8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16

1. Pedro Pablo Lander with Sharon Picasso and Genevieve Draskoci-Johnson
2. Billy Mullaney
3. Alexandra Bodnarchuk

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.

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

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

Conga Latin Bistro | 502 E. Hennepin Ave,, Minneapolis
Kristina De Sacramento- lakristina@comcast.net

felt room is a dance designed to be felt more than seen, engaging performers and audiences in a practice of vibrant potentiality. In the darkness audiences are offered an escape from a world of constant illumination. In felt room, energy, vibration, intimacy and imagination will be the primary materials at play. The work will operate in a specially designed sound and light installation, moving into and out of the darkness, transforming our perceptual field. Audiences are invited to gain deeper insight into the nature of reality as a deeply felt personal experience, one that can be at once disorienting, deeply therapeutic and profoundly energizing.

Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College

Two nights!

Thursday, February 23, 7:30pm
Friday, February 24, 7:30pm

Journey through space with MotionArt - whether it’s inner space, outer space or personal space – via captivating, innovative choreography by Co-Directors Pam Gleason and Diane Moncrieff. Highlights are Gleason’s premiere of "Pedemorphosis" inspired by local artist Ed Bock’s Pedestrian Sculptures and Moncrieff's "In The Cloud" which envisions dreamlike scenarios in an epically wired world.

A gallery showing of Ed Bock’s artwork will coincide with the show.

MotionArt's intergenerational company of dynamic dancers includes John Agurkis, Mary Bock, Robert Borman, Holo Lue Choy, Sarah Finley, Pam Gleason, Lori Mercil, Diane Moncrieff, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Amy Olson, Kristine Spangard, Alan Tse and Jen Warg.

$18.00 General
$12.00 Children, students and seniors

Email: info@motionartmn.org
Call: 612-990-6019 or 763-221-6675

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Ave, Mpls 55403
Diane Moncrieff- diwebbmo@gmail.com, (763) 221-6675

During the weekend leading up to Brazilian Carnival, Contempo Physical Dance will bring its high-energy Afro-Brazilian choreography to The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts with Balacobaco – an all-new, full-length dance performance by choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos with original music by composer Divan Gattamorta.

Reinterpreting Brazilian dance vocabulary through a contemporary lens, Balacobaco is a vibrant and celebratory piece reminiscent of the festivities surrounding Brazil’s most famous holiday.

We invite you to jump out of your chair and dance along with this electrifying piece! Balacobaco is more than a performance, it’s an experience.

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

The O'Shaughnessy presents
The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project in
The Secrets of Slave Songs

Friday and Saturday, February 24-25, 7:30pm
Tickets: https://oshag.stkate.edu or call 651-690-6700

A re-telling of slavery's abolition through spirituals and dance by Karen L. Charles' Threads Dance Project.
The Secrets of Slave Songs intimately re-imagines traditional Negro spirituals and their direct relation to the African-American quest for freedom. Born from the belief that the traditional Negro spiritual was a secret language between slaves, the work powerfully presents the heartbreak of attempted escape, the sorrow of failure, and the triumph of liberation.

The O'Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave. | St. Paul, MN 55105
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

"Get Happy" and make AMP IT UP! part of your Saturday dance night out. Mingle with Alternative Motion Project and enjoy drinks and appetizers, a silent auction, a performance by AMP, and a white wine tasting and performance by The Singing Bartender, Marcus Hanson from Small Lot Wine.

Funds will support AMP's 2016/17 season:

-Teaching a six-day educational residency with nearly 400 Como Park Elementary School students (St. Paul)
-Hosting an educational performance for Como Park Elementary School students at The Lab Theater
-Producing two full-length annual performances by our thirteen dance artists
-Commissioning new works by four guest artists
-Engagement activities for audience members

ACCESSIBLE for students
MEANINGFUL for audiences
PERFORMANCES for artists

Saturday, February 25

Purchase at http://www.ampitup2017.bpt.me

Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation on givemn.org.

Photo: Bill Cameron

The Tek Box | 528 Hennepin Ave, 2nd Floor; Minneapolis, MN 55403

with Anna Marie Shogren and Otto Ramstad.

action movie is a performance practice designed to activate our sensing bodies to connect fully with the places we are. Audiences are offered an escape from a world of constant illumination into a practice of vibrant potentiality. A performance in which the imagination is given space to transform our understanding of the everyday. A practice in making magic through the simple act of opening, closing and opening our eyes.

Arts Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake

Balance and Imbalance

with live music on stage

From Seoul, South Korea, the contemporary dance group Bereishit makes its Northrop debut with a program that merges the control and full-body excitement of break dancing with the ancient musical heritage of traditional Korean drumming. Choreographer Soon-ho Park approaches Korean culture with sleek artistry and urban cool. His young troupe of athletic dancers bring an invigorating power to the stage. In the intensely physical "Balance and Imbalance," aggression and cooperation alternate with off-hand nonchalance and a healthy dose of humor.

NEW: 2016/17 Discover Pack
$75 ($25 per show)
The newest, the brightest, and the best in contemporary dance including Bereishit Dance Company, Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre, and Brian Brooks.

U of M students are invited to attend this FREE cultural night.

Tuesday, February 28, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

University of Minnesota Dance presents:
The Spring Concert

March 3 and 4, 2017
6 pm and 8:30 pm

Featuring the choreographic work of Angharad Davies, Michel Kouakou, Joanie Smith, Rebecca Tanner and JT Weaver.
Tickets: 612-624-2345, dance.umn.edu

Barbara Barker Center for Dance - Studio 100
Nora Jenneman- jenne011@umn.edu

March 3-4, St. Paul Ballet presents To Billy, an original ballet by Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot, inspired by St. Paul Ballet's partnership with Element Boxing and the well-known story of Billy the dancing the boy. Billy is a young boy who is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Two additional pieces will be included in the evening performance: "Suite for Strings" by choreographer Joseph Morrissey and "Off the Base" by choreographer Darwin Black.

Tickets on sale now!

Brittany Adams- badams@spballet.org

The RESISdance!
invites everyone to gather together for a dance party and protest rally.

Join us to-
• preserve our progress,
• strengthen our communities,
• energize for the challenges ahead.

We dance toward a world where
• LGBTQ rights continue to move forward,
• public funding for the arts expands,
• the interconnectedness of all our struggles is embraced.

We gather to dance our way
into the world we want to live in.
RESISdance! will be part rally,
part dance party (music by RARE Productions),
part 60's style happening,
part art-making fest,
part strategizing session.

RESISdance! is more than a rally to protest.
We will come together to dance,
to be inspired,
to create,
to connect to others,
to strategize on how to creatively, lovingly and effectively move forward.

South Plaza, Hennepin County Government Center - 7th Street side
Patrick Scully- patrick@patrickscully.org, (612) 205-1512

Oyate Okodakiciyapi, which means "people coming together" in the Dakota language, is a showcase of Native contemporary dance companies.

This thrilling evening of dance, co-curated with locally-based choreographer, Rosy Simas, will feature solo works by native Hawaiian Christopher K. Morgan and Santee Smith from the Mohawk Nation. Audiences will also be treated to a new work by Dancing Earth, an indigenous, intertribal dance ensemble.

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Grace Katherine Rose- grose@ordway.org

Target Education Studio
2nd floor, The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Free, open to all. Light refreshments provided.

With: Maura Garcia, Zoë Klein, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Sam Mitchell, Christopher K. Morgan, Rosy Simas, Santee Smith, and Rulan Tangen.

Rosy Simas has invited these indigenous choreographers to dialogue together on creating and presenting their dance works. The discussion will touch on current work, aesthetics, challenges, methods, audiences, community engagement, and plans for the future.

An Oyate Okodakiciyapi event of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with Rosy Simas Danse, All My Relations Arts, and The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts. "Oyate Okodakiciyapi" means "people coming together" in the Dakota language.

For more information about this event, or to request ASL Interpretation or audio description, please contact Jenea Rewertz-Targui, Arts Learning Manager, at jrewertztargui@ordway.org or 651.282.3017 | TTY.

Michèle Steinwald- msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3644

Twin Cities Ballet presents Classical Connections, an exciting NEW mixed program unlike any other in Minneapolis, featuring tutus and toe shoes, Gothic romance, cowboys, and classical ballet! TCB returns to the Cowles Center with an evening of approachable and meaningful works with connections to classical music, literature, Americana, and iconic ballets!

Program Highlights:
-TCB’s rendition of Aaron Copland’s iconic "Rodeo"
-Classical variations showcasing the virtuosity and grace of TCB’s professional ballet dancers, including the pas de deux from "Flames of Paris," which is among the most demanding and technically complex in the classical repertoire
-Two WORLD premiere ballets: "Victor," an original, introspective exploration of the thematic elements of the book Frankenstein; and "Classicana," featuring the best artistry, technique, and precision that are the bedrock of quality classic ballet.

Classical Connections will have you leaving the theater with a smile!

Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163


Classically trained dancers bring life to the voices of six Minneapolis choreographers through ballet and contemporary dance.
Mach 11 - 7:30PM
March 12 - 3:00PM and 7:30PM

Following their encore awarded performances at Minnesota Fringe Festival 2016, Minneapolis Ballet Dancers returns with their latest dance work entitle Balancé.
Don't miss the chance to experience six exciting new works created by the local choreographers of Twin Cities. Balancé places you, the audience, at the heart of the creative process with the professional dancers of MBD and live painting set to music on stage in the intimate setting of the James Sewell Tek Box. Come connect with the dancers, feel their energy, and be drawn into every step of the choreography!

Tickets are available online at the address below and at at the door.

James Sewell Tek Box Theatre 528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403
Katherine Hesterberg- minneapolisballetdancers@gmail.com, (612) 743-0614

Still Life for the Cowles Center
created by Morgan Thorson
with Kristin Van Loon, Valerie Oliveiro, Sam Johnson, Evy Muench, Kara Motta, Pareena Lim, Margaret Johnson and Non Edwards
Sound created and performed by Sxip Shirey
Lighting by Lenore Doxsee

Cowles Center for the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave South
Minneapolis MN, 55403

Friday, March 17, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 19, 3:00pm



Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre
Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22 - 7:30 pm

A gripping and visually arresting journey through the maze of trauma, addiction, and recovery, Betroffenheit exemplifies what can happen when theatre and dance combine to achieve what neither could accomplish alone. Choreographer Crystal Pite and Electric Company Theatre’s Jonathon Young—two of Canada’s most innovative artists—have combined talents to create a searing work that recalls the shock and bewilderment of sudden disaster. Based on true events, this dance/theater hybrid integrates original music, text, and movement with puppetry and rich visual design to probe the depths of despair and the uphill battle to reclaim a life violently derailed.

*Audience advisory: Due to adult themes, this show is recommended for ages sixteen and up.

Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22 - 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
Gain insight into the performance.

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

The 2017 Right Here Showcase is on!

The annual mini-festival highlighting Minnesota-based mid-career performing artists creating original work returns for its third year. This year the four commissioned artists are:

April Sellers - dance artist
Ben Kreilkamp - theater artist
Chris Strouth - composer/director
Taja Will - dance artist

April 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, 7

Performances at 7:30 and 9:00 each evening.

The JSB Tekbox, in the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, 2nd floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Available at the door.


Paul Herwig- offleash@offleasharea.org, (612) 724-7372


MOTR™ (More than a Roller) Instructor Training
with Ginny Massie PMA-CPT, Balanced Body Master MOTR Teacher

Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26
Fee: $549. Materials: $80.00.
Sixteen hours

MOTR is the ideal complement to Pilates, personal training, or rehabilitation practice. MOTR enhances balance, aerobic capacity, strength and flexibility while performing fun, functional exercises. MOTR is the total home gym that is small, portable, and affordable. No experience is necessary to be a part of this training. Open to home users and movement educators alike. Come and get your MOTR running!

Contact: Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

with Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT
Tiza Wynn Riley

Friday, March 3: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, March 4: 11:30am - 7:00pm
Sunday, March 5: 9:30am - 6:30pm
Prerequisite: Reformer III or Reformer certificate

Pilates Chair:
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.

Pilates Barrels and Small Apparatus:
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.

Class: $549.00 regular fee. Materials: $160.00.
Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952)405-9765

with Ginny Massie, Balanced Body Master Trainer

March 18, 2017
Six hours (PMA 6.0)

Pilates Arc offers increased core strength, increased mobility of the spine, and a strengthened upper body.
Pilates Arc is a versatile, lightweight, and portable piece of Pilates equipment. Additional information will cover how to utilize the Pilates Arc on the mat and on the Reformer.

Early bird fee: $199 by March 3. Regular fee: $229

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

June "Spring into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique: June 12–30
NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Intermediate/advanced to professional.
Experience Ballet Royale’s groundbreaking training featuring Progressing Ballet Technique™ cross-training, the industry’s most advanced and cutting edge regimen specifically designed to improve ballet dancers' core stability, weight placement, alignment and muscle memory. Unlike any other in Minnesota, this intensive is a great way to kick off the summer!

Male Dancer Intensive (ages ten and older): June 12–16
Unique in MN, this Ballet Royale Intensive is for motivated, aspiring male dancers ages ten through adult. Designed specifically for male dancers, this program focuses on strength, power, technique, and performance; and provides a rare opportunity for men and boys to gain invaluable skills and insights beyond those presented in mixed classes. This innovative program incorporates ballet technique and targeted strength training.

July Full-Day Summer Intensive: July 6 – 28
Students ages eight (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through professionals.
Rigorous ballet-based program featuring members of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, master and guest teachers, and Ballet Royale’s renowned faculty. Flexible schedule with variable length options. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations, repertoire, men’s class, Progressing Ballet Technique, introduction to Russian ballet technique, hip hop, contact improvisation, pas de deux, and injury prevention. Train and perform with some of TCB’s company at the end of the program!

Ballet Royale NEW Grand Prix Variations Workshop (ages ten and older): August 7–18
For intermediate through professional dancers preparing for a competition or upcoming performance, or simply wanting to polish and improve their artistry, technique, and quality. Dancers receive daily classical ballet technique and pointe or men’s class, learn classic ballet variations, and receive advanced personal coaching from foremost professional ballet teachers.

Pointe Preparatory Workshop (girls ages eleven and older): August 20–25
This unique six-day immersion program is designed for focused and mature students eleven years or older with four or more years classical ballet training and who will be starting pointe work in the fall. Under the expert guidance of trained professionals, student dancers will be custom fitted and assisted with the selection of their first pair of pointe shoes, and receive personalized instruction in going on pointe for the first time.

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

Have fun this summer, join Ballet Royale for Creative Story Dance Day Camp!

Give your boys and girls (ages four through nine) the joy of dance and performing! Students with or without prior ballet training will have fun and stretch their imaginations in these focused, single-day workshops as they create and perform short, age-appropriate dances inspired by classic story ballets.

Under the attentive guidance of professional dance instructors, students incorporate fundamental ballet technique as they learn rhythm, musicality, creativity, and simple costume and set design. Students learn different dances each workshop, and have an in-studio performance for family and friends at the end of each session!

Creative Story Ballet Camps: TWO separate Workshops: July 15 and August 12
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – Noon

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

TU Dance Center offers five teen/adult and adult workshops during the spring session! The first session of workshops runs from January 30-April 2 (nine weeks). The second session of workshops runs from April 17-June 11 (eight weeks).

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Sundays, 1:00pm-2:30pm

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

Teen/Adult Jazz with Mary Ann Bradley
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Teen/Adult Inversion Modern Dance with Jennifer Ilse
Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Teen/Adult Hip Hop with Darrius Strong
Wednesdays, 7:30pm-9:00pm

Cost: Session One $122, Session Two $110 (preregistration available online); $15 drop-in rate (cash or check only).
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.tudance.org/programs/.

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

Lundstrum Performing Arts is excited to announce February Master Classes with Jordan Ward! Currently dancing with Justin Bieber on his Purpose tour, Jordan Ward has worked with many artists including Prince, Prince Royce, and more recently Becky G. Don't miss this opportunity to sign up for classes and learn from this talented dance professional.

Thursday, February 23
6:30-7:30pm: Beginner Hip Hop for ages nine through thirteen
7:30-8:45pm: Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop for ages thirteen and older

Friday, February 24
5:30-7:00pm: Open Level Beginner/Intermediate for ages eight and older
7:00-8:30pm: Intermediate/Advanced for ages ten and older

Saturday, February 25
1:00-2:00pm: Beginner Hip Hop class for ages eight and older
3:00-5:30pm: Audition Master Class for upcoming Lundstrum performance - for ages ten and older, advanced level.

$25 per class.

Lundstrum Performing Arts, 1617 N. Second Street Minneapolis MN
Brendan Ellis- info@lundstrum.org, (612) 521-2600

February 25, 10am-1pm
February 26, 5:30-8:30pm

Heighten the sense to your impulses through playful movement. Honor your instincts-for performance, for improvisatory practice, and for daily life.
Open to: individuals of all experience levels; we believe the diversity within the group supports exponential growth of each participant.

Day One, the Individual: How do you personally take necessary action in the moment? In this workshop, exercise the art of feeling, acknowledging, and trusting your own internal impulses.

Day Two, the Group: How do you support a "group mind" while still honoring the individual? Day Two's focus expands outward to practice listening, relating, and responding to others while acknowledging your own instincts.

Workshops can be taken separately or together.
Day One only: $60
Day Two only: $60
Full weekend: $100 (save $20!)*
*If the cost is prohibitive, please email torre@liveactionset.org to work out a payment plan.

Ivy Arts Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406


In this workshop, Leticia Aravena shares with you very important secrets, tricks and techniques to handle the shawl with style, so you can easily learn the traditional way of dancing with the shawl. Then, she will put these techniques together in a flow, so you also learn how to apply it to a choreography. If you are a flamenca, you can incorporate all of these techniques into your own dances, like the Caña, Soleares, Sevillanas, Alegrías or whatever dance you enjoy dancing with the mantón. Furthermore, you can also use these techniques to enhance your feminine charms in any social occasion that welcomes the elegance of a shawl on your shoulders. Olé, you!

February 26, 2017
Noon - 1pm
$25 per person
*advance registration available

Please contact Leticia at one of the following methods.
Phone: 773 319 4894
website: LeticiaAravena.com
email: LETI418@yahoo.com

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 3012 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Lorene McGrane- zorongoflamenco@gmail.com, (612) 234-1653

Cante Flamenco Workshop - Tangos de Granada, de Triana and Tanguillos with Patricia Nuñez “La Tiranta”

February 26, 2017
All levels are welcome
Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Price: $25 per person
*Advance registration available at the link.

Learn how to sing with a native singer from Andalucia!

Learn the rhythm, the meaning behind the lyrics, accent training and learn the various styles of tangos and the difference between each of them. This workshop is orientated towards diverse learners, dancers, students, guitar players or anyone who is seeking to know more about authentic cante flamenco and it's origin.
Participants will learn to comprehend, find meaning within traditional flamenco songs, and understand the relation between singing, guitar and dance.

Contact via
email: latiranta@hotmail.com
phone: 2242453103

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 3012 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Lorene McGrane- zorongoflamenco@gmail.com, (612) 234-1653

As part of the ongoing Monday night Contact Improvisation series, this Monday is the practice of Nancy Stark Smith's structured long-form improvisation called The Underscore.

Lindsay Forsythe will give an educational talk through of the structure which progresses through a series of states, ranging from small internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A "map" including over 20 symbols and their definitions is taped to the wall to reference as needed during the dance.



All levels welcome!

Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave. Suite 214
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com

Gioconda’s workshop is based upon three fundamental points necessary for a dancer to thrive: reactivity, imagination and collective consciousness. Bringing the individuality and personality of each artist as the center of creation, the class proposes a series of improvisations which, by the universality of the themes she proposes — the question of ego, of presence and the expressivity — applies as much to dancers as to circus artists, actors and singers.

March 4, 2017: 2:00-3:30pm
Cost: $16 (online pre-registration preferred).

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

Explore the push/pull between love and fear through writing and movement practice. All levels and abilities welcome, both in writing and movement. Bring an open heart and a willingness to explore movement, writing and story. To create a welcoming and inclusive environment please refrain from wearing any fragrances, either synthetic or natural to the practice.

Taught by Robert Haarman and Jeanne Bain.
From 4:00pm to 6:00pm - Saturday, March 11.
Cost: $16

What is Somatic Writing Practice?
Our stories, held deep inside the cells and tissues of our bodies, can be awakened and invited to communicate with us on the page. In Somatic Writing Practice we explore a topic through exercises drawn from intuitive development, creative writing, imagery, somatic practices and improvisation.

We move to discover. Write to process. Share to Witness.

Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55114
Robert Haarman- roberthaarman7@gmail.com, (952) 381-5961

Learn how to find your optimal alignment in all body positions: laying face up and face down, sitting, standing, on all fours and in side-lying. Feel how to keep this alignment while in movement and apply it to your Pilates exercises!

March 18, 2017
Early bird fee of $45 until March 3. Regular fee is $50.

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Barbara Mahler: May 12-14

Early Bird Pre-registration: $120-$175, sliding scale
$50 deposit by March 15.
We need at least nine early bird registrants!

Registration after March 15: $175-$225, sliding scale
Deposit of $50 or in full.

To register:
Email “yes, register me,” to Jennifer Arave at aravejl@yahoo.com. Provide payment by check or PayPal:

Check - mail to:
Jennifer Arave
1209 Tyler Street NE Suite 170,
Minneapolis, MN 55413

1. Go to PayPal
2. Click send and request (across the top menu bar).
3. Click pay or send money, then click send money to family or friends.
4. Input information including: aravejl@yahoo.com, the amount you are paying, and enter or choose bank account you would like to withdrawal from.
5. Press send.

*We have limited work-study positions. For information on these positions email Wendy Ruble: wendyruble@gmail.com.

*We have one scholarship! Email a brief statement of need to: aravejl@yahoo.com (reviewed by Barbara Mahler).

Cowles Center, Target Studio, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512

Calling young artists of color!
Pre-professional level.
Monday–Friday, June 12–30, 2017, 11:40am–2:40pm

A three-week summer training program (three hours/day, five days/week) with live music will introduce Yorchha™, our Indian American movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity and include learning a short piece from our repertoire.

Monday-Friday, June 12-June 23, 2017, 11:40am-2:40pm: TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55114

Monday-Friday, June 26-June 30, 2017, 11:40am-2:40pm: The O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105

To apply–and for more information–email your answers to the fifteen questions on our website page by May 5, 2017: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/event/summer-intensive-with-ananya-dan...



With the retirement of its current Managing Director, Louise Robinson, Ragamala Dance Company is looking to fill this position with a committed individual that seeks the opportunity to help chart the continued growth of the organization.

This will be a full-time position that works closely with Co-Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy and is involved in most aspects of the organization, with particular focus on the following areas: communication with major tour venues; cultivating commissioning partners; donor cultivation with an emphasis on expanding our leading patrons; cultivation and support for the Board of Directors; creation and monitoring of the strategic plan and annual budget; management of staff.

A full job description can be found on our website at ragamaladance.org or can be requested by contacting Sarah Abdel-Jelil at sarah@ragamaladance.org or at 612-824-1968. Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen.

Ragamala Dance Company Studios; 711 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN
Sarah Abdel-Jelil- sarah@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968


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.
To apply:
(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 2016, you will be prompted to create an account before you begin an application.
Deadline: April 5, 2017 - 3pm CST

Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org


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.

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

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

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

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

The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. There is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!

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


Barbi Lee Dance Arts is for sale! Barb Lotsberg, who has run this studio for 54 years, would like to retire in June.

She is looking for someone interested in taking over this business. The studio is equipped with two studio spaces, sound systems, music collection and costumes if needed. Barbi Lee has been home to The Children's Nutcracker production. That production in its entirety is also for sale.

The school has been an education/arts only school for many years with limited competition. Barbi would like to keep this focus if possible.

If you are would like more information on this opportunity, please email Barbi at: barbilee@aol.com.

Barbara Lotsberg- barbilee@aol.com, (952) 935-2299

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

All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.

For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling, please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Andrea Lane - ALane@spballet.org

Will and Ariel of MinneappleDV Video Production Services are offering a McKnight Fellowship application work-sample special for dancers and choreographers.

For choreographers, we work with you to edit together at least three clips from three different works into a 20-minute maximum continuous video with in-between clip transitions and lower third titles containing the title of the work, premiere date, and company/performer; and then upload to Vimeo.

For dancers we edit up to seven clips of seven different works into a fifteen-minute maximum continuous video with in-between clip transitions and lower third titles containing the title of work, premiere date, and company/performer; and then upload to Vimeo.

Cost is 125.00 + tax based on up to two and one half hours of editing, converting and upload management.

We are located on Minneapolis West Bank, three blocks south of the Southern Theater and two blocks west of Barbara Barker Center for Dance.

To schedule please email us at minneappledv@gmail.com or call 612-333-7863.

Will Fehlow- minneappledv@gmail.com, (612) 333-7863

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

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

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

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


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

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

$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals) / $130 for a ten-class card

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Cowles Center, 4th Floor
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and up.

* Classes seven days a week
* All levels from absolute beginner to advanced professional
* Live piano accompaniment
* Beautiful, spacious studios in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
* A noncompetitive, welcoming atmosphere

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Next session: April 4 - June 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Classes are designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Each student is 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 (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Brittany Adams- badams@spballet.org

Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers.

Parking is FREE and studio is located a few short blocks away from light rail transit.
$10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify).

Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company. Check our website/other listings for holiday schedule and any potential class cancellations due to SPB community events or performances. Teaching artists are subject to change.

Mondays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Sally Rousse
Fridays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Greenwell

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

Free Boys' Class
St. Paul Ballet is pleased to offer tuition-free classes for our young men ages seven through eleven in our boys club.
Classes feature an introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises taught by a male teacher.
Classes are held: Monday, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturday, 1:00-1:45pm
Contact the School of St. Paul Ballet for more information on this exciting opportunity!

Children's Drop-In Classes
Are you seeking a flexible ballet class option for your child?
The School of St. Paul Ballet is offering Ballet 1 on Saturdays from 1-2 pm.
Ballet 1 is for dancers who are ages seven through eleven who have little to no ballet experience. Classes will cover the basics of ballet and are designed to give children the foundation for moving into the leveled program of the SPB school if desired. This class is optimal cross training for children who also study complimentary arts, such as theater, circus, Irish dance, gymnastics, figure skating or other sports. Ballet 1 is taught by Elaina Sutula.

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Laura Greenwell - LGreenwell@spballet.org

Come live the dream with Ballet Royale This Spring!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of dance programs.
Ballet Royale provides classes for toddlers taking their first steps in our groundbreaking Mommy & Me classes, teens stepping into a professional dance career, and adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, to professionals wanting to augment their training.
Ballet Royale offers a unique range of comprehensive training programs to customized plans and private coaching.

Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year - Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term!

Ballet Royale offers:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy & Me
- Youth, Adult and Teen Ballet
- Professional Trainee Division (day program, by audition only)
- FREE Boys Program (ages 5-17)
- Men's Ballet

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

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

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

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

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

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

Class registration is ongoing, join today! Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

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

Ballet Royale's Creative Dance program is a professionally developed and comprehensive program drawing on decades of dance and music teaching experience, which offers an incomparable experience for children from walking age through six years old.

These innovative classes encourage musicality, imagination and self expression through the art of dance and music. We will have fun being fairies and dragons, beating on drums, galloping like wild ponies all in a fun, safe, nurturing environment.

Ballet Royale Creative Dance Classes:
- Mommy/Daddy & Me, ages toddler-three
- Creative Dance l, ages three-four
- Creative Dance ll, Completed Creative Dance l or five years old/new to Ballet Royale
- Creative Dance lll, Completed Creative Dance ll or six years old/new to Ballet Royale
- Preparation for Ballet Completed Creative Dance lll or seven years old/new to Ballet Royale
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures, ages five and six

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

Ongoing youth and adult ballet classes at Midwest School of Ballet.
Pro-rated prices for late start of classes are available.

6:00 - 7:30
Ballet Level II, ages eleven and older. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

7:30 - 8:00
Pre-pointe/Pointe I, ages eleven and older. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

5:00 - 6:00
Fundamentals III, ages six/seven. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

6:00 - 7:30
Ballet Level I, ages eight to twelve. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

5:15 - 6:45
Ballet Level III/Teen-Adult, ages eleven and older. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

5:45 - 6:45
Fundamentals I/II, ages four to six. Instructor: Eileen Kamp.

Main Street School of Performing Arts 1320 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Teen/Adult Ballet for ages thirteen and older.
Wednesdays: 5:15-6:45pm
Instructor: Lara Ciganko

The teen/adult ballet class is designed for students who wish to continue dance training for health and self-enrichment, for both the serious and recreational dancer who has had some previous experience. This class currently runs tandem with the Ballet Level III class.

Main Street School of Performing Arts 1320 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Spring session registration is now open at The School at TU Dance Center! The Spring 2017 session runs from January 30-June 11.

The TU Dance pre-professional program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23.

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

Financial aid and payment plans are available.

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

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

Please note: On Monday, February 27 and Wednesday, March 1, visiting choreographer Gioconda Barbuto will be teaching open company class.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Abdo Sayegh, and Katelyn Skelley.

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
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Bring a friend! Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre will be offering one free class to all new students from February 20 - February 25, 2017.

Come try flamenco! You might just get hooked..

Class times/dates on our website: www.zorongo.org. Click on the "School" tab.

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 3012 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Lorene McGrane- zorongoflamenco@gmail.com, (612) 234-1653

An invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle! Participants explore a wide variety of dance forms – from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to drop in and enjoy a class!

When: Every Wednesday; through April 19; 6:30pm-8pm

Where: The Cowles Center - Target Education Studio (2nd floor)

Price: $10/class or $80 for MovementWise Membership (includes access to each class, a pair of tickets to a select Cowles Center performance, discounted show tickets and invitations to exclusive membership events).

Parking discount: We have partnered with the new Embassy Suites directly across the street to offer $4 valet parking to all participants. Simply pull into the garage, valet your car and Cowles staff will validate you at check-in.

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

Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Score Weekly Practice, facilitated by Jennifer Arave

Every Thursday, 1-3pm at the Beautiful Studio, $1-10 sliding scale
[1pm-1:30pm Meditation, 1:30pm-3:00pm Tuning Score]

If you are coming, please send an email to Jennifer- aravejl@yahoo.com or to receive more specifics about the practice.

Building is secure so please meet at the side door and text or call to let me know you are there: 612-432-1512.

The Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave Suite 214 (ENTRANCE on the Hampden) St Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512

Learn Sevillanas in time for feria with Kristina de Sacramento and Anda Flamenco.
Live guitarist. Prorated for classes missed.
Bring your dance partner if you have one or use one of ours!
$13.50 drop-in/$22.50 couple's drop-in.

Ivy Arts Building 2630 27th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN
Kristina De Sacramento- lakristina@comcast.net

27: Underscore jam at the Beautiful Studio with Lindsay Forsythe

6: Class and jam at the Beautiful Studio with Dustin Haug
13: Warm up and jam at the Beautiful Studio with Lindsay Forsythe
20: Class and jam at the Cowles Center for Dance Education Studio with Taja Will
27: Warm up and jam at the Beautiful Studio

Class and jam: $10-15/Warm up and jam: $5
No one turned away for a lack of funds.

People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic; and followed by an open jam.

Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave, Suite 214 and Cowles Center Education Studio, 2nd floor