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Jennifer Arave
Jennifer Glaws
Hannah Germaine, Lexi Herman, Paige Carlson

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

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

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

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis
Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Dance & Other Behaviors, co-directed by Jennifer Pray and Jordan Lee Thompson, presents The Beginning of Things at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis. The title work is an immersive dance theater piece based on the Kate Chopin novel The Awakening. The audience will be invited on to the stage to experience a compelling world that is tangled, chaotic, and deeply intimate. The evening includes the premiere of "Fictions", a collection of four stories that each begin rooted in real-life experiences, but venture into where our minds create meaning out of mystery.

June 23 | 7:30
June 24 | 7:30
June 25 | 2:00 & 7:30
June 26 | 2:00

With dancers Karen Christ, Sara Karimi, Pedro Lander, Brenna Marlin, Akshata Moorthy, Julie Marie Muskat, Sophia Pimsler, and Jennifer Pray.
And with performers Jordan Lee Thompson, Isaak Harchi, and Rita Pray, composer Seth Tracy, vocalist Jessica Pray, lighting design by Karin Olson and costume design by Lora Kaup.

The Southern Theater, 1420 S.Washington Ave.
Contact:
Jennifer Pray- danceandotherbehaviors@gmail.com, (515) 707-9759

ASL interpreted performance June 24

$20 ($5 Skewed Visions members)
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2553443

Featuring performances by Charles Campbell, Annie Enneking, Megan Mayer, and Billy Mullaney

EX(remade) is a remembering of a year of loss. Devised with the collaboration of Enneking, Mayer, and Mullaney, EX developed out of a year in which Campbell lost his mother to Alzheimers and his sister to cancer. The original piece explored themes of family, memory, and loss. This piece is a remembering of those memories. When we remember, we only recall the last recollection, not the event itself. In EX(remade), the dust both hides and becomes a part of the remembered image.

Lights by Heidi Eckwall
Sound by Elliott Durko Lynch
More by Jeffrey Wells

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Fresh Oysters Performance Research, 512 E 24th St, Minneapolis
Contact:
Charles Campbell- charles@skewedvisions.org

Highly physical, driving dance is taken to new heights when these two thrilling companies merge their creative processes to offer an unprecedented evening in Minnesota that features two world premieres co-created by both companies. Artistic Directors Marciano Silva dos Santos of Contempo Physical Dance and Carl Flink of Black Label Movement will make and perform a duet for the first premiere, a rare opportunity to see these two nationally recognized artists of diverse artistic aesthetics on stage together. For the second premiere, both choreographers will team together to create an ensemble work blending their intense physicalities with a dynamic cast of movers from both companies. The evening will also include an audience favorite from each company’s repertoire.

Tickets: $25 - $30 at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Contact:
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

Duet for a Dining Room is a first time collaboration piece between two Rochester Art Ensemble members Brenna Mosser and McKay Bram.

Set in a dining room but made elsewhere, this work is a stylish and epic dance that plays with perspective and challenges our combined artistry. We are excited to share it with you!

Performances are the June 24-26, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at noon. Each show will have a reception afterwards, bring snacks or a drink to share. Space is limited so please RSVP. To find out more, email McKay Bram at rochesterartensemble@gmail.com.

Rochester, MN
Contact:

Ballet Royale Minnesota will be performing at the first ever Burnsville Fairy Festival this Saturday, June 25!

The Burnsville Fairy Festival is a FREE event celebrating International Fairy Day and the 2016 Summer Solstice.

Ballet Royale Minnesota performances:
1:00pm and 2:00pm

In addition to performances, Ballet Royale is having an open interactive Fairy Dance lesson. This family-friendly event will feature lots of events, workshops, and fun things to do for children and adults alike. Come join Ballet Royale Minnesota in celebrating the Burnsville Fairy Festival!

Terrace Oaks West Park, 12801 County Road 11, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@balletroyalemn.org, (952) 452-3163

Liz has a brain tumor. We want to help.

Our dear, brilliant friend Lizbeth Wawrzonek has a brain tumor. When the surgery that removed 90% of her tumor left her unable to speak or walk or remember certain words or our names, she found her way back. As she continues to kick this tumor’s ass and amaze us all with her open mind and boundless strength, we want to find a way to help. Raising money for Liz is the way. We plan to raise at least $10,000 for Liz to help cover some of the cost of lost income over these many months of her recovery and chemotherapy treatments. Chances are many of us have experienced Liz’s generosity of spirit. It’s time we beam some of that warmth back to her.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.weloveliz.org.
1:30-5:00
Live Auction at 3:00

Awesome live auction with Hannah Kramer! DJ Lori Barbero! Photo Booth! Dance Booth! Coloring Table! Silent Auction!

A-Mill Artist Lofts 315 SE Main St Minneapolis, MN 55415
Contact:
Maggie Bergeron- maggie@maggiebdance.org

Featuring work by:
Danielle Ross (Portland) // Megan Mayer // Holo Lue Choy // Jordan Rosenow

Tickets:$10-15 suggested donation
Cash at the door only, seating is limited

Performance duo Fire Drill presents Take It All On, Take It All Back, a shared evening of experimental multimedia performance highlighting the work of Portland-based choreographer Danielle Ross, as well as several Twin Cities-based artists. The artists of Take It All On, Take It All Back work with movement, gesture, video, text, objects, and sound, united by cyclical process and fresh glances at past material.

Take It All On, Take It All Back is equal parts: the dirt you pour out of your shoes, the breakdown of objects, the evidence of time, intestinal fortitude, and the chisel blade on stone. In this collection of performance works, time is not linear, but recursive, and material not inert, but animated. Texts are rearranged, voices are manipulated, perfection is recalibrated.

Fresh Oysters Performance Research 512 East 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact:
Emily Gastineau- emily.gastineau@gmail.com

Come rain or shine to enjoy a FREE to the public performance of St. Paul Ballet mixed repertoire at the Como Dockside Pavilion. Bring friends and family for a night of delightful entertainment, July 20 at 7pm. Head to comodockside.com for location and details. See you there!

Como Dockside Pavillion (1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55117)
Contact:
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

In the moments after a terrorist attack, death randomly chooses some, while the rest are left to witness unfolding events and wrestle with our most intimate and powerful of fears.

Immersing the audience in a 360-degree art and dance installation, AfterWind is simultaneously a sensitive meditation on the universal experience of facing our mortality and an examination of the personal, public, and political anxiety that arises from large-scale violence.

Suggested donation of $10-30
Tickets $8 with Fringe button on Thursdays and Sundays
Make your reservation by calling 612-724-7372 or online at https://afterwind.eventbrite.com/

SPACE: 550 Vandalia Street Studio 306, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Dancers: Kaori Kenmotsu, Jesse Neumann-Peterson, Darrius Strong, Jennifer Ilse, and Paul Herwig

Direction and Choreography: Jennifer Ilse

Set Design and Installation Art: Paul Herwig

Music Composition: Craig Harris

Lighting Design: Paul Epton

Savage Umbrella's SPACE
Contact:
Paul Herwig- offleash@offleasharea.org, (612) 724-7372

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

Join artistic directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and the TU Dance Center teaching artists for the 2016 TU Dance Summer Programs.

The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 11-22, 2016.

The TU Dance pre-professional summer session is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. The program has four levels: Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Intermediate and Advanced. Placement can be done by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of classes of the intensive. August 1-20, 2016.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota for our Summer Pre-Ballet Creative Dance classes!

Pre-Ballet Creative Dance Six Week Evening Session, July 11 – August 19, 2016:

- Creative Dance I (for 3- and 4-year-olds):
Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 6:30pm.

- Creative Dance II and III (for 5- and 6-year-olds):
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 7:15pm.

To learn more or to register, visit http://balletroyalemn.org/summer-programs/pre-ballet-creative-dance/

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

Summer at St. Paul Ballet is a great time to dance!
Students attend ballet class Monday-Friday with added enrichment classes in ballet variations, partnering, character, modern, conditioning, complimentary dance genres and wellness.
Upper level intensives taught by Twin Cities favorite, Lirena Branitski.
Deposit deadline has passed but minimal spots for our summer intensives are available - don't give up your spot! Call our studios today at 651.690.1588 to register.

St. Paul Ballet Studios (Both Grand Ave. and Fairview Ave. locations)
Contact:
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Rene Thompson teaches a FREE energetic Latin dance class on Sunday, June 26, 10:30am Global Midtown Market. Open to the public.

Fun for the whole family. Easy to follow and great music - learn some basic salsa, cha cha cha, mambo, merengue, and bachata!

Free classes also on Sundays in July: July 10 and July 24

Global Midtown Market
Contact:
Rene Thompson- rdthompson01@yahoo.com, (612) 578-2110

SUMMER JAZZ INTENSIVES!

Musical Theater Jazz Dance Camp #2 - July 18-22- Intermediate/Advanced- Ages 12+

Musical Theater Jazz Dance Camp #3 – July 25-29- Advanced- Ages 16+

Daily Schedule:
9:30-11:00 Jazz
11:00-12:00 Specialty Class (contemporary, hip hop, tap, modern)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Repertoire
2:30-3:30 Master Class (acting, voice, film, auditioning, yoga)

Each intensive culminates with an in-studio performance for family and friends.

For registration visit www.collidetheatrical.org/education or call 877-508-7890

The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis
Contact:
Katie Brownell- info@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School
Open Classes for Adults

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS
An 8-week Introduction to Ballet for Absolute Beginners

If you've always dreamed of doing ballet but never had the chance to take lessons, this class is for you! Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults in this fun 8-week program. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

Summer Session: July 5 – August 23

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Studio 6B, The Cowles Center

$100 for all 8 classes - Preregistration required

Register today! http://mndance.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Adult-teen-Fundamentals-Re...

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

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

MOTR™ (More than a Roller) INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
With Rhondi Miller, PT, MS, SCS, ATC

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26, 2016
Fee: $549.00
Materials: $80.00

Combine core principles of Pilates, the power of aerobic conditioning and the balance and release exercises of a foam roller in this inspiring workshop!

The MOTR allows you to focus on alignment, balance, core control and functional movement patterns. Exercises can be varied to provide appropriate challenges for clients at any level of fitness. You will learn key positions and exercises on the MOTR as well as sequences and programming for private and group classes.
Appropriate for anyone with a strong movement background.

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Ste 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Contact:
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Rhondi Miller- rhondi@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Subbody Experience! One Day Butoh Workshop with Gadu

This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh.

Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create a world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

When: Saturday June 25, 10:00 am - 1:00pm

Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

Tuition: $25

To register, please go to http://www.hotresonanceart.com/registration-form
and complete online registration form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gadu

Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Mpls 55418
Contact:
Gadu Doushin- doushingadu@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

crash.dance.productions. (CDP) is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph and train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. In 2007, crash.dance.productions. was formed by a community of dancers who sought to continue doing the things that defined them as dancing artists: training, creating, and performing in a collaborative environment. Now in its tenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

$10 (cash, check, or card at the door), or pre-purchase class pass at: https://laura-sukowatey-5yh2.squarespace.com/buy-classes

Free street and lot parking.

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

Friday, July 1 - 10am-1pm: yet ever over-jumping fences riding the wind

A wild beast, our dreams cantor beneath our everyday waking and sleeping. Inexplicable, hilarious, frightening they power our lives often through unexamined narrative energy. It's only a dream we say. In this Imaginarian workshop we will delve into the many contours of our dreams (sleeped, daydreamed, envisioned). With curiosity and through connection we will encourage engagement from the deepest aspects of our being and support it into active practice. Working individually and with the group through improvisations and composed scores, we will course the field and explore, create and perform work from our wild and powerful nature.

Individual workshop: $65

contact: 612.724.9130 or info@maureenkoelsch.com

Maureen Koelsch teaches and performs with imaginative risk in MN, New Rochelle and NYC.

Ivy Arts Building 2637 27th Avenue S. #201 (River's Way Meditation) Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
Maureen Koelsch- Info@maureenkoelsch.com, (612) 724-9130

Once you pin it down, it's kind of gone.
Once they pin you down, you're not that anymore.
Once you name it, it's something else.

In this workshop, we will be playing with the slippery nature of the different personas, characters and identities that layer into our "selves." We will create feedback loops for our selves while we improvise, we will jump into exercises considering pleasure, expressiveness, impulsiveness and intuition. We will document what we're doing so it can generate something else. All of the practices included in this workshop have been part of my process in the creation of "It's Like This Out There, It's Like This In Here".

Danielle Ross is a Portland-based choreographer and performer. www.daniellerossdance.com

This workshop is presented by Fire Drill in combination with the performance Take It All On, Take It All Back.

Please register in advance by emailing emily.gastineau@gmail.com. $10-20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Studio 206, Ivy Building for the Arts 2637 27th Ave S
Contact:
Emily Gastineau- emily.gastineau@gmail.com

Mentor Series: Ped-o-Pul with Cari Riis Stemmler
Friday, July 8 from: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn the unique qualities and exercises of the ped-o-pul. Originally designed by Joe Pilates, this genius piece of equipment is good for working on your standing alignment and strengthening the muscles around the shoulder girdle with core integration. Exercises range from simple to advanced. Open to Pilates instructors.

Taught by Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT, CPT
2 hours
Fee: $75

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Ste 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Contact:
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Come celebrate CONTACT IMPROVISATION at CI IA II - the second annual festival of CI at Luther College. Discover Decorah (one of the Midwest's best kept secrets) and a dancing haven in the Center for the Arts.

This three-day workshop will include intensive classes taught by Anya Cloud and individual classes offered by Blake Nellis, Chrissy Nelson and Jane Hawley. There will be LOTS of jamming, live musicians, and outdoor activities (including daily trips to WHIPPY DIP, the best ice cream joint in Iowa)

Come join us!

To register, contact Blake Nellis or go online now: http://www.blakenellis.org/ciia/
$150 Student Rate
$180 Arts Professional Rate
$200 Full Rate

Luther College, Decorah, IA
Contact:
Blake Nellis- movingdance@gmail.com

Join Threads Dance Project to move, dance and create during a week-long dance intensive for youth ages 5-15 years. Students will expand their ballet and modern dance skills, deepen their understanding of dance, and showcase creativity through choreography in a positive and empowering environment.

TDP company members will lead classes and perform a special preview performance for students and families.

Each level is broken up by ages:
Ages 5-7
Ages 8-11
Ages 12-15

*** Ages 5-7 begin camp at 10:00am-1:00pm, all other ages begin at 9:00am.

Register online at our website http://www.threadsdance.org/community-and-education/

Cost: $220 ($25 nonrefundable deposit fee due at time of registration)

Main Street School for the Performing Arts- 1320 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN
Contact:
Sara Karimi- skarimi@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-4526

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Teaching Artist needed for project-based outreach opportunities beginning in Fall 2016 along with possible teaching opportunities within the school at TU Dance Center. Teaching Artist must participate in ongoing training sessions and enrichment opportunities provided by TU Dance. They will adhere to creating lesson plans based on TU Dance’s mission, values, and overall organizational culture. Candidates should be willing to collaborate with TU Dance staff to create and teach original curriculum possibly based on TU Dance repertory. Background in modern, ballet, and/or African dance preferred.

If interested please send the following to education@tudance.org: cover letter, resume, sample teaching footage (contact us for alternate arrangements if needed).

Application deadline: Thursday, July 6

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Kaitin Kelly Benedict- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Twin Cities Ballet has openings for a female and a male professional dancer for the 2016-2017 season. In addition, Twins Cities Ballet is seeking a male professional dancer for a 2016 Nutcracker guest contract in December.

Company Position:
Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position, season runs from approximately September 2016 to May 2017 (34 weeks).
Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, an excellent work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

To arrange an audition, please contact Twin Cities Ballet directly: info@twincitiesballet.org or call 952-452-3163.

Contact:

Male and female Company Trainees/Apprentices: Advanced dancers train with TCB Company members through its official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions and alongside TCB company members.

This weekday program provides training in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, performance (musical theater) jazz, modern (contemporary) dance, repertoire, pas de deux, Pilates/injury prevention, and so much more.

In addition, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train and perform alongside TCB's professional company members.

Admission to the program is by audition and invitation only.

To arrange an audition, please contact Twin Cities Ballet directly: info@twincitiesballet.org

Contact:

A Hill in Natchez

Directed by Joseph Horton, with choreographer Taja Will

July 14 - 17 at the Southern Theater

A Hill in Natchez is a meditation on the strange gravity of power that transforms a scenic hill into a bazaar where people stroll idly past humans for sale. Through a hallucinatory mix of music, visuals, and dance, Joe Horton tells the story of a woman and man caught in this gravity and the myriad ways they are touched by power. Seen through their eyes, the New World is an ever-evolving mosaic of symbols, violent and seductive, dictating laws they are bound by yet can't quite understand.

We need ensemble performers!

-Background in movement improvisation and theater will be useful.
-Availability July 1, afternoons, nights possibly weekends until the show. We will plan three rehearsals prior to tech week.

Please contact Taja Will with interest tajawill@gmail.com

Southern Theater
Contact:
Taja Will- twill@seward.coop, (763) 706-7726

Sunday, July 24, 2016 5 and 6pm
at THE RITZ THEATER
Invited call-backs and interviews at 7pm.

Please bring a headshot/resume. Please enter through the STAGE DOOR. For questions please email us at info@collidetheatrical.org.

Casting for:
Fright Lights at The Mall of America-10 performances. Friday and Saturday evenings in October + Halloween Monday.
Hosanna Christmas-December 8, 9, 10, 11
Moulin Rouge-dance musical at The Ritz Theater: Tech April 17, 18, 19, 20. Performance April 21-May 7.

Company Apprentices-unpaid apprenticeships that receive complimentary training, and performance credits. Must have daytime availability/or flexibility. Ideal for those looking to build their resume with professional performing work.

Guest Artists-Working professionals with professional performance credits and strong backgrounds in ballet and jazz required. Competitive pay.

Audition sign up (copy/paste) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044caeae

The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis
Contact:
Katie Brownell- info@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

Prairie School of Dance in Eden Prairie has begun preparations for their production of She Said Yes: When God Pursues His Beloved.

This will be a full-length, full-scale production exploring the relationship that Christ desires to have with all of humanity. It will be a beautiful collaboration that combines faith-based dance with live music, theater and the participation of 80+ students in our Performing Arts Program. We are looking for a professional male dancer who is open to portraying the role of 'Christ the Pursuer'. This will entail a duet (partnering experience required) and a solo. Choreography style will be contemporary ballet. The three performances will take place Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 on the Grace Church Stage in Eden Prairie. Rehearsals will be minimal and determined according to the schedule of the dancer chosen. This is a paid role.

Please send inquiries, audition videos and resumes to prairieschoolofdance@gmail.com by Friday, July 8.

Grace Church Stage
Contact:
Megan Thom- prairieschoolofdance@gmail.com, (952) 829-9436

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

I have an unused 10-class card (1.5 hour classes) to Zenon Dance school for sale. I will be moving out of the Twin Cities and will not be able to use it. This is normally a $130 card. Contact me if you'd like to purchase it at a discounted rate.

Contact:
Christopher Montiel- christopher.montiel24@gmail.com, (316) 993-2547

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

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

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

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

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

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

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

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

JD Productions is an independent company I've managed for over five years. I've filmed and produced several dance videos and reels. I know how hard it can be to feel like your work needs more exposure than just the city you're based out of. I believe in using my resources to help artists like myself find more opportunities, so you'll see that my cost for this kind of service is comparatively on the low end.

My offer ($100) includes:

A brief interview with you via email, phone, or in person, where we cover how you want your work to be represented.
Suggestions on what footage of yours can represent your work in a unique and professional manner.
All editing work completed in a timely fashion and a finished product presented to you before payment.
Lastly, IF the product is what you envision, a hard and digital copy will be provided to you for you to use at your will.

YouTube examples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1VVPBWsql8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaJ9meXtC3Q

Twin Cities Area
Contact:
Jonathon Dull- dulljonathon@gmail.com, (608) 988-7447

ONGOING CLASSES

Erin Thompson teaches summer modern dance classes at Zenon and at TU Dance. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.

Zenon classes - through August 28:
Zenon Dance School
4th floor of the Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

Advanced Modern
Thursdays 9:30-11:30am, with live accompaniment

Intermediate Modern
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm

Cost: $14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals)/$130 for a ten-class card
$16 per 2 hour class ($1 off for professionals )/$150 for a ten-class card

TU Dance classes - through June 27:
TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave West, St Paul

Advanced Modern
Mondays 10:00-11:30 with live accompaniment

Cost: $14 per class /$120 for a ten class card

Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue Cowles Center, 4th Floor | TU Dance Center: 2121 University Ave West St. Paul
Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

An invigorating, 10-week community-oriented dance class for adults 55+, MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise. Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio.

When: June 22 – August 24; Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: The Cowles Center- Target Education studio
Who: Cowles Center Teaching Artists
How Much: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

Membership includes:
-All 10 classes
-20% off select tickets to performances throughout the season.
-10% off at Mason's Restaurant and free coffee on matinee days
- $5 parking on class nights

To sign up, contact Education Director Jessi Fett: jfett@thecowlescenter.org

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Contact:
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

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

Teaching artists for the summer include Laurel Keen, Erin Thompson and Penny Freeh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer for ballet classes! Two sessions of summer ballet and pointe classes are offered, from beginner to professional levels.

Summer Evening Youth and Performance Track Ballet:
Introduction to Classical Ballet: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm.

Youth Ballet 1 or 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Youth Ballet 3 or 4: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm.

Advanced Youth Ballet and Pointe: Thursdays, 7:00–9:00pm. For students with 5+ years classical ballet (completed at least one year of Ballet Royale’s Advanced Youth Ballet).

Intermediate–Advanced Ballet and Pointe: Thursdays, 7:00–9:00pm. For students with 6+ years classical ballet

Summer Evening Adult/Teen Ballet:
Ballet Basics: Tuesdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm.

Intermediate–Advanced Ballet and Pointe: Thursdays, 7:00–9:00pm

Intermediate–Advanced Ballet Only (NO Pointe): Thursdays, 7:00–8:30pm.

For registration, visit http://balletroyalemn.org

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
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Join Master Dancer Alhassane "Sana" Bangoura from Guinea, West Africa for his Saturday classes. Sana is a gentle, patient teacher who breaks down moves so that dancers of all experience levels can participate in this dynamic dance form. Sana shares the name, purpose and ethnic group of each dance. All classes are accompanied by live drumming by Sana's talented brother, nephew and friends. The Bangoura Family is eager to share its rich culture with you!

Saturdays*
1-2:30 PM
3010 Minnehaha Ave. South, Minneapolis (former Patrick's Cabaret space)

Drop-in $14
5-class cards can be purchased for $60 at class or online at www.duniyadrumanddance.org

For more information please visit www.duniyadrumanddance.org or email meghan.moira.33@gmail.com

*No class July 16 and August 27

Former Patrick's Cabaret space, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. South, Mpls
Contact:
Meghan Boyle- meghan.moira.33@gmail.com, (920) 266-3709

Improvisation/Contact Improvisation
at Zenon Dance School, Saturdays 11:30 - 1pm

In this open level class we'll draw from somatic movement, composition techniques and contact improvisation, including Viewpoints, Tuning Scores, dramatic lip sync, periods of bombastic spontaneity and times of stillness. Guiding principles are rigor, clarity and magic. Improvisation is a tool to strengthen presence inside choreography, create choreography and explore our needed movement expression outside of form-based technique. We'll rely on our senses, duration and witnessing to inform this practice.

Taja Will is a choreographer and performer. Her work has been commissioned through the Twin Cities including the Red Eye Theater's New Works 4 Weeks (2010, 2011, 2015) Walker Choreographer's Evening (2009, 2012, 2015), Radical Recess (2016), and Late Nite Series (2015), among others. She has performed with Deborah Jinza Thayer, Rosy Simas, Off-Leash Area, Vanessa Voskuil, Pramila Vasudevan and in her own work.

Zenon Dance School
Contact:
Taja Will- twill@seward.coop, (763) 706-7726

Classes designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Students are encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.
Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student.

St. Paul Ballet Studios (Both Grand Ave. and Fairview Ave. locations)
Contact:
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

St. Paul Ballet offers open professional/advanced ballet classes taught by some of the Twin Cities' favorite teachers, including Lirena Branitski, Jeffery Hankinson, Barb Weinstein, Marianne Raub, and Maureen Haworth. The open/professional classes take place Monday-Friday at 10am and we boast the best rate for professionals in the Twin Cities at just $8 per class - not to mention the FREE and plentiful parking!
Mondays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Maureen Haworth
Fridays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Rotating
$15 single class, $10 working professionals

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Contact:
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Inspired by other class collective models in NYC and elsewhere, we are engaging in rigor, flexibility and sincerity to strengthen our dance practices while James Sewell Ballet open class offerings are on hiatus. Pay-what-you-can ($3-10) to cover studio rental fees.

All classes are 9:30-11am and are ballet-based* unless otherwise indicated:

June 23: Sally Rousse
June 30: Pareena Lim* (Cunningham-based class with Pilates kicker)

Stay tuned for more specifics. For more information or to join the collective and receive direct email updates, please feel free to contact Sally Rousse at salgal1@mac.com.

For more information:
http://www.sallyrousse.com/

Cowles Center (528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis), Studio 2B
Contact:
Sally Rousse- Salgal1@mac.com

All Caribbean/Latin dances...Salsa, Bachata, and more...Cuban style!
Drop-ins welcome or purchase class card

René Thompson, with over 30 years of professional dance performance and teaching, brings an expertise in Cuban dance and Cuban rhythms to the Twin Cities that is rarely available outside of Cuba. Classes taught in both English and Spanish.

Monday: 8-9pm
Beginning/Intermediate Latin Dance
Shift Fitness: 2105 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis

Tuesday: 8-9pm
Intermediate Latin Dance
CM's Fitness: 6722 Penn Ave. S, Richfield

Thursday: 8-9pm
Beginning/Intermediate Latin Dance
CM's Fitness: 6722 Penn Ave. S, Richfield

Friday: 8-9pm
Intermediate/Advanced Latin Dance
Shift Fitness: 2105 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis

Modern studios with lots of parking.
For more information, see the web site or call Rene at 612-578-2110.

Photo by Alice Gebura

Two Locations: Shift Fitness (Monday/Friday) | CM's Fitness (Tuesday/Thursday)
Contact:
Rene Thompson- rdthompson01@yahoo.com, (612) 578-2110

Summer session started on June 20.

The Cassandra School offers year-round belly dance classes in Minneapolis and Bloomington, including six beginning classes each week. Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds core strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. It's also a great emotional release because belly dance is fun and creative!

Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Only $140 for 10 weeks. Each class is 1½ hours. PLUS, we now have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month...only $95 for beginner-level classes! A perfect way to try belly dancing and see if it’s right for you.

Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org for the schedule and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.

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

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School
Open Classes for Adults

MDT offers conditioning classes in Pilates and Gyrokinesis every week during the month of June. These classes are open to adults and teens ages 16 and up.

Pilates Mat with Kari Schire
Every Thursday in June beginning June 2
8:15 - 9:15am in studio 6C

Gyrokinesis with Victoria Olender
Every Saturday in June beginning June 4
9:00 - 10:00am in studio 6C

$10/single class
MDT class cards may be applied.

With adequate attendance, these classes may continue beyond the month of June.

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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MDT’s Open Adult Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults (ages 16 and older) who wish to enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of dance. These classes provide opportunities for exercise, stretching and toning of the body and an exploration of dance as an art form in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS-Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Next session: July 5 - August 23

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

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

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

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

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

Class Prices:
90-minute class $15
Barre only $10
30-minute pointe class $5

10-class card $110
5-class card $60
10-pointe class card $40

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Only ONE chance left to fuel your health AND support Eclectic Edge Ensemble.

Start your Sundays in June off right and join us for an hour of yoga flow- all levels encouraged and welcome. Following class, you will also receive a coupon to use at FireRoast cafe. Get up, grab a friend, take class and enjoy brunch at a nearby spot- sounds like a perfect summer morning! All proceeds benefit EEE's upcoming show, First Nights of a Foot Flight, July 21-24 at the Southern Theater.

Here's the info:
Sunrise Salutations With EEE

JUNE 26: 9:00am-10:00am

Ballere Teatro
4259 Minnehaha Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

1 class = $20
Oh, there's more: For each class you attend, your name is entered to win a massage with Frank Harris from Hopkins Health and Wellness!

Ballare Teatro 4259 Minnehaha Ave S Minneapolis MN 55406
Contact:
Crystal Secor- eeedance@gmail.com

OTHER DANCE NEWS

Only 9 more days to become a backer of Vital Matters, a new dance festival happening this fall!

We're starting this festival because we want more dance in Minneapolis! This first edition of Vital Matters will include the work of amazing artists who have collaborated and workshopped with BodyCartography Project, and hopefully in future years it can expand to include more folks, new questions, and shifting curatorial proposals.

To get this started and to make it all happen we need your support! Visit our kickstarter page to find out about all our rewards, including music, festival passes, skateboard lessons, studio visits, and bodywork sessions. Plus, everyone who contributes $5 or more is invited to send us some dance footage of themselves. We will make a movement movie from everyone's contributions to play at the festival. We want you to be a part of Vital Matters!

Find out more at http://kck.st/1VvSydX

Thank you!
Olive+Otto

The Southern Theater
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Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, in cooperation with Ballet Royale Minnesota, is offering a FREE two-part class to learn how to make a romantic tutu!

June 24, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, and
June 25, 10:00am - 5:00pm

All necessary materials will be provided, and beginning/intermediate sewing skills are a must.
You must know how to run a sewing machine and have a basic knowledge of simple sewing techniques to participate in this class.

Each student will walk away with a pattern with full instructions and foundational experience on how to make their own romantic tutu.
For those interested, we will hold a follow-up advanced session at a later date on how to make a stretch tutu with a English Tutu skirt.

Contact Ballet Royale to reserve your space today! Email: info@balletroyalemn.org or telephone: 952-898-3163

To learn more about the event, please visit http://bit.ly/1Y4jj9C

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