Dear DanceMN Readers:

Give to the Max Day is upon us once again! We ask for your donations at this magical time in order to leverage your dollars in support of maintaining and evolving DanceMN. Your contributions are vital in keeping this rich resource available, facile and free-of-charge! Donations are the only source of income supporting this newsletter.

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Mark your calendars and celebrate Minnesota’s day of giving with Twin Cities Ballet THIS Thursday! There will be fun events at the Ballet Royale studio for the whole family!

Twin Cities Ballet recently raised over $1500 at our annual Preview performance and reception, help us keep the momentum going by supporting us on Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 16, 2017!

Give to the Max Day Special Events - ALL events are free
11:00am - 12:00pm: Twin Cities Ballet open company rehearsal.
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Give to the Max reception, where you will be able to meet the directors, TCB company dancers, and enjoy special refreshments provided by TCB.

Ballet Royale is just 20 minutes south of both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul off I-35. Free parking!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Get moving and celebrate Give to the Max Day with the vibrant and eclectic Twin Cities dance community. Move to the MAX features Alternative Motion Project, Flying Foot Forum, Kaleena Miller Dance, and St. Paul Ballet as they combine forces for an exciting and exclusive event. Enjoy compelling performances by each company and mingle with the artists for a post-show reception. Join us for the Great Minnesota Give Together to support these companies’ great work.

Give to the Max Day
Thursday, November 16
Performance and post-show reception: 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
Check-in starting at 6:00pm.
Doors open at 6:15pm.

Reserve tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com.
Entry to the event requires a 100% tax-deductible donation to at least one of the performing companies through http://www.givemn.org for Give to the Max Day.
Donations can be to any organization on-site or prior to the event (proof of donation required). Suggested donation $25 per person.

JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Second Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Kristin Howe- alternativemotionproject@gmail.com, (952) 843-3408

A new dance work rooted in the Sephardic Jewish poetry of medieval Spain, explored through the living language of Bharatanatyam

Concept/Choreography: Ranee Ramaswamy
Soloist: Tamara Nadel
With a live music featuring cantor Audrey Abrams and vocalist Vinod Krishnan

A founding member of Ragamala Dance Company, Tamara Nadel has crossed boundaries of culture and faith to immerse herself in the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam. Ragamala Artistic Director Ranee Ramaswamy has created a solo work for Tamara that allows her to explore themes of love, longing, and devotion through the lens of her own Jewish background.

This new work is rooted in the writings of the Golden Age Sephardic poets of southern Spain—a period of Islamic rule known for innovations in art and thought that emerged from the intermingling of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions. An original musical score, commissioned for this work, weaves together Jewish and South Indian genres and instrumentation.

Beth El Synagogue | 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park, MN

Join us, as TU Dance celebrates the opening of its fourteenth performance season with a special program featuring two world premieres. In "Sensible Existence," commissioned by the Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation, choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis presents movement for five dancers inspired by Descartes' writings on self and the world. International choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland reflects on themes of racial profiling, unity, and healing in "41 times," a full-company work commissioned by The O'Shaughnessy, which references the tragic 1999 police killing of Amadou Diallo. The program also features two favorites from the company's repertory: Ron Brown's "Clear As Tear Water" (2005), a solo work originally created for Toni Pierce-Sands and now performed by Taylor Collier; and Uri Sands' "Hikari" (2014).

November 17-19 at The O'Shaughnessy

Tickets: $22-$34. Discounts available for students, seniors, military, MPR.
Box Office: http://www.oshag.stkate.edu or 651-690-6700.

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- info@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Laura Holway’s 12,828 Days in This Body pairs screenprints with a movement duet in an examination of the body as an archive, the imprints of nature and nurture, and the shifts of memory. Performed with Erika Hansen, the piece is being presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts as part of the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship exhibit.

The exhibit also includes works by Julie Reneé Benda, Daniel Holland, Bethany Lacktorin, Emmett Ramstad, and Sagirah Shahid.

Performances are free, and last approximately 15 minutes. No reservation needed.

Performances will take place at the following times:

Friday, November 17 at 6:00pm
Saturday, November 18 at 4:30pm
Saturday, December 2 at 5:30pm
Friday, December 15 at 12:30pm
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00pm
Saturday, January 13 at 2:00pm

Minnesota Center for Book Arts | 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Laura Holway- SmallArtMN@gmail.com

It's the final weekend of Zenon Dance Company's 35th anniversary at The Cowles Center, featuring a rotating program of world premieres and classic pieces from the company’s repertoire. This weekend's program consists of:

November 17 and 18: "Culture Quartet" (world premiere by Michelle Boulé), "Blessing of the Earth" (Wynn Fricke), "Hotel Tango" (Mariusz Olszewski), "Storm" (Daniel Charon).

November 19: "Gemini" (world premiere by Penelope Freeh), "Culture Quartet" (world premiere by Michelle Boulé), "Blessing of the Earth" (Wynn Fricke), "Hotel Tango" (Mariusz Olszewski), "Storm" (Daniel Charon). The November 19 performance will be ASL-interpreted.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

Riverwalk: Bankbody is a dance film project by Marylee Hardenbergh involving three dancers-Torre Edahl, Kaori Kenmatsu, and Lori Mercil-performing with GoPro cameras. This unique approach allows viewers the opportunity to feel the experience of the dancers as they move through space in four different locations along the Mississippi River: Raspberry Island, St. Paul; Pillsbury Park, Minneapolis; Coon Rapids Dam; and Hastings Riverwalk.

The dancers were also filmed by local videographers Nate Gebhard and Guy Wagner, including drone footage taken from above, providing a unique mix of first person and third person perspectives for the film.

We hope you will join us for the unveiling of this unique film experience, and join participants in a question and answer session about the process. The reception will take place at the A-Mill Lofts Main Floor Reception Room on Saturday, November 18 at 6:30pm.

A-Mill Artist Lofts | 301 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Marylee Hardenbergh- director.gsp@gmail.com, (612) 616-0306

Come and join Little Works at the Good Arts Collective November 19 from 5:00-9:00pm in our first ever dance movement open art showing. Feel free to bring work to showcase or share your ideas for future work. We are looking to discuss and give feedback to what we witness and to have the chance to connect with one another! Snacks and drinks will be provided, we hope to see you there!

If you have any questions please email us at ourlittleworks4@gmail.com.

Instagram: LittleWorks_

Thank you!

Good Arts Collective
Marissa Jax- ourlittleworks4@gmail.com, (608) 317-6799

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music through explosive hip hop choreography with guest MC rap legend Kurtis Blow!

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ and a violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her nutcracker prince travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrates love, community, and the magic of New Year’s Eve.

Co-presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and Hennepin Theatre Trust.

State Theatre | 805 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Jeff Miller- jmiller@ordway.org

1. Beverly Cottman is an interdisciplinary artist in visual, literary, and performance arts.

2. Benjamin Domask is a performance artist, juggler, clown, and mime.

3. Cathy Podeszwa is a performer, choreographer, comedian, science writer and ecologist.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Mini-Nutcracker is a delightful abbreviated version of Twin Cities Ballet’s classic A Minnesota Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family holiday classic.

This beloved holiday tradition, with soaring music by Tchaikovsky, promises to hold the attention of even the youngest theatergoer!
Suitable for all ages, this version is less than an hour and performed by cast members from Twin Cities Ballet’s full-length production.

Show is almost sold out! Buy your tickets today to enjoy this perfect holiday mini-treat for the whole family!

Event Information:
WHEN: November 28, 2017
TIME: 11:00 am
WHERE: Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Purchase tickets online or by calling 952-985-4640.


Come to enjoy a full flamenco tablao-style experience with live music from two guitarists, singing, and dancing by Kristina de Sacramento and the Anda Flamenco Company at Conga Latin Bistro. Two full shows at 7:00pm and 8:00pm on the last Thursday of every month. Full bar and dinner menu. No cover charge.

Conga Latin Bistro | 501 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Kristine Larsson- Info1@andaflamenco.com

"Clara’s Dream reimagines the holiday favorite in a ballet that still hews to the tradition." —Star Tribune 2015. The most delightful holiday event of the year returns for a fourth holiday season at The O’Shaughnessy!

Zoé Emilie Henrot’s Clara’s Dream from The Nutcracker is fun for all ages; the 90-minute length is a perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance with Tchiakovsky’s enthralling and familiar score.

December 1, 2017 at 7:30pm
December 2, 2017 at 1:00pm and 7:30pm
December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm
Please join us for a talk-back with the company immediately following the Saturday and Sunday matinees. Meet Clara, the Soldier General, and the Sugar Plum Fairy!

Tickets $20-$35. Fees not included. Discounts for students, seniors, military, groups, and St. Kate’s alumni.

The O’Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave | St Paul, MN 55105
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Date: December 3, 2017
Time: 2 - 5 pm

MotionArt invites you to have fun shopping while supporting our mission of educating and inspiring in the art of dance and the joy of movement!

Browse and shop a dazzling array of beautiful, whimsical, relaxation-inducing, even practical, hand crafted items, and delectable edibles for sale by local artisans. You'll find pottery, art, jewelry, neck warmers, mittens, t-shirts, cards, candles, host gifts, baked goods, and so much more. Enjoy an afternoon with friends, sipping a warm beverage and listening to music while you shop!

A percentage of the makers/bakers proceeds will go toward funding our upcoming show in April, 2017. We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, call (612) 922-6019 or (762) 221-6675.
Visit MotionArt online at https://www.motionartmn.org.

Lake Harriet Spiritual Community | 4401 Upton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Diane Moncrieff- diwebbmo@gmail.com, (763) 221-6675

University Dance Theatre ignites the stage December 7-10 with a blaze of fresh talent illuminating our Dance Program’s mission to promote contemporary dance in a global context. Two newly commissioned works, one by Sidra Bell, known for viewing the human condition through a distinctly female lens, and another by South Africa’s Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, will premiere. Witness the rhythmic power of award winner Susan Marshall's "STOP" (2013) and the ominous "An Unkindness of Ravens" (2014) created by Carl Flink, Black Label Movement artistic director and faculty artist. Erin Thompson directs on the Whiting Proscenium Stage. Artistic residencies are supported by the Sage Cowles Land Grant Guest Artist Endowment.

Reserve your tickets: z.umn.edu/UMTAD.

University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts and Dance | 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
U of M Theatre Arts & Dance- theatre@umn.edu, (612) 625-5380

Tickets for the beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist are on sale now, and selling fast – buy yours now so you don't miss this iconic show!

Twin Cities Ballet’s original A Minnesota Nutcracker is a cherished holiday treasure and one of the most-attended holiday dance events in the Twin Cities! While retaining all the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, A Minnesota Nutcracker adds local flare with Minnesota settings and custom-designed Minnesota-centric backdrops.

A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike!

Tickets $20 – $38
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Ames Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday, December 8, 7:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 7:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 1:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 4:30pm

Ames Center, 2600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

Do you love Charlie Brown Christmas? Does the music always get your foot tapping? Join us for Chill, a dance show featuring original choreography to tunes from the soundtrack played live by local band GST!

When: Saturdays, December 9 AND 16 from 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul
More information and tickets: https://erinnliebhard.wordpress.com/cbproject/

As the weather chills, we chill into groove-driven music and movement. This dance show of works by Erinn Liebhard offers remounts of lively original choreography and new movement creations featuring quartet GST’s live renditions of Vince Guaraldi’s playful and nostalgic Charlie Brown Christmas jazz soundtrack. Bring your family and come enjoy a pint and a snack while you experience this unique live holiday music and dance show at funky venue the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul. Lunch and bar service starts at 11am and seating for the show is first come, first served, so come early!

Amsterdam Bar & Hall | 6 West 6th St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Join The Cowles Center and James Sewell Ballet as we ring in the holidays with Myron Johnson’s irreverent and inventive classic Nutcracker (not so) Suite.

Set in 1960s New York City, young Marie and her socialite mother, Mama Flo, throw the swankiest soiree in town. With appearances by Barbie, Ken, and a host of colorful characters, Nutcracker (not so) Suite is this season’s spiciest take on The Land of Sweets.

Starring Bradley Greenwald as Mama Flo!

Feeling adventurous? For a slightly racier version of the show, attend one of our Naughty Nutcracker performances on December 22, December 28, and December 30!

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

Ballet Minnesota celebrates their milestone 30th anniversary of performing The Classic Nutcracker at The O’Shaughnessy with highly-lauded ballerina Dusty Button performing the signature role of Sugar Plum Fairy.

The performances take place December 15-17, 2017.
Ticket prices range from $21 to $46 with discounts for seniors, students, active military and groups.
To purchase tickets, visit http://oshag.stkate.edu/events/category/series/the-classic-nutcracker-2017/ or call The O’Shaughnessy box office at 651-690-6700.

Pointe Magazine has called guest soloist Dusty Button, “a new brand of ballerina,” known for her fierce individualism as well as her perfect pirouettes. For this production of The Nutcracker, Button will be selecting her pas de deux partner, the Cavalier. That announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Catherine's University | 2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN
Susan Ritt- Susan@cwcommunications.info, (651) 335-1834


We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our young dancers ages two and a half to four years old and their parents! Saturdays: 8:45-9:30a.m.

Session 2: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 2018

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Please join us for our second session of fall workshops with Thern Anderson and Tina Anderson Wallum.

Session 2: October 17 - December 4. No classes November 20-26.

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

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

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

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

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

Pivotal Moment, The Cowles Center’s newest workshop series, is geared toward university dance students and young professionals who have been creating or producing movement in the Twin Cities for three years or less. This program provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive feedback.

In November, Amal’s three-class series will explore relationships to self, space, and others through somatically-driven improvisation exercises. Each class will begin and end with opportunity for self-reflection and include discussion towards politicizing movement exploration. The final class in this series is November 20.

CLASSES | 9:30-11:30 AM
November 20 | Amal Rogers, MA Mills College
December 4, 11, 18 | Emma Marlar, BFA University of Minnesota

OPEN STUDIO | 4:00-6:00 PM
November 15, 20
December 6, 13, 20

Free to attend!

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, Target Education Studio | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

Ballet Royale Minnesota presents "Le Petit Nut"!

Come experience the magic and joy of the season, and join Ballet Royale for our annual in-studio workshop and performance "Le Petit Nut"!

Ballet Royale will be offering a class for dancers ages four through nine years old to learn a miniature Nutcracker dance.
"Le Petit Nut" includes the two-hour creative choreography class as well as the performance, and audiences will also receive a sneak peak of A Minnesota Nutcracker, performed by Twin Cities Ballet dancers.

Space is limited, so sign up soon! Registration forms are available at the Ballet Royale Minnesota studio.

WHEN: November 25
TIME: 10:00am - 12:00pm. Performance at 12:00pm.
COST: $25 per dancer
WHERE: Ballet Royale Minnesota Studio

Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

with Cari Riis Stemmler and Tiza Wynn Riley

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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.

Reformer 1 and Movement Principles

Class: $499.00 regularly.
Materials Fee: $80.00

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, or Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Klein Technique, as taught by Barbara Mahler, is a cohesive integration of body and mind, based on the principles of change, possibilities, and a better functioning body. It is a technique grounded in the concept that what helps us to function at our optimum efficiency are simple ideas, exercises, and practice, the demands being the same in dance as everyday life.

Friday, December 8, 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday, December 9, 11am-3pm

Sunday, December 10, 11am-3pm

Fee: $195.00. Inquire for 2017 student rate.

To Register: Email your name and “Register me” to aravejl@gmail.com.
Send a $50 deposit to secure reservation. Deposit is non-refundable after November 24.
 Your deposit can be paid via:

Check-send to: Jennifer Arave, 686 23rd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 or

PayPal: “send”, then “send money to family or friends”, enter: aravejl@yahoo.com and $50.00 for the amount.

Barbara is offering Zero Balancing body work sessions. Please call Jennifer to schedule you appointment.

Cowles Center, Target Studio | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jennifer Arave- artsharene@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

Body – Voice – Ensemble is a chance for professional performers, artists, and students to immerse themselves in Company of Wolves' unique body-centred approach to performance.
December 9 and 10, 11am-4pm

Based on our work in Polish laboratory theatre (Song of the Goat, Gardzienice), contemporary improvisation, and voice; our training uses movement, song, and text to search for ways to be more fully awake and alive in the moment of performance, and for ways to give ourselves fully to our work, our partners, and the audience; and awaken the impulses and imagination of the body, and explore how to give these expression in voice, movement, and speech.

This workshop offers an introduction to our physical, vocal, and energetic training, offering a chance to rediscover performance as a living practice, and to reconnect to our sources of inspiration at the turn of the year.

Company of Wolves is a laboratory theatre company based in Scotland. http://www.companyofwolves.org.uk

Ivy Arts Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Mariah Larkin- directors@loom-lab.org

Join Crash Dance Productions for four days of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and repertory. Participants will work alongside the company to learn pieces from Crash’s repertory, culminating in a showing for friends and family at the JSB TEK BOX.

We are pleased to offer intermediate, advanced, and pre-professional levels. Intermediate is recommended for youth dancers, or anyone with limited dance experience. Advanced is recommended for preteen and teen dancers, or any dancer with previous dance training. Pre-professional is recommended for teens and adults, or any dancer with a strong contemporary dance background. Contact us with questions about these levels.

Pre-professional dancers interested in taking class only (without participating in the showing) can drop-in on a daily basis. Drop-ins can pre-register online or pay at the door.

For additional details, visit our website: http://www.crashdanceproductions.com/dancewithus/2017/crash-course-the-i....

JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55403


The Cowles Center invites Minnesota-based artists or organizations to submit proposals for engagement and community events that bring a unique perspective, discussion, and/or education opportunity to the Minnesota arts community. Selected artists and organizations will work with Cowles Center staff to produce an event rooted in dance that serves a specified community and provides access to quality arts experiences. Proposal applications opened on November 1, 2017, with two to three artist selections in January 2018.

Who is eligible:
Pre-emerging, emerging, and established artists of any medium, dance companies, community arts organizations.

Fill out the proposal form: https://goo.gl/forms/a10wFB3rqmksl6Yo1

Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

We are a well-established ballroom dance club located in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities available. Get extensive training throughout your employment. The club is growing and we would like to offer the chance to grow with us. This is a salaried position with paid training and benefits.

Call us at 920-731-8851 or email at tcdanceappleton@gmail.com.
Take the first step in a skill that will last the rest of your life!

For more information:

1004 S Olde Oneida St, Appleton, WI

Pivotal Moment is seeking applications for artists to lead one month of class during the January-March Winter Series.

The Cowles Center’s newest workshop series is geared toward university dance students and young professionals who have been creating or producing movement in the Twin Cities for three years or less. This program provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive feedback. Classes are held the first three Mondays of each month from 9:30am-11:30am with the last 30 minutes being feedback time.

Artists interested in teaching a series must be currently enrolled in a university dance department program, have recently graduated, or be new to the Twin Cities and creating work professionally for less than three years. Applicants are committing to teaching all three Monday classes in a selected month. All styles and genres are eligible.

The Cowles Center, Target Education Studio on the second floor
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

AUDITION NOTICE | Saturday November 18!

Threads Dance Project is seeking a diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older. Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and are fluent in a variety of dance forms.

Rehearsals will begin December 4, 2017.

Saturday November 18, 2017
Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN
The TEKBOX, second floor

Registration: 8:30am-9:00am
Audition: 9:00am-10:30am

Dancers must bring a headshot and resume.
Looking for both men and women.

Email: kchrist@threadsdance.org or call 641-512-7376 for additional information.


January 28 at Minnesota Dance Theater

Ages 12-14: Registration: 3:30pm; Audition: 4:00-5:30pm
Ages 15-19: Registration: 5:00pm; Audition: 5:30-7:00pm

Audition information and registration: https://www.ellisonballet.com/audition
*Video auditions are also accepted. See website for details or for additional audition locations.

June 25-July 20, 2018
Ages 12-19. For students who wish to experience concentrated exposure to exceptional classical ballet training in New York City.

July 23-August 3, 2018
Ages: 13-19. For young ladies who wish to be immersed in intensive study of some of the most famous choreography in the history of ballet.

July 23-August 3, 2018
Ages: 16-19. This exclusive program will focus on the study of various pas de deux from the great classical ballet repertoire.

Minnesota Dance Theater | 528 Hennepin Avenue, Sixth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ellison Ballet- ebsi@ellisonballet.org, (646) 385-8485


The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.

The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.

The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.

The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are also located three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop! There is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th Street, St Paul, MN
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

The new Mind/Body Program at Ashley Ballet Arts Academy offers classes and resources for dancers of any age and at any point in their careers. The second session of group classes has just begun!

Yoga: Tuesdays 8:15-9:15pm
Pilates: Saturdays 9-10am
Try out your first class free!

Other Mind/Body Program offerings:
Private Pilates reformer sessions for dancers: For any dancer who wishes to push their physical possibilities, strengthen their bodies, further technique, increase flexibility, and/or rebuild following injury.

See more information and try an intro package here: http://www.ashleyballetarts.com/Pilates-Reformer-and-Mat.html.

Guided Myofasical Release classes by appointment anytime: http://www.ashleyballetarts.com/Myofascial-Release.html.

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy | 1000 Boone Ave N, Suite 360, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Julie Marie Muskat- julie.muskat@gmail.com

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

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

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Contact Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.

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

Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave and Fairview Ave N, St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588


The Resistance Movement Fitness is offering a Movement Exchange Program. This program is open to students, artists, dancers, and those who need a scalable way to take movement classes or rent studio space.

The Movement Exchange Program will require students to volunteer at the front desk, clean studios, or other small tasks in exchange for their choice of classes or studio rental. For every hour worked, the student will receive the equal amount of class time or studio rental.

Those who wish to enquire in The Movement Exchange Program must provide The Resistance Movement a proof of artistry work in the Twin Cities, proof of student or other reason to be involved in our exchange program.

For further details, please email info@resistancemovementfitness.com and provide your name, why you want to take part in our exchange program, and whether you are a student, artist, dancer, or other.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th Street, St Paul, MN
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

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

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

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

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


Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon this fall. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.

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

$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.

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

Dance Spectrum is currently accepting enrollment for youth ages three through eighteen. Adults are always welcome to take our ongoing classes throughout the year.

Visit our website http://www.dancespectrum.com or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DanceSpectrumMN for updated schedules.

To receive a schedule via email, write to us at: hello@spectrumdancemn.com or call 651-224-8951 for more information.

Dance Spectrum | 975 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN
DeeAnn Englund- deeann@spectrumdancemn.com, (651) 224-8951

MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older. Preregistration is required where indicated.

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

Thursday, 6:30-7:00pm

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

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next Session: January 2 - March 22
Tuesday and/or Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

PILATES - Preregistration required
Next Session: January 18 - March 8
Thursday, 8:15-9:15am

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

bodyART® is a non-spiritual, fully-functional training system, specifically designed to augment and complement your dancing and flexibility training.

Created by Robert Steinbacher, the class follows a five-phase system that progresses fluidly through energy arrival, expansion, circulation, descent, and relaxation. The bodyART format is a fully integrated mind-body experience, that incorporates elements of control/release technique, modern dance, strength conditioning, physical therapy exercises, and yin yang philosophy. You will leave this class fully energized and beautifully connected to your body and mind.

The Resistance Movement is the only studio in Minnesota to offer bodyART®. See what all the buzz is about...

The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are located three blocks from the Green Line - Union Depot stop making it accessible for everyone to Join The Movement!

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th Street, St Paul, MN
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Fridays, 2-3:30PM

Open professional level ballet class, taught by Julie Marie Muskat.

Drop in rate for active professionals: $15
Multi-class tuition rates also available.

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy | 1000 Boone Ave N, Suite 360, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Ashley Burkland- info@ashleyballetarts.com

Fall session runs through December 17. The Cassandra School offers year-round belly dance classes, including six Level 1 classes, for students ranging from two left feet to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes welcome! Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds core strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. The drop in class price is only $18 and each class is 90 minutes-a perfect way to try belly dancing and see if it’s right for you. Also, student discounts are available this session. PLUS, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Go to http://www.cassandraschool.com for details and register TODAY!
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

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

Join Midwest School of Ballet. Classes are offered at two locations:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM), 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Edina Community Center (ECC), 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424.

Ballet Fundamentals I for ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am (PIM), 9:15-10:00am (ECC)
Thursdays, 5:15-6:00pm (PIM)

Ballet Fundamentals II for ages five and six:
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am (PIM), 10:00-11:00am (ECC)
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm (PIM)

Ballet Fundamentals III for ages six through eight:
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm (PIM)

Ballet Level I for ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM).
Saturdays, 11:30-1pm (ECC) - Teens and athletes, ages nine through fourteen.

Mondays, 7:00-7:30pm/7:00-8:00pm (PIM)

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)

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

Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.

Intro to Ballet - ages seven through twelve. Students with little to no ballet experience. Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm.

Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.

Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.

Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am Conditioning Class from 11:30-12pm.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Open Professional Classes: Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. Teaching Artists: Laura Greenwell, Jeffrey Hankinson, Maureen Haworth, Deborah Nettell, and Barbara Weinstine.

Intermediate Open Classes: St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate classes four days a week!
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm: Zoé Henrot
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm: Laura Daugherty, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm: Anna Goodrich
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am: Deborah Nettell

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Dance is wonderful to increase flexibility, coordination, balance and strength. We are thrilled to provide ballet classes geared specifically towards athletes through our drop-in program. Ages fourteen and older.

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm | Teaching Artist: Antonio Lopez

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

We are still taking registrations for our Young Dancers Program at St. Paul Ballet for ages four through six. Learn the joy of movement with our Anne Green Gilbert BrainDance certified teach Mary Coats.

Music and Movement: age five. One 45-minute lesson per week. Pick either Wednesday or Saturday for the semester. This is a class for five-year-olds.

Dance Fundamentals: age six. One one-hour lesson per week. Pick either Wednesday or Saturday for the semester. This is a class for six-year-olds.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boy's Program!

Unique in Minnesota, this is an innovative program designed specifically for boys that is both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Boys Dance
- Ballet for Boys I and II
- Boys Intermediate Ballet
- Boys Cross-Training Class

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to seventeen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY!
Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-semester.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.

Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.

Photo by Aaron Warkov.

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

HIJACK will be teaching a series of improvisation classes on Saturdays at TU Dance Center. HIJACK is the choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder. Van Loon and Wilder each grew up in Chicago, met at Colorado College, and established their collaboration in Minneapolis in 1993.

November 18 and December 2


Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card

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

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, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Michel Kouakou, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

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

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

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

Join Ms. Kenna at TU Dance Center every Thursday from 7:30-9:00pm for a multi-generational African dance class. This class is open to anyone in the community.
No preregistration required.

Cost: $14
Adults 60+: $10
Family of three or more: $25
Children ages twelve and younger: Free!

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

Join us for 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 social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.

Date: Now-December 6. No class on November 22

Time: 6:30-8:00

Price: $90 Membership (includes all classes, a pair of free tickets, and 20 percent off of performances) or $10 to drop-in.

Location: The Cowles Center; Target Education Studio, second floor

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Come get down with Karla Grotting at this week's Friday Morning Jazz! A part of Zenon's regular fall session this year, you can take this class with a one-time drop in or a Zenon class card. Come on in to continue exploring jazz or to rediscover it after a break: all are welcome in this all-comers class that tends to move at a fast-paced intermediate level. We'll help you get grounded and feel the music while enjoying the company of fellow groovers. #GetYourAsstoClass!

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

crash.dance.productions is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its thirteenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

4:00 - 5:30 pm: Open company class
$10, cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: http://www.crashdanceproductions.com/buy-classes.

Straightline Dance Fitness | 34 13th Ave NE, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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

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

November 20: Open Jam at Cowles Center
November 27: Open Jam at Beautiful Studio

Warm-up/jam: $10-20, jam $5, Underscore $5-10

Beautiful Studio | 2242 University Ave, St. Paul.
The Cowles Center Target Studio, second floor | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis.

Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892