Zenon provides instruction for dancers of all genders, orientations, abilities and levels of experience. A key part of our mission is providing quality dance classes for adult professional, community dancers, and youth in Minneapolis.

Zenon is seeking several new instructors to teach adult and youth classes for our 2021 Winter Session.  If you are passionate about working with adult or young dancers and have experience teaching movement classes we would love to hear from you.

Winter Session: This is a contracted position for 10 weeks, January 10–March 20. Weekend and weekday class times are available.

Zenon is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. 

To apply please send a resume, class description(s) and video dance sample to the School Coordinator, Erika Martin by November 8, 2020.

Contact Info

Erika Martin
Deadline: November 8, 2021

Rhythmically Speaking is seeking works for stage and screen for presentation as a part of our program The Cohort 2022. The program includes a live stage production in the Twin Cities in summer 2022 and dance film screenings in the fall in partnership with the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (CO). Submitted works must explore jazz and/or American social dance ideas from forms including but not limited to tap and hip hop styles. We encourage you to join the ongoing conversation around “what constitutes jazz and American social dance,” and the sociocultural histories of and innovations in these styles by submitting.

Artists 21 and older at any point in their careers are welcomed to submit. Separate curatorial panels for stage and screen works will select three works for the live production in August 2022, and 7-10 films for fall screening events. Stage submissions must be for eight or fewer dancers and between 15-22 minutes in length, and will be selected through both this open call and by invitation. The staged works panel will be selecting two works of existent, revisited repertoire from visiting (based outside of Minnesota) artists, and one proposal for a new work from a local (Minnesota-based) artist. All stage works will be performed by the Rhythmically Speaking company dancers. Screen works submissions must be between 2-15 minutes in length.

Important Dates:

  • Submissions Open for Stage: NOW through November 12, 2021
  • Submissions Open for Screen: NOW through April 1, 2022
  • Stage Selections Announced: by December 17, 2021
  • Screen Selections Announced: by May 6, 2022
  • Local Choreographer Rehearsal Period: Wednesday/Friday, 1:00-5:00pm, June 1-July 1, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
  • Visiting Choreographer #1 Rehearsal Period: July 11-16, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
  • Visiting Choreographer #2 Rehearsal Period: July 25-30, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
  • Stage Production Week: August 15-20, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
    • Dress Rehearsal August 17
    • Performances August 18-20
    • Tech Rehearsal: 3 hours per piece
  • Screen Events: TDB in Fall 2022 – Colorado and Minnesota

For more on each company and details on compensation and how to submit, please visit rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. Questions? Reach out to Erinn Liebhard at rhythmicallyspeakingdance@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest!

Deadline: November 12, 2021

The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project and Threads Dance Nexus are seeking a Facilities Coordinator.

The Facilities Coordinator is a multifaceted role responsible for shoring up the logistical and operational foundations of the organization. This position is reports directly to the Managing Director and provides broad exposure to a variety of arts administration careers – opening the door for future exploration.

Contact Managing Director Rae Charles Harge to apply: rcharlesharge@threadsdance.org


  • Manage studio rentals (60%)
  • Bill processing and recordkeeping (20%)
  • Social media marketing (15%)
  • Donor and funder prospecting (5%)


  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • BA/BS in Dance, Business Administration, Arts Administration or related fields a plus


  • Must have reliable transportation to the Threads Dance Nexus, 2213 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, 55404; as well as ability to work remotely
  • Interest/experience in concert dance, dance education, and non-profit organizations
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, Google Suite, and basic computer literacy
  • Proficient in major social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and forward thinking
  • Strong attention to detail, sense of integrity and work ethic
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, adapt responsively, and work independently
  • Strong time management skills

Compensation: Part-time, 10-15 hours a week at $13-14.50/hour. Additional benefits and discounts are available.

Location Info

Threads Dance Nexus
2213 Snelling Ave
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Contact Info

Rae Charles Harge
Deadline: November 15, 2021

Join our team! The Cowles Center is looking for an Audience Services Manager – a crucial part of our day-to-day operations and Box Office oversight. Do you have customer-facing, sales, or membership experience? This could be the role for you!

The Audience Services Manager plays an important role in the day-to-day operations at The Cowles Center, creating a welcoming and safe environment for patrons attending events throughout The Cowles Center complex. This position is responsible for all aspects of The Cowles Center’s box office and front-of-house operations, including supervising a part-time staff of events associates, managing The Cowles Center’s volunteer program, and overseeing all ticketing activity and patron interactions. The Audience Services Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations and Production.

This is a full-time hybrid position with benefits. Salary range: $41,000-$47,000.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is identified.

Location Info

The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Contact Info

Joseph Bingham
Deadline: November 15, 2021
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DanceMN is seeking a Co-Editor to proofread and publish the DanceMN News, a role to be shared with current Editor Non Edwards. This position typically takes 3 to 5 hours per week, with the majority of the work happening Monday-Wednesday. The Co-Editor position would ideally be every other week, with the flexibility to trade weeks as needed.

In addition to general proofreading, duties include responding to community and user inquiries, light administrative work, and communicating with the Co-Editor and DanceMN Steering Committee.

A computer and internet access is required. Interested applicants should write to news@dancemn.org with a cover letter and resume. Interest/experience in dance is preferred. Experience with WordPress, Google Drive, and Mailchimp are helpful but not required. Applications will be accepted through November 20.

$15-17 per hour, with likelihood of cost of living increase each fiscal year.

DanceMN is a latticework serving to connect, engage, grow, and support a community grounded in the notion that “All Are Connected to Dance in Minnesota.” We seek additional voices to join DanceMN, and strongly encourage applicants from the entire “dance in Minnesota” ecosystem to apply. DanceMN is committed and inspired to adopt equitable search and engagement practices to better reflect our state-wide, multi-genre community.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The DanceMN Steering Committee:
Rahila Coats, Penelope Freeh, Joanne Gordon, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Jim Lieberthal, Kaya Lovestrand, Zofia Mathews, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez, Eve Schulte

Contact Info

Non Edwards
Deadline: November 20, 2021

Tapestries is an annual program from Threads Dance Project that serves emerging choreographers who are in need of production and creative support to further their careers. The program boasts a key focus on femme-identifying individuals and artists of color—reserving the majority of its coveted program slots for artists representing these populations.

Tapestries choreography invitations to apply are sent in early fall, and applications are accepted from all over the nation and world. If you would like to be considered for the Tapestries program, please contact Production Manager Karen Christ Aalgard: kchrist@threadsdance.org or access the application forms below.

Download: Tapestries 6.0 Application Details and Guidelines

Download: Tapestries 6.0 Choreographer Info & Proposal Form

Applications are due November 22 at 5:00pm CST.

We also invite you to see new works from current Tapestries choreographers Gabby Abrams, Jenn Pray, and Elayna Waxse in our fall production Awake. Alive. Anew this November 6-7 at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

Deadline: November 22, 2021