DanceMN News - July 10, 2019







Thursday–Saturday, July 11–13 at 8:00pm
Post-show dialogue with the artists July 12.

J. H. Shuĭ Xiān
A solo study in communal experiences specific to people of trans feminine identity and their relationships to times of hormonal change in the body. Original sound score composed by Sophiaaaahjkl;8901 and Sam Murphey (Long Beach, CA).

Herbert Johnson III
A quartet, joining four internationally renowned Krump artists—Johnson aka Fair Warning, Encore (Las Vegas), 7Starr (Montréal), and Stain (Twin Cities), that explores the known and unknown capabilities of the human body and mind in a dystopian society. Original sound score by Sleek (New Haven).

Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Box Office: or 651-690-6700.

Photo: Bobby Rogers, courtesy Walker Art Center.

Frey Theater at St. Catherine University | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN
Michele Steinwald-

Do you enjoy experiencing the Rhythmically Speaking show every August? Well this year, you don't have to wait until then to check out the work! In our eleventh year of our annual summer multi-choreographer production, we've reimagined the program to feature four works—two by local choreographers and two by out of town artists—all danced by a cast of excellent local dancers. All of the works have previews!

At 5:00pm on Friday, July 12 at Zenon Dance studio 4B, visiting artist Pat Taylor (JazzAntiqua of Los Angeles, CA) will preview "A Love Supreme," the repertory work to the music of John Coltrane she is setting on Rhythmically Speaking's cohort of local dancers. Come get a taste of our August 15-17 show! If you'd like to experience the movement yourself, drop in on Friday Morning Jazz Class that day, 9:30-11:00am at Zenon: Pat will be teaching a master class in her signature classic jazz style.

Hope to see you there!

Zenon Dance Company and School Studio 4B | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

a dance/sculpture/light performance made site-specifically for the HAIR+NAILS storefront.
Dance duo HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder) and lighting designer Heidi Eckwall and visual artist Ryan Fontaine join forces to build a new work fusing visual and performing arts disciplines with all aspects leading.

Like any wall, the dance goes up and down, but not without consequence. If walls had eyes, if walls could talk… This dance is held together with packing tape, the set held together with packing tape, the lights are taped on, the lighting designer is pretending to be a documentarian. It is criminal within and criminal without. The whole situation is precarious and non-biodegradable. The dancers are your secret pot plant under a grow-light. You will covet your neighbor’s view.

A strolling audience experience under an hour long. $12 reservations at; no one turned away for lack of funds at the door.
Friday and Sunday at 8:00; Saturday at 6:00 and 8:00.

HAIR+NAILS | 2222 1/2 E 35th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Kristin Van Loon-, (612) 229-0585

Hauss Dance announces the selected choreographers for the 2019 Inbox@ArtBox, with performances at the Off-Leash Art Box, July 18, 19 and 20.
Directed by Sarah Hauss in partnership with Off-Leash Area, this artist-centered annual event highlights the incredible quality and diversity of Twin Cities professional dance on a single stage.

The 2019 Featured Artists are: Tori Casagranda, Lily Conforti, Jennifer Glaws, Samantha Heggem, Juliana Johnson, Zoe Koenig, Jose Luis, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Jill Patterson, Charlie Vail, and Christian Warner.
This year's artists were selected by panelists Jesse Schmitz Boyd and MerSaides McCoy along with Sarah Hauss.

July 18, 19 and 20
All performances at 7:30pm
Tickets: sliding scale, $10-$30.
Reservations at

Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 50th St E, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Jennifer Ilse-, (612) 724-7372

Thursday-Saturday, July 18-20 at 8:00pm
Post-show dialogue with the artists July 19.

Leslie Parker
crystal, smoke n’ spirit(s)...
Inspired by Alexis Pauline Gumbs’ spill: scenes of black feminist fugitivity and Octavia E. Butler’s Wild Seed, this dance incites memories of (self) love, feminist theory and worlds derived of individual inner/outer realities. Dramaturgy by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

Jonathan van Arneman
Atlantis 13
“Our mothers were pregnant African women thrown overboard while crossing the Atlantic on slave ships. We were born breathing water as we did in the womb.”
A reimagination of a whitewashed history, where Black bodies share in a common knowledge of self to find and create peace, even in the worst of circumstances. Choreographic collaboration with Peace Madimutsa.

Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Box Office: or 651-690-6700.

Photo: Bobby Rogers, courtesy Walker Art Center

Frey Theater at St. Catherine University | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN
Michele Steinwald-

Good Night at The Southern on July 22 will preview new works by four artists in the Twin Cities.
The program features music artist PaviElle, performing musical improvisation and debuting new music; choreographers Berit Ahlgren and Elena Hollenhorst; dance groups Wailing Babies + Kelvin Wailey; and dance company Rhythmically Speaking.

Tickets are pay what you can and are purchased at the door. All proceeds from this event will go to support the artists and The Southern Theater. Starting at 6:30, you can join us at the bar for a local beer, glass of wine, pop, or a snack!

Good Night at The Southern is a monthly series that highlights new ideas, works in progress and previews. It is an opportunity for artists and companies to share their upcoming work, and for audiences to get a first glance into what’s coming up in the Twin Cities arts scene. Three to five companies or artists are selected for a different Monday night each month with performance genres ranging from theater, dance, music, spoken word, comedy and more.

The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Tori Breen-, (612) 340-0155

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$15: pay as able.

9x22 Dance/Lab SOLO: Margot Basset Silver

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

Twice a year, 9x22 SOLO presents the work of a single choreographer in a piece of new choreography in any style. 9x22 SOLO offers a choreographer an opportunity to showcase their latest choreography (solo or ensemble) with a singular focus with an in-depth discussion. Whether it is a 30-minute piece or three ten-minute pieces, 9x22 SOLO offers the choreographer a transitional step between appearance in a lineup and the obligations of a full-length performance. In its sixteenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 9x22 Dance/Lab 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 Cabaret Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Laurie Van Wieren-

‘Tis true, ladies and gents—Fringe show tickets are on sale now!

Join M-SHE Productions on our newest adventure, FOLKLORE, a vampire Romeo and Juliet.

Let us entertain you with a sensory-filled production. Fierce and athletic performers will dance in the styles of: contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, musical theatre, and acro. Take in the sonic masterpiece sound of original music and remixes of 30 Seconds to Mars. The rumble of the drum replaces their long lost heartbeats, while the guitar whispers on your skin. You'll be surrounded by two opposing covens, with the classic twisted love story between them.

August 2, 8:30pm
August 4, 1:00pm
August 7, 10:00pm
August 10, 7:00pm
August 11, 5:30pm

Venue: Rarig Center Arena on the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus.

Tickets available at:


Get Happy at Surly Brewing Company while we help JumpstART AMP's upcoming season!

Mingle with AMP's artists and enjoy:
- Surly beer and appetizers
- Ballroom lesson with Gordon Bratt
- Live music by Joel Shapira
- Exclusive performance by AMP
- Silent auction featuring dozens of local businesses

This event directly impacts our outreach programs and helps to compensate our artists for the valuable work they do. We can't wait to see you there for a fun and exciting event!

TICKETS: $30, $15 for children twelve and under.
Purchase tickets at

ACCESS for students.
MEANINGFUL for audiences.
PERFORMANCES for artists.

Unable to attend?
You can still support the event with a 100% tax-deductible contribution.

Photo: Morning Light Photography.

Surly Brewing Company | Scheid Hall, Second Floor, 520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


FAMILY DANCE for ages two through four with a parent/guardian.
A 45-minute class held in sessions for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.
Two separate sessions:
Saturdays, June 15-August 1, 2019: 10:30-11:15 am OR
Thursdays, June 20-August 1, 2019: 12:15-1:00pm
Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig

SUPERHERO CAMP for ages four through six.
Spend a week being a superhero! Students will make their very own superhero masks and learn to dance in creative ways.
July 8-12, 2019: 9:00am-12:00pm
Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

BCL will be holding exciting and diverse summer camps, workshops, laboratories and more all summer long for all ages and abilities! Please visit our website for details.

DANCE LABORATORY for ages seven through ten.
July 8-19, Monday/Wednesday
Includes ballet technique and others and special Beyond the Mirror educational sessions.

PRE-POINTE/BEGINNING POINTE for ages ten through fourteen.
August 5-16, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
July 8-19, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Includes ballet technique and pointe and different dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, conditioning and educational sessions.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL classes for ages thirteen through 20:

July 15-26, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Guest Teaching Artists: Pavielle Versalles and Christian Warner

August 5-16, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Guest Teaching Artists: Claire Davison and Joseph Morrissey

Photo: Karin Rice.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

BALLET TECHNIQUE LABORATORY for ages six through nine.
A 60-minute class held twice a week for three weeks that introduces dancers to ballet.
July 17, 19, 24, 26, and July 1, 3.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

BALLET TECHNIQUE LABORATORY for ages ten through fourteen.
A 75-minute class held twice a week for three weeks that introduces dancers to ballet.
August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21.
Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

Dance is rich with many techniques, repertoires and histories. Immerse yourself in weekend workshops all summer long! These workshops are geared towards adult dancers and will introduce different styles in addition to ballet technique classes

July session: Jazz
July 13-14, 2019
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

August session: Ballet Repertoire
August 10-11, 2019
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

Summer classes at Midwest School of Ballet:

Thursdays at PIM
Six-week session: June 27-August 8.
Fundamentals I for ages three and four: 5:15-6:00pm.
Fundamentals II/III for ages five through seven: 6:00-7:00pm.
Pre-Teen Ballet for ages eight through twelve: 7:00-8:15pm.

Saturdays at Edina Community Center (ECC)
Adult Beginning Ballet
June 1-August 10.

Mondays at PIM
June 17-August 5.
Ballet: 4:15-5:45.
Pointe: 5:45-6:45pm.
Register for eight weeks, seven weeks, choose any four classes, or drop-ins welcome!

Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

This class is for those who have previous training and have knowledge of basic/intermediate vocabulary. This is a faster-paced class and will be differentiated according to student levels.

This class will follow the technique class. This class is NOT meant as a warm-up and is not for students new to pointe. This class will be composed of both barre and center skills.

Ballet: 4:15-5:45pm.
Pointe: 5:45-6:45pm.
Instructor: Ciganko/Donahue.

Now through August 6. Register for any four weeks or drop-ins welcome.

Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through 20. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, and musicality.

Creative Movement/Drum: July 22-26
Bridge Program: July 15-27
Teen Program: July 8-27

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

The Beginning/Intermediate Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshops, and repertory work for students up to age sixteen. July 8-27, 2019.

The Advanced Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is designed for students (ages seventeen to 24) who are interested in strengthening technique, developing their artistry, and participating in a professional-level creative process. Students will work with TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU Dance Center teaching artists, and guest artists Marcus Jarrell Willis (New York) and Maurya Kerr (San Francisco), who will be creating with the students during the three-week intensive. July 29–August 17, 2019.

For level placement, please contact School Director Laurel Keen at or 612-440-9028.

Photo: Laura Scher.

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

Our July summer intensive kicked off this week, but it's not too late to join us!

Attend an exciting and rigorous ballet-based dance program featuring artistic Directors Denise and Rick Vogt with master and ghest teachers.
Each student will receive the finest professional instruction allowing them to reach their full potential.

The full program includes a Valley Fair outing. However, there is also a morning ballet-only program option, multiple levels, and a two-week option, making this the perfect program for students ages eight and up.

Unique to this intensive, students will be highlighted in an end of program summer showcase performance. Please contact Ballet Royale for enrollment information.

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

On Saturday, July 13, Ballet Royale is offering a Lion King-themed creative dance workshop for ages four to nine. We are ready to dance to the familiar tunes as animals. Give your young dancer the joy of dance and performance!
The workshop is 10:00am-12:00pm and will include a short performance at the end of the day.

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

Dance with Ballet Royale this summer!
Master teachers (including Dierdre Chapman, former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) join our renowned faculty to provide incomparable summer experiences in a structured and focused setting.

-July 8-25: Our July Summer Intensive includes a two-week option, so it's not too late to join us! AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION-Contact us for placement and registration. Ages eight through professional.
-July 8-August 16: Six weeks of evening classes for dancers ages toddler to adult!
-August 5-16: Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED-Contact us for details on placement and registration. Ages ten and up.
-August 18-23: Pointe Preparatory workshop. Girls ages eleven and older.
-August 19-23: Youth Ballet August Jump-Start.

Plus much more!

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

Monday, July 15-Thursday, July 18

Recommended for advanced level and professional dancers.

Students will study a number of topics and genres including music theory and experimentation, repertory from the Kaleena Miller Dance company, tap dance technique, and improvisation as well as other movement forms complementary to tap training.
Tap technique and improvisation will be taught by the legendary Derick K. Grant. Additional teachers to be announced.

Come with an open mind, ready to sweat and expand your horizons!

Sign up at

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Kaleena Miller-

Move BIG with and alongside Alternative Motion Project's company members in a physical, fun and energetic modern dance class. Taught by Co-Artistic Director 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!

Questions? Email

10:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, July 15
Wednesday, July 17

Cost: $15 per class or $25 for both.
Cash, check, credit card, Venmo accepted.
For intermediate/advanced dancers.

Photo: Bill Cameron.

Studio 5B at The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Fifth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for university students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Workshops are geared toward intermediate/advanced students, ages eighteen to 26.


Additional program benefits: participants receive one free hour of rehearsal space to be used at their discretion for each class of Pivotal Moment they attend within a series.

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

One-hour master classes with Derick Grant on Tuesday, July 16.

Intermediate level from 7:00-8:00pm and
Advanced level from 8:00-9:00pm.


Presented by Kaleena Miller Dance.

Visit for more information and to register.

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Kaleena Miller-

Two-day workshop for youth intermediate level dancers with Derick Grant!

Students will dig deeper into tap technique and improvisation.

Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18

Presented by Kaleena Miller Dance.

For more information and to register, visit:

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Kaleena Miller-

Ballet Royale introduces a focused ballet and variations workshop specializing in preparing dancers for performing or competing in national ballet competitions.

Following daily classical ballet technique and pointe or men’s class, dancers learn classic ballet variations and receive advanced personal coaching.

With guest teachers, Ballet Royale Faculty, and Twin Cities Ballet Principal Dancers Marissa Debenedictis and Natalie Rossi.

This workshop benefits all dancers, whether preparing for a competition, an upcoming performance, or simply wanting to polish and improve artistry, technique, and quality.

This workshop offers two separate levels, and is for dancers ages ten and older. Students will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance at the end of the workshop.

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

Young Dance invites you to our school OPEN HOUSES:
Monday, August 12, 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14, 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20, 4:00-7:30 p.m.

We welcome all interested participants and families to meet us at our new studio space in the CO•MOTION Center for Movement.

The Open Houses will provide an opportunity to:
-Lean about Young Dance and our programs.
-Register in person for 2019-20 classes.
-Meet School Director(s) and teacher(s).
- Visit our studios.
-Experience the CO•MOTION Center for Movement.
-Audition for the performing company on August 20:

Prospective families and students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the curriculum and program initiatives, talk to the school director, and register for classes and program activities.
Join us at our new studio spaces!

CO•MOTION Center for Movement | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Jennifer Glaws-, (612) 508-1093

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company is pleased to announce we are opening a jazz dance academy!
The mission of The Academy at COLLIDE is to provide exceptional training in the art of American theater jazz dance and nurture future Broadway dancers. The Academy is an extension of our professional jazz dance company, in operation since 2013.

The Academy offers:
Innovative young children's theater dance division—ages three through six.
Pre-professional division—ages seven through eighteen.
Adult/teen drop-in classes.
Master classes with Broadway dance captains.
Private lessons.
Plus more!

OPEN HOUSES will be:
August 17: 10:00am-1:00pm
August 18: 1:00pm-4:00pm
August 25: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Ten percent off tuition if you register by September 1!
Visit an open house and the $25 registration fee is waived. Have a placement assessment and enjoy free Academy swag.
Tour the space and meet the faculty: Regina Peluso- Gus Giordano certified instructor, Heather Brockman, Hannah Benditt, Chelsea Rose, and more!

The Academy at COLLIDE | 755 Prior Ave N, Ste 235, St. Paul, MN 55104
Ellie Hayden-, (877) 508-7890

This will be an experience like none other in the Twin Cities!

Bailame is an annual event bringing together instructors, artists, DJs, and dancers for four electrifying days of music, dance, educational workshops, and fashion!

Come share your passions for music, Latin dance, and the arts!

Cost: $109-$179 weekend passes.
Prices increase monthly! Get your tickets now!

Like our Bailame Dance Festival Fan Page:

  • Featuring over 25 local and international artists!
  • Nightly performances!
  • 45+ workshops!
  • Nightly themed parties!
  • Vendors onsite!
  • Dancing until 4 a.m. all three nights!
  • Over 10,000 feet of dance floor space!
  • Hotel rooms under $100 per night!
  • Ticket packages available!
  • DJ's playing the BEST of Bachata, Salsa, Zouk and Kizomba with dedicated ballrooms!
Crowne Plaza West | 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441
Charles Kronschnable-


Ballet Co.Laboratory’s professional company is seeking male dancers for the 2019-2020 season.
Dancers must have strong classical technique but be versatile in contemporary and modern styles.
This is a paid position, dates TBD August 2019-June 2020.

Please contact the Artistic Director to set up an audition class:

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

We are looking for an experienced teacher to choreograph and teach competition hip hop routines for the 2019-20 season, September through May.
We are able to schedule classes on one evening a week if that is preferred.

Our studio is located in Chanhassen, between Highways 5 and 212, west of Powers Boulevard.
Please email or call to set up a time to meet and to learn more about this opportunity.

Thank you!

Lucy Morrissey-, (612) 743-6106

JOB POSITION: Studio Manager
POSITION TYPE: Part-time independent contractor
STARTING: Position open until filled

Collide Theatrical Dance Company is seeking a part-time Studio Manager for the Academy at COLLIDE. The Studio Manager will primarily be responsible for outreach and new student growth, working with the Academy’s Artistic Director and teaching staff.

Availability: Summer- weekday day-times with occasional weekends for Open Houses.
Fall- Monday through Thursday afternoon/evenings, Saturdays 8:00am-4:00pm.

Skill set summary:
• BA/BS degree preferred.
• Excellent communication skills in both speaking and writing.
• Administrative experience.
• Marketing and sales experience
• Must have access to reliable transportation and own their own laptop.
• Love of dance and the arts. Dance teaching or related experience a plus.

Compensation: competitive base pay with compensation bonus.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to

Regina Peluso-, (877) 508-7890

Casting male dancers for COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company's production of Romeo & Juliet. POC highly encouraged to audition!
Performances are February 14-23, 2020.
Rehearsals are December/January, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:30pm.

Email your resume, headshot, and any video to for next steps.


Looking for dynamic and expressive dancers who want to work collaboratively, challenge themselves with a diverse range of styles and material, and dance with multiple choreographers both near and far. If this is you, come Move BIG with AMP!

Ideal candidates to join our community of artists should have strong technical backgrounds, attention to detail, experience with contact/partnering and have an inquisitive and community-building nature. Dance degree preferred.

RSVP strongly preferred by July 18 to

Friday, July 19, 2019

Bring a headshot, resume, and schedule availability to the audition.
More information on AMP at

Photo: V. Paul Virtucio.

Studio 5B at The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts 528 Hennepin Ave | Fifth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Walker Art Center and guest curator SuperGroup are seeking Minnesota dance makers of all forms to be presented in this year’s Choreographers’ Evening, which will take place at 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Walker.

Auditions will be held on:

Sunday, August 18, 1:00–5:00pm
Monday, August 19, 5:00–9:00pm
Tuesday, August 20, 5:00–9:00pm

To sign up for an audition time slot, and for all other details, please visit:

• Choreographers must live in Minnesota
• Works can be up to and may not exceed seven minutes
• Works in progress are accepted
• Live auditions are in ten-minute intervals
• Video submissions are accepted, although live performance is strongly preferred

Please contact guest curator SuperGroup at or Walker staff Kayva Yang at

McGuire Theater at the Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Destanie Martin-Johnson-


Minnesota Dance Theatre has three studios available for hourly rental. The studios are located on the sixth floor at the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. All studios have sprung floors covered with Marley, mirrors, ballet barres, a piano, and a sound system.

Studio 6A: 3286 square feet; approximately 45' x 65'
Studio 6B: 1563 square feet; approximately 27' x 53'
Studio 6C: 929 square feet; approximately 15' x 38'

Rates for artists and nonprofit rehearsal:
Studio 6A: $15/hour
Studio 6B: $12.50/hour
Studio 6C: $10/hour
To schedule a artist/nonprofit rental:

Rates for auditions and classes:
Studio 6A: $30/hour
Studio 6B: $25/hour
Studio 6C: $20/hour
To schedule an audition/class rental:

Rental fees may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Make checks payable to MDT. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card purchases.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Jane Scheidel-, (612) 338-0627

Three beautiful new studios are available for rent at Ballet Co.Laboratory.

Studio One and Studio Two are 52 feet by 25 feet. Studio Three is 32 feet by 25 feet.
We have two gender neutral restrooms, changing rooms, a comfortable lobby space with wifi access and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC heated and cooled. Free parking available in front of the studio.


276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

The Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location is conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next door to the police station. Only 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.*

Our Bloomington location is 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. 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.*

*Rental fees quoted are for dance-related rentals only. Fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company. Sorry, no Irish shoes or tap shoes permitted.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

The Cowles Center has three studio spaces available for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and access to a sound system.

All reservations are managed through The Cowles Center Booking Calendar. After filling out a one-time rental profile form, an invitation is sent to set up an account. Once you receive a booking invitation, you will be able to manage all reservations, cancellations, and payments on your own. Users may use the Rental Calendar to book now and pay later by saving a valid debit or credit card to their rental account. Bookings will be charged after the cancellation notice time frame has expired.

View the Cowles Center Booking Calendar:

Fill out a Renter Profile Form:


The Cowles Center offers affordable office space leasing in the former Hennepin Center for the Arts. Spaces range in size from 150 square feet to 2000 square feet. If you would like to learn more information about leasing office space at The Cowles Center or would like to set up an appointment to view available spaces, please contact

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts serves as Minnesota’s flagship for dance, presenting world-class productions from our dynamic professional dance scene and providing administrative, rehearsal, and studio space at 50% below market value for non-profit dance, performing arts, and cultural organizations.


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 Ave, 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 Rodríguez-, (612) 367-6681


Learn Kathak this summer with Katha Dance Theatre! Kathak is a classical style of Indian dance characterized by intricate, lyrical movements and rhythmic footwork. We created the summer session with the intention of helping current students retain the technique they learned throughout the school year as well as invite first-time students to learn Kathak! Drop-ins are welcome, so this is a perfect opportunity to jump in and try a class without committing to an entire term.

Classes will take place on Saturdays, July 13-27. Our Kathak Introduction class is great for dancers with no prior Kathak experience, and it costs $27 to drop in.
To inquire about class times or placements, get in touch with us at

Learn more and register at

5806 W 36th St, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Mondays, 10:00-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am

Mondays, 11:30am-12:00pm

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm with pointe class following
Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
Saturdays, 10:30-12:00pm with pointe class following

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm

Saturdays, 9:15-10:30am

Mondays, 10:00-11:30am
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am
*These classes will not be held on the following days: week July 15, week of July 22, week of August 5, week of August 12.

Teaching Artists include: Anna Goodrich, Jeffrey Hankinson, Zoé Henrot, Justin Leaf, and Christian Warner.
Class cards available.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

Start your weeks refreshed and focused, full of energy and prepared for whatever lies in the week ahead. It is possible—with Vinyasa Yoga at Ballet Co.Laboratory!
Join teaching artist Rosa Prigan on Mondays for a 75-minute class that will focus on strengthening the whole body, as well as stretching and restorative postures. You will leave empowered and ready to take on the week! This class is perfect for people who have never rolled out a yoga mat as well as advanced practitioners.

Summer is a great time to establish a routine. Sign up online at our website or just show up to the studio. Students may use their ten-class card towards yoga.

Mondays, 7:00-8:15pm
Ages twelve and older.
Teachers: Rosa Prigan

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

Add a class to your dance routine this summer with Yin Yoga at Ballet Co.Laboratory.
This hour-long gentle yoga class stretches the connective tissues of the body through yoga postures held for three to five minutes. Students may use a ten-class card.

Summer is a great time to establish a routine! Sign up online at our website or just show up to the studio.

Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
Ages twelve and older.
Teaching Artist: Zoé Henrot

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

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

Summer session began on Monday, June 17 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 $160 for the ten-week session. Make up classes may be made up during summer 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.
Or, you may come to class and pay $18 each time you attend.

Registration is open for you NOW at!
Please visit our website often to check “Today's Classes” for any notifications or cancellations that may occur for your class.
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, within the Hook & Ladder complex.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave S, in the Great Bear Center.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

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

Summer session has begun. Drop-ins are welcome. Fall session starts September 21.

Beginning Adult Ballet
SATURDAYS, 9:30-11:00am.
Edina Community Center (ECC) with Lisa Erickson.
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.

Beginning II/Intermediate Ballet and Beginning Pointe II.
Ballet: 4:15-5:45pm, Pointe: 5:45-6:45pm.
At PIM with Lara Ciganko/Meave Donohue.

Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

COLLIDE Academy of Dance registration begins July 8!

The Academy offers:
Young Childrens's Division: ages three through six.
Ongoing Pre-Professional Program: ages seven through eighteen.
Adult/teen drop-in classes.
Professional drop-in classes.
Sign up through the Mind Body app for drop-in classes.

There are discounts for packages and ten percent off tuition if you register by September 1!

The Mission of The Academy at COLLIDE is to provide exceptional training in the art of American theater jazz dance and nurture future Broadway dancers. The Academy is an extension of our professional jazz dance company, in operation since 2013. Academy students get the opportunity to participate in the spring dance musical alongside the COLLIDE company!

The jazz dance curriculum is taught by professional dancers including: Regina Peluso- Gus Giordano Certified Instructor, Heather Brockman, Hannah Benditt, Chelsea Rose and MORE!

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company | 755 Prior Ave N, Ste 235, St. Paul MN 55104

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, Laurel Keen, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Abdo Sayegh, and Erin Thompson.

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.

Photo: Jeffrey Stene.

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

From our youngest Mommy/Daddy and Me dancers to advanced dancers and adults, everyone can train at Ballet Royale this summer. We are offering once a week evening classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (which day of the week depends on the class) for six weeks beginning the week of July 8.
Join Ballet Royale, Minnesota's premier classical dance academy, and grow!
Classes offered:
Youth Ballet I and II
Youth Ballet III and IV
Adult Ballet Basics
Preparation for Ballet
Mommy/Daddy and Me
Creative Dance I
Creative Dance II and III
Ballet for Boys
Introduction to Ballet
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet and Pointe
Please contact Ballet Royale for placement and enrollment. We look forward to working with you!

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

Join Young Dance for Dance Together and Family Dance on Wednesdays and Fridays starting July 10.

Children and their caregivers discover the joys of dance through movement games, stories, and songs. These early classes introduce children to group learning environments, while using movement to develop strong bonds with their caregivers and cooperatively work with others in the class. Children also develop large and fine motor skills in classes that emphasize observation, exploration, manipulation, imitation, and repetition.

DANCE TOGETHER: Ages one through three with caretaker. Crawlers and walkers welcome.
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7
Taught by YD instructor Julia Davidson

FAMILY DANCE: Ages one through five with caretaker. Crawlers and walkers welcome.
Fridays, July 12, 19, 26, and August 2
Taught by YD instructor Maggie Zepp

To register and for more information, visit:

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Jennifer Glaws-, (612) 423-3064

Anyone can do it.
Don’t You Feel It Too? is the simple and beautiful act of dancing your inner life in public. It is a form of movement meditation that transforms the self while taking action in the world. Participants feel stress relief, resilience, compassion, connection, and belonging.

Thursday, July 11
Powderhorn Park | 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Meet at the Powderhorn Park Recreation Center.

Tuesday, July 16
Rondo Community Library | 461 Dale St N, St. Paul, MN 55103
Meet in the entryway of Rondo Library.

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary. The session is 90 minutes long.
BRING: your favorite pocket music and earbuds. We’ll have extra earbuds if you forget. Wear good shoes for moving on pavement and dress for weather.

Michael Thurston-, (763) 370-0726

Drop into Friday Morning Jazz class this week to experience the exhilarating quick footwork and complex musicality of LA-based jazz dance artist Pat Taylor! When it comes to classic jazz dance, Pat's the real deal, with over 25 years running her gem of a company JazzAntiqua. From Callifornia, Pat is in Minnesota to work with Rhythmically Speaking's cohort of dancers for their August annual production. This master class is your chance to experience her work that "celebrates the jazz tradition as a vital thread in the cultural fabric of African American history and heritage, and a defining element of the American experience..." —


Zenon Dance Company and School Studio 4A | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erinn Liebhard-

Contact Improvisation Twin Cities hosts a monthly live music jam every third Monday of the month. Come join us to connect, dance, listen, move, and be moved!

July 15: MUSIC JAM with Justin Nellis

Justin Nellis is a Minneapolis based musician and music educator. He currently teaches high school choir and middle school general music in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Justin also runs his own music studio and teaches a diverse group of students who are interested in piano, voice, composition, and improvisation. When he’s not teaching, you can find him on stage performing with many local bands and artists. More information can be found at

Doors at 6:00pm.
All are welcome!

Ivy Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Lindsay Forsythe-, (347) 512-0892