Welcome to the New DanceMN

Cassandra’s Zoom Cabaret: Spring Has Sprung! - April 17

TCB Presents Mini Ruby Slippers In Person and Virtual - April 24

Don’t Miss TCB’S The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet - May 9 to May 16

Refresh: The Space in Between a Screen and a Body - April 26 to July 1

Ballet with a Side of Choreography - April 10

TU Dance Center: Dancing Together - April 19 to April 24

Doushin Butoh Experience Workshop - April 20

New Work Creation Process – INSTINCT Summer Dance Intensive - June 14

Dance with Ballet Royale this Summer

Young Dance Seeks Program Director - April 19

Young Dance Seeks Marketing and Communications Director - April 19

TU Dance Center: Renting TU Dance Center

Erin Thompson Teaches Advanced Contemporary/Modern Classes At Zenon

DYFIT Hosts Embodied Practice for Racial Healing

Drop-in GYROKINESIS® Method Classes

José A. Luis teaches All Levels Modern on Zoom via Zenon

MotionArt Virtual Adult Modern Dance Classes

Dance Together with Young Dance

MotionArt Virtual Children’s Dance Classes

Zenon – Spring Classes Online and In Person

Lisa Erickson Teaches Ballet via Zoom

Dance and Fitness Classes for Adults at evolution studio

Online Classes at The Cassandra School

AMP is Back with Weekly Movement Practices in April

Morgan Thorson Teaches with Moving Practice for Professionals

New Season of Studio Stories Coming April 15

MFA in Dance at Minnesota State University, Mankato



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Contact Info

DanceMN Steering Committee
admin@dancemn.org
Cabaret Promotional Picture

Let our dancers put a little spring in your step when they perform for you.

Join Cassandra and fellow dancers Alana, Lauren, Megan, and Mirah Ammal in celebration of new beginnings and warmer weather.

Spring Has Sprung!

Show begins on your screen at 7:00pm CT, and only one reservation per home is needed.

Payment in advance is required by 12:00pm CT, the day of the show.

Box Office Info


Price: 20.00
Date: April 17, 2021  Time: 7:00 pm

Twin Cities Ballet is excited to present a live miniature one-hour version of our new ballet, The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet.

TCB’s fresh reimagining of the iconic tale features an original adapted storyline, musical compilation, and choreography that ingeniously blends ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern dance styles. Join Dorothy and her friends for this fun and approachable family-friendly event!

In-person theater capacity is limited, and masks are required. You can also watch from the safety and comfort of your own home with our livestream option!

TCB’s Mini Ruby Slippers
Saturday, April 24 at 2:00pm
In-person at Lakeville Area Arts Center and livestream from anywhere in the world!
$12-$15

Tickets are on sale now! http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

Location Info

Lakeville Area Arts Center
20965 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-985-4640
website

Contact Info

Denise Vogt
info@TwinCitiesBallet.org
(952) 452-3163
Dorothy helps her friend, the Tin Man, by oiling his rusty joints!

Twin Cities Ballet is excited to present our new original dance film, The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet.  Professionally filmed onstage at Ames Center, TCB’s fresh reimagining of the iconic tale features an original adapted storyline, musical compilation, and choreography that ingeniously blends ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance styles. Join Dorothy and her friends for this fun and approachable family-friendly event!

Three great opportunities to experience the ballet:

1) Mother’s Day Livestreeam Fundraising Event: Sunday, May 9 at 2:00pm

This is the premiere of the film!  While there is no cost to attend this special livestream event, we are asking and hoping for donations to help support TCB and keep it strong and vibrant. Covid-19 has caused TCB substantial financial harm, and we are so grateful for any and all donations. 

2) On-Demand Digital Streaming: May 13 – 16

We are also offering on-demand streaming of the film Thursday, May 13, through Sunday, May 16. During this time, you can view the film as many times as you like for a nominal one-time fee of just $40 per household. 

3) Special VIP Offer to Attend the Filming in Person: May 5 – 6

TCB is offering a limited number of special VIP passes that will give a unique “behind-the-scenes” look at the filming process for this new, original video production! Become a 2021 sponsor of Twin Cities Ballet at the Director Level or higher ($2500+) on or before May 3, and you can receive a special VIP Pass that permits up to 4 individuals in the same household to view the filming process in person at Ames Center on Wednesday and Thursday, May 5 and 6.  A one-of-a-kind opportunity! 

 

Contact Info

Denise Vogt
info@TwinCitiesBallet.org
(952)-452-3163

Box Office Info


Price: Free-$40
Date: May 9, 2021  Time: 2:00 pm
Date: May 13, 2021  Time: 12:00 am
Date: May 14, 2021  Time: 12:00 am
Date: May 15, 2021  Time: 12:00 am
Date: May 16, 2021  Time: 12:00 am
Screenshots from Karst, courtesy of Snow Yunxue Fu + reharsal shot with Lela Pierce

From April 26 through July 1.

The exhibition is accessible online as a series of videos recording the performances and the virtual reality artwork. A virtual panel discussion with the artists, curator and tech team will be 6–7:00pm, Thursday, June 24.

Access the videos and virtual panel discussion at metrostate.edu/arts/gordon-parks-gallery.

Refresh: The Space in Between A Screen and A Body exhibit brings immersive virtual reality experience to Metropolitan State Gordon Parks Gallery in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Refresh: The Space in Between A Screen and A Body examines ways in which we embody virtual spaces and digital technology. This two-person exhibition at Metropolitan State University’s Gordon Parks Gallery features Karst, a virtual reality artwork by new media artist Snow Yunxue Fu, and original choreography by dancer/visual artist Lela Pierce.

Location Info

Gordon Parks Gallery
Metropolitan State University St Paul
645 East Seventh Street
St Paul, MN 55106
6512462086
website

Contact Info

zoe cinel
zoe.cinel@gmail.com
6512462086
Personal in-class photo

Come warm up to a variety of jazzy, bluesy music before delving into and exploring some fun choreography!

Email me for more information and to register: lisamerickson606@gmail.com.

Contact Info

Lisa Erickson
lisamerickson606@gmail.com

Workshops

Class Title: Ballet with a Side of Choreography
Instructor: Lisa Erickson
Price: $5-15
Date: April 10, 2021
End Date: April 24, 2021
Time: 10:15 am
Photo courtesy of TU Dance.

Dancing Together
Offered virtually.

A child and parent/caregiver creative movement class. This virtual workshop is designed for children (ages two through four) 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. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.

Session 2: April 19-June 5, six weeks. No class on May 29.
Monday, 11:00-11:45am
Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
Tuition: 85.00

Contact Info

Maxine Yamazaki
education@tudance.org

Workshops

Class Title: Dancing Together Session Two, Mondays
Instructor: Tori Casagranda
Price: $85
Date: April 19, 2021
End Date: May 31, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Class Title: Dancing Together Session Two, Saturdays
Instructor: Tori Casagranda
Price: $85
Date: April 24, 2021
End Date: June 5, 2021
Time: 10:00 am

This one-day workshop is for people who want a first-time experience of Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “resonance,” an experience beyond idea or concept that can only be felt. In this class, the students are guided in simple repetitive movements that we call “conditioning.” As students you will be guided into a movement meditation and experience the connection between your body, mind and the universe.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Next Doushin Butoh Experience: Tuesday, April 20, 12:30pm-2:00pm Central Time US

Tuition: $20

Workshops

Class Title: Doushin Butoh Experience - One Day Butoh Workshop
Instructor: Gadu Doushin
Price: $20 USD
Date: April 20, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm
End Date: 7:00 pm

Join ARENA DANCES’ professional dancers and local pre-professionals for one week of transformative movement exploration. Hone your technique with daily modern classes and then craft your artistry in choreography development with Artistic Director Mathew Janczewksi. 

Step into the professional scene with the opportunity to be a part of a new work choreographed by Mathew, receive individualized feedback, and collaborate with other emerging dancers. The week will culminate in an informal showing for friends, family, and the community. 

Register before April 30 for an Early Bird rate! Flexible payment options available. 

Participants will be considered for apprenticeship positions with ARENA DANCES’ for the 2021-22 Season. 

June 14-19
10:00AM-3:00PM with a short lunch break.

Unique opportunity to dance in Northrop Auditorium’s Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio!

More information and registration can be found at http://www.arena-dances.org/instinct-dance-intensive/

Location Info

Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

website

Contact Info

Kelli Miles
mdarenadances@gmail.com

Workshops

Class Title: INSTINCT Summer Dance Intensive
Instructor: ARENA Dances
Price: See Website
Date: June 14, 2021
End Date: June 19, 2021
Time: 10:00 am

Dance with Ballet Royale this summer!

Master teachers join our renowned faculty to provide incomparable summer experiences in a structured and focused setting.

June 7-25: Spring into Summer Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training regimen; intermediate/advanced to professional. Audition required.

June 14-18: Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten through professional, multiple levels. Audition/pre-approval required.

July 5-23: July Summer Intensive for ages 8 through professional. Multiple progressive divisions. Audition required for Division II and up (dancers nine and older). 

August 2-13: Grand Prix Variations Workshop. Audition required. Ages nine and up. Pre-competitive, Junior, and Senior Divisions.

August 16-20: Youth Ballet August Jump-Start.

August 22-27: Pointe Preparatory workshop. Girls ages eleven and older.

Plus weekly evening classes July 5-August 12.

Location Info

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave.
Lakeville, MN 55044

website

Contact Info

Denise Vogt
info@BalletRoyaleMN.org
(952) 898-3163

Young Dance, a Twin Cities based dance education nonprofit whose mission is to transform lives through movement, seeks a Program Director, to begin in June 2021.

The Program Director will collaborate with the Young Dance Artistic Director to implement programming for our classes, youth performing company, and community partnerships.

Young Dance serves approximately 450 youth annually through our classes, youth performing company, and community partnerships. Founded in 1987, we believe young people are artists with something important to say, that there is great benefit to working across differences—be it differences in age, in ability, in race, in background—and that every body is capable of physical creative expression.

The Program Director is a 0.5 FTE position with an annual salary of $20,000.
Applications will be accepted through April 19, 2021.

Deadline: April 19, 2021

Young Dance, a Twin Cities dance education nonprofit whose mission is to transform lives through movement, seeks a Marketing and Communications Director to spearhead communications related to promotions, programming, and fundraising, to begin June 2021.

The Marketing and Communications Director will be responsible for print and web-based communications related to programming, events, general news, and marketing. They will collaborate with other staff to create engagement with new communities, specifically BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.

Young Dance serves approximately 450 youth annually through our classes, youth company, and partnerships.

The Marketing and Communications Director is a 0.45 FTE position with an annual salary of $17,500.
Applications will be accepted through April 19, 2021.

Deadline: April 19, 2021
Photo Credit: Laura Kane Scher Photography

TU Dance Center is available for rental when not in use by the school.

TU Dance Center features:

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.

Both studios: 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′.

Studio 1: 60′x34′
Studio 2: 46’x21′

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104

website

Contact Info

Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez
info@tudance.org

Erin’s advanced level contemporary/modern Zoom 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 (virtually) soon!

Contact Info

Erin Thompson
thomp065@umn.edu
612-221-3186

Classes

Class Title: Advanced Contemporary/Modern
Instructor: Erin Thompson
Price: $15 or class card
Date:
Time: 9:30 am
End Rime: 11:00 am

Don’t You Feel It Too? is the thirteen-year practice of moving our brave, honest, loving and ridiculous selves.

DYFIT addresses our present needs for racial healing and cultural change by offering parallel embodied practices of joy and belonging. Everyone is welcome in their respective caucus groups or to the Open Practice. No previous experience is necessary. In this new format the work will be more specific and authentic within and across groups.

Saturday, April 10: Noon-1:15PM: BIPOC Practice online
Saturday, April 10: Noon-1:15PM: White Bodies Practice online
Tuesday, April 13: 5:30-6:30PM: Open Practice online

A purple spiral starting in the center and growing outwards

The GYROKINESIS® Method was developed by Romanian émigré and professional ballet dancer Juliu Horvath in the late 1970s and early 80s. Movement patterns are rhythmic, with a coordinated breath. The GYROKINESIS® Method will connect you to your center and build functional strength in parallel and rotation.

Level 1:
Friday, 10:30am – https://zoom.us/j/556949877
Monday, 10:00am – https://zoom.us/j/597696618

Foundations:
Tuesday, 6:00pm – http://zoom.us/j/85360225028
Thursday, 12:00pm – https://zoom.us/j/86006978332 – Starting April 8
Sunday, 10:30am – https://zoom.us/j/637871744

All classes are 60 minutes. Drop-ins welcome any time.
Class fee is a sliding scale, $5-20 payable at http://paypal.me/nonedwards or by check. No one is turned away for non-payment.

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.

Contact Info

Non Edwards
non.edwards@gmail.com

José invites you to start your week consciously with simple and complex ideas in an All Levels Modern Zoom class through Zenon Dance School. Created for all bodies and experiences, this class approaches movement with intention through anatomical functionality, independent choice making, and virtuoso phrase work. Intended to move in your small or expansive rooms, All Levels Modern presents you with options to explore the level of challenge you are seeking.

Monday mornings, 10:00-11:00am CDT.

Registration is open through Zenon’s MindBody portal and closes ten minutes before class.

Need financial or accessibility assistance? Please reach out.

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 during these uncertain times both virtually on Zoom and outside (maintaining physical distance). 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 for info.

Beginning Modern Dance

Tuesday, 5:00-6:15pm on Zoom

Intermediate Modern Dance

Wednesday, 10:30am-12:00pm on Zoom

Ageless Dance

Thursday, 4:30-5:45pm on Zoom

Mixed Level Modern Dance

Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com
Photo by Blake Nellis

In Dance Together, children and their caregivers discover the joys of movement through movement games, stories, and songs. These early classes introduce children to group learning environments, while using movement to develop strong bonds with their caregivers and cooperatively work with others in the class. Children also develop large and fine motor skills in classes that emphasize observation, exploration, manipulation, imitation, and repetition. For ages one to three with a caregiver; crawlers and walkers welcome.

Mondays, 5:15-5:45pm
Fridays, 10:15-10:45am

Our academic year programming runs through May 22, 2021.

Visit our registration page for 2020-21 class information and registration.

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Jennifer Glaws
jennifer@youngdance.org
612-423-3064

MotionArt focuses on nurturing children’s individual creativity while facilitating their understanding of the dance elements of space, time, and energy. Ages 3-5 explore these elements through playful, structured activities allowing them to expand their movement vocabulary, develop body awareness, and gain self-confidence. Ages 5-7 explore the dance elements while being introduced to new movement skills and the creation of their own dances. Ages 7-12 expand their creative and kinesthetic awareness while learning basic movement skills of modern dance.

We offer ways for children to dance during these uncertain times through Zoom and outdoor classes. Please go to motionartmn.org to sign up for classes. There are various options for payment/donations, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Ages 3-5: Friday, 12:00-12:30pm

Ages 5-7: Saturday, 10:00-10:45am – Zoom or outside, weather permitting. Contact Pam for info.

Ages 7-9: Saturday, 11:00-11:45am

Ages 10-12: Friday, 3:00-4:00pm

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com

Zenon Dance School is excited to offer a wide variety of adult and youth dance classes this spring. Drop-in students are always welcome!

MONDAY
10:00am: All Levels Modern with José A Luis
5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson

TUESDAY
9:30am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
5:30pm: Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
5:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Ballet with Anne Lentz
7:00pm: Beginning Jazz with Allison Rubin-Forester

WEDNESDAY
9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK
5:30pm: Intermediate Contemporary/Modern with Ruby Josephine Smith (HYBRID)
5:30pm: Beginning Ballet with Lisa Erickson

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

FRIDAY
10:00am: All Levels Jazz with Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting
12:00pm: Intermediate Ballet with Penny Freeh

SATURDAY
9:00am: Yoga with Ariel Linnerson
10:00am: Tap with Dorian Brooke
10:15am: Youth Hip Hop, Ages 6-9 with Erin Sheppard
11:00am: Youth Ballet I, Ages 5-7 with Sarah Bartlett
11:15am: Youth Ballet II, Ages 8-10 with Kendall Kramer
12:00pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

Register online today!

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave
Fourth Floor
Minneapolis , MN

website

Contact Info

Erika Martin
info@zenondance.org

Let loose your love of ballet!

Students call Lisa’s ballet classes magical, referring to their experience of feeling both more grounded and “up on their legs” in her classes. Her eagle eye enables Lisa to fine-tune students’ technique while strengthening students’ mindset, encouraging and facilitating the expression of their own unique style, and, most importantly, having fun doing so! The end result: lots of fun and the expansion of each student’s full potential! All classes are offered on a sliding scale of $5-15.

Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm: Intermediate

Sundays, 1:30-3:00pm: Slow Intermediate

Mondays, 5:30-6:45: Beginning 2

For more information, contact Lisa.                                                                                                                                                   

Contact Info

Lisa Erickson
lisamerickson606@gmail.com

We are a studio based in Uptown, Minneapolis geared specifically for adults.

At evolution studio, ALL ARE WELCOME.

We want this to be a safe space to try new things as an adult, that’s why our classes are 18+. Our classes are geared towards adults and their busy lifestyles. Most of our classes are a one-time, drop-in event. No need to commit to a weekly schedule. Make it when you can.

Are you looking to grow? Do you want to continue to evolve both physically and emotionally? Are you an adult looking for a studio geared specifically towards you?

Then evolution studio is the space you’re looking for!

We offer classes at all levels – from beginner to professional – and will feature the work of teachers and choreographers in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

You don’t have to be a dancer to take our classes. We have fitness classes geared for dancers, but all are welcome to join. We also believe that you have to start somewhere, so if you’ve never taken a dance class before, that’s OK! Our instructors will make sure you feel welcome in class.

Walk in ready to grow. Leave EVOLVED.

Location Info

evolution studio
711 West Lake Street
609
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

website

Contact Info

Regan Saunders
evolutionstudiomn@gmail.com
Cassandra by Jan Geisen

Join our online 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 unique body! Go to cassandraschool.com to choose your classes and learn from home. Each class is held through Zoom, is 75 minutes in US Central Time, and $15 each.

Purchase four or more classes and receive a $2 discount per class – that’s $13 each!

Be sure to choose, register, and PAY for your class ahead of time as class registrations close at 8:00pm CT the night before class. We take payments through our PayPal or using your credit card as a guest through our PayPal.

Photo Credit : V. Paul Virtucio

Wednesday, 10:00-11:15am CDT

$5-15 on Zoom

Each week: Move BIG from home with Alternative Motion Project! Move and sweat in a weekly online contemporary movement practice. Explore mobility, length, momentum, and 3-D expansion, while pushing the boundaries and physicality of a smaller space in a curious and enlivening environment, often to fun, retro pop hits. Come as you are in the space that you have!

Register at least 30 minutes prior to class time. Suitable for pre-professional/professional movers in any size space.

The Zoom link will be sent to your email address within 24 hours of the class time. You will need a Zoom account to access the practice.

This practice is offered on a sliding scale, $5-$15. Payments will directly support instructors. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please email financial concerns and any questions to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com.

April Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28

REGISTER

 

Moving Practice is a weekly class series for professional dancers. As a collective, we aim to offer classes that prioritize rigor, diversity of contemporary aesthetics, variety of class content, and commitment. 

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30AM at Saint Paul Ballet.
Morgan Thorson teaches in April!
Professional level dancers of all styles are welcome.

About Morgan’s classes:
Moving is dancing and dancing is working. We will work with prompts sourced from image, sound, drawing, touch-points, and text, to enhance states of feeling and moving. As we practice with these prompts, we grow somatic grounding, concentration and curiosity for how we make decisions, embody action and cultivate images. With this research we consider the witness as active participant, and frame and space as dynamic materials. I aspire to facilitate a space for personal and collective journey as well as the reorientation of self-perception to the magic we make when we work. Bring your notebooks.

Pre-registration required – https://www.arena-dances.org/class-payment/
Flexible pricing and free parking!

Location Info

Saint Paul Ballet
655 Fairview Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104

website

Contact Info

Kelli Miles
mdarenadances@gmail.com

After an exciting, thought-provoking three seasons, Studio Stories will return on April 15 for season four of this unique podcast. We have an amazing line-up of artists onboard to share their Twin Cities dance history and reminisce on the arcs of their careers. Some of these voices include Cathy Young, Darrius Strong, Sharon Picasso, Eddie Oroyan and more! 

Studio Stories will continue to air weekly on Thursdays at noon, with host Mathew Janczewski. It is available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Deezer, Pocket Casts, and more. You can also listen right on our website! 

In this interlude, you can explore past episodes at https://www.arena-dances.org/studio-stories-archive/.

Contact Info

Kelli Miles
mdarenadances@gmail.com
Dancing on stage in low side lunge, a serious look on her face. Photo by Dan Norman

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Minnesota State University, Mankato is excited to announce the addition of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance degree to our Graduate Program. We are now accepting applications for Fall 2021.

This three-year program includes tracks in performance and choreography, and offers teaching opportunities and graduate assistantships. Applicants will have opportunities to choreograph and perform in annual dance concerts and theatrical productions in the beautiful, newly renovated 450-seat Ted Paul Theatre and the intimate Andreas theatre.

Students will have the opportunity to attend the ACDA conferences and guest artists are invited into the program for residencies. Students are supported by thirteen faculty and staff members in the department with specialties including choreography, dance performance, history, lighting, costuming, musical theatre, directing, scenic design, and public relations.

For information or to apply, email Daniel Stark.

Location Info

MSU Mankato
201 Earley Center for Performing Arts
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-2043
website

Contact Info

Daniel Stark
daniel.stark@mnsu.edu
319-241-2692