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    DanceMN UPDATE

     

    1. DANCE COMMUNITY BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS CHANGE TO 150 WORDS NEXT WEEK

     

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

     

    2. CRASH.DANCE.PRODUCTIONS. PRESENTS LUMINIFEROUS - AUGUST 20-22

     

    3. THE MAP IS THE TERRITORY - AUGUST 28-29

     

    4. MINNESOTA DANCE COLLABORATIVE KICKSTARTER PERFORMANCE PARTY - AUGUST 31

     

    5. NOCHE GITANA: AN EVENING OF FLAMENCO DANCE AND MUSIC - SEPTEMBER 8

     

    6. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS AT THE WEITZ - SEPTEMBER 18

     

    7. DON QUIXOTE -BHARATANATYAM DANCE THEATER BY SAHRDAYA FOUNDATION - SEPTEMBER 18

     

    8. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE: WOMEN'S ROLES IN WORLD FOOD SYSTEM - SEPTEMBER 18-19

     

    9. THE COWLES CENTER LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES - SEPTEMBER 20

     

    10. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - SEPTEMBER 23 - LEAF, WAXSE, GENDER TENDER

     

    11. SARAH MICHELSON, TOURNAMENTO - SEPTEMBER 24-27

     

    12. LAKANSYEL PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2

     

    13. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BELLA LUNA - OCTOBER 2

     

    14. TWIN CITIES TAP FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE AT THE SOUTHERN - OCTOBER 15-17

     

    15. ODE TO WALT WHITMAN - NOVEMBER 5-7

     

    WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

     

    16. TWO OPEN HOUSES - KATHA DANCE THEATRE BEGINS FALL SESSION

     

    17. OPEN HOUSE AT THE CASSANDRA SCHOOL

     

    18. DABKE WORKSHOP WITH KARIM NAGI

     

    19. REGISTER NOW FOR SUBBODY EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP - SEPTEMBER 26

     

    20. TAP DANCERS- REGISTER FOR THE TWIN CITIES TAP FESTIVAL!

     

    21. OPEN DIVISION OPEN HOUSE AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

     

    22. LAKANSYEL WORKSHOPS AND MASTER CLASSES

     

    23. SAINT PAUL BALLET OPEN HOUSE - AUGUST 29

     

    24. LAKE HARRIET DANCE CENTER FALL REGISTRATION

     

    25. MAKING WORK, WORK

     

    26. HIP FOCUSED MDMF ANNUAL CONFERENCE - SEPTEMBER 12

     

    27. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE / AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT - OCTOBER 9-11

     

    28. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

     

    29. ANATOMY IN 3 DIMENSIONS COURSE

     

    30. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

     

    31. PILATES MOTR TEACHER TRAINING

     

    32. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FALL WORKSHOP WEEK - AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 4

     

    33. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FREE OPEN HOUSE - SEPTEMBER 5

     

    34. SOMATIC MOVEMENT & RE-PATTERNING WITH DR ANNIE BROOKS

     

    35. CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

     

    ONGOING CLASSES

     

    36. LUNDSTRUM CENTER CLASSES START SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

     

    37. ZORONGO FLAMENCO FALL CLASSES - SEPTEMBER 14

     

    38. SPECIAL SEPTEMBER SESSION AT THE CASSANDRA SCHOOL

     

    39. BALLET FUNDAMENTALS AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

     

    40. REGISTRATION FOR SAINT PAUL BALLET SCHOOL CLASSES NOW OPEN

     

    41. LAKE HARRIET DANCE CENTER FALL REGISTRATION

     

    42. PAULA MANN IS TEACHING AGAIN

     

    43. MOVEMENTWISE AT THE COWLES CENTER

     

    44. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN EVERY SATURDAY

     

    45. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

     

    46. SAINT PAUL BALLET OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES

     

    47. TU DANCE CENTER FALL 2015 PROGRAMMING

     

    48. OPEN MORNING PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

     

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

     

    49. BALLET TEACHER NEEDED IN ANDOVER, MN

     

    50. DANCE FLICKS FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

     

    51. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS

     

    52. DANCE TEACHER POSITION OPEN AT FAIR CRYSTAL SCHOOL

     

    53. CALL FOR PERFORMERS FOR TWIN CITIES TAP FESTIVAL STUDENT SHOWCASE

     

    54. HIP HOP INSTRUCTORS NEEDED

     

    55. MINNESOTA OPERA DANCER AUDITIONS

     

    56. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS INTERNSHIP

     

    57. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE - FALL SESSION - SEPTEMBER 5

     

    58. PRESCHOOL DANCE TEACHER

     

    59. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUDITION FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM STUDENTS

     

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

     

    60. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS' GRANT OPPORTUNITY

     

    61. MCKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS INTENT TO APPLY IS OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9

     

    62. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

     

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

     

    63. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

     

    64. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

     

    65. ONE ON ONE COACHING WITH LAURIE VAN WIEREN

     

    66. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

     

    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

     

    67. DANCE WRITING ON MN ARTISTS

     

    68. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

     

    OTHER DANCE NEWS

     

    69. SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE

     

    DanceMN UPDATE

     

    1. DANCE COMMUNITY BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS CHANGE TO 150 WORDS NEXT WEEK

     

    As part of our effort to make the Dance Community Bulletin more sustainable and more useful, we are streamlining submissions. Beginning this week, all submissions for the September 2 bulletin and beyond must be 150 words or less. This will help make the newsletter more reader-friendly, more cost-effective, and ultimately serve everyone better. You are encouraged to include links, websites or facebook for full details in your post.

     

    We welcome your continued submissions and encourage you to review the guidelines at www.dancemn.org/submit.

     

    Thanks for helping us make the Dance Community News more efficient.

     

    DanceMN

     

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    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

     

    2. CRASH.DANCE.PRODUCTIONS. PRESENTS LUMINIFEROUS - AUGUST 20-22

     

    Featuring a company of thirteen dancers, Luminiferous examines the classical elements that surround us daily in our lives: earth, water, air and fire. Although these forces are unique by nature, they are brought together spiritually to create an element greater than its parts.

     

    crash.dance.productions. is a professional contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph and train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community.

     

    Visit http://crashdance8.brownpapertickets.com/ for tickets

     

    Contact: Nikki Norenberg, nenorenberg@gmail.com

     

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    3. THE MAP IS THE TERRITORY - AUGUST 28-29

     

    Featuring work by: Tim Smith-Stewart (Seattle) // Lisa Channer // Paige Collette // Ali O’Reilly // Moheb Soliman // Magnolia Yang Sao Yia

     

    Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29, 8 pm

     

    Fresh Oysters Performance Research

    512 East 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404

     

    $10-15 suggested donation

    Cash at the door only, seating is limited

     

    Performance duo Fire Drill presents The Map Is the Territory: a shared evening of experimental live art, as well as the inaugural curatorial event in their new studio space, Fresh Oysters Performance Research. Highlighting the work of Seattle-based performance maker Tim Smith-Stewart as well as several Twin Cities-based artists, The Map Is the Territory brings together experimental text, documentary images, video dispatches, audio confessions, and raw physicality.

     

    Though the dictum "the map is not the territory" insists on the difference between reality and abstraction, the cultural producers of The Map Is a Territory so inhabit their practices of representation as to claim the map as a territory itself. This collection of performance works reveals concept as a living space to inhabit, navigate, and provoke.

     

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

     

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    4. MINNESOTA DANCE COLLABORATIVE KICKSTARTER PERFORMANCE PARTY - AUGUST 31

     

    Join us for a fun filled evening to close out our 2015 Kickstarter campaign!

     

    EVENT DETAILS:

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    6:30 - 9:30pm

    Schmidt Artist Lofts Brewhouse party room

    900 W 7th Street

    St. Paul, MN 55102

     

    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1615244238754320/

     

    *Appetizers will be provided by Daniel del Prado, Executive Chef of Burch Steakhouse and James Beard Award Winning Chef

    *Performances from MDC's dancers and actors.

    *We will be giving away gifts throughout the night when people donate certain amounts to our Kickstarter.

     

    Our first prize will be:

    - Free bike tune-up & water bottle from Positive Pedals Bike Shop in Richfield - a $75 value!

     

    *This event is open to the public. Bring your smart phones so you can contribute to our Kickstarter while watching the show!

     

    Contact: Holly Bryant, mndancecollaborative@gmail.com

     

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    5. NOCHE GITANA: AN EVENING OF FLAMENCO DANCE AND MUSIC - SEPTEMBER 8

     

    Twin Cities Flamenco Artists Co-op and Casa de España en Minnesota present an evening of flamenco Noche Gitana with a world-renown singer and a dancer from Spain. For more information about the show and the artists, go to www.SachikoLaChayi.com.

     

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    At 7 PM (Door opens at 6:30 PM)

    Location: The Nicollet (1931 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403)

     

    $14 advance ticket (Available at http://nochegitana.brownpapertickets.com/)

    $19 at the door

     

    Along with the TCFAC artists:

    Sachiko Nishiuchi “La Chayí” (Dance)

    Ben Abrahamson (Guitar)

    Michael Ziegahn (Guitar)

     

    See you there!

     

    Contact: Sachiko Nishiuchi, danceflamencompls@gmail.com

     

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    6. TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS AT THE WEITZ - SEPTEMBER 18

     

    Time Track Productions (choreographer Paula Mann and media artist/lighting designer Steve Paul) present RULES OF THE CROWD at The Weitz Center for Creativity - Carleton College, Northfield.

    Friday, September 18 at 7:30 pm. Admittance is FREE!

    With performers Gabriel Anderson, Kaitin Kelly Benedict, Kaori Kenmotsu, Heather Klopchin, Pedro Lander, Darrius Strong, and Roxane Wallace. Music/sound score by Christopher Cunningham.

     

    Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

     

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    7. DON QUIXOTE -BHARATANATYAM DANCE THEATER BY SAHRDAYA FOUNDATION - SEPTEMBER 18

     

    Kala Vandanam is pleased to present, in their Twin Cities debut, Sheejith Krishna and Sahrdaya Foundation (Chennai, India) in DON QUIXOTE

     

    Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

    St. Paul Student Center Theater

    University of Minnesota

    2017 Buford Ave.

    St. Paul MN 55108

     

    Tickets  – All Reserved Seating

    Advanced Purchase (online) – $25

    At the door (credit card only) – $35

    http://donquixoteMSP.brownpapertickets.com

     

    More information about the show and artists: http://kalavandanam.com/donquixote/

     

    Video preview: https://vimeo.com/128993916

     

    ABOUT THE WORK

    What happens when a band of whimsical dreamers from India runs full tilt into an offbeat epic from Spain? A 21st-century stage adaptation of Miguel Cervantes’ 17th-century novel, Sahrdaya Foundation’s Don Quixote combines multiple art forms — poetry, music, dance, and theatre — to unfold a timeless tale with universal relevance. Choreography and direction by Sheejith Krishna, and performed by a 15-member cast.

     

    Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

     

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    8. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE: WOMEN'S ROLES IN WORLD FOOD SYSTEM - SEPTEMBER 18-19

     

    The O’Shaughnessy opens its 2015-16 Season with the world premiere of Roktim: Nurture Incarnadine, a full-length dance concert performed by Ananya Dance Theatre and collaboratively created by choreographer Ananya Chatterjea, visual artist Seitu Jones and behavioral artist Marcus Young. A Women of Substance event, Roktim will begin outside The O’Shaughnessy at 7pm, Friday-Saturday, September 18-19 – rain or shine. The production will also end outdoors on The O’Shaughnessy plaza. Both beginning and ending sections involve audience participation.

     

    More info:

    http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/2015/08/ananya-dance-theatres-world-premiere-womens-roles-in-global-food-system/

     

    Videos:

    Roktim: Nurture Incarnadine - https://vimeo.com/134687401

    Roktim: Seeds - https://vimeo.com/135272831

    Roktim: Tales of Nurture - https://vimeo.com/135822575

    Roktim: Pronto FeedzAll - https://vimeo.com/136153648

     

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

     

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    9. THE COWLES CENTER LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES - SEPTEMBER 20

     

    The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts’ participatory lecture and panel series, Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences, continues with its focus on the artist’s influence as a way to begin unraveling the histories that are part of the Twin Cities dance communities. Previously, parts 1 through 4 documented local stories around contact improvisation, performance spaces, pioneering dance educators, and works in progress platforms. This season we will discuss the history of tap in the Twin Cities, performing outdoor dances in nature, dance journalism, and remounting important choreography from the past.

     

    The first segment of the season, History of Tap Dance in the Twin Cities, will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 inside the U.S. Bank Atrium at The Cowles Center. Speakers will include Rick Ausland, Joe Chvala, Ellen Keane, Kaleena Miller, Beth Sartor Obermeyer, Char Weiss, Cathy Wind, with special guests. In anticipation of the upcoming inaugural Twin Cities Tap Festival in October, tap artists will come together to share stories and celebrate what has made Minnesota a rhythmically diverse dance community.

     

    For more information, contact Michèle Steinwald, Community Engagement Consultant, at msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org.

     

    Contact: Michèle Steinwald, msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org

     

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    10. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - SEPTEMBER 23 - LEAF, WAXSE, GENDER TENDER

     

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

     

    1. Justin Leaf as Mistress Ginger. Merges styles from classical to contemporary to postmodern to cabaret.

     

    2. Elayna Waxse. Member of TU Dance, performed with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Black Label Movement, Live Action Set, BodyCartography Project.

     

    3. Gender Tender. A queer interdisciplinary performance project focusing on the trans and genderqueer experience.

     

    Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

    810 W Lake St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

    http://www.bryantlakebowl.com/

     

    BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

    Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

     

    9x22: A performance series with a discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren.  Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/9x22-Dance-Lab/106625796038986

     

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

     

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    11. SARAH MICHELSON, TOURNAMENTO - SEPTEMBER 24-27

     

    Sarah Michelson

    tournamento, World Premiere/Walker Commission

    September 24–27, 7pm

    McGuire Theatre

    $28 ($24 Walker members)

    www.walkerart.org/stage

     

    The Walker's Performing Arts season launches with the world premiere of a new work by one of today’s most prominent and sought-after choreographers whose work is impacting the worlds of both contemporary dance and art museums. Groundbreaking New York–based innovator Sarah Michelson and her provocative dance-theater works are highly influential, spectacular to witness, and filled with conceptual mystery, high design, and music.

     

    Michelson’s previous Walker Art Center commissions include Devotion (2011) and Daylight (For Minneapolis) (2005).

     

    Contact: Machen Davis, machen.davis@walkerart.org

     

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    12. LAKANSYEL PERFORMANCES - SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2

     

    Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music & Arts Festival will occur for the first time in Minnesota. September 18 to October 3, 2015, seven native Haitian master artists (dancers, drummers, storytellers and singers) will be in town to share Haitian culture to the community.

     

    Schedule of events - See listing under Workshops section for workshops and master classes

     

    Concert

    Saturday September 26

    Hamline University (1531 Hewitt Ave, St Paul 55104- Sundin hall)

    7pm Pre-show Talk / 7:30pm Performance

    Cost: $12 general, $8 students & senior, $5 ACTC

     

    Outdoor Festival

    Sunday September 27

    Hamline University (1531 Hewitt Ave, St Paul 55104-Drew fine Arts)

    2pm-3pm - Free event

     

    Voice of Haiti Concert

    Friday October 2

    Walker West Music Academy (760 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55104)

    7pm-8pm - FREE event

     

    Contact: Djenane Saint Juste, djenane100@gmail.com

     

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    13. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BELLA LUNA - OCTOBER 2

     

    Bella Luna is a ballet in one act, inspired by the traditional characters and situations of the Commedia dell’Arte – a popular form of theatre created in Italy and spread throughout Europe beginning in the 16th century. This “Tristan and Isolde” tale of tragic love plays out under the glow of the beautiful moon as Izzy and Arlo’s love proves to be no match for tradition and deceit. The first act of this mixed repertory evening gives a taste of the breadth and depth of the artistry of the dancers of St. Paul Ballet.

     

    TICKETS NOW ON SALE

    One night only, October 2, 2015 at 7:30pm

    The O’Shaughnessy

    http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/bella-luna

     

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

     

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    14. TWIN CITIES TAP FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE AT THE SOUTHERN - OCTOBER 15-17

     

    Tickets are on sale for the Twin Cities Tap Festival performances at the Southern Theater! These public performances highlight the cultural and artistic significance of tap and feature world-class tap dance artists from Minnesota and across the country. Don't miss your chance to see these diverse and dynamic shows!

     

    Thursday, October 15, 7pm- Student Showcase

    Friday, October 16, 7pm- Masters Concert

    Saturday, October 17, 7pm- Masters Concert

     

    Tickets on sale now:

    https://southern.ticketworks.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=20

     

    Friday and Saturday Masters Concert features national tap artists; Sam Weber, Lisa LaTouche, and Nico Rubio alongside Minnesota tap companies; the Flying Foot Forum, Keane Sense of Rhythm, Kaleena Miller Dance, Rhythmic Circus, and Elite Tap Feet.  Thursday night Student Showcase features the best youth tap ensembles from the region, including Keane Sense of Rhythm Youth Tap Ensemble, MinnesoTAP and the stage debut of Elite Tap Feet - an elite group of teen tap dancers from around Minnesota.

     

    Contact: Brenna Brelie, brenna@twincitiestap.com

     

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    15. ODE TO WALT WHITMAN - NOVEMBER 5-7

     

    Ode to Walt Whitman will be having a Puppet Performance at Intermedia arts- make sure to save the date!

     

    Intermedia Arts

    November 5-7, 2015,

    2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Performance: $15 advance, groups, student, senior | $18 door

    7:30PM

     

    Ode to Walt Whitman, a tender, silent puppet-poem uncovers a dialogue between Walt Whitman and Federico Garcia Lorca using several types of puppets, a projected online chat room, and live music. The performance of Ode to Walt Whitman will be accompanied by an interactive art exhibit by queer artists called Whitman Electric, aimed at reflection on human connection and intimacy-construction in an age of increasing isolation.

     

    http://www.intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-ode-to-walt-whitman

     

    Contact:  Jessie Roelofs, Jessie@intermediaArts.org

     

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    WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

     

    16. TWO OPEN HOUSES - KATHA DANCE THEATRE BEGINS FALL SESSION

     

    Intrigued by the beauty of Kathak, but hesitant to sign up for classes?  Try a free lesson at one of Katha Dance Theatre's upcoming Open Houses:

     

    Saturday August 29, 10 - 11am

    Hopkins High School, Studio E113

    2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305

     

    Sunday, August 30, 2- 3pm

    Dance Xchange, Loft 2

    6885 Washington Avenue S Edina, MN 55439

     

    Katha Dance Theatre will begin its Fall Session in September. Classes are offered at three studio locations, including Maple Grove, Edina, and Hopkins. Visit http://www.kathadance.org/school/classes/ for more information on class levels, times, and locations!

     

    Contact: Erin McGregor, info@kathadance.org

     

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    17. OPEN HOUSE AT THE CASSANDRA SCHOOL

     

    Try belly dancing! Sunday, September 27, 1:00-3:00.

    3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, in the Patrick’s Cabaret complex.

     

    Join us for FREE mini-classes, and refreshments. Classes open to new and current students.

     

    The School offers 20 classes each week, for students ranging from two left feet, to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes!

     

    Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org for the schedule and more information.

     

    Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.

     

    Contact: Jenny Piper, genmanager@jawaahir.org

     

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    18. DABKE WORKSHOP WITH KARIM NAGI

     

    Sunday, October 4, 2015. 12:30pm – 2:30pm

    Jawaahir Studio, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

     

    Dabke (Arabic line dancing) literally means "Stomp" in Arabic. Dabke is a group dance found in the Eastern Arab countries. Performed mostly as a unisex line dance, the movements include rhythmic stomping, kicking, sideward walking, hopping, and jumping. You may find Dabke used as a form of non-violent social protest during war and conflicts, but it is primarily a proud and energetic group line dance enjoyed by all ages and both genders. Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian drummer and folk dancer. Karim has authored instructional DVDs for Arab Folk Dance. He promotes and fosters the study of Arab dance in the USA as the director of the Arab Dance Seminar. Karim performs and teaches Tahteeb Cane Dance, Dabke Line Dance, and Zikr Sufi Dance.

     

    Visit http://www.jawaahir.org to register and for more information.

     

    Contact: Jenny Piper, genmanager@jawaahir.org

     

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    19. REGISTER NOW FOR SUBBODY EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP - SEPTEMBER 26

     

    This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh.

     

    Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create a world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.

     

    Come and experience the power of Resonance!

     

    When: Saturday, September 26, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

    Tuition: $25

    To register, please go to: http://www.hotresonanceart.com/registration-form

     

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gadu at doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501.

     

    Instructor/Guide: Gadu

    Gadu has been studying Subbody Butoh under the guidance of Rhizome Lee - a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India - since 2005. In 2012, Gadu was certified as Subbody Butoh Midwife (instructor) from Subbody Butoh Foundation. Gadu has been teaching Subbody Butoh in the Twin Cities since 2008 and he also teaches and performs regularly in the U.S. and abroad.

     

    Contact: Gadu Doushin, Doushingadu@gmail.com

     

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    20. TAP DANCERS-REGISTER FOR THE TWIN CITIES TAP FESTIVAL!

     

    Registration for the 2015 Twin Cities Tap Festival is now live!

     

    Don't miss this one-of-a-kind festival bringing together local tap dancers of all ages with national and local tap artists to share and learn about rhythm, music, and the art of tap dance.

     

    Master Classes: October 17 and 18

    Performances: October 15, 16 and 17

     

    Tap dancers of all ages and ability levels - enhance  your technique, expand your creativity, and make new friends when you register for classes with top local and national tap artists as well as attend world-class performances highlighting the diverse and ever-evolving art of tap dance. Register today!

    http://www.twincitiestap.com

     

    Contact: Brenna Brelie, brenna@twincitiestap.com

     

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    21. OPEN DIVISION OPEN HOUSE AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

     

    Open House: August 29 and August 30

     

    You’re invited! Explore what Minnesota Dance Theatre’s Open Adult Division has to offer. Throughout the weekend, all ballet classes and activities are free to attend, and class cards are offered at a 10% discount. Please note that there’s no limit to how many cards you can buy, and the cards have no expiration date.

     

    -Free ballet classes for all levels

    -Discounted class cards

    -Up Close & Personal with the MDT company

    -Ticket giveaway for MDT Fall Season at The Lab Theater

     

    Saturday, August 29

    8:45am – 12:15pm: Discount class cards available – 6th floor lobby

    9:00 – 10:20am: Beginning-Intermediate Ballet (Jill Lile) – Studio 6A

    10:25 – 10:35am: Up Close & Personal with MDT Company – Studio 6A

    10:40 – Noon: Advanced-Professional Ballet (Justin Leaf) – Studio 6A

     

    Sunday, August 30

    11:00am – 1:30pm: Discount class cards available – 6th floor lobby

    11:15am – 12:45pm: Intermediate-Advanced Ballet (Marcia Keegan) – Studio 6A

    12:45pm – 1:15pm: Pointe (Marcia Keegan) – Studio 6A

    11:30am – 1:00pm: Beginning Ballet (Ellie Ahmann) – Studio 6B

     

    For more info, call 612-338-0627, email justin.leaf@mndance.org or visit http://www.mndance.org.

     

    Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

     

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    22. LAKANSYEL WORKSHOPS AND MASTER CLASSES

     

    Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music & Arts Festival will occur for the first time in Minnesota. September 18 to October 3, 2015. Seven native Haitian master artists (dancers, drummers, storytellers and singers) will be in town to share Haitian culture to the community.

     

    Schedule of events - see Performance section for concerts

     

    Dance Workshop Part II (only for the people who will performers at the festival)

    Sunday, September 20

    Tu Dance Center (2121 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114)

    3:30pm-5:30pm - Cost $20

     

    Master Dance class (open to all levels)

    Monday, September 28

    Tu Dance Center (2121 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114)

    8:15 to 9:45pm - cost $25

     

    Contact: Djenane Saint Juste, djenane100@gmail.com

     

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    23. SAINT PAUL BALLET OPEN HOUSE - AUGUST 29

     

    Saint Paul Ballet will be hosting our annual Open House at both locations this Saturday, August 29 from noon-4pm. This is a great time to meet your teachers, familiarize yourself with the studio, meet classmates and ask questions. This is also an easy time to register and buy some new SPB gear. As a special treat, all businesses and organizations will be opening their doors on the same day at 655 Fairview Ave N. Did you know that Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD), Element Boxing and Fitness, Spirit Taekwondo, St Paul Ballet (SPB), and West Bank School of Music all call the same location home? Come see what the community is all about! Below is a schedule of FREE demonstrations and mini classes that will be offered during the Fairview Ave open house only.

     

    12:00-1:00 Breakout time for free classes

    -Cardio Boxing

    -Free Book Give Away

    -Mini Ballet Classes

    -Family class at Spirit

    1:00 Showcase - Boxing

    1:30 Showcase - Ballet, excerpts from Bella Luna

    2:00-2:30 Breakout time for free classes

    -Intro to Boxing

    -Storytime at NdCAD

    -Intro to movement/ballet

    -Intro to Tae Kwon Do

    2:00 Raffle #1 Winner Announced

    2:30 Showcase - Spirit Tae Kwon Do

    3:00 Showcase - Storytime at NdCAD

    3:30 Raffle

    3:30 Showcase - West Bank School of Music

     

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

     

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    24. MAKING WORK, WORK

     

    Paula Mann offers a new series of workshops focusing on the process of creation. Making Work, Work is devoted to facilitating movement creators at all levels of career and experience. Through improvisation, developing and forming we discover your distinctive creative voice and define tools that encourage a fresh vision for your work allowing a multitude of connections and perspectives.

     

    Workshop participants will receive a free, one on one creative consultation with Paula scheduled at your convenience following the workshop.

     

    Making Work, Work is Friday thru Sunday October 9-11

    Friday 5:30-8:30 pm, Saturday 3:30-6:30pm and Sunday 3:30 -6:30 pm

    The Cowles Center for Dance Studio 2B      $75

    To register: pmann102@gmail.com

     

    Paula Mann brings her insight and experience of 35 years of dance making to the teaching process. Mann was the Improvisation and Composition faculty at the U of M Department of Theater and Dance from 1993-2013 mentoring and inspiring many choreographers currently working in the field.

     

    Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

     

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    25. HIP FOCUSED MDMF ANNUAL CONFERENCE - SEPTEMBER 12

     

    Our Saturday session is geared towards dancers, dance teachers, and dance coaches, but medical professionals are also invited to attend. Dancers of all ages and experiences are welcome.

     

    All attendees should come prepared to move. Wear comfortable clothing, bring tennis shoes and have a water bottle. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

     

    Cost:

    All attendees (dancers, dance teachers, parents)

    $30 prior to August 1, $40 after August 1

     

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

     

    8:00-8:30 Breakfast and Registration

    8:30-9:00 Nourishing Dancing Bodies

    Rasa Troup, RD

    9:00-9:30 The Dancer Hip

    Dr. Brad Moser

    9:30-9:45 BREAK

    9:45-10:30 Breakout Session

    Hip Pain with Ballet – Maryann Johnson, PT

    Tips and Tricks for Hip Stability in Dance Team – Meredith Butulis, DPT

    Optimizing Turn Out for the Irish Dancer – Betsy Hines, DPT

    10:30-10:45 BREAK

    10:45-11:30 Breakout Session

    Hip Stabilization Techniques– Megin Sabo John, DPT

    Aging Dancers – Brad Moser, MD

    Dance Strong: Essential Pilates Exercises for Your Performance – Meredith

    Butulis, DPT

    11:30-12:30 Lunch provided by MDMF

    12:30-1:30 Keynote Presentation presented by Peyton Family Foundation

    Integrating dance medicine and proper technique: can we prevent hip injuries

    in dancers?

    Heather Southwick, PT

    1:30-1:45 BREAK

    1:45-2:30 Breakout Session

    Fascia and the Dancer– Jonathan Reynolds, PT

    Hip Stabilization Techniques – Megin Sabo, DPT

    Dance Strong: Essential Pilates Exercises for Your Performance – Meredith

    Butulis, DPT

    2:30-2:45 BREAK

    2:45-3:30 Keynote Presentation presented by the Peyton Family Foundation

    Jourdan Epstein (finalist on So You Think You Can Dance)

    3:30 Adjorn

     

    www.MNdancemed.org

     

    Contact: Megin John, Megin@mndancemed.org

     

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    26. CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE / AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT - OCTOBER 9-11

     

    Alton Wasson returns to Ivy Studio 206 to share a weekend exploration of Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement, October 9-11. Movement as spiritual practice, artistic resource and psychological narrative. Alton is skilled at creating a safe environment for deep personal and communal process. Intro session Friday evening October 9 can be taken by itself. The workshop continues with full days Saturday and Sunday. FFI and to register go to www.contemplativedance.org or call Michael Gardos Reid 612 532-5523.

     

    Contact: Michael Gardos Reid, gardosreid@gmail.com

     

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    27. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

     

    Facilitated by Certified Teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa

     

    Beiringa and Ramstad will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

     

    Embodied Creative Process December 7-11 and 14-18, 10-5pm

     

    This module invites participants to deeply assess what aspects of themselves they utilize and what aspects require development in their creative processes. Focus will be placed on challenging artists to take risks and discover new approaches to making work.

     

    Cost $750 per module. 10% Early bird discount if paid before September 7, 2015. Space is limited.

     

    Please visit http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/5065/ to learn more

     

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

     

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    28. ANATOMY IN 3 DIMENSIONS COURSE

     

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

    Saturday, August 29 to Sunday, August 30, 2015

    Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

     

    Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, conference room

     

    This intensive, experiential workshop reviews the essentials of musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology as you build the major muscles used in movement on a specially designed skeleton. Understanding the body from the inside out allows you to see movement from a whole new perspective. Practical exercises to understand the function of each muscle and its use in Pilates are included to help you integrate the material. This is a great class for new and experienced instructors who want to improve their understanding of anatomy and the body in motion. Required Text: Trail Guide to the Body, 4th Edition by Andrew Biel*

     

    *Please Note: The book is shipped out regardless of the course registration date. If you register within 10 days of the course, it may not arrive on time. It is also available for sale through other online book vendors.

     

    Class: $475.00

    Additional: $60.00 Trail Guide to the Body, 4th Edition

     

    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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    29. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

     

    with Cari Riis Stemmler and Roger Gonzalez Hibner

     

    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.

     

    Friday, September 11, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015

    Hours: Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Saturday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

    Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Fee: Early $499.00(until 8/28) / $549 Regular

    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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    30. PILATES MOTR TEACHER TRAINING

     

    MOTR™ Pilates Instructor Training

    with Rhondi Miller, PT, MS, SCS, ATC

     

    September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015

    Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Saturday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

    Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Fee: $449.00 (until August 27)/$499.00 (Regular)

    Materials: $80.00

     

    Combine the core principles of Pilates, the power of aerobic conditioning and the balance and release exercises of a foam roller in this inspiring workshop!

     

    The MOTR is a small, inexpensive piece of equipment that allows you to train your clients anywhere while focusing on key principles of alignment, balance, core control and functional movement patterns. Exercises can be easily varied to provide appropriate challenges for clients at any level of fitness from senior citizens to professional athletes. You will learn key positions and exercises on the MOTR as well as sequences and programming for private and group classes.

    Appropriate for anyone with a strong movement background.

     

    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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    31. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FALL WORKSHOP WEEK - AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 4

     

    Join Zenon for a week of workshops ranging from contemporary ballet to tap for musical theatre! Drop-ins are welcome for all workshops, but preregistered students receive priority. Register online or call to save your spot in these incredible one-time workshops at Zenon Dance School!

     

    SCHEDULE:

    Ballet for Contemporary Dancers

    with Elayna Waxse and live accompaniment by Eric Mayson

    Monday, August 31, 12:00-1:30pm ($15)

    Wednesday, September 2, 12:00-1:30pm ($15)

     

    Improvisation and Exploration

    with Sophia Pimsler

    Monday, August 31 5:30-7:00pm ($15)

     

    Mindfulness Movement

    with Nkechi Njaka

    Tuesday, September 1 10:00-11:30 ($15)

    Join Nkechi before the workshop for a guided meditation from 9:30-10:00

    (meditation + workshop=$16)

     

    Beginning Tap for Musical Theatre

    with Lauri Kraft

    Wednesday, September 2, 6:00-7:30 ($15)

     

    Modern Contemporary and Partnering

    with Taja Will

    Thursday, September 3 9:30-11:30 ($16)

     

    Afro Brazilian

    with Marciano Silva Dos Santos

    Thursday, September 3— 6:00-7:30 ($15)

     

    Brazilian Contemporary

    with Marciano Silva Dos Santos

    Friday, September 4—6:00-7:30 ($15)

     

    Registration

    Online:

    https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=146041&stype=-8&sTG=48&sVT=60&sView=week

    Phone: (612) 338-1101

    In person: 528 Hennepin Ave, #400 Minneapolis, MN 55403

     

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

     

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    32. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FREE OPEN HOUSE - SEPTEMBER 5

     

    Join Zenon Dance School for a day of FREE CLASSES and discounts on enrollments and class cards! Zenon will offer free classes for ages 3 and older from 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, September 5. Receive $10 off 10-Class Cards and Enrollments at the Open House.

     

    Zenon Dance School FREE OPEN HOUSE

    Saturday, September 5

    10:00am-4:00pm

    Ages 3+

     

    OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

    Youth free classes:

    10-10:30am - Creative Movement (age 3-6)

    10:30-11am - Hip Hop (age 5-14) with  J-Sun Noer

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

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

     

    Adult free classes:

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

    11-12:00pm - Modern with Dustin Haug

    12-1:00pm - Improvisation with Blake Nellis

    12-1:00pm - Jazz

    1-2:00pm - Inversion Modern Dance with Jennifer Ilse

    1-2:00pm - Ballet with Marcia Keegan

    2-3:00pm - Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso

    2-3:00pm - Tap with Lauri Kraft

    3-4:00pm - Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso

    3-4:00pm - House Dance with Arturo Miles

     

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

     

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    33. SOMATIC MOVEMENT & RE-PATTERNING WITH DR ANNIE BROOKS

     

    Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13, 2015

    MN Waldorf School: 70 County Rd B E, St Paul, MN 55117

     

    Annie Brook, Ph.D in Somatic Psychology, has trained many dancers, yogis and movers in developmental and somatic movement as a Registered Movement Educator and Body-Mind Centering teacher. With this embodied emotional process work dancers will be introduced to how you can:

    -Take your dance experience into work in the somatic field

    -Support others in healing through movement awareness

    -Revisit personal attachment issues and to heal your own relational imprints

    -Recognize boundaries and develop clarity for holding relationship

    -Find joy helping others connect to healing power of their own body-minds

    -Understand dynamics that keep chronic behaviors going

    -How to use your familiarity with movement sequencing to help others make lasting change

    -Develop skills in recognizing shock, and helping others to not get lost in old patterns

    -Tap into the power of working at the level of neuro-plasticity and brain state

    -Learn how to do work in a simple manner that engages head, heart, and gut

     

    Annie’s insights about behavior, empathy, and skillful manner of providing experiential education give people deep access to learning and healing. Annie helps participants access healthy development and trains practitioner skills in using movement awareness with emotional processing to re-pattern the nervous system and behavior. Advanced training will be offered locally we gather a group.

     

    Two-Day Workshop: $250.00. Bring a friend and get a $50 discount. Visit Annie's website or contact local sponsor CatBurns@MamaBebe.org for questions.

    Register at: https://anniebrook.com/product/somatic-attachment-training/

     

    Contact: Catherine Burns, catherine@mamabebe.org

     

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    34. CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

     

    Ballet Royale is holding a public Celebration Open House; join us for activities, face painting, sample Creative Dance classes, meet our staff and directors, and visit our beautiful facilities, designed from the ground up by dancers for dancers:

     

    What: Celebration Open House

    When: Sunday, August 30, 2-6pm

    Where: Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville MN  55044

     

    Conveniently located just off I-35 on the Burnsville/Lakeville border, 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. Free Parking.

     

    All are Welcome!

     

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

     

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    ONGOING CLASSES

     

    35. LUNDSTRUM CENTER CLASSES START SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

     

    Lundstrum Center's fall session begins Saturday, September 12 and goes through Sunday, December 13. Visit www.lundstrumcenter.org or call 612-521-2600 for more information.

     

    Contact: Brendan Ellis, brendan@lundstrumcenter.org

     

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    36. ZORONGO FLAMENCO FALL CLASSES - SEPTEMBER 14

     

    Zorongo flamenco will be starting fall classes on September 14! All ages and skill levels welcome.

     

    Full class schedule here:http://www.zorongo.org/school.html

     

    Want to try a free sample class? Come to the Fall Open House on September 12! More details on our website. www.zorongo.org

     

    Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

     

     


     

    37. SPECIAL SEPTEMBER SESSION AT THE CASSANDRA SCHOOL

     

    Try belly dancing. Improve your isolations and torso mobility. Strengthen your core.

     

    The Cassandra School offers year-round belly dance classes in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington, including 6 beginning classes each week. Each class is 1½ hours.

     

    Take one Level 1 class per week over the four-week September session for only $54.00!

     

    Classes are at these locations:

    In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, in the Patrick’s Cabaret complex. In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center. In St. Paul at 534 Selby Ave, in the Arthur Murray Dance Center.

     

    Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org for the schedule and more information.

     

    Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.

     

    Contact: Jenny Piper, genmanager@jawaahir.org

     

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    38. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

     

    Classes for Adults

     

    BALLET FUNDAMENTALS* - Studio 6B

    Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm with Ellie Ahmann

    *Preregistration required

    Next session: September 8 – November 24, 2015; 12 classes, $150

     

    BEGINNING BALLET - Studio 6B

    Sunday, 11:30am - 1:00pm with Ellie Ahmann

     

    BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET - Studio 6A

    Monday, 6:45 - 8:15pm with Marcia Keegan

    Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30pm (Pointe, 8:30 - 9:00pm) with Ellie Ahmann

    Saturday, 9:00 - 10:30am with Jill Lile

     

    INTERMEDIATE BALLET - Studio 6A

    Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm with Marcia Keegan

     

    INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET - Studio 6A

    Sunday, 11:15am - 12:45pm (Pointe 12:45 - 1:15pm) with Marcia Keegan

     

    ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET - Studio 6A

    Monday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Lirena Branitski

    Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Lise Houlton

    Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Lirena Branitski

    Thursday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Justin Leaf

    Friday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Kerry Parker

    Saturday, 10:30am - Noon with Justin Leaf

     

    **Teachers subject to change

     

    Regular Class Prices:

    90-minute class $15

    Barre only $10

    30-minute pointe class $5

     

    Class Card Prices:

    10-class card $110

    5-class card $60

    10-pointe class card $40

     

    Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only. Class cards can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card. All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403. For more information, go to http://www.mndance.org.

     

    Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

     

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    39. BALLET FUNDAMENTALS AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

     

    A 12-week Introduction to Ballet for Absolute Beginners (for Adults)

     

    If you've always dreamed of doing ballet but never had the chance to take lessons, this class is for you! Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults in this fun 12-week program.

     

    Fall Session: September 8 – November 24

    Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

    Studio 6B, The Cowles Center

    $150 for all 12 classes - Preregistration required

     

    Register today!

    http://mndance.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Adult-teen-Fundamentals-Registration-form-7-1-15.pdf

     

    All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403.

     

    For more information, go to: http://mndance.org/class-information/adult-teen-open-classes/

     

    Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

     

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    40. REGISTRATION FOR SAINT PAUL BALLET SCHOOL CLASSES NOW OPEN

     

    Registration for our children’s and pre-professional full-term programs is now open!

    Please visit our website for more information about class schedules and requirements. All students must audition for placement in levels 1-6 before registration.

     

    http://www.spballet.org/school/classes/

    Fall term begins September 8. Call the office or stop by the studio for more information.

    1680 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN. 651-690-1588

     

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

     

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    41. LAKE HARRIET DANCE CENTER FALL REGISTRATION AND OPEN HOUSE

     

    Lake Harriet Dance Center Fall Open House is Wednesday, August 26 from 5-8pm.

     

    Come to register for the 2015-2016 school year, meet the teachers, see the studio, and purchase new or used shoes. There are classes for ages 4 through adult-young dancer classes, tap, jazz, contemporary, ballet and pointe. Did you miss this year's open house? It's not too late to register!

     

    Class schedule available to view at http://www.lakeharrietdancecenter.com

    Studio Director is Connie Murray; Ballet Program Director is Anna Goodrich

     

    Lake Harriet Dance Center

    6438 Lyndale Avenue South

    Richfield, MN 55423

     

    The BEST way to contact Lake Harriet Dance Center is by phone at 612-861-1812.

     

    Classes begin the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 8.

     

    Contact: Connie Murray, 612-861-1812

     

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    42. PAULA MANN IS TEACHING AGAIN

     

    Paula Mann offers 2 weekly classes this fall beginning September 9:

    Intermediate Modern: Wednesday evenings 5:30-7pm in Studio 2B Cowles Center and Advanced Modern: Monday mornings 9:30-11am at Zenon. Humphrey/Limon based. Wednesday night class is $10 drop in rate and decreases with class card.

     

    After 20 years at the U of M Department of Theater and Dance and last year as Visiting Professor of Dance at the University of Wisconsin, Mann is teaching in the community again. While in New York Mann studied with Erick Hawkins, Merce Cunningham, Ruth Currier and members of the Limon Company. Classes will develop a tangible relationship to breath and grounding, overall alignment, the ability to release weight, articulation of the spine and culminate with a seriously fun movement phrase! For more info email Paula at pmann102@gmail.com

     

    Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

     

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    43. MOVEMENTWISE AT THE COWLES CENTER

     

    An invigorating, 10-week community-oriented dance class for adults 55+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to enjoy the benefits of MovementWise. Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio.

    Being a MovementWise member, you will:

    -Dance

    -Explore creativity

    -Engage mentally

    -Socialize with like-minded people

     

    When: TONIGHT-August 26; Wednesdays 6:30PM-8:00PM

    Where: The Cowles Center- Target Education studio

    Who: Lead teacher- Christopher Yaeger with guest teachers each week

    How Much: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

    Membership includes:

    -All 10 classes

    -$15 tickets to all Sunday matinees in 2015

    -10% off at Mason's Restaurant and free coffee on Matinee days

     

    If you are interested in signing up for the series contact, Education Director Jessi Fett: jfett@thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3640

     

    Contact: Christopher Montiel, cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org

     

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    44. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN EVERY SATURDAY

     

    Every Saturday. Same time, same place.

     

    Janczewski’s classes will explore qualities of release and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum-exploring qualities of stillness, explosion, and visceral exploration. Spatial awareness is heightened while accessing movement that is both  powerful and vigorous.

     

    11:00am - 12:30pm

    The Cowles Center, Studio 5B

    528 Hennepin Ave,

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

     

    $15 drop-ins.

     

    Contact: Mathew Janczewski, arenadances@gmail.com

     

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    45. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

     

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels. Join us in our spacious studios!

     

    For current class listings, please visit www.tudance.org/openschedule. Schedule is subject to change. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Open Classes until after Labor Day. Stay tuned for our fall schedule.

     

    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: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

     

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    46. SAINT PAUL BALLET OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES

     

    Saint Paul Ballet now offers open advanced/professional ballet classes FIVE days a week! Join the SPB company at our Fairview studio Monday-Friday from 10:00-11:30am.

     

    655 Fairview Ave N

    Monday-Friday 10-11:30am

    $15 drop in, class cards accepted

    spballet.org

     

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

     

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    47. TU DANCE CENTER FALL 2015 PROGRAMMING

     

    Registration is now open for the TU Dance Center 13-week Fall Semester.

     

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of classes and programming for young dancers of all ages:

     

    The Children & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, and musicality.

     

    The Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating ballet, modern, Afro-based techniques, conditioning, pointe, and repertory work for students up to age 23.

     

    New students in the Pre-Professional program must be placed by TU Dance Center faculty before registering for a level. A placement class will be held Saturday, September 5, from 10:00-11:30am. If you are unable to attend, please contact us to discuss an alternative way of determining level placement.

     

    Classes begin September 8 and continue through December 12. Schedules and registration forms are available on our website at www.tudance.org/programs.

     

    TU Dance Center is able to offer a limited amount of financial aid. If you are interested in applying, please contact us at education@tudance.org. The financial aid application deadline is September 1.

     

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

     

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    48. OPEN MORNING PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

     

    Join Twin Cities Ballet's professional company members Tuesday and Friday mornings for advanced/professional ballet classes.

     

    When: Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30–11:00am. The first class is Friday, September 4.

    Classes taught by Twin Cities Ballet Artistic Director Denise Vogt and TCB Board member and area teacher, Maureen Haworth.

     

    This class is for professional or advanced dancers & professional dance instructors. You may drop in and take individual classes without formal registration in the school. The annual registration fee is waived if only attending this class.

     

    Cost: $16 Drop-in professional dancer or instructor per single class. Cash or check only. Ballet Royale Adult Class Card may be used for this class.

     

    Find Ballet Royale’s beautiful state of the art facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis. Free parking.

     

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN  55044

     

    For more information and directions visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

     

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

     

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

     

    49. BALLET TEACHER NEEDED IN ANDOVER, MN

     

    Vogue Dance Company in Andover, MN is looking for a performing line level ballet teacher to start in September! Must have classical ballet and studio teaching experience.

     

    We are also looking for our ballet instructor to teach a beginner/intermediate pointe class.

    Ballet and Pointe classes are on Monday evenings.

     

    Please send resumes to dance@voguedancecompany.com OR call us at 763.421.2111.

     

    Contact: Tasha Werbowski, dance@voguedancecompany.com

     

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    50. DANCE FLICKS FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

     

    The second annual Dance Flicks Film Festival, sponsored by MN Dance Film Fest, will be held at Intermedia Arts in January, 2016. We are inviting submissions from MN artists of works that integrate dance and cinematography. We are looking for a diverse range of films that feature movement other than documented staged performances. The length of your film should not exceed 15 minutes. A paneled review process will be held to determine the final selections. Send your submission to Christopher Watson at: cwdc1991@gmail.com. Send your highest quality digital copy with a link to YouTube or Vimeo. The submission deadline is midnight, September 30. Late films will not be accepted. Please include your full name, phone number and email address with your digital application.

     

    Contact: Becky Heist, heist@macalester.edu

     

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    51. CALL FOR DANCERS

     

    Collectivus Dance is a new Minneapolis dance company needing choreographers and dancers. Collectivus Dance is for the advanced 18+ nonprofessional that wants to continue creating, dancing and performing. Dancer auditions are September 15, 2015 at 6pm. Read more on our mission at http://www.collectivusdance.com

     

    Contact: Julie Hoffman, collectivusdance@gmail.com

     

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    52. DANCE TEACHER POSITION OPEN AT FAIR CRYSTAL SCHOOL

     

    There is a full-time opening for a dance teacher at FAIR Crystal School, a Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School for Grades 4-8. The position begins August 31, 2015 and requires a license issued by the MN Department of Education in either dance or dance and theater.

     

    Applicants can find the position at www.applitrack.com/rdale/onlineapp under "Middle School Teaching." Questions can be directed to the principal, Christina Hester, at christina_hester@rdale.org or at (763) 971-4502.

     

    Contact: John Neumann, john_neumann@rdale.org

     

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    53. CALL FOR PERFORMERS FOR TWIN CITIES TAP FESTIVAL STUDENT SHOWCASE

     

    Submissions must be a tap dance

    Dancers must be college-age or younger

    Performance must be 3-7 minutes in length, with at least 1 minute of choreography finished to qualify for submission

     

    Performers (and choreographer, if need be) must be available:

    Wednesday October 14 - Tech rehearsal AND Thursday October 15 - Dress rehearsal and Performance (exact times TBD)

     

    Video submissions due by the end of the day September 2 to: kaleena@twincitiestap.com

     

    With your submission, please send:

    1. Group name and/or studio

    2. The main contact person

    3. Contact email and phone #

    4. Number of performers

    5. Age of performers

     

    Accepted groups will be notified by September 8.

     

    Contact: Kaleena Miller, kaleena@twincitiestap.com

     

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    54. HIP HOP INSTRUCTORS NEEDED

     

    YOLO Theater Company is looking for experienced dance instructors that are comfortable with teaching Hip Hop to high school students in several Minneapolis area schools. The ideal candidates will be dependable and have some experience teaching dance to youth.

     

    This is a part-time position with no benefits and a competitive hourly wage. Hours are 3-5 pm during the week (2 times per week) starting Sept 14 (This is a 14-week assignment).

     

    If interested, please attach a resume and send to julieschottler@yolotheater.org.

     

    Feel free to contact Julie with any questions regarding the position, hourly rate, etc.  Thanks!

     

    Check us out at:  www.yolotheater.org

     

    Contact: Julie Schottler, julieschottler@yolotheater.org

     

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    55. MINNESOTA OPERA DANCER AUDITIONS

     

    Minnesota Opera is auditioning dancers for our production of Rusalka.

    Style: Professional level contemporary/modern.

    Choreographer: Heidi Spesard-Noble.

    Audition Dates: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 7:00-9:00pm and Saturday,

    August 29, 2015 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

    Rehearsals: January 4-21, 2016.

    Performances: January 23-31, 2016.

    Salary: $450 per week for 4 weeks

    See full audition notice and schedule an audition online at http://callboard.mnopera.org/dancers.

     

    Contact: Kerry Masek, kmasek@mnopera.org

     

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    56. WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS INTERNSHIP

     

    The Walker’s Performing Arts programming includes some of the most innovative and provocative artists in the world of contemporary performing arts.

     

    The Performing Arts Internship is a hands-on, administrative position for an individual interested in writing, conducting research, gathering performance information, learning more about nonprofit arts organizations, and assisting Walker staff with a variety of administrative tasks related to the current needs of a busy presenting department. This internship also provides the opportunity to develop specific skills based on the intern’s interests and background in arts administration.

     

    Internship responsibilities include: researching and writing blog posts for The Green Room, the Walker’s Performing Arts blog; researching, compiling, and writing contextual information for upcoming programs; assisting with formatting, editing, and printing program notes; and other administrative duties as assigned.

     

    Applicant must have strong research, writing, and editing skills. A top candidate would have a degree or current enrollment in arts, administration, writing, or a performance-related program and/or a deep interest and involvement in the arts and audience engagement. Some professional office experience preferred.

     

    Duration of internship is through May 2016. 12 hours per week minimum; days/hours flexible. This is an unpaid internship. Benefits include a one-year Walker membership; comp tickets to Walker events as available; other employee discounts at the restaurants and Shop.

     

    For consideration, please email letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to molly.hanse@walkerart.org. Position will be open until filled. Application deadline is Monday, September 7, 2015.

     

    http://www.walkerart.org/jobs/browse/current-openings/2015/performing-arts-internship

     

    Contact: Molly Hanse, molly.hanse@walkerart.org

     

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    57. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE - FALL SESSION - SEPTEMBER 5

     

    Saturday, September 5

    Registration: 10:30 am

    Audition Class: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Zenon Studio 4A

     

    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.

     

    Fall Session Choreographers:

    Lisa "MonaLisa" Berman

    Timmy Wagner

    Taja Will

     

    Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for 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.

     

    Please RSVP to molly@zenondance.org if you are coming to the audition. If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the auditions, please contact Zone Coordinator, Molly Johnston, to find out how you can still join.

     

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

     

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    58. PRESCHOOL DANCE TEACHER

     

    Teach dance to preschool kids - curriculum provided! Part time, flexible schedule pays $20-$30+ per 30 minute class, plus gas money. Classes are mostly weekday mornings from 9-11:30 am with some afternoons. We employ teachers of all ages and backgrounds that teach from 1 day up to 5 days per week, based upon their availability and location. If you are interested, visit our application page http://www.dancercise.com/teach or you can call 952-925-3922. Classes are up and running, so we hiring ASAP.

     

    Contact: Tessa Pfeifer, kids@dancercise.com

     

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    59. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUDITION FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM STUDENTS

     

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is holding an audition for motivated advanced male and female students ages 14 and over for its Professional Trainee Division day program.

     

    Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for focused, talented, ambitious and committed students who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship.

     

    ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY

     

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

     

    Professional Trainee Division students also dance as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Burnsville's Ames Center, and train and perform with TCB’s professional company members in productions throughout the year.

     

    AUDITION Live or by video tape or DVD. Please contact Ballet Royale for more information and to arrange an audition class.

     

    info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

    952-898-3163

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

     

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

     

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

     

    60. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS' GRANT OPPORTUNITY

     

    I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: September 9, 2015.  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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    61. MCKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS INTENT TO APPLY IS OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9

     

    Intent to Apply is Open until September 9

     

    The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers awards $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota mid-career dancers and choreographers. If you plan to apply for a fellowship, you must submit your Intent to Apply by September 9.

    Be sure to read guidelines for complete information on eligibility and criteria. Full guidelines can be found here:

    Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/

    Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreogrpher-guidelines/

     

    INTENT TO APPLY

    The Intent to Apply deadline is Wednesday, September 9 at 11:59 pm. If you miss the Intent to Apply deadline you may still submit a final application. However, you will not receive deadline reminders or important updates about the application process.

    To access the Intent to Apply form, use the link on the Guidelines page or go directly to: https://mcknightdancechoreo.slideroom.com/#/login

     

    Once you have submitted your Intent to Apply you will be notified regarding the final application process. This application will become available after January 15, 2016 and the deadline will be in early April. For additional help or questions regarding guidelines please contact Program Director Mary Ellen Childs at McKFell@thecowlescenter.org

     

    Contact: Mary Ellen Childs, McKFell@thecowlescenter.org

     

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    62. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

     

    Next meeting is Monday, October 5, 5-7 pm.

     

    Location: The Cowles Center - Conference Room 210 on the second floor

    FREE and everyone is welcome!

    What is Grant Circle?

    Part social gathering, part information share, part work session, part advocacy group, Grant Circle is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those dance grants. Drop by with your grant started or not, or even if you are just starting to think about it. It's helpful to bring your laptop or the grant application you are working on.

     

    Contact: Sam  Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

     

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

     

    63. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

     

    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.

          

    Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue 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 photos and more information. Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

     

    Contact: Jenny Piper, genmanager@jawaahir.org

     

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    64. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY 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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    65. ONE ON ONE COACHING WITH LAURIE VAN WIEREN

     

    One on one choreography and performance coaching from Laurie Van Wieren.

     

    An in-depth conversation can bring focus and clarity to your group or solo work. I will provide you with questions, observations and analysis based on the vision and intentions of your work and my experience as a choreographer, dancer, teacher and producer. We can work in my studio or yours.

     

    Van Wieren has taught performance workshops and classes at the Weisman Art Museum, the Walker Art Center and The Theater Department of the University of Minnesota. Her choreography has been seen in DanceSpace, DTW, Links Hall, Walker Art Center, Fabrik, Potsdam, Germany and Art of Movement Festival - Yaroslavl, Russia. She is the recipient of fellowships from McKnight, Jerome, Bush, NEA and Rockefeller Foundations. She is the founder and curator of 9x22 Dance/Lab and Monday Live Arts.

     

    Fees or trade: negotiable.

    For more information contact: laurievanwieren@gmail.com

     

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

     

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    66. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

     

    TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available. NEW this fall - Studio 2 is also available for use upstairs!

     

    TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, 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.

     

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

     

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    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

     

    67. DANCE WRITING ON MN ARTISTS

     

    Dance coverage at Mn Artists continues! Here's what's new lately:

     

    Susannah Schouweiler reports back from her discombobulating, one-on-one performance of closer by BodyCartography Project in Minneapolis' City Hall.

    http://www.mnartists.org/article/private-dance-public-space

     

    Emily Gastineau ponders the evolving currencies of attention in the arts, what it means to produce something for another's gaze and, conversely, the real agency and power of the viewing experience.

    http://www.mnartists.org/article/art-attention-economy

     

    Visit http://www.mnartists.org/ for ongoing dance coverage.

     

    Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily@mnartists.org

     

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    68. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

     

    Theresa Madaus posts (belatedly) on Aniccha Arts:

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/an-experience-of-aniccha-arts-every-other-by-theresa-madaus/

     

    Non Edwards writes on Sharon Picasso and Sean Smuda, Leralee Whittle and

    collaborators:

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/under-the-currenty-by-sharon-picasso/

     

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/sean-smuda-with-leralee-whittle-and-collaborators-at-monday-live-arts/

     

    Erin Search Wells and Emily Gastineau write on Sam Johns:

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/ive-never-been-alive-this-long-before-by-sam-johns/

     

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/how-close-is-too-close-ive-never-been-alive-this-long-before-by-samantha-johns/

     

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

     

    Contact: Theresa Madaus, theresa.madaus@gmail.com

     

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    OTHER DANCE NEWS

     

    69. SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE NEEDS YOUR DANCE FOOTAGE

     

    The Sage Awards for Dance needs your dance footage for its annual Year-In-Review video that will precede the 2015 awards ceremony at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday October 13, 2015.

     

    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: the dance company, choreographer or performer it is representing, when and where the performance was, and the music credit.

     

    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 at least pans with the performers and is a medium shot. Close-ups and cross-shots are appreciated for diversity.

     

    Thank you for your participation!

    Save The Date for the Sage Awards – Tuesday, October 13.

     

    Contact: Dana Kassel, info@sageawards.org

     

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