Dancing Our Way Out - January 19 to January 21

Pop-Up WINTER Sound Garden on West River Parkway - January 22

Dance Theatre of Harlem - January 28

Dancing Upstairs – Then and Now - January 29

TCB’s Choreographic Voices - January 29

Paul Taylor Dance Company - February 12

The Sixth Annual Right Here Showcase - February 24 to February 27

Black Light a re:Search Performance – Alanna Morris and Collaborators - February 4 to February 6

James Sewell Ballet: New Works Project - February 5 to February 6

Soulfood Sessions with Aneka McMullen - January 22

Moving Practice with Ruby Josephine Smith Tuesdays in January - January 25

Creative Movement Workshop 2.0 - January 29

Free Mask Workshop for Dancers with Off-Leash Area - January 29

Raising the Barre for Mental Health – A Dance Teacher Workshop Series - February 6

VITALITY – Creativity Through The Body - February 8

Alternative Motion Project Seeks Stage Manager - January 21

Perform Pink Floyd’s The Wall: A Rock Ballet and Giselle with TCB - January 28

Audition for Off-Leash Area’s Production of Minotaur - February 6

Call for Artists with Disabilities: Apply for the Off-Kilter Cabaret - February 14

Now Casting Two Male Ballet Dancers

Online Auditions for Stairway to Paradise

Zenon Dance School – Xchange Program/Work-Study

Studios for Rent at Hopkins Dance Company

Rent the Young Dance Studios

Rent Creative Space at The Arena

Studio Rentals at Collide Theatrical in St. Paul

Studio Space Available in South Minneapolis

Jeffrey Peterson, CLMA, Offers Somatic Coaching in Bartenieff Fundamentals

Threads Dance Nexus – A Place to Connect and Create

Bharatanatyam Classes at the Ragamala Training Center

Erin Thompson Teaches Advanced Contemporary Classes In Person

Tapestry Folkdance Center Classes In-person and Online

New and Ongoing Adult Classes at Hopkins Dance Company

Zenon Dance School – Winter Classes In Person and Online

Jennifer Glaws Guest Teaches Hybrid Friday Morning Jazz Class

MotionArt Adult Modern Dance Classes

MotionArt Children’s Dance Classes

POSTPONED: AMP’S Contemporary Movement Practice

JSB Open Classes

Coordi™ Class

Register for Young Dance Classes

New Class at Young Dance – Beginning Breaking with Joseph “MN Joe” Tran

Enrollment Extended for Dancing Together

Mathew Janczewski Teaches Contemporary

Non Edwards Teaches GYROKINESIS® Method at the ARENA

Cassandra School Online and In-Studio Classes

Threads Dance Nexus Winter Classes

Studio Stories: Reminiscing on Twin Cities Dance with Stuart Pimsler



In a burst of creative filmmaking, the University of Minnesota Dance Program students, faculty, and guests responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the call for social justice catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd.

Curated by UMN dance professors and choreographers Joanie Smith (Shapiro & Smith Dance) and Carl Flink (Black Label Movement), Dancing Our Way Out brings forward some of the truly unique and poignant cinematic visions produced by its community of embodied art makers and learners during the COVID winter, celebrating their rich diversity of perspectives, identity and aesthetics.

Available on demand through Friday, January 21.

Dancers Leslie O’Neill, Megan Mayer, Sarah Baumert, and Erika Hansen perform their site-specific, roving, durational movement scores across a three-acre site along West River Parkway as part of composer/director JG Everest’s immersive WINTER Sound Garden sound and performance installation event. With a parallel performance score by SuperGroup.

The roving movement scores will begin by 1:00pm and will come and go throughout the space until 3:00pm.

The fourth of four seasonal “pop-up” Sound Garden events along West River Parkway in 2021-22, the WINTER Sound Garden features layers of site-specific dance, music, poetry, and visual art among some of the oldest trees in Minneapolis, on the bluff above the Mississippi River.

Sound Gardens are designed as durational, self-guided experiences intended for audience to connect more meaningfully to a particular place and the natural world. The spatial sound score and live dance and musical elements are meant to accompany the sounds and physical elements that are already there – the birds, the trees, the wind, the shadows, the sunlight, the snow. Audiences are encouraged to both circulate and linger at their own pace, following their own impulses for what to pay attention to.

Contact Info

James Everest
info@waveletscreative.org

The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works, and innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture.

This program includes the Northrop Centennial Commission, Higher Ground, with choreography by Robert Garland and music by Stevie Wonder, and Balamouk choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa with music by Les Yeux Noirs.

Passage, choreographed by Claudia Schreier with a commissioned score by Jessie Montgomery, offers a moving reflection on the fortitude of the human spirit, created in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to Virginia in 1619.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Northrop University of Minnesota
northrop@umn.edu
612-624-2345
On the loft rooftop in the heart of Mpls. Patrick Scully, Wendy Oliver, Wendy Morris, Terri Kruzan

Back in the heydays of Block E, Patrick Scully had a loft in the very heart of Minneapolis – on Hennepin Avenue, above the Best Steak House, next door to Shinders’ on 7th. Some of his dancer friends/colleagues joined him in presenting a show called Dancing Upstairs. These friends are again joining together to share a show, hence Dancing Upstairs – Then and Now.

Featuring 

Terri Kruzan, from Atlanta, GA 

Wendy Morris, from Minneapolis 

Wendy Oliver, from Providence, RI 

Patrick Scully, from Minneapolis

Each artist will show work from the original show, and new work created for this show. Patrick Scully will be the MC. For more details see https://linktr.ee/PatrickScully

Tickets: $15

Saturday, January 29 at 7:30pm

Four dancers form a circle in back attitude, holding the foot of the person in front of them.

Twin Cities Ballet artists are excited to present new and experimental works on January 29 as part of TCB’s Choreographic Voices at the Dance Cube performance space at Ballet Royale Minnesota in Lakeville. 

The evening will showcase new choreography by Michaela Borowski, Garland Borowski, and Natalie Rossi, as well as classical variations performed by Twin Cities Ballet company dancers. 

This event is a thank you to our audience for their support over the last two years and in celebration of TCB’s return to in-person performances, with a suggested donation of $10, or as you are inclined.

Join Twin Cities Ballet in this evening of celebration: the return of a live audience, gratitude, and the gift of dance!

TCB’s Choreographic Voices
January 29, 7:30pm

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Location Info

Dance Cube Performance Space
Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-452-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@twincitiesballet.org
952-452-3163

Box Office Info


Email: info@TwinCitiesBallet.org
Phone: 952-452-3163
Price: $0-10
Date: January 29, 2022  Time: 7:30 pm

Paul Taylor molded the dance company that bears his name into one of the preeminent performing ensembles in the world, leading it until his death in 2018.

In this program, the company premieres a Northrop Centennial Commission by Peter Chu, paired with two classic Taylor works, the sublime masterpiece, Airs—hailed as “a  treasure” by The New York Times—and Promethean Fire, set to three keyboard works by Bach richly orchestrated by Stokowski.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Northrop University of Minnesota
northrop@umn.edu
612-624-2345
Artists from the Right Here Showcase

Join us for the Sixth Annual Right Here Showcase, the community’s only annual juried program supporting Minnesota-based, mid-career performing artists who create original performance work.

Founding Artistic Producer Paul Herwig, 2008 McKnight Theater Fellow and 2005 City Pages Artist of the Year, steers the Showcase. Four artists are chosen through an annual public call and a panel review, to be awarded financial commissions plus technical and promotional support to present a new work of contemporary performance especially for the Showcase.

This year’s Right Here Showcase will occur February 24-27, at the Tek Box Theater on the second floor of the Cowles Center, with two artists performing each night.

Featuring these four powerhouse performance makers:

Benjamin Domask-Ruh– physical theater artist

Jess Forest – dancer, choreographer, and visual artist

Sam Johnson – performance maker

Queen DREA – musician and composer

Thursday, February 24: Benjamin Domask-Ruh and Jess Forest at 8:00pm
Friday, February 25: Benjamin Domask-Ruh and Jess Forest at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 26: Sam Johnson and Queen Drea Reynolds at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 27: Sam Johnson and Queen Drea Reynolds at 5:00pm

Stay tuned at righthereshowcase.weebly.com.

Covid Protocols: Proof of full vaccination required for attendance. Hard copy or digital copy of proof of vaccination must be presented at the door for entry. NO exceptions. Masks and physical distancing in the theater and lobby required at all times. Please, let’s all keep each other safe.

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, Second Floor
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Paul Herwig
paulola@icloud.com

Box Office Info


Price: $20
Date: February 24, 2022  Time: 8:00 pm
Date: February 25, 2022  Time: 8:00 pm
Date: February 26, 2022  Time: 8:00 pm
Date: February 27, 2022  Time: 5:00 pm

Black Light is a multi-year collaborative performance directed by Minnesota-based dancer-choreographer, Alanna Morris. This work explores birth, creation, death, and life transitions while honoring noble ancestry. It ventures into the nobility of black-ness; the divinity of feminine creative energy; and the harnessing of sensual expression.

Black Light a re:Search performance is an expression of season and interwoven local and global identities.

In-person and livestream tickets: $20-$30, fees included.

This work contains frontal nudity and may not be suitable for persons under the age of 16.

Black Light a re:Search performance is presented by The Great Northern, Northrop, and The Cowles Center as part of The Cowles Center’s 21/22 Season.

Covid19: Effective September 1, 2021, all visitors to the Cowles who are attending a performance/event in our theater spaces are required to show either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations administered at least 14 days prior to the show or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance/event. Masks are required throughout the Cowles. For more information about our health and safety guidelines and getting to The Cowles Center, click here.

Location Info

The Cowles Center
Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55418

website

Contact Info

Elyse Chambers
echambers@thecowlescenter.org

Box Office Info


Email: boxoffice@thecowlescenter.org
Price: $20-$30
Date: February 4, 2022  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: February 5, 2022  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: February 6, 2022  Time: 2:00 pm
Two dancers are suspended mid-roll, with hands on the ground and feet arcing overhead

Saturday, February 5, 2022: 7:30pm
Sunday, February 6, 2022: 2:00pm

Da’Rius Malone (previously ChiArts, Boston Conservatory at Berkley, JSB dancer in his fourth season), Kerry Parker (previously Pacific Northwest Ballet, Vienna State Opera Ballet, and Ballet of the Dolls), and Michael Walters (previously Netherlands Dance Theater, Frankfurt Ballet, and Lyon Opera) collaborate, create, and craft with our company dancers.

Mesmerizing physical feats and nuanced moments combine to transport you to three bold new places.

Malone builds a texturally-rich environment that thrums with intrigue and vulnerable honesty. Parker’s quiet, powerful Viriditas (working title) is inspired by the women of the 12th and 21st centuries, with devotion manifest in doing (singing, dancing). Walters combines his learned and self-determined savvy from a career in both dance and theater with the utmost potential of each dancer to extract their personal exquisiteness. The three new works, from process to product, all embody agency and voice.

Photo credit: Erik Saulitis

Location Info

The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave
St Paul, Minnesota 55105

website

Contact Info

Eve Schulte
info@jsballet.org

Box Office Info


Phone: 651-690-6700
Price: $15-40
Date: February 5, 2022  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: February 6, 2022  Time: 2:00 pm
Photo by Awa Mally

Join Young Dance Artist-In-Residence Aneka McMullen and collaborator Tamiko French for this series, Soulfood Sessions, exploring pranayama breath work and sound bath meditation. 

Saturdays, January 22, 29, and February 5
5:00–6:30 p.m.
Cash donations for the artists accepted.

The mission of Soulfood Sessions is to supercharge the mind, body, and spirit. This practice utilizes breathwork, sound healing, and movement meditation while targeting the chakras (internal energy centers of the body) to relieve the stress of daily life and clear internal energy blockages. During the series, we will build community and gather tools to help ourselves and each other recharge mental, physical, and spiritual health during pandemic times and beyond.

Ages 7+
No experience necessary.

Vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours required. Masks required.

Participation in all sessions is encouraged. 

For more information, or to share go to: https://fb.me/e/1tSYd4QPE. Registration recommended at: https://forms.gle/QqGrQCBduCNMBSEi9

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Anat Shinar
anat@youngdance.org
6124233064

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

Ruby Josephine Smith teaches throughout January.

These contemporary classes focus on finding individual flow in the body and exploring different, contrasting qualities of movement through improvisation and phrasework. Fluidity, breath, and expression tend to be at the core of my work and practice, so we will use these themes to get back in touch with the beautifully internal experience of moving and dancing that then can be radiated out to audiences and observers. This will be done through exercises connecting breath and movement and finding flow from the spine and core, guided improvisations using images and sensations, and a combination taught at the end that aims to bring all the themes of class together, leaving room for the dancer to play within the set movement.

Ruby Josephine Smith is a contemporary dance artist and choreographer, born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her curiosity and passion launched her into a life of travel, continuing her self-driven training at studios, workshops and intensives around Europe. She finally landed in Tangier, Morocco, where she was based for the past 7 years until recently relocating back to the Twin Cities. In Tangier she taught regular classes at Le Conservatoire D’Art et de Musique and Positive School, as well as taught workshops and masterclasses around the country. As an experienced choreographer, her expressive, fluid and narrative work has been showcased in festivals around Morocco and Southern Europe, and commissioned by institutions such as the US Embassy of Morocco’s Cultural Department and the French Institute of Morocco. She has had the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from internationally renowned dance artists, including Pau Aran Gimeno of Tanztheater Wuppertal and Brazilian choreographer Natalia Fernandes. She currently teaches, creates and performs in Minneapolis, giving regular classes at Zenon Dance School and Circus Juventas. Ruby believes strongly in the power of dance to tell stories, explore personal expression, and form human connections.

Pre-register at https://www.arena-dances.org/the-arena/
Flexible pricing and free parking!

Join us for Amy Jones’ Pilates mat class from 9:15-10:00am before Moving Practice. Take both for just $25!

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Thanks to the wonderful movers who came to last month’s workshop and made it such a success, Creative Movement 2.0 is now here!

More about this workshop: Creative Movement is a hybrid class (in studio or online) made for adult movers who are just beginning to enter, or re-enter, a movement practice and are curious about improvisation within the realm of contemporary dance. However, more experienced movers are also welcome in order to explore their own practice in a relaxed and open environment.

This workshop will include a group warm-up, several layers of prompted improvisation, and a shared improvisation score set to music. The atmosphere is welcoming and celebratory of all styles, levels, and abilities. It is a chance to explore your own body and self through motion and flow, bringing out your authentic movement voice. Let’s have fun, be playful, and get curious together through dance.

About the instructor: Ruby Josephine Smith is a contemporary dance artist and choreographer, born and raised in Minneapolis. She has spent the majority of her dance career abroad, living in Tangier, Morocco for 7 years, choreographing, teaching and training around the country as well as in festivals and workshops around Europe. In Morocco, she choreographed several full-length performance pieces, sponsored by the US Embassy, American Language Centers, and the French Institute. She also leads masterclasses at international schools around the world in using movement as a form of story-telling and improving emotional literacy. Ruby moved back to Minneapolis about a year ago and now teaches regularly at Zenon Dance School, Circus Juventas, leads virtual yoga sessions, and works as a freelance choreographer and performer.

Location Info

Hothouse Studio 2
2303 Kennedy St NE
Suite 410
Minneapolis, MN 55413

website

Contact Info

Ruby Smith
rubyjosephinedance@gmail.com

Workshops

Class Title: Creative Movement Workshop for Adults
Instructor: Ruby Josephine Smith
Price: $15
Date: January 29, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm
End Date: 3:30 pm
Performers in Theatrical Masks

In tandem with casting for our 2022 mainstage production, Minotaur, Off-Leash Area is offering two Theatrical Mask Performance Workshops for Dancers. Professional dancers are invited to attend free of charge. Previous mask experience is not required.

Saturday, January 29 – 5:00-7:00pm
Sunday, January 30 – 6:00-8:00pm

at TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave, St. Paul. Directly behind the Subway restaurant.

Mask performance is an excellent bridge vocabulary between theatrical characterization and dance performance. For the performer, it can be liberating, empowering, and transformative, unleashing untapped reservoirs of energy and imagination.

​Participants will undertake group physical warm-ups geared towards training in mask performance. Participants will don one or more masks in different styles, and present brief improvisations to the group.

Limited space to allow distancing. N95 masks required. For full details and Covid protocols, visit www.offleasharea.org/auditionworkshops

To sign up for one of both of the workshops or for questions, contact Off-Leash Area at offleash@offleasharea.org

A designated audition for Minotaur will occur on February 6. Theatrical Mask performance will be an integral vocabulary in the production, so those interested in auditioning are highly encouraged to attend a workshop, and will receive priority for the limited spots.

Location Info

TU Dance
2121 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55114

website

Contact Info

Paul Herwig and Jennifer Ilse
offleash@offleasharea.org

Mental health is as important as physical health for healthy, happy dancers. Minding the Gap presents a workshop curated in five sessions, each presented by an accredited professional.

All sessions online from 12:30pm–1:30pm:

#1 – February 6, 2022
Common mental health challenges for dancers, signs of distress, and what actions can be taken.
Presenter: Josh Spell MSW, LICSW– consulting mental health professional to Pacific Northwest Ballet.

#2 – February 20, 2022
Tough love in teaching. What is it? How is it done correctly? Unlearning problematic methods from our past and moving on with a mental health approach to dance pedagogy.
Presenter: Jo-Anne La Flèche, MPsy, MA Dance – consulting psychologist to l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec.

#3 – March 6, 2022
Language Matters: Shifting how we speak about food and bodies to prevent eating disorders and improve dancer health.
Presenter: Monika Saigal, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CDN – nutritionist and eating disorder expert based in New York City.

#4 – March 20, 2022
Productive, proactive communication. How to engage students and dancers on the tough topics and disappointments.
Presenter: Jackson Jirard, M.Ed – Education psychology specialist and dance educator, associate director of Urban Improv at Rehearsal For Life in Massachusetts.

#5 – April 3, 2022
How to support an injured dancer. Best practices to get the dancer back into the studio strong both mentally and physically.
Presenter: Marissa Schaeffer, PT, DPT, CSCS – licensed physical therapist and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in New York City.

A person wearing a face mask and a virtual reality headset lifts two arms in motion

Move your body and free your mind in a one-of-a-kind class at REM5 VR Lab in St. Louis Park, MN.

This five-week course will introduce you to new ways of staying active both physically and mentally. Bringing together two artforms and new technology, James Sewell and Sheila Asato will teach integrated classes to utilize movement in the physical and virtual worlds.

By the end of the course you’ll have new ways to move and practice coordination through James’ COORDI system, and also have your own piece of VR artwork that you can show to your friends.

*This course is available to all abilities. No VR experience necessary. Space is limited, only 10 spots available.

Course Focus and Key Takeaways:

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Movement and coordination
  • Meditation and imagination
  • Art and creativity in Virtual Reality
  • Learning new things and having fun!

This is a five-week course on Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm; February 8, 15, 22, 29, and March 8. Each day will start with coffee and snacks, then move into physical movement practice. We’ll take breaks regularly, then shift into creation inside of VR. $250.

COVID-19 protocol: This event will be a small group practice of around 13 people in an 8,000 square foot space. We will be wearing masks when we are around others and doing group activities. Each person will have their own VR POD with their own headset that will be properly sanitized and not shared with anyone else during class.

Location Info

REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory
4950 West 35th Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

website

Contact Info

Brian Skalak
brian@rem5vr.com

Alternative Motion Project seeks a Stage Manager for it’s upcoming tenth season performance March 18-20, 2022 at The Southern Theater.

Duties include but are not limited to: supporting and coordinating with our lighting/technical director, using Q-Lab to run a projector and sound/light boards, troubleshooting technical issues, prepping the stage/theater space for tech rehearsals and performances, and managing the artistic staff as needed. Prior experience stage managing for dance performances is preferred. More project details are available upon request, including time commitment and stipend amount.  

Interested parties please submit your resume and short introduction to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com by this Friday, January 21.

Deadline: January 21, 2022
Pink, in a blue top hat and pink tailcoat, is surrounded by an adoring public reaching towards him.

Twin Cities Ballet is seeking a male soloist/principal level dancer for our spring season. Strong classical ballet and contemporary skills required. You would perform in our two upcoming productions:

Pink Floyd’s THE WALL: A Rock Ballet – TCB will be performing its smash-hit original rock ballet at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul on March 11-13, with live music from popular local band Momentary Lapse of Floyd.

Giselle – The season will conclude with the beautiful ballet classic, Giselle, at Ames Center in Burnsville on May 6-8. This will be the Twin Cities Ballet company premiere of one of the most popular and enduring ballet favorites.

Please contact us at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org with the following audition materials:

  • Your resumé.
  • Two photos. Either attach small format photos or provide a link:
    • 1st arabesque and
    • a headshot showing at least 3/4 face.
  • Video link showing classwork or performance clips, clearly demonstrating your classical ballet technique.

We will contact you after we have reviewed your audition materials to schedule an in-person or virtual audition.

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.

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.

Our mission is to connect and enrich communities by making ballet approachable, relatable, and fun, through professional and original productions and educational outreach.

Location Info

Twin Cities Ballet
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-452-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@TwinCitiesBallet.org
952-452-3163
Deadline: January 28, 2022
Sketch of the Minotaur

The Dance Audition for Off-Leash Area’s 2022 mainstage production, Minotaur, will be held in a workshop format. We are looking for three additional dancers who have previous experience with or show proclivity towards embodying Theatrical Mask work, strong contemporary/modern dance skills, and strong musicality using complex rhythms.

We are looking to create a cast that expresses a range of ages and gender identities.​

Positions are paid a $1000 stipend. Anticipated rehearsals are twice weekly end of February through mid-May, thrice weekly mid-May through July. Tech and performance dates are July 11-17, 2022. Performance venue is Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Minneapolis.

Minotaur Audition for Dancers
Sunday, February 6 – 5:00-7:00pm
at TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave, St. Paul. Directly behind the Subway restaurant.

To sign up for the Minotaur Audition for Dancers, send a resume or brief summary of your dance experience to Off-Leash Area at offleash@offleasharea.org. Space is limited and N95 masks are required. Full Covid protocol on our website.

Those auditioning are not required, but are highly encouraged to sign up for one or both Theatrical Mask Workshops for Dancers, January 29 and 30.

For more on the workshops and audition, visit www.offleasharea.org/auditionworkshops.
For more on Minotaur, visit www.offleasharea.org/on-stage-now.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55114

website

Contact Info

Paul Herwig and Jennifer Ilse
offleash@offleasharea.org
Deadline: February 6, 2022
Dancers walking and rolling across the stage - photo by Bill Cameron

Off-Leash Area contemporary performances is pleased to announce a new call for submissions for our newest program, Off-Kilter Cabaret.

Off-Kilter is designed to highlight and support artists with disabilities, making space for and giving voice to artists with disabilities in the design and leadership of the program. The Off-Kilter Cabaret will be a 75-minute cabaret-style production, which, in this inaugural year, will be presented for four performances in the Barker Center for Dance on the U of MN West Bank campus June 9-12, 2022.

Artists are asked to create a 5-10 minute performance work that speaks to the theme of the inaugural Off-Kilter cabaret – “Organ Recital.” This is a paid performance opportunity.

Deadline to apply: February 14, 2022.
The application is currently available on our website at www.offleasharea.org/off-kilter.

Deadline: February 14, 2022

Children’s Dance Theatre, a non-profit dance production company celebrating 35 years in Southeastern Minnesota, is producing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a story ballet, at the Rochester Civic Theatre, March 11-13, 2022.  The show is directed and choreographed by Matthew Keefe, along with guest choreographer Reinhard von Rabenau of Minnesota Ballet.

Applications are now being accepted for two male ballet roles, please submit your resumé to rochester.cdt@gmail.com. Paid positions.

Rehearsals will be held on Sundays in February/March at The Dance Lab and the Rochester Civic Theatre.
Tech rehearsals are March 7–10 and performances are March 11-13, 2022 at the Rochester Civic Theatre.

The Dance Lab, 2625 US-14, Rochester, MN
Rochester Civic Theatre, 30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN

Deadline: January 1, 1970

Online auditions for dancers, singers, and actors for Legacy Musical Theatre’s revival of NY City Center’s encore performance of Stairway to Paradise (2007), a revue in review of the best of Broadway revues 1908-1950.

Directed and choreographed by the esteemed and acclaimed Myron Johnson with Music Director Stephen R Orejudos with the Legacy Orchestra. Opening June 9-12, 2022 at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center.

Rehearsals start in April. Tech June 5-8.

Please send resume, headshot, and video to stevka0123@gmail.com.

Must be fully vaccinated. COVID protocol in place.

This is a non-paying opportunity.

Contact Info

Steven Katz
stevka0123@gmail.com
651-487-2360
Deadline: January 1, 1970

We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our Xchange Program for the upcoming Winter Session! 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 fill out this interest form: https://forms.gle/z6K1BhmGaH8QUTNw7

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Erika Martin
erika@zenondance.org
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 the hours of 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 which refreshes the air 7-8 times per hour. Renters will also have access to a large lobby (25’ x 29’) and up to 50 chairs. 

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

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 wifi and a 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 arenadances@gmail.com

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-804-0238
website

Contact Info

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

Need space to rehearse, choreograph, teach, or hold an event? Collide Theatrical has two studios available for rental in our beautiful St. Paul location.

Studio 1 has 1700 square feet of sprung floor, full wall-length mirrors, Rosco Adagio Marley dance floor, high ceilings, sky lights, and three chandeliers.

Studio 2 has 550 square feet of sprung wood floor.

Both studios have the following amenities:

  • Ballet barres for up to 18 students
  • Free and accessible parking and access to public transportation line
  • Gender-specific bathrooms (non-gender-specific bathroom available in the adjacent building)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth room speakers
  • Cubbies for holding shoes and clothes
  • Two long folding tables
  • Access to up to 30 folding chairs
  • HVAC heated and cooled spaces with temperature control
  • Hallway drinking fountains. Access to kitchenette area available upon request.

Single Rental:
Studio 1 – $30/hour
Studio 2 – $20/hour

Long-Term or Multiple-Day Rental:
Studio 1 – $20/hour
Studio 2 – $15/hour

Payment for rental bookings must be made 48 hours prior to your booking to hold your reservation. A signed rental agreement and certificate of insurance must be provided prior to your reservation. Please contact us at 651-395-7903 to schedule a visit. COVID safety rules and cleaning are at the highest priority.

Location Info

COLLIDE Dance Theatrical
755 Prior Ave N
Ste 235H
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-395-7903
website

Contact Info

Grace Kidder
admin@collidetheatrical.org
651-395-7903

The Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location is conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave next door to the police station. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack.

The best way to contact us for rentals is to email genmanager@jawaahir.org.

$20 per hour.
Rate quoted is for dance-related rentals only. 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
612-872-6050
website

Contact Info

Jenny Piper
genmanager@jawaahir.org

Seeking greater sensory awareness and connectivity in your body? Or, do you wish to overcome an injury or habitual inefficiency?

Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) is a series of movement exercises that does the above, encouraging greater function in any body. Jeffrey’s approach to BF focuses on anatomical concepts, imagery, and the developmental patterns championed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. The work considers the whole unique person and the involvements in life that generate physical habitual patterns.

Working together, we will establish goals and craft a plan – whether that is for one or a series of sessions. Whether via Zoom or in person, we will process and detail BF exercises in your mind/body. The work is collaborative and sensate; we will cyclically move and process together.

Jeffrey certified in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (L/BMA) through Integrated Movement Studies in 2014. Since certifying, he’s taught L/BMA courses at the university level and worked with countless clients – including stroke patients, car accident victims, dancers, and actors. He has over 20 years experience as a movement educator and brings a sensitivity to the uniqueness of our individual embodiment to each client.

Contact Info

Jeffrey Peterson
JPetersonDance@gmail.com

The Threads Dance Nexus is a brand new community hub that not only provides a home for Threads Dance Project, but also strengthens the social fabric of our Minneapolis community through the connective power of dance.

Our 1,480 square foot space has a professional-grade speaker sound system, sprung floors, barres, and mirrors; is ADA compliant, and has two gender-neutral changing rooms. Its large windows and garage door allow for an abundance of natural light and fresh air.

NOTE: Masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. Click here for Threads’ complete safety plan.

Conveniently located in the Seward neighborhood, we offer free parking and free side street parking. We are a five-minute walk from the Franklin Light Rail Station, and a 2-5 minute walk from the nearest bus stops (lines 2, 9, 22, 67).

To request space, please email nexusrentals@threadsdance.org. A nonrefundable deposit equal to one hour at the renter’s base rate is due to secure space.

Hourly Rental Rates
Extended rentals may be eligible for additional discounts on a case-by-case basis.
General Usage (for-profit, events, etc.): $22 per hour
501(c)3 / Individual Artists: $20 per hour
BIPOC / College Students: $18 per hour

Location Info

Threads Dance Nexus
2213 Snelling Avenue
#100
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-354-3978
website

Contact Info

Rae Charles Harge
nexusrentals@threadsdance.org
612-354-3978

At the Ragamala Training Center, students receive classical training in the style of Bharatanatyam carefully created by the internationally renowned Padma Bhushan Alarmel Valli, considered to be one of India’s greatest living masters. This style is distinguished by its technical perfection and grace, and Artistic Directors Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy are dedicated to preserving and carrying on their guru’s tradition and passing it on to the next generation of dancers.

Ragamala classes provide students with rigorous training while giving them an opportunity to learn about, preserve, and immerse themselves in the arts and culture of India. Ragamala Training Center’s unique program stresses artistic excellence and a professional level of training while fostering cultural awareness.

Ragamala Training Center offers introductory through advanced level classes for ages 7 through adult. 

Introductory Class
Saturdays, 3:15-4:00pm
Online via Zoom
Classes run October 2021-May 2022
You can view the full calendar here: https://www.ragamaladance.org/school-calendar

Registration
Please use this link to submit your registration: https://forms.gle/oXRMupDLPcUnFmqC8

New Student Introductory Tuition
$450 Spring Semester (beginning in January)
We also offer discounts for families enrolling more than one student. For more information, please go to: https://www.ragamaladance.org/training-center

The Ragamala Training Center welcomes students with prior experience in Bharatanatyam to audition for upper level classes. Please contact us at admin@ragamaladance.org before registering for classes beyond the introductory level.

Location Info

Ragamala Dance Company
3754 Pleasant Ave
#405
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
612-824-1968
website

Contact Info

Sasha Blinnikova
sasha@ragamaladance.org
320-310-3605

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!

Zenon Dance School

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

Tapestry Folkdance Center offers weekly and monthly classes and dances for all ages and skill levels at our Minneapolis, MN studios. All programs – from international to ballroom and family to seniors (online only), are ongoing. More information, including the schedule, instructors, and live music, is available on our website. Check out our calendar of activities.

Tapestry Programming:

Sunday
Ballroom Variety Dance – first, third, and fifth Sunday, 6:00-9:30pm
English Country Dance – 7:00-9:00pm

Monday
Advanced International Folk Dance – second Monday, 7:45-10:30pm

Thursday
Israeli Dance, 7:00-9:30pm

Friday
Seniors Dance Joyfully – ONLINE first and third Friday, 9:30-10:30am
USA Social Dance and Ballroom – fourth Friday, 7:00-10:30pm
International Folk Dance, 7:00-10:30pm

Saturday
Contra Dance, 7:30-11:00pm
Family Dance – ONLINE second Saturday, 7:00-7:30pm

Additional dance and class opportunities include Brazilian Zouk, Dance Church, Minnesota Traditional Morris, Phoenix Chinese, Dance Academy, Qigong and Chi, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Saturday Modern Collective, Shake Your Bones, Shotokan Karate, TLC Line Dance, USA Dance Projects, Zumba with Chari, and Zumba with Sadie.

Studio rentals are available for private lessons, groups, and rehearsals.

Learn to assist with evening and weekend dance admisssion’s, welcome visitors, or be a part of our community by opening and closing the building. Volunteers make Tapestry Folkdance Center an amazing music and dance organization.

Location Info

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota 55406

website

Contact Info

Tapestry Staff
staff@tapestryfolkdance.org

Zenon Dance School is excited to welcome you back for another season of dance this winter! Classes run from January 10 through March 20, 2022.

Monday
9:30am: Intermediate Contemporary/Modern with Joanna Lees – Hybrid
11:15am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren – In Person
5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson – Online
5:30pm: Contemporary Ballet with Anne Lentz – Hybrid

Tuesday
9:30am: Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary with Chloe Nagle – In Person
5:30pm: Contemporary Floorwork with Javan Mngrezzo – In Person
7:00pm: Beginning Jazz with Allison Rubin-Forester – Hybrid

Wednesday
9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – Online
11:15am: Intermediate 1 Ballet with Nic Lincoln – Hybrid
5:30pm: Beginning 1 Ballet with Lisa Erickson – Online
5:30pm: Intermediate Contemporary with Ruby J. Smith – Hybrid
7:00pm: All Levels Hip-Hop with Gabby Abram – Hybrid
7:00pm: Beginning/Intermediate Jazz with Jennifer Glaws – In Person

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: Jazz with Erinn Liebhard, Karla Grotting, and Guests – Hybrid
12:00pm: Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh – Hybrid

Saturday
9:00am: All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson – Online
9:15am: Creative Movement for ages 4-6 with Anne Petrich – In Person
10:00am: All Levels Tap with Dorian Brooke – In Person
10:00am: Beginning Modern with Roxane Wallace – In Person
10:15am: Youth Ballet for ages 7-10 with Sarah Bartlett – Online
11:00am: Musical Theatre Jazz with Dorian Brooke – In Person
12:30pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Ben Johnson – In Person

Sunday
10:00am: Creative Movement for ages 4-6 with Margaret Ogas – In Person
11:00am: Youth Ballet for ages 7-10 with Kendall Kramer – In Person
12:00pm: Youth Modern for ages 10-14 with Kendall Kramer – In Person

Register online today!

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Erika Martin
info@zenondance.org

This week, Friday Morning Jazz is again taught by multi-faceted special guest artist, Jennifer Glaws. Jennifer is an interdisciplinary media and dance artist who is steering interactive performance experiences that push notions of space, time, and human connection. She is dedicated to the social and developmental rewards of the arts evident in her work as a dance educator, choreographer, director, and photographer. Her personal movement signature harnesses athletic, full-bodied, musically-driven movement of contemporary and global dance styles. She fosters physical and critical inquiry across dance forms by utilizing elements of improvisation, partnering, creation, embodied practices, somatic approaches, and the sheer excitement of momentum to lesson planning. You can learn more about Jennifer and her work at https://jenniferglaws.org

The rest of our exciting line up of winter jazz artists is as follows:
January 21: Jennifer Glaws
January 28: Karla Grotting
February 4: Karla Grotting
February 11: Karla Grotting
February 18: Karla Grotting
February 25: Jolene Konkel
March 4: Erinn Liebhard
March 11: Erinn Liebhard
March 18: Erinn Liebhard

Find out more about our awesome guests by following our class Facebook page and keeping your eye out for posts about them! Class will remain hybrid, offering 10 physically-distanced spots for masked folks to come into the studio to take class, and unlimited spots for folks to attend from home via a high-quality ZOOM experience.

Register here: conta.cc/39fJDXN

We hope to see you soon! #zenondanceschool #wewillmoveyou #getyourasstoclass

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-338-1101
website

Contact Info

Karla Grotting
karlagrotting@gmail.com

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

MotionArt focuses on nurturing children’s individual creativity while facilitating their understanding of the dance elements of Space, Time and Energy. Ages 3-6 explore these elements through playful, structured activities allowing them to expand their movement vocabulary, develop body awareness and gain self-confidence. Ages 7-10 explore the dance elements while being introduced to new movement skills and the creation of their own dances. Ages 11-13 expand their creative and kinesthetic awareness while learning basic movement skills of modern dance.

We are currently offering Creative Dance/Intro to Modern Dance classes for ages 7-10 at the Center for Performing Arts. 

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

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.

Winter Session at Center for Performing Arts: 
January 8-March 5, 2022. Nine weeks.
Ages 7-10
Saturday, 3:00-3:50pm
$100 full session.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com

Curiosity, Connection, Community, Choice

To keep our communities safe, AMP is postponing in-person class until February 2. Thank you for understanding!

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am
February 2–May 18
No practice March 16 or 23.
In-person and synchronous Zoom/virtual options.

Rates
Purchase 1 Single Practice/Drop In: $15
Purchase 5 Practices: $70 (save $5)
Purchase 10 Practices: $130 (save $20)
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Please email alternativemotionproject@gmail.com for low/no cost options or questions.

About the Practice
Move BIG, sweat and play in an energizing atmosphere each week! Movers will build awareness and explore expansive possibilities within their own individuality and identities. Through improvised and structured movement vocabulary, participants will be encouraged to research freedom, 3-D expansion, mobility, rigor, presence, and agency within an empowering experience.

Suitable for professional, pre-professional, and/or intermediate/advanced movers, ages 18+. Knee pads recommended. Led by AMP Co-Director, Joanna Lees. Come as you are!

Pre-registration strongly encouraged for in person, but not required. Registration information coming to our website soon!
Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to practice start time if participating in person.

If class size needs to be limited, priority will be given to those who are registered.
It is REQUIRED that you register 30 minutes prior to practice start time for the Zoom option.

CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 will be required. Masks required unless otherwise specified. For the most up to date policy, visit AMP’s website.

Photo: V. Paul Virtucio

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave
Studio 105w
Minneapolis, MN 55409

website

Contact Info

Joanna Lees
alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

You are invited to partake in advanced level open class with the artists of James Sewell Ballet!

Currently 9:30am-11:00am, Monday through Friday.

Sliding scale $5-15.

Visit http://www.jsballet.org/classes to connect.

Location Info

Studio 2B
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave Ste
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Eve Schulte
info@jsballet.org

Engage in fun physical brain teasers to hone your balance, coordination, and brain health. This movement-based virtual class is open to all abilities—no dance experience necessary. It’s a work out for both brain and body!

Wednesdays, 10:00AM CT – low impact

Classes are led by James Sewell, are one hour in length, and are geared toward adult participation.

Sliding scale, $5-20.

Visit https://jsballet.org/coordi/ to connect.

Contact Info

Eve Schulte
info@jsballet.org
Four Young Dance class photos.

The Young Dance 2021-22 academic year is still open for registration. Enroll in your favorite dance classes, or try some new moves with fresh faces! We’re thrilled to welcome everyone back into our space after a long time away.

Young Dance is committed to offering a fun and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our exceptional Teaching Artists bring an unparalleled level of excellence, where young artists can experience a myriad of styles and techniques. We provide a breadth of opportunities for youth to engage with dance in the way that feels best for them and that supports them in finding and lifting their voices.

Classes include Dance Together, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Break Dancing, All Abilities Dancing, Modern, Ballet, Choreography, Performing Company, and more.

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
Photo by Isabel Fajardo

Young Dance is thrilled to offer Beginning Breaking with world-renowned breaker Joseph “MN Joe” Tran. In this class, students ages 8-13 will learn the fundamentals of breaking, including Toprocks, Go-downs, Footwork, Powermoves, and Freezes, in a supportive environment. In addition to learning technique, dancers will have opportunities to advance their freestyling/improvisation skills, as well as to develop choreography collaboratively with their peers. 

This class is for all abilities and experiences.

Breaking is an ever evolving art form and there are quite literally an endless amount of moves to learn! I hope that the dancers will develop self-efficacy. It is important in Breaking and Hip Hop to understand the history, tradition and culture of the moves and then to motivate oneself to take those lessons and create something new. The only way to do so is to work hard, develop discipline and have fun doing it!” —MN Joe

Wednesdays, January 5–May 18
4:30–5:30 p.m.

Ages 8–13
Fee: $266

Register.youngdance.org

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
Photo by Ruby Josephine Smith

Come join us at The Arena for youth dance offerings.

Winter Session: January 3-April 9.
Thirteen weeks. No classes February 28-March 6.

Youth Classes – Saturdays
11:00-11:45am: Dancing Together for ages 2-5 with Kendall Kramer
$1 full session. Pre-enrollment necessary. Enrollment closes this Saturday, January 22.

Register on-line at https://www.arena-dances.org/the-arena/

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com
Photo courtesy of Armour Photography.

The students and I will open up curiosity, finding internal pathways within the body and the contrast of those same pathways to promote extension of skeletal mobility beyond one’s own range. An assortment of texture, speed, density, length, force and resistance will be taught to open these skills.

My work is best described as contemporary, spanning an array of styles – from quietly evocative to physically demanding, full of spiraling momentum that draws energy in the core and spreads it out like disco ball beams of light. At times focusing on the dancers’ bends and folds, creating shape as one shifts and moves. My work strives to create moments of connection.

Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
Through April 8
Pre-register at https://www.arena-dances.org/the-arena/
Drop-in $17.

Flexible pricing and free parking!

Mathew Janczewski’s inquisitive, immersive and heartfelt approach to contemporary dance reaches beyond the surface and holds the viewer in its embrace. With over 35 works in his repertoire and more than two decades of experience as a choreographer, Mathew has cultivated a highly diverse and mesmerizing style of movement.

Mathew’s work has garnered praise in the Twin Cities and beyond. He has created commissioned works for companies such as Minnesota Dance Theater, Cleveland Repertory Co., aTrek Dance, and Zenon Dance Company. He was the Bates Festival choreographer (2001), received the Sage Award for Outstanding Performance (2005) and won the McKnight Choreographers Fellowship (2005). In 2008, Dance Magazine named him as one of their “25 to Watch.”

Shortly after receiving his degree in dance at the University of Minnesota and performing internationally, Mathew founded his own non-profit dance company, ARENA DANCES, in 1995. ARENA serves as the vehicle for his body of work and provides young, aging and underserved segments of the Twin Cities community with opportunities to experience the transformative power of dance.

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
Photo courtesy of Armour Photography.

The GYROKINESIS® Method is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique method which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus.

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm at The Arena

No class March 1. Brittany Fridenstine-Keefe teaches March 22-April 9.

Pre-register at https://www.arena-dances.org/the-arena/
Flexible pricing and free parking!

Non Edwards is a dancer, choreographer, and Gyrokinesis Method Trainer. She was first introduced to the Gyrokinesis Method by Deborah Jinza Thayer. Non has studied with Domini Anne, Miriam Barbosa, Erika Hassan, Jane Gotch, and Kerry Parker. Cross-training with the Gyrokinesis Method supports Non’s career as a freelance dancer.

Non has danced in DIY and non-art spaces as well as the Seattle Art Fair, Walker Art Center, Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the Twin Cities’ Bedlam, Bedlam Lowertown, Bryant-Lake Bowl, Ritz, Fitzgerald, McGuire, Southern, and Goodale Theaters; in Massachusetts at Jacob’s Pillow; and in Hawai’i at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. In 2020 Non was awarded a McKnight Dancer Fellowship. She has been a member of ARENA Dances since 2016.

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

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.

We now have in-studio options for beginners and all students! 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, Minnesota 55406
612-872-6050
website

Contact Info

Jenny Piper
genmanager@jawaahir.org

Registration is now open for the Winter Session at Threads Dance Nexus!

Classes begin January 24, 2022 and include:

  • Creative Connections for ages 4-7
  • Youth Ballet and Modern
  • Adult Beginning/Intermediate Ballet and Modern
  • Adult Advanced/Professional Ballet and Modern

In response to current rising infection rates, classes are currently slated to take place masked and maintaining social distancing protocol per our Covid Preparedness Plan. Please visit www.threadsdance.org/nexus for registration, pricing, and more info!

Location Info

Threads Dance Nexus
2213 Snelling Avenue
#100
Golen VAlley, MN 55418
612-354-3978
website

Contact Info

Rae Charles Harge
dancenexus@threadsdance.org

Join ARENA DANCES for our weekly Studio Stories podcast, where each week we reminisce on Twin Cities dance history with a new special guest. This week, we hear from Stuart Pimsler.

Stuart is the co-director, with Suzanne Costello, of Stuart Pimsler Dance Theater – a company with over 40 years of history. And now, Stuart is author of a book, The Choreography of Care.

Tune in this Thursday, January 20 at 12:00pm to hear Stuart’s studio story.

Available on our website or wherever you get your podcasts!