Our News

 

September News

 

 

Welcome Back!

We have a very exciting year coming up for our SDU Family!  The first week begins Monday September 11, and our awesome staff is excited to get started!

Don’t have your dance shoes or attire?  Check out Centre Stage at 551 Queen St. East for all your dance needs.

Don’t have your SDU gear?  We have lots of awesome SDU gear in stock – everything from our classic red t-shirts to our SDU DANCER sweatpants!


 

Classes Filling Up Fast!

 

We are still accepting late registrations but classes are filling up fast! Don’t wait – ensure your spot today! Call us at 705-942-5282 or email us at info@soodance.ca to register!

Check out our schedules online!
*schedules subject to change*

Recreational Classes

Competitive Classes


Adult Classes

 

SDU is proud to offer our every popular Recreational Jazz class, each Tuesday at 6:30.
Crave the ultimate challenge?  Our Competitive Adult team has a lot of tricks up their sleeve this year – don’t miss out!

Call the studio for more details!

 


 

August News

 

 

Classes Filling Up Fast!

If you missed registration don’t sweat!  We still have lots of options for the dancer in your family!  But don’t wait – ensure your spot today! Call us at 705-942-5282 or email us at info@soodance.ca to register!

Check out our schedules online!
*schedules subject to change*

Recreational Classes

Competitive Classes


Summer Dance Camps

Once again, our Summer Dance Camps were a hit!  Each week in July, SDU offered a half day camp to various ages and levels.  We had princesses, aspiring teachers, and students who learned all new styles of dance!  Thank you to all the awesome dancers who came out and made these camps out most exciting yet!!

 


 

July News

 

 

July Summer Camps!

We are so excited of our 2017 July Summer Camps!  We have great camps various ages – don’t miss out and follow the link below!

July Dance Camps



NEW!! Adult Lunch Time Stretch Class

Each Wednesday of July
12:10-12:50
$15 per class or $50 for all 4!
Drop-ins welcome!

 


 

June News

 

 

Summer Camp Registration OPEN!

We are accepting registrations of our awesome July Summer Camps!  For the month of March, we will be offering an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Only $125 (taxes included)!! Check out the link below, and register today!

July Dance Camps



NEW!! Adult Lunch Time Stretch Class

Each Wednesday of July
12:10-12:50
$15 per class or $50 for all 4!
Drop-ins welcome!


 

Performance 2017

SDU’s annual recitals are:

Saturday June 10, 6:30pm
Sunday June 11, 2:00pm

These performances will be at the White Pines Theatre.  Our recreational and competitive students come together to create an amazing recital, showcasing everything from our beginners to our adults, and everything in between.  All of our students perform both days! Don’t miss out!  Tickets are available at the Station Mall Box Office.


 

Annual Dance Banquet

The Annual Dance Banquet will be Friday June 16, at Northern Grand Garden. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6:00.  Tickets are $20, $15 for children 12 and under, and children 4 and under are free. All students and family are invited to attend.  Tickets available at dress rehearsal, or call the studio.


 

Pre-Registration

Registration for the 2017-2018 season will be June 20-22, from 4:00-8:00pm at the SDU headquarters (258 Queen St. East, parking available at the Essar Centre).  Come down to the studio so you can see our facility, meet the staff and find the perfect classes for you and your family. 

 


 

May News

 

STUDIO CLOSURES

Please be aware the studio will be closed for the following dates:

Friday May 12 to Sunday May 14 – Competition in North Bay
Monday May 22 – Victoria Day


ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADVERTISE IN OUR PROGRAM?
Everything from a business to a parent wanting to congratulate their dancer, we have a full colour spot for you in our Performance 2017 program!

Business Card Size – $75
Half Page – $125
Full Page – $175

Over 1600 people will see your Ad!
Artwork must be in JPEG or PDF form. Please send it to christine@soodance.ca. Payments can be made by e-transfer, cheque, cash or debit.


 

Summer Camp Registration OPEN!

We are now accepting registrations of our awesome July Summer Camps!  For the month of March, we will be offering an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Only $100 (taxes included)!! Check out the link below, and register today!

July Dance Camps


Recital Tickets!


Tickets for Performance 2017 (Saturday June 10 at 6:30 and Sunday June 11 at 2:00) will be on sale starting April 1, 2017!  Tickets will be available for purchase at the Station Mall Box Office.  Tickets will be $28 each (hst, box office and theatre surcharges included).


 

 

April News

 

Final Installment Due

The final installment becomes due April 15. 


Studio Closures


The studio will be closed the following dates:

Friday April 14 – Good Friday
Friday April 28 to Monday May 1 – staff away for competition.


 

Summer Camp Registration Begins!

We are now accepting registrations of our awesome July Summer Camps!  For the month of March, we will be offering an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Only $100 (taxes included)!! Check out the link below, and register today!

July Dance Camps


Recital Tickets!


Tickets for Performance 2017 (Saturday June 10 at 6:30 and Sunday June 11 at 2:00) will be on sale starting April 1, 2017!  Tickets will be available for purchase at the Station Mall Box Office.  Tickets will be $28 each (hst, box office and theatre surcharges included).

 


 

 

March News

 

March Break

The studio will be closed Saturday March 11 to Sunday March 19 for March Break.  Classes will resume as scheduled, Monday March 20.  Have a safe and happy break!.


New!! 6 Week Adult Intermediate Tap!


Intermediate Level Adult Tap (some experience required)
Starts Monday March 20, 6:30-7:30 in Studio C.  Only $110 (taxes included). Please call or email the studio to register!


 

Summer Camp Registration Begins!

We are now accepting registrations of our awesome July Summer Camps!  For the month of March, we will be offering an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Only $100 (taxes included)!! Check out the link below, and register today!

July Dance Camps


Recital Tickets!


Tickets for Performance 2017 (Saturday June 10 at 6:30 and Sunday June 11 at 2:00) will be on sale starting April 1, 2017!  Tickets will be available for purchase at the Station Mall Box Office.  Tickets will be $28 each (hst, box office and theatre surcharges included).

 


 

February News

 

February Installment

The February installment is due Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Payments can be made with cash, debit, and E-Transfer (e-transfers can be sent to christine@soodance.ca).


Kidney Foundation Fundraiser


Getting rid of old belongings to make way for new?
Not sure where to take it??

The SDU Competitive Team is partnering with the Kidney Foundation for a great fundraiser!  Clothing, household items, kitchen utensils, tools, toys, books small appliances and much more can be donated to help people all across Canada suffering from Kidney Disease.  

All you have to do is drop off your donations at 253 Bruce Street (Kidney Foundation Office) during the month of January.  Be sure to mention it is on behalf of SDU OR bag-tags are available for pick-up at the SDU office.

 


 

January News

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Soo Dance Unlimited wants to wish their students and families all the best in 2017!

Classes resume as schedule Monday January 9th, 2017.
See you soon!


Kidney Foundation Fundraiser


Getting rid of old belongings to make way for new?
Not sure where to take it??

The SDU Competitive Team is partnering with the Kidney Foundation for a great fundraiser!  Clothing, household items, kitchen utensils, tools, toys, books small appliances and much more can be donated to help people all across Canada suffering from Kidney Disease.  

All you have to do is drop off your donations at 253 Bruce Street (Kidney Foundation Office) during the month of January.  Be sure to mention it is on behalf of SDU OR bag-tags are available for pick-up at the SDU office.

 


 

December News

 

Holiday Cheer Donations

December 1st will begin SDU’s annual CHEER FOOD DRIVE. Please drop off any non-perishable food items, hygiene products, socks, gently used toys, clothing or blankets in the “Cheer Box” located in the Studio A viewing area. We will be donating all goods to the Soup Kitchen, Wednesday December 21st.


PJ Week!!


It’s that time of year again!!! SDU likes to ring in the holidays with one of our favorite events – PJ WEEK!! We invite all of our students to sport their best PJ’s from Friday December 16th to Thursday December 22nd. Please be sure students are able to dance in their PJs (no-footed pj’s please!)


HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!


The Sault Symphony Orchestra has been preparing for its newest show, Holiday Spectacular, and has recruited some amazing talent to make this seasonal show their best one yet.

Holiday Spectacular is a Broadway style musical, featuring local celebrities Timothy Murphy, Brian Miller and Donna Hillsinger, as well as the help from some local dance studios. Soo Dance Unlimited, as well as Central Dance (owned and operated by SDU’s own graduate, Alicia Annett), Davey Dance Company, and Studio Dance Arts, help bring this musical to life.  Guest choreographer, John Hoffman, has created some truly amazing numbers, with accompaniment by the Sault Symphony Orchestra.  Holiday classic tunes are brought to life, in this two day only extravaganza.

This production is sure to keep audiences smiling and tapping their toes.  Don’t miss out!

 

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Studio Closure

The studio will be closed from Friday December 23rd to Sunday January 8th. Regular classes will resume Monday January 9th.

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November News

 

SDU Halloween Family Fun Dance!

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the 2nd Annual Halloween Dance!  Student, moms, dads, siblings and friends all came out in their best costumes and danced the night away.  We had some awesome games and events – Miss Christine got a pie in the face!!!  Thank you to the Fundraising Committee for all the hard work putting this event together, thanks to the Elk’s, and a HUGE thank you to all the families who came out to support SDU!

Be sure to check out more awesome pics and videos on our Facebook page!


 

NEW!! 6 WEEK ADULT DANCE COURSE

ADULT HIP-HOP!
Starts Monday November 7th, 6:30-7:30 in Studio C.
This exciting class will keep you moving, with fun music and awesome choreography!

6 Week Courses are $110 (taxes included).

Please call or email the studio to register.  Spaces are limited to be sure to sign up today!


 

 

November Installment

Please be reminded that the November Installment is due Tuesday, November 15th, 2016.


 

SANTA CLAUS PARADE

SDU will once again be participating in the Annual Rotary Santa Claus Parade Saturday, November 19th.  We invite all of our students and families to participate in this wonderful event.  


 

October News

 

AND THE WINNER IS….

In celebration of our first week of the 2016-2017 Season, SDU hosted an Instagram #Hashtag Contest.  Students were to post pics, tag SDU and then come up with a creative hashtag for the studio to use for the year.  We had some great entrees, but there could only be one winner!  

CONGRATULATIONS ZOË CAPPER and her great hashtag #letSDUthis

ZOË will receive a great swag bag, full of great dance goodies and SDU gear! Keep posting great dance pics, and be sure to use our great hashtag and tag @soodanceunlimited


 


 

 

STUDIO CLOSURES

The studio will be closed for the following dates:

Monday October 10th – Thanksgiving
Monday October 31st – Halloween


 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

On Saturday October 29th, students are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to dance!  Please be sure costumes are easy and safe to dance in – we don’t want anything to happen to their costumes before the big day!


 

NEW!! 6 WEEK ADULT DANCE COURSE

ADULT HIP-HOP!
Starts Monday November 7th, 6:30-7:30 in Studio C.
This exciting class will keep you moving, with fun music and awesome choreography!

6 Week Courses are $110 (taxes included).

Please call or email the studio to register.  Spaces are limited to be sure to sign up today!


 

 

September News

 

WELCOME WEEK CONTEST!

In celebration of our first week of the 2016-2017 Season, SDU is hosting an Instagram #Hashtag Contest!!

All you have to do is post your “Welcome Week” pics on Instagram, tag @soodanceunlimited, and create an awesome hashtag that the whole studio can use for the year!  

We will pick our favourite next week, and the winner even gets some great swag!! 

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2016-2017 SEASON

Welcome back, SDU!  Classes begin Monday September 12th, 2016! 

 


August News

LATE REGISTRATION

Did you miss our June Registration?  It’s not too late!  We will be hosting a Late Registration, September 7th and 8th from 5:00pm-8:00pm.  Come on down so we can help you find the perfect class for the dancer in your family, meet our awesome staff and check out our 3 studio facility!

Parking available at the Essar Centre.

 

POP-UP WORKSHOPS!

SDU has some great summer classes to offer every dancer!

We are welcoming all Grads back for our most successful summer classes, including special guest teacher Isaiah Sawchyn, who will be working the grads hard with some Hip-Hop.  Also new to the summer line up is a HEELS CLASS!  Don’t forget to join us for a stretch, lyrical and some tap!

For our younger dancers (ages 7+), we will be offering a beginner tap and a lyrical.

We haven’t forgot the in-betweeners – Intermediates will enjoy a fast and exciting tap class, followed by an emotional lyrical.

Check out more detail in our August Workshop schedule.
To register please call or email the studio! 


July News

 

SUMMER EVENTS!

SDU has plenty of summer events to keep your dancer busy!  

Princess Dance Camp (ages 5-7) – Monday July 11-15, 9:00am-12:00pm
Behind the Scenes Camp (ages 10-14) – Monday July 18-22, 1:00-4:00pm
July Workshops – Please check the schedule for details
July  Intensives – Junior: Tuesday July 26, 9:00am-4:00pm
                       – Intermediate: Wednesday July 27th, 9:00am-4:00pm
                       – Pre-Juniors: Thursday July 28th, 9:00am-12:00pm
                       – Seniors: Thursday July 28th, 9:00am-12:00pm

For more information please call or email the studio! 


June News

 

 

 

 

Performance 2016

Congratulations SDU!

SDU had their annual dance recitals, Performance 2016, this past weekend (Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th), at the KCTC!  This weekend was, without a doubt, our best year yet!  The entertaining show brings together our recreational and competitive teams to create an amazing show from start to finish.  We are very proud of our dancers for their achievements this year. Congratulations to you all! 

A big thank you goes to all involved in making this production a huge success – KCTC staff,James Warner-Smith for coming from Sudbury to MC, Neil MacEwan for video, Lynn for photos, SK group for the programs, Samarita Hurley, Robin Mezzomo and Jackie Mosely for costuming, and Henry Schmitt and Terry Leonard for props.  Thank you to all our alumni who came back to help out backstage and in the auditorium. 

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SDU’s annual recital showcase, Performance 2016, will be taking the stage!

Saturday June 11th, 6:30pm
Sunday June 12th, 2:00pm
Kiwanis Community Theatre (White Pines)

Tickets are available for purchase at the Station Mall Box Office.  Tickets will also be available at the door (numbers permitting).  This show sells out so be sure to get yours before they are gone!

Video of Performance 2016 will be available for purchase at the back of the auditorium during dress-rehearsals.  DVDs will be $35 cash or $40 by credit card.  

 


 

Annual Banquet

 

Our annual banquet will be Sunday June 19th, at Northern Grand Gardens. Doors will open at 5:30, dinner will be at 6:00.  Please email or call the studio to reserve your tickets.

*Dinner includes: pasta, meatballs, chicken cutlets, potatoes, salad, bread, coffee/tea and dessert.


 

 

May News

 

 

SDU Meets L2D

London was the competitive teams second and final stop of our competitive season.  Our dancers once again did a fantastic job on each performance!  

SPECIAL AWARDS
PA+SSION Award 
Given by the special awards judge, this award was the only awards given to an entire studio! Given to SDU for our stand out performances, professionalism, clean dances, and a strong sense of passion and dedication from each dancer – what a compliment!

The Studio Spirit Award
Outstanding Regional Choreography Award – “America’s Sweetheart” choreographed by Miss Lauren
Powerful Projection – “Ten Thousand Angels”

OVERALLS
Highest Junior Novice 
3rd – “Petite Waltz”

Highest Junior Small Group
1st – “Let Me Entertain You”
2nd – “Hey Mama”

Highest Junior Large Group
1st – “Carrying the Banner”

Highest Teen Large Group
1st – “Howlin for You”

Highest Senior Large Groups
1st – In Your Hands
2nd – Ten Thousand Angels

Highest Teen Line
1st – “Sweat!”


SDU Takes Star Beat in Vaughan by Storm

April 29th the SDU Competitive Team was off to Vaughan to attend the Star Beat Dance Champions competition.  SDU was one of the 12 studios in our division. All of the performances over the weekend were top notch, and SDU was a stand out studio!  Here are some highlights!

ADJUDICATORS AWARDS
“Girl Power” – Sweat!

“Innovative Story Telling” – Night at the Movies
“Plenty of Plie” – Fly
“Meaningful Message” – In Your Hands
“Embodiment of Choreography” – Spiderman
“Great Sparkle and Energy” – R U There?

OVERALLS
Highest Overall Small Group (10 and under)
Diamond 2nd – Hey Mama

Highest Overall Large Group(11yrs and over)
Platinum 1st- Clap Snap
Diamond 2nd – Ten Thousand Angels
Diamond 3rd – Howlin’ For You

Highest Overall Extended Line (11yrs and over)
Platinum 1st – Spiderman
Platinum 2nd – Sweat!

SDU would like to thank the Star Beat crew for an amazing weekend.  A big thank you to all the families who came to support!  WAY TO GO SDU!


 

 

Studio Closures

Please be reminded that the studio will be closed Friday May 6th to Monday May 9th.  Classes will resume as schedule on Tuesday May 10th.

The studio will also be closed Monday May 23rd.  All classes will remain as scheduled Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st.


 

 

Recital Ticket Reminder

The ticket limit for recital tickets is now lifted.  There are still tickets available for both shows, which you can purchase at the Station Mall Box Office for $26. Hurry before they sell out!  


 

 

 

 

 

April News

 

 

New!! 6 Week Adult Hip-Hop!

Each Thursday from April 28th to June 2nd, 8:00pm-9:00pm in Studio B.  This fun course will teach you some hip-hop basics, a bit of choreography and keep you moving!  Only $100 (taxes included).  Please call or email the studio to register.


 

 

Recital Tickets 

Tickets for Performances 2016 will go on sale Saturday April 2nd, 2016, at the Station Mall Box Office.  Tickets are $26.00 each.

Performance 2016 will be held at White Pines Theatre, Saturday June 11th at 6:30pm and Sunday June 12th at 2:00pm.


 

Final Installment Due

A reminder that the final installment will be due as of April 15th, 2016.  


 

Studio Closure

The studio will be closed Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st, 2016, due to an out of town competition. All classes remain as scheduled Monday May 2nd, 2016.


 

 

 

March News

 

March Break

The studio will be closed Saturday March 12th to Sunday March 20th for March Break. All classes will resume as scheduled Monday March 21st.


 

Good Friday

The studio will be closed Friday March 25th for Good Friday.  All other classes remain as scheduled for that weekend.  


 

Recital Tickets 

Tickets for Performances 2016 will go on sale Saturday April 2nd, 2016, at the Station Mall Box Office.  Tickets are $26.00 each.

Performance 2016 will be held at White Pines Theatre, Saturday June 11th at 6:30pm and Sunday June 12th at 2:00pm.


 

February News

Follow Us on Instagram!

SDU is now on Instagram!  Follow @soodanceunlimited and be sure to use #sdudancelife or tag us in any of your in-studio pics!

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Installment Due

The latest installment will become due February 15th, 2016.  


Closed Family Day

The studio will be closed Monday, February 15th, 2016 for Family Day – enjoy!


 

January News

BIG THANK YOU!

We would like to send a huge “thank you” to Shane and Sabrina from Decidedly Jazz Danceworks!!  A group of 8-12 year old dancers got to enjoy a fun, high energy class, incorporating some classic jazz styles.  Everyone had a great time at the workshop – THANK YOU DJD!

      http://www.decidedlyjazz.com/

 


 

NEW!! 6 WEEK ADULT PROGRAM

Adult Ballet:  This course will be an all levels course, incorporating ballet technique with barre work, centre/floor exercises, stretching and toning to help keep the body fit, long and lean.  The soft music and controlled movements will help whisk away any stresses of the week!

Thursdays from 8:00-9:00
January 21st – February 25th
$100 (taxes included)

Instructor:  Miss Lauren Kinney

Please phone or email the studio for more details or to register.
705-942-5282
christine@soodance.ca


DECEMBER NEWS

 

AND THE WINNER IS….

Soo Dance Unlimited has been nominated Best Dance Studio in Sault Ste. Marie by the Sault Star Reader’s Choice Awards.  We are so honoured and would like to thank each one of our families, past and present, for making Soo Dance what it is today! 

CHECK IT OUT!

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PAJAMA WEEK!

One of SDU’s oldest traditions, PJ Week will be December 14th -19th, 2015. All students are in invited to wear their favourite PJ’s the whole week!

Please be sure PJ’s are easy to move in – please no footed pyjamas.

The studio will also be closed from Sunday December 20th to Sunday January 3rd. Classes will resume Monday January 4th, 2016.


 

SANTA CLAUS PARADE

The SDU “Sea of Red and White” once again marched down Queen St., handing out  treats to youngsters.  We had another amazing crew this year – we had whole families, both recreational and competitive students, and even some of our youngest dancers joined us!!  Everyone had a great time!  Huge thanks to all of those who participated, donated and volunteered – you made this fun event a huge success!

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