Dance Community News - September 14, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- THRU OCTOBER 12

2. FREE TALK: PHILIP BITHER PREVIEWS THE WALKER’S PERFORMING ARTS SEASON- SEPTEMBER 11

3. DANCER AS DRIVER: SOLO AND THE 2012 and 2013 McKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWS IN DANCE- SEPTEMBER 11

4. PENELOPE FREEH PRESENTS TEST PILOT- SEPTEMBER 12 and 13

5. OFF-LEASH AREA’s 5th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN MENDOTA HEIGHTS- SEPTEMBER 12-14

6. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

7. GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE AT THE COWLES- SEPTEMBER 13

8. THE TRYLON THEATER SCREENS DANCE-THEMED “TEST”- SEPTEMBER 15-16

9. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

10. HOUSE OF DANCE TWIN CITIES (HIP HOP COMMUNITY CENTER) GRAND OPENING WEEKEND- SEPTEMBER 20-21

11. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN- SEPTEMBER 21

12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

13. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

14. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

15. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

16. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

17. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- THRU NOVEMBER 17

19. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

20. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

ONGOING CLASSES

21. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

22. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TO HOLD OPEN CLASSES!

23. CLASSES AT BALLARE TEATRO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER!

24. OPEN TAP CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AT ALESSO’S DANCE SPECTRUM

25. ERIN THOMPSON AND GABRIEL ANDERSON CO-TEACHING MODERN DANCE FOR YOUTH WITH YOUNG DANCE THIS FALL!

26. OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASSES AT ST PAUL BALLET

27. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET

28. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT ST PAUL BALLET

29. YOUNG DANCE CLASSES!

30. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

31. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES!

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

32. MASTER CLASS WITH KATIE ELLIOT OF 3RD LAW DANCE THEATER- SEPTEMBER 12

33. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 13

34. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 28- DECEMBER 7

35. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE / AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT- OCTOBER 10-12

36. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25-26

37. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

38. DANCERCISE KIDS IS LOOKING FOR INSTRUCTORS

39. MEN - TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA (TCB) HAS THREE OPTIONS FOR YOU!

40. BALLARE TEATRO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SEEKS INSTRUCTOR

41. LOOKING FOR TEEN AND ADULT DANCERS- ALL ABILITY LEVELS

42. CLARAS DREAM AUDITIONS AT ST PAUL BALLET

43. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

44. EXTENDED INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE- TODAY!

45. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

46. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON -- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

47. SEEKING YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

48. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

OTHER DANCE NEWS

49. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

50. REHEARSAL/CLASS
SPACE
AVAILABLE
IN
SOUTH
MINNEAPOLIS

51. REHEARSAL/CLASS
SPACE
AVAILABLE
IN
BLOOMINGTON

52. THE MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE ANNOUNCES THE 2014 NOMINEES!

53. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST PAUL BALLET

54. JOIN THE COWLES CLUB!

55. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS FOR COWLES CENTER SHOWS

56. THE BEAUTIFUL STUDIO IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- THRU OCTOBER 12

September 25-October 12, 2014, The Lehr Theater, in the Lowry Building

350 St Peter St, St Paul, MN

tickets: The Ordway Box Office, 651-2244222, www.ordway.org

Alice in Wonderland is a major Twin Cities community event that will bring together community members, students, audiences, puppets, and 16 dancers, singers, actors, and musicians in a joyous trip down the rabbit hole in a participatory, promenade style, musical theater performance at the Lehr Theater in St Paul.Alice in Wonderland will be a combination folk dance party, bedtime story, and rock concert all in one fantastical retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, reminding us all that life can be an adventure worth taking and that sometimes things you don’t understand can make life more wondrous and mysterious.

Contact: Karla Grotting, karlagrotting@gmail.com

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2. FREE TALK: PHILIP BITHER PREVIEWS THE WALKER’S PERFORMING ARTS SEASON- SEPTEMBER 11

Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater

Thursday, September 11, 7 pm

Join Philip Bither, McGuire Senior Curator of Performing Arts, as he weaves the story of the upcoming season of dance, music, and performance, complete with personal anecdotes, artist videos, and behind-the-scenes insights. It’s the perfect chance to mark up your brochure and select your can’t-miss shows! Afterwards, go onstage for a champagne toast.

» information at

http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/performing-arts-season-preview-2

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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3. DANCER AS DRIVER: SOLO AND THE 2012 and 2013 McKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWS IN DANCE- SEPTEMBER 11

Thu, Sep 11, 4:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Panel discussion with Taryn Griggs, Ashwini Ramaswamy, Stephen Schroeder, Tamara Ober, Greg Waletski, and Kari Mosel

Northrop’s McKnight Artist Fellowship program funds the commission of solo works for McKnight Dance Fellows from national and international choreographers selected by the dancers themselves. This turns the tables on the typical dancer-choreographer relationship, putting the dancers “in the driver’s seat.” Join us for an inside glimpse of the creative process

behind these wildly diverse new works, which will receive their premieres in Northrop in October.

Moderated by Mary Ellen Childs, Program Director, McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers.

Co-sponsored by Institute for Advanced Study and The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers.

For more info, please visit:

http://ias.umn.edu/2014/09/11/solo/

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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4. PENELOPE FREEH PRESENTS TEST PILOT- SEPTEMBER 12 and 13

Greetings Dance Community,

After two years of dreaming and conceiving, Test Pilot is happening! Don’t hesitate. Just come.

You’ll be so glad you did. Fresh and original dance and music, song and movement. 90-minutes,

no intermission. Friday and Saturday only, 7:30. Details below. Sincerely hope to see you there!

Test Pilot

(world premiere)

a chamber dance opera by

Choreographer Penelope Freeh and Composer Jocelyn Hagen

The O’Shaughnessy / Women of Substance

Friday September 12 & Saturday September 13

7:30pm

Tickets $11-$25

Call 651.690.6700 or visit www.oshag.stkate.edu/women-of-substance

Featuring:

Dancers: Cory Goei & Nic Lincoln as Wilbur and Orville Wright

Soprano: Carrie Henneman Shaw as Katharine Wright

Dancers: Stephanie Fellner & Penelope Freeh as The Airplane

Singers: Nathan Bird, Gary Ruschman, Scott Sandersfeld, Timothy C. Takach, David Walton

String Quartet: James Garlick, Margaret Humphrey, Kirsten Whitson, Matthew Williams

Video Artist and Found Sound Designer: Justin Schell

Lighting Design: Kevin A. Jones

Test Pilot explores the legendary story of the Wright Brothers, brings to light their historically

under recognized sister Katharine, and investigates the intersection of creativity and human

For more information on this work and process visit testpilotdanceopera.com nature.

This just in:

Audience Talk-Back facilitated by MPR Classical Music Host Steve Staruch following the

Friday September 12 Performance which will be ASL interpreted

Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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5. OFF-LEASH AREA’s 5th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN MENDOTA HEIGHTS- SEPTEMBER 12-14

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along" in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, "Stripe & Spot" features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Remaining tour dates:

Mendota Heights (Sept 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm)

Bloomington (Sept 19 & 20 at 7pm; Sept 21 at 2pm)

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Billie Jo Konze, billiejo.konze@gmail.com

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6. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

Choreography by Paula Mann/Projections by Steve Paul/Sound and music score by Christopher Cunningham

And 14 performers:
Gabriel Anderson, Kurt Blomberg, Kaori Kenmotsu, Eben Kowler, Pilar Poeschl, Roxane Wallace, Kristine Zappa, Kelsey Charlotte, LaTia Childers, Ruth Glaeser, Torre Edahl, Alice Madden, Bridgett Tegen, Benjamin Swenson-Klatt

WHEN:
September 12th – 15th

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm

Sunday and Monday at 7 pm

The JSB TEK BOX Theater in the Cowles Center for Dance

528 Hennepin Ave South 2nd floor

TICKETS:

$15 general admission. $12 student and seniors

Monday show: pay-as-able

Cash and checks at the door only.

RESERVATIONS:

For reservations and credit card usage find our event at: brownpapertickets.com

For more information: www.timetrackproductions.org

What happens when fourteen performers are thrown in with Nixon, pugilism, clown hair and the Midnight Cowboy theme? Come find out!

Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

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7. GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE AT THE COWLES- SEPTEMBER 13

The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 6th Annual Groundbreaker Battle in the Butler Square parking lot on September 13th. This event is free to the public and will run from Noon-8:00pm. We will have performances from Ill Chemistry and Up Rock, Hip Hop and beat boxing workshops, graffiti installations, community vendors, and Davanni’s Pizza in conjunction with the tournament style break dancing competition. Come watch Minneapolis’ hip hop community at their finest.

More information:

www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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8. THE TRYLON THEATER SCREENS DANCE-THEMED “TEST”- SEPTEMBER 15-16

It's getting great reviews: "Set in San Francisco in 1985, Test is a portrait of Frankie, a shy young dancer caught in the anxiety and fear of the AIDS crisis. A sensitive study that captures the tense atmosphere in which the HIV test became available and men were faced with knowing, but not being able to change their fate."

The movie web site: http://www.testthefilm.com/

Trylon web site (with links to the movie): http://trylon.org/series/32/

It will be shown: Monday, Sep 15 @7:00pm & 9:00pm and Tuesday, Sep 16 @7:00pm & 9:00pm

Come check it out!

Contact: Blake Nellis,
movigndance@gmail.com

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9. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

Neel layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. $10 student rush day of performance. Online at http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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10. HOUSE OF DANCE TWIN CITIES (HIP HOP COMMUNITY CENTER) GRAND OPENING WEEKEND- SEPTEMBER 20-21

in Downtown Hopkins! (Off of 169 and Main St.)

Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st

1vs1 Breakdance Competition. Indoor/Outdoor Festival on Saturday from (Noon-8:00pm) and on Sunday

Beginner Breakdancing and Popping workshops with the staff and special guest(s): Local Popper Dancin' Dave and the legendary BBOY IVAN (Urban Action Figure) from San Diego California BOTH teaching 90min workshops!

This is BRAND NEW to the Twin Cities! House of Dance TC specializes in the artistic expressions of Hip Hop not only as a dance style but as a culture comprised of many forms of expression. Our instructors are dedicated practitioners of their respective styles and work in their communities they plan to build with and serve.

We offer:

Breaking Classes

Popping and Locking Classes

DJ Classes

Strength & Conditioning

and coming soon... A specialized 6-Week Hip Hop Yoga class!

Class Schedules and registration info for our Fall Classes in now open online at:

http://houseofdancetc.com/2014/08/30/fall-2014-class-schedule/

You can also stop by our space anytime during our office hour(s) located at:

11 7th Ave. N

Hopkins, MN

(12 Week/3 Month Programs) Starting September 29th!!!

Contact: Jacob Riley, jake.r.riley92@gmail.com

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11. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN- SEPTEMBER 21

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Sun, Sep 21, 4:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Kate Geis, 2013

Elusive and iconic, Paul Taylor has stayed largely behind the scenes over his years of leading his company. With this documentary, Director Kate Geis gives the viewer a rare glimpse of Taylor’s creative process as he conceives of and choreographs Three Dubious Memories, his 133rd dance

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-creative-domain

First name: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

Melissa Birch

Scott Stafford

DANCEBUMS: Margaret E Johnson, Karen Gullikson, Kara Motta, Maggie Zepp

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

In its tenth year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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13. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

Northrop Presents

Dancemaker

Thu, Sep 25, 6:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Matthew Diamond, 1998

This documentary follows Paul Taylor and his company during 1997, and provides an intimate look at the choreographer and his inspirations and vulnerability. The company is seen in rehearsals, on the road, and backstage. Taylor’s pieces Piazzolla Caldera and Esplanade both provide a backdrop for the film, among others.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dancemaker

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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14. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company Performance Preview

Sat, Sep 27, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Carl Flink, who previously danced with PTDC, talks with the company’s Rehearsal Director Bettie de Jong and Company Manager Holden Kellerhals for an inside look at the company and their work.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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15. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Featuring Live Music with Piazzolla Caldera

Sat, Sep 27, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$64, $54, $44

Aureole

Beloved Renegade

Piazzolla Caldera

with Pablo Ziegler quintet finale

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Taylor himself became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

Beloved Renegade was inspired by the life and work of 19th Century American writer Walt Whitman, who revered the body and soul as one and who famously loved all with equal ardor, specifically the line from Leaves of Grass: “I am the poet of the body and I am the poet of the soul.”

Piazzolla Caldera infuses Astor Piazzolla’s tango music without a single authentic tango step. Taylor’s choreography captures the essence of tango culture, including the sexuality and the dizzy headiness.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-7

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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16. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

The piece explores how current attitudes, relationships and habits have changed in an information-driven technological world by utilizing integrative forms of media – juxtaposing visceral and explosive movement with electro/techno/pop music, folk-inspired songs, and projections of filmed interviews with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. The work illuminates themes of isolation and belonging in contemporary society to ask the question, does “Main Street” still exist?

The Main Street Project is informed by ARENA’s Intergenerational Residency Program, which utilizes community outreach between youth and elder communities to create dialogue about universal topics such as home, community, and connection.

Tickets are available here: http://www.showclix.com/event/ARENA-DANCESTheMainStreetProject

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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17. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

Northrop Presents

SOLO

Sat, Oct 4, 8:00 pm

Sun Oct 5, 5:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$25

An evening of world premieres by six of the Twin Cities finest dancers, winners of 2012 and 2013 McKnight Dancer Fellowships.

Each year the McKnight Fellowship Program selects three exceptional dancers to receive a coveted honor: a McKnight Artist Fellowship. In addition to a cash award, they receive a commission for a new solo dance from a choreographer of their choice, who creates a new work tailored expressly for them. The dance fellows awarded in 2012 and 2013 have selected an amazing and eclectic group of national and international choreographers to bring their choreographic imaginations to the Northrop stage. The result is SOLO, an evening of six world premieres - beautiful, fascinating new works that range from traditional Indian Bharatanatyam to intensely physical modern dance to thoughtful and intimate choreographic explorations. Don't miss this watched-for event showcasing truly exceptional talent from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Credit line: SOLO and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers are made possible through the generous support of The McKnight Foundation.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/mcknight-solo

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- THRU NOVEMBER 17

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

Developed in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

This project coincides with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center.http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/composing-forward-art-steve-paxton

Contact Improvisation Weekly Class and Jam series

Monday, September 8- November 17th, 2014

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

$100 for the eleven week series & including jam

Open jam 7.30-9pm $3 suggested donation

An opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

The teachers include: Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin
Haug, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad.

Contact Improvisation talks

October 5th 2-4pm location tba

Contact Quarterly readings with Peter Pleyer (Berlin), Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad and YOU! Bring your favorite CQ contact improvisation article to share or come listen.

October 19th 2-4pm at the Cowles Center for Dance

The history of contact improvisation in the Twin Cities- Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley.

November 13th 7pm- Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center

http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/talking-dance-steve-paxton

November 16- Karen Nelson details tba

Thru the Skin Workshop - Karen Nelson

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 November 10-4pm

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call
651-­‐699-­‐4905

Details: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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19. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 10th Annual SAGE Awards for Dance on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30p.m. in The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors (fees included)

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present nine awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota). Awards recipients are selected by an anonymous group of peer panelists for work presented in the past year.

The awards Gala on October 14, 2014, will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun and Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

More information and tickets: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/sage-awards-dance-1

The Cowles Center: http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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20. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

The Right Here Showcase, a new annual showcase of contemporary performance, is being launched to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. The inaugural Showcase will be held for two weekends at the James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The Cowles Center, November 14-23.

The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the local arts community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists who create their own work and cultivate their own vision, and introduce new audiences to their work.

The six inaugural Showcase Artists commissioned to create new work, or significantly reimagine an existing work from their repertoire, are:

Bart Buch

Kym Longhi

Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

Rosy Simas

Deborah Jinza Thayer

Vanessa Voskuil

All six artists are well known within the Twin Cities performing arts community as dedicated independent creators of original performance, honing a personal vision, and establishing a significant body of work right here in our community.

DATES:

November 15-15-16, 21-22-23

LOCATION:

The JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center

TICKETS:

Suggested Donation $10-$25

INFORMATION:

www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com, Facebook

ARTISTIC PRODUCER:

Paul Herwig, Co-Artistic Director, Off-Leash Area, offleash@offleasharea.org,

612-724-7372

Paul Herwig is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Paul Herwig, Offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

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ONGOING CLASSES

21. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes at TU Dance Center on Tuesdays beginning September 2nd, and at Zenon Dance School on Thursdays beginning September 11th. Classes are from 9:30-11:00 with live accompaniment.

Tu Dance Center

2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

Zenon Dance School

528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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22. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TO HOLD OPEN CLASSES!

Janczewski’s classes will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum -- daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Spatial awareness will be heightened with use of “disco-ball” beams of light, while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

You will sweat, a lot.

When:

September 8 – September 28: Mondays and Fridays, 10am – 11:30am

The Cowles Center, Studio 6B

528 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Classes are $15 for drop-ins

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com for questions or further information

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23. CLASSES AT BALLARE TEATRO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER!

2014/15 Dance Season starts this week at Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center!

Join our year long performing arts program (check out the schedule at http://www.ballareteatro.com/fall-registration/, or drop in to one of our adult classes.

See the adult class schedule below! Hope to see you in the studio soon!

Adult Beginning Ballet Thursdays 8-9 pm with Jacob Melczer

Adult Beginning Tap Wednesdays from 6:45-7:45 pm with Kaleena Miller

Cardio Funk Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 pm with Molly Breen

Yoga Barre Saturdays from 10-11 am with Megan Mohr

Zumba! Saturdays from 11 am-Noon with Megan Mohr

Advanced Beginning Tap Wednesdays from 7:45-8:45 pm with Kaleena Miller

Intermediate Ballet Tuesdays from 8:15-9:30 pm with Mary Harding

Intermediate Tap Mondays from 7:15-8:15 pm with Brenna Brelie

Fast Intermediate Tap Tuesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm with Kaleena Miller

Intermediate Modern Fridays from 6-7:30 pm with Christopher Watson

Advanced Tap Tuesdays from 8:15-9:15 pm with Kaleena Miller

Contact: Ann Williams, ann@ballareteatro.com

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24. OPEN TAP CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AT ALESSO’S DANCE SPECTRUM

Looking to hone your rhythmic and stylistic skills?

Whether you're new to tap, an advanced dancer, or anything in between, Alesso's Dance Spectrum has a class for you. Conveniently located in St. Paul at 975-C Grand Avenue, Alesso's Dance Spectrum offers a variety of tap classes taught by professionals who provide fun, meaningful learning experiences.

For information about pricing, class levels, etc., e-mail info@dancespectrum.com or call 651-224-8951.

Adult Beginning Tap: Mondays 6-6:45 PM
(with Emily Broeker)

Adult Intermediate Tap: Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 PM
(with Emily Broeker)

Adult Intermediate-Advanced Tap: Thursdays 7:15-8:15 PM
(with Deane Tasler)

Adult Advanced Tap: Mondays 6:45-7:45 PM
(with Emily Broeker)

Contact: Emily Broeker,
emilybroeker91@gmail.com

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25. ERIN THOMPSON AND GABRIEL ANDERSON CO-TEACHING MODERN DANCE FOR YOUTH WITH YOUNG DANCE THIS FALL!

Modern intensive class taught by Erin Thompson, 2008 Sage Award winner for Outstanding Dance Education in Minnesota, and Gabriel Anderson, accomplished choreographer and dance teacher.
This is a dance education opportunity with a dynamic set of teachers not to be missed. This class is open to middle- and high-school aged dancers starting Monday September 15th at the Cowles Center.

When: Mondays 5:45-7:15 p.m. beginning September 15th

Comprehensive instruction of modern dance technique for youth: strength, stretch, alignment, momentum, shape, and breath integrating experiential anatomy and internal awareness with physicality that is weighted and daring. An in-depth exploration of floor work and extended-full-bodied combinations and phrases.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.youngdance.org or email info@youngdance.org.

Contact: Jennifer Glaws, jennifer@youngdance.org

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26. OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASSES AT ST PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Classes include a full barre and centre work. Students must have previous classical ballet training and knowledge of barre and centre work. SPB Open Adult Level and SPB Level 5-6 students are welcome to take these classes.


NOTE: These classes are attended by the SPCB Company dancers and all take place at the Fairview Ave Studio.

Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub


Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine


Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth


Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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27. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Ready, Steady, Go! (Age 4) One 45-minute lesson per week

This is a developmentally appropriate dance class for 4 year olds emphasizing movement and musicality. Young dancers will have fun with skills learned through rhyme and rhythm.

Dance Fundamentals (Age 6)

One 1-hour lesson per week

Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with others

Beginning Ballet (Age 7+)

One 1.5-hour lesson per week

Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, traditional structure and etiquette of the ballet class, creative movement and repertoire.

Level 1 Ballet (Must be age 8 by September 1, 2014)

Two lessons per week! 4 hours total.

Introductory ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. Classes include introduction to modern.

Level 2 Ballet

Two lessons per week. 5 hours total.

Continuation of ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern.

Boys’ Club (Ages 7-11) No Girls Allowed!

Monday 4:30-5:15pm

.75 hrs intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Free

Location: Fairview Avenue Studio

Dress Code: Boys-White shirt, black shorts, bare feet.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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28. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT ST PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Level 3
Three required days per week.

In the progression of the ballet curriculum pointe work is introduced. Classes include modern and workshop.


Monday6:00-8:30pm


Thursday 6:00-8:00pm


Friday 4:30-7:30pm


Location: Grand Avenue studios


Dress Code: Girls- Raspberry leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.


Boys (for all levels)-White shirt, black tights, dance belt, black ballet slippers.

Level 4
Four required days per week.

Classes include pointe three times per week, modern, and workshop.

Monday 6:00-8:30pm

Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm


Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm


Saturday 12:30-3:30pm


Location: Fairview Avenue Studios

Dress Code: Girls- Royal leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.


Level 5
Five required days per week.

Monday 4:00-7:00pm


Tuesday 4:00-6:30pm


Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm


Thursday 4:00-7:00pm


Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm


Location: Fairview Avenue Studios

Dress Code: Girls-Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Level 6
Five required days per week.

Monday 4:00-7:00pm


Tuesday 4:00-6:30pm


Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm


Thursday 4:00-8:00pm

Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm


Location: Fairview Avenue Studios

Dress Code: Girls- Level 6 Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Contact: SPB Admin,
spcb@spcballet.org

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29. YOUNG DANCE CLASSES!

Young Dance classes begin September 15th in convenient South Minneapolis locations. For the complete schedule go to www.youngdance.org or call (612)423-3064.

Young Dance offers classes in modern dance for boys and girls ages 1-18, including a dance class just for boys!

New this year – Dance Technique Intensive taught by award winning educator Erin Thompson and Gabe Anderson.
Young Dance will also be offering all ability dance classes for youth living with mobility impairments.

Scholarships are available.

Contact: Jennifer Glaws, jennifer@youngdance.org

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30. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.

All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train with TCB's professional company members.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

For more information and to schedule an audition class:

Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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31. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES!

​TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studios!

​​​Morning Open Classes

​Monday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Erin Thompson

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 8:30-9:30am, Yoga with Sarah Baumert

​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce

Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

Afternoon/Evening Open Classes

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate Contemporary or Improvisation with Katelyn Skelley or Blake Nellis

For more information visit "Open Classes" at http:www.tudance.org.
Schedule is subject to change.
Cost:
$14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

32. MASTER CLASS WITH KATIE ELLIOT OF 3RD LAW DANCE THEATER- SEPTEMBER 12

SPB Welcomes Katie Elliot in residency September 9-12. Join us for a special

Modern Master Class:

FRIDAY, September 12

10:00-11:30am

$15 (no class cards)

Read about Katie’s work and career here: http://www.spcballet.org/company/katie-elliot-in-residence/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org for any questions

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/
for more information

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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33. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 13

Urban Fusion blends Latin and Hip hop flavors. A choreography-based class, it is a combination of urban styles that allow dancers to add different elements to whatever style they do, focusing on rhythm, body movement, isolation, footwork and musicality. Come experience something new and have some fun! Please wear sneakers.

September 13th 2-3p.m.

711 West Lake Street, Suite 605

$12 pre-register (paypal)

http://thefreshfactorgc.com/p/store.html

$15 at the door (cash only)

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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34. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 28- DECEMBER 7

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Subbody Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic conditioning methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method.
The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao,” Resonance is also indescribable. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience.

Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When:
Sunday 6 -9 pm
September 28

October 5, 12, 26

November 2, 9, 30

December 7

Where:
Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418

Tuition:
$200 ($180 when you register by Sept 15, 2014)

Contact: Gadu, doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

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35. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE / AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT- OCTOBER 10-12

Alton Wasson will return to Minnesota October 10-12 for a weekend exploring Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement. These deep and simple practices explore spontaneous movement meditation through the roles of mover and witness. The weekend will include a Friday evening introducing the practices of the work and two days of workshop exploring the work in depth, Saturday and Sunday. To be held at Ivy Studio 206.

Web info on Alton and Contemplative Dance: http://www.contemplativedance.org/

Contact: Michael Gardos Reid, gardosreid@gmail.com

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36. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25-26

10-5pm

Studio 206, Seward, Minneapolis

Cost $160-220 sliding scale

A Body-Mind Centering® workshop focused how we interact and engage with the world with certified teachers Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa. Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our head, hands, feet, and their bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and fluid content. We will also engage with our nervous system and sensory structures that offer us a relationship with the world with live in through kinesthesia, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision.

Early registraion requested.

to learn more visit www.bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive, olive@bodycartography.org

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37. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

OCT 10 – 11, 2014 | Walker Church Sanctuary Space | MPLS

Facilitated by Maria Magdalena

Join us for a weekend workshop traversing music – movement – and experience. Biodanza is the “Poetry of the Human Encounter.” New to the Midwest, Biodanza is a modality that stimulates community, awakens a consciousness for universal solidarity, helps participants to recover their joy and vitality, and celebrates the sacredness of life. Maria is a dynamic

and inspiring facilitator of this form. “Biodanza creates the opportunity for the rhythm of life to penetrate your being – and the seeds of joy to find the fertile ground of community.”

Discovery Evening – open to all

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

$20 advance / $25 door

Whole Workshop – includes Friday eve

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

Saturday October 11, 10am–6pm

$90 advance / $99 door

Discount pricing ends September 30 – Sign-up before then to get these special rates.

http://consciousdanceminneapolis.com/biodanza/

Contact/Questions/Comments:

e-mail

mnbiodanza@gmail.com

phone

Miel Dragun
[612] 816-2962

Contact: David Stewart, david@consciousdanceminneapolis.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

38. DANCERCISE KIDS IS LOOKING FOR INSTRUCTORS

Dancercise Kids is expanding and we need energetic, enthusiastic dance teachers to teach our original, fun curriculum to pre-school children throughout the twin cities metro area. Classes are 30 minutes long in pre-schools and daycare centers, and we offer flexible opportunities from as few as 3-5 classes per week to as many as 15. Most classes are held weekday mornings, with some afternoon opportunities. It's a great part-time way to combine your love of dance and music with your passion and gift for teaching young children. You must have experience teaching children ages 3-5 and a background in ballet, tap and jazz. Most importantly, you must be enthusiastic and prepared to have fun with your adorable pre-school aged "customers". You must be at least 21 years of age, with your own reliable car. Compensation from $20/hour plus a gas allowance. The kids count on you, so this is only an opportunity if you can commit through our annual show in June 2015. This is not a temporary contract.

More information and an application form is available on our website at http://bit.ly/1vBJQLO.

Contact: Simon Wiltshire, kids@dancercise.com

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39. MEN - TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA (TCB) HAS THREE OPTIONS FOR YOU!

Seeking:

1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a full company member salaried employee, Sept 2014 to mid-May 2015

2) Nutcracker: Male dancer for title role of Nutcracker, AND one or more additional men for first act party scene. TCB's Nutcracker is at the beautiful 1000-seat Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), December 12-14, 2014;

3) Company Trainee: opening for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season.

Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163

Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks. Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a new spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

Interested dancers: for more information on applying and/or to arrange an audition with the company, please contact us at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163.

http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

Contact: Anita Wickhem, wickhem2@aol.com

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40. BALLARE TEATRO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SEEKS INSTRUCTOR

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center is currently looking for a fantastic instructor to join our faculty. BA/BFA in dance or commensurate professional experience and at least 3 years of experience teaching children ages 3-10 required. Looking for instructors for daytime preschool classes and evening ballet/tap and preschool classes, as well as Saturday afternoon level 2 ballet.

Please send resume and interest.

Contact: Ann Williams, Director, ann@ballareteatro.com

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41. LOOKING FOR TEEN AND ADULT DANCERS- ALL ABILITY LEVELS

Pas de Deux Dance Studio is looking for dancers for the Party Scene of the Nutcracker.

NO ballet experience is necessary!!!

Requirements:

Age 13 and older

Available to rehearse on Saturdays through November, 11 am - 1:30 or 2 pm most weeks.

Mandatory Tech Rehearsal on Friday, November 21 from about 3:30 pm - 10 pm.

Performances on Saturday, November 22 (block off 12 noon - 9 pm)

There is a participation fee involved, but it is 100% refundable unless you pull out of the production after being cast.

$15 non-refundable costume rental fee to cover general wear on the costumes.

Other Important Info:

* Men will wear tuxedos (no tights involved), Women will wear ball gowns (no leotards involved)

* This is a 100% volunteer based show.
No one, including the director and the soloists, is getting paid for this production.

* Rehearsals are at Pas de Deux Dance Studio (1899 Larpenteur Avenue West, corner of Larpenteur and Tatum near the State Fair grounds).

* Contact the studio immediately if you are interested in participating! Rehearsals begin THIS Saturday!

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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42. CLARAS DREAM AUDITIONS AT ST PAUL BALLET

Clara’s Dream from the Nutcracker Dec 19-22, 2014


This annual celebration of our students is the culmination of the year’s classes. All students of SPCB are given the opportunity to perform in the Student Showcase. The performance develops discipline, musicality, endurance, choreographic memory and stage presence.

Auditions


Saturday, September 13, 2014. For all students in Beginning Ballet through Level 6 who are interested in dancing in Clara’s Dream.

Dancers must be available for ALL rehearsals and performances to which they are assigned. Auditions are for casting by the Artistic Director. Any student who wishes to participate will be given a role.


Beginning Ballet ⏐1:00-1:30pm Grand Ave studio


Level 1 ⏐ 3:00-4:00pm Grand Ave studio


Level 2 ⏐ 3:00-4:00pm Grand Ave studio


Level 3 ⏐ 3:00-4:00pm Fairview Ave studio


Level 4 ⏐ 3:00-4:00pm Fairview Ave studio


Level 5/6 ⏐ 11:30-1:00pm Fairview Ave studio

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/
for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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43. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

Modern dance company Bodhisattva Soyuz is looking for dancers with intermediate level contemporary/modern dance training for a performance at 9x22 on November 26. If interested please email days and times available to rehearse.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, bodhisattvasoyuz@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

44. EXTENDED INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE- TODAY!

September 10, 2014

Choreographers please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/mcknight-fellowships/choreographer-fellowships/intent-apply-choreographers

Dancers please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/mcknight-fellowships/dancer-fellowships/intent-apply-dancers

Please submit an intent to apply if you are planning on applying for a 2015 McKnight Choreographer or Dancer Fellowship. To submit, visit the above site with a current photo and any performance dates you may have set currently. If you do not submit an intent to apply, you will miss out on updates and ongoing information about the fellowships.

If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to mcknightadmin@gmail.com.

Contact: Natalie Wilson, wils1509@umn.edu

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45. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: November 5, 2014.

To apply:

1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify.

2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

46. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON -- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

Dance highlights include rare remounts of signature works by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Judson Dance Theater alum/contact improvisation creator Steve Paxton; a Walker commission and world premiere from Chris Schlichting; solo dance works on the redefinition of home by leading African choreographers Faustin Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda; and Kenna-Camara Cottman curates a new edition of Choreographers’ Evening.

The season kicks off on September 26 with Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room, a collaboration with the Walkers’ Visual Arts department. Lemon merges performance, visual art, music, and text in an inquisitive hybrid that has its world premiere at the Walker before a national tour.

Browse all the events at http://www.walkerart.org/performing-arts/browse/2014-2015-season (including a world premiere theater piece from Miranda July, a mini-festival from The National’s Bryce Dessner, and the Out There 2015 lineup)

SEASON PACKAGE: Buy 4 events and save 20%—plus all ticket fees waived. Call 612.375.7600 or stop at the box office to take advantage of this special offer.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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47. SEEKING YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Embodied Arts: Tools for the Performing Artist will provide training for professional artists who utilize movement in their work and have a background exploring movement. The certification training will take place over the course of ten non-consecutive weekends in 2015, during which participants will refine their creative process and performance work.

Utilizing the somatic methods of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) certified teachers Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad will lead an embodied approach to movement expression and creation. BMC utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in self-guided movement and sound explorations. It enables participants to experience in the present how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life, their professional practice, and in turn, their art.

Full details to be announced in October including possible fee subsidies. Please contact us to express interest in early registration. Space will be limited.

Read more: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming/?event_id1=52

Contact: Olive,
olive@bodycartography.org

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48. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

Dancers!! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE.

Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

49. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

The Sage Awards for Dance needs your dance footage for its annual Year-In-Review video that will precede the 2014 awards ceremony at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014.

With the dance community's participation, we have been able to compile about 15 minutes of videos from performances that took place during the 12 months prior. We are excited to see what this year's batch of videos will showcase.

Please send 20-30 seconds of dance video by making it downloadable from Dropbox, Google Drive or Vimeo. The email with the download link should be sent to sageawardsvideos@gmail.com. This email should also include: what dance company, choreographer or performer is this representing, when and where was the performance and who did the music.

Video files should be can be .avi, .mov or .mp4 file, NTSC format, and 16:9 aspect ratio. It can be an edited clip or just a straight excerpt. Footage can be standard or high definition.

There should be no transitions leading in or out of the clip. Within the clip, use a dissolve between segments.

Include stereo sound, though it might not be used.

Footage that is wide-angled, shot from the back of the room with no panning is not recommended. Please choose footage that highlights the performers and is a medium shot. Close-ups and cross-shots are appreciated for diversity.

DEADLINE: September 15th

More info: http://www.sageawards.org/video-submissions-for-the-sage-awards/

Contact: Dana Kassel, sageawardsvideos@gmail.com

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50. REHEARSAL/CLASS
SPACE
AVAILABLE
IN
SOUTH
MINNEAPOLIS

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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51. REHEARSAL/CLASS
SPACE
AVAILABLE
IN
BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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52. THE MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE ANNOUNCES THE 2014 NOMINEES!

Congratulations to the wonderful array of 2014 Sage Awards nominees! The panel of community members came to their decision after a thoughtful and rigorous process. We are thrilled to honor these Minnesota dance artists for their work in the past season and beyond.

For the full list of nominees, go to:

www.sageawards.org

or
https://www.facebook.com/sageawards

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present 9 awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota).

The awards gala will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun/Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

The Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance announced today the nominees for their 10th annual awards event on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in The Goodale Theater at The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 (or $15 for students and seniors) and are on sale through The Cowles Center Box Office: 612.206.3600 or thecowlescenter.org.

Come out in festive dress to celebrate the nominees' honored work as the new season of dance gets underway.

Contact: Dana Kassel, danakkassel@gmail.com

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53. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST PAUL BALLET

Saint Paul Ballet is proud to introduce our Take Back the Tutu Lecture Series! In partnership with The Emily Program and community professionals, we will bring you a dynamic set of lectures over the next nine months. From body image awareness to injury prevention, we are committed to bringing you information on how to be a holistic, healthy dancer.

This month, Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot will present Dance Anatomy: Connecting the Parts

Please Join us on Friday September 19th, 7pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul

For a complete list of lectures go to: https://www.spcballet.org/company/bodyimage-seminar-feb-28/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/
for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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54. JOIN THE COWLES CLUB!

Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show!

Sign up here! | www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org


55. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS FOR COWLES CENTER SHOWS

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Visit our Facebook page
| Download Walletini |
www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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56. THE BEAUTIFUL STUDIO IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT

The Beautiful Studio 214 is available for rental, short and long term. 1100 Sq Feet (22'x 50') sprung wood floor. Midway location on Green Line. Reasonable rates.

Contact: Michael Gardos Reid 612 532-5523 or gardosreid@gmail.com

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Dance Community News - August 27, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN STILLWATER! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

2. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL WITH MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OSNEL DELGADO - AUGUST 29

3. FD13 PRESENTS: JEN ROSENBLIT, THE OTHER COME OVER - SEPTEMBER 4

4. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS BHAV BATANA - SEPTEMBER 5

5. RAZE THE BARRE - SEPTEMBER 5

6. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA GRAND OPENING AND FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - SEPTEMBER 5-7

7. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

8. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

9. GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE - SEPTEMBER 13

10. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

11. PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 21

12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

13. DANCEMAKER SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 25

14. PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - SEPTEMBER 27

15. BALLET TUESDAYS AT THE LANDMARK WITH SPB - OCTOBER 14

ONGOING CLASSES

16. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

17. PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

18. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS IS REGISTERING NEW STUDENTS FOR FALL CLASSES

19. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL CLASSES! SEPTEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 21

20. FALL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

21. TU DANCE CENTER 2014 FALL SESSION

22. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

23. ZORONGO FLAMENCO: NEW CHILDREN’S PALOMITAS CLASS AVAILABLE THIS FALL!

24. EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENTS DANCE CLASS

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

25. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY I - THEORY AND PRACTICE

26. INTRODUCTION TO DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY

27. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY SERIES

28. CONTACT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON: THRU THE SKIN

29. DON’T YOU FEEL IT TOO?

30. TAP IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH ALEUTIAN CALABAY

31. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL OPEN HOUSE- SEPT 6

32. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL’S FALL IMPROVISATION WORKSHOPS: SEPTEMBER 2-5

33. REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES

34. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

35. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP

36. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

37. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE/AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

38. MDT&S OPEN DIVISION OPEN HOUSE 2014 - SEPT. 6 & 7

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

39. SEEKING PERFORMANCE VOLUNTEERS

40 DID YOU MISS THE FALL ZONE AUDITION?: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 11:00-12:00

41. NUTCRACKER ROLES STILL AVAILABLE

42. GT ARTISTRY SEEKING CHOREOGRAPHER FOR MUSIC VIDEO

43. CALL FOR DANCERS, AERIALISTS, THEATRE AND BURLESQUE ARTISTS

44. TWIN CITIES BALLET SEEKING A PROFESSIONAL MALE DANCER FOR 2014-2015 SEASON

45. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA/TWIN CITIES BALLET OPENINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION & APPRENTICES

46. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

47. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

48. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

49. DANCE STUDIO SPACE FOR RENT

50. DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER AVAILABLE

51. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON--SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

52. THE BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

53. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

54. TICKETING UPDATES FROM THE COWLES CENTER

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

55. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

56. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

57. DANCE/USA POST-CONFERENCE GATHERING

58. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKING DONATIONS


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN STILLWATER! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

Off-Leash Area’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour is coming soon to a garage near you!

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, Stripe & Spot features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Full schedule:

Stillwater (Aug 29 & 30 at 7pm; Aug 31 at 2pm)

Brooklyn Park (Sept 5, 6 & 7 at 7pm)

Mendota Heights (Sept 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm)

Bloomington (Sept 19 & 20 at 7pm; Sept 21 at 2pm)

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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2. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL WITH MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OSNEL DELGADO - AUGUST 29

Friday, August 29th 12-1 in Zenon's Studio 4A at The Cowles Center.

This fall, Zenon Dance Company and
Northrop's McKnight Fellowship Program co-host Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, 2014 McKnight International Artist. During his August 17-31 residency, administered by Northrop, Delgado will create his first work on a U.S. company: Zenon Dance Company. Zenon will premiere Delgado's new work at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, November 21-30, 2014.

Please join us during his open rehearsal with Zenon on Friday, August 29, noon to 1:00 p.m in Studio 4A at The Cowles Center.

The McKnight International Artist Fellowship, administered by Northrop, invites one international choreographer each year to spend time in residence in Minnesota, collaborating with Minnesota dance artists and showcasing new work. International Artist Fellowships are offered by invitation only.

Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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3. FD13 PRESENTS: JEN ROSENBLIT, THE OTHER COME OVER - SEPTEMBER 4

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 7pm

Target Park, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, by the entrance to the Target wing

Artist reception and Q&A at FD13, 8:30pm

926 W Hampden Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55114

The Other, Come Over looks to the vast performativity and equally casual existence of conversation to navigate the complexity and context for what is foreign, to whom, and when. How can a tone of otherness remain in the room, on our bodies, near memories over time, without ultimately dissolving into a shared history? What is the labor surrounding the body as it experiences this transitional knowledge? How do we deal with knowledge that is in passing, not yet determined?

Still at the very early stages, this will eventually be a work for three performers in a constant state of rotation with one another, with an outside person always acting as translator or perhaps, narrator.

Jen Rosenblit has been making dances and teaching workshops on improvisation, choreography and performance in New York City since 2005. She was a 2009 Fresh Tracks Artist, a recipient of the 2012 Grant to Artists, a 2014-2015 workspace artist through LMCC and a 2014 recipient of a New York Dance and Performance “bessies” award as emerging choreographer for her work, a Natural dance, which premiered at The Kitchen in May 2014.

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FD13 residency for the arts’ mission is to promote an international network of artistic exchanges in Minnesota, further intercultural understanding, and stimulate the creative development of artists. www.fd13residency.org

Contact: Sandra Teitge, FD13residency@gmail.com

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4. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS BHAV BATANA - SEPTEMBER 5

Vocal concert with art of expression by Pandit Birju Maharaj

Katha Dance Theatre invites your community to the legendary artist for your astonishment.

Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj, the legendary Kathak dance master from India also knows perfectly the bhav batana style of emotive singing, expressing the feelings of the song and the emotions of the character through facial expression, hand gestures, intonation and expression, a treat for the eyes and ears!

Chandrachur Bhattacharjee will accompany Maharaj in sitar; Utpal Ghoshal in Tabla and world-renowned dancer and senior disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen will act as a narrator.

Pandit Birju Maharaj is the artistic director of his company; he is internationally recognized as the champion of “Kathak” North Indian classical dance.

Birju Maharaj was born in 1937 from a family of Kathak dancers.
He was taught by his family as a child and grasped his skills that have evolved to make him the foremost master in Kathak dance.

Pandit Birju Maharaj holds many awards, including: Sangeet Natak Academy Award – highest civilian arts award in India; and the Padma Vibhushan–the highest presidential award for achievement in India.
He and his company have traveled the world

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7 pm

Dr. V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall

Normandale Community College

9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

Tickets: $25 - $18

Tickets at http://www.kathadance/Birju

Contact: Rob Dorsey, info@kathadance.org

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5. RAZE THE BARRE - SEPTEMBER 5

On Friday, September 5th, The Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts will be kicking off the 2014/15 season with Raze the Barre, a benefit and dance party! Join us for complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers, a live auction, a live performance from Parson’s Dance Company, followed by the ultimate dance party with 4 places to boogie: Mason’s Jazz Club, Disco in the TEK Box, Latin Dance in the Target Studio, and Retro Dance in Studio 2B.

Tickets are $100, but if you are part of the arts community, you will receive tickets for $25! The event runs from 5:30pm-11:30pm. Mark your calendars and bring your friends. It’s time to dress swanky and party!

More information:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/raze-barre-2014

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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6. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA GRAND OPENING AND FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - SEPTEMBER 5-7

Ballet Royale Minnesota is celebrating completion of its first five years this year!
It is also in the final stages of completion of its own new building, designed literally from the ground up by dancers for dancers. Featuring in-floor radiant heat, four studios with custom sprung floor system, 15 foot + ceilings and ample natural light, wi-fi counters, easy freeway access and free parking.

Join us to visit our premier new facility, and GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONS:

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Friday September 5, Noon.
All are invited and welcome

DAY LONG GRAND OPENING & FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Activities and events for all ages: Parents, students, family and friends are invited to a celebration featuring face painting, drawings including for an American Girl Dancer Doll, free creative dance and Pilates mat classes, demonstrations on hair and previews by Twin Cities Ballet dancers.

DANCE PROFESSIONALS RECEPTION, 5:30pm.

Professional directors, dancers, teachers, sponsors, board and friends of the ballet are invited to join us for champagne and hors d'oeuvres as we celebrate together dance and artistic excellence in Minnesota, view our new facilities, and celebrate Ballet Royale's five year anniversary!

Ballet Royale Minnesota

16368 Kenrick Ave.

Lakeville,
MN
55044

I-35 South, exit County Road 46. Left (east) one block to Kenrick Ave., turn right (south). On the left next to Sterling State Bank.

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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7. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE ONE AND THE MANY - SEPTEMBER 12-15

Choreography by Paula Mann/Projections by Steve Paul/Sound and music score

by Christopher Cunningham

And 14 performers:
Gabriel Anderson, Kurt Blomberg, Kaori Kenmotsu, Eben Kowler, Pilar Poeschl, Roxane Wallace, Kristine Zappa, Kelsey Charlotte, LaTia Childers, Ruth Glaeser, Torre Edahl, Alice Madden, Bridgett Tegen, Benjamin Swenson-Klatt

WHEN:
September 12th – 15th

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm

Sunday and Monday at 7 pm

The JSB TEK BOX Theater in the Cowles Center for Dance

528 Hennepin Ave South 2nd floor

TICKETS:

$15 general admission. $12 student and seniors

Monday show: pay-as-able

Cash and checks at the door only.

RESERVATIONS:

For reservations and credit card usage find our event at: brownpapertickets.com

For more information: www.timetrackproductions.org

What happens when fourteen performers are thrown in with Nixon, pugilism, clown hair and the Midnight Cowboy theme? Come find out!

Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

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8. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

a chamber dance opera by

choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen

The O’Shaughnessy / Women of Substance

Friday September 12 & Saturday September 13

7:30pm

Tickets $11-$25

Call 651.690.6700 or visit http://www.oshag.stkate.edu/women-of-substance

Featuring:

Dancers: Stephanie Fellner & Penelope Freeh as The Airplane

Cory Goei & Nic Lincoln as Wilbur and Orville Wright

Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw as Katharine Wright

Singers: Nathan Bird, Gary Ruschman, Scott Sandersfeld, Timothy C. Takach, David Walton

String Quartet: James Garlick, Margaret Humphrey, Kirsten Whitson, Matthew Williams

Video Artist: Justin Schell

Test Pilot explores the legendary story of the Wright Brothers, bringing to light their historically under recognized sister Katharine, and investigates the intersection of creativity and human nature.

For more information on this work and process visit http://testpilotdanceopera.com

Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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9. GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE - SEPTEMBER 13

The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 6th Annual Groundbreaker Battle in the Butler Square parking lot on September 13th. This event is free to the public and will run from noon-8:00pm. We will have performances from Ill Chemistry and Up Rock, Hip Hop and beat boxing workshops, graffiti installations, community vendors, and Davanni’s Pizza in conjunction with the tournament style break dancing competition. Come watch Minneapolis’ hip hop community at their finest.

More information:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/groundbreaker-battle

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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10. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

Neel layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. $10 student rush day of performance. Online at http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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11. PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 21

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Sun, Sep 21, 4:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Kate Geis, 2013

Elusive and iconic, Paul Taylor has stayed largely behind the scenes over his years of leading his company. With this documentary, Director Kate Geis gives the viewer a rare glimpse of Taylor’s creative process as he conceives of and choreographs Three Dubious Memories, his 133rd dance.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-creative-domain

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

Melissa Birch

Scott Stafford

DANCEBUMS

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

In its tenth year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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13. DANCEMAKER SCREENING AT NORTHROP - SEPTEMBER 25

Northrop Presents

Dancemaker

Thu, Sep 25, 6:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Matthew Diamond, 1998

This documentary follows Paul Taylor and his company during 1997, and provides an intimate look at the choreographer and his inspirations and vulnerability. The company is seen in rehearsals, on the road, and backstage. Taylor’s pieces Piazzolla Caldera and Esplanade both provide a backdrop for the film, among others.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dancemaker

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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14. PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company Performance Preview

Sat, Sep 27, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Carl Flink, who previously danced with PTDC, talks with the company’s Rehearsal Director Bettie de Jong and Company Manager Holden Kellerhals for an inside look at the company and their work.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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15. BALLET TUESDAYS AT THE LANDMARK WITH SPB - OCTOBER 14

Join us this season for Tuesdays at the Landmark Center! On the second Tuesday of every month you can enjoy a taste of upcoming shows and programs from Saint Paul Ballet. October through May, 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. at The Landmark Center in Downtown St. Paul. Performances are FREE and open to the public!

Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

16. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Ready, Steady, Go! (Age 4) One 45-minute lesson per week

This is a developmentally appropriate dance class for 4 year olds emphasizing movement and musicality. The young dancer will have fun with skills learned through rhyme and rhythm.

Dance Fundamentals (Age 6)

One 1-hour lesson per week

This is a developmentally appropriate dance class for 6 year olds. Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with others

Beginning Ballet (Age 7+)

One 1.5-hour lesson per week

Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, traditional structure and etiquette of the ballet class, creative movement and repertoire.

Level 1 Ballet (Must be age 8 by September 1, 2014)

NEW THIS YEAR: Two lessons per week! 4 hours total.

Introductory ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. Classes include introduction to modern.

Level 2 Ballet

Two lessons per week. 5 hours total.

Continuation of ballet technique according to a Vaganova-based curriculum, with a focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern.

Boys’ Club (Ages 7-11) No Girls Allowed!

Monday 4:30-5:15pm

.75 hrs intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Free Location: New studios (Larger space!) Dress Code: Boys-White shirt, black shorts, bare feet.

Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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17. PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET: FALL 2014

The curriculum provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method. All classes are accompanied by accomplished pianists. Advancement is determined by the students’ progress in developing technical skills, strength, and artistry. Parental support is encouraged.

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Level 3

Three required days per week. 7 hours total.

In the progression of the ballet curriculum pointe work is introduced at Level 3. Classes include modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity and workshop which allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances.

Level 4

Four required days per week. 9.5 hours total.

Classes include pointe three times per week, modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity, and workshop which allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances.

Level 5

Five required days per week. 13.5 hours total.

Level 6

Five required days per week. 14.5 hours total.

Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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18. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS IS REGISTERING NEW STUDENTS FOR FALL CLASSES

Located in Edina.

Ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, modern.

Teachers for this fall: Lewis Whitlock, Emily Broeker, Loreen Mills, Teresa Binish, Stephanie Harmon, Melanie Howell, Allison Deme and Barbara Lotsberg.

Last Open House

Sat. Aug. 23, 10 am to 3 pm

www.barbilee.com for more information.

Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com

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19. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL CLASSES! SEPTEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 21

Registration for fall session is now open! Summer session runs through August

31st; drop-ins are always welcome!

Check out our fall class schedule at zenondance.org

Zenon is offering a limited number of adult and youth scholarships. Information can be found online at zenondance.org

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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20. FALL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Pas de Deux Dance Studio offers ballet classes based on the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet for age 3 through adult.
The studio offers:

* Baby Ballet (low-key recital in the studio)

* Preliminary Ballet - 3 levels

* Technique Classes for ages 7 through adult

* Beginning Ballet for Teens and Adults

* Drop-in Ballet Classes for Adults (Cecchetti level 3 and higher)

* Pointe classes for eligible dancers

* Spring Recital for all Preliminary Ballet and Technique Classes

* Nutcracker Performance (by audition)

* Small class sizes at all levels

* Discounted classes for College Students and Male Dancers

* Scholarships for new and returning dancers

* Low prices to give all dancers the chance to learn ballet

Conveniently located just north of the State Fair grounds: 1899 Larpenteur Avenue West

See our website for a complete class schedule.
http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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21. TU DANCE CENTER 2014 FALL SESSION

Registration is open for the 13-week Pre-Professional and Junior & Teen Program. Classes start on Sept. 8, and run through Dec. 13.

The Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students aged 12-23.

TU Dance Center's Junior & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning technique in a range of disciplines. This program is an excellent way to increase dance knowledge and provides a comprehensive base on which to expand. Classes, divided by age, support a student's development of body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Please visit http://www,tudance.org for more information, or contact TU Dance Center at 612-605-1925 or education@tudance.org.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. TU Dance Center is located on the Green Line -

Raymond Station, and offers free parking.

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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22. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studios!

​​

​Morning Open Classes (August 25 - 29)

Monday, ​9:​30​-11:​00 am, ​Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, M​odern with ​Emilie Flink

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson ​

​Morning Open Classes (September 1 - 5)

Monday, No classes, Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson ​​

Evening open classes will resume on September 8, 2014.

For more information visit "Open Classes" at www.tudance.org.
Schedule is subject to change.

Cost:
$14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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23. ZORONGO FLAMENCO: NEW CHILDREN’S PALOMITAS CLASS AVAILABLE THIS FALL!

On Saturday Sept. 6th, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School will be having their annual Open House to celebrate and prepare for fall classes. There will be student demonstrations, a free class, and tapas and wine. Hope to see you there!

Also new this fall, Zorongo will be offering a new children's Palomitas class! It will take place on Saturdays from 1 - 1:40pm, and the cost is only $10 per class.
Available to all children ages 5-8 years old, this new exciting introductory flamenco class will focus on rhythm and movement expression.

For more information please visit our website www.zorongo.org

Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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24. EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENTS DANCE CLASS

Expressive Movements is pleased to present our ongoing dance class:

Adult Integrated Focus I

Thursdays| Sept 4 to Nov 20|7:30-9pm

Cowles Center, Room 2b

528 Hennepin Ave | Downtown Minneapolis

$10 per week or $100 for 12 weeks

Dance for all ability levels: Bringing adults of all abilities together to perform dance, be social, and make an impression. Offers dancers an opportunity to learn more about dance and adapt to it. Learning about your body and what it takes to make movements into an art form. Create integrative dance and focus on improvisational dance. Learn new ways to adapt movement and turn it into dance.

EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENTS

2226 Oregon Court. St. Louis Park, MN 55426 | 952-807-3115

Mike Cohn | Executive Director | emdancemike@gmail.com

Dan Sedgeman | Marketing and Development | emdancedan@gmail.com

www.expressivemovements.org

Contact: Dan Sedgeman, emdancedan@gmail.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

25. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY I - THEORY AND PRACTICE

(IBH 6910 001 Topics) (30 hrs)

Date & Time:

F
(10/10/14): 4:00–08:00 & Sa (10/11/14): 9:00–05:00

F (11/15/14) 4:00–08:00 & Sa (11/16/14) 9:00–05:00

Sa (11/22/14) 10:00–04:00

Place: Ruttan Hall 143, St Paul Campus; UMN

Dance/movement therapy (DMT) focuses on the understanding and use of movement, body awareness and dance with persons who have psychological and behavioral issues. The introductory course introduces basic DMT theory and skills with an emphasis on multicultural perspectives for working with non-verbal behaviors. Students study 1) the diverse and universal role of movement and dance as a healing, transformative modality; 2) the history and development of DMT; 3) movement intervention skills.

Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; Paul Sevett MA, BC-DMT, LICSW

This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.

For registration or information contact: The College of Continuing Education/Studies in Integrative Behavioral Health) OR Barbara: loebx001@umn.edu, 612-916-1829; or Paul zsevett@mac.com 651-291-0942

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26. INTRODUCTION TO DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY

(DNCE3334/5334)

U of M Dance Department/Fall 2014

Date and time: Wednesdays 2:05-3:35 - 2 Credits

Location: Barbara Barker Center for Dance/Arts Quarter

Dance/movement therapy is mind/body form of psychotherapy that uses body and movement to facilitate psychological goals of self-awareness growth and change.
No previous movement experience is required. The course is appropriate for anyone interested in the relationships among body, movement, creative expression and psychology and is particularly relevant to the fields of Psychology, Education, Music Therapy, Art and Drama Therapy, Counseling, Family Social Studies, Social Work and Movement Studies.
This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.

To register: submit a request via https://theatre.umn.edu/current-students/badance/permissionform

For questions contact: loebx001@umn.edu, 612-916-1829.

Instructor Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MFA, MA, LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssoc, SEP

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27. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY SERIES

Fall 2014

Twin Cities Contact Improvisation

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

A project to stimulate knowledge and practice of CI in the local community.

Classes, workshops and talks to coincide with Composing Forward:
The Art of Steve Paxton with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson at the Walker Art Center.


Mondays September 8- November 17th, 2014

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

Open jam 7.30-9pm by donation

Class series + jam $100

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, downtown Minneapolis

Teachers include Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin Haug, Olive Bieringa, and Otto Ramstad

This weekly open level class will focus on how bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the physical laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. Contact improvisation trains the body in heightened sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. As a social dance it defines and asserts boundaries of intimacy, trust and self. It is a physical practice in democracy that can be profoundly meditative and acrobatic in the same moment.
Beginners to advanced movers welcome.

Contact talks

A free monthly conversation series engaging in the history of contact improvisation in September, October and November with local, national and international guests

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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28. CONTACT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON: THRU THE SKIN

November 22 + 23 from 10am - 4pm

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

Cost $150-250 sliding scale + early registration recommended

This open level contact improvisation workshop will explore inner and outer spirals following the many double helix structures found thru the body and with a partner. Tracking, blending and harmonizing Center, enhancing the activity of physical listening and choice, entering and exiting dances, seeing/being space, and allowing the body’s relationship with gravity to do the talking. Lots of “standing around”, small dance practice, as prelude and interlude to copious open dancing.

Karen Nelson brings Tuning Improvisation and Material for the Spine to her 35-year practice of Contact Improvisation dancing, performing and teaching.
Influenced as well by her studies in Aikido, Feldenkrais, Focusing , QiGong, NVC and meditation, she is compelled towards a holistic view of embodied dancing. She has collaborated on many projects including co-founding DanceAbility, Breitenbush Jam, Diverse Dance Research Retreat, and the performance group Image Lab.
She teaches group retreats and workshops, works one to one, and performs her solo and collaborative work at home (Vashon Island, WA) and abroad.

This programming is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, the BodyCartography Project, Hijack and the Walker Art Center

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call 651-699-4905

Full schedule at http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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29. DON’T YOU FEEL IT TOO?

Only two sessions left this summer of Grace Minnesota's 7th season of Don't You Feel It Too? Join us September 5 and 19 from 5:30-7pm for public dancing and inner-life exploration on Nicollet Mall.

Don’t You Feel It Too? is a practice of dancing truthfully, playful provocation, social healing, and personal liberation. It’s also ridiculously fun! All sessions are free and open to the public.

Here’s how it works: Meet at Peavey Plaza at 5:30pm. Bring headphones and an mp3 player with your favorite songs. Wear comfortable shoes for dancing on concrete, and leave everything else behind. The first half-hour you receive instruction and get comfortable. Then we dance and transcend our fear.

Feel free to contact DYFIT@graceminnesota.org with questions. Let us know you’re coming, or just drop in. Learn more about the practice at http://www.graceminnesota.org/dyfit01.html

Contact: Marcus Young, DYFIT@graceminnesota.org

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30. TAP IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH ALEUTIAN CALABAY

Where: Zenon Dance

When: Tuesday, September 2nd, 5:30-7pm

Price: $12

Do the words “improv circle” make you want to run for the hills? Then, this is the workshop for you! Taught by professional tap dancer Aleutian Calabay, this workshop will focus on giving you tools and confidence to make it through a jam alive – you may even have some fun! We will work on rhythmic rudiments, phrasing and musicality, developing a “pocket-step,” and finding your voice as a tap dancer. Sometimes we think too much, don't think, just come! Beginner and intermediate levels are welcome.

Contact: Aleutian Calabay, aleutian@aleutian.org

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31. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL OPEN HOUSE- SEPT 6

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

10 AM - 4PM

Join us for a day of FREE sample classes to kick off FALL session at Zenon!

All Adult and Youth classes are taught at beginning level.

No pre-registration needed!

ADULT

10-11:00 am Afro-Modern with Roxane Wallace

11-12:00 pm Modern with Dustin Haug

12-1:00 pm Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso

12-1:00 pm Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

1-2:00 pm Jazz with TBA

1-2:00 pm Ballet with Marcia Keegan

2-3:00 pm Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso

2-3:00 pm Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

3-4:00 pm Lyrical with Corrine Gray

3-4:00 pm House Dance with Arturo Miles

YOUTH

10-10:30 am
Creative Movement (ages 3-6) with Jesse Schmitz-Boyd

10:30-11 am
Hip Hop (ages 5-14) with Erin Sheppard

11-11:30 am
Jazz (ages 7-14) with Corrine Gray

11:30-12 pm
Ballet (ages 7-14) with Corrine Gray

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AND ENTER TO WIN A FREE ENROLLMENT FOR

WINTER SESSION AT THE OPEN HOUSE!

Save $10 on enrollment or a 10-class card if you purchase at the Open House!

Zenon has an online class system! Make your profile today before the Open House!

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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32. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL’S FALL IMPROVISATION WORKSHOPS: SEPTEMBER 2-5

Join Zenon for a week of improvisation-focused workshops September 2-5!

Advanced level workshops will be held each morning. Evening workshops will explore improvisation in different forms of dance.

All workshops are $14 - $16.

Students can pre-register online at zenondance.org.

Zenon accepts cash, check, or credit card for workshops. We cannot accept free classes, workstudy cards, or class cards for workshops.

Tuesday, September 2

Visceral Composition with Body Cartography

10am-12pm, $16

Rhythmic Exploration and Improvisation with Aleutian Calabay

5:30-7pm, $14

Wednesday, September 3

Contact Improvisation after "Chute" with Hijack

10am-12pm, $16

RSVP: A Dance Improvisation Workshop w/ Dustin Haug

5:30-7:00pm, $14

Thursday, September 4

Visceral Composition with Body Cartography

10am-12pm, $16

Adaptation with Jason Noer

5:30-7:00pm, $14

Friday, September 5

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) with Morgan Thorson

10am-12pm, $16

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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33. REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, October-3-2014 to Sunday, October-5-2014

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions. 1 year experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions.

Class: $499.00

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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34. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

With Cari Riis Stemmler
and Tiza Wynn Riley

Mat I

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

Balanced Body Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

Fri, Sept 5th
- Sun, Sept 7th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Fri, Nov. 7th - Sun, Nov 9th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

5101 Vernon Ave. South
Suite 2A

Edina MN 55436 USA

952-405-9765

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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35. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP

Urban Fusion blends Latin and Hip hop flavors. A choreography-based class, it is a combination of urban styles that allow dancers to add different elements to whatever style they do, focusing on rhythm, body movement, isolation, footwork and musicality. Come experience something new and have some fun! Please wear sneakers.

September 13th 2-3p.m. (Rescheduled)

711 West Lake Street, Suite 605

$12 pre-register (paypal)

http://thefreshfactorgc.com/p/store.html

$15 at the door (cash only)

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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36. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Join us September 6, 2014

This half day conference is designed for dancers, dance educators and dance parents.

Register through Eventbrite (link on the website:

http://www.mndancemed.org/education-events/mdmf-annual-conference/)

7:15-8:00am Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:15am Introduction

Dr. Brad Moser

8:15-9:00am Dance, Dance, Dance… and Injuries to Prevent!

Dr. Brad Moser

9:00-9:40am Breakout #1

Anatomy for the Dancer- Sarah Petrich, DPT

Muscle Function: What Every Dancer Should Know- Jonathan Reynolds, PhD, PT

Muscle Release- Megin Sabo John, DPT *please bring a foam roller to participate

9:50-10:30am Breakout #2

Injury Prevention and Management for the Irish Dancer- Betsy Hines, DPT

Improving Jump Performance and Control- Maryann Johnson, PT

Muscle Release- Megin Sabo John, DPT *please bring a foam roller to participate

10:30-10:45am Snack

10:45- 11:25am Breakout #3

Dance Team Injury Prevention and Optimal Performance- Meredith Butulis, DPT and Rhondi Miller, PT

Improving Jump Performance and Control- Maryann Johnson, PT

Muscle Function: What Every Dancer Should Know- Jonathan Reynolds, PhD, PT

11:35am- 12:00pm Pelvic Floor Control for Improved Performance

Heather Englebert, MPT

12:00-12:45pm Keynote Presentation

James Sewell of the James Sewell Ballet

12:45-1:00pm Closing

Contact: Megin John, megin@mndancemed.org

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37. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE/AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

Alton Wasson will return to Minnesota October 10-12 for a weekend exploring Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement. These deep and simple practices explore spontaneous movement meditation through the roles of mover and witness. The weekend will include a Friday evening introducing the practices of the work and two days of workshop exploring the work in depth, Saturday and Sunday. To be held at Ivy Studio 206.

Local contact Michael Gardos Reid gardosreid@gmail.com

Web info on Alton and Contemplative Dance: http://www.contemplativedance.org/

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38. MDT&S OPEN DIVISION OPEN HOUSE 2014 - SEPT. 6 & 7

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Open Division Open House 2014

Join us on September 6 and 7 for our Open Division Open House. Teens are adults are welcome to sample from four different levels of ballet classes. All classes are FREE! Refreshments and discounted class cards will also be available.

MDT&S offers open ballet classes for teens and adults seven days a week. From absolute fundamentals to advanced professional classes, our ballet classes offer something for everyone. All ages and levels of ability are welcome to explore classical ballet technique.

Saturday, September 6, 9:00am - noon

Sunday, September 7, 11:00am - 2:00pm

FREE CLASSES

REFRESHMENTS

10% OFF CLASS CARDS

Activities:

Saturday, September 6

9:00am - noon - Open House on the 6th Floor

Refreshments and discount class cards available

9:00 - 10:30am - FREE Beginning-Intermediate Ballet

Teacher: Jill Lile

Studio 6A on the 6th floor

9:30 - 11:00am - FREE Advanced-Professional Ballet

Teacher: Justin Leaf

Studio 2B on the 2nd floor

Sunday, September 7

11:00am - 2:00pm - Open House on the 6th Floor

Refreshments and discount class cards available

11:15am - 12:45pm - FREE Intermediate-Advanced Ballet

12:45 - 1:15pm - FREE Pointe

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

Studio 6A on the 6th floor

11:30am - 1:00pm - FREE Beginning Ballet

Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

Studio 6B on the 6th floor

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN

For more about open classes at MDT&S, go to http://www.mndance.org or contact Justin Leaf at justin.leaf@mndance.org.

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

39. SEEKING PERFORMANCE VOLUNTEERS

Looking for two volunteers to be door attendees and audience assistance for Jennifer Arave's new work, Moon Walking the Dog, Thursday September 18th at Skewed Visions. Please email, call or text Jennifer if interested.

Contact: Jennifer Arave, aravejl@yahoo.com

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40. DID YOU MISS THE FALL ZONE AUDITION?: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 11:00-12:00

This audition is for both Performance and Technique levels and will take place during Dustin Haug's Modern class at the Fall Open House.

Zenon Studio 4A

Fall Guest Choreographers: Dario Mejia, Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, and Ashley Yergens

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session.

Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels:

- Technique Level: provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

- Performance Level: provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for the Fall Session!

Technique Level-$735 (only $49 per week for 15 weeks)

Performance Level-$660 (only $44 per week for 15 weeks)

(Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

If you are planning on attending this audition, please contact Zone Coordinator, Molly Johnston.

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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41. NUTCRACKER ROLES STILL AVAILABLE

NO ballet experience needed.

Pas de Deux Dance Studio still has the following roles available for this year's production:

*
Party Adults:
Teens and Adults to play parents in the Party Scene.
The dances are fairly easy with ballroom and Irish ceili dancing influences.

*
Nutcracker Understudy:
Any level of experience is welcome - dancers with minimal ballet experience will just understudy the battle and final dance, while dancers with more ballet background will also understudy the solos. This dancer will also be cast as either a Party Adult or Russian soloist depending on dance background.

*
Sugar Plum Fairy Understudy:
Dancers interested in the role must have Pointe experience and be able to pirouette on pointe.
In this production, the Sugar Plum Fairy has scenes throughout the entire ballet.
The dancer chosen may either remain just an understudy, or be cast as an Act II soloist as well.

For complete details, please see the Nutcracker pages online:

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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42. GT ARTISTRY SEEKING CHOREOGRAPHER FOR MUSIC VIDEO

GT Artistry is seeking an experienced, local choreographer to collaborate on developing and producing a music/dance video. This project will include auditioning dancers, developing routines, and ultimately producing a video. Please send a resume and a link to any videos if possible.

Contact: Hans Kruger, gtartistry@gmail.com

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43. CALL FOR DANCERS, AERIALISTS, THEATRE AND BURLESQUE ARTISTS

Auditions:

Sunday September 7th 2-5pm

Monday September 8th 5-8pm

The Ritz Theater Rehearsal Studio

345 13th Ave NE

Minneapolis MN

55413

Producers Lily Verlaine, Jasper McCann and Nadine Dubois have combined forces in the interest of creating a Midwest incarnation of the award-winning Seattle production, Land of the Sweets:
The Burlesque Nutcracker
which has been delighting Seattle audiences since 2006. This is a paid employment opportunity.

10 Performances:

December 11-13, 2014

December 18-20, 2014

The show seeks to employ three male and seven female dancers with strong dance and theater backgrounds.
Additionally the show seeks to employ 1-2 aerial artists.

We seek to cast dancers in the following disciplines (not all roles require all skill sets):

Ballet

Jazz

Tap

Burlesque/Striptease

Pointe

Physical Comedy

Aerial

Adult humans of all ages, sizes, genders and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Most, but not all roles require artful, partial nudity (pasties and g strings are always worn.)

Dance wear and character shoes are the preferred audition attire.
Please bring pointe or tap shoes if you are strong in those areas.
You will learn various combinations from the show, so please arrive warm and ready to dance.

Aerial auditions may be submitted via video.

Preview the show here:

http://www.landofthesweets.com/gallery/video-preview/

Please RSVP for either audition date (include resume and head shot) to: landofthesweetsauditions@gmail.com

Contact: Nadine DuBois, msnadinedubois@gmail.com

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44. TWIN CITIES BALLET SEEKING A PROFESSIONAL MALE DANCER FOR 2014-2015 SEASON

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (TCB), the resident dance company of Ames Center in Burnsville, Minnesota (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), is seeking one more professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a salaried employee, from September 2014 to mid-May 2015, approximately 32 weeks.
Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker, and the world premiere of a new spring production in May at Ames Center, as well as other venues doing mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

Interested dancers should submit two photos (headshot & in first arabesque, in dance clothes or costume that does not obscure line and form), and a short resume. Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancer must be eligible to work in the United States, and after preliminary assessment and conversations would be able to personally audition in Minnesota or at a scheduled live audition prior to receiving any contract.

For more information visit:

http://twincitiesballet.org/twin-cities-ballet-minnesota/auditions.htm

To audition, contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at

info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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45. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA/TWIN CITIES BALLET OPENINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION & APPRENTICES

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.

All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train along side TCB's professional company members.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

For more information and to schedule an audition class: Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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46. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

Modern dance company Bodhisattva Soyuz is looking for dancers with intermediate level contemporary/modern dance training for a performance at 9x22 on November 26. If interested please email days and times available to rehearse.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, bodhisattvasoyuz@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

47. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

We've got three exciting meetings coming up with special guests at each one! Please join us!

Sept 8 meeting from 4-5:45pm with Kathee Foran (MSAB) at 4:15pm

Sept 22 meeting from 4-5:45pm with Lauren Slone (Skypeing in from MAP Fund) at 5pm

Oct 6 meeting from 4-5:45pm with Sheila Smith (MCA) at 4:15pm

All meetings take place at the Cowles Center Target Education Studio, 2nd floor.

What is Monday Night Grant Circle?

Initiated by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson to encourage and support discussions around grants and funding, Grant Circle is part social gathering, part information share, part work session, it is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants. All are welcome!

Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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48. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: September 3, 2014.
To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

49. DANCE STUDIO SPACE FOR RENT

Starting mid September, Saint Paul Ballet will have four studios available for rent in two locations: 1680 Grand Ave Saint Paul, MN 655 Fairview Ave N Saint Paul, MN Fairview Ave studios are brand new. Both locations offer newly spring floors, professional grade marley, mirrors, and ample barre space. Please call or email the office for availability and rates.

Contact: Brittany Adams, 651.690.1588 | info@spcballet.org

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50. DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER AVAILABLE

Performance photographer and videographer available for your show. I have worked for Miguel Gutierrez, Choreographers Evening, the BodyCartography Project, Hijack, Chris Schlicting, Karen Sherman, Morgan Thorson and many others. Please see some of this at http://public.fotki.com/Smuda/dance/ and be in touch.

Contact: Sean Smuda, sean@seansmuda.com

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51. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS SEASON--SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

Dance highlights include rare remounts of signature works by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Judson Dance Theater alum/contact improvisation creator Steve Paxton; a Walker commission and world premiere from Chris Schlichting; solo dance works on the redefinition of home by leading African choreographers Faustin Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda; and Kenna-Camara Cottman curates a new edition of Choreographers’ Evening.

The season kicks off on September 26 with Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room, a collaboration with the Walkers’ Visual Arts department. Lemon merges performance, visual art, music, and text in an inquisitive hybrid that has its world premiere at the Walker before a national tour.

Browse all the events at

http://www.walkerart.org/performing-arts/browse/2014-2015-season (including a

world premiere theater piece from Miranda July, a mini-festival from The National’s Bryce Dessner, and the Out There 2015 lineup)

SEASON PACKAGE: Buy 4 events and save 20%—plus all ticket fees waived. Call 612.375.7600 or stop at the box office to take advantage of this special offer.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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52. THE BEAUTIFUL DANCE STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

The Beautiful Studio 214 is available for short and long term rental. This 1100 square foot studio is located in the Dow Building 2242 University Av W in Saint Paul. Sprung wood floor, good heat.

Contact: Michael Gardos Reid, gardosreid@gmail.com

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53. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

Dancers! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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54. TICKETING UPDATES FROM THE COWLES CENTER

Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show!

For more information and to sign up: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/member

2 New Ways to Buy Tickets at The Cowles Center

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter?ref=hl

Walletini: https://www.walletini.com

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

55. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

New this week:

Theresa Madaus writes on Sally Rousse’s KOM HIT!

For lots more writing, visit http://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

56. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

The Sage Awards for Dance needs your dance footage for its annual Year-In-Review video that will precede the 2014 awards ceremony at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014.

With the dance community's participation, we have been able to compile about 15 minutes of videos from performances that took place during the 12 months prior. We are excited to see what this year's batch of videos will showcase.

Please send 20-30 seconds of dance video by making it downloadable from Dropbox, Google Drive or Vimeo. The email with the download link should be sent to sageawardsvideos@gmail.com. This email should also include: what dance company, choreographer or performer is this representing, when and where was the performance and who did the music.

Video files should be can be .avi, .mov or .mp4 file, NTSC format, and 16:9 aspect ratio. It can be an edited clip or just a straight excerpt. Footage can be standard or high definition.

There should be no transitions leading in or out of the clip. Within the clip, use a dissolve between segments.

Include stereo sound, though it might not be used.

Footage that is wide-angled, shot from the back of the room with no panning is not recommended. Please choose footage that highlights the performers and is a medium shot. Closeups and cross-shots are appreciated for diversity.

DEADLINE: September 15th

More info: http://www.sageawards.org/video-submissions-for-the-sage-awards/

Contact: Dana Kassel, sageawardsvideos@gmail.com

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57. DANCE/USA POST-CONFERENCE GATHERING

Dance/USA will host a final gathering for the Twin Cities dance community on Friday, October 10. Members of the Minneapolis and St. Paul dance community are invited for dialogue and reflection on the 2014 Dance/USA Annual Conference that was held in Minneapolis in June. Dance/USA Executive Director Amy Fitterer will host the gathering along with members of the 2014 Minneapolis Host Committee.

Details:

Friday, October 10th 5:30pm CT

James Sewell Ballet’s TEK BOX

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Contact: Johanna Tschebull, jtschebull@danceusa.org




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58. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKING DONATIONS

As you can imagine, turning our new space into a functioning studio and providing essential equipment is a big task so we’d like you to think of our open house as a “housewarming party.” We don’t expect you to bring gifts, but if you would like to contribute please consider volunteering your time to the build out or “purchasing” of one or more of the following items:

• 100 screws at $4.00

• 1 tube of caulk glue at $4.00

• 100 dance foam blocks at $16.00

• 1 roll of Marley seam tape at $24.00

• 1 painted wall at $35.00

• 1 piece of 4x8 foot sprung floor space at $45.00

• 1 mirror at $70.00

• 1 meter of barre space at $100.00

• 1 roll of Marley at $900.00

• 1 piano at $1,000.00

Volunteers for the build out may contact us at 651-690-1588 or spcb@spcballet.org. We will be assembling the sprung floor and installing mirrors and barres during the week of August 24-30.

Thank you for your support of Saint Paul Ballet.

Sincerely, Lori Gleason, Chair

Christina Onusko, Artistic Advisor & Vice Chair

Zoé Henrot, Artistic Director

The Board of Directors of Saint Paul Ballet:

Dave Trayers

Elizabeth Heffernan

Cathy Gustafson

Elise Murphy

Jerry Sather

Mary Olson

Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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Dance Community News - August 20, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CHICAGO’S KHECARI COMES TO MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL - AUGUST 21-23

2. ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER CONCERT- AUGUST 22-24

3. GOLDEN BOYS: THE MUSICAL - AUGUST 22-24

4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE 50+ PROJECT PERFORMANCES - AUGUST 22-24

5. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

6. SAFE AS HOUSES - SEPTEMBER 4-6

7. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS LIVING LEGEND OF KATHAK DANCE - SEPTEMBER 5

8. RAZE THE BARRE AT THE COWLES CENTER - SEPTEMBER 5

9. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

10. RGK MODERN INDIAN DANCE ACADEMY BENEFIT SHOW - SEPTEMBER 13

11. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

ONGOING CLASSES

12. ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL JAZZ CLASSES

13. ENROLL FOR FALL SESSION AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

14. EXPLORE KATHAK DANCE OF NORTH INDIA

15. ERIN THOMPSON AND GABRIEL ANDERSON CO-TEACHING MODERN DANCE FOR YOUTH WITH YOUNG DANCE THIS FALL!

16. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

17. TU DANCE CENTER 2014 FALL SESSION

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

18. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL OPEN HOUSE- SEPT 6

19. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY SERIES

20. CONTACT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON: THRU THE SKIN

21. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP

22. SEEKING YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

23. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP

24. SALSA CAFE ON SUNDAY NIGHTS


25. URBAN/LATIN FUSION WORKSHOP

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

26. VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED

27. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS!

28. SEEKING EXTRAS FOR MUSIC VIDEO

29. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

30. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

31. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

32. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

33. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

34. COWLES CENTER TICKETING UPDATES

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

35. NEW YORK TIMES REVIEWS RAGAMALA DANCE COMPANY

36. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

37. MINNESOTA PLAYLIST RELAUNCH AND EXPANSION

38. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CHICAGO’S KHECARI COMES TO MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL - AUGUST 21-23

Chicago-based contemporary dance company Khecari comes to Minneapolis and St.Paul to show two excerpted dance works with live music: Esther & the Omphali and cresset: vibrant, rusting.

Premiered at The Dance Center of Columbia College in February 2014, Meyer’s Esther & the Omphali is a male duet with accordion music by Sarah Morgan. See video here: http://youtu.be/5wcE-_SXCqk

Julia Rae Antonick’s cresset: vibrant, rusting is an abstraction of decay's beauty with live percussion music by Joe St.Charles.
See video here:
http://youtu.be/5jPgXnTuXZE

Thursday August 21st & Friday August 22nd

7:30pm

Soo Visual Arts Center

2638 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

$10 General Admission

Get tickets here: http://khecarisoovac.bpt.me/

Saturday August 23rd

8:00 pm

Bedlam Theatre - Lowertown

213 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101

http://bedlamtheatre.org/bedlam-lowertown/

Get tickets here:

https://bedlamtheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0SF000000BUcFNMA1

Khecari's artist directors Julia Antonick and Jonathan Meyer also want to make connections with choreographers in Minneapolis interested in showing work in Chicago informally as part of Khecari's residency at the Chicago Park District fieldhouses to create an active performance exchange between Minneapolis and Chicago. Interested? Come talk to us after our show!

http://www.khecari.org/

Contact: Julia Antonick, julia@khecari.org

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2. ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER CONCERT- AUGUST 22-24

Come see what our Zone students and choreographers have been up to this summer!

When:

Friday and Saturday, August 22, 23 - 8pm

Sunday, August 24 - 7pm

Location:

Zenon Studio 4A

Tickets:

Adults: $12

Children 12 and under: $5

A showcase of work performed by Zenon students, created by local choreographers.

Dance Zone Summer Guest Choreographers:

Emma Barber, Deneane Richburg, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Also featuring work by Deborah Thayer’s Composition class students and Annika Hansen.

*There will be a post-show reception on Friday evening at Mason's Restaurant following the concert. Join us for discussion and mingling with our dancers and choreographers!

We hope to see you there!

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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3. GOLDEN BOYS: THE MUSICAL - AUGUST 22-24

The world premiere of Golden Boys the Musical premieres this Friday at The Lab Theater.

A new, high-energy musical, Golden Boys tells the story of one of the nation’s first racially integrated army units -- a musical theater troupe. The show by New York artist Horace Turnbull is brought to life by Artistic Director Kim Martinez of Out on a Limb Dance Company, with choreography by Jimmy Peters, an emerging choreographer with credits that include The Tapping Dads for America's Got Talent (http://www.jimmyapeters.com/). Under their collaborative direction, this intriguing new musical will be presented at the Lab Theater August 22nd-24th.

General Admission $20.00

STUDENT RATE $15.00 with ID

August 22nd 7:30pm, post-show reception

August 23rd 7:30pm

August
24th 2:00pm

Visit www.goldenboysthemusical.com to find out who is in the cast, the story behind the creation of the musical, and more.

Contact: Jeremy Bensussan, goldenboysthemusical@gmail.com

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4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE 50+ PROJECT PERFORMANCES - AUGUST 22-24

Contempo Physical Dance presents the world premiere of Seca, an original choreographic work by Marciano Silva dos Santos, as part of the company's first 50+ project for dancers fifty and over. Featuring performances by Kathryn Anderson, Robert Borman, Patricia Brown, Michele Costello, Susan Esther Ouray, Becky Heist, Jim Lieberthal and Lori Mercil, the work fuses Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance.

Friday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with the artists following the performance.

Tickets:

$10 General Admission

$5 Adults 50+

$5 Children

Tickets:

http://contempo50.brownpapertickets.com

JSB TEKBOX at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave. (2nd Floor)

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Questions? Contact us at 612-619-4116 or contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact: Jenny Pennaz, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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5. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR OPENS LABOR DAY WEEKEND! - AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 12

Off-Leash Area’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour is coming soon to a garage near you!

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, Stripe & Spot features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Full schedule:

Stillwater (Aug 29 & 30 at 7pm; Aug 31 at 2pm)

Brooklyn Park (Sept 5, 6 & 7 at 7pm)

Mendota Heights (Sept 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm)

Bloomington (Sept 19 & 20 at 7pm; Sept 21 at 2pm)

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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6. SAFE AS HOUSES - SEPTEMBER 4-6

Safe As Houses is a new project from artist and composer Chris Strouth, Paris1919, the choreography of Deborah Jinza Thayer / “Movement Architecture”, over 40 musicians, dancers, artists and craftspeople - including Non Edwards, Margaret Johnson, Missa Kes, Evy Muench, Sharon Picasso & Taylor Shevey. An immersive multimedia music and installation event.

New Century Theater, September 4-6, 2014.

Safe as Houses examines the transitory nature of contemporary life & explores the question of personal and economic safety: What does safety look like when everything is in a rapid state of flux, and the truths that used to be self-evident are blurred by information and fogged by nostalgia?

What does safety actually mean? Can we ever really find it?

Safe As Houses

New Century Theater, September 4-6, 2014.

Purchase tix =

http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events/chris-strouths-safe-houses-tickets-new-century-theatre-minneapolis-mn-2014

Kickstarter = https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1068191551/safe-as-houses

Contact: Sharon Picasso, spicasso1@gmail.com

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7. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS LIVING LEGEND OF KATHAK DANCE - SEPTEMBER 5

Katha Dance Theatre in association with the Indian Music Society of Minnesota present

Bhav Batana - Vocal concert with art of expression by living legend of Kathak dance, Pandit Birju Maharaj.

Through emotive singing, facial expression, hand gestures, intonation and expression, Pandit Birju Maharaj, will be expressing the feelings of the song and the emotions of the character. Chandrachur Bhattacharjee will accompany Maharaj in sitar; Utpal Ghoshal in Tabla and world-renowned dancer and senior disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen will act as a narrator.

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7 pm

Dr. V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall

Normandale Community College

9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

Tickets: $25 - $18

Tickets at http://www.kathadance.org/Birju

Contact KDT: info@kathadance.org; 763-533-0756

“Mr. Maharaj, seated with the musicians, singing songs, doubling the melody on harmonium and acting out the lyrics with his upper body. It was easy to believe he could go on forever.”

- New York Times

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, info@kathadance.org

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8. RAZE THE BARRE AT THE COWLES CENTER - SEPTEMBER 5

On Friday, September 5th, The Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts will be kicking off the 2014/15 season with Raze the Barre, a benefit and dance party! Join us for complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers, a live auction, a live performance from Parson’s Dance Company, followed by the ultimate dance party with 4 places to boogie: Mason’s Jazz Club, Disco in the TEK Box, Latin Dance in the Target Studio, and Retro Dance in Studio 2B.

Tickets are $100. But if you are part of the arts community, you will receive tickets for $25! The event runs from 5:30pm-11:30pm. Mark your calendars and bring your friends. It’s time to dress swanky and party! More information: www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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9. TEST PILOT (WORLD PREMIERE) - SEPTEMBER 12-13

a chamber dance opera by

choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen

The O’Shaughnessy / Women of Substance

Friday September 12 & Saturday September 13

7:30pm

Tickets $11-$25

Call 651.690.6700 or visit www.oshag.stkate.edu/women-of-substance

Featuring:

Dancers: Stephanie Fellner & Penelope Freeh as The Airplane

Cory Goei & Nic Lincoln as Wilbur and Orville Wright

Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw as Katharine Wright

Singers: Nathan Bird, Gary Ruschman, Scott Sandersfeld, Timothy C. Takach, David Walton

String Quartet: James Garlick, Margaret Humphrey, Kirsten Whitson, Matthew Williams

Video Artist: Justin Schell

Test Pilot explores the legendary story of the Wright Brothers, bringing to light their historically under recognized sister Katharine, and investigates the intersection of creativity and human nature.

For more information on this work and process visit www.testpilotdanceopera.com

Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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10. RGK MODERN INDIAN DANCE ACADEMY BENEFIT SHOW - SEPTEMBER 13

Come join us in celebration of RGK Modern Indian Dance Academy's Fall benefit show, DOOR (Open The Door To Your Dreams). Door is a representation of dreams, passions and aspirations realized thorough dance and words. This original Bollywood dance drama will be presented at the St. Paul Student Center Theater and admission includes Indian food after the performance. Tickets are on sale now for this one night performance, and proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota. Please visit our website for tickets prices and more info. www.rgkdance.org, To purchase tickets email us renukumar@rgkdance.org

Contact: Renu Kumar, renukumar@rgkdance.org

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11. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

Neel layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. $10 student rush day of performance. Online at http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

12. ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL JAZZ CLASSES

COLLIDE Open Company Classes

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm and Thursdays 9:30-11:00am

In Studio 5B @ The Cowles Center

Classes, taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso, consist of a 45 minute technical warm-up, intricate combinations, and choreography that focuses on style, specificity, and intention of movement.

For more information please visit www.collidetheatrical.org

All classes are on-going. No reservation required. $12/class of $10 with purchase of a 10 class card. New faces welcome! Warm & supportive environment intended to inspire and invigorate your love for dance.

Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org

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13. ENROLL FOR FALL SESSION AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

Enrollment is open for Fall session at Zenon!

Fall session: September 8 - December 21

Check out the fall classes schedule online at zenondance.org!

Summer session will run through August 31st. Drop-ins always welcome!

Questions on enrolling or dropping in? Call the Zenon office! 612.338.1101

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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14. EXPLORE KATHAK DANCE OF NORTH INDIA

Katha Dance Theatre has been teaching the traditional art of Kathak dance to Twin Cities students for over 27 years. Founded by Rita Mustaphi and our staff of expert teachers will guide students of age 6 years - adult offering the finest in cultural education and the Kathak tradition.

Kathak dance

Kathak is among the six major classical dances of India and one of the most dynamic theater arts in the world. The word Kathak is derived from katha, meaning "the art of storytelling." Over the centuries it has been influenced by both Hindu and Muslim cultures, creating a balance that makes it the most natural of the Indian classical dance forms. Kathak expresses abandon, yet it carries a sinuous nuance and intricate rhythmic precision conveyed through strong and often complicated footwork, mimetic gesture and subtle facial

expression.

Katha Dance School offers:

Training in Kathak dance technique

Dedicated and accomplished teachers

Many classes and intensive courses taught by Rita Mustaphi, master teacher and resident choreographer

Performance opportunities with Rita Mustaphi’s choreography

Full dance immersion program in summer intensive.

Internship opportunity to become part of the professional and touring Katha

Dance Company.

KDT School has three locations - Minneapolis, Maple Grove and Edina

Fall session of classes will start soon. Please visit
www.kathadance.org to find more information about class schedules, productions and other events.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, info@kathadance.org

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15. ERIN THOMPSON AND GABRIEL ANDERSON CO-TEACHING MODERN DANCE FOR YOUTH WITH YOUNG DANCE THIS FALL!

Modern intensive class taught by Erin Thompson, 2008 Sage Award winner for Outstanding Dance Education in Minnesota, and Gabriel Anderson, accomplished choreographer and dance teacher.
This is a dance education opportunity with a dynamic set of teachers not to be missed. This class is open to middle- and high-school aged dancers starting Monday September 15th at the Cowles Center.

When: Mondays 5:45-7:15 p.m. beginning September 15th

Comprehensive instruction of modern dance technique for youth: strength, stretch, alignment, momentum, shape, and breath integrating experiential anatomy and internal awareness with physicality that is weighted and daring. An in-depth exploration of floor work and extended-full-bodied combinations and phrases.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.youngdance.org or email info@youngdance.org.

Contact: Jennifer Glaws, jennifer@youngdance.org

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16. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studios!

Morning Open Classes (​August 18-22)

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Monday, 10:00-11:00am, GAGA people with Berit Ahlgren

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson

​Morning Open Classes (August 25-29)

​Monday, 9:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson ​

Evening open classes will resume on September 8, 2014.

For more information visit "Open Classes" at www.tudance.org.
Schedule is subject to change.

Cost:
$14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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17. TU DANCE CENTER 2014 FALL SESSION

Registration is open for the 13-week Pre-Professional and Junior & Teen Program. Classes start on Sept. 8, and run through Dec. 13.

The Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students aged 12-23.

TU Dance Center's Junior & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning technique in a range of disciplines. This program is an excellent way to increase dance knowledge and provides a comprehensive base on which to expand. Classes, divided by age, support a student's development of body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Please visit http://www,tudance.org for more information, or contact TU Dance Center at 612-605-1925 or education@tudance.org.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. TU Dance Center is located on the Green Line -

Raymond Station, and offers free parking.

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

18. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S FALL OPEN HOUSE- SEPT 6

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

10 AM - 4PM

Join us for a day of FREE sample classes to kick off FALL session at Zenon!

All Adult and Youth classes are taught at beginning level.

No pre-registration needed!

ADULT

10-11:00 am Afro-Modern with Roxane Wallace

11-12:00 pm Modern with Dustin Haug

12-1:00 pm Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso

12-1:00 pm Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

1-2:00 pm Jazz with TBA

1-2:00 pm Ballet with Marcia Keegan

2-3:00 pm Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso

2-3:00 pm Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

3-4:00 pm Lyrical with Corrine Gray

3-4:00 pm House Dance with Arturo Miles

YOUTH

10-10:30 am
Creative Movement (ages 3-6) with Jesse Schmitz-Boyd

10:30-11 am
Hip Hop (ages 5-14) with Erin Sheppard

11-11:30 am
Jazz (ages 7-14) with Corrine Gray

11:30-12 pm
Ballet (ages 7-14) with Corrine Gray

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AND ENTER TO WIN A FREE ENROLLMENT FOR

WINTER SESSION AT THE OPEN HOUSE!

Save $10 on enrollment or a 10-class card if you purchase at the Open House!

Zenon has an online class system! Make your profile today before the Open House!

Contact: Lauren Holmes, lauren@zenondance.org

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19. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY SERIES

A project to stimulate knowledge and practice of CI in the local community.

Classes, workshops and talks to coincide with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson at the Walker Art Center.

Mondays September 8- November 17th, 2014

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

Open jam 7.30-9pm by donation

Class series + jam $100

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, downtown Minneapolis

Teachers include Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin Haug, Olive Bieringa, and Otto Ramstad

This weekly open level class will focus on how bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the physical laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. Contact improvisation trains the body in heightened sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. As a social dance it defines and asserts boundaries of intimacy, trust and self. It is a physical practice in democracy that can be profoundly meditative and acrobatic in the same moment.
Beginners to advanced movers welcome.

Contact talks

A free monthly conversation series engaging in the history of contact improvisation in September, October and November with local, national and international guests

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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20. CONTACT WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON: THRU THE SKIN

November 22 + 23 from 10am - 4pm

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

Cost $150-250 sliding scale + early registration recommended

This open level contact improvisation workshop will explore inner and outer spirals following the many double helix structures found thru the body and with a partner. Tracking, blending and harmonizing Center, enhancing the activity of physical listening and choice, entering and exiting dances, seeing/being space, and allowing the body’s relationship with gravity to do the talking. Lots of “standing around”, small dance practice, as prelude and interlude to copious open dancing.

Karen Nelson brings Tuning Improvisation and Material for the Spine to her 35-year practice of Contact Improvisation dancing, performing and teaching.
Influenced as well by her studies in Aikido, Feldenkrais, Focusing , QiGong, NVC and meditation, she is compelled towards a holistic view of embodied dancing. She has collaborated on many projects including co-founding DanceAbility, Breitenbush Jam, Diverse Dance Research Retreat, and the performance group Image Lab.
She teaches group retreats and workshops, works one to one, and performs her solo and collaborative work at home (Vashon Island, WA) and abroad.

This programming is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, the BodyCartography Project, Hijack and the Walker Art Center

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call 651-699-4905

Full schedule at http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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21. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP

8 Weeks Workshop with Gadu

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Subbody Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic conditioning methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method.
The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao,” Resonance is also indescribable. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience.

Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When:
Sunday 6 -9 pm
September 28

October 5, 12, 26

November 2, 9, 30

December 7

Where:
Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418

Tuition:
$200 ($180 when you register by Sept 15, 2014)

To register and For more information about workshop, please contact Gadu at doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

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22. SEEKING YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Embodied Arts: Tools for the Performing Artist will provide training for professional artists who utilize movement in their work and have a background exploring movement. The certification training will take place over the course of ten non-consecutive weekends in 2015, during which participants will refine their creative process and performance work.

Utilizing the somatic methods of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) certified teachers Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad will lead an embodied approach to movement expression and creation. BMC utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in self-guided movement and sound explorations. It enables participants to experience in the present how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life, their professional practice, and in turn, their art.

Full details to be announced in October including possible fee subsidies. Please contact us to express interest in early registration. Space will be limited.

Email olive@bodycartography.org

Read more: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming/?event_id1=52

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23. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP

Oct 25 and 26

10-5pmStudio 206, Seward, Minneapolis

Cost $160-220 sliding scale

A Body-Mind Centering® workshop focused how we interact and engage with the world with certified teachers Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa. Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our head, hands, feet, and their bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and fluid content. We will also engage with our nervous system and sensory structures that offer us a relationship with the world with live in through kinesthesia, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision.

To register please email olive@bodycartography.org

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24. SALSA CAFE ON SUNDAY NIGHTS

Salsa Café on the Veranda of Brit's Pub

Sunday, August 24th

Starts at 8pm

DJ | 21+ | $5 cover

1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN

For more info regarding dining, drink specials, parking, etc please visit the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1396213517267836/

Salsa Café's Labor Day Sunday Salsa Party

Sunday, August 31st

Starts at 8pm

DJ | 21+ | $5 cover

1110 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN

For more info regarding dining, drink specials, parking, etc please visit the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/511467292316748/

Contact: Jairo Ramirez, salsacafe@outlook.com

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25. URBAN/LATIN FUSION WORKSHOP

Urban Fusion blends Latin and Hip hop flavors. A choreography based class, it is a combination of urban styles that allow dancers to add different elements to whatever style they do, focusing on rhythm, body movement, isolation, footwork and musicality. Come experience something new and have some fun! Please wear sneakers.

August 30th 2-3p.m.

711 West Lake Street, Suite 605

$12 pre-register (paypal)

http://thefreshfactorgc.com/p/store.html

$15 at the door (cash only)

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

26. VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED

Looking for two volunteers to be door attendees and audience assistance for Jennifer Arave's new work, Moon Walking the Dog, Thursday September 18th at Skewed Visions.
Please email, call or text Jennifer if interested.

Contact: Jennifer Arave, aravejl@yahoo.com / 612-432-1512

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27. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS!

COLLIDE is Casting 4-6 High School Dancers for Ensemble Roles in Class of ‘85. Dancers will have a professional performance opportunity, dance alongside reputable accomplished dancers, and have an opportunity to work on technical jazz dance and performance skills.

AGES 15-19….. advanced jazz dancers with excellent ballet technique.

Audition:

Saturday August 16 2:30pm

Studio 5B @ The Cowles Center

Rehearsals:

September 14, 21, 28

12:30-3:00 (subject to slight change and additions)

@ The Cowles Center Studio 5B

October 3, 2014 7:30-9:30 Tek Box @Cowles

October 4, 2014 5:00-9:00 TBD

Tech Week:

October 6, 7, 8, 5:00-10:00pm @ The Southern Theater

Performances:

Thursday October 9 7:30pm (Preview)

Friday October 10 7:30pm (Opening)

Saturday October 11 4:00pm

Saturday October 11 7:30pm

Sunday October 12 3:00pm

Thursday October 16 7:30pm

Friday October 17 7:30pm

Saturday October 19 4:00pm

Saturday October 19 7:30pm

Sunday October 20 3:00pm

This is an unpaid apprentice performance opportunity. Students WILL receive a Complimentary 10-Card Class Card to be used for COLLIDE’s weekly professional jazz dance classes and quarterly workshops.

Contact: Kim Brownell, auditions@collidetheatrical.org

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28. SEEKING EXTRAS FOR MUSIC VIDEO

This is last minute! Whiteout Media is in need of 16 extras for a music video!

ONLY requirement is that you be no taller than 5'10”. If you would like to be a part of something fun, please contact whiteoutmediacasting@gmail.com for additional details!

Saturday August 23

Start time: 9-9:30am (you will be needed for about 6 hours)

Contact: Shana Hoglund, shanahoglund@yahoo.com

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29. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

Dancers ages 18+ are invited to audition for MDE's 12th season on Sunday, August 24, 4pm, at the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre. Prepare a two minute solo in the style of your choice and be ready to learn modern/jazz choreography. A resume with your dance training and performance experience is required. Dancers will interview with the directors.

Answers to frequently asked questions are available at

minnesotadanceensemble.com/auditions

Questions? Contact Artistic Director Cat Barnes at 320-266-8170 or

artisticdirector@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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30. LOOKING FOR CONTEMPORARY/MODERN DANCERS

Modern dance company Bodhisattva Soyuz is looking for dancers with intermediate level contemporary/modern dance training for a performance at 9x22 November 26. If interested please email days and times available to rehearse.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, bodhisattvasoyuz@gmail.com

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

31. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light.
The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit.
Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side:
2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114.

Please email abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

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32. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more

information.

Email Eileen Goren at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

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33. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Email Eileen Goren at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and

availability.

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34. COWLES CENTER TICKETING UPDATES

COWLES CLUB - A GREAT WAY TO SAVE!

Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show! Sign up here:
http://www.thecowlescenter.org/member

TWO WAYS TO BUY TICKETS!

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Download Walletini https://www.walletini.com

The Cowles Center website http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

35. NEW YORK TIMES REVIEWS RAGAMALA DANCE COMPANY

New York Times calls Song of the Jasmine "soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious."

Ragamala Dance Company

Song of the Jasmine

Aparna Ramaswamy, Ranee Ramaswamy, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Creators

Full review of Song of the Jasmine at Lincoln Center Out of Doors:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/09/arts/dance/ragamala-dance-outdoors-at-lincoln-center.html?_r=1

http://www.ragamaladance.org/

Contact: Elise Erickson, admin@ragamala.net

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36. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

From the past week:

Charles Campbell writes on Mad King Thomas/Justin Maxwell’s The Weather Is Always Perfect

For lots more dance writing, visit http://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

37. MINNESOTA PLAYLIST RELAUNCH AND EXPANSION

Be the first to see the new design of MinnesotaPlaylist.com and hear about the upcoming relaunch and expansion. Learn how you can use the website to your advantage as an artist, or a company. And/or find out how you can get your writing on the site. In fact, this is a great opportunity to ask whatever questions you want to ask and tell us how we can cover dance better.

September 1 from 4-6 at HUGE Theater (3037 Lyndale Avenue South, MPLS) RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/1t1vDXQ

Contact: Alan Berks, alan@minnesotaplaylist.com

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38. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

The Sage Awards for Dance needs your dance footage for its annual Year-In-Review video that will precede the 2014 awards ceremony at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014.

With the dance community's participation, we have been able to compile about 15 minutes of videos from performances that took place during the 12 months prior. We are excited to see what this year's batch of videos will showcase.

Please send 20-30 seconds of dance video by making it downloadable from Dropbox, Google Drive or Vimeo. The email with the download link should be sent to sageawardsvideos@gmail.com. This email should also include: what dance company, choreographer or performer is this representing, when and where was the performance and who did the music.

Video files should be can be .avi, .mov or .mp4 file, NTSC format, and 16:9 aspect ratio. It can be an edited clip or just a straight excerpt. Footage can be standard or high definition.

There should be no transitions leading in or out of the clip. Within the clip, use a dissolve between segments.

Include stereo sound, though it might not be used.

Footage that is wide-angled, shot from the back of the room with no panning is not recommended. Please choose footage that highlights the performers and is a medium shot. Closeups and cross-shots are appreciated for diversity.

DEADLINE: September 15th

More info: http://www.sageawards.org/video-submissions-for-the-sage-awards/

Contact: Dana Kassel, sageawardsvideos@gmail.com

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Dance Community News - August 13, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2014 OPENS TOMORROW! - AUGUST 14-16

2. ORBITREEUM: MOTIONART AT THE MN LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM - AUGUST 16-17

3. GOLDEN BOYS THE MUSICAL - AUGUST 22-24

4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE 50+ PROJECT PERFORMANCES - AUGUST 22-24

5. SAFE AS HOUSES - SEPTEMBER 4-6

6. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS LIVING LEGEND OF KATHAK DANCE, PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ - SEPTEMBER 5

7. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

ONGOING CLASSES

8. REGISTRATION AND OPEN HOUSE AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

9. ZORONGO FLAMENCO FALL CLASSES

10. ANDA FLAMENCO FALL SESSION 2014 BEGINS AUGUST 27TH - CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

11. ADULT INTEGRATED FOCUS I

12. OPEN CLASSES WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

13. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE - AUGUST 16

14. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE • AUDIENCE EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP

15. WORKSHOPS WITH KATHAK MASTER PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ & COMPANY

16. INTEGRATIVE BODY MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

17. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

18. WORKSHOPS WITH MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OSNEL DELGADO

19. HANDSTANDS AND PARTNERING WORKSHOP

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

20. NUTCRACKER ROLES AVAILABLE

21. ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE & MUSIC HIRING TEACHERS

22. OPEN AUDITION FOR MEN AND WOMEN - AUGUST 24TH

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

23. BALLET SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

24. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

25. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

26. MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS - INTENT TO APPLY

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

27. PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHER AVAILABLE

28. BEAUTIFUL STUDIO FOR RENT IN THE IVY BUILDING FOR THE ARTS

29. STUDIO AVAILABLE IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

30. FREE COUNSELING WITH CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

31. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

32. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

33. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

34. THE SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE FOR ITS ANNUAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2014 OPENS TOMORROW! - AUGUST 14-16

Take a short four day rest from live performance after Fringing, then get back on the saddle for Rhythmically Speaking! Running August 14-16 at the Southern Theater, seven dynamic choreographers will offer the community seven different ideas for synthesizing many styles of complicated rhythm into dance. 2014 choreographers:

Michele Dunleavy (guest from PA)

Karla Grotting

Bboy J-Sun

Erinn Liebhard

Christine Maginnis

Joanne Spencer

Voice of Culture Drum and Dance

Tickets and Info: www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

To further support the production: visit our Kickstarter!

Contact: Erinn Liebhard, Artistic Director - info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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2. ORBITREEUM: MOTIONART AT THE MN LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM - AUGUST 16-17

Saturday, August 16, 11:00am & 12:00noon

Sunday, August 17, 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Location: MN Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

A magical, musical, mad-cap dance with 12 distinctively dynamic dancers in a magnificent, outdoor setting at the Arboretum's High Point. This fascinating, site-specific work explores nature's beauty, human quirkiness and rhythmic comedy.

Choreography: Pam Gleason and Diane Moncrieff

Dancers: John Agurkis, Mary Bock, Sydney Enzler, Pam Gleason, Yumi Inomata, Kim Lewis, Diane Moncrieff, Amy Olson, Sharon Picasso, Kristine Spangard, Rebecca Tanner, Jen Warg

Orbitreeum takes place during the Arboretum's second annual Art Crawl Through the Gardens.

The entrance fee for the Arboretum is $14 and includes performances of Orbitreeum.

For more info or to become a backer of Orbitreeum, see our Kickstarter page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/motionart/orbitreeum-motionart-at-the-mn-landscape-arboretum

Contacts:

Diane Moncrieff (763)221-6675 diwebbmo@gmail.com

Pam Gleason (612)990-6019 pamgleason@msn.com

info@motionartmn.org

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3. GOLDEN BOYS THE MUSICAL - AUGUST 22-24

The world premiere of Golden Boys the Musical is rapidly approaching.

A new, high-energy musical, Golden Boys tells the story of one of the nation’s first racially integrated army units -- a musical theater troupe. The show by New York artist Horace Turnbull is brought to life by Artistic Director Kim Martinez of Out on a Limb Dance Company, with choreography by Jimmy Peters, an emerging choreographer with credits that include The Tapping Dads for America's Got Talent (http://www.jimmyapeters.com/). Under their collaborative direction, this intriguing new musical will be presented at the Lab Theater August 22nd-24th.

August 22nd 7:30pm, post-show reception

August 23rd 7:30pm

August
24th 2:00pm

Visit www.goldenboysthemusical.com to find out who is in the cast, the story behind the creation of the musical, and more.

Contact: Jeremy Bensussan, bens0399@gmail.com

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4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE 50+ PROJECT PERFORMANCES - AUGUST 22-24

Contempo Physical Dance presents the world premiere of Seca, an original choreographic work by Marciano Silva dos Santos, as part of the company's first 50+ project for dancers fifty and over. Featuring performances by Kathryn Anderson, Robert Borman, Patricia Brown, Michele Costello, Susan Esther Ouray, Becky Heist, Jim Lieberthal and Lori Mercil, the work fuses Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance.

Friday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with the artists following the performance.

Tickets:

$10 General Admission

$5 Adults 50+

$5 Children

Tickets:

http://contempo50.brownpapertickets.com

JSB TEKBOX at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave. (2nd Floor)

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Questions? Contact us at 612-619-4116 or contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact: Jenny Pennaz, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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5. SAFE AS HOUSES - SEPTEMBER 4-6

Safe As Houses is a new project from artist and composer Chris Strouth, Paris1919, the choreography of Deborah Jinza Thayer/Movement Architecture, over 40 musicians, dancers, artists and craftspeople - including Non Edwards, Margaret Johnson, Missa Kes, Evy Muench, Sharon Picasso & Taylor Shevey. An immersive multimedia music and installation event.

Safe as Houses examines the transitory nature of contemporary life & explores the question of personal and economic safety: What does safety look like when everything is in a rapid state of flux, and the truths that used to be self-evident are blurred by information and fogged by nostalgia?

What does safety actually mean? Can we ever really find it?

Safe As Houses

New Century Theater, September 4-6, 2014.

Purchase tix =

http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events/chris-strouths-safe-houses-tickets-new-century-theatre-minneapolis-mn-2014

Kickstarter = https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1068191551/safe-as-houses

Contact: Sharon Picasso, spicasso1@gmail.com

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6. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS LIVING LEGEND OF KATHAK DANCE, PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ - SEPTEMBER 5

Katha Dance Theatre in association with the Indian Music Society of Minnesota present

Bhav Batana - Vocal concert with art of expression by living legend of Kathak dance, Pandit Birju Maharaj

“Togetherness of music and dance, Birju Maharaj’s singing, along with interpretative genius, showed how the smallest gesture or glance can say so much, and how the gestures at fractional points between tala beats give a punctuating thrust to communication. … Everything was just a suggestive hint, and all done seated in the same place.”

- The Hindu

Through emotive singing, facial expression, hand gestures, intonation and expression, Pandit Birju Maharaj, will be expressing the feelings of the song and the emotions of the character. Chandrachur Bhattacharjee will accompany Maharaj in sitar; Utpal Ghoshal in Tabla and world-renowned dancer and senior disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen will act as a narrator.

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7 pm

Dr. V Premanand Theater & Concert Hall

Normandale Community College

9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

Tickets: $25 - $18

Tickets at http://www.kathadance/Birju

Contact KDT: info@kathadance.org; 763-533-0756

“Mr. Maharaj, seated with the musicians, singing songs, doubling the melody on harmonium and acting out the lyrics with his upper body. It was easy to believe he could go on forever.”

- New York Times

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, Info@kathadance.org

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7. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 18-20

The Cowles Center for Dance • Thu-Sat • Sept. 18-20 • 8pm

528 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

Post-performance talk Fri, Sept. 19

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, Ananya Dance Theatre will present Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming, a multi-disciplinary immersion in the work and world of women’s dreams. This world premiere launches a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities.

Neel layers concepts and choreography by Ananya Chatterjea and conceptual behavioral artist Marcus Young, performance by 10 ADT dancers and guest artist Shá Cage, composition by Greg Schutte, thematic text by Sharon Bridgforth, vocalizations by Chastity Brown, Mankwe Ndosi and Pooja Goswami, multi-lingual poetry recited by the dancers, set and costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins and lighting by Jesse Cogswell.

Tickets: $20-$30. Senior, student and group discounts available. $10 student rush day of performance. Online at http://www.cowlescenter.org or call Cowles Center Box Office, 612-206-3600.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Neel is supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

8. REGISTRATION AND OPEN HOUSE AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Saturday, August 16, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

1899 Larpenteur Avenue West, St Paul (corner of Larpenteur and Tatum near the State Fair Grounds)

Register for fall classes and participate in our special one day only events:

*Nutcracker Sale: Gently used dance clothes and other dance items with proceeds to benefit our upcoming production of the Nutcracker.

*Design your own skirt event: Dancers will have the opportunity to choose their own fabric and ribbon to have a one of a kind ballet skirt created for them.

*Enter our drawing: Dancers who attend registration and pay in full for the first trimester will be entered in a drawing for a special ballet related prize.

Spaces are still available in many of our classes, with offerings available for ages 3 through adult, including adult beginners.
See our website

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com for a complete list of classes and the 2014 - 2015 dance schedule.
All classes are based on the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet.

Contact: Miss Zachari, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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9. ZORONGO FLAMENCO FALL CLASSES

Please join us in the fall for some Flamenco! Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre & School now has their Fall Class Schedule available on their Facebook page. It will also be uploaded to their website soon.

Flamenco is tons of fun and is great for one's body, mind, and spirit.

Hope to see you this fall!
Ole!

Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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10. ANDA FLAMENCO FALL SESSION 2014 BEGINS AUGUST 27TH - CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Monday Classes: August 25 to October 14

Beginning 2 Choreography: Tieintos
5:30-6:30 PM

($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Intro Class
6:30-7:30 PM
($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Sevillanas for all levels mini-workshop
7:30-8:30 PM

September 8 to October 13 - NO CLASS SEPT 15

($50 prepay/$75 couple prepay;
$13.50 drop-in/$22.50 couple drop-in)

Wednesday Classes: August 27 to October 15

Intro and Beginning 1 (Class held @ Kristina’s home studio; no guitar)

10:00-11:00 AM
($20 drop-in only)

Intermediate 1 and 2 Choreography: Caracoles

6:00-7:00 PM
($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Saturday Classes: August 30 to October 18

Beginning 2 and Intermediate 1 Repertory: Sevillanas w/Manton

11:00 AM-12:00 NOON
($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Intermediate 2 and Advanced Choreography: Seguiriyas
12:00 NOON-1:00 PM

($20 drop-in; $102 per six-class card)

Begins Sept 6: Children 4: Choreography (no guitar)
1:15-2:00 PM

($70 prepay session; no drop-in))

Begins Sept 6: Children 3: Intro to Choreography (no guitar)
2-2:30 PM

($56 prepay session; no drop-in pricing)

Begins Sept.6: Children 2: Beginning Technique
2:30-3:00 PM

($56 prepay; no drop-in)

Begins Sept 6: Children1: Learning to Learn Dance
3:00-3:30 PM

($56 prepay; no drop-in)

Contact: Maria Mancuso, mancu001@umn.edu

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11. ADULT INTEGRATED FOCUS I

Expressive Movements is pleased to present the following class offering for Fall 2014:

Adult Integrated Focus I

Thursdays | Sept 4 to Nov 20 | 7:30-9pm

Cowles Center, Room 2b

528 Hennepin Ave | Downtown Minneapolis

$10 per week or $100 for 12 weeks

Dance for all ability levels: Bringing adults of all abilities together to perform dance, be social, and make an impression.

Class offers dancers an opportunity to learn more about dance and adapt to it. Learning about your body and what it takes to make movements into an art form. Create integrative dance and focus on improvisational dance. Learn new ways to adapt movement and turn it into dance.

Expressive Movements

2226 Oregon Court. St. Louis Park, MN
55426 | 952-807-3115

Mike Cohn | Executive Director | emdancemike@gmail.com

Dan Sedgeman | Marketing and Development | emdancedan@gmail.com

facebook.com/expressive.movements.mpls

Contact: Dan Sedgeman, emdancedan@gmail.com

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12. OPEN CLASSES WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

Join Contempo Physical Dance for invigorating open classes this summer and enjoy the company’s dynamic fusion of Afro-Brazilian Contemporary Dance, based on Marciano Silva dos Santos personal movement research.

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Classes goes through August 13th, 2014.

Studio 7A in August

$10 per class. All ages and ability levels are welcome.

Classes are FREE for those 50 years old and older in celebration of the new work that will premiere at the TEK Box August 22-24, 2014, featuring a cast over the age of fifty.

Questions? Please contact us at contempophysicaldance@gmail.com or

612-619-4116.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact: Jenny Pennaz,