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  • In This Issue:

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. TU DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 17-19

    2. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - APRIL 17

    3. ORDWAY PRESENTS DIAVOLO/ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION - APRIL 18

    4. 9 X 22 DANCE/LAB - APRIL 22

    5. NORTHROP PRESENTS CAMILLE CLAUDEL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 23

    6. NORTHROP PRESENTS BORIS EIFMAN: BALLET REHEARSAL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 26

    7. NORTHROP PRESENTS EIFMAN BALLET - APRIL 28-29

    8. BROWNBODY PRESENTS QUIET AS IT'S KEPT - MAY 1-2

    9. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS STORIES - MAY 1-2

    10. ZENON DANCE ZONE CONCERT - MAY 1-3

    11. VETERAN BALLERINA TO REPRISE ROLE IN BALLET MINNESOTA'S GISELLE - MAY 1-2

    12. ANICCHA ARTS PRESENTS EVERY OTHER - MAY 7-9

    13. TWIN CITIES BALLET WORLD PREMIERE, NARNIA: THE BALLET - MAY 8-10

    14. ZENON DANCE COMPANY 32ND SPRING SEASON - MAY 8-17

    15. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS TIMELESS - MAY 9

    16. SAINT PAUL BALLET SCHOOL SPRING SHOWCASE - MAY 9-10

    17. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BALLET TUESDAYS - MAY 12

    18. ETHNIC DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS MOUNTAIN MEMORIES - MAY 15-17

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    19. BIODANZA: MOVING INTO LIFE

    20. GROUP WORK: MOVING IN RELATIONSHIP (DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY II)

    21. 2015 SUMMER CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    22. RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE HOSTED BY MINNESOTA DANCE THEATER AND SCHOOL

    23. CBC OFFERS SUMMER INTENSIVE

    24. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN - JUNE 8–19

    25. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM - JULY 6–31

    26. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUGUST BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP - AUGUST 10-21

    27. IGNITE: HIGHLY PHYSICAL SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVES

    28. ADULT BEGINNING MODERN WORKSHOP WITH KATHY MOHN

    29. 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT TU DANCE CENTER

    30. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    31. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    32. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

    33. PILATES TEACHER TRAINING ARC WORKSHOP

    34. MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE WITH COLLIDE

    35. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES FOR LEVELS 3-6

    36. ARENA DANCES: INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE JUNE 15 - 19

    ONGOING CLASSES

    37. FLAMENCO CLASSES OFFERED AT MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

    39. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE AT ZENON

    40. KATHA DANCE THEATRE OPENS ENROLLMENT FOR SUMMER SESSION

    41. OPEN MONDAY MORNING PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

    42. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    43. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

    44. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    45. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S SPRING OPEN CLASSES

    46. OPEN PROFESSIONAL JAZZ DANCE CLASSES

    47. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM TAP CLASSES: ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL AND YOUTH

    48. NEW INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    49. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    50. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    51. PENELOPE FREEH TEACHES

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    52. AUDITIONS FOR BALLET AND IRISH DANCERS

    53. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING SUBMISSIONS DUE TODAY

    54. YOUTH DANCE ENSEMBLE CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS

    55. TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY AUDITION FOR 2015-16 SEASON

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

    57. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    58. DANCERS WANTED FOR NEW SITE-SPECIFIC PROJECT

    59. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPANIES TO PERFORM IN DANCES AT THE LAKE - JULY 10-11

    60. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

    61. TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES AT PRAIRIE SCHOOL OF DANCE

    62. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    63. ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER CHOREOGRAPHER

    64. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE

    65. CALL FOR DANCE WRITERS - INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN CRITICISM EXCHANGE

    66. PATRICK’S CABARET SEEKS GUEST CURATORS FOR 2015 FALL SEASON

    67. SEEKING QUALIFIED DANCE INSTRUCTORS FOR 2015-2016 DANCE SEASON

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    68. IAS CALL FOR SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2015-16

    69. MSAB FY 2016 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS - JUNE 12

    70. GRANT CIRCLE - MAY 11

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    72. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    73. WANT FREE IMPROVISATION CLASSES?

    74. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    75. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    76. LAURIE VAN WIEREN: DANCE DRAMATURGY SERVICES

    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    77. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    78. COLLABORATORS FOR HEAR HERE! LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

    79. MAD KING THOMAS ANNOUNCES STRETCH GOAL FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY FILM

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. TU DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 17-19

    TU Dance returns to The Cowles Center with a world premiere work by choreographer Uri Sands inspired by Marian Anderson, the celebrated American contralto who was breaking barriers for African-American artists decades before the civil rights movement.

    The program also includes Sands’ “Hikari,” an immersive exploration of light created in collaboration with master print artist Hiroki Morinoue; “Keep the Edges Wild” by New York choreographer Gregory Dolbashian; and selections from the company’s growing repertory.

    Friday, April 17, 8pm *Post-show Discussion

    Saturday, April 18, 8pm

    Sunday, April 19, 2pm

    Ticket Prices: $35, Student/Senior: $30. Prices include a $4 theater fee. For tickets, call 612-206-3600 or visit www.thecowlescenter.org.

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

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    2. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - APRIL 17

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

    Please join us on April 17 at 7:00pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul for our FREE lecture series. This month Martha Streng, Neuroscience PhD, will be discussing Your Brain On Dance.

    For a complete list of lectures go to:

    http://www.spcballet.org/company/take-back-the-tutu/

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

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

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    3. ORDWAY PRESENTS DIAVOLO/ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION - APRIL 18


    The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present Diavolo/Architecture in Motion, an award-winning dance company known for its athletic and daredevil performance style, for one-night-only on Saturday, April 18, at 7:30pm The show will include two pieces: a new work entitled "Cubicle" (co-commissioned by the Ordway along with the Des Moines Center for the Performing Arts) and "Transit Space." Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased online at
    http://www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.

    Founded in 1992 by artistic director Jacques Heim, Diavolo / Architecture in Motion uses architectural structures to explore the relationship between the danger of our environment and the fragility of the human body. The company has become known for its high risk performance style in which dancers leap from and tumble on large architectural structures, creating what the company calls “Architecture in Motion.”

    Set in an abstract but strikingly familiar version of corporate America, "Cubicle," the company’s newest work, explores themes of confinement, freedom, homogeneity, individuality, monotony and anarchy. The work features an architectural set piece developed by engineering students from the University of St. Thomas Engineering Department during the Ordway’s Campus Connection program in 2009.

    The second piece, "Transit Space," explores themes of feeling lost, finding a sense of purpose and coming together. Influenced by skateboarding culture and the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, "Transit Space" uses skateboard ramps as set pieces to represent an urban environment with ever-shifting physical and emotional spaces.

    Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.com

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    4. 9 X 22 DANCE/LAB - APRIL 22

    9x22 DANCE/LAB - Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 8pm

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

    1. Hiponymous: Renée Copeland and Evy Muench (Twin Cities)

    2. Laurel Atwell’s (Brooklyn)

    3. Anna Natt (Berlin)

    Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

    810 W Lake St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

    www.bryantlakebowl.com

    BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.

    Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

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

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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    5. NORTHROP PRESENTS CAMILLE CLAUDEL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 23

    Northrop Presents

    Camille Claudel

    Film Screening

    Thursday, April 23, 6:00 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    This film recounts the troubled life of French sculptor Camille Claudel and her long relationship with legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin, on whom Boris Eifman’s piece Rodin centers.

    French, with English subtitles. 2 hours, 39 minutes.

    For more info please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/camille-claudel

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    6. NORTHROP PRESENTS BORIS EIFMAN: BALLET REHEARSAL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 26

    Northrop Presents

    Boris Eifman: Ballet Rehearsal

    Film Screening

    Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    This film follows renowned choreographer Boris Eifman as he prepares for the opening night of his new ballet. Part fly-on-the-wall documentary; part philosophical study on the purpose of dance, it uniquely captures the frustration, fury and exhilaration of rehearsal.

    For more info please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/boris-eifman-ballet-rehearsal

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    7. NORTHROP PRESENTS EIFMAN BALLET - APRIL 28-29

    Northrop Presents

    Eifman Ballet

    Tuesday, April 28, 7:30pm

    Wednesday, April 29, 7:30pm

    Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

    $74, $64, $49

    Rodin

    As director, Eifman makes his audiences both appreciate the beauty of the ‘dance fabric’ of his performances and empathize with the scenic action. The company, distinguished by a particular dance intellect, brilliant technique and a gift for transformation, fascinates audiences.

    Having choreographed over forty ballets, Boris Eifman defines the genre in which he works as ‘psychological ballet.’ With dance, he speaks sincerely to his audiences about complex and exciting aspects of human existence: the quest for the meaning of life, the collision of spiritual and physical in the private human world, and the cognition of the truth.

    Boris Eifman’s new ballet, Rodin, is dedicated to the life and creative work of sculptor Auguste Rodin and his apprentice, lover and muse, Camille Claudel. The drama of their passionate relationship is told through their work as one creative body until their breakup, which dealt a deathblow to Camille’s mental health and marked the beginning of her destruction. Rodin is a massive artistic utterance about the tragic nature of the lives of geniuses.

    For more info and tickets:http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/eifman-ballet

    Performance previews both nights at 6:15pm in the Best Buy Theatre. FREE and open to the public. Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and evening’s program.

    For more info: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/eifman-ballet-performance-preview

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    8. BROWNBODY PRESENTS QUIET AS IT'S KEPT - MAY 1-2

    Please join us as Brownbody presents Quiet As It’s Kept. Quiet As It’s Kept combines modern dance, figure skating, music, and theater to draw parallels between the reconstruction era and the rise of Jim Crow and current events. Featuring celebrated Twin Cities vocalist and actress, Thomasina Petrus, the choreographic work of Deneane Richburg, and a talented cast of
    nationally and internationally renowned figure skaters of color, this production takes place Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2 at Victory Memorial Ice Arena (1900 42nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412).

    Performances are held:

    Friday May 1- 7:30pm

    Saturday May 2- 1:00pm and 7:30pm

    For more information and to purchase and tickets, call 651-777-9119 or visit www.brownbody.org. Don’t miss this unique experience. Dress warmly (winter coats, gloves, and hats are recommended). We’ll see you there!

    Contact: Deneane Richburg, info@brownbody.org

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    9. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS STORIES - MAY 1-2

    Young Dance stomps, flips, and rolls through the terrain of stories and dance. Creation myths, folklore, family traditions, and urban legends are re-envisioned in works by Joe Chvala, Stuart Pimsler, Hijack, Justin Jones, Kate Lynch, Gretchen Pick and original choreography by company members.

    Tickets: Online at http:www.thelabtheater.org, or call 612-333-7977

    May 1 - Gala Reception 7:00pm, Concert 8:00pm- Tickets $40

    May 2 - 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Tickets $15/Adult/$8/Student and Senior

    May 2 - 2:00pm geared towards families with young children, Kids under 5 FREE

    April 30 - School Matinee performances 9:30am and 11:00am, Tickets $4

    *All Shows ASL Interpreted

    Minnesota storyteller Kevin Kling joins Young Dance for the May 1 Friday night Gala performance.

    Friday, May 1:

    Gala and Reception featuring Special Guest Kevin Kling

    7:00pm - Pre-performance live music and appetizer reception with cash bar

    8:00pm - Concert by the Young Dance Company and stories by Kevin Kling

    Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth to build body, mind, and spirit through the creative art of contemporary dance. The Young Dance Company is an all inclusive, all abilities company, comprised of 35 dancers, ages 7-­‐18. Young Dance Company collaborates with professional artists, forges meaningful community partnerships and pushes the boundaries of the art and practice of dance. Young Dance is an inclusive, artistic community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic professionalism. www.youngdance.org

    Contact: Becky Heist, heist@macalester.edu

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    10. ZENON DANCE ZONE CONCERT - MAY 1-3

    Zenon Dance School presents the Zenon Dance Zone Spring Concert May 1-3. Zenon Dance Zone is a scholarship program within Zenon Dance School. Students are selected by audition, placed in one of two levels, and receive subsidized tuition for classes. Students in the
    performance level work with local choreographers to create a piece performed in this concert.

    When:

    May 1 and 2 – 8pm

    May 3 – 7pm

    Where: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Avenue, 4th floor, Studio 4A

    Cost:

    $10/Adult

    $5/Children 12 and under

    (Tickets go on sale a half hour before the performance)

    Zone Guest Choreographers: Non Edwards, Blake Nellis, Anna Marie Shogren

    Also featuring work by: Dustin Haug, Jennifer Glaws, and Deborah Thayer's Composition Class.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    11. VETERAN BALLERINA TO REPRISE ROLE IN BALLET MINNESOTA'S GISELLE - MAY 1-2

    Twenty years after first performing the role, Erin Warn Wilson returns as Myrtha, the merciless queen of the Wilis, in Ballet Minnesota’s Giselle, May 1 and 2, 2015, at The O’Shaughnessy at the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul. A veteran of numerous Ballet Minnesota productions, she also holds a faculty position at Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota.

    Tickets range from $14 to $30 with discounts for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit http://oshag.stkate.edu or call the O’Shaughnessy Box Office at 651-690-6700.

    Performances May 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm feature the full length (Acts 1 and 2). The matinee on May 2 at 2:00 pm includes Giselle Act 2, the Minnesota Dance Arts Showcase, and a special conversation with choreographers from the stage.

    Contact: Susan Ritt, susan@cwcommunications.info

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    12. ANICCHA ARTS PRESENTS EVERY OTHER - MAY 7-9

    EVERY OTHER

    Aniccha Arts premieres a 75-minute performance installation over a vast physical landscape at Grain Belt Bottling House. Every Other examines how the body is disciplined through personal, material, spatial and sociopolitical sites of tension. Composed of three movements, this interdisciplinary performance features a multi-racial cast that moves through an immersive sonic and light environment.

    Date:

    May 7–May 9, 2015

    Time:

    8:00 pm

    Place:

    Grain Belt Bottling House

    79 Thirteenth Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN, 55413

    Tickets:

    Pick your price (suggested $12)

    Contact: Pramila Vasudevan, pramila@aniccha.org

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    13. TWIN CITIES BALLET WORLD PREMIERE, NARNIA: THE BALLET - MAY 8-10

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to present the world premiere of its newest original full-length Ballet, based on C.S. Lewis’ classic book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    Created in the tradition of classical story ballets, Narnia: The Ballet features an original story adaptation, music compilation, stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography.

    Full of magic, imagination, hope and redemption, Narnia is sure to delight the whole family!

    2015 Performances of Narnia: The Ballet:

    Friday, May 8, 7:00pm

    Saturday, May 9, 2:00pm

    Saturday, May 9, 7:00pm

    Sunday, May 10, 2:00pm

    Performances will be at the south metro's premier professional theater, Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center).

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
    Discounts for groups of 10 or more.

    Tickets available in person at the Ames Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at www.Ticketmaster.com.

    Ames Center, Burnsville

    12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337

    Directions to Ames Center:

    I-35W to US Hwy 13-North Exit; Hwy 13 North to Nicollet Ave (first light); turn right (south) on Nicollet; turn right on Travelers Trail; Ames Center is on the left (about ½ block). FREE PARKING. For more information visit:
    http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@twincitiesballet.org

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    14. ZENON DANCE COMPANY 32ND SPRING SEASON - MAY 8-17

    Zenon Dance Company’s 32nd Spring Season

    May 8-17, 2015

    The Cowles Center

    World premieres by Twin Cities’ choreographers Wynn Fricke, Chris Schlichting

    The maverick Zenon Dance Company, the nation’s leading modern- and jazz-dance repertory company, invites you to experience exceptional dance during its 32nd Spring Season, May 8-17 at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis.

    The program includes two world premieres by Twin Cities’ choreographers: audience-favorite Wynn Fricke and post-modern wunderkind Chris Schlichting. Also on the program is Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado’s wildly popular “Coming Home” (“the sweet spot where sport and artistry meet”—Star Tribune) and luciana achugar's "Molten Substance" with live music by JT Bates.

    When:

    Fridays and Saturdays, May 8-9, 15-16 at 8 pm

    Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm

    Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

    Tickets: $34 (includes fees)

    Fricke’s new work, “The Mourning Tree,” is danced to traditional Bulgarian folk songs sung live by Mila Vocal Ensemble, an a cappella women’s choir based in St. Paul. “These songs, which startle with their arresting rhythms and harmonies, tell age-old stories of love and sorrow. The choreography captures their themes in a powerfully ritualistic and contemporary expression,” Fricke explains.

    Schlichting’s new work, “Inside Wrinkles,” is a collaborative dance exploring and exposing human expectation and understanding. “It negotiates a dialogue about democratic yearnings within relationships and abstracts them to create highly personal constellations,” Schlichting says.

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

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    15. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS TIMELESS - MAY 9

    Pas de Deux Dance Studio is proud to present Timeless, our 2015 student showcase. The show will feature dancers from age 4 through adult.

    Tickets go on sale to the general public May 1, and may either be bought in advance at Pas de Deux Dance Studio during class hours (Monday 4:00 - 8:30, Tuesday 4:00 - 6:30, Wednesday 4:00 - 8:15, Thursday 4:00 - 7:30) or at the door.

    Saturday, May 9

    1:30 pm and 4:00 pm

    St Paul U of M Student Union Theater

    $5 ages 3+, no admittance under age 3.

    http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

    Contact: Miss Zachari, Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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    16. SAINT PAUL BALLET SCHOOL SPRING SHOWCASE - MAY 9-10

    Our students from ages 4-18 have worked all year and would like to share their accomplishments with you. This year’s theme is artwork coming alive. Students have chosen the works of famous artists such as Degas and Van Gogh to interpret. Excerpts from Les Sylphides are presented by the upper level dancers in collaboration with dancers of the SPB Company. The program will showcase both classical and contemporary ballet as well as modern dance and creative movement.

    The one-hour program without intermission is perfect for families and a treat for mom on Mother’s Day weekend!

    Saint Paul Ballet Spring Showcase 2015: A Celebration of Our Students

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    12:00pm – Young Dancer Performance

    3:00pm – Beginning Ballet through Level 6

    7:00pm - Beginning Ballet through Level 6

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    3:00pm - Beginning Ballet through Level 6

    Macalester College Theater

    Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

    1600 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN

    (Enter the ample parking lot from Macalester Street off Grand Avenue. The theater is on the south side of the Arts Center.)

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    17. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BALLET TUESDAYS - MAY 12

    Join Saint Paul Ballet May 12 at 12pm for a FREE performance open to the public. This month the company will be performing excerpts from company repertoire, including audience participation. Bring your lunch to Landmark Center in St. Paul and enjoy a “taste” of the SPB Company repertoire.

    Location: Landmark Center 75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions. Visit http://www.spcballet.org for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    18. ETHNIC DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS MOUNTAIN MEMORIES - MAY 15-17

    Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 @ 7:30 pm

    Sunday, May 17 @ 2:00 pm

    E.M. Pearson Theatre on the campus of Concordia University, St. Paul

    Adults $25, Seniors/Students $22, 12 and under $18

    Tickets: Online at http://ethnicdancetheatre.brownpapertickets.com, or call 651-341-5312

    (Tickets also on sale prior to performances)

    Ethnic Dance Theatre presents a dynamic weekend of performances showcasing the dance and music emblematic of mountain cultures worldwide.

    Featured premiers will include Laurel Gray’s “Darya Toshkin,” representing the traditional dance form of the Pamir mountains of Uzbekistan, as well as Milorad Runjo’s “Vlaške Igre Crnorecja Krdaljesa,” depicting Theophany customs and the traditional dances of the Vlach tribes who populate the Homolje mountains of eastern Serbia.
    Highlights from EDT’s core repertoire will include Donald LaCourse’s “Starobosansko Nijemo Kolo iz Glamoča,” a selection from the Dinaric Mountains of Bosnia that is characterized by its striking silent performance, as well as Ahmet Lüleci’s “Silifke Halk Oyunları,” a suite of robust dances from the Taurus mountains of Turkey.

    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ethnicdancetheatre

    Website: http://www.ethnicdancetheatre.com

    E-mail: info@ethnicdancetheatre.com

    Contact: Donald
    LaCourse, 651-460-0167

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    19. BIODANZA: MOVING INTO LIFE

    Explore the poetry of the human encounter with an amazing movement modality that empowers the individual and community.

    Biodanza is a movement based system originating in Chile that integrates music, dance and authentic relationships with self, others, and the world to support health, joy and a sense of being fully alive. These experiences are known as “vivencias,” coined from the Spanish root: vivir (to live).

    Vivencias follow the organic movements of life—its biological rhythms, the pulse of the heart, and the impulse to connect with others. The experience is mostly non-verbal, which opens participants’ communication and connection regardless of their socio-cultural background.

    Discovery Evening only $20!

    Thursday April 23, 7:30-10pm

    With international Biodanza facilitator Maria Magdalena

    Fallout Arts Studio, 2601 - 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis

    Open to all.

    More info or to register:

    http://mnbiodanza.blogspot.com/2015/03/upcomming-biodanza-event.html

    Social media:https://www.facebook.com/events/529797673824694/

    About Biodanza:http://biodanza.us/media.html

    Contact: David Stewart, david@consciousdanceminneapolis.com

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    20. GROUP WORK: MOVING IN RELATIONSHIP (DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY II)

    Date and Time: Friday July 10 - 3 pm-8:30 pm

    Saturday July 11- 9-5:30 pm

    Sunday July 12- 9-5:30 pm

    Monday July 13- 9-3:30

    Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul area (MN)

    Cost:$750 (for Alternate Route credit) $500 (for CEU credit) deposit due May 31, 2015

    This course can also be taken for university credit through the Center for Spirituality and Healing. Contact Barbara for details.

    This course will focus on using movement, dance and body-based techniques to assess and guide group therapeutic interventions. It will be based on the theoretical frameworks developed by Marian Chace, and Mary Whitehouse (Authentic Movement). Students will deepen their embodied understanding of dance/movement therapy theory, principles, and techniques for specific populations, issues and diagnoses. The course will also continue to emphasize a multi-cultural understanding of body awareness, movement and dance. This

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

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

    For registration or information contact: Barbara: loebx001@umn.edu, 612-916-1829; or Paul zsevett@mac.com,
    651-291-0942

    Contact: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, loebx001@umn.edu

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    21. 2015 SUMMER CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    MDT offers a variety of intensives and classes for students ages 3-18 through our Performing Arts and Young Children's Divisions. For more information or to download a registration form, please visit http://mndance.org/class-information/summer-intensives/

    Performing Arts Division (PAD)

    Students ages 8 – 18 are eligible to enter the Performing Arts Division (PAD), which provides a strong sequential curriculum in classical ballet, contemporary dance and pointe.

    June Intensive: June 8-19, Levels I to VI

    July Intensive: July 6-23, Levels I to IV

    Young Children’s Division (YCD)

    Predance, ages 4-6

    redance classes introduce young dancers to basic rhythms, steps and terminology. The stimulating class environment focuses on creativity and self-expression with structured progression in movement and group interaction. This is a delightful prelude to formal ballet and contemporary training.

    Sundays, June 7-July 26, 1-2 pm

    1-Week Story Ballet, ages 4-6

    A joyful introduction to the world of dance, young dancers explore movement through imagery, music and self-expression in a fun journey of landmark ballets. An informal performance for family and friends will take place the last day of each session.

    July 27-21 and August 10-14, 10-11 am

    Intermediate, ages 6-9

    Young dancers train with a heightened focus on fundamental technique in ballet and contemporary aesthetics in preparation for the Performing Arts Division.

    Wednesdays, June 11-July 30, 5-6:30 pm

    Students outside of the MDT&S community are welcome, and should call 612-338-0627 or email info@mndance.org to set up a placement class for PAD.

    612-338-0627

    info@mndance.org

    Contact: Anne Bachem, info@mndance.org

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    22. RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE HOSTED BY MINNESOTA DANCE THEATER AND SCHOOL

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL MAY 1

    The third annual Rivers Summer Intensive is designed for professionals, ballet students, and avocational young adults and adults. Participants can register for a single class, a full day, multiple days, or the full program. Dancers participating in the full program will perform at the end of the Intensive.

    Generously hosted by Minnesota Dance Theatre in studios 6A and 6B, classes and lectures will begin at 2:00 pm and continue through the early evening.

    DATES: Saturday, August 1-Sunday, August 9

    The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

    Master classes will be taught by Rochelle Zide-Principal dancer with Joffrey Ballet, soloist with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and CORPS de Ballet International 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Marianne Simons joins the 2015 Intensive faculty, teaching Graham-based contemporary classes and setting one of her original works on the dancers.

    http://www.riversballet.org

    Facebook.com/TheRiversBallet

    Follow us on instagram @riversballet

    Contact: Georgia Finnegan Amdahl, admin@riversballet.org

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    23. CBC OFFERS SUMMER INTENSIVE

    Continental Ballet Company is offering a five-week summer intensive for ballet students at Level 4 through advanced. The course runs Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, with a 1/2 hour lunch break. Technique class, pointe work, and repertoire. Course is $500 which can be paid in weekly installments. Drop-ins are $25. Register by June 1. If not a current student at Continental Ballet Company, please schedule an evaluation/placement class by calling 952-563-8562.

    Contact: Genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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    24. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN - JUNE 8–19

    For motivated Intermediate/Advanced (completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls) through professional.
    Hone technique and maximize improvement: this program will accelerate dancers’ progress as they start off the summer.

    This intensive two-week program features a daily regimen of Conditioning/Pilates/Injury Prevention, Ballet Technique, Pointe, and/or Men's Class.

    Two separate levels.
    NO AUDITION REQUIRED.

    Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

    WHEN: June 8 – 19, 2015 (Two Week Session) Monday – Friday, 9:30am–Noon

    COST: $250

    WHERE:

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    FREE PARKING

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown.

    info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

    952-898-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    25. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM - JULY 6–31

    Ages 8 and up (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through Professionals

    AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION ONLY

    Audition by DVD or by appointment

    Rigorous Ballet based program. Flexible Schedule, choose two, three, or four weeks. Classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Acting, Pilates, Enrichment Classes, and Injury Prevention. Performance for full-program students.

    Ballet Royale’s Summer Intensive Program consists of five levels in three divisions:

    DIVISION I

    NO AUDITION REQUIRED $292

    (Ages 8+ who have completed one or more years of classical ballet technique).

    Monday-Friday, 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm.

    (Division I is only offered as a 2-week session, July 20 – 31).

    DIVISION II

    NO AUDITION REQUIRED $525-$755

    (Ages 9+ who have completed three or more years of classical ballet technique).

    Monday-Friday, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

    UPPER DIVISION

    AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION

    (Ages 11+ who have completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls, through professionals).

    Three levels, two options of intensity and focus.

    Option 1:
    FULL PROGRAM,
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    $740 to $1170

    Option 2:
    BALLET and PILATES ONLY,
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00pm or 12:30 pm

    $340 to $565

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. FREE PARKING. 952-898-3163 For more: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    26. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUGUST BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP - AUGUST 10-21

    Ballet Royale’s popular two week intensive workshop with classical ballet and jazz dance technique, classical variations and Nutcracker choreography.

    Audition by DVD or by appointment.

    Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer is Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT and Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota).

    WHEN:

    August 10 – 21, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm (two separate levels)

    WHO:

    Talented and focused intermediate and advanced classical ballet students ages 11 and up (minimum of one year of pointe for girls) through professionals.

    WHAT:

    This two-week classical ballet and performance jazz dance immersion program features classes in classical ballet technique, Pointe, and Jazz Dance (“performance jazz” or “musical theater” ballet-based jazz), followed by repertory rehearsals.

    Students learn classical ballet variations and choreography from Twin Cities Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance at the end of the workshop.

    COST: $450

    WHERE:

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. FREE PARKING. For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call 952-898-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    27. IGNITE: HIGHLY PHYSICAL SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVES

    Ignite - highly physical summer theatre intensives with Barbra Berlovitz, Robert Rosen and Shawn Mcconneloug. Open to all dance, theatre and performing artists!

    PLAY Monday-Friday June 15-19, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Cost: $385

    DEVISE Thursday-Sunday June 25-28, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Cost: $385

    Sign up for both June workshops...save 10%

    MASK

    Friday-Sunday July 17-19 and 24-26

    Fridays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm - 5:00 pm

    Cost: $385

    Neutral, Larval, Character, Commedia and Half-Masks: Essential Training for all Performers

    Details and registration at http://ivystudio206.com YES...payment plans are available, ask us!

    Questions: email us at ivystudio206@earthlink.net

    Contact: Shawn McConneloug, ivystudio206@earthlink.net

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    28. ADULT BEGINNING MODERN WORKSHOP WITH KATHY MOHN

    Sundays, April 26-May 31

    Kathy's Adult Beginning Modern Workshop aims to enrich students' lives through movement. She will introduce or refresh basic modern dance concepts and movement vocabulary, allowing students to experience better health, flexibility, balance, and increased strength.

    Cost is $85 for six Sundays.

    For more information and to pre-register, visit www.tudance.org/programs. Scroll down to the Master Classes and Workshops tab.

    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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    29. 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT TU DANCE CENTER

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of summer programming for children, teens and young adults. NEW this summer - Studio 2 will be open upstairs! For more information, and to pre-register, please visit www.tudance.org/summer.

    ​TU Dance ​Children ​and Teen​ Summer Program​

    Intro and Bridge Level, July 6-17

    Creative Movement, July 13-17

    *Informal showing on the last day

    The TU Dance Center Children and 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.

    ​TU Dance Pre-Professional ​Summer Intensive, August 3-22

    The TU Dance Pre-professional program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. The program has four levels: Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Intermediate, and Advanced. ​There will be an informal showcase at the end of the intensive.​

    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 us: info@tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.

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

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    30. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

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

    New 120 hour certification in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June and December 2015

    Olive 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.

    This training will be a rich opportunity for peer to peer learning and international exchange.

    Module 1: Embodied Performance Studies June 1-12, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This first half of the series focuses on the artist as performer and their role in conveying content while understanding their audience. Utilizing the support of different body systems, participants will explore the balance of internal and external awareness and intention in performative contexts.

    Module 2: Embodied Creative Process December 7-18, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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 or $1300 for both. Limited work study available. Register early for early bird discount. Space is limited.

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

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    31. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    June 15-19, 2015

    11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Zenon Studio 4A

    Zenon Dance Company’s week-long summer intensive offers a rigorous and professional experience for intermediate/advanced dancers with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company dancers, offers daily technique/improvisation and repertory classes. Repertory classes contain excerpts from Zenon Dance Company’s national and international repertory. Experience exceptional choreography with exceptional dancers.

    Requirements: Intermediate level of dance training in ballet and/or modern dance. Age 15+

    Save $25 by purchasing a 5-Day Package:

    5-Day Package: Includes all Technique/Improvisation and Repertory Classes - only $200!

    Register online at www.zenondance.org

    Drop-In Rates:

    Morning Technique Class Drop-in: $20

    Repertory Class Drop-in: $25

    No pre-registration required for drop-ins.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    32. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING

    Pilates Mat Teacher Training with Cari Riis Stemmler and Roger Gonzalez Hibner

    Mat I

    Introduction to Pilates and 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, April 24, 2015 to Sunday, April 26, 2015

    Hours:

    Friday 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Saturday 11:30am - 6:00pm

    Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm

    Fee: $499.00 (American Dollar)

    Materials Fee (Manual and DVD): $75.00

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

    Paragon Pilates and 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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    33. PILATES TEACHER TRAINING ARC WORKSHOP

    Pilates Teacher Training Arc Workshop with Cari Riis Stemmler

    Friday, May 8, 2015 to Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Cost: $229.00 (Early)/$279.00 (Regular)

    Early registration expires in 10 more days

    Materials Fee (Manual and DVD): $50.00

    Balanced Body Pilates Arc instructor training includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, the features, function and safety precautions for the Pilates Arc, the complete repertoire of exercises on the Pilates Arc with modifications and lectures on class order and programming in a studio or fitness setting. We offer a 4 and 6 hour workshop. The 6 hour workshop includes 2 hours of instruction on using the Pilates Arc on a Reformer.

    About the Pilates Arc:

    The Pilates Arc is a versatile, lightweight and portable piece of Pilates equipment and a great tool for mat classes, personal training sessions and for home users.

    The Pilates Arc:

    • Increases core strength and stability

    • Improves the mobility of the spine

    • Strengthens the upper body

    • Develops balance and coordination

    Whether you are an experienced Pilates professional or a beginner, this course will provide you with everything you need to start teaching Pilates on the Arc.

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

    Paragon Pilates and 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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    34. MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE WITH COLLIDE

    August 3-7, 2015 at The Cowles Center

    COLLIDE presents its popular Summer Jazz Dance Workshop.

    Ages 8-16 9:30-3:30pm.....(Two Levels!)

    Daily Class Schedule:

    9:30 am - 11:00 am Jazz Technique

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Specialty Class

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch

    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Jazz Repertoire

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Master Class

    *There will be an in-studio Repertoire Performance on Friday August 7 at 2:30 pm for family and friends.

    Classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director, Regina Peluso and company members as well as amazing guest artists including GALEN HIGGINS (tap!), and visiting vocal and acting instructors!

    Register now and SAVE on EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION. for more info and registration forms please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org

    Contact: Regina Peluso, info@collidetheatrical.org

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    35. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES FOR LEVELS 3-6

    Intensives give students opportunities to improve their skills, gain strength and learn new repertoire. Classes include technique, variations, repertory, modern dance, and other dance genres. The curriculum provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method.

    If you did not audition for the Summer Intensives on January 25 please submit a video audition or call to schedule an in-class evaluation in one of our current pre-professional level classes. Students who auditioned on January 25 will receive priority placement.

    Level 3: 4-week intensive

    3 days per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; July 13-August 7

    12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also, modern dance, choreography, core work and music.

    Level 4: 4 week intensive

    4 days per week: Monday-Thursday; July 13-August 6

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also, modern dance, repertoire, core work and music.

    Students who take two or three weeks of these intensives must start on week 1 as the curriculum builds from one week to the next.

    Level 5/6: 5 week intensive

    5 days per week: Monday-Friday; June 29-July 31

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also, modern dance, repertoire, character and other offerings in dance genres and core work.

    Teaching Artist: Lirena Branitski

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    36. ARENA DANCES: INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE JUNE 15 - 19

    The ARENA Instinct Dance Intensive will explore the qualities of released and off-balance dancing with the use of gravity, spiral and momentum — daring students to find qualities of stillness and explosion. Students will work directly with Artistic Director, Mathew Janczewski, and ARENA company dancers to learn technique and previous ARENA repertory. Spatial awareness will be heightened while challenging students to use a range of dynamics: vigorous, athletic, gestural and theatrical.

    June 15 – 19

    Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 3: 00 pm

    The Cowles Center, Studio 5b

    528 Hennepin Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    $300

    arena-dances.org

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

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    37. FLAMENCO CLASSES OFFERED AT MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY EDUCATION

    I am going to teach Sevillanas and Bulerías classes at Roosevelt High School (4029 28th Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55406) as part of Minneapolis Community Education.
    Sevillanas is a folk pair dance widely danced in Seville Spain during Feria de Abril each Spring. Bulerías is often sung and danced in gypsy parties and gatherings. Both are celebratory dances.
    No dance experience is necessary.
    Classes are offered April 14, 21, May 5, 12, 19, and 26.

    Information of the Sevillanas class is available at:

    http://minneapolis.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=23365&int_category_id=2&int_sub_category_id=10&int_catalog_id=0.

    And information for Bulerías class is available at:

    http://minneapolis.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=23366&int_category_id=2&int_sub_category_id=10&int_catalog_id=0.

    For further inquiries, email to danceflamencompls@gmail.com (Sachiko)

    Contact: Sachiko Nishiuchi, sachikon@gmail.com

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

    Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes:

    TU Dance Center, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00am

    Zenon Dance School, Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am

    Classes feature live accompaniment.

    TU Dance Center: 2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    39. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE AT ZENON

    Sophia Pimsler teaches Improvisation and Technique Saturdays 11:30 am -12:30pm at Zenon Dance School. Inspired by her studies in gaga-inspired dance, the hour consists of finding new ways to find strength, flexibility and individuality while forming a group cohesion. All levels are welcome. Drop-in rate: $13

    Contact: Sophia Pimsler, sophia.pimsler@gmail.com

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    40. KATHA DANCE THEATRE OPENS ENROLLMENT FOR SUMMER SESSION

    Katha Dance Theatre, Minnesota's premiere kathak dance school, will offer a six-week summer session in Beginner and Advanced kathak technique. Classes begin Saturday, June 13, held at Hopkins High School for children and adults (ages 6 and up).
    Tuition is $132 per class; family discounts available.

    KDT School welcomes all dancers regardless of ability or experience. Classes follow a structured sequence of training, designed to increase students' technical skills, stamina, and discipline in accordance with their age and physical development. All classes are taught with original music, a crucial element in developing students' understanding of the relationship between music and movement. The curriculum taught by KDT instructors emphasizes a strong classical technique and suggests a sense of energy, self-determination and joy - reflecting the kind of dancing favored by Katha Dance Theatre.

    For more details and to register, visit http://www.kathadance.org/summer-session/

    Contact: Erin McGregor, erin.kathadancetheatre@gmail.com

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    41. OPEN MONDAY MORNING PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

    Mondays, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

    with Maureen Haworth

    For professional or advanced dancers and professional dance instructors. Train with Twin Cities Ballet company members.

    You may drop in and take individual classes without formal registration in the school. Annual registration fee 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 new 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: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    42. 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 beginning, 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.

    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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    43. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

    Anyone with experience learning the Alexander Technique (i.e., lessons, workshops, classes) may be interested in becoming certified to teach the Alexander Technique. The certification training is a delightful experience -- improve your own well-being and optimum skill to a high level in order to help and teach others.
    Excellent for dancers! Click
    MinnCAT.org for info at Minnesota Center for the Alexander Technique (MinnCAT).

    Contact: Brian McCullough, brian1111@mac.com

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    44. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    In this special series, learn from some of the most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Explore movement in physical contact with each other, focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills, and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome.

    Class: Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm $10-15 sliding scale, 9-week series, start anytime $80

    Open jam: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm $3-5 suggested donation

    Education Studio (2nd Floor), The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

    This program is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and BodyCartography Project

    Teaching schedule:

    April 20, 27 – Morgan Thorson

    May 4, 11 – Taja Will

    May 18 – Morgan Thorson

    May 25 – Taja Will

    More info at: http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/twin-cities-contact-improvisation-2015/

    A jam is an open improvisation and an opportunity to play, research, and connect with others. Not a class, not a rehearsal, not a performance, but a space that combines all of these. In a jam, we soften the distinctions between learning, inventing, playing, and expressing. We allow the dancing body to provoke other kinds of logic and intelligence. Governed by mutual respect and awareness, we stretch our understanding and our potential.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    45. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S SPRING OPEN CLASSES

    Zenon Dance School holds weekly open classes with some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities! All ages and levels are welcome to take classes as a drop-in or save $1/class by purchasing class cards online, in person or by calling (612)338-1101. This is a partial list, check out our website for a full schedule: www.zenondance.org/school/classes

    ADULT ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

    Monday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Ballet with Lisa Erickson

    Tuesday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Modern with Penny Freeh

    Wednesday:

    9:30-11:30am, Advanced Improvisation/Contact Improv with HIJACK

    Thursday:

    9:30-11am, Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson

    7:00-8:30pm, Intermediate 1 Modern with Dustin Haug

    Friday:

    9:30-11am, Body Re-Education with Rosy Simas

    10:30-12pm, Advanced Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

    12-1:30pm, Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh

    Saturday:

    10-11:30am, Intermediate 2 Modern with Hannah Kramer

    11:30-12:30pm, Improvisation and Technique with Sophia Pimsler

    1:30-3pm, Intermediate Jazz with Rush Benson

    ADULT BEGINNING CLASSES

    Monday:

    8-9pm, Beginning 1 Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

    Tuesday:

    6:30-8pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin

    Wednesday:

    5:30-7pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Marcia Keegan

    Thursday:

    11:00-12:00pm, All Levels Yoga with Regina Peluso

    12-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Renee Guittar

    Saturday:

    9-10am, Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9-10am, Fundamental Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    10-11:30am, Beginning 1 Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    12:30-2pm, Fundamental Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

    12:30-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Rush Benson

    YOUTH CLASSES in modern, tap, jazz, ballet, and creative movement for ages 3-14. Check our schedule for details!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    46. OPEN PROFESSIONAL JAZZ DANCE CLASSES

    COLLIDE holds OPEN Company Class Thursdays 9:30 am - 11:00 am in Studio 5B at the Cowles center. Classes resume on March 26 and will run until May 21. (And then break and resume again in the fall)

    $12 Drop-in or $10 with the purchase of a class card.

    All classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso. Classes consist of a 45 minute technical warm-up, jazz adagio, intricate across the floor sequencing, and a short jazz combination. For more information on the company please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org

    Contact: Regina Peluso, info@collidetheatrical.org

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    47. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM TAP CLASSES: ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL AND YOUTH

    Adult Advanced Tap

    Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Cathy Wind

    Adult Intermediate Class

    Wednesdays, 10:00 am Ellen Keane

    Youth Tap Ensemble Sundays

    Dro- in Technique 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    Tap Church Open Improv Jam 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

    Fast Track chore/Improv/History 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Performing Line Chore/Improv/History 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Instructors: Cathy Wind, Ellen Keane, Megan Wind

    Classes at Celtic Junction

    280 Prior Ave. St. Paul

    280 and University

    Information: call Cathy 612 986 1944

    Contact: Cathy Wind, Keanesense@aol.com

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    48. NEW INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    If you are wondering if your child would enjoy dance, these classes are for you. Classes are designed to give a taste of dance movement and the classroom environment at an introductory rate.

    Dance Expressions (Age 4-7) Saturday 9:30-10:30am

    This creative movement class will allow students to explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Young dancers will have the ability to play, explore and dance using various movement concepts to expand their range of motion in a fun, imaginative manner. As dancers become more confident, introductory technique will be implemented into the curriculum.

    Beginning Modern (Age 8-12) Saturday 10:30-11:30am

    This class is an introductory level modern class for older elementary/middle school students – no previous dance experience needed! Modern is a free and expansive form of dance that explores the various ways the body can move through space, to and from the floor, as well as with other dancers. This class will touch on modern techniques such as Horton, Graham, and Humphrey, as well as explore some choreographic and improvisational techniques to have the students dance in their own way.

    Teaching Artist: Elisabeth Coats

    Location: Fairview Ave Studios

    Cost: $34 for a 4-class punch card (no registration fee; cards are good for 6 months from date of purchase)

    Dress Code: girls and boys comfortable clothes, not baggy. Bare feet. Girls may wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers if desired. Boys may wear biker-type shorts and t-shirt if desired.

    Visit: http://www.spcballet.org/school/classes/intro/

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    49. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    For more information visit: http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/, call the studio at 651-690-1588, or send an email to info@spcballet.org.

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

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

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

    Sunday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm technique with Chris Onusko or Lirena Branitski

    Cost: $15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad


    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    8-class card: $98, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    12-class card: $132, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    50. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    Call the studio at 651-690-1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org to enroll. For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

    Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience; ages 12-18)

    Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises.

    Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Grand Ave Studio; Saturdays 8:30-9:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Lifelong Ballet

    This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

    Monday 10:00-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

    These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations. Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Thursday 7:00-8:30pm, Fairview Ave Studio

    Friday 10:00-11:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Saturday 9:30-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    8-class card: $98, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    12-class card: $132, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    Contact: Brittany Adams,
    spcb@spcballet.org

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    51. PENELOPE FREEH TEACHES

    Penelope Freeh teaches two weekly classes at Zenon:

    528 Hennepin Ave., 4th floor

    Tuesdays: Advanced Modern 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Fridays: Intermediate Ballet, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    **In Addition**

    PF is also teaching at TU Dance:

    2121 University Ave W St. Paul 55114

    Wednesdays: Advanced Ballet 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    And SPECIAL this week only:

    Wednesday: Advanced Modern 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    52. AUDITIONS FOR BALLET AND IRISH DANCERS

    Open Auditions for "The Enchanted Forest”

    Saturday, April 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Pas de Deux Dance Studio (1899 Larpenteur Avenue West, corner of Tatum near the State Fairgrounds)

    Roles available for ballet dancers age 5 through adult, pointe dancers age 12 - adult and Irish dancers (ceili and step) age 8 - adult.

    Irish dancers with step dance experience should be prepared to show 8 - 16 counts of solo dancing. All Irish dancers should be prepared to ceili dance.

    For complete details, see our website: http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com/Enchanted_Forest.

    Contact: Miss Zachari, Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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    53. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING SUBMISSIONS DUE TODAY

    Rhythmically Speaking 2015 is running August 20-22 at Bedlam Lowertown!

    We support some of the Twin Cities’ best jazz and rhythm-driven dance each year, and look forward to seeing what you have to offer. Emerging and established choreographers alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in jazz and rhythm-based dance. Not sure what we mean by jazz and rhythm-based dance? You tell us. We are proud to help create what that means to this community, and encourage you to join the ongoing conversation by applying.

    Important Dates:

    - June 14: Mandatory meeting (7-9pm)

    - August 2: Mandatory progress showing (7-9pm)

    - August 17-19: Tech

    - August 20-22: Shows

    Compensation: Honorarium of at least $1000 provided.

    Details: A video sample is strongly encouraged, but not required. Video submissions must be posted to www.vimeo.com. If submission is a reconstruction, video should be of that work. If submission is a new work, video of work in a very similar style should be submitted. While the work can be between three and thirty minutes, submissions of ten minutes or more are strongly encouraged.

    Submission Form posted to www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org on March 15. Send completed form to info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org by the end of the day today. Choreographer selection will be posted to the website by May 1. Feel free to contact with questions.

    Thank you for your interest!

    Erinn Liebhard

    Artistic Director

    Rhythmically Speaking

    Contact: Erinn Liebhard, info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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    54. YOUTH DANCE ENSEMBLE CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS

    Youth Dance Ensemble and School of Burnsville seeks new choreographers for their Summer Repertoire Program.
    Choreographers must have experience working with youth ages 15-18 (Sr Group) and 11-15 (Jr Group).
    Must be available to mount choreography in the summer (2015) and return in the spring (2016) for limited rehearsal. All genres of dance will be considered. Go to
    www.ydeschool.com to learn more about YDE.

    Contact: Leeanne "Dixie" Rairamo, ydeschool@msn.com

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    55. TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY AUDITION FOR 2015-16 SEASON

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking male and female soloist and principal level dancers for the 2015–16 season. Salaried employee contract runs from approximately September 2015 to May 2016.

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

    Unpaid Company Trainee/Apprentice positions are also available for both males and females.
    These talented advanced dancers train with TCB company members through TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.

    TO AUDITION:

    Please contact Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota at 952 452-3163 to schedule an audition.

    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

    Submit:

    1) Non-refundable Audition Fee of $25. Cash or Check to "Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota."

    2) Two photos: a headshot, and in 1st arabesque (on pointe for women), in dance clothes or costume that does not obscure line and form; and

    3) A short résumé.

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is the resident dance company Ballet Royale, whose beautiful state of the art new 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

    Dancers must be eligible to work in the United States. For more information visit:
    http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is holding an open 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.

    Please contact us to schedule an audition.

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

    If unable to make the live audition please contact us to arrange an alternative audition.

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    57. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is holding a Video Audition for its Upper Division level of its July Summer Intensive (July 6 – 31) and for its August Summer Intensive program (August 10 – 21), for students ages 11+ (have completed a minimum one year pointe for girls).

    Master teachers join Ballet Royale's renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels. Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer for the August Intensive, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT and Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota).

    2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION by video tape:

    Submit the following audition materials with registration form from website on or before April 24, 2015:

    - $35 non-refundable audition fee


    - Two Photos: 1) 1st arabesque (on pointe for girls); and 2) head shot showing at least 3/4 face

    - Recommendation letter from current ballet instructor (except current Ballet Royale students)

    - Maximum 10-minutes long video (CD, flash drive or DVD):
    Please see the audition form on our website for video requirements.

    Mail or deliver completed registration, audition materials and audition fee by the due date to the address below.

    Dancers may indicate at the audition whether they wish to be considered for Ballet Royale's elite Professional Trainee Division day program during the school year (program is by audition and invitation only).

    Find Ballet Royale’s beautiful state of the art new 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

    952-898-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    58. DANCERS WANTED FOR NEW SITE-SPECIFIC PROJECT

    A new work from site-specific choreographer Marylee Hardenbergh.

    Looking for smart, talented dancers with a penchant for adventure to be part of a unique dance project. Performers will be dancing on the riverbanks of the Minnesota River, Mississippi River and the St. Croix River in September over Labor Day weekend. Funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board. Dancers will be videotaped and then be part of a panel discussion in early December. Rehearsals will begin Friday, June 12 3:30-5:30pm and Friday, June 26 3:30-5:30pm, with other dates in August and September to be determined.

    Stipend includes ALL rehearsals, performance and panel discussion.

    Auditions will be held on Friday, May 1 3:30-5:30pm at 2242 University Ave W, St Paul (corner of Hampden and Raymond). When arriving, please come in the Hampden entrance and go up to studio 214. Dress appropriately for movement. Casting is looking for 6 dancers and several alternates.

    Any questions or for further information, please contact, Marylee Hardenbergh, director.gsp@gmail.com

    Contact: Marylee Hardenbergh, director.gsp@gmail.com

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    59. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPANIES TO PERFORM IN DANCES AT THE LAKE - JULY 10-11

    We are seeking submissions for our 14th annual DANCES AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL presented by Christopher Watson Dance Company. Two free public performances will be held in the large grassy area near the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. We are looking for a variety of contemporary work based in diverse cultural traditions. Both emerging and established choreographers are encouraged to apply. Applicants may choose to adapt an existing piece or a portion of an existing piece to the Rose Garden space, or create a new work, which could be a site-specific work, for the festival. Company directors may apply to perform work created by a resident or guest choreographer. Dances may be between three and ten minutes long.

    Compensation: Each individual or group chosen to participate will receive an honorarium of $250.

    Application deadline: Monday, April 27 @ 5 PM

    Notification of selection results: Friday, May 1

    Festival dates: Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

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

    Contact cwdc1991@gmail.com for further festival information and application requirements.

    Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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    60. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

    Threads Dance Project (Threads) is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older, for its 2015 - 2016 season. Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and fluent in a variety of dance forms. Experience in ballet, jazz, pointe work, African and hip-hop are a plus.
    Looking to hire about 5 dancers.

    Note: Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9am-12:30pm. Must be available for rehearsals and performances.

    Auditions will be held:

    Saturday April 18

    2:30pm- 4:30pm

    The Cowles Center 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, Studio 5B

    Dancers must bring a headshot and resume

    http://www.threadsdance.org

    Please contact us if you have questions or are unable to make the audition.

    Contact: Michala Martinez, mgr@threadsdance.org

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    61. TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES AT PRAIRIE SCHOOL OF DANCE

    Prairie School of Dance is expanding and looking for ballet, jazz, tap, and modern teachers to join its staff for the 2015-2016 dance season. Summer teaching opportunities are also available.

    PSOD is a non-competitive school dedicated to bringing excellent dance training in a wholesome environment. We are seeking talented and passionate individuals! We have 2 studio locations in Eden Prairie - just 20 minutes from downtown.

    For further details, please contact School Director, Jenna Ely, at prairieschoolofdance@gmail.com.

    www.prairieschoolofdance.com

    Contact: Sarah Steichen, sarahjsteichen@gmail.com

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    62. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    Future Interstates is a new performance series for dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation. The series is for sharing and watching dance improvisation in a studio context. The scene is rich in Minneapolis right now; diverse approaches abound. Performances take place on the second Tuesday of the month at Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts.

    Deadline for future submissions will be midnight on the second Tuesday of every month.

    Please send a short paragraph about the work you would like to share, a paragraph bio, and video links for related works, if available. Email materials to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org with “Future Interstates” in the subject line.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org

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    63. ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER CHOREOGRAPHER

    Zenon Dance School is accepting applications for choreographers interested in working with Zenon Dance Zone Performance Group students in a 12-week choreographic process ending with 3 performances.

    Summer Zone Session: June 8-August 16

    Zone Performances: August 14 and 15 @ 8:00pm and August 16 @ 7:00pm

    As a Zone Choreographer you will:

    -Work with Zone students to either create a new dance or refine an existing piece.

    -Have access to students who are passionate and committed dancers from a variety of dance backgrounds and have been selected through auditions.

    -Be provided rehearsal space!

    -Be compensated with 20 free dance classes, or 20 hours of personal rehearsal space, or a split of the two (good for one year).

    -Have your work produced over three evenings as part of the Zenon Dance Zone Concert.

    Please send your resume and a link to video samples of your choreography to molly@zenondance.org or call 612-338-1101 with any questions.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    64. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE

    Auditions for Collide’s 2015/2016 Season will take place Sunday April 19, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Cowles Center, with callbacks on Monday, April 20 at 7:00 pm.

    Looking for strong jazz dancers with excellent ballet technique and acting skills for our upcoming season. Shows include “CLU- a Murder Mystery Dance Musical,” Fall 2015; “The Velveteen Rabbit,” Winter 2015, and “Dracula,” Spring 2016. Dates and theater locations will be announced in May. There is pay for all roles.

    Please note COLLIDE rehearses during the weekdays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm August-April.

    For an audition appointment please email us at auditions@collidetheatrical.org. For more information on the company please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org.

    Contact: Regina Peluso, auditions@collidetheatrical.org

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    65. CALL FOR DANCE WRITERS - INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN CRITICISM EXCHANGE

    Criticism Exchange is about to start its third round and invites interested dance artists and writers to participate from May 2015-October 2015.

    What: Criticism Exchange is a vehicle for writing on dance and contemporary performance begun by Emily Gastineau and Theresa Madaus to increase dance-writing in the Twin Cities, encourage discussion, and offer an alternative economy for producing criticism and feedback amongst peers.

    How it works: Artists submit their upcoming performances to the Crit Ex calendar. Each artist then signs up to write about one of the other performances on the calendar as a seed/entrance fee. For every performance the artist submits that someone else writes about, the submitting artist owes another response to someone on the calendar. Writing can take any form and is not edited by an outsider or curated. The only criteria is that writing must be something the writer considers of substance. (Use the golden rule.)

    Check out the last two rounds of writing here: https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

    Email Emily and Theresa if you are interested in participating:

    emily.gastineau@gmail.com and theresa.madaus@gmail.com.

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

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    66. PATRICK’S CABARET SEEKS GUEST CURATORS FOR 2015 FALL SEASON

    Call for Curators for the 2015 Fall Season at Patrick's Cabaret due Friday, April 24 at 11:59pm. (P.S. I have a generous late policy...email me BEFORE the deadline to let me know if I can expect your application up to 2 days after the deadline)

    ABOUT

    The Guest Curator program is intended to nurture a cohort of arts-based organizers ready to stretch their creative leadership capacities to a new level. We seek applications from both emerging curators ready to develop skills and experience in community-driven event production, and experienced curators ready to deepen their curatorial practice in the context of a particularly open-minded community arts institution. Individuals, and teams of up to 2 people, may apply. Four Guest Curators/Teams will be selected in this round.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    A completed application must be received by the deadline of Friday, April 24 at 11:59pm. Applications may be sent via email to scott@patrickscabaret.org or mailed to Attn: Scott Artley, Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406. Please call or email ahead to arrange in-person drop-off. Applicants will be notified via email that their materials have been received, and will be notified of decisions by May 13.

    FULL CALL FOR CURATORS and APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS available at http://www.patrickscabaret.org/performers/call.shtml

    Contact: Scott Artley, scott@patrickscabaret.org

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    67. SEEKING QUALIFIED DANCE INSTRUCTORS FOR 2015-2016 DANCE SEASON

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    We are seeking qualified candidates for teaching positions at our Eagan and West St. Paul studios. Our studios are recreational, non-competitive, and instruct the disciplines of tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, pointe, lyrical, and modern. Our students range in age from 2 through adult.

    Positions are available at both studio locations for weeknight class, Monday through Thursday. These ongoing positions begin in September 2015 and run through May 2016.

    We offer competitive wages, commensurate with experience, and a friendly, welcoming and inclusive dance and work environment.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    College degree or current enrollment in Bachelor’s program; minimum two years teaching experience. Strength with multiple ages and skill levels is needed. Must have own transportation. A background in tap is required for this position.

    APPLICATION PROCESS:

    Please email resumes to Julie and Darci at both eagan@raddatzdance.com and wsp@raddatzdance.com.

    If you do not have access to the internet, mail your resume to 50 Carriage Lane, Burnsville, MN 55306.

    Contact: Darci Lundsten, wsp@raddatzdance.com

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    68. IAS CALL FOR SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2015-16

    The Institute for Advanced Study is offering a limited number of single-semester residential fellowships without stipend for scholars and artists who wish to participate in the IAS’s interdisciplinary intellectual community. This opportunity is open to all faculty from the University of Minnesota system, P&A staff from the University of Minnesota, faculty from other institutions, and independent scholars and artists. Faculty must have academic leave for the semester in which they are in residence, P&A staff must have work leave for the semester, and independent scholars and artists must have no full-time teaching obligations for the semester for which they are applying. Applications are due 9:00 am on Monday, April 27.

    For more information:

    http://ias.umn.edu/programs/residential-fellows/scholars-and-artists/

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    69. MSAB FY 2016 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS - JUNE 12

    Dancers, choreographers, and other performing artists may now begin submitting FY 2015 Artist Initiative grant applications. The deadline to submit applications for this grant program is June 12, 2015. Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

    The Artist Initiative grant program offers funding to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of individual artists to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. Grants will be awarded for career building and the creative development of artists, in some cases leading to the creation of new work. Specific grant requirements are given in the FY 2016 Artist Initiative Program Overview and Application Instructions, available on the Arts Board Web site: www.arts.state.mn.us.

    Artist Initiative grants range from $2,000-$10,000. Individuals who would like to apply for an Arts Board grant need to use WebGrants, an online grants management system. Visit the Arts Board’s home page News section, which provides links to online tutorials on WebGrants registration and use. Individuals who aren’t on the Arts Board’s e-mail distribution list should sign up today to ensure that they receive updates about grant programs.

    Contact: Virginia Padden, virginia.padden@arts.state.mn.us

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    70. GRANT CIRCLE - MAY 11

    Hey y’all, the next Grant Circle will be Monday, May 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Cowles Center.

    All are welcome! Bring questions, started grants, frustrations, and a computer to work on if you have one.

    The State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant is due June 12. Let's work on it together.

    What is Monday Night Grant Circle?

    Initiated by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson to encourage and support discussions around grants and funding, Grant Circle is part social gathering, part information share, part professional development, part advocacy building, and part work session. It is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants. For more info check out:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/education-community-engagement/education-community-engagement/monday-night-grant-circle

    Contact: Sam
    Johnson,
    s_johnso@yahoo.com

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    71. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

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

    TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

    TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side:
    2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114.

    Please email abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

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

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    72. WANT FREE IMPROVISATION CLASSES?

    We are looking for responsible individuals who can help with class registration and jam closing on Mondays at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts. Free class in exchange for being available from 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    73. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    Perfect for dancing and all kinds of floor work. These hard-to-find, washable, cotton kneepads are one size fits all! Single pair: $18

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    74. 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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    75. LAURIE VAN WIEREN: DANCE DRAMATURGY SERVICES

    Laurie Van Wieren offers an in-depth conversation that brings focus and clarity to your group or solo work, providing questions, observations and analysis based on the vision and intentions of your work. Providing fresh ways to see your dance work.

    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/producer of 9x22 Dance/Lab.

    For more information and fees:

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    76. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    Do you have a spare room and want to offer that room to a visiting artist? BodyCartography Project is looking for people to provide housing for out of town participants during their Embodied Performance workshop series June 1-12 and December 7-18. Please include the price and your location.

    Contact: katelyn skelley, katelynskelley@gmail.com

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    77. COLLABORATORS FOR HEAR HERE! LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

    Featuring new collaborations by:

    Kaleena Miller and Dean Magraw

    Laurie Van Wieren and Nicholas Gaudette

    Emily Greenleaf and Maggie Bergeron

    And another exciting collaboration between SPCPA Students – to be announced soon!

    Save the date!

    July 18, 2015

    Lowry Lab Theater

    350 Saint Peter Street Saint Paul MN 55102

    Open Rehearsals 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

    Showing and Discussion of 4 new collaborative works 7:30 PM

    Free!

    Please reserve a seat by emailing hearherelive@gmail.com

    We will pay $5 to the first 100 audience members for parking or bus. $5 CASH at the door!

    “This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.”

    Contact: Maggie Bergeron, maggie@maggiebdance.org

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    78. MAD KING THOMAS ANNOUNCES STRETCH GOAL FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY FILM

    Mad King Thomas is delighted to announce that we have reached our initial kickstarter goal to support our show Unearthing the Family Jewels and are now working towards a stretch goal in order to make an edited film version of the 10th Anniversary show, available to everyone who pledges.

    We've added some exciting new rewards-you can be part of the celebration by backing the show and film here:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/335002863/unearthing-the-family-jewels-mkts-10th-anniversary

    The show involves

    15 dancers from the vibrant Twin Cities restaging

    5 old MKT works

    3 new pieces by renowned choreographers Judith Howard, Emily Johnson, and Hijack, and

    1 brand-new dance by Mad King Thomas.

    Join us in celebrating the fabulous community we're a part of by backing our kickstarter:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/335002863/unearthing-the-family-jewels-mkts-10th-anniversary/description

    Thanks to everyone who has supported so far!

    Contact: Mad King Thomas, madkingthomas@gmail.com

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