Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

Like Christmas in July, but with umpires, cracker jacks, and a heated indoor screening room. Join us for a belated 25th anniversary screening of this beloved comedic gem that includes choreography by Lou Conte, founder of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

It’s spring training in January!

Northrop | 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Amy Nelson- nels1180@umn.edu

Recently featured on the Strib's Best of the Week listing, Black Label Movement opens the second week of its eleventh Minnesota season with TEAMWORK at the Ritz Theater January 17 - 21, 2018.

TEAMWORK celebrates our spirit of collaboration and collaborators, including Marciano Silva Dos Santos, Lara Hanson, and Greg Brosofske among others. The season presents two premieres and reconstructions of Sage Award-nominated works "HIT" and "MERGE." It also includes the vocal talents of sound alchemist Queen Drea, a 2017 American Composers Forum Minnesota Emerging Composer.

PAY-AS-ABLE PERFORMANCE, Wednesday, January 17. Buy tickets online or at the door!

To purchase tickets search "Black Label Movement at the Ritz" at http://www.brownpapertickets or use the following link:

When prompted, enter the discount code code: BLMFAN for a $12.50 ticket (plus a small service charge). You can also mention this code at the box office the day of a performance.

The Ritz Theater | 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413
Emilie Plauche Flink- emmafli@hotmail.com, (612) 272-0311

Please join us for the opening reception celebrating the exhibit Eye Hand Gesture: Forming with Black Label Movement on the fourth floor of Wilson Library from 4:30-6:30 pm. Meet BLM founder and director Carl Flink, company members, and enjoy excerpts of dances.

Over the past eleven years, BLM has joined with scientists, journalists, horses, composers, fellow theater and dance-makers, and visual artists. This exhibition features the work of BLM collaborators and visual artists Lara Hanson, Anne Swan, and Bill Cameron alongside multi-media presentations that reveal the virtuosic history of Black Label Movement from 2005 to now.

FREE and open to the public with food catered by Common Roots Cafe. The exhibit continues through March 9, 2018.

For reservations:

This event is presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and co-sponsored by Black Label Movement.

Wilson Library, University of Minnesota | 309 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Emilie Plauche Flink- emmafli@hotmail.com, (612) 272-0311

Take a walking tour of The Cowles Center and see an incredible evening of dance all in one night with our new Historic Tour and Performance packages!

Join Artist in Residence Sally Rousse as she takes you back to 1888 when The Cowles Center’s complex was first built as a Masonic Temple. Learn about Unique Theater which stood in what is now the main lobby, where Charlie Chaplin had some of his earliest performances; and experience The Goodale Theater, formerly The Shubert, whose history dates back to 1910 when it opened the same day as its sister theater, The Fitzgerald in St. Paul. Hear Sally’s personal anecdotes while walking through our studios and end your night with a performance by one of Minnesota’s leading professional dance companies.

Tours occur select Fridays at 6:15 PM
Tour and performance ticket packages are $30.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

Brothers Fode and Sana Bangoura partner up to take the audience on a journey from past to present via the music and dance of their native country, Guinea. The trip begins with the most traditional music-making and later moves into generations-old music and dance popularized by world-renowned Les Ballet Africains. With the help of local jazz musicians, Fode and Sana will bring the audience back to the present with modern arrangements and choreography influenced by their strong foundation in traditional Guinean drum and dance.

Alhassane Bangoura, in partnership with Fode Bangoura, is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota state legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Meghan Boyle- meghan.moira.33@gmail.com, (920) 266-3709

Four Dances

City Pages recommends you see Four Dances: http://www.citypages.com/calendar/four-dances/468477143
"When Julia Gavin Bither, Non Edwards, Laura Levinson, Kerry Parker, and cohorts cram onto Bryant-Lake Bowl’s tiny stage, expect a mixed-media sensation that breaks boundaries, traverses genres, eliminates gender, and boldly investigates the cultural status quo. There will be lots of movement created by these four emerging choreographic voices." --Camille LeFevre

As distinct as they are intertwined, these are dances of bones, of questions, of carrying stories with us into the rich darkness of tomorrow.

Two shows left - Sunday and Monday, January 21 and 22. Come check it out before it's all over!

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/539789736359977/
Sunday and Monday at 7:00PM. Doors open at 6:00PM.
January 21 and 22
Tickets: sliding scale, $8-15. BLB ticket line: 612-825-8949. No same-day reservations.

Bryant-Lake Bowl | 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, January 21, 2:30-5:00.
3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, next to the police station.

Jawaahir's 25th annual Henna Party Open Stage is the perfect party to warm you up in January! Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. Watch a short performance, have a snack, and then try your hand at the henna we provide. We also have a professional henna artist for inspiration. Online reservations at $10 per person or $5 per child ten years old and younger. You can also pay at the door. This is a family-friendly event.

Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm for more information.
Contact Jenny Piper if you have any questions.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe
A Picture of You Falling (duet) by Crystal Pite
"Violoncello" (a duet from Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness) by Nacho Duato
"Jardí Tancat" by Nacho Duato
"The 40s" by Lou Conte
"Georgia" by Lou Conte

Celebrating 40 years as a major force in American contemporary dance, Hubbard Street’s superlative dancers will return to Northrop with a program of highlights from the company’s impressive history. Lou Conte’s vision when he first established his dance school at LaSalle and Hubbard Street in the 1970s is honored with his joyous romp, "The 40s." William Forsythe’s One Flat Thing, reproduced hurtles us (and 20 metal tables) to the clatteringly contemporary present. In between, we’ll experience works by Crystal Pite, called “one of the greatest choreographic minds of her generation,” (Financial Times) and sensuously beautiful dances from Nacho Duato.

Northrop | 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Amy Nelson- nels1180@umn.edu

Get out of the cold and stay warm by Moving BIG! Join Alternative Motion Project for an informal open rehearsal on Sunday, January 28 from 3:00-4:30pm that gives an inside look at what goes into the rehearsal process for creating new works. See works-in-progress by Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe and Guest Artist Sophia Pimsler, share thoughts and questions, or just sit and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate or coffee as we invite you into the studio for a look at how a dance is made before making its way to the stage.

These works will be premiering in AMP's seventh annual performance, SEVEN, March 23-25 at The LAB Theater.

Sunday, January 28 from 3:00-4:30pm

Eleve Performing Arts Center
10820 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

FREE - open to the general public and appropriate for all ages.

For more information, contact alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

Photo credit: V. Paul Virtucio


a new series for experimental performance
Curated by Sam Johnson and Kristin Van Loon

Quick + Dirty #1:

Monday, January 29, 2018
7:29 SHARP. Doors open at 7:10pm.



Red Eye Theater | 15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Sam Johnson: (347) 724-2850; s_johnso@yahoo.com or Kristin Van Loon- kristinvanloon@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585

We are beyond thrilled to present the First Annual NACHMO Choreographers' Showcase!

What's NACHMO?
National Choreography Month, of course!
NACHMO is an annual challenge that spurs dancers, choreographers, and movement enthusiasts to choreograph by providing a month-long deadline in January and a community of peers. Our mission is to build a strong, active community of dance makers.

At the end of the month, in this case on Wednesday, February 7; we give choreographers a chance to present their work or work-in-progress at an informal showcase for the community. And guess what? It does not cost anything for the community to attend! We are working towards making art accessible for all, and part of that is reducing the barriers to entry for audience members.

More details (like who our presenting choreographers are!) will be available in the coming weeks and on our Facebook page, but save the date now!

Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Sydney Ward- nachmotwincities@gmail.com, (612) 367-7559

Join ARENA DANCES at WORKSHOP for an exclusive fundraiser event featuring an enchanting private performance by ARENA DANCES. Mingle with Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski and the dancers while you enjoy complimentary wine and chocolate pairings.

$45 suggested donation/person, payable online or at the door.

February 8, 6-9pm
1300 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

WORKSHOP | 1300 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis MN 55413
Torre Edahl- t.m.edahl@gmail.com

Please join us as the American Composers Forum and The Cowles Center team up to host a Meet-Up for composers and choreographers. Come for a reception to meet other artists and stay for the dress rehearsal of Contempo Physical Dance’s Vulcão, a masterpiece collaboration between choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos, composer Divanir Antonio Gattamorta, and Contempo’s unified and fiercely athletic cast of dancers.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Southern Theater and Time Track Productions proudly present:

Choreography by Paula Mann

February 15-17.
Four performances: Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Time Track Productions presents INVISIBLE, an evening-length movement/media work that explores the narratives and perspectives of women navigating the aging process. The performing company of eleven women ranging from ages 25 to 77, including luminary performers from the Twin Cities dance community include Mary Easter, Becky Heist, Ann-Marie Wittenberg, Sharon Picasso, Thern Anderson, Sandy Agustin, Roxanne Wallace, Kaori Kenmotsu, Kealoha Ferreira, Leila Awadallah and Paula Mann. Media by Steve Paul, sound score by Michelle Kinney and Chris Cunningham.

The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Paula Mann- pmann102@gmail.com, (651) 276-7982

Forces acting within the earth, generally unseen by humans, manifest themselves in awesome displays of fiery power. Vulcão is a masterpiece collaboration between choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos, composer Divanir Antonio Gattamorta, and Contempo’s unified and fiercely athletic cast of dancers. Featuring the company’s dynamic Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance fusion, the work takes inspiration from volcanoes. Also slang in Brazilian Portuguese to describe someone extremely desirable or detested, Vulcão/em> goes beyond nature to reveal parallels found in human personalities and relationships. From shifting tectonic plates to fluid and viscous lava, the work pushes the dancers’ physicality and displays their unyielding vitality.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet - ALMOST SOLD OUT!
March 1-3, The Cowles Center

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to announce the world premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell. This groundbreaking event—a Minnesota first—features an incredible collaboration of local artists: choreographers, dancers, and musicians; and demonstrates TCB’s artistic vision, innovation and its dancers’ versatility.

TCB interprets the original Pink Floyd rock opera’s music, themes, story arc and lyrics through the prism of contemporary events, societal fears, threats and social media. This show will resonate with modern audiences and prove to be both relevant and accessible.

Adding the combination of great dancing and great LIVE music, this show is one of the must-see events of the year.
Don't miss this exciting event, get tickets today before shows sell out!

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Join us in the SPB studios this February and learn classic 1920s swing dances including the Charleston, Jitterbug, Shag, Balboa and Lindy Hop! No dance experience necessary. Students may dress in comfortable clothes. Please bring jazz shoes, ballet slippers, or clean tennis shoes. Workshop is open for teen and adult students.

4:30-6:00pm ∣ Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 in SPB Studio Three
$20.00 per single class, $65.00 for entire workshop of four classes.

Pre-register to hold your spot in the workshop by calling the SPB Office at 651.690.1588.
Master Teaching Artist – Valeria Kochubei

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org

TU Dance Center offers two sessions of eight-week adult workshops during the 2018 Spring Session.

Session 1: January 29 - March 24
Session 2: April 9 - June 4. No classes March 26 - April 8, and May 28.

Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash or check at TU Dance Center.

Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Dancing Together is a child and parent/caregiver creative movement eight-week workshop designed for children ages two through four and their parent/caregivers who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play.

Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.

Session 1: January 31 - March 24
Session 2: April 11 - June 2. No classes March 26 - April 8.

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am or Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am.

Cost: $112.00 per eight-week session. Online preregistration required.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Gaga/people classes are open to people ages sixteen and older, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.

Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build on top of each other. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.

Saturdays, January 27, February 3 and 10, 5:00-6:00pm

Cost: $42 for entire workshop, register online or at TUDC; $15 drop-in rate: cash, check or credit/debit card at TUDC.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Enhance your dance technique with Pilates mat classes!

Eight Thursdays, January 18 - March 8

8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C

Instructor: Kari Schire

Cost: $80

Register here: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Kari Schire is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor. Her classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and moving more efficiently. As a professional dancer, she also focuses on creating harmony for the body's natural imbalances.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Fode and Sana Bangoura will teach West African drum and dance classes in conjunction with their show Fode and Sana Bangoura and The Cedar Present Guinea: The Music We Are. After you see them on the stage, come learn from these amazing teaching artists originally from Guinea, West Africa!

The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Saturday, January 20
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Introduction to African Dance with Sana Bangoura
12:30 - 1:30 PM Introduction to African Drumming with Fode Bangoura

Fallout Arts Co-op, 2601 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Saturday, January 27
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Open Level African Dance with Sana Bangoura
2:30 - 3:30 PM Open Level African Drumming with Fode Bangoura

Drop-in or pay and register online
Classes: $15
Drum rental: $5

Online registration: https://squareup.com/store/alhassane-sana-bangoura
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/555039941511648/

The Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Meghan Boyle- meghan.moira.33@gmail.com, (920) 266-3709

This class is about catching movement in dissolving memories; to see/embody what is fleeting, honoring whatever manifests in our body in the moment and then giving momentum and commitment to re-shape the movement again. This excavation is meant to help us let go of the desire for perfected detail and exact replication to explore our artistry inside of forgetting and remembering.

Leila holds a BFA in Dance from the U of M with a minor in Arabic Language and Literature. She is a Palestinian-American creator who articulates Palestinian identity through choreography, installation-performance works, and dance film.

January 22
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Fifth floor, Studio 5b

Pivotal Moment classes are geared toward university dance students and graduates as well as young professionals who are new to the Twin Cities, pursuing a professional career in dance.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/zBp06OMMMBwtrFs63

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

Bodhi Suspension System Instructor Training

Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018
Friday: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Balanced Body brings the precision and movement principles of Pilates to suspension training with the Bodhi Suspension System™. Leaning into the ropes takes the body out of alignment with gravity causing the core stability muscles to fire, developing integrated, whole body strength and flexibility. Bodhi’s four points of suspension maximize strength training and enhance proprioception while providing endless opportunities for creativity. The comprehensive course includes exercises and variations in every position as well as the Balanced Body Movement Principles to help you understand the purpose of each exercise and how to regress, progress, and modify for clients at any level of ability.

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Reformer III Instructor Training

Saturday, February 10, 2018 to Sunday, February 11, 2018
Saturday: 11:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

$449.00 if paid by January 19; $499.00 regular.
Materials: $80.00

Advanced Exercises and Sports-Specific Programs
Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports-specific activities, tips for training the advanced client, and key exercises for advancing a client.

Prerequisites: Reformer I and II

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler, cari@paragonpilatespt.com, or Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Developed for pre-professional and professional dancers, ARENA DANCES' annual INSTINCT Intensive taps into your creative potential through technique and the creation of a new dance through improvisation and composition. Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski will focus on the creation of a new sextet to be premiered at The Fitzgerald Theater in Fall 2018.

Students will participate in a daily technique class and choreography development rehearsal, ending with a public showing of the work created. Students will receive a professional video of their final performance. Summer Intensive students are also considered for apprenticeships with ARENA DANCES.

June 11-16, 2018, Monday through Saturday
10:00am – 3:00pm with a lunch break

The Cowles Center, Studio 2B, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Registration must be completed by May 5. $75 discount for early registration by April 15!

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55401
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com


We are a well-established ballroom dance club located in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities available. Get extensive training throughout your employment with us. The club is growing and we want to offer the opportunity to grow with us. This is a salaried position with paid training and benefits.

Call us at 920-731-8851 or email us at tcdanceappleton@gmail.com.

For more information:

1004 S Olde Oneida St, Appleton, WI
Terry Irwin- tcdanceappleton@gmail.com, (920) 731-8851

St. Paul Ballet is seeking a male dancer trained in ballet and contemporary ballet for SPB's March 9-10 performances at The Cowles Center for Performing Arts. Rehearsals will start on January 16, 2018. Artist must be available for rehearsals during the day, 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday-Friday from January 16-March 9, 2018. Position is paid. Please email zhenrot@spballet.org and attach your resume, full body dance photo and headshot.

Photo: Caroline Yang


Applications for the opportunity to present choreography in Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018 are now being accepted! We present some of the Twin Cities’ best American vernacular choreography each year and support our community by welcoming guests from other cities to share their ideas with us. Artists eighteen and older at any point in their careers are welcomed to apply with new or existing work based in and inspired by American vernacular dance forms like jazz, tap, hip hop styles, etc.

Compensation: This commission includes full presentation support including rental of a favorite local venue, a full technical staff, and major marketing efforts by Rhythmically Speaking, as well as an honorarium of at least $1,400.00.

To download the submission form (due February 16) and to find out more about important dates and submission details, please visit http://rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org/2018-show/.

Photo by Bill Cameron, choreography by Abigail Whitmore.


Maybe you saw a previous post or heard about NACHMO and thought, "Hey! That's a good idea, I should maybe do that ..." Well, here is your kick in the pants!

We are still accepting applications for works to be shown at the informal showcase (on Wednesday, February 7) and will be until JANUARY 19.
No excuses! You've got this.

If you are interested in participating or getting involved, you can contact Regional Director Sydney and/or like our Facebook page!

NACHMO is an annual challenge and national organization that spurs dancers, choreographers, and movement enthusiasts to choreograph by providing a month-long deadline in January and a community of peers. Our mission is to build a strong, active community of dance makers.
This is the first year that NACHMO has a home in the Twin Cities! Even better, it doesn't cost anything to join the community and the dance-making!

*Each piece accepted will require a $10 production fee to cover some of the cost of the space.

Sydney Ward- nachmotwincities@gmail.com, (612) 367-7559

Registration opens at 10:30 am and continues to 12:45 pm.
Registration fee: $25.

Auditions held at St. Paul Ballet, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Summer intensives will take place at the St. Paul Ballet studios July 9-August 3, 2018. Please see our website for specific information.

Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org

Ananya Dance Theatre invites dancers and performers who are committed to

• physical, intellectual, and emotional stamina
• professional rigor, and
• social justice choreography.

An audition will be held Saturday, January 27, 4pm-6pm, at James Sewell Ballet’s Studio 2B.

Please come ready to dance. We will work barefoot. There is no financial charge to participate in the audition; no reservations or tickets are necessary.

Ananya Dance Theatre is a company of women of color who intersect social justice choreography and Contemporary Indian Dance to create "People Powered Dances of Transformation™."

Most dancers and performers enter the company as apprentices and train in the company’s unique dance language of Yorchha™ before they join the core performing ensemble. www.ananyadancetheatre.org/philosophy/yorchha/

Shyamali: Sprouting Words (2017) trailer: https://vimeo.com/243590717

James Sewell Ballet's Studio 2B | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Be a part of Twin Cities Ballet's 2018 original spring production: audition for Beauty and the Beast, January 28 at the Ballet Royale Studio.
Auditions available for students in Youth Ballet I and higher, and held at Ballet Royale Minnesota studio.

Audition Details:
3:00pm to 4:00pm: Mandatory parent meeting for parents of all students auditioning for the May Ames Center performances of Beauty and the Beast.
4:00pm to 4:45pm: Audition for YBI, YBII, YBIII, and YBIV.
5:00 to 6:00pm: Audition for Advanced Youth I and above.

For audition details, email info@TwinCitiesBallet.org.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer! Ballet Royale Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach their full potential. Master teachers join renowned faculty and guest instructors to give professional instruction.

February 11, 2018
Time: 12:00pm. Registration opens at 11:30 am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
Location: Auditions are held at Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Audition for the following Intensives:
1. July Full-Day Summer Intensive, variable length options. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division - completed a minimum one year pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
2. NEW: August Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division - completed a minimum one year pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.


Inspired by the creators’ personal narratives around mental health and mental illness, Persephone is an original interdisciplinary devised piece that is equal parts story and movement, which first premiered at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August 2017.

With the Fringe production as our jumping-off point, we will use this second production as a period of new development in order to refine movement, narrative, and intention. Additionally, we are excited to develop new relationships with other artists in the community as we strive to create a process and product that is truly collaborative. All artists will receive compensation in the form of a $150 stipend as well as an equal share from any additional box office revenue.

Seeking dancers/movers who are comfortable speaking and devising.

February 17 or 18 - Pick one
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Ivy Arts Building

Rehearsals will begin Saturday, March 3. Performances April 27-29.
RSVP to directors@loom-lab.org with a resume.

Ivy Arts Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406


The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project. This program is funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
To apply:
(1) Choreographer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
(2) Carefully read the guidelines on this page and watch the instructional video.
(3) To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW button.
(4) If you did not submit an Intent to Apply in September 2017, you will be prompted to create an account before you begin an application.
Deadline: April 4 - 3:00pm CST

Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org


Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two 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 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.
Contact Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

We are excited to offer the Art Box stage and studio spaces for rental to the Twin Cities performance community! The Art Box offers a full complement of lighting, sound and video equipment - great for a wide variety of performances and events!

For more information on features and rental rates, visit our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.

4200 East 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

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.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681


MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older. Preregistration is required where indicated.

• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere

Thursday, 6:30-7:00pm

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next Session: April 3 - June 21
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

PILATES - Preregistration required
Next Session: January 18 - March 8
Thursday, 8:15-9:15am

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon this winter. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Magraw on guitar!

$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.

Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.

Photo by Aaron Warkov.

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

Give yourself the gift of dance in the New Year! Winter session began on Monday, January 8, 2018 and will run for ten weeks, ending on Sunday, March 18. Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them. Please remember to check “Today's Classes” on our website often to see if any class has been cancelled or has any notifications.

Beginning classes are only $160 for the ten-week session. Students get a $10 discount, PLUS, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Go to http://www.cassandraschool.com for details and register TODAY! Make up classes may be made during this winter session only.

Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Boy’s Club is an introduction to ballet, conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Boys in the class also have the opportunity to perform in the School of St. Paul Ballet spring showcase in May 2018.

What to wear: white shirt, black shorts or tights, black ballet slippers.

Boy’s Club – drop in for boys ages seven through eleven.
1:00-2:00 pm, Saturdays
FREE to dance!

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org

Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.

Introduction to Ballet - ages seven through twelve. Students with little to no ballet experience. Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm.

Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.

Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.

Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am. Conditioning Class from 11:30-12pm.

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Open Professional Classes: Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. Teaching Artists: Laura Greenwell, Jeffrey Hankinson, Maureen Haworth, Deborah Nettell, and Barbara Weinstine.

Intermediate Open Classes: St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate classes four days a week!
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm with Zoé Henrot
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm with Laura Daugherty, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm with Anna Goodrich
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am Deborah Nettell

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org

The School at TU Dance Center 2018 Spring Session registration is now open! The session runs from January 29-June 9.

The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. There will be a placement class for new students (ages eleven through 23) on Saturday, January 20 from 10:30am-12:00pm (check-in from 10:00-10:30am). The placement class will consist of 45 minutes of ballet and 45 minutes of modern.

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

For more information, please join us at TU Dance Center for an open house on Saturday, January 20 from 10:00-1:00!

Financial aid and payment plans are available.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Michel Kouakou, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Midwest School of Ballet is offering classes at two locations:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM): 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Edina Community Center (ECC): 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424.

Ballet Fundamentals I for ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9-9:45am (PIM)
Saturdays, 9:15-10am (ECC)
Thursdays, 5:15-6pm (PIM)

Ballet Fundamentals II for ages five and six:
Saturdays, 10-11am (ECC)
Thursdays, 6-7pm (PIM)

Ballet Fundamentals III for ages six through eight:
Saturdays, 10-11am (PIM)
Tuesdays, 5-6pm (PIM)

Ballet Level I for ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Saturdays, 9:30-11am Beginning Adult Ballet (ECC)
Saturdays, 11:30-1pm Ballet for Teens and Athletes (ECC)

Mondays, 7-7:30pm/7-8pm (PIM)

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)

Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of programs, providing classes for toddlers taking their first steps in our groundbreaking Mommy and Me classes, teens stepping into a professional dance career, adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, and professionals wanting to augment their training.
Our unique offerings range from comprehensive training programs, including Progressing Ballet Technique, to customized plans and private coaching.

Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year, including for upcoming winter semester!
Ballet Royale offers:
- NEW tap program
- Pre-ballet creative dance
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Youth, adult and teen ballet
- Professional Trainee Division - a day program, by audition only
- FREE Boys Program for ages five through nineteen

Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boy's Program!

Unique in Minnesota, this is an innovative program designed specifically for boys that is both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Boys Dance
- Ballet for Boys I and II
- Boys Intermediate Ballet
- Boys Cross-Training Class

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to seventeen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY!
Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-semester.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Ballet Royale's Creative Dance program is a professionally developed and comprehensive program drawing on decades of dance and music teaching experience, which offers an incomparable experience for children from walking age through six years old.
These innovative classes encourage musicality, imagination, and self-expression through the art of dance and music. We will have fun being fairies and dragons, beating on drums, and galloping like wild ponies, all in a fun, safe, nurturing environment.

Ballet Royale Creative Dance Classes:
- Mommy/Daddy and Me, for toddlers to three years old.
- Creative Dance l, for ages three to four.
- Creative Dance ll, completed Creative Dance l or five years old/new Ballet Royale.
- Creative Dance lll, completed Creative Dance ll or six years old/new Ballet Royale.
- Preparation for Ballet, completed Creative Dance lll or seven years old/new Ballet Royale.
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures, ages five and six.

Registration currently open!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Shake out those muscles and bones after holiday hibernation and #GetYourAsstoClass, jazz class that is! Karla Grotting and Erinn Liebhard are back at it this session at Zenon, offering a Friday morning jazz dance experience. Come stretch, shake and groove with us to get your musicality on!

Zenon Dance Company and School | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erinn Liebahrd- ekliebs@gmail.com

This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills, and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.

The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.

First Monday of the month: Underscore
Third Monday of the month: Music Jam
Warm-up/jam other Mondays.

January 22: Jam at the Beautiful Studio.

6:30-9:00pm; 6:00-9:00pm for Underscore.
$10-20 suggested.

All welcome!
Located at either the Beautiful Studio | 2242 University Ave, St. Paul or The Cowles Center, Target Studio | 528 Hennepin Ave, second floor, Minneapolis.

Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892


The Bold North Festival has deemed Tuesday, January 30, 2018 as Minnesota Dance Day in the lead-up to Super Bowl LII. What better way to celebrate than with your own signature touchdown dance! The Cowles Center is now accepting submissions for a video compilation, which will debut on January 30 and be shared with numerous media outlets and community partners. Use the link below for instructions on submitting your touchdown dance before the deadline on January 25.

Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643