DanceMN News - August 14, 2019








"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?

Tickets: $21
Purchase here:
Venue address delivered a week prior to performance.

Presented by Kaleena Miller Dance and The Step Collective.


Rhythmically Speaking presents The Cohort this week!

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 features jazz and American social dance-inspired works brought to life by the following artists:

Erinn Liebhard, RS Artistic Director - MN
Julie Warder - MN
Rohan Bhagrava of Rovaco Dance Company - New York, NY
Pat Taylor of JazzAntiqua Music & Dance Ensemble - Los Angeles, CA

Nora Anderson
Doug Hooker
Erik Hunder
Sara Karimi
Erinn Liebhard
Kelli Miles
Kathleen Pender
Betsy Schaefer-Roob
Cheng Xiong

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!

The Southern Theater | 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Please join us for a summer intensive showing featuring students from the 2019 Contempo Physical Dance Summer Intensive, sharing technique demonstrations, company repertoire and new creations.

The showing will be followed by a samba party!

Saturday, August 17, 4:00-5:30pm.
This event is free and open to the public.

Barbara Barker Center for Dance | 500 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Jenny Pennaz-, (612) 619-4116

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.

Form+Content Gallery | Whitney Square Building, 210 N 2nd St #104, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Gadu Schmitz-, (612) 703-7501

Interlace is a program of two contemporary dance works performed by casts of all women. The pieces lay the foundation for a space of sharing, healing and community by exploring the unique and collective experiences of women through their journeys, embodied through dance.

Featuring "At Least, At Last" by Berit Ahlgren (2019) and "When We Met Under The Juniper Tree" by Elena Hollenhorst (2017).

Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 24 at 2:00 - PAY AS ABLE
Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 pm

The Southern Theater | 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Berit Ahlgren-, (651) 233-0217

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, undertakes 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.

The Lab Theater | 700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

You may have heard, Minnesota Opera recently purchased the Lab Theater in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood.
MN Opera has asked the Minnesota Theater Alliance to help convene and moderate a town hall style session at the MN Opera Center to hear from the arts community about performing facility needs. MN Opera is planning a renovation of the space in two years and would like to gather feedback through this session as well as a survey to help inform that process.

Please take the survey (for both attendees and non-attendees):

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Theater Alliance website:

August 26, 4:30-6:00pm

Minnesota Opera Center | 620 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Julia Gallagher-

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.

Phoenix Theater | 2605 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Sachiko Nishiuchi-


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 classes for ages thirteen to 20.
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 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
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30–6:45pm.
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

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

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 or (651) 505-3264 with questions and to register.
This activity is supported by a Seeding Vitality Arts MN grant from Aroha Philanthropies.

Rondo Community Library | 461 Dale St N, St. Paul, MN 55103
Kaitin Kelly Benedict-, (651) 505-3264

An invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from modern and jazz to swing and Afro-modern.

Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of dance.

Sign up today:

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

Young Dance invites you to our Open Houses:
Tonight, August 14, and Tuesday, August 20!
We welcome all interested participants and families to meet us at our new studio space in the CO•MOTION Center for Movement.

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

CoMotion Center for Movement | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Glaws-, (612) 423-3064

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. Since its inception, Ballet Royale 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

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

Please join us at TU Dance Center for two events on Saturday, August 17:
Open House: 10:00am-1:00pm
Advanced pre-professional summer intensive showcase: 2:00-3:15pm

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.

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

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 through eighteen.
Adult/teen drop-in classes.
Master classes with Broadway dance captains.
Private lessons.
and MORE!

10% 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!

The Academy at COLLIDE | 755 Prior Ave N Ste 235, St. Paul, MN 55104
Ellie Hayden-, (651) 395-7903

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.

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

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!

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.

276 East Lafayette Frontage Road
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

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, followed by 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!

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

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.
Mondays, 9:30-11:30am
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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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 from 10:30am-2:00pm.

Photo: Karin Rice.

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

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
Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30pm
Fall Session: September 3–November 19

Fundamentals II with Zachary Tuazon
Thursdays, 7:00–8:30pm
Fall Session: September 5–November 21

Register here:

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

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

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, intermediate-advanced/professional level. Levels are divided within the workshop.

Classes in: Ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre.

September 8

For more information:

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy | 1000 Boone Ave N, Suite 360, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Julie Marie Muskat-, (763) 703-3920

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 with any questions.

Stage Left Dance Co | 1830 Wooddale Ave, Studio B, Woodbury, MN 55125

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:

CoMotion Center for Movement | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Glaws-, (612) 423-3064

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

Tuition: $25

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

September 13-15
Friday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am-6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am-4:30pm

Fees: Early bird - register by August 22 $499; Regular $549.
Materials Fee: $65.
ACE (CEP133193 (1.6))
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 9486 (16.0)

This is the only entry point into the Balanced Body Pilates Curriculum!
The Balanced Body Movement Principles form the foundation of Balanced Body Education. They include the most important information on anatomy, assessment, biomechanics and foundational exercises needed to become a successful Pilates teacher, personal trainer or movement educator.
The course mixes information on how the body works with basic exercises to illustrate the information in movement.

For more information visit:

Cari Riis Stemmler-, (952) 405-9765

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 Children’s 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.

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

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!

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

2019 schedule, dates are subject to change:
Fourth Term: September 19; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14.

Tuition: $135

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

A new international dance festival showcasing the best of bachata, salsa, zouk, and kizomba will take place November 8–11 at the Crowne Plaza West in Minneapolis.

The Bailame Dance Festival is the largest of its kind in Minnesota and will feature over 30 local and international dance instructors, over 45 workshops, three nights of performances, and dedicated ballrooms featuring themed dancing on all three nights!

Bailame is from the Spanish word "bailar" which means "to dance" and that is what the festival is focused on—inviting the community to dance.
The focus of the first annual festival is on the education, preservation, and experience of international dancing. Featured dance workshops in salsa (On1 and On2), bachata (traditional, urban, sensual), kizomba (traditional, urban), cumbia, and Brazilian zouk.

Bailame Dance Festival has partnered with two community organizations as another way of giving back to the community: Bailame will collect monetary and food donations at the event.

General Information-


Straightline Dance Fitness offers recreational dance classes for children.
In a supportive and nonjudgmental environment, we explore our physical abilities and learn how to use movement to nourish our brains, bodies, and souls.

We are starting to plan our fall kids classes and are looking to add some new teachers to our staff.
We are also looking to expand our formats offered so any format is welcome.
If you have experience teaching and love working with kids we want to hear from you!

Just send your resume and references to:
Fill out the application at:
We will contact for an interview.

Gretchen Bierbaum-, (612) 385-4218

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

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.

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company | 755 Prior Ave N Ste 235, St. Paul, MN 55104
Ellie Hayden-, (651) 395-7903

The Academy at COLLIDE is searching for a talented, professional dancer to join our faculty!

Our instructors are professionals working in the dance world and have a variety of experience.
We offer classes for young children, all the way through drop-in classes for adults.

If you're interested in teaching the next great dancers, please send your resume to

The Academy at COLLIDE | 755 Prior Ave N Ste 235, St. Paul, MN 55104
Ellie Hayden-, (651) 395-7903

We're now accepting submissions for our annual TCTF Showcase performance which features the best tap ensembles and youth companies from around the region. This year's festival showcase is on October 17, 2019.

The deadline for submissions is August 23.
Groups will be notified of our decision by August 30.

Submission guidelines:
- Must be a tap dance
- Must be less than ten minutes
- Must be a dance with two or more people in it

- All ages welcome
- Your piece DOES NOT need to be finished by submission date, just give us an idea of what is in store—personnel, etc.
- Participation fee of $100, if accepted

Submissions must be sent electronically via Youtube or Vimeo link to


Are you an advanced tap dancer between the ages of thirteen and nineteen?
Audition for this year's Elite Tap Feet performance group!

August 16

The group of dancers selected will learn an original piece of choreography to be performed at this year's Festival.
We're pleased to announce this year's guest choreographer will be Sarah Reich!

No need to prepare a choreographed piece for the audition.
Dancers must be between the ages of thirteen and nineteen at the time of the audition.
Selected dancers will have dues of $150 and two rehearsals the weekend of August 17-18 to learn choreography.

If chosen, rehearsals will follow the auditions, that weekend at Ballare Teatro:
SATURDAY, August 17: 10am-2pm
SUNDAY, August 18: 10am-2pm

Ballare Teatro | 4259 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Did you see something?
Did you feel something?

We want to know what it was!

For the next issue of Good Job, 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. 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.
We have extended the deadline. We want your words! Send us your finished product by Friday, August 16:

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:

Julia Gavin Bither-

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

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Destanie Martin-Johnson-

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, or call 612-423-3064.

Come see if Young Dance is right for you!

CoMotion Center for Movement | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Glaws-

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 Pre-professional 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.

Hothouse | 2303 Kennedy St NE, Suite 420, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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, which premiered at the museum Tai Kwun Center in Hong Kong in 2018, in the Minneapolis Downtown Skyway system (

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:
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



The McKnight Artist Fellowships Intent to Apply is open until September 4, 11:59 CST.

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

If you plan to apply for a fellowship, you must submit your Intent to Apply by September 4.
If you miss the Intent to Apply deadline you may still submit a final application. However, you will not receive important updates and help with the application and your performances will not be seen by the panel.

Once you have submitted your Intent to Apply you will be notified regarding the final application process. This application will become available after January 15, 2020 and the final application deadline will be March 30, 2020.

Full guidelines and application can be found here:

Mary Ellen Childs-

Resident Artists receive support for the creation of new works in all performance modalities, including theatre, dance, music, spoken word, community-engaged performance, and new performance-based media.

cfpa (Center for Performing Arts) is looking for up to three Twin Cities-based artists at any stage in their careers to initiate a new piece of original performance work, and/or a new way of working during our Fall 2019 short-term residency. The key components of this residency are free rehearsal space, a (paid) mentor, and a $100 stipend. The residency concludes with a public presentation and audience conversation.

For consideration, review and complete the form:

Deadline: September 15, 2019, 6:00pm.

Application fee (non-refundable): $30.
This fee contributes to the cost of people to review applications, the honorarium paid to each artist and artist's mentor, and the stipend to photographer/videographer to document presentations.

cfpa will announce residency artists on October 1, 2019.

cfpa - Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Jennie Ward-, (612) 821-9202


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 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. Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company. Sorry, no Irish shoes or tap shoes permitted.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

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, 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.


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

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.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez-, (612) 367-6681

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

McKnight Fellowships for Dance and for Choreographers will hold the second of two webinars for all interested applicants on:

Monday, August 19, 12:00-1:00pm
This session, led by Program Director Mary Ellen Childs, will be accessed through the online meeting site, Zoom.
RSVP to, and you will be sent a link to enter the webinar by internet browser on a computer or smart phone.  

This information session will be geared towards first-time applicants and focus on frequently asked questions regarding the application materials—the artistic statement, resume, and work sample. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat feature, or are encouraged to submit a question by email when you RSVP. 

The deadline for Intent To Apply submissions is Wednesday, September 4 at midnight.

Mary Ellen Childs-

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.


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. Bokings will be charged after the cancellation notice time frame has expired.
View the Cowles Center Booking Calendar:
Fill out a Renter Profile Form:

Paula Vasquez Alzate-

Want to discuss opportunities for individual dance artists? 
Need to understand press kits for your next show?
 Trying to revise your teaching artist curriculum? 
Don’t know where to start with individual donations?

The Cowles Center offers free 30-minute consultations with its administrative staff.
Participants can sign up to discuss a grant they're writing, connect with marketing on tips to promote a show, or touch base with the education and community engagement staff about outreach opportunities and career development.

Occurs every second Wednesday of the month, 9:00am-5:00pm. Registration required.



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
Thursdays, 9:30-11:15am
with Dean Magraw on guitar!

Intermediate Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

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

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 two weeks from the end of session but you can still dance with us!
Drop-in classes are only $18 for Level 1. Pick a Level 1 class at, arrive at class, and pay the teacher at class. It’s that easy!

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

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

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

Monday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm

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

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

Registration is now open for Minnesota Dance Theatre’s 2019-20 school year. Classically based dance training is offered for ages three 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 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:

New to MDT? Complete this class placement form to enroll in the Performing Arts Division:

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

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 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 is hour-long gentle yoga class stretches the connective tissues of the body through yoga postures held for three to five minutes.

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.

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

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

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 Academy at COLLIDE | 755 Prior Ave N Ste 235, St. Paul, MN 55104
Ellie Hayden-, (651) 395-7903

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 for class schedule and registration details.

CoMotion Center for Movement | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Glaws-

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

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

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


Children explore dance through playful activities in a fun, nurturing environment.
Wednesdays, 9:15-10:00 AM at CFPA. September 18-November 13.
Fridays, 10:15-11:00 AM at CFPA. September 20-November 15.
$110 for the nine-week session

Children learn dance elements through improvised, structured activities and create their own dances. No previous experience necessary.
Saturdays, 11:30-12:15 PM at CFPA. September 21-November 16
$110 for the nine-week session

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM at CFPA. September 20-November 15
Fridays, 4:00-5:00 PM at CFPA. September 20-November 15
Students learn basic modern dance technique, improvisation, and choreography. No previous experience necessary.
$120 for the nine-week session

LHSC - Lake Harriet Spiritual Center | 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
CFPA - Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Pam Gleason-, (612) 990-6019

Threads Dance Project offers open company class for ages sixteen and older, intermediate through professional level.

Tuesdays, 9:00am-10:30am: Ballet
Thursdays, 9:00am-10:30am: Modern

Classes: $15, cash or check.
FREE parking.

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Karen Christ Aalgaard-

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 Angela Erickson.
SATURDAYS, 9:30-11:00am.
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Beginning II/Intermediate Dance Classes
at Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM, 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
with Lara Ciganko ​
Ballet: 5:30-7:00pm, Pointe: 7-8pm.
Ballet: 5:30-7:00pm
Modern: 7:00-8:00pm.

Ballet for Teens and Athletes, ages eight to fourteen
at Edina Community Center - ECC
with Angela Erickson.
Saturdays, 11:30-1:00pm.
Designed to help athletes such as gymnasts, swimmers, soccer players, and skaters to cross-train and improve physical skills in their chosen sport.

Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

Join Midwest School of Ballet.
Classes start September 14!

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 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.

Level II:
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm at PIM.
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm at PIM.

Level III:
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

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm at PIM.

Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

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 15
Peavey Plaza | 1100 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tuesday, August 20
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.

Michael Thurston-

Come on out for a body-savvy and thorough and organized warm-up, groovy and rhythmic across-the-floors, and a zesty combo from Karla Grotting this week! Friday Morning Jazz 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).

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

BIPOC folks,

join in the dance just for us! BIPOC folks have led the practice in realizing what it means to be vulnerable, liberated, safe, and strong while dancing in common and contested space. Now, we are offering BIPOC-only sessions. Join us outside Clouds in Water Zen Center.

It’s great to be in our bodies, feel our beauty, feel how we matter, resist, thrive. It’s a political and healing practice. We will have time to discuss what’s present for us as individuals and as a community.

DYFIT works by bringing your awesome pocket music devices and earphones. We’ll have extra if you want to borrow anything. See you there!

If you can't join us on the 18 we will also be hosting a two more BIPOC Only events in September:

Sunday, September 1
11am-12:30pm at Clouds and Water Zen Center

Sunday September 15
11am-12:30pm at Clouds and Water Zen Center

Clouds in Water Zen Center | 445 Farrington St, St. Paul, MN
Michael Thurston-

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

August 19: MUSIC JAM with Peter Breen:

Peter Breen is a Twin Cities keyboard player, songwriter and band leader. Their main project is a genre-fluid rock band, Still Unstill. You can also see them playing with Willow Waters and The Earth Tones, Witness, and Gabe Barnett. They are also a longtime practitioner of contact improvisation as a dancer and are excited to explore the intersections between music and dance forms. You can learn more at their website:

Doors at 6:00pm.


All are welcome!

Ivy Building | 2635 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Lindsay Forsythe-, (347) 512-0892

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.

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

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

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. All levels of Youth Ballet include repertoire training, in which students learn choreography and dances. The higher levels include modern/contemporary, preparation for pointe, performance/musical theater jazz, an elite solos/variations class, and pointe classes.

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

Ballet Royale is celebrating our first ten years as Minnesota's premier ballet academy for students of all ages! S

ign 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, which offers 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!

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