DanceMN News - July 11, 2018







In celebration of their 20th 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 performance installation—a dance for the dark; Lineage, an embodied narrative of a dancer’s artistic lineage and ancestral heritage; and a new collaboration project between somatic movement practitioners, dancers, and UMN medical students on understanding embryological 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 from 5:00-7:00pm


Wednesdays, July 18 - August 8 at 7:00pm

Weisman Art Museum
Olive Bieringa-, (917) 463-9300

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!

“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 Tribune

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

A diverse trio of forceful choreographers, including Off-Leash Area's Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Ilse, Carl Flink of Black Label Movement, and Herb Johnson III—amazing Krump and hip hop dancer, work with Paul Herwig to create three new short works surrounded by live animation projected throughout the performances.

Using Tagtool, an animation app, and new projection equipment thanks to a Minnesota State Art Board Artist Initiative grant, Paul will bring a whole new level to his design and performance work as well as his freelance design work for local choreographers. Imagine having an entire stage-wide visual design without the clutter and obstruction of fixed constructed sets.

At only $10 per admission, which includes a cold lemonade or glass of wine, this will be a terrific short program to fit in between the beach and the patio!

JSB TEK BOX, Second Floor at the Cowles Center
Paul Herwig-, (612) 724-7372

Join us for Eclectic Edge Ensemble's (EEE) fifteenth anniversary concert, Rhythm & Flow, July 19-22, 2018 at the Lab Theater.

Rhythm & Flow will showcase EEE repertoire and celebrate the rich history of jazz dance in Minnesota with works by nationally-recognized guest artists Danny Buraczeski, Zoe Sealy, Karla Grotting, and Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner. These artists have been involved in many past performances with EEE, including Lost Voices in Jazz, which received a SAGE Award for Outstanding Performance in 2015.

July 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m.
July 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets at:
$20 in advance.
$25 at the door.
$17 for students with ID.
$15 each for groups of ten or more.

Photo by Bill Cameron.

The Lab Theater | 700 North 1st St, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Karis Sloss-

Please join us for a fashion show, dance performance, and party.
One night only at HAIR+NAILS.

Dance performances by Laurie Van Wieren, Amal Rogers, HIJACK
Fashion by Rachel Blomgren (L.A.) and Island Queen Satan's Flower
DJ Skin Trap

Free. Cash bar by Bryant Lake Bowl/Fulton.
Doors at 7:30pm.
Performances at 8:30pm.
Party til 11:00pm.

HAIR+NAILS Gallery | 2222 1/2 E 35th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Kristin Van Loon-, (612) 229-0585

9x22 SOLO
8:00 PM (7:00 doors). $6-$15, pay as able.

The first 9x22 SOLO is July 25, 2018.

Presenting the work of Judith Holo Lue Choy.

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.

Twice a year, 9x22 SOLO will present the work of a single choreographer in a 30-minute piece of new, original choreography in any style to help further their work through extended in-depth discussion and a share of the door.

9x22 SOLO offers a single choreographer a rare opportunity to showcase their latest choreography (solo or ensemble) with a singular focus on their work and an in-depth discussion tailored to the needs of the artist. Whether it is a 30-minute piece or three ten-minute pieces, 9x22 SOLO offers the choreographer a transitional step between appearance in a lineup and the obligations of a full-length performance.

Laurie Van Wieren-

An evening-length movement theater work in three sections.

Choreography by Paula Mann (Time Track Productions)
Sound score by Hans Kruger (Black Market Brass)

A man of science tries to apply logic to the absurd and abstract. Distant memories, ideas and images smash together, surreal scenes and characters push, prod and taunt. We ask: What is irony? Where is sincerity? Who can I believe? Our inventor finds himself in a world where the rules have changed and irreverence abounds.

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Entrance and free parking in the back of building—yellow door.
Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 pm
Tickets $18-22: cash, check, credit card accepted.

See it before it tours Edinburgh, Scotland at The Zoo Southside mainstage!

Paula Mann-, (651) 276-7982

MEDUSA storms the Fringe, more fiery than ever! This fiercely provocative and visually stunning outdoor production, set amidst the night sky and circle of trees in Logan Park, is back by popular demand. Medusa's full story is scarcely known beyond her vilified ending. Vox Medusa dance company and Infiammati FireCircus join forces to honor the compelling myth of Medusa's transformation from Athena's loving and devoted priestess to demonized gorgon. This year's Fringe production holds the same intoxicating music, virtuosic vocals and dance performances, along with new poignant video environments and even more heart stopping fire battle choreography.

MEDUSA is presented in seven shows at 8:30pm: August 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Find us at the corner of Jefferson and Broadway NE: Logan Park, 680 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Audiences should bring blankets or collapsible chairs for seating. The Minnesota Fringe Festival does not allow late seating.

Kristin Freya-, (612) 251-5754

A Fairy Home Companion:
The Artist-in-the-Schools Residency-from-hell. A true story.
By Patrick Scully

When: August 24, 25, 26, 2018 at 8pm
Tickets: $15.

In the dead of winter, January 1983, Patrick Scully headed to East Grand Forks for a two-week residency, teaching in EGF elementary schools. It might have been just another chance to bring creative movement to kids, but... Patrick mistakenly complied to the request from the EGF Arts and Crafts Guild (the local sponsors of his residency) to bring a copy of Shinders to Shinders for them to see.

Come hear the whole story, a true story of folks in Northern Minnesota, a 'Lake Woebegone' story that never made it onto A Prairie Home Companion. Hear how Bill Kling, then CEO of MN Public Radio, tried to convince Scully to change this show's name.

See Shinders to Shinders, relive Hennepin Avenue of the early 1980s.

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


Learn Together: Creative Movement at the Eden Prairie Library.

Wednesdays: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1: 10:00am-10:45am.
Instructor: Eileen Kamp
Learn to slither like snakes, flutter like butterflies, prance like horses and leap over rivers!
Ballet instructors will explore musicality and fundamental ballet movement through creative exercises. Join in the fun of movement!
Sponsor: Friends of the Eden Prairie Library in collaboration with Midwest School of Ballet.

Caregivers invited to attend with some participation at the end. For ages three through six.

Eden Prairie Library | 565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

Learn Together: Creative Movement at the Linden Hills Library

Fridays: July 20, July 27 and August 3.

Ages three and four:10:00-10:45am. Learn to slither like snakes, flutter like butterflies, prance like horses and leap over rivers! Ballet instructors will explore musicality and fundamental ballet movement through creative exercises. Join in the fun of movement!

Ages five and six: 11:00-11:45am. Learn to reach for the stars, point and flex your feet, march like soldiers, skip with partners, leap over rivers and more! Ballet instructors will explore musicality and fundamental ballet movement through creative exercises. Join in the fun of movement!

Sign up for one week or for all three... FREE!

In collaboration with Midwest School of Ballet.
Instructor: Eileen Kamp

Linden Hills Library | 2900 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

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 Intensive.

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 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).

July Summer Intensive
July 9–27. 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.

Registration is still being accepted for all intensives, join today!

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

Have your young dancer aged four through nine join Ballet Royale this summer for our Creative Story Ballet Day Camps!

Ballet Royale is offering two more sessions this summer, July 14 and August 18, 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 current kid's blockbuster hits.

Workshop also includes a short in-studio performance for family and friends!

July 14 and August 18
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

July 14 workshop will be based on Moana!

Register your dancer today!

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

Get a jumpstart on signing up your dancer for classes next year!

Ballet Royale will be holding two registration open houses in August:

August 9 and 16

Come tour our beautiful facility, learn about our diverse class offerings from our staff members, and get help registering for 2018-2019 classes.

This event is FREE and OPEN to all!

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

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
Friday, July 20

Cost: $15 per class or $25 for BOTH! Cash, check, and credit card accepted.
For intermediate/advanced dancers. Socks and knee pads recommended.

Photo Credit: V. Paul Virtucio.

Studio 2B at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Using Your Truth In Improv: Workshop and Performance with Blackout Improv

Saturday, July 21: Community Workshop 3:00-5:00pm, Performance and Discussion 7:00-9:00pm.
Tickets: $75/person workshop (discounts available). Performance is free and open to the public.

Minneapolis is home to one of the nation’s premiere African-American improvisation troupes, Blackout Improv. Many have seen them in action at HUGE or Mixed Blood. The Center for Performing Arts offers a unique opportunity to access these artists/activists/teachers and to learn more about how they do what they do and why they do it.

Join us for a unique workshop from 3:00-5:00pm, designed for all comers ages ten to 110, whether you have no improvisation experience or tons. Workshop participants will then join Blackout onstage for a public performance and talk-back at 7:00pm. If you don't want to participate in the workshop but want to attend the performance and learn more about Blackout's work, you can join us at the show for free!

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

EEE Student Master Class
in conjunction with
Rhythm & Flow: Eclectic Edge Ensemble's Fifteenth Anniversary Concert

This class is for intermediate and advanced students ages thirteen and older who are interested in strengthening their jazz dance technique in a fun and challenging environment! Dancers will also have the chance to meet and talk to current company members, learn company repertory and get a behind the scenes sneak peek of Rhythm & Flow!

When: Saturday, July 21, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: $20—includes Master Class and a ticket to the 7:30pm show on July 21.
To register or for questions:

The Lab Theater | 700 North 1st St, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Karis Sloss-

Join Crash Dance Productions for four days of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and repertory. Participants will work alongside teaching artists from the company to learn pieces from Crash’s repertory, culminating in a showing for friends and family at the JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center.

We are pleased to offer advanced and pre-professional four-day intensives, as well as an all ages/levels one-day intensive.

Advanced is recommended for preteen and teen dancers, or any dancer with previous dance training. Dancers will have daily warm up, followed by repertory.

Pre-professional is recommended for teens and adults, or any dancer with a strong contemporary dance background. Dancers will have daily contemporary class (warm up, technique and improvisation), followed by repertory.

Pre-professional dancers interested in taking class only (without participation in the intensive showing) can drop-in on a daily basis. Drop-ins can pre-register online, or pay at the door.

JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

This one-day workshop is for people who want to experience Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “Resonance,” that is beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

When: Thursday, August 9, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuition: $25

Heart of Tao Resonance Art | 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Gadu Schmitz-, (612) 703-7501


The Walker is seeking an Independent Project Manager to provide management and administrative services for three season events (with a focus on dance) in the Walker Art Center’s Performing Arts 2018-19 season.

This is an independent contractor, project-based role.

Responsibilities include:

- Contracting, management of logistics/schedules/itineraries with artists and agents as well as artistic issues, in consultation with Senior Curator
- Tracking budget with department and Events and Media Production staff
- Overseeing performances and residency activities
- Reconciliation of projects financials and grant reports with department, across Walker staff and partners
- Contributing to marketing/public relation efforts, and
- Participating in weekly department staff meetings, as necessary

Please see the online job posting for more details, and for more information about how to apply.

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis MN
Molly Hanse-, (612) 375-7624

Opportunity for Creators and Performance Makers:
Art to Change the World is seeking artist proposals for Take Action - Pop Up Performance Night at See. Say. DO on October 14 at Squirrel Haus Arts. Artists may submit proposals for a performance of any discipline. Performance proposals should seek to address a social issue and/or seek to create positive social change. Artists who identify as BIPOC, queer, trans, or with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline to submit: July 20
Proposal submission form:
If you have any questions, email Ben.

Ben Swenson-Klatt-

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:

Deadline: July 13, 2018. Submitted proposals should aim to take place between August-December 2018.

Elyse Chambers-, (612) 206-3643

TEACHING ARTIST - $25-30/hour

Are you outgoing, energetic, and like working with children? We use social dance as a vehicle to teach social and emotional learning skills to fifth graders. Ballroom dance experience not required—all training provided.

General Description:
The Dancing Classrooms program is a ten-week social and emotional learning (SEL), arts-in-education program teaching ballroom dance to children during their school day. Our mission is to build social awareness, confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance.

We are auditioning for local Teaching Artists on July 19 to teach in Twin Cities, Rochester and Duluth schools. Watch our video to learn more:

Applicant must be available to attend training July 30-August 3, 9 AM-5 PM in St. Paul (small per diem will be paid). Email your resume, cover letter, and two references (with email addresses and/or phone numbers) as a Word document to apply for audition.

Schmidt Artist Lofts | 900 W 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Andrea Mirenda-

The Cowles Center is seeking to hire Teaching Artists for its Arts in Education programs during the 2018-19 season. Interested Teaching Artists must be comfortable teaching in a K-12 setting, have reliable transportation, and a passion for exploratory and arts-integrated learning.

The goals of The Cowles Center's Arts in Education programs are to spark curiosity about dance and the performing arts, engage new ways of thinking and learning, empower creativity, increase body and spatial awareness, make connections between dance and the world around it, create a meaningful impact on teacher practices and increase access to quality dance experiences for learners of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. These programs serve thousands of students of diverse ages and backgrounds each year through workshops, residencies, and student matinees.

To learn more or to apply visit:
Deadline to apply: July 25, 2018.


AMP is 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, comfort in artistic choice-making, attention to detail, experience with contact/partnering and have an inquisitive and community-building nature. Dance degree preferred.

Sunday, July 29, 2018
RSVP strongly preferred by July 28 to

Bring a headshot, resume, and availability to the audition.
Can't make the audition or have questions? Email us.

Photo Credit: V. Paul Virtucio

Studio 2B at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Walker Art Center and guest curator Pramila Vasudevan are seeking dance makers of all forms to be presented in this year’s Choreographers’ Evening, which will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.

Auditions will be:
Thursday, August 9: 6pm–10pm
Friday, August 10: 2pm–6pm
Saturday, August 11: 10am–2pm

To sign up for an audition time slot, and for all other details, please visit

• Auditions are in ten minute intervals
• Pieces are usually three to six minutes in length and may not exceed seven minutes
• Video submissions are accepted, although live performance is strongly preferred
• Works in progress are accepted
• Choreographers must live in Minnesota

Please contact Pramila at with any questions.

McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center
Molly Hanse-, (612) 375-7624


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 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, 2:00-5:30pm
Tuesday, until 5:30pm
Wednesday, 2:00-5:30pm
Thursday, until 5:30pm
Friday, until 5:00pm and after 7:30pm
Saturday, after 12:30pm
Sunday all day.

Rates are negotiable, with discounts for renting bigger blocks of time and/or long term.

Rates start at $15/hour for daytime rehearsal.

Email or text Patrick.

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

Experienced grant writer, producer, and administrator in the arts available for hire. My focus is dance and performance; I am coming out of the Chicago dance scene. Available for contract on hourly or project/consulting basis. Read more about my background at and contact me directly.

Victoria Bradford-, (337) 794-8222

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

As the Midwest’s largest non-profit dance complex, The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts serves as Minnesota’s flagship for dance, presenting world-class productions each season in its historic theater in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The Cowles Center complex houses three theaters, nine rehearsal studios, and some of Minnesota’s leading dance schools.

Subject to availability, The Cowles Center has three studios for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and mirrors. Rental spaces are generally intended for dance rehearsals, classes, workshops, auditions, readings, and small meetings.

For more information or to rent space, visit or submit a rental request form:

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

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:

Offleash Art Box | 4200 54th St E, Minneapolis, MN 55417


Erin Thompson teaches advanced and intermediate level modern dance classes at Zenon this summer. Advanced classes will be two hours long.
Erin also teaches three advanced modern classes at TU Dance in July.

Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.

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

Intermediate Modern at Zenon
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

Advanced Modern at TU Dance
Wednesdays, July 11 and 18: 9:30-11:00am
With accompanist.

$14 per class, $120 for a ten-class card
TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114

Erin Thompson-, (612) 221-3186

Summer session began 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

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

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet!

Times: 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.

Edina Community Center | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424
Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

Interested in expanding your movement practice with a martial art?

There are many different ways of practicing aikido. Some styles emphasize a soft, dance-like approach, other schools teach a more linear emphasis on martial technique, while others focus almost exclusively on the internal aspects of the art.

At EAST LAKE AIKIDO we strive to balance elements of softness and hardness, unifying internal organization and awareness with clear and precise movement. While at its essence aikido is martially effective it can be practiced without sacrificing the imperatives of sensitivity, awareness and the cultivation of harmony.

The relationship between weapons and empty-handed techniques, the importance of keeping strong solid connection in taking ukemi (receiving technique), and the intrinsic value of engaging with seated meditation practice are all integral to the learning that we pursue.

Come and watch a class to learn more!

East Lake Aikido | 3359 36th Ave S, Minneapolis

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.

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

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer and enjoy the excitement of dance!

Ballet Royale offers many opportunities for all levels and ages—pre-ballet, youth, teen, adults and pre-professionals—to continue their growth throughout the summer.

- 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

Ballare Teatro has great adult class offerings! Summer session runs from July 9-August 16. $15 drop in or $110 for a ten-class card. We would love to see you in the studio this summer.

Beginning Ballet with Siri Drontle
Mondays, 7:45-8:45 pm

Beginning Tap with Kaleena Miller
Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm

Advanced Beginning Tap with Kaleena Miller
Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm

Intermediate Tap with Kaleena Miller
Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm
Wednesdays, 8:15-9:15 pm

Advanced Tap with Kaleena Miller
Tuesdays, 7:45-8:45 pm

Intermediate Modern with Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 pm

Cardio Funk with Molly Breen
Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm

Adult Hip Hop with Jason Noer
Wednesdays, 7-8 pm

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Ann Williams-, (612) 267-1766

Musical Theater Tap has never been so fun! Come dance with Elly Stahlke this summer at Ballare Teatro.
$15 drop in.
$110 for a ten-class card.

Mondays, July 9-August 13.

Ann Williams-, (612) 267-1766

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center is just completing it's 20th year of dance and we would love to have you join us for our 21st! We have classes for three-year-olds all the way to advanced adults. New drop in tap classes for youth on Mondays.
Check out the schedule at!
Classes begin September 4 and are filling fast.

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Ann Williams-, (612) 721-8619

Ballare Teatro offers drop in classes for intermediate/advanced youth this summer! $15 drop in class. Check out the schedule below and join us in class! Summer session runs from July 9-August 2.

Intermediate Ballet with Brittany Adams
Mondays, 5-6:30 pm

Advanced Ballet with Brittany Adams
Mondays, 6:30-8 pm

Intermediate Tap with Kaleena Miller
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Advanced Tap
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm

Intermediate Modern with Timothy Herian
Wednesdays, 5-6:30 pm

Advanced Modern with Timothy Herian
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm

Intermediate Jazz with Karis Sloss
Thursdays, 5-6:30 pm

Advanced Jazz with Karis Sloss
Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center | 4259 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis
Ann Williams-, (612) 721-8619

Come dance with Ballet Royale this summer!

Registration is still being accepting for the following summer programs:

- Youth Ballet I - IV
- Adult Ballet Basics
- Preparation for Ballet
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Creative Dance I, II, and III
- Intro to Ballet
- Intermediate/Advanced Ballet and Pointe

Visit to learn more about classes and register today!

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

Contact Improvisation Fundamentals for Beginners (and anyone wanting to practice beginner’s mind)!

Thursdays, 6:00-7:15 pm

At The Open Space, aka 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, or just come to class!

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.

Patrick Scully-, (612) 205-1512

Come get your jazz on this Friday with RS 10/2018 choreographer Melissa Clark, an artist focused in Diasporic dance traditions and a recent recipient of the MRAC Next Step grant! This class continues the summer-sampler collaboration between Friday Morning Jazz, Zenon Dance School, and Rhythmically Speaking (RS), offering up perspectives on jazz dance from the RS 10/2018 show choreographers and long-time Zenon jazz teachers.

In addition, we hope you'll mark August 3 on your calendar: RS and the Cowles Center are collaborating to host a Critical Conversation - "What IS American vernacular dance?", and we hope you'll join us! To find out more about this event, the summer class series, and this week's teacher Melissa Clark, visit


Zenon Dance Company and School | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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 fourteenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

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

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

Pivotal Moment provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Geared toward university dance students, graduates, and young professionals who are new to the Twin Cities, the series provides space for young artists who are looking to challenge themselves with like-minded professionals. Participants receive one free hour of rehearsal space for each session they attend.

Come move with your peers every Monday of the summer for another chance to learn from this season’s Pivotal Moment teachers: Abigail Whitmore (July 16 and 23), Emma Marlar (July 30 and August 6), Brenna Mosser (August 13 and 20), and Leila Awadallah (August 27).

Class: 9:30-11:00am, Feedback: 11:00-11:30am
Location: Target Education Studio, second floor
Cost: FREE

This program is supported through The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

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

Contact Improvisation Twin Cities hosts a monthly live music jam every third Monday. Come join us to connect, dance, listen, move, and be moved!

July 16: MUSIC JAM with Peter Breen and Willow Waters, who have performed together as part of folk band The Bolt Weevils and separately in many other bands around Minneapolis. They now play together in a jazz/rock/folk project which is launching shortly. Peter is a dancer who has been dancing contact off and on for seven years. For the contact jam, they will be playing keyboard and electric guitar.

The Open Space/Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy in the Ivy Arts Building, 2637 27th Ave. S, Suite 207, Minneapolis.

Jam: 6:30-9:00pm.
Doors at 6:00pm.
All welcome!

Lindsay Forsythe-, (347) 512-0892