9x22 Dance/Lab - Wednesday, April 24

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$15: pay as able.

Sarah Abdel-Jelil
Joshua Lorris
Kealoha Ferreira


BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

In its sixteenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 9x22 Dance/Lab has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

KMD2 is the Twin Cities' newest incubator for local and emerging tap dance talent. The junior company of Kaleena Miller Dance, KMD2 focuses on training for the technical and physical demands of the tap dance world at large and gives the opportunity for the individual's creative voice to develop.

KMD2 at the Southern will showcase work by Kaleena Miller, Director; Lisa La Touche (New York); and members of the group.

Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26 at 7:30pm

Tickets: Adult $20, student $15.

The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Kaleena Miller- kaleenakaleena@gmail.com

Tapestries 4.0 opens this Thursday! The show features premieres by local choreographers Karen L. Charles, Leila Awadallah, Julie Marie Muskat, and Deja Stowers at The TEKBOX Theater, April 26-28

Charles will revisit "Abraham's Seed", which examines the natural cycle of life from birth to death. Her evocative trio, "Pariah", delves into the moments when one feels outcast, never really fitting in anywhere. Awadallah will premiere "Kan Ya Makan", an Arabic phrase meaning ’there was, there was not’. Similar to ‘once upon a time’, it begins a story. Muskat delves into liminal space, and Stowers encourages each artist to find their own journey in the movement and BE that.

Tapestries 4.0 by The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project
Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $22 and $25 at http://bit.ly/tapestries4, or (612) 206-3600.


Dance film! Poetry!
An evening celebrating Su Smallen Love's new book, The Memoir of Mona Lisa and Other Poems.
Dance filmmakers Becky Heist, Christopher Watson, and Judith Howard with Leila Awadallah premiere three new films. Su Love reads the poems that inspired the films. All artists discuss their creative process of making art from art.

Friday, April 26.
Doors at 7:00, show at 7:30, reception and book signing after.
For directions and great parking info go to http://www.openbookmn.org/ and click on "directions" at the very top right.
Free! If you'd like to donate at the door, that's optional and appreciated.

Open Book Performance Hall | 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Su Love- su@sulove.org

You're invited to OFF THE CUFF: A dream series presented by OXHEART.
This first collaborative spontaneous improvisational performance will feature interactive soft sculpture art by New York artist Luiza Kurzyna, a collective of Twin Cities dance improvisors, and a gifted Twin Cities musical ensemble.

Dance movement by Alan Tse, Angie Clifford, Lindsay Forsythe, Patricia McManus, and Robert Borman alongside musicians Mike Krenner (guitar), Mark Miller (guitar), Dan Gahres (bass), Jon Schmig (keyboards), and Greg Flanagan (drums)

6pm: Doors open, refreshments.
7pm: Performance.
8pm: Post-performance reception and refreshments.
$10 cover, or pay what you can.

Please enter via the front door on Snelling Avenue.
Parking available in the Squirrel Haus back lot on Dight Ave or along Snelling.

Squirrel Haus Arts | 3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Bryn Krenner- bryn@oxheart.net, (763) 232-8556

Twin Cities' premiere!

Duets is a new work from tap dancer Kaleena Miller with renowned Twin Cities musicians Davu Seru (drums), Cody McKinney (bass), and Bryan Nichols (piano). Together these extraordinary collaborators explore a diverse range of sound and texture, sophisticated rhythms and counterpoint, and the influence of sound on movement and movement on sound. Duets is a remarkable work of musicality and virtuosity at its finest.

Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm

Tickets: Adult $20, student $15.

The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Kaleena Miller- kaleenakaleena@gmail.com

Christopher Watson Dance Company hosts an informal showing of works in progress at the new Ballet Co.Laboratory studios in St. Paul.

Dances by Christopher Watson, John Surber, Jennifer Mack, Becky Heist, and Sarah Hauss (for Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company) will be previewed with opportunities for Q and A and audience feedback. Refreshments will be served.

Christopher Watson Dance Company members include: Catlin Murphy, Anne-Marie Wittenberg, Lori Mercil, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Becky Heist, Sarah Hauss, John Surber, Kelsey Charlotte and Jesse Neumann-Peterson.

Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company members include: Sarah LaRose-Holland, Artistic Director & Dancer; Sarah Hauss, Choreographer; with company dancers: Johnny Bates, Samantha Heggem, Catlin Murphy, and John Surber.

Admission: $5.

Ballet Co.Laboratory | 276 E Lafayette Frontage Rd, St. Paul, MN 55107
Christopher Watson- cwdc1991@gmail.com, (612) 670-0839

ARENA DANCES is very excited to present the third annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival this spring!
This year’s festival offers a week-long array of master classes and performances, showcasing both Twin Cities' emerging and established professional dance artists. This sweet treat runs from April 29-May 4 at The Southern Theater!

Featured Performances - shared evening showcasing the work of Chris Schlichting, April Sellers Dance Collective, and STRONGmovement! Tickets are on sale now - http://www.arena-dances.org/upcomingperformances/spring2019/.

Happy Hour Showings - a five-day series of works-in-progress showings and audience feedback by Non Edwards, Blake Nellis, Taja Will, Brenna Mosser Dance Works and ARENA DANCES! Suggested donation at the door of $10, all donations go directly to the artists showing work.

Masterclasses throughout the week with Chris Schlichting, April Sellers, Darrius Strong, Taja Will and Brenna Mosser! 9:30-11:30AM - schedule in link or see our post under Master Classes!

The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN

On May 2, make your night out on the town complete with food, drinks, and a show. In honor of ARENA DANCES’ third annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival at The Southern Theater, ARENA is partnering with Seven Corners neighbor Town Hall Brewery to offer a pre-show experience.

6:00-7:30PM - Enjoy exclusive appetizers and a flight of beer (curated just for the festival) at Town Hall Brewery.
7:30PM - CANDY BOX Featured Artists’ Performance opening night!

Your ticket will include: the appetizers described above, a flight of beer (or spirit) each, and the best available seats at The Southern Theater.

May 2
Opening Night of CANDY BOX
To reserve your tickets visit http://www.arena-dances.org/date-night-at-the-southern/

You can catch ARENA DANCES’ Happy Hour Performance at The Southern Theater beforehand, 5:30–6:30PM!


The St. Olaf College Dance Department presents Companydance Spring Concert May 2-4 at 7:30 pm.

St. Olaf College Dance student dancers perform exciting and thought-provoking works by:

Twin Cities guest artists Karla Grotting, Mathew Janczewski, Cynthia Lehew-Nehrbass, and Shapiro & Smith Dance;
Dance Faculty members Heather Klopchin and Anthony Roberts; and
Student choreographers Ellie Kiihne, Daniele Oblitas, Eugene Sandel Jr., and Ella Schmeits.

Please join us for a compelling spring celebration of dance!

Companydance Spring Concert 2019
May 2-4 at 7:30 pm
Tickets for reserved seating are $10 and are available by phone (507-786-8987) during regular box office hours, 11am-4pm.

St. Olaf College Kelsey Theater Building | 1535 Campus Dr, Northfield, MN 55057
Shawn Paulson- dance@stolaf.edu, (507) 786-2137

TU Dance celebrates its fifteenth anniversary season at The O'Shaughnessy, part of The O'Shaughnessy Presents series, with an evening of works by legendary choreographers that have given form to the shared vision of TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands.

The performance program features Alvin Ailey's "Night Creature" (1974) and "Witness" (1986), as well as Urban Bush Women Founding Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar's "Walking with Pearl...Africa Diaries" (2004) and a reprise of Ronald K. Brown’s "Where The Light Shines Through"(2017).

May 3-4, 8:00pm
May 5, 2:00pm

Tickets: $24-$34. Discounts for students, seniors, military, MPR.
Box Office: http://www.theoshaughnessy.com or 651-690-6700.

TU Dance’s fifteenth anniversary season is supported in part by a generous gift from the Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation, The Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program and The Minneapolis Foundation, with production support from The O'Shaughnessy.

Photo: Michael Slobodian.

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

Join us for the next in our RadicalBliss party series invoking a transnational feminist community that is the inspiration for our new, 2019 work Sutrajaal.

We invite you to come together in meditation and intentional music and dance to imprint your community-based, WOC feminist energies on the Shawngram Institute and on the Twin Cities.

Please bring musical instruments should you want to join in the jam!

This is a free event.

6pm: Meditation dedicated to the #unhate. Please bring pillows if deemed necessary.
6:20pm: Music/dance party and invitation to imprinting bliss.
7:40pm: Closing meditation.
8pm: Restore space.

Ananya Dance Theatre | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55014

Cassandra and Jawaahir invite you to join us on Thursday, May 9 from 6:00–10:00pm.
We're throwing the best event of this year for all of our beloved supporters, YOU!

We’ll have a short performance from Cassandra and Jawaahir for you to enjoy, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction bursting with amazing things for you to bid on, and a fun live auction. Plus, Angela from Ancient Traditions Mehndi will be here to give you some beautiful henna.
To sweeten your evening—simply for coming—you’ll be entered into a drawing for two tickets to Jawaahir’s next performance! To win, you must be present for the drawing at the end of our party.

3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Come experience the wonder of Narnia: The Ballet presented by Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota!
Premiered in 2015, this highly acclaimed, original full-length ballet showcases the magnificent dancing and engaging storytelling of TCB's professional dancers as well as students of Ballet Royale Minnesota, the official school of Twin Cities Ballet and Minnesota's premier ballet academy.

Based on the classic novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, this production features an original story adaption of the book, original music compilation, and production design. Full of magic, imagination, hope, and redemption, Narnia is sure to delight the whole family!

Friday, May 10 at 7pm
Saturday, May 11 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, May 12 at 2pm
Tickets available for purchase at the Ames Center or via http://www.Ticketmaster.com.

Ames Center | 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Rick Vogt- info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, (952) 452-3163

For more than three decades, MDF has been a dynamic showcase of many dance styles. This year’s headlining acts include the Spanish bolero dance accompanied by live acoustic guitar, tap dancing, contemporary ballet, an original children’s ballet, and excerpts from the classic La Bayadere.

A living legend in the world of Spanish flamenco music, Scott Mateo Davies will partner with his son, Aaron Davies, a Ballet Minnesota Company member, for a bolero dance performance, titled "El Alma Preso," or "The Imprisoned Soul." The father-son duo have created both the music and choreography, respectively.
“I have even more appreciation for my dad’s musical gifts now that we have been collaborating on this piece. It has been very special to me,” said Aaron Davies, with Ballet Minnesota since 2012. Scott Mateo Davies has more than 40 years of experience as a classical Spanish guitarist with multiple international performances and recording credits to his name.

The Loft Stage | 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN
Carolyn Will- carolyn@cwcommunications.info, (612) 414-9661

Everybody take your take-aways and come back with action items fulfilled. Action items are assigned, so even if you didn’t write it (and most likely you didn’t), you’ll need to accomplish it if it is assigned to you. Although action items are not expected to be executed during spring break, they should be completed shortly thereafter. The ship must move forward. Action items, having been acted upon, and completed, should be checked off, and shared widely. Please share your checklists, and provide links to show your work, and share your share lists so we can all check for redundancies. If you don’t show your work we can’t give half points. Alchemy is important, but so is math.

Research COUNCIL: Episode #7/ActionItems
Created by SuperGroup in collaboration with Pramila Vasudevan (movement), Savannah Reich (text), and James Everest (sound).
Performed by SuperGroup.

Tuesday, May 14
Show at 8pm, doors at 7pm.

It's a performance! Everyone welcome!

Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

Berit Ahlgren and her all female cast use the Generating Room to explore their shared experience living in a male-dominated world, a reality which spans cultures and affects woman universally. The movement generated through this project is based on the cast’s shared and collective feelings of inequality, inadequateness, submission, injustice, but also unity, optimism, hope, and belief in change as women around the world are standing up for their voices to be heard. By using videoconferencing technology, an informal showing of the production will feature both live movers in the space, along with projection of dancers across the globe performing live in their respective locations.

Performance and Q&A
Thursday, May 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cowles Center, second floor - Target Education Studio
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/649170858850356/.


Becoming an adult often means letting go of our childhood, staying focused on goals, and providing for the future. Escape your adult itinerary for a few hours and experience the world with childish enthusiasm once more.

Eloise is a young girl who likes to live life to the fullest. Her father, on the other hand, is incredibly concerned with being successful. He works long hours in his suit and tie, his briefcase constantly at his side. One evening, Eloise tells her father that she would like to read him a story, the story of "The Little Prince."

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday May 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tickets: $22-33.

SteppingStone Theater
Zoe Henrot- company@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Jennifer invites individuals interested in the creative process, dance making, and performance to an open rehearsal and preview of her latest research, entitled Touch Code. The creative environment promises an inside perspective on Glaws' process of making dance, an opportunity for open dialogue and practice, and a chance to witness the working relationships between the choreographer and her collaborators. Through the development of her research on touch and personal space, Jennifer questions the choices one makes as a creator and performer. What is creativity? How are hidden patterns and connections unveiled during the creative process? How do creatives and their collaborators find endurance and relevance inside the process?

May 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM
May 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The Cowles Center, second floor - Target Education Studio
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/436816067088874/.


Part concept album, part dance concert, It’s All Real... takes its cues from reality television, talk shows, and social media. Set inside a cardboard tv studio, dancers glissade between precise technique and pedestrian efficiency as the performance degrades into a glitchy and unstable representation of itself. Neither representing nor offering any solution to contemporary life’s screen-based alienation and anxieties, this performance aims to unsettle the frame dividing real from fake and move through the fading illusion.

Performed to live music by Eric Mayson, with set design by Matt Gorrie.

May 23, 5:30* and 8:00pm
May 24, at 8:00pm†
May 25, 7:30 and 10:00pm
May 26, 7:30pm
*Pay-as-able, †ASL interpreted.

Sliding scale $8-$20. Reserve tickets at itsallreal.bpt.me

Tek Box at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
Eben Kowler- dancebums@gmail.com

DUMPSTER FIRE: An immersive outdoor performance centering queer catharsis, rage, and public grief.

Within a landscape of mass extinction of arts spaces in the Twin Cities and two years of relentless political intensity, we weave magic, tell stories, invite communal mourning, and honor complex relationships—to each other, and to place, stolen land, earth, global decay, and grief on a massive scale.

Led by movement artist Laura Levinson and featuring performer-collaborators Ondine, Xochi de la Luna & Rachel Lieberman, Chava Kokhleffel, Teighlor McGee, and Sami Pfeffer.

Both shows will be ASL interpreted and audio described. Golf carts available onsite for mobility assistance.

FREE transportation provided Thursday night!
Limited space available - sign up here: https://forms.gle/cr3WDa6SVSXrHThc8

Tickets are sliding scale, $5-25.

Franconia Sculpture Park | 29836 St. Croix Trail N, Shafer, MN 55074

Ananya Dance Theatre and the Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice present Onurawnon/Vibration.

Performances of:

"We Were Born Soft"
Choreographed and performed by Toan Thanh Doan.
Music: Cai Duyen. Composer: Ngo Hong Quang. Costume Designer: Ming Lian.
The piece explores the search for softness in a world that abandons human vulnerability. Here, we are pushed to the edge of hardness, shielding ourselves from the forces of pain and norms. This dance is a statement of grounding in radical softness: “I would rather fear than feel nothing.”

"How to Survive a Plague"
Choreographed and performed by Brotherhood Dance/Orlando Hunter and Ricarrdo Valentine.

This event will be followed by RadicalBliss Dance Imprint Shoeless Music/Dance Jam from 6:45pm to 8pm.

Photo: Toan Thanh Doan by David Sievert.

Ananya Dance Theatre | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104


FAMILY DANCE for ages two through four with a parent/guardian.
A 45-minute class held in sessions for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.
Saturdays, June 15-August 1, 2019 at 10:30-11:15am OR
Thursdays, June 20-August 1, 2019 at 12:15-1:00pm
Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig.

SUPERHERO CAMP for ages four through six.
Spend a week being a superhero! Students will make their very own superhero masks and learn to dance in creative ways.
July 8-12, 2019; 9:00am-12:00pm.
Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig.

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

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages six through nine.
A 60-minute class held twice a week for three weeks that introduces dancers to ballet.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
July 17, 19, 24, 26; July 1, 3.
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan.

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages ten through fourteen
A 75-minute class held twice a week for three weeks that introduces dancers to ballet.
Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30–6:45pm.
August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21.
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan.

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

Dance is rich with many techniques, repertoires and histories. Immerse yourself in weekend workshops all summer long!
These workshops are geared towards adult dancers (fifteen years old and above), and will introduce different styles in addition to ballet technique classes

June session: Musical Theater
June 15-16, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm

July session: Jazz
July 13-14, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

August session: Ballet Repertoire
August 10-11, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

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

Candy Box, presented by Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES, is an annual week of performances, workshops, and public showings. This year’s festival features a range in levels of experiences, aesthetics, and choreographic voices to offer a diverse array of treats!

Master classes will take place daily Monday-Friday from 9:30-11:30 AM on the historic stage of the Southern Theater. No pre-registration required. Sliding scale $5-$15 cash, check or card at the door! All levels welcome!

Monday, April 29 – STRONGmovement
Tuesday, April 30 – Brenna Mosser Dance Works
Wednesday, May 1 – Chris Schlichting
Thursday, May 2 – Taja Will
Friday, May 3 – April Sellers Dance Collective

Attend a master class and receive a discounted Featured Artists performance ticket!
For more information on the festival, visit our website at http://www.arena-dances.org/upcomingperformances/spring2019/.

The Southern Theater |1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN

TU Dance Center offers a second session of eight-week adult workshops during the 2019 Spring Session.

Session 2: April 8-June 3. No classes on May 27.

Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate; cash, check or debit/credit card 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, 6:00pm-7:30pm

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

The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through 20. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Creative Movement/Drum: July 22-26
Bridge Program: July 15-27
Teen Program: July 8-27

Registration deadline: June 14, 2019.

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

The Beginning/Intermediate Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshops, and repertory work for students up to age sixteen. July 8-27, 2019.

The Advanced Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is designed for students (ages seventeen to 24) who are interested in strengthening technique, developing their artistry, and participating in a professional-level creative process. Students will work with TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU Dance Center teaching artists, and guest artists Marcus Jarrell Willis (New York) and Maurya Kerr (San Francisco), who will be creating with the students during the three-week intensive. July 29–August 17, 2019.

For level placement, please contact School Director Laurel Keen at education@tudance.org or 612-440-9028.
Registration deadline: June 14, 2019.

Photo: Laura Scher.

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

Join teaching artists Thern Anderson and Mary Moore Easter in a dance and writing workshop with curriculum designed for adults ages 55+.

Participants will explore creative exercises in which the two art forms are inextricably linked and expand their range of physical expression through improvisational activities and practicing set choreography. Movement will be used as a prompt for writing a variety of texts. Classes are accompanied by live music. There will be a culminating event on the last day of class.

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

May 6-July 1
Mondays, 2:00-3:30pm
No class on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Sample class: Thursday, May 2, 2:00-3:30pm

This activity is supported by a Seeding Vitality Arts MN grant from Aroha Philanthropies.

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

Rhythmically Speaking and Friday Morning Jazz are teaming up this Friday, April 26 to present a master class and showing with beloved local dance artist and long-time member of Ballet of the Dolls, Julie Warder!

Master Class: 9:30-11:00am
Informal Showing: 5:00-5:30pm

Julie will be teaching excerpts and showing her new work for The Cohort, Rhythmically Speaking's reimagined annual summer multi-choreographer production. This year The Cohort features four works, one each by locals Julie and RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard, rounded out by work from out-of-towners Pat Taylor and Rohan Bhagrava, all danced by a cast of excellent local dancers.

Join us to experience the kinetic, quirky joy of Julie's musically-complex new work. See you Friday!

Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center Fourth Floor | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Originally from Cameroon, Mixtape choreographer Andy Asong-Morfaw’s style and inspiration derive from Makossa, the main style of dance known in the South West province of Cameroon. Breaking into other African movements from Ivory Coast and Senegal, South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria; Andy’s style could be categorized as a mix of jazz and funk, playing with different elements of house and hip hop.

Join Andy for a taste of choreography from this year’s Mixtape production, followed by an open rehearsal in the Target Education Studio.

Saturday, April 27 at 3PM
The Cowles Center, second floor, Target Education Studio
REGISTER: https://forms.gle/2fVMypJeK6iLoJbG6.


Friday, 4-8pm
Saturday, 11:30-6pm
Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm

Fees: $475
Materials Fee: $80.00
ACE (CEP116057 (1.6))
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 8526 (16.0))

The CoreAlign provides a superior environment for training gait, balance, core stability and sport specific movements in a flexible and dynamic environment. CoreAlign 1: Foundations, is the heart of the CoreAlign training program. The course includes the theoretical basis of the CoreAlign method along with essential exercises to illustrate the full potential of the CoreAlign.
Course includes:
-60+ Foundation exercises designed to build functional movement skills applicable to daily life and athletic pursuits.
-Exercises in standing, plank, all fours, and supine positions.
-Balanced Body's exercise tracks to focus on trunk integration, upper body strength and balance, lower body strength and power, gait, and dynamic flexibility.

For more information visit: www.pilates.com

Paragon Pilates and PT | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler- Cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Learn flamenco dance with 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellow Sachiko “La Chayí”.

I am teaching a new class for people who have not danced flamenco before or who are returning to dance after a period of time.
This class starts on Sunday, May 5 from 11:10am-12:00pm at Tapestry Folkdance Center.
Pay what you want on the day (normally $12-15 per class).
Come and try!

Tapestry Folkdance Cetner | 3748 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406)
Sachiko Nishiuchi- danceflamencompls@gmail.com

Friday, May 17: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Taught by Ginny Massie, PMA-CPT, Balanced Body Master Instructor

Fees: $54 if registered before May 2; regular: $59.
At home tools available for purchase separately.

Did you know that the foot and ankle contain 26 bones (one-quarter of the bones in the human body are in the feet), 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments? In this workshop you will learn how to stretch and release your toes, feet, and ankles as well as learn a variety of strengthening techniques. Learn how to make those tootsies happy!

Register at: https://www.paragonpilatespt.com/class-schedule/

Paragon Pilates and PT | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Brenna Marlin- brenna@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

The COLLIDE Academy of Dance is a boutique dance studio with a mission to provide exceptional training in the art of American jazz dance for students of all ages.

The pre-professional program is an intense training regimen to nurture future Broadway dancers. Our curriculum is rooted in classical ballet technique and layered with traditional jazz dance movement.

Visit our website or email Academy@collidetheatrical.org for more information.

Our values:
- We adhere to limiting our class sizes in an effort to provide individual attention for each student.
- We cherish the diversity of humanity and all our welcome here.
- We are committed to creating a healthy, nurturing environment for all students.
- We strive to inspire self-confidence, discipline, and love of the performing arts.

755 Prior Ave, Suite 235H, St. Paul, MN 55104
Regina Peluso- regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

Unlike any other in Minnesota, this intensive is a great way to kick off the summer!

For motivated dancers: Come experience Ballet Royale’s groundbreaking training featuring Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training, the industry’s most advanced and cutting edge regimen specifically designed to improve ballet dancers' core stability, weight placement, alignment and muscle memory. This program will maximize improvement and accelerate students’ progress, and is particularly crucial for those preparing to attend summer intensive programs. The intensive features a daily regimen of ballet technique, pointe and Ballet Royale's Progressing Ballet Technique®.

Intermediate/advanced through professionals.
Recommended for ages eleven through 26 years old.
Girls must have completed a minimum of one year en pointe.

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

Dance with Ballet Royale this summer!
Master teachers (including Dierdre Chapman, former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) join our renowned faculty to provide incomparable summer experiences in a structured and focused setting.
- June 10-28: "Spring into Summer" intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training regimen. NO AUDITION REQUIRED; intermediate/advanced to professional.
- June 10–14: Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten through professional, multiple levels. Weekly evening classes July 8-August 16.
- July 8-25: July Summer Intensive. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION-Contact us for details on submitting a video audition. Ages eight through professional.
- August 5-16: Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED-Contact us for details on submitting a video audition. Ages ten and up.
- August 18-23: Pointe Preparatory workshop. Girls ages eleven and older.
- August 19-23: Youth Ballet August Jump-Start.
Plus much more!

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

University of Minnesota Dance Summer Intensive

Dancers are invited to cultivate community through rigorous and physical repertoire, spontaneous dance-making in relationship to sound, and to appreciate elements of production.

Join Leslie Parker Dance Project in collaboration with Taji Maalik and Maggie Bergeron for a three-week summer intensive and public sharing.
Guest students are welcome to enroll in a one-credit section of the course DNCE 3701.


Nora Jenneman- umdance@umn.edu

Click here to apply: http://bit.ly/2UbBK2Q

A three-week summer training program in St. Paul, Minnesota (three hours a day, five days a week) will introduce Yorchha™, our unique movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity, and our particular choreographic process of creating dance from the stories of our lives.

This summer dance intensive embodies and enunciates our core principles: that moving and negotiating space with strangers, and connecting ourselves to our bodies and life stories through metaphoric movement, allows us to access experiences and power that have yet to be articulated.

Yorchha™ brings together movement principles from Odissi, the classical Indian dance technique; Chhau, the East Indian martial art; and vinyasa yoga.

Scholarships available, based on need.

This activity is supported by The Saint Paul Foundation, Mardag Foundation, and F. R. Bigelow Foundation.

Ananya Dance Theatre | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104

Join ARENA DANCES for one week of movement classes and creative process taught by founder and artistic director Mathew Janczewski.

Targeted for the high-intermediate to advanced level dancer, participating artists will research their process of dancing from their instincts with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies and kinetic responses. With a combination of technique classes, improvisational labs, and choreographic rehearsals, the week will culminate in an informal showing for friends, family, and the community.

June 10-15
Soma Studios in Northeast (free parking).
79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212
Minneapolis, MN 55413

More information and registration can be found at http://www.arena-dances.org/instinct-dance-intensive/.

Photo: Cameron Wittig.



Minnesota Ballet Theatre seeking for dancers with strong classical ballet training to perform solo parts in The Nutcracker.
Positions are paid, depending on skills and experience.

Needed: four female and four male dancers.
Performances on December 13, 14, and 15—four shows.

Rehearsals will start in beginning of October.
Send your resume to minnesotaballettheatre@gmail.com.

Kirill Bak-Stepanoff- minnesotaballettheatre@gmail.com

One hour of work = one free (90-minute) class.
Each shift is three to four hours, depending on class schedules and availability.
Tasks include but are not limited to:
Checking in students for class.
Answering questions, assisting parents and students as needed.
Answering the phone and general e-mail.
Sweeping and mopping the lobby and bathrooms, taking out the trash.
Other administrative tasks as assigned by the director.
Work exchange students are eighteen years of age or older, are passionate about dance, and are interested in helping to build the BCL community. The student and director will agree on a set shift schedule which will last through June 10, 2019; at which time a new schedule can be set.  

For more information please e-mail zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org.

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

Ballet Co.Laboratory’s professional company is seeking male dancers for the 2019-2020 season.
Dancers must have strong classical technique but be versatile in contemporary and modern styles.
This is a paid position, dates TBD August 2019-May 2020.

Please contact the Artistic Director to set up an audition class, zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org.

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

Pivotal Moment is a curated program created by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts which allows dancers and choreographers to create their own four-session class based in a particular technique and/or rooted in investigating new choreographic material and ideas. Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for university students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community (ages eighteen through 26 who have pursued or are currently pursuing a BA or BFA in Dance) to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback

The Cowles Center is looking for three new artists to each lead four consecutive classes for the summer workshop series of Pivotal Moment, June 3-August 26. Workshops should be geared toward advanced students.

The Cowles Center second floor Target Education Studio.

APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/WFLstoM27EsALJFj8


The Resistance Movement is a boutique fitness studio located in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes fuse Pilates, yoga, dance, and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords for a total-body experience. Classes are upbeat and music-driven. We’re looking for part-time individuals to teach four to eight classes a week, but for the right individual, we also have program development roles available.

Have two to four years of experience in the fitness industry, Pilates, gymnastics, dance, or barre (may be willing to train the right person transitioning into the field).
Experience with the MVe chair, aerial, or bungee cords a plus.
Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.
Willing to train; must complete mandatory three-day training program (unpaid) to learn our method.
Must be well organized, professional, punctual, reliable, a team player, and possess strong interpersonal and relational skills.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Choreographer April Sellers is casting for a new performance work.

Work to be developed: I am looking to deepen my process for queering the body and developing character.

Commitment of Time:
Out of town residency, June 24–30, 2019 at Tofte Lake Center in Ely, MN.
Rehearsals in Minneapolis, September 2019–September 2020; four to six hours per week.
Performances in Fall 2020.
Touring Spring 2021.

As a choreographer and director, I ask a lot of my performers. I ask you to bring your body, voice and personal story to the work and allow me to manipulate and exaggerate the material. I am looking for skilled movers, singers, actors, and improvisers willing to bring their entire selves to a rigorous process. I will ask you to play around with prompts as we improvise movement and text. In my work, the movement vocabulary and the emotional rise and fall of the text are highly crafted and specific; however, for each performance I ask the dancers to improvise new text from set prompts.

Center for Performing Arts, Sun Room | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
April Sellers - aprilsellersdc@gmail.com, (612) 558-8209

Did you miss our summer intensive audition?
Don't worry! You can still dance with Ballet Royale this summer!
We are accepting video auditions until April 28 for our July Full-Day Summer Intensive in collaboration with Twin Cities Ballet (July 8 - 25) as well as our August Grand Prix Solos and Variations Intensive (August 5 - 16).

July Full-Day Intensive: Attend an exciting and rigorous ballet-based dance program featuring Artistic Directors Denise and Rick Vogt with Master and guest teachers. Classes include ballet, pointe, preparation for pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations, repertoire, men’s class, Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training, hip hop, contact improvisation, pas de deux, choreographic methods, injury prevention, plus enrichment classes.

August Grand Prix Intensive: a focused ballet and variations workshop specializing in preparing dancers for performing or competing in national ballet competitions.

Audition form on our website!

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

After a successful debut of Zombies and Pirouettes at last summer’s Fringe Festival, Pacific Midwest Ballet is staging another new story ballet: Revolt, Robot! We need YOU to come dance with us!

Auditions will be held at Studio 7A at the Cowles Center.
May 12

Revolt, Robot! takes place in distant-future outer space and features sentient robots, a mad ship captain, and galactic royalty. The dancing will be a mix of ballet and modern. If you’re intermediate level in any dance style, please join us for auditions. This is a group effort, and we’re excited to see your skills!

Rehearsals will be Sundays at the Cowles Center from 12:00pm-3:00pm, May 19 through July 28.
There will be five 60-minute performances at the Ritz Theater as part of the Fringe Festival:
August 2 at 10pm
August 4 at 4pm
August 5 at 5:30pm
August 6 at 7pm
August 10 at 8:30pm

Can’t make the audition? Have other questions? Reach out to us at pacificmidwestballet@gmail.com.

Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Threads Dance Project is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older. Rehearsals begin on August 12, 2019. This is an opportunity to perform in a new Ordway Theater commission next January, as well as other events. Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and are fluent in a variety of dance forms.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Registration and warm up time: 9:00am-9:30am
Audition: 9:30am-11:30am
Dancers must bring a headshot and resume.
Looking for both men and women.
The Lundstrum Center offers free parking.

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Karen Christ Aalgaard- kchrist@threadsdance.org, (641) 512-7376

Off-Leash Area is thrilled to host the second Inbox @ Artbox, July 18-20, directed by Sarah Hauss. Inbox @ Artbox is a grass-roots, artist-centered, annual dance event, highlighting the incredible quality and diversity of Twin Cities professional dance on a single stage.

Sunday, May 19: 10am-noon, 1-4pm
Monday, May 20: 10am-1pm

Audition slots are ten minutes.
Audition pieces must be no more than eight minutes.
There will be a stipend of $250 for each selected artist.

The Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Sarah Hauss- sarahhauss@gmail.com, (612) 669-3417

Apply to be in Future Interstates, a series for dance improvisation performance that was initiated by HIJACK and Body Cartography Project in 2015.

It is open to all dance forms using improvisation.
Thanks to Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, this is a paid gig.
Thanks to Cedar Cultural Center, performances will be on a big beautiful wood floor.

HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder) will curate three to five performance sets for the Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30pm show at Cedar Cultural Center. This is a little-to-no tech situation. Performance sets can be three to 20 minutes long. 

To be considered for the May performance, email HIJACK at hijackdance@hotmail.com. Articulate in any way you want: a) a short description of what you plan to do, b) some information about you/your background/your experience, c) an answer to the question “why improvisation?”.

DEADLINE to submit for the May show is May 8.

The Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Kristin Van Loon- hijackdance@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585


Learn everything it takes to produce a show and assist the Artistic Director in preparation for our upcoming season.

Some duties include:
• Marketing/advertising assistance for our 2019/2020 season.
• Audition assistance for 2019/2020 company dancers.
• Scheduling of rehearsals, design meetings, etc.
• Assistance with performer contracts and filings.
• Coordinating designers and design needs for the season.
• Learn box office and ticket database platforms.
• Learn how to process ticket sales.

755 Prior Ave, Suite 235H, St. Paul, MN 55104
Regina Peluso- regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

Work with our administrative assistant in learning the ins and outs of arts administration, including:
• Patron database software
• Patron communications and recording
• Marketing for educational programming
• Assistance with educational open houses
• Learning about volunteer coordination
• Assist with gala preparation
• Assist at summer events/promotions

Requirements: five to ten hours per week, June 8-August 31. Dates flexible.
Must be available EITHER Monday, Tuesday or Friday from 12:00-4:00pm to meet with advisor. The remainder of hours can be done on your own time. Must own your own laptop computer and have reliable transportation to our St. Paul office.

Compensation: Complimentary dance class, resume credit, and letter of reference. Paid work in the fall available for the right candidate.

To apply, please send a resume, reference, and brief letter of interest to info@collidedance.org with the subject line: Summer Intern- NAME.

755 Prior Ave, Suite 235H, St. Paul, MN 55104
Regina Peluso- regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890


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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring has sprung, and summer is around the corner! Book the Art Box performance space by April 30 for dates in June-August to take advantage of these hot deals:

One week rental for $900 (typically $1200)
One weekend day for $300 (typically $500)
One weekday day for $200 (typically $300)

Our rehearsal space is still available for select dates in April and May. More details at http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.

If you haven't been to the Art Box yet, let us know and we'd be happy give you a tour—we're always happy to show off our theater!

The Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis, MN 55417

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

Our Bloomington location is 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. Floor is tile on concrete—NOT a sprung wood dance floor. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area. Free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible. $15 per hour.*

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

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

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

Studio One and Studio Two are 52 feet x 25 feet.
Studio Three is 32 feet x 25 feet.
We have two gender neutral restrooms, changing rooms, a comfortable lobby space with WiFi access, and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC heated and cooled. Free parking available in front of the studio.


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

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

Students will tour TU Dance Center, have conversations with members of TU Dance company, watch the rehearsal process, come onto the dance floor for a brief movement exploration, and have a short Q&A. This may also be combined with a dance class for students in our upstairs studio upon request. Schedule this visit on its own or in conjunction with one of our educational performances for a more in-depth, comprehensive experience.

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

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

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

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

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

The Resistance Movement is a movement studio in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes are upbeat and music-driven and fuse Pilates, yoga, dance, and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords.

This program is available to participants wanting to take classes or use studio time. In exchange for taking one class, you volunteer one hour at the studio doing administrative and light cleaning tasks. We try to fit tasks to your specific skill set and interests. Administrative tasks could include answering phones, checking in clients, or creating social media and/or blog posts. The swap may also be used for studio time for those needing a practice/rehearsal space. Participants must commit to at least two hours per week for a period of at least one semester.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your dance training/technique and learn to prevent injury. Email us indicating why you are interested in the program, potential work hours and any particular interests.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

The Resistance Movement has two large studios for rent. The studio space is quiet, calm and peaceful. Both studios have sprung dance flooring. The first studio is 600 square feet, mirrored on one side. The second studio is 860 square feet, mirrored on two sides, with large windows with natural light.

Renters have access to portable speakers or Sonos speaker system, locker room (with showers), towels, mats and stretching blocks and balls. You may leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe or soft-soled shoes only studio, to protect the flooring. Please email as to price; discounts available for students and non-profits.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878


Erin Thompson teaches advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon this spring. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm

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

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I and II - Preregistration required
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
July 9, 2019 – August 29, 2019, eight weeks

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

MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. Classes begin with floor and standing warm-up to strengthen, stretch and balance the body. Included are sequences that focus on joint articulation, balance, foot work, and preparing the body to move through space. Concepts drawn from the infinite possibilities of time, space and energy are explored through given movement combinations and improvisation.

Center for Performing Arts (CFPA) | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lake Harriet Spiritual Center (LHSC) | 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45 AM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Saturdays, 4:00-5:30 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Mondays, 5:00-6:15 PM at LHSC.
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

Spring Session began on Monday, April 1 and runs for ten weeks.

Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them. Beginning classes are $160 for the ten-week session (make up classes may be made up during spring session only).
We also have monthly class passes that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Or, you may come to class and pay $18 each time you attend.
Registration is open for you NOW at http://www.cassandraschool.com! Please visit our website often to check “Today's Classes” for any notifications or cancellations that may occur for your class.

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

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

Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.

Interested in signing up for the Full Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven through eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.

Level 1: ages seven through nine

Level 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve

Level 3A and 3B: ages thirteen through fifteen

Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen

Weekly classes include technique, pointe, and repertory. Multiple performance opportunities offered throughout the year. Head to our website for more information.

Photo: Tim Pate.

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

Mondays, 10:00-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am

Saturdays, 9:15-10:30am

Mondays, 11:30am-12:00pm

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm 

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Mondays, 10:00-11:30am

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Faculty includes Anna Goodrich, Zoe Henrot, Jeffrey Hankinson and Brittany Pate.
Drop-in prices range from $10-17, cash or check only. Class cards available.

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

FAMILY DANCE for ages two through four with a parent/guardian.
A 45-minute class held in sessions for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.
Six-week session: April 18 – May 23, 2019.
Thursdays, 10:00-10:45am.
Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT for ages four through six.
A 45-minute class held in sessions for young dancers to explore movement through stories and themes.
Six-week session, April 13 – May 18, 2019.
Saturdays, 9:30-10:15am.
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan.

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages six through nine.
A 45-minute class held in sessions that introduces dancers to ballet.
Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am
April 13 - May 18, 2019
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan.

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages ten through fourteen.
A 60-minute class held in sessions that introduces dancers to ballet.
Saturdays, 11:00am -12:00pm.
April 13 – May 18, 2019.
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan.

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

Dive into eclectic contemporary dance and multitude ways to develop and practice technique! Bastard Dance is Non’s own amalgamation of modern dance, Gyrokinesis, restorative exercise, Klein Technique, Skinner Releasing Technique, dance fitness, and improvisation. As a certified GYROKINESIS® Method Apprentice Trainer and with experience training in the other forms mentioned above, Non believes the principles these modalities are built upon are extremely powerful and wishes to share what she has learned in classes from her teachers as well as her own adaptations.

Bastard Dance empowers participants to build their own best training practice by through exposure and group practice. Open to all ages and levels of experience! Participants will be asked to improvise, follow along, and practice interoception and group attention.

Soma Studios | 79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Go up the stairs* to enter the atrium and head up the larger staircase. You can't miss us! *Elevator is to the left upon entering the main doors.

Last day: TONIGHT, April 24, 7-9PM.


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

Photo: Aaron Warkov.

For more information:

Zenon Dance School | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!

Spring session has started at both PIM and ECC. Drop-ins available. Keep an eye out for our summer schedule—coming soon!

SATURDAYS, 9:30am-11:00am:
Beginning Adult Ballet at the (ECC) Edina Community Center. Instructor: Sophie Boisvert.

MONDAYS, 5:30pm-7pm:
Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the (PIM) Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

TUESDAYS, 6:00pm-7:30pm:
Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the (PIM) Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424

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

Midwest School of Ballet's spring session has started. Classes still open at our PIM location.
Summer enrollment open also!

Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III for ages three through eight:
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. Classes build on infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format.

Ballet Level I, II, III for ages eight and older:
The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry. Student musicality and quality of movement is developed to produce artistic distinction and expression between supple, graceful, strong, and bounding movement.

Additional classes:
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Level II+)
Ballet for Teens and Athletes, ages eight through twelve
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

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

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Wendy Anderson, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, 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. There is 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

Find rhythm, groundedness, and flow with dance classes at Ananya Dance Theatre's Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice.

No pre-registration or shoes necessary.

First class: Always free!

Drop-in class: $13. Five-class card: $60. Ten-class card: $110.

Friday, April 26: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Introduction to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira. All levels.

Sunday, April 28: 9:00am-10:00am
Buniyaad/Foundations with Kealoha Ferreira.

Friday, May 3: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Introduction to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira. All levels.

Sunday, May 5: 9:00am-10:00am
Buniyaad/Foundations with Kealoha Ferreira.

Friday, May 17: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Introduction to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira. All levels.

Sunday, May 19: 9:00am-10:00am
Buniyaad/Foundations with Kealoha Ferreira.

Friday, May 24: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Introduction to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira. All levels.

Sunday, May 26: 9:00am-10:00am
Buniyaad/Foundations with Kealoha Ferreira.

Ananya Dance Theatre | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104

Company Class is a creative safety zone to hone acting, dancing and ensemble skills in a weekly class.
Class led by Corey Mills and Betsy Mills.

Monday, April 29, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Classes meet weekly.

Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory | 15102 Minnetonka Industrial Rd, Minnetonka, MN
Betsy Mills- betsy@sparktheater.com, (612) 759-0125

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.

April 29: Warm-up and jam, facilitated by Lindsay Forsythe

6:30-9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.

$10-20 suggested.

All are welcome!

Ivy Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Curious about improvisation in dance and performance?

Where and when do we get a chance to learn, practice and hone our skills in improvisation; to go deep and work with a team of rigorously curious people?
Jennifer Arave, in preparation for a residency at the Center for Performing Arts this fall, is starting a class to explore improvisational forms—a gathering of curious dance performers/makers to embark on a self-study of improvisation; to drill down and ask questions of the form and to play—rigorously!

All welcome!

We'll start with Lisa Nelson Tuning scores, as we consider thoughts/questions and its placement in context of other methodologies and practices.

I am certified in Open Source Forms and in Tuning Scores (as much as possible, because no certification program exists). I have worked directly with Lisa Nelson for over ten years and deeply respect the form. What forms are you certified in or have experience with and would like to share?

Email to join or to get more info.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Jennifer Arave- groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

Held on the first Friday of every month, this event is open to all ages and levels of ability.

We begin with a half-hour warm-up, then improvise together based on movement ideas offered by individuals in the group. As we dance, we enjoy practicing remaining present in the moment, responding to other dancers, finding new ways of moving, and discovering form as it emerges. Come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both!

Live accompaniment provided by musician/percussionist Bruce Wintervold.

Friday, May 3, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5-$15.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019


Get a sneak peek of Good Job Issue 3: S P A C E

Read Taja Will's review of Anat Shinar and A.P. Looze's performances at Naked Stages 2019.

Other contributors include: Kristin Van Loon, Molly Johnston, Karen Sherman, Charles Campbell, Søren Olsen, Benny Olk, and Sam Johns; as well as a cross-section of takes on the “space situation” from: Anna Marie Shogren, Ryan Fontaine, Morgan Thorson, Valerie Oliveiro, Jeffrey Wells, Sam Johnson, Paula Mann, Aeysha Kinnunen, April Sellers, and Miriam Must.

Published and edited by Julia Gavin Bither and Eben Kowler. Art direction by Emily Michaels King.

Suggested price $10-$15.

Follow us on social media @readgoodjob.

Photo: Bruce Silcox - Anat Shinar, Something Elegant, like this.



A celebration of beloved ballet teacher and friend Marcia Keegan is planned for Sunday, May 19 at 2 PM in Studio 6A at Minnesota Dance Theatre.

Marcia passed away at home from cancer on Saturday morning, March 16, less than two weeks after having taught her last class. Loved ones were by her side, including her dog Sophie. Marcia traveled the world performing and teaching, and also for her business, Global Village.

Most recently, she taught at Minnesota Dance Theatre, Zenon, Continental Ballet, and in Edina and Hudson. Her classes were typically full to the brim with students, who recognized both her enormous talent for teaching ballet and her buoyant and compassionate approach. She will be missed by many!

More information can be found on the Caring Bridge website for Marcia Keegan: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/marciakeegan.

Studio 6A at Minnesota Dance Theatre | Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Nina Ebbighausen- nebbighausen@alliiance.us

A guest choreographer and her performer/manager are coming from out of town to perform at 9x22 Dance/Lab on June 26 and need a place to stay around that date.

If you have some space to share with two artists, please contact Laurie Van Wieren via email.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com