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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

Come and 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. Guest artist, Ted Sothern this month. Full bar and menu. No cover charge.

Conga Latin Bistro | 501 E. Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Contact:
Elaine Weinkam- edubyou@yahoo.com

Travel back in time through Saint Paul’s colorful past with Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum’s bold new production. Part enchanting history tour, part splashy dance party, Passing Through Pig’s Eye is a roving romp of wildly entertaining and eclectic dance, music and comedy.

Passing Through Pig’s Eye starts and ends at Park Square Theatre. In between, you’ll be guided along one of two performance tracks to multiple locations throughout downtown Saint Paul—both indoors and out—where history will be revealed in intriguing, percussive ways.

Featuring the work of:
Rush Benson*+, Jeremy Bensussan*+, Jan Campbell*, Joe Chvala*+, Ayana Dubose*, Annie Enneking+, Brian J Evans*+, Karla Grotting*+, Galen Higgins*+, Betsy Husting*, Scott Keever*, Adam Kiesling*+, Michelle Lemon*, Kaleena Miller+, Natalie Nowytski*+, Peter O’Gorman*+, Charles Robison*, Colleen Somerville-Leeman*, Molly Kay Stoltz*, and Darrius Strong*+
*Performer, +Creator

Park Square Theatre 20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Contact:
Joe Chvala - jchvala@flyingfootforum.com, (651) 291-7005

Jawaahir is pleased to announce that we have received an MRAC Arts Learning Grant to be used to bring two guest choreographers to set new pieces on the company. The first of these choreographers is the esteemed Arabian dance specialist Kay Hardy Campbell. Writer, musician, and dance instructor Kay Hardy Campbell has been teaching Khaliji folkloric music and dance for over three decades. After earning a BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota, she lived in Saudi Arabia for several years, learning the dances at women's wedding parties and in the homes of Saudi friends.

Ms. Campbell will set a theatricalized social dance from Saudi Arabia on the company, specifically for our upcoming concert Shoma, to be presented at the Lab Theater, September 29 through October 2.

Kay will take a few questions and discuss her process following the rehearsal.
An informal Meet-The-Artist Q-and-A session will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 5:30pm at Sebastian Joe's.

3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, next to the police station
Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Award-winning Hungarian choreographer Ferenc Fehér returns to the Twin Cities with his newest work, a captivating and intensely physical duet with Balázs Szitás, TAO TE.

ONE NIGHT ONLY- Thursday, September 1 at 7:00pm at Bedlam Lowertown. Presented by Link Vostok. $15.

The title of this duet for two male dancers was lent from the legendary Chinese sage, LaoTze’s famous and well-known work, Tao Te Ching – The Path of Virtue. In the title, tao refers to the path, the way, the universal law, and te refers to virtue – the power through which tao manifests itself. The task is to maintain harmony. The old script invites one to search for a virtuous and meaningful life but it also describes the failure that this search involves, a tension that is visible in the dance. The intense physical dance is a story of two men evolving through a series of situations, conflicts, inner struggles and failures.

Bedlam Lowertown Theatre, 213 4th St. E., St. Paul, MN
Contact:

The year: 2053. A patient, dark of skin, has been checked into urgent medical care in a state of collapse. Her name is given as Ashwarnahm BahrAili KofucheeNané and she self-identifies as “the child of many continents.” Who is she? What healing does she need? Follow her journey as she travels into the recesses of memory and imagination to conjure a magical healing experience that invites all into its joy-filled dance.

Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea works with the dancers of Ananya Dance Theatre, director Marcus Young, sound artists Greg Schutte, Queen Drea, Pooja Goswami, and Tenzin Ngawang, visual artist Alison Hiltner, and lighting designer Kevin A. Jones to create an original dance theater production inspired by the remarkable properties of turmeric, the root ingredient of many cuisines and recipes that heal from within!

Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, 7:30pm.

Tickets: Visit The O’Shaughnessy at http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/ADT-Horidraa

Photo: V. Paul Virtucio

The O'Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Av, Saint Paul
Contact:
Gary Peterson- gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org, (612) 360-0107

Sufiana - The Sufi Ecstasy featuring Katha Dance Theatre, with live music composed by Dr. Pooja Goswami and choreography by KDT’s Founder/Artistic Director Rita Mustaphi. Sufiana - The Sufi Ecstasy is truly an uplifting experience, completely unique and ecstatically alive!

Sufi music, movement and dance are all integral parts of Sufism and it finds a voice even today. Sufism is an ennobling idea which believes in complete devotion to the Divine and an absolute love for mankind. And the concert is an experience in divine ecstasy, from pure silence, when life begins traveling through the vibrations of love and submission and returning once again to an everlasting silence.

September 16 - 17 at 8:00pm and September 18 at 2:00pm

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

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

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is having a company preview reception and performance at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 1 to celebrate its new season and welcome its new and returning professional company members and apprentices!

Share the excitement of TCB’s incredible journey, growth, and upcoming season; meet and mingle with its Artistic Directors, board, staff, and dancers; enjoy refreshments, and a preview performance by the company.

FREE and open to the public: families, friends, supporters, and the curious are all welcome.

WHERE:
Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave.
Lakeville, MN 55044

Easy access: Just off I-35, 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul.
FREE PARKING

Contact:

SAGE Awards - October 18
Save the Date

Join us for the 12th annual SAGE Awards on October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
Come support your dance community and celebrate another great year of powerful movement.

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

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

TU Dance is pleased to offer four skill-building workshops led by proficients in their respective fields from August 29 - September 2, geared towards teaching artists and arts administrators. These workshops are supported by a grant from the AROHA Philanthropies.

Mental Health with Kelly Greene-Vagts
Monday, August 29, 2:30-5:30pm, $35

Teaching Artist and Musician Communication with Toni Pierce-Sands, Eric Jensen, Michelle Kinney, and Jess Pierce
Tuesday, August 30, 2:30-5:30pm, $35

Cultural Competency with Radious Guess (must be taken in its entirety)
Wednesday, August 31, 2:30-4:00pm, 4:30-6:00pm, and
Thursday, September 1, 4:00-5:30pm, $40

Body-Mind Centering with Margie Fargnoli (must be taken in its entirety)
Thursday, September 1, 2:30-4:00pm and
Friday, September 2, 2:30-5:30pm, $40

Take the full week of workshops for the discounted rate of $125.

Online pre-registration required. Limited space available.

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

TU Dance Center offers three adult workshops this fall with Thern Anderson, Tina Anderson Wallum, and Kathy Mohn. The workshops are divided into two 6-week sessions from September 7- December 4.

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum, Sundays 1-2:30p
Adult Beginning Modern 1 with Thern Anderson, Wednesdays 7-8:30p
Adult Beginning Modern 2 with Thern Anderson, Sundays 1-2:30p
Adult Beginning Modern 2 with Kathy Mohn, Sundays 1-2:30p

Tina's ballet class emphasizes alignment, placement and somatic awareness. The class consists of barre and center work that focuses on balance, classical line, connecting steps, and simple turns and jumps.

Thern's modern class teaches body and spacial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing and injury prevention.

Kathy's modern class refreshes basic modern dance concepts and movement vocabulary, allowing students to experience better health, flexibility, balance, and increased strength.

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

The very last class at the beautiful charming old Andahazi studio will be this Friday, August 26 at 10am.

Andahazy Studio on Grand Avenue, Saint Paul
Contact:
Sally Rousse- salgal1@mac.com, (612) 306-8121

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

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

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

When: Saturday, August 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm

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

Tuition: $25

To register, please complete Online Registration Form at: http://www.hotresonanceart.com/subbody-butoh-workshops

Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- doushingadu@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

Come celebrate the kick off to the 2016-2017 school year with Ballet Royale!

Ballet Royale will holding an Open House School Celebration for all our wonderful families, friends and fans, Sunday August 28, from 2:00 - 6:00pm.

Come see our beautiful facility, meet our directors, take part in a sample pre-creative classes available, and enjoy face painting and other fun surprises.

This event is FREE and OPEN to all, so come celebrate a new dance year with Ballet Royale!

Sunday, August 28
2:00 - 6:00 pm
Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
FREE!

Contact:

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

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

Free street and lot parking.

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota is holding a FREE Registration Open House Wednesday, September 7 from 11:00am–1:00pm and 5:30–8:00pm!

Come see our beautiful state of the art dance facility, learn about what classes we have to offer you and your dancer, and talk one-on-one with our directors and faculty about any questions you may have with classes we offer or the upcoming dance year.

Can't wait to see you!

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

Eight-Week Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop with Gadu

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Resonance Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method. Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When: Sunday 6:00pm - 9:00pm, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

Tuition: $200 ($180 when you register by August 28, 2016)

To register, please complete Registration Form at: http://www.hotresonanceart.com/subbody-butoh-workshops

Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- doushingadu@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

Last week to register for workshops at SEEDS 2016.

September 16, 2016 - September 25, 2016
SEEDS 2016 is an interdisciplinary arts and ecology festival gathering artists, community activists, scientists, spiritual leaders, permaculture practitioners, and more for ten days at Earthdance. Through workshops, residencies, discussions, performances and artistic investigations, SEEDS aims to explore the potent space of art, allyship, movement practice, and ecology. By working with the connections between environmental racism, intersectional oppressions, power/territory, and privilege, SEEDS makes space for multiple voices and forms of participation while creating a space for embodied intelligence and collective inquiry.

Register today to study with Kay Kaffaso/ Will Shields, Sherwood Chen, Emily Johnson, Benoît Lachambre, Marbles Jumbo-Radio, Margit Galanter/Hana van der Kolk.

Earthdance, Massachussets
Contact:
Olive Bieringa- olivebier@gmail.com

Open House
12:00pm-3:00pm,​ September 17
1:30pm-5:00pm, ​September 18

On Saturday, September 17 stop by and take a master class from Nico Rubio from Chicago:
Nico Rubio Masterclass
Intermediate - 11:30​am
Advanced - 1:00pm

On Sunday, September 18 come on in and observe our classes or bring you shoes and drop in for a class:
Beginning and intermediate technique - 1:00pm-2:15pm
Intermediate/Advanced - 2:15pm-3:30pm

Celtic Junction 836 Prior Ave, St. Paul
Contact:
CAthy Wind- Keanesense@aol.com, (612) 986-1944

Nico Rubio Masterclass

Intermediate 11:30​AM to 12:45pm

Advanced 1:00 PM to 2:15pm

Celtic Junction 836 Prior Ave, St. Paul
Contact:
Catherine Wind- Keanesense@aol.com, (612) 986-1944

Join Rosy Simas for a dance workshop diving into her creative process used to develop her latest works We Wait In The Darkness and Skin(s).

A meditative and concentrated process – this workshop will bring us into the world of the senses. We will explore creating movement from the inside out and discuss and explore how to craft such movement for performance.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 from 2-6pm

WHERE: Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center for Dance

COST: $80-$160 sliding scale – based on what you can afford.

Limited to 20 participants. $40 deposit.

Photo by Brandan McMillan. Photo of Lela Pierce in Skin(s) residency at KST ALloy Studios in Pittsburgh, PA .

Simas is offering this workshop as a part of Oyate Okodakiciyapi – a series of Native contemporary dance events in the Twin Cities, produced in partnership with The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, The Cowles Center and All My Relations Arts.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts
Contact:
Rosy Simas- info@rosysimas.com

High school students are invited to the 2016 MSU, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance High School Dance Workshop on Friday, October 14.

Students will have the opportunity to experience a college dance class, taught by MSU Dance faculty. Many of our Dance department students will be on hand to help, offering the opportunity to learn more about the program from those involved.

The day will be divided into several sections to allow students to attend as many sessions as possible and to get a taste of several forms of dance instruction.

Information about the Department of Theatre and Dance, including its five-degree options in dance, will be available. A short MSU Dance performance will conclude the afternoon.

Cost for the day of workshop sessions is $5 per student. If guests would like to stay for the evening performance of Frankenstein, they may purchase tickets beginning September 12 by visiting MSUTheatre.com.

To register, visit MSUDance.com and click on the link at the top-right.

Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Contact:
Amanda Dyslin- amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu, (507) 389-6663

Facilitated by certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa
120-hour intensive
Minneapolis Module 1: December 5-16, 2016. Monday to Friday 10-5pm + performance Wednesday evening, December 14: 6-9pm
Module 2: March 13-24, 2017

Olive and Otto will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

Tapestry Folk Dance Center
Contact:
Olive Bieringa- olivebier@gmail.com

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Full-time, non-exempt
Monday-Friday, noon - 9:00 p.m.

Job Summary:
The Youth Dance Artist Mentor is considered a professional, practicing teaching artist and is responsible for the development, direction and management of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota Youth Dance Ensemble program. The Artist Mentor will collaborate with the Youth Arts Initiative team to design and implement a dance program focused on youth-designed choreography and relevant pop culture styles and themes. The Artist Mentor is responsible for delivering youth-centric arts programming shaped with real-time influence and input of youth participants on program content and approach. Programming must hold youth to high expectations, provide hands-on skill building with current, professional technology, engage key stakeholders and culminate with high-profile public events.

Visit http://www.bgcmn.org/employment/employment/ for a full job description. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to aminnerath@bgcmn.org

Eastside Boys & Girls Club, 320 Raymond Ave. NE, St. Cloud
Contact:
Aimee Minnerath- aminnerath@bgcmn.org, (320) 252-7616

Dance | Gymnastics | Figure Skating | Cheer
Minnesota’s largest dance retailer

Now Hiring for Fall!
SHIFTS NOW AVAILABLE: Burnsville, Minnetonka, Woodbury, Blaine
Weekdays: Open/11:00am-4:00pm/6:00pm
Weekdays: 2:00pm/4:00pm to Close
Saturday/Sunday: Open to Close

We are looking for responsible, mature, experienced and knowledgeable individuals to join our team.
Please download our application from www.stepnstretch.com and email to info@stepnstretch.com or drop off at our stores.

Advanced dancers and/or instructors with ballet and pointe experience are highly encouraged to apply. Retail experience is preferred.

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-8pm*
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
(*Monday-Friday 11am-7pm Woodbury and Blaine stores)
www.stepnstretch.com

Minnetonka, Burnsville, Woodbury, Blaine
Contact:
Liz Haze- Liz@StepNStretch.com, (952) 882-8300

We are looking for ballet instructors for beginner to advanced ballet and pointe classes. You must have a high energy level to match our families, as well as excellent presentation and professionalism. Our programs go beyond technique and poise to develop important life skills -- learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people in the community. We only hire career-minded, long-term employees who have standout work ethic and a desire to grow.

Starting immediately!
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday morning availability.

Edina, MN
Contact:
Erica Leanna- erica@platinumdancecenter.com, (612) 554-0277

The Walker Art Center and Guest Curator Rosy Simas are seeking dance makers of all forms to be presented in the 44th Annual Choreographers’ Evening.

Rosy Simas, an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation in Western New York, creates dance from a Native feminist perspective. Simas’ current work disrupts Eurocentric cultural norms by creating dance aimed at de-colonizing the Indigenous body. She is engaged in the dance field as a performer, teacher, curator, lecturer, panelist, activist, advocate and mentor to other Native artists and artists of color.

Choreographers’ Evening will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. If your piece is selected, you must be available the week of November 21 (excluding Thanksgiving), as well as from noon through the performances on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

AUDITION TIMES:
Wednesday, August 24 from 6–10pm
Friday, August 26 from 2–6pm
Saturday, August 27 from 12pm–4pm

To schedule an audition and for more information:
performingarts@walkerart.org

The Walker's McGuire Theater, 1750 Hennepin Ave
Contact:

ARB offer youth of the Twin Cities an opportunity to participate in Petipa's Nutcracker. Auditions are open to children ages 10 and older who love to dance and perform. Dance experience is preferred. Roles include: party girls, mice, soldiers, and angels, among others.

Audition will be held Saturday, August 27 at ARB studio, address below
Registration: Please arrive ½ hour before your scheduled audition time to check in and register. At this time you will turn in your completed application along with your $15 fee.

11:30am registration for age 10-12,
12pm-1pm audition for following parts:
Soldiers (no dance experience required), Party Boys, Party Girls, Rats, Snowflakes, Angels, Chinese, Russian, Waltz of the Flowers-two years of dance experience required

12:30pm registration for age 13-18,
1pm-2pm audition for following parts:
Rats, Snowflakes, Arabian, Pas de Trois, Waltz of the Flowers-two years of ballet and pointe technique required.

Academy of Russian Ballet | 14675 Martin Dr, Suite 400 | Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Contact:
Kirill Bak- academyofrussianballetusa@gmail.com, (612) 501-9208

Ananya Dance Theatre invites dancers and performers who are committed to

• physical, intellectual, and emotional stamina
• professional rigor, and
• social justice choreography

to audition for the company.

An audition will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016, 3:30pm-5:30pm, at TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, St. Paul.

Please come ready to dance. We will work barefoot.

Ananya Dance Theatre is a company of women of color intersecting social justice choreography and contemporary Indian American dance to create "People Powered Dances of Transformation™." www.ananyadancetheatre.org

Most dancers and performers enter the company as apprentices and train in the company’s unique dance language of Yorchha™ before they join the core performing ensemble. www.ananyadancetheatre.org/philosophy/yorchha/

Photo: Ananya Chatterjea by Brandon Stengel.FarmKid Studios

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN
Contact:
Gary Peterson- gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org, (612) 360-0107

Hi Dancers!

The MN Roller Girls (Dagger Dolls) are getting a dance team this year to support them at games. Practices for the team will be once a week and performances are once a month starting in September and continuing through April.

The style of dance will be jazz and hip hop.

Wear whatever makes you comfortable to auditions.

Please also bring a head shot and dance resume. Previous dance experience is required and you must be 21+ to audition (or turning 21 by September of this year).

For registration or questions email: Jess@JLChoreography.com

Best,
Jess

Roy Wilkins Auditorium | St Paul
Contact:

Audition Notice:

Saturday, September 10
Registration: 1:00pm-1:30pm
Audition: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Dancers must bring a headshot and resume.

Ages 21+. We're looking for men and women for a remount of the 2014 work "The Secrets of Slave Songs" to be performed in February at the O'Shaughnessy and to tour to Atlanta in March.
Specific needs for non-white characters and a white male.
Rehearsals begin mid-November.

TEKBOX | Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN | 2nd Floor
Contact:
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

Now in it's third year, The Annual Right Here Showcase is a project to highlight and celebrate mid-career Minnesota-based artists who create original contemporary performance work.

Each year four performing artists are commissioned to create a 45-60-minute new work, finish an existing work, or significantly revisit a past work. The commission includes: a $1000 artist fee and technical, promotional, and administrative support. Artists perform twice on one of two weekends at the JSB Tekbox.

Past commission recipients include: Rosy Simas, Deborah Thayer, Kym Longhi, Gadu, Bart Buch, Vanessa Voskuil, Craig Harris, Megan Mayer, Penelope Freeh, Melissa Birch.

Performance dates are April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7.
Tech rehearsals are: April 24-27.

Find the artist eligibility requirements, and the application package on the website.
www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com

For questions, please contact Artistic Producer Paul Herwig at: offleash@offleasharea.org

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

The Cowles Center is pleased to announce the 2017 round of the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers. This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation.

AWARDS
Six unrestricted fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded, three to dancers and three to choreographers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
1. Intent to Apply: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
2. Final Application: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 3:00 pm CST

Please note: The Intent to Apply deadline is firm. Applicants who miss the deadline may still submit a final application, however, they will not receive deadline reminders or important updates about the application and the panel will not view their live performances.

CRITERIA
Please visit mcknightdancechoreo.org for information regarding eligibility and criteria

Contact:
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paula Mann offers Creativity Forward: a one to one mentorship service for artists, specializing in individualized strategies for clarifying artistic vision, jump-starting a new direction and providing specific feedback on work.

Paula Mann is a award-winning choreographer, creating unique, highly individualized dances since 1980, and continues to create new work. Mann was faculty at the University of Minnesota teaching improvisation and composition from 1993-2013 and Visiting Professor the University of Wisconsin from 2014-2015.

Sliding scale fee.

For more information email Paula at pmann102@gmail.com

Location varies: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Contact:
Paula Mann- pmann102@gmail.com, (651) 276-7982

ONGOING CLASSES

Erin Thompson teaches summer modern dance classes at Zenon through August 28. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.

Zenon Dance School
4th floor of the Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

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

Intermediate Modern
Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm

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

Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Join Threads Dance Project for Open Company Classes!

Tuesdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Ballet
Thursdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Modern

Classes $12, Threads alum dance for free!

Free parking at Lundstrum Center.

Come dance with us!

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Contact:
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

An invigorating, ten-week community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ 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. Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio.

When: September 14 - November 16; Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: The Cowles Center, Target Education studio
Who: Cowles Center Teaching Artists
Cost: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

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

To sign up for the series contact, Education Director Jessi Fett at jfett@thecowlescenter.org

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

Be active this year, join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE boy's class!

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

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys class is for students 7 - 17, with or without prior dance experience. Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance. Enrollment is open, join today!

For more information and registration, visit balletroyalemn.org

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

Fall session registration is now open at The School at TU Dance Center! The Fall 2016 session runs from September 6 - December 10.

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. There will be a placement class for new students on Thursday, September 1 from 6-7:30pm; 45 minutes of ballet, 45 minutes of modern.

The TU Dance Center Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged 3-19. 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
Contact:
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, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Jeffrey Hankinson, Laurel Keen and Abdo Sayegh.

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

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

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