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About Soul Connexion

We are the only studio in Calgary that combines dance, yoga, and fitness for a unique approach to your health and happiness. Founded over 12 years ago, our all-inclusive studio was established to connect and inspire.  The energy in our studio will do wonders for your soul.

Our Core Values:

  • Kindness

  • Positivity

  • Passion

  • Community

  • Authenticity 

  • Creativity

Our wide variety of recreational and competitive dance classes for ages 2 to adult are designed for all skill levels. We teach our students strong technique, positive sportsmanship, and a well-rounded attitude. Through our curriculum and within each class, our underlying message remains consistent – have fun and in-still the love of dance!

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Our Teaching Team

Meet our passionate and uplifting team of instructors and administrative staff - our Soul Sisters.  We strive to create a sense of belonging and community within our studio.  Our smaller student-to-teacher ratio allows our instructors to give each individual personal attention that fosters confidence and growth.

Kindness goes along away and at Soul Connexion, we understand that dance serves as a positive outlet and a way to express oneself.  Each instructor is certified with the tools to deliver high-quality lessons with passion and expertise. We love hearing parents rave about how kind and inspiring our teachers are!

Our Community

At Soul Connexion we bring people together. Through our Chance to Dance program we sponsor deserving children in our community with tuition, as we believe in the power of a strong community. 

Our Soul Sisters

Our behind-the-scenes Soul Sisters at the front desk are committed to elevating your experience. 

Stop by our studio and meet Danae, Taylor, and Alissa! They are there to answer your questions and help find the perfect class for your family. We want you to love your experience every step of the way. 

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Cara Poppitt

Founder & Artistic Director - B. Comm, B.A., , High Five, AFLCA

As a mother of three young children, Cara understands the importance of offering a positive experience for children and  convenience for parents. She holds a degree in business and the arts and delivers a polished experience for her families. Cara belongs to provincial and international leadership associations as she is dedicated to growth. She has been featured in numerous publications including the Calgary Herald, Global Television and Shaw for her unique offering to the marketplace. 

Read more about Cara here. 

 

Passion and energy led Miss Cara to her success as a dancer, fitness instructor, and yoga teacher. She is a member of the Alberta Fitness Leadership Association and Dance Studio Owners Association. While Miss Cara is mostly known for her Hip Hop and Latin choreography, she has trained in Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Latin, and Ballet. She trained in NYC and LA for several seasons and her passionate pursuit led her to many opportunities; from dancing professionally in Mexico and the Dominican and performing overseas, to television roles, commercials, movies, modeling opportunities, and concerts. She was the head choreographer and dancer for the Bulleros with the running of the bulls and choreographed and danced for Swollen Members in concert. She has danced in commercials for Vibe 98.5 radio and choreographed and danced in a Disney Movie for Snow Two. She danced in two Country music videos that played on CMT.

 

Miss Cara completed a combined degree from the University of Calgary in Business and Psychology, with a focus on health psychology. During her studies, she traveled with the U of C Dance department to Africa learning African Styles of dance. Miss Cara served as a master trainer to World Health clubs for several years – designing and teaching a signature series called Cardio Jam – and served as an ambassador for Lululemon. She also enjoys speaking at conferences and workshops with her Invest In Yourself series.

 

Recently in 2020 she received International recognition and was the recipient of the Innovator Award from the Dance Studio Owners Association, recognized for her creativity and talent. In 2009, soon after she opened Soul Connexion, Miss Cara received the Global Television’s Woman of Vision for Arts and Culture. Her entrepreneurial energy was recognized early on as she was titled CIBC western Canada’s Student Entrepreneur for 2005. She has been featured in U Campus, Calgary Inc., Calgary Sun, Global Television, Shaw Television, and the Calgary Herald for her unique approach to fitness and dance.

She expands beyond the studio walls to offer dance, yoga, and fitness programs to the public and catholic schools. She has been offering an onsite program for over 15 years and believes in giving back. She started the Chance to Dance Scholarship program which sponsors deserving children each year with tuition.  She served on the business advisory board at the University of Calgary, has conducted workshops at the University of Calgary and various women’s retreats and has spoken at several conferences with a message to inspire growth. 

Aside from the studio, she has three amazing children and a wonderful husband, that teach her new things every day. She is honoured to connect with such an amazing community of people at Soul Connexion.