Jawaahir's 26th annual Henna Party is the perfect place to warm you up!

January 20, 2:30pm to 5pm

Happening at the Jawaahir Minneapolis studio, located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, in the Hook and Ladder complex.

Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest.
This is a family-friendly event! Watch a short performance by Jawaahir at 2:30pm, have a snack, and then try your hand at the henna we provide.
There's a chance to win the raffle for Angela, our henna artist of Ancient Traditions Mehndi, work her magic on you, as well as a chance to win a full session of belly dance classes!

Tickets for adults are only $10 each and those for children aged ten and under are only $5 each. Make your online reservations now! Raffles may be purchased at the door only please.

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

You’re invited to join AMP in the studio for Sip and Move BIG!

We invite you into the studio with Alternative Motion Project for Sip and Move BIG: an open rehearsal wine hour that gives an inside look at what goes into creating new works.

See works-in-progress by Guest Artist Laura Selle Virtucio, company member Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Co-Artistic Director Kristin Howe. Take part in the discussion—ask questions, share your thoughts, or simply watch and enjoy a glass of wine or a warm cup of coffee.

No RSVP Required.
Sunday, January 20: 4:00-5:30pm

These works will be premiering in AMP's eighth annual performance, 8, March 1–3 at The LAB Theater and will feature live music by Grand Symphonic Winds and special guest, soprano Lindsay Kesselman.

Eleve Performing Arts Center | 10820 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55437

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

Presenting the work of Alys Ayuma Ogura.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846


BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

Twice a year, 9x22 SOLO will present the work of a single choreographer in a 30-minute piece of new, original choreography in any style to help further their work through extended in-depth discussion and a share of the door.

9x22 SOLO offers a single choreographer a rare opportunity to showcase their latest choreography (solo or ensemble) with a singular focus on their work and an in-depth discussion tailored to the needs of the artist. Whether it is a 30-minute piece or three ten-minute pieces, 9x22 SOLO offers the choreographer a transitional step between appearance in a lineup and the obligations of a full-length performance.

Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE is coming once again to Farmington High School.

The showcase is set for Sunday, January 27 at 2 PM.

Sharing dance is what this show is all about, with a remarkable lineup of talent scheduled this year. Groups from all over the metro area are joining in this dance celebration.

Ballroom will be performed by Carleton College Ballroom Dance Team, Dance With Us America, and Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Premier Dance Team from the University of Minnesota is bringing hip hop and jazz, and Ballet Co.Laboratory is showcasing ballet. The Community School of Excellence is bringing Asian and Chinese folk dance, while Rince na Chroi is bringing Irish dance. Contemporary, lyrical, jazz, kick, pom and hip hop are styles are all covered by JAMM Dance Co., Studio 4 Dance, South Metro Dance Academy, Synergy Dance Center, Dance Connection, the Lakeville Starliners, and Just For Kix.

Ten percent of the profits will be given to benefit Dancers Against Cancer.

Farmington High School | 20655 Flagstaff Ave, Farmington, MN 55024
Nancy Aarestad- naarestad@yahoo.com, (651) 341-7520

dance-improvisation-performance curated and hosted by HIJACK.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 7:30pm, 7:00 doors.

The Cedar Cultural Center
WestBank, Minneapolis


F.I. was initiated by Body Cartography Project and HIJACK in February 2015.

The Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Kristin Van Loon- hijackdance@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585

calling glenn with live music by Glenn Kotche
Thursday, February 7, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage

Choreographer Danielle Agami was born in Israel and spent several years with Batsheva Dance Company, emerging with a totally unique choreographic voice that combines visceral honesty and humor. Her company Ate9, now based in Los Angeles, has become one of the most sought-after dance companies on the West Coast. This is her first collaboration with well-known Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche, who performs his original score in this full-length work of physical and rhythmic precision.

Northrop | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Northrop UMN- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

DaNCEBUMS are hard at work in the studio on our new piece: It's All Real. It's All Fake. It's All DaNCEBUMS. We've got the choreography on lock, but we need your help to secure the rest of the moolah we need to bring It's All Real... to the TEK BOX in May.

So, join us for a BuMRAISER. Featuring:
☆ Tasty snacks and refreshing beverages
☆ A thrilling live auction
☆ Performances by Eric Mayson & Aby Wolf, HIJACK, and Doña Pepa
☆ Dance party DJ'ed by Sophia Eris
☆ All your friends

February 14, 2019
6 PM – 11 PM

Advance single: $25. Advance double: $45.
Door: $30.

More information at dancebums.com.

Public Functionary | 1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Eben Kowler- eben.kowler@gmail.com, (612) 849-9778

Named for the practice of burning a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a space for queer rage, revolution, and reclamation, aimed at regeneration. An intersectional space for queer performers, Controlled Burn is a cabaret-type festival curated by the fiercely talented Taja Will, Maia Jean and Dua Saleh. This special three-night event features a unique lineup each evening.

Originally created in 2016 by Patrick's Cabaret, 20% Theatre Company is honored to continue this work by hosting Controlled Burn for the first time.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Jaffa Aharonov, Riley Jay Davis, Teighlor McGee, Nina Medvedeva, Ramona, Atlese Robinson & Joey Schad

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Shanique Emelife, Adja Gildersleve, House of Larva, Emmanuel Kandolo, Olive, Maitreyi Ray & Khadija Siddiqui

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Flores, Deja Stowers, Bobbi Vaughan, Oblivia Nukem Jun, Sami Pfeffer & Laura Levinson

Phoenix Theater | 2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Kristen Stoeckeler- kristen@tctwentypercent.org, (651) 587-0231

Twin Cities Ballet, following its groundbreaking event, The Wall: A Rock Ballet, presents Essence, a mixed program of new and returning works.

Essence features the premiere of "Red," an all-female piece inspired by both historical events such as the rise of Nazism and fictional works such as The Handmaid’s Tale, and "The Firebird: Essence of Being," which uses excerpts from Stravinsky’s music The Firebird to explore the dynamics of cross-cultural relationships.

Returning to the Cowles Center are TCB’s acclaimed "Victor Frankenstein," an introspective exploration of the thematic elements of the Gothic novel, and TCB’s popular "Classicana," which showcases the artistry, technique, musicality and precision that are the essence of quality ballet.

This evening of relevant and approachable works highlights TCB’s innovation, versatility, and talent, and promises a meaningful and entertaining experience for all: long-term ballet enthusiasts, those new to ballet, and fans of contemporary dance alike.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Rick Vogt- info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, (952) 452-3163


This eight-week workshop is designed for children (ages two through four) and a parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play. Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally-appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. Participants will be encouraged to join at their own comfort level with the understanding that observation is often the best form of learning with younger children.

Session 1: January 30-March 23
Session 2: April 10-June 1

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am or Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am. Cost: $112.00 per eight-week session.

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

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

Session 1: January 28-March 23
Session 2: April 8-June 3. No classes on May 27.

Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-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- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

This January, join Tori Casagranda in the studio! In these classes, we will set up a movement laboratory in which to explore and research the kinesthetic language of dance. We will use elements of improvisation and personal choice making to work on skills that build into complex, expansive movement. We will deepen our understanding of the way in which floorwork can build a foundation for standing movement to take flight. Tori’s wish for you all is to move, laugh, learn, and enjoy researching during these uninterrupted hours in the studio!

Geared at pre-professional/professional dancers.

Soma Studios
79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212
Minneapolis, MN 55413

January 16, 23, and 30.
Sliding scale, $5-15.


Friday, February 1: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, February 2: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday, February 3: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Fees: early registration—$499.00; regular fee—$549.00.
Additional: $80.00, Trail Guide to the Body, Fifth Edition.
Manual: $50.00.

CECs: ACE (CA174918 (1.40))
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 8893 (14.0))

Anatomy in Three Dimensions is a wonderful way to learn the basics of musculo-skeletal anatomy. In this course we build all of the major muscles of movement in clay on a specially designed skeleton. You will learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves; as well as the origin, insertion, and action of the muscles. This course emphasizes muscle function and gives specific exercises for each muscle group in order to reinforce and apply your knowledge to movement.

For more information visit: http://www.pilates.com.

Paragon Pilates and PT | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Do you love your barre classes and feel ready to do more?
Want to add to your fitness repertoire?
Become an instructor through this Barre Intensity training.

Our immersive Barre Intensity® instructor training program includes:
Proper body alignment.
Body positions.
Structured class outline.
Music and beat matching.
Class choreography with variations and modifications.
Intensity options for all exercises.
Tips for smooth transitions and cueing techniques.
Lecture, partner teaching, and class participation.

Barre Intensity® instructor training has been approved for 12 AFAA CEU's, 1.4 ACE CEC's, 1.3 NASM CEU’s and 14 ACSM CEC's.

Straightline Dance Fitness | 34 13th Ave NE #104, Minneapolis, MN
Gretchen Bierbaum- Straightlinedancefitness@gmail.com, (612) 385-4218

Friday, February 22: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 23: 11:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 24: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Class fee: $449.00—early bird until February 4; $499.00—regular fee.
Materials fee: $80.

ACE (CEP136868 (1.60))
PMA (Prov# 100070 Crs# 8516 (16.0))

Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body, expanding the mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. The Balanced Body programming system is introduced to make class design easy, effective, and fun. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative, and accessible; and clients love toys!

For more information visit: http://www.pilates.com.

Paragon Pilates and PT | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Dance/movement therapy (DMT) focuses on the understanding and use of movement, body awareness, and dance with persons who have psychological and behavioral issues.

The introductory course introduces basic DMT theory and skills with an emphasis on multicultural perspectives for working with non-verbal behaviors. Students study 1) the diverse and universal role of movement and dance as a healing, transformative modality; 2) the history and development of DMT; 3) movement intervention skills.
This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, for Alternate Route R-DMT credit; 2CR/30HRS.

Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; WoS

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb- loebx001@umn.edu, (612) 916-1829

Movement is a language, but how do we know its meaning? How can we understand movement's nuanced power to communicate? Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) examines the subtle meanings within all patterns of movement and physical actions. Participants will study the communicative and expressive nature of all forms of movement from a multicultural lens. 2 CR/30HRS.

Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; WoS

Fred Astaire Dance Studio | 1975 Seneca Rd #700, Eagan, MN 55122
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb- loebx001@umn.edu, (612) 916-1829


The Resistance Movement is a movement studio in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes are upbeat and music-driven and fuse Pilates, yoga, dance, and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords.

This program is available to participants wanting to take classes or use studio time. In exchange for taking one class, you volunteer one hour at the studio doing administrative and light cleaning tasks. We try to fit tasks to your specific skill set and interests. Administrative tasks could include answering phones, checking in clients, or creating social media and/or blog posts. The swap may also be used for studio time for those needing a practice/rehearsal space. Participants must commit to at least two hours per week for a period of at least one semester.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your dance training/technique and learn to prevent injury. Email us indicating why you are interested in the program, potential work hours, and any particular interests.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

We are looking for a person to run and grow our recreational dance program. The ideal candidate will possess: experience and success teaching recreational dance; an awareness of child development; a collaborative, positive work style; social media skills; and the energy to both teach and build the program.

We are in our fifth season. Our goal is to help dancers develop proper technique and prevent/minimize injury. We offer competitive dance opportunities, technique classes, recreational theater classes, and recreational dance classes. The area we are aiming to develop with this position is our recreational dance program.

Our studio is located in Chanhassen, between Highways 5 and 212, west of Powers Boulevard.
Please email or call to set up a time to meet and to learn more about this opportunity.

Thank you!

Lucy Morrissey- velocitydanceandtheater@yahoo.com, (612) 743-6106

Ballet Co.Laboratory is seeking summer interns interested in learning more about arts administration.

As an artist-led company, we believe in artists being on stage as well as behind the scenes of our organization. Interns must be at least eighteen years of age and must be able to spend a minimum of four weeks in the Twin Cities. Every intern will be assigned a specific project within one of the following departments: marketing, development, administration, and school. Please visit our website for more detailed descriptions of each internship.
Interns will be housed by Ballet Co.Laboratory Board and community members. These internships are unpaid; interns will receive free classes at Ballet Co.Laboratory throughout their internship.

Photo by Tim Pate

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN

We are a well-established ballroom dance club located in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities available. Get extensive training throughout your employment with us. The Club is growing and we would like to offer you the opportunity to grow with us. This is a salaried position, with paid training and benefits.

Contact Terry to find out about the opportunities awaiting you! Take the first step in a skill that will last you the rest of your life!

For more information:

TC Dance Club | 1004 S Olde Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915
Terry L. Irwin- tcdanceappleton@gmail.com, (920) 731-8851


The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers awards $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota mid-career dancers and choreographers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; or work on a new project. The fellowship program is designed to award Minnesota dance artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who have created a substantial body of work over a period of time.

To apply for a fellowship, you must submit your full application by April 3 at 3pm. No late submissions will be accepted, so start early.

Full guidelines and application can be found here:
Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/

For questions regarding guidelines, please contact mckfell@thecowlescenter.org.

Dana Kassel- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3646


We've STILL got sweet winter deals for you at the Art Box!
Book the space now through the end of the month for your shows, events, workshops or rehearsals and get:

Main space hourly rental: $15/hour, regularly $20; or $12/hour when you reserve 20 hours or more.
Studio hourly: $12/hour, regularly $15; or $10/hour when you reserve 20 hours or more.
Weekend full single day: $350, regularly $500!
Full week: $900, regularly $1200!

PLUS - we still have space available in April! Contact us now to book.

If you haven't been to the Art box yet, let us know and we'd be happy give you a tour—we're always happy to show off our theater!

Lots more details about the Art Box at http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.

The Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis, MN

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 for all regular rentals.*

Our Bloomington location is at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Floor is tile on concrete—NOT a sprung wood dance floor. Double ballet barres, small sitting area, free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible. $15 per hour for all regular rentals.*

*Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company.

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

The Resistance Movement has two large studios for rent. The studio space is quiet, calm and peaceful. Both studios have sprung dance flooring. The first studio is 600 square feet, mirrored on one side. The second studio is 860 square feet, mirrored on two sides, with large windows with natural light.

Renters have access to portable speakers or Sonos speaker system, locker room (with showers), towels, mats and stretching blocks and balls. You may leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe or soft-soled shoes only studio, to protect flooring. Please email as to price; discounts are available for students and non-profits.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

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- kaitin.kbenedict@tudance.org, (651) 505-3264

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 and 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 Avenue, 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 Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681


Duniya Drum & Dance Weekly Classes

Open Level West African Dance
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturdays, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

All classes are drop-in $15.

A thorough and invigorating workout which incorporates traditional West African dance movement with live drumming. Each class will cover the cultural background of the rhythm as well as the conversation between drummer and dancer. All levels are welcomed. Choreography is broken down to accommodate new dancers and the pace is heightened for those wanting more challenge. It is a friendly and inviting environment to experience a new dance form.

Fallout Studio | 2601 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney McClusky- whitney@duniyadrumanddance.org, (651) 338-5409

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 CFPA. Cost $15.

Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

Winter Session began on Monday, January 7 and will run 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 only $160 for the ten-week session (make up classes may be made up during winter 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.
Registration is open for you NOW at http://www.cassandraschool.com!

Please remember to check “Today’s Classes” on our website often to see if your class has been cancelled or has any notifications.

Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station, within the Hook and Ladder complex.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

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

Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.

Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.

Photo by Aaron Warkov.

Zenon Dance School | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Erin Thompson teaches advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon this winter beginning on January 10, 2019. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.

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

$15 per class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Midwest School of Ballet's spring enrollment is ongoing.

Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III - ages three through eight:
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. Classes build on infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format.

Ballet Level I, II, III - 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.

Additional classes:
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Level II+)
Ballet for Teens and Athletes, ages eight through twelve
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet

Two Locations:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN

Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet and Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!

Winter/spring classes began January 12.

SATURDAYS, 9:30am-11:00am: Beginning Adult Ballet at the Edina Community Center. Instructor: Marcia Keegan.

MONDAYS, 5:30pm-7pm: Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

TUESDAYS, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

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.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424

Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

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 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve

Level 3A and 3B: ages thirteen through fifteen

Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen

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

Photo by Tim Pate

Gethsemane Episcopal Church
 | 905 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Ages fifteen and older.
Dancers completely new to dance and ballet will learn the basics of ballet including names of steps and preliminary technique.
Join Ballet Co.Laboratory faculty member Anna Goodrich in our brand new spaces and explore technique in an accepting and welcoming environment.

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Beginning January 23, 2019.
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN

An hour-long yoga class geared towards postures that will strengthen and stretch the dancer body. Suitable for ages twelve and older.

Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm
Session 1: February 9 - March 16, 2019
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan

Join us in our new studios in St. Paul!

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN

FAMILY DANCE—ages two through four with parent/guardian.
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.
Six-week session: February 7 - March 14, 2019.
Thursdays 10:00-10:45am. Teaching Artist Michelle Ludwig.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT—ages four through six.
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for young dancers to explore movement through stories and themes.
Two six-week sessions:
Thursdays 9:00-9:45am, February 7 - March 14, 2019
Saturdays 9:30-10:15am, February 9 - March 16, 2019
Teaching Artists Michelle Ludwig and Rosa Prigan.

INTRO TO BALLET—ages nine through twelve.
A 60-minute class held in sessions that introduces dancers to ballet.
Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am: February 9 - March 16, 2019.
Teaching Artist Rosa Prigan

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN

The world of ballet is becoming more diverse in movement styles. This class will allow dancers to experience those diverse ways of moving while using ballet technique. Please visit our website for more details.

Suitable for ages twelve to twenty.
Begins January 25, 2019.

Photo by Joe Kenny

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN

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, Blake Nellis 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.

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school of Twin Cities Ballet, offers the highest quality classes for all ages: toddlers in our Mommy and Me classes, youth and teens, adults revisiting or starting their first plies, and professionals enhancing their skills.

Our groundbreaking training is founded on a proprietary comprehensive syllabus and includes customized plans, private lessons, and is the first Twin Cities program to fully integrate Progressing Ballet Technique® into its core curriculum.

Ballet Royale offers:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Youth, adult and teen ballet
- Professional Trainee Division day program
- FREE boys' program for ages five through nineteen
- Contemporary and jazz
- Pas de deux/partnering
- Men's ballet
- Opportunities to perform with TCB

Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year. Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Twin Cities, off I-35.


Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

The School at TU Dance Center 2019 Spring Session registration is now open!
The session runs from January 28-June 8.

The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. There will be a placement class for new students ages eleven through 23 on Wednesday, January 23 from 5:30-7:00pm (check-in from 5:00-5:30pm). The placement class will consist of 45 minutes of ballet and 45 minutes of modern.

The TU Dance Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged two through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Financial aid and payment plans are available.

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

Enjoy the joys of dancing together in a structured class.

For children ages one to three years old, with caregiver—crawlers and walkers welcome!

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.

Dance Together: Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Taught by YD instructor Julia Davidson.

Dance Together: Fridays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Taught by YD instructor Gretchen Pick.

To register and for more information: http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Itching to get back into the studio? Start 2019 off on the right foot! Join Ballet Co.Laboratory at Gethsemane Episcopal Church for the following drop-in teen/adult classes this week:

Wednesday, January 16: 10am with Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursday, January 17: 10-11:30am Gentle Teen/Adult with Anna Goodrich

Please note there are NO Friday or Saturday classes this week.

Photo by Tim Pate

Gethsemane Episcopal Church
 | 905 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Thursdays, 10:15am - 11:30am

Any and all adult tap dancers are welcome to join us for a playful morning treat for you and your feet!

In this fun and energizing tap dance class, you'll practice balance, coordination, and cross-lateral exercises. Our dance activities help build new neural pathways in the brain and include low impact movements proven to build bone mass.

We love repetition as we work on combinations, eventually building a routine with no pressure to ever perform.

Try a class for FREE this Thursday, January 17 at 10:15am to see if it's a good fit!

For additional information, feel free to message us on our Facebook page @keanesense or send an email to Ellen Keane.

*Please send Ellen a quick email if you are in need of tap shoes. Most sizes on site!


Celtic Junction Arts Center | 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Ellen Keane- ellen@tapcompany.org, (651) 263-7226

#GetYourAsstoClass for Friday Morning Jazz at Zenon Dance Company and School!

Karla Grotting and Erinn Liebhard are thrilled to keep alive the long-running Twin Cities tradition of having an end-of-week class to get your stress OUT by getting your groove ON! This multi-level, multi-generational jazz class focuses on offering a complete warm-up that'll open up your improvisation, musicality, and sense of connection with the other dancers in the room. If this sounds like a good way to kick off your weekend, join us!

Erinn and Karla will teach the majority of the classes this session, with the occasional surprise guest dropping in to give us new perspectives.

We look forward to dancing with you!

Zenon Dance Company and School | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Contact Improvisation Twin Cities hosts a monthly live music jam. Join us to connect, dance, listen, and be moved!

January 21 - MUSIC JAM with Steven Hobert:

A soul who plays, sings and dances while exploring life’s mysteries, his genre-blending piano, accordion and vocal music has been described as “delightful, innovative and viscerally inspiring” that “dazzles audiences with sincerity and playfulness to open up hearts and fire imaginations.” Based in Minneapolis, he plays in Oudyano with renowned Syrian oud player Issam Rafea, tours as a soloist, leads the world beat-driven ensemble FireFlyForest, leads the Steven Hobert (jazz) Quartet; and works as a freelance producer, composer and instrumentalist for countless shows with vocalists and ensembles in jazz, classical, world music fusion, sacred music, and American roots music. He aims to spark inspiration, compassionate connection, community, and healing.

6:30-9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.
$10-20 suggested.
All are welcome!

Ivy Building | 2635 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Company Class is a creative safety zone to hone acting, dancing and ensemble skills in a weekly class.
Class led by Corey Mills and Betsy Mills.

Monday, January 28, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$10 per class.

Classes meet weekly.
NO CLASS JANUARY 21; classes resume January 28.

Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory | 15102 Minnetonka Industrial Rd, Minnetonka, MN
Betsy Mills- betsy@sparktheater.com, (612) 759-0125