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    DanceMN UPDATE

    1. SPRING FUND DRIVE UPDATE

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    2. BODYCARTOGRAPHY’S CLOSER - JULY 29-AUGUST 9

    3. ANDA FLAMENCO COMPANY SHOW AT CONGA LATIN BISTRO - JULY 30

    4. RAY TERRILL DANCE GROUP PRESENTS FLOW AT 2015 MINNESOTA FRINGE - JULY 30-AUGUST 9

    5. SEVEN DANCE: SEVEN STORIES AT THE MN FRINGE - JULY 31-AUGUST 8

    6. VOX MEDUSA PRESENTS CASTING SHADOWS AT THE MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - JULY 31-AUGUST 8

    7. M-SHE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS L'HEURE DE MINUIT- AUGUST 1-7

    8. I HATE MYSELF. WILL YOU PLEASE LOVE ME? AT THE SOUTHERN - AUGUST 8-16

    9. ZENON DANCE ZONE CONCERT - AUGUST 14-16

    10. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2015 AT BEDLAM LOWERTOWN - AUGUST 20-22

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

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    12. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    13. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE - SEPTEMBER 11-12

    14. TU DANCE 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS

    15. ANATOMY IN 3 DIMENSIONS

    16. MASTERS IN DANCE: IMPROVISATION WITH MAX LEVY

    17. MASTERS IN DANCE SERIES: MIME AND JUGGLING WITH PETER DAVISON

    18. BONNIE MATHIS ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL MASTER CLASS AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

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

    ONGOING CLASSES

    20. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TEACHING MODERN DANCE CLASSES

    21. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON

    22. ANDA FLAMENCO CLASSES

    23. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    24. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S SUMMER OPEN CLASSES THROUGH AUGUST 30

    25. PREM GOVINDASWAMY TEACHES YOUTH MODERN DANCE CLASS

    26. BEGINNING TEEN AND ADULT BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    27. OPEN ADULT BALLET AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    28. FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    29. ST. PAUL JAZZ COMPOSER SEEKING CHOREOGRAPHER FOR COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

    30. STEP ‘N STRETCH NOW HIRING AT ALL LOCATIONS

    31. CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER AUDITIONS - NEW DANCE COMPANY FORMING

    32. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    33. PRESCHOOL DANCE TEACHERS NEEDED FOR 2015-2016

    34. AUDITION FOR MEN AND WOMEN

    35. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM/TWIN CITIES BALLET APPRENTICE

    36. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    37. CHOREOGRAPHERS' EVENING 2015 AUDITIONS

    38. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - ZENON DANCE ZONE FALL 2015

    39. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE - FALL SESSION - TWO DATES

    40. JENNIFER ILSE NEEDS TWO DANCERS FOR TWO WEEKS AT EARTHDANCE

    41. THE COWLES CENTER IS HIRING TEACHING ARTISTS

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    42. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2016 RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE: DEADLINE MIDNIGHT SATURDAY AUGUST 1

    43. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS' GRANT OPPORTUNITY

    44. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    45. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    46. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    47. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    48. 2015 MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL PROFESSIONAL VIDEO DOCUMENTATION SPECIAL OFFER

    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    49. DanceMN WELCOMES REVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND PODCASTS

    DanceMN UPDATE

    1. SPRING FUND DRIVE UPDATE

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to the sustainability of the Dance Community News during our Spring Fund Drive. Because of the generosity of 61 community members, we were able to raise $2300, enabling DanceMN to cover our operating expenses and pay the editors for the next 5 months. Your support allows the Dance Community News to remain a free service available to the public.

    We are also in the process of prioritizing a list of updates that will increase the functionality of DanceMN’s website and newsletter, and have been able to earmark $1000 toward that goal. These improvements will help us to stretch your dollars even further.

    If you missed the chance to give, you can still do so at www.dancemn.org; any contribution you make will help us improve and sustain the Dance Community News. We'll look forward to your support again in the fall for Give to the Max day and our Fall Funding Drive.

    Thanks for contributing to this valuable community resource.

    The DanceMN Board

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    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    2. BODYCARTOGRAPHY’S CLOSER - JULY 29-AUGUST 9

    We want to be with you. We want to dance for you. Its that simple. Come tomorrow. Come back again the next day. You will get a different performance every time. closer lays bare the power of physicality and presence through a series of FREE one-on-one dance performances, for one dancer and one audience, in public spaces across the Twin Cities all summer. Five more opportunities to catch it. Don't wait as space is extremely limited.

    closer multiplies into an expansive performance experience and dance party with DJ Wzz Wnshp at the Red Eye Theater August 13-16.

    Featuring Anna Marie Shogren, Justin Jones, Dolo McComb, Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, Katie Burgess, Emma Barber, Kimberly Lesik, Kendra Dennard, Elayna Waxse, Willa Bartolomay, and Katelyn Skelley.

    Everyone who comes to part 1 gets a $5 discount to part 2.

    Schedule and tickets: http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/closer/

    Contact: Katelyn Skelley, katelynskelley@gmail.com

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    3. ANDA FLAMENCO COMPANY SHOW AT CONGA LATIN BISTRO - JULY 30

    Thursday, July 30. Come enjoy a full Flamenco experience with live music, dancing, and singing at Conga Latin Bistro. 501 Hennepin Ave. E., Minneapolis, MN. Full bar and menu. No cover charge for the Flamenco shows at 7 and 8 pm on the last Thursday of every month. Call ahead to reserve tables.

    Contact: Elaine Weinkam, edubyou@yahoo.com

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    4. RAY TERRILL DANCE GROUP PRESENTS FLOW AT 2015 MINNESOTA FRINGE - JULY 30-AUGUST 9

    The secret of happiness? Drawing inspiration from both live percussion and recorded music, Flow is a suite of dances exploring abundant movement that embodies compassion, the bliss of wisdom and the flow of soul.

    WHAT:

    Contemporary Dance Showcase, Works choreographed by Ray Terrill

    WHO:

    Dancers: MEGAN GIBBINS, PAULETTE MATTSON, SALLY MURPHY, CHRISTINA PLICHTA AND RAY TERRILL

    Percussionists: DAN ENGEBRETSON, ALAN FARNHAM AND LINDA GREMILLION.

    WHEN:

    Thursday, July 30, 8:30 p.m.

    Saturday, August 1, 7:00 p.m.

    Sunday, August 2, 10:00 p.m.

    Saturday, August 8, 10:00 p.m.

    Sunday, August 9, 4:00 p.m.

    WHERE:

    University of Minnesota, Rarig Center Proscenium, 330 21st Avenue South, Main Floor, Minneapolis, MN

    INFORMATION:

    http://www.fringefestival.org/show/?id=20150335

    http://www.rayterrilldancegroup.com

    Contact: Raymond Terrill, raymond.d.terrill@msn.com,
    612-275-5602

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    5. SEVEN DANCE: SEVEN STORIES AT THE MN FRINGE - JULY 31-AUGUST 8

    SEVEN DANCE is excited to present our first show in the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival!

    Join seven artists in sharing our journeys to understand the human experience that connects us all. We feature contemporary/modern-based movement inspired by the way we perceive the world.

    Friday, July 31 - 8:30pm

    Sunday, August 2 - 1:00pm

    Tuesday, August 4 - 10:00pm

    Friday, August 7 - 7:00pm

    Saturday, August 8 - 1:00pm

    Nimbus Theatre

    1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis

    Tickets $14 ($5 for children 12 and under) + $4 fringe button

    http://www.fringefestival.org/show/?id=20150255

    Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/133070737

    SEVEN DANCE emerging dance company that is equally run by all seven members. Our innovative ideas are compiled into a short series that introduces us. We embody a special sense of family and community while maintaining our individuality. As college friends who faced graduation we found our path together through creating SEVEN DANCE. Throughout our first post-graduate year we have relied on each other for support during times of transition. We bring truthful artistry through athleticism and visceral movements.

    http://www.facebook.com/sevendancemn

    Contact: Rebecca Stewart, sevendancemn@gmail.com

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    6. VOX MEDUSA PRESENTS CASTING SHADOWS AT THE MN FRINGE FESTIVAL - JULY 31-AUGUST 8

    Last summer's MN Fringe Audience Choice 2014 is at it again. Vox Medusa's recent work, Casting Shadows, will be presented at Intermedia Arts as a part of this summer's MN Fringe Festival 2015. Casting Shadows is a dreamlike foray into the conflicting incarnations of the first woman, Lilith, using contemporary dance, electronic music, Bulgarian vocals and haunting video.

    Vox Medusa is inspired by women's mythology and history, finding these themes to be a timeless resource and inspiration to explore the profound and transformative moments and the human condition through a modern lens. As a collaborative team they are continually inspired by mythology and history. These ancient tales contain pearls of strength and perseverance.

    The pieces presented in Casting Shadows were inspired by the haunting incarnations of Lilith. For 4,000 years Lilith has ignited the imaginations of painters, writers, sculptors, and poets. From fertility goddess, to serpent, to first woman, to shadow...whatever her transformation she represents the first steps toward equality. Lilith has been etched in time through literature and art, as well as tattooed on the soul of every feminine warrior in the march toward balance.

    Intermedia Arts: 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Friday, July 31 @ 8:30 PM

    Sunday, August 2 @ 2:30 PM

    Monday, August 3 @ 10:00 PM

    Thursday, August 6 @ 5:30 PM

    Saturday, August 8 @ 7:00 PM

    Tickets: http://www.fringefestival.org/show/?id=20150018

    Contact: Kristin Freya, freya69@me.com

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    7. M-SHE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS L'HEURE DE MINUIT- AUGUST 1-7

    L'Heure de Minuit: A Victorian Carnival By M-SHE Productions

    Welcome to the most magical show on earth!
    M-SHE Productions presents an interactive dance carnival that showcases tap, jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance to illustrate what happens when the carnies are out of the box cars and the Victorians are no longer hiding behind their fans.

    M-SHE Productions has performed for: The Phipps Center for the Arts, Ballet Minnesota, Minnesota Opera, and corporate events throughout the Twin Cities. Along with her husband Parker and his company Rowby Productions, Maggie created two original theatrical performances, L'Heure de Minuit and its sequel, L'Heure de Minuit, La Malediction. The goal with M-SHE Productions Dance Company is to have a community full of dancers who push one another to let go of the boundaries and to flow into nothingness until there is something. The company is all about serious, powerful, and ambitious dancers who have the desire to share their passion for movement and the arts with the people.

    Five performances only at The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

    Saturday, August 1, 1:00 pm

    Sunday, August 2,
    2:30 pm

    Friday, August 7, 4:00 pm

    Saturday, August 8, 2:30 pm

    Sunday August 9, 4:00 pm

    Tickets are $14 and are available at the door or online at http://www.fringefestival.org/show/?id=20150179

    This show is appropriate for ages 7 and up. Discounts and multi-show passes are available.

    Contact: Maggie Hoadley-Edwards Culp, msheproductions@yahoo.com

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    8. I HATE MYSELF. WILL YOU PLEASE LOVE ME? AT THE SOUTHERN - AUGUST 8-16

    ARENA DANCES and The Southern Theater’s ARTshare program proudly present I hate myself. Will you please love me? This ironically dark comedy and cautionary tale of The Carpenters explores insecurities through the dancers’ sly irreverence combined with mellow grace, set to the songbook of The Carpenters’ easy pop. Kitschy and beautiful, Janczewski’s work has a fresh attention to theatricality and virtuosity, and an electrifying range of motion and emotion with music by The Carpenters, American Music Club, Johnette Napolitano & Marc Moreland and Fourtet.

    Dancers: Kimmie Allen, Sarah Buamert, Elise Erickson, Dustin Haug, Lucas Melsha, and Timmy Wagner.

    Costumes by Sonia Berlovitz and Lighting Design by Heidi Eckwall.

    August 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 - 7:30 PM

    August 9 and 16 - 2:00 PM

    $27 TICKETS (all fees included)

    https://southern.ticketworks.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=21

    Contact: Mathew Janczewski, arenadances@gmail.com

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    9. ZENON DANCE ZONE CONCERT - AUGUST 14-16

    Zenon Dance School presents the Zenon Dance Zone Spring Concert August 14-16. Zenon Dance Zone is a scholarship program within Zenon Dance School. Students are selected by audition, placed in one of two levels, and receive subsidized tuition for classes. Students in the performance level work with local choreographers to create a piece performed in this concert.

    When: August 14 and 15 at 8pm, August 16 at 7pm

    Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 4th floor, Studio 4A

    Cost: $10/Adult, $5/Children 12 and under

    Zone Guest Choreographers: Berit Ahlgren, Dustin Haug, Kaleena Miller. The show also features work by Tracy Vacura and Deborah Thayer's Composition Class. Tickets go on sale a half hour before the performance.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    10. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2015 AT BEDLAM LOWERTOWN - AUGUST 20-22

    The annual Rhythmically Speaking show is now is year seven! This year's show explores how rhythmic dance styles co-mingle, preserving, propagating and pushing forward their abilities to connect people through the pulse of shared experiences. Running August 20-22 at Bedlam Lowertown, a collection of rhythm-lovers will offer seven different takes on these ideas, bound together by their passion for embodying rhythm and music.

    Rhythmically Speaking 2015 features forward-thinking local choreographers/groups Rush Benson and Brian Evans, Jennifer Glaws, Sarah Jabar, Keane Sense of Rhythm, and RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard. The show will also spotlight a work by revered jazz choreographer Clarence Teeters (reconstructed by Karla Grotting) and visitors Emily Oleson from West Virginia and Kwame Opare from Washington, D.C.

    Info and Tickets: http://www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org/2015-show/

    Contact: Erinn Liebhard, info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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

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

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

    St. Paul Student Center Theater

    University of Minnesota

    2017 Buford Ave.

    St. Paul MN 55108

    Tickets
    – All Reserved Seating

    Advanced Purchase (online) – $25

    At the door (Credit Card only) – $35

    http://donquixoteMSP.brownpapertickets.com

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

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

    ABOUT THE WORK

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

    Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    12.. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

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

    Part 2 of a 120 hour training in Minneapolis, Minnesota in December 2015

    NEW Berlin training beginning November 9, 2015

    Modules may be taken individually or together.

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

    Module 2: Embodied Creative Process December 7-11 and 14-18, 10-5pm

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

    Cost $750 per module. Space is limited.

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

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    13. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE - SEPTEMBER 11-12

    Join us September 11-12, 2015

    This two-day conference features national, regional and local experts who will share the latest in dance medicine topics through lectures and breakout sessions.

    Our Friday session is designed for medical professionals including physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, etc.

    Our Saturday session is designed for dancers, dance educators and dance parents. Medical professionals may also attend this day for more movement sessions and hands on learning.

    See website for tentative schedules for both days.

    How To Register: Register early and get a discount off your registration fees. Discounts may also be available for large groups for the dancer conference. All registrations will be processed through Eventbrite.

    Location:

    Ames Center

    12600 Nicollet Ave

    Burnsville, MN 55337

    www.mndancemed.org

    Contact: Megin John, Megin@mndancemed.org

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    14. TU DANCE 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS

    The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive at TU Dance Center is coming up fast, and we do still have a few spots open. New this summer-Studio 2 will be open upstairs! For more information, and to pre-register, please visit www.tudance.org/summer.

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

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

    Options for level placement include attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), or submitting a video. Videos should contain a ballet center combination and a modern phrase. Send videos, with resume and headshot, to education@tudance.org or mail to:

    TU Dance Center

    P.O. BOX 40405

    Saint Paul, MN 55104

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

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

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    15. ANATOMY IN 3 DIMENSIONS

    Anatomy in 3D with Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

    Saturday, August 29, 2015 to Sunday, August 30, 2015

    Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, conference room

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

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

    Class: $499 early bird/ $549 regular

    Additional: $75 Trail Guide to the Body, 4th Edition

    Register: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

    Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler, cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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    16. MASTERS IN DANCE: IMPROVISATION WITH MAX LEVY

    Max will be leading a workshop on contact improvisation, bringing his knowledge and experience gained from his professional career with Staatstheater Nürnberg and other renowned companies.

    August 1

    Dance Series Class 1

    Ages 9-14 OR Levels 3 and 4

    10:00am-12:00pm

    Dance Series Class 2

    Ages 15+ OR Level 5, 6 and adult students

    12:30pm-2:30pm

    http://www.spballet.org/school/summer-classes-2015-2/masters-in-dance-series/

    Max Levy was born in Japan, where he began his ballet training. He moved to Colorado in 2001, training at the Boulder Ballet School under the direction of Peter Davison, Ana Claire, and Rob Kuykendall before he completed his studies in 2008 at the Trainee Program with San Francisco Ballet under Lola de Avila, Jorge Esquivel, Parrish Maynard, and Jean-Yves Esquerre. In 2007 and 2008, he took part in Forsythe Improvisation Workshops taught by Amy Raymond and Natalie Thomas. In the same year, he was engaged with American Repertory Ballet before joining North Carolina Dance Theater in 2009. Since 2011 he has been dancing with the State Ballet of Nuremberg. He has danced works by Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Crystal Pite, Nacho Duato, Jon Neumeier, Goyo Montero, Jiri Bubeniceck, and Twayla Tharp.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spbcballet.org

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    17. MASTERS IN DANCE SERIES: MIME AND JUGGLING WITH PETER DAVISON

    Peter will be leading a workshop on Juggling and Mime.

    August 22

    Dance Series Class 1

    Ages 9-14 OR Levels 3 and 4

    10:00am-12:00pm

    Dance Series Class 2

    Ages 15+ OR Level 5, 6 and adult students

    12:30pm-2:30pm

    http://www.spballet.org/school/summer-classes-2015-2/masters-in-dance-series/

    Since 2004, Peter has been Co-Artistic Director of Boulder Ballet, a professional company based in Boulder, Colorado. He has choreographed numerous works for Boulder Ballet and several other dance companies. Excerpts from his ballet with objects Cirque D’Amour were performed at the 2009 Ballet Builders Showcase at the Dicapo Opera Theater in New York City.

    Peter began his training in ballet with Larry Boyette, Ana Claire, Barbara Demaree, Finis Jhung and Donald Mahler; modern dance with Danelle Helander, and tap with Susan Hadley and Lynn Dally, among others. In 1982 Peter became a founding member of the juggling/movement company Airjazz, with whom he toured for ten years, appearing at venues such as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and on national TV programs in seven countries, including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

    Contact: Brittany
    Adams,
    company@spcballet.org

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    18. BONNIE MATHIS ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL MASTER CLASS AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

    Ballet Royale of Minnesota is excited to announce an Advanced/Professional Master Class with Bonnie Mathis, a former Principal dancer of American Ballet Theater and Netherlands Dance Theater. She is also the former Artistic Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota.

    Classical ballet class on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from Noon-2:00pm (check in is at 11:30am), followed by a Meet and Greet.

    Cost:

    $35 Advanced/Professional Dancer.
    Cash or check only.

    $20 for Ballet Royale Students (Performance Track or higher)

    $10 Class observation only

    Payment is due at the time of registration.
    Make checks payable to: Ballet Royale of Minnesota. Send or deliver payment to address below.

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

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

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

    952 452-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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

    Ballet Royale’s popular two week Intensive Workshop with classical ballet and jazz dance technique, classical variations and Nutcracker choreography

    Audition by DVD or by appointment.

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

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

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

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

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

    COST: $450

    WHERE: Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. Free parking. For more information visit:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    or call 952-898-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    20. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES, TEACHING MODERN DANCE CLASSES

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

    11:00am - 12:30pm

    The Cowles Center, Studio 5B

    528 Hennepin Ave,

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Every Saturday, at the same time, in the same place!

    $15 drop-ins.

    Contact: Mathew Janczewski, arenadances@gmail.com

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    21. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON

    Please join Erin Thompson for 2-hour advanced modern technique classes at Zenon Dance School, Thursdays, 9:30 am-11:30 am. With live accompaniment by the hearty Toby and the raucous Eric.

    Erin will also be subbing for Penny Freeh on Tuesday mornings at Zenon on August 4 and 11 from 9:30-11:00.

    Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    22. ANDA FLAMENCO CLASSES

    Regularly scheduled classes will resume in early September, as we are in production now. Adult and children Flamenco classes of all abilities taught by professionally trained Kristina de Sacramento, Director of Anda Flamenco School and Company.

    Website: http://www.andaflamenco.com, phone: (612) 331-3360.

    Contact: Elaine Weinkam, edubyou@yahoo.com

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    23. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

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

    For current class listings, please visit www.tudance.org/openschedule. Schedule is subject to change. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Open Classes during the month of August. Stay tuned for our fall schedule!

    Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

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

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    24. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S SUMMER OPEN CLASSES THROUGH AUGUST 30

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

    ADULT ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

    Monday:

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

    9:30-11:00am, NEW! Gaga with Berit Ahlgren

    Tuesday:

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

    Wednesday:

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

    Thursday:

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

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

    Friday:

    9:30-11am, NEW! Tai Chi/Qigong Movement Meditation with Jane Shockley

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

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

    Saturday:

    10-11:30am, Intermediate 2 Modern with Timmy Wagner

    11:30-1:00pm, NEW! Improvisation with Blake Nellis

    2:0-3:30pm, Intermediate Jazz with Rush Benson

    ADULT BEGINNING CLASSES

    Monday:

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

    Tuesday:

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

    Wednesday:

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

    Thursday:

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

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

    Saturday:

    9-10am, Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9-10am, Fundamental Modern with Roxanne Wallace

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

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

    1:00-2:00pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Rush Benson

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    25. PREM GOVINDASWAMY TEACHES YOUTH MODERN DANCE CLASS

    Prem Govindaswamy will be teaching a modern dance class for youth ages from grades 6-12. Concepts will include releasing to fly, grounding, fluidity, understanding anatomy and alignment, and athletic and expressive movement.

    Saturdays October 24-November 7

    9:30-10:30 am

    Central Senior High School

    Register at commed.spps.org

    651-487-7383

    Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, govi0006@umn.edu

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    26. BEGINNING TEEN AND ADULT BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    http://www.spballet.org/school/summer-classes-2015-2/teen-and-adult-summer-classes/

    At Saint Paul Ballet we are committed to providing dance education for all ages: 3-100! It is never too early or too late to start ballet. Drop in on one of our fundamentals or beginners classes. We can’t wait to see you in our studios. Call our office at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

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    27. OPEN ADULT BALLET AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    http://www.spballet.org/school/summer-classes-2015-2/teen-and-adult-summer-classes/

    For dancers with three years or more experience who want to move and improve their technique. These classes are on a drop-in basis. Call our office at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, company@spcballet.org

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    28. FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    Young Dancers and Children’s Full Term Programs (September 8, 2015-May 27, 2016)

    http://www.spcballet.org/school/childrens/

    Teachers provide a nurturing environment where each child can develop according to his/her potential. Terminology and basic steps are introduced. Students must meet the appropriate age requirement by September 1 of the current school year.

    Pre-Professional Full Term Program (September 8, 2015-May 27, 2016) http://www.spcballet.org/school/preprof/

    The curriculum provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method. All classes are accompanied by accomplished pianists. Advancement is determined by the students’ progress in developing technical skills, strength, and artistry. Parental support is encouraged. Call our office at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org for more information

    Contact: Brittany
    Adams,
    company@spcballet.org

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    29. ST. PAUL JAZZ COMPOSER SEEKING CHOREOGRAPHER FOR COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

    I am a jazz composer who received a Jerome Foundation JFund grant last fall to write music for an original production involving local street dancers who are teenagers and young adults. I am hoping to hire a choreographer to collaborate with who is interested in working with these dancers.
    Please contact Kari Musil at 651-925-9516, or
    musil_kari@yahoo.com.

    Contact: Kari Musil, musil_kari@yahoo.com

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    30. STEP ‘N STRETCH NOW HIRING AT ALL LOCATIONS

    We are looking for responsible, mature, experienced and knowledgeable individuals to join our team. Please download our application from our website and email to info@stepnstretch.com or bring into one of our locations.

    Advanced dancers and/or instructors with ballet and pointe experience are highly encouraged to apply. Retail experience is preferred.

    SHIFTS NOW AVAILABLE

    Weekdays: Open/11:00-5:00/6:00

    Weekdays: 2:00/4:00-Close

    Weekends: Open to Close (limited availability)

    Burnsville and Minnetonka Store Hours:

    Monday-Friday 10am-8pm

    Saturday 10am-6pm

    Sunday 12pm-5pm

    Woodbury and Blaine Store Hours

    Monday-Friday 11am-7pm

    Saturday 10am-6pm

    Sunday 12pm-5pm

    Contact: Tawny Hyster, tawny@stepnstretch.com

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    31. CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER AUDITIONS - NEW DANCE COMPANY FORMING

    Choreographer and dancer auditions for a new dance company, Collectivus Dance.
    Collectivus Dance is designed for the advanced 18+ dancer that desires to keep creating, performing and dancing into adulthood.
    Dance doesn't stop just because you graduated high school! Rehearse one hour per week, per dance and perform in a company performance at the end of the fall session.

    Choreographer Auditions for the new dance company will be held August 15 at 2433 Grand St. NE, Minneapolis. Please email the Executive Director at collectivusdance@gmail.com to schedule your appointment time. Prepare 6-8 counts of choreography and bring your music.

    Dancer Auditions will be held August 29 at 2433 Grand St. NE, Minneapolis beginning at 9 am.
    Choreographers present their dances and dancers audition for pieces that fit their schedule. RSVP for Dancer Registration Day & Auditions on our Facebook page.

    Come join an encouraging and fun dance company where you can continue to advance your skills! Please see http://www.collectivusdance.com for more information.

    Contact: Julie Hoffman, collectivusdance@gmail.com

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    32. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

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

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

    There will be no Future Interstates in August or October.

    Please send a short paragraph about the work you would like to share, a paragraph bio, and video links for related works, if available.

    Email materials to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org with “Future Interstates” in the subject line.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org

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    33. PRESCHOOL DANCE TEACHERS NEEDED FOR 2015-2016

    Mayer Arts is looking for dance teachers for the 2015-2016 school year who can teach preschool ballet and tap. We are a recreational program in the Twin Cities focused on teaching children proper technique through creativity. Days especially needed are Mondays (11:45am-1pm), Tuesdays (9:30-11am), Thursdays (9:30-11:30am) and Fridays (10:30am-12pm) For exact locations and qualifications visit http://mayerarts.com/employment/ Come join our fun and creative team!

    Contact: Gina Mayer, gina@mayerarts.com

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    34. AUDITION FOR MEN AND WOMEN

    Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is holding an audition for men and women for its 5th Season that includes:

    AMP’s main show at The Lab Theater March 11-13, 2016

    Guest Choreographer Penelope Freeh

    Tour Performance with Live Musicians to the Chicago Area

    Outreach Residency in the Fall TBD

    Some rehearsals to start August 22 with full rehearsals beginning in September.

    Candidates should have strong modern and ballet backgrounds; training in other dance forms also a plus. Dance degree preferred. RSVP strongly preferred by August 13 to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com.

    Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is a professional modern dance company striving to create accessible, entertaining, and meaningful dance work throughout the Twin Cities Area.

    AUDITION DETAILS:

    Saturday, August 15, 2014

    3:00-6:00pm

    Studio 5B in the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

    528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN

    Bring a headshot, resume, and availability to the audition.

    For more information on AMP, visit www.alternativemotionproject.org.

    Co-Founders: Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees

    Alternative Motion Project

    Move BIG.

    Contact: Joanna Lees or Kristin Howe, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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    35. CHOREOGRAPHERS' EVENING 2015 AUDITIONS

    The Walker Art Center and Guest Curator Justin Jones are seeking choreographers to be presented as part of the 43rd Annual Choreographers’ Evening. All forms of dance are welcome!

    WHERE:

    The Walker’s McGuire Theater, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Mpls 55403

    WHEN:

    Wednesday, August 5 from 6 pm – 10 pm

    Friday, August 7 from 2 pm – 6 pm

    Saturday, August 8 from 12 pm – 4 pm.

    Choreographers' Evening will take place Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.

    To schedule an audition, please email performingarts@walkerart.org or call the Walker at 612.375.7550.

    - Auditions are in 10 minute intervals

    - Pieces may not exceed 7 minutes

    - DVD submissions are accepted, although live performance is preferred

    Additional questions may be directed to Anat Shinar at anat.shinar@walkerart.org.

    Contact: Anat Shinar, anat.shinar@walkerart.org

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    36. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - ZENON DANCE ZONE FALL 2015

    Zenon Dance Zone is looking for choreographers to create work for the Fall 2015 session. Choreographers from all dance disciplines are encouraged to apply! This is a great opportunity for emerging and established choreographers to have space and time to create, experiment, and play in a supportive environment.

    Choreographers work with students in the Dance Zone Performance level to either create a new dance or refine an existing piece. These students are passionate and committed dancers from a variety of dance backgrounds who have been selected through auditions. Zenon provides rehearsal space and dancers, and choreographers work with the Zone Coordinator to set a rehearsal schedule. Rehearsals will run from September 8-December 13.

    Zenon Dance Zone will compensate choreographers with 20 free hours of dance class or 20 hours of personal rehearsal space or a split of the two (good for one year from end of commitment). Zenon will produce the choreographer’s work over three evenings as part of the Zenon Dance Zone Concert December 11-13.

    Interested choreographers please send a resume and video link to Molly Johnston, Zenon Dance Zone Coordinator, at molly@zenondance.org. Review of applications will begin on August 3.

    2014/2015 Zone Choreographers included:

    FALL

    Torre Edahl

    Jesse Schmitz-Boyd

    Dolo McComb

    WINTER/SPRING

    Non Edwards

    Blake Nellis

    Anna Marie Shogren

    SUMMER

    Berit Ahlgren

    Dustin Haug

    Kaleena Miller

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    37. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE - FALL SESSION - TWO DATES

    AUDITION 1

    Wednesday, August 10

    Registration: 5:00pm

    Audition Class: 5:30-7:00pm

    Zenon Studio 4A

    AUDITION 2

    Saturday, September 5

    Registration: 10:30 am

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

    Zenon Studio 4A

    Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session. Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels:

    Technique Level: Provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

    Performance Level: Provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

    Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for Fall Session! Technique Level-$735 (only $49 per week for 15 weeks) Performance Level-$660 (only $44 per week for 15 weeks) (Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition).

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

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    38. JENNIFER ILSE NEEDS TWO DANCERS FOR TWO WEEKS AT EARTHDANCE

    I am beginning to develop a new project and have an unusual request for two dancers. The project is about the stage in life when our parents have all passed on, and so I am looking for dancers whose parents have died. I realize this probably eliminates at least 90 percent of dancers in the Twin Cities!

    The initial development will take place at Earthdance in Massachusetts, this October 25 – November 6. Dancers will be paid and provided all transportation, room and board.

    This stage is an opportunity for me to experiment with integrating community and professional performers in the creation process. So at this point, I can happily say I know nothing about what to expect other than that we will be exploring, moving, and creating.

    There are many of you I would love to work with on this project, and I simply don’t know which of you meets this rather specific criteria. Let me know if you are interested in working with me in this first development, or if you are interested in participating in this project in general.

    Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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    39. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM/TWIN CITIES BALLET APPRENTICE

    Ballet Royale Minnesota has openings for motivated advanced male and female students ages 14 and over for its Professional Trainee Division day program.

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

    Admission to the program is by audition and invitation only.

    This weekday afternoon program provides the finest professional training in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, jazz, modern (contemporary) dance, repertoire, pas de deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/injury prevention, advanced variations and multiple performance opportunities.

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

    Please contact us to schedule an audition.

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

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

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    40. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is still accepting video auditions for its August Summer Intensive program (August 10 – 21), for students ages 11+ (have completed a minimum one year pointe for girls).

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

    2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION by video tape:

    Submit the following audition materials with registration form from website:

    - $35 non-refundable audition fee


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

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

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

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

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

    FOR MORE INFORMATION visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

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

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    952-898-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    41. THE COWLES CENTER IS HIRING TEACHING ARTISTS

    The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts is hiring Teaching Artists for the 2015/16 school year. Teaching Artists will be hired as is a project-based contractor for a new residency program to serve all Minneapolis Public School first graders with a 4-day dance residency. The Cowles Center is seeking Teaching Artists that have a flexible work schedule, experience with curriculum development and ability to work as a team and independently.

    All interested applicants must send an email of interest and a resume to Education Director, Jess Fett at jfett@thecowlescenter.org. An application form will follow your email of interest. The Cowles Center will be conducting interviews in early August.

    Contact: Jessi Fett, jfett@thecowlescenter.org

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    42. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2016 RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE: DEADLINE MIDNIGHT SATURDAY AUGUST 1

    Announcing the next Call for Proposals to the 2016 Right Here Showcase, a new bi-annual juried showcase of original performance to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota.

    Four Minnesota-based mid-career performing artists who create original contemporary performance work will be chosen to receive a $1,000.00 commission to create signature works to be performed for the Showcase in Spring 2016.

    The inaugural Right Here Showcase was held for two weekends at the JSB TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The Cowles Center in November 2014. The 2016 Showcase venue and exact dates are TBA.

    The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the Twin Cities tapestry of annual cultural events, and fulfills a need in the artistic community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists, and to introduce new Minnesota audiences to their work.

    The six 2014 Showcase Artists were:

    Bart Buch

    Kym Longhi

    Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

    Rosy Simas

    Deborah Jinza Thayer

    Vanessa Voskuil

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL: Midnight, Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Submission package and artist eligibility requirements, as well as information about the 2014 showcase and more at www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com.

    Artistic Producer: Paul Herwig

    Contact: Paul Herwig, offleash@offleasharea.org

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    43. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS' GRANT OPPORTUNITY

    I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: September 9, 2015. To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application. For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at careertransition.org.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    44. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

    Next meeting is Monday, August 24, 2015 from 3:30-5:30pm. The conference room will be open starting at 2:30 if you want to come early to work!

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

    FREE and everyone is welcome!

    What is Grant Circle?

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

    Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    45. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

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

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

    Contact: Jenny Piper, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    46. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

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

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

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

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

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

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    47. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    Dancers! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays). If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    48. 2015 MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL PROFESSIONAL VIDEO DOCUMENTATION SPECIAL OFFER

    Thanks to those who have so far responded to our 2015 MN Fringe special offer, especially you who have helped spread the word to beyond the dance community; thanks for passing our info to your fellow performers -- word of mouth is very important to us! For you who are seeing this for the first time, here's the deal: For our tenth straight year, my performance-video partner Ariel and I will shoot your show with two matched Sony pro high-def cameras and give you:

    1.)
    A hi-definition Quicktime data transfer from our compact flash recorders to your digital device of choice.

    2.) a standard-definition DVD you can watch immediately on any player or computer, and...

    3.) two archival original high-definition professional grade cassette tapes that offer dependable long-lasting and low-maintenance storage.

    That's two crew, two cameras, a hi-definition file transfer, a DVD of both shots and two archival video-cassettes - all for $145.00 plus tax. We also offer overnight or even same day delivery for out-of-towners on a tight travel schedule. If this sounds good, please contact us to reserve your performance dates at minneappledv@gmail.com or phone us at 612-333-7863.

    Contact: Will Fehlow, minneappledv@gmail.com

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    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    49. DanceMN WELCOMES REVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND PODCASTS

    DanceMN welcomes dance writers, performers and companies to submit links to reviews, articles, and podcasts that they have written or that feature Minnesota dance to be included in the Dance Community News. Follow the submission guidelines at www.dancemn.org/submit.

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