Amahl and the Night Visitors – James Sewell Ballet - December 2 to December 4

The Snow Queen - December 2 to December 4

Floorwork: Conversations and Knowledge Sharing Potluck - December 3

Virtual Premiere – Screendance by Kayla Schiltgen - December 4

TU Dance 2022 Winter Showcase - December 9 to December 11

Rhythm Street Movement’s Who Brought the Humbug? - December 9 to December 18

Rochester Dance Company – The Nutcracker - December 10 to December 11

Ballet Minnesota’s The Classic Nutcracker - December 16 to December 18

Hopkins Dance Company – Clara in the City: A Nutcracker Tale - December 16 to December 17

Zenon Dance Zone Fall Showcase - December 16 to December 17

Heat Up Your December with AMP’s Winter Workshop - December 19

A New Feldenkrais Series: Your Poetic Pelvis - December 4

The Blending of Yoga and Feldenkrais Winter Series - December 5

The Arena – Moving Practice with Joanna Lees – Sub for Brenna Mosser - December 6

Submit Jazz and American Social-Inspired Work for RS’ Cohort 2023 - November 30

Zenon Dance School – Call for Movement Instructors for Young Dancers - December 2

New Year’s Eve “Showgirl” – Walk-Around Model - December 2

The 3-Women Project by TU Dance - December 3

Carleton College Theater and Dance Department Administrative Assistant

Young Dance Seeks Teaching Artists for 2022-23 Session and Beyond

Work with BCL

Zenon Dance School – Xchange Program/Work-Study

The Arena – Space for Rent

Rent TU Dance Center Studios

Studios for Rent at Hopkins Dance Company

Rent the Young Dance Studios

Threads Dance Nexus Space for Rent

Dance Studio K on University Ave – Wood Floors

Rent Space at BCL

Zenon Dance School – Fall Classes in Person and Online

Erin Thompson Teaches Advanced Contemporary Classes in Person and on Zoom

Modern Dance Class with Thern Anderson at Tapestry

FELDENKRAIS® Classes with Krista Langberg and Jeffrey Wells

TU Dance Center: Intermediate/Advanced Open Classes

TU Dance Center: 2022-2023 Pre-Professional Program

TU Dance Center: 2022-2023 Children and Teen Program

MotionArt Adult Modern Dance Classes

MotionArt First Friday Improv Gathering

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

Adult Classes at Hopkins Dance Company

Fall/Winter Classes at Hopkins Dance Company for All Ages

Three-Week Pop-Up Modern Classes in December

Afro-Modern, Ballet 2, Hip Hop, and Jazz Classes at Young Dance

Friday Morning Jazz is Going on Pause – Three Classes Left

Bharatanatyam Classes at the Ragamala Training Center

Community Movement Collective Open Classes

Adult Drop-In Classes at BCL

Studio Stories: Reminiscing on Twin Cities Dance with Julia Tehven Sutton



Inspired by the one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, this delightful ballet tells the story of a little boy with a disability and his widowed mother, and their life-changing encounter with three kings following a star to Bethlehem. Its themes of faith, forgiveness, healing and compassion celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

Conceived and choreographed by James Sewell, the 50-minute production uses several movement styles, including the visual/gestural style of American Sign Language. The choreographic combination of ASL with traditional ballet provides a visually compelling experience that holds special appeal and meaning for hearing and hearing impaired audiences. The Shepherd’s Dance section invites the participation of several additional cast members from the presenting community.

Presented as part of the Westminster Performing Arts Series.

The Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 evening shows include a Christmas Dinner.

Location Info

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave S
Westminster Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-332-3421
website

Contact Info

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

Box Office Info


Phone: 612-332-3421
Price: $20.00-45.00
Date: December 2, 2022  Time: 6:00 pm
Date: December 3, 2022  Time: 6:00 pm
Date: December 4, 2022  Time: 12:00 pm

Introducing The Snow Queen! Travel to magical lands through this sparkling holiday production that will warm you from the inside out. From the screen to the stage, Ballet Co.Laboratory’s original 2020 ballet made for film will be transformed for the theater with newly expanded scenes and choreography. 

Join us December 2-4, 2022 at The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts as we follow Gerda, a little girl filled with moxie on a quest to rescue her brother, whose heart has been frozen by an icy fragment from the Snow Queen’s enchanted mirror.

Tickets are available here.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Rachel Koep
rkoep@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

Join Mathew Janczewski, Founder and Artistic Director of ARENA DANCES, every first Saturday for Floorwork: a communal conversation and shared meal while contemplating the culture and climate of dance today in the Twin Cities. Floorwork was developed to hold conversations and knowledge-sharing spaces for creatives.

The next Floorwork is:
Saturday, December 3 from 3:00-5:00pm
RSVP today, Wednesday, November 30 here.

This December Floorwork will focus on Advancing Dance in Our Community. We will ask this question together:

  • What sequential action steps are needed to advance dance within our community?

Conversation will be held over a communal meal – bring your own dish to share in our potluck! ARENA DANCES will supply beverages, plates, napkins, and utensils.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Join Kayla and the artistic team for the virtual premiere of object permanence followed by a Q&A chat. For those who caught object permanence at Choreographers’ Evening, this screening is of the entire work; 15 minutes in length.

object permanence is an act of curiosity pursuing my enduring wonder about visibility or lack thereof in a time of perpetual display. Object permanence is a concept studied in developmental psychology, it refers to the understanding that people, places, and things continue to exist even when they can no longer be sensed. I stumbled across this idea during my research, it captured my attention, and has since been revealing what it wants discovered through the creative journey of building this screendance.

Choreography, dance, cinematography, and editing: Kayla Schiltgen
Original composition and music: Dean Sibinski
Production assistance: Eric Elefson

December 4 at 4:00pm
Price: $15

Contact Info

Kayla Schiltgen
kayla.schiltgen@gmail.com
651-353-6387

Join us for our first TU Dance Winter Showcase and the inaugural performances of CULTIVATE, A Trainee Program – featuring works created by local and national guest artists for CULTIVATE, and for The School at TU Dance Center’s Pre-Professional Levels 4 and 5.

The CULTIVATE dancers will perform works by renowned choreographers Alanna Morris from I A.M. Arts and Gregory Dolbashian from The Dash Ensemble, while Levels 4 and 5 students will showcase works by New York choreographer Stephon Williams and also Alanna Morris. Let’s celebrate these inspiring dancers and their dedication!

December 9 and 10
Doors at 6:30pm. Show at 7:30pm.

December 11
Doors at 1:00pm. Show at 2:00pm.

To purchase tickets, click here!

Location Info

Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-340-0155
website

Contact Info

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

Get the best seat in the house by securing your Who Brought the Humbug? tickets today!

Ricci Milan and the artists of Rhythm Street Movement are back December 9-18 with the fun, funky, hilarious show that pairs live music with amazing tap dance for a unique mix of comedy, drama, and mystery that’s sure to be a memorable evening for the whole family. This year Rhythm Street is bringing new music, new choreography, and new dancers to stage to help celebrate the holiday season!

Regular, in-person single tickets are $45. Student/senior tickets are $35.

Audiences are invited to boost their holiday cheer by getting close to the action at a front-row cabaret-style VIP table. VIP tickets will enjoy the performance with a complimentary sparkling drink, macarons from Nikkollette’s Macarons, and a more immersive experience.

Pay-As-You-Are tickets are available for our Saturday, December 17 matinee performance at 2:00pm.
Click here to learn more about our Pay-As-You-Are tickets.

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

The Cowles Center Staff
info@thecowlescenter.org
612-206-3600

Box Office Info


Email: boxoffice@thecowlescenter.org
Date: December 9, 2022  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: December 10, 2022  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: December 11, 2022  Time: 2:00 pm
Date: December 16, 2022  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: December 17, 2022  Time: 2:00 pm
Date: December 17, 2022  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: December 18, 2022  Time: 2:00 pm

Tickets now available for the 20th anniversary of The Nutcracker by Rochester Dance Company!

The Nutcracker is a show for all ages, so come be part of the audience for this local holiday tradition. You will get to experience the magic of Clara and her friends on Christmas Eve and meet the colorful characters she encounters on her dreamy adventure.

Saturday, December 10 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday, December 11 at 2:00pm

At the Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall. Get your tickets now through Ticketmaster.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Ballet Minnesota’s thirty-fourth annual The Classic Nutcracker returns to the O’Shaughnessy! Come celebrate this annual family holiday tradition this December 16-18!

For novices to the ballet, this holiday story begins on Christmas Eve. We join a young girl, Clara, her mischievous brother, Fritz, and their family hosting a Christmas party. A latecomer to the party is Clara’s mysterious godfather Drosselmeyer. He presents her with a marvelous gift, a nutcracker doll. As Clara goes to sleep that night, we are transported into her dream of the Rat King fighting the Nutcracker and his army of toy soldiers. The Nutcracker Prince escorts Clara through an enchanted snow-covered forest and on to his Kingdom of the Sweets where Clara accepts the throne from the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Enjoy the return of this classic holiday favorite!

Location Info

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
651.690.6700
website

Contact Info

Ballet Minnesota
info@balletminnesota.org
651.222.7919

Box Office Info


Price: $5-45
Date: December 16, 2022  Time: 7:00 pm
Date: December 17, 2022  Time: 2:00 pm
Date: December 18, 2022  Time: 2:00 pm

Tickets now on sale for HDC’s Clara in the City: A Nutcracker Tale!

Make the most of your holiday season: come see this lovely show sure to be a delight for people of all ages.

December 16 at 7:00pm
December 17 at 12:00pm and 6:00pm

At the  Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins
https://buy.tututix.com/hopkinsdancecompany

Location Info

Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Minnesota 7
Hopkins, MN 55305

website

Contact Info

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

Box Office Info


Price: $15 - $20
Date: December 16, 2022  Time: 7:00 pm
Date: December 17, 2022  Time: 12:00 pm
Date: December 17, 2022  Time: 6:00 pm
Zenon Dance Zone

Zenon Dance School – Zone Fall Showcase

New choreographic works by Kendall Kramer and Ruby Josephine Smith, plus guests!

Zenon Dance School’s Zone Program will feature Zenon instructors Kendall Kramer and Ruby Josephine Smith in two new works performed by the Zone dancers! Plus, special guest showings by the Beginning/Intermediate Jazz class with Jennifer Glaws and Beginning Jazz with Allison Rubin-Forester.

Zone is an intensive adult dance program for all levels, ages, and dance backgrounds, who wish to deepen their dance journey and experiences. The program offers two tracks and new movers are welcomed through a brief and relaxed audition.

Performance Group – for movers with a strong intermediate/advanced level of dance technique who are searching for opportunities to perform with local choreographers.

Technique Group – for movers to enhance creative and technical skills and explore different genres of dance.

Zone is a platform for emerging and established choreographers to create work and explore material, while celebrating Twin Cities movers.

Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm (in-person, masks required).

On-demand available December 21-January 4, registration required.

Tickets: Free. Pay-What-You-Wish. Registration required.

Location Info

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
TEX BOX - Second Floor
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-338-1101
website

Contact Info

Danielle Robinson-Prater
danielle@zenondance.org
612-338-1101

Move big, sweat, and play while building awareness and exploring expansive possibilities within your own body. Within an empowering environment, we will utilize improvised and structured movement vocabulary to research freedom, 3-D expansion, mobility, rigor, presence, choice-making, and agency. For intermediate/advanced level. Knee pads recommended. Low/no cost options available. Come as you are!

AMP’s Winter Workshop
Sponsored by Zenon Dance School
December 19-21 from 10:00am-12:00pm

How to Attend
Drop in for 1 day or attend all 3!
Pre-registration highly encouraged.
Drop-in rate: $18
2-day bundle rate: $32
3-day bundle rate: $45 

Suitable for Professional, Pre-Professional, and/or Intermediate/Advanced movers, ages 18+. Knee pads recommended. This is a great way to keep moving over school or holiday breaks. Low/no cost options available.

For more information and registration, visit AMP’s website.

Location Info

The Cowles Center
Fourth Floor
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
3015247715
website

Contact Info

Joanna Lees
alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

Your Poetic Pelvis
December 4 – February 8
Sundays at 4:00pm CST and Wednesdays at 6:30pm CST
Available as a livestream on Zoom or using the self-paced recordings.

Over ten sessions, we will explore the pelvis and its connections to the whole self. Everything is related to even small changes in the pelvis. The pelvis is a highly mobile structure, constantly responding to movement above and below it. Muscles that attach to the pelvis move in many directions, some connecting all the way to the upper spine, others crossing the hip joints and connecting into the legs all the way to the knees. This series will help you improve and clarify the fundamental movements of your pelvis for more effective action in your daily functions like walking, standing, and sitting. For those that recently took the pelvic floor series, this series can act like a Part 2, as we will continue to understand the pelvis through a whole new series of creative explorations (less focused on the pelvic floor itself).

Curious? Attend the Free Intro Class on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30pm to find out more. Register here for the intro class.

Pay-as-able options are available for the ten week series. More details for the Your Poetic Pelvis series can be found by clicking the links!

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com

The Blending of Yoga and Feldenkrais Winter Series
December 5 – February 6
Mondays, 6:00pm-7:15pm CST
Available as a livestream on Zoom or using the self-paced recordings.

This will be a time to create space and feel what it is like living in this body.

When we have the courage to release places that feel physically stuck, mentally tight, or emotionally restricted, we can uncover a new internal landscape of this body we are living in. In these sessions we will invite space to become a more intimate part of our practice and our life. We will explore ways to move in harmony with our unique needs and how we feel each day, to encourage the body to soften and connect with the feelings of space and freedom.

Scholarships are available for this series. Please contact Sarah directly at sarah@body-matter.com for scholarship inquires.

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com

Moving Practice is a weekly class series for professional dancers. Classes prioritize rigor, diversity of contemporary aesthetics, variety of class content, and commitment.

Joanna Lees subs for Brenna Mosser on December 6!
Brenna Mosser teaches the rest of December.
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Professional-level dancers of all styles are welcome.
Pre-register here.

Suggested $17 per class; however, there is a pay-as-able option on all classes – we would rather you join us than not be able to attend due to financial limitations.

Move BIG, sweat and play in an energizing atmosphere, supported by pop hits, for this contemporary movement practice. Participants 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 in choice-making and empowerment with each individual’s own unique body.

Curiosity // Connection// Community // Choice // Change

Learn more about Joanne, here.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Rhythmically Speaking, a Twin Cities-based dance company with a 15-year history and a national reputation for excellence in jazz, seeks works for stage and screen for presentation as a part of our program The Cohort 2023.

Submissions are due today – November 30. For full information about important details, dates and compensation, and to access the submission form, visit this link.

The program includes a live stage production in the Twin Cities in summer 2023 and dance film screenings in Colorado (summer 2023) and the Twin Cities (fall 2023). The call for works for screen is in partnership with the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (CO), one of the longest-running and most reputable screen dance festivals in the nation. Our 2022 film screening partners were the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop (CO) and the Twin Cities Film Festival (MN).

Submitted works must explore jazz and/or American social dance ideas from forms including but not limited to tap and hip hop styles. Join the ongoing conversation around the connections between and sociocultural impact/s of these styles by submitting! Artists 21 and older at any point in their careers are welcomed to submit.

We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest!

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard
rhythmicallyspeakingdance@gmail.com
Deadline: November 30, 2022

Calling movement instructors for young dancers!

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

Zenon is seeking multiple new instructors to teach youth classes for our 2023 Winter Session. If you are passionate about working with young dancers and have experience teaching movement classes we would love to hear from you.

Winter Session: This is a contracted position from January 9-March 19, 2023 (ten weeks).

Seeking instructors to lead Creative Movement and various other technique forms between an age range of 3-14 years. Preferred class times: Sunday mornings/early afternoons.

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

To express your interest in teaching with Zenon’s Youth Program for the Winter Session, please send a resume to Hunter Batterson, Zenon’s Youth and Outreach Coordinator, at hunter@zenondance.org by Friday, December 2. In your interest email, please also include your preferred movement styles and ages to teach, along with your ideal teaching rate.

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
Deadline: December 2, 2022

Thin biological female between 5’4″-5’6″ preferably, comfortable with minimal coverage costume and casino atmosphere.

Duties: Walk around, stroll, and participate in photo ops with guests on the casino floor in the provided “showgirl” costume from 7:00pm-12:00am with breaks.

Pay: $500 with a $50 food allowance

Provision: Own hotel room

Location Info

Shooting Star Casino
777 Casino Road
Mahnomen, MN 56557
8004537827
website

Contact Info

Marisa Nelson
marisanelson94@gmail.com
7154107376
Deadline: December 2, 2022

Audition Deadline Extended!
We are accepting video-only submissions until December 3, 2022.

Featuring choreographers Yusha-Marie Sorzano, Alanna Morris, and Stefanie Batten Bland.

TU Dance seeks dance artists for The 3-Women Project featuring choreographic works from a group of three internationally renowned black female artists who will each work individually within their own creative processes while simultaneously seeking to explore and discover synergistic and unifying themes throughout the process. The project will incorporate educational opportunities and culminate in live, in-person performances on May 12 and 13, 2023 at The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul. Through this 11-week creative process, TU Dance seeks to create artistic space for these three dynamic and award-winning dance artists to share their distinctly strong voices in choreographic work and their deep investment and investigations into their own artistic practice and identity as black women. TU Dance looks forward to engaging with local and national dance artists and our community to share and celebrate the perspectives of these three women through this exciting and ambitious project.

We have a strong interest in cultivating a culturally diverse group of dance artists for this project and creating a cast that represents our diverse world. Seasoned professionals to emerging dance artists with a minimum of 5 years of professional dance experience are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the choreographers and how to audition, click here.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Maxine Yamazaki
maxine.yamazaki@tudance.org
651-724-9708
Deadline: December 3, 2022
Four Young Dance class images by photographer Bill Cameron

Young Dance is seeking teachers, assistants, and substitutes for 2022-23 and beyond. Teachers with experience in the following styles are encouraged to apply: Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater, Afro-Modern, Modern/Contemporary, Ballet, Percussive, and Creative Movement. Experience working with dancers of all abilities is a plus, but not required.

Founded in 1987, we believe young people are artists with something important to say and that working across differences is a benefit to all. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes and healthy risk-taking is encouraged. Our classes are open to everyone of all levels and abilities. Participants enjoy our collaborative and student-led approach to dance education. Our curriculum emphasizes technique, improvisation, and choreography through the elements of dance: body, action, space, time, and energy. Dancers develop skills in observing, participating, and reflecting in a safe and supportive environment that values a commitment to self, to the group, and to lifelong learning.

Pay rate is $48/hour for lead teaching, $24/hour for assisting.

Contact Anat Shinar, anat@youngdance.org, with a resume and brief introduction.

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
Deadline: January 1, 1970

Seeking Accompanist Artists

Ballet Co.Laboratory is seeking an experienced accompanist, skilled in piano, to play for ballet classes. This is a part-time position, for which candidates must have at least 1-3 years experience accompanying ballet classes, as well as hold a Bachelors or Masters degree in music or equivalent experience.

The ballet accompanist selects and plays appropriate music for ballet technique classes. The accompanist shall choose and play at a moment’s notice music to match the tempo, meter, musicality, and length of various ballet exercises; and/or must be able to spontaneously compose/improvise to the movement appropriately. If you are primarily a reader, you should have some improvisational skill to accommodate instructions, extended endings and to edit/alter music (possibly in real time) to meet phrasing needs of given exercises.

This position is part-time, starting at $25/hour.

To learn more, head to our website, or contact us at info@balletcolaboratory.org

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Zoe Henrot
info@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967
Deadline: January 1, 1970

We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our Xchange Program for the current Fall Session!

Xchange is Zenon’s work-study program that allows students to volunteer in exchange for dance class credit. The Fall Session will run from September 12-December 18. 

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

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

In-person:
Mondays: 9:30-11:30am and 5:15-7:15pm – 1 volunteer for each shift
Tuesdays: 10:00am-12:00pm – 1 volunteer
Wednesdays: 9:15-11:15am – 1 volunteer; class meets in person every other week
Thursdays: 9:15-11:15am – 1 volunteer
Sundays: 9:45-11:30am – 1 volunteer
Sundays: 10:45am-12:30pm – 1 volunteer

Online:
Fridays, 9:45-11:15am – 1 volunteer

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Carmen Lucia Lincoln
xchange@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 from $15-$25, with discounts/special offerings available to BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ communities.

Our space offers:

  • 1,305 square feet (30×40) of sprung Marley dance flooring
  • Full wall-length mirrors (with curtains for covering if preferred)
  • Free wi-fi
  • Changing room
  • Lots of free parking on side streets (Aldrich, Bryant, Colfax, 31st, etc.)
  • Situated on multiple bus lines, including the 21, 4, 23, 612, and 18

“I love The Arena. It feels like teaching in New York!” – Carl Flink of Black Label Movement

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

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

Three beautiful studios available for hourly, short or long-term rental in Hopkins. 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, MN 55343
952-935-2794
website

Contact Info

Marge Thornton
info@hopkinsdance.com
952-935-2794
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 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 currently available:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-3:30pm
Tuesday, 7:45-9:00pm
Wednesday, 7:15-9:00pm
Friday, 11:00am-9:00pm
Saturday, 3:00-9:00pm
Sunday, 8:00-10:45am and 3:15-9:00pm

The studios are newly equipped with sprung Harlequin Marley flooring, a Bluetooth speaker system, and wifi. A projector with AV adapters is available by request. Studio 2 has ballet barres and a mirror. The studio has a clear COVID safety plan including regular disinfecting of all floors and surfaces and 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. Upon confirmation of rental with a signed agreement and liability waiver, payment is required.

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

Threads Dance Nexus – A Space to Connect and Create

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
  • Two ADA-compliant, gender-neutral changing rooms
  • Large windows and garage door allowing for an abundance of natural light and fresh air

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, and 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.

Masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.

Location Info

Threads Dance Nexus
2213 Snelling Ave.
Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-354-3978
website

Contact Info

Kennedy Jones
nexusrentals@threadsdance.org
612-354-3978
2161 University West, St.Paul, MN

New studio with wood floors.

Studio K (Keane) Rental Space
Studio K, operated by Keane Sense of Rhythm, is a brand-new dance space built for percussive dance. Studio K features two studios with a lobby area in the Creative Enterprise Zone in St. Paul.

Studio 1: 30’ x 34’ – 1020 square feet
Studio 2: 14’ x 20’ – 280 square feet

Studio Features
Sprung maple dance floor built for percussive dance
Wall of mirrors
Bose sound system
Skyline windows that provide ample natural light

Other Amenities
Piano and two congas
Gender-neutral and gender-specific bathrooms

Accessibility
The space is ADA accessible.
Free parking in the lots behind the building.
Metro Transit Green Line light rail – Raymond Ave is a .3 mile walk east on University Ave, approximately 7 minutes.
Metro Transit bus lines 63, 67, and 87 – University Ave and Vandalia St.

Rental Fees Per Room
Individual artists: $12 and $18/hour
Nonprofit organizations: $18 and $22/hour for rehearsals
Discount for LGBTQ: 40%
Classes: Contact Cathy@tapcompany.org
Please inquire about fees for other uses (e.g., classes, workshops, photo shoots, etc.).

Please contact Cathy@tapcompany.org to place a rental request.

Contact Info

Cathy Wind
Keanesense@aol.com
6129861944

Need space to train, create, and/or rehearse? Ballet Co.Laboratory has five affordable studio spaces for rent. 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 Road
Saint Paul, MN 55107
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Zoe Henrot
info@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

Zenon Dance School is excited to welcome you back for another season of dance this fall! Registration is open for the Fall Session, September 12-December 18.

Classes are held in person unless otherwise noted.

Monday
10:00am: Intermediate 2 Contemporary with Joanna Lees
5:30pm: Contemporary Floorwork with Anna Pinault
7:00pm: Beginning/Intermediate Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

Tuesday
10:30am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson – Online
6:00pm: All Levels Hip-Hop with Arturo Miles
7:00pm: Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin Forester

Wednesday
9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – Online-only every other week: November 30; December 14
5:30pm: All Levels Hip Hop with Averie Mitchell-Brown
5:30pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Lisa Erickson – Online
6:30pm: Intermediate 1 Contemporary with Ruby Josephine Smith

Thursday
9:30am: Advanced Contemporary/Modern with Erin Thompson – Hybrid
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 – Hybrid
12:00pm: Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh

Saturday
9:00am: All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson – Online
10:00am: Beginning 1 Modern with Roxane Wallace
12:30pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Ben Johnson

Sunday
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 3-4 with Kendall Kramer
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 5-6 with Shannon Dolan
11:00am: Youth Ballet for ages 7-10 with Kendall Kramer
11:00am: Youth Ballet for ages 11-14 with Shannon Dolan
12:00pm: Youth Modern for ages 11-14 with Kendall Kramer

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Erika Martin
info@zenondance.org

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

Anyone can dance and find pleasure in movement! Thern Anderson’s modern dance class at Tapestry Folkdance Center will focus on body awareness, rhythm, movement patterns through space, and ensemble dancing. Improvisation will give dancers the opportunity to explore their own movement creativity and its relation to others. Floor work using somatic principles will build strength, ease and flexibility. All ages are welcome!

Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm
12-week session beginning September 19 with drop-ins welcome.

$15-20, sliding scale. Cash or check made out to Kathryn Anderson.

Location Info

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minneahaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

website

Contact Info

Thern Anderson
kkthern@gmail.com
612-729-2456

FELDENKRAIS® Classes with Krista Langberg and Jeffrey Wells
In-person FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT® classes.
Ongoing through December 16, 2022

Monday evenings, 6:00-7:00pm
Friday mornings, 9:00-10:00am

Drop in any time to our ongoing Monday evening and Friday morning classes at East Lake Aikido in the Longfellow neighborhood in Minneapolis. With Krista Langberg or Jeffrey Wells, alternating weeks.
$10-25, sliding scale per class.

These classes are meant for anyone who is interested in deepening their self-awareness and possibilities of action, regardless of previous experience in the Feldenkrais Method. The space will be open 10 minutes before class begins. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, especially if you are new to class, to sign in and familiarize yourself with the space. Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in – having a long-sleeve layer is helpful to adjust to temperature shifts. We provide blankets to practice on and any props needed for specific lessons.

Questions? Email us!

Location Info

East Lake Aikido
3359 36th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

website

Contact Info

Krista Langberg
kristalangberg@gmail.com
651-235-0634

Join us every day of the week for our open class offerings featuring teaching artists such as Toni Pierce-Sands, Laurel Keen, Alanna Morris, Gregory Dolbashian, Christopher Ralph, and Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez.

Classes will include Horton-based Modern, Ballet, GYROKINESIS®, Movement Practice with Alanna, Contemporary, and more!

Mondays-Fridays
9:30-11:30am or 9:30-11:00am

$15/class or $140/10 classes

For more information, class calendar, and registration, click here.

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

Running September 12, 2022–May 20, 2023.
Mid-session registration is welcomed – tuition prorated!

The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African dance, conditioning and creative workshops for students up to age 24. Click here to download the 2022-2023 Pre-Professional Daily Schedules. All classes in the Pre-Professional Program are offered in person with a virtual option, unless otherwise noted.

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 2022-2023 Payment Plan form
4. Click here to submit the 2022-2023 Pre-Professional online registration form

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

Running September 12, 2022–May 20, 2023.
Mid-session registration is welcomed – tuition prorated!

The TU Dance Center Children and 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 2022-2023 Children and Teen Daily Schedule. All classes in the Children and Teen Program are offered in person with a virtual option, unless otherwise noted.

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 2022-2023 Payment Plan form
4. Click here to submit the 2022-2023 Children and Teen Program online registration form

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

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

Friday, December 2
6:30–8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts, Studio 105w – next to 38th Street entrance.

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.

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

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

Masks required. Please see CPFA’s full COVID protocols at cfpampls.com.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com
Photo Credit: Blake Nellis

Come join the James Sewell Ballet dancers in our open professional class!
All classes are ballet unless noted otherwise.
Sign up for in-person company class or virtual Coordi™ class at www.jsballet.org/classes.

November 28-December 1
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Leah Gallas, with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Jarrod Boltjes
Friday, December 2 – No Class

December 5-7
Monday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Deirdre Murnane
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Yuki Tokuda, with Pat Lyles on piano
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Leah Gallas, with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday and Friday, December 8-9 – No Class

December 12-14
Monday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Deirdre Murnane
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Genevieve Waterbury, with Pat Lyles on piano
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Leah Gallas, with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday and Friday, December 15-16 – No Class

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

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.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

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

Ongoing adult classes at Hopkins Dance Company:

Beginning Adult Ballet
Wednesdays, 7:15-8:00pm

Intermediate Adult Ballet
Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Adult Tap
Wednesdays, 7:15-8:00pm

Yoga
Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm
Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Drop-ins welcome! Online payment or class cards available.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

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

Sign up now for the fall/winter season at Hopkins Dance Company!

Classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, yoga, and conditioning. Classes offered for all ages, from three years old through adults. Register at www.hopkinsdance.com.

Questions? Email info@hopkinsdance.com or call 952-935-2794.

Location Info

Hopkins Dance Company
821 1/2 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343
952-935-2794
website

Contact Info

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

Mary Willmeng is running a 3 class series this December!

Saturdays from 10:00-11:30am
December 3, 10, and 17

Mary’s class will explore groundedness, release, and fluidity through the body with a structured warm up, improvisational exercises, and choreographed phrase work. Phrase work will include full-bodied movement and gesture to allow for a full range of expression. Students will be encouraged to play within the container of choreographed movement to find their own voice within the offerings of class. Class is suitable for all levels. Classes will be held at Jawaahir Studios.

This link will connect you to the studio website with a map of the location.

Classes will be pay as you can with a suggested amount between $5-$10. You may pay with cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal. Allow a few minutes extra at your first class to sign the studio/class waiver. If you have taken my class before, you will see some familiar phrases, as well as some new material. Let’s keep moving together as the cold and dark months creep in!

Please reach out with any questions. My email is marywillmeng@gmail.com. I look forward to dancing together!

Location Info

Jawaahir Studios
Hook and Ladder
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

website

Contact Info

Mary Willmeng
marywillmeng@gmail.com
Four Young Dance class images by photographer Bill Cameron

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the art of dance. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes, encouraging personal and artistic excellence through diverse forms of dance.

Classes are already running and many are at capacity!

There is still room for students in Afro-Modern on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. Taught by Aneka McMullen, Afro-Modern Dance is a contemporary class where dancers explore full-body expression rooted in West African, Caribbean, and American dance traditions. Participants should be 10-18 years old. Also for students ages 10-18, Ballet 2 is taught by Hannah Pierce and meets on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm. Young Dance teaches ballet skills from a body-positive lens that builds terminology, coordination, flexibility, and rhythm.  

We are excited to add Hip Hop 3 and Jazz dance to the roster in January! Hip Hop 3 is for students ages 13-18 and meets on Mondays from 7:00-8:30pm. Taught by Waswa Kalema, the class is a high-energy introduction to many styles of Hip Hop including breaking, popping, locking, and house. Jazz dance, taught by Anat Shinar, combines rhythm and rootedness with light and flowing movements to create a full-bodied and unique movement language. Jazz will be offered on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm and is for students ages 8-14. 

New classes begin Monday, January 2, and continue through Sunday, May 21, 2023. The final weekend of the session culminates in performances at the Luminary Arts Center.

Registration is open!

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

Dear Community:

Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting are so grateful for the past eight years of co-teaching Friday Morning Jazz Class at Zenon. We have decided to put FMJ on “pause” for a bit; we’re both spinning a lot of plates right now and had to set one down so the rest don’t drop. “Pause” means we intend to teach an open jazz class together again sometime in the future, continuing to offer the community a chance to engage with a jazz-music-forward, history-infused jazz class inspired by both social and concert dance ideas – we are invested in the presence of great open jazz class offerings for our community!

We will have three more classes at Zenon before this “pause”:
December 2 with Karla
December 9 with Erinn
December 16 with Karla and Erinn – this last day will wrap with a little celebration gathering after class: stay, socialize, feel community!

Thank you all: regulars, drop-ins, folks we see once every two years, and all of you who keep up with us in our Facebook group. We’ve thrived by sharing in this great sense of community and in the joy of dancing together. We appreciate you all, look forward to seeing you around the community, and will be back with an open public class for you when the timing is right!

#GetYourAssToClassThreeMoreTimes #ButAlsoKeepTakingJazzAtZenon #AndOtherClasses #Everywhere #AllTheTime

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard
ekliebs@gmail.com

The Ragamala Training Center offers Bharatanatyam classes for beginners (children and adults) as well as experienced dancers. Led by highly-skilled company members, classes in Bharatanatyam dance are enriching, fun, and foster cultural awareness.

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

Introductory (Adavu) Class
Saturdays, 2:00-3:30pm
Fall session: September 10-December 17
Spring session: January 7-May 20
You can view the full calendar here.

Registration
Please use this link to submit your registration.

New Student Introductory Tuition
Full-year tuition – $950
Paid in installments – $500 for fall semester and $550 for spring semester.
We also offer discounts for families enrolling more than one student.

For more information, please click here.

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
Suite 405W
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-824-1968
website

Contact Info

Jesse Eisenmann
admin@ragamaladance.org

CoMoCollective offers small group classes for professionals and adult dancers alike to keep us moving together!

Wednesday, November 30
Foundational Ballet with Kendall Kramer – 12:00-1:15pm

Thursday, December 1
Ballet with Leah Gallas – 10:00-11:30am
Accompanied by Susan Hsu

Friday, December 2
Ballet with Helen Hatch – 10:00-11:30am
Accompanied by Pat Lyles

Monday, December 5
Ballet with Matthew Dibble – 10:00-11:30am
Accompanied by Matthew Koerner

$15/class. $130 for a 10-class card. $10 for barre.

Pre-registration is required and appreciated at least 12 hours before class start. Classes do fill up to a week in advance, sign up early! Virtual option offered upon request.

Come join us!

Location Info

Hothouse
2303 Kennedy St NE
Suite 420
Minneapolis, MN 55413
9522156227
website

Contact Info

Hannah Benditt
HannahBenditt@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.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Zoe Henrot
info@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

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 kick-off Season 9 on Thursday, December 1 with Julia Tehven Sutton for Episode 110!

Julia, a 2004 McKnight Dancers Fellow, began her professional career with Minnesota Dance Theatre under the Artistic Director and Founder Loyce Houlton, performing in many of her original works as well as ballets of renowned choreographers such as Balanchine, Glen Tetley, Frederick Ashton, Petipa and Michael Fokine. In 1988 Julia joined Myron Johnson’s Ballet of the Dolls dancing in countless original works including the Children’s Theatre productions of Beatrix Potter and Worn Out Dancing Shoes (based on the 12 Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm). Julia has also danced with James Sewell Ballet, Minnesota Opera, Chanhassen Dinner Theater and acted in the Jungle Theatre productions of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, The Glass Menagerie and Bus Stop.

She has performed with local choreographers and was invited to join Robin Stiehm’s Dancing People for a performance in Ashland Oregon. She has taught ballet at Larkin Dance, Summit School of Dance, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Zenon, and most recently at the Reif Dance program in Grand Rapids, MN.

Studio Stories airs Thursdays at noon. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or find it here!

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com