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Inspired by the “brain in a vat” thought experiment, where experiences are simply figments in a disembodied brain, Proxy leaves the repetitious, unexamined world to discover what lies behind the veil of the reality accepted as truth. Dancers become cartographers, creating a stage-wide image of coordinates, waves, and lines. Like a morphing inkblot, your discoveries lie in precisely how much you let yourself see.

GET INVOLVED!

Meet the Artist: Pre-Show Discussion
Friday, November 22, 6:00pm
Free!
Attendees enjoy beverages and light hors d’oeuvres while learning directly from the Artistic Directors about the history of the company and the investigative project you're about to see.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Meet the Artist pre-show discussion:
Friday, November 22, 6:00pm
Free!
Attendees enjoy beverages and light hors d’oeuvres while learning directly from the Co-Directors about the history of the company and the investigative process of the performance they are about to see.

ABOUT PROXY
Inspired by the “brain in a vat” thought experiment, where experiences are simply figments in a disembodied brain, Proxy leaves the repetitious, unexamined world to discover what lies behind the veil of the reality accepted as truth. Dancers become cartographers, creating a stage-wide image of coordinates, waves, and lines. Like a morphing inkblot, your discoveries lie in precisely how much you let yourself see.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Ever wanted to see a behind-the-scenes look at a ballet? Experience a Nutcracker in Wonderland company and school rehearsal at Ballet Co.Laboratory.
Watch as the company and school prepare for their December performances, get excited, buy tickets, and observe for as long as you like!

Come and go as you please and get a sneak peak of the dancing, costumes, and wonder of Nutcracker in Wonderland.

Saturday, November 23
12:00–3:00pm

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

Pianist Rie Tanaka and choreographer/dancer Yuki Tokuda are thrilled to present our unique collaboration, titled MIRAGE.

We will take you on a journey to the mystical side of nature, featuring compositions by Chopin, Couperin, Dukas, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns. The music will be transformed into motion by Yuki’s original choreography, and together we will create a magical experience that we hope to share with you.

Rie Tanaka: Pianist, Co-director
Yuki Tokuda: Choreographer, Dancer, Co-director
With dancers: Haruna Asanuma, Hannah Benditt, Erika Ellis, Jennifer Mack

Saturday, November 23 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, November 24 at 3:00pm

TICKETS:
General: $20. Students: $10.
Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mirage-classical-music-and-ballet-collabora.... Service fee applies.

Schmidt Artist Lofts | 900 W 7th St, St. Paul, MN, 55102
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MOVO Clothing Swap
Saturday, November 23
3:00-7:00pm

Part open house, part resource sharing, part social gathering. Bring your friends, and your gently used clothing and costumes.
Have a cup of tea, a snack, stay for a chat, and take something with you.

If you’re really cleaning out your closet and have a load of costumes and clothes to share, arrange a drop off before Saturday with Morgan at movospace@gmail.com, or come at 2:30pm on the day of the swap.

See you there!

MOVO at Ivy Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Studio 206, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Valerie Oliveiro- movospace@gmail.com

Join Pop-Up Improv for this special one time event!
Workshop participants from A Practice of Saying Yes put practice to performance. Come witness the creation of images, spontaneous play, and the excitement of the moment. Opportunity for audience participation. No improvisation or performance experience required.

$5-20, sliding scale.

Pop-Up Improv is a performance ensemble improvising in and around the Twin Cities.

The Open Space | The Ivy Building, Suite 207, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
Colleen Oster, Tori Casagranda, Joshua Dale- popupimprovmn@gmail.com

You are invited to "The Mini-Nutcracker," a delightful abbreviated version of Twin Cities Ballet's classic, A Minnesota Nutcracker. "The Mini-Nutcracker" is designed to introduce children to the magic of the family favorite.
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 is performed by cast members of Twin Cities Ballet's full-length production. A perfect holiday treat!

Performances:
Tuesday, November 26
11:00am and 6:00pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center | 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

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

Nate Kay
Colleen Oster
snem DeSellier

http://www.bryantlakebowl.com
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.

The time has come. This is the last 9x22. Get your ticket now!
In its seventeenth 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.

And join us in a celebratory party and performance that will take place on January 22, 2020, 8PM with performances by the very first 9x22 dance artists: Chris Schlichting, Paula Mann, and Colin Rusch, at its home for over sixteen years, the Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/524194028362462/.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com, (612) 501-2551

Celebrating Minnesota dance and performance while expanding a post-Thanksgiving tradition at the Walker, this year’s Choreographers’ Evening is curated by SuperGroup—the deliriously inventive performance collaboration of Erin Search-Wells, Sam Johnson, and Jeffrey Wells. The evening features a diverse array of thirteen fresh, provocative, compelling, and experimental works by ever-evolving local dancemakers.

Come early to experience a preshow featuring performances by Erika Hansen and Leah Nelson in the Hennepin Lobby, then take a seat in the theater for a showcase of eleven works.

Choreographers’ Evening 2019 features Emily Gastineau, Erika Hansen, Mathew Janczewski, Cecil Neal, Leah Nelson, Margaret Ogas, Sharon Picasso, Eva Reed and Piper Rolfes, Kayla Schiltgen, Judith H. Shuǐ Xiān, Deja Stowers, Shanan Tolzin and Kristina de Sacramento, and Julie Warder.

Contains nudity.

Preshow performances: 3:30 and 6:30 pm.

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Destanie Martin-Johnson- destanie.martin-johnson@walkerart.org, (612) 375-7651

Tuesday, December 3
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Zoë Koenig’s new work, Cloud Cover, bridges dance and scientific inquiry as it seeks to understand different psychological responses to looming, indeterminate environmental catastrophe. Cloud loss remains one of the largest sources of uncertainty in climate change models. How do we move within that uncertainty? How can we also make space for play and pleasure? Observers are invited to witness the creative process and participate in the research through dialogue in two open rehearsals.

About the program:
The Cowles Center's Generating Room: Open Proposal Initiative is an application-based program that invites Minnesota-based artists or organizations to submit project proposals twice a year. Through the initiative, artists are provided with marketing support and 100 hours of free studio space over the course of six months to generate movement, community, and discussion without the barrier of studio rental fees.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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EARLY BIRD is an experiment with the format of the work-in-progress showing.
EARLY BIRD asks the artists: What does early process look like for you?
EARLY BIRD is organized by MOVO in collaboration with Red Eye Theater.

December 4: 7PM – EMILY GASTINEAU
December 6: 8PM – SHARON PICASSO + CHITRA VAIRAVAN + AP LOOZE
December 7: 8PM – RACHEL JENDRZEJEWSKI + JUDITH HOLO 水仙 + ALANNA MORRIS VAN-TASSEL

PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT START TIMES!

Tickets: $5-15, sliding scale. Cash taken at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

See you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2422016751371153/

Follow @movospace and @red_eye_theater for updates!

MOVO SPACE | 2637 27th Ave S Studio #206, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Valerie Oliveiro- movospace@gmail.com

Following sold-out performances last year at The Lab Theater, Ricci and his crew at Rhythm Street Movement breathe new life into Who Brought the Humbug? at The Cowles Center. A performance jam-packed with high-energy music, Broadway-style theatrics, and out-of-this-world tap dancing, this performance is one wildly creative, interactive, holiday show the whole family can enjoy.

VIP EXPERIENCE
Ain’t no mullet, let’s party in the front!
For $150, you and a companion enjoy:
• Two premier front row tickets
• Cabaret-style seating
• A bottle of sparkling wine
• A shareable dessert

PARTY PACKS
Let’s get ELF’d up!
Avoid the awkward holiday ham, bring the whole family or office to this tap jam! Save 20% on groups of ten or more.

About Rhythm Street Movement
Rhythm Street Movement is a Minnesota–based company. Their mission is always to entertain and inspire audiences through dance, music, theatrics, and storytelling.
http://www.rhythmstreetmovement.com

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Thought in Motion
Directed by Erin Thompson
Choreographers: Andrea Miller, Robert Moses, Leslie Parker

Whiting Proscenium Stage
Rarig Center
December 5-7, 2019

Tickets, prices include all fees:
$17: general public.
$12: U of M faculty/staff/alumni/retirees.
$7: students, any college or under eighteen.

The University of Minnesota Dance Program presents its annual winter concert, Thought in Motion, featuring fresh talent illuminating our Dance Program’s mission to promote contemporary dance in a global context. This year the concert will consist of two restagings from Gallim Dance and Robert Moses, as well as a new work by Leslie Parker. The evening comes together under the direction of Erin Thompson, a Senior Teaching Specialist in the dance program and a pillar of the Twin Cities dance community. Artistic residencies are supported by the Sage Cowles Land Grant Guest Artist Endowment.

Rarig Center at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities | 330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Amy Esposito- theatre@umn.edu, (612) 625-6699

Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and School Director Laurel Keen invite you to the 2019 Winter Student Showcase at TU Dance Center.

Students from levels four and five of the Pre-Professional Program will be featured in new works by School Director Laurel Keen, TUDC teaching artist Herb Johnson III, and TU Dance company member Amanda Sachs. The evening will also include the premiere of a trio performed and created collaboratively by TU Dance company apprentice Samantha Meryhew and TU Dance company trainees Samantha Lewis and Connor Simone. Please join us in supporting and celebrating these young dancers!

December 6 and 7, 7:00pm

Tickets: $12.00, general admission.
To purchase tickets, visit http://www.tudance.org/winter-student-showcase-2019/.

Photo: Laura Kane Scher Photography.

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

AY QUÉ CALOR (SO HOT!)

December 8
6:00-8:00pm

Zorongo heats up December with flamenco music, song, and dance. Don’t miss solo premiere choreographies by the Zorongo dancers directed by Susana di Palma, sung by La Conja, and music performed by Juanito Pascual and Ben Abrahamson.

Purchase tickets: $20 advance or $22 at the door.

Icehouse Mpls | 2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact:
G. Michael Bargas- gmbargas@zorongo.org, (612) 234-1653

Incubation, reflection, performance and feedback: Nic Lincoln creates a solo for himself to perform.

Showings of the work in progress followed by moderated discussion from the audience will help to inform his process of creation.
This project marks an exciting new chapter in his artistic journey.

November 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM
FREE TO ATTEND!

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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We are proud and excited that this year marks Twin Cities Ballet’s tenth year of Nutcracker at Ames Center.

The show has grown over the years. In 2015 it became A Minnesota Nutcracker, adding a fresh twist with local settings while retaining the flair of familiar traditions and magic loved by so many. A Minnesota Nutcracker is enhanced by all new custom-designed and painted Minnesota-centric backdrops.

Dancers perform to the iconic Tchaikovsky music, highlighted with backdrops depicting historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, and the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. MPR named A Minnesota Nutcracker as one of the "Twelve Essential Holiday Season Events."

Performances are held at Burnsville's Ames Center
Friday, December 13 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 15 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

Ames Center | 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Back by popular demand! Rhythmically Speaking presents CHILL: the entire Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack, played live and danced!

As the weather chills, our dancers chill into choreography and improvisations set to the groovy jazz tunes of Vince Guaraldi’s playful and nostalgic Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack, played live by a quartet of excellent local musicians! This show expands on Rhythmically Speaking’s original production from last December. If you saw it last year, join us again. If you missed it, now you get another chance!

Come enjoy a drink and/or a meal, and bring kiddos—the show is family-friendly and folks twelve and under are free!
Another good reason to come early for the matinee performances on December 14 at 2:00pm and December 15 at 4:00pm: artist Brad Erickson will be with us for half an hour before and after the shows, creating complimentary Peanuts-style caricatures for anyone who would like one.

Amsterdam Bar & Hall | 6 W 6th St, St. Paul, MN 55102
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Minnesota Dance Theatre’s beloved holiday tradition returns to the State Theatre with Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, Loyce Houlton’s imaginative choreography, and the thrilling dancers of the MDT company and school. Featuring the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra conducted by Philip Brunelle, this spectacular dream fantasy creates magical memories for generations to share.

Friday, December 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 14 at 3:00pm
Sunday, December 15 at 3:00pm
Friday, December 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 21 at 3:00pm
Sunday, December 22 at 3:00pm
Monday, December 23 at 1:00pm

Tickets start at $30.
Students/senior discounts available.
Available at http://www.ticketmaster.com or through the State Theatre Box Office: 1-800-982-2787.

State Theatre | 805 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Ballet Co.Laboratory presents your holiday favorite with a whimsical twist! Nutcracker in Wonderland tells the story of grown-up Clara home from college for the holidays. During her family’s annual party, she reencounters her grade school friend Patty. Together they rediscover the magic of their childhood and realize the freedom of possibility within adulthood. In true Nutcracker form, nutty Uncle Drosselmeyer brings the Mouse Queen and King to life, along with other Wonderland creatures. Clara and Patty waltz through the land of snowflakes and meet all your Wonderland favorites including the mischievous Cheshire Cat, the ever-late White Rabbit, the mesmerizing Caterpillar, and the spiteful Queen of Hearts.

St. Paul Performances:
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00pm

Menomonie, WI Performances:
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Huss Center for Performing Arts
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Ballet Minnesota’s 32nd annual holiday favorite The Classic Nutcracker returns to The O’Shaughnessy on the campus of St. Catherine University.

December 13–15, 2019

Ticket prices range from $21 to $46 with discounts for students, seniors and groups. To purchase tickets, visit https://oshag.stkate.edu/event/ballet-mn-the-classic-nutcracker-2019/ or call The O’Shaughnessy box office at 651-690-6700.

Violeta Angelova, a verteran of leading roles in more than 70 ballets, will reprise the role of Sugar Plum Fairy.
Ballet Master Matthew Prescott will return to dance the role of Cavalier. Prescott has choreographed works for wide-ranging artists, from Misty Copeland to Prince.

They will be joined on stage by a cast of more than 130 dancers including nationally known dancers in feature roles, Ballet Minnesota company veterans and apprentices, and students from Classical Ballet Academy.

The O'Shaughnessy at University of Saint Catherine | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Susan Ritt- susan@cwcommunications.info, (651) 335-1834

The artistic team of T. Mychael Rambo, Lirena Branitski, and Christina Onusko returns for a second year along with the addition of James Sewell. This veteran dream team brings their artistry and their creative “juice” to this classic performance. Be part of the joy and magic of the season in this retelling for young and old alike.

Snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, mice scurry and magic happens! At the stroke of midnight, the drama unfolds and Marie and her brother Frank travel to a world of colorful characters. Storyteller extraordinaire, T. Mychael Rambo is our guide to enchantment and the company of James Sewell Ballet delivers show-stopping roles to Tchaikovsky’s layered and lush musical score.

The 85-minute dance, with an intermission, is a perfect way to introduce children to the power and beauty of classical dance.

Performance dates/times:
December 21, 1:00 pm
December 21, 6:00 pm

Tickets $22-44. We hope you join us this holiday season!

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

Gut, Bones, Ground: (Re)Connecting to plant magic and the lower body
By Laura Levinson

Sex, magic, dirt, herbs, pelvis, land.

This class synthesizes herbalism, somatics, and improvisational movement to ask: What is the connection between healing our relationship to the lower body—particularly the gut and pelvis—and healing our relationships to one another and to wounded land? This class grows out of my ongoing choreographic research connecting plant magic/earth, queerness/sex, and the healing of toxic whiteness.

This is a two-class series.
1) November 21, 7:00-8:30PM
2) December 12, 7:00-8:30PM

Open to all who are curious. $10-20 sliding scale.
NO ONE TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS.

Organized in partnership with @movospace.

MOVO at Ivy Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Studio 206, Minneapolis, MN
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This workshop on improvisation cultivates the embodied feeling state of saying yes as a way to build skill as an ensemble and strengthen the continuity of group mind. Bring clothes to move in and a playful spirit.
Pre-registration via email encouraged but not required.
Opportunity to share what we cultivated through a performance open to the public, 3:30-4:30.

Open to the public, $10-20 sliding scale.
Sign up by emailing: popupimprovmn@gmail.com

Pop-Up Improv is a performance ensemble improvising in and around the Twin Cities.

The Open Space | The Ivy Building, Suite 207, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
Colleen Oster, Tori Casagranda, Joshua Dale- popupimprovmn@gmail.com

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 holiday workshop for dancers ages four to nine years old to learn a mini Nutcracker dance.

Le Petit Nut includes the two-hour creative choreography class and performance, as well as a sneak peak of A Minnesota Nutcracker by Twin Cities Ballet dancers. Holiday cookies will be offered following the performance. There is limited space available, so sign up soon for this new and fun holiday opportunity!

Ages four to nine, limited class size.
Saturday, November 30
10:00am-12:00pm
Performance at 12:00pm
Cost: $32

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

We are so thankful for YOU! Thank you for making our community at Ballet Co.Laboratory so bright.

Join us for a special Thanksgiving weekend intermediate drop-in ballet class with Minnesota Opera violinist Emilia Mettenbrink and Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot!

Saturday, November 30
10:30am–12:00pm.
Class card accepted; single class $17.
Come enjoy the music and dance!

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

Come experience the magic and joy of the season, and join Ballet Royale for our new adaptive dance workshop, Le Petit Nut.

Inspired by the Twin Cities Ballet's production of A Minnesota Nutcracker, Le Petit Nut: An Adaptive Dance Workshop will bring out the Sugar Plum Fairy and Toy Soldier in your child. The themed class will explore the characters and music of this holiday favorite.

This workshop is an inclusion class designed for kids of all abilities and needs. It is ideal for boys and girls who are interested in exploring new ways of movement through dance, and will focus on rhythm, musicality, and gross motor skills while pushing the barriers of the child's everyday capabilities. The workshop will be led by a ballet teacher and supported by a physical therapist.

Registration is limited, please call.
Ages six to thirteen.
Saturday, November 30
1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $40, includes special gift!

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

Join teaching artist Deja Stowers for “We Dance TU”, a dance session that prioritizes BIG BODIES. Utilizing African based movement, discussion, self–love/affirmation, and accumulative choreography, this space is for all who were told they were “too (something)” to be a dancer—even if you were the one who told yourself. This space is to make discoveries in your body, your creativity, your YOU!

Sample Classes:
Sunday, December 1, 11:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, December 8, 11:00am-12:30pm

Cost: $5.00/sample class; online pre-registration required.

Eight-week Session:
December 9-January 27
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm
Cost: $112.00 for full eight-week session; online pre-registration required.

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

Butoh is a contemporary Japanese performance art form that began in the late 1950's. Originally started as an anti-establishment, anti-traditional dance theater, butoh explores the relationship between our mind and body, and it questions society's perceptions of the body and ideas of "beauty." Though it is considered an underground art form, butoh is practiced all over world.

This one-day workshop is for people who want to experience Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “Resonance,” beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Thursday, December 5: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Tuition: $25

Heart of Tao Resonance Art | 2322 Garfield St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- doushinresonance@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

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

Class fees: $499.00-regular.
Materials fee: Manual-$50.00. Video: $20.00-recommended, or streaming: $10.00.
ACE (CEP115931 (1.6))
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 9518 (16.0))

Reformer 2

Reformer 2 includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes and sessions to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized. Included are a variety of programs designed to keep your clients inspired.

Prerequisites:
Reformer 1 and Movement Principles

Additionally, Paragon is offering Reformer 2 trainings December 11 and 18 as well as January 8 and 15 from 3:00pm-7:00pm each day. If you are interested in these times please contact the studio to register.

For more information: http://www.pilates.com/education

Contact:
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Balance and Boundaries Movement Series
Led by Chitra Vairavan​
http://www.chitravairavan.com
December 6, 13, 20, and 27
Fridays from 5:00-7:00pm

Vairavan will lead dance and performance artists through a four-session series exploring physical balance and physical/emotional boundaries as a process in creative content generation and movement composition. Participants are urged to commit to all four sessions as the time spent is cumulative. The first hour will be spent warming up and generating sweat, and the second hour will be experimenting with boundary and balance through a series of exercises in composition and performance. On December 27 there will be a showing of participants' work in MOVO space.

Sessions are designed for intermediate/advanced movers/dancers/yogis.

BIPOC-centered
Cost: sliding scale $10-20 per class.
NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.
Please share widely!

Photo Credit: Ryan Stopera.

MOVO at Ivy Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Studio 206, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Chitra Vairavan- vairavan.chitra@gmail.com

January 2020 Session:

CONTEMPORARY MODERN DANCE
January 18-19, 2020
10:30am–1:30pm
Teaching Artist: Christian Warner

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

A part-time (60% appointment), instructional academic staff position to teach courses in dance is available in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts for the Spring Semester, 2020 beginning February 3, 2020.

Responsibilities include teaching Dance Appreciation, Ballet I, Modern dance II, and Dance Performance Practicum.

MFA in Dance or equivalent experience required.
Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on following UW-Eau Claire website: http://www/uwec.edu/Employment.
Screening will continue until position is filled.

Contact:
Gretchen Peters- petersg@uwec.edu

Call for submissions!
The prompt for Good Job (Twin Cities Dance Zine) Issue 5 is two-fold:
1) Write a response or review of any new dance performance September-December 2019. We want to read about what you are witnessing right now in the Twin Cities!
2) Write something about a specific experience or memory from a 9x22 Dance/Lab anytime from its inception until now. We want to read about what you remember from this prolific dance series hosted by Laurie Van Wieren at the Bryant-Lake Bowl since 2003!

Responses can come in the form of a poem, an essay, a drawing, a photo, or the notes you scribbled on your program. Low stakes, light editorial touch.

Send us your contribution to readgoodjob@gmail.com before December 13, 2019. We will send you $5.

Read previous issues of Good Job at http://readgoodjob.com.

Contact:
Julia Gavin Bither- readgoodjob@gmail.com, (612) 203-9894

Applications for the next round of Generating Room Artists are now open! Deadline to apply: November 22, 2019!

Apply now: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScT3y7arkHV1P3ooKIVbLO1aHxoTA1h...

Generating Room looks to support projects that:
-Establish a partnership with a distinct community.
-Pursue clear project goals over the span of six months.
-Leverage this opportunity to launch into the next steps.

Benefits of Open Proposal Initiatives:
-100 hours of free space in The Cowles Center's studios, subject to availability.
-Discounted Cowles Collaborator $5/hour rental rate for studio use outside of the proposed project.
-Promotion in The Cowles Center season program, website, newsletters, and social media accounts as well as posts in DanceMN through The Cowles Center's Marketing Department.
-Access to all photos and videos taken by The Cowles Center during the project.

Contact:

Seeking two thoughtful and energetic dancers to participate in a new work.

Drawing from the history of still life painting, this new live work will reflect on how still life might be conceived today, such as the kinds of wealth, obsessive arrangement, and commodity fetish found in a managed and controlled Instagram feed.

Schedule: May 14–17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, and 31; June 4, 6, and 7. Rehearsals: April 13–17; brush-up rehearsals May 12 and/or 13.

Performer requirements: Trained dancers who are athletic movers and sympathetic to the concept of the piece.

To be considered: Please email links to a website or videos of performances and a headshot to eben.kowler@walkerart.org with your name and “Cally Spooner performer” in the subject line. Please indicate which dancer is you.

The casting call is available at: http://www.walkerart.org/magazine/the-paradox-of-stillness-casting-call

For more information contact Eben Kowler.

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

Seeking one female dancer of color with improvisation experience.

"R.S.V.P." by Senga Nengudi (US, b. 1943) is a sculpture of sand-filled, dark-hued pantyhose knotted and stretched in all directions and activated by a dancer, bringing to mind the resilience and vulnerability of the human body.

Schedule: April 17 and July 18, 2020. Rehearsal: April 9 and/or 10, plus one brush-up rehearsal.

Performer requirements: Dancers should have experience improvising to live music.

To be considered: Please email links to a website and/or videos of performances as well as a headshot to eben.kowler@walkerart.org with your name and “R.S.V.P.” in the subject line. Please identify yourself in any video.

Watch a performance of RSVP at that Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vihmmWJ6fsA

For more information:
https://walkerart.org/magazine/the-paradox-of-stillness-casting-call

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

Heart of Dance is looking for Teaching Artists. We are looking for dancers, actors, arts educators, teachers, and yoga instructors who enjoy using theatrics to engage students. Watch our video to learn more: https://youtu.be/kazTEvWeCEg.
For more information: http://www.HeartOfDanceMN.org; http://www.DancingClassrooms.org

People of color and multilingual speakers encouraged to apply, as we serve a highly diverse student population.
Pay: Teaching- $25-30/class; Meetings/administration- $15/hour.
Applicant must be available to attend training January 6-10, 2019, 9:00AM-5:00PM at Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis. 
Training commitment is non-negotiable, please do not apply if you’re unable to commit to attending training. 
Acceptance into training is not a guarantee of employment.

Email resume, cover letter, and two references to info@heartofdancemn.org to apply!

Contact:
Christy Dobbratz- info@heartofdancemn.org

Red Eye's Works-in-Progress program supports emerging performance makers in the creation of new work, to be presented as part of the New Works 4 Weeks Festival in May 2020.

Works-In-Progress provides artistic, production, and administrative developmental support over a six-month period for a cohort of four to five selected artists/artistic collaborations. A hallmark of the program is a series of critical response feedback sessions facilitated by Red Eye artists. Artists selected are supported with rehearsal space, providing the opportunity to explore and experiment with conceptual and staging ideas over an extended timeframe. Works-In-Progress is linked to Red Eye’s Isolated Acts program, with both functioning as key components of the annual New Works 4 Weeks festival, which will be presented May 28-31, 2020 at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.

Application deadline: Tuesday, December 10

Contact:
Emily Gastineau- emily@redeyetheater.org

Seeking several dancers for the run of the show.

"Untitled” (Go-Go Dancing Platform) consists of a painted platform with a single row of light bulbs tracing the perimeter. For the majority of the time that the work is on view, the platform is empty. However, the platform may be activated by a dancer for a limited amount of time each day of the exhibition. The dancer wears a silver lamé bathing suit and listens to their own music through headphones, while dancing on top of the platform.

Performer requirements: Prior dance experience. A degree or company experience is not required.

Audition Information:

Tuesday, December 10
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Jawaahir Dance Company

and

Tuesday, December 17
7:00–9:00 pm
Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

For more information email, eben.kowler@walkerart.org with your name and “Untitled (Go-Go Dancing Platform)” in the subject line.

Contact:

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

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

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

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

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

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

Rates for auditions and classes:
Studio 6A: $30/hour
Studio 6B: $25/hour
Studio 6C: $20/hour

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

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

The Off-Leash Art Box is a professionally equipped, fully flexible intimate performance and rehearsal venue with sprung wood floors and full lighting, sound, and video equipment. The space is perfect for classes, workshops, productions, events, meetings, photoshoots, and rehearsals!

WINTER DISCOUNT!
Book the performance space or studio space between December 15 and February 15 at the following discounted rates:

PERFORMANCE SPACE
- $1000/week, exclusive use. Regularly $1200.
- $350/day (weekend). Regularly $500.
- $15/hour for classes or rehearsals. Regularly $20.
- $12/hour if you book 20 hours or more. Regularly $15.

STUDIO SPACE
- $12/hour for classes or rehearsals. Regularly $15.
- $10/hour if you book 20 hours or more. Regularly $12.

More detailed information is available on our website.
Please contact Jennifer Ilse at artbox@offleasharea.org for booking.

Off Leash Art Box | 4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Contact:

St. Paul Ballet has three brand new studios available for rent in our new home at CO•MOTION! Our space includes FREE parking and is just three blocks from the Fairview-University LRT station. We are also accessible by bus #67 which stops in front of our building.

All studios have sprung floors with Marley-type flooring, one-wall of mirrors, HVAC, barres affixed to the walls as well as additional portable barres, pianos and sound systems.

STUDIO 2: 40’x40′ with upright piano
STUDIO 3: 40’x40′ with upright piano
STUDIO 4: 46’x36′ with grand piano

For information about rentals by-the-hour please email Isabel Chanslor.

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Isabel Chanslor- isabel@comotioncenter.org, (651) 587-3782

I recently joined Springboard for the Arts' team of Artist Career Consultants, offering consultations to individual artists and groups.

Some of what we offer is help putting together:
• resumes and artist statements
• grant narratives
• budgets

Take advantage of my years of experience!
A partial list of successful grants I've written for my performing career:
• seven McKnight Fellowship applications
• five MSAB grants (Touring and Artist Initiative)
• four Jerome grants (Project and Study/Travel)
• one MRAC Next Step
• one Bush Fellowship
• and numerous grants for Patrick's Cabaret

I've also sat on many grant panels, gaining insight from the other side.

If you think that my experience may be of use to you, sign up for a consultation and request me. It's that easy. Check out the link to The Career Consultation FAQ. https://springboardforthearts.org/professional-growth/career-consultations/

Springboard has suggested fees: $0 to $75/hour. What you are able to pay? They subsidize their consultations, encouraging you to pay as much as you truly can afford.

Springboard for the Arts | 308 Prince St, Suite 270, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Patrick Scully- patrick@patrickscully.org, (612) 205-1512

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

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

$20/hour.

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

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

One hour of work = one 90-minute class.


Each shift is three to four hours during weekday evenings 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/mopping the lobby and bathrooms, taking out the trash, and other administrative tasks as assigned by the director.

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

The Cowles Center has three studio spaces available for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and access to a sound system.

All reservations are managed through The Cowles Center Booking Calendar. After filling out a one-time rental profile form, an invitation is sent to set up an account. Once you receive a booking invitation, you will be able to manage all reservations, cancellations, and payments on your own. Users may use the Rental Calendar to book now and pay later by saving a valid debit or credit card to their rental account. Bookings will be charged after the cancellation notice time frame has expired.

View the Cowles Center Booking Calendar:
https://thecowlescenter.skedda.com/booking

Fill out a Renter Profile Form: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/spaces/rent-studio-conference-room-space

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

The Cowles Center offers affordable office space leasing in the former Hennepin Center for the Arts. Spaces range in size from 150 square feet to 2000 square feet. If you would like to learn more information about leasing office space at The Cowles Center or would like to set up an appointment to view available spaces, please contact rentals@thecowlescenter.org

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts serves as Minnesota’s flagship for dance, presenting world-class productions from our dynamic professional dance scene and providing administrative, rehearsal, and studio space at 50% below market value for non-profit dance, performing arts, and cultural organizations.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Contact:

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

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

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

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

ONGOING CLASSES

Katha Dance Theatre was founded over 30 years ago with the intention of making Kathak dance accessible and relevant in Minnesota. Today, we are still working toward that mission through providing Minnesotans with Kathak dance education from some of the art form's greatest performers. Now in two locations, KDT offers world-class educational programs to dancers of all abilities and skill levels.

We are excited to announce a brand new class for Kathak beginners of all ages! Join us at our St. Louis Park studio on Sundays at 9 a.m. starting November 24! New students: your first class is free! This is a commitment-free opportunity to try out a beautiful, exhilarating dance form at no cost to you.

The full schedule, featuring options for absolute beginners to advanced Kathak dancers ages six and above, is available at http://www.kathadance.org. If you have Kathak experience but are new to KDT, email us at info@kathadance.org to determine your class placement.

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

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

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

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

Fall session began on Monday, October 7 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 fall 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.
You may also drop-in 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.

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

Come dance with us!

Tuesdays
6:30-7:30pm: Open Level Intensive Technique
7:30-8:30pm: Intermediate/Advanced Choreography

Wednesdays
6:30-7:30pm: Flamenco Fun
7:30-8:30pm: *NEW* Recorded Repertoire

Saturdays
9:30-10:10am: PALOMITAS - children ages five to seven
10:15-11:00am: PALOMAS - children ages seven to twelve
11:00-12:00pm: Beginning Flamenco
12:00-1:00pm: Open Level Intensive Technique
1:00-2:00pm: Intermediate/Advanced Choreography
2:00pm-3:00pm: Physically Integrated Flamenco

Sundays
11:00-12:30pm: How to Speak Musician

Zorongo Studio | 3715 Minnehaha Ave S, Ste C, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
G. Michael Bargas- gmbargas@zorongo.org, (612) 234-1653

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I and II - Preregistration required
Tuesday (Fundamentals I) and Thursday (Fundamentals II), 7:00-8:30pm
January 7, 2020–March 26, 2020, twelve weeks
April 7, 2020–June 25, 2020, twelve weeks
July 7, 2020–August 27, 2020, eight weeks

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

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

We provide the best classical ballet training combined with cutting edge anatomical/physiological advances and knowledge in a healthy, nurturing and non-competitive environment.
You can still sign up for all classes, from Mommy/Daddy and Me through our Pre-Professional Performance Track program, adult/teen classes, and our FREE Boys Program!

To view our full offerings, please visit our website at http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call us today.
We would love for you to come dance with us!

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota offers classes for all ages, including teens and adults of every level of experience. Adult Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes are designed for teens and adults with no or very limited ballet or modern experience. Adult Open Ballet classes are geared toward the intermediate level teen or adult dancer with some prior ballet experience on a flexible, balanced level. New this year - Progressing Ballet Technique for Adults!

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

Please contact us for morning and more advanced class options!

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

Join James Sewell, Artistic Director of James Sewell Ballet, as he leads a workshop for body and mind integration and wellness at St. Paul Ballet.

This class activates participants by interweaving complex patterns and intent-full movement to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Truly for any age or ability—the accessible and fun series of activities allow the participants to progress at their own pace. Drop in option allows for complete flexibility!

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am
Instructor: James Sewell

DROP IN CLASS PRICES:
Single class rate: $15
Senior citizen single class rate: $9, ages 60+
Post-secondary student single class rate: $12, with student ID
Professional dancer single class rate: $10

CLASS CARD RATES:
Six-class card: $85
Twelve-class card: $132
Four-week Unlimited class card: $140
Six-month Unlimited class card: $612

NOVEMBER SPECIAL:
TEN percent off six- and twelve-class cards!

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Malina Sixtos- msixtos@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Calling all athletes! Cross train and condition with ballet exercises in this 60-minute class to add balance, flexibility, stability, coordination, and mental focus to your training. Open to all athletes ages fourteen and up. Drop in option allows for complete flexibility!

Fridays, 7:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Da’Rius Malone

DROP IN CLASS PRICES:
Single class rate: $15
Senior citizen single class rate: $9, age 60+
Post-secondary student single class rate: $12, with student ID
Professional dancer single class rate: $10

CLASS CARD RATES:
Six-class card: $85
Twelve-class card: $132
Four-week Unlimited class card: $140
Six-month Unlimited class card: $612

NOVEMBER SPECIAL:
Ten percent off six- and twelve-class cards!

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Malina Sixtos- msixtos@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

The pre-professional curriculum at St. Paul Ballet provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method. All classes are accompanied by accomplished pianists. Advancement is determined by the students’ progress in developing technical skills, strength, and artistry. Parental support is encouraged and welcomed.

New students ages eight through eighteen will need to arrange a placement class for the Upper or Lower School in the pre-professional division. The class will include technique (Level 3) and pointe (Level 4-6) and will be observed by the teacher. Female dancers should wear a black or solid color leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes, if applicable, and hair in a neat and firm bun in back middle of head. Male dancers should wear a fitted white tee shirt, black tights and black ballet slippers.

We welcome new students at any time! Please call or email for more information: 651-690-1588 or spb@spballet.org.

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Malina Sixtos- msixtos@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

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.

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

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

MIXED LEVEL ADULT MODERN
Saturdays, 4:00-5:30 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

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

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

GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET for ages fifteen and older
Mondays, 10:00–11:30am
Thursdays, 10:00–11:30am

INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET for ages fifteen and older
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:00pm with pointe class following
Fridays, 10:00–11:30am
Saturdays, 10:30–12:00pm with pointe class following

TEEN/ADULT PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE CONDITIONING for ages twelve and older
Tuesdays, 4:00–5:00pm

TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONING for ages twelve and older
Mondays, 11:30am–12:00pm

VINYASA YOGA
Mondays, 7:00–8:15pm

ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET for ages fifteen and older
Mondays, 10:00–11:30am
Tuesdays, 10:00–11:30am
Wednesdays, 10:00–11:30am
Fridays, 10:00–11:30am

BEGINNING BALLET 2
Saturdays, 9:15–10:30am

INTERMEDIATE/OPEN BALLET
Saturdays, 10:30am–12:00pm

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

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

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 2: Ages ten through thirteen
Level 3: Ages eleven through fifteen
Level 4: Ages thirteen and older
Level 5: Ages fourteen and older

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

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

For ages eleven through eighteen:
A class for male dancers to dive into technical training that will deepen their understanding of their dancing.
Students must take the one-hour Level 3 technique class before Men’s Technique to be warm and ready for turns and jumps.

Saturdays, through May 2020
2:30-3:30pm, after Level 3 Technique 1:30-2:30pm.

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!
Drop-ins are welcome.

Beginning Adult Ballet
SATURDAYS, 9:30-11:00am.
Edina Community Center (ECC) with Angela Ericson.
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.

Beginning II/Intermediate Ballet and Beginning Pointe.
MONDAYS and TUESDAYS.
Ballet: 5:30-7:00pm, Pointe: 7:00-8:00pm.
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) with Lara Ciganko.

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

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, 9:15-10:00am at ECC, PIM
Thursdays, 5:15-6:00pm at PIM

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

Ballet Fundamentals III for ages six through eight:
Saturdays, 11:00-12:00pm at ECC
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm at PIM

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

Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm at PIM

Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM

Adult/Teen:
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am - Beginning Adult

Teens and Athletes, ages nine through fourteen:
Saturdays, 11:30am-1:00pm at ECC

Pre-Pointe/Pointe:
Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm at PIM

Modern:
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm at PIM

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

Drop in every Monday for a free class!
Pivotal Moment fall workshop series, through December 2.
9:30-11:30am

Register: https://forms.gle/Whjb1yjCmiTb7Rgf7

Pivotal Moment is a program for young dancers and choreographers to develop their own four-session class series based in a particular technique and/or rooted in an investigation of new choreographic material and ideas. Classes are a welcoming environment for university students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Workshops are geared toward intermediate/advanced students, ages eighteen to 26.

Additional program benefits: Participants receive one free hour of rehearsal space to be used at their discretion for each class of Pivotal Moment they attend within a series.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

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

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Wendy Anderson, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Laurel Keen, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Blake Nellis, Abdo Sayegh, and Lillian Stillwell.

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

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

Photo: Jeffrey Stene.

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

Who is dancing? What are we dancing about? Why do we dance together?

Using methods developed while dancing and choreographing in Europe, this class will approach these questions in a physical and creative dance practice. The warm-up will focus on the physical principles of movement: mobilization, coordination, strength, and flexibility. A learned phrase will then be expanded and elaborated upon, exploring intention, limitations, rhythm, and swarms. Together participants will go beyond technical execution to discover the movement’s potential. Designed for professional and advanced dancers, this class is open to all.

Open Classes:
November 22, December 6, December 13
9:30-11:00am

Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card; payable by cash, check, or card at TUDC.

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

Join Young Dance for Dance Together on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Children and their caregivers discover the joys of dance through movement games, stories, and songs. These early classes introduce children to group learning environments, while using movement to develop strong bonds with their caregivers and cooperatively work with others in the class. Children also develop large and fine motor skills in classes that emphasize observation, exploration, manipulation, imitation, and repetition. For children ages one to three with a caregiver, crawlers and walkers welcome.

Classes are held at the new Young Dance studios in the CO•MOTION Center for Movement.

Mondays, 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Taught by YD instructor Gretchen Pick

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Taught by YD instructor Julia Davidson

To register and for more information, visit http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

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

Young Dance programming integrates individuals living with and without disabilities as equal participants in the exploration, creation, and performance of dance. All Abilities Dancing classes offer an environment that focuses on working together, learning from each other, and communicating through each individual’s unique movement language.

All Abilities Dancing One, ages seven to eleven
Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Creative Dance for youth living with and without disabilities.
This class focuses on positive body awareness, creativity, teamwork, motor coordination, and personal expression.
Taught by Charisse Ponder and Kathleen Pender.

All Abilities Dancing Two, ages eleven and older
Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 pm
Participants develop skills of improvisation, partnering, and choreography, with an emphasis on communication, collaboration, and performance.
Taught by Gretchen Pick, Andrea Zimmerman, and Charisse Ponder.

To register, visit: http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

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

The Open Space is offering Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) with Lindsay Forsythe on Monday and Thursday mornings:
This is an hour-long movement meditation, with a structure in three parts: the first 20 minutes is sitting/stillness, the second 20 minutes is personal awareness practice/movement, and the third 20 minutes is open space/group movement. Please bring a pillow, blanket, or bolster for your personal sitting comfort if you have one, otherwise one will be provided.

Please visit The Open Space on Facebook to read a more detailed description of the practice, or visit www.citwincities.com/theopenspace.

10:00-11:00am
$5-10 suggested donation.
Everyone welcome!

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

Blake Nellis is teaching Contact Improvisation for all levels of movers at The Open Space.

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

$10-20, sliding scale.

From the CITC (Contact Improvisation Twin Cities) guidelines:

What is Contact Improvisation?
There is much to say, because the form is continually evolving. But in short, CI is a social movement practice involving the exploration and research of one’s body in relationship to the floor, space, and others through movement awareness, touch, and sharing weight. Techniques include rolling point of contact, sliding, giving and receiving weight with a shared center of gravity, following momentum, and listening with body and senses. The form welcomes people of all abilities, races, genders, and places of origin.

The Open Space | Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Blake Nellis- movingdance@gmail.com

Come get your groove on at Friday Morning Jazz! Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting, along with partner Zenon Dance School, are proud to keep the Twin Cities dance community tradition of grooving into the weekend alive and kickin'.

Friday Morning Jazz is an open class, skewing intermediate-advanced, that welcomes all comers—it doesn't matter how long it's been since you've taken class, it doesn't matter if you usually just take ballet, it doesn't matter if you cannot make it regularly! We want you there sharing in the beat with us.

Erinn's teaching this week and will offer a groove and jazz improvisation-driven warm-up, funky across the floors, and a musicality-building combination. Drop on by!

Please note that there will be no Friday Morning Jazz on Friday, November 29—the day after Thanksgiving.

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

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.

Introduction to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira: 6:30pm-8:00pm
December 6, 13, 20

Introduction to Yorchha with Lizzette Chapa: 10:30am-12:00pm
November 23

Foundations in Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira: 9:00am-10:00am
December 8, 15

Advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira: 9:30am-11:00am
December 10, 17

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

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 25: Warm-up and jam

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

$10-20 suggested.

All are welcome!

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

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 and 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, December 6, 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
Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019