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Expectation Station runs October 17-22 at the beautiful Avalon Theater, home of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. This train-based family-friendly production will run for one hour. We are presenting ten daytime and evening performances during MEA week! ALL TICKETS $10!

Featuring your favorite train songs performed live by the Roe Family Singers and "Engineer" Paul Howe (of the Choo Choo Bob's Train Show), this original dance production by Matthew Keefe includes the talents of Twin Cities dancers Heather Cadigan-Brockman, Brittany Keefe, Jennifer Pray, Benjamin Johnson, Stephen Schroeder, Brian Sostek, and theatre artist Rebecca Surmont. This all-ages, family-friendly performance will delight young and old alike.

Please join us as we launch DanceCo's first self-produced production!

The Avalon Theater | 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Contact:
Matthew Keefe- info@DanceCoMN.com, (612) 234-1481

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public.

This Peabody award-winning documentary paints an intimate portrait of acclaimed choreographer Jerome Robbins, equally accomplished in ballet and on Broadway. Featuring excerpts from Robbins’ personal journals as well as never-before-seen rehearsal footage and personal interviews with Robbins as well as dancers and collaborators including Jacques d’Amboise, Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Stephen Sondheim, and Fiddler on the Roof collaborators Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Cyrus Northrop- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

University of Minnesota Dance in partnership with the McKnight International Choreographer Fellowship, Cowles Center presents:

Panel Discussion: African Contemporary Dance in a Global Context
Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso), 2017 McKnight International Choreographer, Cowles Center
Michel Kouakou (Minnesota, Cote d'Ivoire), Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Dance Program
Gregory Maqoma (South Africa), Cowles Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota Dance Program
Moderator: Ananya Chatterjea, Professor, University of Minnesota Dance Program
Translator: Hakim Abderrezak, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of French and Italian

Wednesday, October 18, 7 pm
Barbara Barker Center for Dance - Studio 100
Free, first-come seating.

Contact:
Nora Jenneman- jenne011@umn.edu

A collective of local dance companies present GORGE, the void where dance meets rock. GORGE is a four-part performance series where no show is ever dull. DaNCEBUMS performs each evening with their riotous approach to dance in "Press Kit." Next, April Sellers Dance Collective recreates their work "The Animal Corridor" with a new cast member. Alternating performances with ASDC, Samantha Johns and Nona Invie create an ode. Finally, Detroit-based Kristi Faulkner Dance closes out every night (and their tour to Minneapolis via the GRUNT network) with "Four Letter Word."

Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 PM — SELLERS, FAULKNER, DaNCEBUMS
Friday, October 20 at 7:30 PM — JOHNS, FAULKNER, DaNCEBUMS
Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM — SELLERS, FAULKNER, DaNCEBUMS
Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 PM — JOHNS, FAULKNER, DaNCEBUMS

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634525369933278/.
Buy tickets: http://tinyurl.com/GorgeTickets.
$5 tickets with the code "dancelife".

Promotional image by Galen Higgens.

The Southern Theater | 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

April Sellers Dance Collective performs "The Animal Corridor" as part of GORGE.

Thursday, October 19 at 7:30PM
Saturday, October 21 at 7:30PM

"The Animal Corridor" is inspired by female icons Janis Joplin, prize fighter Ronda Rousey, and T.V. sportscasters. This darkly humorous, post-apocalyptic world is devised to smash open expectations as we move towards a new gender utopia. Recreated with a new cast member, Kara Motta joins Non Edwards, Tim Rehborg, and Kimberly Rhyme in a rise and fall singing rodeo that asks performer and audience member alike to find the hairy beast within.

Also on the bill: DaNCEBUMS and Kristi Faulkner Dance (Detroit).
Performing opposite ASDC on Friday, October 20 and Sunday, October 22: Samantha Johns and Nona Invie’s new work-an ode.

$5 with the code “dancelife.”
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634525369933278

Image by Steven Lang.

The Southern Theater | 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Informal Studio Showing:
Newly commissioned work by Gregory Maqoma, Cowles Visiting Artist

Performed by dance major students.
Thursday, October 19, 4:30 pm
Barbara Barker Center for Dance - Studio 100.

Followed by a question and answer discussion with the artist.
Free, first-come seating.

Contact:
Nora Jenneman- jenne011@umn.edu

Dust off your hat and clean up your boots... The award-winning The Three Bonnies returns! 

The Three Bonnies is an exhilarating, funny, frightening, sexy multimedia piece using video, dancers, horses, and the blues to explore the challenges of male-female relationships. It will have you tapping your toes and thinking about that guy or gal you left behind.

Moving in rhythm to country and blues, the common threads of body language, communication, and emotion are woven through movement, storytelling, and video of both people and horses to tell a very human story of the ways we interact with each other and how we can learn from the natural world. 

Featuring choreography by DA dance Artistic Director Denise Armstead with Sharon Picasso, Gerry Girouard, Cade Holmseth, Christine Maginnis, and Brian Evans.

The Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, Saint Paul, MN
Contact:
The Celtic Junction- concerts@thecelticjunction.com

Thursday, October 19:
The Twin Cities Tap Festival Showcase features the best local tap talent and youth tap ensembles, including Keane Sense of Rhythm Youth Tap Ensemble, MinnesoTAP, and the stage debut of Elite Tap Feet – an elite group of teen tap dancers from around Minnesota.

Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21:
The Twin Cities Tap Festival Concert shines a spotlight on the dynamic and ever-changing art of tap dance. The concerts will feature live music accompanying the best in local and national tap artists including Dianne “Lady Di” Walker, Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Mark Yonally; and local talent Ricci Milan, Rick Ausland, and Joe Chvala and Karla Grotting. Also featured are Minnesota tap and percussive dance companies the Flying Foot Forum, Keane Sense of Rhythm, Kaleena Miller Dance, Rhythmic Circus, Buckets and Tap Shoes, and Elite Tap Feet.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

University of Minnesota Dance presents

Public Interview: Contemporary African Dance - A Conversation with Germaine Acogny
Moderated by Professor Ananya Chatterjea

Friday, October 20, 4:30 pm
Barbara Barker Center for Dance - Studio 100

Free, first-come seating. Made possible through the Sage Cowles Land Grant Chair.

Contact:
Nora Jenneman- jenne011@umn.edu

Join us October 20 for a sneak preview of the upcoming Tenth Season Performance-Uncertain Reality-followed by refreshments and conversation with the artists! World premiere works by Karen L. Charles and 2017 McKnight International Choreographer Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso/France).

FREE admission and FREE parking!

RSVP not required, but appreciated (see link).

Lundstrum Performing Arts | 1617 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Contact:
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

"I bow to the wheel of six seasons
Cycles of birth and death
Each season bestows gifts
Enchanting our hearts
Bringing abundance to our earth"

Inspired by Kalidasa’s 4th century Sanskrit poetry "Ritu Samhara" and Vivaldi’s 18th century work "Le Quattro Stagioni," Ritu – The Seasons is an original Bharatanatyam work, exploring the cycles of the seasons and how nature and life form an intricate, interwoven web.

This will be the final performance as a part of our 2015 Knight Arts Challenge project, we hope you can join us for this celebration.

Ritu – The Seasons is performed by a cast of talented young Twin Cities Bharatanatyam dancers to a professionally recorded original soundtrack.
Concept, Choreography, and Artistic Direction – Suchitra Sairam
Music Composition – Jyothishmathi Sheejith
Sound Engineering and Design – Sai Shravanam
Directorial Guidance – Dipankar Mukherjee
Poetry Transcreation – Meena Natarajan

PREMIERE HIGHLIGHTS - https://vimeo.com/216863191

The O’Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Contact:
Suchi Sairam- info@kalavandanam.com

Laurie Van Wieren will direct North of Your Foot, a site-specific spectacle of dance and sound that was sparked by the visual work of Alyssa Baguss’s Everything from Nowhere, now on exhibit at Bethel University’s Johnson Gallery.

Part I (7:30 to 7:45pm) begins in Alyssa Baguss’s exhibit in Johnson Gallery at the Clauson Center on the second floor. The Johnson Gallery opens at 7PM.

With Alyssa Baguss as your tour guide, we will move on to Part II - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - in the the Sports and Recreation Center.

North of Your Foot
Performed by:
Pramila Vasudevan
Julia Bither
Lauren Coleman
Anna Marie Shogren
Alys Ayumi Ogura
Corrinne Caouette
Timothy Glenn

Directed and choreographed by Laurie Van Wieren

"Wanderlust is the strong or irresistible impulse to travel and explore. It is often driven by the desire to escape and leave behind the familiar to experience the unknown world"- Alyssa Baguss

Bethel University | 3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112
Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com, (612) 501-2551

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

ODC/Dance’s performance of boulders and bones begins with a time-lapse photographic sequence of renowned British landscape sculptor Andy Goldsworthy’s construction of Culvert Cairn. Filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer (Touch the Sound, Breathing Earth) worked with the sculptor for more than a year to capture Goldsworthy’s process of working in collaboration with Mother Nature. This film finds the elegant, breathless balance between the artist and his medium.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota | 84 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Cyrus Northrop- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Coming off of their top ten-finish on America's Got Talent, DIAVOLO presents L.O.S.T. at the Ordway on October 25!

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. Artistic Director Jacques Heim steers DIAVOLO’s diverse team of dancers, designers, choreographers and engineers to create visceral and awe-inspiring works that reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically, and socially by the spaces we inhabit.

Throughout the course of our human experience, we teeter between vulnerability and control, losing and reshaping ourselves as we traverse though our daily lives and work. A full evening experience in two parts, L.O.S.T. [LOSING ONE'S SELF TEMPORARILY] features DIAVOLO’s newest works – “Passengers” and “Cubicle” – and boldly tackles the essence of what both divides and unites us.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | 345 Washington St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Contact:
Jeff Miller- jmiller@ordway.org

1. Amal Rogers

2. Molly Kay Stoltz (with Hilde DeRoover)

3. Our Little Works (Maria Tordoff, Amelia Morris, Marissa Jax)

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com, (612) 501-2551

This fall at The Cowles Center, Minnesota Dance Theatre turns its focus to the future. Honoring the company’s longstanding commitment to the cultivation of new dances, MDT Artistic Director Lise Houlton has commissioned three world premieres pairing beloved local artists and innovators with MDT’s exceptionally versatile performers. Drawing from their extensive performing experience with such respected local companies as James Sewell Ballet, TU Dance, and Black Label Movement and from their own distinctive aesthetic exploration, choreographers Penelope Freeh, Darwin Black, and Elayna Waxse will each create a never-before-seen work for an evening that promises to be an electrifying and eclectic celebration of the Twin Cities’ vibrant dance community.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

Celebrate Halloween with 
Twin Cities Ballet!

Ballet Spooktacular will feature a zombie football dance and performances inspired by spirits and spooky Halloween characters, culminating in a thrilling interactive dance finale! Audience members of all ages are encouraged to come dressed up in their favorite Halloween costume.

The event will feature:
- Reception following performance, 
with special treats and refreshments
- Costume contest
- Spooky interactive dance
- Special Kids Edition on October 28 at 11:00am - with free goodie bag!

WHEN: 
October 27 at 7:30pm
 and October 28 at 11:00am
WHERE: Lakeville Area Arts Center, 
20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN
TICKETS: $16

Contact:

OFF-LEASH AREA ART BOX GRAND OPENING IS HERE!

Saturday, October 28: Nokomis Neighborhood Day
Open House
1:00 to 2:30pm - Includes snacks and beverages, a tour of the new theater, an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for serious prizes, and to meet the Off-Leash Area artistic directors, Jennifer Isle and Paul Herwig.
Workshops
2:30 to 3:15pm - Children’s Creative Movement Workshop taught by dance creator and educator Jesse Schmitz-Boyd.
3:15 to 4pm - Theater Workshop for all ages led by Old Gem Theater that is sure to be a hit!
 
Sunday, October 29: Sample classes and Dance Party!
Free Sample Adult Classes
1:00 to 1:45pm - Jennifer Ilse’s popular and unique Inversion Modern Dance class.
2:00 to 2:45pm - Paul Herwig’s Performance and Design class
Tour and Dance Party
7:00 to 10:00pm - Tour of space and dance party with local R&B/Rap artists Pete & Doug.

Help us warm up our new space with your presence, energy, and rocking dance moves! See you soon!

Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 50th St. E, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Contact:
Jennifer Ilse- offleash@offleasharea.org, (612) 724-7372

Under the artistic direction of Emmy Award-winner Travis Wall and co-created with Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson; SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers.

In "After the Curtain," these visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking, and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | 345 Washington St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Contact:
Jeff Miller- jmiller@ordway.org

"In the Night" by Jerome Robbins
"After the Rain" pas de deux by Christopher Wheeldon
"In Creases" by Justin Peck
"Pictures at an Exhibition" by Alexei Ratmansky
Saturday, October 28, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage

It’s a rare treat when New York City Ballet dancers take the Northrop stage. This stunning repertory program includes ballets by four exceptional choreographers. Jerome Robbins, one of New York City Ballet’s founding choreographers, visits three couples, each at different points in their romantic relationships, in his enduring classic "In the Night." Justin Peck’s first ballet for NYCB, "In Creases," showcases his keen wit and musicality. Christopher Wheeldon’s "After the Rain" pas de deux is an achingly beautiful expression of tenderness and longing. And, in Alexei Ratmansky’s "Pictures at an Exhibition," ten dancers display a profusion of emotion—from raw and wild to solemn and soulful.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Cyrus Northrop- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

In anticipation of the TU Dance Fall Concert at The O'Shaughnessy November 17-19, please join Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands at TU Dance Center for an informal in-studio showing on Thursday, November 2 from 5:30-6:30pm. The showing will feature excerpts from the fall concert program, which includes two world premieres by New York choreographers Stefanie Batten Bland and Marcus Willis, in addition to TU Dance Company repertory.

Doors open at 5:00pm. Showcase begins at 5:30pm.

For more information and for parking details, visit www.tudance.org.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- info@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

The world glamorizes the perfect proposal, but what if there was a more perfect and lasting invitation awaiting us? She Said Yes is a dance show that depicts the real happily ever after available to those who say yes to God’s invitation. It will be a story filled with true love, false love, comedy, drama, action, betrayal, reconciliation, and ultimately, celebration! She Said Yes is an exciting and meaningful journey for all.

Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, November 4 at 5:00 pm AND 7:30 pm.
Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN.

Students: $8
Adults: $10
Premium: $15
Purchase tickets online at www.tututix.com.

Contact:

boulders and bones
Thursday, November 2, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage

San Francisco’s groundbreaking ODC/Dance presents innovative, exuberant, and fearless contemporary choreography that fuses ballet with modern dance techniques. Widely recognized for athleticism, passion, and intellectual spark, ODC is also known for their trailblazing collaborations with composers, actors, visual artists, writers, and welders.
The company makes its Northrop debut with boulders and bones, a work inspired by environmental sculptor Andy Goldsworthy and set to an original, live cello score by Zoë Keating. Dance, music, and cinematic scenic design come together in a dazzling multimedia orchestration portraying the chaos of creative process and the glory of nature.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Cyrus Northrop- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Threads Dance Project’s tenth season show promises an exciting evening of all-new works. Artistic Director Karen L. Charles taps into her previous career as a computer analyst and mathematician to inspire her new work – "Uncertain Reality." The dance explores the concept of chaos theory as it relates to the world we live in. Human beings fear chaos despite its existence all around us - in trees, rivers, and our own human biological system. Charles will show the complexity and beauty of chaos through movement and interactive technological imagery, in collaboration with projection artist Miko Simmons. "Uncertain Reality" will invite the audience into a chaotic world necessary for our existence.

Additionally, Threads will share the world premiere of a new work by Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso/France), the 2017 McKnight International Choreographer.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is pleased to present The Architect, an evening-length solo for longtime ARENA dancer Timmy Wagner. It is an intimate exploration of the beginnings of a creative idea and the playful process of completing that creation. The idiosyncratic and intricate movement will be heightened with an interactive set design by fabric artist Margarita Jane Arguedas plus text contributions and dramaturgical support by Rachel Jendrzejewski and projection design by Meena Mangalvedhekar.

The Architect draws from the collaborative work of these specific artists, exploring real time processes and the questions that arise: “Where did this or that idea come from? How has one’s own journey or interpretation revealed itself?”

The Architect
Friday, November 3 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 4 | 8:00 PM

Tickets: $18 general admission.

JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

Performed by ODC/Dance
Saturday, November 4, 1:30pm
Carlson Family Stage

The whole family will marvel as Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn stuffed rabbit is brought to life through music, dance, and narration. San Francisco’s ODC/Dance, one of America’s most exciting and acclaimed contemporary dance companies, has created a family treat that has captivated Bay Area audiences for 30 years. Now, this evergreen classic—brimming with wit, festive costumes, and endearingly madcap characters—comes to delight Northrop audiences for the first time. Don’t miss this endearing tale of a young boy, his favorite toy, and the abiding power of love.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Cyrus Northrop- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Dancer Sachiko “La Chayí” presents an unimaginable evening of flamenco dance and music in A Night in Andalusia at the Phoenix Theater on Sunday, November 5. A very special guest dancer directly from Seville, Spain will be joined by singer Alfonso Cid (Seville and NYC) alongside guitarist Kris “El Cuervo” Hill (Phoenix, AZ and Seville) as well as the local talents including Anda Flamenco company and guitarist Trevor May. Join them for a celebration of the gypsy spirit.

Tickets: $25 in advance / $28 at the door.

About the guest dancer:
Carmen’s performance celebrates Seville’s legacy of female dancers as well as the grassroots pueblo-style dancers of Moron, Utrera, and Lebrija. She has worked with Antonio Gades in National Ballet of Spain. In 1983 she was awarded the prestigious Juana la Macarrona prize for dance at Cordoba’s National Flamenco Arts Awards. She later worked with such greats as Mario Maya and El Farruco. She is one of the most popular and sought-out teachers.

Phoenix Theater | 2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Sachiko Nishiuchi- danceflamencompls@gmail.com

Zenon Dance Company will celebrate its 35th Anniversary at The Cowles Center with a program featuring three world premieres, as well as classic pieces from the company’s repertoire.

The three new works include world premiere pieces by Penelope Freeh, Michelle Boulé (of New York), and Alex Springer and Xan Burley (of New York).

Zenon will also reprise five repertory works for the program including "Ezekiel’s Wheel" by jazz choreographer Danny Buraczeski, "Blessing of the Earth" by Wynn Fricke, "Storm" by Daniel Charon, "Like an Octopus" by Susana Tambutti, and "Hotel Tango" by Mariusz Oleski.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

A Give to the Max Day Performance Event

Get moving and celebrate Give to the Max Day with the vibrant and eclectic Twin Cities dance community. Move to the MAX features Alternative Motion Project, Flying Foot Forum, Kaleena Miller Dance, and St. Paul Ballet as they combine forces for an exciting and exclusive event. Enjoy compelling performances by each company and mingle with the artists for a post-show reception. Join us for the Great Minnesota Give Together to support these companies’ great work.

WHEN
Give to the Max Day
Thursday, November 16
Performance and Post-Show Reception 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
Check-in starting at 6:00pm.
Doors open at 6:15pm.

TICKETS
Reserve tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com.

Entry to the event requires a 100% tax-deductible donation to at least one of the performing companies through givemn.org for Give to the Max Day.

Donations can be to any organization on-site or prior to the event (proof of donation required).

Suggested donation $25 per person.

JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Second Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Kristin Howe- alternativemotionproject@gmail.com, (952) 843-3408

Saturday, November 18, 7:00pm and Sunday, November 19, 2:00pm
Carlson Family Stage

Join the University of Minnesota Marching Band, directed by Betsy McCann, for performances that showcase music, tradition, and entertainment for the whole family. The Marching Band will perform halftime favorites and more.
One of the most exciting and highly visible organizations on campus, the Minnesota Marching Band provides enthusiastic support to the University’s athletic programs, and represents the University at events throughout the year. The Pride of Minnesota has been bringing spirit, color, and music to campus for over 125 years.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Cyrus Northrop- 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 this family holiday classic.

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 performed by cast members from Twin Cities Ballet’s full-length production. A perfect holiday mini-treat for the whole family!

Event Information:
WHEN: November 28, 2017
TIME: 11:00 am
TICKETS: $6
WHERE: Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044.

Easily purchase tickets online, by calling 952-985-4640, or at the performance!

Contact:

Tickets for the beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist are now on sale!
All shows sold out before opening night last year, so buy tickets early so you don't miss this exciting show!

Twin Cities Ballet’s original A Minnesota Nutcracker is a cherished holiday treasure and one of the most-attended holiday dance events in the Twin Cities. While retaining all the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, A Minnesota Nutcracker adds local flare with Minnesota settings and custom-designed Minnesota-centric backdrops.

A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike.

Performances:
Friday, December 8, 7:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 7:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 1:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 4:30pm

Ames Center | 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Contact:

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our young dancers ages two and a half to four years old and their parents! Saturdays, 8:45 - 9:30 am.
Session 2: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10.

NEW! Baby-Wearing Ballet Parent and Infant class. Our Baby-Wearing Ballet class at St. Paul Ballet gives parents and caregivers the chance to bond with baby while getting exercise!
Tuesdays, 10:45 - 11:45 am.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Please join us for our second session of fall workshops with Thern Anderson and Tina Anderson Wallum.

Session 2: October 17 - December 4. No classes November 20-26.

Cost: $85.00 per six-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full six-week session, online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash or check 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, 7:00pm-8:30pm

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

Kristi Faulkner Dance is known for their highly physical and humorously theatrical work that embodies difference and challenges gender roles. KFD creates thought-provoking, visceral experiences that generate meaningful conversation and social exchange.

TEACHING at ZENON
All classes $15.00

Floor Work
Wednesday, October 18: 10:00am - 11:00am
Participants will develop an intimate connection to the floor and investigate multiple points of contact for achieving efficiency moving in and out of the floor in high-energy phrase work that challenges the participants' athleticism.

Contemporary/Modern Technique
Thursday, October 19: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kristi Faulkner's unique brand of quirky, irreverent, and exhaustive movement. Explosive phrases juxtaposed with subtle gesture will challenge the participants' athleticism and artistic expression. Movers will be required to access their individual performance skills to bring a unique expression and rhythmic sensibility to the movement.

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Explore the magical world of fairy tales and fairy tale creatures through music, art and movement! Ages four through seven.
Teaching artist: Laurelie MacKenzie.
Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20: 9:30-11:30am.
Tuition: $35

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. Artistic Director Jacques Heim steers DIAVOLO’s diverse team of dancers, designers, choreographers, and engineers to create visceral and awe-inspiring works that reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically, and socially by the spaces we inhabit.

This master class combines many components of performance skills: ballet, modern, acrobatics, martial arts, gymnastics, theatrical presence, partnering, improvisation, composition, and their signature style of movement called Architecture in Motion® (the integration of structure and object into movement). Trust and teamwork exercises throughout the class challenge participants to engage dance in new and interesting ways.

Dancers should come with athletic shoes, pants, and knee pads.
Ages fourteen and older. Intermediate skills or higher recommended.
$7 per person. Space is limited. To RSVP, call: 651-282-311.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Drake Room | 345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102
Contact:
Jeff Miller- jmiller@ordway.org

Ballet Royale Minnesota and Northrop Dance Series are sponsoring a special master class that will be taught by Rebecca Krohn, principal dancer and ballet mistress of New York City Ballet. A pianist from NYCB will accompany the class.
All area intermediate through advanced students and professional dancers are invited.

Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Ballet Royale Minnesota
Cost: FREE for all participants

Pre-registration is not required, but advance notification of attendance is appreciated.
Ballet Royale is just 20 minutes south of both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul off I-35. Free parking!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

PUBLIC workshop with ODC/Dance

Monday, October 30
12:00PM

Subject: Collaborating with a Choreographer
Teacher: KT Nelson, Co-Artistic Director of ODC/Dance
Student Skill Level: intermediate/advanced
Class Capacity: 30

Explore the collaborative dynamic between dancer and choreographer in the creation of a piece with KT Nelson, co-artistic director of ODC/Dance. Come prepared to move and discover. Previous dance experience required.

Barbara B. Barker Center for Dance, Studio 300 | 500 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Kate Seften- northrop@umn.edu

with Cari Riis Stemmler and Ginny Massie

Friday, November 3, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017
Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Prerequisites: Mat 1
Intermediate/advanced exercises.
Mat 2 includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports-specific activities are also covered.

Fee: $499.00
Materials: $80.00

Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

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

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Apple Valley High School seeks a coach for our after school hip hop group, known as Infinity. This group consists of students in grades nine through twelve who want to work on hip hop and street styles of dance for performances at school events. Infinity is open to all students in the building and offers those involved a positive place to work on their dance and performance skills in a non-competitive environment. The group meets twice a week from 2:30-4:00pm, October through December. The position is open for immediate placement.

The ideal candidate would have experience working with high school students, ideally in a public school education setting, and would have experience with hip hop, breakdancing, and more. Contact Bill Blatzheim, Arts and Activities Director, at the email address below for more information regarding job description and stipend.

Apple Valley High School | 14450 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Contact:

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion seeks male and female dancers to join the touring ensemble to perform, choreograph, collaborate, and teach. Dancers must have a strong background in modern dance, partnering, improvisation, gymnastics and acrobatics. Major commitment in Los Angeles with travels all over the world. Experience in acting, extreme sports, gymnastics, and other movement styles a plus.

October 22
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Enter through stage door on 5th Street.

RSVP to auditions@diavolo.org.

Please bring performance resume, teaching resume/credits and headshot to check in. Long pants and long sleeves highly suggested. Knee pads and athletic shoes required.

Contact:
Connor Senning- connor@diavolo.org

This is a full-scale theatrical ballet production directed and choreographed by Matthew Keefe and produced by CDT Production Company, with guest choreographer Reinhard von Rabenau. Casting dancers in ballet, pointe, contemporary, and theatrical dance roles. Bring your calendar to list any potential conflicts.

AUDITION SCHEDULE
All auditions are open to both male and female dance students through college age.
12:30 pm: Registration begins
1:00–1:20 pm: Ages five and six
1:30–1:50 pm: Ages seven and eight
2:00–2:30 pm: Ages nine and ten
2:45–3:45 pm: Ages eleven and older [non-pointe]
4:00–5:30 pm: Ages twelve and older [female dancers must have minimum of one year of pointe]
5:45–7:00 pm: Callbacks and make up auditions.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will be held on Sundays, January–March 2018 in Rochester.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Mayo Civic Center | Rochester, MN
Thursday, March 22—Sunday, March 25

Allegro School of Dance & Music | 2342 Superior Drive NW, Rochester, MN
Contact:
Sheila Sullivan- rochester.cdt@gmail.com

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

I would like to alert you to the St. Olaf College Alumni Dance Scholarships. These merit-based dance scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional dance talent and strong interest in making dance a part of their college career. Awards of $4,000 and $8,000 per year are open to dance majors and non-dance majors. This renewable merit-based award is potentially a $32,000 four-year scholarship. Recipients are required to participate in one of the department's performing companies (or a comparable performance-based project) and a movement intensive class each year.

There will be a scholarship audition on Friday, October 20, at 2:00 pm in the Center for Art and Dance. Please encourage your dancers to visit our website at http://www.stolaf.edu/dance/scholarships/ for more information, and to apply and to register for the October 20 audition. If you have questions or need more information, do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached via the contact information below.

Center for Art and Dance, Studio 1, St. Olaf College
Contact:
Heather Klopchin- klophin@stolaf.edu, (507) 786-3070

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.

The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.

The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area, and locker room for use.

The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are also located three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop! There is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!

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

Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email or call Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.

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

St. Paul Ballet is doing some storage cleaning and has found several costumes and props that we will no longer be using, and are planning to sell.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Brennan Benson- bbenson@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave and Fairview Ave N, St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) 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
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681

Performance hall capacity: 75 (zoned for 100).
Rehearsal studio capacity: 12 (zoned for 23).

Featuring:
Wall-to-wall sprung wood floor.
Full compliment of lighting, sound, and video equipment (inventory available upon request).
Collapsible 4x4 audience risers of various heights for maximum flexibility in arranging your audience seating.
120 very cushy padded folding chairs.
Two ADA all-gender bathrooms.
On-site parking with 20 spaces (includes one ADA space).
​Accessible by: Light Rail Blue Line and busses

CURRENT RATES
REHEARSAL STUDIO
Rehearsal/Class Use:
$15 per hour.
$12 per hour for 20 hours or more in a single booking.
Small Performance Use:
$500 for one week.
$200 for one day.
Includes a small inventory of equipment.

PERFORMANCE SPACE:
$1,200 for one week.
$500 for single weekend day (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).
$300 for single weekday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday).
$20 per hour for rehearsals/classes.
Equipment included for performances.

Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 50th St. E, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Contact:
Jennifer Ilse- offleash@offleasharea.org, (612) 724-7372

ONGOING CLASSES

Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon this fall. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.

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

Cost:
$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.

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

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older. (Preregistration is required where indicated.)

• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere

FLOOR-BARRE TECHNIQUE
Thursday, 6:30-7:00pm

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

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next Session: January 2 - March 22
Tuesday and/or Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

PILATES - Preregistration required
Next Session: January 18 - March 8
Thursday, 8:15-9:15am

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

bodyART® is a non-spiritual, fully-functional training system, specifically designed to augment and complement your dancing and flexibility training.

Created by Robert Steinbacher, the class follows a five-phase system that progresses fluidly through energy arrival, expansion, circulation, descent, and relaxation. The bodyART format is a fully integrated mind-body experience, that incorporates elements of control/release technique, modern dance, strength conditioning, physical therapy exercises, and yin yang philosophy. You will leave this class fully energized and beautifully connected to your body and mind.

The Resistance Movement is the only studio in Minnesota to offer bodyART®. See what all the buzz is about...

The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are located three blocks from the Green Line - Union Depot stop making it accessible for everyone to Join The Movement!

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

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers a weekly 30-minute Floor-BarreⓇ Technique class with Sally Rousse. This class is open to adults and teens ages sixteen and older.

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:00pm
Studio 6B
$5/class (MDT pointe-class cards may be applied.)

Floor-BarreⓇ is a ballet-based class sitting and laying on the floor that creates long, exquisite lines. Doctor-recommended for injury prevention and recuperation, it promotes correct alignment and refines technique with correct, proper muscular usage; strengthens joints; and develops maximum turn-out and extension.

Sally Rousse leads a multi-faceted life in dance that includes performing, teaching, curating, choreographing, and writing. She recently completed Floor-BarreⓇ certification in Paris and is certified in Reiki and Brain Gym® as well.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Fall session runs October 2 - December 17. The Cassandra School offers year-round belly dance classes, including six Level 1 classes, for students ranging from two left feet, to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes welcome! Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds core strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. Drop in class price is only $18 and each class is 90 minutes-a perfect way to try belly dancing and see if it’s right for you. Also, student discounts are available this session. PLUS, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Go to http://www.cassandraschool.com for details and register TODAY!

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

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

Join Midwest School of Ballet. Classes are offered at two locations: Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM), 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344; and Edina Community Center (ECC), 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424.

Ballet Fundamentals I for ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am (PIM), 9:15-10:00am (ECC)
Thursdays, 5:15-6:00pm (PIM)

Ballet Fundamentals II for ages five and six:
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am (PIM), 10:00-11:00am (ECC)
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm (PIM)

Ballet Fundamentals III for ages six through eight:
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm (PIM)

Ballet Level I for ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Adult/Teen:
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM).
Saturdays, 11:30-1pm (ECC) - Teens and athletes-ages nine through fourteen!

Pre-Pointe/Pointe:
Mondays, 7:00-7:30pm/7:00-8:00pm (PIM)

Modern:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)

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

Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.

Introduction to Ballet - ages seven through twelve. Students with little to no ballet experience. Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm.

Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.

Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.

Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am and 11:30-12pm.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Open Professional Classes
Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30am and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers.
Mondays, 10:00-11:30am: Laura Greenwell
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am: Maureen Haworth
Fridays, 10:00-11:30am: Laura Greenwell

Intermediate Open Classes
St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate and advanced open classes six days a week!
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm: Zoé Henrot
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm: Laura Daugherty, followed by Adult Pointe, 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm: Anna Goodrich
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am: Deborah Nettell

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Dance is wonderful to increase flexibility, coordination, balance and strength. We are thrilled to provide ballet classes geared specifically towards athletes through our drop-in program.
Ages fourteen and older.
Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm.
Teaching Artist: Antonio Lopez.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

We are still taking registrations for our Young Dancers Program at St. Paul Ballet for ages four through six. Learn the joy of movement with our Anne Green Gilbert BrainDance certified teach Mary Coats.

Music and Movement-age five. One 45-minute lesson per week. Pick either Wednesday or Saturday for the semester. This is a class for five-year-olds.

Dance Fundamentals-age six. One one-hour lesson per week. Pick either Wednesday or Saturday for the semester. This is a class for six-year-olds.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boy's Program!

Unique in Minnesota, this is an innovative program designed specifically for boys that is both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Boys Dance
- Ballet for Boys I and II
- Boys Intermediate Ballet
- Boys Cross-Training Class

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to seventeen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY!
Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of programs, providing classes from toddlers taking their first steps in our ground breaking Mommy and Me classes, teens stepping into a professional dance career, adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, to professionals wanting to augment their training.
Our unique offerings range from comprehensive training programs, including Progressing Ballet Technique, to customized plans and private coaching.

Ballet Royale offers:

- NEW Babywearing Ballet Class
- NEW tap program
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Youth, Adult and Teen Ballet
- Professional Trainee Division - a day program, by audition only.
- FREE Boys Program for ages five through nineteen.

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

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, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Michel Kouakou, 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 (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

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

Join Ms. Kenna at TU Dance Center every Thursday from 7:30-9:00pm for a multi-generational African dance class. This class is open to anyone in the community.
No preregistration required.

Cost: $14 for adults.
Adults 60+: $10
Family of three or more: $25
Children ages twelve and younger: Free!

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

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, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403
Contact:
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

Geared toward university dance students and young professionals who have been creating or producing movement in the Twin Cities for three years or less, this program provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching and receive feedback. Classes and open studio time are free to attend in exchange for one volunteer commitment to The Cowles Center’s fall season.

CLASSES | 9:30-11:30 AM
November 6, 13, 20 | Amal Rogers, MA Mills College
December 4, 11, 18 | Emma Marlar, BFA University of Minnesota

OPEN STUDIO | 4:00-6:00 PM
October 18
November 8, 15, 20
December 6, 13, 20

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/K9QPsQ9Z35XKU78y2

Where:
Target Education Studio, Second Floor
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact:
Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

Join us for an invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.

On October 18: Class with guest teachers from Minnesota Dance Theatre!

Date: Now-December 6. No class on November 22.

Time: 6:30-8:00PM

Price: $90 Membership, includes all twelve classes, a pair of free tickets, and 20 percent off of performances; or $10 drop-in.

Location: The Cowles Center; Target Education Studio, second floor.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Kick off your weekend right in this dance class that prioritizes groove, rhythm and musicality in general, social interaction, and connection to the self via rooted jazz and jazz-related movement. #GetYourAsstoClass!

Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center Fourth Floor | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Karla Grotting- karlagrotting@gmail.com

The 2017 McKnight International Choreographer, Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso/France), is in residence in Minneapolis until November 4.

McKnight Community Class Series
BODIES BEYOND BORDERS
Saturdays, Now – November 11

Salia will teach Contemporary African Dance
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Studio 2B at the Cowles Center (accompanied by live drummers).
To register: http://tinyurl.com/yctof6h8

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

In this class students will explore many aspects of partnering technique, from sharing weight to exploring levels of touch. Students will learn how to safely and successfully make contact and support another body in space, and may be challenged to choreograph short partnering phrases or collectively solve creative problems. Partners and experience are helpful but not necessary as every class will be tailored to the group of dancers who attends each week.

Classes are Saturdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Alexandra Bodnarchuk is a Minneapolis-based dance artist who hails from Pittsburgh, PA. She has worked with STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Attack Theatre, and Mark Conway Thompson. Her work has been presented in venues throughout Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, and New York City. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Ohio University and currently moves with Black Label Movement.

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Alexandra Bodnarchuk- alexandrabodnarchuk@gmail.com

crash.dance.productions is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its thirteenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

4:00 - 5:30 pm: Open company class
$10, cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: https://laura-sukowatey-5yh2.squarespace.com/buy-classes

Straightline Dance Fitness | 34 13th Ave NE, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:

This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.

The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.

October 23: Warm-up/Jam, Robert Haarman at Beautiful Studio.
October 30: Warm-up/Jam, Timmy Wagner at Beautiful Studio.
November 6: Underscore, Lindsay Forsythe at Beautiful Studio.

6:30-9:00pm
Warmup/jam $10-20, jam $5, underscore $5-10.

Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave, Suite 214, St. Paul, MN | Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

OTHER DANCE NEWS

Located in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis, Suite 505 of The Cowles Center boasts 868 square feet of open space with an additional 271 square feet of private office or secondary space. You’ll have easy access to an arts-focused environment in this building that houses numerous arts nonprofits, dance companies, and rentable studio space.

Rent is $1443.68.

Furniture in photo belongs to current tenant.

For more information or to inquire about availability, please contact Randy Ingram-Lile.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Randy Ingram-Lile- ringram@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3611

Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Suite 701 of The Cowles Center has 379 square feet of open space with stunning views of downtown overlooking Hennepin Avenue. You’ll have easy access to an arts-focused environment in this building that houses numerous arts nonprofits, dance companies, and rentable studio space.

Rent is $405.86.

Furniture in photo belongs to current tenant.

For more information or to inquire about availability, please contact Randy Ingram-Lile.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Randy Ingram-Lile- ringram@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3611