PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Join us for an evening of three new modern dance works exploring themes of tarot, grounded existence, and spatial relationships; co-produced and choreographed by Karina Culloton, Harper Foote, and Meg Kirchhoff.
Featuring original soundscore by JG Everest and music by Low and Andrew Bird.
Featuring dancers Shaina Andres, Julia Basset, Bri Blakey, Danielle Cina, Gabby Coll, Clare Driscoll, Rachel Horner, Lindsey Mornson, Shannon Mulcahy, Kathleen Pender, Fiona Steen, Rebecca Tanner, Elayna Wagnild, and Valery Wehrman.
August 7: 7:00 PM
August 10: 10:00 PM
August 11: 8:30 PM
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 7, 10:00pm
August 10, 7:00pm
August 11, 5:30pm
"This is a beautiful interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. The dancing is engaging and tells the story while adding a dark and mysterious twist to it. The music is energetic, and at times haunting." -Justin Michael
Thank you for letting us be adventurous artists!
MBD takes center stage at the Ritz and treats you to an intimate experience of the dancers' stunning physicality and dynamic abilities.
Multiple dance works draw together contemporary and classical ballet in this delightful program that pays tribute to everyday ordinary heroes.
August 9 at 10:00pm
August 10 at 5:30pm
Ballet Co.Laboratory collaborates with the Phipps Center for the Arts to present the retelling of The Little Prince from their 2018-2019 season. Eloise, a young girl, and her workaholic father are transported to the world of The Little Prince and experience fantastical tale of a young prince visiting earth and the many life lessons learned. The performance will include the company of Ballet Co.Laboratory as well as stylistically diverse choreographers and dancers from the Hudson, Wisconsin area.
Friday, August 9 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, August 11 at 2:00pm
Come see the FINAL performance of Revolt, Robot! at Minnesota Fringe.
August 10, 8:30pm at the Ritz Theater
Revolt, Robot! is space ballet at its finest. When the galactic queen boards a spaceship with her entourage, she is appalled to find the ship ruled by a despotic captain. The crew isn't much better, leaving all the real work to the ship's robots. What will happen when one robot discovers she can think for herself?
Tickets available at the door for $14, or purchase advance tickets here.
In September 2018, SuperGroup embarked on a monthly exploration in front of live audiences called Research Council. Meetings for knowledge. Dance for not-knowing. Interrogation, doing nothing, cults, wolves, choreographic silence, extended mind and mindfulness, and scones. Now, we’d like to invite you to come watch us tread in uncharted waters again. We reached an impasse, and we’re going to push through it in front of you. Because there’s got to be something on the other side of all this.
The last and final episode.
Episode 10: Impasse.
Tuesday, August 13, 8:00pm
This last episode will be at the A-Mill Artist Lofts.
Arriving: please use the Performance Hall entrance to the building, which is downriver from the main entrance on SE Main St.
For an ADA accessible entrance, use the main entrance and dial 1102 on the call box!
Go to our website to see videos of previous episodes of Research Council: http://www.supergroupshow.biz.
"Solo Square Dance" is a one-person percussive dance performance created and performed by Nic Gareiss.
The show commemorates the 1935 Irish Public Dance Halls Act, which banned citizens from dancing in homes. This 60-minute show features new pieces inspired by this and similar dance bans in Canada and the United States, including the dance ban in Pound, Virginia—lifted only recently in 1999!
Set in the round, "Solo Square Dance" uses traditional and original step dance movement from Ireland, Canada, and Appalachia to explore the relationship of public and private life, probing the subversive power of dancing bodies. The show begs the question: in light of its historic prohibitions, can dance act as a vehicle of transgression, liberation, and social transformation for our times?
Purchase here: http://www.kaleenamiller.com/store/nic-gareiss
Venue address delivered a week prior to performance.
Presented by Kaleena Miller Dance and The Step Collective.
Rhythmically Speaking is at it again! The Cohort is a reimagining of the RS annual summer multi-choreographer production supporting fewer artists making more substantial works and performed by a consolidated cast of dancers. The eleventh installment of this beloved Twin Cities dance tradition will feature jazz and American social dance-inspired works brought to life by the following artists:
Erinn Liebhard (RS Artistic Director)
Julie Warder (MN)
Rohan Bhagrava (of Rovaco Dance Company - New York, NY)
Pat Taylor (of JazzAntiqua Music & Dance Ensemble - Los Angeles, CA)
August 15-17 at 7:30pm
August 17 at 2:00pm
There will be a talk-back session hosted by the artists after the August 16 show. Come experience the embodied vibrancy, complexity and joy that is The Cohort!
Powerful energy fields come alive in a butoh performance. Qigong Master and butoh practitioner Gadu uses his skills to explore resonance in himself and the universe.
Photographer Ellie Kingsbury took 1500 photographs during a special Doushin Butoh practice by Gadu. On the gallery wall she features a portion of these images, while the full number will be projected onto Gadu during a special performance at the reception. When the world around us is bristling with friction and dissonance, this exhibition allows for a transformational interlude.
Resonance in a Dissonant Time
August 8-September 14, 2019
Artist Reception and Performance
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Performance at 7:00pm
Donation accepted, proceeds will go to the Healing Children in Fukushima fundraiser.
The Dreamer. The Socialite. The Boss. The Con. In Domino, thirteen unique personalities converge in an interplay that establishes a hierarchy of vulnerability and influence.
At the start of each performance, dancers will blindly select who among them will undertake the role of the Con: anyone could be the villain, no one knows who it will be, and every performance will be different.
When identities collide, some rise to power and others become prey; but when a real Con is playing the game, it’s only a matter of time before they all fall down—one by one.
Audiences are invited to witness a unique improvisational experience featuring locally and internationally recognized flamenco dancers and musicians: dancer Illeana Gomez—Texas and Madrid, Spain; dancer Sachiko “La Chayí”—Osaka, Japan and Minneapolis; singer José Cortés Fernández—Marseille, France and Los Angeles; and guitarist Alejandro Pais Iriart—Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain.
Flamenco, in its distinctly southern Spanish tablao-style, offers a twist of spontaneity and skilled improvisation to traditional dance and music, which comes to life through the high-spirited collaboration between the dancer, singer, and guitarist performing together on stage.
Co-presented by Sachiko “La Chayí”, 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellow, and Minneapolis-based Arts Nest, CUATRO invites these artists to perform together for the first time in a series of six live performances. True to the roots of flamenco, the artists will perform a unique set for each show.
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
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.
PRE-POINTE/BEGINNING POINTE for ages ten through fourteen.
August 5-16, 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 for ages thirteen through 20.
August 5-16, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Guest Teaching Artists: Claire Davison and Joseph Morrissey
Photo: Karin Rice.
BALLET TECHNIQUE LABORATORY for ages ten to 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
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
August session: Ballet Repertoire
August 10-11, 2019
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults and teens, ages sixteen and up. Fundamentals I is a basic introduction for the absolute beginner. Fundamentals II is slightly more advanced and can be taken repeatedly until ready to progress to the beginning level open classes.
Fundamentals I with Hassan Ingraham
Fall Session: September 3–November 19
Fundamentals II with Zachary Tuazon
Fall Session: September 5–November 21
Register here: https://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
Each course includes twelve classes and costs $160. Receive a $10 discount when you register at least two weeks in advance.
Other upcoming sessions:
Winter Session: January 7, 2020–March 26, 2020, twelve weeks
Spring Session: April 7, 2020–June 25, 2020, twelve weeks
Summer Session: July 7, 2020–August 27, 2020, eight weeks
Join teaching artists Thern Anderson and Mary Moore Easter in an eight-week dance and writing workshop with curriculum designed for adults ages 55+ at Rondo Community Library. Participants will explore creative exercises in which the two art forms are inextricably linked and expand their range of physical expression through improvisational activities and choreography. Movement will be used as a prompt for writing a variety of texts.
Participants of all levels and abilities are welcome. No previous experience is necessary. Limited spaces available. This workshop is free.
September 9-November 4: Mondays, 2:30-4:00pm. No class on October 14.
Sample class: Monday, August 19, 4:00-5:30pm at Kings Crossing, 500 Dale St N, St. Paul, MN 55103.
Please contact Kaitin Kelly Benedict at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 505-3264 with questions and to register.
This activity is supported by a Seeding Vitality Arts MN grant from Aroha Philanthropies.
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.
Students will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance at the end of the workshop.
This workshop offers two separate levels, and is for dancers ages ten and older.
Join us for a series of master classes with visiting guest artists Maurya Kerr and Marcus Jarrell Willis at TU Dance Center on Saturday, August 10.
Kerr's class offers an improvisatory landscape of generative play and imaginative rigor. Participants will shape-shift and risk-take; challenge self-conceived limits of generosity and curiosity; fortify creative, investigative, and physical stamina; plummet into joy, failure, and the exquisite messiness of having a body; and dare to care deeply. 10:00-11:30am.
Willis's class is a blend of familiar Horton-based technique exercises with other modern release forms and an exploration of the continuous development of his own signature movement language. 12:00-1:30pm.
Both master classes are for an advanced/professional level.
Cost: $20 per class or $30 for both classes, payable online or at TUDC by cash, check or debit/credit card. Online pre-registration recommended.
Contempo Physical Dance:
Summer intensive, August 12-17, 2019.
Participants will experience technique classes, explore company repertoire, and experience Contempo's creative process with Artistic Director Marciano Silva dos Santos, Rehearsal Director Gemma Isaacson, and guest instructors Melissa Clark and Djenane Saint Juste.
The week will culminate in a public showing and a celebratory samba party!
Scholarships are available. Please contact Jenny Pennaz at email@example.com for an application.
For more information and to register, visit:
Photo: Bill Cameron.
Young Dance invites you to our Open Houses August 12, 14, and 20! We welcome all interested participants and families to meet us at our new studio space in the CO•MOTION Center for Movement.
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.
The Open Houses will provide an opportunity for prospective families and students to:
- Learn 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
Tuesday, August 13 at Ballare Teatro:
7:00-8:00PM: Percussive Dance Lab
8:00-9:00PM: Appalachian Flatfooting
$25 per class or $40 for both.
Pre-register at: http://www.kaleenamiller.com/store/nic-gareiss-workshops.
For class descriptions and more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/534752780594893/
Presented by Kaleena Miller Dance and The Step Collective.
Ballet Royale Minnesota is celebrating its first ten years!
We provide the best classical ballet training combined with cutting edge anatomical/physiological advances and knowledge in a healthy, nurturing and non-competitive environment.
Ballet Royale is also the first in Minnesota to fully integrate groundbreaking Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training classes into its curriculum, and since its inception has run a Health and Wellness series that includes nutrition, injury prevention, and healthy mind-body awareness.
You are invited to our registration open house dates to meet our incredible faculty, tour our state of the art facility, and register for 2019-2020 classes.
Thursday, August 15: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Tuesday, August 20: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday, August 24: 11:00am-3:00pm—Open house celebration with sample classes, performances from current students, fun crafts, and much more!
Thursday, September 5: 11:00am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm
On Saturday, August 17, Ballet Royale is offering a Little Mermaid-themed Creative Dance Workshop for ages four to nine.
We are ready to dance under the sea!
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.
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 for ages three through six.
Pre-professional division for ages seven to eighteen.
Adult/teen drop-in classes.
Master classes with Broadway dance captains.
Ten percent off annual tuition if you register by September 1.
OPEN HOUSES will be:
August 17: 10:00am-1:00pm
August 18: 1:00-4:00pm
August 25: 1:00-4:00pm
Visit an open house and the $25 registration fee is waived.
Have a placement assessment and enjoy free ACADEMY swag!
Meet the faculty: Regina Peluso, Riley Weber, Heather Brockman, Hannah Benditt, Chelsea Rose, Rush Benson, Katie Taintor, and Shelli Manzoline!
On Saturday, August 17, please join us for:
Open House: 10:00am-1:00pm
as well as
Advanced pre-professional summer intensive showcase: 2:00-3:15pm
at TU Dance Center.
Students who are interested in enrolling in fall classes at TU Dance Center will have the opportunity to take sample classes, tour the facilities, ask questions about our programs, and register!
Sample Class Schedule:
Open Children’s Sample Class: 10:00-10:30am
Open Teen/Adult Sample Class: 10:30-11:15am
Open Boys' Sample Class: 11:15am-12:00pm
Following the Open House, please join us for the summer intensive showcase featuring advanced pre-professional summer intensive students sharing new works created by Artistic Director Uri Sands and visiting guest artists Maurya Kerr and Marcus Jarrell Willis.
Photo: Laura Scher.
Ballet Royale is offering two week-long workshops designed to strengthen and prepare your dancer for the new dance year.
Pointe Prep workshop: Sunday, August 18-Friday, August 23: 5:30-7:30pm
We start the week off with getting pointe shoes and continue with a week-long workshop introducing pointe to your dancer.
Invitation only, by the Director. Pre-approved for dancers entering Advanced Youth I.
Youth Ballet Jump Start Program: Monday, August 19-Friday, August 23: 5:30-7:30pm
Sign up for this week-long workshop designed for our Youth Ballet dancers to launch successfully into the fall semester.
Please contact Ballet Royale for placement and enrollment information. We would love for you to come dance with us!
MDT's biannual Open Division Open House includes free ballet class for adults, discounted class cards, and an MDT company showing. Open Division classes are open to adults and teens ages sixteen and older.
Saturday, August 24
8:30am–12:30pm: Discount class cards available in the sixth floor lobby
9:00am–10:20am: FREE Beginning-Intermediate Ballet in Studio 6A
10:25am–10:35am: MDT company showing in Studio 6A
10:40am–Noon: FREE Advanced Ballet in Studio 6A
Sunday, March 25
11:00am–1:30pm: Discount class cards available in sixth floor lobby
11:15am–1:15pm: FREE Intermediate-Advanced Ballet with Pointe in Studio 6A
11:30am–1:00pm: FREE Beginning Ballet in Studio 6B
OPEN HOUSE DISCOUNT:
Ten percent off MDT class cards.
Get ten percent off MDT class cards from Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25.
MDT class cards have no expiration date.
Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted.
A three percent processing fee is added to credit card transactions.
Ballet Co.Laboratory presents an open house and health fair at their home studios on August 24!
Visitors will be able to learn from local health professionals about different services in the community.
Start the beginning of your season with free classes, raffle baskets, interactive presentations, and meeting with Ballet Co.Laboratory supporters such as New Heights, Performance, Training Haus, and more!
Events will take place on Saturday, August 24: 10:30am–2:00pm.
W(Righting) Your Truth with Brother(hood) Dance! is a creative writing incubator for dancers and writers (poets, songwriters, and scholars) to investigate ideas in which they may not have had the space to explore or are dreaming about how to actively and effectively use their gifts to write their truth.
August 24-25, 3:00-5:30pm
Students should wear clothing that they feel comfortable moving in (no jeans) and bring a notebook and something to write with. This workshop is open to all who can dance and write.
Cost: $45.00 for the two-day workshop, payable online or at TUDC by cash, check or debit/credit card. Online pre-registration recommended.
Photo: Jaimé Dzandu.
ABAA is excited to host Robert McKee, Director of Inaside Chicago Dance, for a day-long workshop. This fantastic opportunity is open to any dancers ages ten and older, from intermediate-advanced to professional level. Levels are divided within the workshop.
Classes in: ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre.
Early Bird Registration: $85 before August 14!
For more information: http://inasidechicagodance.org/regional-workshop-twin-cities.shtml.
Starting this fall, Katha Dance Theatre is launching a weekly Introductory Kathak class at a new satellite location in Woodbury. To celebrate, KDT will be offering a free day of dance at the new space to all prospective students on Sunday, September 8.
All are welcome—no prior Kathak experience required! This is the perfect time to jump in if you're curious about Kathak or any type of classical Indian dance. Kathak combines complex, rhythmic footwork with graceful, lyrical movement—the best of both worlds for any dancer! Here are the details:
Sunday, September 8
10:00AM: Children's class, for ages six and older
11:00AM: Teen/adult class
Note: This will also be the permanent Sunday schedule going forward.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In celebration of our inaugural year in our new home, we are offering free classes the week before our session starts! If you are a returning student or new to Young Dance we would love to dance with you! Come experience a new class offering or get a jump start with dance this season.
Monday, September 9:
5:15-6:00pm: Creative Movement II, ages five to seven (K-1), with Kathleen Pender
6:00-7:00pm: All Abilities Dancing One, ages seven to eleven, with Charisse Ponder
6:00-7:00pm: West African Dance, ages eleven to eighteen, with Whitney McClusky
Saturday, September 14:
9:30-10:15am: Family Dance, ages one to five, with Denise Gagner
10:15-11:00am: Ballet, ages seven to eleven, with Maggie Zepp
11:00-12:00pm: Modern Dance, ages seven to eleven, with Tori Casagranda
11:00-12:00pm: Modern Dance, ages twelve to eighteen, with Anat Shinar
For more information or to register, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/346370756308920/.
Butoh is a contemporary Japanese performance art form that began in the late 1950's. Originally started as an anti-establishment, anti-traditional dance theater, butoh explores the relationship between our mind and body, and it questions society's perceptions of the body and ideas of "beauty." Though it is considered an underground art form, butoh is practiced all over world.
This one-day workshop is for people who want to experience Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “Resonance,” beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced.
Come and experience the power of Resonance!
Thursday, September 12: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Ballet Beyond Barriers is Ballet Royale Minnesota’s original adaptive dance workshop.
This exciting new program will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 1:00pm.
We are proud to present this event with the support and promotion of Shriners Hospitals for Children and Gillette’s Children Hospital. This one-hour workshop is specially designed for children ages eight through thirteen with physical disabilities and movement disorders, including but not limited to dystonia, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida.
Under the guidance of a medical professional and Ballet Royale faculty, each participating child is paired with a student dancer from Ballet Royale for a unique exploration of music and movement. Together with their peers, students will develop body awareness, coordination, and balance in a traditional studio environment.
The workshop is accompanied by live music and each student will receive a uniform t-shirt and a Ballet Royale certificate upon completion.
Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite 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!
2019 schedule, dates are subject to change:
Fourth Term: September 19; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Did you see something?
Did you feel something?
For the next issue of Good Job, we are trying something new. We are asking for responses and reviews of all kinds from y'all, to any dance/performance you experienced recently. Responses can come in the form of a poem, an essay, a drawing, a photo, or the notes you scribbled on your program.
There is so much dance work happening, we want to get some words about it from creative and careful creators out into the world. Think low stakes, light editorial touch.
Presenting Good Job Issue 4: the $5 issue.
You write us something, we give you $5 to publish it.
We publish it, folks pay $5 to purchase it.
Send us a proposal now, send us your finished product by Monday, August 12: email@example.com.
Let’s do this.
Good Job is a Twin Cities-based dance zine published by Eben Kowler and Julia Gavin Bither with essays, interviews, reviews and artists' projects. Read the three issues of Good Job here: http://www.readgoodjob.com.
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 Matthew@collidedance.org for next steps.
Minnesota Ballet Theatre seeking male and female ballet dancers for the 2019-2020 season.
Positions include company classes and possible pay for performances, depending on experience.
Approximately ten performances per season.
Contact us for an audition: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
Jan's School of Dance is seeking an instructor for the 2019-2020 season.
Teacher must have experience with jazz, contemporary, acro, tap, ballet, and/or modern.
Hours per week will be determined later. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
You will need to provide your own transportation.
Please contact Jan with resume and questions.
Not sure what level to register for at Ballet Co.Laboratory? Come take our 2019/2020 Placement Class on Saturday, August 17! Placement classes are free to all students. Please arrive 15-30 minutes in advance to complete registration. No photos necessary. Questions? Contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:30am-12:00pm: Students ages ten to fourteen with little to no pointe experience.
12:30-2:30pm: Students ages thirteen to eighteen with at least one year pointe experience.
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
The Young Dance performing company is holding an audition for youth ages seven to eighteen for the 2019-20 season (September-May) on Tuesday, August 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. during one of our Open Houses at our new space.
Company members take weekly classes and rehearse on Saturdays. The company frames its annual season around a theme that immerses dancers in artistic inquiry and produces high quality, innovative performances. Dancers work with professional artists to investigate and collaborate on choreography relative to the selected theme. Their work is presented in venues throughout the year and in a season finale concert each spring. To join the company, any interested participant is asked to partake in an audition class, held in the fall or spring. Come prepared to move and have fun! All you need is your bare feet and comfortable clothes; no experience necessary.
To register, email email@example.com, or call 612-423-3064.
Come see if Young Dance is right for you!
CDP2 is the preparatory training company of Crash Dance Productions, for preteen, teen, and adult dancers. Dancers will train in CDP’s unique contemporary aesthetic and learn repertory that will be performed at various shows throughout the year.
Participation in CDP2 is by formal audition only. Auditions will take place on August 27-28 at Hothouse in Northeast Minneapolis.
Inquire immediately if you are unavailable and would like to request a private audition.
Dancers will be informed of audition results no later than Friday, August 30.
CDP2 begins the week of September 8.
Paris-based artist/choreographer Emilie Pitoiset/CieKittyFisher is seeking dancers for her upcoming performance commissioned by the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways, on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways is a year-long-program of artistic actions, interventions, and manifestations in public, semi-public, and private space. On the occasion of the symposium "Passages," Emilie Pitoiset will recreate her piece It took the night to believe in the Minneapolis Downtown Skyway system, which premiered at the museum Tai Kwun Center in Hong Kong in 2018 (http://www.emiliepitoiset.net/performances/thenight.html).
Dancers must have a contemporary dance background—any notions or experiences of twerking or vogue are also welcomed.
Email your resume and video links to Sarah Petersen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals will take place in the Downtown Skyways from Tuesday, September 24 to Friday, September 27.
Performance scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Performance duration: 60 min.
This is a paid performance.
For more information, visit https://goetheintheskyways.org/.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
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.*
The 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.*
*Rates 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.
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, and 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.
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: https://goo.gl/forms/IQbjybxObCJvIp9D2
Rates for auditions and classes:
Studio 6A: $30/hour
Studio 6B: $25/hour
Studio 6C: $20/hour
To schedule an audition/class rental: https://goo.gl/forms/geMQt4tcclpZ20lb2
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.
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, 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.
Erin Thompson teaches intermediate and advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon this summer. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.
Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
with Dean Magraw on guitar!
Intermediate Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
COLLIDE Academy of Dance registration is OPEN!
The Academy offers:
Young Children'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, Riley Weber, Rush Benson, Shelli Manzoline, and Katie Taintor!
The Cassandra School offers year-round belly dance classes in Minneapolis and Bloomington, including six beginning classes each week.
Summer session began on Monday, June 17. We are midway through the session but you can still dance with us! Drop-in classes are only $18 for Level 1. Just pick a Level 1 class at http://www.cassandraschool.com, arrive at class, and pay the teacher at class. It’s that easy!
Or, purchase a monthly class pass at $105 that will allow you to go to unlimited Level 1 classes for one calendar month. Your teacher will give you your class pass at the first class you go to for the month you purchased. 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.
Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!
Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.
Fall session starts September 14.
Beginning Adult Ballet
at Edina Community Center (ECC) with Midwest School of Ballet Instructor (TBA).
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Beginning II/Intermediate Ballet, Beginning Pointe, and Modern
at Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Instructor: Lara Ciganko
Ballet: 5:30-7:00pm, Pointe: 7:00-8:00pm.
Ballet: 5:30-7:00pm, Modern: 7:00-8:00pm.
Join Midwest School of Ballet.
Classes start September 14!
Classes are offered at two locations:
Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM:
7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Edina Community Center -ECC:
5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424
Fundamentals I for ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am at PIM.
Saturdays, 9:15-10:00am at ECC.
Thursdays, 5:15-6:00pm at PIM.
Fundamentals II for ages five and six:
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am at both ECC and PIM.
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm at PIM.
Fundamentals III for ages six through eight;
Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm at ECC.
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm at PIM.
Level I for ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm at PIM.
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm at PIM.
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm at PIM.
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM.
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM.
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm at PIM.
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM.
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM.
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am at ECC - Beginning Adult.
Saturdays, 11:30am-1:00pm at ECC - Teens and Athletes, ages eight through fourteen.
Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm at PIM.
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm at PIM.
GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONING
INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm with pointe class following
Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00pm with pointe class following
BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET
BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET II
ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET*
*These classes will not be held on the following days: 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.
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.
Ages twelve and older.
Teachers: Rosa Prigan
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 their 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.
Ages twelve and older.
Teaching Artist: Zoé Henrot
MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.
• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere
Monday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I and II - Preregistration required
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
September 3, 2019–November 21, 2019, twelve weeks
January 7, 2020–March 26, 2020, twelve weeks
April 7, 2020–June 25, 2020, twelve weeks
July 7, 2020–August 27, 2020, eight weeks
Registration is now open for Minnesota Dance Theatre’s 2019-20 school year. Dance classes of all levels are offered for ages three and a half to eighteen through the Performing Arts Division and Young Children’s Division. Classes begin Tuesday, September 3.
The Performing Arts Division (PAD), for ages eight to eighteen, is designed to meet the needs of today’s dancer with a curriculum based in the classical ballet tradition and incorporating contemporary dance forms. The classes are taught by an accomplished faculty and include live piano accompaniment.
The Young Children’s Division (YCD) offers a joyful introduction to dance for girls and boys ages three and a half to eleven. Students explore movement through imagery, music, and self-expression. MDT offers tuition-free dance classes for boys ages five to eleven.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
New to MDT? Complete this class placement form to enroll in the Performing Arts Division: https://bit.ly/2Kclc46
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.
Young Dance offers creative movement, modern, ballet, choreography, hip hop, West African, contemporary Indian, Haitian dance, and all abilities dancing for individuals living with and without disabilities. Students of all levels and backgrounds enjoy our collaborative and creative approach to dance! Young Dance is committed to making dance accessible to all interested participants.
Join us this year in our new space at the Co•Motion Center for Movement!
Our academic year programming runs September 19, 2019-May 16, 2020. All of our classes are taught by professional artists and dance educators with post-secondary degree educations. Three performances are scheduled during the academic school year to showcase what the students have been working on in their classes.
Visit http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule for class schedule and registration details.
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, August 8
Peavey Plaza | 1100 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tuesday, August 13
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: 5:30-7:00PM.
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.
Friday Morning Jazz (FMJ) class organizers Karla Grotting and Erinn Liebhard are TEAM TEACHING this Friday!
Come on out for a body-savvy, thorough and organized warm-up, groovy and rhythmic across-the-floors, and a zesty combo! FMJ classes are multi-level and multi-generational, and drop-ins are welcome. As Karla says, "Jazz amnesty is always in force. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, just #getyourasstoclass!"
Please note: Friday Morning Jazz will move to a 10:00-11:30am slot starting with Zenon's fall session. The first class at this time will be Friday, September 13 (no class August 30 or September 6).
This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills, and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.
The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.
August 12: Facilitated warm-up and jam.
6:30-9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.
All are welcome!
Ballet Royale's Performance Track and Professional Division Programs provide the most comprehensive, advanced professional ballet training available, and is for students who are talented, ambitious, and wish for a rigorous or pre-professional course of study in classical ballet and related dance forms.
Three years of Advanced Youth Ballet or its equivalent is generally required. Students must be pre-approved and invited each year to participate. Students new to Ballet Royale seeking to enter this program must take a placement/audition class in order to be considered. All placement decisions within this program will be made by the school directors and faculty based on the student's abilities, not their age.
In addition to professional ballet training, Performance Track and Professional Division students will also have classes in classical-based performance jazz, modern/contemporary dance, pointe, repertoire, pas de deux, variations, Progressing Ballet Technique®, and more.
Ballet Royale Minnesota is celebrating its first ten years as Minnesota's premier ballet academy! We provide the best classical ballet training combined with cutting edge anatomical/physiological advances and knowledge in a healthy, nurturing and non-competitive environment.
Our Youth Ballet program is for students age seven and older. This program follows a seven-level, elementary through advanced/intermediate, ballet syllabus. The higher levels include modern/contemporary, preparation for pointe, performance/musical theater jazz, an elite solos/variations class, and pointe classes.
All levels of Youth Ballet include repertoire training, in which students learn choreography and dances.
New students with prior dance training seeking to enter Youth Ballet 1 or higher are required to have a personal evaluation by the school faculty for placement. Free student assessments are offered at our Open House celebration on August 24.
We would love for you to come dance with us!
Ballet Royale is celebrating our first ten years as Minnesota's premier ballet academy for students of all ages! Sign your little one up today for Ballet Royale's Creative Dance program! Fall classes run from September 7 through December 21.
Our program is a professionally developed and comprehensive program drawing on decades of dance and music teaching experience, offering an incomparable experience for children from walking age through six years old.
These innovative classes encourage musicality, imagination and self expression through the art of dance and music.
There is also a separate class specifically designed for five- and six-year-old boys that may be taken instead of or in addition to the general Pre-Ballet Creative Dance classes.
You are invited to our Open House celebration on August 24 to tour our beautiful, state of the art facility, meet our faculty, and take part in free creative dance sample classes, fun art projects, face painting, and more!
Register for Ballet Royale's Boys' Ballet program today!
Unique in Minnesota, this innovative program is designed specifically for boys and taught by male teachers. Ballet Royale understands the importance of providing targeted opportunities for boys in addition to the myriad of mixed classes available to both genders. Ballet Royale offer boys' classes for Pre-Ballet Creative Dance, general boys' dance cross training, and Ballet for Boys.
Ballet Royale’s boys' classes are for students five and older, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere. Whether the goal is to pursue dance itself or to cross-train for other sports such as hockey, soccer, football, etc., Ballet Royale’s Boys' Dance training benefits boys of all ages and abilities.