PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Please join Minneapolis choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca) for open rehearsals - FREE at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul.
Simas is creating Weave, a dance project drawn from the interwoven and interdependent nature of our world. In Weave, individual and embodied stories are the vibrant threads that mesh in a performance woven of story, dance, moving image, and sound.
Open Rehearsals are an opportunity for the community to witness and discuss Simas’ movement practice based on intention and attention. Over time the practice will become a dance work to be shared with audiences in St. Paul, Maui, Washington D.C., Oahu, Philadelphia, Birmingham and the Seneca Allegany territory.
June 21: 12pm-1pm, 5pm-6pm
June 23: 12:30pm-1:30pm
June 24: 12:30pm-1:30pm
June 25: 12pm-1pm, 5pm-6pm
June 27: 12pm-1pm, 5pm-6pm
June 28: 12pm-1pm, 5pm-6pm
PHOTO: Rosy Simas’ Weave Residency at MANCC by Imranda Ward
For their 25th anniversary concert series, the vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café.
Director/Choreographer Joe Chvala and his merry band of players bring their signature storytelling to a turn-of-the-20th century Paris nightclub, conjuring up the spirits of bygone Paris from jazz artists to cabaret singers, with tap dancers extraordinaire, a flamenca powerhouse, and spirited performances reminiscent of Loie Fuller, Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. It's eclectic, fun, wild, and of course there's the can-can! French Twist is "an absinthe-soaked, fantastical mélange of hyper-kinetic dancing, rapid-fire rhyming, wildly inventive percussion." -Star Tribune
There will also be two Works in Progress nights, which are pay-what-you-can — Mondays, July 2 and 9, 7:30 pm — for audiences to view company members’ works in progress, including Flying Foot Forum’s own film project, Split Rock Shuffle.
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.
9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Join us for a gathering of past Rhythmically Speaking choreographers, performers, technicians and audience members: we'll enjoy each other's company and coffee and pastries while reminiscing about past shows.
Friday, June 29 from 11:00am-12:30pm
After Friday Morning Jazz Class with Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018 choreographer Jolene Konkel!
Video designer Ben McGinley will also be there, gathering interviews for vignettes that will be shown during the August production. If you’ve got stories about how RS has positively affected you, we’d love for you to join us! RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1669991463117012/.
Also consider joining us for our other special events this summer: a Minnesota Jazz Dance Company Reunion Class and a Critical Conversation – What IS American Vernacular Dance? Find out more about these events at the link below. See you soon!
Photo by Aleutian Calabay: 2011 Rhythmically Speaking cast.
As part of the Walker Art Center's Free First Thursdays this summer, Abigail Whitmore and Annika Hansen will be leading FREE dance workout tours of the Sculpture Garden. Come to see sculpture, move your body, get sweaty, or just generally enjoy the summer outdoors! All ages and abilities welcome.
Two tours each evening:
July 5 - 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
August 2 - 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Bring your tennis shoes, sunscreen and a friend; meet at the Flatpak house in the Garden!
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Save yourself the trip to New York!
Come join Broadway dance veterans Chris Fournier, Kerry Casserly, and music director Jay Albright for an exciting and challenging audition workshop: the total preparation for the triple-threat performer. Get the chance to work on solo material with professional coaches and a live accompanist. Perfect for artists looking to hone their skills for professional productions or college auditions. Learn everything you need to know for a professional audition.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:00-9:00PM
Ages seventeen through 25. Exceptions by special permission only.
Performance: Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 pm. A wonderful opportunity to perform for friends and family.
By audition only.
Cost: $349, includes supplies.
Please call 612.521.2600 for an appointment. Be prepared to dance and sing.
St. Paul Ballet is unveiling its newest specialized summer 2018 training workshop, the SPB Company In-Residency Program!
With participation in this program, three professional company dancers from SPB will come to your studio to give challenging classical and contemporary ballet training in tailored, customized classes based on your studio needs.
The SPB Company In-Residency Program is offered in one-, three- or five-day workshops this summer. Classes may include ballet, pointe, classical repertoire, men’s technique, pas de deux, contemporary choreography, variations, nutrition, dance history, conditioning for dancers, yoga for dancers, and other specialized lectures such as “how to audition,” and “mental tips for better performances/competitions.” Studio dancers will create a connection with this professional dance company.
To learn more or reserve SPB company staff for this program please contact SPB Artistic Director, Zoé Henrot.
The School of St. Paul Ballet offers drop in classes and summer camps all summer long. Join us in the studio this summer, whether you are just beginning your dance journey or continuing your dance education. We have camps for all ages!
Boys’ Club Camp: ages six through eleven.
“Parent and Me” dance classes: ages two and a half through four—hablamos Español.
Cinderella Dance Camp: ages six through nine, first through third grades.
Paddington Bear Dance Camp: ages four through six, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
Dance, Art and Yoga Camp: ages five through eight, first through third grades.
The School of St. Paul Ballet’s Summer Intensive programs offer serious female and male ballet students a highly concentrated curriculum in pre-professional classical ballet training. At St. Paul Ballet each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today. Intensives include classes such as classical ballet technique, pointe, and variations with enrichment classes in character, modern, conditioning, and more!
Junior Level Intensive – Ages ten through thirteen
July 16-August 3, 2018: three weeks
Middle Level Intensive – Ages twelve through sixteen
July 9-August 2, 2018: four weeks
Dance with Ballet Royale this summer!
Ballet Royale's summer intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including Dierdre Chapman (former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) and Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet).
July Summer Intensive
July 9–27. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION. Students ages eight through professionals.
Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop
August 6–17. AUDITION REQUIRED. Ages ten and older.
Pointe Preparatory Workshop
August 19–24. Girls ages eleven and older
Youth Ballet August Jump-Start
Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2018 TU Dance Summer Program and Intensive.
The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through 20. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 9–28, 2018.
The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshops and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 30–August 18, 2018.
Come get your groove on this summer with Rhythmically Speaking and Friday Morning Jazz! In collaboration with Zenon Dance Company and School, the choreographers of Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018 will each offer a master class this summer highlighting their perspectives on jazz and it’s interaction with other American vernacular dance forms.
Zenon jazz instructors Erinn Liebhard, Karla Grotting and Mary Ann Bradley will open and close the session. All are welcome to join us for a summer sampler of different approaches to groove-driven musicality! If you wish to keep up to date on these and other such opportunities, click on the link below to land at the Friday Morning Jazz Facebook page and become a member! #getyourasstoclass
Join ARENA DANCES's Mathew Janczewski along with special guests, including MRAC Program Director Bethany Whitehead, in the Cowles Center Conference Room (second floor) for a conversation and sharing of ideas, knowledge and resources for the field of dance. The second FLOORWORK will focus on organization: introducing you to different tools and systems to run your life as an artist, including writing budgets, organizing your taxes, and more! Come prepared with questions, concerns about your own practice, or just to listen—all are welcome!
Coffee will be served.
Suggested donation of $5; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Friday, June 22
9:30am - 11:00am
Geared toward university dance students, graduates, and young professionals who are new to the Twin Cities, Pivotal Moment provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Participants receive one free hour of rehearsal space for each class they attend.
Cullen’s series will explore how we can tap into our individual and communal emotional states in order to generate improvisational movement. This will be spurred by writing exercises, imagery, base-phrases, storytelling, and music, but above all, mindfulness. By creating this vulnerable and empowered space, Cullen hopes to break down some of the walls and build community over the course of three sessions.
This program is supported through The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
Class: June 25
Location: Target Education Studio, second floor
Pilates Mat Classes with Kari Schire
Conditioning to enhance your dance technique
Eight Thursdays, June 28 – August 16
8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C
$80 for all eight classes
Register by June 14 for a discount: https://bit.ly/2L7a9H2
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.
Salsa is known for its high energy and infectious rhythms. It's hot and it's passionate. Come learn salsa basics in body movement and footwork that are sure to keep you moving for life! Kasidy Isahaq has been teaching salsa for years around the Twin Cities. Her fun energy, sassy personality, and killer salsa moves will help you get moving. Learn to shake your hips, move your body and find your passion.
Whether you're a beginner or experienced professional, all are welcome. Everyone will leave having learned something. No partner necessary!
Join us on Saturday, June 30 at 6pm at The Resistance Movement in St. Paul.
Bring your friends, partners, and family members and have some fun! Turn up the heat by dancing it out to high energy music, then cool down with a sparkling beverage and other tasty treats. This is the first in a series of workshops for the summer.
Tickets are $15. Space is limited, so reserve now at www.resistancemovementfitness.com.
Shapiro & Smith Dance is looking forward to dancing with you this summer! Our Summer Workshop is for intermediate and advanced level dancers and the focus is learning and performing dances from our repertory. The work is technically challenging, inherently musical and marvelously expressive.
We hope you’ll join us!
Shapiro & Smith Summer Workshop:
July 2 - 13, Monday – Friday. Saturday, July 7 will replace Wednesday, July 4.
11:00am-1:00pm: Repertory Rehearsals taught by the artists of Shapiro & Smith Dance and Joanie Smith.
At the Barbara Barker Center for Dance.
Public Showing: Friday, July 13 at 12pm.
Registration/information contact: email@example.com
Cost: $395. Payment due June 25.
Note: Fifteen percent discount if paid by June 20.
Payment should be sent to:
Shapiro & Smith Dance
Barker Dance Center, 500 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minnesota Dance Theatre offers ballet classes for absolute beginners, ages sixteen and older. The eight-week summer session begins July 10 and continues through August 30.
• Tuesdays at 7pm - $110
• Thursdays at 7pm - $110
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm - $220
Register by June 26 for a discount!
Registration page: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
About the teacher:
Jill Lile has a BFA and an MFA in dance from Texas Christian University and the University of Illinois. She has taught at Ballet Arts MN, University of Minnesota/Mankato, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, Macalester College, and Minnesota Dance Theatre.
Come dance at the third annual Contact Improv Iowa (CIIA)!
July 12-15, 2018
located at Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa.
This three-and-a-half-day jam will be filled with AWESOME jamming, classes, one-on-ones, live music, nature outings, play, ice cream and more!
See you there!
Have your young dancer aged four through nine join Ballet Royale this summer for our Creative Story Ballet Day Camps!
Ballet Royale offers one more session July 14, where children have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance and performance! Children will have the opportunity to perform a short age-appropriate dance inspired by a Disney movie. Workshop includes a short in-studio performance for family and friends.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register your dancer today!
This summer CREO is thrilled to offer a series of young adult/pre-professional dance classes! These classes are ideal for college students or young professionals seeking to deepen their dance training over the summer.
Classes will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from mid-July through the beginning of August. Classes are competitively priced at $15 or less per two-hour class! Free parking!
Mondays and Wednesdays, July 16 and 18, 23 and 25
Class will include pointe work or pre-pointe for dancers who are not en pointe.
Mondays and Wednesdays, July 30 and August 1, 6 and 8
See website for punch-card purchasing options.
Move BIG with and alongside Alternative Motion Project's company members in a physical, fun and energetic modern dance class! Taught by Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees, this class will start with a centering warm-up, finding a nuanced connection throughout the entire body and growing in size, rigor and specificity through movement vocabulary from AMP's repertory. Explore ways to push the boundaries of the body's movement potential and connect with the rich dance community the Twin Cities has to offer!
10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 18 and Friday, July 20
Cost: $15 per class or $25 for both!
Cash, check, credit card accepted.
For intermediate/advanced dancers.
Photo: V. Paul Virtucio
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Academy of Russian Ballet is seeking young, encouraging, disciplined female instructors for students ages three through eight starting in fall 2018.
Dancing experience required.
Must enjoy working with and be able to connect with children.
Must be willing to adhere to school curriculum guidelines.
Must be well organized and professional.
The pay is negotiable based on experience.
Resume accepted at the email below.
Join The Resistance Movement team in our work-exchange program.
Maybe you're looking to take our classes to stay fit or rent studio time to practice for a show or to choreograph a piece, but you have no budget! You give us an hour of your time for each class or hour of studio time. You will help with front-desk tasks, light cleaning, and other administrative tasks matched to your skill set. Maybe you're great at social media, photography, blogging or website design and want some experience for your resume. This is a great way to learn about studio management or what it takes to become an instructor. You will learn a lot and become part of a small community.
Shifts available morning, afternoon, evening and weekends. Available to students, recent grads, or those interested in learning. Interested? Email your resume, why you want to work with us, and availability for an interview.
Seeking an Administrative Assistant for 2018-19 season.
Must have some daytime weekday availability; must be available September 29 (all day) and November 8-18 (evenings and weekends).
Must have own computer and be proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Powerpoint and/or Photoshop.
Starting at ten hours per week.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.
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.
More information: https://goo.gl/forms/G0H48Hy9iWpfqLY52
Deadline: July 13, 2018. Submitted proposals should aim to take place between August-December 2018.
Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is searching for men and women company members for its 2018-2019 season.
Looking for dynamic and expressive dancers who want to work collaboratively, challenge themselves with a diverse range of styles and material, and dance with multiple choreographers both near and far. If this is you, come Move BIG with AMP!
Ideal candidates to join our community of artists should have strong technical backgrounds, attention to detail, experience with contact/partnering and have an inquisitive and community-building nature. Dance degree preferred. RSVP strongly preferred by July 28 to email@example.com.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Bring a headshot, resume, and availability to the audition.
For more information on AMP, visit our website at: www.alternativemotionproject.org.
Photo: V. Paul Virtucio
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
Calling all Fringe Festival artists! The Off-Leash Art Box is offering discounted rental rates to all Fringe performers when you book ten or more hours of rehearsal time:
Studio Space - $10/hour (regularly $15/hour)
Performance Space - $15/hour (regularly $25/hour)
The Art Box offers both studio and performance space, with wall-to-wall sprung wood floors and a great variety of audience seating options. Join a growing network of incredible artists and community members who are making the Art Box home for their next rehearsal, performance, or event!
To learn more about features and rental rates, visit our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
Whether you're a group or individual in need of a space to hold auditions, take photos, etc.; you will LOVE our large, bright, airy, quiet and peaceful studios.
Two studios available for rent, one being 560 square feet and the other 890 square feet. Both studios have sprung dance floors, full surround sound, integrated speaker systems or large portable speakers. Mirrors on two sides. Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend availability.
Renters are allowed to use full suite of facilities, lockers (no lock needed), and locker rooms (men's and women's) including showers and toiletries. Facilities also include yoga mats, water bottle filler and toilets.
Discounted rates for students, non-profit and low budget groups. Will work with your budget—just ask! Discount for studio rentals of ten or more hours. May leave equipment here. Join the growing amount of satisfied dancers and repeat clients that LOVE and find great inspiration in this oasis in the city. Call with questions or to view.
St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave. and Fairview Ave. N.
Are you a dancemaker or director of a nonprofit arts organization? Do you struggle getting your work from idea to physical reality? Do the words to secure funding for that work feel just out of reach? I can help. My brain works in useful, informed ways on these types of problems. I've worked as a writer for a magazine dance section, directed a scrappy arts nonprofit, served as deputy secretary of a state culture department, and been program director for a major grantmaker.
My name is Victoria Bradford and I am an organizer, grant writer, producer, and administrator. I help artists interpret their emotions, thoughts, and aspirations into clear direction and language for various purposes. I am available to work with you as a mentor, producer, and grant writer, and I can also offer consultation on application work samples, resumes/CV's, academic theses in the arts, and best practices for operating a nonprofit organization.
The Open Space, also known as Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy, in the Ivy Arts Building in Seward neighborhood has space available for rehearsals, classes and informal performances.
It's a beautiful old warehouse space, 3000 square feet, with lovely wood floors and a high ceiling. The space is currently available on:
Tuesday, until 5:30
Thursday, until 5:30
Friday, until 5:00 and after 7:30
Saturday, after 12:30
Sunday all day.
Rates are negotiable, with discounts for renting bigger blocks of time and/or long term.
Rates start at $15/hour daytime rehearsal.
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.
Every first and third Thursday, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
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, no mirrors but wood floors; and work on whatever you wish in a free and open space.
The three Open Studio hours every first and third Thursdays are free and open to anyone needing movement space! If you are working with recorded music we ask that you are prepared to work with headphones, as there could be other movers in the space. Access to Bluetooth system is available if you are the only mover.
Please call for more information or if you have any questions.
Erin Thompson teaches advanced and intermediate level modern dance classes at Zenon this summer. Advanced classes will be two hours long.
Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.
with Dean Magraw on guitar!
$15 per class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.
MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.
• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next session: July 10 - August 30
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.
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 Conditioning Class from 11:30-12pm.
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. Teaching Artists: Laura Greenwell, Jeffrey Hankinson, and Deborah Nettell.
Intermediate Open Classes:
St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate classes four days a week!
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm with Helen Hatch.
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm with Zoé Henrot, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm with Anna Goodrich.
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am with Deborah Nettell.
REGISTER now for Midwest School of Ballet's summer classes!
SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION
Location: PIM - Performing Institute of Minnesota, 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Classes taught by Eileen Kamp.
THURSDAYS, June 18-August 3
Fundamental I - ages three and four: 5:15-6pm
Fundamental II/III - ages five through eight: 6:00-7:00pm
NINE-WEEK SUMMER SESSION
Location: ECC - Edina Community Center
Classes taught by Marcia Keegan.
TUESDAYS, June 12-August 14
Fundamental I - ages three and four: 9:00-9:45am - less than five spots left!
Fundamental II//III - ages five through seven: 10:00-11:00am (FULL)
Ballet for Teens and Athletes - ages eight through fourteen: 11:00-12:30pm - less than five spots left!
Adult Ballet: Thursdays, 6-7:30pm and Saturdays, 9:30-11am.
Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet!
Times: THURSDAYS, 6-7:30pm and SATURDAYS, 9:30-11am
Instructor: MARCIA KEEGAN teaches Ballet for Midwest School of Ballet at the Edina Community Center. She also teaches with Zenon Dance School, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Phipp's Center for the Arts (Hudson, WI), and Continental Ballet. She began her training in Minneapolis with Frank Bourman and continued her training in France with Rosella Hightower, returning later to teach for Ballet Arts Minnesota.
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Drop-ins are welcome.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer!
Ballet Royale offers a wide variety of summer term classes for all ages and levels, specialty workshops, and intensives:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance, ages three through six
- Creative Story Ballet Day Camps, ages four through nine
- Summer Intensive Programs, boys and girls ages seven and older
- Pointe Preparatory Workshop, girls ages eleven and older
- Classical Ballet, day and evening, beginner through advanced, all ages
- Youth Ballet August Jump-Start Intensive, for boys and girls
There is still time to register! Visit the Ballet Royale website today: http://balletroyalemn.org/summer-programs.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boys' Program!
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.
- 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
- Boys' Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation
Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to nineteen, 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.
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Blake Nellis, Kerry Parker, Abdo Sayegh, Erin Thompson, Christian Warner and Elayna Waxse.
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.
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
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.
Photo by Aaron Warkov.
TAKE CLASS: June 21, June 26, and June 28
Advanced Company Class is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am-11am at The Ritz Theater in NE Minneapolis. Free parking, drop-ins welcome, $10 only.
Take Ballet with Riley Webber every Tuesday and Advanced Musical Theater Jazz with Artistic Director Regina Peluso every Thursday for the month of June.
Contact Improvisation Fundamentals for Beginners
(and anyone wanting to practice beginner’s mind!)
Thursdays, 6:00-7:15 pm
At The Open Space, also know as Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy
in the Ivy Arts Building in Seward neighborhood:
2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207 Minneapolis, MN 55406
$65 per series of five classes.
To register, or for questions, contact Patrick Scully.
Come learn the basics of contact improvisation, with Patrick Scully and other seasoned contact dancers in our community.
Contact improvisation is a movement form that draws from many disciplines, including dance, wrestling, martial arts, and yoga.
The basics include learning how to be safe in giving and taking another dancer’s weight, bearing your weight in positions other than sitting and standing, rolling, sliding, falling, releasing into gravity, and relaxing the body and mind while maintaining alertness.
Monday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 27, 5-6pm: $20
Monday, July 30 and Wednesday, August 1, 5-6pm: $20
Ballet Level I and II
Monday, June 25, Tuesday, June 26, Thursday, June 28, 6-7:30pm: $36
Monday, July 30, Tuesday, July 31, Thursday, August 2, 6-7:30pm: $36
Ballet Level III
Class three days a week, $36 each week;
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm
July 9, 10, 12
July 23, 24, 26
August 6, 7, 9
August 13, 14, 16
August 20, 21, 23
Mondays following Ballet III technique class, 6:30-7:00PM: $42 each week
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.
June 25: Warm up and Jam at the Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave, St. Paul. Buzz number on door for entry.
Doors at 6:00pm.
All levels welcome!
Lake Harriet Dance Center Summer Ballet Classes: Levels IV, V, and Adult
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30am
July 10, 12, 14
July 17, 19, 21
July 24, 26, 28
August 7, 9, 11
August 14, 16, 18
August 21, 23, 25
Class cost is $36 per week.
Thursdays, 8:00 - 8:30pm
Saturdays 11:30am - 12:00pm.
Class cost with pointe on Thursdays and Saturdays: $48 per week
Ballet instructor Anna Goodrich.
The best way to reach Lake Harriet Dance Center is by phone!