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WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

ONGOING CLASSES

OTHER DANCE NEWS

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

Interlace is a program of two contemporary dance works performed by casts of all women. The pieces lay the foundation for a space of sharing, healing, and community by exploring the unique and collective experiences of women through their journeys, embodied through dance.

Presented to you by Berit Ahlgren and Elly Hollenhorst.

Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 24 at 2:00 pm—pay as able
Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 pm

The Southern Theater | 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Berit Ahlgren- bcahlgren@gmail.com, (651) 233-0217

The Dreamer. The Socialite. The Boss. The Con. In Domino, thirteen unique personalities converge in an interplay that establishes a hierarchy of vulnerability and influence. At the start of each performance, dancers will blindly select who, among them, undertakes the role of the Con. Anyone could be the villain. No one knows who it will be, and every performance will be different. When identities collide, some rise to power, and others become prey; but when a real Con is playing the game, it’s only a matter of time before they all fall down, one by one.

The Lab Theater | 700 North 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Join us for ROCK YOUR BODHI – an experiential event of awareness and enlightenment through live music, modern dance movement, and art.
Energy readings offered by Daniel Frangos between 6:00-8:00pm before the music begins!

LIVE MUSIC BY:
8:00pm Sincere Gifts: their musical style is best described as "magical realism;" visiting musicians from New York.
9:00pm Iced Ink: a pop culture stream of consciousness instrumental, experimental bass/drums/guitar trio born in the Twin Cities and based in Brooklyn, NY.

DANCE MOVEMENT BY:
A collaboration of Twin Cities dancers: Patricia Mcmanus, Lindsay Forsythe, Christine Maginnis, Heidi Kalweit, Robert Borman, Alan Tse.

FEATURED ART BY:
A selection of local, national and global artists. From sculpture to photography to paintings, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Come chill and enjoy something different this summer! Drop by to listen to the music, experience the dance, and join the dancers if you want!

$10 or pay what you can.

Squirrel Haus Arts | 3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Bryn Krenner- bryn@oxheart.net

You may have heard, MN Opera recently purchased the Lab Theater in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood.

MN Opera has asked the Minnesota Theater Alliance to help convene and moderate a town hall style session at the MN Opera Center to hear from the arts community about performing facility needs. MN Opera is planning a renovation of the space in two years and would like to gather feedback through this session and through a survey to help inform that process.

We know that the Lab has been an important venue for the dance community, so please do fill out the survey and/or attend the meeting!

August 26
4:30PM

To take the survey (for both attendees and non-attendees): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BW37XWW

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Theater Alliance website: https://mntheateralliance.org/event/lets-talk-about-space-the-lab-theatr...

Minnesota Opera Center | 620 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact:
Julia Gallagher- lab@mnopera.org, (612) 342-9582

As part of Link Vostok's Latvian Dance Exchange Residency, we welcome renowned choreographer Olga Zitluhina and dance critic and academic Inta Balode to the Twin Cities. We also welcome returning Russian/Austrian choreographer Oleg Soulmenko for a simultaneous project.

Please join us for a performance showcasing Olga and Oleg’s work, including two new pieces created in collaboration with local Twin Cities dancers and choreographers!

Dance Tanzen Dejot Tanets- a performance showcasing international artists in collaboration with local dancers
Thursday, August 29
Show at 7:30pm, doors at 7:00pm.

Tickets are sliding scale $10-15 suggested donation.

This residency also includes several workshops with Olga—see under the Workshops heading.

Phoenix Theater | 2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Don't miss your chance to catch this unique performance experience. For two nights only, Twin Cities Dance brings together local companies to highlight the richly diverse, high caliber dance scene flourishing in the community.

Ranging in aesthetics and approaches to choreography, the showcase features:
ARENA DANCES, April Sellers Dance Collective, Ballet Co.Laboratory, Black Label Movement, BRKFST Dance Company, Brownbody, and Shapiro & Smith

Same work, different layout each night: choose your viewing experience!

For times and tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/353710295303703/

TEK BOX at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

Lauded “Lord of the Wire” by New York Times, this world-famous high-wire dancer and veteran of Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus epitomizes innovation as he alone performs an entire circus.

Creating what he calls “a unique magic” in the intimate setting of a one-of-a-kind tent, his L’homme Cirque balances dramatic feats like high-wire flips and a human-cannon launch with humor, poetry, and serenades on the accordion.

It’s as gripping as it is charming—and with grand flourish—be awestruck as he exits the tent on his high wire, crossing above at 150 feet “and into the sky.”

September 12-22, 2019

Tickets: https://ticketworks.com/event-list/david-dimitri-lhomme-cirque-one-man-c....
Or visit our website: https://circusjuventas.org/david-dimitri/.

Location: All shows are held in L’homme Cirque’s big top, which will be erected on the St. Paul Parks property adjacent to the Circus Juventas big top.
Show length: 60 minutes, no intermission.

Circus Juventas | 1270 Montreal Ave, St. Paul, MN 55116
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Audiences are invited to witness a unique improvisational experience featuring locally and internationally recognized flamenco dancers and musicians: dancer Illeana Gomez—Texas and Madrid, Spain; dancer Sachiko “La Chayí”—Osaka, Japan and Minneapolis; singer José Cortés Fernández—Marseille, France and Los Angeles; and guitarist Alejandro Pais Iriart—Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain.

Flamenco, in its distinctly southern Spanish tablao-style, offers a twist of spontaneity and skilled improvisation to traditional dance and music, which comes to life through the high-spirited collaboration between the dancer, singer, and guitarist performing together on stage.

Co-presented by Sachiko “La Chayí”, 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellow, and Minneapolis-based Arts Nest, CUATRO invites these artists to perform together for the first time in a series of six live performances. True to the roots of flamenco, the artists will perform a unique set for each show.

Phoenix Theater | 2605 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Sachiko Nishiuchi- sachikolachayi@gmail.com

Saturday, October 5, 2019
5:00pm - 11:59pm

Get red carpet ready and join us for The Cowles Center’s annual GOTTA DANCE! Gala and the Raze the Barre After Party.

Our city of stars will be shining bright as old Hollywood takes center stage at the Silver Screen Soirée. Pay homage to the magic of the movies in a glamorous night fit for the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Tickets on sale now: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/gala

Proceeds from the GOTTA DANCE! Gala and Raze the Barre After Party support The Cowles Center’s award-winning access and education programs for Minnesota students.

Minneapolis Marriott City Center | 30 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

Join teaching artists Thern Anderson and Mary Moore Easter in an eight-week dance and writing workshop with curriculum designed for adults ages 55+ at Rondo Community Library. Participants will explore creative exercises in which the two art forms are inextricably linked and expand their range of physical expression through improvisational activities and choreography. Movement will be used as a prompt for writing a variety of texts.

Participants of all levels and abilities are welcome. No previous experience is necessary. Limited spaces available. This workshop is free.

September 9-November 4: Mondays, 2:30-4:00pm. No class on October 14.

Please contact Kaitin Kelly Benedict at kaitin.kbenedict@tudance.org or (651) 505-3264 with questions and to register.
This activity is supported by a Seeding Vitality Arts MN grant from Aroha Philanthropies.

Rondo Community Library | 461 Dale St N, St. Paul, MN 55103
Contact:
Kaitin Kelly Benedict- kaitin.kbenedict@tudance.org, (651) 505-3264

BALLET TECHNIQUE LABORATORY for ages ten through fourteen.
A 75-minute class held twice a week for three weeks that introduces dancers to ballet.
Last class: August 21
Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45pm
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

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

As part of INTERLACE, Berit Ahlgren will be teaching an open Gaga/people class at the Southern Theater on Wednesday August 21 from 3:00-4:00pm. $10 in cash, check, Venmo, Zelle or Paypal.

Gaga/people classes offer a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, exercise their agility and explosive power, and enjoy the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.Throughout the class, participants are guided by a series of evocative instructions deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation. Rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multi-sensory, physically challenging experience.

The Southern Theater | 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Berit Ahlgren- bcahlgren@gmail.com, (651) 233-0217

An invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from modern and jazz to swing and Afro-modern.

Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of dance.

Located in the Target Education Studio on the second floor of the Cowles Center.

Sign up today: https://www.tinyurl.com/movementwise.

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Join Link Vostok for a workshop with internationally acclaimed Latvian choreographer Olga Zitluhina!

Zitluhina will guest-teach Erin Thompson's usual modern class on Thursday, August 22 from 9:30-11:00am at Zenon Dance School.
$15. All levels welcome.

Description:
Why is everything so fast?
Why do we produce so much?
Are we friends on Facebook? Really friends?
Why do we throw so much in the garbage?
Why do we have a need to make art?
What is art? Dance art?
Why do we choose the dance?

I have been dancing 52 years and making dance 40 years.
I try to bring dance to people as close as possible.
And I still believe that contemporary dance is the most incredible art form.
Everything happens now, in this particular moment.
Each moment is unique.
Each body is unique.

This time I would like to work/ massage/dance/research/repeat/improvise just with one body part, actually two: LEFT ARM and RIGHT ARM.

--
Watch for more workshops and shows as part of the exchange!

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Cowles Center Fourth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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MDT's biannual Open Division Open House includes free ballet class for adults, discounted class cards, and an MDT company showing.
Open Division classes are open to adults and teens ages sixteen and older.

Saturday, August 24
8:30am–12:30pm: Discount class cards available in the sixth floor lobby
9:00am–10:20am: FREE Beginning-Intermediate Ballet in Studio 6A
10:25am–10:35am: MDT company showing in Studio 6A
10:40am–Noon: FREE Advanced Ballet in Studio 6A

Sunday, March 25
11:00am–1:30pm: Discount class cards available in sixth floor lobby
11:15am–1:15pm: FREE Intermediate-Advanced Ballet with Pointe in Studio 6A
11:30am–1:00pm: FREE Beginning Ballet in Studio 6B

OPEN HOUSE DISCOUNT:
Get ten percent off MDT class cards from Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25.
MDT class cards have no expiration date. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card transactions.

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

Ballet Co.Laboratory presents an open house and health fair at their home studios on August 24!

Visitors will be able to learn from local health professionals about different services in the community. Start the beginning of your season with free classes, raffle baskets, interactive presentations, and meeting with Ballet Co.Laboratory supporters such as New Heights, Performance, Training Haus, and more!

Events will take place on Saturday, August 24 from 10:30am – 2:00pm.

Photo: Karin Rice.

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

W(Righting) Your Truth with Brother(hood) Dance! is a creative writing incubator for dancers and writers (poets, songwriters, and scholars) to investigate ideas in which they may not have had the space to explore or are dreaming about how to actively and effectively use their gifts to write their truth.

August 24-25, 3:00-5:30pm

Students should wear clothing that they feel comfortable moving in (no jeans) and bring a notebook and something to write with. This workshop is open to all who can dance and write.

Cost: $45.00 for the two-day workshop, payable online or at TUDC by cash, check or debit/credit card. Online pre-registration recommended.

Photo: Jaimé Dzandu.

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota is celebrating its first ten years!

We provide the best classical ballet training combined with cutting edge anatomical/physiological advances and knowledge in a healthy, nurturing and non-competitive environment. Ballet Royale is also the first in Minnesota to fully integrate groundbreaking Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training classes into its curriculum, and since its inception has run a Health and Wellness series that includes nutrition, injury prevention, and healthy mind-body awareness.

You are invited to our registration open house dates to meet our incredible faculty, tour our state of the art facility, and register for 2019-2020 classes:

Saturday, August 24: 11:00am-3:00pm—Open house celebration with sample classes, performances from current students, fun crafts, and much more!
Thursday, September 5: 11:00am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm

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

Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for university students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Workshops are geared toward intermediate/advanced students, ages eighteen to 26.
 
Mondays, 9:30-11:30am
The Cowles Center, second floor - Target Education Studio
Free!
Register: https://forms.gle/Zev9Q8gh5rF9yuSJ8
 
Additional program benefits: Participants receive one free hour of rehearsal space to be used at their discretion for each class of Pivotal Moment they attend within a series.

Contact:

Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults and teens, ages sixteen and up.
Fundamentals I is a basic introduction for the absolute beginner.
Fundamentals II is slightly more advanced and can be taken repeatedly until ready to progress to the beginning level open classes.

Fundamentals I with Hassan Ingraham
Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30pm
Fall Session: September 3–November 19

Fundamentals II with Zachary Tuazon
Thursdays, 7:00–8:30pm
Fall Session: September 5–November 21

Register here: https://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Each course includes twelve classes and costs $160. Receive a $10 discount when you register at least two weeks in advance.

Other upcoming sessions:
Winter Session: January 7, 2020–March 26, 2020, twelve weeks
Spring Session: April 7, 2020–June 25, 2020, twelve weeks
Summer Session: July 7, 2020–August 27, 2020, eight weeks

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

Please join us on Saturday, September 7 for Zenon Dance Company and School’s Open House!

We offer an impressive array of classes in modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap, house dance, African dance, belly dance, contact improvisation, and yoga. Known for our comfortable atmosphere and reasonable class rates, Zenon welcomes all dancers, regardless of age, ability, or experience. Classes are taught by the area’s leading independent instructors who bring out the unique potential of each student, from the beginning child or adult to the professional-level dancer.

Never danced with us before? Great! We have free classes all day long — from 9:00am to 4:00pm — so come check us out with no strings attached. Schedule of free classes will be found on our website.

Open House also means we'll have day-only discounts on ten-class cards and Fall Session enrollments in person and online until 11:59pm.

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Cowles Center Fourth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Julia Bassett- info@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

ABAA is excited to host Robert McKee, Director of Inaside Chicago Dance, for a day-long workshop. This fantastic opportunity is open to any dancers ages ten and older, intermediate-advanced/professional level. Levels are divided within the workshop.

Classes in: ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre

September 8
12:00-5:30pm
Register here: https://form.jotform.com/91287729299173
For more information: http://inasidechicagodance.org/regional-workshop-twin-cities.shtml
http://ashleyballetarts.com/

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

In celebration of our inaugural year in our new home, we are offering free classes the week before our session starts! New and returning students welcome. Come experience a new class offering or get a jump start with dance this season!

FREE CLASSES:
Monday, September 9:
5:15-6:00pm: Creative Movement II, ages five to seven (K-1), with Kathleen Pender
6:00-7:00pm: All Abilities Dancing One, ages seven to eleven, with Charisse Ponder
6:00-7:00pm: West African Dance, ages eleven to eighteen, with Whitney McClusky

Saturday, September 14:
9:30-10:15am: Family Dance, ages one to five, with Denise Gagner
10:15-11:00am: Creative Movement II, ages five to seven (K-1), with Denise Gagner
10:15-11:00am: Ballet, ages seven to eleven, with Maggie Zepp
11:00-12:00pm: Modern Dance, ages seven to eleven, with Tori Casagranda
11:00-12:00pm: Modern Dance, ages twelve to eighteen, with Anat Shinar

For more info or to register, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/346370756308920/.

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

September 13-15
Friday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am-6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am-4:30pm

Fees: Early bird - register by August 22 $499; Regular $549.
Materials Fee: $65.
ACE (CEP133193 (1.6))
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 9486 (16.0)

This is the only entry point into the Balanced Body Pilates Curriculum!
The Balanced Body Movement Principles form the foundation of Balanced Body Education. They include the most important information on anatomy, assessment, biomechanics, and foundational exercises needed to become a successful Pilates teacher, personal trainer, or movement educator. The course mixes information on how the body works with basic exercises to illustrate the information in movement. It is open to everyone!

For more information visit: https://www.pilates.com/

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy
Contact:
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Ballet Beyond Barriers is Ballet Royale Minnesota’s original adaptive dance workshop.
This exciting new program will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 1:00pm.

We are proud to present this event with the support and promotion of Shriners Hospitals for Children and Gillette Children’s Hospital. This one-hour workshop is specially designed for children ages eight through thirteen with physical disabilities and movement disorders, including but not limited to dystonia, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida.

Under the guidance of a medical professional and Ballet Royale faculty, each participating child is paired with a student dancer from Ballet Royale for a unique exploration of music and movement. Together with their peers, students will develop body awareness, coordination, and balance in a traditional studio environment.

The workshop is accompanied by live music, and each student will receive a uniform t-shirt and a Ballet Royale certificate upon completion.

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

Klein Technique™ is a cohesive movement system that connects the body and the mind. The result, over time, is a clarity and sureness of movement, fluidity, and a new level of understanding the innate intelligence of one's body. When the bones are aligned we become connected and grounded, efficient, and alive. Firmly grounded in the principles of change, possibilities, and efficiency through the tools of the process, Klein technique weaves together theory and practice.

Mini-Workshop
Deep dive into Klein Technique™ theory with physical practice:
Saturday, October 5: 3:30-6:00pm
Sunday, October 6: 2:00pm-4:30pm
$50-$60 per day. $50 deposit, credited toward workshop cost. Pay by check or send via Paypal at groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com.

Stretch and Placement classes
Drop-ins welcomed.
Daily Practice of Klein Technique™ 
$15-$20 each class.
Monday, October 7: 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, October 8: 10:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, October 9: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Please reach out at the contact below for more information and to reserve a place in workshop.

MOVO 206 | Ivy Arts Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
Jennifer Arave- groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Minnesota Ballet Theatre is seeking male and female ballet dancers in apprentice positions for the 2019-2020 season.

These positions include company classes and possible performance pay, depending on experience. Approximately ten performances per season.

Contact us for an audition: minnesotaballettheatre@gmail.com.

Contact:
Kirill Bak-Stepanoff- minnesotaballettheatre@gmail.com

CDP2 is the preparatory training company of Crash Dance Productions for preteen, teen, and adult dancers.

Dancers will train in CDP’s unique contemporary aesthetic, and learn repertory that will be performed at various shows throughout the year.

Participation in CDP2 Pre-professional is by formal audition only. Auditions will take place August 27-28 at Hothouse in northeast Minneapolis.

Inquire immediately if you are unavailable and would like to request a private audition.

Dancers will be informed of audition results no later than Friday, August 30. CDP2 begins the week of September 8.

Hothouse | 2303 Kennedy St NE, Suite 420, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Paris-based artist and choreographer Emilie Pitoiset/CieKittyFisher is seeking dancers for her upcoming performance commissioned by the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis "Goethe in the Skyways."

"Goethe in the Skyways" is a year-long program of artistic actions, interventions, and manifestations in public, semi-public, and private space. On the occasion of the symposium called "Passages," Emilie Pitoiset will recreate her piece It took the night to believe, which premiered at the museum Tai Kwun Center in Hong Kong in 2018, in the Minneapolis skyways: http://www.emiliepitoiset.net/performances/thenight.html.

Dancers must have a contemporary dance background — any notions or experiences of twerking or voguing are also welcomed.

Email your resume and video links to Sarah Petersen for pre-selection: info@goetheintheskyways.org.
Rehearsals will take place in the downtown skyways from Tuesday, September 24 to Friday, September 27.
Performance: September 28.
Performance duration: 60 minutes.
This is a paid performance.

Deadline: Sunday, 8 September

Contact:

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

The McKnight Artist Fellowships Intent to Apply is open until September 4, 11:59 CST.

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers awards $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota mid-career dancers and choreographers.
If you plan to apply for a fellowship, you must submit your Intent to Apply by September 4. If you miss the Intent to Apply deadline you may still submit a final application. However, you will not receive important updates and help with the application and your performances will not be seen by the panel.

Once you have submitted your Intent to Apply you will be notified regarding the final application process. This application will become available after January 15, 2020 and the final application deadline will be March 30, 2020.

Full guidelines and application can be found here:
Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/

Contact:
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

For the creation of new works in all performance modalities, including theatre, dance, music, spoken word, community-engaged performance, and new (performance-based) media.

Center for Performing Arts - cfpa is looking for up to three Twin Cities-based artists at any stage in their careers to initiate a new piece of original performance work, and/or a new way of working during our fall 2019 short-term residency. The key components of this residency are free rehearsal space, a (paid) mentor, and a $100 stipend. The residency concludes with a public presentation and audience conversation.

More details: https://cfpampls.com/invitation-for-fall-2019-artist-residencies/

For consideration, fill out form: https://forms.gle/i5FXGBq29KfUVspk7

Deadline: September 15, 2019, 6:00 pm.

cfpa will announce residency artists on October 1, 2019.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact:
Jennie Ward- Jennie@cfpampls.com

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681

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

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

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

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

The Cowles Center offers affordable office space leasing in the former Hennepin Center for the Arts. Spaces range in size from 150 square feet to 2000 square feet. If you would like to learn more information about leasing office space at The Cowles Center or would like to set up an appointment to view available spaces, please contact rentals@thecowlescenter.org
 
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts serves as Minnesota’s flagship for dance, presenting world-class productions from our dynamic professional dance scene and providing administrative, rehearsal, and studio space at 50% below market value for non-profit dance, performing arts, and cultural organizations.

Contact:

The Cowles Center has three studio spaces available for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and access to a sound system.
 
All reservations are managed through The Cowles Center Booking Calendar. After filling out a one-time rental profile form, an invitation is sent to set up an account. Once you receive a booking invitation, you will be able to manage all reservations, cancellations, and payments on your own. Users may use the Rental Calendar to book now and pay later by saving a valid debit or credit card to their rental account. Bookings will be charged after the cancellation notice time frame has expired.
 
View the Cowles Center Booking Calendar:
https://thecowlescenter.skedda.com/booking
 
Fill out a Renter Profile Form:
https://www.thecowlescenter.org/spaces/rent-studio-conference-room-space

Contact:
Paula Vasquez Alzate- rentals@thecowlescenter.org

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

Studio One and Studio Two are 52 feet by 25 feet. Studio Three is 32 feet by 25 feet.

We have two gender neutral restrooms, changing rooms, and a comfortable lobby space with wifi access and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC heated and cooled. Free parking available in front of the studio.

$20/hour.

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

Visiting artist and Zero Balancing Practitioner Barbara Mahler is offering dancer rates—$60 for an hour—for Zero Balancing body work sessions.

Appointments available for the week of Sunday, October 6-Wednesday, October 9. Many appointment times are available.
Please call or email Jennifer, contact information below, to inquire into current availability. Appointments tend to fill up quickly!

Barbara Mahler- MFA; Artistic Director Barbara Mahler's Dances; contributor to and master teacher in Klein Technique; faculty and certified practitioner of Zero Balancing.

Contact:
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

ONGOING CLASSES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I and II - Preregistration required
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
September 3, 2019–November 21, 2019, twelve weeks
January 7, 2020–March 26, 2020, twelve weeks
April 7, 2020–June 25, 2020, twelve weeks
July 7, 2020–August 27, 2020, eight weeks

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

Registration is now open for Minnesota Dance Theatre’s 2019-20 school year. Classically-based dance training is offered for ages three to eighteen through the Performing Arts Division and Young Children’s Division. Classes begin Tuesday, September 3.

The Performing Arts Division (PAD), for ages eight to eighteen, is designed to meet the needs of today’s dancer with a curriculum based in the classical ballet tradition and incorporating contemporary dance forms. The classes are taught by an accomplished faculty and include live piano accompaniment.

The Young Children’s Division (YCD) offers a joyful introduction to dance for girls and boys ages three to eleven. Students explore movement through imagery, music, and self-expression. MDT offers tuition-free dance classes for boys ages five to eleven.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

New to MDT? Complete this class placement form to enroll in the Performing Arts Division: https://bit.ly/2Kclc46.

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

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

The fall session begins the weekend of September 7 at KDT's St. Louis Park studio as well as at our new Woodbury satellite location, Stage Left Dance Co.
The full schedule, featuring class options for absolute beginners to advanced Kathak dancers ages six and above, is available at http://www.kathadance.org.

If you have Kathak experience but are new to KDT, email us at info@kathadance.org to determine your class placement.

Registration deadline: August 31.

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

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

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Wendy Anderson, Laurel Keen, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Abdo Sayegh, and Erin Thompson.

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

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

Photo: Jeffrey Stene.

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

The School at TU Dance Center 2019 Fall Session registration is now open!
The session runs from September 3-December 7.

The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23.
There will be a placement class for new students ages eleven through 23 on Thursday, August 22, from 5:00-6:30pm (check-in from 4:30-5:00pm). The placement class will consist of 45 minutes of ballet and 45 minutes of modern.

The TU Dance Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged two through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Flexible payment plans and financial aid are available.

Photo: Laura Scher.

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

Young Dance offers creative movement, modern, ballet, choreography, hip hop, West African, contemporary Indian, Haitian dance, and all abilities dancing for individuals living with and without disabilities. Students of all levels and backgrounds enjoy our collaborative and creative approach to dance! Young Dance is committed to making dance accessible to all interested participants.

Join us this year in our new space at the CO•MOTION Center for Movement!

Our academic year programming runs September 19, 2019-May 16, 2020. All of our classes are taught by professional artists and dance educators with post-secondary degree educations. Three performances are scheduled during the academic school year to showcase what the students have been working on in their classes.

Visit http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule for class schedule and registration details.

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

GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET  
Mondays, 10:00-11:30am
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am

TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONING
Mondays, 11:30am-12:00pm

INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm with pointe class following
Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
Saturdays, 10:30-12:00pm with pointe class following

BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm

BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET II
Saturdays, 9:15-10:30am

ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Mondays, 10:00-11:30am
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

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

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

Start your weeks refreshed and focused, full of energy and prepared for whatever lies in the week ahead. It is possibe: with vinyasa yoga at Ballet Co.Laboratory!

Join teaching artist Rosa Prigan on Mondays for a 75-minute class that will focus on strengthening the whole body, as well as stretching and restorative postures. You will leave empowered and ready to take on the week! This class is perfect for people who have never rolled out a yoga mat as well as advanced practitioners.

Summer is a great time to establish a routine. Sign up online at our website or just show up to the studio. Students may use their ten-class card towards yoga.

Mondays, 7:00-8:15pm
Ages twelve and older.
Teachers: Rosa Prigan

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

Add a class to your dance routine this summer with yin yoga at Ballet Co.Laboratory.

This hour-long gentle yoga class stretches the connective tissues of the body through yoga postures held for three to five minutes.

Summer is a great time to establish a routine. Sign up online at our website or just show up to the studio. Students may use their ten-class card towards yoga.

Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
Ages twelve and older.
Teaching Artist: Zoé Henrot

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

Anyone can do it!

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

Thursday, August 22
Peavey Plaza | 1100 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tuesday, August 27
Rondo Community Library | 461 Dale St N, St. Paul, MN 55103
Meet in the entryway of Rondo Library.

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary. The session is 90 minutes long: 5:30-7:00PM.
BRING: your favorite pocket music and earbuds. We’ll have extra earbuds if you forget. Wear good shoes for moving on pavement and dress for weather.

Contact:
Michael Thurston- dontyoufeelittoo@gmail.com

Come on out for a thorough warm-up, groovy and rhythmic across-the-floors and a zesty combo from Erinn Liebhard this week! Friday Morning Jazz classes are multi-level and multi-generational, and drop-ins are welcome. As Karla says, "Jazz amnesty is always in force. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, just #getyourasstoclass!"

Please note: Friday Morning Jazz will move to a 10:00-11:30am slot starting with Zenon's fall session. The first class at this time will be Friday, September 13 (no class August 30 or September 6).

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

Try belly dancing! Improve your isolations and torso mobility, and strengthen your core.
For this special September session, choose from four beginning classes each week (no classes Labor Day).
A single class is 90 minutes per week. This mini session is five weeks long for only $80!

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

Visit our website at http://www.CassandraSchool.com for the schedule and more information.

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

Olga Zitlunia is offering an hour workshop/warm-up into the jam. She is a renowned contemporary choreographer who founded and leads the Department of Contemporary Choreography at the Academy of Culture of Latvia. She also heads the Olga Zitluhina Dance Company, a professional contemporary dance company that is committed to continual creative process, experimentation and popularization.

Olga describes her workshop...

Why is everything so fast?
Why do we produce so much?
Are we friends in Facebook? Really friends?
Why we throw so much to the garbage?
Why we have a need to make art?
What is art? Dance art?
Why do we choose the dance?

I have been dancing for 52 years and making dance for 40 years.
I try to bring dance to people as close as possible.
And I still believe that contemporary dance is the most incredible art form.
Everything happens now, in this particular moment.
Each moment is unique.
Each body is unique.

6:30-9:00pm
$10-20 suggested.

Ivy Building | 2635 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

BIPOC folks,

join in the dance just for us! BIPOC folks have led the practice in realizing what it means to be vulnerable, liberated, safe, and strong while dancing in common and contested space. Now, we are offering BIPOC-only sessions. Join us outside Clouds in Water Zen Center.

It’s great to be in our bodies, feel our beauty, feel how we matter, resist, thrive. It’s a political and healing practice. We will have time to discuss what’s present for us as individuals and as a community.

DYFIT works by bringing your awesome pocket music devices and earphones. We’ll have extra if you want to borrow anything. See you there!

Sunday, September 1
11:00am-12:30pm at Clouds and Water Zen Center

Sunday September 15
11:00am-12:30pm at Clouds and Water Zen Center

Clouds in Water Zen Center | 445 Farrington St, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Michael Thurston- dontyoufeelittoo@gmail.com

Beginning in September there will be more improvisation-based classes and offerings at The Open Space:

Contact Improvisation Fundamentals with Blake Nellis: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm.

Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP): Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am.

Live music/movement dance lab: Fridays, 10:30-12:30.
Different themes and offerings: Our first Friday, September 6, will be music/dance lab with Emerson Aagaard, a regular from our monthly music jam series. Emerson plays a variety of sound, and also moves with and around the dancers. "Labbing", for example, could consist of shorter dance intervals with discussions in-between, working with different improvisational structures and ideas, depending on the interests of the people participating and how many musicians are present.

Stay tuned for more details, and regular class offerings! Still in the works!

All are welcome, come join us and be part of our growing improvisation community.

The Open Space | Ivy Arts Building, Suite 207, 2635 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Ballet Royale Minnesota offers classes for all ages, including teens and adults of every level of experience.

Adult Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes are designed for teens and adults with no or very limited ballet or modern experience.
Adult Open Ballet classes are geared toward the intermediate level teen or adult dancer with some prior ballet experience on a flexible, balanced level.

These classes are ideal for teens starting training later than traditional students, adults who danced when younger and wish to again enjoy the benefits and joy of ballet, or professionals or teachers looking for additional classes.

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

Please contact us for morning and more advanced class options!

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

Register for Ballet Royale's Boys' Ballet program today!

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

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

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

Ballet Royale's Performance Track and Professional Division Programs provide the most comprehensive, advanced professional ballet training available, and are for students who are talented, ambitious, and wish for a rigorous or pre-professional course of study in classical ballet and related dance forms.
Three years of Advanced Youth Ballet or its equivalent is generally required.

Students must be pre-approved and invited each year to participate. Students new to Ballet Royale seeking to enter this program must take a placement/audition class in order to be considered. All placement decisions within this program will be made by the school directors and faculty based on the student's abilities, not their age.

In addition to professional ballet training, Performance Track and Professional Division students will also have classes in classical-based performance jazz, modern/contemporary dance, pointe, repertoire, pas de deux, variations, Progressing Ballet Technique®, and more.

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota is celebrating its first ten years as Minnesota's premier ballet academy!
We provide the best classical ballet training combined with cutting edge anatomical/physiological advances and knowledge in a healthy, nurturing and non-competitive environment.

Our Youth Ballet program is for students age seven and older. This program follows a seven-level, elementary through advanced/intermediate ballet syllabus. The higher levels include modern/contemporary, preparation for pointe, performance/musical theater jazz, an elite solos/variations class, and pointe classes. All levels of Youth Ballet include repertoire training, in which students learn choreography and dances.

New students with prior dance training seeking to enter Youth Ballet 1 or higher are required to have a personal evaluation by the school faculty for placement.
Free student assessments are offered at our Open House celebration on August 24.

We would love for you to come dance with us!

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

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

Sign your little one up today for Ballet Royale's Creative Dance program! Fall classes run from September 7 through December 21.

Our program is a professionally developed and comprehensive program drawing on decades of dance and music teaching experience, which offers an incomparable experience for children from walking age through six years old. These innovative classes encourage musicality, imagination and self expression through the art of dance and music.
There is also a separate class specifically designed for five- and six-year-old boys that may be taken instead of or in addition to the general Pre-Ballet Creative Dance classes.

You are invited to our Open House celebration on August 24 to tour our beautiful, state of the art facility, meet our faculty, and take part in free creative dance sample classes, fun art projects, face painting, and more!

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

OTHER DANCE NEWS

Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) launches its 57th performance season with a spectrum of dance, ranging from cutting-edge contemporary to transcendent classical.

The 2019-20 season includes the following productions:

* The Fall Season, an evening of mixed repertory with new works by Alanna Morris-Van Tassel and Zach Manske at The Lab Theater, October 11-20, 2019.
* The 55th season of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy at the State Theatre, with live orchestra, December 13–23, 2019.
* Carmina Burana at The Cowles Center with the Minnesota Chorale, January 17–19, 2020.
* The Enchantment, a neoclassical story ballet, at The Cowles Center, April 3-5, 2020.
* The Playhouse, a celebration of the choreographic works of MDT Founder Loyce Houlton, in MDT Studio 6A at The Cowles Center, May 1-10, 2020.

Minnesota Dance Theatre was founded in 1962 by Loyce Houlton. The mission of the company and school is to present masterful and inspiring dance through performance and education.

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

The University of Minnesota Libraries’ permanent Dance collection is absorbing the Barbara Barker Center for Dance's books and papers so that anyone can benefit from these special publications. There are still over 500 duplicate books that the U of MN Library cannot house.

Looking for new homes for these exceptional books on dance history, from classical to modern, from folk to academic, national and international brilliants of the day and back-in-the-day! There are publications dating from the 1920s-present on an eclectic range of subjects on, in, and about ALL aspects of dance. Educational handbooks and years of Dance Magazines and others.

Come complete your dance library or find a precious treasure!
FREE, FREE, FREE
Friday, August 23
5:00-7:00PM

Barbara Barker Center for Dance | 500 21st Ave S, Third Floor, Room 301, Minneapolis, MN 55454,

Contact:
Emilie Plauche Flink- emmafli@hotmail.com, (612) 272-0311