PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Company Wang Ramirez founders Honji Wang and Sebastian Ramirez performed and choreographed for Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour. This film follows the course of that 82-city world tour, and features tracks from Madonna’s most recent album, as well as classics from her back-catalogue. With spectacle befitting the queen of reinvention, this film captures the high drama and amazing performances of the material girl and her coterie of back up dancers.
St. Paul Ballet invites you to our open rehearsal for our fifth anniversary performance at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts. Come see how the dancers work every day to prepare for performances, and catch a sneak peek of the repertoire that will be performed on March 9 and 10! This rehearsal is FREE and open to the public. We hope you'll join us!
I’M FROM VOL. 2 is a production about immigration and identity through the blend of hip hop dance, street dance, African movement, Filipino cultural dance, modern, contemporary movement, and spoken word.
Dancers are often seen, but still not heard. These thirteen brave artists will be sharing their raw stories about where they are from. Directed by Joelle Fernandez and Frankie Hebres.
“This show was like medicine and we didn’t even know we were sick.”
- Audience member from I’m From Vol. 1.
Friday, February 23 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 24 at 2 PM
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 25 at 2 PM
$20 in advance | $24 at the door | $12 student
Box office: 612-326-1811
Purchase tickets here: https://southerntheater.org/kudeta.
Dynamic Shape Construction and Blake Nellis Photo join forces to create a special event at the JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
NOTE EARLY TIME: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for audience under twelve. TICKETS AT DOOR ONLY.
Performances by: Rush Benson, Darwin Black, Brian J. Evans, Deanna Gooding, Nadia Honery, and Erin Warn.
Photo exhibition of Blake Nellis Photo in the TEK BOX lobby.
A compact dance event with premieres: Completed "LAVA BOWL" featuring Rush Benson and Brian J. Evans with videography by Nadia Honery. An advance showing of "PROJECT PRELUDE."
Along with these new works, Dynamic Shape Construction will share the return of the satirical "NOSE-DIVE/RIPCORD!" collaborating with Deanna Gooding, who also contributes an improvisation, and a rare performance of "PHOENIX" danced by Erin Warn.
All of which will be rounded out by the flash and crackle of "FLIGHTWatch" with Darwin Black.
Ballet Minnesota presents Beethoven's 9th Symphony at The Cowles Center for Dance, February 23 and 24, 2017, as a part of their 30th anniversary season. A Ballet Minnesota original, Beethoven features choreography by Artistic Director Andrew Rist. Special guest artist Robert Cleary, the Ballet Minnesota company and advanced dancers from Classical Ballet Academy tell the story of Beethoven's life through movement set to one of the composer's most famous works.
Performances are at 8:00pm Friday, February 23 and 2:00 and 8:00 pm Saturday, February 24. Tickets range from $22 to $34 and are on sale now at The Cowles Center box office.
“Get Happy” at Surly! Join AMP’s artists and enjoy Surly beer and appetizers, a silent auction, an exclusive performance by AMP, and even more live entertainment in Surly’s great atmosphere.
This event directly impacts our outreach residency programs and helps to compensate our artists and collaborators for the valuable work they do.
Monday, February 26
Surly Brewing Company
2nd Floor Scheid Hall
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
In order to provide the best event possible for our patrons, pre-purchased tickets or RSVP strongly preferred.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNABLE TO ATTEND? You can still support AMP and the event!
Make a 100 percent tax-deductible contribution through AMP’s website or send a check to: 5740 36th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417.
The Art of Boxing – The Sport of Ballet FREE screening of the October 14, 2017 performance at the beautiful James J Hill Center. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be served at and the screening will begin at 7:00pm. You’ll see special documentary shorts created by students from the High School for Recording Arts under the direction of local filmmaker Maribeth Romslo as well as the full video of the performance from October 14.
Stay after the screening for a talkback with the St. Paul Ballet company artists and the professional boxers of Element Gym as well a chance to get discounted tickets to see the show in person on April 15 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
James J Hill Center | 80 West 4th St, St. Paul, MN 55102. Please enter enter the library up the staircase on the left side of the front of the building, closest to Market Street.
Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday, February 27, 7:30pm and Wednesday, February 28, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage
Young love and centuries-old hate: with its primal passions, timeless themes, and heart-rending music that many regard as the greatest ballet score ever written, Romeo and Juliet has inspired the world’s greatest dance-makers. Internationally-acclaimed French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot conveys all of the drama of this poignant, timeless masterpiece in a moving two-act version. His company, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, is in demand the world over for its iconic productions, and the glorious technique and impeccable artistry of its 50 exquisite dancers. They make their Northrop debut with this powerful tale of tragic love that will captivate ballet enthusiasts and new audiences alike.
Jennifer Glaws, choreographer and media artist, exhibits Reflection House, an evening-length, interdisciplinary, performance work set in an interactive environment. The piece investigates the intertwining sociological theories of collective identity and self by incorporating movement and projection to represent time, personal choice, and acts of belonging.
Guests are invited to step into the interactive environment themselves, look and move with their own projected image, and play in the movement fun house of the REFLECTION HOUSE. The space will be open to the public, free of charge, before and after each performance, and during open gallery hours.
Saturdays, March 3* and 10, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 11, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
*Saturday, March 3 is pay as able!
Refer to website for open gallery hours.
Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet
ADDITIONAL SHOW ADDED DUE TO STRONG PUBLIC DEMAND!
March 1-3, The Cowles Center
Twin Cities Ballet is excited to announce the world premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell, and costume and set painting by Jimmy Longoria. This groundbreaking event—a Minnesota first—features an incredible collaboration of local talent and demonstrates TCB’s artistic vision, innovation and its dancers’ versatility.
TCB interprets the original Pink Floyd rock opera’s music, themes, story arc, and lyrics through the prism of contemporary events, societal fears, threats, and social media. This show will resonate with modern audiences and prove to be both relevant and accessible.
Adding the combination of great dancing and great LIVE music, this show is one of the must-see events of the year.
Don't miss this exciting event, get tickets today before shows sell out!
The Dance Program presents its annual spring concert under the direction of Joanie Smith featuring choreography by Chris Schlichting, Leah Nelson, Michel Kouakou, and dance major students Emilia Bruno and Samantha Meryhew.
Four performances total with two showings on both March 2 and 3, 2018 at 6:00pm and 8:30pm.
Welcome the return of longer spring days at A Drink And A Dance with Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater! Come for a performance of Artistic Co-Director Suzanne Costello’s newest work, "Terra Incognita," and stay for drinks, mingling, and a brief talk back with SPDT company artists.
"Terra Incognita" blends movement, film, and voice to explore the emotional underpinnings of nature’s seasons as metaphors for the stages of life. This work features the SPDT company artists alongside an intergenerational chorus of community members who intone the passage of time.
V. Paul Virtucio’s film design and Merritt Rodriguez’s scenic elements elaborate on this movement montage that travels from fiercely physical to serene and sublime.
Celebrate carnival and samba all night long at the sixteenth annual Carnaval Brasileiro!
Beira Mar Brasil, a ten-piece band led by Robert Everest, hosts the intimate Masquerade Ball, bringing an authentic Brazilian carnival flavor to the Twin Cities. The show also features performances by professional samba dancers (including singer and samba dancer extraordinaire, Dandara), Brazilian percussion ensembles, and capoeiristas (Brazilian martial arts). Participate in Brazilian dance lessons, purchase authentic carnival masks, and get your face and body painted-just like they do in Rio!
This event is all ages. Tickets are $22 in advance and $30 at the door.
Saturday, March 3, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage
She’s a dancer raised in Germany by Korean parents, trained in ballet, but fascinated by hip hop and martial arts. He was born in the south of France and catapulted from gifted b-boy to international dancer and choreographer. Together, Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez have created Company Wang Ramirez and they make their Northrop debut with Borderline, a dreamlike work that combines hip hop, contemporary dance, acrobatics, visual poetry, and the illusion of weightlessness. Aerial rigging allows the dancers new powers of movement, letting them defy gravity as they struggle against the forces of restraint. To original music by lacrymoboy, these stunning technicians burst out flurries of looping, spiraling shapes with fluid control, using each others’ bodies as counterweights, balanced at impossible angles.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
2:00pm – 4:00pm
FREE and open to the public
To RSVP, call 651-282-3115 or reserve your spot online.
Join us as Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences continues with Part 15: Dance and Social Justice, with speakers Karen Charles, Ananya Chatterjea, Deneane Richburg, Patrick Scully, and Arwen Wilder.
It is no coincidence that dance and politics both create movements. Intersecting bodies and social concerns have always brought voice to marginalized communities and causes. Local dance makers create awareness and calls for actions through performances filled with dance and humanity. Find out what motivates their desires to make a difference and insert politics into their art.
Close Gates When Leaving – an Icehouse residency
Aby Wolf and Eric Mayson are known for their enormous talent and local flavor. In Close Gates When Leaving, they are kindred spirits sharing a visibly joyful musical conversation in a snow globe of endorphins. Both are serial collaborators and mulit-genre multi-instrumentalists who are impossible to pin down.
In the final week of their Icehouse residency, they are joined by Minneapolis' #1 music-and-dance-combo – DaNCEBUMS, and a super-secret TBA special guest.
St. Paul Ballet has asked audiences to select the best of five seasons for a multifaceted anniversary celebration at The Cowles Center. From poignant to moving, with a bit of charm and verve, SPB takes its cue from audience favorites in classical and contemporary ballet. This program will include the one-act story ballet Bella Luna by Peter Davison and "Locked Key" by Zoé Emilie Henrot. Bella Luna, which premiered at The Cowles Center in 2014, is inspired by the traditional characters and situations of Commedia dell’Arte. This Tristan and Isolde-inspired tale of tragic love plays out under the glow of the beautiful moon as Izzy and Arlo’s love proves to be no match for deceit. Each show will also have a different Audience Choice work that will only be seen at that show. Plan accordingly!
Curio Dance returns with their seventh show – Drop the Mic: Metamorphosized – a dynamic evolution of the company’s top pieces from the past six productions. Joined by live musicians in the musical genres of classical, hip hop, Latin, and R&B, Metamorphosized pairs new forms of dance like contemporary, breaking, jazz, funk, pointe work, and Brazilian zouk. The all-star cast of staple Twin Cities performers, including local favorite hip hop artist Maria Isa, will unite their movement and voices in this show about transformation.
Co-presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and The O'Shaughnessy.
Reclaiming African-American narratives by showcasing their authenticity, ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora.
This dance theater work, performed by Camille A. Brown & Dancers, examines the culture of black life that is often appropriated, rewritten, or silenced.
Seven features an eclectic evening of contemporary dance with six distinct and stunning original works, bringing something for every audience member. Share in new and past works with AMP’s seventh annual performance that showcases the company’s wide range of dynamism, physicality and artistry.
Guest Artist – Sophia Pimsler
"Delta Blues" (2013)
"Picture Perfect" (2016) – Guest Artist Darrius Strong
Friday, March 23 - 8pm - Opening night artists' reception
Saturday, March 24 - 8pm – Post-show Q+A discussion
Sunday, March 25 - 2pm – ASL interpreted, pay what you can
The Lab Theater
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
$20 - General admission
$17 - Senior/student with ID and children under twelve
$3 off with 2017 MN Fringe Festival button
To purchase: http://www.thelabtheater.org or call (612) 333-7977.
20 percent for a group of ten.
25 percent for a group of 20.
Photo Credit: V. Paul
BACK FROM HIATUS!
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$16: pay as able
Anna Marie Shogren
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.
9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Shapiro & Smith Dance returns for its 31st season with an evening of dance featuring the company’s signature blend of biting wit and breathtaking physicality. The works run the gamut of human emotion as Shapiro & Smith’s company of dancers tell stories of humor and heartbreak, triumph and despair.
The program will feature the world premiere of "Later that night" by artistic director and award-winning choreographer Joanie Smith, as well as a reprisal of 2017’s uproariously funny “A Naked Man’s Shirt.” Back by popular demand, the company will also perform its critically-acclaimed “Bolero” featuring an army of the Twin Cities most powerful female dancers.
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Join us in the SPB studios this February and learn classic 1920s swing dances including the Charleston, Jitterbug, Shag, Balboa and Lindy Hop! No dance experience necessary. Students may dress in comfortable clothes. Please bring jazz shoes, ballet slippers, or clean tennis shoes. Workshop is open for teen and adult students.
4:30-6:00pm ∣ Wednesday, February 28 in SPB Studio Three
$20.00 per single class ∣ $65.00 for entire workshop of four classes
Pre-register to hold your spot in the workshop by calling the SPB Office at 651.690.1588.
Master Teaching Artist – Valeria Kochubei
Dance with Ballet Royale this summer! Ballet Royale's Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including Dierdre Chapman (former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) and Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (former soloist with San Francisco Ballet).
- June "Spring into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique. June 11-29. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Intermediate/advanced to professional.
- Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten and older: Dates TBA.
- July Full-Day Summer Intensive, July 9 - 27. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION. Students ages eight through professionals.
- BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop: August 6-17. AUDITION REQUIRED. Ages ten and older.
- Pointe Preparatory Workshop: August 19-24. Girls ages eleven and older.
- Youth Ballet August Jump-Start
TU Dance Center offers two sessions of eight-week adult workshops during the 2018 Spring Session.
Session 1: January 29 - March 24
Session 2: April 9 - June 4. No classes March 26 - April 8 or May 28.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash or check at TU Dance Center.
Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Trauma significantly impacts our physical, emotional, and psychological identity as well as our interpersonal relationships. This experiential and didactic workshop will introduce somatic and body/movement-based therapy techniques for working with anyone who has experienced trauma, including considerations for working with groups and individuals from a multicultural perspective.
Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb LMFT, BCDMT, CMA, SEP
To register: https://tinyurl.com/y7sra8y6
Pivotal Moment, The Cowles Center’s newest workshop series, is geared toward university dance students and young professionals who have been creating or producing movement in the Twin Cities for three years or less. This program provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching and receive feedback. Classes are held three Mondays per month from 9:30am-11:30am with the last 30 minutes being time feedback. Additionally, participants will receive one hour of free studio time for every class they attend.
Artists interested in teaching a series must be currently enrolled in a university dance department program, have recently graduated, or be new to the Twin Cities and creating work professionally for less than three years. Applicants are committing to teaching all three Monday classes in a selected month.
April Classes | April 9, 16, 23
May Classes | May 7, 14, 21
June Classes | June 4, 11, 18
Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/2Cwq0EG6MBRh772F3
Tuning Score is an improvisational movement practice guided by a set of instructional "scores".
This practice is about developing a sense of your body in space, by itself and with others, and how it might respond to others, uncertainty, its orientation, and directionality. This practice is joyful and also head-scratching at times. You will be in the company of others in a similar place. This work is often done with eyes switching between open and closed.
If you are coming please send a "heads up" to Jennifer via email/text, or to receive information about the practice.
Parking is often available on Central Ave and on Lowry Ave in the church lot one half of a block west of Central.
Jennifer Arave has studied extensively with Lisa Nelson, the creator of the tuning scores, and others who are building on to her legacy.
Ben is looking for performers and will lay out his methods in four Tuesday sessions.
We will explore basic movement principles from two systems: taiji and the Anatomy of Wholeness (David Gorman's analysis). Ben has been practicing taiji for many years and is certified to teach Gorman’s understandings of the musculo-skeletal system. It has been Ben's project for some time to understand and reconcile the two perspectives and we will look at their correspondences in baby steps in these four evenings.
As for the audition aspect: Ben’s process for developing plays works from basic movement ideas into characters, scenes and story lines. His plays involve both individual expression and ensemble coordinations. He is looking for performers for two pieces, one of community stories (“Mysteries of Seward Histories”) and one for Fringe (from T.S. Eliot poems).
These workshops are to get acquainted and we are also open to address your personal performance questions as time permits.
Interested parties should contact Ben via email, below.
Are you interested in trying out for your school's dance team? Are you a dance team dancer looking for a spring recital opportunity? Come dance with us!
DANCE TEAM AUDITION WORKSHOP: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm, February 28-March 31
First, join us for four weeks of dance team audition preparation! Whether you are interested in auditioning for your school's dance team, or simply looking to improve your stamina, power, precision, turns, kicks, and leaps, this class is for you!
DANCE TEAM PERFORMANCE CLASS: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm, April 4-June 9
Hungry for more? This class is designed for dancers interested in an energetic, precision-focused performance opportunity. Dancers will perform in our year-end recital on June 9. Whether you are preparing to audition for your school's dance team or simply interested in growing as a dancer and exploring new dance styles, this class is for you!
Dancers entering ninth through twelfth grades are welcome.
To register, please visit http://www.creodance.com.
Join Cowles Center Teaching Artists Roxane Wallace and Christopher Yaeger for an invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50 and older who love a healthy, active lifestyle.
MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.
Next Wednesday’s class will also feature a short warm-up/demonstration from St. Paul Ballet, previewing their upcoming performance at The Cowles Center.
Spring Series: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM. February 21 - May 16
Drop-in: $10. Membership: $90 - includes all classes, a pair of season tickets and a 20 percent discount to season performances at The Cowles Center.
Where: The Cowles Center
Second Floor, Target Education Studio
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Lx3bHhoUcwwxmLS63
Get ready to samba at Carnival Brasileiro with two dance classes taught by Edilson Lima happening earlier in the day!
SAMBA MASTERCLASS Intermediate/advanced.
An introduction to basic samba steps and coordinating body movements with the fast rhythms of Brazilian samba, batucada and its styles. This class is great for those wishing to learn and master the diversity of samba styles, ballroom samba dancers, Latin dancers, Zumba instructors, and returning samba aficionados who want extra practice and more knowledge about the fast paced footwork, shakes, turns and tricks.
DANCE FIT BRAZIL All levels.
A fantastic cardio dance workout that stems from Brazilian rhythms, funk, forró universitário, samba, batucada and pop. With a hot playlist and sexy moves, this class is a high energy dance workout that embodies the happiness, joy and unique Brazilian spirit in each class.
BOTH CLASSES: $33
FLOORWORK: a new series of discussions about the practice of making dance, by Mathew Janczewski.
Join ARENA DANCES founder and Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski, along with special guests, to be announced, at The Southern Theater for a conversation and sharing of ideas, knowledge and resources for the field of dance. The first FLOORWORK will focus on production: how to take an idea from concept to the stage.
Friday, March 9
9:30am - 11:00am
Suggested donation of $5; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
Friday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
Prerequisite: Reformer III or Reformer certificate
The Balanced Body Pilates Chair training includes exercises and variations for both the original Wunda chair and the split pedal Combo chair. The chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients and as an addition to group programming in combination with the Mat. This course includes exercises and programming for both personal training sessions and classes.
The Balanced Body Barrels training includes exercises and variations for the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel. The Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel add variety to personal training sessions or classes. This course includes exercises and programming for both personal training sessions and classes.
Workshop Dates: May 18, 19 and 20
Early bird preregistration ends on April 20.
Pay in full, or pay a deposit of $50 with the rest due the first day of the workshop.
In an effort to keep cost low and to ensure the workshop is a go, we need at least nine early bird registrants/commitments or more. Please register by April 20.
Contact Jennifer: Please send your name and a message saying "yes, register me", to Jennifer Arave at email@example.com.
Payment: Send a check or PayPal payment by April 20 for the early bird commitment/preregistration.
Checks should be mailed to:
686 23rd Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
To pay via PayPal:
Go to PayPal. Click "send and request" across the top menu bar. Click "pay or send money," then click "send money to family or friends." Enter: firstname.lastname@example.org, the amount, and enter or choose bank account you would like to withdraw from. Press "send."
2018 student rates are available.
Developed for pre-professional and professional dancers, ARENA DANCES' annual INSTINCT Intensive taps into your creative potential through technique and the creation of a new dance through improvisation and composition. Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski will focus on the creation of a new sextet to be premiered at The Fitzgerald Theater in Fall 2018.
Students will participate in a daily technique class and choreography development rehearsal, ending with a public showing of the work created. Students will receive a professional video of their final performance. Summer intensive students are also considered for apprenticeships with ARENA DANCES.
June 11-16, 2018, Monday through Saturday
10:00am – 3:00pm with a lunch break.
The Cowles Center, Studio 2B
Registration must be completed by May 5. $75 discount for early registration by April 15!
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
The Cowles Center invites Minnesota-based artists or organizations to submit proposals for engagement and community events that bring a unique perspective, discussion, and/or education opportunity to the Minnesota arts community. Selected artists and organizations will work with Cowles Center staff to produce a project rooted in dance that serves a specified community and provides access to quality arts experiences. Proposed projects may include one-time events or workshops/panel discussions that occur in a series.
Quarter Two proposal applications opened on January 3, 2018 with two to three artist selections in March 2018.
Who is eligible: Pre-emerging, emerging, and established artists of any medium, dance companies, community arts organizations.
Open Proposal Application: https://goo.gl/forms/IvmWNijGTElFZ8E53
For more information:
CREO Arts and Dance is looking for vibrant, encouraging, disciplined instructors for summer 2018 and fall-spring employment opportunities.
Expertise needed specifically for creative movement, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary, for students ages three to eighteen.
- Dance degree or professional performance experience preferred
- Minimum one year teaching experience
- Must enjoy working with and be able to connect with children ages three to eighteen
- Must be willing to adhere to school curriculum guidelines
- Must be well organized, professional, a team player, and possess strong interpersonal and relational skills
- Must consent to and pass background check and drug test prior to hiring
CREO is a non-competitive dance studio committed to building strong, creative, commitment-minded, joyful, wholesome artists.
For more information:
Twin Cities Ballet has openings for male and female company dancers and apprentices for the 2018-2019 season!
TCB is an innovative professional ballet company that creates original high-quality performances, including the upcoming highly anticipated production Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet, and introduces and promotes the artistry, discipline and athleticism of ballet and other dance forms to Minnesota communities.
Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position. Season runs from approximately September 2018 to May 2019 (34 weeks).
Applicants must have strong classical ballet foundation and contemporary (modern) technique, excellent performance skills, good work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.
To arrange an audition, please contact Twin Cities Ballet directly: email@example.com or call 952-452-3163.
We are a well established ballroom dance club in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities available. Get extensive training throughout your employment. The Club is growing and we would like to offer the you the chance to grow with us. This is a salaried position with paid training and benefits.
Call us at 920-731-8851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information:
COLLIDE Theatrical is seeking childcare providers for upcoming rehearsals and performances!
Many of our dancers have children and are in need of childcare during our rehearsals and performances. COLLIDE is lucky enough to receive a grant allowing us to provide this service to the many talented mothers in our cast.
Childcare is most often 9:00am-1:00pm Monday-Friday, at The Ritz Theater in northeast Minneapolis but we will be transferring to The History Theater in St. Paul during the month of March.
Pay starts at $15/hour for two children and increases with each additional child.
We are seeking many providers, even if you are only available a few days a week please apply! We will work with your availability.
Send email to email@example.com to submit. Resume and references appreciated. Childcare experience is a plus!
Ever wanted to learn what it takes to start your own theater/dance company?
Collide Theatrical is seeking two spring/summer administrative interns to work five to ten hours per week starting early March with very flexible schedule options. Learn everything from marketing, patron and donor cultivation, gala/event planning, education programming, pre-show preparation, and more. Must have excellent communication and presentation skills as well as be reliable and a go-getter. This is an unpaid internship, but it includes free dance classes and other benefits such as professional resume credit and references.
Please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an interview.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer! Ballet Royale Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach their full potential. Master teachers join renowned faculty and guest instructors to give professional instruction.
April 8, 2018
Time: 12:00pm. Registration opens at 11:30am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
Audition for the following intensives:
1. July Full-Day Summer Intensive, variable length options. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division. Prerequisite: completed a minimum of one year of pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
2. August Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division. Prerequisite: completed a minimum of one year of pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project. This program is funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
(1) Choreographer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
(2) Carefully read the guidelines on this page and watch the instructional video.
(3) To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW button.
(4) If you did not submit an Intent to Apply in September 2017, you will be prompted to create an account before you begin an application.
Deadline: April 4, 2018 at 3:00pm CST
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
Located in Uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake St and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling contact Sarah Abdel-Jelil.
Studio 1 - 1400 square feet, and has one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, Marley floor.
Studio 2 - 390 square feet, iPod capability, wood floor.
Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.
Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.
Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Contact Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.
We are excited to offer the Art Box stage and studio spaces for rental to the Twin Cities performance community! Located in the Nokomis East neighborhood, the Art Box is easily accessible by bus, light rail, bike or car (off-street parking available). Join a growing network of incredible artists and community members who are making the Art Box home for their next rehearsal, performance, or event!
To learn more about features and rental rates, visit our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave and Fairview Ave N, St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.
The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.
The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown St. Paul off I-94/35. We are also located three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop! There is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!
The Resistance Movement Fitness is offering a Movement Exchange Program. This program is open to students, artists, dancers and those who need a scalable way to take movement classes or rent studio space.
The Movement Exchange Program will require students to volunteer at the front desk, clean studios or other small tasks in exchange for their choice of classes or studio rental. For every hour worked, the student will receive the equal amount of class time or studio rental.
Those who wish to inquire in The Movement Exchange Program must provide The Resistance Movement a proof of artistry work in the Twin Cities, proof of student status, or other reason to be involved in our exchange program.
For further details, please email and provide your name, why you want to take part in our exchange program, and whether you are a student, artist, dancer or other.
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.
Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon this winter. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Magraw on guitar!
$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.
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
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next Session: April 3 - June 21
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
PILATES - Preregistration required
Next Session: March 22 - May 10
Give yourself the gift of dance in the New Year! Winter session began on Monday, January 8, 2018 and will run for ten weeks, ending on Sunday, March 18.
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.
Drop-in hour and a half classes are $18 each, OR, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. You may register online, or just come to class to pay.
Go to http://www.cassandraschool.com for details and register TODAY! Please remember to check “Today's Classes” on our website often to see if your class has been cancelled or has any notifications.
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.
Midwest School of Ballet is offering an eight-week spring session March 3-May 12, 2018.
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM): 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Ballet Fundamentals I - ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am (PIM)
Thursdays, 5:15-6:00pm (PIM)
Ballet Fundamentals II - ages five and six:
Thursdays, 6-7pm (PIM)
Ballet Fundamentals III - ages six through eight:
Saturdays, 10-11am (PIM)
Tuesdays, 5-6pm (PIM)
Ballet Level I - ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Saturdays, 9:30-11am Beginning Adult Ballet (at Edina Community Center)
Mondays, 7-7:30pm/7-8pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)
Boys’ Club is an introduction to ballet, conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Boys in the class also have the opportunity to perform in the School of St. Paul Ballet spring showcase in May 2018.
What to wear: white shirt, black shorts or tights, black ballet slippers.
Boys' Club – drop-in for boys ages seven to eleven.
1-2 pm, Saturdays
FREE to dance!
Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.
Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.
Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.
Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am. Conditioning Class from 11:30-12pm.
Open Professional Classes: Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. Teaching Artists: Laura Greenwell, Jeffrey Hankinson, Maureen Haworth, Deborah Nettell, and Barbara Weinstine.
Intermediate Open Classes: St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate classes four days a week!
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm with Helen Hatch
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm with Zoé Henrot, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm with Anna Goodrich
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am with Deborah Nettell
Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.
Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.
Photo by Aaron Warkov.
Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet, offers a wide variety of programs, providing classes for toddlers taking their first steps, teens stepping into a professional dance career, adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, and professionals wanting to augment their training.
Recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking programs and diverse class offerings, Ballet Royale provides individuals of all ages and abilities the finest professional training in a healthy, nurturing and non-competitive environment.
Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term!
Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year, including for winter semester!
Ballet Royale offers:
- NEW tap program
- Pre-ballet creative dance
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Youth, adult and teen ballet
- Professional Trainee Division - a day program, by audition only
- FREE Boys Program
Ballet Royale: an extraordinary place to dance!
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boys' Program!
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.
- Boys' Creative Dance Adventures - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I and II - ages seven and older
- Boys' Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation
Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to nineteen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.
Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.
Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY!
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Michel Kouakou, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.
For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.
Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.
#GetYourAsstoClass and start your weekend off right with a groovy jazz class this week. With a thorough warm-up, careful attention to a variety of great music and lots of opportunities to connect with your fellow dancers, this class is an excellent way to usher out the week and welcome the weekend. Haven't been to class in awhile? No worries! We'd be happy to see you!
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.
February 26 : Warm up and Jam at the Beautiful Studio.
6:30-9:00pm; 6:00-9:00pm for Underscore.
Join Young Dance for DANCE TOGETHER on Wednesdays and Fridays through May 18!
Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55409
The eight-week spring short session of DANCE TOGETHER is scheduled on Saturdays, March 17-May 12.
Sibley Park Recreation Center | 1900 E 40th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Taught by YD instructor Andrea Zimmerman
Enjoy the joys of dancing together in a structured class. For children ages one to three with caregiver. Crawlers and walkers welcome!
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.
TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: