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  • In This Issue:

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 26

    2. ZENON’S 32ND FALL SEASON AT THE COWLES CENTER - NOVEMBER 21-30

    3. WALKER ART CENTER CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING, CURATED BY KENNA-CAMARA COTTMAN - NOVEMBER 29

    4. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS WINTER COURTYARD AND TREE LIGHTING - NOVEMBER 29

    5. NORTHROP PRESENTS SUZANNE FARRELL: ELUSIVE MUSE - DECEMBER 1

    6. UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATER PRESENTS DANCE REVOLUTIONS - DECEMBER 4-7

    7. NORTHROP PRESENTS SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - DECEMBER 4

    8. NORTHROP PRESENTS SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET - DECEMBER 4

    9. BOREALIS DANCE PRESENTS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - DECEMBER 5-7

    10. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS PRESENTS THE 26TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN'S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 6-7

    11. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER - DECEMBER 9

    12. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 12-14

    13. ZENON DANCE ZONE CONCERT - DECEMBER 12-14

    14. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - DECEMBER 12

    15. THE COWLES CENTER PRESENTS LIGHTWIRE THEATER - DECEMBER 17-18

    16. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS “CLARA’S DREAM” FROM THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 18-21

    17. BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS THE CLASSIC NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 19-21

    ONGOING CLASSES

    18. ONGOING PROFESSIONAL ADVANCED JAZZ CLASS

    19. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

    20. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    21. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE CENTER

    22. MOVEMENT LAB CLASSES WITH LAUREN VANCHINA IN DECEMBER

    23. DROP-IN CLASSES AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

    24. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL HOLDS CLASSES THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

    25. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    26. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    27. SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET MASTER CLASS

    28. WORKSHOP & LUNCH WITH THE CAST OF A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL

    29. PILATES REFORMER 2 TEACHER TRAINING

    30. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL WINTER WORKSHOP WEEK - DECEMBER 29 - JANUARY 2

    31. CONTACT IMPROVISATION: ATTENTION TO BACKSPACE WITH TAJA WILL

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    32. DANCE INSTRUCTORS NEEDED FOR ADULT COMMUNITY EDUCATION

    33. NORTHSTAR DANCE COMPANY IS NOW HIRING

    34. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER HOLDS AUDITION FOR PROFESSIONAL MALE PERFORMERS

    35. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

    36. TWIN CITIES BALLET OFFERS TWO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MALE DANCERS

    37. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    38. HOLISTIC WELLNESS & BODYWORK WITH TAJA WILL

    39. MY SPIRAL MOTION! NOW OPEN AND OFFERING PRIVATE GYROTONIC TRAINING

    40. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

    41. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    42. SHARE YOUR DANCE MEMORIES AND PHOTOS WITH THE WALKER PEOPLE’S ARCHIVE (WPA)!


    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 26

    This month's 9x22 is usually a very full show. Reserve your tickets. Lots of folks are home for the holidays.

    Taja Will, Margot Bassett, Prem Govindaswamy

    Taja Will's work has been seen at several venues in the Twin Cities over the past seven years. She is the recent recipient of the Live Dance for Music Grant from the American Composers Forum and will premier “I am the True Vine,” a work for dancer, tenor and loop station with collaborator Paul Rudoi in May 2015. Will will also be showing a work with Blake Nellis in this years Walker Art Center Choreographers’ Evening, November 29th. For 9x22, Will will be working with Andrew Wass- a member of the performance groups Non Fiction and Lower Left.

    Margot Bassett- Bassett is a vocalist, mover, and performance-maker recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY. In NYC, Margot collaborated and/or performed with Meredith Monk, devynnemory/beastproductions, Daria Faïn, & Katy Pyle, among others, in addition to performing Off-Broadway. She also recently performed with Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance and Supergroup in Minneapolis.

    Prem Govindaswamy- with dancer Patience Stelmach. Govindaswamy studied dance and visual art at the University of Minnesota and formed Bodhisattva Soyuz, a modern dance company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

    Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

    810 W Lake St.

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

    www.bryantlakebowl.com

    BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

    Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren Projects, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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    2. ZENON’S 32ND FALL SEASON AT THE COWLES CENTER - NOVEMBER 21-30

    World premieres by:

    Osnel Delgado, Northrop McKnight International Artist and Vanessa Anspaugh

    Reprises:

    "CAUGHT" by Stefanie Batten Bland

    "My Very Empty Mouth" by Wynn Fricke

    The maverick Zenon Dance Company, a modern and jazz dance institution that continues to influence and enhance the Minnesota dance scene, announces its 32st Fall Season, November 21-30 at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis. The program showcases Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado’s first dance piece on a U.S. company, “Coming Home.” The Cuban choreographer is this year’s Northrop McKnight International Artist. Zenon also premieres “blind drive driveway” by Brooklyn-based choreographer Vanessa Anspaugh.

    What: Zenon Dance Company’s 32nd Fall Season

    When: Fridays and Saturdays, November 21-22, 28-29—8 p.m.

    Sunday, November 30—2 p.m.

    Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

    Tickets: $34 (fees included)

    Delgado describes “Coming Home” as “a piece about a journey” in which the sport of baseball (beloved by Cubans and Americans) became common ground between the choreographer and the dancers, and also “a metaphor for life, confrontation, and people coming together for a common goal.” Fleeting gestures and abstracted movements from baseball are embedded in the dynamic, contemporary dance work.

    Anspaugh calls “blind drive driveway” a “landscape of wild multiplicity” in which she and the Zenon dancers “explore the tensions between self and other through themes of possession and surrender.” Elevating absence and longing with ritualistic reverence, Anspaugh interrogates our insatiable desire to connect and the ways in which we resist connection.

    Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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    3. WALKER ART CENTER CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING, CURATED BY KENNA-CAMARA COTTMAN - NOVEMBER 29

    Saturday, November 29, 7 & 9:30 pm: http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/choreographers-evening-3

    From established dancemakers forging new ideas to the scene’s youngest and brightest, Choreographers’ Evening has, over the course of 40-plus years, become an honored rite of passage for Minnesota dance artists. This snappy sampler of works lasting seven minutes or less gives you the inside scoop on our thriving local scene. This year’s curator is choreographer Kenna-Camara Cottman, a self-described move-buster, 4th-wall-hater, and circle-creator.

    Featured Choreographers:

    Kendra Dennard

    In New Company (INC)

    Canaan Mattson

    Blake Nellis & Taja Will

    Junauda Petrus

    Deneane Richburg

    Deja Stowers

    Darrius Strong

    Tonya Williams

    Ashley Yergens

    Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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    4. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS WINTER COURTYARD AND TREE LIGHTING - NOVEMBER 29

    Join us for a FREE performance November 29th at the Landmark Center during their annual Winter Courtyard and Tree Lighting! Saint Paul Ballet company members will be performing the Snow Scene from their upcoming performance of “Clara's Dream.”

    Location: 75 West 5th Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Time: 3:30pm and 4:15pm

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    5. NORTHROP PRESENTS SUZANNE FARRELL: ELUSIVE MUSE - DECEMBER 1

    Monday, December 1, 6:00 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    Free and open to the public

    Join us for a special screening of this documentary profiling renowned ballerina Suzanne Farrell.

    At age 16 Suzanne Farrell was asked to join the renowned New York City Ballet under the famous choreographer George Balanchine. For over 20 years she was the last muse of this creative genius. For the luminous young ballerina he became her mentor and her first love. Through her remarkably candid memories, this Academy Award Nominated documentary film traces the dramatic story of the years of their relationship and the years following Balanchine's death.

    "An endless absorbing chronicle of life, art and passion intertwined." -- New York Times

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    6. UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATER PRESENTS DANCE REVOLUTIONS - DECEMBER 4-7

    Directed by Toni Pierce-Sands with four world premieres by choreographers Gregory Dolbashian (New York), Justin Jones (Minneapolis), Maurya Kerr (San Francisco) and Scott Rink (New York).

    For tickets and information call: U of M Arts/Events Ticket Office at 612-624-2345 or visit dance.umn.edu Tickets are also available at the door one hour prior to performances.

    Tickets: $6 Students; $11 U of M faculty/staff; $16 General Public

    What: Dance Revolutions

    Who: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance

    When: December 4, 5, 6 at 7:30pm

    December 7 at 2:00pm

    Where: Rarig Center's Whiting Proscenium, 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

    Parking: Customer parking is available in the 21st Ave. Parking Ramp, located across from the Rarig Center on the University of Minnesota West Bank Campus

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    7. NORTHROP PRESENTS SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - DECEMBER 4

    Thursday, December 4, 6:15 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    Free and open to the public

    Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation with Suzanne Farrell, Artistic Director, and Kristen Gallagher, Ballet Mistress, about the evening’s program. Sally Rousse, 2014 McKnight Artist Dancer Fellow, will facilitate the discussion.

    For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/suzanne-farrell-ballet-performance-preview

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    8. NORTHROP PRESENTS SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET - DECEMBER 4

    Thursday, December 4, 7:30 pm

    Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

    $74, $64, $49

    Swan Lake (First Act)

    “Allegro Brilliante”

    “The Concert”

    Enjoy a sparkling sampling of Balanchine from this highly lauded ballet company, including Balanchine’s enchanting original 1951 version of Swan Lake, based on Lev Ivanov’s choreography for Act II. The other company premieres include “Allegro Brillante” for 10 dancers set to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.3, of which Balanchine said “it contains everything I know about the classical ballet in 13 minutes” and Jerome Robbin’s “The Concert” (or “The Perils of Everybody”), set to music by Chopin.

    In just over a decade, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet has evolved from an educational program of the Kennedy Center to a highly lauded ballet company. To date, the company has over thirty-five ballets in its repertoire, including works by Farrell’s mentors George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, and Jerome Robbins.

    For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/suzanne-farrell-ballet-0

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    9. BOREALIS DANCE PRESENTS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - DECEMBER 5-7

    A delightful Christmas show for all ages!

    December 5 at 7pm

    December 6 at 2pm and 7pm

    December 7 at 2pm

    Location: Sabes JCC - 4330 Cedar Lake Road South - St. Louis Park, MN 55416

    $15 Adults

    $12 Students and Seniors

    $10 Children age 10 and under

    Visit http://www.borealisdance.org for tickets and information

    Contact: Danielle Ricci, danielle.borealisdance@gmail.com

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    10. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS PRESENTS THE 26TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN'S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 6-7

    Saturday, December 6, 7pm

    Sunday, December 7, 3pm

    Richfield Middle School

    73rd and Oliver Ave S

    Tickets $10 for children of all ages.

    Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com

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    11. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER - DECEMBER 9

    Ballet Tuesday returns for another season, December 9th at 12pm! Join Saint Paul Ballet for a FREE performance open to the public. Bring your lunch to Landmark Center in St. Paul and enjoy a “taste” of the SPB Company repertoire.

    Location: Landmark Center

    75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions. Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    12. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MN PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 12-14

    Twin Cities Ballet performs its flagship traditional, full-length professional production of Denise Vogt's Nutcracker Ballet to full houses each year at the south metro's premier professional theater, Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center). The cast of approximately 120 consists of TCB's core company of professional dancers and apprentices, dancers from other local and national professional dance companies, students from area dance schools, and community residents.

    2014 Performances of The Nutcracker

    December 12 – 14, 2014

    Ames Center, Burnsville

    Performances:

    Friday, December 12 7:00pm

    Saturday, December 13 2:00pm

    Saturday, December 13 7:00pm

    Sunday, December 14 1:00pm

    Sunday, December 14 4:30pm

    Tickets available in person at the Ames Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at Ticketmaster.com

    Directions to Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center) :

    I-35W to US Hwy 13-North Exit; Hwy 13 North to Nicollet Ave (first light); turn Right (south) on Nicollet; Turn Right on Travelers Trail; Ames Center is on the Left (about ½ block)

    Ames Center Address: 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@twincitiesballet.org

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    13. ZENON DANCE ZONE CONCERT - DECEMBER 12-14

    Zenon Dance School presents the Zenon Dance Zone Fall Concert December 12, 13, and 14.

    Zenon Dance Zone is a scholarship program within Zenon Dance School. Students are selected by audition, placed in one of two levels, and receive subsidized tuition for classes. Students in the Performance level work with local choreographers to create a piece performed in this end of session concert.

    When: December 12 and 13 – 8pm

    December 14 – 7pm

    Where: The Hennepin Center for the Arts

    528 Hennepin Avenue, 4th floor

    Cost: $12 for adults,

    $5 for children 12 and under

    Zone Guest Choreographers Torre Edahl, Dolo McComb, Jesse Schmitz-Boyd

    Also featuring work by: Deuxmensions Dance Studio, Ayumi Hori-Shafer and Deborah Thayer’s Composition class students.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    14. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - DECEMBER 12

    Saint Paul Ballet is proud to introduce our Take Back the Tutu Lecture Series! In partnership with The Emily Program and community professionals, we will bring you a dynamic set of lectures over the next nine months. From body image awareness to injury prevention, we are committed to bringing you information on how to be a holistic, healthy dancer. Please join us on Friday December 12th, 7:00 pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul, for our FREE lecture Series.

    For a complete list of lectures go to: http://www.spcballet.org/company/take-back-the-tutu/

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

    Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    15. THE COWLES CENTER PRESENTS LIGHTWIRE THEATER - DECEMBER 17-18

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting Lightwire Theater on December 17 and 18. Tickets are $33.50-$43.50 (Fees included). Lightwire Theater is a New Orleans-based theatrical dance company that has been featured as a finalist during season 7 of America’s Got Talent and is internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry and poignant storytelling.

    About the show:

    Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole – his adventure begins! Performed “live” and in complete darkness, families will treasure Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey & Tchaikovsky.

    More information and tickets: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/lightwire-theater

    The Cowles Center: http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    16. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS “CLARA’S DREAM” FROM THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 18-21

    Saint Paul Ballet presents “Clara's Dream” from The Nutcracker, a must-see holiday event for the whole family. The company leads a cast of eighty in this family-friendly, hour and ten minute show. It is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance with the familiar music of Tchiakovsky's Nutcracker Suite including the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Flowers.”

    The performances will be held at Macalester College Theater, December 18th at 7pm, December 19th at 7:30pm, December 20th at 2pm and 7:30pm, and December 21st at 2pm.

    Purchase tickets here: http://clarasdream2014.brownpapertickets.com/

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    17. BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS THE CLASSIC NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 19-21

    Ballet Minnesota returns in its 27th Season to perform The Classic Nutcracker at The O’Shaughnessy, on the campus of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., Saint Paul, December 19-21.

    Ticket prices range from $16 to $42 with discounts for seniors and students.

    Tickets are available online at http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/nutcracker or by calling The O’Shaughnessy box office at 651-690-6700.

    Performances:

    Friday, December 19 at 7:30pm

    Saturday, December 20 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

    Sunday, December 21 at 2:00pm

    Contact: Susan Ritt, sritt@hotmail.com

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    18. ONGOING PROFESSIONAL ADVANCED JAZZ CLASS

    Thursdays 9:30-11:00am

    The Cowles Center Studio 5B

    All Classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso. Class consists of a 45 minute intense technical warm-up, jazz adagio, intricate combinations focused on style, essential jazz dance elements (level changes, directional shifts, sharp movements, isolations and contractions), and ending with the teaching of a jazz combination.

    For more information please visit us at www.collidetheatrical.org

    Classes are $12 or $10 with the purchase of a 5 or 10 class card.

    Contact: Regina Peluso, info@collidetheatrical.org

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    19. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

    Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes:

    TU Dance Center, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am

    Zenon Dance School, Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am

    Both classes feature live accompaniment.

    Tu Dance Center: 2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    20. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

    Open Ballet Classes for Teens and Adults

    BALLET FUNDAMENTALS (*Preregistration required)

    Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Studio 6B with Ellie Ahmann

    BEGINNING BALLET

    Sunday, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Studio 6B with Ellie Ahmann

    BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET

    Monday, 6:45 - 8:15pm, Studio 6A with Marcia Keegan

    Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30pm (Pointe 8:30 - 9:00pm), Studio 6A with Ellie Ahmann

    Saturday, 9:00 - 10:30am, Studio 6A with Jill Lile

    INTERMEDIATE BALLET

    Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Studio 6A with Marcia Keegan

    INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET

    Sunday, 11:15am - 12:45pm (Pointe 12:45 - 1:15pm), Studio 6A with Marcia Keegan

    ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET, 9:30 - 11:00am, Studio 2B

    Monday - James Sewell (or Chris Hannon)

    Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

    Wednesday - Barry Leon

    Thursday - Lirena Branitski

    Friday - Sally Rousse

    Saturday - Justin Leaf

    Regular Class Prices:

    90-minute class $15

    Barre only $10

    30-minute pointe class $5

    10-class card $110

    5-class card $60

    10-pointe class card $40

    Class cards can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card.

    Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only.

    *Ballet Fundamentals (preregistration required)

    Winter Session: January 6 - March 24, 2015

    12-class series, $150

    Spring Session: April 7 - June 23, 2015

    12-class series, $150

    Summer Session: July 7 - August 25, 2015

    8-class series, $100

    All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403.

    For more information, go to http://www.mndance.org.

    Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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    21. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE CENTER

    Tapestry creates opportunities for participating in the joys of dance and music from around the world. Check out our upcoming dances and classes!

    Wednesday, November 26

    NO Tapestry Balkan Romani Gypsy Dance and Beyond class due to Thanksgiving Holiday

    Thursday, November 27

    NO Tapestry Bollywood Dance due to Thanksgiving Holiday

    Friday, November 28

    International Folkdance

    With Caren Grantz Keljik

    7:30-9:00pm

    $8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

    Tapestry Request Dancing

    9:00-11:30pm

    (Included with admission to either International Dance)

    Saturday, November 29

    Hambo

    6:30-7:30pm

    $5 Hambo Only, $10 Hambo+Contra member, $12 Hambo+Contra general

    Tapestry Contra Dance

    Live music by Pat O’Loughlin & Friends

    with caller Ted Hodapp

    7:30-11:00pm

    $10 general, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

    Sunday, November 30

    Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance

    With George Ehrenberg

    7:00-9:00pm

    5$

    Tapestry Folkdance Center

    3748 Minnehaha Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55406

    612-722-2914

    www.tapestryfolkdance.org

    Contact: Martha Megarry, staff@tapestryfolkdance.org

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    22. MOVEMENT LAB CLASSES WITH LAUREN VANCHINA IN DECEMBER

    Come fall, fly and find respite in movement at the Movement Lab with Lauren Vanchina in December!!

    Adult Int/Adv Contemporary with Lauren Vanchina

    Sunday Dec 7th and 14th

    6:00-7:30 pm

    $15 drop-in | $26 for series | $130 for 10-class card

    (Professionals or pre-registrants: $13 drop-in | $24 for series | $110 for 10-class card)

    Lauren's classes (based in release technique) at Movement Lab this December will focus on creating a welcoming space to fall, fly, and generally find a respite-in-movement during the hectic holiday season!

    Ms. Vanchina graduated from the University of Iowa with BA's in both Dance and Psychology. At Iowa, she was a recipient of the Iowa Center for the Arts scholarship, and spent a summer interning at Dance Magazine while training at Dance New Amsterdam. She has performed in works by Jennifer Kayle, Charlotte Adams, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Olivier Tarpaga, Lisa Gonzales, Gabriel Anderson, Alan Sener, and many others.

    Max: 8 participants. To hold a spot in class, please e-mail your name and contact info to movementlabminneapolis@gmail.com or call 612-597-6830. For more information about the Movement Lab, visit http://www.movementlabminneapolis.com

    Contact: Stepheni Hubert, movementlabminneapolis@gmail.com

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    23. DROP-IN CLASSES AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

    Zenon Dance School holds weekly open classes with some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities! All ages and levels are welcome to take classes as a drop-in.

    This is a partial list, check out our website for a full schedule: http://www.zenondance.org/school/classes.html

    ADULT ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

    Mondays:

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

    5-6pm, Intermediate Tap with Rush Benson

    8-9pm, Intermediate 1 Hip Hop with Erin Sheppard

    Tuesdays:

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

    5:30-6:30pm, Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

    Wednesdays:

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

    Thursdays:

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

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

    Fridays:

    9:30-11am, Body Re-Education with Rosy Simas and Krista Langberg

    9:30-11am,Advanced Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

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

    Saturdays:

    10-11:30am, Intermediate 2 Modern with Hannah Kramer

    12:30-2pm, Intermediate Jazz with Rush Benson

    ADULT BEGINNING CLASSES

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

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

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

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

    Saturdays:

    9-10am, Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9-10am, Fundamental Modern with Roxanne Wallace

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

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

    YOUTH CLASSES in Modern, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Creative Movement for ages 3-14. Check our schedule for details!

    Winter Session begins January 5. Check zenondance.org for more details.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    24. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL HOLDS CLASSES THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

    Black Friday not your thing? Spend your post-turkey day at Zenon!

    FRIDAY:

    9:30-11:00am--Body Re-Education with Rosy Simas

    9:30-11:00am--Advanced Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

    12:00-1:30pm--Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh

    SATURDAY:

    9:00-10:00--Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9:00-10:00--Fundamental Modern with Roxane Wallace

    10-11:30--Intermediate 2 Modern with Hannah Kramer

    10-11:30--Beginning 1 Modern with Roxane Wallace

    11:30-12:30--Beginning 1 Tap with Rush Benson

    11:30-12:30--Intergenerational Hip Hop with Ayumi Hori-Shafer

    12:30-2--Intermediate 1 Jazz with Rush Benson

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

    2-3:30--Beginning 2 Ballet with Marcia Keegan

    3:30-4:15--Beginning Pointe with Marcia Keegan

    SUNDAY:

    1:30-3--Beginning 2 Ballet with Lisa Erickson

    Visit zenondance.org to see the schedule for Youth Classes!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    25. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org to enroll.

    For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

    Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm Grand Ave Studio

    Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience ; ages 12-18)

    Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises.

    Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Grand Ave Studio

    Saturdays 8:30-9:30am Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Lifelong Ballet

    This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

    Monday 10:00-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

    Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

    These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations.

    Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm Grand Ave Studio

    Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm Grand Ave Studio

    Thursday 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio

    Friday 10:00-11:30am Grand Ave Studio

    Saturday 9:30-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 12-class card: $132

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    26. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    For more information visit http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org

    Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub

    Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine

    Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth

    Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko (Some Sundays this fall with Lirena Branitski)

    Cost: $15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad
CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

    8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

    12-class card: $132

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    27. SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET MASTER CLASS

    Tuesday, December 2, 12:30 - 2:00pm

    Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio

    Intermediate and advanced ballet dancers only

    A special ballet master class with renowned ballerina and founder of Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Suzanne Farrell. Space is limited and reservation is required. Please RSVP to wrayx027@umn.edu.

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    28. WORKSHOP & LUNCH WITH THE CAST OF A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL

    Join the Ordway for a unique opportunity to learn choreography and meet cast members from the Ordway’s Production of A Christmas Story, the Musical! On December 6, the Ordway will host a workshop taught by A Christmas Story, the Musical Dance Captain, Lisa Bartholomew Given, followed by lunch with additional cast members from the show!

    Participants will learn dance combinations from the show while building their dance repertoire and skill set. After the workshop students will have the opportunity to engage with the cast during lunch.

    When: Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Workshop 10am-12pm

    Lunch with cast members 12pm-1pm

    Where: Ordway Center – Drake Room

    Who: Youth ages 12-18

    Cost: $30 per participant

    To register, call the Education Hotline at 651.282.3115

    Please note: Participants will need jazz shoes. Previous musical theater experience recommended. Space is limited to 30 participants.

    Contact: Alan Post, apost@ordway.org

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    29. PILATES REFORMER 2 TEACHER TRAINING

    with Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT Roger Gonzalez Hibner

    Friday, December-5-2014 to Sunday, December-7-2014

    Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Saturday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

    Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

    Reformer 2 includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized, along with variations on sequences and progressing your class from the beginning to intermediate level. 1 year experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions

    Class: $499.00

    Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

    Register:

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

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

    Contact: Kyle Klaas, kyle@paragonpilatespt.com

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    30. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL WINTER WORKSHOP WEEK - DECEMBER 29 - JANUARY 2

    Dance your way into the new year! Zenon Dance School is offering a variety of classes December 29-January 2 from $14-$16.

    Save on these workshops by taking advantage of the Early Bird Special: Register online before December 19th and receive $1 off.

    Drop-ins are welcome the day of workshops. Cash, check and Visa/Mastercard accepted.

    SCHEDULE:

    Monday, December 29

    10am-12pm-Contemporary Forms with Leslie Parker ($16)

    5:30-7pm-Intermediate Tap with Kaleena Miller ($14)

    Tuesday, December 30

    10am-12pm-Finding Your Groove with Erinn Liebhard ($16)

    5:30-7pm-Beginning/Intermediate Ballet with Becky Stanchfield ($14)

    Wednesday, December 31

    10am-12pm-Ringing in the New Year, Intermediate/Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson ($16)

    Friday, January 2

    10:30-12pm-Chakra Yoga Dance with Wendy Billie ($14)

    Visit our Facebook Event for more details about workshops and registration:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/637606003015723/

    Questions? Call the Zenon office (612.338.1101).

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    31. CONTACT IMPROVISATION: ATTENTION TO BACKSPACE WITH TAJA WILL

    Dancing from the back of the body - scapula to fingertips, sacrum to toes.

    In this workshop we will settle our weight with gravity through the middle and back of the foot, walk backwards and let the ‘eyes in the back of our heads guide us. We’ll use simple and familiar pathways to open and create ease in using the backspace. This tool assists in countering an everyday posturing, familiar to the present day body. It also encourages movement choices made for a three dimensional dance sphere.

    Monday December 8th, 7-9pm

    at the Movement Lab 5155 Bloomington Ave

    $12 with pre registration $15 drop in

    Space is limited to 10 participants, to pre-register email tajawill@gmail.com

    Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    32. DANCE INSTRUCTORS NEEDED FOR ADULT COMMUNITY EDUCATION

    Hip-hop dance and zumba instructors needed for Adult Community Education, and dance and theater instructors needed for afterschool classes!

    Please contact Gary Wineman

    Tel: 612.668.3330

    Email: gary.wineman@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Contact: Tammara Melloy, tammara.melloy@gmail.com

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    33. NORTHSTAR DANCE COMPANY IS NOW HIRING

    We are a new studio located in Jordan, MN. We are looking to expand our network of dance professionals in the area. While our season is already underway we are looking for substitute teachers, instructors for master classes, potential teachers for next season as well as summer session teachers, choreographers, or anyone with a passion for dance and education that can bring their skill set to benefit our studio and dancers.

    We would love to meet and collaborate with you! Please note we are located in Jordan, MN which is just 10 minutes south of Shakopee. Thank you so much and we hope to hear from you!

    You can learn more here: http://www.northstardancecompany.com/careers

    or email Nicole at thegiftofmovement@gmail.com

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/nicole-lechner/a5/169/558/

    Contact: Nicole Lechner, thegiftofmovement@gmail.com

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    34. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER HOLDS AUDITION FOR PROFESSIONAL MALE PERFORMERS

    Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater will hold an audition for professional male performers Saturday, December 13, 4:30-6:30 pm at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, Studio 5B, Minneapolis, MN, with callbacks Sunday, December 14, 4:30-6:30 pm.

    This is a paid position for SPDT's 2014-15 Spring touring and performance season. The company seeks performers with professional movement, vocal, and theatrical experience. This position also requires strong performance skills, athletic ability, and teaching experience.

    Contract Term: Jan 5 - Jun 30, 2015, with possibility of renewal for 2015-16 Season.

    Please bring a resume, headshot, and schedule conflicts for January- June, 2015.

    Visit stuartpimsler.com or contact Company Administrator, Kathleen Pender, for further info: spdanthcontact@gmail.com , 763-521-7738

    Contact: Kathleen Pender, spdanthcontact@gmail.com

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    35. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

    Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's Professional Trainee Division is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and admission to the program is by audition and invitation only.

    This weekday afternoon program provides training in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, performance (musical theater) jazz, modern (contemporary) dance, repertoire, pas de deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, pilates/injury prevention, advanced variations and multiple performance opportunities. In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train alongside TCB's professional company members.

    AUDITION INFORMATION:

    To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

    For more information and to schedule an audition class: Call 952-898-3163 or email info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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    36. TWIN CITIES BALLET OFFERS TWO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MALE DANCERS

    Twin Cities Ballet seeks:

    1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 spring season as a full company member and salaried employee, January to mid-may 2015

    2) Company Trainee: on-going openings for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season.

    Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

    Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163. Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

    Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks. Expect to participate in TCB's new spring production of Narnia in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

    Interested dancers: for more information on applying and/or to arrange an audition with the company, please contact us at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163.

    http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

    Contact: Denise Vogt, balletroyalemn.org

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    37. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

    Winter/Spring Audition: Wednesday, December 3

    Registration: 5:00 PM

    Audition Class: 5:30-7:00 PM

    Zenon Studio 4A

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

    The program is divided into two levels:

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

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

    Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for the Winter/Spring Sessions!

    Technique Level-$490 (only $49 per week for 10 weeks*)

    Performance Level-$880 (only $44 per week for 20 weeks)

    (Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

    *Auditions for the Spring Session Technique Level will be held in March.

    If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the audition, please contact Zone Coordinator, Molly Johnston, to find out how you can still join!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    38. HOLISTIC WELLNESS & BODYWORK WITH TAJA WILL

    With the cold set in and our bodies attempting to walk on ice and adjust from temperature changes, it is a perfect time to check in with your self care practice. From now until the New Year I am offering a dancer rate of $45-60 for hour long sessions. My modalities include somatic & structural bodywork, bio-organismic awareness and energy medicine.

    To book a session visit my website at www.tajawill.com or email tajawill@gmail.com

    Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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    39. MY SPIRAL MOTION! NOW OPEN AND OFFERING PRIVATE GYROTONIC TRAINING

    Try the exercise/cross training system recommended by many dancers in Dance and Pointe magazines. Professional dancer discount available- please inquire to: myspiralmotion@gmail.com

    The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a series of circular exercises that simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons while also opening joints. Corresponding breath is engaged during the exercises, increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic activity. The system integrates principles from yoga, tai chi, gymnastics and swimming into a non-impact mindful practice.

    http://www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    40. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

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

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    41. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

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

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

    Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

    Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

    Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    42. SHARE YOUR DANCE MEMORIES AND PHOTOS WITH THE WALKER PEOPLE’S ARCHIVE (WPA)!

    http://www.walkerart.org/wpa

    What is your most vivid Walker memory? Help us look back by adding your voice to the Walker People’s Archive (WPA) today—a place to share pictures and reflections, an archive of your experiences. A few standout photos (and their corresponding memories) will be displayed on billboards around Minneapolis, as part of the Walker’s 75th Anniversary celebrations.

    You can submit your contribution online at http://www.walkerart.org/wpa. Do you have a story, but no physical snapshot? Or maybe a physical snapshot, but no scanner? Contact the project manager at wpa@walkerart.org for image ideas and help.

    Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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