Threads Dance Project is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older. Men, women, and gender fluid dancers encouraged to apply. Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and are fluent in a variety of dance forms. Rehearsals begin August 9, 2021.

Audition
Friday, July 16, 2021
Registration begins at 9:00AM
Audition: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Alternative audition format is available upon request.

Location: Threads Dance Nexus | 2213 Snelling Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55404

Dancers must register by Wednesday, July 14, 2021 as space will be limited, and upload a headshot and resume via the google form provided below.

Threads Dance Nexus offers free parking and free side street parking, is a five-minute walk from the Franklin Light Rail Station, 2-5 minute walk from nearest bus stops (lines 2, 9, 22, 67).

To register, please follow this link.

Please direct questions regarding the audition to:
Karen Christ Aalgaard- kchrist@threadsdance.org, (641) 512-7376

http://www.threadsdance.org

Location Info

Threads Dance Nexus
2213 Snelling Ave, Ste. #100
Minneapolis, MN 55404

website

Contact Info

Karen Christ Aalgaard
kchrist@threadsdance.org
Deadline: July 14, 2021
Ramaswamy, Morris-Van Tassel, and Ahlgren performing at The Lab in 2019

Seeking one to three dancers for a new multimedia performance project, Ashwini Ramaswamy’s Invisible Cities.

Commissioned by The Great Northern Festival and The Cowles Center. Creative residency partner: The National Center for Choreography in Akron, OH.

Ashwini Ramaswamy’s Invisible Cities is a large-scale reimagining of Italo Calvino’s metaphysical/philosophical novel. With Invisible Cities, she deepens a unique choreographic methodology anchored in the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam and collaboratively reinterpreted by dancers of four distinct cultural backgrounds/dance lineages (Bharatanatyam, led by Ramaswamy; Contemporary/Gaga led by Berit Ahlgren; Contemporary/African Diasporic led by Alanna Morris-Van Tassel; and Breaking led by Joseph ‘MN Joe’ Tran).

Ashwini and Alanna are currently seeking one to three dancers for the Contemporary/African Diasporic group. Interested candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of dance experience. Ideal candidates are generative collaborators (enjoy making contributions through generating movement and ideas), imaginative, and move with spirit,  It is also important to note that since this is a long term commitment, Ashwini and Alanna are most interested in artists who desire to grow and deepen their craft with a group of collaborators over a period of time.

Important dates:
August 10-13, 2021: Introductory residency in Minneapolis
March 2022: Possible residency in Sheyboygan, WI
August 2022: Residency at the National Center for Choreography in Akron, OH
Fall 2022: rehearsals
January/February 2023: Premiere at the Cowles Center, possible touring afterwards

Please send video excerpts from 3-5 different dance works and a dance resume; if the excerpt is group choreography, please specify which dancer you are. Each clip should be a minimum of three minutes in length. Total video length should not exceed 20 minutes.

Deadline: July 15, 2021

Established dance studio looking to hire an experienced teacher (mostly jazz, modern and/or contemporary) to teach classes once or twice a week starting in September.

We can be very flexible.

We are located one hour west of Minneapolis and are willing to pay for the commute.

We seek modest choreography and the days and pay are negotiable.

If you are interested and would like more information, please email colcottdance@gmail.com

Location Info

Touch of Grace
30 Main Street
Hutchinson, Mn 55350
3202966152
website

Contact Info

Corinne Olcott
colcottdance@gmail.com
3202966152
Deadline: January 1, 1970

The Community
Grand Rapids is the county seat of Itasca County in Northern Minnesota, serving a region of approximately 40,000. There are six lakes located within the city limits, and over one thousand lakes in the county. The Mississippi flows through the center of Grand Rapids, which has a population of just under 11,000. The major industries are tourism and papermaking, and the Blandin Foundation is located here. Grand Rapids is less than 15 miles from Chippewa National Forest and about 20 miles from Leech Lake Indian Reservation. It is less than 100 miles to the Canadian border (due north), to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (northeast) and to Lake Superior (southeast). Check the web for more information.

The Organization
The Reif Arts Council is a private, non-profit arts organization created to stimulate growth in the arts in Northern Minnesota and to provide a well-managed, multi-genre arts facility in which a wide variety of the arts may be experienced, exhibited and taught. The Arts Council makes its home in the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center, a state-of the art presenting facility built in 1980 and constructed a major facelift in 2015 with an $11m renovation, owned by Grand Rapids Public School (ISD #318), including a 704-seat auditorium and a 202-seat studio theater, three quality level dance studios, a theater classroom and a spacious lobby. There are currently eight full-time and several part-time employees working together to accomplish the vision set by a board of directors. The current budget is approximately $1.4m per year. Visit the website for additional information.

The Reif Dance Program
The Reif Dance Program started as a project of the Reif Arts Council in 1988 with a handful of students. Today there are nearly 200 students starting as young as 4 years of age. It is a ballet-based program, with strong modern, jazz, tap and dance fundamentals classes. In September of 2011, the Reif Dance Program entered into a formal partnership with James Sewell Ballet (JSB) of Minneapolis, and James Sewell was named the Artistic Advisor for the Reif Dance Program. This partnership entails regular master classes and performances by James Sewell and JSB in Grand Rapids and frequent visits by Reif Dance students to the JSB studios in Minneapolis. Some of our students aspire to become a member of the Reif Dance Company, a 15-20 member performance group. In recent years our students have gone on to study with Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet II, Alvin Ailey and Royal Winnipeg Ballet among others, and one has ascended to full company contract with JSB. There are two full-time, and several part-time dance instructors. Various guest choreographers, guest workshops, summer intensive and master classes round out students’ enriched dance experiences. There are three state-of-the-art dance rehearsal studios (1,200 square feet, 1,800 square feet and 2,250 square feet), plus access to two performance spaces with professional lighting, sound and crew. The Reif Dance Program presents three full dance productions each year, including The Nutcracker in December, a Company show, and a spring production in June.

The Position
This Ballet Director position is a full-time teaching job as lead instructor and choreographer for intermediate and advanced ballet classes. We are open to the position being filled by a couple. The Ballet Director is responsible for teaching ballet classes, creating ballet choreography and for providing artistic and program support to the Reif Dance program. The Ballet Director is also responsible for setting The Nutcracker ballet and for creating additional choreography for the other two annual dance productions. S/he acts as the director for the Reif Dance Company and is a key part of the Reif Dance program. The Ballet Director works directly with James Sewell (Artistic Advisor), the Reif Education Director and reports to Shantel Dow (Reif Arts Council Executive Director).

Responsibilities
1. Teach 20-25 scheduled student contact of ballet per week when classes are in session (primarily intermediate and advanced ballet and beginning through advanced pointe).
2. Teach classical ballet curriculum while cultivating an interest in pushing its boundaries.
3. Teach and assist in the Reif Summer Dance Intensive program.
4. Choreograph and support three major dance performances each year. This includes primary responsibility for “The Nutcracker”, March Company Dance Production and Spring Production concept and implementation, along with work on costumes/props for all shows (ordering/fitting/making/fixing/tweaking).
5. Develop, teach, and evaluate students using appropriate ballet curriculum.
6. Collaborate with the Education Director on informal workshops, mini-tours and lecture demonstrations for the public throughout the year.
7. Collaborate with the Education Director and other staff in student recruitment, registration, maintenance of attendance records, collecting payments, weekly newsletter, parent communications, etc.
8. Assist the Education Director and dance instructors in student placement.
9. Assist in various Community Outreach projects.
10. Advise and consult with the Education Director on dance issues and program policy, including curriculum, class assignments and teaching schedules.
11. Remain knowledgeable about the overall goals, objectives and work plan of the Reif Arts Council, and attend weekly staff meetings.
12. Support major events and activities of the Reif Arts Council, including fund raising and programming.
13. An asset, but not a requirement, would be the skill to teach modern and jazz.

In the completion of all duties, the Ballet Director reports to the Executive Director. S/he is eligible for benefits as described in the Reif Arts Council Personnel Policy, including an HSA medical coverage plan, paid vacation and sick leave and a 403b retirement plan open to employee contributions. This is a full-time position and hours may be somewhat irregular in the completion of duties. This position may be shared by two instructors. There are no provisions for payment for overtime or other production/choreography responsibilities.

Employment
This is a full time position and hours may be somewhat irregular in the completion of duties. This job description should not be considered a contract for employment for any specific period of time, or with any specific salary or benefits. The Reif Arts Council is an at-will employer.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have advanced training and preparation in ballet, with a demonstrated ability to teach dance. S/he will relate well with dancers, especially young students and work well with professional colleagues. Candidates with a teaching credential will have an advantage, as will candidates with performance experience or choreography credits. Communication skills will be especially important in keeping parents involved. All teachers must have a background check before working with students.

Starting date is flexible, but not later than January 1, 2022.

Salary
This is a full time position with a strong benefits package currently including paid vacation and paid health insurance. Salary is contingent upon experience and is within $30,000 – $40,000.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Reif Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer by choice. An individual’s age, religion, race, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or non-job-related medical condition or non-job-related physical abilities will not be a factor.

To Apply
• Submit a cover letter
• Submit a current resume with three (3) references we may contact
• Provide a sample of teaching and/or performing work, if available

Deadline: Review of applications will begin in June, and the position will be open until filled.

Location Info

Reif Arts Council
720 Conifer Drive
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218.327.5783
website

Contact Info

Shantel Dow
sdow@reifcenter.org
218.327.5783
Deadline: January 1, 1970

Neighborhood Dances is seeking performers for July and August mini concerts in public spaces.

Help spread joy, blessings and healing through dance while acknowledging God as our higher perspective and hope. The dances cover a variety of style—modern, jazz, hip hop, lyrical/ballet, with sections for an ASL choir, swing and ballroom dancers, flags/props and limited ability.

These songs will make you smile!  At least three years of dance experience required. This is a voluntary opportunity. Are you interested? Contact Carol Oyanagi at hello@caroloyanagi.com.

Performance dates are Saturday, July 31 and August TBD.

Contact Info

Carol Oyanagi
hello@CarolOyanagi.com
Deadline: January 1, 1970