectibles, artisan eats & more! You’ll also find food trucks, singer songwriters, bands, dancers, outdoor seating, and other fun things to check out!

Our home is the beloved Inglewood Neighbourhood just off 9th Avenue and 10th street!

Friday, June 9 - Beast Machine and Flomatk are performing!

June 3: Come rain or shine, Pulse Studios & Beast Machine will be at the 29th Annual Lilac Festival


Drop by the Pulse Studios booth and check out the Beast Machine as they perform some of their best choreography. 

Calgary's HOTTEST Festival is Sunday June 3rd 2018 - the 29th Annual 4th Street Lilac Festival. This free one day event is the start up to Calgary's vibrant festival season, and encourages citizens to shake off their winter blues and reintroduce themselves to the thriving creative community in our city. 

Flomatk is performing at ONE - A Dance Spectacle


Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Mt Royal University Bella Concert Hall, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, Alberta

ONE – A DANCE SPECTACLE promises an immense array of dynamic and visually stunning performances from some of Alberta’s most accomplished and promising artists. This exciting and unique presentation will showcase circus performers, tribal belly dance, theatrical pieces, Hip hop, Bollywood, Chinese Folk, Collaborative pieces, Contemporary, Salsa and many more. Like a jigsaw puzzle, the performances of this evening will piece together seamlessly, all the while portraying a beautiful relationship between and amongst different genres and cultures. This unique show full of fascinating works of integrated dance forms will provide an opportunity for audiences to extend their horizons beyond the boundaries of their own culture and experience other cultures of the world.

For more information, check out the Facebook event group here

You can get your tickets here.


May 12: Beast Machine 90s Pub Night - ALL ARE WELCOME


The Beast Machine is scheduled to go to the home of Hip Hop, NYC in 2019. The goal is to experience where Hip Hop was born and learn from the Pioneers.

Come join us at the Black Swan Ale House for a 90s dance party! Tickets are only $20 and include an all-night food buffet - drinks are not included. There will be tons of dancing, oodles of food, thousands of laughs and a silent auction to help raise funds for the Beast Machine!

To get your tickets, please email Tara at

We hope to see you there!

Pulse Exclusive: Deep Marine Collagen


Take advantage of the Pulse Studios Exclusive and snag your discount on Deep Marine Collagen. Regular $110 for a 60 day supply, only at Pulse Studios can you get your hands on this supreme product for $95+GST.

Collagen is a supplement that is safe for all ages and helps to:

· Relieve joint & arthritis pain long-term without side effects
· Heal mild to severe skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, itchy skin & dry skin
· Maintain muscle mass & bone density
· Minimize head dandruff
· Clear hyperpigmentation
· Helps repair tendon and ligament injury
· Heals open wounds & sores faster
· Improve the appearance of fine lines (wrinkles)
· Improve symptoms of menopause
· Improve overall health & well being

To get yours, check out our online store here

For more information on Deep Marine Collagen, visit their website

Tony Tran is back with Waacking, Vogue/Femme & House workshops

TONY pulseflyer.jpg


Tony is a dance artist based in Canada & London. He is well know within the urban dance community through his work as an instructor, performer, producer and choreographer. 

His artistic journey has brought him to train and perform across Canada, United States and Europe. His choreography, which spans the world of dance theatre and urban dance performance, has been presented in festivals across Canada including: Springboard Performance Fluid Movement Arts Festival, Expanse Festival, Sage Theatre Ignite! and Dancers' Studio West Alberta Annual Dance Festival. 

Tony is also the Founder/Artistic Director of The Bad Girls Club YYC and a member of the International House of Amazon. 


Waacking is a form of dance created in the LGBT clubs of Los Angeles, during the 1970s disco era. Waacking consists of moving the arms to the beat of the music, typically in a moment of the arms over and behind the shoulders. Waacking also contains other elements such as posing and footwork. Waacking puts a strong emphasis on musicality and interpretation of the music and its rhythm. It also took inspiration stylistically from movie stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and James Dean. 



Vogue or voguing is a modern house dance originating in the late 1980s that evolved out of the Harlem Ballroom scene of the 1960s. It gained mainstream exposure when it was featured in Madonna's iconic 1990 song and video 'Vogue' and showcased in the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. 

In its modern form, this dance has become a global phenomenon that continues to evolve both stylistically and demographically. Vogue Femme (or Fem) includes exaggerated feminine movements influenced by ballet, jazz and modern dance. 



House dance is a social dance primarily danced to house music that has roots in the clubs of Chicago and New York City. The main elements of House dance include footwork, jacking and lofting. House dance is often improvised and emphasizes fast and complex foot-oriented steps combined with fluid movements in the torso, as well as floor work.