DanceMN News - January 9, 2019







Last minute special: GET 50% OFF TICKETS! Use WALL50 online or at the Ames Center box office.

Twin Cities Ballet returns with its original full-length rock ballet to Pink Floyd's The Wall at Burnsville's Ames Center.

This groundbreaking performance features an incredible collaboration of local artists, with live accompaniment on stage by the incredible Pink Floyd tribute band Run Like Hell and costume and set painting by renowned Minnesota painter Jimmy Longoria.

The Wall: A Rock Ballet interprets the original Pink Floyd rock opera’s music, themes, story arc and lyrics on a personal, rather than political, level. It explores the life and various relationships with the main character, Pink, and follows his transformative journey of loss, isolation, alienation, insanity and redemption.

Celebrate the New Year with us!

Tickets on sale now:

Ames Center | 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Rick Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

The 2018 Pillsbury House Theatre Naked Stages fellows, A.P. Looze, Anat Shinar, and Chitra Vairavan, will each premiere an original performance at Pillsbury House Theatre January 17 – 26, 2019.

A creative opportunity unlike any other in Minnesota, Naked Stages is the culmination of a seven-month training fellowship that provides four emerging performance artists with the time, resources, and mentorship they need to bring their distinctive visions to life on stage. Naked Stages performances are the final step of a multi-layered program designed to empower artists to be their most bold and creative and to challenge artists and audiences alike to push past their previous boundaries.

All tickets are pick your price. Shows are January 17-26, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM.
Post-show discussions will occur on January 19 and 25 with A.P Looze and Anat Shinar, and on January 26 with Chitra Vairavan.

For more information:

Rachel Fettig-, (612) 825-0459

FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE is coming once again to Farmington High School.

The showcase is set for Sunday, January 27 at 2 PM.
Sharing dance is what this show is all about, with a remarkable lineup of talent scheduled this year. Groups from all over the metro area are joining in this dance celebration.

Ballroom will be performed by Carleton College Ballroom Dance Team, Dance With Us America, and Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Premier Dance Team from the University of Minnesota is bringing hip hop and jazz, and Ballet Co.Laboratory is showcasing ballet.

The Community School of Excellence is bringing Asian and Chinese folk dance while Rince na Chroi is bringing Irish dance. Contemporary, lyrical, jazz, kick, pom and hip hop are styles are all covered by JAMM Dance Co., Studio 4 Dance, South Metro Dance Academy, Synergy Dance Center, Dance Connection, the Lakeville Starliners, and Just For Kix.

Ten percent of the profits will be given to benefit Dancers Against Cancer.

Farmington High School | 20655 Flagstaff Ave, Farmington, MN 55024
Nancy Aarestad-

A series for dance improvisation performance curated and hosted by HIJACK.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 7:30pm (7:00 doors)
The Cedar Cultural Center—WestBank, Minneapolis

Performances by:

F.I. was initiated by HIJACK and Body Cartography Project in 2015.

The Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Kristin Van Loon-, (612) 229-0585

calling glenn, with live music by Glenn Kotche
Thursday, February 7, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage

Choreographer Danielle Agami was born in Israel and spent several years with Batsheva Dance Company, emerging with a totally unique choreographic voice that combines visceral honesty and humor. Her company Ate9, now based in Los Angeles, has become one of the most sought-after dance companies on the West Coast. This is her first collaboration with well-known Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche, who performs his original score in this full-length work of physical and rhythmic precision.

Northrop | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Northrop UMN-, (612) 624-2345

Named for the practice of burning a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a space for queer rage, revolution, and reclamation, aimed at regeneration. An intersectional space for queer performers, Controlled Burn is a cabaret-type festival curated by the fiercely talented Taja Will, Maia Jean and Dua Saleh. This special three-night event features a unique lineup each evening.

Originally created in 2016 by Patrick's Cabaret, 20% Theatre Company is honored to continue this work by hosting Controlled Burn for the first time.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Jaffa Aharanov, Riley Jay Davis, Teighlor McGee, Nina Medvedeva, Ramona, Atlese Robinson & Joey Schad

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Shanique Emelife, Adja Gildersleve, House of Larva, Emmanuel Kandolo, Olive, Maitreyi Ray & Khadija Siddiqui

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019 at7:30pm
Featuring: Flores, Deja Stowers, Bobbi Vaughan, Oblivia Nukem Jun, Sami Pfeffer & Laura Levinson

Phoenix Theater | 2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Kristen Stoeckeler-, (651) 587-0231


This January, join Tori Casagranda in the studio! In these classes, we will setup a movement laboratory in which to explore and research the kinesthetic language of dance. We will use elements of improvisation and personal choice-making to work on skills that build into complex, expansive movement. We will deepen our understanding of the way in which floorwork can build a foundation for standing movement to take flight. Tori’s wish for you all is to move, laugh, learn and enjoy researching during these uninterrupted hours in the studio!

January 9, 16, 23, and 30
Sliding scale, $5-15.

Soma Studios | 79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212, Minneapolis, MN 55413

This class incorporates investigative scores that I have learned from my work with Rosy Simas over the years, as well as the many physical training methods that I’ve encountered and trained with as a performer and teacher. These techniques include yoga, Feldenkrais, Indigenous practices, cognitive re-patterning, Suzuki training, Viewpoints, Augusto Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors, contemporary dance technique, gymnastics, and Min Tanaka's Body Weather/MB training. By centering love, respect, reciprocity, and empathy into this movement practice, we as a community will move towards an experience that flows with continuous non-stopping intention, pushing into our personal self-empowerment, agency, and empathy. It will also be really fun! Every body is welcome; every age is welcome.

Ananya Dance Theatre, Shawngram Institute for Performance and Social Justice | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104

Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a prerequisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. ​​​​​​​​​

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:

- Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals.
- Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body.
- Resonate with other bodies.
- Go into meditative state using Spring Forest Qigong techniques.

Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When: Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; and March 7

Tuition: $135

Heart of Tao Resonance Art | 2322 Garfield St NE, Minneapolis 55418
Gadu Schmitz-, (612) 703-7501

Klein Technique Stretch and Placement classes, sliding scale $15-20.

Monday, January 14: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday, January 15: 10:00am-12:00pm

Drop-in, no pre-regisration needed, space opens 30 minutes before class.

Barbara Mahler is a long-standing and active member of the New York City dance community as a choreographer, performer and educator. Barbara is a master teacher of and major contributor to Klein Technique™ and a Zero Balancing Teacher and Practitioner.

Klein Technique is a body of work, concise and yet continually evolving. The main thrust of the work is for dancers to find their own essence, identity and integrity and take that into movement. In order to do that we work at the level of the bone, not the traditional level of the muscles. Klein Technique is not a release technique, in that our goal is not to release, but to move.

Ivy Arts Building, #206 | 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

This six-day intensive will offer two different programs: one for beginning/intermediate students (ages twelve to sixteen) and one for advanced students (ages seventeen through 24).

The beginning/intermediate program will focus on conditioning for the body, technique classes in ballet and modern, as well as workshop classes which will explore choreography. The advanced program will offer a stronger focus on the workshop component—dancers will begin each day with a ballet, modern, or Gaga class, followed by a two-hour workshop class which will explore both improvisatory techniques and phrase work. The final day will bring both levels together to demonstrate and discuss with one another what they have learned throughout the week. This intensive offers students a chance to not only strengthen their technique but also uncover new ways of thinking about movement as they begin a new year.

Cost: $275, Beginning/Intermediate; $320, Advanced.
Register online by January 9!

Photo by Laura Scher

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen-, (612) 440-9028

You’re invited to join AMP in the studio for Sip and Move BIG!

We invite you into the studio with Alternative Motion Project for Sip and Move BIG: an open rehearsal/wine hour that gives an inside look at what goes into creating new works.

See works-in-progress by Guest Artist Laura Selle Virtucio, company member Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Co-Artistic Director Kristin Howe. Take part in the discussion—ask questions, share your thoughts, or simply watch and enjoy a glass of wine or a warm cup of coffee.

No RSVP required.
Sunday, January 20

These works will be premiering in AMP's eighth annual performance, 8, March 1–3 at The LAB Theater, which will feature live music by Grand Symphonic Winds and special guest, soprano Lindsay Kesselman.

Picture by: V. Paul Virtucio

Eleve Performing Arts Center | 10820 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55437

Jawaahir's 26th annual Henna Party is the perfect place to warm you up:
Sunday, January 20
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Located at our Minneapolis studio, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, in the Hook and Ladder complex.
This is a family-friendly event.

Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest.

Watch a short performance by Jawaahir at 2:30, have a snack, and then try your hand at the henna we provide.
There's also a chance to win the raffle to have Angela, our henna artist of Ancient Traditions Mehndi, work her magic on you, PLUS a chance to win a full session of belly dance classes! Raffles may be purchased at the door only please.

Tickets for adults are only $10 each and children aged ten and under are only $5 each.
Make your online reservations now!

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

Friday, February 1, 3pm-7pm
Saturday, February 2, 11am-4:30pm
Sunday, February 3, 11am-4:30pm

CECs: ACE (CA174918 (1.40))
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 8893 (14.0))
Fees: early registration: $499.00; regular fee: $549.00.
Additional: $80.00, Trail Guide to the Body, Fifth Edition
Manual: $50.00

Anatomy in Three Dimensions is a wonderful way to learn the basics of musculo-skeletal anatomy. In this course we build all of the major muscles of movement in clay on a specially designed skeleton. You will learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves; as well as the origin, insertion, and action of the muscles. This course emphasizes muscle function and gives specific exercises for each muscle group in order to reinforce and apply your knowledge to movement.

For more information visit:

Paragon Pilates and PT | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler-, (952) 405-9765


The Resistance Movement is a movement studio in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes are upbeat and music-driven and fuse Pilates, yoga, dance, and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords.

This program is available to participants wanting to take classes or use studio time. In exchange for taking one class, you volunteer one hour at the studio doing administrative and light cleaning tasks. We try to fit tasks to your specific skill set and interests. Administrative tasks could include answering phones, checking in clients, or creating social media and/or blog posts. The swap may also be used for studio time for those needing a practice/rehearsal space. Participants must commit to at least two hours per week for a period of at least one semester.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your dance training/technique and learn to prevent injury. Email us indicating why you are interested in the program, potential work hours and any particular interests.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Trisha Low-, (651) 225-8878

We are a well-estblished ballroom dance club located in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities available. 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. This is a salaried position, with paid training and benefits.

Call us at 920-731-8851 to find out about the opportunities awaiting you, or email us at Take the first step in a skill that will last you the rest of your life!

For more information:

TC Dance Club | 1004 S Olde Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915
Terry Irwin-, (920) 731-8851

Audition: 9:00am-11:00am
FREE parking at the Lundstrum Center.

Threads Dance Project is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older. Rehearsal will begin immediately on January 17.

Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and are fluent in a variety of dance forms.

Dancers must bring a headshot and resume.
We are looking for both men and women.

Contact Karen Christ Aalgaard for additional information.

Lundstrum Center | 1617 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Karen Christ Aalgaard- , (641) 512-7376

January 27 at Minnesota Dance Theater

Ages twelve through fourteen:
Registration: 1:00pm
Audition: 1:30-3:00pm

Ages fifteen through nineteen:
Registration: 2:30pm
Audition: 3:00-4:30pm

Audition information and registration:
Video auditions also accepted. See website for details or for additional audition locations.


June 24-July 19, 2019
Ages twelve through nineteen. For students who wish to experience concentrated exposure to exceptional classical ballet training in New York City.

July 22-August 2, 2019
Ages: thirteen through nineteen. For young ladies who wish to be immersed in intensive study of some of the most famous choreography in the history of ballet.

July 22-August 2, 2019
Ages: sixteen through nineteen. This exclusive program will focus on the study of various pas de deux from the great classical ballet repertoire.

Minnesota Dance Theater | 528 Hennepin Ave, Sixth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ellison Ballet-, (646) 385-8485

For works in process in all performance modalities, including theatre, dance, music, film, community-engaged performance, and new media.

CFPA will choose up to three Twin Cities-based artists at any stage in their careers to bring an existing piece and/or way of working into further development during our Spring short-term residency. The key components of this residency are free rehearsal space and mentorship (from a professional whose work intersects with yours, to be determined mutually with CFPA; from the CFPA team; and from co-residency artists). The residency concludes with a public presentation and audience conversation.

Application deadline: February 1, 2019, 6:00 pm.

More details and application:

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Jennie Ward-


As the Midwest’s largest non-profit dance complex, The Cowles Center serves as Minnesota’s flagship for dance, presenting world-class productions each season in its historic theater in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The Cowles Center complex houses three theaters, nine rehearsal studios, and some of Minnesota’s leading dance schools.

Subject to availability, The Cowles Center has two studios for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and mirrors. Rental spaces are generally intended for dance rehearsals, classes, workshops, auditions, readings, and small meetings.

Studios 7A and 5B
-Student and building tenant rate: $10
-Independent artist rate: $12
-Dance company: $15
-Non-profit: $20
-For-profit: $35

Conference Room 210
- Individual/non-profit/for-profit: $15/hour
- Cowles Center building tenant: Free

For more information or to rent space, visit or submit a rental request form:

Paula Vasquez Alzate-

The Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location is conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave next door to the police station. Two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Fully handicapped accessible. $20 per hour for all regular rentals.*

Our Bloomington location is at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Floor is tile on concrete, not a sprung wood dance floor. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area. Free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible. $15 per hour for all regular rentals.*

*Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

The Resistance Movement has two large studios for rent. The studio space is quiet, calm and peaceful. Both studios have sprung dance flooring. The first studio is 600 square feet, mirrored on one side. The second studio is 860 square feet, mirrored on two sides, with large windows with natural light.

Renters have access to portable speakers or Sonos speaker system, locker room (with showers), towels, mats and stretching blocks and balls. You may leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe or soft-soled shoes only studio to protect the flooring. Please email as to price; discounts are available for students and non-profits.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Trisha Low-, (651) 225-8878

3000 square feet, wood floor, no posts—studio for rent in the Ivy Building, Seward neighborhood.

Rent The Open Space (AKA Mindful Motion Tai Chi) for under $10 an hour!*
*Rental rates vary, but with a weekly plan and a commitment for at least twelve weeks, you could actually pay $10 an hour or less for this gorgeous space.

Hourly rates are also available, but the most affordable way to rent is to select a weekly slot and reserve it for three months.
If you do this, you can get a weekly:
Morning slot (before 11:30am) for $20 per week.
Mid-afternoon slot (2:00-5:00pm) for $20 per week.
Evening slot (5:00-10:00pm) for $50 per week.
Mid-day slot (11:30am-2pm) for $30 per week.

If you are interested, text, call or email Patrick Scully for more information.

2637 27th Ave S, #207, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Patrick Scully-, (612) 205-1512

We've STILL got sweet winter deals for you at the Art Box!
Book the space now through the end of the month for your shows, events, workshops or rehearsals and get:

Main space hourly rental: $15/hour, regularly $20; or $12/hour when you reserve 20 hours or more.
Studio hourly: $12/hour, regularly $15; or $10/hour when you reserve 20 hours or more.
Weekend full single day: $350, regularly $500!
Full week: $900, regularly $1200!

PLUS - we still have space available in April! Contact us now to book.

If you haven't been to the Art box yet, let us know and we'd be happy give you a tour—we're always happy to show off our theater!

Lots more details about the Art Box at

The Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Expose your students to a professional dance environment with a field trip to TU Dance Center.

Students will tour TU Dance Center, have conversations with members of TU Dance company, watch the rehearsal process, come onto the dance floor for a brief movement exploration, and have a short Q&A. This may also be combined with a dance class for students in our upstairs studio upon request. Schedule this visit on its own or in conjunction with one of our educational performances for a more in-depth, comprehensive experience.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Kaitin Kelly Benedict-, (651) 505-3264

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

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio One) and 21x46 feet (Studio Two) 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-, (612) 367-6681

Open to all in the Twin Cities dance community, Roundtable Open Forums will take place in the second floor Target Education Studio every other month on the third Thursday for artists to network and discuss opportunities and challenges in the industry. The Cowles Center provides Roundtable Discussions as a space for artists and arts administrators to gather and seek personal guidance, guidance for the dance community, or to simply catch up with one another.

“I've had some really nice one on ones lately, and it makes me realize how much I miss just bouncing ideas off another artist who shares similar struggles and successes. We see each other in class, rehearsal and before and after shows, but rarely prioritize the time to just share with each other about struggles, successes, and ideas.” - Erinn Liebhard, Artistic Director, Rhythmically Speaking

When: January 17, March 21, May 16, 4:00-5:30pm

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN


Winter Session began on Monday, January 7 and runs for ten weeks.
Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them.
Beginning classes are only $160 for the ten-week session (make up classes may be made during winter session only). We also have monthly class passes that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes.
Registration is open for you NOW at! Please remember to check “Today’s Classes” on our website often to see if your class has been cancelled or has any notifications.
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station, within the Hook and Ladder complex.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

Erin Thompson teaches advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon this winter beginning on January 10, 2019. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.

Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Thursdays, 9:30am-11:00am
with Dean Magraw on guitar!

$15 per class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erin Thompson-, (612) 221-3186

Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.

Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.

Photo by Aaron Warkov.

Zenon Dance School | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Midwest School of Ballet's spring enrollment is open.

Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III - ages three though eight:
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. Classes build on infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format.

Ballet Level I, II, III - ages eight and older:
The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry. Student musicality and quality of movement is developed to produce artistic distinction and expression between supple, graceful, strong, and bounding movement.

Additional classes:
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Level II+)
Ballet for Teens and Athletes, ages eight through twelve
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet

Two Locations:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN

Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet and Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!

Winter/spring classes start January 12.

SATURDAYS, 9:30am-11:00am: Beginning Adult Ballet at the Edina Community Center. Instructor: Marcia Keegan.

MONDAYS, 5:30pm-7pm: Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

TUESDAYS, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424

Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. Classes begin with floor and standing warm-up to strengthen, stretch and balance the body. Included are sequences that focus on joint articulation, balance, foot work, and preparing the body to move through space. Concepts drawn from the infinite possibilities of time, space and energy are explored through given movement combinations and improvisation.

Center for Performing Arts (CFPA) | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lake Harriet Spiritual Center (LHSC) | 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45 AM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Saturdays, 4:00-5:30 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Mondays, 5:00-6:15 PM at LHSC.
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Pam Gleason-, (612) 990-6019

Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.

Interested in signing up for the full Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven to eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.

Level 1: ages seven through nine

Level 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve

Level 3A and 3B: ages thirteen through fifteen

Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen

Weekly classes include technique, pointe, and repertory. Multiple performance opportunities offered throughout the year. Head to our website for more information.

Photo by Tim Pate

Gethsemane Episcopal Church
 | 905 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Itching to get back into the studio? Start 2019 off on the right foot! Join Ballet Co.Laboratory at Gethsemane Episcopal Church for the following drop-in teen/adult classes over the next few weeks.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
10-11:30am: Gentle Teen/Adult with Anna Goodrich

Saturday, January 12, 2019
9:15-10:30am: Beginning Teen/Adult with Debbie Nettell

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:30am-12:00pm: Intermediate Teen/Adult with Debbie Nettell

Monday January 14, 2019
10:00-11:30am: Gentle Teen/Adult with Anna Goodrich

Thursday, January 17, 2019
10-11:30am: Gentle Teen/Adult with Anna Goodrich

Photo: Tim Pate

Gethsemane Episcopal Church |
 905 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

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

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Wendy Anderson, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Blake Nellis and Abdo Sayegh.

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

Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen-, (612) 440-9028

The School at TU Dance Center 2019 Spring Session registration is now open! The session runs from January 28-June 8.

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 Wednesday, January 23 from 5:30-7:00pm (check-in from 5:00-5:30pm). 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 two 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
Laurel Keen-, (612) 440-9028

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE boys' program for the new year!

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Boys' Creative Dance Adventures - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys II - ages eight and older
- Men's Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation

Ballet Royale’s free Boys' Classes are for students ages five to nineteen, with or without prior dance experience. They are developed and taught by former professional dancers Rick Vogt and Benjamin Stewart, and current Twin Cities Ballet dancer Luke Xavier.

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance!

Only 20 minutes from either downtown, free parking.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 898-3163

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school of Twin Cities Ballet, offers a wide variety of classes for all ages: toddlers in our Mommy and Me classes, youth and teens, adults revisiting or starting their first plies, and professionals enhancing their skills.

Our groundbreaking training is founded on a proprietary comprehensive syllabus, and includes customized plans, private lessons, and is the first Twin Cities program to fully integrate Progressing Ballet Technique® into its core curriculum.

Ballet Royale offers:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Youth, adult and teen ballet
- Professional Trainee Division day program
- FREE boys' program for ages five through nineteen
- Contemporary and jazz
- Pas de deux/partnering
- Men's ballet
- Opportunities to perform with TCB

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

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Twin Cities, off I-35.


Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 898-3163

#GetYourAsstoClass for Friday Morning Jazz at Zenon Dance Company and School. Karla Grotting and Erinn Liebhard are thrilled to keep alive the long-running Twin Cities tradition of having an end-of-week class to get your stress OUT by getting your groove ON! This multi-level, multi-generational jazz class focuses on offering a complete warm-up that'll open up your improvisation, musicality, and sense of connection with the other dancers in the room. If this sounds like a good way to kick off your weekend, join us!

Erinn and Karla will teach the majority of the classes this session, with the occasional surprise guest dropping in to give us new perspectives.

We look forward to dancing with you!

Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center Fourth Floor | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erinn Liebhard-

Fundamental Improvisation/Contact Improvisation

Sundays, beginning January 13, for the winter session.
at Zenon Dance School
Drop-in rate is $15, class cards available.

This class will focus on the intersections of structured improvisation, somatic modalities and contact improvisation skills. Structured improvisation will serve to inform our body's connections to elements such as space, time, geometry and range. Somatic modalities serve to inform our embodied relationship to ourselves, anatomical intelligence, and our choices and how they echo within a space. Contact improvisation will be the vehicle for movement that seeks relationship, textures of touch, and our consent to be in dialogue with a partner or ensemble.

"As a fundamental part of my pedagogy I employ a restorative justice lens to these ways of moving. I am interested in using language that acknowledges systems of power, privilege, and historical marginalization to create braver, safer spaces."

Taja Will-, (763) 706-7726

Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for BA and BFA dance students and recent graduates (ages eighteen to 26) to take class, explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback.

Come move with Harper Foote this January! Harper is a recent graduate of St. Olaf College. Originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, Harper is interested in the connection and relationship between dance and music. What excites her most currently is how the body inherently responds to music physically and emotionally and the potential for illustration, intensification, and adjustment of that response through bodily imitation and accentuation of music as well as through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Class: 9:30-11:00am, Feedback: 11:00-11:30am
Location:Target Education Studio, second floor
Cost: FREE. Receive one free hour of studio space for each class you attend.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN