DanceMN News - October 10, 2018







Deborah Jinza Thayer | Movement Architecture premieres All Hail the Queen, a dance-installation exploring the vagina, the voice and womxn's creative expression, October 10-14 at the Cowles Center Goodale Theater.

All Hail the Queen is a collaboration between choreographer Deborah Jinza Thayer, Melissa Birch (text), Janika Vandervelde (music), Amelia Biewald (installation), dancers Julia Davidson, Non Edwards, Erika Hansen, Christine Maginnis, Sharon Picasso, Eve Schulte, Erin Thompson, and Roxane Wallace, Ivan Idland (costumes), Mary Plaster (puppet) and Karin Olson (lighting design).

WEDNESDAY, October 10: 11am. Child-friendly matinee, pay-as-able.
FRIDAY, October 12: 8pm. General Admission: $29.
SATURDAY, October 13: 8pm. General Admission: $29.
SUNDAY, October 14: 1pm. Pay-as-able.
SUNDAY, October 14: 5:30pm. General Admission: $29.

Tickets LIMITED! Reserve Early!

Julia Davidson-

Please join Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands at TU Dance Center for an informal in-studio showing celebrating TU Dance's fifteenth anniversary performance season. The showing will feature excerpts from the fall concert program at the Ordway, including a new work reflecting on the company’s rich repertoire as well as the Ordway’s first commission for TU Dance—"With Love" (2011), inspired by the paintings of African American artist Ernie Barnes and set to the legendary music of Donny Hathaway. Also on the program is Uri Sands' "Salve" (2017), a meditative work for eight dancers illustrating the idea of healing through the simple action of coming together, originally commissioned by Ballet Memphis.

Wednesday, October 10.
Doors open at 5:00pm.
Showing begins at 5:30pm.
Refreshments to be provided.
Advanced registration required. To RSVP, call 651-282-3115 or visit
Photo credit: The Maestro, Copyright Ernie Barnes Family Trust

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez-, (612) 605-1925

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

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

Friday, October 12 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm-featuring "FEVER," a work in progress experimental theatre piece

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

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

Tera Kilbride-, (646) 352-3344

April Sellers Dance Collective's Corn Catastrophe and Yard Sale:

Come support ASDC in this fundraising romp featuring corn, kegs, pop up performances and peculiar items for sale.

We will be serving a Corn Catastrophe of succotash, elote and Minnesota roasted sweet corn, along with beer, wine and cider. There will be pop up performances by Dan The Accordion Player, Mikko Blake Bordeaux, DJ Hardworking Lover and many surprises. ASDC will be selling most of our costumes stock just in time for you to get decked out in some raunchy Halloween wear. We also have several art works from local artist David Bartley and Jen Chilstrom.

All proceeds to benefit ASDC's upcoming performance of "Patriot Erectors" in Minneapolis, spring 2019.

Sunday, October 14
2:00 - 7:00pm

2420 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
April Sellers-, (612) 558-8209

We present "Take Action – Pop Up Performance Night" at See. Say. DO sponsored by Art to Change the World. This event centers around artists exploring challenging topics through their mediums as a vehicle for positive change. Featuring ten artists, this night will highlight interdisciplinary performance work from a diverse group of local artists with an aim toward provoking audiences to- take action.

Featured Artists: Khadija Siddiqui, Kat Purcell, Camille Horstmann, Cow Tipping Press Authors, Stephen Patterson, Julie JAO, Zoë Koenig, Gabriel Rodreick, Joèl Valdez, and Jeremiah Soup.

When: October 14, 2018 at 7:00PM

This event is pay what you can with a suggested donation of $10. No one will be turned away do to lack of funds.

To reserve a seat go to:
For more information go to:
Facebook Event:

This event is curated by: Ben Swenson-Klatt, Leila Awadallah, and Pedro Pablo Lander

Squirrel Haus Arts
Ben Swenson-Klatt-, (612) 227-1681

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

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

Daytime shows during MEA week—October 16-21:
Tuesday - 10am
Wednesday - 11am
Thursday - 10am
Friday - 10am
Saturday - 10am and 5pm
Sunday - 12pm and 2pm

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

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

Online box office at

Avalon Theater | 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Brittany Keefe-, (612) 234-1481

Join us in an engaging and necessary conversation about the current state of gun violence in our society. As the central theme of this fall's performance HOLD MY HAND, ARENA DANCES has partnered with multiple local/national leading activist organizations whose efforts focus on gun safety and support for victims of violence.

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

October 17: 6-8PM
For more information on the event and organizations involved, click here:

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts | Studio 2B

Thursday: The Twin Cities Tap Festival Showcase features the best local tap talent and youth tap ensembles, including Keane Sense of Rhythm Youth Tap Ensemble, MinnesoTAP, and Elite Tap Feet 2018 – some of the best teen tap dancers from around Minnesota.

Friday and Saturday: The Twin Cities Tap Festival Concert shines a spotlight on the dynamic and ever-changing art of tap dance. The concerts will feature live music accompanying the best in local and national tap artists including tap icons – Dianne “Lady Di” Walker, Brenda Bufalino, Sam Weber – and some of the hottest tap artists in the country – Starinah "Star" Dixon, Jason Janas, and Nicholas Van Young, along with local talent Galen Higgins and Andy Ausland. Also featured are local tap and percussive dance companies Keane Sense of Rhythm, Kaleena Miller Dance, and Elite Tap Feet.

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

Walker commission, world premiere.

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

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

Contains mature content and language.

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Destanie Martin-Johnson-

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

Preview dances from our upcoming show, In the Margins. The evening will include a panel discussion with members of the deaf/hard of hearing community as well as experts in the field of gender, women, sexuality, and feminism. Beverages and snacks will be served.

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

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

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

​2. Brenna Mosser.​

3.Genevieve D​.​ Johnson

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

In it's fifteenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience. Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.

Laurie Van Wieren-, (612) 501-2551

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

The performance features new works by Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota company dancers; see and support the inspiring work of these emerging and talented choreographers/creators.

The event is inspired and influenced by Halloween themes for the Halloween season, followed by a reception of spook-tacular treats and refreshments, during which time you can meet the dancers, directors, and choreographers.

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

Tickets are $16:

Adults and children are encouraged to attend in costume!


Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Avenue Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

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

The intricate contemporary ballet "Moving Works," a James Sewell Ballet classic, is an explosion of music and motion. The complex movement is a dialect of the multiple coordination work Artistic Director James Sewell has been exploring for 25 years wherein multiple, simultaneous rhythms (polyrhythms) are expressed through the body. Sewell’s "Appalachia Waltz," another company staple, uses Texas fiddle music as the backdrop for the expression of relationships and community. Local hip hop choreographer Darrius Strong will collaborate with the James Sewell Ballet company on an all-new piece fusing ballet and hip hop, and weaving movement into a story reflecting on vulnerability, fight and humanity

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

Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands open TU Dance’s fifteenth anniversary season with a new retrospective work reflecting on the company’s rich repertoire of thought-provoking works. The anniversary program also features the Ordway’s first commission for TU Dance—"With Love" (2011), inspired by the paintings of African American artist Ernie Barnes and set to the legendary music of Donny Hathaway, and Uri Sands' "Salve" (2017), a meditative work for eight dancers created by weaving together interactions and exchanges between performers, illustrating the idea of healing through the simple action of coming together, originally commissioned by Ballet Memphis and set to the music of Gavin Bryars.

Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm.

The Ordway’s Music and Movement Series is sponsored by Target. This activity is supported by a grant from the Good Family Foundation.

Photo: The Maestro, © Ernie Barnes Family Trust

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

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

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

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

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

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

The singular Zenon Dance Company, a modern and jazz dance institution based in Minneapolis, announces its 36th anniversary season fall performances at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, November 2-11, 2018, with world premieres by emerging New York choreographers Sam Kim and Alex Springer + Xan Burley.

The season continues with a Zenon premiere of “Just Her Time” by prominent Minnesota choreographer Wynn Fricke. In addition to the premieres, Zenon will perform signature repertory works by New York Choreographer Greg Dolbashian’s “Eternal Reveal” that showcases fierce intimacy and physicality, and Mariusz Olszewski’s “Pink Martini” – a scintillating tribute to the mambo, cha-cha, and salsa. Zenon’s Fall Season will electrify and engage audiences with its unique blend of American modern and jazz dance.

For more information and tickets:

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Stephanie Nusser-, (612) 338-1101

- a cabaret

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

Conceived and Curated by Penelope Freeh

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

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

Tickets: $15-$20 sliding scale; $10 students/seniors. Visit or 612-825-8949

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

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

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

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater | 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Penelope Freeh-

They blew the roof off Northrop when they first appeared here in 2015 with Correria Agwa. Now Compagnie Käfig returns with Pixel, featuring the dazzling hip hop-based choreography of Mourad Merzouki, the cutting-edge digital projections of Adrien M and Claire B, and the Middle Eastern-influenced cinematic musical score of Armand Amar. With never-before-seen stagecraft, dancers achieve aerial and acrobatic feats in a 3-D digital landscape that changes with their every movement, on ground that shifts beneath their feet. Pixel’s suspended reality offers a glimpse into the exciting possibilities at the border of the virtual world.

Northrop, 84 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Northrop UMN-, (612) 624-2345

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

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

All souls over the age of five are welcome.

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

Zorongo Flamenco presents an evening of song, dance, and guitar that illustrates the emotional range of this dynamic art form. Guest Artists for the evening include Dancer Jesús Muñoz, Singer José Cortés Fernández, and Guitarist Juanito Pascual. The performance will also feature Zorongo's Company and Majas Dancers.

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

Park Square Theatre, 20 7th Place West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
G. Michael Bargas-, (612) 234-1653

Mozart in Motion with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, November 8, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage

Petite Mort by Jiri Kylian
Divertimento No. 15 by George Balanchine
Sechs Tanze by Jiri Kylian

A tantalizing mix of classical, contemporary, and comic ballets danced by one of America’s most exciting companies is paired with Mozart’s delectable music, played live by the incomparable Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mozart in Motion promises to be a “can’t miss” feast for the senses. George Balanchine’s "Divertimento No. 15" has been hailed by The New York Times as “the most sublime choreography ever made to music by Mozart.” Jiří Kylián combines physical comedy with powdered wigs and dry wit in "Sechs Tänze," while his profound "Petite Mort" integrates fencing foils and black silks with powerful athleticism and musicality, to striking effect.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota, 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Northrop UMN-, (612) 624-2345


COLLIDE brings F. Scott Fitzgeralds’ classic novel to life in an innovative new dance theater adaptation. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby, his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, and lavish parties on Long Island is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. This full-length jazz dance musical will be told entirely through dance and popular music hits played by a live rock band.

November 8 7:30pm (Preview)
November 9 7:30pm (Preview)
November 10 2:00pm (Preview)
November 10 7:30pm (Press Opening)
November 11 2:00pm
November 14 7:30pm
November 15 10:00am
November 15 7:30pm
November 16 7:30pm
November 17 2:00pm
November 17 7:30pm
November 18 2:00pm

Tickets are available by visiting or calling 877-508-7890

The Ritz Theatre, 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Bridget Davis-, (763) 772-8966

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

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

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

Tickets: $15 students and seniors, $24 general admission.
For more information, visit

The Fitzgerald Theater

Set in a fantastic reality, this award-winning dance-drama transports audiences to a dilapitated palace in colonial India, where ancient stones come to life. Based on Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s short story "Khudhita Pashan" (1895), The Hungry Stones tells a universal story about the indestructibility of the past. Choreographed and directed by master Kathak artist Rita Mustaphi.

Friday, November 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 pm

For more information:

For tickets:

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

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

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

There will be open captioning and ASL interpretation for both shows and a post-show discussion with the audience following the Friday performance.
Tickets: (651) 690-6700 or online at

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

Local Dance History Series. Show #1

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

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

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

Tickets $10, at the door.

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

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

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

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

A perfect holiday mini-treat!

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 11:00am
TICKETS: $8. Please visit:

Free parking!

Lakeville Area Arts Center | 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 452-3163


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

Session 1: September 4 - October 15
Session 2: October 16 - December 3. No classes November 19-25.

Cost: $85.00 per six-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full six-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash or check at TU Dance Center.

Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am.

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

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

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

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

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

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

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Kaitin Kelly Benedict-, (612) 605-1925

Come join Joelle Fernandez for this three-week session.

Students will dive deep into more challenging fundamentals, explore their own movement, develop confidence in freestyling, and work on choreography made with formations and transitions in mind. We will have a video shoot on the last day of camp so that students can have footage to review for their own learning process and to share with friends and family!

Classes will be held each Friday on October 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Straightline Dance Fitness | 34 13th Ave NE #104, Minneapolis, MN
Joelle Fernandez -, (612) 385-4218

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

Workshop Details:
When: 10:00am-12:00pm, September 29, October 13 and 27, November 10
Where: 2nd Floor, Target Education Studio
Cost: Free to attend, pre-registration required. Class size is limited to ten participants per workshop.
Register here:

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

Considered one of the most important contemporary flamenco artists in the world, Belén Maya has pushed the limits of flamenco through her constant quest for innovation. Don't miss your chance to study with her on this rare trip to Minneapolis!


Saturday, October 13th 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Sunday, October 14th 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Price: $30 per class or $50 for both

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave S, Mpls, MN 55406
G. Michael Bargas-, (612) 234-1653

Last chance to have an Afro-Brazilian dance class with the master Nildinha Fonseca from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil!

In this workshop, students will experience a taste of the many African cultures, including Bantu, Yoruba, and Fon, that are influential in Brazil along with a high-energy workout focusing on technique, alignment, muscular strength, endurance and conditioning. This journey will be elevated by the accompaniment of live drumming from Babatunde Lea and Taji Maalik.

Saturday: October 13
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Advanced/Professional Class
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Beginner/Intermediate Class
Cost: $15 per class.

Register here:

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Marciano Silva dos Santos-, (612) 619-4116

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

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

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

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

Join us for a workshop on classical Javanese dance, led by visiting artist Wisnu Wicaksono, a choreographer and dancer based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A graduate of the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Wisnu is the founder, director, and choreographer of Cakil Squad, a dance company that combines traditional Javanese dance forms with hip-hop, acrobatics, and other modern forms. His work has been performed at major international and Indonesian art festivals, including World Dance Day, the International Ramayana Festival, and the Asia Trianale Summer Arts Festival, Tokyo. He teaches and leads workshops on traditional Javanese dance as well as hip-hop throughout Indonesia. Don’t miss Wisnu performing with Sumunar in Endang Nawangsih: Thirst for Water + Javanese Classics at the Southern Theater, October 18-20. Class material is suitable for both male and female dancers. Some dance experience recommended, but not necessary. Participants will be working in bare feet.

Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue S, Minneapolis
Anne von Bibra-, (651) 226-6513

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

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

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

For more information:

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

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

Weekend Intensive:

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

Sliding scale and day options.

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

For more information and to register, contact Timo Wagner.

The Ivy Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Timo Wagner-, (701) 412-7691

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

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

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

For more information:

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

Klein Technique Workshop with BARBARA MAHLER

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

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

$145- Early Bird fee by OCTOBER 10)
$165- Regular fee after October 10.
**Buddy Special: Register you and someone new to Klein- $135 each!

To Register: Deposit of $50.00 holds your place, the remainder due at workshop. Full refunds are available until October 26.

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The Ivy Arts Building | 2637 27th Avenue S, Suite 206, Minneapolis, MN
Jennifer Arave-, (612) 432-1512

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

Our immersive Barre Intensity® instructor training program includes:

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

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

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

Straightline Dance Fitness | 34 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Gretchen Beirbaum-, (612) 385-4218


Minnesota Ballet School seeking young, encouraging, disciplined female instructors for students ages three through eight and Adult Ballet classes starting in fall 2018.

Applicant guidelines:
Dancing experience required.
Must enjoy working with and be able to connect with children.
Must be willing to adhere to school curriculum guidelines.
Must be well organized and professional.
The pay is negotiable based on experience.

Minnesota Ballet School | 14675 Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Kirill Bak-Stepanoff- , (612) 501-9208

A series of local dance history:

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

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

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

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

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

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

$10 tickets will be sold, and honoraria paid.

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

After hitting ten years of building community through staged jazz and American social dance via programming in a similar format this past summer, Rhythmically Speaking (RS) is innovating on their work by 1) supporting a new production by Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard each year and 2) and innovating on their annual summer production. The first new production of Erinn Liebhard's work that RS will support is this coming December's CHILL: keep your eye out for more details!

As for the summer production, which we've newly titled "Rhythmically Speaking presents The Cohort," we'll be supporting longer works by choreographers both local and touring to the Twin Cities, which will be performed by a group of dancers auditioned for the project. For more details for choreographers and dancers alike, and the Choreographer Submission Form (due November 30, 2018 by 5pm), please visit the included link. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for supporting our past efforts and new innovations!


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

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

Apply here:

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

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

The Resistance Movement is a movement studio in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes are upbeat and music- driven and fuse Pilates, yoga, dance and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords.

This program is available to participants wanting to take classes or use studio time. In exchange for taking one class, you volunteer one hour at the studio doing administrative and light cleaning tasks. We try to fit tasks to your specific skillset and interests. Administrative tasks could include answering phones, checking in clients or creating social media and/or blog posts. The swap may also be used for studio time for those needing a practice/rehearsal space. Participants must commit to at least 2 hours a week for a period of at least one semester.

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

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Flying Foot Forum/Park Square Theatre production of the dance/theatre/music work HEAVEN, which explores the Bosnian conflicts of the 1990’s. Director/Choreographer: Joe Chvala.

Auditions are Saturday, October 20 at 12:00PM at Park Square Theater in the Andy Boss Rehearsal Room, lower level, past the box office.

This audition is focusing on finding a diverse group of strong, articulate, rhythmic dancers (and great movers) with powerful athleticism who also sing and act.

You will be asked to learn a short, complex dance combination and MAY be asked to sing (prepare 32 bars to sing a capella) or read from the script. Prepare to stay for an hour.

REHEARSALS for DANCERS run: February through May on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10pm
*Bring all rehearsal conflicts with you to auditions.

Performances Dates: May 31-June 23, 2019.
Performance schedule at this link:

Link to sign-up Genius for AUDITION TIMES:

Questions? Email us at

Park Square Theatre, Historic Hamm Building | 20 West 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102
Karla Grotting-, (612) 701-4915

January 27 at Minnesota Dance Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue, Sixth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ages 12-14 Reg: 1:00pm Audition: 1:30-3:00pm
Ages 15-19 Reg: 2:30pm Audition: 3:00-4:30pm
Audition information and registration:
*Video auditions also accepted. See website for details or for additional audition locations.

June 24-July 19, 2019
Ages 12-19
For students who wish to experience concentrated exposure to exceptional classical ballet training in New York City.

July 22-August 2, 2019
Ages: 13-19
For young ladies who wish to be immersed in intensive study of some of the most famous choreography in the history of ballet.

July 22-August 2, 2019
Ages: 16-19
This exclusive program will focus on the study of various pas de deux from the great classical ballet repertoire.

Location: Minnesota Dance Theater | 528 Hennepin Avenue, Sixth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ellison Ballet-, (646) 385-8485


Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave. (next door to Police Station). Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Fully handicapped accessible. $20 per hour for all regular rentals.

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. Floor is tile on concrete (NOT a sprung wood dance floor). Double ballet barres. Small sitting area. Free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible. $15 per hour for all regular rentals.

*Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company. Please email or call to get a quote for special rental requests such as social dances or shows.

More info at

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

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

To learn about features and rental rates, visit our website:

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

Zenon Dance Company and School has two gorgeous historic studios with sprung wood floors, easy to use equipment, full-length mirrors and bars.
Studio 4A: 55’x43’
•40’ wall of mirror & curtain that can be drawn on entire mirror
•Sound system with CD and ¼” AUX jack input (no USB available)
Studio 4B: 56’x42’
•50’ wall of mirror
•4 portable ballet barres
•Sound system with CD and ¼” AUX jack input (no USB available)
•Individual Usage: $12/hr
•Small Group: $15/hr
•Large Group: Inquire
Studio Availability – View our schedule at and complete form at bottom of page.
Rental Inquiries must be made at least 24-hours in advance of requested rental time.
Reservations must be confirmed by staff & full payment received before the booking is considered final.

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Amber Todd-, (612) 338-1101

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-

The Resistance Movement has two large studios for rent. The studio space is quiet, calm and peaceful. Both studios have sprung dance flooring. The first studio is 600sq. ft., mirrored on one side. The second studio is 860 sq. ft., mirrored on two sides, with large windows with natural light.

Renters have access to portable speakers or Sonos speaker system, locker room (with showers), towels, mats and stretching blocks and balls. May leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe studio or soft soled shoes only to protect flooring. Please email as to price, discounts for students and non-profits.

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

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

Hourly rates are also available, but the most affordable way to rent is to select a weekly slot and reserve it for three months.
If you do this, you can get a weekly:
Morning slot (before 11:30am) for $20 a week.
Mid-afternoon slot (2-5pm) for $20 a week.
Evening slot (5-10pm) for $50 a week.
Mid-day slot (11:30am-2pm) for $30 a week.

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

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

Visiting Artist and Zero Balancing Practitioner Barbara Mahler is offering dancer rates ($60-$80 for an hour) for her Zero Balancing Body work sessions.

Two appointments remain available: Saturday, November 10 at 6:50pm, and Sunday, November 11 at 7:20pm.

Please call Jennifer to inquire into current availability, appointments tend to fill up quickly. You can secure an appointment with a $30.00 deposit payable via check or Paypal, which is fully refundable.

Barbara Mahler- MFA; Artistic Director Barbara Mahler's Dances; contributor to and master teacher in Klein Technique; faculty and certified practitioner of Zero Balancing

Jennifer Arave-, (612) 432-1512


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

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

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

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

Zenon Dance School 528 Hennepin Avenue Cowles Center 4th Floor
Erin Thompson-, (612) 221-3186

Bring-a-friend deal for Fall Session began on Monday, October 8th and will run for 10-weeks. You and your friend get $20 off when you register and pay together for your 10-week session! Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them. Beginning classes are only $160 for the 10-week session (make up classes may be made during Fall Session only). We also have Monthly Class Passes that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes.
Please remember to check “Todays 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

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

Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III: ages 3-8.
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. The classes build on infusing elements that will prepare them for the traditional ballet class format.

Ballet Level I, II, III: ages 8+.
The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry. Student musicality and quality of movement is developed to produce artistic distinction and expression between supple, graceful, strong, and bounding movement.

Additional classes:
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Level II+)
Ballet for Teens and Athletes (ages 8-12)
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet

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

PERFORMING INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA (PIM) 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet and Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!
TWO LOCATIONS: Edina and Eden Prairie.

Fall Classes began September 15!

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

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

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

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

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

EDINA COMMUNITY CENTER - 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424
Eileen Kamp-, (612) 564-8672

Tappy Hour 1 - Monday evenings, 6:30pm-7:45pm
Have you always said: "I always wanted to do that!"? Well, you've come to the right place!
Low impact with a high fun factor. This class is designed to improve balance, bone density and build new neural pathways in our brains.
Tap shoes are optional, but fun!
Some sizes are available to try before you buy.

Tappy Hour 2 - Monday nights, 7:45pm-9:00pm
This class is a fast beginner/intermediate class for dancers who have mastered the basics, but want a faster paced class. Students are given challenges based on individual level.

Tappy Hour Combo - Levels 1 and 2 combined! Wednesday mornings, 10:15am-11:30am
A low impact class where we practice balance, coordination, and cross lateral exercises. Repetition is key!

Tools for Teaching Artists - Thursday, 11:00am-12:15pm
This five-session workshop is for instructors who want to "fill the well." You'll sample different warm-up ideas and discuss best practices for your students.

Celtic Junction | 836 Prior Ave, St. Paul
Cathy Wind-, (612) 986-1944

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

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

Photo by Aaron Warkov.

For more information:

Zenon Dance School | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Mathew Janczewski-

Keane Sense of rhythm its a welcoming environment for all ages-your first class is free, and we have shoes to borrow so you can give it a try!

Beginning Tap Dance
Sunday, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Six to nine years old: basic skills plus improvisation and musicality. Fun and welcoming environment.

Sunday, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Skills, improvisation and musicality.

Sunday, 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Advanced level skills, drills, musicality, phrasing, and improvisation.

Want more? Our youth tap ensemble stays additional hours for choreography. The ensemble performs in non-competitive shows and events including Wind City tap fest and Chicago Human Rhythm Project.

Cathy Wind-, (612) 986-1944

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

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

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

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

Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.
Interested in signing up for the full Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages 7-18. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.

Level 1: ages seven through nine

Level 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve

Level 3A and 3B: ages thirteen through fifteen

Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen

Weekly classes include technique, pointe, and repertory. Multiple performance opportunities offered throughout the year. Head to our website for more information.

Photo by Tim Pate

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


Dance is for everyone and every body at any age!

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

Mondays, 10:00-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am


Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am


Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

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


Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Thursdays, 11:30am-1:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information:, or 952-452-3163

20 minutes south of either downtown, FREE PARKING

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Denise Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more at

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 898-3163

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE boys' program!

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Boys' Creative Dance Adventures - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I and II - ages seven and older
- Men's Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation

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

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance!

For more information visit:


Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 898-3163

An invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.

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

Where: The Cowles Center second floor - Target Education Studio

Register here:

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

Karla is looking forward to teaching Friday Morning Jazz this Friday! From her:

"If you've been feeling the blues, forgetting who you are or having a hard time getting started, come out! We'll ease back into our bodies with some aging dancer wisdom, and get some life blood coursing through your veins again. Dancing together is always good for what's got'cha. If dance has been a constant for you, don't stop now!"

Join us on Friday, 9:30-11am Zenon Dance Company and School for a multi-level, multi-generational, body-centric, music-driven, investigation.

There are only so many Fridays, so #GetYourAssToClass!

(Pictured: tinee-tiney Karla Grotting :))

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

Open Source Forms/Skinner release class has been canceled for October 14 due to travel and injury.

For more information please email

We will resume classes on October 21 at noon.

See you soon!

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

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

October 15: MUSIC JAM with Mike Krenner and Joe Berkman

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 before moving to Brooklyn, Joe Berkman on upright bass.

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

The Open Space/Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy | Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN
Lindsay Forsythe-, (347) 512-0892