DanceMN News - January 10, 2018








Orchestra Hall Plus (OH+) is a pre-concert extra at Orchestra Hall that adds to the concert experience. Join us during the Tchaikovsky Marathon to explore the composer’s life and work through concert previews, art exhibits, performances, and more!
Complete your Tchaikovsky Marathon experience with dance. Join the company and school of St. Paul Ballet for a peek into Tchaikovsky divertissements from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker!

Thursday, January 11 – Performance by SPB Company
10:00am-10:45am - Target Atrium
Friday, January 12 – Performance by SPB Advanced Level Students
7:00pm-7:45pm - Target Atrium
Saturday, January 13 – Performance by SPB Advanced Level Students
7:00pm-7:45pm - Target Atrium
Sunday, January 14 – Performance by SPB Company
1:00pm-1:45pm - Target Atrium

Laura Greenwell-

“[Mercurial George] offered poetic portraits of the self unmoored from others … [she] found companionship, rather heartbreakingly, in objects that populated her stage…” —New York Times

In her idiosyncratic yet masterful solo, Montreal-based choreographer/performance artist Dana Michel wanders through seemingly random heaps of debris onstage as she begins her intense and occasionally comical search for what lurks behind the concept of “identity.” This haunting performance carries audiences on a journey through alternate realities, identities, and emotional states as the artist uses props and objects in order to become the archeologist of her own enigmatic persona. Stretching out time with minimalist and deconstructed movement, she bathes her universe in childhood naiveté and sacred mystery.

Contains mature content and the use of strobe lights.

Mercurial George is presented as part of Out There 2018. 75 minutes. Midwest Premiere.

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN
Destanie Martin-Johnson-

Recently featured on the Strib's Best of the Week listing, Black Label Movement opens its eleventh Minnesota season with TEAMWORK at the Ritz Theater January 12 - 21, 2018.

TEAMWORK celebrates of our spirit of collaboration and collaborators, including Marciano Silva Dos Santos, Lara Hanson, and Greg Brosofske among others. The season presents two premieres and reconstructions of Sage Award-nominated works "HIT" and "MERGE." The season also includes the vocal talents of sound alchemist Queen Drea, a 2017 American Composers Forum Minnesota Emerging Composer.

To purchase tickets search "Black Label Movement at the Ritz" at brownpapertickets or use the following link:

When prompted, enter the discount code code: BLMFAN for a $12.50 ticket (plus a small service charge). You can also mention this code at the box office the day of a performance.

The Ritz Theater | 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413
Emilie Flink-, (612) 272-0311

On Saturday, January 13, the fourth Twin Cities Film Fest Dance Flicks will screen at the Barbara Barker Center for Dance on the U of M campus. This festival of dances made for film is a collaborative project of the Twin Cities Film Fest and the Christopher Watson Dance Company. This year we are presenting two screenings—the first is a special presentation titled Ze'eva Cohen: Creating a Life in Dance hosted by choreographer and dance historian Judith Brin Ingber. The second screening is a compelling and diverse collection of Minnesota, national and international short films, many of them award-winning.

Watch a trailer of this upcoming film festival and purchase tickets for a single screening or both at:

Barbara Barker Center for Dance | 500 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Becky Heist-, (612) 388-0309

A RAP ON RACE, based on the famous 1970's talk between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead, enlivens the conversation on race. Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deveare Smith combine dance and theater to create this groundbreaking piece.

Use code 15SPECTRUM for $15 tickets! This offer is subject to availability and service charge fees. Some restrictions may apply.

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

The carnival is rolling back into town!

M-SHE Productions Dance Company and students from all over Minnesota are coming together for two theatrical Victorian carnival dance performances of L'Heure De Minuit.

There will be: live original music, whimsical dancing of a variety of styles, side show acts, carnival games with a twist and of course, prizes, carnival food, and the smell of sweet fun!

Parker and Maggie are excited to bring their fantasy world to you for two nights at the fabulous Minnsky Theatre on Saturday, January 13 at 7:30pm and Sunday, January 14 at 12:30pm.

Audience members are encouraged to dress in masquerade ball attire and masks. Let's bring in the New Year with a bang! Kids of all ages and adults still young at heart, grab your best friend and your granny too... it is coming and we promise that you don't want to miss out.

Be careful you might be lured into the carnival!

Minnsky Theatre | 1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Maggie Culp-, (651) 815-5744

Zorongo Flamenco Majas dancers and emerging choreographers present seven original pieces inspired by our varied lives, from construction sites to swooning opera, pickling to pescaderías. By turns fresh, sassy, introspective, and irreverent, the evening will feature choreography by Amanda Dlouhy, Grace Holthaus, Zorongo instructor Colette Illarde, Eve Makiko Laabs, Jenna Laffin, Hilde de Roover, and Molly Kay ‘La Bo’ Stoltz, with special guests Ben Abrahamson, Ross Fellrath, Joshua James Killfoil, and Brenda Nepsund. Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre's Majas apprentice program is directed by Artistic Director and 2017 McKnight Choreography Fellow Susana di Palma. The program's mission is to cultivate dancers and choreographers who develop a strong grounding in traditional Spanish flamenco and use this training as a springboard to create original theatrical work.

TWO SHOWS: 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Saturday, January 13
Tickets $15 at the door or online:

Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 East 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Amanda Dlouhy-, (612) 234-1653

Four Dances

Four local choreographers - Julia Gavin Bither, Non Edwards, Laura Levinson, and Kerry Parker - come together to showcase four new works. As distinct as they are intertwined, these are dances of bones, of questions, of carrying stories with us into the rich darkness of tomorrow.

In addition to Bither, Edwards, Levinson, and Parker; dancers Helen Hatch, Gemma Isaacson, and Jenn Pray and musicians Alex Adkinson, Andrew Bocher, and Angela McJunkin (Madison, WI) will perform live. We promise you will fall in love with these artists.

Facebook Event Link:
Two Sundays and two Mondays at 7:00PM.
Doors open at 6:00PM.
Sundays, January 14 and 21; Mondays, January 15 and 22.
Tickets: sliding scale, $8-15. BLB ticket line: 612-825-8949. No same-day reservations.

Bryant-Lake Bowl | 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

Take a walking tour of The Cowles Center and see an incredible evening of dance all in one night with our new Historic Tour and Performance packages!

Join Artist in Residence Sally Rousse as she takes you back to 1888 when The Cowles Center’s complex was first built as a Masonic Temple. Learn about Unique Theater which stood in what is now the main lobby, where Charlie Chaplin had some of his earliest performances; and experience The Goodale Theater, formerly The Shubert-whose history dates back to 1910 when it opened the same day as its sister theater, The Fitzgerald, in St. Paul. Hear Sally’s personal anecdotes while walking through our studios and end your night with a performance by one of Minnesota’s leading professional dance companies.

Tours occur every third Friday at 6:15 PM
Tour and performance ticket packages are $30.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Elyse Chambers-, (612) 206-3643

Sunday, January 21, 2:30-5:00pm.
3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, next to the police station.

Jawaahir's 25th Annual Henna Party Open Stage is the perfect party to warm you up in January! Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. Watch a short performance, have a snack, and then try your hand at the henna we provide. We also have a professional henna artist for inspiration. Online reservations at $10 per person or $5 per child ten years old and younger. Or just pay at the door! This is a family-friendly event.

Visit our website at for more information.
Contact Jenny Piper if you have any questions.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

"One Flat Thing, reproduced" by William Forsythe
"A Picture of You Falling" (duet) by Crystal Pite
"Violoncello" (a duet from Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness) by Nacho Duato
"Jardí Tancat" by Nacho Duato
"The 40s" by Lou Conte
"Georgia" by Lou Conte

Celebrating 40 years as a major force in American contemporary dance, Hubbard Street’s superlative dancers will return to Northrop with a program of highlights from the company’s impressive history. Lou Conte’s vision when he first established his dance school at LaSalle and Hubbard Street in the 1970s is honored with his joyous romp, "The 40s." William Forsythe’s "One Flat Thing, reproduced" hurtles us (and 20 metal tables) to the clatteringly contemporary present. In between, we’ll experience works by Crystal Pite, called “one of the greatest choreographic minds of her generation,” (Financial Times) and sensuously beautiful dances from Nacho Duato.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Cyrus Northrop-, (612) 624-2345

Get out of the cold and stay warm by Moving BIG! Join Alternative Motion Project for an informal open rehearsal on Sunday, January 28 from 3:00-4:30pm that gives an inside look at what goes into the rehearsal process for creating new works. See works-in-progress by Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe and Guest Artist Sophia Pimsler, share thoughts and questions, or just sit and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate or coffee as we invite you into the studio for a look at how dance is made before they make their way to the stage.

These works will be premiering in AMP's seventh annual performance, SEVEN, March 23-25 at The LAB Theater.

Sunday, January 28 - 3:00-4:30pm

Eleve Performing Arts Center
10820 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

FREE - open to the general public and appropriate for all ages.

For more information, contact

Photo Credit: V. Paul Virtucio


Forces acting within the earth, generally unseen by humans, manifest themselves in awesome displays of fiery power. Vulcão is a masterpiece collaboration between choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos, composer Divanir Antonio Gattamorta, and Contempo’s unified and fiercely athletic cast of dancers. Featuring the company’s dynamic Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance fusion, the work takes inspiration from volcanoes. Also slang in Brazilian Portuguese to describe someone extremely desirable or detested, Vulcão goes beyond nature to reveal parallels found in human personalities and relationships. From shifting tectonic plates to fluid and viscous lava, the work pushes the dancers’ physicality and displays their unyielding vitality.

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

Pink Floyd's
The Wall - A Rock Ballet
March 1-3, The Cowles Center

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to announce the world premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell. This groundbreaking event—a Minnesota first—features an incredible collaboration of local artists: choreographers, dancers, and musicians; and demonstrates TCB’s artistic vision, innovation and its dancers’ versatility.

TCB interprets the original Pink Floyd rock opera’s music, themes, story arc and lyrics through the prism of contemporary events, societal fears, threats and social media. This show will resonate with modern audiences and prove to be both relevant and accessible.

Adding the combination of great dancing and great LIVE music, this show is one of the must-see events of the year.
Don't miss this exciting event, get tickets today before shows sell out!

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403


LONI LANDON teaches Open Classes at JSB
January 29 - February 2, 2018
9:30 - 11am | $10/class, $80/ten-class card

In town to set new work on the company, New York-based Loni Landon will be teaching JSB's open professional classes all week long!

From Loni: "This workshop produces very physical, visceral movement, challenging the dancer to push for new ideas in both their mental and physical approaches in a very contemporary style. The class begins with a warm up incorporating improvisation, imagery and investigation of the dancer's own natural way of moving. The movement invention will build up to daring and intricate partnering work. I will teach phrase work from my own choreography and then use various tools to both deconstruct and re-invent the phrase work producing new possibilities for the original movement. I strive to create an atmosphere that is open to sharing and creating.”

Studio 2B, The Cowles Center
Mary Jo Peloquin-, (612) 672-0480

Join us in the SPB studios this February and learn classic 1920s swing dances including the Charleston, Jitterbug, Shag, and Lindy Hop! No dance experience necessary. Workshop is open for teen and adult students.

4:30-6:00pm ∣ Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28 in SPB Studio Three
$20.00 per single class ∣ $65.00 for entire workshop of four classes
Pre-register to hold your spot in the workshop by calling the SPB office at 651.690.1588

Master Teaching Artist – Valeria Kochubei
Though Valeria is a native of Ukraine where she began dancing Lindy Hop in 2011, she became a transplant to Minneapolis in 2015. For the past half-decade, she has worn many Lindy hats—student, teacher, choreographer, performer, and competitor. She teaches at Uptown Swing under the direction of Peter Strom and Naomi Uyama. Valeria looks forward to spreading her knowledge and excitement for Lindy Hop to all those around her.

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane-

We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s Parent and Me dance class, for our young dancers ages two and a half to four years old and their parents!

Saturdays: 8:45-9:30a.m.
Session 2: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane-

TU Dance Center offers two sessions of eight-week adult workshops during the 2018 Spring Session.

Session 1: January 29 - March 24
Session 2: April 9 - June 4. No classes March 26 - April 8, and May 28.

Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-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, 7:00pm-8:30pm

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

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

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

Session 1: January 31 - March 24
Session 2: April 11 - June 2. No classes March 26 - April 8.

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

Cost: $112.00 per eight-week session. Online preregistration required.

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

Gaga/people classes are open to people ages sixteen and older, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.

Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build on top of each other. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.

Saturdays, January 27, February 3 and 10, 5:00-6:00pm

Cost: $42 for entire workshop, register online or at TUDC; $15 drop-in rate: cash, check or card at TUDC.

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

Tuning Score is an improvisational movement practice guided by a set of instructional “scores”.

This practice is about developing a sense of your body in space, by itself and with others, and how it might respond to others, uncertainty, its orientation and directionality. This practice is joyful and also head-scratching at times. You will be in the company of others in a similar place. This work is often done with eyes switching between open and closed.

If you are coming please send a "heads up" to Jennifer via email/text, or to receive information about the practice.

Parking is often available on Central Ave and on Lowry Ave in the church lot one half of a block west of Central.

Jennifer Arave has studied extensively with Lisa Nelson, the creator of the tuning scores, and others who are building on her practice and legacy.

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

This class is about catching movement in dissolving memories; to see/embody what is fleeting, honoring whatever manifests in our body in the moment and then giving momentum and commitment to re-shape the movement again. This excavation is meant to help us let go of the desire for perfected detail and exact replication to explore our artistry inside of forgetting and remembering.

Leila holds a BFA in Dance from the U of M with a minor in Arabic Language and Literature. She is a Palestinian-American creator who articulates Palestinian identity through choreography, installation-performance works, and dance film.

Classes | January 15, 22
Time - 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Fifth floor, Studio 5b

Pivotal Moment classes are geared toward university dance students and graduates as well as young professionals who are new to the Twin Cities, pursuing a professional career in dance.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Elyse Chambers-, (612) 206-3643

Enhance your dance technique with Pilates mat classes!

Eight Thursdays, January 18 - March 8

8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C

Instructor: Kari Schire

Cost: $80

Register here:

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

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Justin Leaf-, (612) 338-0627

Bodhi Suspension System Instructor Training

Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018
Friday: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Balanced Body brings the precision and movement principles of Pilates to suspension training with the Bodhi Suspension System™. Leaning into the ropes takes the body out of alignment with gravity causing the core stability muscles to fire, developing integrated, whole body strength and flexibility. Bodhi’s four points of suspension maximize strength training and enhance proprioception while providing endless opportunities for creativity. The comprehensive course includes exercises and variations in every position as well as the Balanced Body Movement Principles to help you understand the purpose of each exercise and how to regress, progress, and modify for clients at any level of ability.

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler-, (952) 405-9765

Jessica Lang Dance will host a public ballet class at the College of Saint Benedict on Thursday, February 1 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Helgeson Dance Studio in the Benedicta Arts Center.
This class is open to beginner – intermediate dancers and is free and open to the public. Participants must pre-register due to space. Ages twelve and older. To RSVP, contact the Box Office at 320-363-5777. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Benedicta Arts Center, College of Saint Benedict | 37 S College Ave, St. Joseph, MN 56374
Leslie Hanlon-, (320) 363-5311

Reformer 3 Instructor Training

Saturday, February 10, 2018 to Sunday, February 11, 2018
Saturday 11:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

$449.00 if paid by January 19; $499.00 regular
Materials: $80.00

Advanced Exercises and Sports-Specific Programs
Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports-specific activities, tips for training the advanced client, and key exercises for advancing a client.

Reformer II

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler,, or Ginny Massie-, (952) 405-9765



Continental Ballet Company is looking for dancers - not necessarily ballet trained - to perform in the ball scenes of our upcoming productions of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. This is not a paid position but we can offer free ballet lessons for the months of January, February, and March if you are cast. A great opportunity to perform along with professional dancers in two beautiful productions. Please call and leave your name for the audition - 952-563-8562.

Bloomington Center for the Arts
genevieve spooner-, (952) 563-8562

History Theatre and Collide Theatrical Dance Company are seeking a male dancer/actor aged 20s/30s for the lead role in a new piece about the dance marathon craze of the 1930s.

The role: Mostly dance (musical theater jazz with strong ballet technique, partnering and acrobatic skills a plus) with some speaking parts. Cal is an ambitious, determined dancer in his mid-20s who set a world record in 1933 after dancing with his partner for 3,780 hours.

Show description/performance dates:
Rehearsals begin February 12 and will be a mix of day times and evenings.

Please send an email with resume and headshot by January 17 to Regina Peluso:
Put "CAL SUBMISSION" in the subject line of your email.
Both union and non-union members are welcome to submit.

The Ritz Theater and History Theatre
Anya Kremenetsky-, (877) 508-7890

We are a well-established ballroom dance club located in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities available. Get extensive training throughout your employment with us. The club is growing and we would like to offer an opportunity to grow with us! This is a salaried position with paid training and benefits.

Call us at 920-731-8851 or email Take the first step to a skill that will last the rest of your life!

1004 S. Olde Oneida St, Appleton, WI
Terry Irwin-, (920) 731-8851

St. Paul Ballet is seeking a male dancer trained in ballet and contemporary ballet for SPB's March 9-10 performances at The Cowles Center for Performing Arts. Rehearsals will start on January 16, 2018. Artist must be available for rehearsals during the day, 10:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday from January 16-March 9, 2018. Position is paid.

Please email and attach your resume, full body dance photo and headshot.
Photo: Caroline Yang

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN

We are hiring dance teachers to teach competition, technique, and recreational dance classes. We are also adding dance teachers to our substitute list.

We have current openings for dance teachers with jazz, jazz technique, acrobatics, contemporary, dance team, and hip hop experience. Please email or call for more information.

Thank you!

VELOCITY Dance and Theater | 1250 Park Rd, Chanhassen, MN

Lucy Morrissey-, (612) 743-6106

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking strong male dancers for the upcoming world premiere of its all-new, original full-length rock ballet to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, March 1–3 at The Cowles Center.

Applicants must have a ballet foundation and strong contemporary technique, excellent performance skills, and strong work ethic.
Contract runs January 3 – March 3, 2018.

To arrange an audition, please contact Twin Cities Ballet directly: or call 952-452-3163.

Rick Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

Applications for the opportunity to present choreography in Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018 are now being accepted! We present some of the Twin Cities’ best American vernacular choreography each year and support our community by welcoming guests from other cities to share their ideas with us. Artists eighteen and older at any point in their careers are welcomed to apply with new or existing work based in and inspired by American vernacular dance forms like jazz, tap, hip hop styles, etc.

Compensation: This commission includes full presentation support including rental of a favorite local venue, a full technical staff, and major marketing efforts by Rhythmically Speaking, as well as an honorarium of at least $1,400.00.

To download the submission form (due February 16) and to find out more about important dates and submission details, please visit

Photo by Bill Cameron, Choreography by Abigail Whitmore.


Ananya Dance Theatre invites dancers and performers who are committed to

• physical, intellectual, and emotional stamina
• professional rigor, and
• social justice choreography.

An audition will be held Friday, January 12, 2018, 9am-11am, at Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, 4 West 43rd Street, 8th floor – Studio A, New York City.

Elevator to the seventh floor – restrooms and changing areas are down the hallway. Walk one flight up to the eighth floor to the dance studios.

Please come ready to dance. We will work barefoot. There is no financial charge to participate in the audition; no reservations or tickets are necessary.

Ananya Dance Theatre is a company of women of color who intersect social justice choreography and contemporary Indian dance to create "People Powered Dances of Transformation™."

Most dancers and performers enter the company as apprentices and train in the company’s unique dance language of Yorchha™ before they join the core performing ensemble.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana | 4 West 43rd St, Studio A, New York, NY 10036

Zenon Dance is looking for a youth hip hop teacher for Sunday afternoons from 3:00-3:45pm for ages six through eight and 3:45-4:45pm for ages nine through fourteen.

The Winter/Spring Session will run January 8 - May 27, 2018.
For more information on Zenon Dance go to

If you have questions, email Stephanie Nusser.

Zenon Dance Company and School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Stephanie Nusser-, (612) 338-1101

Registration opens at 10:30am and continues to 12:45pm.
Registration fee: $25.

Auditions held 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.
Summer intensives will take place at the St. Paul Ballet studios July 9-August 3, 2018.
Please see our website for specific information.

Laura Greenwell-

Ananya Dance Theatre invites dancers and performers who are committed to

• physical, intellectual, and emotional stamina
• professional rigor, and
• social justice choreography.

An audition will be held Saturday, January 27, 4pm-6pm, at James Sewell Ballet’s Studio 2B.

Please come ready to dance. We will work barefoot. There is no financial charge to participate in the audition; no reservations or tickets are necessary.

Ananya Dance Theatre is a company of women of color who intersect social justice choreography and Contemporary Indian Dance to create "People Powered Dances of Transformation™."

Most dancers and performers enter the company as apprentices and train in the company’s unique dance language of Yorchha™ before they join the core performing ensemble.

Shyamali: Sprouting Words (2017) trailer:

James Sewell Ballet's Studio 2B | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer! Ballet Royale Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach his or her full potential. Master teachers join renowned faculty and guest instructors to give professional instruction.

February 11, 2018
Time: 12:00pm. Registration opens at 11:30 am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
Location: Auditions are held at Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Audition for following Intensives:
1. July Full-Day Summer Intensive, variable length options. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division - completed minimum one year pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
2. August NEW: Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division - completed minimum one year pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.



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

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

Visit our website at for photos and more information.
Contact Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

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

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

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

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

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

The Resistance Movement Fitness is offering a Movement Exchange Program. This program is open to students, artists, dancers and those who need a scalable way to take movement classes or rent studio space.

The Movement Exchange Program will require students to volunteer at the front desk, clean studios or other small tasks in exchange for their choice of classes or studio rental. For every hour worked, the student will receive the equal amount of class time or studio rental.
Those who wish to inquire in The Movement Exchange Program must provide The Resistance Movement a proof of artistry work in the Twin Cities, proof of student or other reason to be involved in our exchange program.

For further details, please email and provide your name, why you want to take part in our exchange program, and whether you are a student, artist, dancer or other.

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

We are excited to be able to offer the Art Box stage and studio space to the Twin Cities performance community! The Art Box features wall-to-wall sprung wood floor in both studio and performance spaces, and is easily accessible by bike, bus, light rail or car (we have onsite parking).

For more information on features and rental rates, visit our website:

4200 East 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417

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

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane-, (651) 690-1588

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

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez-, (612) 367-6681

Every first and third Thursday starting January, 2018

Next Open Studio for Movers is January 18!

Water Bar will be open from 6:00-9:00pm for Open Studio for Movers. This is your opportunity to have access to Water Bar’s non-traditional movement studio, (wooden dance floor - not sprung) to work on whatever you wish in a shared movement space. You can spend the time for solo work on a new or continuing project, or find the time useful for socializing and brainstorming with other movers. The three Open Studio hours every first and third Thursdays are free and open to anyone needing moment space! If you are working with music we ask that you are prepared to work with headphones if there are others in the room.

Contact Jennifer Arave with any questions.

Parking is often available on Central Ave or on Lowry Ave in the church lot a half a block west of Central.

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


MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older. Preregistration is required where indicated.

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

Thursday, 6:30-7:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next Session: April 3 - June 21
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

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

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Justin Leaf-, (612) 338-0627

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

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

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

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

Give yourself the gift of dance in the New Year! Winter session began on Monday, January 8, 2018 and will run for ten weeks, ending on Sunday, March 18.

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. Please remember to check “Today's Classes” on our website often to see if any class has been cancelled or has any notifications.
Beginning classes are only $160 for the ten-week session. Students get a $10 discount. PLUS, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Go to for details and register TODAY! Make up classes may be made during this Winter Session only.

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-, (612) 872-6050

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

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

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

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

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

Boy’s Club is an introduction to ballet, conditioning, flexibility, and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Boys in the class also have the opportunity to perform in the School of St. Paul Ballet spring showcase in May 2018.

What to wear: white shirt, black shorts or tights, black ballet slippers.
Boy’s Club – drop in for boys ages seven through eleven years old.
1:00 - 2:00 pm, Saturdays
FREE to dance!

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Laural Greenwell-

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

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

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

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

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

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane-

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, Maureen Haworth, Deborah Nettell, and Barbara Weinstine.

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

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane-, (651) 690-1588

Dance is wonderful to increase flexibility, coordination, balance and strength. We are thrilled to provide ballet classes geared specifically towards athletes through our drop-in program. Ages fourteen and older.

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm | Teaching Artist: Antonio Lopez

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Laural Greenwellg-

The School at TU Dance Center 2018 Spring Session registration is now open! The session runs from January 29-June 9.

The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. There will be a placement class for new students (ages eleven through 23) on Saturday, January 20 from 10:30am-12:00pm (check-in from 10:00-10:30am). The placement class will consist of 45 minutes of ballet and 45 minutes of modern.

The TU Dance Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged three through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

For more information, please join us at TU Dance Center for an open house on Saturday, January 20 from 10:00-1:00!

Financial aid and payment plans are available.

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

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, Michel Kouakou, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

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

Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. 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-, (612) 440-9028

Midwest School of Ballet is offering classes at two locations:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM): 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Edina Community Center (ECC): 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424.

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

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

Ballet Fundamentals III for ages six through eight:
Saturdays, 10-11am (PIM)
Tuesdays, 5-6pm (PIM)

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

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

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

Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Saturdays, 9:30-11am Beginning Adult Ballet (ECC)
Saturdays, 11:30-1pm Ballet for Teens and Athletes (ECC)

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

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

Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

Midwest School of Ballet is offering a Beginning Adult Ballet class at the Edina Community Center.

If you have always wanted to try ballet but never had the chance to take lessons, or if you used to dance and want to start again, this class is for you! 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 noncompetitive atmosphere. Please wear ballet shoes if possible and comfortable clothing.

Saturdays, 9:30am - 11:00am
Beginning Adult Ballet
Instructor: Marcia Keegan

Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

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

Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year, including for upcoming winter semester!
Ballet Royale offers:
- NEW tap program
- Pre-ballet creative dance
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Youth, adult and teen ballet
- Professional Trainee Division - a day program, by audition only.
- FREE Boys Program for ages five through nineteen.

Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

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

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

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

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

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Ballet Royale's Creative Dance program is a professionally developed and comprehensive program drawing on decades of dance and music teaching experience, which offers an incomparable experience for children from walking age through six years old.
These innovative classes encourage musicality, imagination, and self-expression through the art of dance and music. We will have fun being fairies and dragons, beating on drums, and galloping like wild ponies, all in a fun, safe, nurturing environment.

Ballet Royale Creative Dance Classes:
- Mommy/Daddy and Me, for toddlers to three years old.
- Creative Dance l, for ages three to four.
- Creative Dance ll, completed Creative Dance l or five years old/new Ballet Royale.
- Creative Dance lll, completed Creative Dance ll or six years old/new Ballet Royale.
- Preparation for Ballet, completed Creative Dance lll or seven years old/new Ballet Royale.
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures, ages five and six.

Registration currently open!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact: is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its thirteenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

4:00 - 5:30 pm: Open company class
$10, cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at:

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

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.

First Monday of the month: Underscore
Third Monday of the month: Music Jam
Warm-up/jam other Mondays.

Jan 15: Music Jam with Brandon Musser, Target Studio

6:30-9:00pm; 6:00-9:00pm for Underscore.
$10-20 suggested.

All welcome!

Located at either the Beautiful Studio | 2242 University Ave, St. Paul or The Cowles Center, Target Studio | 528 Hennepin Ave, second floor, Minneapolis.

Lindsay Forsythe-, (347) 512-0892


The Bold North Festival has deemed Tuesday, January 30, 2018 as Minnesota Dance Day in the lead-up to Super Bowl LII. What better way to celebrate than with your own signature touchdown dance! The Cowles Center is now accepting submissions for a video compilation, which will debut on January 30 and be shared with numerous media outlets and community partners. Use the link below for instructions on submitting your touchdown dance before the deadline on January 15.

Elyse Chambers-, (612) 206-3643