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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

Rhythmically Speaking 2017
When: August 17-19 at 7:30pm, August 19 at 2pm
Where: The Illusion Theater
Tickets and Info: http://www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

Rhythmically Speaking 2017 runs THIS WEEKEND ONLY! This year's annual production, running August 17-19 at the Illusion Theater in downtown Minneapolis, explores how rhythm and groove serve as means to both escape and connect, and features work by Karla Grotting, O’Calla Joslyn, Erinn Liebhard (RS Artistic Director), Kaleena Miller, Laura Osterhaus, Jeffrey Peterson (Minnesota-bred, Pennsylvania-based) and Abigail Whitmore.

We are proud to be in our ninth year of supporting local and national choreographers creating within jazz and American vernacular dance forms, and hope you can join us to experience dance works that explore means of escape and connection that let us thrive. See you at the show!

The Illusion Theater, 8th Floor of 528 Hennepin Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Live flamenco! Dancers! Two musicians! A singer! All in a great tablao atmosphere. Two shows at 7 and 8 pm. Typically the last Thursday of the month, but a snafu is causing us to be there on the fourth Thursday this month. Always a fun time! The food and drinks at Conga are very good also.

Conga Latin Bistro | 501 E. Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Kristina De Sacramento- lakristina@comcast.net

Crash Dance Productions presents: You Are Here. Inspired by principles of phenomenology, universal laws, existentialism, and determinism, You Are Here seeks to identify the fleeting, reflective conscious under lenses of the past and the future. If the universe is absolute, and time is independent, consciousness becomes the process in which we assign meaning to the world around us, forming a reality convoluted by interpretation. But time moves both ways, turning even a moment of awareness into a web of then and now, of there and here.

The Lab Theater | 700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401
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MN Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences wraps ups three seasons at The Cowles Center. As we prepare to hand over the final documents to the Performing Arts Archives (PAA) at the University of Minnesota Libraries, we invite you to contribute your story as well. Join us in a conversation around what has been collected, where these stories take us, and how we can fill in the gaps for the next generation of artists, researchers, and advocates.

The Performing Arts Archives was established in 1971 by the University of Minnesota Libraries for the preservation and study of the records relating to the history of theatre, music, dance, and associated organizations in Minnesota. Its goal is to document as fully as possible the activities of individuals and groups in both professional and amateur performing arts throughout the state. Dance collections include the archives of Minnesota Dance Theatre, James Sewell Ballet, Ananya Dance Theatre, and Zorongo Flamenco to name only a few.

Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Michèle Steinwald- msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org

Skewed Visions presents

3PLAY
New work made for the studio at Fresh Oysters Performance Research

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Sunday, August 27, 2017
8:00pm
Three short works followed by casual chat and refreshments.

1. Holo Lue Choy:
"No, forget it, I am sorry. There is no point in speculation." and "ØØØra" created with Erin Drummond

2. Pedro Pablo Lander:
"Noche Bomba"

3. Kaya Lovestrand:
"Movepo"

LIMITED SEATING
$20 ($5 Skewed Visions members)

Fresh Oysters Performance Research | 512 E 24th St, Mpls
Contact:
Charles Campbell- Charles@SkewedVisions.org

Ragamala Dance Company presents: Alarmél Valli - internationally acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer, accompanied by a musical ensemble from South India.

Ragamala Dance Company launches its 25th anniversary home season with an evening of dance by the legendary Alarmél Valli. Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy have been studying under Ms. Valli since 1984; their training with this master artist formed the foundation of their aesthetic and has been fundamental to the work of the company.

Acclaimed internationally for her ability to turn a traditional grammar into a subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry, Alarmél Valli's dance is uncompromisingly classical, but is, at the same time, an undeniable language of self-expression.

Alarmél Valli Artist Talk
The Moving Temple: Dance and the Divine
September 14 at 7pm | $15

Alarmél Valli Bharatanatyam Performance
September 16 at 7:30pm | $29

*A $40 package for both events is available for purchase.

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

9x22 Dance/Lab

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

1. Gabriel Mata

2. Alejandra Iannone

3. TBA

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

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

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

Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Join Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota for their annual company preview performance and reception Saturday, September 30 at 7:00pm to celebrate its new season and welcome its new and returning professional company members and apprentices!

Learn about the exciting performances coming up this season and share the excitement of TCB's incredible journey and growth; meet and mingle with its Artistic Directors, board, staff, and dancers; enjoy refreshments, and watch a preview performance by the company.

FREE and open to the public: families, friends, supporters, and dance enthusiasts are all welcome!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
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Imagine a boxing ring and a stage on either side of a gymnasium with the audience in between. Created by the SPB’s Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot and Element Boxing’s Director Dalton Outlaw, The Art of Boxing. The Sport of Ballet. is a community event created from a common vision to build equity, inclusivity and community through the art of movement.

Whether you come for the boxing, the ballet or both, this event is a truly unique cultural experience that pushes the boundaries on what we do and do not perceive to be art and sport in the modern athletic culture.

Saturday, October 14 from 7-10pm at The High School for the Recording Arts, 1166 University Ave. W. in St. Paul.

$50 includes one complimentary cocktail or beverage, self-service hors d’oeuvres and petit fours buffet, and row seating.

$300 includes a high-top table with seating for four people in addition to one complimentary cocktail or beverage each and self-service hors d’oeuvres and petit fours buffet.

Contact:
Zoe Henrot- Zhenrot@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

Youth Ballet August Jump-Start Intensive:
August 21–25, 2017, Monday – Friday, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Two separate levels. For students ages seven and older, entering youth ballet 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the fall term.
This one-week intensive program is for motivated young dancers who want to get a head start and have additional focused ballet technique training before the fall term.
Consisting of two separate levels, this course includes daily classical ballet technique class, introduction to pre-pointe training, and choreography from Twin Cities Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

Youth Ballet Pointe Preparatory Workshop:
August 20 – 25, 2017, Sunday 2:00 – 4:00pm and Monday–Friday, 5:30 – 7:30pm
A unique six-day immersion program in August for girls ages eleven or older with four or more years classical ballet training (entering Advanced Youth Ballet or its equivalent) in fall term. Get a head start on learning this unique, most identifiable and advanced skill of ballet for girls—dancing en pointe.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
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Please join us for a Flow Space class with guest artist Gregory Dolbashian.

FLOW SPACE: An atmosphere that allows for the act of “pure play” to help dance artists use more capacity, intellect, sense, courage, and imagination in their movement styles. Conducted by director of The DASH Ensemble, Gregory Dolbashian, the class is a highly developed series of improvisational tools and games that warms and pushes both the mind and the body to break habits and fulfill more presence. These exercises are all methods that Gregory has developed and utilized to create movement with The DASH. The artists learn confidence not just in themselves but also in the environment that they are a part of. Games and tasks work both on the individual and in tandem, so that Flow Space creates a community for progress, inspiration, and most of all, discovery.
This class is for dancers sixteen years of age and older.

Thursday, August 17, 6:00-7:30pm. Cost: $16.00. Online pre-registration required.

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

Dance with Ballet Royale Minnesota next year!

Easily register for the fall term at Ballet Royale and save big at our registration Open Houses. Ballet Royale staff will be on hand to answer questions about the diverse range classes and programs offered, and help students sign-up for classes.
Register before or on September 1 for the 2017-2018 school year and receive $10 off registration fee!

Registration Open House dates:
August 17: 5:30pm–8:00pm
September 6: 11:00am-1:00pm, 5:30-8:00pm

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
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Please join us for the TU Dance Center Open House and Summer Intensive Showcase on Saturday, August 19 from 9:00am-2:00pm. There are numerous events happening throughout the day, including an open Children Sample Class from 9:30-10:00am and an open Teen/Adult Sample class from 10:00-10:45am. Other classes are open for observation and information about our upcoming Fall Session will be available.

The Summer Intensive Showcase will take place from 12:30-2:00pm. The Showcase will feature the 2017 TU Dance Summer Intensive students sharing new work created by Uri Sands and Gregory Dolbashian, workshop creations, and class demonstrations.

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

Twin Cities Tap Festival presents an intermediate-level Master Class with tap/percussion artist Nicholas Van Young!

Nicholas Van Young, a New York-based dancer, choreographer, musician, and master teacher, began his professional career with Tapestry Dance Company in Austin. Nicholas recently premiered his dance company, Sound Movement, and is working closely with Michelle Dorrance on their collaborative project, ETM: The Initial Approach.

Nick will be here all weekend working with TCTF's Elite Tap Feet dancers, and we're excited to also offer a public master class!

Intermediate-Level Tap Class
Sunday, August 20
3:00-4:30pm
All ages
$30

Register online to ensure a place in class: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/twincitiestap/eventRegistration.jsp...

Ballare Teatro | 4259 Minnehaha Ave S- Minneapolis
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Please join us on Tuesday, August 22 from 4:00-5:30pm as Alanna Morris-Van Tassel leads an open Afro-Modern community class. Immerse yourself in the dance styles of the African diaspora, with live drumming by Brian Van Tassel and Umar Malik. The class begins with a flowing and energizing warm up and will get you moving to the sounds of the drum orchestra. The class will focus on freeing the body and spirit, putting rhythmic patterns together, and discovering the roots of contemporary dance and music that originated in Africa.

Tuesday, August 22 from 4:00-5:30pm. Cost: $14.00 (cash, check, or card at TU Dance Center).

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

Ballet Royale is excited to host a master class with Deirdre Chapman, former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet.

This master class is open to the public, and is a wonderful privilege for advanced students (with a minimum of one year of pointe) through professional!

Class will take place at Ballet Royale Minnesota on Tuesday, August 22, from 10:00am - 12:00pm, followed by a meet and greet at Ballet Royale Minnesota.

Master Class Fee: $35

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
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Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division Open House gives adults and teens (sixteen and older) the opportunity to sample ballet classes for free. All levels are welcome!

Saturday, August 26
• 8:45am-12:30pm Discount class cards available, sixth floor lobby
• 9:00am-10:20am FREE Beginning-Intermediate Ballet, Studio 6A
• 10:25am-10:35am MDT company showing, Studio 6A
• 10:40am-Noon FREE Advanced-Professional Ballet, Studio 6A

Sunday, August 27
• 11:00am-1:30pm Discount class cards available, sixth floor lobby
• 11:15am-1:15pm FREE Intermediate-Advanced Ballet with Pointe, Studio 6A
• 11:30am-1:00pm FREE Beginning Ballet, Studio 6B

Special limited-time offers:
• Ten percent off class cards
• 50 percent off tickets to MDT's Fall Season at The Cowles

Offers are valid Monday, August 21 through Sunday, August 27.

Check, cash, or credit card are accepted. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card transactions. MDT class cards have no expiration date.

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

Join us at our studios for our annual Open House! Talk to health professionals at the Take Back the Tutu Health Fair, register for classes, meet the SPB faculty, shop our gently-used dancer wear sale and enjoy a short movement class!

Questions? Contact School Manager Laura Greenwell (lgreenwell@spballet.org) or Artistic Director Zoé Henrot (zhenrot@spballet.org).

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Come to Ballet Royale's 2017 Registration Open House celebration!

At the end of August, Ballet Royale Minnesota will be holding their annual open house school celebration for all our wonderful families and friends of Ballet Royale and our community.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
11:00am–3:00pm at Ballet Royale Minnesota

Come see our beautiful facility, take part in a sample of pre-creative classes available, and enjoy face painting, and other fun activities and surprises.
This event is FREE and OPEN to all, so invite friends and family to help us kick off another great Ballet Royale school year!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
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You’re the STAR! Excited to learn and perform some new choreography? These special classes run August 28 through September 23 at both the Minneapolis and Bloomington studios. All levels of belly dance are welcome, from the complete beginner to the more advanced professional. Check our website at http://www.cassandraschool.com for dates, times, and your class location. After four weeks of rehearsal, you’ll have the opportunity to perform what you have been practicing, in costume, in a professional setting, on Saturday, September 23. Register NOW! Class minimum is five students.

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

Minnesota Dance Theatre offers ballet classes for absolute beginners, ages sixteen and older. The twelve-week fall session begins September 5 and continues through November 21.

Three options:
• Tuesdays at 7pm - $110
• Thursdays* at 7pm - $110
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm - $220

For those taking the Thursday series, the last class will be held on Sunday, November 19, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Register by August 22 and receive a discount!
Register here: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Zachary Tuazon, the teacher for Ballet Fundamentals, has been an MDT company dancer and faculty member since 2015. He received his BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University and also received training from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

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

Mat 1 and Movement Principles Instructor Training
with Cari Riis Stemmler

Friday, September 15, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
Friday: 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Introduction to Pilates and Beginning/Intermediate Exercises
Balanced Body Mat 1 includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

Prerequisites:
One year movement teaching experience recommended and anatomy (strongly recommended); 20 Pilates mat classes completed.

Class Fee: $499.00 until August 24/$549.00 regular fee
Materials Fee - manual and video: $80.00

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Contact:
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Enhance your dance technique with Pilates mat classes!

Eight Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C
Instructor: Kari Schire

Preregistration required! $80
Register by September 7 and get $5 off.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Kari Schire is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor. Her classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and moving more efficiently. As a professional dancer, she also focuses on creating harmony for the body's natural imbalances.

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

Are you a dancer? Do you know a medical professional that works with dancers?

Then this conference is for YOU!

The MN Dance Medicine Foundation's annual conference is being held this fall!
It will focus on the unique demands of the foot and ankle of the dancer.

Medical Professionals Day: September 23
Topics covered at the conference:
-Musculoskeletal imaging related to the dancer
-Evaluation and treatment of dance injuries
-Strengthening techniques
-Balance and proprioceptive techniques
-Self care and clinical care treatment approaches

Dancer Day: September 24
Topics covered at the conference:
-How to achieve better turnout
-Proper stretching technique
-Strengthening techniques for leaps and turns
-Balance training
-Self-care techniques

Aimes Center/Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Contact:
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Collide is seeking a PAID administrative assistant. $10 per hour. Flexible schedule, but must have some weekday day time available.

Position would also work Front of House for our fall performance October 27-November 3 at The Ritz Theater.

Please contact regina@collidetheatrical.org for more info and to set up an interview. Position begins immediately.

Contact:
Regina Peluso- Regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

Collide and The History Theatre are seeking male dancer submissions for their joint production Dance 'Til You Drop, running mid-March through mid-April at the History Theatre. Must have weekday availability for rehearsals. AEA and non-AEA men of all ethnicities are welcome.

Please submit a resume and headshot to regina@collidethratri.org for more info and to set up an audition appointment!

Contact:
Regina Peluso- Regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

Celebrate! Dance Academy in Arden Hills and Roseville is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced ballet, pointe, and contemporary teacher for 2017-2018. Celebrate! Dance Academy is a non-competitive, Christian dance studio committed to training dancers ages three through adult to be artistically excellent, spiritually grounded, and creative leaders. We believe each dancer is unique and filled with creativity. We provide an atmosphere where each dancer is valued and encouraged in their own artistry.

SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS: Strong background in classical ballet, pointe, and contemporary. Enthusiastic, dedicated, positive, confident, excellent communication skills, team player, flexible, remains calm under pressure, adaptable to student’s level of growth and educational needs, excellent with teens, able to stand on feet and teach with energy for two to five hours at a time and demonstrate strong technique.

For questions or to apply contact Sarah Pieper: Sarah@celebratedanceacademy.com

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There are exciting employment opportunities with TC Dance Club – Appleton! Get extensive training throughout your employment with us. The Club is growing and we would like to offer you the opportunity to grow with us.

Would you like to join our team? Are you an experienced exercise, yoga, dance fitness, ballet, jazz, or tap teacher? If so, why not try your hand at what we do? Maybe you are new to all of this. Why not check it out? No dance experience required. No teaching experience required. We will help you become a great teacher! The right applicants will receive pay while training.

What a great place to work or start a new career! Call us to find out about the opportunities awaiting you. Take that first step in a skill that will last you the rest of your life! If you’re interested in becoming part of our dynamic, professional team of instructors or staff, please contact Terry Irwin, Club Owner.

TC Dance Club - Appleton | 1004 South Olde Oneida Street, Appleton, WI 54915
Contact:
Terry Irwin- tcdanceappleton@gmail.com, (920) 731-8851

The Cowles Center is hiring an Education Intern from September through May to coordinate all national workshops on CILC database and manage the technical needs of The Cowles Center’s distance learning workshops and residencies. This position also provides administrative support to other programs within the Education Department. This is a stipend-based internship working approximately fifteen hours per week with some evening and weekend hours needed. The ideal candidate has a degree (or is obtaining a degree) in the performing arts or arts administration.

If interested please send a letter of interest and resume with references to Elyse Chamber, Education Manager: echambers@thecowlescenter.org

Apply by: August 18

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
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A teaching opportunity has become available! We are looking for teachers with availability on Saturdays.

A successful candidate will have the following qualities:
-Interest in working with dancers aged seven to twelve years old.
-General musical knowledge of tempo, time signatures and phrasing, and ability to work smoothly with live piano accompaniment.
-Passion for arts and interest in working for a non-profit organization.
-Promptness, reliability, sound judgment, and excellent attendance are essential.
-Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
-Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures a plus.
-Able to maintain confidentiality of information.

Requirements/Other
High school diploma required.
College dance program or professional dance experience preferred.
ABT Pre-Primary – Level 3 certification preferred.

For more information on our background, or more specifics such as responsibilities and compensation, visit our website.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

A teaching opportunity has become available! We are looking for teachers with availability on Saturdays.

A successful candidate will have the following qualities:
-Interest in working with dancers aged four to six years old, and a desire to grow the Young Dancer Program with the School of St. Paul Ballet.
-Passion for arts and interest in working for a non-profit organization.
-Promptness, reliability, sound judgment, and excellent attendance are essential.
-Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
-General musical knowledge of tempo and phrasing.
-Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures a plus.
-Able to maintain confidentiality of information.

Requirements/Other
-High school diploma required.
-College dance program or professional dance experience a plus.
-Young children’s dance teacher training a plus, such as: ABT Pre-Primary – Level 3 certification and BrainDance.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

I am looking for dance/movement work of diverse styles, approaches and experience levels, especially dance makers of color. The work can be in-progress or finished, up to 10 minutes for each of three choreographers. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each work.

I have openings in the October 25 9x22. Please contact me with any questions.

Please send:
Name of Choreographer:
Contact info (phone and email):
Title of Piece (“working title” is fine)
A short description of what you would like to show (approach, style, idea, whatever you know at this time):
Set pieces or props (what you know at this point):
Names of Dancers:
Bio for Choreographer (125 words max):
A link to your work online:

Note: Tech for 9x22 happens starting at 5:00 pm the day of the show.

9x22 has become known as a place where both seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

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

It's not too late - audition week two is happening now! Email us or call or just stop in!

Project 52 Dance Company's national award-winning competition teams are excited to welcome new members to the family!

We are auditioning dancers for the 2017/2018 dance season company during our two-week camps:

Monday through Thursday,
August 14 - 17

Ages twelve and older: 9am to 12 noon

Ages eight to eleven: 9am to 12 noon

Ages six and seven: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Ages four and five: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Company placement packets will be available for pick up on Monday, August 21 after 3pm.

Visit our website for more information: http://www.p52dance.com
Questions?: info@p52dance.com

Contact:
Maria Silva- m.silva@p52dance.com, (952) 884-8000

Are you an advanced tap dancer aged thirteen to nineteen?
AUDITION FOR ELITE TAP FEET
Saturday, August 19
10:00am- 12:00pm

Elite Tap Feet is an elite group of teen tappers from around the state who are selected to perform at the annual Twin Cities Tap Festival. This year's Elite Tap Feet choreographer is none other than Nicholas Van Young!

- No need to prepare a choreographed piece for the audition.
- Dancers must be between the ages of thirteen and nineteen at the time of the audition and be advanced tap dancers.
- No audition fee.

IF YOU ARE CHOSEN, rehearsal with Nick will immediately follow the audition (from 12:30-4:30pm) and a $150 choreography fee will be due at that time.
Schedule is as follows:
Saturday, August 19: 12:30 - 4:30 pm - Choreography
Sunday, August 20: 10:00 - 1:00pm - Choreography

Full rehearsal and performance details here: http://www.twincitiestap.com/new-events/2017/8/19/elite-tap-feet-audition

Ballare Teatro: 4259 Minnehaha Ave S- Minneapolis
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The Young Dance company is a group of passionate dancers, aged seven to eighteen, committed to exploring themselves and their world through dance. Company members take dance classes, learn dances from professional choreographers, create dances themselves, and perform throughout the year.

2017-2018 PROGRAMMING:
Looking Back, Leaping Forward, a 30th anniversary season to celebrate our past and propel us into a future that elevates social justice as a focus of our programming. Guided by guest artists Dr. Ananya Chatterjea, Marcus Young, Marylee Hardenbergh, and H. Adam Harris, Young Dance will remount past repertory and create new dances that prod the intersection of dance and social justice. A season-culminating performance will take place at the Lab Theater in Minneapolis, May 4-6, 2018.

Previous dance experience is preferred, but not necessary. Auditions are informal, just like taking a dance class.
COME SEE IF YOUNG DANCE IS RIGHT FOR YOU!

To register for the audition: info@youngdance.org, 612-423-3064.

Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

CDP2 is a pre-professional contemporary dance company for teen and adult dancers. CDP2 members will be selected through audition, and will have weekly class and rehearsals at Straightline Dance Fitness in northeast Minneapolis. Dancers will train in CDP’s unique contemporary aesthetic, and learn repertory that will be performed at various shows throughout the year.

CDP2
-Is for dancers ages sixteen and older (sixteen-year-olds must be in grade eleven for the 2017-2018 academic year);
-Is a tuition-based program;
-Is for dancers committed to developing contemporary dance technique, deepening their knowledge of dance composition, and exploring the limits of improvisational movement;
-Will provide opportunities for guest performances, teaching, assisting, and intern roles with the company;
-Is a supplemental program to dancers’ school/studio/team training, designed to enrich understanding of concert dance;
-Is a one evening per week, year-long commitment.

The Lab Theater | 700 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Borealis Dance is seeking advanced dance students ages fifteen through eighteen to join their student apprentice program.

Apprentices train with the professional company and are cast in all productions.
Rehearsals are held on Sundays from 10am - 2pm at the Minnesota Opera Center located in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.
This opportunity includes touring opportunities throughout Minnesota.

Audition will consist of ballet, modern, and improvisation. Please wear form fitting clothes and bring ballet shoes.
Registration will begin at 11:30am at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts in Studio 5B. The audition will begin at 12:00pm.
$10 audition fee.

Expand your dance training and artistry with Borealis Dance this season!

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Danielle Ricci- danielle.borealisdance@gmail.com, (512) 541-6187

The 2018 Right Here Showcase is on!

Visit the showcase website to find the artist application and information about past showcase artists' performances: www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com. DEADLINE is midnight, October 1, 2017.

Contact Artistic Producer Paul Herwig with any questions: offleash@offleasharea.org

Changes for the coming showcase:

- Each artist will perform four times on their respective weekends
- The performances will no longer be offered a la carte, and individual start times will not be publicly announced. The Showcase wants to promote cross-pollination of artists' respective audiences
- There will be a predetermined percentage of seats offered for advance purchase each evening
- Other changes regarding individualized fundraising activities, and promotion - please inquire

DATES:
May 11-13, 18-20, 2018

VENUE:
The Off-Leash Art Box, 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis

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

I am looking for dance artists to work on the performance "North of Your Foot" with me. I am looking for folks who are strong performers and experienced improvisers. You should be able to work quickly and own a sense of humor. Having a visual arts background is a plus. Please contact me for more information.

"North of Your Foot"
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm
A performance and installation created by dance artist Laurie Van Wieren and visual artist Alyssa Baguss. With Twin Cities dancers, a hot air balloon, and artists of Bethel College. "North of Your Foot" will illuminate the maps that we carry with us and allow the audience to navigate through a landscape of live and visual art.

Bethel College, Sports and Recreation Center, 1445 Arden Oaks Dr, Arden Hills, Mn 55112
Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com, (612) 501-2551

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

The Actors Fund has long supported dancers throughout the span of their career.

Through the Dancers’ Resource and Career Transition For Dancers programs, we serve the dance community with:

• Career development, management, and transition
• Health, wellness, and support for injured dancers
• Emergency financial assistance, scholarships, and grants on a rolling basis.

To learn more, please visit our website at www.actorsfund.org or email Maryellen Langhout, CTFD Career Counselor in the Chicago office, at mlanghout@actorsfund.org.

Contact:
Erin Hiatt- ehiatt@actorsfund.org, (917) 281-5968

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers award $25,000 fellowships to mid-career Minnesotan choreographers and dancers.

If you plan to apply for a 2018 Fellowship, you must submit your Intent to Apply by September 6. If you miss the Intent to Apply deadline you may still submit a final application. However, you will not receive important updates and help with the application, and your live performances will not be viewed by the panel.

Once you have submitted your Intent to Apply you will be notified regarding the final application process. This application will become available after January 15, 2018 and the deadline will be in early April.

Full guidelines and application can be found here:
Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/

Contact:
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

Have you always wanted to try ROLFING? Too expensive?

Tristan Koepke, certified Rolfer™ is offering a limited number of sliding scale ($75-100) sessions each month (most Rolfers typically charge $120-150 per session).

Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of hands-on therapy and movement education that focuses on connective tissue throughout the body to organize a person in relation to gravity, easing tension and balancing posture. Rolfing can help you find more ease, balance, flexibility, and resiliency in your dancing!

Traditionally, the work is offered in a ten-series of sessions. Tristan also offers single or three-series options as well.

Check out the website link below for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Postural Therapies | 314 Clifton Ave #301 Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

Located in Uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling contact Sarah Abdel-Jelil at sarah@ragamaladance.org.

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.

711 W Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Sarah Abdel-Jelil- sarah@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

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. 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 | 205 E 7th Street St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

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://www.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

St. Paul Ballet is doing some storage cleaning and has found several costumes and props that we will no longer be using, and are planning to sell. We would love for these costumes and props to see the stage again! Are you looking for some court dresses, a fireplace, maybe even a scene drop? Please see the costumes and props available at the link below.

We have a few other pieces for sale that are not yet pictured as well. Feel free to come by our studios and see some of these pieces in person!

Please reach out to Brennan Benson, assistant to the Artistic Director, if you have any questions or are interested in giving any of these items a new home!

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Brennan Benson- bbenson@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

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 the 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.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

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) 367-6681

ONGOING CLASSES

Erin Thompson teaches summer modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.

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

Intermediate Modern
Tuesdays - 4:00-5:30pm

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

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

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens (sixteen and older).

• 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
Fall Session: September 5 - November 21
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm

PILATES - Preregistration required
Fall Session: September 21 - November 9
Thursdays 8:15-9:15am

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

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

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

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

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

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

bodyART® is a non-spiritual, fully-functional training system, specifically designed to augment and complement your dancing and flexibility training.

Created by Robert Steinbacher, the class follows a five-phase system that progresses fluidly through energy arrival, expansion, circulation, descent, and relaxation. The bodyART format is a fully integrated mind-body experience, that incorporates elements of control/release technique, modern dance, strength conditioning, physical therapy exercises, and yin yang philosophy. You will leave this class fully energized and beautifully connected to your body and mind.

The Resistance Movement is the only studio in Minnesota to offer bodyART®. See what all the buzz is about...

The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are located three blocks from the Green Line - Union Depot stop making it accessible for everyone to Join The Movement!

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Midwest School of Ballet's fall session is open for enrollment.

Classes begin September 16 at both our Eden Prairie Location (PIM) 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, and our Edina location (ECC) 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424.

Offering classes for ages three and up.
Ballet Fundamentals I - ages three and four.
Ballet Fundamentals II - ages five and six.
Ballet Fundamentals III - ages six and seven.
Ballet Level I, II, III - ages eight and older.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe - age eleven and older with instructor approval.
Ballet for Teens and Athletes - ages eight through eighteen.
and
Adult Ballet.

Register today!

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

Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.

Ballet 1 - ages seven through eleven. Students with little to no ballet experience. Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm.

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 and 11:30-12pm.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Children's Drop-In Classes
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.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our youngest dancers and their parents! Enjoy and explore the fundamentals of movement, music and rhythm in this developmentally appropriate class. Young dancers will be engaged through artistic body and brain connection through the joy of movement. Dress: Clothing that allows for fluid movement and stretching. Bare feet.

Te invitamos a la clase de baile "Padres y yo" de St. Paul Ballet para nuestras más pequeños bailarines y sus padres! Disfruta y aprende los movimientos elementales. Disfruta de la música y el ritmo. Estas clases están diseñada para el aprendizaje de niños y niñas. Los bailarines serán atrapadas por el arte corporal y la conexión cerebral a través de la alegría del movimiento.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

The School of St. Paul Ballet is happy to announce that fall registration is open for young dancers, full-term program and drop-in classes! Drop-in classes begin September 5, 2017 and young dancers and full-term program classes begin September 6, 2017! Reserve your spot today! Classes for all ages and abilities available!

Announcing NEW classes this fall:

Baby-Wearing Ballet, Tuesdays 10:45-11:45am - Our Baby-Wearing Ballet class at St. Paul Ballet gives parents and caregivers the chance to bond with baby while getting exercise!

Morning Adult Beginning Ballet, Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am - In addition to Adult Beginning Ballet on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Adult Fundamentals, Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm - In addition to Adult Fundamentals on Wednesday evenings.

Parent and Me with bilingual Spanish translation, Saturdays 8:45-9:30am - Enjoy and explore the fundamentals of movement, music and rhythm in this developmentally appropriate class. Five classes per session.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Announcing Baby-Wearing Ballet for parent and infant! Our Baby-Wearing Ballet class at St. Paul Ballet gives parents and caregivers the chance to bond with baby while getting exercise! This beginning level ballet class offers abdominal work and stretching, followed by a ballet barre and center exercises to music, while wearing baby in your carrier. Feeding and diaper changing is welcome! It is recommended that new mothers talk with their doctor at their six week postpartum appointment to be sure they can safely participate in class. All caregivers are welcome to participate in class. Please bring your own developmentally appropriate baby carrier that has two shoulder straps to class, wear comfortable, stretchy clothing, and ballet shoes. Socks are permitted if it is your first time in class.

Tuesdays, 10:45-11:45am. Begins September 5, 2017.

Single class rate: $15
Six-class card: $78
Twelve-class card: $132

Also offering Parent and Me classes for ages two and a half through four years.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Fall 2017 Session registration is now open at The School at TU Dance Center! The Fall 2017 session runs from September 5 - December 9.

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 (ages eleven through 23) on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 - 11:30am (check-in from 9:30 - 10:00am). The placement class will consist of 45 minutes of ballet and 45 minutes of modern.

The TU Dance Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged three through 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
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

For the teen or adult dancer with more than five years of classical ballet experience. Ages sixteen and older.
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: Maureen Haworth
Fridays 10:00-11:30am | Teaching Artist: Laura Greenwell

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Come dance alongside the company every Sunday! This 90-minute class includes ballet and/or jazz-based warm up and technique, advanced contemporary combination, and extensive improvisation. Each week is taught by a different CDP company member. All ages welcome.

Sundays from 4:00-5:30
$10 at the door, or pre-purchase class.
Free street and lot parking.

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

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

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

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-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) 440-9028

OTHER DANCE NEWS

Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Suite 505 of The Cowles Center boasts 868 square feet of open space with an additional 271 square feet of private office or secondary space. You’ll have easy access to an arts-focused environment in this building that houses numerous arts nonprofits, dance companies, and rentable studio space.

Rent is $1443.68.

*Furniture in photo belongs to current tenant.

For more information or to inquire about availability, please reach out to Randy.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Randy Ingram-Lile- ringram@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3611

Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Suite 701 of The Cowles Center has 379 square feet of open space with stunning views of downtown overlooking Hennepin Avenue. You’ll have easy access to an arts-focused environment in this building that houses numerous arts nonprofits, dance companies, and rentable studio space.

Rent is $405.86.

*Furniture in photo belongs to current tenant.

For more information or to inquire about availability, please contact Randy.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Randy Ingram-Lile- ringram@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3611