DanceMN News - June 13, 2018









Open to all in the Twin Cities dance community, Roundtable Discussions are held three times a year for artists to network and discuss opportunities and challenges in the industry. The Cowles Center hopes Roundtable Discussions can become a space for artists and arts administrators to gather and seek personal guidance, guidance for the dance community, or to simply catch up with one another.

“I've had some really nice one-on-ones lately, and it makes me realize how much I miss just bouncing ideas off another artist who shares similar struggles and successes. We see each other in class, rehearsal and before and after shows, but rarely prioritize the time to just share with each other about struggles, successes and ideas.” - Erinn Liebhard, Artistic Director, Rhythmically Speaking

When: June 14 | 4:00-5:30pm
Where: The Cowles Center, second floor Target Education Studio

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

Off-Leash Area presents Inbox @ the Art Box, directed by Sarah Hauss and presented in our new intimate performance space, the Off-Leash Art Box. Inbox @ the Art Box is a grass-roots, artist-centered, and must-see new event, highlighting the incredible quality and diversity of Twin Cities professional dance on a single stage.

Featuring works by: Denise Armstead, Leila Awadallah, Ariella Brown, Kathryn Dudley, Blake Nellis, Jill Patterson, Charles Renato, Melissa Rolnick, Jesse Schmitz Boyd, and Christopher Watson.

Come witness some of the freshest and fiercest dance in the city–your inbox is full!

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

"Guriga" by Amal Rogers and "The Crapture" by Dolo McComb

Closing out Red Eye's New Works 4 Weeks festival is a double-bill of wonderfully seditious movement solos. Dolo McComb sets out on a quest to discover the space where things becomes their opposites, and in the process creates a fantastical realm where Lady Death slips on a banana peel. With a DIY home she's able to carry wherever she goes, Amal Rogers is in turn playful and fierce as she performs daily rituals that reveal the extent of her powers.

June 14 at 8:00PM (pay-as-able night)
June 15 at 8:00PM (post-show reception)
June 16 at 8:00PM
June 17 at 7:00PM

Tickets: $18/$10 student

For more information and tickets:

Red Eye Theater | 15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN
Jeffrey Wells-, (612) 870-0309

ICON SAM: Temple Dances is an historical, hysterical romp that takes place in the doorways, studios, alleys, and hallways of 528 Hennepin Avenue, featuring choreography by award-winning local dancemakers Wynn Fricke, HIJACK, Lise Houlton, Judith Howard, Judith Brin Ingber, STRONGmovement, Megan McClellan, Brian Sostek, Sally Rousse, and others; exploring notions of transition and inclusiveness.

This is a promenade performance experience throughout the eight marbled floors of The Cowles Center. Please plan to arrive early; wear comfortable shoes; no bags (complimentary bag check provided). The performance route is approximately 0.75 miles and includes going both up stairs (around 126 steps) and down stairs (36 steps).

Please email if you would like to request an elevator-only route to travel from floor to floor. Only 40 audience members per show. Reservations strongly advised.

June 14 - Thursday at 6:00pm
June 15 - Friday at 6:00pm
June 16 - Saturday at 6:00pm
June 17 - Sunday at 3:00pm
June 21 - Thursday at 6:00pm
June 22 - Friday at 6:00pm
June 23 - Saturday at 6:00pm
June 24 - Sunday at 3:00pm

Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Sally Rousse-, (612) 285-7071

Duniya celebrates the union and reunion of family in Denbaya
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8 PM

Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door / $10 children twelve and under

Local artists Fode and Sana Bangoura of Duniya reunite with brothers Idrissa and Baba Bangoura to bring you Denbaya (family). Along with five Guest Artists from Guinea, West Africa and Duniya Drum & Dance Company, this is a one night only, once a year opportunity to see visiting world-renowned master drummers and dancers of the African diaspora perform in the Twin Cities. Highlights include high energy dance and acrobatics from Guinea, folkloric dance from Haiti, and musical collaboration with local jazz musicians Miguel Hertado and Javier Santiago.

University of Minnesota Rarig Center, Stoll Thrust Theater | 330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Whitney McClusky-, (651) 338-5409

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective presents AÑEJO, an unforgettable evening of flamenco guitar, singing and dance at James Ballentine VFW on Sunday, June 17.

Juan del Gastor, a renowned flamenco artist direct from Spain, will share the stage with local professional and student performers. Juan is the nephew of legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor, creator of Toque de Morón (a style of flamenco guitar unique to Morón de la Frontera, Spain). Do not miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the del Gastor family’s flamenco guitar and singing live in Minneapolis!

Tickets: $10-23

Juan del Gastor (Morón de la Frontera, Spain)
Michael Hauser (Guitar)
Sachiko “La Chayí” (Dance)
Rachel Milloy (Singing)
Ross Fellrath (Guitar)
Dancers: Amiee Elizabeth, Christine Kozachok, Jill Randall, Joan “Juana Maria” Bren, Eve Makiko Laabs, La Sarita, Tianna Patterson, Trisha Beuhring, and Ping Wang

James Ballentine VFW | 2916 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408
Sachiko Nishiuchi-

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 will include fan favorites from the past 25 years as well as two evenings of new works and the premiere of the movie Split Rock Shuffle.

“A Francophile’s dream: or rather, an absinthe-soaked, fantastical mélange of hyper-kinetic dancing, rapid-fire rhyming, wildly inventive percussion, live on-stage music and vibrantly patterned costuming.” —Camille LeFevre, Star T

Park Square Theatre | 20 W 7th Place, St. Paul, MN
Park Square Theatre-, (651) 291-7005

9x22 Dance/Lab
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$15: pay as able

Paula Vasquez Alzate
Terry Hempfling (New York) with Rachel Jendrzejewski
LaTanya Cannady

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.

Laurie Van Wieren-

This celebration is one of three special events Rhythmically Speaking (RS) is holding this summer to celebrate our tenth year of supporting and presenting American vernacular dance!

Past RS choreographers, performers, technicians and audience members are invited to come enjoy one another's company, coffee and pastries on Friday, June 29 from 11:00-12:30 after Friday Morning Jazz Class, taught on June 29 by RS 10/2018 choreographer Jolene Konkel!

While we catch up and reminisce about past shows, video designer Ben McGinley will be there snatching interviews for vignettes that will be played during the August show. If you’ve got stories about your interests in American vernacular dance and/or how RS has positively affected your life, we’d love for you to join us!

Also consider joining us for our other special events, a Minnesota Jazz Dance Company Reunion Class and a Critical Conversation – What IS American Vernacular Dance?
Find out more about these events at:
Seeya soon!

Target Studio at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

In celebration of their twentieth anniversary, BodyCartography will present four pieces: action movie, the one-on-one collaboration between a dancer and a viewer on a personalized score; felt room, a three-hour spacetime environment built of light, darkness, movement, and soundscapes; Lineage, an embodied narrative of a dancer’s artistic lineage and ancestral heritage; and a collaboration project between somatic movement practitioners, dancers, and UMN medical students on understanding embryonic development.

Artist Talks
Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8, 8:15 p.m

felt room
July 11 - 15

action movie
Wednesdays, July 18 - August 8

Wednesdays, July 18 - August 8

Olive Bieringa-, (917) 463-9300

Freshwater Dance Collective continues the tradition of Dances on the Lakewalk under the artistic direction of Doris Ressl and featuring the works of Duluth, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles choreographers.

Choreographers from Duluth: Alex Loch, Naomi Christenson, Erin Tope;
Choreographers from Minneapolis: Christopher Watson, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Matthew Keefe;
Choreographers from California: Marco Carreon and hip hop guest artist, Zantino Bustos.

Dances on the Lakewalk 2018 - A Festival of Dance
July 13 and 14, 2018: 7:00pm
Lake Place Park and the Sculpture Garden, located at N 2nd Ave E and East Michigan Street in Duluth, MN 55802.

Doris Ressl-, (562) 661-3243


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.

July 10-19
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.

Lundstrum Performing Arts | 1617 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Tim Komatsu-, (612) 521-2600

Classes taught by Lara Ciganko.
June 11-15: 9:00AM-3:00PM.
Ages nine through fourteen.

In this week-long session, students will experience classes in ballet and modern each day, as well as variations, choreography, folk dance and more.

Schedule - (subject to change​):
9:00–9:30: Yoga/Pilates
9:30–10:50: Ballet
11:00–11:45: Variations
11:45–12:15: Lunch
12:20–1:20: Modern
1:30–2:30: Dance Composition
2:40–3:30: Folk/Jazz/Wellness

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

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.


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

School of SPB Summer Intensives 2018

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

Upper Level Intensive – ages thirteen through 22
July 9-August 2, 2018: four weeks

Andrea Lane-, (651) 690-1588

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, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at 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.

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

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).

June "Spring into Summer" Intensive
Featuring Progressing Ballet Technique. June 11-29. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Intermediate/advanced to professional.

Male Dancer Intensive
June 11–15. Ages ten and older.

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
August 20–24

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

Have your little dancer (ages four through nine) join Ballet Royale this summer for our Creative Story Ballet Day Camps!

Ballet Royale offers two separate sessions, June 16 and 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.

June 16 and July 14
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register your dancer today!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

Intended for advanced and pre-/professional dancers, this summer intensive is a rigorous week of learning technique, exploring repertoire, and creation. Our week culminates in a public showing—and samba party!

​June 25-30, 2018 from 12:00-5:00pm.
St. Paul Ballet, 655 Fairview Ave N, ​St. Paul, MN 55104


A limited amount of full and partial scholarships are available for this intensive. For an application, please email

Marciano Silva dos Santos-, (612) 619-4116

Duniya Drum & Dance hosts an authentic, culturally immersive experience into the world of traditional West African dance. The workshop offers dance classes for the community at any level and any age, beginner through advanced. Instruction is provided by professional master dancers from Guinea and Haiti who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge of traditional percussion and movement.

Guest Artists:
Dancers - Baba Bangoura, Naby Bangoura, Sana Bangoura, Mouminatou Camara, Youssouf Koumbassa, Djenane St. Juste

Friday, June 15
6pm - Naby Bangoura
7:30pm - Mouminatou Camara

Saturday, June 16
11am - Sana (beginner level)
12pm - Mouminatou Camara
1:30pm - Djenane St. Juste
3pm - Youssouf Koumbassa

Sunday, June 17
11am - Sana (beginner level)
12pm - Baba Bangoura
1:30 - Naby Bangoura
3pm - Youssouf Koumbassa

Barbara Barker Dance Center at the U of M | 500 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney McClusky-, (651) 338-5409

The 2018 McKnight International Choreographers, Impilo Mapantsula of South Africa, will lead a series of community classes in pantsula, tapsula, and gumboot. Pantsula is a South African street dance style and a prominent subculture that developed in the socio-political context of apartheid. With roots that go back to the 1950s and the Sophiatown era, pantsula emerged in the 1970s and incorporates language, dress code, music, and dance. Tapsula is a dance form that combines tap and pantsula and gumboot is a percussive style related to pantsula, performed in tall rubber boots.

Pantsula Class – June 16; 4:30pm-5:30pm
Wellstone Center


Geared towards 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.

June 18
9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Target Education Studio, second floor

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

Advance your skills with this week-long session taught by the Zenon Dance Company this summer. During the first half of the day there will be a rotating technique class, during the second half you will learn Zenon repertoire.


Monday, June 18
Modern Technique with Tori Casagranda
"My Quarreling Heart" by Kyle Abraham with Tori Casagranda and JT Weaver

Tuesday, June 19
Jazz Technique with Laura Osterhaus
"Song Awakened" by Danny Buraczeski with Laura Osterhaus and JT Weaver

Wednesday, June 20
Modern Technique with JT Weaver
"Apetit" by Stefanie Batten Bland with Tori Casagranda and Alyssa Soukup

Thursday, June 21
Improvisation Technique with Laura Osterhaus
"Thread" by Ori Flomin with Alyssa Soukup and Laura Osterhaus

Friday, June 22
Jazz Technique with Sarah Steichen Stiles
"Ezekiel's Wheel" by by Danny Buraczeski with Sarah Steichen Stiles and Alyssa Soukup

Previous dance experience required, intermediate level.
Ages fifteen and older are welcome.

Intensive cost is $195.
Reserve your spot today!

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

Contact Improvisation Twin Cities hosts a monthly live music jam every third Monday. This month’s musician is Mike Krenner. Mike is a Twin Cities-native, guitarist, and artist who recently moved back to Minneapolis from Brooklyn, NY. He has been playing guitar for over three decades in styles ranging from rockabilly, classical, country, surf, jazz, solo fingerstyle acoustic, and ambient looping soundscapes. He will be joined by his good friend and Minnesota bandmate of eight years (prior to moving to Brooklyn), Joe Berkman on upright bass. Leave your phone at the door to connect, dance, listen, move, and be moved!


June 18, 6:30pm
Target Education Studio, second floor
$10-$20 suggested donation.

Space and marketing support for CI Music Jam is provided by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Lindsay Forsythe-, (347) 512-0892

Join us at Monthly Musings, CITC’s monthly series which supports tangential explorations within the world of Contact Improvisation in the Twin Cities.

This month it’s a solstice shake followed by a jam. We will start with bangin' music and a non-stop shaking practice which will gradually transition into an open jam. The shaking frees up habitual patterns and encourages whole body engagement in a way that also happens to be pretty darn fun. Check it out!

The Open Space at The Ivy Arts Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Lindsay Forsythe-, (347) 512-0892

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:

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

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.

Shapiro & Smith Summer Workshop:
July 2-13, Monday – Friday. Saturday, July 7 will replace Wednesday, July 4.
10:00am - 11:00am: Warm up and technique
11:00am - 1:00pm: Repertory rehearsals
Taught by the artists of Shapiro & Smith Dance and Joanie Smith.

Where: Barbara Barker Center for Dance
Public Showing: Friday, July 13 at 12:00pm

Registration/information contact:

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

Laura Selle Virtucio-

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.

Three options:

• Tuesdays at 7pm - $110
• Thursdays at 7pm - $110
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm - $220

Register by June 26 for a discount!

Registration page:

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.

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

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.

Studio 2B at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Joanna Lees-, (301) 524-7715


Growing program needs teacher who is:
Loves teaching children.
Values teamwork.
Available nights and weekends, approximately nine hours per week.
Available August 27 for September start.
Experienced in jazz, hip hop, tap, and/or acrobatic arts.
Holds a BA in Dance or has teaching experience or an acrobatic arts certification.

Allegro School of Dance and Music | Rochester, MN

Mayer Arts is looking for a teaching assistant for summer musical theater camps. More dates and locations will be added as camps fill, but current needs are:

June 18, 1:00-4:00pm in Prior Lake
July 9-12, 9:00am-12:00pm in Anoka

Contact Gina for more information.

Gina Mayer-, (952) 836-5651

Touch of Grace Dance Studio is looking for outgoing and disciplined instructors for the fall of 2018.

Styles needed include: tap, musical theater, hip hop, ballroom and jazz. Days and hours are flexible, and the pay is negotiable based on experience.

Applicant Requirements:
- Dance degree or professional performance experience is required.
- Minimum one year of teaching experience.
- Must enjoy working with children and being a team player.

Please send resume and links to some of your work to

Touch Of Grace Dance Studio | 30 Main St, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Corinne Olcott-, (320) 296-6250

I am a visual artist looking for two individuals to choreograph and perform in relation to an existing art exhibition.

This project would be performed once in an evening and the following afternoon. Each performance is the duration of eight to ten minutes.

Compensation for the commission includes rehearsal and performance time, and $300 for each individual for a performance tentatively the weekend of June 22 OR June 29.

The themes of the piece can be described in length, but have elements of alternate reality, science fiction, language and the sending of messages.

As the artist, I encourage people of color to apply, people who are highly inventive and think creatively under a tight timeline, and those who are excited about new opportunities.

• A short bio
• Why this project seems interesting
• One to three photos of past performances
• Any past relevant experiences in paragraph form or CV/Resume

Excited and innovative people apply!

Company Projects | 1237 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Caroline Kent-, (612) 701-0249

Seeking an Administrative Assistant for 2018-19 season.

Hourly compensation.
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

Candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.

Ritz Theater | 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Katie Taintor-, (952) 297-2420


2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award application is now live!

The S&R Foundation Washington Award recognizes talented emerging artists working in visual arts, music, and dance.

This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. The Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000.
• Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.
• Award winners will be invited to the Washington Award Ceremony in Washington D.C. in Spring 2019.

To learn more and apply visit
Applications close August 3, 2018.

Molly Turner-


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

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:

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

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 and school.

To learn more or reserve SPB company staff for this program please contact SPB Artistic Director, Zoé Henrot.


St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.

We are located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave and Fairview Ave N:

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul.

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 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-, (612) 367-6681

The Open Space (aka 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:

Monday, 2:00-5:30
Tuesday, until 5:30
Wednesday, 2:00-5:30
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.

2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Patrick Scully-, (612) 205-1512


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!

Advanced/Pre-professional Ballet/Contemporary
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.

Advanced/Pre-Professional Jazz/Conditioning
Mondays and Wednesdays, July 30 and August 1, 6 and 8

See website for punch-card purchasing options.

CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory | 1250 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391
Betsy Nelson-, (612) 636-6893

Summer session begins on Monday, June 18 and will run for ten weeks, ending on Sunday, August 26.
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.
This ten-week session is $160 and you may register online at, or just come to class to pay. Drop-in hour and a half classes are $18 each, or we have class cards 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 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-, (612) 872-6050

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.

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

Intermediate Modern
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00

$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-, (612) 221-3186

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

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

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

Monday, 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-12:00pm

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next session: July 10 - August 30
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

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

REGISTER now for Midwest School of Ballet's summer classes!

Location: PIM - Performing Institute of Minnesota, 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Classes taught by Lara Ciganko.
June 11-15: 9AM-3PM.
Ages nine through fourteen.
In this week-long session students will experience classes in ballet and modern each day, variations, choreography, folk dance and more.

Location: PIM ​
Classes taught by Eileen Kamp.
THURSDAYS, June 18-August 3
Fundamental I - ages three and four: 9:30-10:15am OR 5:15-6pm
Fundamental II - ages five and six: 10:30-11:30am
Fundamental II/III - ages five through seven: 6:00-7:00pm
Pre-Teen Introduction to Ballet - ages eight through fourteen: 7:00-8:15pm

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
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
Adult Ballet: Thursdays and Saturdays

Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet!

Location: Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424

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.

Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

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.

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

Open Professional Classes:
Join us Monday-Thursday 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.

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

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 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.

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

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:

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

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.

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
- 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.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

Come get your groove on this summer with Rhythmically Speaking and Friday Morning Jazz! Along with Zenon Dance Company and School, RS and FMJ have teamed up with the choreographers of Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018, who 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 welcomed 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

Zenon Dance Company and School, Studio 4A | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Advanced company class is starting up again: Tuesday June, 19 and Thursday, June 21 from 9:30am-11am at The Ritz Theater in NE Minneapolis. Free parking, drop-ins welcome, $10 only.

June 19 - Ballet with Riley Webber
June 21 - Musical Theatre Jazz with Regina Peluso
June 26 - Ballet with Riley Webber
June 28 - Musical Theatre Jazz with Regina Peluso

Ritz Theater | 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Katie Taintor-, (952) 297-2420



Grab your copy of the limited edition RELAY RELAY print publication, including selected excerpts from 20 artist-to-artist interviews on contemporary performance that took place at Red Eye Theater in March 2018. With original commissioned writings by Sun Yung Shin, Alessandra Williams, Charles Campbell, Danielle A. Jackson, and Anna Marie Shogren.

Buy online at the link below, or pick up a copy at the Red Eye Theater box office this weekend when you come to see Amal Rogers and Dolo McComb in the closing weekend of New Works 4 Weeks 2018!

$2 shipping for online orders.

Order your copy:

Jeffrey Wells-, (612) 870-0309