Are you a dancer? Do you know a medical professional that works with dancers?
Then this conference is for YOU and for THEM!

The MN Dance Medicine Foundation's annual conference is being held this fall. It will focus on the unique demands of the foot and ankle of the dancer.

Medical Professionals Day: September 23
Topics covered at the conference:
-Musculoskeletal imaging related to the dancer
-Evaluation and treatment of dance injuries
-Strengthening techniques
-Balance and proprioceptive techniques
-Self-care and clinical care treatment approaches

Dancer Day: September 24
Topics covered at the conference:
-How to achieve better turnout
-Proper stretching technique
-Strengthening techniques for leaps and turns
-Balance training
-Self-care techniques

Ames Center/Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Help keep the arts alive and come to Denise Armstead's
DA Dance Fun-Fundraiser Shin-Diggity Dig
Saturday, September 23, 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Kathy Mueller's Horse Farm - Equitation Station
7452 160th St. E., Hastings, MN 55033
Thirty minutes south of the Twin Cities.

Join in the family fun! Experience the horse whinnies and the good country air atmosphere!

Donation opportunities at each listed event: ($3.00-$20.00)
* Mini healing sessions with Energy Works Healers, Nadine and Fran Dassier
* Carriage horse rides
* Pony rides
* Classical dressage horse training demo
* Red Light/Green Light horse races
* Food and music
* Cupcake delights
* Henna tattoos
* Chair massage
* Raffle baskets; romance, cooking, soap, Mary Kay, art print, teen basket, etc.
* Walking photographer
* Goodness...even goat petting!

Great opportunity to wear that cowboy hat or those chaps you’ve fantasized about wearing. Oh, easy parking too! $5.00 entrance donation suggested (bracelet).

Want to donate but won’t be able to make it to the event? Donate by going to http://denisearmsteaddance.com/. Click "Donate" at the bottom of the page.

Join in the family fun!

Denise Armstead - denisearms@yahoo.com

Fancy a fine performance this fall? Cassandra's Fall Fantasy not only features Cassandra, Monique, Theresa, and Zuhra Kiya, but is also the culmination event that concludes all of the Performance Adventure classes. Our studio is transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and an evening of fabulous dance and music on Saturday, September 23 at 8:00pm at the Jawaahir Studio Theater. Seating starts at 7:45. Reservations are $30. Your seat is not reserved until we receive payment. Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org for more information and to make on-line reservations.

3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Join St. Paul Ballet and Element Boxing at our home studios in St. Paul for a free studio preview of The Art of Boxing. The Sport of Ballet. See a rehearsal between our cast of nine professional dancers and nine professional boxers first-hand!

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul

Join the company of St. Paul Ballet and the professional boxers of Element Boxing Gym for a FREE performance at the Hasting Rotary Pavilion right on the Mississippi River! Excerpts from The Art of Boxing. The Sport of Ballet. will be presented in the beautiful outdoor venue.

Hastings Rotary Pavilion | 20 Ramsey Street, Hastings, MN 55033
Brennan Benson- bbenson@spballet.org

Do you enjoy kicking back with a beer at the end of the day? Do you enjoy watching dance and sports? Then this is the event for you! Join St. Paul Ballet and Element Boxing at Black Stack Brewing. For every pint of beer you purchase, Black Stack will donate $1 towards the Knight Matching Grant for the October 14, 2017 event The Art of Boxing. The Sport of Ballet.

Free admission.

Black Stack Brewing, 55 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Zoe Henrot- Zhenrot@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Come to enjoy a full flamenco tablao-style experience with live music from two guitarists, singing, and dancing by Kristina de Sacramento and the Anda Flamenco Company. Two full shows at 7:00pm and 8:00pm on the last Thursday of every month. Full bar and dinner menu. No cover charge.

Anda Flamenco Company and School information at http://www.andaflamenco.com.

Conga Latin Bistro | 501 E. Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN
Kristine Larsson- info1@andaflamenco.com

Rosy Simas Danse is having a party!

You are lovingly invited to an evening full of music, food, and performance in support of Rosy Simas Danse's exciting upcoming season. Featuring live excerpts of RSD's current productions, a set from DJ Chamun, and presentations from frequent collaborators, this will be a captivating event in support of community-oriented contemporary dance!

Friday, September 29
A-Mill Artist Lofts Performance Hall

6PM-8:30PM Silent Auction
6PM-7PM Social Hour with DJ Chamun
7PM-8:30PM Performances

Help bring Rosy's immersive, intersectional, Indigenous-centered performance work SKIN(s) to Chicago, Evanston, Duluth and Oakland, and fund the creation of a brand new piece, WEAVE.

The event is entirely FREE. Come party, eat, drink, watch, talk, dance, bid, and give at whatever level you are able!

A-Mill Artist Lofts Performance Hall | 315 Main St SE
Sam Johnson- s_johnso@yahoo.com

Join Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota for their annual company preview performance and reception Saturday, September 30 at 7:00pm to celebrate its new season and welcome its new and returning professional company members and apprentices!

Learn about the exciting performances coming up this season; meet and mingle with its Artistic Directors, board, staff, and dancers; enjoy refreshments, live music, and watch a preview performance by the company!

There will also be many opportunities for you to support TCB throughout the night, with a silent auction, American Girl Doll raffle, handmade items for sale, and performance tickets available for purchase!

FREE and open to the public: families, friends, supporters, and dance enthusiasts are all welcome.

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

Minneapolis-based 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellow Sachiko “La Chayí” explores the art of flamenco in a traditional tablao-style flamenco dance and music performance. She will be joined by three virtuoso international artists that carry the musical and cultural roots, guitarist Angel Ruiz, singer José Cortés, and palmero (hand-percussionist) Luis de La Tota.
Sunday, October 8. Tickets: $10-20.

There is one more performance at Northfield Arts Guild Theater on Saturday, October 7.
More information for Northfield: http://northfieldartsguild.org/event/flamenco-sin-frontera/

Also, you are invited to observe a rehearsal for this performance. The open rehearsal will take place on Friday, October 6 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in south Minneapolis. Email me at danceflamencompls@gmail.com and I will send you more details.

Photo: Tim Rummelhoff

Icehouse MPLS, 2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Sachiko Nishiuchi- danceflamencompls@gmail.com

MEDUSA is back October 6-8!

MEDUSA is a fiercely provocative and visually stunning outdoor production set along the bank of Boom Island Park under the beautiful Minneapolis skyline at sunset. Medusa's full story is scarcely known beyond her vilified ending as a monster and destroyer of men. Vox Medusa dance company and Infiammati FireCircus join forces to honor the powerful myth of Medusa's transformation from Athena's loving and devoted priestess to demonized gorgon. Infiammati spins fire to bring to life Medusa's emotional state and the destruction of her innocence, while Vox Medusa unfolds her tale of sorrow and redemption. This poignant story is retold by passionate artists collaborating through contemporary dance, fire performance, a video projected set, and an original electronic music score accompanied by live vocalists. Audiences are welcome to bring blankets or collapsible chairs for seating.

Tickets are $15 can be purchased 30 minutes before each show at Boom Island Park. The outdoor performance space is located at the south end of Boom Island Park, next to the playground. Multiple parking lots available.

Boom Island Park | 724 Sibley Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Kristin Freya- freya69@me.com, (612) 251-5754

India’s rivers are facing a crisis. In just one generation, the perennial rivers are turning seasonal. To create mass awareness, Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation will drive from the southern tip of India to the Himalayas (northern India) through sixteen states. Called Rally for Rivers (http://www.rallyforrivers.org), this campaign will include 21 major events and numerous smaller events to raise crucial awareness in our society.

To support this rally, Isha Foundation is honored to co-present Nadi, an Indian classical dance production by the internationally acclaimed Bharatanatyam artist Leela Samson and Spanda Dance Company (http://www.leelasamsondance.com). Nadi seeks to explore the love and longing, the physical changes, and the deep philosophy that the river inspired through the centuries-old voices of India’s poets.

Co-hosted by Kala Vandanam: http://www.kalavandanam.com

PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngcrr7osh70

Hopkins High School, 2400 Lindbergh Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Srividhya Radhakrishnan- isha.srividhya@gmail.com

There’s just one evening this fall where everyone comes away a winner. On Saturday, October 14 The Art of Boxing. The Sport of Ballet. will confound your expectations and bring you to your feet.

Enter the arena-theater where you can hear the performers breath and feel the emotional power from the ring or the stage. It’s a dance, a workout, a match and a performance that highlights the grace and dynamism of movement.

St. Paul Ballet’s Artistic Director, Zoé Emilie Henrot and Element Boxing Director, Dalton Outlaw bring together boxers and dancers to share the spotlight and highlight the grit and grace needed to stay on your feet for three acts or six rounds.

Dress up or dress down. Make it a date night or a girls’ or guys’ night out. Enjoy the show and stay to dance and meet the cast. Don’t miss it. It will be one for the books!

The High School for the Recording Arts, 1166 University Ave. W. in St. Paul
Zoe Henrot- Zhenrot@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

DanceCo proudly presents Expectation Station, 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!

Featuring live train songs performed by the Roe Family Singers and Paul Howe (of the Choo Choo Bob's Train Show), this original dance production 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 performance will delight young and old alike.

Please join us as we launch DanceCo's first self-produced production! ALL TICKETS $10!

Tuesday, October 17: 10:00am - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 18: 10:00am - 11:00am
Thursday, October 19: 10:00am - 11:00am
Friday, October 20: 10:00am - 11:00am
Friday, October 20: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, October 21: 10:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, October 21: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 21: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 22: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sunday, October 22: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Have fun with us!

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

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
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

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 of 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
Suchi Sairam- info@kalavandanam.com

Mixing the thrill of Halloween with the vibrancy of dance, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota brings back Art in Motion: Ballet Spooktacular to the hauntingly beautiful Lakeville Area Arts Center this October!

Audience members young and old are encouraged to come dressed up in their favorite Halloween costume to try to snag the Most Creative Costume prize and have fun at the "spooktacular" Halloween party following the performance with treats and refreshments!

Kick off the Twin Cities Ballet season and celebrate Halloween with zombies and other ghoulish characters October 27 at 7:30pm and a special kids edition October 28 at 11:00am!

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

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
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630


TU Dance Center offers two sessions of six-week adult workshops this fall with Thern Anderson and Tina Anderson Wallum.

Session 1: September 5 - October 16
Session 2: October 17 - December 4 (no classes November 20-26)

Cost: $85.00 per six-week workshop, per session. Pre-registration 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
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Dancing Together: a child and parent/caregiver creative movement six-week workshop is designed for children (ages two through four) and their parent/caregivers who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play.

Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.

Session 1: September 5 - October 16
Session 2: October 17 - December 4 (no classes November 20 - 26)

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am or Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am.

Cost: $85.00 per six-week session (online preregistration required).

For more information and to register, visit http://www.tudance.org/dancing-together-2/.

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

Please join us for two modern/contemporary classes with visiting choreographer Marcus Willis. The classes are a blend of familiar Horton-based technique exercises with other modern release forms during the warm-up portion of class. The remainder of the class is an exploration of the continuous development of Marcus' own signature language through gestural and contemporary forms of modern dance movement.

Friday, September 22, 5:15-6:45pm
Wednesday, September 27, 4:30-6:00pm

Advanced/Pre-professional level.

Cost: $16.00, cash, check or credit card at TU Dance Center. Class cards accepted with additional $4.00 fee. Pre-registration available online.

Photo credit: Stéphane Chouan

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

Enhance your dance technique with Pilates mat classes!

Eight Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C
Instructor: Kari Schire
Cost: $80

Preregistration required: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc

Kari Schire is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor. Her classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and moving more efficiently. As a professional dancer, she also focuses on creating harmony for the body's natural imbalances.

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

The 2017 McKnight International Choreographer, Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso/France), will be in residence in Minneapolis this fall.

McKnight Community Class Series

Surrounding Salia’s residency, classes will be offered by four Minnesota-based dance artists with strong connections to African rhythms and movement. These classes will be open to all movers. Michel Kouakou will explore contemporary African dance, students will discover the beauty of Haitian dances with Djenane Saint Juste, Marciano Silva dos Santos teaches Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance fusion, and Karla Nweje’s work has been deeply influenced by the Gullah Geechee Nation, sometimes described as America’s living link to Africa.

Saturday, September 23: 10-11:30 am
Instructor: Michel Kouakou
The Cowles Center

To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MC18796wL4ckIS397xGQymkYw1ndDt1c6fT81Be...
For more information: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/international-artist/

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

with Ginny Massie

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Friday: 4:00pm-8pm
Saturday: 11:30am-6pm
Sunday: 9:30am-4:30pm

The MOTR contains a complete personal training system in a portable, affordable package. Combining the core training of Pilates, the strength and power of aerobic conditioning, the functional exercises of a pulley system and the balance and release exercises of a foam roller, MOTR gives you everything you need to teach classes, small group or one on one training. MOTR is the ideal complement to a Pilates, personal training or rehabilitation practice enhancing balance, aerobic capacity, strength and flexibility while performing fun, functional exercises. The course includes: a detailed manual and instructor training video to help you embody the material; creating classes quickly and easily; progressions, regressions and modifications.

Fee: $499.00
Materials: $80.00

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

Reformer 1 and Movement Principles Instructor Training
with Cari Riis Stemmler and Roger Gonzalez Hibner

October 6 - October 8, 2017
Friday: 4pm-8pm
Saturday: 11:30am-6:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am-6pm

Reformer 1 and Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, assessing and correcting alignment, and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. You will be introduced to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions.
Prerequisites: Two years teaching movement; anatomy.

Fee: $549.00 regular.
Materials: $80.00

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

An opportunity for creators/performers to develop critical engagement with identity, politics, activism, aesthetics, and performance practice. Join us for a three-day intensive with Saul Garcia Lopez and explore Pocha Nostra performance techniques through exercises, rituals, and games. Engage in hands-on physical and perceptual exercises, conceptual and poetic exercises, and exercises to generate performance material and deepen personae.

Space is limited / Cost: $195 / By application - deadline October 1.

For more information see link below.

This […] is for the rebel…critical, experimental, theoretical, race and gender-literate, techno-savy, angry, tender, bold, hybrid, queer, immigrant, orphan, outsider, deterritorialized, robo-shamanic, performance (or live) artist, obsessed with crossing borders, all kinds of borders in his/her practice.
-Exercises for Rebel Artist: Radical Performance Pedagogy by Guillermo Gómez Peña and Roberto Sifuentes

Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Jackie Hayes- info@centerforperformingarts.net, (612) 821-9202

Tap dance lovers! Registration is now open for the Third Annual Twin Cities Tap Festival. TCTF brings together tap dancers of all ages with professional tap artists to share and learn about rhythm, music, and the art of tap dance.

Tap dancers of all ages and ability levels are welcome in our master classes and workshops with top local and national tap artists. We also present three world-class performances highlighting the diverse and ever-evolving art of tap dance.

October 19-22, 2017
The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts

View the class schedule and register online at: http://www.twincitiestap.com/classes

Purchase performance tickets at: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/

- Groups of eight and larger receive a 20 percent discount when you register together with code: GROUP20
- Scholarships and work-study available. Details are on our website.
- Registration closes October 15. Walk up registration is subject to class availability.


with Cari Riis Stemmler

Friday, October 20, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017
Friday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Anatomy in Three Dimensions is a wonderful way to learn the basics of musculoskeletal anatomy. In this course we build all of the major muscles of movement in clay on a specially designed skeleton. You will learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves as well as the origin, insertion and action of the muscles. This course emphasizes muscle function and gives specific exercises for each muscle group in order to reinforce and apply your knowledge to movement. This course covers the muscles and joints from the knees through the shoulders. This course is great for all who want to learn more about the body!

Fee: $499.00 until September 28; $549.00 regularly.
Additional: $80.00 Trail Guide to the Human Body

Paragon Pilates & PT, 5101 Vernon Ave S Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765


Auditions for Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota upcoming production A Minnesota Nutcracker will be held on Sunday, September 24 from 11:30am to 3:00pm at Ballet Royale Minnesota. This is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to be a part of a professional ballet production and join one of the most widely attended holiday events in the area.

Auditions for all levels, all parts:
11:30am to noon: Registration for students ages seven through twelve.
Noon to 12:30pm: Mandatory parent meeting for parents of all students auditioning for the Nutcracker.
12:30pm to 1:15pm: Audition for ages seven through twelve; registration for ages thirteen and older.
1:30pm to 2:45pm: Audition for ages thirteen and older.

A mandatory parent meeting will be held at 12:00pm to discuss important information about the production and having your child participate.


In its fourth year of featuring artists with disabilities in partnership with VSA Minnesota, CabarABLE is embracing the weirdness of having a disability.

Challenges. We all have had awkward and weird moments within our disabilities. Many times we have heard the negative "life sucks" moments in those challenges. Let's hear how you embrace the weird in your disability — in life. Can being weird be a good thing? How can we live within a more inclusive world? Join actor and teaching artist Nikki Abramson, this year's curator, as we explore, share, and create art with you — what we truly want you to know about us that makes us who we truly are.

Ready to propose your activity? Submit an online artist proposal by visiting https://tinyurl.com/cabarable2017

Pangea World Theater Studio | Calhoun Building, 711 West Lake Street, Suite 101, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Scott Artley- info@patrickscabaret.org, (612) 724-6273


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 wo 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.

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. We would love for these costumes and props to see the stage again! Are you looking for some court dresses, a fireplace, maybe even a scene drop? Please see the costumes and props available at the link below.
We have a few other pieces for sale that are not yet pictured as well. Feel free to come by our studios and see some of these pieces in person!
Please reach out to Brennan Benson, assistant to the Artistic Director, if you have any questions or are interested in giving any of these items a new home!

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
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.
All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and Marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and the light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.
For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling, please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
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
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681


Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon beginning September 14, 2017. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.

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

$15 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals); $140 for a ten-class card.

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

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens (sixteen and older).

• Classes seven days a week
• All levels from absolute beginner to advanced professional
• Live piano accompaniment
• Beautiful, spacious studios in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive, welcoming atmosphere

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Fall Session: September 5 - November 21
Tuesday and/or Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

PILATES - Preregistration required
Fall Session: September 21 - November 9
Thursday, 8:15-9:15am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join Midwest School of Ballet for classes for all ages. 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 Rd, Edina, MN 55424.

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

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

Ballet Fundamentals III for ages six through eight:
Tuesdays, 5-6pm (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, 5:30-7pm (PIM).
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM).
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM).

Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM) (combined with Level III).

Mondays, 7-7:30pm (PIM).

Mondays, 7-8pm.(PIM)

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

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.

Ballet 1 - ages seven through eleven. Students with little to no ballet experience. Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm.

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
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Children's Drop-In Classes The School of St. Paul Ballet is offering Ballet 1 on Saturdays from 1-2 pm.

Ballet 1 is for dancers who are ages seven through eleven who have little to no ballet experience. Classes will cover the basics of ballet and are designed to give children the foundation for moving into the leveled program of the SPB school if desired. This class is optimal cross training for children who also study complimentary arts, such as theater, circus, Irish dance, gymnastics, figure skating or other sports. Ballet 1 is taught by Elaina Sutula.

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

We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our youngest dancers and their parents! Enjoy and explore the fundamentals of movement, music and rhythm in this developmentally appropriate class. Young dancers will be engaged through artistic body and brain connection through the joy of movement. Dress: Clothing that allows for fluid movement and stretching. Bare feet.

Te invitamos a la clase de baile "Padres y yo" de St. Paul Ballet para nuestras más pequeños bailarines y sus padres! Disfruta y aprende los movimientos elementales. Disfruta de la música y el ritmo. Estas clases están diseñada para el aprendizaje de niños y niñas. Los bailarines serán atrapadas por el arte corporal y la conexión cerebral a través de la alegría del movimiento.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
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. $10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify). Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company. Check our website/other listings for holiday schedule and any potential class cancellations due to SPB community events or performances. Teaching artists are subject to change.
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! Join us in the studio!
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
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

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

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, 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, and Abdo Sayegh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. 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
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
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

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.

Alexandra Bodnarchuk hails from Pittsburgh, PA where she worked with STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Attack Theatre, and Mark Conway Thompson. Her choreography has been presented throughout Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and NYC and has been supported by Zenon Dance Company and School, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and Mary Lipple Memorial Fund. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Ohio University and currently moves with Black Label Movement.

528 Hennepin Ave #400, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ballare Teatro is excited to offer a new daytime tap class for musical theater! This class will be taught at the advanced beginner level and begins October 2.

Musical Theater Tap with Elly Stahlke: Monday, 10-11:00 am

$15 drop in or purchase a ten-class card for $110.

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center has a fantastic program for dancers ages two through eighteen. We would love to have your child dancing with us. We offer classes in music and movement, creative dance, ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. Please send us an e-mail to inquire about our programs, or see our schedule and register online at http://www.ballareteatro.com.

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

Kids ages seven and older have the great opportunity to take hip hop from J-Sun Noer! Just drop in for $15/class! Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm.

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

Ballare Teatro has great adult classes, taught by great instructors - and now a fabulous intro offer! Ten classes for the cost of five: $55, normally $110. You can't beat this, but it is only available the month of September so don't delay! You can download our app in your app store, or purchase the offer on our website. See the schedule below and get into class at Ballare Teatro!
Drop in rate: $15.

Beginning Tap with Kaleena Miller: Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm
Advanced Beginning Tap with Kaleena Miller: Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm
Intermediate Tap with Brenna Brelie: Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm
Fast Intermediate Tap with Kaleena Miller: Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm
Advanced Tap with Kaleena Miller: Tuesdays, 7:45-8:45 pm
Musical Theater Tap with Elly Stahlke: Mondays, 10-11:00 am (Begins October 2)

Beginning Ballet with Felicia Stevens: Thursday, 6:45-7:45 pm
Yoga with Elly Stahlke: Saturdays, 8-9:00 am (Begins October 7)
Hip Hop with J-Sun: Tuesdays, 7:45-8:45 pm
Cardio Funk with Molly Breen: Thursdays, 8-9:30 pm

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

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.

Date: September 13 - 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 performances) or $10 drop-in.
Location: The Cowles Center; Target Education Studio on the second floor.

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

Want to get your groove on in dance class? Come to Friday morning jazz class at Zenon Dance Company and School! Karla Grotting is teaching this week, bringing along with her groovy exercises that simultaneously build technical and musical prowess galore! #getyourasstoclass and come share in the rhythm!

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Fourth Floor
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Come dance alongside the company every Sunday! This 90-minute class includes a ballet and/or jazz-based warm up and technique, advanced contemporary combination, and extensive improvisation. Each week is taught by a different CDP company member. All ages welcome.

Sundays from 4:00-5:30pm.
$10 at the door, or pre-purchase class.
Free street and lot parking.

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

Come learn contact improvisation from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movers. 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. Class 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.

9/25: The Underscore at Beautiful studio with Lindsay Forsythe
10/2: Class/Jam at Beautiful studio with Jon Dahl
10/9: Class/Jam at Beautiful studio with Taja Will


Class and jam:$10-20, jam:$5, Underscore:$5-10

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

Paula Mann teaches Advanced Modern on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am - 11:00am at Zenon Dance.

Class is Limon-based.

Come give it a try!

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Fourth Floor
Paula Mann- pmann102@gmail.com, (651) 276-7982

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
October 2, 9, 16 | Abigail Whitmore, BFA University of Minnesota
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 4, 11, 18
November 8, 15, 20
December 6, 13, 20

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

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

Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Join Ballet Royale faculty Emily McGuire (and Jude) in Ballet Royale's new Babywearing Ballet class!
For newborns through eighteen months.

We are excited to offer a wonderful opportunity that benefits both child and caregiver through a Babywearing Ballet drop in class!
This class is a great way to exercise and bond with baby in a fun and beneficial activity for everyone!

Only $5 drop in fee!

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

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. Each class is 90 minutes. The drop in class price is only $18-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.

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

Have you been eager to try The Resistance Movement's functional training classes designed by dancers? Now is your time!

Join The Resistance Movement as we celebrate one year of movement! Enjoy FREE CLASSES, snacks and drinks, a raffle, giveaways, free massages by Aspire Chiropratic and Lowertown Massage and Bodywork, and jewelry making with local artist Becky Amble, plus more!

-Sign up for your massages between 10:00am-12:00pm AND 1:00pm-3:00pm. Sign up at the studio OR email us your preferred time!
-First 20 clients to sign up for class receive a GIFT BAG + GRIP SOCKS!
-Come for the class, stay for the FUN!
-ALL raffle proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation!

Our classes were designed by dancers, physical therapists and Pilates instructors! Enhance your dancing with the support of The Resistance Movement!

Saturday, October 7!

The Resistance Movement 205 E. 7th Street, Lowertown St Paul
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 255-8878

Kristina de Sacramento personally instructs every class. She provides a very welcoming yet challenging environment structured to meet everyone's needs and abilities. The classes are leveled. Now is the time to join! Classes are held in a large air conditioned dance studio in the Ivy Arts Building. Please check the website for a full schedule of adult and children's classes or contact us at Info1@andaflamenco.com.

Saturdays, October 7 - November 18.

Flamenco Choreographies
Ages ten through fourteen.
1:15pm - 2:00pm. $70.
Instructor permission required.

Learning Spanish Dance
Ages five through nine.
2:00pm - 2:30pm. $56.
Preregistration required.

2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Kristine Larsson- lakristina@comcast.net


After nineteen years of performing throughout the Twin Cities, Off-Leash Area has a home - THE OFF-LEASH ART BOX!

By owning their own building, Off-Leash is taking control of its future and growing their mission of creating original performance work. Paul Herwig and Jennifer Ilse, the founding artistic directors of Off-Leash Area, began creating dance and theater productions together in 1998, and since then have created an astonishing 27 new original productions, earning a lengthy list of awards. They are excited to move into their new theater space on the corner of 54th St E and 42nd Ave S which will be the first performing arts venue in the Nokomis East neighborhood, providing a much needed rental venue for the 100+ small dance and theater companies and independent artist in the Twin Cities.

Watch for more info about the Off-Leash Art Box Grand Opening at the end of October 2017!

To check on Off-Leash Art Box progress, go to: http://www.offleash.org

Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis
Jennifer Ilse- offleash@offleasharea.org, (612) 724-7372

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
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
Randy Ingram-Lile- ringram@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3611