DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which? with a professional cast. This one-hour family-friendly mystery ballet is filled with magic and interactivity. We need your help to solve the case of the missing key!

Free pre-show craft table and movement workshops 20 minutes before each performance will teach the audience dance moves so they can become part of the show! Kids can make their own wands to help the magic come to life!

Daytime shows during MEA week—October 17-21:

Wednesday - 11am
Thursday - 10am
Friday - 10am
Saturday - 2pm and 5pm* (*ASL interpreted)
Sunday - 12pm and 2pm

Tickets: $10 kids, $12 adults. Free lap passes available for kids two and under.

Performers include: Hannah Benditt, Heather Cadigan, Ronin Holley, Brittany Keefe, Benjamin Johnson, Megan McClellan, Brian Sostek, and Rebecca Surmont. Interpreted by Erin Gardner.

Online box office at https://www.dancecomn.com/which-witch-is-which.

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

Join us in an engaging and necessary conversation about the current state of gun violence in our society.

As the central theme of this fall's performance HOLD MY HAND, ARENA DANCES has partnered with multiple local/national leading activist organizations whose efforts focus on gun safety and support for victims of violence.

This panel discussion will preview an excerpt of new work for HOLD MY HAND, followed by dialogue surrounding the issue of gun violence. Conversation will be facilitated by ARENA dancers Dustin Haug and Rachel Clark, with representatives Ayolanda Evans of Protect MN (Director of Outreach for Safe Communities), Stephen Venable of Moms Demand Action (Minnesota State Leadership Team), and Rachael Joseph of Survivors Lead (Founder and Executive Director).

October 17, 6-8PM
Studio 2B at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

For more information on the event and organizations involved, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/269254227029840/.


Join us for an exceptional program of Indonesian music and dance!

Sumunar and the Southern Theater proudly present the premiere of Endang Nawangsih: Thirst for Water, featuring guest dancers Wisnu Wicaksono and Tri Kumara.

Follow the story of a young woman as she persuades a prince to help her in her quest to secure fresh water for her village. Endang Nawangsih questions her own motives as the prince wages battle with an ogre on her behalf.

Featuring choreography by Tri Sutrisno and music by Joko Sutrisno. The program also includes contemporary and traditional dances from Indonesia, performed by the Sumunar Dance Ensemble and joined by the guest artists. The Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble, with distinguished guest musicians, provides live gamelan music.

Thursday and Friday, October 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 at 2 p.m. - Pay what you can.

General admission: $20 in advance, $24 at the door.
Students and seniors 65+: $12.
ARTshare members: free.

Southern Theater | 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Susannah Smith- subukastawa@gmail.com, (651) 246-2235

This weekend!

“Yam, Potatoe an Fish!” and I.AM.THE.SALT.OF.THE.EARTH.

A split bill.

Deeply personal stories of Caribbean diaspora experience exploring journeys of cultural identity, loss and hybridity.

AMVTP presents a special weekend of Caribbean diasporic dance, live music and multimedia, featuring the premiere of Alanna Morris-Van Tassel's "Yam, Potatoe an Fish!" (featured dancer of TU Dance, 2007-2017; Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch! 2018; 2015 McKnight Dance Fellow) alongside solo performances by Jonathan Van Arneman (AJ) (2019 Momentum New Works grant recipient) and award-winning playwright/poet/musician/dancer, Khary Jackson.

October 18-21, 2018

Thursday, October 18 at 7:30pm* - Kindergarten through twelfth grade students only: $10.
Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm*
Sunday, October 21 at 3:00pm

*Moderated talk-back following the performance.
Tickets: $20. $15 tickets available for low-income individuals.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/244277529493442/
The Art Box is located six blocks west of Hiawatha and the blue line light rail.

Off Leash Art Box | 4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel- mvt.alanna@gmail.com, (917) 583-3567

Thursday: 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 Elite Tap Feet 2018 – some of the best teen tap dancers from around Minnesota.

Friday and Saturday: 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 tap icons – Dianne “Lady Di” Walker, Brenda Bufalino, Sam Weber – and some of the hottest tap artists in the country – Starinah "Star" Dixon, Jason Janas, and Nicholas Van Young, along with local talent Galen Higgins and Andy Ausland. Also featured are local tap and percussive dance companies Keane Sense of Rhythm, Kaleena Miller Dance, 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

Walker commission, world premiere,

“Go see the work. Whatever it is and whatever she calls it, just go.” —New York Magazine

Sarah Michelson has been creating dances of unmatched intensity since the early ’90s. She more recently calls these dances “studio work, to look at and be with, constructed in this time for this time—an attempt to stay fresh and work hard, but invite no celebration, no opinion, no success.” Michelson’s long, close relationship with the Walker, which has included the landmark commissioned works Daylight (for Minneapolis) (2005), Devotion (2011), and tournamento (2015), continues with October2018/\.

Contains mature content and language.

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Destanie Martin-Johnson- destanie.martin-johnson@walkerart.org

Friday, October 19
6:30-8:30 pm

The evening will include a showing of work from the fall show In the Margins and a panel discussion.

Participating panelists: Lena Palacios (Professor, Gender and Women Studies), Alicia Donahue (co-founder, Women's March MN), Canae Weiss (deaf dancer/teaching artist), Rebecca Demmings (ASL interpreter/consultant) and Pamela Burry (ASL interpreter/consultant).

Refreshments will be served.

Lundstrum Center | 1617 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Please join us for an experimental evening involving music, movement and text! Improvisation across multiple media; come experience the unexpected as, together, the artists create work in live time.

Involved Artists:
Crissy Tolson
Tera Kilbride
Thomas Lang (piano)
Isabel Dammann (violin)
Brooke Fletcher
Nora Anderson

Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm - featuring "FEVER," a work in progress experimental theatre piece

Everyone is welcome, $5-$15 sliding scale.
No religious affiliation is involved with this project.

SpringHouse Ministry Center | 610 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

An unprecedented gamelan and dance performance! Our Saturday evening show, Javanese Classics, showcases our guest musicians, four of the world’s most respected contemporary Javanese gamelan musicians: I.M. Harjito, Midiyanto, Djoko Walujo, and Darsono Hadiraharjo, in an evening of Javanese classical music and dance.

Experience world-class artistry in a program featuring the meditative long-form gendhing, which will highlight the skills of our visiting musicians. This program will also feature classical dances, including the elegant court gambyong dance and the masked topeng dance, with distinguished guest dancers Wisnu Wicaksono and Tri Kumara as the epic character Klono and his impish antagonist.

Never before has such an illustrious group of gamelan musicians been gathered on a Twin Cities stage. This is one concert not to miss!
Saturday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.

General admission: $20 in advance, $24 at the door.
Students and seniors 65+: $12.
ARTshare members: free.


Southern Theater | 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Anne von Bibra- vonbibra@stolaf.edu, (507) 786-3663

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

​1. Judith Howard's ​Carleton College Dance Lab: Hunter Brown, Lauren Goboff, Anna Johnson, Thu Nguyen, Gifty Amos-Nwankwo, Joy Onyeanu, Max Pope, Anahita Prasad, Annie Richardson, Akiko Williams, Kyra Wilson

​2. Brenna Mosser

3. Genevieve D​.​ Johnson

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

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

In it's fifteenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 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. Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.

Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Join us for an event featuring all-new short pieces by Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota company dancers; see and support the inspiring work of these emerging and talented choreographers/creators.

Have fun and celebrate Halloween with a special interactive performance event featuring mythical and magical creatures, a creative costume contest, and culminating with an interactive zombie dance!

The event is inspired and influenced by Halloween themes for the Halloween season, followed by a reception of spooktacular treats and refreshments, during which time you can meet the dancers, directors, and choreographers. There is a special kids' edition on Saturday morning.

Friday, October 26 at 7:00pm
Saturday, October 27 at 11:00am - Special Kids' Edition

Tickets are $16: http://www.twincitiesballet.org/tcb-tickets.htm.
Adults and children are encouraged to attend in costume!

Free parking.

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

Erin Sheppard presents Book of Shadows 2 as part of the Twin Cities Horror Festival.

Book of Shadows 2 revisits the underlying theme of witchcraft from the first Book of Shadows, exploring more facets of magic through dance and storytelling. Dances delve into dark magic and the horrors that await when tampering with the unknown. Heather Meyer ties the show together with tales of witches interspersed between dances. Sometimes magic is the only answer.

Featuring: Erin Sheppard, Heather Meyer, Jessica Chad, Regan K. Saunders, Coralee Kaivo, Caroline Sable, and Derek Meyer

Friday, October 26 at 7:00pm
Saturday, October 27 at 2:30pm
Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00pm
Thursday, November 1 at 8:30pm
Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm

Tickets are $15. Festival passes, good for four tickets, are also available for $55.

Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Two repertory favorites and a world premiere make up James Sewell Ballet’s fall performance, Dynamic Rhythms.

The intricate contemporary ballet "Moving Works," a James Sewell Ballet classic, is an explosion of music and motion. The complex movement is a dialect of the multiple coordination work Artistic Director James Sewell has been exploring for 25 years – wherein multiple, simultaneous rhythms (polyrhythms) are expressed through the body. Sewell’s "Appalachia Waltz," another company staple, uses Texas fiddle music as the backdrop for the expression of relationships and community.

Local hip hop choreographer Darrius Strong will collaborate with the James Sewell Ballet company on a new piece fusing ballet and hip hop, weaving movement into a story reflecting on vulnerability, fight and humanity.

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

Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands open TU Dance’s fifteenth anniversary season with a new retrospective work, commissioned by the Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation, reflecting on the company’s rich repertoire of thought-provoking works.

The anniversary program also features the Ordway’s first commission for TU Dance—"With Love" (2011), inspired by the paintings of African American artist Ernie Barnes and set to the legendary music of Donny Hathaway, and Uri Sands' "Salve" (2017), a meditative work for eight dancers created by weaving together interactions and exchanges between performers, illustrating the idea of healing through the simple action of coming together, originally commissioned by Ballet Memphis and set to the music of Gavin Bryars.

Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm.

The Ordway’s Music and Movement Series is sponsored by Target.

Photo: The Maestro, © Ernie Barnes Family Trust

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- info@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater is hosting a "friend-raiser."
We want to meet YOU over drinks.
October 30, 6:30-9:00 pm.

On the eve of All Hallow’s Eve, help us kick off our season! Meet and mingle with our talented performers, who will showcase excerpts of our works "At it Again" and "Terra Incognita." We will also screen portions of recent dance-film projects, including the Midwest Emmy-nominated TPT documentary LISTEN/ Stories of Cancer and Resilience, which features our 2016 partnership with Gilda's Club Twin Cities.

Come ready to support SPDT in our efforts to extend our community engagement locally and across Minnesota, while learning that dancers don’t bite (but if they do, you might turn into one!). Light appetizers provided, cash bar, silent auction.

Dancers don’t always wear tutus, but you’re welcome to arrive in one (costumes encouraged)!

Urban Growler Brewing Company | 2325 Endicott St, St. Paul, MN, 55114
Kathleen Pender- spdanthcontact@gmail.com, (763) 521-7738

36th Fall Season
November 2 - 11, 2018
This season Zenon honors the extraordinary dancing and artistic excellence of Leslie O’Neill.

Sam Kim’s "Procession"
with music composed by Sarah Register

Alex Springer & Xan Burley’s "Set Zero"
with music composed by William Owen

Wynn Fricke’s "Just Her Time"
with music composed by David Lang
“A haunting ritual of passage, emotionally taut and mysterious... riveting.” - Gus Solomons, Jr.

Gregory Dolbashian’s "Eternal Reveal"
“...the splendid Zenon dancers infuse abstract dance architecture with a human pulse.” - City Pages

Mariusz Olszewski’s "Pink Martini"
“... tremendously fun...” - St. Paul Pioneer Press

Fridays and Saturdays, November 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00pm*
*Only one Sunday performance.

Post-show reception on Friday, November 2

Tickets: $34, fees included.
Box Office: 612.206.3600 or http://www.thecowlescenter.org.

Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Stephanie Nusser- stephanie@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

- a cabaret

... a pastiche of dance and music inspired by formalities, facades, illusions, and clowns...

Conceived and curated by Penelope Freeh

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St, Minneapolis

Friday, November 2 at 7:00PM
Saturday, November 3 at 7:00PM and 9:30PM

Tickets: $15-$20 sliding scale. $10 students/seniors. http://www.bryantlakebowl.com or 612-825-8949.

Dancers and Choreographers:
Penelope Freeh
Helen Hatch
James Sewell
Darrius Strong
Hannah Sullivan

Musicians and Composers
Andres Carrizo
Seth Conover
Randy Reyes (Saturday only)
Carrie Henneman Shaw
Todd Spahr
Jeremy Verwys

Penelope Freeh is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of MN through a grant from the MN Sate Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the MN State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Penelope Freeh- barefootpenny@gmail.com

They blew the roof off Northrop when they first appeared here in 2015 with Correria Agwa, now Company Käfig returns with Pixel, featuring the dazzling hip hop-based choreography of Mourad Merzouki and the cutting-edge digital projections of Adrien M and Claire B.

With never-before-seen stagecraft, dancers achieve aerial and acrobatic feats in a 3-D digital landscape that changes with their every movement, on ground that shifts beneath their feet. Pixel’s suspended reality offers a glimpse into the exciting possibilities at the border of the virtual world.

Cyrus Northrop - northrop@umn.edu , (952) 624-2345

The fall wind has been howling, rain drops are glistening on the pavement, and the moon has a beautiful mysterious glow. Come settle in with us as we present Nosferatu.

Haunting original music and contemporary and musical theatre dances will accompany this classic horror film.

All souls over the age of five are welcome.

Tickets are $13 and are available at:

Dreamland Arts | 677 Hamline Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Maggie Culp- msheproductions@yahoo.com, (651) 815-5744

Zorongo Flamenco presents an evening of song, dance, and guitar that illustrates the emotional range of this dynamic art form.

Guest Artists for the evening include dancer Jesús Muñoz, singer José Cortés Fernández, and guitarist Juanito Pascual. The performance will also feature Zorongo's Company and Majas Dancers.

Tickets are $25 per person.
Park Square's Andy Boss Thrust Stage is located on the south end of the lower level of the Historic Hamm Building.
The quickest way into the building is through the St. Peter Street entrance.
For driving directions and parking information, please visit https://parksquaretheatre.org/your-visit/getting-here/.

Park Square Theatre | 20 7th Place W, St. Paul, MN 55102
G. Michael Bargas- zorongoflamenco@gmail.com, (612) 234-1653

A tantalizing mix of classical, contemporary, and comic ballets danced by one of America’s most exciting companies is paired with Mozart’s delectable music, played live by the incomparable Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Mozart in Motion promises to be a “can’t miss” feast for the senses. George Balanchine’s "Divertimento No. 15" has been hailed by The New York Times as “the most sublime choreography ever made to music by Mozart.” Jiří Kylián combines physical comedy with powdered wigs and dry wit in "Sechs Tänze," while his profound "Petite Mort" integrates fencing foils and black silks with powerful athleticism and musicality, to striking effect.

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

Mathew Janczewski brings his rich and viscerally honest choreographic voice to the Fitzgerald stage with a politically poignant repertoire.

The company will premier two new dances: the first, "hold my hand," is a meditation on the impact of gun violence* performed alongside MPLS (imPulse) Choir and Zeitgeist new music quartet’s live rendition of Joshua Clausen’s “Requiem” featuring Carrie Shaw; and the second is a climactic new work set to the music of Nils Frahm. The evening also includes the lush men’s quartet "Run With Me" and "Threshold," a women’s sextet urging us to push past the trappings of inequality.

Throughout the entire performance runs an undercurrent of hope and a sense that society is on the brink of learning the difficult lessons of the past.

*To spark further conversation, ARENA has partnered with gun violence activist organizations Protect Minnesota, Survivors Lead, and Moms Demand Action.

Tickets: $15 students and seniors, $24 general admission. For more information, visit http://www.arena-dances.org.

The Fitzgerald Theater

Celebrate Give to the Max Day with the vibrant and eclectic Twin Cities dance community.

AMP presents "Move to the MAX" featuring Alternative Motion Project, ARENA Dances, Ballet Co.Laboratory and Flying Foot Forum as they combine forces for an exciting and exclusive event. Enjoy performances by each company and mingle with the artists for a post-show reception.

Give to the Max Day
Thursday, November 15
Lobby opens and check-in begins: 7:00pm
Doors open: 7:15pm
Performance and Reception: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Reservations can be made at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amp-presents-move-to-the-max-a-give-to-the-...
Entry to the event requires a 100% tax-deductible donation to at least one of the performing companies through http://www.givemn.org on Give to the Max Day.
Donations can be made to any organization on-site or prior to the event, proof of donation required.
Suggested minimum donation $25.

Photo: V. Paul Virtucio

JSB TEKBOX | Cowles Center second floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project presents In the Margins at The O’Shaughnessy, November 16-17 at 7:30pm.

Charles and company create an exploration of those who often live “in the margins” of society – an examination of implicit bias as experienced by deaf/hard of hearing communities and women. The highlight will be the premiere of a new work, "To Hear Like Me," which seeks to bridge the gap between the deaf/hard of hearing community and the hearing community, creating an experience with dance that incorporates American Sign Language, music visualization and silence within the piece. Threads will also perform "Femthology," a compilation of repertory works examining the experience of being female.

There will be open captioning and ASL interpretation for both shows and a post-show discussion with the audience following the Friday performance.

Tickets: (651) 690-6700 or online at http://bit.ly/inthemargins.

Photo: Bill Cameron

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN

Local Dance History Series: Show #1

So often in dance the demand is for our most recent work.
This showcase takes a different look, the opposite, looking to our earliest work.

This evening will present work from ten diverse local dance artists, all captured on video, spanning several decades of local dance.

To understand how we, individually and collectively, got here, it helps to see where we were.

Tickets: $10 at the door.

7:30 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Open Space | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Patrick Scully- patrick@patrickscully.org, (612) 205-1512

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker—a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music—sets out on another national tour following the success of previous sold-out tours.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, and a violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrates love, community, and the magic of New Year’s Eve.

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

Twin Cities Ballet brings "The Mini-Nutcracker" back this year to the Lakeville Area Arts Center.

This is a delightful abbreviated version of Twin Cities Ballet’s popular production, A Minnesota Nutcracker, which plays to sold out houses each December.
"The Mini-Nutcracker" is designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite, as well as to the beauty, excitement and fun of professional ballet.

This beloved holiday tradition, with soaring music by Tchaikovsky, promises to hold the attention of even the youngest theater-goer. Suitable for all ages, this version is less than an hour and is performed by cast members from Twin Cities Ballet’s full-length production.

A perfect holiday mini-treat!

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 11:00am
TICKETS: $8, https://www.twincitiesballet.org/tcb-tickets.htm
Free parking!

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


TU Dance Center offers a second session of six-week adult workshops during the 2018 Fall Session.

Session 2: October 16 - December 3. No classes November 19-25.

Cost: $85.00 per six-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full six-week session, completed 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, 6:00pm-7:30pm

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

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

Session 2: October 16-December 3. No classes November 19-25.

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am.

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

Join teaching artists Thern Anderson and Mary Moore Easter in a dance and writing workshop designed for adults ages 55+ at TU Dance Center. Movement will be explored in combination with creative writing to create a real or imaginary story. Participants will work on movement phrases and choreography expanding their range of motion. Classes are accompanied by live music.

This workshop is available to all levels and abilities. No previous experience is necessary. Limited spaces available. This workshop is free. All sessions and the culminating event will be held at TU Dance Center.

Dates: Mondays, 2:00-3:30pm. October 29-December 17, eight sessions.
Culminating event: December 17, 3:30-5:00pm

To register, please contact TU Dance Education and Outreach Coordinator Kaitin Kelly Benedict.

This activity is supported by a grant from Aroha Philanthropies Seeding Vitality Arts Initiative and in partnership with Episcopal Homes.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Kaitin Kelly Benedict- kaitin.kbenedict@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Gaga Workshop Series with Berit Ahlgren
Mondays, 9:30-11am
October 22 and 29, November 5 and 12.

The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today. Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination.

Gaga/people classes are open to people ages sixteen and older, regardless of their background in dance or movement.

Each workshop is $15. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Use link provided to register, or visit http://www.zenondance.org/events.

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

Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for BA and BFA dance students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community (ages eighteen through 26) to take class, explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. A curated program created by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, Pivotal Moment allows dancers and choreographers to create their own four-session class based in a particular technique and/or rooted in investigating new choreographic material and ideas.

Move with Margaret as she navigates movement exploration and composition. Each session will focus on bringing a different element into dancemaking, giving the series a multidisciplinary flair. Themes will be based around choreographic interests, such as using voice/text, building identity-based narratives, experimenting with music and sound, and taking dance to public space.

Class: 9:30-11:00am
Feedback: 11:00-11:30am
Target Education Studio

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Come learn about the fundamentals of New Way Vogue Performance in this one-hour workshop. Together we will break down essential elements, explore phrase material, and enjoy the boundless expressive potential of the form.

This is an all-level, open class for all ages, abilities, and experience levels. Don’t be scared! The foundations of voguing are in love, sharing, community, and self-expression.

When: October 24, 8:00 - 9:00pm
Suggested donation: $7-$10, sliding scale.

See you on the floor! xx

Cowles Center, Studio 5B | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Scott Stafford- staffordse@gmail.com

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

Fee: $549.
Materials Fee—manual and video: $80.00.

Reformer 1 introduces you to the bio-mechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing, and teaching tips for group classes. You will be capable of teaching beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions.

For more information:

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

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is excited to offer a workshop for high school students, grades nine through twelve, taught by Gustavus dance faculty.

The workshop will be held Saturday, October 27, 9:30am-3:30pm.

Visit this web page for the day's schedule, to register, and for more information: http://gustavus.edu/theatre-dance/danceworkshop.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early!

Gustavus Adolphus College | 800 West College Ave, St. Peter, MN 56082
Kristi Borowy- kborowy@gustavus.edu, (507) 933-7353

Dance Artist Alexandra Bodnarchuk will lead a series of workshops that ponder and examine participants’ experiences and relationships with boxes of conformity. Through discussion and group work, participants will dissect these relationships and abstract them through verbal and and/or movement explorations. This is not a dance class, no dance experience is required.

Workshop Details:
When: 10:00am-12:00pm, October 27 and November 10
Where: Target Education Studio, Cowles Center second floor
Cost: Free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to ten participants per workshop.
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/7JXbnQajTUq1Gd0o2

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

CITC (Contact Improvisation Twin Cities) presents "At Choice and Creativity: Contact Improvisation and Showing Up Generously to Connect," taught by Alyssa Lynes.

Weekend Intensive:

Friday, November 2: 6pm-10pm - Film screening, discussion, and jam.
Saturday, November 3: 12pm-7pm - Intensive Day One
Sunday, November 4: 10am-5pm - Intensive Day Two

Sliding scale and day options.

Alyssa sees CI community jams as complex playgrounds in which we bring in our dance, our creativity, and our intimacy skills to practice connecting with ourselves and with others. How do we remember we are always at choice and listen to ourselves intimately? What qualities do we want to bring to our engagements? How can we explore Contact Improvisation in community so as to best strengthen and nourish each other?

For more information and to register, contact Timo Wagner.

The Ivy Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Timo Wagner- 218timo@gmail.com, (701) 412-7691

Friday, 3:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, 11:30am-5:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm-5:30pm

Early Bird by October 18, $449.
Regular, $499.
Materials Fee: Manual and Video, $80.

Balanced Body brings the precision and movement principles of Pilates to suspension training with the Bodhi Suspension System™. Taking the body out of alignment with gravity causes the core stability muscles to fire, developing integrated, whole body strength and flexibility. Maximize strength training and enhance proprioception while providing endless opportunities for creativity. Discover how easy it is to design and deliver dynamic classes using the tracks of the BB Programming System. Learn exercises as well as the BB Movement Principles to help you understand the purpose of each exercise and how to regress, progress, and modify for clients.

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

Klein Technique is a cohesive movement system that connects the body and the mind, resulting in a clarity and sureness of movement, fluidity, and understanding of the innate intelligence of the body. When the bones are aligned we become connected and grounded, efficient, and alive. Grounded in the principles of change, possibilities, and efficiency through the tools of the process.

Friday–Sunday, November 9-11, 2018
Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 11am-3pm
Sunday: 11am-2pm

Regular fee: $165.
Buddy Special: register you and someone new to Klein - $135 each!

To Register: a deposit of $50.00 will hold your place, the remainder is due at workshop. A full refund is available until October 26.

Step-by-step process to register via PayPal-
*send money
*to a friend
*enter amount

The Ivy Arts Building | 2637 27th Avenue South, Suite 206, Minneapolis, MN
Jennifer Arave- groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

Gretchen Bierbaum, one of the few Minnesota master barre trainers, is teaching a Barre Intensity certification. Through kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, calisthenics, ballet, the Method, and cardio dancing, Gretchen honed a mindful and articulate connection to her physical self.

Our immersive Barre Intensity® instructor training program includes:

Proper body alignment
Body positions
Structured class outline
Music and beat matching
Class choreography with variations and modifications
Intensity options for all exercises
Tips for smooth transitions and cueing techniques
Lecture, partner teaching, and class participation

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

Saturday, November 10: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 11: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Straightline Dance Fitness | 34 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Greichen Bierbaum-Albercht- Straightlinedancefitness@gmail.com, (612) 385-4128

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

Join the Zenon Dance Company 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 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, new work created in process during the intensive with the students, and a special appearance by SLO Dance Company.

Open warm up/Space: 9:30-10:00am
Technique Class: 10:00-11:30am
Process: 12:00-2:30pm
Open Company Rehearsal: 3:00-4:00pm

FINAL SHOWING: 3:00pm 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


Seeking male prince for local ballet-based, youth dance studio's annual performance of the Nutcracker Suite in Jordan, Minnesota.
Four performances over three days, December 7-9.
We do the full pas de deux and solos, along with two small vignettes leading into "the Land of the Sweets" and the finale.

Single fee, negotiable. Includes rehearsals and performance.

Ballet training required, partnering experience preferred;
Must be a joy to work with for both students and faculty;
Must be available for weekday and/or weekend rehearsals beginning in October and continuing through performances.

We will work with your schedule. Rehearsals are in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Prefer a height of 5'10" or taller.

Jordan High School Auditorium
Jennifer Carlson- mdadancejen@gmail.com, (952) 445-2330

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

A series of local dance history:

Seeking submissions of your early work, maybe even your first work.

If you are in your 20's, this may be from not that long ago.
If you are in your 60's, like me, this is probably from decades ago.
I am looking for submissions from dancers/choreographers/improvisers of all ages, and all kinds of dance.

Your submission needs to be:
-digitized, playable from a laptop into a video projector;
-not more than ten minutes. If the entirety of the work is longer that ten minutes, submit an edit.

I am aiming for ten works in each dance history showcase.
The first one will happen November 17 at 7:30 at The Open Space.

To submit, send:
Your name, the name of the work, the length of the work (not to exceed ten minutes), the year of the work, and a link to it online, or some way for me to view it.

Submission deadline for November 17 show: October 22, 2018.

$10 tickets will be sold and honoraria paid.

The Open Space | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Patrick Scully- patrick@patrickscully.org, (612) 205-1512

Calling all teen and adult ballet students to audition for Ballet Co.Laboratory's Nutcracker in Wonderland!
Join the professional company and school on stage this December, and bring the holidays to life through dance.

We are seeking two male dancers and three female dancers.

Saturday, October 27 11:30am-12:30pm

Those auditioning are encouraged to take the Intermediate Adult Ballet class from 10:00-11:30am with Debbie Nettell before the audition as a warm up.
Participants will be notified about casting via email by November 1, 2018.
Rehearsals will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Performances and technical theater rehearsals will take place December 11-16, 2018.

There will be a $50 performance fee to support costume construction and maintenance.

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

The Cowles Center invites Minnesota-based artists or organizations to submit applications for the Generating Room: Open Proposal Initiative. This initiative provides marketing support and free space in the Target Education Studio for artists to generate movement, community and/or discussion over the course of a project without the barrier of studio rental fees.

The Cowles Center is looking for proposals that have an intended audience and have thoughtfully considered how to promote their project. Competitive applications will bring a unique perspective, discussion and/or engagement opportunity to the Minnesota arts community.

Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/2jlGfi8ejzxVfiXm2

Deadline: November 9, 2018. Submitted proposals should aim to take place between January-May 2019.


Drafts and Draughts is Minnesota Fringe's multidisciplinary scratch series. Featuring staged works-in-progress (theatre, dance, improvisation, storytelling, spoken word, magic, interdisciplinary work), each evening features three to five works of varying lengths and phases of development.

Fringe provides a technician to cue provided sounds and to design simple lighting. Artists work with Fringe's AD to create specific questions most helpful for spurring further development. Audience feedback is gathered through writing for efficiency and effectiveness between each draft.

Applications are still being accepted for all 2018-19 dates: Monday, November 12; Monday, January 21; Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3. Learn more and apply: http://www.minnesotafringe.org/drafts. All 2018-19 events will be at The Playwrights' Center.


Having hit ten years this summer of building community through staged jazz and American social dance, Rhythmically Speaking is ready to innovate on their work by 1) supporting a new production by Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard each year (this December's CHILL - details coming!) and 2) and reimagining their annual summer production.

The revamped summer annual show, newly titled "Rhythmically Speaking presents . . . The Cohort," will now be supporting longer works by choreographers both local and touring to the Twin Cities, which will be performed by a group of dancers auditioned for the project. For more details and the Choreographer Submission Form - due November 30, 2018 by 5pm - visit the link below.

We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for supporting our past efforts and new programming!


Eligible artists are mid-career, Minnesota-based artists who create original contemporary performance: dance, theater, music/sound, and visual artists can apply.

For detailed eligibility requirements, FAQs, information about past Showcase artists and their projects, and the artist application package, please go to the website.

Past Showcase commission recipients include: Rosy Simas, Vanessa Voskuil, Ben Kreilkamp, Gadu, Bart Buch, Kym Longhi, Craig Harris, Deborah Jinza Thayer...

The Right Here Showcase provides: a $1000 cash commission, technical support, promotional support, technical rehearsal time, and a venue to perform in. Commissioned Artists must create an original 45-60-minute new work, finish a current work in progress, or significantly revision a past work; actively promote the Showcase; and perform four times on one of the two weekends.

2019 Showcase Dates:
June 6-9 and 13-16, 2019
The Off-Leash Art Box
4200 54th St E, Minneapolis

Paul Herwig- Paulola@icloud.com, (612) 384-5435


Jawaahir Dance Company's Minneapolis location is conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next door to the police station and only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Fully handicapped accessible. $20 per hour for all regular rentals.

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

Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company.
More information is available at https://www.jawaahir.org/Rent.html.

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

Zenon Dance Company and School has two gorgeous historic studios with sprung wood floors, easy to use equipment, full-length mirrors and barres.

Studio 4A: 55’x43’
•40’ wall of mirror with curtain that can be drawn on entire mirror
•Sound system with CD and ¼” AUX jack input (no USB available)

Studio 4B: 56’x42’
•50’ wall of mirror
•Four portable ballet barres
•Sound system with CD and ¼” AUX jack input (no USB available)

•Individual Usage: $12/hr
•Small Group: $15/hr
•Large Group: Inquire

Studio Availability – view our schedule at http://www.zenondance.org/studio and complete form at the bottom of the page.
Rental Inquiries must be made at least 24 hours in advance of requested rental time.
Reservations must be confirmed by staff and full payment received before the booking is considered final.

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

December rental space is still available at the Off-Leash Art Box! The Art Box offers both studio and performance spaces, with wall-to-wall sprung wood floors and a great variety of audience seating options. Join a growing network of Twin Cities artists and community members who are making the Art Box home for their next rehearsal, performance, or event!

To learn about features and rental rates, visit our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.

The Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Rent The Open Space (AKA Mindful Motion Tai Chi) for under $10 an hour*!
*Rental rates vary, but with a weekly plan and a commitment for at least twelve weeks, you could actually pay $10 an hour or less for this gorgeous space.

Hourly rates are also available, but the most affordable way to rent is to select a weekly slot and reserve it for three months.

If you do this, you can get a weekly:
Morning slot (before 11:30am) for $20 a week.
Mid-afternoon slot (2-5pm) for $20 a week.
Evening slot (5-10pm) for $50 a week.
Mid-day slot (11:30am-2pm) for $30 a week.

If you are interested, text, call or email Patrick Scully for more information.

The Open Space | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Patrick Scully- patrick@patrickscully.org, (612) 205-1512

Looking for group fitness and Pilates classes at reasonable prices? Six Degrees (http://www.sixdegreesuptown.com) offers IDS (Instructor/Dancer/Student) rates on Pilates, yoga, barre, TRX, and more. Contact the studio or stop in to have the IDS designation added to your account so that you can sign up at the reduced rates. All dancers are welcome in this body positive studio; we believe movement is for everybody and every body.

Six Degrees is also an accredited Pilates Method Alliance education center, and our teacher trainees offer $20 private sessions in Reformer and Mat Pilates. Semi-private sessions are $15/person.

Class types: Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates, TRX, Barre, Yoga, Cardio Dance, Core de Force, Primal Strength, Foam Roller, and more.
Free classes: Our Social Movement series happens on the second Sunday of each month, with donation-based classes benefiting a rotating non-profit.

Six Degrees Uptown | 3021 Holmes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Vicki -vicki@sixdegreesuptown.com or Letta Page- letta@sixdegreesuptown.com, (612) 987-9736

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. It may be possible to leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe studio or soft-soled shoes only, to protect flooring. Please email as to price. We offer 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

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

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 three 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 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

Open Studio for Movers is available with reservation every first and third Thursday.

Water Bar will be open from 6-9pm for Open Studio for Movers. This is your opportunity to access Water Bar’s non-traditional movement studio, and work on whatever you wish in a free space. The three free studio hours, every first and third Thursdays from 6-9:00pm, are open to anyone needing movement space! Access to Bluetooth system available. Wood floor, not sprung but with wood joists, and no mirrors.

Good for audition space or to rehearse for an audition.

Please email graoundbreakerlabs@gmail.com for more information or to reserve the space.

Water Bar and Public Studio | 2518 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Jennifer Arave- groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

Zenon is selling costumes from past shows that we no longer need. Great if you still need a Halloween costume or cheap dance-friendly costumes. We've unearthed some treasures!

Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
In the office, Suite 400.

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


Bring-a-friend deal for Fall Session began on Monday, October 8 and will run for ten weeks. You and your friend get $20 off when you register and pay together for your ten-week session!

Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them. Beginning classes are only $160 for the ten-week session (make up classes may be made up during the fall 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.

Please remember to check “Today's Classes” on our website, http://www.cassandraschool.com, 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

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

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

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

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

Midwest School of Ballet's fall enrollment is open, offering classes for all ages.

Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III: ages three to 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

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!
TWO LOCATIONS: Edina and Eden Prairie.

Fall Classes began September 15!

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

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

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

Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.

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

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

Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.

Interested in signing up for the full Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven through eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.

Level 1: ages seven through nine

Level 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve

Level 3A and 3B: ages thirteen through fifteen

Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen

Weekly classes include technique, pointe, and repertory. Multiple performance opportunities offered throughout the year. Head to our website for more information: https://www.balletcolaboratory.org/preprofessional-term-program-ages-718

Photo by Tim Pate

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

Dance is for everyone and every body at any age!

 Join us in the studio for our drop-in classes at an introductory, intermediate or advanced level.


Mondays, 10:00-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am


Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am


Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am


Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Thursdays, 11:30am-1:00pm

Faculty includes Anna Goodrich, Debbie Nettell, Zoe Henrot and Jeffrey Hankinson.
Drop-in prices range from $10-17, cash or check only. Class cards available.

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

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

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

Photo by Aaron Warkov.

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

Vinyasa yoga and Yorchha (contemporary Indian dance) classes at Ananya Dance Theatre’s Shawngram Institute for Performance and Social Justice charge breath and body with rhythm, groundedness, and flow. Company artists Kealoha Ferreira and Alessandra Williams are your guides through the principles of these forms.

No pre-registration necessary. Your first class is always free! Drop-in class: $13. Five-class card: $60. Ten-class card: $110.

Saturday, October 20: 8:30-10:00am - Introduction to Yorchha

Monday, October 29: 6:00-7:30pm - Introduction to Yorchha
Friday, November 2: 6:00-7:30pm - Yorchha Intermediate
Saturday, November 3: 8:30-10:00am - Introduction to Yorchha

Sunday, November 4: 9:00-10:00am - Vinyassa Yoga All Levels
Monday, November 5: 6:00-7:30pm - Introduction to Yorchha
Tuesday, November 6: 9:30-11:00am - Yorchha Intermediate
Friday, November 9: 6:00-7:30pm - Yorchha Intermediate
Saturday, November 10: 8:30-10:00am - Introduction to Yorchha

Shawngram Institute for Performance and Social Justice | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104

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, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

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

Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.

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

Twin Cities Ballet is opening its Friday morning Men's Company Class to area advanced/professional men, now through May 2019.

Join us for an open men's advanced/professional ballet class, the only one of its kind in the Twin Cities!

The class is taught by Benjamin Stewart (formerly with San Fransisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Atlanta Ballet).

WHEN: Fridays, 9:30-11:00am
PRICE: Drop-in, $15

Please email/call in advance to confirm the class is being held in any given week, as certain tech/performance weeks will not have class.

With a focus on strength, power, agility, and ballet skills most typically performed by male dancers, this is a unique opportunity in the Twin Cities. Dance and train alongside TCB's professional male dancers, and hone your skills, strength, and build camaraderie with other male dancers in the area.

20 minutes south of either downtown, free parking.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt- info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, (952) 452-3163

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of programs from toddlers taking their first steps in our Mommy and Me classes to teens stepping into a professional dance career, adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, and professionals wanting to augment their training.

Our groundbreaking training is founded on comprehensive training programs, and includes customized plans and private coaching.

Ballet Royale offers:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Youth, Adult and Teen Ballet
- Professional Trainee Division Day Program
- FREE Boys Program for ages five through nineteen
- Contemporary and jazz
- Men's Ballet
- Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training

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

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Twin Cities, just off I-35. Ample free parking!

Learn more at http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org.

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

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE boys' program!

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and 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 - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I and II - ages seven and older
- Men's Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation

Ballet Royale’s free Boys Classes are for students ages five to nineteen, with or without prior dance experience. They are developed and taught by former professional dancers Rick Vogt and Benjamin Stewart, and current Twin Cities Ballet dancer Luke Xavier.

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance! Free parking.

For more information visit: https://balletroyalemn.org/classes-and-programs/boys-program

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

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.

Fall Series, now through December 5, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
Drop-in: $10
Membership: $90. Includes all classes, a pair of season tickets and 20 percent discount to season performances at The Cowles Center.

Target Education Studio, Cowles Center second floor.

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/QZnqZhD0dv1la0su2

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

This week's Friday Morning Jazz Class is a teaching collaboration between Karla Grotting (JAZZDANCE and Flying Foot Forum) and Laura Osterhaus (Zenon, Kelvin Wailey, AND SLO Dance)!

Karla and Laura first met when Laura was a freshman in Karla's jazz class at the U of MN - it's always neat when #TheStudentBecomesTheTeacher! Join us this week as Karla teaches the warm-up and a little across the floor, with Laura picking it up to lead us into an inspired movement phrase!

#GetYourAssToClass! Meet us at Zenon Dance Company and School this Friday 9:30-11am.

Photos by Bill Cameron.

Zenon Dance Company and School | Cowles Center 4th Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Ground Breaker Movement Labs presents Open Source Forms/Skinner class.

Open Source Forms (OSF) is guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and wisdom is available in each of us and offers methods to access the depth, integration and freedom in movement. OSF grew fluidly out of Skinner Releasing Technique, an innovative approach to dance/movement training developed by Joan Skinner in the early '60s, often using image-guided floor work to ease tension, promoting an effortless kind of moving, integrated with alignment of the whole self. Skinner instructor Stephanie Skura developed this practice further and named this continued work Open Source Forms.

For all movers!

Per class: $5-$10

Taught by OSF certified instructors Jennifer Arave and Joshua Lorris.

Sundays through November 25, 2018.

Email or text Jennifer for more information: Groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com

Water Bar and Public Studio | 2518 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Jennifer Arave- groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

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 fifteenth 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.

Sunday, 4:00 - 5:30pm: Open Company Class
$10 cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: http://www.crashdanceproductions.com/buy-classes.

The Firm | 1010 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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 22: Warm-up and jam

6:30-9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.
$10-20 suggested.

All are welcome!

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


Good Job is a Twin Cities dance zine published by Eben Kowler and Julia Gavin Bither with essays, interviews, reviews and artists' projects.

Good Job Issue 2: Trying will be published October 2018.
You can pre-order your copy now at https://goo.gl/forms/z38yY3jZhb0mcQ8s2.

Contributors to Issue 2 include Kristin Van Loon, Leila Awadallah, Jeffrey Wells, Judy Holo Lue Choy, Hannah Geil-Neufeld, Katelyn Farstad, Charles Campbell, Timo Wagner and Anna Marie Shogren.
Good Job Issue 1: Work is available at http://www.readgoodjob.com with contributions from Kristin Van Loon, Margaret Johnson, Anat Shinar, Chantz Erolin, Samantha Johns, Megan Mayer, Emily Gastineau, Amal Rogers and Syniva Whitney.

Julia Gavin Bither- readgoodjob@gmail.com


Karen L.Charles Threads Dance Project will be featured on MN Originals on TPT2 on Sunday, October 21 at 6 pm.

The MN Originals episode was filmed during Threads' past season, as they prepared for their fall performances of Uncertain Reality. The company rehearsed with McKnight International Choreographer Salia Sanou, as well as with Artistic Director Karen Charles. The premiere broadcast on Sunday, October 21 at 6 pm features the company's origins and creative process. The program will be rebroadcast in the coming weeks.

Don't miss this chance to learn more about the company before their upcoming performances at The O'Shaughnessy!

Photo: Bill Cameron

TPT2 - Channel 2