DanceMN News - October 28, 2020










Dear Minnesota Dance Community,

DanceMN grieves the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castille, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, and the growing list of Black and Brown people at the hands of police. We stand in solidarity for the fight for justice with our BIPOC communities and are committed to working to end systemic racism.

As a repository for the dance community, resources will be included in DanceMN newsletters moving forward. We encourage our readers to submit as well. We hope that this will help disseminate important information, allowing us all to support, lean on, and push each other to take action.

Black Lives Matter.

DanceMN’s Steering Committee,
Rahila Coats, Penelope Freeh, Joanne Gordon, Jim Lieberthal, Kaya Lovestrand, Zofia Mathews, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Abdo Sayegh, and Anat Shinar

DanceMN Steering Committee-


This spring and summer, Ananya Dance Theatre adapted Dastak: I Wish You Me, its new, evening-length work about home, belonging, borders, boundaries, and loss, to nature in public places.

The Farsi word Dastak means knockings, and the dance traces the knockings of global injustices on our hearts through four sections: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.

Until ADT can meet audiences in live performance next year, it offers the spirit of those sections in four surreal dance films:




These were filmed at White Sands Beach, Mississippi River Gorge, and at Coldwater Spring, Minnesota.
The company will release Fire and Air over the coming weeks.


AMP proudly presents its first screendance film, What Never Was. The film is a 9-minute work made to honor and reimagine the creative work of Alternative Motion Project’s canceled ninth season performance. While this film draws inspiration from the work that never got to see the stage, we did not set out to simply recreate choreography that already existed and put it on camera. We wanted to build a new creation that has its own unique identity.

Produced by Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees
Directed and Edited by Joanna Lees
Cinematography by V. Paul Virtucio
Lighting Design by Tony Stoeri
Music by Michael Wall
Movement by the performers in collaboration with Kristin Howe, Joanna Lees, Erinn Liebhard, and Brenna Mosser
Filmed on location at The Lab Theater

View the film for free:

To support the work, make a donation to AMP via our website:; or Venmo (@moveBIG).

See European Expressionist dance in the iconic 1937 film The Dybbuk, Between Two Worlds filmed just before the Nazi scourge with choreographer-dancer Judith Berg.

Her work and dancing as death are featured along with star Yiddish actors and musicians. The free viewing from Wednesday, October 28-November 1, 2020 also includes a special film conversation by experts who restored the film and Jewish dance maven Judith Brin Ingber. Both film and discussion can be viewed any time that suits you from Wednesday, October 28-Sunday, November 1, available through the Virtual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival.

See for all information.

The film, a mystical tale of star-crossed lovers, ill-fated vows, and supernatural possession, is set in an Eastern European small Jewish town or shtetl. The Dybbuk was the last Yiddish film created in Warsaw, once the center of vibrant Jewish European life before WWII.

Image: Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance (Wayne State Univ Press, 2011), pg 220 showing Judith Berg in THE DYBBUK as death in a white mask behind the doomed bride.

Judith Brin Ingber-, (612) 730-1712

HAUSS DANCE and Off-Leash Area are so thrilled to have had such successful, entirely sold out live performances of Inbox 2020!

If you weren't able to be part of it, you can view it online now through October 31.

Viewing: $5-30, sliding scale, per person, on your honor.

Just go to the OLA website, click the donate button, write in the notes "YOUR NAME for Inbox Online",  make your payment, and we'll send you the link and the password to access the video to watch at your convenience from Saturday, October 24, 7:00pm through Saturday, October 31 at midnight.

The INBOX 2020 Choreographers are:
Madelyn Burnham, Ann Carlson, Samantha Heggem/John Surber, Gemma Isaacson, Rachel Lieberman/Kelsey Peterson, Maddi Miller, McKayla Murphy, Jennifer Pray, Kayla Schiltgen, Ayumi Shafer, Ray Terrill

So much thanks to all the artists who dove into this with such vulnerability, raging talent, clarity of vision, and above all the seizing of the moment to make art right now.

Jennifer Ilse-, (612) 724-7372

Dance Theatre of Harlem joins Northrop live from their October residency at Kaatsbaan to share an open rehearsal featuring Robert Garland's "Higher Ground," a Northrop-co-commissioned work.

This live rehearsal, shared online, will include DTH repertoire rehearsed during the residency in addition to two sections of "Higher Ground," set to socially conscious songs from Stevie Wonder's early 1970s recordings.

Between sections of rehearsal, Robert Garland, Artistic Director; Virginia Johnson, moderator; Northrop Advisory Board member Robyne Robinson; and company artists will discuss the ballet and their creative process. Includes Q&A with audience members.

Cari Hatcher-

Part 19 of MN Dance & the Ecstasies of Influences
Speakers: Melvina Cha, Cheng Xiong, Shawn Vue, Lue Thao, Mai Moua Thao, Nancy Xiong

Live stream conversation via Facebook:

Dancing While… is a three-part mini-series—within the larger discussion series, MN Dance & the Ecstasies of Influences—that centers individual stories by dance practitioners and organizers from immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota.

Hosted by and in collaboration with East Side Freedom Library.
In partnership with Hmong Museum.
Curated and produced by Michèle Steinwald.
Documented by Tori Hong, Kristin Van Loon, and Flywheel Media Productions.

Funded by Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Arts Project Support Grant and Minnesota Historical Society’s Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grant.

Photo of dancer Melvina Cha.

Michèle Steinwald-, (612) 607-4246

Join Alexandra and the artistic team for the virtual premiere of their film Heritage Sites!

"A power-packed short film on embodiment and the human experience"

"Stunning and raw and some real authenticity the world needs right now"

Each screening is followed by a discussion with Alexandra and a guest speaker. Q&A to follow. 60-minute run time.

5:00pm - with Patrick Scully of Patrick’s Cabaret on: Being Our Own Worst Enemy: Recognizing This and Resisting the Impulse
7:00pm - with Joseph Hall, Executive Director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on: The Evolution of Voice

Tickets close one hour before the event.

Alexandra Bodnarchuk-

Join choreographer, Artistic Director, and Gallim Founder Andrea Miller and featured guest Ben Stamper for a live-streamed happy hour conversation about the evolving field of dance and the arts.

Ben Stamper (Co-Director, BOAT; Co-Founder, Helix Films) is an award-winning filmmaker and artist based in the northeastern United States. His work spans narrative, documentary, and contemplative genres with a particular interest in the patterns of nature and human movement. With a background in fine art and music, Stamper’s intuitive approach to imagery and sound has led him to a broad range of human interests around the world. In recent years, Stamper has been commissioned to create numerous short films, video installations, and projections by MetLiveArts, GALLIM Dance, Utah State University, Center for Faith & Work and All Angels’ Church (NYC).

Cari Hatcher-

In-demand choreographer Andrea Miller’s dances emphasize the contrasts of being human—the grotesque and the sublime, the chaos and the elegance, with movement both primal and poetic.

Through an innovative creative collaboration with Northrop, Miller’s company, GALLIM, debuts an evocative new dance film adapted from Miller’s 2016 piece BOAT, that explores what it looks like, feels like, and means to be searching for home.

Featuring the music of Northrop’s pipe organ played by University Organist Dean Billmeyer and the Twin Cities-based PopUp Choir in the score, the film takes viewers on a journey of people becoming undone, floating adrift, holding each other, building bonds, and allowing hope and dignity to grow anew.

Cari Hatcher-

Grown-ups, looking for something new, different, and just a bit naughty? Leave the kids at home and join Twin Cities Ballet's professional dancers for a brand new cabaret style spin on the classic holiday ballet. With a nod and a wink, this original parody show shatters ballet stereotypes as it combines humor, fun, the unexpected, and a splash of the risqué, in an evening of adult fun and good cheer.

Suitable for ages 17+.

November 27 at 9:00pm
November 28 at 9:00pm
All performances held at Lakeville Area Arts Center.

Livestream also available!

Covid-19 precautions: performers and audience members will be masked, and ticket sales will be limited to 25% theater capacity to ensure social distancing.

Photo Credit: Thomas McCartney

Lakeville Area Arts Center | 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Denise Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

Mini-Nutcracker is a delightful abbreviated version of Twin Cities Ballet's classic, A Minnesota Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the magic of the family favorite. This beloved holiday tradition, with soaring music by Tchaikovsky, promises to hold the attention of even the youngest theatergoer. Suitable for all ages, this version is less than an hour and is performed by cast members of TCB's full-length production. A perfect holiday mini-treat!

Tuesday, December 1
11:00am and 6:00pm
Performances held at Lakeville Area Arts Center.

Tickets on sale now! Livestream will also be available.

Covid-19 precautions: performers and audience members will be masked, and ticket sales will be limited to 25% theater capacity to ensure social distancing.

Lakeville Area Arts Center | 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Denise Vogt-, (952) 452-3163


In compliance with CDC guidelines regarding coronavirus prevention, we are keeping our Doushin Butoh Experience Workshop on Zoom.

This one-day workshop is for people who want a first-time experience of Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “resonance,” an experience beyond idea or concept that can only be felt.

In this class, the students are guided in simple repetitive movements that we call “conditioning.” As students you will be guided into a movement meditation and experience the connection between your body, mind and the universe.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!
Thursday, November 12

Tuition: $20

Gadu Doushin-, (612) 703-7501

Virtual course via Paragon Pilates and PT.

Friday: 10:00am-12:45pm and 3:00-5:45pm
Saturday: 10:00am-12:30pm and 3:00-5:45pm
Sunday: 10:00am-12:30pm and 3:00-5:45pm
ACE (Hours: 1.60 Course: CEP136868, Provider: )
PMA (Hours: 16 Course: 10326, Provider: 100070)

Class Fee: before October 26- $449.00; regular- $499.00.
Manual: $50.00
Streaming Video: $10.00
Materials Fee: Optional Pilates Bundle available at Includes Magic Roller, Ultra-fit circle, 8' Theraband, 8" inflatable ball, and pinky ball.

This is a virtual course. Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands, and balls to the traditional mat exercises. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative, and accessible; and clients love toys!

Prerequisites: Mat 2

For more information:

Cari Riis Stemmler-, (952) 405-9765


Zenon provides instruction for dancers of all genders, orientations, abilities and levels of experience. A key part of our mission is providing quality dance classes for adult professional and community dancers in Minneapolis.

Zenon is seeking several new instructors to teach adult classes for our 2020 Winter Session. If you are passionate about working with adult dancers and have experience teaching movement classes, we would love to hear from you.

Winter Session
This is a contracted position for ten weeks, January 4 - March 14. Weekend and weekday class times are available.

Zenon is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

To apply, please send a resume, class description(s) and video dance sample to by November 11.

Erika Martin-, (612) 338-1101

Zenon Dance School is accepting applications for choreographers interested in working with Zenon Dance Zone.

Choreographers will work virtually with the Zone Performance Group in a 20-week choreographic process creating a five- to ten-minute screen dance, culminating with a virtual performance in May 2021.

Winter/Spring Zone Session: January 4–May 30

-Work with Zone dancers to create a new work or refine an existing piece.
-Have access to dancers who are passionate and committed from a variety of dance backgrounds.
-This is an independent contractor, stipend-supported position.

Zenon is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

To apply, please send your resume and a link to video samples of your choreography to, by November 11.

Danielle Robinson-Prater-, (612) 338-1101


The Twin Cities Hospitality and Events Workers’ Relief Fund supports workers who have lost income due to business closures and event cancellations related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Twin Cities Hospitality relief effort is intended to be open to all workers in the events and hospitality industries, and will be prioritized based on level of hardship. We are offering these relief efforts to workers who are facing financial distress due to COVID-19 related work reductions.

Visit: to apply.

Resource submitted by Dana Kassel.

Non Edwards-

Resources to Support the Minneapolis Protests:

Resource to End Police Violence in America:

Black-Led Arts Organizations to Support Now:

DanceMN Steering Committee-


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.

We offer ongoing dance classes during these uncertain times both virtually on Zoom and outside (maintaining physical distance). Paying the regular rate helps keep our organization afloat; however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay. There is also an option to pay what you can. Please go to to sign up for classes, or contact Pam for info.

Ageless Dance
Monday, 2:00-3:15pm
Outside near Lake Harriet weather permitting. Contact Pam for info.

Beginning Modern Dance
Tuesday, 5:00-6:15pm

Intermediate Modern Dance
Wednesday, 10:30am-12:00pm
Outside near Lake Harriet OR Zoom if raining. Contact Pam for info.

Ageless Dance
Thursday, 4:30-5:45pm

Mixed Level Modern Dance
Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm

Pam Gleason-, (612) 990-6019

MotionArt focuses on nurturing children’s individual creativity while facilitating their understanding of the dance elements of space, time, and energy. Ages three through five explore these elements through playful, structured activities allowing them to expand their movement vocabulary, develop body awareness and gain self-confidence. Ages five through seven explore the dance elements while being introduced to new movement skills and the creation of their own dances. Ages seven through twelve expand their creative and kinesthetic awareness while learning basic movement skills of modern dance.

We offer ways for children to dance during these uncertain times through Zoom and outdoor classes. Please go to to sign up for classes. There are various options for payment/donations, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Ages three through five: Friday, 12:00-12:30pm

Ages five through seven: Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
Outside in Painter Park weather permitting. Contact Pam for info.

Ages seven through nine: Saturday, 11:00-11:45am

Ages ten through twelve: Friday, 3:00-4:00pm

Pam Gleason-, (612) 990-6019

Erin’s advanced level contemporary/modern Zoom class through Zenon Dance School includes floor work, standing warm-ups, and phrase work, all designed to enhance the healthy use of joints and muscle groups as dancers release their weight fully into the support of the ground. Experiential awareness, body mapping, improvisation, and creative work are included as dancers channel their own expressive artistry within the movement. The delightful Dean Magraw will accompany on guitar.

Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:00am
Fall classes begin on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Registration is open through Zenon's MindBody portal and closes ten minutes before class.
See you (virtually) soon!

Promocodes: EDU2020 for students; PRORATE for professionals.

For more information:

Erika Martin-

Kathak is a traditional North Indian dance form founded on four pillars of movement: rhythmic footwork, pirouettes, facial expressions, and gestural storytelling. It is a beautiful, elegant art form that is still evolving today. Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) is pleased to offer the finest Kathak education online (via Zoom) this session, which means that our classes are open to dancers across the globe.

We offer classes for dancers of all backgrounds and skill levels. If you have Kathak experience but are new to us, email a bit about your background and we will determine your class placement.

A class for students new to Kathak is on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm CT.

Enrollment is a two-step process: 1) Registration (via electronic form) and 2) Payment.

Learn more and enroll here:

Rita Mustaphi-

5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson

9:30am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
5:30pm: Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
5:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Ballet with Anne Lentz
7:00pm: Beginning Jazz with Allison Rubin-Forester

9:30am: Improvisation/Composition with HIJACK
5:30pm: Intermediate Contemporary/Modern with Kelli Miles*
5:30pm: Beginning Ballet with Lisa Erickson
7:00pm: Beginning/Intermediate Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

9:30am: Advanced Contemporary/Modern with Erin Thompson
5:30pm: Afro Modern with Roxane Wallace
7:00pm: Intermediate Modern with Dustin Haug*

10:00am: Jazz with Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting
12:00pm: Intermediate Ballet with Penny Freeh

9:00am: Yoga with Ariel Linnerson
10:00am: Tap with Dorian Brooke
12:00pm: Beginning Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

Register online today! Use promo code: HALLOWEEK for 20% off through Halloween, October 31.

Erika Martin-

Don’t You Feel It Too? is the thirteen-year practice of moving our brave, honest, loving and ridiculous selves.

DYFIT addresses our present needs for racial healing and cultural change by offering parallel embodied practices of joy and belonging. Everyone is welcome in their respective caucus groups or to the Open Practice. No previous experience is necessary. In this new format the work will be more specific and authentic within and across groups.

Wednesday, October 28: 5:30-7:00PM: BIPOC Practice at George Floyd Square

Thursday, October 29: 5:00-6:15PM: White Allies Practice online

Saturday, October 31: 11:30AM-12:45PM: BIPOC Practice online

Tuesday, November 3: 5:30-6:30PM: Open Practice online

Asher Edes-

Ananya Dance Theatre's Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice offers the following classes online through December 20:

Tuesday: Yorchhā Strong, 9:00-9:30am CT
Wednesday: Introduction to Yorchhā, 6:30-7:30pm CT
Friday: Introduction to Yorchhā, 6:30-7:30pm CT
Sunday: Advanced Yorchhā, 3:00-4:00pm CT

To participate, email for class link. Suggested donation $10-20 per class.

Class descriptions:

Yorchhā Strong- Join Alexandra Eady for a 30-minute movement practice of building and releasing heat through cardio, strength, and mobility movements. This class is for all levels. Modifications and progressions will be offered so that all feel comfortable and safe participating.

Introduction to Yorchhā- Envision justice through rhythmic footwork, flowing torso, and sustained breath with Kealoha Ferreira. Class begins with a warm-up followed by foundational Yorchhā exercises and a fun choreographed phrase.


CoMoCollective offers small group classes to keep artists moving safely together during this uncertain time. For safety, class sizes are limited, temperatures are taken upon entrance, and masks are required throughout class. Pre-register to reserve your space; follow the link to sign up:!

October 27: 10:00-11:30AM - Intermediate Advanced Ballet with Sally Rousse and live music by Franco Holder

October 29: 10:00-11:30AM - Intermediate Advanced Ballet with Helen Hatch

October 31: 10:00-11:30AM - Contemporary Ballet with Elayna Waxse

November 3: 10:00-11:30AM - Intermediate Advanced Ballet with Sally Rousse and live music by Franco Holder

November 5: 10-11:30AM- Intermediate Advanced Ballet with Yuki Tokuda

$15 class; $10 virtual class (link sent prior to class); $10 barre only.
For more updates, follow on instagram: @communitymovementcollective

Hot House MPLS | 2303 Kennedy St NE, Suite 420, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Hannah Benditt-, (952) 215-6227

The GYROKINESIS® Method is a rhythmic, flowing style of exercise performed seated, standing, and on all fours. Classes connect you to your breath, center you in your core, and create more space in your body.

Beginners welcome any time. This work has a deep and lasting impact. You will build strength, connection to and from the core, and skill with internal perception. Reach out with any questions.

60-minute GYROKINESIS® Method classes:

Mondays, 10:30am:
Fridays, 10:30am:
Sundays, 10:30am:

Suggested class fee $5-20 to
Private sessions available.

GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of GYROTONIC Sales Corp and is used with their permission.


Join our online learning community of all ages, sizes, and levels of experience, and participate in the creative expression and health and fitness benefits of Middle Eastern dance. The beauty of this dance form is that it makes you feel wonderful in your own body, no matter its size or shape.

Go to to choose your classes and learn from home. Classes are 75 minutes, US Central Time, held through Zoom, and $15 each. Purchase four or more classes and receive a $2 discount per class.

You may register online at using PayPal or a credit card. Be sure to choose, register, and PAY for your class ahead of time, as class registrations close at 8:00pm CT the night before class. The Cassandra School and Jawaahir Dance Company are not responsible for injuries sustained during classes.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

Join this cohort-led class series offering weekly classes for professional dancers to continue training and to explore teaching peers.

The concept of Moving Target sprung out of ARENA DANCES’ previous Floorwork conversation centered around the current class climate in the Twin Cities. This conversation spoke to the need, hunger, and interest for consistent, rigorous, and inspiring classes for professional dancers, taught by fellow professionals. As a collective, Moving Target aims to offer classes that prioritize rigor, diversity of contemporary aesthetics, variety of class content, and commitment.

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30AM at Tapestry Folkdance Center
November 3: Crissy Tolson
November 10: Helen Hatch
November 17: Helen Hatch

Saturday, 9:30-11:30AM at The Cowles Center, Studio 2B
October 31: Dustin Haug -- Final Saturday class!

Professional level dancers of all styles are welcome.
$14/class. RSVP required due to limited room capacities.
Please email Mathew Janczewski at to reserve your spot.

Mathew Janczewski-

10:00-11:15am, Central Time

Each week: Move BIG from home with Alternative Motion Project! Move and sweat in a weekly online contemporary movement practice that explores mobility, length, momentum, and 3-D expansion while pushing the boundaries and physicality of a smaller space. Come as you are in the space that you have! Suitable for pre-professional/professional movers.

Register at least 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO CLASS TIME. The Zoom link will be sent to your email address within 24 hours of the class time. You will need a Zoom account to access the practice.

October 28 -
November 4 -
November 11 -

This class offering is free/donation-based. Contributions will directly support instructors. To donate, send money via Venmo(@moveBIG) or AMP’s website:

Questions? Email AMP.
We’ll virtually see you soon!

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio


Keane is working hard to bring you in-person classes while maintaining physical distancing. Safety is our priority!

Youth Classes include:
Beginning Tap, Level 1
Beginning Tap, Level 2
Intermediate Tap
Advanced Tap
Keane Sense of Rhythm Youth Tap Ensemble

Adult offerings include:
Tap Level I: Beginner
Tap Level II: Intermediate
Tap Level III: Intermediate/Advanced

Save the Date!
Give to the Max, November 19
Keane is providing safe "in-person" dance classes to St Paul Public Schools grade school students. There is a need for students to get moving through the trauma of the pandemic. Consider Keane Sense of Rhythm on Give to the Max Day.

Catherine Wind-, (612) 986-1944

You are invited to partake in advanced level open class with the dancers of James Sewell Ballet! We offer both virtual and limited in-person options through November 5.

Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11:00am-12:30pm

Tuesday: Eve Schulte, ballet
Wednesday: JSB Artist in rotation, various voices and dance forms—see website for most up-to-date offerings
Thursday: JSB Artist

Sliding scale $5-15 for both virtual and in-person options.
Please email to reserve your in-person place. Limit of nine dancers, so save your spot now!

Visit to connect.

The Cowles Center | Studio 2B, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Eve Schulte-

Ballet Royale is 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 Creative Dance through our Pre-Professional Performance Track program, Adult/Teen classes, and our FREE Boys' Program!

To view our full offerings and Covid-19 precautions, please visit our website at or call us today. Virtual and in-person class options available.

We would love for you to come dance with us!

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

Join us for a music-based, history-infused hour of wrestling with and finding joy in jazz dance, this week with groovy Halloween-themed tunes! Erinn Liebhard is teaching, and she can't help herself - this week's class on October 30 is just too close to Halloween! To celebrate, Zenon is offering a 20% discount on drop-ins for new and existing students! Code: HALLOWEEK.

Registration link:

Drop-in students of all levels are welcomed to attend this class, which skews toward an intermediate to advanced level. Come feed your soul to help yourself feel your most human and to fuel all the good you are doing out there in a world that needs it!

Photo: Instructor Erinn Liebhard doing her best "Wednesday Addams" impression a la third grade!

Erinn Liebhard-


Message from Alonzo King and LINES Ballet:

Dance Magazine Op-Ed: Where is Your Outrage? Where is Your Support? by Theresa Ruth Howard:

Podcast: Seeing White:

DanceMN Steering Committee-

ARENA DANCES’ new season of Studio Stories is underway!
This weekly podcast is hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Jancewski and company dancer Joe Crook.
This week, we sat down with artist Mary Moore Easter.

In addition to the newly released book From the Flutes of Our Bones (Nodin Press), Mary Moore Easter is the author of three compelling poetry books. During her dance career, she was awarded a Bush Artist Fellowship in Choreography and McKnight Awards in Choreography and in Interdisciplinary Arts. She most recently performed as a dancer in Paula Mann’s Invisible. Her career as a dancer/choreographer and Founder/Director of Carleton College’s dance program overlapped with writing as a Cave Canem Fellow.

Studio Stories will air each Thursday at noon with new guests joining the hosts to reminisce and share their memories and history with our dance scene.

Visit to listen, or check it out wherever you get your podcasts!



Join TCB for an exciting full season of safe, live, in-person performances!

TCB has responded to the pandemic’s threats and restrictions by thinking outside the box, and has used the innovation and creativity TCB is known for to create a full roster of unique in-person events. Keeping the health and safety of its dancers, staff and audience foremost in mind, upcoming events incorporate outdoor spaces, limited audience, and inventive use of performance venues.

2020-21 Season:
November 27-28 - A Naughty Nutcracker - livestream available!
December 1 - Mini-Nutcracker - livestream available!
December 11-13 - A Minnesota Nutcracker Adventure
March - Dracula, Romeo & Juliet, and Distance, Sociably-mixed repertory
May - The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet

We hope you will join us live and in-person for a unique season of ballet!

Photo credit: Thomas McCartney

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044
Denise Vogt-, (952) 452-3163