Welcome to Cadance!

Bienvenue à Cadance!

March Matness 2021

Whew! That’s a wrap on March Matness 2021!!! It has been fun and much more time consuming than I thought. 😅 In years past, I would just record one or two exercises a day from my phone and post from there. This year, I decided to record all 34 exercises in one shot and then edit them for Instagram and my Vimeo page. I also recorded modifications and preparations for the exercises for my Instagram stories and for my Vimeo page. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into!

But it was a learning experience in many ways (like….I’ve gotta memorize the order and work on those transitions!). And this has inspired me to do the 34 exercises at least three times a week. You can follow me at on Instagram @santostechnique to see if I’m keeping my promise! I really hope I keep it up because I’m already looking forward to next year’s March Matness to see how my 34 exercises evolve! See you on the mat…


We at Cadance and Universal Dance Studio had worked so hard to bring back our in-studio classes in the safest and most secure way possible. We all followed the rules about distancing, wearing masks, and washing our hands. And yet, here we are, enduring the extension of another closure of the studio.

With Montreal’s red zone designation, I am not allowed to teach group classes. I was so happy that, after three weeks of teaching at the studio in September, I was finally getting into the groove of teaching the hybrid classes and that you were all along for that ride. Thank you for sticking with me! 

Registration for virtual classes (via Google Meet) remains the same on the website. I hope you’ll join me online – let’s keep the momentum we’ve started to build up and keep moving!

I hope to see you again in person whenever the Quebec government gives us the green light. I will be keeping my fingers crossed!


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Group classes – virtual and in-person

Private & semi-private lessons virtual and in-person
Jazz Dance (Technique & Special Choreography Projects)
Pilates Reformer/Tower/Chair (private only)
Pilates Mat
Barre Workout
Hot Booty Ballet

You can schedule private and semi-private lessons at your convenience. It’s great complement to group classes because I personalize the lessons to work on exactly what you need! Please see our full price list for more information or contact us for more specifics.

Insurance receipts (Naturotherapy) for private Pilates issued upon request.

learn more about our classes

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about us

Cadance’s Mission

Cadance provides you with a fun, inclusive, no pressure atmosphere in which to move and express yourself.  Whether you are new to dance/Pilates/fitness, used to do it and want to get back into it, or have been moving all your life, Cadance has a place for every BODY!

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Whether you’ve been dancing for years or have no dance experience whatsoever, you will feel right at home from the moment you first step into Cadance dance studio. Rachel is an experienced, generous and wonderful instructor who greets every client with a warm heart and smile. From her private lessons to her group dance classes, Rachel fills the room with her positive energy and constant encouragement which creates a stress-free & fun learning environment. The group classes are small and intimate which allows Rachel to give individual attention and care to each student. You will learn a lot and quickly see an improvement in your dance ability as Rachel constantly gives friendly tips and advice from her background of professional dance. Rachel is open and motivated to help you reach your goals in the spectrum of her class, whatever that may be. Cadance jazz dance classes will not disappoint! 


My name is Susan Powell.  I am the Artistic Director of ECOLE DE DANSE POWELL SCHOOL OF DANCE Inc.  I am a classically trained dancer, teacher, and choreographer.  With my husband and partner, Anthony Powell, I am a professional ballroom dancer and former Canadian competitor.

ECOLE DE DANSE POWELL SCHOOL OF DANCE INC. of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, is a multi-disciplined dance school. My three daughters, who are all professionally trained dancers, are teachers in the school.  Lindsay, Hilary and Ainsley Powell have trained with Rachel Santos in jazz ballet since 2008.  She has also choreographed for them for our year-end production.

Rachel is a highly-qualified and accomplished dance professional. To say her work is creative and inspirational is an understatement.  Each of her choreographies shines like a well-cut gem.   As a dancer, she is high-skilled with exceptional technique.  Rachel is a very soft-spoken and caring teacher.  Her students admire and respect her.  She is very dedicated and hard-working and devoted to her students and to the art of dance.  On a personal level, she has also become a friend and a mentor.  I would strongly recommend Rachel Santos and Cadance to student dancers wishing to pursue their expertise in jazz ballet.

~ Susan Powell, Artistic Director POWELL SCHOOL OF DANCE


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