Week two of a Minneapolis holiday spec-TAP-ular is here!

From the artistic director that brought you RHYTHMIC CIRCUS comes a new holiday show jam-packed with funky horns, soulful harmonies, sophisticated tap dance, and your favorite holiday characters wound into a family-friendly mystery. Who Brought the Humbug? is a brand new theatrical production, debuting at The Lab Theater. Tap into the season!

December 13 - 7:30pm
December 14 - 7:30pm - SOLD OUT
December 15 - 1:30pm
December 15 - 7:30pm - SOLD OUT
December 16 - 4:00pm

Tickets will be available at will-call beginning an hour before each show.
All ticket sales are non-refundable.
Mezzanine seats may have obstructed sight lines.
VIP tables can be arranged to accommodate groups of twelve or less.
Parking for the Lab Theater can be found across the street.

The Lab Theater | 700 N First St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Think you know the Nutcracker? Think again! Spice up the most wonderful time of the year with this cheeky take on a classic tale!

Nutcracker (not so) Suite careens through 1960s New York City as Marie and her egomaniac mother, Mama Flo, prepare to put on the holiday soirée of the season. When the party goes off the rails, Marie’s sassy Barbie and hunky Ken doll spring to life and escort her through an off-kilter dream world. Skewering everything from classical ballet to pop culture personalities, Nutcracker (not so) Suite is the naughty holiday treat you didn’t know you needed!

Starring Bradley Greenwald, Steven Epp, and the dancers of James Sewell Ballet!

Recommended for ages fourteen and older.

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

Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15
7-9:30 pm

Fall 2018 New Work Residency: Ritual and Resilience
As part of CFPA’s ReClaim series, we invited three local performing artists (Nelle June Anderson, Margo Gray, and Kat Purcell) to each make a new piece that engages with ritual and resilience: ritual of all types (secular, cultural, religious, spiritual, mundane, ceremonial, invented, reinvented, quoted, etc.) and ritual’s relationship to/with/around resilience. With the support of free rehearsal space, a mentor specifically chosen for this project, and a public presentation and audience conversation, these three artists are each moving a new work (and a new way of working) further down a developmental path.

Pay what you can at the door. Seating is limited. Please reserve seats for free at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-works-in-progress-tickets-53365417400?

All projects will be presented on both nights. More about the artists and their projects at http://www.cfpampls.com.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Jennie Ward- jennie@cfpampls.com

A first-of-it's-kind production, come see local dancers and musicians bring to life the groovy jazz tunes of Vince Guaraldi’s playful and nostalgic Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack! The show is an expansion of Erinn Liebhard’s original production from last December: if you saw it then, join us to experience WHOLE soundtrack. If you missed it, now you get another chance!

Dates and times:
Friday, December 14 at 7pm
Saturday, December 15 at 2pm
Sunday, December 16 at 5pm

Seating is first-come, first-serve for this hour-long production, so come early to enjoy drinks and some food (both of which can also be enjoyed during the show). Folks twelve and under are free! See you in St. Paul, the hometown of "Peanuts" creator Charles Schultz, for this spirited take on the classic tunes of Charlie Brown Christmas. Chill has been recommended by the Pioneer Press, Minnesota Monthly and MPR!

For tickets and more information, visit: https://rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org/chill-2-0/.

Amsterdam Bar and Hall | 6 W 6th St, St. Paul, MN 55102

Ballet Minnesota’s 31st annual holiday favorite The Classic Nutcracker returns to The O’Shaughnessy December 14–16, 2018.
To purchase tickets, visit https://oshag.stkate.edu/events/category/series/the-classic-nutcracker-2018 or call The O’Shaughnessy box office at 651-690-6700.

The magic is brought to life by a cast of more than 130 dancers including nationally known dancers in feature roles, Ballet Minnesota company veterans and apprentices, and students from Classical Ballet Academy.

Highly-pedigreed dancers will perform the lead signature roles. Violeta Angelova and Matthew Prescott guest star as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. Both are sought-after dancers on the national scene.

Friday, December 14, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 16, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $21-$46; special group rates are available.

The O'Shaughnessy | St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN
Susan Ritt- susan@cwcommunications.info, (651) 335-1834

An Ordway co-commission, Native choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca, Heron Clan) creates Weave, a dance project drawn from the interwoven and interdependent nature of our world. In Weave, individual and embodied stories are the vibrant threads that mesh in a performance woven of story, dance, moving image, and sound.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102


Lisa Nelson will be guest-teaching HIJACK’s Wednesday morning improvisation class at Zenon!

LISA NELSON is a dance-maker, improvisational performer, and collaborative artist who has been exploring the role of the senses in the performance and observation of movement since the 70s. From an investigation of video and dance, she developed an approach to real-time editing and collaborative performance she calls "Tuning Scores." Nelson travels widely to perform, teach, and create dances and maintains long-term collaborations with other artists. She was encouraged by a Bessie Award in 1987 and an Alpert Award in 2002. Currently creating a real-time video editing application and 3D graphic computer game with Contredanse in Brussels, she'll be presenting new dance work at Roulette on January 24, 2019. Her writings are accessible on http://www.MovementResearch.org Critical Correspondance, and http://oralsite.be/pages/Anthology-Lisa-Nelson. She lives in Vermont.
Photo by Rebecca Bryant

Zenon Dance School, Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave S, Fourth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Kristin Van Loon- hijackdance@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585

Winter Workshop Schedule at Zenon Dance

Wednesday, December 26
Beginning 1 Ballet with Marcia Keegan: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Intermediate Jazz Funk with Andy Mor: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
$15 each.

Thursday, December 27
Intermediate 1 Ballet with Marcia Keegan: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Friday, December 28
Gaga with Berit Ahlgren: 10:00am - 11:00am

Monday, December 31
Ring in the New Year - Contemporary/Modern with Erin Thompson: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Workshops are by drop-in only. Other purchases, packages, or Zenon Free Dance Class Cards not valid.

Zenon Dance Company and School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Amber Todd- amber@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

From Germany! Three-day Instant Composition Workshop with Rebecca Mary, Multidimensional Movement (blog and artist page), co-sponsored by Paula Mann/Time Track Productions.

Instant Composition is the practice of composing and performing a piece instantaneously. Through this practice one navigates the roles of creator, composer and performer all at the same time, holding awareness of all compositional elements – movement, timing, space, musicality, voice, and dramaturgy, building knowledge and openness towards the creator’s body, mind and self to navigate the fields simultaneously.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 27-29, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cowles Center for Dance, Studio 2B
Regular: $120
Student: $90

For more information and to register please email: pmann102@gmail.com.
Space is limited, a 30 percent deposit is required.

Paula Mann- pmann102@gmail.com, (651) 276-7982

Please join Erin Thompson for a "Ring in the New Year" modern dance class on New Year's Eve morning, December 31, 10:00am-12:00pm.

Before you make your New Year's resolutions, come find peace with internal awareness; thrust your holiday limbs into the ground and fly across the floor flinging 2018 away! Accompaniment by the wonderful Dean MaGraw.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern
$16 for the two-hour class.

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

Open to professional and pre-professional dancers sixteen and older.
Wednesday, January 2 - Friday, January 4

Want to dance and train with Zenon Dance Company? Join us for three days of rigorous technical training and creative process with the members of Zenon Dance Company. Each day will start with a modern/contemporary technique class, followed by a creative process building a new work based upon recent Zenon repertory, and the chance to sit-in on Zenon Dance Company rehearsal as the company prepares for touring performances. The intensive will culminate in a studio showing open to the public featuring work by Zenon Dance Company, the new work created in process during the intensive with the students, and a special appearance by SLO Dance Company.

Warm up/Open space: 9:30 - 10:00 am
Technique Class: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Creative Process: 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Open Company Rehearsal: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
FINAL SHOWING: 3:00 pm on Friday, January 4.

$120 for all three days!

Zenon Dance Company and School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Amber Todd- amber@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults and teens, ages sixteen and up. Fundamentals I is a basic introduction for the absolute beginner. Fundamentals II is slightly more advanced and can be taken repeatedly until ready to progress to the beginning level open classes.

Fundamentals I with Hassan Ingraham
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Winter Session: January 8 - March 26

Fundamentals II with Zachary Tuazon
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Winter Session: January 10 - March 28

Register here: https://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Each course includes twelve classes and costs $160. Receive a $10 discount when you register at least two weeks in advance.

Other upcoming sessions:
Spring Session: April 2, 2019 – June 20, 2019, twelve weeks.
Summer Session: July 9, 2019 – August 29, 2019, eight weeks.

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

Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. ​​​​​​​​​

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:

- Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals.
- Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body.
- Resonate with other bodies.
- Go into meditative state using Spring Forest Qigong techniques.

Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When: Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm

2019 schedule, dates are subject to change:
First Term: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; and March 7.

Tuition: $135

Heart of Tao Resonance Art | 2322 Garfield St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Gadu Schmitz- gadu@doushinresonance.com, (612) 703-7501

Friday, 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, 11:30am-7:00pm
Sunday, 9:30am-5:30pm

Course Fee: $499.00 early bird, until December 20. $549.00 regular fee.
Materials: $80.00
CEC's: ACE (CEP116078 (1.80))
PMA (Prov# 100070 Crs# 8523 (18.0))

Prerequisite: Reformer III or Reformer certificate
The Balanced Body Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower training provides a thorough introduction to Trapeze Table and Tower exercises as well as applications for beginning, post-rehabilitation, and advanced clients. This training is appropriate for students working with the Allegro® or Allegro 2 Tower of Power®, Half Trapeze and Wall Tower as well as those working with full Trapeze Tables. Sequencing programs using multiple pieces of equipment are covered as well as equipment set up, safety and maintenance.

For more information: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/index.html

Paragon Pilates and PT | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@Paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 245-0905


Northrop’s director of programming is responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing the artistic vision of Northrop’s performing arts programs and upholding Northrop's legacy of outstanding dance programming.

The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about dance forms ranging from traditional to cutting edge, and supports new and diverse artistic voices. A solid understanding of marketing, ticketing, engagement, development, production and Front of House operations, and experience working in an academic setting is also preferred.

More information is available on the University of Minnesota's job website.

Northrop | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Red Eye's Works-in-Progress program supports emerging performance makers in the creation of new work, to be presented as part of the New Works 4 Weeks Festival in May 2019.

Works-In-Progress provides artistic, production, and administrative developmental support over a six-month period for a cohort of four to five selected artists/artistic collaborations. A hallmark of the program is a series of critical response feedback sessions facilitated by Red Eye artists. Artists selected are supported with rehearsal space, providing the opportunity to explore and experiment with conceptual and staging ideas over an extended time frame. Works-In-Progress is linked to Red Eye’s Isolated Acts program, with both functioning as key components of the annual New Works 4 Weeks festival, which will be presented May 30-June 2, 2019 at the Tek Box.

Application deadline: December 17

Emily Gastineau- staff@redeyetheater.org

Dance Instructor needed to teach a beginning jazz/hip hop class after school in Edina to grades K-5. Looking for one instructor or a few to share the dates.

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm
January 2 – March 13

Thursdays, 2:30-4:30pm
March 28-May 30

Musical Theater Instructor needed in Lino Lakes to help students put together a musical. All materials provided. Fun and creative classes!

Tuesdays, 5:15-8:00pm
Three classes, ages three through twelve.
February 12 – April 2, no class February 26 and March 12.

For more information go to http://www.mayerarts.com.

Gina Mayer- gina@mayerarts.com, (952) 836-5651

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 a well-established ballroom dance club located in Appleton, WI 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!

Terry Irwin- tcdanceappleton@gmail.com, (920) 731-8851

An all new 42nd Street comes to the Ordway.

Directed by Michael Heitzman and choreographed by Jared Grimes.
Equity (AEA) and non-Equity, Twin Cities LOCAL. Must live or have housing and transportation within 50 miles of St. Paul, MN.

This is a re-invented version of 42nd Street that will feature hoofer and rhythm style tap dancing as well as jazz funk orchestrations; musical theater dancers are encouraged to audition.

42nd Street Dates:
First rehearsal: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Opening: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Closing: Sunday, August 11, 2019

Auditions will be held Wednesday, December 19 through Friday, December 21 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. For more information about auditions, dates, and times please follow this link: https://ordway.org/about/employment/auditions/

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Sheena Janson Kelley- casting@ordway.org

Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Joshua Bergasse to direct and choreograph Smokey Joe's Cafe at the Ordway.

Auditions held December 19 through December 21, 2018.

Equity (AEA) and non-Equity, Twin Cities LOCAL.
Must live or have housing and transportation within 50 miles of St. Paul, MN.

Production Dates:
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Opening: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Closing: Sunday, September 22, 2019

For more information about auditions, the director, and Smokey Joe's Cafe please visit: https://ordway.org/about/employment/auditions/.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Sheena Janson Kelley- casting@ordway.org


The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event held in Battle Lake, MN that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lakes.

NEW this year—for our fifth annual festival we will revolve around the theme of Screendance.
On top of daily movement classes, artists attending the festival will have the opportunity to collaborate as a choreographer, videographer, and/or dancer for the three to five dance films being created during the week! Already established videographer/choreographer duos are encouraged to apply, as well as artists willing to collaborate with someone new.

Artists will also have the option of screening works in progress at our annual Screendance Festival, happening on Saturday, July 27!

Visit our website for more details on the festival and application: http://www.dancebarncollective.org/festival.

DanceBARN Collective- dancebarncollective@gmail.com

If you are a dancer interested and skilled in folk, jazz, tap, and hip hop styles, or anything else that may fall into the spectrum of "jazz and American social dance-inspired," we hope you'll come audition to dance in the 2019 round of The Cohort!

This re-imagining of Rhythmically Speaking's annual, multi-choreographer summer production seeks to build opportunities for dancers invested in these styles to engage more deeply as performers, working with both local and out-of-town choreographers throughout the spring and summer in preparation for the August 15-17, 2019 show at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

Applicants must be available for rehearsals:
1:30-5:30pm, Wednesdays and Fridays from February 6-April 26, 2019.
1:30-5:30pm, Monday-Friday during June 3-7, 2019 and July 8-12, 2019.

For more on eligibility, important dates, and compensation, visit: https://rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org/annual-productions/. Questions? Reach out to the listed email address.

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


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 Avenue 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

We've got sweet winter deals for you at the Art Box!
Book the space December 17 through January for your shows, holiday 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 55417

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’s company about their work, watch the rehearsal process, come onto the dance floor with the company members 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, (612) 605-1925

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

Minnesota Dance Theatre has three studios available for hourly rental. The studios are located on the sixth floor at the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. All studios have sprung floors covered with Marley, mirrors, ballet barres, a piano, and a sound system.

Studio 6A: 3286 square feet; approximately 45' x 65'
Studio 6B: 1563 square feet; approximately 27' x 53'
Studio 6C: 929 square feet; approximately 15' x 38'

Rates for artists and nonprofit rehearsal:
Studio 6A: $15/hour
Studio 6B: $12.50/hour
Studio 6C: $10/hour
To schedule a artist/nonprofit rental: https://goo.gl/forms/IQbjybxObCJvIp9D2

Rates for auditions and classes:
Studio 6A: $30/hour
Studio 6B: $25/hour
Studio 6C: $20/hour
To schedule an audition/class rental: https://goo.gl/forms/geMQt4tcclpZ20lb2

Rental fees may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Make checks payable to MDT. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card purchases.

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

As the Midwest’s largest non-profit dance complex, The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts serves as Minnesota’s flagship for dance, presenting world-class productions each season in its historic theater in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The Cowles Center complex houses three theaters, nine rehearsal studios, and some of Minnesota’s leading dance schools.

Subject to availability, The Cowles Center has two studios for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and mirrors. Rental spaces are generally intended for dance rehearsals, classes, workshops, auditions, readings, and small meetings.

For more information or to rent space, visit http://www.thecowlescenter.org or submit a rental request form: https://goo.gl/forms/l1JDeMRuwb7bg9to1

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Paula Vasquez Azlate- rentals@thecowlescenter.org

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 for students and non-profits.

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


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

Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Thursdays, 9:30am-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

Winter Session begins on Monday, January 7 and runs for ten weeks.

Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them.
Beginning classes are only $160 for the ten-week session (make up classes may be made 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.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

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

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

Midwest School of Ballet's spring enrollment is open.

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. The 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!

Spring classes start 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

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, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Blake Nellis, Erin Thompson 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

MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.

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

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

Monday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm

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

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I and II - Preregistration required
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
January 8, 2019 – March 28, 2019, twelve weeks
April 2, 2019 – June 20, 2019, twelve weeks
July 9, 2019 – August 29, 2019, eight weeks

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

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.

For more information:

Zenon Dance School | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

End your next couple weeks getting groovy at Friday Morning Jazz!

We've got two more classes (December 14 and 21, 9:30-11am) left this Zenon session before we are off for the holidays. Set your alarm and lay out your favorite dance outfit Thursday night, and meet us Friday to connect with yourself, your fellow dancers and the music!

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 every third Monday. Come join us to connect, dance, listen, move, and be moved!

December 17: MUSIC JAM with returning musician, James G. Everest

Minneapolis-based musician/composer/director JG Everest creates sound scores for live performance as well as film and video projects. Improvisation and experimentation are vital aspects of his creative process and performative approach. He has worked extensively in dance, serving as Music Director and lead collaborator for Emily Johnson/Catalyst for over a decade, as well as working with choreographers Morgan Thorson, John Scott (Ireland), Krista Langberg, and Liv O’Donoghue (Ireland). He has led college dance workshops and classes at Macalaster College, University of Minnesota, Florida State, Arizona State, and University of Limerick.

Doors at 6:00pm.
All are welcome!

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