FUN! FITNESS! DANCE! The most unique classes in Calgary!
Free Spirit Dance offers a variety of adult dance classes guaranteed to make you sweat and have fun! At FSD we make it easy to attend class no matter how busy your schedule is! If you register for a class, you guarantee yourself a spot in the class for the whole semester and it saves you money. If you have to miss a registered class, you can make it up by taking any other drop-in class during the course of the session. FSD also offers a variety of drop-in packages where you can drop into any of our dance or fitness classes at your own pace. No matter how busy your schedule is, Free Spirit Dance has something for you! 🙂
ONGOING DANCE CLASSES: you can either register or drop-in
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Afro Fusion: This high energy cardio class will explore different dance styles that are directly influenced by African esthetics from the foundations of African movement, house, Caribbean (folk and soca), Latin, etc. Be prepared to sweat, lose weight and have fun! Drop-ins welcome. Sample Class below.
Contemporary – Beginner: Contemporary dance is a form of expressive dance combining elements of several styles of dance including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. It connects the mind and body through creative, fluid and graceful movements. In this beginner class, you will be taught simple steps and technique that will build into full routines. It will improve posture, balance, co-ordination, alignment and core strength. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Try something new! Drop-ins welcome. Sample Class below.
Dancehall Vibes Open Level: Dancehall refers to the music, culture and dance associated with a cultural space known as the dance hall, indigenous to Kingston, Jamaica. The dance has strong Afro-Jamaican roots and combines energetic moves with a mostly grounded stance. Dancehall is about creative self-expression and a whole lot of attitude, so come ready to “free up” and let loose! This is a high energy cardio mash up. Be prepared to lose weight and have fun! Open level is for the beginner to intermediate.
Hip Hop – Beginner: Learn popular party dances, grooves and moves. Each class ends with a new simple and fun combo to make you feel like you are in a music video applying what you have learned. Be prepared to sweat, lose weight and have funt! Drop-ins welcome. Sample class below.
Hip Hop – Intermediate/Advanced: Learn the trending moves of today’s urban industry. Be challenged and work through new ways of movement and grooves. Drop-ins welcome.
House Dance – Open Level: Beginner-Intermediate. House is an urban dance style that first appeared in Chicago in the 80’s but grew and evolved in the New York club scene. It derives its movement from many different dance genres such as Jazz, Tap, Salsa, African, Lindy Hop and many other popular party dances. You will learn house foundations such as jack, skating, shuffling and lofting. Class focuses on footwork followed by a short combo and freestyle. This class is high in cardio so you can expect to work up a serious sweat! Drop-ins welcome. Sample class below.
Pretty Girl Swag Heels Class – Absolute Beginner: Channel your inner diva and bring those heels in this sexy street jazz class! Explore your feminine side in a safe and fun environment! Men welcome! This class you will learn various sexy dance styles such as burlesque, jazz funk, waacking, voguing, hip hop and more. Each class ends with a sassy fun combo applying what you have learned. Heels are not required but encouraged. What is Pretty Girl Swag? It’s FSD’s performance troupe. You will learn some P.G.S. sassy signature moves 🙂 Open to all genders. Drop-ins welcome. See sample class below.
Pretty Girl Swag Heels Class – Intermediate/Advanced: Channel your inner diva and bring those heels in this sexy street jazz class! This is a choreography based class for intermediate to advanced dancers. Explore your feminine side in a safe and fun environment! Men welcome! This class you will learn various sexy dance styles such as burlesque, jazz funk, waacking, voguing, hip hop and more. Heels are not required but encouraged. Open to all genders. Drop-ins welcome. See sample class above.
Reggaeton Fusion – Open Level: This class is guaranteed to make those hips shake. Do you love Latin culture and want to learn how to booty shake? This class uses reggaeton music and movements combined with different dance styles such as salsa, merengue, hip hop, jazz funk and more. Expect to laugh, sweat and shake those hips! Drop-ins welcome.
Sexy Chair Class – Open Level: Dancing provocatively on and around a chair. Maneuver yourself around this prop like you’ve never imagined. Strengthen muscles you never knew you had in a whole new way. Learn a sexy routine to show off or keep all to yourself. Discover the sexy within that comes from the inside out! Wear your heels or go barefoot. Open to all genders. Drop-ins welcome. See sample class below.
WORKSHOP SERIES CLASSES:
Workshop series are seasonal classes. Get them while they are here!
Bellydance Fitness: This high energy class will explore foundational bellydance skills using percussive, fluid and shimmy movements, to a variety of bellydance music. Focus will include body isolations, core strength, coordination, and breath work. Be prepared to sweat, lose weight and have fun. Feel free to bring a hip scarf to class if you like. This unique fitness class is for all levels and genders!! Drop-ins welcome.
Bollywood Fusion: Bollywood, the Hollywood of India, is famous for the colorful songs and dances within its films. Bollywood dancing is a fusion of classical Indian dancing and dance styles from around the world, including Hip Hop, Jazz, Salsa, and more! Lose weight and have fun in this high energy and cardio-rich class, as you will explore this eclectic fusion while learning the foundational steps that will allow you to move to any Bollywood beat. Drop-ins welcome. Sample class below.
Hoop Dance Fitness: Don’t miss out on Beyonce’s secret to a trim waistline. Hoop your way into great summer abs! Did you hoop as a kid? Never hooped before? Maddi, your hoop yogi guru, will teach you how to flow and groove with your hoop on and off your body. No experience required. Space is limited for this class due to studio size.
Party Dance Mash Up with Live DJ: Learn all the popular hip hop party dances from today and back in the day! Come groove it out with our Live DJ – DJ Creole mixing all the best party dance beats! We will be kicking it old skool and new skool. Running man, Cabbage Patch, Humpty Dance, The Carlton, Stanky Leg and so much more! This class only happens once a semester. Don’t miss out on this high energy cardio rich night of good music, good vibes and the best of party dances to get you groovin’ and movin’ for your next party or simply relive the nostalgia! This two-week series is not to be missed! Come vibe with us!
First Saturday of the Month Free Class for New Clients New to Free Spirit Dance? Come try a class for free! This class is for new clients only and happens the first Saturday of every month. This class is designed to make everyone feel comfortable and get a taste of what we offer at the studio! Each month we rotate the type of free dance or fitness class offered.