PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Join us for Eclectic Edge Ensemble's (EEE) fifteenth anniversary concert, Rhythm & Flow, July 19-22, 2018 at the Lab Theater.
Rhythm & Flow will showcase EEE repertoire and celebrate the rich history of jazz dance in Minnesota with works by nationally-recognized guest artists Danny Buraczeski, Zoe Sealy, Karla Grotting, and Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner. These artists have been involved in many past performances with EEE, including Lost Voices in Jazz, which received a SAGE Award for Outstanding Performance in 2015.
July 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m.
July 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets at: http://www.thelabtheater.org/rhythmandflow.
$20 in advance.
$25 at the door.
$17 for students with ID.
$15 each for groups of ten or more.
Photo by Bill Cameron.
Please join us for a fashion show, dance performance, and party.
One night only at HAIR+NAILS.
Dance performances by Laurie Van Wieren, Amal Rogers, HIJACK
Fashion by Rachel Blomgren (L.A.) and Island Queen Satan's Flower
DJ Skin Trap
Free. Cash bar by Bryant Lake Bowl/Fulton.
Doors at 7:30pm.
Performances at 8:30pm.
Party til 11:00pm.
8:00 PM (7:00 doors). $6-$15, pay as able.
The first 9x22 SOLO is July 25, 2018.
Presenting the work of Judith Holo Lue Choy.
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.
Twice a year, 9x22 SOLO will present the work of a single choreographer in a 30-minute piece of new, original choreography in any style to help further their work through extended in-depth discussion and a share of the door.
9x22 SOLO offers a single choreographer a rare opportunity to showcase their latest choreography (solo or ensemble) with a singular focus on their work and an in-depth discussion tailored to the needs of the artist. Whether it is a 30-minute piece or three ten-minute pieces, 9x22 SOLO offers the choreographer a transitional step between appearance in a lineup and the obligations of a full-length performance.
GT Artistry Presents:
PIE EQUALS SQUARE
An evening-length movement theater work in three sections.
Choreography by Paula Mann (Time Track Productions)
Sound score by Hans Kruger (Black Market Brass)
A man of science tries to apply logic to the absurd and abstract. Distant memories, ideas and images smash together, surreal scenes and characters push, prod and taunt. We ask: what is irony? Where is sincerity? Who can I believe? Our inventor finds himself in a world where the rules have changed and irreverence abounds.
See it before it tours Edinburgh, Scotland at The Zoo Southside Mainstage!
Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 pm
Tickets $18-22: cash, check, credit card accepted.
The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Entrance and free parking in the back of building—yellow door.
On the cusp of turning 50, and after leading over 25 productions for Off-Leash Area, Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Ilse is creating her first full-length solo performance, a meditation and a challenge for this fraught moment in our time. Traveling a lifeline that brings one person from birth to this present moment in history, Jennifer moves through personal conflicts and desires carrying a perceived gender identity. Right now: The body is human, is alive, is whole.
With live sound performance by Craig Harris and live projected animation by Paul Herwig.
July 27 - 29 at 8:00pm
Tickets available here: https://thetimeis.eventbrite.com.
Join an expedition/performance among the chaotic wilds of Silverwood Park as outstanding dancers survey the land in idiosyncratic solos and exuberant ensemble performance.
A rascally new excursion directed and choreographed by Laurie Van Wieren
With Julia Bither, Charles Campbell, Lauren Coleman, Non Edwards, Megan Mayer, Brenna Mosser, Margaret Ogas, and Alys Ayumi Ogura.
Led by the spirited Silverwood Park naturalist Noelle Roden and the incomparable Silverwood Program Coordinator Alyssa Baguss.
RAIN DATE: July 29, 7:00pm
Silverwood Park – A regional Center for Arts and the Environment
pictured: Alys Ayumi Ogura
photo: Charles Campbell
African Roads, American Streets is a family-friendly, fun-filled show featuring a strong mix of urban and cultural performances unveiling a unique story of multiculturalism and solidarity, based on the creator's childhood journey from Liberia to New York.
A multi-faceted, multi-cultural production depicting African dance, heart thumping drumming, music, spoken word and urban dance!
"There’s lots of kinetic joy and cultural pride in this family-friendly piece" —Star Tribune
2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival
Ritz Theater Main
August 2 at 7:00PM
August 5 at 5:30PM
August 8 at 10:00PM
August 10 at 5:30PM
August 12 at 2:30PM
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Celebrating ten years as an organization this summer, Rhythmically Speaking is proud to be encouraging the ongoing conversation around defining "American vernacular dance" by putting on productions featuring a wide array of perspectives on the topic. On August 3, RS is partnering with the Cowles Center to carry the topic off the stage and into a critical conversation focused on the question "What IS American vernacular dance?" Join us to build community while discussing ideas of danced diasporas, connections to American cultural identity/ies and the potential futures of forms such as tap, jazz and hip hop styles.
Also, #GetYourAsstoClass Friday mornings from 9:30-11:00am at Zenon to enjoy our summer collaboration with Zenon and Friday Morning Jazz, offering up perspectives on jazz dance from the RS 10/2018 show choreographers. This week's instructor is Karla Grotting, who will offer a Minnesota Jazz Dance Company reunion class for us to get our classic Minnesota jazz on!
MEDUSA storms the Fringe, more fiery than ever! This fiercely provocative and visually stunning outdoor production, set amidst the night sky and circle of trees in Logan Park, is back by popular demand. Medusa's full story is scarcely known beyond her vilified ending. Vox Medusa dance company and Infiammati FireCircus join forces to honor the compelling myth of Medusa's transformation from Athena's loving and devoted priestess to demonized gorgon. This year's Fringe production holds the same intoxicating music, virtuosic vocals and dance performances, along with new poignant video environments and even more heart stopping fire battle choreography.
MEDUSA is presented in seven shows at 8:30pm: August 3, 4, 5, and 10, 11, 12.
Find us at the field near the corner of Jefferson and Broadway NE: Logan Park, 680 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Audiences should bring blankets or collapsible chairs for seating. The Minnesota Fringe Festival does not allow late seating.
Zenon invites all dance lovers and dance supporters to a fundraising event at Modist Brewing on Monday, August 20, 2018! This all-ages and dog-friendly evening will feature dance performance, exciting raffle items, and delicious drinks!
This fundraiser will raise funds for Zenon's scholarship programs and assist us in providing high-quality dance instruction to low-income and under-served communities in the Twin Cities.
Tickets are on sale now and are entirely tax-deductible!
All tickets include one drink ticket.
$15 through July 31.
$20 after August 1 and at the door.
Add a $5 donation to your purchase and receive a free ticket to Zenon's Zone Showcase Performance on August 24 or 25.
Purchase tickets online at: http://www.zenondance.org/fundraiser or at Zenon's front desk.
We hope to see you there!
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Learn Together: Creative Movement at the Eden Prairie Library.
July 18, 25 and August 1
Instructor: Eileen Kamp
Learn to slither like snakes, flutter like butterflies, prance like horses and leap over rivers!
Ballet instructors will explore musicality and fundamental ballet movement through creative exercises. Join in the fun of movement!
Sponsor: Friends of the Eden Prairie Library in collaboration with Midwest School of Ballet.
Caregivers invited to attend with some participation at the end. For ages three through six.
Learn Together: Creative Movement at the Linden Hills Library
July 20, July 27 and August 3
Ages three and four: 10:00-10:45am.
Learn to slither like snakes, flutter like butterflies, prance like horses and leap over rivers! Ballet instructors will explore musicality and fundamental ballet movement through creative exercises. Join in the fun of movement!
Ages five and six: 11:00-11:45am.
Learn to reach for the stars, point and flex your feet, march like soldiers, skip with partners, leap over rivers and more! Ballet instructors will explore musicality and fundamental ballet movement through creative exercises. Join in the fun of movement!
Sign up for one week or for all three.
All sessions are FREE!
In collaboration with Midwest School of Ballet.
Instructor: Eileen Kamp
Dance with Ballet Royale this summer!
Ballet Royale's summer intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including Dierdre Chapman (former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) and Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet).
Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop—back by popular demand!
August 6–17. AUDITION REQUIRED. Ages ten and older.
Pointe Preparatory Workshop
August 19–24. Girls ages eleven and older.
Youth Ballet August Jump-Start
Registration is still being accepted for all intensives, join today!
Get a jump start on registering your dancer for classes next year!
Ballet Royale will be holding multiple registration open houses:
August 9 and 16:
11:00am–1:00pm and 5:30–8:00pm
Come tour our beautiful facility, learn about our diverse class offerings from our staff members, and get help registering for 2018-2019 classes. This event is FREE and open to all!
Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2018 TU Dance Summer Intensive.
The Advanced Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshops, and repertory work for students aged seventeen to 24. For level placement, please contact us at email@example.com or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 30–August 18, 2018.
Move BIG with and alongside Alternative Motion Project's company members in a physical, fun and energetic modern dance class! Taught by Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees, this class will start with a centering warm-up, finding a nuanced connection throughout the entire body and growing in size, rigor and specificity through movement vocabulary from AMP's repertory. Explore ways to push the boundaries of the body's movement potential and connect with the rich dance community the Twin Cities has to offer!
10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 18
Friday, July 20
Cost: $15 per class or $25 for BOTH!
Cash, check, and credit card accepted.
For intermediate/advanced dancers.
Socks and knee pads recommended.
Photo Credit: V. Paul Virtucio.
EEE student Master Class
in conjunction with
Rhythm & Flow: Eclectic Edge Ensemble's Fifteenth Anniversary Concert
This class is for intermediate and advanced students ages thirteen and older who are interested in strengthening their jazz dance technique in a fun and challenging environment! Dancers will also have the chance to meet and talk to current company members, learn company repertory, and get a behind the scenes sneak peek of Rhythm & Flow!
When: Saturday, July 21, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: $20—includes master class and a ticket to the 7:30pm show on July 21.
To register or for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Crash Dance Productions for four days of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and repertory. Participants will work alongside teaching artists from the company to learn pieces from Crash’s repertory, culminating in a showing for friends and family at the JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center.
We are pleased to offer advanced and pre-professional four-day intensives, as well as an all ages/levels one-day intensive.
Advanced is recommended for preteen and teen dancers, or any dancer with previous dance training. Dancers will have daily warm up, followed by repertory.
Pre-professional is recommended for teens and adults, or any dancer with a strong contemporary dance background. Dancers will have daily contemporary class (warm up, technique and improvisation), followed by repertory.
Pre-professional dancers interested in taking class only (without participation in the intensive showing) can drop-in on a daily basis. Drop-ins can pre-register online, or pay at the door.
Authentic Movement (AM) promotes deep embodied awareness. In this didactic and experiential course, participants will be introduced to the form of Authentic Movement and will also explore and deepen their own embodied experience of their inner proprioceptive experiences. In addition, alternative structures and the use of other creative modalities will be introduced. This course is appropriate for anyone interested in pursuing dance/movement therapy registration (R-DMT), psychotherapists wanting to integrate more embodied, somatically-based approaches into their clinical practice and others who want to deepen their understanding and experience of Authentic Movement. It is approved by the ADTA for Alternate Route credit.
Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; WoS
For registration or information contact Barbara.
Authentic Movement (AM) nurtures the ability to be deeply present to both one’s own and another’s embodied experiences. Participants will continue to learn about and explore the form of Authentic Movement in relationship to presence and witnessing of others.
Specific foci include: 1) exploring and deepening an understanding the Witness role; and 2) briefly exploring adaptations and contraindications of Authentic Movement with different groups and settings. Appropriate for anyone interested becoming more embodied and who want to deepen their understanding and experience of Authentic Movement.
This course is approved by the ADTA for credit toward the R-DMT through alternate route.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with Authentic Movement and 30 hrs. of DMT coursework or permission of the instructor.
Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; WOS
Join Tovi Wayne and Jocelyn Rajkumar for a Theater Jazz Workshop. Wayne and Rajkumar are both performing in the production of West Side Story currently running at the Guthrie Theater. They will be at Zenon Dance School for three nights!
Mondays, August 6, 13 and 20
Classes: 6:00 - 7:30pm.
Tickets for classes are now on sale!
Butoh is a contemporary Japanese performance art form that began in late 1950's. Originally started as an anti-establishment, anti-traditional dance theater, Butoh explores the relationship between our mind and body, and it questions our soicety's perceptions of the body and the ideas of "beauty." Though it is considered as a underground art form, Butoh is practiced all over world.
This one-day workshop is for people who want to experience Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “Resonance,” that is beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced.
Come and experience the power of Resonance!
When: Thursday, August 9, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Trauma significantly impacts our physical, emotional, and psychological identity as well as our interpersonal relationships. This experiential and didactic course will explore dance/movement therapy and somatic therapy-based approaches for working with clients who have experienced trauma. Specific areas of focus will include 1) neurological perspectives on the impact of trauma; 2) DMT and somatic techniques for working with various types of trauma; 3) stages of the trauma healing process; and 4) considerations when working with groups and individuals from a multicultural perspective.
Class sessions will include lectures, discussion, experiential exercises, video observations and leadership practice. Diagnostic issues and contraindications for embodied trauma work will also be briefly addressed. This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.
Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP, WOS
Have your young dancer aged four through nine join Ballet Royale for our final Creative Story Ballet Day Camp of the Summer!
Ballet Royale is offering only one more session this summer, August 18, where children have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance and performance! Children will have the opportunity to perform a short age-appropriate dance inspired by current kid's blockbuster hits.
Workshop also includes a short in-studio performance for family and friends!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register your dancer today!
Join us September 22-25 for ArtChangeUS REMAP: Twin Cities, an extraordinary opportunity to experience, expand, and connect! Immerse in artistic workshops with visionary artists and learn new approaches to cultural equity and community benefits.
ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America is a project based at the California Institute of the Arts that seeks to explore and understand the dramatic demographic transformation of the United States and its profound impact on arts and culture.
ArtChangeUS is creating a vast network of artists, idea producers, and organizations that serves as an urgently needed catalyst to bring unheard leadership voices to the forefront of social discourse, arts production, and community change.
Use the code EARLY when checking out by July 30 for fifteen percent off registration!
Registration subsidies are available for Twin Cities-based artists. See details in the linked information.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Ever dream of starting your own dance company? Want to learn more about the world of arts administration? Collide Theatrical is seeking an administrative intern for its upcoming fall season.
Candidates must have daytime availability Monday-Friday.
This position is eight hours per week. Flexible schedule, August-December, 2018.
Required day: Saturday, September 29.
Training will include: performance front of house, fundraising gala, donor relations, marketing/advertising, patron database tracking, pre-show preparation, social media campaigns and more!
Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word important.
While this is an unpaid internship opportunity, interns receive free bi-weekly classes with the Collide company.
Threads Dance Project is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older. Rehearsals begin immediately on August 6, 2018.
Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and are fluent in a variety of dance forms.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD:
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts - free parking
Dancers must bring a headshot and resume.
Threads is looking for both men and women.
Seeking a kids' dance instructor for recreational kids' dance classes, ages three to twelve. Classes run weekdays, early evenings, and/or weekend mornings.
Located in NE Minneapolis, Straightline Dance Fitness is where we dance: movement builds the brain's connection to the body, lifts our spirits, and activates the mind, body, and soul.
On top of your dance training, we appreciate instructors with experience working with children. Candidates should be patient, kind, engaging, and balance work and play.
Guthrie seeks non-union youth actors (ages eight through thirteen) for small roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Must be thirteen years old through December 29, 2018. Big commitment October 16 through December 29, 2018 at the Guthrie. All races and ethnicities encouraged to audition.
Saturday, July 21.
Sign-in for girls' roles from 11:30am-12:00pm.
Sign-in for boys' roles from 1:30-2:00pm.
No need to prepare anything.
Bring a photo (snapshot OK) and resume. Be prepared to stay for a few hours. Experienced performers preferred. Small stipend paid. EEO/AA employer. No calls please.
The Guthrie Theater is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including the casting of our plays. We seek to hire actors who reflect our world to tell the stories we put onstage, and therefore strongly encourage people of underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to audition.
Get a job in the fitness industry!
Dancers are ideal candidates because of their training in body alignment, beat matching, and choreography.
Become a Barre Intensity Teacher during our two-day training:
Saturday, July 21, 2018: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 22, 2018: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
What’s Barre Intensity? It is barre with added layers of strength and cardio—addicting, effective functional training for a lifetime. Our immersive Barre Intensity® instructor training program includes:
A structured class outline.
Class choreography with variations and modifications.
Intensity options for all exercises.
Tips for smooth transitions and cueing techniques.
Lecture, partner teaching and class participation.
The Barre Intensity® instructor training has been approved for twelve AFAA CEU's, 1.4 ACE CEC's, 1.3 NASM CEU’s and 14 ACSM CEC's.
Guthrie seeks non-union actors ages seventeen and older for essential roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Big commitment October 16 through December 29, 2018 at the Guthrie. All races and ethnicities encouraged to audition.
Sunday, July 22
Sign-in for women's roles from 12:00-12:30pm.
Sign-in for men's roles from 2:00-2:30pm.
No need to prepare anything.
Bring a photo (snapshot OK) and resume. Be prepared to stay for a few hours. Experienced performers preferred. Stipend paid. EEO/AA employer. No calls please.
The Guthrie Theater is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including the casting of our plays. We seek to hire actors who reflect our world to tell the stories we put onstage, and therefore strongly encourage people of underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to audition.
The Cowles Center is seeking to hire Teaching Artists for its Arts in Education programs during the 2018-19 season. Interested Teaching Artists must be comfortable teaching in a K-12 setting and have reliable transportation and a passion for exploratory and arts-integrated learning.
The goals of The Cowles Center's Arts in Education programs aim to spark curiosity about dance and the performing arts, engage new ways of thinking and learning, empower creativity, increase body and spatial awareness, make connections between dance and the world around it, create a meaningful impact on teacher practices, and increase access to quality dance experiences for learners of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. These programs serve thousands of students of diverse ages and backgrounds each year through workshops, residencies, and student matinees.
To learn more or to apply visit: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/about-cowles/jobs-opportunities
AMP is looking for dynamic and expressive dancers who want to work collaboratively, challenge themselves with a diverse range of styles and material, and dance with multiple choreographers both near and far. If this is you, come "Move BIG" with AMP!
Ideal candidates to join our community of artists should have strong technical backgrounds, comfort in artistic choice-making, attention to detail, experience with contact/partnering and have an inquisitive and community-building nature. Dance degree preferred.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
RSVP strongly preferred by July 28 to email@example.com.
Bring a headshot, resume, and availability to the audition.
Can't make the audition or have questions? Email us.
Photo Credit: V. Paul Virtucio
Are you looking to be a part of an energetic, heartfelt production? Would you like to have a fun-filled experience working with well known dancers, musicians, and spoken word artists?
Universal Dance Destiny is searching to find a fit and athletic Caucasian or mixed race male, preferably aged 35-45 years old to be involved in an upcoming production.
This role will involve two scenes: A love scene, as well as a celebration scene.
Previous experience is not required, as the role will not involve any acting or dancing.
For further information please contact administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pivotal Moment is a curated program created by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts which allows dancers and choreographers to create their own four-session class based in a particular technique and/or rooted in investigating new choreographic material and ideas. Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for university dance students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community (ages eighteen to 26) to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback.
Classes are held every Monday of the series from 9:30-11:30am in the Target Education Studio.
The Cowles Center is looking for three new artists to each lead four consecutive classes during the fall series, September 10-November 26.
Applicants should be between the ages of eighteen to 26, pursuing a professional career in dance.
Apply at: https://goo.gl/forms/5FHOO5eipjb2qWg42
Deadline to apply: August 3, 2018.
The Walker Art Center and guest curator Pramila Vasudevan are seeking dance makers of all forms to be presented in this year’s Choreographers’ Evening, which will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm.
Auditions will be:
Thursday, August 9: 6:00 – 10:00pm
Friday, August 10: 2:00 – 6:00pm
Saturday, August 11: 10:00am – 2:00pm
To sign up for an audition time slot, and for all other details, please visit https://walkerart.org/magazine/audition-announcement-choreographers-even....
• Auditions are in ten minute intervals.
• Pieces are usually three to six minutes in length and may not exceed seven minutes.
• Video submissions are accepted, although live performance is strongly preferred.
• Works in progress are accepted.
• Choreographers must live in Minnesota.
Please contact Pramila at email@example.com.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
Located in uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling contact Sasha Blinnikova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studio One - 1400 square feet, one full-mirrored wall, iPod capability, Marley floor
Studio Two - 390 square feet, iPod/CD capability, wood floor
Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.
Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.
Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Contact Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.
Calling all Fringe Festival artists! The Off-Leash Art Box is offering discounted rental rates to all Fringe performers when you book ten or more hours of rehearsal time:
Studio Space - $10/hour (regularly $15/hour)
Performance Space - $15/hour (regularly $25/hour)
The Art Box offers both studio and performance space, with wall-to-wall sprung wood floors and a great variety of audience seating options. Join a growing network of incredible artists and community members who are making the Art Box home for their next rehearsal, performance, or event!
To learn more about features and rental rates, visit our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
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 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.
As the Midwest’s largest non-profit dance complex, The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts serves as Minnesota’s flagship for dance, presenting world-class productions each season in its historic theater in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The Cowles Center complex houses three theaters, nine rehearsal studios, and some of Minnesota’s leading dance schools.
Subject to availability, The Cowles Center has three studios for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and mirrors. Rental spaces are generally intended for dance rehearsals, classes, workshops, auditions, readings, and small meetings.
Summer session began on Monday, June 18 and runs for ten weeks, ending on Sunday, August 26.
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.
This ten-week session is $160 and you may register online at http://www.cassandraschool.com, or just come to class to pay. Drop-in hour and a half classes are $18 each, or we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Please remember to check “Today's Classes” on our website often to see if your class has been cancelled or has any notifications.
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.
Erin Thompson teaches advanced and intermediate level modern dance classes at Zenon this summer. Advanced classes will be two hours long. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.
Advanced Modern at Zenon
with Dean Magraw on guitar!
Intermediate Modern at Zenon
$15 per class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card
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
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next session: July 10 - August 30
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet this Summer!
Times: SATURDAYS, 9:30-11am
Instructor: MARCIA KEEGAN teaches Ballet for Midwest School of Ballet at the Edina Community Center. She also teaches with Zenon Dance School, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Phipp's Center for the Arts (Hudson, WI), and Continental Ballet. She began her training in Minneapolis with Frank Bourman and continued her training in France with Rosella Hightower, returning later to teach for Ballet Arts Minnesota.
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Drop-ins are welcome.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer and enjoy the excitement of dance!
Ballet Royale offers many opportunities for all levels and ages—pre-ballet, youth, teen, adults and pre-professionals—to continue their growth throughout the summer.
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance, ages three through six.
- Creative Story Ballet Day Camps, ages four through nine.
- Summer Intensive Programs, boys and girls ages seven and older.
- Pointe Preparatory Workshop, girls ages eleven and older.
- Classical Ballet, day and evening, beginner through advanced, all ages.
- Youth Ballet August Jump-Start Intensive, for boys and girls.
There is still time to register! Visit the Ballet Royale website today: http://balletroyalemn.org/summer-programs.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boys' Program!
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.
- Boys' Creative Dance Adventures - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I and II - ages seven and older
- Boys' Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation
Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to nineteen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.
Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance!
Come dance with Ballet Royale this summer!
Registration is still being accepting for the following summer programs:
- Youth Ballet I - IV
- Adult Ballet Basics
- Preparation for Ballet
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Creative Dance I, II, and III
- Intro to Ballet
- Intermediate/Advanced Ballet and Pointe
Visit http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org to learn more about classes and register today!
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Blake Nellis, Kerry Parker, Abdo Sayegh, Erin Thompson, Christian Warner and Elayna Waxse.
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.
Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.
Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.
Photo by Aaron Warkov.
Lake Harriet Dance Center summer ballet classes taught by Anna Goodrich:
Ballet IV, V, and Adults
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
July 17-August 25
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
July 9-August 23
No classes the week of July 30-August 4.
The best way to reach us is by phone!
crash.dance.productions is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its fourteenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.
Sunday, 4:00 - 5:30pm: Open company class
$10 cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: http://www.crashdanceproductions.com/buy-classes.
Pivotal Moment provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Geared toward university dance students, graduates, and young professionals who are new to the Twin Cities, the series provides space for young artists who are looking to challenge themselves with like-minded professionals. Participants receive one free hour of rehearsal space for each session they attend.
Come move with your peers every Monday of the summer for another chance to learn from this season’s Pivotal Moment teachers: Abigail Whitmore (July 23), Emma Marlar (July 30 and August 6), Brenna Mosser (August 13 and 20), and Leila Awadallah (August 27).
Class: 9:30-11:00am, Feedback: 11:00-11:30am
Location: Target Education Studio, second floor
This program is supported through The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
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. An open jam follows.
July 23: Guest teacher Eryn Rosenthal will teach a two-hour class prior to the jam.
Eryn's class is called Buoyant Wait:
"In this class we will build our intuitive reflexes and physical listening skills with the Gravity Lab of contact, while also finding room for buoyancy and play in our relationships. We'll explore material for achieving bounce-back quality, fluidity, and confidence in our dance, and will work on getting into and out of the floor with agility, safety, and ease."
Doors at 5:30.