Small Art presents You Bring the Party, a shared evening of performance and participatory art work exploring heartbreak and disappointment this Thursday through Sunday, February 11-14 at 7:30pm at Fresh Oysters Performance Research.

The event includes pieces by Taylor Baldry, Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney, and Laura Holway, with performances from Charles Campbell, Erika Hansen, and Blake Nellis, and text by Rachel Jendrzejewski. Limited tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets for $12-20 sliding scale at http://www.youbringtheparty.brownpapertickets.com.


Fresh Oysters Performance Research, 512 E. 24th St, Minneapolis 55404
Laura Holway- SmallArtMN@gmail.com, (612) 817-1840

St Paul Ballet presents three new works created by four women in choreography- Zoé Emilie Henrot, Diane Coburn Bruning, Jamie Johnson, and Sally Rousse.

Join us for a special Valentine's weekend and a package that includes dinner, champagne, and a show. Call the box office at 612.206.3600 for details.

When: February 12-14, 2016
Where: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
Cost: $25 - $35 (show only)

Tickets at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org

Welcome to the land of "SHRE (Serenade, Rumi, Helix Spirals, Eos)" where the back is central, the foot is the whole body and label markers like gender, race, and age are as sublimated as the movement orientation. It's not a long piece but I am very pleased with it, so I hope you come see. The St. Paul Ballet has been very good to me and they are incredible movers. Truly. -Sally

February 12-14, 2016
The Work: 4 Women in Choreography
Zoé Emilie Henrot, Diane Coburn Bruning, Jamie Johnson and Sally Rousse

February 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
February 13, 2016 at 7:30pm
February 14, 2016 at 2:00pm (Special Valentine brunch, beforehand)

Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | 612.206.3611
Sally Rousse- salgal1@mac.com, (612) 306-8121

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater presents
People in Pairs, or Not
February 12-13, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater's Home Season promises to poetically celebrate and lampoon the universal need for human intimacy. People in Pairs, or Not will highlight many of SPDT's acclaimed duets as well as new repertory by toasting Valentine's Day weekend and all those who have or are searching for a little love, laughter, and connection.

For tickets & more information:

JSB TEK BOX - The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave. S. | Minneapolis MN 55403
Brenda Nepsund- spdanth.brenda@gmail.com

Lines Cubed
Among the Stars
The Calling
White (film)

With a repertoire packed full of the stunning movement, dynamic visuals, and multimedia that have become Jessica Lang’s trademark, this promises to be the hottest show of winter.

"Lines Cubed" draws inspiration from renowned artist Piet Mondrian, bringing to life the two-dimensional concept with three-dimensional movement. The ensemble piece "Mendelssohn/Incomplete" is followed by "Among the Stars," an emotionally-driven lyrical duet set to a score by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

"The Calling," a transcendent solo, follows intermission while "White" is a film through which the New York Times notes Lang “convey(s) the poignancy of dance (and) the heartbreaking desire for moments to stretch for as long as possible.” Finally, the inventive "i.n.k.," set against a beautiful film backdrop created by Shinichi Maruyama, illustrates the fluidity of Japanese ink and water colliding in air.

Northrop - Carlson Family Stage
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Get your samba on at Carnaval Brasileiro--a Carnival celebration to rival a night in Rio! Brazilian superstar Badi Assad headlines this year’s events with additional performances on three stages by Beira Mar Brasil (led by Robert Everest), professional samba dancers (including Dandara Odara), Brazilian percussion ensembles, and a Brazilian martial arts group. Enjoy Brazilian food and drinks, participate in Brazilian dance lessons, purchase authentic carnival masks, and get your face and body painted--just like they do in Rio! Carnaval Brasileiro is an authentically festive Brazilian cultural experience with two shows in one day:

BrazilFest (Family Afternoon Matinee)
3:00 - 6:00pm (doors at 2:30pm)
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Masquerade Ball (Evening Show)
9:00pm - 2:00am (doors at 8:30pm)
Tickets: $20-30 in advance, $40 at the door

International Market Square, 275 Market Street Minneapolis, MN 55405
Robert Everest- rkeverest@gmail.com

Join us on Valentine's Day! Have a drink and some delicious brunch at Mason's Restaurant Barre and benefit St. Paul Ballet in the process.

From 11am-2pm, when you buy the brunch buffet, $2 from that purchase will go towards SPB. Additionally, SPB bartenders will be serving up a few signature cocktails, and portion of the proceeds from these goes towards SPB as well.

As an added bonus, we invite you to get your tickets for our closing performance of The Work: 4 Women in Choreography at 2pm that day.
Bring a date, bring a friend, bring a family member and have a great day full of good food, good drinks, and artistic prowess!

Mason's Restaurant Barre- 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org

This "singular sensation" follows seventeen dancers as they vie for the opportunity of a lifetime. Based on true stories and featuring classic songs like "One," "I Hope I Get It," and "What I Did For Love," A Chorus Line broke records, winning nine Tony Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, the New York Critics' Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Who will make the cut?

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102
Grace Solfest- gsolfest@ordway.org

Wednesday–Sunday, February 17–21
Part of the Walker’s Immerse Yourself: an onstage performance installation series
Tickets at walkerart.org/stage

“Driscoll is fascinating in that she makes such utterly original work. It doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before, nor can you imagine thinking it up.” —The New York Times

New York–based choreographer Faye Driscoll takes audiences on a joyous and intriguingly wild ride in the first work of her new trilogy that the Walker will present over the next three years. Thank You for Coming: Attendance is a cleverly crafted and playfully choreographic exploration that softens the lines between spectator and participant with an invitation to the audience to join an impromptu 75-minute community. Presented in an ingeniously immersive setting on the McGuire Theater stage, performers pass through ever-morphing states of physical entanglement and scenes of distorted familiarity, building new bodies, new stories, and new ways of being.

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue

Accompanied by a Carnatic musical ensemble

“Ramaswamy is a vision of sculptural lucidity whose dancing brings a full-boded awareness to complex rhythms and shifts of dynamics” -- The New York Times

In this solo work, women are depicted as carriers of ritual. Navigating inner and outer worlds, they invoke a sense of reverence, of unfolding mystery, of imagination. A stellar Carnatic musical ensemble accompanies Ramaswamy as she explores the spontaneous interplay between music and movement and the dynamic contours created by the artists onstage.

Audience Engagement discussion following the performance on Friday, February 19.

TIickets: $25 regular/$40 for VIP reception (Saturday, February 20 only)
Available at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3670

On Sunday, February 21, the Walker Art Center will host a panel examining the role of audience in live performance.

Join us for a panel discussion and snacks at the Bryant-Lake Bowl as we discuss approaches to engaging audiences through immersive and interactive performance.

On the last day of her residency for Thank You For Coming: Attendance, Faye Driscoll will join Twin Cities artists Pramila Vesudevan, Marcus Young, and Fire Drill (Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney) in a discussion about how contemporary performance often reconfigures the traditional dynamic between audience and performance.

Where: Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 West Lake Street
When: Sunday, February 21 from 12noon-2pm (doors open 11:30am)
Admission (and snacks) are free!


9x22 DANCE/LAB - February 24, 2016
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

Paige Collette
Laura Levinson
Missa Kes & Non Edwards

With Guest Host Jeff Wells

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

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

Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com

FREE and open to the public

This dazzling cinema verité documentary follows the extraordinary dancers and renowned choreographers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as they do everything it takes to keep American modern dance fresh and its legacy alive.

Beyond the Steps intertwines the dancers individual tragedies and triumphs with breathtaking performance footage from their journey, shining a spotlight on the story of one of America’s most beloved cultural institutions.

This full-length film is also accompanied by additional short documentaries about the creation of current work in the company’s repertory.

Length: 86 minutes

Northrop - Best Buy Theater
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

In their trademark style of interwoven vignettes, SHAPESHIFT presents Grey Skies Blue, the story of a summer of friendship.

A bustling city subway, a romantic starry night, and a soulful celebration, are just some of the places SHAPESHIFT will take audiences in Grey Skies Blue. The stories are as diverse as the SHAPESHIFT dancers, but they share common themes of family, race, love, and betrayal. Come explore your own identity and examine your own personal relationships with SHAPESHIFT this February. It will leave you feeling liberated!

TICKETS: $28 at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3670

Contempo Physical Dance presents
Cool Play (world premiere)
Batuque (2013)

Friday, February 26, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 27, 7:30 pm

Join Contempo Physical Dance for a world premiere of "Cool Play" by Senegalese and French choreographer Patrick Acgony, the result of their first international choreography residency thanks to the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Influenced by traditional gatherings in Senegal, "Cool Play" is a contemporary exploration of individual performances and interactions in the social setting.

The evening will also feature selections from a fan-favorite by Marciano Silva dos Santos. "Batuque" returns to showcase flavors of samba through the company’s distinct Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance fusion.

For tickets, visit oshag.stkate.edu or call 651.690.6700.

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Jenny Pennaz- contempophysicaldance@gmail.com, (612) 619-4116

SPB is pleased to announce our first ever community health fair in coordination with our health and wellness series, Take Back the Tutu.

This is an informational health fair for the community and our students to obtain further information on topics touched on in their TBTT lectures and make connections with health professionals to build their own support team as they progress in their dance careers. This is a great opportunity for movers of all ages to get information and get involved with local health initiatives, programming, and care options in our community.

Confirmed guests include Corepower Yoga Minnesota, New Heights Performance Physical Therapy, Haute Barre, and Dancer Nutrition on Pointe and many more!

February 27 from 4-6pm
We are a few blocks from the LRT, an abundance of free parking is also available.

St. Paul Ballet Fairview- 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul
Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org

Music and dance will be brought together in the 10:30 AM worship service on Sunday, February 28 at Plymouth Congregational Church. The world premiere of the anthem, “Heart Not So Heavy As Mine”, includes music for full choir and organ composed by Janika Vandervelde set to a poem by Emily Dickinson with choreography for five dancers by Elsie Myers Martin. Dancers are Non Edwards, Missa Kes, Laura Levinson, Alys Ayumi Ogura, and Christina Tolson.

Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Elsie Martin- emyersmartin@gmail.com, (612) 481-1022

Mixed repertory

The legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Northrop in an evening of unforgettable dance. Designated as America’s “Cultural Ambassador to the World” by the United States Congress, this powerhouse of contemporary dance has set the standard for creative and boundary-defying art. The evening’s mixed repertory performance will include Ailey’s signature masterpiece, Revelations, which is hailed as “one of the great works of the human spirit.”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Performance Preview:
Tuesday, March 1, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

Northrop - Carlson Family Stage
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Join Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota on the first Thursday of each month for Ballet on the Hill!
This monthly event is FREE and open to the public, and our next program is on March 3, 2016, from 11:00am to Noon; invite your friends and family to join us at the University Club.

This one-hour program includes audience-dancer interactive activities and excerpts performed in costume from the company’s repertoire. At the program’s finale, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, speak with the dancers, and take pictures with them. Next month will feature excerpts from our upcoming show Cinderella 1944: A Love Story, and an insight into the history and background of World War 2, and its influences on the development of the ballet.

This series was developed at the invitation of and in collaboration with The University Club of St. Paul, aligning our shared missions to provide unique, high-quality, meaningful experiences to families and children in our community.

St. Paul University Club, 420 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102-2699
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

The RADICAL RECESS series is an artist-led free performance series celebrating dance set in places with existing crowds. RADICAL RECESS features ten Minneapolis-based choreographers in four performances in Minneapolis' downtown atria and public parks, encouraging audiences of all backgrounds and ages to experience dance.

The next and final event of the season is Friday, March 4, 12:30pm in Loring Park with work by Pramila Vasudevan and Rosy Simas Dance.

RADICAL RECESS is curated by local dance luminaries Laurie Van Wieren and April Sellers, in conjunction with the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Cultural Arts Coordinator Joan Vorderbruggen, for Made Here.

Linda Shapiro looks into RADICAL RECESS here: http://www.mnartists.org/article/playing-public

Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota proudly presents the Minneapolis Premiere of its acclaimed original full-length ballet, Cinderella 1944: A Love Story.

Set in England during WWII, Cinderella 1944 is not simply Cinderella set in a different time period, but a fun, original story that is inspired by thematic elements of the classic Cinderella tale. Cinderella 1944 was written specifically for Twin Cities Ballet, and features original musical compilation, and original stage designs, lighting, costumes, and choreography that includes swing dance in addition to classical ballet.
Blending tragedy, humor, hope and love, this unique reimagining of Cinderella’s struggles, survival and journey of discovery, will surprise and delight, and provide a touching and memorable experience for all! (Recommended for Ages 5 and older)

When: March 4 – 6
Where: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
Tickets: $25 - $35 available at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Classic and contemporary, SEOP Dance Company uses playfulness and theatricality in their piece A Man's Requiem, an exquisite production that explores the theme of destiny and the afterlife. One of Korea’s finest dance companies, SEOP fuses Butoh, contemporary dance, and traditional Korean dance techniques to create a stunning display of sound, color and movement.

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102
Grace Solfest- gsolfest@ordway.org

Continental Ballet Company will present the full-length ballet Giselle at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.

Founder/Director Riet Velthuisen has staged this production and has been rehearsing the dancers since January. Local dancers include Yuki Tokuda, Wesley Rochas, Kate Behrendt, Ben Olson, Katie Daly, Keegan Eide, Laura Janson, John Agurkis, Ashley DeWeerdt, Kacey O'Rourke, Erika Ellis, Maylu Perez, Jillian Bonnell, Alarica Hassett, and Lily Griffith. This beautiful, classic ballet will be presented Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm.

Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Genevieve Spooner- gspooner@continentalballet.com, (952) 563-8562


Join us for these three workshops for adults who would like to experience dance at an introductory level. The workshops are led by master teachers Thern Anderson, Kathy Mohn and Becky Stanchfield, who bring a wealth of knowledge for the respective techniques and styles they teach. Classes began Tuesday, February 2.

Adult Beginning Modern 1 with Thern Anderson, February 7-March 27, 1:45-3:15pm
Adult Beginning Modern 1 with Kathy Mohn, April 10-May 29, 1:00-2:30pm
Adult Beginning Modern 2 with Thern Anderson, February 2-March 22, 7:00-8:30pm
Adult Beginning Ballet with Becky Stanchfield, February 2- March 13, 12:00-1:30pm

For more information contact us at education@tudance.org or 651-605-1925.
To register visit "Master Classes & Workshops" at http://www.tudance.org/programs

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Visiting sambista Edilson Lima will be teaching two Brazilian dance workshops--a great way to warm up for the Carnaval Brasileiro festival on Saturday, February 13!

10:15 to 11:15 – Samba Class
This Brazilian samba workshop will focus of the diversity of Brazil’s rich samba styles. We will work hard on the fancy and fierce footwork of Samba No Pe, Samba de Roda, Pagode, and Batucada and channel the grace, elegance and charm of carnival dancers.

11:30 to 12:30 – Fitness Brazil cardio dance workout
Fitness BRAZIL stems from a full hour cardio dance with several Brazilian rhythms. This class will keep your heart pumping and bring you all the joy and happiness of the incredible and diversified Brazilian culture.

$20 each class, or $35 for both.

Ensure your spot by contacting Priscila at pff_05@yahoo.com. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts. Only cash and checks will be accepted.

Costa Rica Ballroom, 816 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Priscila Fuentes- pff_05@yahoo.com

Jessica Lang will instruct this intermediate-to-advanced level contemporary class.

Lang is a choreographer and the artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance. Hailed as "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works. Lang, a graduate of The Juilliard School, is a former member of Twyla Tharp's company, THARP! Lang is a New York City Center Fellow for 2015 and the recipient of a prestigious 2014 Bessie Award. Lang has received numerous grants for her work on ballet companies from organizations including the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the NEA, and the Choo San Goh Foundation. Her receipt of a 2010 Joyce Theater Artist Residency supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation helped launch her own company, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) in 2011.

$10 General Public, Free for U of M students with valid ID #. Reservations required.

Northrop Rehearsal Studio
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Saturdays through March 5
5:30-8:30 pm Zenon Studio 4A
Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

"The Underscore is a vehicle for incorporating Contact Improvisation into a broader arena of improvisational dance practice; for developing greater ease dancing in spherical space—alone and with others; and for integrating kinesthetic and compositional concerns while improvising. It allows for a full spectrum of energetic and physical expressions, embodying a range of forms and changing states. Its practice is familiar yet unpredictable." (nancystarksmith.com)

Cost: by donation
There will be a different leader each week:

Saturday, February 13 TAJA
Saturday, February 20 JENNIFER
Saturday, February 27 BLAKE
Saturday, March 5 ROBERT

Open to all levels ages 18 and older. Some movement and improvisation experience is helpful. Please Share freely

Zenon Studio 4A | Hennepin Center for the Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Wendy Ruble- wendyruble@gmail.com, (651) 785-7979

Join New York–based choreographer Faye Driscoll to experience a fun, messy, and transformational performance practice where more, not less, is possible. In this workshop, participants explore the rigor of play. We will activate sensorial aliveness, move through image-based improvisations, make believe, and explore ecstatic states as tools to relax our perceptual rigidity, bringing more of ourselves into the practice. We will use our voices and our stories while we will get sweaty and move into our flesh. How do we experience ourselves in active relationship to our bodies, images, and fantasies and the space and social experiences we inhabit? How do we “play” with the material of that experience? All bodies welcome.

For more information:

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue

CoreAlign 2 Teacher Training

Friday, February 26 – 28, 2016
Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Prerequisites: Completion of CA 1
The CoreAlign 2 course expands the CoreAlign 1 repertoire with additional standing exercise progressions and an introduction to all fours exercises and upper body work using the handles. CoreAlign 2 contains 70+ additional exercises.

Class Fee: $475.00 (Regular)
Materials: $80.00

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy | 5101 Vernon Ave. South, Suite 2A | Edina
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Rhondi Miller- Rhondi@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Subbody Experience! - One Day Butoh Workshop with Gadu

This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh. The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao,” Resonance is beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!

When: Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on February 27, 2015
Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418
Tuition: $25

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

For more information about workshop, please contact Gadu at DoushinGadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501
Visit our web: www.hotresonanceart.com
For more information:

Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418f
Gadu Doushin- doushingadu@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

Mondays and Fridays
March 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, and 25, 2016
9:30­-11:30 AM
Catalyst Studio at IVY Arts Building

$16 per class
$80 for the series

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is an image-based movement practice that uses poetic imagery and hands-on partner graphics to tap into imagination while developing technical aspects such as alignment, flexibility and coordination. SRT is for dancers, actors, musicians and artists of all kinds. For more information: http://www.skinnerreleasing.com/aboutsrt.html

Morgan Thorson is a certified Skinner Releasing Technique instructor, dance-maker and performer based in the Twin Cities. This SRT workshop is brought to you by Eben Kowler, Morgan Thorson and ORG (Ongoing Research Group).

To enroll or if you have questions, contact Eben at eben.kowler@gmail.com.

Emily Johnson/Catalyst's Studio 207 at the Ivy Building

December 5-16, 2016: Monday to Friday 10-5pm + performance: the evening of Wednesday, December 14: 6-9pm
Module 2: March 13-24, 2017

Facilitated by Certified Teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa
120-hour intensive
Olive and Otto 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.

Tapestry Folkdance Center
Olive Bieringa- olive@bodycartograpy.org, (917) 463-9300


9x22 Dance/Lab: Now booking May 25 through September 28

In its 13th year, this dance showcase features unfettered dance exploration. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab has become known as a place where new and seasoned choreographers can present work, including work in progress, and discuss it with an informed, interested audience. Since its inception, over 400 choreographers and more than 1,000 dancers have performed at the Dance/Lab at Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater.

9x22 takes place on the 4th Wednesday of the month, excluding August and December, producing the work of choreographers of diverse backgrounds, styles and cultures and looking for a broad spectrum of work. Please contact Laurie Van Wieren ASAP at laurievanwieren@gmail.com.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake St
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

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

Spring Zone Session: March 21-May 29
Zone Performances: May 20-22

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 torre@zenondance.org or call 612-338-1101 with any questions.

Submissions must be received by Friday, February 19.

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Minimum of 10-15 hours per week

Intern assists both the Managing Director and School Coordinator with general office functions. This includes assisting in basic financial processes, marketing, answering phones, and data entry, as well as larger projects as they arise.

- Organized, detail-oriented
- Self motivated, takes initiative
- Familiar with MS Office
- Willing to work on a variety of projects
- Previous experience with marketing or event planning is a plus

Must be available during 9-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Start and end dates are flexible, but a minimum commitment of 12 weeks and 10-15 hours per week is required.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Free dance classes at Zenon: One hour of dance class per one hour volunteered, valid for one year. If applicable, Zenon can work with educational institutions on obtaining college credit for internship work.

Send cover letter and resume to:
Danielle Robinson-Prater, Managing Director

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Danielle Robinson-Prater- Danielle@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Future Interstates seeks proposals for dance improvisation performances for the upcoming season of shows:
2nd Tuesdays in March and May.
Email a short description, bio, and answer to the question "why improvisation?" to hijackdance@hotmail.com.
Rolling deadline.
Performances are at and made possible by the Cowles Center for Dance and The Performing Arts. Future Interstates is curated and hosted by HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder) and was initiated by HIJACK & Body Cartography in February 2015.

Kristin Van Loon- hijackdance@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585

Registration opens at 11:30 am. $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
Auditions are held at Ballet Royale Minnesota, at 12:00 PM.

Auditions will be held for the following two separate Summer Intensive programs:
1) July summer intensive: June 30 - July 29, 2016, Audition required for Upper Division Only: Ages 11+, one year or more pointe for girls through professionals.
2) August Two-Week Ballet and Jazz Repertory Workshop: August 10 -21, 2016. Ages 11+, minimum one year pointe for girls, through professionals.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Audition for St. Paul Ballet
2016/17 Auditions

Friday, February 19, 2016
Fairview Ave Studios

Bring a full body dance photo, head shot, and resume to submit to the Artistic Director on the date of audition.

Dancers may also audition for the Company during the season by attending Company Class. Please contract the Artistic Director to set up an audition (zhenrot@spballet.org).
Primary audition inquiries may be submitted as videos, however, SPB does not hire off of video only. Please include classwork, pointe work for women, classical and contemporary performance footage. Please attach a full body dance photo, head shot, and resume to submission.

St. Paul Ballet Fairview- 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul
Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org

Choreographers Rosy Simas, Deborah Jinza Thayer and Pramila Vasudevan will be holding auditions for performers on Tuesday, March 1, 7-9pm at the Target Education Studio in The Cowles Center for Dance in Minneapolis.

The purpose of this audition is to introduce ourselves to dancers in the dance community who might not be familiar with our work and to seek performers for various future projects. Please email a resume or bio to: dance@rosysimas.com

Rosy Simas

Deborah Jinza Thayer

Pramila Vasudevan

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Pramila Vasudevan- pramila@aniccha.org, (612) 298-6782

Collectivus Dance is seeking choreographers for its upcoming spring season.

Collectivus Dance is a new type of dance company for the advanced adult dancer seeking a postgraduate performance company. Choreographers prepare music and 6-8 counts of choreography for their audition. If selected, choreographers attend the dancer audition day to assist in selection of dancers for their piece. Choreographers will commit to a 15-week season with weekly rehearsals with a final performance date of July 23, 2016.

Our vision is a relaxed environment with a focus on high-quality dance. Dance styles welcome include ballet, jazz, tap, modern, Irish, hip-hop, flamenco and more. What will you come up with next? Email the Executive Director at collectivusdance@gmail.com to secure your half-hour audition slot on March 5, from 1-4pm. For more information, please see Http:\\www.collectivusdance.com

2433 Grand Street NE

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking male and female dancers for the 2016-2017 season:

1) Professional dancers: Soloist and Principal level, for next season as salaried employees, from approximately September 2016 to May 2017; and
2) Company Trainees/Apprentices: Advanced dancers train with TCB Company members through its official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions

An open group audition to be held on March 12, 9:30am at Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044.
To arrange an individual audition, please contact Twin Cities Ballet directly: info@twincitiesballet.org or call 952-452-3163.

Expect to participate in TCB’s Nutcracker performance and major spring production in May, and two to three shows at other venues in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota throughout the year.
For Pre-Audition requirements, visit http://bit.ly/1JVSqAw

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044


Hello Dance Community:

The application process for the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers & Choreographers is now OPEN.
Deadline: April 6, 2016

To apply:
(1) Choreographer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines
Dancer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines
(2) Carefully read all the guideline and how to apply information on this page.
(3) To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW button.
(4) If you did not submit an Intent to Apply in September 2015, you will be prompted to create an account on the submission website before you can begin your application.

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. This program is funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

Mary Ellen Childs- McKFell@thecowlescenter.org

The Cowles Center’s Monday Night Grant Circle hosts Mary Ellen Childs, Program Director for McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and for Choreographers.

Part social gathering, part information share, part work session, Grant Circle is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those dance grants. Drop by with your grant started or not, even if you are just starting to think about it! It's helpful to bring your laptop or the grant application you are working on. Mary Ellen encourages everyone to bring in their artist statements to share and get feedback in support of your McKnight applications.

When: Monday, March 14 - 4:00 – 6:00pm
Where: The Cowles Center Conference Room, 2nd floor
What: FREE and open to artists writing and/or interested in grants

Michèle Steinwald- msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org


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

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

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

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

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 two blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

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

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

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


Registration is still open for the 17-week Spring 2016 programs at TU Dance Center. Classes for the Pre-professional and Children & Teen programs began February 1 and run through June 5, 2016.

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

For more information contact TU Dance Center school director Laurel Keen at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- laurel.keen@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

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

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Laurel Keen, Kerry Parker, Jeffrey Hankinson, Abdo Sayegh and others.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. 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).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Ballet Royale Minnesota is excited to offer a NEW dedicated Men’s Advanced Ballet Class as part of its ongoing efforts to offer comprehensive and unique ballet training. The class, which is taught by former professional dancer Rick Vogt, focuses on strength, technique, stamina, and artistry, and includes a male focused barre and center, and classical variations. This class is open to the public, and is designed for advanced or intermediate-advanced male dancers with pre-approval required to participate. Registration is currently being accepted, so come join today!


Tuition will be pro-rated for those starting mid-semester.
Please contact Ballet Royale Minnesota for more information and to register.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Roxane Wallace teaches Fundamental Modern Saturday mornings, 9:00-10:00 am, at Zenon Dance School.

This class is a gateway for the curious, perfect for those who are new to dance. It is cheerful but challenging - a physically safe class. Drop-In students welcome throughout the session!

$13 drop-in rate/$120 ten-class-card (good for one year!)

Register online:

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Thern Anderson teaches an all-levels modern class to ages 40+ at Zenon Dance School, Wednesdays 12-1:30pm.

This class includes the study of body and spatial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing, and injury prevention. The philosophy of the class and teaching approach is that anyone, at any age, can dance and find fulfillment in movement.

Thern Anderson has been a teacher and performer of modern dance for 45 years. Her training is in Wigman and Erick Hawkins techniques, Ideokinesis, Feldenkrais, and Bartenieff. She has taught with Liz Lermon Dance Exchange, Choreogram, Young Dance, and most recently at TU Dance Center.
She has performed in Portland, OR; Washington, D.C.; at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, and with Marciano Silva dos Santos of Contempo Physical Dance.

$14 drop-in/$130 ten-class-card (good for one year)


Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Develop a new relationship with gravity and build your movement possibilities using your full body to support your body in motion!

A modern dance class that draws from dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, gymnastics, yoga, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to dance movement.

Jennifer’s long-time work in inverted dance is an ever-growing vocabulary that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, while working the body safely and centered.

Jennifer Ilse is co-artistic director of Off-Leash Area, an interdisciplinary dance and theater company.

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

All Levels Modern Dance (40+) with Thern Anderson - Wednesdays 12:00-1:30pm
Belly Dance Choreography with Stephanie Shapso - Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Intermediate Jazz with Karla Grotting - Fridays 9:30-11:00am

Somatic Principles and Intermediate 2 Modern with Deborah Thayer - Mondays 6:00-8:00pm
Fundamental Modern with Roxane Wallace - Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
Improvisation with Blake Nellis - Saturdays, 11:00-1:30pm

FULL SCHEDULE: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=146041

January 4 - March 13
Drop-ins: $13-$16. 10-Class Cards: $120-$150. Enrollments: $110-$140

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Continental Ballet Company offers daily ballet classes at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Classes are for students as young as 3 years old in our pre-ballet classes. We also have adult/teen beginning ballet and classical technique classes for students in grades 1 through 12. Professional dance class at 10:00 am Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays at 11:30 am. Students can register for a month of classes or pay a one time drop in rate. For more information contact our Registrar, Alicia at 952-563-8562 or cbcinfo@continentalballet.com

Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Alicia Smith- cbcinfo@continentalballet.com, (952) 563-8562

Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency, and power from the floor in locomotion. With the incredible Dean Magraw on guitar.

Cost: $14 per class ($1 off for professionals)/$130 for a ten-class card
Zenon Dance School, 4th floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

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

When: Now – March 23; Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: The Cowles Center- Target Education studio
Who: Cowles Center Teaching Artists
How Much: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

Membership includes:
-All 10 classes
-20% off select tickets to performances throughout the 2015 Fall Season.
-10% off at Mason's Restaurant and free coffee on matinee days
-$5 parking to concerts/performances at The Cowles Center

To sign up for the series contact, Education Director Jessi Fett: jfett@thecowlescenter.org

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Paula Mann teaches Monday Morning Modern--Every Monday 9:30-11am at Zenon Dance, 4th floor Cowles Center for Dance. All are welcome!

Paula Mann studied with Merce Cunningham, Eric Hawkins, Cathy Ward, Ruth Currier, members of the Limon Company, Maggie Black, Jackie Villamil and Zvi Gotheiner and holds a masters degree in dance from NYU.

Zenon Dance School Cowles Center 4th floor
Paula Mann- pmann102@gmail.com, (651) 276-7982

Join Threads Dance Project for Open Company Class!

NOW Through March 17
Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Ballet
Thursdays, 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Modern

Classes only $10 - everyone welcome!
Receipts given up on request.

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305