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Dear Minnesota Dance Community,

As you review this newsletter we invite you to reflect on what DanceMN means to you. Whether it’s your reference for upcoming events, a space to promote your work or classes, a source for auditions and opportunities, or your all-around guide to dance in Minnesota, we hope you consider supporting this important community resource.

As a volunteer-led organization with only one paid staff member, your contribution will go far towards ensuring our continued viability as a free service for everyone.

Thank you for taking time this fall to support DanceMN!

Rahila Coats, Penelope Freeh, Joanne Gordon, Jim Lieberthal, Kaya Lovestrand, Zofia Mathews, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez, and Anat Shinar

Contact:
DanceMN Steering Committee- admin@dancemn.org

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, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez, and Anat Shinar

Contact:
DanceMN Steering Committee- admin@dancemn.org

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

AMP proudly presents its first screendance film, What Never Was. The film is a nine-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: https://vimeo.com/461636823

To support the work, make a donation to AMP via our website http://www.alternativemotionproject.org or Venmo (@moveBIG).

Contact:

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

Tonight!
November 18
5:00pm

Contact:
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

This year, Twin Cities Ballet is hosting its annual Give to the Max Day events online! Company class, a mini performance, and a meet and greet with the TCB company and directors will be available as a virtual livestream. All events are FREE, but require pre-registration to access the online live stream link.

Give to the Max Day events
Thursday, November 19:
9:30–10:45am: Livestream open Company Class
10:45–11:00am: Meet and Greet with TCB Directors and Company
11:00am–12:00pm: Performance of TCB's original family-friendly production, FunQuest: Little Red Riding Hood and post-performance discussion

Please visit our website for the pre-registration form.
Pre-registration forms must be submitted before 8:00am Central Time on November 19, 2020 to access the live online events. You will not receive an online access link if you submit your form after that time.

For more information:
https://twincitiesballet.org/event/give-to-the-max/

Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, (952) 452-3163

Premieres Thursday, November 19.
Available continuously through Sunday, November 29.

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. The online performance will also include two bonus dance films created by Andrea Miller and Ben Stamper prior to their collaboration on BOAT.

Contact:
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Celebrate Give to the Max Day with an eclectic movement event. Alternative Motion Project presents Move to the MAX: Virtual Edition, featuring Alternative Motion Project, Analog Dance Works, Concerto Dance, Crash Dance Productions, DanceBARN Collective, Jagged Moves, Ragamala Dance Company, and Rhythmically Speaking.

These organizations combine forces for an exciting event celebrating movement in Minnesota. Enjoy compelling content from the comfort of your own home that includes a variety of performances and films by each company. Join us for the Great Minnesota Give Together!

Friday, November 20, 7:00pm on Zoom
The day AFTER GiveMN's Give to the Max Day.

TICKETS
Entry requires a donation in any amount to at least one of the performing companies. Each organization will send the Zoom link directly to its patrons. If you have not received the link after donating, please contact the organization directly. Suggested minimum donation, $25/person.

Contact:

Ananya Dance Theatre's Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice presents an online summit, gathering BIPOC communities in a healing circle.

Led by Marie Michael, Mankwe Ndosi, and Ananya Chatterjea.

To register: http://bit.ly/bipochealingcircle

This is a free offering, but donations are appreciated.

Contact:

Looking for something new, different, and just a bit naughty? Leave the kids at home and join TCB's professional dancers for a brand new cabaret style spin on the classic holiday ballet, created collaboratively by the company dancers and directors. 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.

Recommended for ages 17+

November 27 at 9:00pm
November 28 at 9:00pm

Tickets on sale now!

Livestream option also available–enjoy the show from the comfort of home.

Covid-19 precautions include all performers and audience members wearing masks, detailed cleaning, advanced air exchange system, seating separated by households, and attendance limited to 25% theater capacity to ensure social distancing.

Photo by Thomas McCartney.

Lakeville Area Arts Center | 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, (952) 452-3163

Available for viewing online, this selection of short films curated by Alice Sheppard (with assistance from curator Michael Walsh in the Walker’s Moving Image department) is focused on arts and disability. Featured in the program is Kinetic Light’s own riveting Revel In Your Body, which captures the artists’ stunning choreography in slow motion to reveal the joy of flight on wheels. The program also features three short films from the Walker’s Collection.

Revel In Your Body is a film featuring disabled dancers and Kinetic Light artists Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson. Set against the Atlanta skyline, this film takes high stakes wheelchair choreography into the site-specific playgrounds of parking ramps, metal railings, and breathtaking blue sky. Revel In Your Body is directed by Katherine Helen Fisher and choreographed by Sheppard, with Lawson.

Contact:
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

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!
Live stream will also be available.

Covid-19 precautions include all performers and audience members wearing masks, detailed cleaning, advanced air exchange system, seating separated by households, and attendance limited to 25% theater capacity to ensure social distancing.

Lakeville Area Arts Center | 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, (952) 452-3163

Join in a conversation about disability aesthetics and design for performance: learn about Kinetic Light’s work in production, projection, movement, and software design. Laurel Lawson, choreographic collaborator, dancer, designer, and engineer with Kinetic Light, will be in conversation with Michael Maag, production, lighting and projection designer for Kinetic Light.

The conversation will include ASL interpretation and captioning.

Wednesday, December 2
3:00pm

Contact:
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Under the artistic leadership of Alice Sheppard, “innovator in disability arts” (The New York Times), Kinetic Light enables new understandings of the moving world.

Dancers perch, swoop, and soar on a striking custom-built ramp of curves and peaks during DESCENT in this recorded version making its online premiere. This visually stunning imagining of a queer, interracial love story of mythical figures Venus and Andromeda is a transformative ride testing the limits of what dance, beauty, and disability appear to be.

Thursday, December 3
8:00pm

Contact:
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Ragamala Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy and Choreographic Associate Ashwini Ramaswamy share their decades of experience building an arts nonprofit in the Twin Cities and provide vital insights for the next generation of leaders in Minnesota’s arts and culture sector.

Monday, December 7
7:00pm

Join this live artist talk either in-person and physically distanced at Northrop or via live stream. Online and in-person attendees will be invited to share their questions and help shape this conversation.

Presented in partnership with The Coven, and the Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership.

Contact:
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) offers education in Kathak, a traditional North Indian dance form. Kathak is 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.

KDT is excited to be offering a free Open House class for new students before the start of their Winter Session! This 45-minute virtual class with master teacher Rita Mustaphi is perfect for dancers of all abilities, ages six and above. The class will be from 11:00-11:45am CT on Saturday, November 21.

To participate, send KDT an email at info@kathadance.org with your name and contact info. You will be sent a Zoom link once class numbers are final! No prior experience necessary.

Anyone who takes part in this Open House will be eligible to enroll in KDT's new beginner class this winter, Tuesdays at 6:30pm CT. The Winter Session starts on November 30.

Contact:
Rita Mustaphi- info@kathadance.org

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: CEP200302, Provider: )
PMA (Hours: 16 Course: 17926-1020, Provider: 100070)
Class fee: $549.00
Manual: $50.00
Streaming video: $10.00

Anatomy is the foundation of our work as movement professionals. The more you understand about how the body works, the better equipped you are to teach your clients how to move better. In this course you will receive an introduction to the major tissues, joints and muscles of movement. Muscle origin, insertion and action are covered along with movement experiences to help you understand and remember not just the individual muscles, but how they work in synergy to create functional movements. The course includes a manual and video support.

Contact:
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

Resources to Support the Minneapolis Protests:
https://rb.gy/nln3vx

Resource to End Police Violence in America:
https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision

Black-Led Arts Organizations to Support Now:
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/06/03/twin-cities-black-artists-need-...

Contact:
DanceMN Steering Committee- admin@dancemn.org

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: https://tinyurl.com/y2dj9f9d to apply.

Resource submitted by Dana Kassel.

Contact:
Non Edwards, Editor- news@dancemn.org

ONGOING CLASSES

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

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:
http://conta.cc39fJDXN

Contact:
Erika Martin- info@zenondance.org

Monday
5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson

Tuesday
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

Wednesday
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

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

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

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

Register online today!

Contact:
Erika Martin- info@zenondance.org

I became interested in the GYROKINESIS® Method because its strengthening exercises are rooted in full-body movement that develops interoception and physical awareness.

Explore how the rhythmic, flowing exercises can add to your personal practice. Beginners welcome any time. Find out more at http://www.nonedwards.com.

60-minute GYROKINESIS® Method classes:
Mondays, 10:30am: https://zoom.us/j/597696618
Fridays, 10:30am: https://zoom.us/j/556949877
Sundays, 10:30am: https://zoom.us/j/637871744

Suggested class fee $5-20 to http://www.paypal.me/nonedwards. No one turned away for non-payment.

Want to explore on your own schedule? Private sessions available.

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

Contact:

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.

Saturday, November 21: 12:00PM-1:15PM: BIPOC Practice online
Saturday, November 21: 12:00PM-1:15PM: White Bodies Practice online
Tuesday, November 24: 5:30PM-6:30PM: Open Practice online

Contact:
Asher Edes- asher@dyfit.org

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: http://www.communitymovementcollective.com.

November 17: Ballet with Sally Rousse
November 19: Ballet + 30-minute optional Pointe with Helen Hatch
November 21: Modern with Penny Freeh
November 24: Ballet with Sally Rousse
November 26: NO CLASS - Happy Thanksgiving!
November 28: Jazz with Andrea Mislan

$15/class; $10/virtual class. Link sent prior to class.
For more updates, follow us on instagram: @communitymovementcollective

Hot House MPLS | 2303 Kennedy St NE, Suite 420, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:
Hannah Benditt- HannahBenditt@gmail.com, (952) 215-6227

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 http://www.motionartmn.org to sign up for classes, or contact Pam for info.

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

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

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
Zoom

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

Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com

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 http://www.motionartmn.org 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

Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com

Join our online learning community of all ages, sizes, and levels of experience to 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 http://www.cassandraschool.com to choose your classes and learn from home! Each class is 75 minutes in 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 http://www.cassandraschool.com 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.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

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 kealoha.ferreira@ananyadancetheatre.org 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.

Contact:

Our Winter Session starts November 30.

Young Dance offers Creative Movement, Modern, Ballet, Choreography, Hip Hop, Afro-Modern, Dance and Technology, Conditioning, 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.

Our academic year programming runs September 16, 2020 through May 27, 2021. All of our classes are taught by professional artists and dance educators with post secondary degree education. Three performance opportunities are scheduled during the academic school year, at the end of each trimester, to showcase what the dancers have been working on in their classes.

We can't wait to dance with you!

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit: http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Join us for our Winter Session, starting November 30.

In Dance Together, children and their caregivers discover the joys of movement 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 ages one to three with caregiver (crawlers and walkers welcome).

Our academic year programming runs September 16, 2020 through May 27, 2021.

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit: http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Join us for our Winter Session, starting November 30.

Children develop large and fine motor skills, as well as coordination, rhythm, teamwork, and listening skills. Songs and games are used to help the students understand their moving body, and to facilitate the learning of fundamental movement patterns. In Creative Movement Two, students are exposed to class structure, complex routines, and acquire a deeper understanding of the dance concepts space, time, body, effort, movement, and form.

Several class time options are offered for Creative Movement One (ages three to five) and Creative Movement Two (ages five to seven).

Our academic year programming runs September 16, 2020 through May 27, 2021.

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit: http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Join us for our Winter Session, starting November 30.

This class is full of energetic choreography that offers a glimpse into the history of Hip Hop, including the styles that created and made hip hop so popular (i.e. breaking, popping, locking, and house).

Hip Hop One, ages eight to thirteen
Monday, 5:45-6:45pm

Hip Hop Two, ages fourteen to eighteen
Monday, 7:00-8:00pm

Our academic year programming runs September 16, 2020 through May 27, 2021. For 2020-21 class information and registration visit: http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Join us for our Winter Session, starting November 30.

Based in rhythms from Africa and the diaspora, Afro-Modern Dance is a contemporary class where dancers explore full body expression rooted in West African, Caribbean, and American dance traditions. We will focus on wellness, community, improvisation, and fluidity across movement styles.

Afro-Modern, ages eleven and older—adults welcome!
Wednesday, 7:15-8:15 pm

Our academic year programming runs September 16, 2020 through May 27, 2021.

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit: http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

WEDNESDAYS
10:00am-11:15am CST
Zoom

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.

REGISTRATION
Today, November 18 - https://forms.gle/BGQSNkAofUb1bugQA
Wednesday, November 25 - https://forms.gle/ERMP7v4MtVJZBAWs7

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

Questions? Email AMP (address below).

We’ll virtually see you soon!

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio

Contact:

Join us for a music-based, history-infused hour of wrestling with and finding joy in jazz dance, 10:00-11:15am via ZOOM through Zenon Dance School!

From Karla Grotting, our teacher for this week:
"Let's breathe deep, shake off the stress, and find a new burst of creativity while investigating and connecting to the powerful history of this beautiful form. Join me for a body-friendly warm-up, some rhythmic coordination, and a little history. We will build some power and camaraderie, bringing the heat, flavor, joy and satisfaction of moving your body to great jazz music. Open level, drop-ins encouraged!"

Registration link: http://conta.cc/39fJDXN

Discount codes available: contact Erinn or Zenon (who hosts this class) for details.
Reminder: NO CLASS next week, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving.

Come feed your soul to help fuel all the good you are doing out there in a world that needs it!

Contact:
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

Join ARENA DANCES each week for new episodes of Studio Stories, a podcast reminiscing on Twin Cities dance history. This week, Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski and company dancer Joe Crook sat down with Morris Johnson for our newest Studio Stories episode.

Morris Johnson, Jr is a choreographer, teacher, and dancer who started his formal dance education in the Broadway District in New York. Morris has performed nationally and toured internationally with various dance companies and musicals including Africa, South America, he Caribbean and the Netherlands Antilles. He has performed for such noted artists as Eartha Kitt at the Apollo Theater, Desi Arnez, Barbara Striesand, Prince, Charles Moore's Drums and Dances of Africa, Pearl Primus, Arrow, and Chuck Davis.

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 http://www.arena-dances.org to listen, or check it out wherever you get your podcasts!

Contact:

Message from Alonzo King and LINES Ballet:
https://blog.linesballet.org/2020/06/05/alonzo-king/

Dance Magazine Op-Ed: Where is Your Outrage? Where is Your Support? by Theresa Ruth Howard:
https://www.dancemagazine.com/dance-companies-black-lives-matter-2646141...

Podcast: Seeing White:
https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/

Contact:
DanceMN Steering Committee- admin@dancemn.org