DanceMN News - September 11, 2019







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-

Anda Flamenco Company has continued to bring the passionate purity of authentic Spanish flamenco to their captivated and loyal Twin Cities audiences since 2002.

Come enjoy the forceful beauty of this Spanish folk art form with all of its virtuoso guitar mastery and percussive footwork.

Beautiful Stillwater on the St. Croix River is the perfect spot for an afternoon of shopping, dining, and flamenco!

September 22 at 3:00pm.

Zephyr Theatre | 601 Main St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
Kristine Larsson-

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

Val Oliveiro
Michelle Kranike (Chicago)
Virginia Twins
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.

In its seventeenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 9x22 Dance/Lab has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Laurie Van Wieren-

The Cowles Center is excited to partner with UCare to open up a discussion and provide free one-on-one health plan consultations as part of the Roundtable Discussion Series. The people-powered team at UCare is making the rounds to de-complicate health care for artists. Join The Cowles Center and UCare over lunch on Thursday, September 26 to discuss health coverage information and helpful tips, plus answer all your questions! Lunch will be provided.

Roundtable Discussion: 11:45am-1:00pm
Learn about different types of coverage and health plan terminology, understand how to qualify for subsidies, know how to enroll in MNsure, and more!

One-on-one Health Plan Consultations: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sign up for a free 30-minute consultation with a UCare representative.

RSVP and sign up for a consultation:

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

Come get a sneak peek of Twin Cities Ballet's 2019-2020 season!
Twin Cities Ballet company members will dance in a preview performance, followed by a reception where you are invited to eat, drink, and participate in our silent auction fundraiser.

Saturday, September 28, 7:00-9:00PM

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (TCB) is an innovative ballet company that is reigniting the passion for ballet through high-quality, professional performances and meaningful educational opportunities for audiences and participants alike.

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

Northrop presents
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Saturday, September 28, 7:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage

The Great Gatsby
with live orchestra
Choreography by Jorden Morris
Music by Carl Davis

Northrop audiences fell in love with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Mozart in Motion program last fall. We’re delighted to welcome them back with their latest creation, a new ballet based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel The Great Gatsby. Jorden Morris' choreography (last seen here in Moulin Rouge) and Carl Davis' original score celebrate all of the revelry and recklessness of that jazz-age summer on Long Island when married socialite Daisy Buchanan rekindles her romance with the mysterious Jay Gatsby.

Northrop | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Amy Nelson-

Susana di Palma presents an illuminating look into the evolution of flamenco.

This multimedia presentation includes tapas and beverages.

Price: $15

Zorongo Studio | 3715 Minnehaha Ave S, STE C, Minneapolis, MN 55406
G. Michael Bargas-, (612) 234-1653

Choreographer Davon Suttles, in partnership with Keane Sense of Rhythm and the Minnesota State Arts Board, presents MELANIZED.

MELANIZED is a multimedia tap show about living as a person of color (POC). Through tap dance, live music, and film we will address systemic racism. We will also showcase the beauty that comes with living as a person of color by exploring various art forms created by POCs such as gospel, R&B, and konnakol.

A unique artist market pre-show happens before each performance from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Tickets available for all shows through Brown Paper Tickets.

Proceeds from the Friday, October 11 performance will be donated to an immigrant assistance and relief organization, to be determined.


Thursday, October 3
Friday, October 4
Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6
Thursday, October 10
Friday, October 11 - Tickets are pay what you can. All are invited.
Saturday, October 12
Sunday, October 13

Performances begin at 7:30pm.

Hennepin Theater Trust | 900 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Silver Screen Soirée and the TechniColor Me Bad After Party
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Elizabeth Redleaf, Honorary Chair
Dan Avchen, Gala Chair
Thomas Pack, After Party Chair

Hollywood showstoppers take center stage at The Cowles Center's annual GOTTA DANCE! Gala and Raze the Barre After Party on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Our city of stars will be shining bright at the Silver Screen Soirée as we pay homage to the magic of the movies. Get red carpet ready and join us for a night fit for the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.


After party tickets increase in cost on September 20. Get yours now at the best price possible!

Minneapolis Marriott City Center | 30 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

The vibrant and versatile MDT dancers take on works ranging from cutting-edge contemporary to transcendent classical. Featuring new works by Zach Manske and Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, as well as Loyce Houlton’s "Boccherini Dances."

Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 12* at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 13 at 3:00pm
Friday, October 18* at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 20 at 3:00pm

*Includes post-show discussion.

General admission adults: $35
General admission students/seniors: $25
Priority Seating: $50


Become an MDT Season Subscriber and get 30% off the $35/25 ticket price PLUS priority seating. More information at:

See our season line up:

The Lab Theater | 700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN
Justin Leaf-, (612) 338-0627

Thriving off the success of their first year as a company and school, Ballet Co.Laboratory invites you to the second annual start-of-season performance and fundraiser, On Our Terms.

October 12, 2019
At the Ballet Co.Laboratory studios

In 2018, Ballet Co.Laboratory made their debut at this event and it will continue to mark the start of each professional and pre-professional season to come. This in-studio experience serves as a coming-together of the entire community to inspire one another towards our ever-brightening future.

Attendees will see the full company in their first performance of the season alongside upper level students of the School of BCL. There will be sips and bites accompanying a chance to bid on silent auction items. Come eat, mingle with the company, see a performance, and join the Ballet Co.Laboratory family!

Photo: Caroline Yang.

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

Artist Conversation with Galia Eibenschutz

Monday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Reception to follow.

Choreographer and performance artist Galia Eibenschutz (Mexico City) has been named the 2019 McKnight International Choreographer. She will be in residence in the Twin Cities and Winona from September 20 to October 18. She will teach workshops, participate in community events, and create a new work expressly for HIJACK and Dancers to be premiered at The Cedar Cultural Center.

Galia Eibenschutz is a dance and multimedia artist who has developed a unique body of performance work grounded in improvisation, that combines dance and visual art in an original way. By melding movement and drawing, her distinctive techniques register the passing of time and movement, as well as the presence of the human body and its projection within architectural space. 

Minneapolis College of Art and Design - MCAD | Auditorium 150, 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Mary Ellen Childs-

Inspired by the lush symbolism of Irish poet William Butler Yeats, internationally acclaimed dance artist Maureen Fleming invents surreal movement poetry, curving into shapes of shattering beauty.

Fleming’s new interdisciplinary celebration of femininity combines dance and mesmerizing visual theater in a series of “vision poems.” Fleming juxtaposes her singular movement with geometric moving sculptures and brilliant lighting by longtime collaborator Christopher Odo.

Featuring live music by renowned Irish composer and violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire (founding member of the Frames) and uilleann piper James Mahon, with pianist Bruce Brubaker performing music of Philip Glass.

The O’Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Ross Willits-, (651) 690-6759


Barbara Mahler Klein Technique™ Minneapolis, October 5-9, 2019

Ground Breaker Movement Labs is excited to announce the return of Barbara Mahler to Minneapolis this October! She will be teaching a mini-workshop focusing on Klein Technique™ theory with the physical practice, as well as offering three days of daily drop-in Klein Technique class/practice. This is your opportunity to take advantage of both to integrate a fuller embodied understanding of Klein Technique!

All classes/workshops will be held at MOVO 206 in the Ivy Building.

Mini Klein Technique™ Workshop
Two days: A dive into the supporting theories of Klein Technique™ combined with work on the body.
Saturday, October 5: 3:30pm-6:00pm
Sunday, October 6: 2:00pm-4:30pm
$50-$60 per day/$100 for both. $50 deposit required to reserve your place, credited toward the cost.

Daily Klein Technique™ Drop-in classes
Monday, October 7: 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, October 8: 10:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, October 9: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Drop-in $20/day.

MOVO | Ivy Building, Room 206, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Jennifer Arave-, (612) 432-1512

MotionArt is offering workshops for movers of all ages and abilities interested in learning more about their bodies in motion.

The first of the series is Moving Anatomy, an introduction to skeletal and muscular anatomy. Participants will apply this knowledge to increase awareness, learn more efficient movement patterns, and help in the prevention of injuries. Instructional methods include the presentation of information, demonstrations using a skeleton and other instructional models, hands on learning, movement exploration, discussion and reading materials. This workshop is broken down into four Saturday sessions:

Spine, Rib Cage, Pelvis: September 28, 1:00-4:00 pm, $35
Pelvic Girdle, Hips, Thighs: October 19, 1:00-4:00 pm, $35
Knees, Ankles, Feet: November 2, 1:00-4:00 pm, $35
Shoulder Girdle, Arms: November 16, 1:00-4:00 pm, $35
$125 for the whole workshop.

Pam Gleason, Director of MotionArt, will present the workshop. She holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and a BS in Health and Safety Education, with Dance and Psychology minors.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Pam Gleason-, (612) 990-6019

FAMILY DANCE for ages two through four with a parent/guardian.
A 45-minute class for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.
Thursdays, September 12 – October 17, 2019
Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig

PRE-BALLET for ages four through six.
A 45-minute class held once a week for six weeks that introduces dancers to ballet and dance expressions. Dancers will focus on ballet positions, textures of movement, and musicality.
Saturdays, September 21–October 26, 2019
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

INTRODUCTORY BALLET TECHNIQUE for ages ten through fourteen.
A 75-minute class held twice a week for three weeks that introduces dancers to ballet. Dancers will focus on ballet positions, proper alignment, and musicality.
Saturdays, September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26.
Teaching Artist: Zoé Henrot

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

Dive into the language of ballet in an introductory ballet class for teens and adults through the collaboration of Ballet Co.Laboratory and Alliance Francaise. Learn the meaning behind the movement vocabulary as well as the movement itself. No dance experience necessary!

Tuesdays, September 24–October 29, 2019

Teaching Artists: Zoé Henrot and Marie Beuvart.

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

TU Dance Center offers two sessions of six-week adult workshops during the 2019 Fall Session.

Session 1: September 3-October 14
Session 2: October 15-December 2. No classes November 25-December 1.

Cost: $85.00 per six-week workshop, per session. Pre-registration is required for the full six-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash, check or debit/credit card at TU Dance Center.

Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

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

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: $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. It is open to everyone!

For more information visit:

Cari Riis Stemmler-, (952) 405-9765

In celebration of our inaugural year in our new home, we are offering free classes the week before our session starts! New and returning students welcome. Come experience a new class offering or get a jump start with dance this season!

Saturday, September 14:
9:30-10:15am: Family Dance, ages one to five, with Denise Gagner
10:15-11:00am: Creative Movement II, ages five to seven (K-1), 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 info or to register, visit:

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

You’re invited to Zorongo Flamenco’s inaugural community celebration in our new studio at 3715 Minnehaha Avenue in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis.

There will be music, tapas, fall class demonstrations, and a free flamenco class for everyone to enjoy. Our ¡Casa Abierta! is an opportunity for old and new friends to meet and celebrate Zorongo’s 37th birthday!

Schedule of Events
11:00 a.m.–11:20 a.m. FREE Children’s Class for All
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Mini Performances
12:45 p.m.–1:15 p.m. FREE Flamenco Dance Class for All
1:30 p.m. Community Celebration

Zorongo Flamenco Studio | 3715 Minnehaha Ave S, STE C, Minneapolis, MN 55406
G. Michael Bargas-, (612) 234-1653

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 inclusion workshop is specially designed for children ages eight through thirteen with disabilities, including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, 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 their 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

2019 McKnight International Choreographer Galia Eibenschutz has developed experimental research on the interaction between drawing and body movement, creating exercises that create links between the act of drawing and moving our body. In her workshops, the body functions as a drawing tool and the drawing as movement notation. Participants develop visual memory, body awareness, and the notion of space-time. Workshops are for anyone interested in exploring links between drawing and movement. All movers welcome; dance experience not required.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended at:  

Drawing and Movement Workshops: $5.
Two locations, five dates:

At Studio 5B at The Cowles Center | Fifth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Saturday, September 21, 10:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 10:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, October 5, 10:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, October 12, 10:00am-12:00pm

At The White Page | 3400 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 
Monday, September 30, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Mary Ellen Childs-

Learn dances from the classic ballet Giselle!

Experience the timeless choreography, luxuriate in the gorgeous music, and enjoy dancing with an ensemble. Appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels, ages fourteen and up. Pointe shoes optional.

Two Sundays:
Sunday, September 22 and Sunday, September 29
MDT Studio 6A
Teacher: Jennifer Murry

Registration fee: $50


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

Friday: 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 11:30-6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Fees: Early bird—before September 16—$499. Regular $549.
Materials: $80
ACE (CEP162033 (1.60))
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 9501 (16.0))

Mat 1
Introduction to Pilates and beginning/intermediate exercises.

Balanced Body Mat 1 includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, and beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications and lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting, and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.
Pilates for sports-specific activities are also covered.

Prerequisites: Movement Principles

Cari Riis Stemmler-, (952) 405-9765

Maureen Fleming is an American choreographer and performance artist whose surreal movement poetry gives birth to a new vision of the body. In this workshop, Fleming will share her distinctive approach to alchemical movement, which opens crevices within and creates an embodied transformation. She will guide you to your deepest creative core, helping you discover and reveal the transcendent that resides in physical form. Her discipline imbues catharsis and alchemy into strength, flexibility, and balance.

This deep, regenerative inner work allows for a more complete realization of your personal and creative vision and is geared for dancers, directors, actors, singers, butoh enthusiasts, therapists, and anyone interested in discovering their movement potential.

“Maureen’s ‘inside-out’ training enables you to access deep energetic states to move the body...a completely innovative and pioneering method. An event not to be missed.” —Deborah Jinza Thayer, former student and 2019 McKnight Choreographer Fellow.

Ivy Building for the Arts, Studio #206 | 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Chris Odo-, (917) 575-4969


Minnesota Ballet Theatre is seeking male and female ballet dancers in apprentice positions for the 2019-2020 season.

This position includes company classes and possible pay for performances, depending on experience.

Please contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kirill Bak-Stepanoff-

Off-Leash Area is hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant for long-term employment.

Minimum of two years general office experience.

Office software experience with following or similar software and platforms: FilemakerPro database, Mailchimp email platform, Quickbooks, Weebly/Wix or other second party web platform, MS Word and Excel. Familiarity with social networking sites and their use in marketing. Experience with grant writing a plus though not necessary.

Working profile: Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities, create and follow a calendar of responsibilities, manage details, communicate clearly and directly, has strong creative writing skills, and works professionally in an informal atmosphere with a flexible schedule.


paul herwig-, (612) 724-7372

Off-Leash Area is hiring a part-time Development Assistant for a nine-month period, with the hope of extending to a permanent position.

Develop community relationships:
Collaborate with the Artistic Directors to develop lists of potential partner organizations for each OLA program, and help establish and facilitate relationship building with compatible partners.

Identify local small business and corporate donors and sponsors. Assist in grant writing. Work with the ADs to develop a business sponsorship plan.

Develop potential income streams:
Facilitate formal discussions with board, staff, and advisers to devise new funding or income streams for the organization, leveraging the Off-Leash Art Box as the primary asset.

$20-$50 depending on experience.


Paul herwig-, (612) 724-7372

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

Zenon Dance Company and School, Inc. seeks a School Coordinator to join its administrative team for the 2019-20 Season.

The School Coordinator is responsible for managing Zenon Dance School’s youth and adult programs including: class schedule coordination, managing instructors and accompanists, student communication, marketing, and school administration duties.

Zenon Dance Company and School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply:
Send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Danielle Robinson-Prater, School Director, at

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Danielle Robinson-Prater-, (612) 338-1101

Lucille Murray's Studio of Dance in Monticello, MN has immediate openings for recreational dance instructors for the 2019-2020 dance season.

Monday and/or Wednesday afternoon/evening hours currently available. We need a commitment for the season, which runs September-May.

Additional hours/days available if candidate has additional availability.
Potential to work with competition teams and private dancers.
Hourly pay is dependent on training/education/experience.

Please e-mail letter of interest/resume to

Lucille Murray's Studio of Dance | Monticello, MN
Lucille Murray-, (763) 412-2691

Audition for A Minnesota Nutcracker, the beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist!

Consisting of a cast of approximately 120, TCB's A Minnesota Nutcracker is seen by over six thousand over a single weekend each year and has become one of the most attended and cherished annual professional holiday events in the Twin Cities. Every year TCB also performs a special matinee performance of A Minnesota Nutcracker for seniors and elementary and special education students in the area.

12:30pm: Audition for A Minnesota Nutcracker
11:30am: Registration
12:00pm-1:00pm: Mandatory Parent’s Meeting
12:30-1:30pm: Audition for Dancers YBI-YBIV—ages twelve and under if non-Ballet Royale student.
1:30-3:00pm: Audition for AYI and higher—ages thirteen and older if non-Ballet Royale student.

Audition fee: $25. Please bring check or cash day-of.

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

Artist Pete Driessen seeks two to four creative, conceptual dancers/choreographers/performers to interpret two temporary project sculptures at the Northern Pacific Center in Brainerd, MN.

Two potential performances for opening event Saturday, October 5 and artist talk on October 12.
Theme is based on Roundhouse and Turntable architecture.
Two sites: One is an interior production space and one is outside in the roundhouse plaza.
The interior, moveable turntable piece will have a conceptual sound composition by a local sound artist. The outside roundhouse piece is open air and has no sound, only train yard acoustics.
The dance could occur at one or both events.

Budget is tight and dancers will receive artist or group stipend.
The project is dependent on “in the field-based” situations, variables, and weather conditions.
Choreographic needs may shift as project develops.
Site and working conditions are raw and imperfect.
Must provide insurance and transport.

Contact Pete as soon as possible.

Northern Pacific Center | 1330 Northern Pacific Road, Brainerd, MN 56401
Pete Driessen-, (612) 719-7377


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

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

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 Wi-fi access and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC heated and cooled. Free parking available in front of the studio.


Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

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 | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Cowles Center has three studio spaces available for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and access to a sound system.
All reservations are managed through The Cowles Center Booking Calendar. After filling out a one-time rental profile form, an invitation is sent to set up an account. Once you receive a booking invitation, you will be able to manage all reservations, cancellations, and payments on your own. Users may use the Rental Calendar to book now and pay later by saving a valid debit or credit card to their rental account. Bookings will be charged after the cancellation notice time frame has expired.
View the Cowles Center Booking Calendar:
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The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Paula Vasquez Alzate-

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

ZERO BALANCING: Barbara Mahler will be offering, along with a workshop and classes, one-hour Zero Balancing Bodywork sessions, $65-$80, throughout the week, Sunday-Wednesday, October 5-9. By appointment only.

Please contact Jennifer at: for more information about classes, the workshop, or to schedule Zero Balancing appointment.

Developed by Fritz Frederick Smith, MD in the early 1970s, Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationships between energy and structures within the body. Following a protocol that typically lasts 45-60 minutes, the practitioner utilizes finger pressure and gentle traction on the bones and joints to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize.

Zero Balancing feels great and often provides these benefits: improved feelings of well-being; stress release and enhanced energy; reduced pain and increased balance; stability.

Jennifer Arave-, (612) 432-1512


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

Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am, beginning September 12, 2019
with Dean Magraw on guitar!

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

Katha Dance Theatre was founded over 30 years ago with the intention of making Kathak dance accessible and relevant in Minnesota. Today, it is still working toward that mission through providing Minnesotans with Kathak dance education from some of the art form's greatest performers. Now in two locations, KDT offers world-class educational programs to dancers of all abilities and skill levels. Join us in the studio and learn more about this elegant, exhilarating form of classical Indian dance.

The fall session begins the weekend of September 7 at KDT's St. Louis Park studio and at our new Woodbury satellite location, Stage Left Dance Co.

The full schedule, featuring options for absolute beginners to advanced Kathak dancers ages six and above, is available at

New students: your first class is free!

If you have Kathak experience but are new to KDT, email us at to determine your class placement.

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

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
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

COLLIDE Academy of Dance registration is OPEN!

The Academy offers:
Young Children's Division for ages three through six.
Ongoing Pre-Professional Program for ages seven through eighteen.
Adult/teen drop-in classes.
Professional drop-in classes.

Sign up through the Mind Body app for drop-in classes.

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, Renee Guittar, Shelli Manzoline, Katie Taintor, Andrea Mislan, and others.

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

The Open Space is offering Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) with Lindsay Forsythe on Monday and Thursday mornings:

This is an hour-long authentic movement meditation, with a structure in three parts: the first 20 minutes is sitting/stillness, the second 20 minutes is personal awareness practice/authentic movement, and the third 20 minutes is open space/group authentic movement. Please bring a pillow, blanket, or bolster for your personal sitting comfort if you have one, otherwise one will be provided. Please visit The Open Space on Facebook to read a more detailed description of the practice, or visit

$5-10 suggested donation.
Everyone welcome!

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

MotionArt focuses on nurturing children’s individual creativity while facilitating their understanding of the dance elements of space, time, and energy.Children ages three to five explore these elements through playful, structured activities allowing them to expand their movement vocabulary, develop body awareness and gain self-confidence. Children ages five through seven explore the dance elements while being introduced to new movement skills and creating their own dances. Children ages seven to twelve expand their creative and kinesthetic awareness while learning basic technical skills and modern dance movement vocabulary, as well as improvising and choreographing their own dances. No previous experience necessary for any age category.

Ages 3-5
Wed 9:00-9:45 AM Sep 18-Nov 13
Fri 10:15-11:00 AM Sep 20-Nov 15

Ages 5-7
Sat 11:30-12:15 PM Sep 21-Nov 16

Ages 7-9
Wed 4:30-5:30 PM
Ages 10-12
Fri 4:30-5:30 PM
Sep 20-Nov 15

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lisa Lange-, (612) 396-6077

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

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

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

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

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

Pam Gleason-, (612) 990-6019

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!
Fall classes begin September 14. Drop-ins are welcome.

Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am.
Edina Community Center (ECC) with Angela Ericson.
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.

Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
PIM with Lara Ciganko

Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm
PIM with Lara Ciganko

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
PIM with Lara Ciganko

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

Midwest School of Ballet offers classes for all ages.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I, II, III for ages three through eight: Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. Moving up into levels builds further into infusing elements that will prepare them for the traditional ballet class format.

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


MODERN - ages ten and older.

Ballet for Teens and Athletes
Beginning Adult Ballet

Classes held at:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Ave, Edina, MN

Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

Young Dance offers creative movement, modern, ballet, choreography, hip hop, West African dance, contemporary Indian dance, 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 education. 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.

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

Join Young Dance for Dance Together on Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 23.

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

Classes are held at the new Young Dance studios in the CO•MOTION Center for Movement (address below).

Mondays, 10:00-10:45 a.m., starting September 23.
Taught by YD instructor Gretchen Pick

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 p.m., starting September 25.
Taught by YD instructor Julia Davidson

To register and for more information, visit

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

Young Dance programming integrates individuals living with and without disabilities as equal participants in the exploration, creation, and performance of dance. Specific All Abilities Dancing classes offer an environment that focuses on working together, learning from each other, and communicating through each individual’s unique movement language. Classes start September 19.

All Abilities Dancing One (ages seven to eleven)
Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm
This class will focus on positive body awareness, creativity, teamwork, motor coordination and personal expression. Taught by Charisse Ponder and Kathleen Pender.

All Abilities Dancing Two (ages eleven and older)
Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 pm
Participants develop skills in improvisation, partnering, and choreography, with an emphasis on communication, collaboration, and performance. Taught by Gretchen Pick, Andrea Zimmerman, and Charisse Ponder.

To register and for more information, visit:

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

GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET for ages fifteen and older.
Mondays, 10:00–11:30am
Thursdays, 10:00–11:30am

INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET for ages fifteen and older.
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:00pm, pointe class following
Fridays, 10:00–11:30am
Saturdays, 10:30–12:00pm, pointe class following

Tuesdays, 4:00–5:00pm

TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONING for ages twelve and older
Mondays, 11:30am–12:00pm

Mondays, 7:00–8:15pm

ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET for ages fifteen and older.
Mondays, 10:00–11:30am
Tuesdays, 10:00–11:30am
Wednesdays, 10:00–11:30am
Fridays, 10:00–11:30am

Saturdays, 9:15–10:30am

Saturdays, 10:30am–12:00pm

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

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.
Interested in signing up for the Full-Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven through eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.

Level 1: Ages seven through nine.
Level 2: Ages ten through thirteen.
Level 3: Ages eleven through fifteen.
Level 4: Ages thirteen and older.
Level 5: Ages fourteen and older.

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

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

BEGINNING MEN’S TECHNIQUE for ages eleven through eighteen.
A class for male dancers to dive into technical training that will deepen their understanding of their dancing. Students must take the one-hour of technique before Men’s Technique to be warm and ready for turns and jumps.
Saturdays, September 2019–May 2020
2:30-3:30pm, after 1:30-2:30pm Level 3 Technique.

Photo: Karin Lynn.

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

Drop-in every Monday for free class, September 9-December 2. No class October 7, 2019.

Mondays, 9:30-11:30am


Pivotal Moment is a program for young dancers and choreographers to develop their own four-session class series based in a particular technique and/or rooted in an investigation of new choreographic material and ideas. Classes are a welcoming environment for university students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Workshops are geared toward intermediate/advanced students, ages eighteen to 26.

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

Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center | Second Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Wendy Anderson, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Kerry Parker and Abdo Sayegh.

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

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

Photo: Jeffrey Stene.

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota offers classes for all ages, including teens and adults of every level of experience.
NEW THIS YEAR - we are offering a Progressing Ballet Technique® class just for adults!

Class options:
Monday: 7:30-8:30pm - Ballet for Teens
Tuesday: 7:45-9:00pm - Adult Beginning Ballet
Thursday: 7:00-8:30pm - Adult/Teen Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
Thursday: 7:00-9:00pm - Adult/Teen Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Pointe
Saturday: 8:00-9:00am - Adult Progressing Ballet Technique®
Please contact us for morning and more advanced class options!

Adult Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes are designed for teens and adults with no or very limited ballet or modern experience. Adult Open Ballet classes are geared toward the intermediate level teen or adult dancer with some prior ballet experience on a flexible, balanced level.

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!
We provide the best classical ballet training combined with cutting edge anatomical/physiological advances and knowledge in a healthy, nurturing and non-competitive environment.

You can still sign up for all classes, from Mommy/Daddy and Me through our Pre-Professional Performance Track program and adult/teen classes! Our students train in classical ballet, modern, jazz, pas de deux, Progressing Ballet Technique®, and more!

To view our full offerings, please visit our website at or call us for more information. An evaluation with our faculty may be required for placement.

We would love for you to come dance with us!

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

You can still register for Ballet Royale's FREE Boy's Program!

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. To this end, Ballet Royale offers FREE 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

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, September 12
Peavey Plaza | 1100 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tuesday, September 17
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-

Blake Nellis is teaching Contact Improvisation for all levels of movers at The Open Space.

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm
$10-20, sliding scale.

From the CITC (Contact Improvisation Twin Cities) guidelines:
What is Contact Improvisation?
There is much to say, because the form is continually evolving. But in short, CI is a social movement practice involving the exploration and research of one’s body in relationship to the floor, space, and others through movement awareness, touch, and sharing weight. Techniques include rolling point of contact, sliding, giving and receiving weight with a shared center of gravity, following momentum, and listening with body and senses. The form welcomes people of all abilities, races, genders, and places of origin.

The Open Space | Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Blake Nellis-

That's right folks, you've now got an extra half hour to sleep in/get it together at the end of the week because Friday Morning Jazz is now 10:00-11:30am!

Karla Grotting and Erinn Liebhard are excited to begin another fall session at Zenon, running this Friday, September 13 through Friday, December 20. Come get your groove on with Erinn this week.

Friday Morning Jazz is a collaboration between not only Erinn and Karla (and Zenon), but also the fabulous guest teachers who bring their unique perspectives to class. Stay tuned to this newsletter and our Facebook page to hear more about guest teachers as we announce them.

Also: Intermediate Ballet with Penny Freeh happens in Zenon 4B at noon, so pack a lunch and stick around to enjoy a jazz and ballet class combo pack!

We are excited to get dancing with you again THIS FRIDAY!
See you soon!

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

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

September 16: MUSIC JAM with Justin Nellis:

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

Doors at 6:00pm.

All are welcome!

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

Fall Session begins on Monday, October 7 and runs for ten weeks.

Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them. Beginning classes are $160 for the ten-week session. Make up classes may be made up during fall session only.

We also have monthly class passes that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Or, you may come to class and pay $18 each time you attend.

Registration is open for you NOW at!
Please visit our website often to check “Today's Classes” for any notifications or cancellations that may occur for your class.

Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, within the Hook & Ladder complex.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave S, in the Great Bear Center.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050