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

Lindsey Forsythe and Robert Haarman
Jennifer Mack
Chris Schlichting

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, Minneapolis
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

MDT presents Fierce & Feminine at the Lab Theater, October 28-30. Experience the diverse and creative force of compelling women choreographers, each with their own storied MDT history.

Use discount code FF20 for 20% off tickets!
Call 612-333-7977 or go to https://www.showclix.com/event/mn-dance-theatre-fierce-feminine

Set to the music of Dvorak and known for its line, fluidity and utter fearlessness, MDT reprises founder Loyce Houlton’s beloved masterwork "Wingborne" in honor of its 45th anniversary. Wynn Fricke returns with her unique prowess, premiering "Cold Air," a work inspired by and set to live piano by composer Peter O’Gorman. Expanding her choreographic voice, MDT company member Helen Hatch forges new ground in a dynamic series of vignettes each with their own unique movement. Highlighting the company’s classical side, MDT Artistic Director Lise Houlton premieres "Dispatches," set to the music of Mozart.

The Lab Theater | 700 N 1st Street | Minneapolis, MN 55401
Justin Leaf- info@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Ballet Minnesota, a professional classical ballet company, presents its fall concert, A Tribute to Veterans: There Are No Words, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 3:30 and 7:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Student Center on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus.

A Tribute to Veterans: There Are No Words, a heartfelt tribute to all who have served, is free to the public in an effort to expose new audiences to the world of dance and to thank Ballet Minnesota’s loyal patrons.

Ballet Minnesota’s company dancers will portray the veteran’s experiences through contemporary and classical movements set to a collection of American-themed music. The company will be joined by Classical Ballet Academy’s apprentice and advanced dancers to bring the creative vision to life.

Ballet Minnesota will be collecting donations and giving 20% of the funds collected to the Veterans Affairs Hospital of Minneapolis.

For more information visit www.balletminnesota.org.

St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
Susan Ritt- susan@cwcommunications.info, (651) 335-1834

Step Afrika!, the first professional company dedicated to the art of stepping, will bring to the stage their new production, The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, which is a celebration of African-American artist Jacob Lawrence and his series of paintings, “The Migration of the Negro.” The work focuses on the Great Migration from the South to the North in the 1920s, which radically changed the lives of African-Americans. Step Afrika! brings Lawrence’s iconic paintings to life through the medium of African-American stepping, South African gumboot and traditional West African dance, vocals, drumming and audience participation.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Grace Solfest- gsolfest@ordway.org

Come kick off the 2016 - 2017 Twin Cities Ballet season and celebrate Halloween THIS WEEKEND with the special event performance "Art in Motion: A Thriller of an Event."

The performance will feature a variety of dances inspired by Frankenstein, ghouls, and Halloween characters that culminates in a thrilling zombie dance. Audience members of all ages, children and adults, are encouraged come dressed up in their favorite Halloween costume, and have a thrilling good time!

Following the performance will be a reception of spooktacular treats and refreshments, during which we will announce the winner of the “Most Creative Costume.”

Get your tickets today: http://bit.ly/2ckMfWR

SAVE THE DATE for Twin Cities Ballet exciting upcoming performances: A Minnesota Nutcracker December 9-11 at the Ames Center, Classical Connections March 10-11 at The Cowles Center, and Coppelia Nouveau May 12-14 at the Ames Center.

Photo by Alice Gebura

Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Test Pilot
a dance opera
by choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen

Finishing up a state-wide tour. Catch the FINAL PERFORMANCE!

Saturday, October 29
The Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing
less than an hour from the Twin Cities!
post-show discussion and party to follow

Winner of a 2015 Sage Award for Best Overall Design, Test Pilot is about the birth of aviation, the Wright brothers and their sister Katharine. The creators weave personal family stories of aviation heroics into this fresh work that includes a string quartet, six singers and four dancers.

Dancers: Stephanie Fellner, Penelope Freeh, Nic Lincoln, and Stephen Schroeder

Singers: Paul Coate, Jake Endres, Mary Hubbell, Aaron Humble, Gary Rushman, and Tim Takach

Instrumentalists: Sam Bergman, Jean De Vere, Alexandra Early, and Kirsten Whitson

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation.

The Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing
Penelope Freeh- barefootpenny@gmail.com

Students from MDT’s Performing Arts Division (PAD) take the stage at 5pm at The Lab Theater to share their progress and learnings throughout the first quarter of the year. An important component to MDT’s curriculum is enhancing its dancers' training with performance opportunities, both formal and informal. Proceeds from this Up Close & Personal showing will benefit phase one of MDT’s annual CAN Dance education and outreach initiative in which the company, guests artists, and students of the school will present a special performance of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy for second and third grade school children from Minneapolis Public Schools this coming December.

*Those who purchase tickets to MDT’s Fall Season, Fierce & Feminine, are eligible for one complimentary ticket to the PAD Up Close & Personal for each fall ticket purchased. Vouchers will be distributed at the fall performances.

The Lab Theater | 700 N 1st Street | Minneapolis, MN 55401
Justin Leaf- info@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Aszure Barton on Film: In Interview and Performance
Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater

Explore the work of critically-acclaimed choreographer Aszure Barton through film and in rare interviews with the artist herself and her collaborators such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jonathan Alsberry. Get a glimpse into Barton's creative process as she works with student and professional dancers alike in selections filmed at The Juilliard School, and with internationally renowned dance companies such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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

Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been selected as the 2016 McKnight International Choreographers. This year the McKnight Artist Fellowship program co-hosts the residency with James Sewell Ballet.

Calendar of Events:

Rimon Artist Salon
(Discussion with Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar)
Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00pm
JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center
Tickets: $12

JSB Performances of Killer Pig
Friday, November 4 at 8:00pm (Post-show reception in lobby)
Saturday, November 5 at 8:00pm (Post-show discussion with the artists)
Sunday, November 6 at 2:00pm
O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine’s University
Tickets: $30

Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

Talking the Walk: New Dance in Israel
takes place on Wednesday, November 2, 7 p.m., at the JSB TEKBOX in the Cowles Center for Dance.

Admission is $12 ($6 for ages 30 and under or for dancers and choreographers!)
and may be reserved by contacting the Rimon office at 952-381-3449 or online at www.rimonMN.org.
Sign language interpretation is available upon request with ten days advance notice.

Israel’s contemporary scene continues to thrill and challenge audiences. The acclaimed Rimon Artist Salon Series opens its tenth season with Talking the Walk: New Dance in Israel, featuring a conversation with Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar (two of Israel’s most exciting dance-theater artists) and dance critic Judith Brin Ingber. Dance artists and audiences are invited at a discounted cost.

For more info and tickets:

JSB TEKBOX, the Cowles Center for Dance

In anticipation of the TU Dance Fall Concert at the O'Shaughnessy, November 18-20, please join Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands at TU Dance Center for an informal in-studio showcase on Thursday, November 3, from 5:30-6:30pm. The showcase will feature excerpts from the fall concert program, which includes two world premieres by Francesca Harper and Uri Sands.

Doors open at 5:00pm. Showcase begins at 5:30pm

For more information and for parking details, visit www.tudance.org.

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

Come join us as we follow Eve on her quest for true love. Together we will witness God's relentless pursuit of her heart. He will dance with her, He will watch as she betrays Him, He will go to battle for her and ultimately welcome her into his eternal embrace.
This is Eve's story and this is our story.

Choreographed by Megan Thom and performed by Prairie School of Dance dancers, guest dance artist Herbert Johnson, and live musical performance by Natalie Cromwell.

You don't want to miss this meaningful show.

More details and share with your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1243553949011515/

Grace Church Auditorium - 9301 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Sarah Steichen - prairieschoolofdance@gmail.com, (955) 829-9436

Progressions – Threads Dance Project’s 5th Year Anniversary Season

Join Threads Dance Project as they celebrate their fifth year of creating works that examine, expose and celebrate the threads that connect us. Progressions will share the continuous body of work they have been fortunate enough to share with audiences since their beginnings in 2011. Seminal works such as "Childless Mother," "Dust-to-Dust" and others will be re-staged, expanded, and re-imagined to take the audience on an unforgettable journey of movement, sight and sound.

• When: Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm
• Venue: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
• Box Office: 612-206-3600 or ONLINE: bit.ly/progressions5
• Tickets Prices (fees included): Adult - $29, Student/Senior - $24. Groups of 10+ receive 20% discount off ticket price.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

Friday-Sunday, November 4-6, 2016
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm

Tickets: adults $25, seniors/students $22, 12 years or younger $10

Tickets available online at https://ethnicdancetheatre.networkforgood.com/events/874-grasslands
Tickets also available at Pearson Box Office one hour prior to each show.

Whether known as steppes, prairies, savannas, or pampas, the grasslands of the world cover 25% of the earth’s surface. They are present wherever rainfall is insufficient to produce a forest but enough to prevent the formation of a desert.

In its fall concert series, Grasslands, Ethnic Dance Theatre takes audiences on a journey through the temperate grasslands of Croatia, Argentina, Poland, Romania, Ireland, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Bulgaria.

E.M. Pearson Theatre | 312 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Kish Eva- evakish@ethnicdancetheatre.com, (651) 341-5312

The annual Indian festival of Navarathri is a time when families welcome neighbors into their homes for a celebration rooted in the sharing of art. This year, we invite you, your friends and your family to join us at our home - the Ragamala studios in Uptown Minneapolis. Together with several other artists and businesses of The Calhoun Arts Building, we are creating a building-wide celebration of art-sharing.

Enjoy open-studio rehearsals, kolu* display, performances, demonstrations, food tastings, and more at this free event.

* Kolu is a vibrant display of figurines that is at the center of Navarathri celebrations, specific to homes in South India.


Ode to Navarathri is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the RBC Foundation - USA.

711 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN
Erik Madsen-Bond- erik@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

AN EVENING IN PARIS with COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company

Saturday, November 5, 2016

A-Mill Artist Lofts
315 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414

6:00 p.m. VIP cocktail hour
6:30 p.m. General admission
8:00 p.m. Performance

The evening will feature silent and live auction, complimentary wine and beer, appetizers and a performance from COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company featuring a sneak preview of Le Petit Moulin. COLLIDE is a 501c3 non-profit theatrical dance company. All proceeds from this event will support the employment of professional dancers, actors, artists and musicians.

Get your tickets now at www.collidetheatrical.org! Contact alannah@collidetheatrical.org with questions.


The History of ROOTED Dance

Hosted by Maia Maiden. With Ololade Gbadamosi-Alashe, Destiny Anderson, Averie Mitchell-Brown, Melvina Cha, Raphael Dow, Aaliyah Elfstrom, Joelle Fernandez, Jaylen Franklin, Tamiko French, Jervonne Gibson, Rachel Harris, Mary Hayes, Alexes Heflin, Julian Hines, Shakhila Islam, Iman Siferllah-Griffin, Khadijah Siferllah Griffin, Zhane Jackson, Joseph James, Herbert Johnson III, Mia Johnson, Lydia Jones, Robert King, Kaus Lis, Meng Lor, Storm McKee, Alan Mure, Adam Myhand, Cecil Neal, Jason Noer, Luis Nufio, Kylie Redding, Jake Riley, Bella Roberts, Corina Seuasoukseng, Mimi Solis, David Stalter Jr, Vasthy Vastos, Tracy Yang, and Ashley Yangtao.

Curated by Maia Maiden, ROOTED is the first and only choreographers’ evening focused on Hip Hop dance and its roots: African, Latin, Tap, Step, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Toprock, Waacking, House, Old School, and New School.

FREE and open to the public

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave

Alternative Motion Project returns to The Southern Theater to present the ViewPoint of five exciting and diverse choreographic visions. What do they have in common? The dynamic AMP company members moving BIG as they thrill, inspire, and amaze with a physicality that doesn’t quit.

Nic Lincoln
Blake Nellis
Darrius Strong

"Heart's Center" - Kristin Howe
"#binge" - Joanna Lees

Audience Advisory: One piece includes some limited adult language.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:30pm
(Post-show mingle with the company)
Friday, November 11, 2016 7:30pm
(Post-show Q+A discussion)
Saturday, November 12, 2016 2pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:30pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 2pm

$24 General admission
$18 Student with ID
FREE ARTShare members
To purchase, visit www.southerntheater.org.

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio.

The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis 55454, MN
Kristin Howe- alternativemotionproject@gmail.com, (952) 843-3408

The singular Zenon Dance Company, a modern and jazz dance institution based in Minneapolis, is thrilled to announce its 34th Fall Season at The Cowles Center for Dance and The Performing Arts, November 11-20, 2016, with world premieres by must-see New York choreographers Greg Dolbashian and Kendra Portier. Zenon is also premiering “Song Awakened”, an elegant and beautiful work inspired by Danny Buraczeski’s first trip to Cuba in 2001. This fall season is an exciting mosaic of physical intensity and emotional resonance.

Zenon Dance Company’s 34th Fall Season
When: Fridays and Saturdays, November 11-12, 18-19—8 p.m. Sunday, November 20—2 p.m.
Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Avenue

Danielle Robinson-Prater- danielle@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is pleased to present ANTHEM at The Fitzgerald Theater on November 11 to celebrate the finale of the company’s 20th Anniversary Season.

The title work of the show, "ANTHEM," takes its inspiration from Mathew’s love of music and his youthful memories of moving hugely through space. Janczewski said, “It is my anthem to dance.” The program includes two works from the company's history, "Not so good at standing still" and "Matador."

For this concert, Amy Behm Thomson, a renowned dancer who performed with the company from 1999-2012 will perform her original solo and is featured in the premiere of "Duet at Home," a work that reunites her with Janczewski.

KICKSTARTER ends October 30 -YOU can help the premiere "Duet at Home": https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1040905273/duet

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES
Friday, November 11

The Fitzgerald Theater | 10 E. Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com, (612) 804-0238


Mikhail Baryshnikov called her “one of the most innovative choreographers of this generation…” and commissions from American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago—to name just a few—certainly make her one of the busiest! Aszure Barton & Artists make their Northrop debut with Awáa, a work overflowing "with emotion and rhythmic heart,” (Washington Post) manifesting the sensuality, humor, and “whole-body expression” that have become Barton’s trademarks. Not only a dance, but a full-on production, Awáa combines video projections inspired by a vivid underwater dream with an original score of soaring strings and soulful tribal drumming. The end result is a hauntingly beautiful meditation on the life-giving forces in humanity and nature.

Saturday, November 12, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance at a conversation about the company.

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

Please join Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands as TU Dance opens its thirteenth season with an evening of choreographic responses to contemporary tensions of race, culture and identity. Two world premiere works are featured on this very special program: New York choreographer Francesca Harper's In Witnessing, commissioned by The O'Shaughnessy, examines how the human body responds to injustice and violence in a full-company work with a guest appearance by Artistic Director Toni Pierce-Sands; choreographer Uri Sands premieres Matter, a work created to address recent local and national tragedies involving racial bias and profiling. The evening also features a reprise of Sands' Tearing (2005), which uncovers how communities come together in expressions of grief and celebration.

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University | November 18-20, 2016

Tickets: $24-$34 (discounts for students, seniors, military, MPR)
Box Office: oshag.stkate.edu or 651-690- 6700

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- info@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

ACCESS GRANTED is an experience of stories portrayed through movement in the space. The stories will communicate thoughts about human evolution as well as love and society. As storytellers, STRONGmovement aims to connect with people of all different experiences. Come join STRONGmovement as the stories unfold.

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts, 1617 N 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55411

Temporary Action Theory

New work by Laurie Van Wieren at the Southern Theater

November 22
7PM and 9:30PM

Created, choreographed and performed by Laurie Van Wieren
With Collaborators:
Heidi Eckwall- Lighting design
Katelyn Farstad- Visual and music design

Tickets: $15

Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Back by popular demand, The Hip Hop is an innovative mash-up that blends Tchaikovsky’s classic score with explosive hip hop choreography to bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. This all-ages show features a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, electric violinist and hip hop icon Kurtis Blow as guest emcee.

The Ordway lobbies will come alive before the show and during intermission with a hip hop dance party that invites everyone to show off their best moves.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Grace Solfest- gsolfest@ordway.org

The "Mini-Nutcracker" is a delightful abbreviated version of Ballet Royale of Minnesota and the Twin Cities Ballet’s classic, A Minnesota Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite. This beloved holiday tradition with soaring music by Tchaikovsky promises to hold the attention of even the youngest theatergoer!

This version is less than an hour - a perfect holiday mini-treat for the whole family!

Event Information:
WHEN: November 29, 2016
TIME: 11 a.m.
WHERE: Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Purchase tickets online at http://bit.ly/2ckMfWR, or by calling 952-985-4640


The most delightful holiday event of the year returns for a third holiday season. Based on the original story, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” by ETA Hoffman, St. Paul Ballet has re-imagined the star of this story as Clara. Zoé Emilie Henrot’s Clara’s Dream is fun for all ages; the 90-minute length is a perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance with Tchiakovsky’s amazing and familiar score.

Last year the ballet unveiled breathtaking new scenery for the growing tree and the Land of the Sweets designed by Anne Henly along with shimmering new costumes for the Land of Snows by Christina Onusko. This is the second year of a three-year plan to enhance the production funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and audiences will see new scenery and props for the opening party scene.

Tickets are on sale now. Come enjoy a holiday audience favorite perfect for the whole family!

The O'Shaughnessy (2004 Randolph Ave | St Paul, MN 55105)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Don't miss out - tickets for the beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist are now on sale!

Twin Cities Ballet’s original A Minnesota Nutcracker is a cherished holiday tradition and one of the most-attended holiday dance events in the Twin Cities. While retaining all the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, A Minnesota Nutcracker adds local flare with Minnesota settings and custom designed Minnesota-centric backdrops.

Accompanied by the iconic Tchaikovsky music, Clara, Drosselmeyer, and guests dance and dream from historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, to the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike.

Tickets available in person at the Ames Center Box Office or online at http://bit.ly/1YDCWna

Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337


This year our Take Back the Tutu lecture series will focus on how to best fuel dancers physically and mentally. ALL SPB staff, parents, students and community members are welcome to attend.

Upcoming lecture will focus on the following subject:

December 5-10 Mental Fuel and Health – learn how to create healthy habits to be mentally ready to dance!
*Parent Lecture, Mentally and Emotionally Supporting your Dancer – Tuesday, December 5, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Photo by Caroline Yang

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

TU Dance Center offers three six-week adult workshops this fall with Thern Anderson, Tina Anderson Wallum, and Kathy Mohn. Registration for the second 6-week workshop session is now open! The second session runs from October 19-December 4 (no classes November 21-27).

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

Adult Beginning Modern 1 with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm

Adult Beginning Modern 2 with Kathy Mohn
Sundays 1:00pm-2:30pm

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

TU Dance Center offers a six-week Inversion Modern Dance workshop with Jennifer Ilse on Tuesdays from 8-9:30pm, October 25-December 6 (no classes November 21-27).

This workshop is for intermediate and advanced dancers with some experience in inversions, such as gymnastics, breakdancing, or yoga, or for those who get excited when there are handstands and cartwheels in modern dance classes!

Jennifer's inversion dance is an ever-growing vocabulary that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, while working the body with economy of movement. Drawing from modern dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, yoga, gymnastics, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to movement, build your movement possibilities with the full body in contact with the floor and walls.

Online pre-registration required for the full session; $85 for the full six-week session; $15 for a single class (exact cash or check only at TU Dance Center).

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

Master Class Series
October 29 10:00am - 11:30am

Improvisation-based classes with constant flow that will prepare dancers both on a physical and sensational level. Everything happens without stopping and everyone can take part. This final class will be on Sharon Eyal’s repertoire and her own body language.

Registration recommended. Class size is limited. To sign up, call 612.206.3635 or email education@thecowlescenter.org

Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar are the 2016 McKnight International Resident Choreographers, a program that provides a Minnesota residency for an international choreographer each year to work with Twin Cities dance artists. This year the McKnight Fellowship program co-hosts the residency with James Sewell Ballet. For more information about the residency activities visit our website.

Class is $5

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

People of the world
Spice up your life

DaNCEBUMS Master Class! Come down to Third Space and move your body with the Bums. All movement abilities welcome, no dance experience necessary! We will be leading a light-hearted warm-up and teaching an in-costume combination. Stick around after for a Trick-or-Treat.

We’ll be in costume, how about you?

Saturday, October 29: 4 - 5:30pm
$3-300 suggested donation.
759 Pierce St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Rsvp on Facebook

Eben Kowler- eben.kowler@gmail.com, (612) 849-9778

Move BIG with and alongside Alternative Motion Project's company members in a physical, fun and energetic modern dance class! Taught by Co-Artistic Directors, Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees, this class will start with a centering warm-up, finding a nuanced connection throughout the entire body and growing in size, rigor and specificity through movement vocabulary from AMP's repertory. Explore ways to push the boundaries of the body's movement potential and connect with the rich dance community the Twin Cities has to offer!

For intermediate/advanced dancers.

Wednesday, November 2
Friday, November 4
Wednesday, December 14
Friday, December 16

Studio 5B at The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave, Fifth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

$15 per single class
$26 for two classes
$48 for all four classes

Cash, check and credit card accepted.

Kristin Howe- alternativemotionproject@gmail.com, (952) 843-3408

Pilates Mat Teacher Training
with Cari Riis Stemmler and Ginny Massie

Mat II
Intermediate/Advanced Exercises
Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Friday, November 4, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499 regular
Materials Fee: $80.00

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

with Cari Riis Stemmler

How do you know that the pelvis is stable during dynamic movement patterns? Developing the skill to see this takes time and practice, and this workshop for Pilates Teachers will uncover some of the most important movement patterns and help you 'see' what is happening at the pelvis.

Friday, November 11, 2016

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

Core Align 2: Progressions Teacher Training
with Tiza Wynn Riley

November 12-13, 2016
16 Hours

This course builds on the foundation of CoreAlign 1 with additional exercise categories, training options, and teaching techniques specific to CoreAlign. Learn how to modify exercises, challenge balance, and incorporate core stabilization. This training is appropriate for all movement professionals.

Regular Fee $475 + $80 Materials

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

Come celebrate Give to the Max Day this year with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota!

Twin Cities Ballet is having a fun-filled day of special events open to the public; and Ballet Royale Minnesota, the official school of Twin Cities Ballet, is donating studio space and providing free classes for Give to the Max Day!

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota Give to the Max Day events are all FREE and will include:
- Twin Cities Ballet open company rehearsal
- Creative dance class
- Adult ballet class
- Give to the Max reception with refreshments provided

TCB staff will be on site throughout the day to answer any questions you may have about Twin Cities Ballet, talk about TCB's innovative season, and help visitors make online donations.

Come experience TCB first hand, and make giving more fun this year!

But Give to the Max doesn’t stop there:
Don't forget to donate on November 17 by clicking https://givemn.org/organization/Twincitiesballet to support TCB!

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


St. Paul Ballet is looking for one male dancer for upcoming spring show.

Dancer should be a strong, ballet-trained professional with classical partnering skills.

Must be available for rehearsals between December 16-22 and also available to rehearse three times per week between January and the first week of March.

Performances are the last weekend of February and first weekend in March.

Interested applicants should send their resume to Zoe Henrot (zhenrot@spballet.org) and may be asked to audition in person during St. Paul Ballet company class.

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)

Ode to Navarathri: Bringing the Arts from Home to Community

The annual Indian festival of Navarathri is a time when families welcome neighbors into their homes for a celebration rooted in the sharing of art. This year, we invite you, your friends and your family to join us at our home - the Ragamala studios in Uptown Minneapolis. Together with several other artists and businesses of The Calhoun Arts Building, we are creating a building-wide celebration of art-sharing.


You are invited to join Ragamala in this celebration of the intersection of art and community! This is open to all -- professionals and amateurs, youth and adults, celebrated artists and people who have never performed in public, performing any genre of music, dance, poetry, theater, or other performing art from around the world.

If you are interested in sharing a 3-5 minute piece, appropriate for all ages, please contact Erik Madsen-Bond at Erik@ragamala.net or 612-824-1968.

Erik Madsen-Bond- erik@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

GroundWorks is an acclaimed contemporary company based in Cleveland, OH dedicated to the creation of new work in dance. The company is in its eighteenth season. Artists will work closely with Artistic Director David Shimotakahara as well as nationally and internationally recognized choreographers and composers. The work often involves live music collaboration. Current repertory includes work by Kate Weare, Adam Barruch, Rosie Hererra, Robert Moses, Noa Zuk, David Parker, Roni Koresh and Diann McIntyre among others.

Annual contract with benefits.

Please bring photo and resume to audition. Applicant must be a United States citizen or hold a valid Green Card.

For more information visit our website at www.groundworksdance.org

Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
Beth Rutkowski- beth@groundworksdance.org, (216) 751-0088

Collide is looking for MEN to perform with us in our holiday show with the MN Orchestra! Show dates run from December 8-11. $100/show with competitive rehearsal pay. Strong ballet and jazz technique required. Please contact alannah@collidetheatrical.org for more information or to set up an audition.

Collide Theatrical Dance Company


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

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 fall 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 live accompaniment

$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

MDT’s Open Adult Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults (ages 16 and older) who wish to enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of dance. These classes provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning of the body and an exploration of dance as an art form in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Current session runs through November 22, 2016

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 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- spb@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 for any potential class cancelations due to SPB community events or performances. Teaching artists are subject to change.

Classes run through May 27, 2017

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

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

Join Threads Dance Project for open company classes through the month of October! Last class is Thursday, October 27 - classes will resume during our next season!

Tuesdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Ballet - Intermediate/Advanced
Thursdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Modern, Horton-based - Intermediate/Advanced

Classes $12, Threads alum dance for free!

Free parking at Lundstrum Center.

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

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

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Sarah Baumert, 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*.

*Please note: For Open Yoga- $12/class, $100/10-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

TU Dance Center offers an open yoga class on Saturday mornings from 9:00-9:45am with Sarah Baumert.

Explore how we can use our skeletal alignment, find clarity in movement awareness and understand how our musculature reorganizes during the poses to maintain ease. Each class will focus on a different theme geared towards adapting our bodies to the current season. All levels are welcome.

No equipment necessary.

COST: $12/class or $100/10 classes; cash, check, or credit card

No pre-registration required.

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of programs, providing classes from 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. Our unique offerings range from comprehensive training programs to customized plans and private coaching.

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 at Ames Center

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

Come live the dream with Ballet Royale today!

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

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

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.

Classes include:
- Pre-Creative Dance
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Ballet for Boys Levels
- Boys Class Cross-Training

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes is for students 5 - 17, with or without prior dance experience.
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

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy's school year 2016-2017 classes are in session, running through May 28, 2017. Select classes still have room. ABAA offers classes for ages three through adult, beginner through advanced levels, in pre-ballet, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, conditioning, pre-pointe, and pointe, with professional instructors in a welcoming and supportive environment. ABAA offers free trial/placement classes - contact the front desk to schedule a trial class for your dancer. All 2016-2017 school year classes will be held in ABAA's new Golden Valley location, 1000 Boone Ave N, Suite 360.

Check our full class schedule at http://www.ashleyballetarts.com/2016-2017-School-Year.html

Find tuition and registration information, including how to register online, at http://www.ashleyballetarts.com/Registration---Tuition.html call the studio at (763) 703-3920, or stop by! Office hours: 3:30-7:30pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday, or by appointment.

Ashley Burkland- ashley@ashleyballetarts.com, (763) 703-3920

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.

Where: Target Education studio
Who: Cowles Center Teaching Artists
How Much: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

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

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

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


WHEN: 9:30-11:00am
WHERE: Zenon Dance School
WHO: Instructors Karla Grotting and Erinn Liebhard, + YOU!

This music-based jazz class explores the vibrancy of jazz dance and music, including its African roots, blues, spirituals, ragtime and the birth of jazz through modern jazz and where jazz shows up in movement today. Enjoy a technical dance class that explores the contribution of social dance forms as well as the influences of ballet and modern dance on the development of jazz styles. Moving to music from formative force Buddy Bolden to innovator Miles Davis to contemporary voice Brad Mehldau to groovy EDM group Sunsquabi (for example), come embody the spirit of jazz!

You've got one more chance to catch Karla this fall for a class focused on Downtown Jazz: a mixture of styles that blend jazz with modern. Erinn will teach November 4-December 16. Looking forward to grooving with you!

Zenon Dance School, 528 Hennepin Ave. (Cowles Center) 4th Floor, Minneapolis
Erinn Liebhard + Karla Grotting- ekliebs@gmail.com


Congratulations to the 2016 SAGE Awardees!
Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated with us.

2016 SAGE Awards Special Citation
Derek Phillips

2016 Outstanding Educator
Gadu Doushin

2016 Outstanding Performer
Judith Howard – PEOPLE I KNOW
Christine Maginnis – 4 Duets and One Other

2016 Outstanding Performance
Lorca’s Women – Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
Ovarian Fortitude - PaviElle French

2016 Outstanding Design
Film for Reflections on Ice: Climate Change in Peru - Leila Awadallah
Set design, costume, and make-up for Burger Queen//Dairy King – Stephanie Stoumbelis

2016 Outstanding Ensemble
S.H.E. (She Who Holds Everything) in 9th Inning -
Aaliyah Elfstrom, Ashley Yangtao, Averie Mitchell-Brown, Bella Roberts, Destiny Anderson, Iman Siferllah-Griffin, Jaylen Franklin, Joelle Fernandez, Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin, Kylie Redding, Mia Johnson, Rachel Harris