Flamenco in the Garden this Saturday - July 2

Latin Dance Party - July 9

Off-Leash Area Presents Minotaur - July 14 to July 17

20th Annual Dances at the Lake Festival - July 15 to July 16

Amplifying Solidarity: Tango Society of Minnesota - July 20

Live @ The Shed, Featuring “Au” - July 30 to July 31

Amplifying Solidarity: Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue - September 7

Soften the System Feldenkrais Series Starts this Week - June 29

MotionArt First Friday Improv Gathering - July 1

The Arena – July Moving Practice with Javan Mngrezzo - July 5

TU Dance Center: Children & Teen Program | Summer 2022 - July 5

Upcoming In-Person Feldenkrais Workshop: Re-Orienting Ourselves - July 8

Ballet Royale: July Summer Intensive - July 11

9–12 Graders: Free Summer Workshops through FAIR Downtown - July 11

TU Dance Center: Pre-Professional Program Summer Intensive 2022 - July 11

Zenon Dance School – Camp Zenon: Youth Dance Sampler Camps - July 18

TU Dance Center: Dancing Together - July 18

Classical Ballet Partnering Summer Workshop - July 18

Ballet Royale: Grand Prix Variations Workshop - August 8

ARENA DANCES – Instinct Movement Intensive with Shane Larson - August 15

Summer at Ballet Co.Laboratory

Dance with TCB: Seeking Apprentice and Company Dancers for Next Season - July 1

Audition for Ballet Royale’s Pre-Professional Program - August 20

Heart of Dance Call for Teaching Artists

Seeking Dance Instructors for New SE MN Studio

Volunteers Needed for Live @ The Shed Performances

Zenon Dance School – Summer Xchange Program/Work-Study

Space for Rent – The Arena

Hothouse Studio Rental

Rent the Young Dance Studios

Studio Space Available in South Minneapolis

Studios for Rent at Hopkins Dance Company

Rent Space at Ballet Co.Laboratory

The Cowles Center Studio Rentals

Rent TU Dance Center Studios

Erin Thompson Teaches Advanced Contemporary Classes In Person and on Zoom

Ballet Royale: Summer Classes for Young Dancers

Drop-in GYROKINESIS® Method Classes with Non Edwards

Drop-In Classes at Hothouse

MotionArt Adult Modern Dance Classes

Hatch Dance and HoneyWorks Ongoing Open Classes

Young Dance Summer 2022 Programs

Cassandra School In-Studio and Online Classes

Zenon Dance School – Summer Classes In Person and Online

Summer Adult Classes at Hopkins Dance Company

Hopkins Dance Company Summer Classes

The Arena – Contemporary with Sarah McCullough – Sub for Elayna Waxse

James Sewell Ballet – Open Advanced/Professional Class and Coordi™ Classes

New Evening Jazz Class Offering – MoveTogethers with Rhythmically Speaking

Friday Morning Jazz – Karla Grotting This Week

Adult Drop-In Classes at Ballet Co.Laboratory

Ananya Dance Theatre Ongoing Classes

TU Dance: Open Classes in June

Black Label Movement – Company Class

ARENA DANCES – Studio Stories Re-Air with Kevin Jones



Come to the flamenco performance by Twin Cities Flamenco Collective at Modus Locus Graffiti Garden!

Saturday, July 2
8:00-9:30pm

Dance: Sachiko “La Chayí” and Eva Makiko

Guitar: Ross “El Vecino”

Location Info

Modus Locus Graffiti Garden
3500 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

website

Contact Info

Sachiko Nishiuchi
sachikolachayi@gmail.com

It will be an amazing journey through the Caribbean, Central and South America to explore traditional and popular music and dances. The class will finish with the “Fiesta” dancing CUMBIA, merengue, bachata, salsa and more! Study with Julissa Angelik – Dance Instructor and Chico Chavez – Master Percussionist and Drummer.

Julissa Angelik – Dance Instructor, is a dance instructor, performer, choreographer, singer, percussionist, and educator. She began her career at the age of five receiving training in many styles of Peruvian and international dances. She has performed with different Peruvian Dance Companies, also on television and numerous theaters in Lima, Peru. Likewise, she has participated in many dance competitions receiving recognition for her talent and passion for dance. Julissa has taught Afro-Peruvian dance and Latin American dance in different dance institutions and also performed social Latin dances at international festivals and local institutions in Ohio, Illinois, and Minnesota. Currently, she is part of two spectacular bands in Minneapolis. She is the lead singer of a fine orchestra that plays authentic tropical beats and Latin grooves from throughout Latin America and a dancer and singer of a unique experimental art project that fuses Gypsy Iberian, Latin American and Middle East Folk.

Chico Chavez – Master Percussionist – Drummer; performing and visual artist, producer, manager and music director whose dedication in learning and exploring music roots and world rhythms are reflected in his unique sound. Mr. Chavez has performed with multiple local artists and bands, has formed several ensembles and musical groups, and mentored many emerging artists in the Twin Cities.

Saturday, July 9, 2022
4:00–6:00pm
$12 General / $10 Member / $8 for ages 10–21

Location Info

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
612-722-2914
website

Contact Info

Tapestry Folkdance Center Staff
staff@tapestryfolkdance.org

Off-Leash Area presents Minotaur, in which we behead the patriarchy and delve into the world of the violent and labyrinth-bound creature, half-bull half-man, with dance, mask performance, live music, and live animated projection.

With Minotaur, OLA Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer Jennifer Ilse leads a gender diverse, multi-generational, and fiery cast to take audiences on a thoroughly interdisciplinary and utterly imaginative journey exploring the possibilities laid bare by the metaphorical beheading of the patriarchy. With this production, the artists ask: Once the patriarchy is laid asunder, and after knowing nothing other than a labyrinthine system of oppression, how do we know when we are free of a hierarchical system’s seductive power?

Dancers Nieya Amezquita, Gabby Garcia, Jennifer Ilse, Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, and Joseph Wurm will perform Minotaur with contemporary dance and mask performance. Accompanying the performers and immersing the entire audience will be a live music and sound score by Dameun Strange, and a live animated projection design by OLA Co-Artistic Director Paul Herwig. All together, Off-Leash Area will take the audience to an otherworldly space where ancient myth, dreams of a future, and our urgent present collide.

Thursday-Sunday, July 14-17, 2022
All performances 7:30pm

Tickets: Admission is $10-30, sliding scale.

COVID-19 Precautions: Masks required; N95, KN95, or other high-filtration masks encouraged. Audience will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours at the door.

Acknowledgements: This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Location Info

Tek Box
Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Jennifer Ilse and Paul Herwig
offleash@offleasharea.org
Photo Credit: Stan Waldhauser

After a two-year interruption, the Ray Terrill Dance Group presents the 20th annual Dances at the Lake Festival—two FREE concerts at the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet, open to the public.

Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16
7:00pm

The festival features a variety of dance forms performed by both professional adult and youth companies. The “stage” for the shows is the large grassy area between the two fountains near the Rose Garden at Lyndale Park Garden. Audience members are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and some snacks, drinks or a picnic to enjoy the unique opportunity of seeing dance performed at the Rose Garden.

This year’s festival showcases professional artists and youth dance groups originating from Minnesota:

Anda Flamenco Company and School, Twin Cities, MN — Kristina de Sacramento, Artistic Director

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy, Golden Valley, MN — Lisa Conway, Artistic Director

Christopher Watson Dance Company, Minneapolis, MN – Christopher Watson, Artistic Director

eMartin Dance — Erica Martin, Artistic Director

Freshwater Dance Collective, Duluth, MN — Doris Ressl Acosta, Artistic Director

Jawaahir Dance Company, Minneapolis, MN — Lauren Olson, Artistic Director

One Dance Company, Saint Paul, MN — Clair Curren, Artistic Director

Open Dance Project, Minneapolis, MN — Jennifer Mack, Artistic Director

Kinetic Evolutions, Minneapolis, MN — Sarah LaRose-Holland, Artistic Director

Plymouth Youth Dance Program, Plymouth, MN — McKayla Murphy, Artistic Director

Ray Terrill Dance Group, Saint. Paul, MN — Ray Terrill Artistic Director

Sansai Yonsei Kai, Japanese Dance Company, Saint Paul MN — Linda Hashimoto, Artistic Director

Youth Dance Ensemble, Burnsville, MN — Dixie Rairamo, Artistic Director

Location Info

Lake Harriet Rose Garden
Lyndale Park Gardens
4124 Roseway Road
Minneapolis, MN 55409

website

Contact Info

Ray Terrill
raymond.d.terrill@msn.com
612-275-5602

The Tango Society of Minnesota is a member-supported, non-profit social club organized in 1999 to foster the genesis of Argentine Tango in the Twin Cities. TSoM established a monthly milonga which it still hosts today. It also encourages the invitation of bona fide, tango-teaching talent from around the world. 

It exists now as an umbrella organization committed to supporting the community of teachers, event promoters, DJs, and dancers, to grow a thriving tango dance scene. TSoM is the face of Argentine Tango for tango dancers visiting the Twin Cities and interested parties from the community at large.

Wednesday, July 20
12:00pm

Free

Location Info

Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
612-624-2345
website

Contact Info

Northrop University of Minnesota
northrop@umn.edu
612-624-2345

Back for the third consecutive summer, Live @ The Shed, produced by Hatch Dance and HoneyWorks, returns to the Lab Taproom, July 30-31, 2022, featuring Au.

Twenty-seven of the Twin Cities most vibrant dancers come together for an outdoor dance event choreographed by members of the cast along with artistic directors Berit Ahlgren (HoneyWorks) and Helen Hatch (Hatch Dance). Through analyzing each artist’s means of finding strength in the face of adversity, and considering the necessity for all forms of coping mechanisms, Ahlgren, Hatch and the ensemble contemplate how these behaviors shape who we are and how we show up for ourselves and others in trying times. A multi-talented and multi-generational cast bring their energies and experiences together in the creation of this new work. Program begins with works-in-progress presentations from members of the cast.

Featuring Berit Ahlgren, Helen Hatch, Hannah Benditt, Jeremy Bensussan, Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Nicole Brown, Morgan Cogley, Non Edwards, Elissa Fonseca, Kaitlyn Hawkins, Elena Hollenhorst, Alejandra Iannone, Gemma Isaacson, Juliana Johnson, Sarah Jordan, Kendall Kramer, Isaiah Langowski, Da’Rius Malone, Sarah McCullough, Kelli Miles, Jacob Nehrbass, Solana Temple Nelson, Sally Rousse, Tessa Russ, Hettie Stern, Darrius Strong, and Yuki Tokuda.

Location Info

The Shed at the Lab Taproom
767 N Eustis Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104

website

Contact Info

Berit Ahlgren
bcahlgren@gmail.com

Box Office Info

Box Office Contact: Kaitlyn Hawkins
Email: hawki586@umn.edu
Price: $20, or pay-as-you-wish
Date: July 30, 2022  Time: 5:30 pm
Date: July 30, 2022  Time: 8:00 pm
Date: July 31, 2022  Time: 3:00 pm
Date: July 31, 2022  Time: 5:30 pm
Date: July 31, 2022  Time: 8:00 pm

The Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue (“Precious Mother Earth”) is a Kalpulli (“learning community”) of Indigenous people who perform traditional Aztec and Indigenous dances from Mexico. KetzalCoatlicue pursues this spiritual, mental, and physical vocation with music from the sacred drum, conch shells, seeds, and other instruments. KetzalCoatlicue’s cultural learning center is located in South Minneapolis.

The dancers are rooted in cultural understandings of the environment weaving together the Nahuatl cosmovision and creation stories of Mexican ancestors. These presentations by Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue provide a basic understanding of the Nahuatl/Aztec representations of life through dance.

Wednesday, September 7
12:00pm

Free

Location Info

Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
612-624-2345
website

Contact Info

Northrop University of Minnesota
northrop@umn.edu
612-624-2345

An 8-week Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Series with Sarah Baumert
Soften the System, June 29-August 28
Wednesdays at 6:30pm CST and Sundays at 4:00pm CST
Livestream classes will be taught over Zoom.

Our instincts RESIDE in the BODY. The lessons in this series are not just exercises in relaxation, mindful awareness, or feeling good. They are ways to better know, experience, and understand your body. Most importantly they can help you develop the ability to settle your body whenever you wish.

These are not just tools that you can lean on during times of stress or anxiety. These are ways to practice what it can feel like to be settled. To get to know the sensation of a settled nervous system, so that you can return to that place when you need to.

This is an alternative view of what we can do to grow in how we relate to the world, to settle our own nervous system, to then be able to engage with the world and in relationships in a way that feels skillful, wise, and from a place of compassion.

We will approach these lessons as a call to action to recognize that in order to create change in larger systems such as our community, our country, our world, understanding our body and softening the system is an important step for that change.

See the links below to learn more about the course and/or register!

Pay as able available, as well as full and partial scholarships. Reach out to Sarah to inquire!

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com

Friday, July 1, 2022
6:30–8:00pm

Center for Performing Arts, Studio 105w, next to the 38th Street entrance.
Masks required. Please see CPFA’s full COVID protocols at cfpampls.com.

This event is open to people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy being present in the moment, responding to other dancers, finding new ways of moving, and discovering form as it emerges during this fun evening of creative movement. We’ll begin with an informal warm-up, then improvise together based on movement ideas offered by participants. Live accompaniment provided by Tom Kanthak.

Come to move, to dance, to observe, or some of each!

Suggested donation $5-$15. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Avenue
Room 105w
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-821-9202
website

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com

Moving Practice is a weekly class series for professional dancers. Classes prioritize rigor, diversity of contemporary aesthetics, variety of class content, and commitment. Professional level dancers of all styles are welcome.

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am at The Arena
Drop in: $17. Buy a 10-class card and save.
Register
FREE parking on all side streets: Aldrich, Bryant, Colfax, 31st

Every student is invited to come as you are and leave feeling energized. Beginning with a thorough whole-body warmup, class will invite a time for guided improvisatory exploration, will move into centerwork that will prompt expansive physicality as well as fun coordination teasers, and will culminate with a final phrase – with a twist! Come as you are and make moving your Tuesday morning practice this July!

Javan Mngrezzo (he/him) began his dance journey his first year of college at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. He graduated in three years, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Dance and Sociology. Javan has been a company dancer with Threads Dance Project, BodyVox, and Rainbow Dance Theatre and has had the privilege of performing as a guest artist for companies such as ARENA DANCES, Heidi Duckler Dance, Dar Vejon Jones Dance Ensemble [DJDE], and Company Movimiento. Javan has taught at dozens of Oregon studios, including at Bodyvox, Northwest Dance Project, and Shaun Keylock Studios, and is a certified instructor of The Ellové Technique®. Additional training includes summer intensives with Limón, Utah’s inaugural Dance West Festival, and PDX Contemporary Ballet. Javan is presently a company dancer with Black Label Movement.

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408
6128040238
website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

The TU Dance Children & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique.

Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Click here to download the 2022 Children & Teen Summer Program Daily Schedule.
For questions and level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708.

To register, please complete the four-step registration process:
1) Please find the online pre-registration below under the specific level you are interested in and select a payment option,
2) Make a tuition payment (in full or by selecting a payment plan),
3) If requesting a payment plan please submit the Summer 2022 Payment Plan Form,  and
4) Submit a 2022 Children & Teen Summer Program online registration form.

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2022

Scholarships available. Contact us at education@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708 for more information.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
651-724-9708
website

Contact Info

Daonna Lewis
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708

Upcoming IN-PERSON Feldenkrais Workshop:
Re-Orienting Ourselves

Friday, July 8 from 10:00am-12:30pm
at Threads Dance Nexus

I’m excited to return to teaching live and in-person. To set this into motion, I will be hosting a Friday Feldenkrais workshop titled Re-Orienting Ourselves!

The last 2 years have taught us that we can impart knowledge very well online, but what sometimes feels missing is the social aspect that comes in a learning environment. Some people need this more than others. I have thought about what a re-entry into teaching in a studio would look like for a long time. How will we gather safely, with sensitivity, with inclusivity and respect for each other? Will people return? Will I remember how to teach in person? What words will be most useful?

We are all quite different now. Our attention spans and nervous systems have changed, but all of our brains have plasticity and we can form new habits yet again. We will lay on the floor together. We will orient ourselves to what it’s like to learn with others in the same room. We will get to know our feet in a novel way. We will turn things a little upside down in a playful way!

You can expect a thorough practice that will address all parts of your system.
Ground. Strengthen. Mobilize. Reorient. And reorganize.

I look forward to seeing some of you there! Beginners to Feldenkrais are welcome!

Additional Details for Attending:
In-person workshop. Space is limited. Pre-register to reserve your space.
Minimum 6 participants. Maximum 25 participants for live workshop.
$50/sliding scale. If cost is a barrier, please reach out to Sarah directly.

BYOP – Bring Your Own Props
After registration you will receive an email from Sarah with the props that will be needed for this class.

Proof of vaccination status or negative PCR requested.

Location Info

Threads Dance Space
2213 Snelling Avenue
Ste. #100
Minneapolis, MN 55404

website

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com
A dancer performs a large leap wearing a white leotard and tutu, pink tights, and pointe shoes

Ballet Royale’s July Intensive has been developed to give students the ultimate experience in dance, featuring top-quality professional teachers and guest Master Teachers. Under the supervision of Ballet Royale’s Directors, this program has been designed to develop a well-rounded dancer by providing strong classical ballet training as well as exposure to a mixture of other styles of dance. This intensive includes group special events, Ballet Royale Summer Intensive T-shirt, and culminates in a Summer Showcase Performance.

July 11-29
Ages 8 through professional – multiple progressive divisions. Audition required for Division II and up (dancers nine and older). As all group audition dates have passed, please contact the studio for a private audition.

On the last day of the Summer Intensive, Twin Cities Ballet will be hosting a Summer Carnival fundraiser that is open to all! Dancers performing in the Summer Intensive will receive 5 free tickets for the Carnival.

Location Info

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-898-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@balletroyalemn.org
(952) 898-3163

Explore your passions for the arts this summer and learn from local professionals in the field! Join the FAIR Summer Arts Exploration and The Cowles Center for two different workshops taking place for 9–12 graders. Click HERE to register. Both workshops are free.

Cultural Exploration of Dance
July 11–21, 2022
Monday through Thursday, 1:00–2:00pm at The Cowles Center
This two-week dance camp will explore multiple dance styles (such as breaking, flamenco, latin social dance, and more). 8 sessions total. At the Cowles Center Target Education Studio.

Backstage Basics
July 25–August 4, 2022
Monday through Thursday, 1:00–3:30pm at The Cowles Center
Work alongside The Cowles Center’s technical staff for a four-day overview of what it takes to bring a show to life behind the scenes. Students will cover technology and basic operation of lighting, setting up sound gear such as microphones and speakers, working with backdrops and other backstage gear, and more! The class will culminate in combining the learned skills into a set-up, “mini-show” and “load-out.” This course is meant to give students a taste of these areas and resources for how they may pursue work or programs for future education.

Additional classes offered through McPhail and other community partners.

Questions? Contact: Adam Clark with MPS Community Education at Adam.Clark@mpls.k12.mn.us

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Adam Clark
Adam.Clark@mpls.k12.mn.us

The TU Dance Pre-Professional program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and creative workshops for students ages 11 to 24.

Click the respective level groups to download the 2021 Pre-Professional Summer Program Daily Schedule: Levels 1-3 and Levels 4-5.

For level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or 651-724-9708. Placement can be done by attending an in-person (by appointment only, a class fee applies) or by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of classes of the intensive.

To register, please complete the four-step registration process:
1) Please find the online pre-registration below under the specific level you are interested in and select a payment option,
2) Make a tuition payment (in full or by selecting a payment plan),
3) If requesting a payment plan please submit the Summer 2022 Payment Plan Formand
4) Submit a 2022 Pre-Professional Summer Intensive online registration form.

Registration deadlines:
Levels 1-3:
July 11-23. Register by July 1, 2022
Level 4-5: 
July 25-August 13. Register by July 20, 2022

Scholarships available. Contact us at education@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708 for more information.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
651-724-9708
website

Contact Info

Daonna Lewis
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708

Discover dance with a week-long camp for young artists! Not sure if your dancer has a style they like best, or looking for a way to try out something new? We’ll explore a variety of dance styles and creative movements in this one-week camp. There will be an informal showing on the last day. All abilities and levels of experience are welcome. In-person only at the Zenon Dance School studios.

July 18–22, 2022
Session 1: Ages 4-6 with Philip Hommes, 9:00am-12:00pm
Session 2: Ages 7-10 with Hannah Pierce, 12:30-3:30pm

Tuition: $195. Need-based scholarships are available for full or partial tuition.

Register online today! Registration closes one week before each camp begins.

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
Cowles Center, Fourth Floor
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-338-1101
website

Contact Info

Hunter Batterson
hunter@zenondance.org

This four-week workshop is designed for children ages 2-4 and their 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. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.

Mondays, 9:00-9:45am
Tuition: $60.00
Four-week session: July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 8

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
651-724-9708
website

Contact Info

Mia Johnson
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708

Refine the art of the the pas de duex this summer with Sam Neale at CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory. Dancers will enjoy a full ballet technique class, pointe or conditioning class, and pas de deux class. They will learn foundational handholds, footwork and skills for effortless partnered pirouettes and lifts.

Mondays and Wednesdays, July 18-27
9:00-10:30am: Classical Ballet Technique
10:30-11:30am: Conditioning or Pointe
11:30am-12:00pm: Lunch
12:00-1:00pm: Partnering

Sam Neale: Australian born and raised, Sam began his training at the Atelier School for Classical Ballet before being accepted on scholarship into The McDonald College, where he was also a member of Premier State Ballet. Sam stayed there for two years under Josephine Jason and Allan Cross. After spending the summers of 2009 and 2010 at Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive, Sam was accepted into Milwaukee Ballet II, where he danced from 2010 to 2012. Some of Sam’s highlighted roles are Lila York’s Celts, Mauro de Candia’s Something I Had in Mind, Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others. Sam joined Minnesota Ballet in 2012 where he danced for eight seasons. Sam has also been a guest artist with St. Lucie Ballet, Miami International Ballet Competition, Ballet Co.laboratory and Twin Cities Ballet. Sam has been a guest teacher throughout his career and is excited to joined the Creo teaching staff.

Location Info

CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory
15012 Minneonka Industrial Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55345
612-709-3544
website

Contact Info

Christa Anderson
creodance.director@gmail.com
A dancer poses in arabesque, wearing a black leotard and skirt and pink tights and pointe shoes

Unique in Minnesota, this is a focused ballet and variations workshop specializing in preparing dancers for performing or competing in national ballet competitions. Following daily ballet technique class, dancers learn classic ballet variations and receive professional coaching. This workshop benefits all dancers, whether preparing for a competition, an upcoming performance, or simply wanting to polish and improve their artistry, technique, and quality.

Class sizes are limited. Pre-competitive, Junior, and Senior Divisions.

August 8-19
Ages 9 and older.
Audition required. As all group audition dates have passed, please contact the studio to schedule a private audition.

Location Info

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-898-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@balletroyalemn.org
(952) 898-3163

Join ARENA DANCES for one week of movement classes taught by guest artist Shane Larson, member of the renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Participants will practice contemporary dance technique and learn a new original work as a part of this intensive. Targeted for the high-intermediate to advanced level dancer.

Instinct: August 15-20, 2022
Monday–Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm
Class: 10:00-11:30am
Rehearsal of new work: 12:00-3:00pm
Culminating in an informal showing of the work on Saturday, August 20, with the possibility of a performance showing in line with the Happy Hour Artists in the 7th Annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival in April 2023 at The Southern Theater!

Ages 16+.
Intensive capped at 15 participants.
Registration must be completed by August 1.
Early Bird: $475 – register by July 15. General: $550.

During class, dancers will build a bottom to top, floor to standing modular class that deepens with task-based repetition, while encoding new movement pathways through basic shapes. Students are encouraged to learn-by-doing, rather than to learn and ‘perform’, relying on muscle memory to strengthen pathways. Architectural forms of the body are created, deconstructed, and recycled within the containers of momentum and temperature, offering a full-body, far-reaching experience of movement.

After class, dancers will focus on creating—using skills as scaffolding for building material as a community. We’ll spend time talking about memory and time, graphing separate experiences together to focus and distill common patterns, shapes, and anecdotes. The final object created will be an investigation that is distinctly your own and something that can be taken into future experiences.

Learn more about Shane.

Photo by Jim Coleman

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408
6128040238
website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Classes and programs for Summer 2022 at the School of Ballet Co.Laboratory are now enrolling!

The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory offers the finest dance education to artists of all ages and abilities in a nurturing and welcoming environment. Our summer programming gives students the opportunity to train with locally and nationally acclaimed dance professionals who are dedicated to the growth of each individual student. 

Including:
Young Dancer Camps and Sessions
Beginning Dancer Workshop
Intermediate and Advanced Dancer Intensives
Adult and Teen Drop-In Classes, Sessions, and Workshops

To learn more or to register click here: https://bit.ly/SummerBCL

Location Info

Ballet Co.Laboratory
276 E Lafayette Frontage
Saint Paul, MN 55107
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Zoe Henrot
zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967
Garland performs a large jump with one foot in retire (at his knee) and arms stretched

Twin Cities Ballet has an open company position for a male/male-identifying dancer. Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position, 34-week season. Strong classical ballet, partnering, and contemporary skills required. You must be eligible to work in the United States. 

We also have limited openings for unpaid apprenticeships and student trainee positions for both male and female dancers. 

Please submit the following audition materials by email to auditions@TwinCitiesBallet.org and info@TwinCitiesBallet.org. We will contact you after we have reviewed your audition materials to schedule an in-person or virtual audition.

  • Your resumé.
  • Two photos: First arabesque and a headshot showing at least 3/4 face. Either attach small format photos or provide a link.
  • Video link showing classwork or performance clips, clearly demonstrating your classical ballet technique.

About Us
Twin Cities Ballet (TCB) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit professional dance company that creates original full-length and shorter story ballets, a rare and nearly lost art, as well as more abstract contemporary ballet-based works. An emerging gem in the Twin Cities, TCB has carefully built a financially solid and growing organization that is making its mark both regionally and nationally through its creative and innovative artistic endeavors. Our mission is to connect and enrich communities by making ballet approachable, relatable, and fun, through professional and original productions and educational outreach.

TCB prohibits discrimination against any employee, applicant for employment, or patron because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Location Info

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-452-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@balletroyalemn.org
(952) 452-3163
Deadline: July 1, 2022
Two young dancers with stand at the barre, and turn to look over their shoulders while smiling

Ballet Royale’s new Pre-Professional Program provides students with an even more rigorous and demanding training schedule, designed and created for students striving towards a professional or post-secondary dance career. Building on the ongoing success of Ballet Royale’s elite Professional Division program, the Pre-Professional program expands these opportunities to students of all ages—not just the highest levels.

Ballet Royale’s Professional Division is an elite day training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for advanced, talented, and ambitious students. Students accepted in this program have demonstrated commitment and dedication, are at the highest technical and artistic level, and are approaching and preparing for a post-secondary or professional career. Select Professional Division students may be invited to dance as Student Trainees with the professional ballet company, Twin Cities Ballet.

Admission and acceptance into the Pre-Professional Program & Professional Division is by audition and invitation only. Auditions are Saturday, August 20, 2022:

Pre-Professional Program and Professional Division Audition
12:30-2:00pm
for ages 11-21, with pointe

Pre-Professional Program Audition
2:15-3:45pm
for ages 7-13, no pointe

Pre-registration and a completed audition waiver is required.

Location Info

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-898-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@balletroyalemn.org
(952) 898-3163
Deadline: August 20, 2022

Heart of Dance is currently accepting Fall 2022 Teaching Artists applications for Dancing Classrooms and Dance for Life residencies in the Twin Cities and Rochester areas. To learn more about our programs with youth and senior adults, please visit our website: www.heartofdancemn.org

Ideal Teaching Artists are those who:

  • Have experience working with children and adults
  • Possess a good sense of humor, rhythm, and ample patience
  • Can command a classroom and will work in a team
  • Want to build social awareness, confidence, and self-esteem in children, and help seniors build and maintain physical and cognitive abilities through partner dance
  • Respond to emails/calls within 24-48 hours
  • Have reliable transportation

Teaching Artist pay starts at $25-30 per class. Staff meetings and events are paid at $15 per hour.

To apply, please visit our website: www.heartofdancemn.org/careers

Contact Info

Belle Alvarez
bellea@heartofdancemn.org
Deadline: January 1, 1970

The Studio is opening Fall 2022!  We are seeking experienced dance instructors to launch sessions this fall. Competitive pay!

As a part of The Studio team, you will inspire, elevate, and prepare young dancers for the stage.

If this is you, let’s connect. Email us at info@thestudiomn.com or text/call 507.251.1333 to inquire.

Location Info

The Studio
121 West Main Street
Kasson, Minnesota 55944

website

Contact Info

Jennifer Dalager
info@thestudiomn.com
5072511333
Deadline: January 1, 1970

Hatch Dance and HoneyWorks are looking for volunteers to usher for Live @ The Shed, July 30-31, 2022.

Comp tickets to any of the 5 performances will be provided.

Please contact Kaitlyn for more details, and thank you for your consideration!

Location Info

The Shed at the Lab Taproom
767 N Eustis Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104

website

Contact Info

Kaitlyn Hawkins
hawki586@umn.edu

We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our Xchange Program for the upcoming Summer Session, June 13–September 2!

Xchange is Zenon’s work-study program that allows students to volunteer in exchange for dance class credit.

Online shift = one class credit
In-person shift = two class credits

If you are interested in working with the Xchange Program, please email danielle@zenondance.org.

In-person:
Monday: 5:15-7:15pm
Wednesday: 9:15-11:15am
Thursday: 9:00-10:00am
Saturday: 12:30-2:30pm
Sunday: 9:45-11:30am
Sunday: 10:45am-12:30pm

Online: 
Monday: 5:15pm-6:45pm
Tuesday: 6:45pm-8:30pm

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
Cowles Center, Fourth Floor
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-338-1101
website

Contact Info

Danielle Robinson-Prater
danielle@zenondance.org

Located in the heart of the Lyn-Lake community, The Arena is available for your rehearsal, class and event needs!

Hourly rates range $15-$25, with discounts/special offerings available to BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ communities.

Our space offers:

  • 1,305 square feet (30×40) of sprung floor
  • Marley dance flooring
  • Full wall-length mirrors (with curtains for covering if preferred)
  • Free wi-fi
  • Changing room

We are situated on multiple bus lines, including the 21, 4, 23, 612, 18, with plenty of FREE street parking around the building.

To request space, please email Mathew: arenadances@gmail.com.

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408
6128040238
website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com
612-804-0238

Make Hothouse your home! Our space is available for hourly rentals to independent artists and arts organizations. Book a single session for rehearsal, or run your programming here. Like a community garden, filled with unique plots, the beauty of Hothouse is in the diversity of the people that fill our space.

Hothouse has two studios for you to choose from – Studio 1 is 900 square feet, and Studio 2 is 1000 square feet. Both studios include:

  • Sprung, Marley floor
  • Mirrors
  • Sound system
  • Portable barres
  • Fitness equipment
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Wifi
  • Individual lobbies with seating
  • Access to a restroom and filtered water station
  • Large windows with a view of the Minneapolis skyline
  • Free lot and street parking

Rental prices vary based on the type of event, starting at just $12 per hour. Fill out the First Time Rental Request form at the bottom of this page to introduce yourself and book the space!

Location Info

Hothouse
2303 Kennedy St NE
Suite 410
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-208-0599
website

Contact Info

Hothouse Staff
hothousempls@gmail.com
(612) 208-0599
Young Dance "Teal" Studio with logo.

Young Dance has two large studios available for rent in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul, easily accessible by the Green Line light rail, the 16 and 67 Bus Lines, and with ample parking in the Fairview Business Center parking lot. The space is fully ADA accessible with ramps to the sprung studio floor and automatic door openers.

Rentals are available between 9:00am–3:00pm Monday through Friday, after 4:00pm on Saturday, and all day on Sundays.

The studios are newly equipped with sprung Harlequin Marley flooring, a Bluetooth speaker system, and wifi. There are no mirrors. The studio has a clear COVID safety plan including regular disinfecting of all floors and surfaces, as well as a new HVAC system that refreshes the air 7-8 times per hour.

Studio 1: Measures 41′ x 38′ and rents at $25/hour
Studio 2: Measures 38′ x 38′ and rents at $20/hour

To book the space email kathleen@youngdance.org or call 612-423-3064. Payment is required upon confirmation of rental with a signed rental agreement and liability waiver.

Location Info

Young Dance
Fairview Business Center
655 Fairview Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
6124233064
website

Contact Info

Kathleen Pender
kathleen@youngdance.org
6124233064

Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. We are fully set up to handle your online Zoom classes and have many morning and daytime openings for you to come and hold or record your classes or rehearsals! The Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location is conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave in the Hook & Ladder building. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Off-street parking and bike rack.

Email all inquiries with your requested rental date(s) to genmanager@jawaahir.org.

$20 per hour. Rates quoted are for dance-related rentals only. Sorry, no party rentals and no dance socials. No Irish shoes or tap shoes permitted. Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir.

Location Info

Jawaahir Dance Company
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, Mn 55406
6128726050
website

Contact Info

Jenny Piper
genmanager@jawaahir.org

Three beautiful studios available for hourly, short or long-term rental in Hopkins, Minnesota. Perfect for dance/exercise classes, photo shoots, filming, rehearsals, and more!

Studio 1: 17’ x 42′
Studio 2: 16’ x 28′
Studio 3: 29’ x 60′

Sound system and wi-fi available.

Location Info

Hopkins Dance Company
812 1/2 Mainstreet
Hopkins, Minnesota   55343
952-935-2794
website

Contact Info

Marge Thornton
info@hopkinsdance.com
952-935-2794

With sprung floors, high ceilings, natural lighting, surround sound speakers, lobby space, changing rooms, wi-fi access, kitchenette, and free parking, we can accommodate groups of any size. 

To inquire about your rental, please email info@balletcolaboratory.org or call 651.313.5967.

Location Info

Ballet Co.Laboratory
276 E Lafayette Frontage
Saint Paul, MN 55107
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Zoe Henrot
info@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

Rentals starting at $12/hour!

Whether for dance rehearsals, classes, workshops, auditions, or readings – our studios can accommodate you. We offer affordable rates to support our community and ensure a space to practice and grow in. 

A limited number of chairs and tables are available upon an emailed request. Equipment availability is based on the needs of the entire facility. To request special items for your rental please request at least 72 hours in advance.

Click HERE for more information and take a tour of each space with our new 360-degree virtual studio tour!

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

The Cowles Center Staff
rentals@thecowlescenter.org

TU Dance Center is available for rental when not in use by TU Dance’s programming.

TU Dance Center features a reception area and front desk for check-in or event use. Access to adjacent dressing room and green room with kitchenette are available upon request

Studio 1: 60 x 34
Studio 2: 46 x 21

Both studios feature:

  • Sprung dance floor with Marley-type surface by Harlequin
  • Wall of mirrors
  • Portable ballet barre units 10′ in length
  • Room-level sound system with CD and mini-jack inputs
  • 50′ LCD TV cart for presentation and videoconferencing
  • Large windows providing ample natural light

Studio 1 only: a curtain that can be drawn on entire mirror; wall-mounted ballet barres of 27′ and 33′.

Rental Fees:
Individual artists: $18/hour.
Nonprofit organizations: $22/hour for rehearsals.
Other rental inquiries (for-profit, classes, workshops, auditions, life events, photo sessions, filming, etc.), please contact us.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
651-724-9708
website

Contact Info

Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez
info@tudance.org
651-724-9708

Erin’s advanced level contemporary hybrid class through Zenon Dance School includes floor work, standing warm-ups, and phrase work, all designed to enhance the healthy use of joints and muscle groups as dancers release their weight fully into the support of the ground. Experiential awareness, body mapping, improvisation, and creative work are included as dancers channel their own expressive artistry within the movement. The delightful Dean Magraw will accompany on guitar.

Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:00am. 

Registration is open through Zenon’s MindBody portal and closes ten minutes before class.
See you in person or virtually soon!

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Erin Thompson
thomp065@umn.edu
612-221-3186
Three young dancers in pink leotards and skirts wear tiaras, hold hands, play scarves and smile

Ballet Royale is offering two different opportunities for young dancers to move and learn throughout the summer!

Each month, we are offering a different Creative Story Ballet Workshop! Give your young dancer the joy of dance and performance! The workshops include a short performance at the end of the workshop, with a different Disney-inspired story each month. Take one, two, or all three workshops! Recommended ages 4–9. Two workshops remaining this summer:

Saturday, July 16: Tangled Inspired Workshop
Saturday, August 20: Frozen II Inspired Workshop

We also have a 6-week session of Summer Evening Classes for all ages, from Mommy & Me and up! These classes run July 11-August 18, 2022. Please see our website for more information and the complete schedule.

Location Info

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-898-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@balletroyalemn.org
(952) 898-3163
A purple spiral that grows larger from the center outwards, intersected by a silver ellipse

The GYROKINESIS® Method is named such because we move in circular, semi-circular, figure-8, and spiral pathways. Through coordinated, rhythmic breathwork, which simultaneously strengthens the deep core, students build skill in coordination and proprio/interoception. My personal experience with Gyrokinesis has lead to greater connection throughout the body, including more integrated use of turn out and a strong sense of midline. Gyrokinesis FAQs.

In-Person Class at The ARENA
All levels. Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm
May 15-July 31, 2022
$17 drop-in. Discount cards available. Masks and signed Covid waiver required.
Registration recommended.

Online Classes via Zoom – please see my website for an up-to-date class schedule.
Gyrokinesis adapts well to the online format and is easy to follow through Zoom. All classes are 60 minutes.

Monday, 10:00am
Friday, 10:30am
Sunday, 11:00am

Drop-ins welcome any time. All classes use the same Zoom link, found on the website.
Class fee is a sliding scale, $5-20 payable at http://paypal.me/nonedwards within one hour of completing class, or by check.
No one is turned away for non-payment.

More details on my website. Want to learn more? Please reach out! I am happy to offer free trial classes online.

Want to explore on your own schedule? Private sessions available, also on a sliding scale.

GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of GYROTONIC Sales Corp and is used with their permission.

Open dance and fitness classes seven days a week! Class offerings include ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, heels, yoga, 305 Fitness, bodyART, and more.

Hothouse is a multi-purpose studio space in Minneapolis featuring drop-in classes for teens and adults. Whether you’re already involved in the local arts scene, an aspiring dance professional looking to bolster your training, or just a human who loves to move, Hothouse offers classes that celebrate the bliss of movement, and embrace you for who you are.

Come as you are, leave as more.

Visit our website or find us on MINDBODY to view the full schedule and book your next class! Free lot and street parking.

Location Info

Hothouse
2303 Kennedy St NE
Suite 410
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-208-0599
website

Contact Info

Hothouse Staff
hothousempls@gmail.com
(612) 208-0599

MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. We offer ongoing dance classes in-studio, on Zoom and outside (weather permitting).

Paying the regular rate helps keep our organization afloat; however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay. There is also an option to pay what you can.

Please go to motionartmn.org to sign up for classes, or contact Pam Gleason for info.

Ageless Dance
Monday, 4:00-5:15pm – Center for Performing Arts, Studio #105
Thursday, 4:30-5:45pm – Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom

Beginning Modern Dance
Tuesday, 5:00-6:15pm – Zoom only

Intermediate Modern Dance
Wednesday, 10:30am-12:00pm – Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom

Mixed Level Modern Dance
Tuesday, 7:00-8:15pm – Center for Performing Arts, Studio #105
Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm – Hybrid: Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom and Zoom

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-821-9202
website

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com

Please join us! Open classes Tuesdays and Thursdays with Hatch Dance and HoneyWorks in preparation for their annual collaboration Live @ The Shed, July 30-31, 2022.

Guest instructors rotate each week along with class from directors Helen Hatch (contemporary ballet) and Berit Ahlgren (Gaga-based improvisation). These 75-minute classes are open level and welcome to all.

Thursday, June 30, 2:00-3:15pm: Ballet with Maryann Johnson

Tuesday, July 5, 2:00-3:15pm: Contemporary with Erin Thompson

Thursday, July 7, 2:00-3:15pm: Contemporary Ballet with Berit Ahlgren

Classes take place at St. Paul Ballet, Studio 4. Masks required.
Pay-as-you wish sliding scale $5-15 to either Hatch Dance or HoneyWorks.
Please reach out if you have questions.

Location Info

St Paul Ballet
655 N Fairview Ave
Fairview Business Center
St. Paul, MN 55104

website

Contact Info

Berit Ahlgren
bcahlgren@gmail.com
Four Young Dance class photos. Text Summer 2022 Classes & Camps June 7–August 30.

Young Dance is excited to dance with you this summer. We are offering a full schedule of programs, including weekly Creative Movement and Dance Together classes, as well as an exciting menu of 4-day camps featuring a variety of styles with some of the Twin Cities’ best educators. 

Camps include:

Dance + Photography with Blake
Dance a Story Creative Movement with Denise
All Abilities Dance + Stories with Gretchen
Variety Camps with styles such as Hip Hop, Breaking, Ballet, Capoeira, Afro-Modern, Percussive, Afro-Brazilian, Modern, Jazz, and more, featuring a roster of phenomenal Teaching Artists.

Peruse the schedule and register now! Check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Location Info

Young Dance
Fairview Business Center
655 Fairview Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
6124233064
website

Contact Info

Kathleen Pender
kathleen@youngdance.org
6124233064

Join our dance-learning community of all ages, sizes, and levels of experience to participate in the creative expression and health and fitness benefits of Middle Eastern dance! The beauty of this dance form is that it makes you feel wonderful in your own body.

All of our classes are ongoing and we have in-studio options for all dancers of any level. Drop-ins and walk-ins are welcome to join our in-studio classes at any time. Or, you may choose to take these same classes LIVE, online through Zoom.

Go to cassandraschool.com to choose from our ongoing classes, register, and pay in advance using PayPal. Purchase 4 or more classes and receive a $2 discount per class! All class registrations close at 8:00pm CT the night before each class.

Location Info

The Cassandra School
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, Mn 55406
6128726050
website

Contact Info

Cassandra Shore
cassandra@jawaahir.org

Zenon Dance School is excited to welcome you back for another season of dance this summer! Registration is now open for the Summer Session, June 13-September 2, 2022. No classes July 2-4 or September 3-5.

Classes are held in person unless otherwise noted.

Monday
9:30am: Intermediate 2 Contemporary with Joanna Lees
5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson – Online
5:30pm: Contemporary Floorwork with Javan Mngrezzo
7:00pm: Beginning/Intermediate Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

Tuesday
7:00pm: Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin Forester – Hybrid

Wednesday
9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – Online-only every other week: July 6, July 20; and August 3, 17, and 31
5:30pm: Beginning 1 Ballet with Lisa Erickson – Online
5:30pm: Intermediate Contemporary with Ruby J. Smith
8:00pm: All Levels Hip Hop with Averie Mitchell-Brown

Thursday
9:30am: Advanced Contemporary/Modern with Erin Thompson – Hybrid
5:30pm: Afro Modern with Roxane Wallace – Online
7:00pm: Intermediate Modern with Dustin Haug – Hybrid

Friday
10:00am: All Levels Jazz with Erinn Liebhard, Karla Grotting, and Guests – Hybrid
12:00pm: Intermediate 2 Ballet with Tina Wallum – Hybrid

Saturday
9:00am: All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson – Online
10:00am: Beginning 1 Modern with Roxane Wallace
10:00am: Musical Theatre Jazz and Tap Workshop with Dorian Brooke – July 23-August 27 only
12:30pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Ben Johnson
2:00pm: Ballet Fundamentals with Ben Johnson – July 9-August 27 only

Sunday
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 3-4 with Kendall Kramer
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 5-6 with Anne Petrich
11:00am: Youth Ballet for ages 7-10 with Kendall Kramer
11:00am: Youth Ballet for ages 11-14 with Anne Petrich
12:00pm: Youth Modern for ages 11-14 with Kendall Kramer
12:00pm: Modern and Music Workshop with Ariel Linnerson – July 10-31 only

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
Cowles Center, Fourth Floor
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-338-1101
website

Contact Info

Erika Martin
erika@zenondance.org

Ongoing adult classes for the summer at Hopkins Dance Company in ballet, tap and yoga.

Start anytime – drop ins welcome! Class cards available.

Adult Beginning Ballet – July and August
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:45pm

Adult Intermediate Ballet – June, July and August
Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Adult Tap – July and August
Wednesdays, 7:45-8:30pm

Yoga – June, July and August
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm

Location Info

Hopkins Dance Company
812 1/2 Mainstreet
Hopkins, Minnes 55343
952-935-2794
website

Contact Info

Marge Thornton
info@hopkinsdance.com
952-935-2794

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm at The Arena
Contemporary with Sarah McCullough

Drop in: $17. Buy a 10-class card and save!
Summer Session: May 11-July 27
Register

Sarah McCullough is a native of Virginia, and earned a BA as a double major in Dance and Mathematics from James Madison University. There, she had the pleasure of performing works by Doug Varone, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, Rubén Graciani, Netta Yerushalmy, and more. She is currently a member of Black Label Movement and ARENA Dances. In addition to her work as a dancer, Sarah also teaches modern and jazz technique at Velocity Dance and Theater. Her goal is to create and provide spaces for personal growth and the practice of physical risk-taking for both herself and for younger generations of dancers.

Photo courtesy of Armour Photography.

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408
6128040238
website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Open Advanced/Professional/Company Class – Ballet unless noted otherwise. 9:30am start time.

June 27-July 1
Monday, 9:30-11:00am – Eve Schulte
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am – Kerry Parker, with Pat Lyles on piano
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am – Leah Gallas, with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday, 9:30-11:00am – JSB Company Member TBA
Friday, 9:30-11:00am – James Sewell

July 4-8
Monday – No Class
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am – Kerry Parker, with Pat Lyles on piano
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am – Leah Gallas, with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday, 9:30-11:00am – JSB Company Member TBA
Friday, 9:30-11:00am – James Sewell

Coordi™ Class
Virtual-only at this time.
Ongoing – Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am CT taught by James Sewell

What is Coordi™It’s a movement study based on multiple kinetic patterns happening at once. Physical brain teasers combine with ballet for unexpected pathways and alignments that challenge both your mind and body! Learn more about Coordi™ here.

Sign up for in-person company class or virtual Coordi class at: www.jsballet.org/classes

Location Info

Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave
2nd Floor, Studio 2B
Minneapolis , Minnesota 55403
612-672-0480
website

Contact Info

Deirdre Murnane
deirdre@jsballet.org
612-672-0480

Join Rhythmically Speaking for this new evening jazz class offering!

MoveTogethers are our weekly company class of sorts, titled as such to reflect their collaborative nature in which we improvise and create together in addition to moving through material from RS Artistic and Executive Director Erinn Liebhard and guest artists.

We are excited to open our MoveTogethers up to the public this summer so pre-professional and professional dancers in our community can join in the jazz! Our approach to jazz emphasizes the elements of groove, interaction and improvisation that we see as present within all American social dance styles, honors the African diasporic roots of the form, and is driven by jazz music.

Each class is just $10.00, and this first session of open MoveTogethers runs Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis, through August 3. As space is limited, pre-registration is suggested but not required! To pre-register, hop over to our Venmo and pay the $10.00 class fee.

We hope to see you there!

Photo: Bill Cameron

Location Info

The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard
rhythmicallyspeakingdance@gmail.com

Come groove with Karla Grotting on July 1 at Friday Morning Jazz class at Zenon Dance School for a classic, body-friendly, music-based, history-infused jazz class!

Class runs 10:00-11:15am CST and remains hybrid, with space for 10 distanced students in-studio and a high-quality Zoom option for folks joining from home/remotely. Please note that while masks are now optional at the Cowles Center (except for performances), masks are still required at Zenon.

Thanks to a partnership with Rhythmically Speaking (RS), Erinn and Karla are also excited to have several guests on our teaching roster this summer! Each choreographer from RS’ August production, The Cohort 2022: Stage, will be teaching a class this session.

Here’s the rest of the summer schedule:
July 8: Rae Charles – RS Local Choreographer
July 15: Kathleen Doherty – RS Visiting Choreographer
July 22: Karla Grotting
July 29: Laura Smyth – RS Visiting Choreographer
August 5: Erinn Liebhard
August 12: Erinn Liebhard
August 19: Karla Grotting
August 26: Karla Grotting

To learn more about these excellent guest teachers, visit the RS website, and to get more regular updates about class content, guest artists and more, follow our Facebook page! Drop-ins encouraged. Register for class at zenondance.org, and #GetYourAssToClass!

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard
ekliebs@gmail.com

No matter if you are a veteran dancer or slipping on your first pair of ballet shoes, Ballet Co.Laboratory is an artistic home for everyone. With 11 different adult drop-in classes offered each week, including conditioning and Pilates, we know we have the right class for you! 

Join us in-person or virtually via Zoom. All dancers must sign-in on Mindbody. Class sign-in will close 10 minutes before class begins. Single class and 10-class cards are available and parking is always free! 

Learn more or sign up for a class here: https://bit.ly/AdultTeenBCL 

Location Info

Ballet Co.Laboratory
276 E Lafayette Frontage
Saint Paul, MN 55107
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Zoe Henrot
info@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

Find rhythm, groundedness, and flow with dance classes at Ananya Dance Theatre’s Shawngrām Institute for Performance and Social Justice.

Intro to Yorchhā
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am CT with Parisha Rajbhandari
Envision justice through rhythmic footwork, flowing torso, and sustained breath in Intro to Yorchhā*. Each class begins with a warm-up followed by foundational Yorchhā exercises and a fun choreographed phrase.

*Yorchhā is Ananya Dance Theatre’s trade-marked contemporary technique that intersects principles of vinyasa yoga, classical Indian dance form Odishi (from the eastern Indian state of Odisha), and martial art form Chhau (also from Odisha).

Wednesday Water Dances
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am CT with Kealoha Ferreira
A weekly dedication to the vitality and life force of Water. We will offer breath, dance, meditation, story, song, and reflection in class. Each class will take shape a little differently, staying responsive to the ongoing movements protecting the value and longevity of water worldwide. Facilitated by Kealoha Ferreira, an Ananya Dance Theatre Artist, Wednesday Water Dances will begin with grounding movement, flow into dedicated time for personal practice/research/reflection, and close with collective sharing. All committed to deepening their relationship with water are welcome to participate.

Advanced Yorchhā
Friday, 6:00-7:00pm CT with Kealoha Ferreira
Dive into the nuance and complexity of Yorchhā. Advanced Yorchhā is designed to challenge and hone experienced movers through strength training, technique refinement, and intricate choreography. Previous Yorchhā experience is encouraged.

Yoga: Aligning With Land
Sundays 3:00-4:00pm CT with Kealoha Ferreira
From Tadasana (mountain pose), the first asana in Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) A, we connect our feet to the ground and shift our internal landscape to find equity with the land that sustains us. Our practices of relationality and reciprocity are also building blocks for sustainable and regenerative body practices. This Vinyasa class introduces and deepens the fundamentals of structural and energetic alignment in Yoga while moving towards right-relationship between place and community. All are welcome to participate. Variations and modifications will be provided for multiple access points in each class. Mats and blocks are encouraged with limited supplies available at the Institute.

Location Info

Shawngram Institute
1197 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-650-3564
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Contact Info

Kealoha Ferreira
kealoha.ferreira@ananyadancetheatre.org
651-650-3564 ext. 103

TU Dance Center is offering in-person open classes for intermediate and advanced dancers.

Wednesday: Horton-Based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Through June 29, 2022
10:30am–12:00pm
In-person only at TU Dance Center.
Cost: $15/class or $120 for a 10-class card.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
651-724-9708
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Contact Info

Mia Johnson
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708

Join us for company class Friday, July 1 with Artistic Director Carl Flink.

Classes will dig into our Black Label Movement aesthetic, as well as Limón technique and improvisation.

All classes will take place at the Barker Center for Dance from 9:00-10:30am.
Only $8 to attend – pay via Venmo (@blacklabelmovement) or cash on site.

Upcoming Schedule
Wednesdays: July 6 and 20, and August 3
Fridays: July 1, 15, and 29; August 12

Location Info

Barbara Barker Center For Dance
500 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Contact Info

Crystal Edwards
blacklabelmovement@gmail.com

Join ARENA this Thursday, June 30 for a re-air of Studio Stories: Reminiscing Twin Cities Dance History with Kevin Jones – Season 4, Episode 48.

Mr. Jones is the Interim Director and Production Manager for The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University.

Kevin Jones has worked behind the scenes of the Twin City professional dance and theater community for over 40 years. He was resident lighting designer and production manager for Minnesota Dance Theatre for over a decade and JamesSewell Ballet for 20+ years.

Tune in this Thursday, June 30 at 12:00pm and listen here.

Available on our website or wherever you get your podcasts!
Image: Rambert2, Killer Pig

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com