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8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$15: pay as able.

Judith Howard
Carleton College Dance Lab
2Fik (Montreal)

http://www.bryantlakebowl.com
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.

In its seventeenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 9x22 Dance/Lab has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience. The final 9x22 will take place on November 27, with a celebratory party and performance on January 22, 2020, at its home for over 16 years, the Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Please note there are multiple performance dates of this program:
Thursday, October 24-Saturday, October 26, 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pm

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala
with live music.
Choreography by Michael Keegan-Dolan
Contains mature content.

From the imagination of Michael Keegan-Dolan comes this new, contemporary Irish adaptation of the world’s most famous ballet.

SHOW NOTE: Arrive early! No late seating or reentry will be permitted. Contains sounds of gun shots, references to suicide, and depictions of physical and sexual violence. Note that real feathers will be blown into the front rows, which may affect people with allergies. Program length: 75 minutes.

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Northrop UMN- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

University of Minnesota Dance
informal studio showing:
“Cause”
by Cowles Visiting Artist Robert Moses
Performed by University of Minnesota Dance students

Friday, October 25
4:30 pm

Limited, first come seating.
Followed by artist Q&A.

Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Studio 100 | University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Contact:
Nora Jenneman- jenne011@umn.edu

This celebration of the foundations of hip hop, created and curated by Maia Maiden, exhibits the skills and techniques of the finest choreographers in the Twin Cities.

ROOTED: Special Edition, an extension of the award-winning ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening, is a high-energy performance where audience members can share space with Minnesota’s diverse hip hop community.

ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening is a celebration of the foundations of hip hop—the first and only choreographers’ evening focused exclusively on dance under the hip hop umbrella and its roots. This show exhibits the skills and techniques of the finest hip hop artists in Minnesota, featuring old-school favorites, up-and-coming talent, and women.

ROOTED, the only show of its kind embracing the history of hip hop culture, has sold out every year since its debut in 2009. #DoItForHipHop
Featuring appearances by:
Tish Jones
Carnage the Executioner
Desdamona

The Ordway | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact:
Toya Stewart-Downey- TStewartDowney@ordway.org, (651) 224-4222

James Sewell Ballet presents two new works by nationally acclaimed choreographer Jennifer Hart and James Sewell Ballet veteran Eve Schulte and remounts Sewell’s “Opera Moves.” Hart’s choreography has been deemed “not only inventive but heart-rending,” and she returns to James Sewell Ballet following 2007’s “Lightspace” to create a new vibrant work. Eve Schulte builds sweeping and delicate movement to songs about the concept of leaving. Rounding out the evening, James Sewell Ballet classic “Opera Moves” showcases the troupe’s balletic elegance to moving operatic selections.

Get more involved!
MEET THE ARTIST
Friday, October 25 at 6:00PM
Cowles Center Target Education Studio
Wine, light h'ordeuvres, mixing and mingling

MASTERCLASS WITH JENNIFER HART
Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:30 AM–11:00 AM
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FIRSTCHANCEDANCE
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00PM
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The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Twin Cities Ballet invites you to celebrate Halloween with a special interactive performance event featuring mythical and magical creatures and a creative costume contest, culminating with an interactive zombie dance!

The performance features dances by emerging choreographers for the Halloween season, followed by a reception of spook-tacular treats and refreshments.

Performances will be held at Lakeville Area Arts Center:
Kids' Edition: 11:00am
Evening: 7:00pm

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Bring the whole family!
Future fans of dance ages three through twelve and their families can expect a Trick-or-Treat scavenger hunt throughout The Cowles Center's campus, donuts, apple cider, coffee, and the joy and beauty of classical ballet.
Enjoy an art activity with your child, leading to a sensory-friendly performance by James Sewell Ballet. The day culminates with a costume parade on the Goodale Theater stage just in time for Halloween.

Costumes admired but not required. Tickets are $10.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective have collaborated with choreographer Rennie Harris’ company, Puremovement, and sculptor/projection mapping artist Andrew Scott to create a new work.

Caravan: A Revolution on the Road is an expansion on themes explored on the first E-Collective recording and tour. These artists will create a multi-disciplinary performance that transcends racial and social boundaries, and breathe new artistic life into conversations on personal and collective identity in relation to social and political structures.

Following the release of Breathless, an elegy for Eric Garner, Blanchard expressed that “we’ve been having dialogues for far too long with no actions, no change.” The forceful, yet inclusive energy of this new project encourages the audience to make yet another step toward positive social change

The Ordway | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact:
Toya Stewart-Downey- TStewartDowney@ordway.org, (651) 224-4222

The Jesuit. The Somnambulist. The Professor. The Acolyte...and Madame B.

These characters will take the stage for our Halloween revival of Notes from a Seance, a dance-theater work about a 19th century spiritualist who dupes a group of seekers into a world of card tricks, soothsaying, and carnal knowledge on the living room rug. Shapiro & Smith's dancers use their athletic virtuosity to expose a powerful truth that's as real today as 150 years ago: the charlatan leads because the fooled allow it.

The New York Times calls Notes from a Séance “quirky and sharp-witted.” Amidst hysteria and hypnotism, frauds and true-believers, Notes from a Séance is an otherworldly experience.

The performance contains brief nudity. Trick-or-Treaters in costume are welcome at Thursday's Halloween evening show. Watch us dance before heading out to your frightful night activities.

October 31-November 2 at 8:00PM
Tickets: https://bpt.me/4391552

Barbara Barker Center for Dance | 500 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
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M-SHE Productions presents:
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Adventure along with M-SHE Productions and their dancing Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, as he attempts to spread the joy of Christmas but creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls instead! With the display of the iconic movie, M-SHE Productions hopes to delight audiences with their movement and pay tribute to one of their favorite Tim Burton movies.

Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 PM.
Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Dreamland Arts | 677 Hamline Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
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Part performance, part participation, this unique event invites you to both witness and experience the electricity of dancers and music-makers creating art together in the moment as they explore connections between the social and the staged.

Artists:
Bob DeBoer (trumpet)
Ozzy Dris (house + hip hop dance)
Maurice Fields (swing dance)
Steven Hobert (piano)
Reid Kennedy (drums)
Erinn Liebhard (jazz + modern dance)
Megan Mahoney (bass)
Crissy Tolson (modern + jazz dance)

Social Animals brings together concert and social dancers, and musicians of various instrumentations and backgrounds, to cross-train and improvise together in performance in one on ones, double duets, and as a full group. Held at the Icehouse rather than a traditional theater and featuring a dance floor open to all after the show (ICEHOUSE’s weekly Sunday night dance party, Nightchurch), Social Animals seeks to gnaw at the gap between "dance you do (social) and dance you view (staged)."

Join us!

Icehouse MPLS | 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact:
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Join Alyssa Fox from Fox Tax for a discussion of all things taxes! This event is free to attend. Lunch will be provided!

Topics will include:
-Tracking income expenses
-What items are deductible
-Entity choice

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
11:45am-1:00pm

Fox Tax began in 2004 when brother and sister Mark and Alyssa Fox had the wild idea that tax prep would be fun—IF they could work in an art-filled setting with interesting and creative clients. In doing so, they not only found a way to combine their logic-minded talents with their artistic interests, but also discovered a hugely under-served community of creative entrepreneurs in desperate need of help navigating the complexities of an increasingly inscrutable tax system.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Black Grace
Thursday, November 7, 7:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage

"Kiona and the Little Bird Suite"
"As Night Falls" —excerpts
"Crying Men"
"Method"

Influenced by their Pacific Island heritage, Black Grace’s unique fusion of contemporary and traditional movement has earned acclaim from audiences and critics across the globe. Their first Northrop appearance will feature a wide variety of works that are eloquent, yet elemental; athletic, yet spiritual; accompanied by body percussion and live drumming. In "Crying Men," artistic director Neil Ieremia explores the impact of colonization and the loss of matriarchal balance in Pacific culture, with a focus on the concept of masculinity.

Northrop | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Northrop UMN- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

A grand celebration for the opening of CO•MOTION and Young Dance!

Come celebrate the grand opening of CO•MOTION Center for Movement and the new home of Young Dance on Friday, November 8 from 4:00-10:00 p.m.
Enjoy music, food, movement, and fun! Bring your friends and experience mini-sessions of CrossFit, dance, yoga, drumming, boxing, and other movement practices throughout the building.

At Young Dance:
Student performances scheduled from 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Open family dances scheduled at 5:30, 6:00, and 7:30 p.m.
Dance party, games, raffle prizes, food, and fun!
All are invited! Activewear or clothing that is comfortable to move in is encouraged, if participating in a movement class/experience.

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the art of dance. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic excellence.

CO•MOTION Center for Movement | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Evoking mythography and ancestry, Let the Crows Come uses the metaphor of crows as messengers for the living and guides for the departed—and in the process explores how memory and homeland channel guidance and dislocation.

The work features three dance solos by Ashwini Ramaswamy (Bharatanatyam), Alanna Morris-Van Tassel (contemporary/Afro-Caribbean), and Berit Ahlgren (Gaga), with original music by Jace Clayton (aka dj/rupture), Brent Arnold, and Prema Ramamurthy.

November 8 and 9, at 8:00pm.

Lab Theater | 700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Ashwini Ramaswamy- admin@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

Join the Young Dance Company at the Minneapolis Institute of Art during their Family Day! The company will present two 45-minute performances at 12:00-12:45pm and
1:30-2:15pm.

The Young Dance performing company is made up of youth ages seven to eighteen. Dancers work with professional artists to investigate and collaborate on choreography relative to a selected theme. Their work is presented in venues throughout the year and in a season finale concert each spring.

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the art of dance. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic excellence.

Minneapolis Institute of Art | 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

As part of her Generating Room: Open Proposal Initiative, Arneshia Williams invites those interested in movement, creative processes, and improvisation to an interactive and informal sharing of her latest research, Rela/y.

This lunch hour rehearsal session of Rela/y will highlight the beginning stages of artistic formation focused on relationships between varied movement practices, human beings, and improvisation. We will explore themes of restoration and community tied to the questions: What does restoration look like for you? For me? For us?
Come ready to snack, engage in dialogue, and witness.

11:00am-12:00pm
Cowles Center, Target Education Center
Free to attend.

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Join Pop-Up Improv for this special one time event!

Workshop participants from A Practice of Saying Yes put practice to performance. Come witness the creation of images, spontaneous play, and the excitement of the moment. Opportunity for audience participation. No improvisation or performance experience required.

$5-20, sliding scale.

The Open Space | Ivy Building, Suite 207, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
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Ballet Co.Laboratory presents your holiday favorite with a whimsical twist! Nutcracker in Wonderland tells the story of grown-up Clara home from college for the holidays. During her family’s annual party, she reencounters her grade school friend Patty. Together they rediscover the magic of their childhood and realize the freedom of possibility within adulthood. In true Nutcracker form, nutty Uncle Drosselmeyer brings the Mouse Queen and King to life, along with other Wonderland creatures. Clara and Patty waltz through the land of snowflakes and meet all your Wonderland favorites including the mischievous Cheshire Cat, the ever-late White Rabbit, the mesmerizing Caterpillar, and the spiteful Queen of Hearts.

St. Paul Performances:
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00pm

Menomonie, WI Performances:
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Immerse yourself in the magic of the season as Ballet Minnesota presents their 32nd annual holiday favorite, The Classic Nutcracker, December 13–15, 2019, at The O’Shaughnessy.

Ticket prices range from $21 to $46 with discounts for students, seniors and groups.
To purchase tickets, visit https://oshag.stkate.edu/event/ballet-mn-the-classic-nutcracker-2019-4/ or call The O’Shaughnessy box office at 651-690-6700.

The magic is brought to life by a cast of more than 130 dancers including nationally known dancers in feature roles, Ballet Minnesota company veterans and apprentices, and students from Classical Ballet Academy.

Violeta Angelova will reprise the role of Sugar Plum Fairy and Ballet Master Matthew Prescott will return to dance the role of Cavalier.

The O'Shaughnessy at University of Saint Catherine | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Susan Ritt- susan@cwcommunications.info, (651) 335-1834

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

FAMILY DANCE for ages two through four with a parent/guardian.
A 45-minute class for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.

Winter Session:
Thursdays, 10:00–10:45am, January 16–February 20, 2020

Spring Session:
Thursdays, 10:00–10:45am, April 16–May 21, 2020

Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig

PRE-BALLET for ages four through six.
A 45-minute class held once a week for six weeks that introduces dancers to ballet and dance expressions. Dancers will focus on ballet positions, textures of movement, and musicality.

Fall Session:
Saturdays, 9:30–10:15am, September 21–October 26, 2019

Winter Session:
Saturdays, 9:30–10:15am, January 11–February 15, 2020

Spring Session:
Saturdays, April 11–May 16, 2020

Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

Photo: Karin Lynn.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Dive into the language of ballet in an introductory ballet class for teens and adults through the collaboration of Ballet Co.Laboratory and Alliance Francaise. Learn the meaning behind the movement vocabulary as well as the movement itself. No dance experience necessary!

Tuesdays, September 24–October 29, 2019

Teaching Artists: Zoé Henrot and Marie Beuvart

Photo: Karin Lynn.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

MotionArt is offering workshops for movers of all ages and abilities interested in learning more about their bodies in motion. The first of the series is Moving Anatomy, an introduction to skeletal and muscle anatomy. Participants will apply this knowledge to increase awareness, learn more efficient movement patterns and help in the prevention of injuries. Instructional methods include the presentation of information, demonstrations using a skeleton and other instructional models, hands on learning, movement exploration, discussion, and reading materials. This workshop is broken down into four sessions, with two remaining:

Knees, Ankles, Feet: November 2, 1:00-4:00 pm
Shoulder Girdle, Arms: November 16, 1:00-4:00 pm
$35 for each session.

Pam Gleason, Director of MotionArt, will present the workshop. She holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and a BS in Health and Safety Education with Dance and Psychology minors.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

Tori Casagranda is facilitating a workshop series on improvisation for all levels of movers.

We will experience improvisation in solo, duet, and group. We will make play a priority. As we warm up our own bodies and minds, we also cultivate our group awareness. We will dive into different scores and deepen our explorations of movement and spontaneous creation.

Come investigate, explore, experience, and play!

Sunday, October 27
Sunday, November 3
Sunday, November 17

2:30-4:30pm

$10-20, sliding scale.
Drop ins are welcome.

The Open Space | Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Tori Casagranda- toricasagranda@yahoo.com

TU Dance Center offers two sessions of six-week adult workshops during the 2019 Fall Session.

Session 2: October 15-December 2. No classes November 25-December 1.

Cost: $85.00 per six-week workshop, per session. Pre-registration is required for the full six-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash, check or debit/credit card at TU Dance Center.

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

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

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

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

Join James Sewell Ballet and Jennifer Hart for the first class of season with The Cowles Center Masterclass Series.

Masterclass with guest choreographer Jennifer Hart

Thursday, October 24
9:30am-11:00am
$15 at the door.
Pre-register: https://forms.gle/JodL4Uf1viQAx7Lk6

Hailed as a choreographer “with an imagination so exuberant that one could not be sure how one movement led to the next” and “not only inventive but heart-rending,” Jennifer Hart has been commissioned by Ballet Austin, Ballet Austin ll, Ballet Nouveau Colorado (now Wonderbound), James Sewell Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theater, The Walker Art Center’s Momentum Series, The McKnight Fellowship for Dancers, Metropolitan Ballet Project, University of Kansas, University of Massachusetts, Lawrence Ballet Theatre, and Merick Strategies for its production of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass."

Studio 2B at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Curious about voguing?

Voguing finds its roots in the queer black and latinx ballroom community of NYC in the 1970's and 80's, evolving through different performance styles and influencing numerous artists across genres of music, fashion, art, and design.

Come learn the fundamentals of Vogue Fem and New Way Vogue Performance with Scott Stafford (Edward 007) and Ken Ken Williams (Revlon). Together we will break down essential elements and explore dynamic phrase material. This is an open level class—all bodies are welcome and encouraged.

Thursday, October 24
7:30-9:00pm
$20, cash only.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Scott Stafford- staffordse@gmail.com

Join Meredith Butulis, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CEP, CPT for an interactive choose-your-own-adventure game, where we discover unique muscle lengthening, activation, and imagery to enhance techniques like releve, leg extensions, turns, and port de bras. You'll leave with a new understanding of muscles and how to immediately apply these experiences in your own dance practice. This session is movement-based, and appropriate for all levels ages nine and older.

This workshop is part of the Mind/Body Self Care Series, happening select Friday nights from 7:00-8:00pm at Ashley Ballet Arts Academy. All seminars held in Studio 3 at ABAA, payment by check/cash. Pre-registration is required, email your name to julie@ashleyballetarts.com.

Individual special events for adults and teens, all under the theme of self-care. Each seminar is only $10! Attend three classes and get a free mind/body gift.

Please note, a ten-person minimum is required to hold the class.

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy - ABAA | 1000 Boone Ave N, Suite 360, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Contact:
Julie Marie Muskat- julie@ashleyballetarts.com, (763) 703-3920

Hip hop styles are explored as sources for inspiration and vocabulary for choreography.

Rennie Harris and his company members are well versed in the vernacular of hip hop, popping, locking, stepping, breaking, house, and other styles that have emerged from the African American and Latino communities of inner-city America.

This masterclass also includes exercises to develop muscle strength, flexibility, and stamina. Then, basic movement and techniques are defined, practiced, and developed into combinations tied to complex and often challenging, invigorating, and uplifting driving rhythms.

https://ordway.org/event/rennie-harris-masterclass/

This workshop is part of “From the Ground Up: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture,” co-curated with Maia Maiden Productions Curator and Director, Maia Maiden. For more information, please visit: http://www.ordway.org/FromTheGroundUp

The Ordway | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact:
Toya Stewart-Downey- TStewartDowney@ordway.org, (651) 224-4222

Krumping is a style of street dance that has become very popular over the last few years. Krumping is free, expressive, and exaggerated; and involves highly energetic movements of the legs, feet, arms, head, and chest. Like other forms of street dance, krumping is also very improvisational and krump dance moves include jabs, arm swings, chest pops and stomps. However, it is different in the fact that it is danced upright to fast-paced music.

Come learn combos and basics of the street dance style krump with nationally and internationally recognized leader of the Kaution Family, Herb “FairWarning” Johnson III.
https://ordway.org/event/krump-basics-workshop/

This workshop is part of “From the Ground Up: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture,” co-curated with Maia Maiden Productions Curator and Director, Maia Maiden. For more information, please visit: http://www.ordway.org/FromTheGroundUp

The Ordway | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact:
Toya Stewart-Downey- TStewartDowney@ordway.org, (651) 224-4222

9:30-11:30am

Register: https://forms.gle/Whjb1yjCmiTb7Rgf7

Pivotal Moment is a program for young dancers and choreographers to develop their own four-session class series based in a particular technique and/or rooted in an investigation of new choreographic material and ideas. Classes are a welcoming environment for university students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Workshops are geared toward intermediate/advanced students, ages eighteen to 26.

Additional program benefits: Participants receive one free hour of rehearsal space to be used at their discretion for each class of Pivotal Moment they attend within a series.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Friday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am-6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am-4:30pm

Fees: $549
Materials Fee: manual-$50, video-$20, streaming-$10
ACE (CEP162110 (1.60))
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 9515 (18.0))

This course introduces the Universal Reformer, the centerpiece of the Pilates equipment studio and an invaluable training tool.

Reformer 1 includes an introduction to safely using the Pilates Reformer for a wide variety of supine, seated, and standing exercises for the beginning to intermediate student. Movement Principles include improving lower body alignment, creating balanced muscle development, and learning a protocol for effectively training the upper body.

Contact:
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

This practice developed by Barbara Dilley invites us to inhabit the images that arise from an open space and an open mind.

All are invited to offer an image.

All are invited to simply witness and hold space as a “well wisher.”

All are welcome and no performance or audience experience required.

The Open Space | The Ivy Building, Suite 207, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
Joshua Lorris- joshualorris@gmail.com

9:30-11:30am

Register: https://forms.gle/Whjb1yjCmiTb7Rgf7

Pivotal Moment is a program for young dancers and choreographers to develop their own four-session class series based in a particular technique and/or rooted in an investigation of new choreographic material and ideas. Classes are a welcoming environment for university students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Workshops are geared toward intermediate/advanced students, ages eighteen to 26.

Additional program benefits: Participants receive one free hour of rehearsal space to be used at their discretion for each class of Pivotal Moment they attend within a series.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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MONDAY, November 11, 2019
7:00PM-8:30PM
$10 per person. Ages sixteen and older.

Space is limited. Advance registration required.
To register, call: 651.282.3115 or secure your spot online: https://ordway.org/event/dance-audition-tips-tricks-with-andrea-mislan.

Come enjoy a great class, learn a musical theater dance combination, and get tricks for a great dance audition along the way. Learn how to pick up choreography quickly, where to stand, what to wear, and what to focus on. Get your questions answered and have a great time with our amazing dance master, Andrea Mislan.

Andrea has performed all over the country from ballet to jazz, from Celine Dion to Bob Fosse. She has performed around the Twin Cities in the Ordway's Smokey Joe's Cafe, Guthrie's Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater's Holiday Inn. She has also performed title roles and choreographed for several Collide Theatrical productions.

Roy Wilkins Studio 3 | 175 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102
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Friday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am-6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am-4:30pm

Fees: $449.00, before October 24. Regular: $499.00.
Materials Fees: manual-$50.00.
Video-$20.00 (recommended); streaming-$10.00.
ACE (CEP115917 (1.6))
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 9502 (16.0))

Mat 2 - Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat 2 includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports-specific activities are also covered.

Prerequisites: Mat 1.

Contact:
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

The Cowles Center and Crash Dance Productions present Proxy: The Masterclass.

Join CDP directors and company members for a contemporary dance class. Participants will be led in a warm up and improvisational exercises, and learn repertoire from the upcoming show Proxy, at The Cowles Center November 22-24.

Friday, November 15
6:15-7:45pm
Class Instructors: Directors Rachel Doran and Laura Sukowatey
Class Level: Intermediate/advanced
Cost: $15 cash or card.

Class participants will receive a discount code for 20% off tickets to Cowles Center season performances.
Drop in or pre-register: http://www.crashdanceproductions.com/buy-classes/proxy-the-master-class.

Hothouse | 2303 Kennedy St NE, Suite 420, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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This workshop on improvisation cultivates the embodied feeling state of saying yes as a way to build skill as an ensemble and strengthen the continuity of group mind. Bring clothes to move in and a playful spirit. Pre-registration via email encouraged but not required. Opportunity to share what we cultivated through a performance open to the public, 3:30-4:30pm.

Open to the public.
$10-20, sliding scale.
Sign up by emailing popupimprovmn@gmail.com.

Pop-Up Improv is a performance ensemble improvising in and around the Twin Cities.

The Open Space | Ivy Arts Building, Suite 207, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Work exchange students are eighteen years of age or older, are passionate about dance, and are interested in helping to build the BCL community. The student and director will agree on a set shift schedule. For more information please e-mail zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org.

One hour of work = one 90-minute class.
Each shift is three to four hours during weekday evenings, depending on class schedules and availability.
Tasks include but are not limited to checking in students for class, answering questions, assisting parents and students as needed, answering the phone and general e-mail, sweeping/mopping the lobby and bathrooms, taking out the trash, and other administrative tasks as assigned by the director.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Join the pre-professional students and professional company artists of Ballet Co.Laboratory on the stage this holiday season!
Open to all drop-in students.
Saturday rehearsals.
Learn more about performing on stage.
Be part of the party scene.

Saturday, October 26 at the Ballet Co.Laboratory Studios
12:00–12:30pm

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Rhythmically Speaking is seeking choreographic submissions through October 25 for The Cohort, our twelfth multi-choreographer production, running August 2020 at the Southern Theater. Like last year's re-imagined annual production, we will select from an open call one “local” (Minnesota-based) choreographer to make a new work alongside RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard, and two “visiting” choreographers (based outside Minnesota) to revisit a piece of their repertoire.

We are dedicated to producing work that reflects socio-cultural histories of, and innovations in, as wide a range as possible for jazz and American social dance-related forms that share the elements of groove, interaction, and improvisation. If this opportunity piques your curiosity at all, we hope you'll throw your hat in the ring! Full details and submission form can be found at the link below. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest in ours!

Photo: Bill Cameron.

Contact:

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

Minnesota Dance Theatre has three studios available for hourly rental. The studios are located on the sixth floor at the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. All studios have sprung floors covered with Marley, mirrors, ballet barres, a piano, and a sound system.

Studio 6A: 3286 square feet; approximately 45' x 65'
Studio 6B: 1563 square feet; approximately 27' x 53'
Studio 6C: 929 square feet; approximately 15' x 38'

Rates for artists and nonprofit rehearsal:
Studio 6A: $15/hour
Studio 6B: $12.50/hour
Studio 6C: $10/hour
To schedule a artist/nonprofit rental: https://goo.gl/forms/IQbjybxObCJvIp9D2

Rates for auditions and classes:
Studio 6A: $30/hour
Studio 6B: $25/hour
Studio 6C: $20/hour
To schedule an audition/class rental: https://goo.gl/forms/geMQt4tcclpZ20lb2

Rental fees may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Make checks payable to MDT. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card purchases.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Jane Scheidel- jane.scheidel@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Located in Uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake St and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling, contact Sasha Blinnikova.

Large Studio: 1400 square feet, one full-mirrored wall, iPod capability, Marley floor
Small Studio: 390 square feet, iPod/CD capability, wood floor

711 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Sasha Blinnikova- sasha@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

The Off-Leash Art Box is a professionally equipped, fully flexible intimate performance and rehearsal venue with sprung wood floors and full lighting, sound, and video equipment. The space is perfect for classes, workshops, productions, events, meetings, photo shoots, and rehearsals!

WINTER DISCOUNT
Book the Performance Space or Studio Space between December 15 and February 15 at the following discounted rates:

PERFORMANCE SPACE
- $1000/week, exclusive use. Regularly $1200.
- $350/day (weekend). Regularly $500.
- $15/hour for classes or rehearsals. Regularly $20.
- $12/hour if you book 20 hours or more. Regularly $15.

STUDIO SPACE
- $12/hour for classes or rehearsals. Regularly $15.
- $10/hour if you book 20 hours or more. Regularly $12.

More detailed information is available on our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html
Please contact Jennifer Ilse at artbox@offleasharea.org for booking.

Off Leash Art Box | 4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Contact:

I recently joined Springboard for the Arts' team of Artist Career Consultants, offering consultations to individual artists and groups.

Some of what we offer is help putting together:
• resumes and artist statements
• grant narratives
• budgets

Take advantage of my years of experience!
A partial list of successful grants I've written for my performing career:
Seven McKnight Fellowship applications
Four MSAB grants (Touring and Artist Initiative)
Four Jerome grants (Project and Study/Travel)
One MRAC Next Step
One Bush Fellowship
And numerous grants for Patrick's Cabaret.

In addition, I've sat on many grant panels, gaining insight from the other side.

If you think that my experience may be of use to you, sign up for a consultation and request me. It's that easy.
https://springboardforthearts.org/professional-growth/career-consultations/
Check out the link to The Career Consultation FAQ.

Springboard has suggested fees: $0 to $75/hour. What you are able to pay? They subsidize their consultations, encouraging you to pay as much as you truly can afford.

Springboard for the Arts | 308 Prince St, Suite 270, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Patrick Scully- patrick@patrickscully.org, (612) 205-1512

Three beautiful new studios are available for rent at Ballet Co.Laboratory.

Studio One and Studio Two are 52 feet by 25 feet. Studio Three is 32 feet by 25 feet. We have two gender neutral restrooms, changing rooms, and a comfortable lobby space with wifi access and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC heated and cooled. Free parking available in front of the studio.

$20/hour

Photo: Karin Lynn.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

The Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location is conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave next door to the police station. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Fully handicapped accessible. $20 per hour.*

The Bloomington location is 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Floor is tile on concrete—NOT a sprung wood dance floor. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area. Free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible. $15 per hour.*

*Rates quoted are for dance-related rentals only. Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company. Sorry, no Irish shoes or tap shoes permitted.

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

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

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio One) and 21x46 feet (Studio Two) 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, 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 Ave, 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
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681

Expose your students to a professional dance environment with a field trip to TU Dance Center.

Students will tour TU Dance Center, have conversations with members of TU Dance company, watch the rehearsal process, come onto the dance floor for a brief movement exploration, and have a short Q&A.
This may also be combined with a dance class for students in our upstairs studio upon request.

Schedule this visit on its own or in conjunction with one of our educational performances for a more in-depth, comprehensive experience.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Kaitin Kelly Benedict- kaitin.kbenedict@tudance.org, (651) 505-3264

ONGOING CLASSES

MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.

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

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

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I and II - Preregistration required
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
January 7, 2020–March 26, 2020, twelve weeks
April 7, 2020–June 25, 2020, twelve weeks
July 7, 2020–August 27, 2020, eight weeks

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

Erin Thompson teaches advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.

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

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

Katha Dance Theatre was founded over 30 years ago with the intention of making Kathak dance accessible and relevant in Minnesota. Today, we are still working toward that mission through providing Minnesotans with Kathak dance education from some of the art form's greatest performers. Now in two locations, KDT offers world-class educational programs to dancers of all abilities and skill levels. Join us in the studio and learn more about this elegant, exhilarating form of classical Indian dance.

Fall classes are currently in session at KDT's St. Louis Park studio and at our new Woodbury satellite location, Stage Left Dance Co., Studio B. Come join our welcoming, supportive community of dancers!

The full schedule, featuring options for absolute beginners to advanced Kathak dancers ages six and above, is available at http://www.kathadance.org. If you have Kathak experience but are new to KDT, email us at info@kathadance.org to determine your class placement.

5806 W 36th St, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Contact:

At the Ragamala School students receive classical training in the dynamic style of Bharatanatyam carefully created by the internationally renowned Padma Bhushan Alarmel Valli, considered to be one of India’s greatest living masters. Under the direction of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, Ragamala is committed to preserving this lineage and passing it on to the next generation of dancers.

Introductory Classes: Sundays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

The Ragamala School also welcomes students with prior experience in Bharatanatyam to audition for upper level classes. Please contact us at 612-824-1968 or admin@ragmaladance.org before registering for classes beyond the introductory level.

711 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Sasha Blinnikova- sasha@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

There are still a few spaces available in Ballet Royale's FREE Boys' Ballet program. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Unique in Minnesota, this innovative program is designed specifically for boys and taught by male teachers. Ballet Royale understands the importance of providing targeted opportunities for boys in addition to the myriad of mixed classes available to both genders. To this end, Ballet Royale offers FREE boys' classes for Pre-Ballet Creative Dance, general Boys' Dance cross training, and Ballet for Boys.

Ballet Royale’s boys' classes are for students five and older, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere. Whether the goal is to pursue dance itself or to cross-train for other sports, Ballet Royale’s Boys' Dance training benefits boys of all ages and abilities.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Ballet Royale Minnesota offers classes for all ages, including teens and adults of every level of experience. Adult Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes are designed for teens and adults with no or very limited ballet or modern experience. Adult Open Ballet classes are geared toward the intermediate level teen or adult dancer with some prior ballet experience on a flexible, balanced level.
New this year - Progressing Ballet Technique for Adults!

Class options:
Monday: 7:30-8:30pm - Ballet for Teens
Tuesday: 7:45-9:00pm - Adult Beginning Ballet
Thursday: 7:00-8:30pm - Adult/Teen Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
Thursday: 7:00-9:00pm - Adult/Teen Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Pointe
Saturday: 8:00-9:00am - Adult Progressing Ballet Technique®

Please contact us for morning and more advanced class options!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Ballet Royale is celebrating our first ten years as Minnesota's premier ballet academy for students of all ages!

We provide the best classical ballet training combined with cutting edge anatomical/physiological advances and knowledge in a healthy, nurturing, and non-competitive environment.

You can still sign up for all classes, from Mommy/Daddy and Me through our Pre-Professional Performance Track program, Adult/Teen classes, and our FREE Boys Program!
To view our full offerings, please visit our website at http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call us today.

We would love for you to come dance with us!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Join Young Dance for Dance Together on Mondays and Wednesdays this fall.

Children and their caregivers discover the joys of dance through movement games, stories, and songs. These early classes introduce children to group learning environments while using movement to develop strong bonds with their caregivers and cooperatively work with others in the class. Children also develop large and fine motor skills in classes that emphasize observation, exploration, manipulation, imitation, and repetition. For children ages one to three with a caregiver. Crawlers and walkers welcome.

Classes are held at the new Young Dance studios in the CO•MOTION Center for Movement.

Mondays, 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Taught by YD instructor Gretchen Pick

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Taught by YD instructor Julia Davidson

To register and for more information, visit http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

CO•MOTION Center for Movement | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Get Movin’:
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., ages seven to ten.

For beginning and experienced dancers.
This class emphasizes the learning of dance through communication, teamwork, exploration of full-bodied movement, and fun! Come swing, roll, jump, express, create, and sweat while learning the freedom and enjoyment of dance. Taught by YD instructor Blake Nellis.

Our 2019-20 session has started, though we have an open enrollment policy. Our academic year programming runs September 19, 2019-May 16, 2020. All of our classes are taught by professional artists and dance educators with post-secondary degree education.

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the art of dance. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic excellence.

To register and for more information, visit http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

CO•MOTION Center for Movement | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination will be taught with an emphasis on body-positive awareness to build skill, flexibility, and coordination. Students will be introduced to spatial awareness, musicality, steps, and alignment particular to performing ballet technique.

Ballet—from a body-positive, somatic perspective:

Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm, ages twelve to eighteen
Taught by YD instructor Maggie Zepp

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm, ages seven to eleven
Taught by YD instructor Anat Shinar

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the art of dance. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic excellence.

To register and for more information, visit http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

CO•MOTION Center for Movement | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Teen and adult classes at St. Paul Ballet are designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation, or self-enrichment. Students are encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians! Drop in classes allow for complete flexibility!

Adult open classes are for the adult dancer with a minimum of one year of classical ballet experience.

Tuesdays: 6:30-8:00, with Pointe* 8:00-8:30 pm - Jayson Douglas
Wednesdays: 7:00-8:30 pm - Leah Gallas
Thursdays: 10:00-11:30 am - Christina Onusko
Thursdays: 7:00-8:30 pm - Christina Onusko
Saturdays: 10:15-11:45 am - Helen Hatch

*Note: Students must take preceding class and be approved by teacher in order to participate in pointe. Participants must also have previous pointe experience. $5 per class.

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Malina Sixtos- msixtos@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Join James Sewell, Artistic Director of James Sewell Ballet, as he leads a workshop for body and mind integration and wellness at St. Paul Ballet. The class activates participants by interweaving complex patterns and intent-full movement to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Truly for any age or ability—the accessible and fun series of activities allow the participants to progress at their own pace. Drop in option allows for complete flexibility!

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am with James Sewell

DROP IN CLASS PRICES:
Single class rate: $15.
Senior citizen single class rate: $9, for ages 60 and older.
Post-secondary student single class rate: $12, with student ID.
Professional dancer single class rate: $10.

CLASS CARD RATES:
Six-class card: $85
Twelve-class card: $132
Four-week Unlimited class card: $140
Six-month Unlimited class card: $612

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Malina Sixtos- msixtos@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET for ages fifteen and older.
Mondays, 10:00–11:30am
Thursdays, 10:00–11:30am

INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET for ages fifteen and older.
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:00pm, with pointe class following
Fridays, 10:00–11:30am
Saturdays, 10:30–12:00pm, with pointe class following

TEEN/ADULT PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE CONDITIONING for ages twelve and older.
Tuesdays, 4:00–5:00pm

TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONING for ages twelve and older.
Mondays, 11:30am–12:00pm

VINYASA YOGA
Mondays, 7:00–8:15pm

ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET for ages fifteen and older.
Mondays, 10:00–11:30am
Tuesdays, 10:00–11:30am
Wednesdays, 10:00–11:30am
Fridays, 10:00–11:30am

BEGINNING BALLET 2
Saturdays, 9:15–10:30am

INTERIM/OPEN BALLET
Saturdays, 10:30am–12:00pm

Teaching artists include: Anna Goodrich, Jeffrey Hankinson, Zoé Henrot, Justin Leaf, Christian Warner, and Leah Gallas.
Class cards available.

Photo: Karin Lynn.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.
 Interested in signing up for the Full-Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven through eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.

Level 1: Ages seven through nine
Level 2: Ages ten through thirteen
Level 3: Ages eleven through fifteen
Level 4: Ages thirteen and older
Level 5: Ages fourteen and older

Weekly classes include technique, pointe, and repertory. Multiple performance opportunities offered throughout the year. Head to our website for more information.

Photo: Karin Lynn.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

BEGINNING MEN’S TECHNIQUE
for ages eleven through eighteen

A class for male dancers to dive into technical training that will deepen their understanding of their dancing. Students must take the one-hour Level 3 Technique class before Men’s Technique to be warm and ready for turns and jumps.

Saturdays, September 2019–May 2020
2:30-3:30pm, following the 1:30-2:30pm Level 3 Technique

Photo: Karin Lynn.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. Classes begin with floor and standing warm-up to strengthen, stretch and balance the body. Included are sequences that focus on joint articulation, balance, foot work, and preparing the body to move through space. Concepts drawn from the infinite possibilities of time, space, and energy are explored through given movement combinations and improvisation.

Locations:
Center for Performing Arts - CFPA | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lake Harriet Spiritual Center - LHSC | 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

INTERMEDIATE ADULT MODERN
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45 AM at CFPA. Cost $15.

MIXED LEVEL ADULT MODERN
Saturdays, 4:00-5:30 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

DANCE FOR THE AGELESS
Mondays, 5:00-6:15 PM at LHSC.
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

MotionArt focuses on nurturing children’s individual creativity while facilitating their understanding of the dance elements of space, time, and energy. Children ages three to five explore these elements through playful, structured activities allowing them to expand their movement vocabulary, develop body awareness, and gain self-confidence. Children ages five through seven explore the dance elements while being introduced to new movement skills and the creation of their own dances. Children ages seven through nine expand their creative and kinesthetic awareness while learning basic technical skills and movement vocabulary of modern dance as well as improvising and choreographing their own dances. No previous experience necessary for any age category.

Ages three through five:
Fridays, 10:15-11:00 AM
September 20-November 15
$110 for the nine-week session

Ages five through seven:
Saturdays, 4:00-5:00 PM
September 21-November 16
$110 for the nine-week session

Ages seven through nine:
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM
September 20-November 15
$120 for the nine-week session

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact:
Lisa Lange- lfrancinelange@yahoo.com, (612) 396-6077

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!
Fall classes in session. Ongoing registration accepted. Drop-ins are welcome.

BEGINNING ADULT BALLET
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am.
At Edina Community Center (ECC) with Angela Ericson.
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.

BEGINNING II/INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
At PIM with Lara Ciganko

POINTE
Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm
At PIM with Lara Ciganko

MODERN
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
At PIM with Lara Ciganko

Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Midwest School of Ballet offers classes for all ages.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I, II, III - ages three through eight: Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. Moving up into levels builds further into infusing elements that will prepare them for the traditional ballet class format.

BALLET LEVEL I, II, III ages eight and older: The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry. Student musicality and quality of movement is developed to produce artistic distinction and expression between supple, graceful, strong, and bounding movement.

PRE-POINTE/POINTE: Level II+.

MODERN: ages ten and older.

ADULT and TEEN:
Ballet for Teens and Athletes
Beginning Adult Ballet

Classes held at:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Ave, Edina, MN 55424

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

Fall Session began on Monday, October 7 and runs for ten weeks, until December 15.

Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them.

Beginning classes are $160 for the ten-week session. Make up classes may be made up during Fall Session only.
We also have monthly class passes that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes.
You may drop-in: come to class and pay $18 each time you attend.

Registration is open for you NOW at http://www.cassandraschool.com!
Please visit our website often to check “Today's Classes” for any notifications or cancellations that may occur for your class.

Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, within the Hook & Ladder complex.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave S, in the Great Bear Center.

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

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

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Wendy Anderson, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

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

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

Photo: Jeffrey Stene.

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

Come dance with us!

Tuesdays
6:30-7:30pm: Open Level Intensive Technique
7:30-8:30pm: Intermediate/Advanced Choreography

Wednesdays
6:30-7:30pm: Flamenco Fun
7:30-8:30pm: *NEW* Recorded Repertoire

Saturdays
9:30-10:10am: PALOMITAS - children ages five to seven
10:15-11:00am: PALOMAS - children ages seven to twelve
11:00-12:00pm: Beginning Flamenco
12:00-1:00pm: Open Level Intensive Technique
1:00-2:00pm: Intermediate/Advanced Choreography
2:00pm-3:00pm: Physically Integrated Flamenco

To find prices and register, please go online to https://zorongo.org/school/#class_schedule

Zorongo Studio | 3715 Minnehaha Ave S, Ste C, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
G. Michael Bargas- gmbargas@zorongo.org, (612) 234-1653

The Open Space is offering Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) with Lindsay Forsythe on Monday and Thursday mornings:

This is an hour-long authentic movement meditation, with a structure in three parts: the first 20 minutes is sitting/stillness, the second 20 minutes is personal awareness practice/authentic movement, and the third 20 minutes is open space/group authentic movement. Please bring a pillow, blanket, or bolster for your personal sitting comfort if you have one, otherwise one will be provided. Please visit The Open Space on Facebook to read a more detailed description of the practice, or visit www.citwincities.com/theopenspace.

Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:15am

$5-10 suggested donation.

Everyone welcome!

The Open Space | Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Anyone can do it!

Don’t You Feel It Too? is the simple and beautiful act of dancing your inner life in public. It is a form of movement meditation that transforms the self while taking action in the world. Participants feel stress relief, resilience, compassion, connection, and belonging.

Thursday, October 24
The session is 90 minutes long: 5:30-7:00PM.
Moon Palace Books | 3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Tuesday, October 29
TBD

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.
BRING: your favorite pocket music and earbuds. We’ll have extra earbuds if you forget. Wear good shoes for moving on pavement and dress for weather.

Contact:
Michael Thurston- dontyoufeelittoo@gmail.com

Blake Nellis is teaching Contact Improvisation for all levels of movers at The Open Space.

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

$10-20, sliding scale.

From the CITC (Contact Improvisation Twin Cities) guidelines:

What is Contact Improvisation?
There is much to say, because the form is continually evolving. But in short, CI is a social movement practice involving the exploration and research of one’s body in relationship to the floor, space, and others through movement awareness, touch, and sharing weight. Techniques include rolling point of contact, sliding, giving and receiving weight with a shared center of gravity, following momentum, and listening with body and senses. The form welcomes people of all abilities, races, genders, and places of origin.

The Open Space | Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Blake Nellis- movingdance@gmail.com

We're still getting used to our new start time—Friday Morning Jazz is now 10:00-11:30am! Sleep in a little this Friday and then #GETYOURASSTOCLASS!

This week, Erinn Liebhard will be leading you through a groovy and full-bodied warm-up, rhythmically complex across the floors and a unique combo that highlights the movement in the music. Erinn and co-teacher Karla Grotting are excited to continue this class with Zenon during their Fall Session, which will run every Friday from now through December 20.

Consider packing your lunch and ballet shoes to stick around for Intermediate Ballet with Penny Freeh. Her class is in Zenon 4B from 12:00-1:30pm.

See you Friday!

Zenon Dance School Studio 4A | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Start your Sunday with healing and rejuvenation. Participate in the GYROKINESIS® Method with certified Apprentice Livia Young.

The class will follow the 60 Minute Class format. We will mobilize the spine, stimulate the nervous system, create space in the joints, and much more!

Sliding fee scale.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Livia Young- livia2rose@gmail.com, (415) 660-0585

Company Class with SPARK is a creative safety zone for professional performers to hone acting, dancing, and ensemble skills in a weekly workshop. Class begins with a dance warm-up, followed by either a dance phrase, short choreography assignment, or ensemble experiments. Class concludes with theater games, exercises, and/or exploration.

Mondays
10:00 am-11:30 am
$10/class.

Following Company Class with SPARK, class participants have the option to participate in explorations led by Artistic Directors Corey and Betsy Mills during SPARK Lab from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

Take advantage of the free parking and come play with us in CREO's beautiful, sprung-floor studio!

Photo: Erik Saulitis.

CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory | 15102 Minnetonka Industrial Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Contact:
Betsy Mills- info@sparktheater.com, (612) 759-0125

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

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

October 28: Warm-up and Open Jam

6:30-9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.

$10-20 suggested.

All are welcome!

The Open Space | Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Rhythmically Speaking is partnering with Ballet Co.Laboratory to offer an open teen/adult jazz class, running Mondays from 7:00-8:30pm through December 16!

This drop-in class is inspired by three ideas at the heart of jazz and other American social dance-inspired forms: groove, interaction, and improvisation.

RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard's classes always include a thorough warm-up, innovative across-the-floor sequences and groovy combinations that inspire dancers to connect with themselves, one another, the music, and the moment. All are welcome at this open teen/adult class that skews toward intermediate/advanced in level. For more information on pricing, registration, and the class itself, visit: https://www.balletcolaboratory.org/teen-and-adult-dropin-program.

See you in class!

Ballet Co.Laboratory | 276 E Lafayette Frontage Rd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:

The GYROKINESIS® Method is a flowing training modality performed standing, seated, and on hands and knees.

Developed by Romanian international ballet dancer Juliu Horvath in the 70s, this training modality has evolved through kundalini, yoga, and dance into exercises built on spirals, undulations, and circular movements repeated in rhythmic sequences. This work builds connection between the legs and torso with a focus on movement originating in the lower abdominals. The GYROKINESIS® Method is excellent cross-training for dancers, great for a warm up before additional dancing, or as a training/exercise modality on its own.

These classes will break down some of the basic elements of Level 1 exercises: pumping breath, understanding the seed center, and coordination in the choreography.

Tuesdays at Zenon Dance School
7:00-8:15pm
with Non Edwards
$15 drop-in.

GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and is used with their permission.

Zenon Dance School in The Cowles Center | Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

Held on the first Friday of every month, this event is open to all ages and levels of ability.

We begin with a half-hour warm-up, and then improvise together based on movement ideas offered by individuals in the group. As we dance, we enjoy practicing remaining present in the moment, responding to other dancers, finding new ways of moving, and discovering form as it emerges. Come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both!

Live accompaniment provided by musician/percussionist Bruce Wintervold.

Friday, November 1, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5-$15.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

OTHER DANCE NEWS

9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003 by Laurie Van Wieren. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. This dance showcase and discussion is moderated by Van Wieren and follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned, new choreographers, and visiting artists can present their work and discuss it with an informed, interested audience. Since inception, over 500 choreographers and 1500+ dancers have performed at the Dance/Lab reaching more than 6,000 audience members. 9x22 Dance/Lab has become a meeting place for artists and audience.

Come and celebrate 9x22 Dance/Lab!
9x22 Dance/Lab: October 23, 2019 - Judith Howard, 2Fik, Carleton College Dance Lab
9x22 Dance/Lab: November 27, 2019 - Nate Kay, Snem DeSellier, Colleen Oster
9x22 FAREWELL PARTY! January 22, 2019

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com