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C.L.U.E. – Collide Theatrical - February 29 to March 17

Red Eye Presents: VASTNESSESS by Valerie Oliveiro - March 1 to March 9

Immigrants: Dancing Our Stories – One Night Only - March 1

Hatch Dance and HoneyWorks Informal Showing - March 1

Christopher Watson Dance Company Presents ALIGHT - March 1 to March 2

Crash Dance Productions: Domino - March 2 to March 3

Puss in Boots - March 2 to March 10

Dance Party at Communal Studio - March 2

Dance Community Town Hall Regarding Goodale Theater Closing - March 4

Black Label Movement – Movers Make Show - March 8 to March 9

Contempo Physical Dance Premieres Indigo - March 9

Twin Cities Ballet’s “The Wall” Brings Classic Rock to Life - March 15 to March 17

Join AMP and Local Choreographers for 12th Season Performance - March 15 to March 17

Shamel Pitts’s TRIBE: BLACK HOLE – Trilogy and Triathlon - March 21 to March 23

Concerto Dance Presents On Our Way - March 22 to March 24

Giselle Starring Daniil Simkin and Skylar Brandt - March 23 to March 24

MERGE In March: Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES and Taja Will - March 23 to March 24

Young Dance’s Build-Your-Own Miniature Golf Course Gala - March 23

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - April 5 to April 7

James Sewell Ballet: Pointed Humor - April 13 to April 14

Nic Lincoln’s Escalade - April 19

ARENA DANCES Presents the Eighth Annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival - April 22 to April 27

TU Dance: THREAT by Yusha-Marie Sorzano - April 26 to April 27

Master Class Series with Elisio Pitta from Brazil - February 28

The Language of the Arms: Feldenkrais Series with Sarah Baumert - February 28

MotionArt First Friday Improv Gathering - March 1

Integrating Pelvic Floor, Hips, and Abdominals with Sarah Baumert - March 4

The Arena – Contemporary Forms with Sarah McCullough - March 6

The Arena – Mindfulness and Movement Workshop with Kei Tsuruharatani - March 8

Drawn to Move: Finding the Line Between Drawing and Dance - March 9

Tapestries 8.0 Master Classes - March 11

Fall Prevention Workshop at Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy - March 12

TU Dance Center: Contemporary Experiment Classes with Leslie Parker - March 13

Reformer 2 Instructor Training at Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy - March 15

TU Dance Center: Dancing Together Workshop - March 16

Roxane Wallace 5-Week Workshop Hosted by Studio K - March 22

Threads Youth Dance Sampler - April 13

Moving the Story – Healing the Person - May 24

Collide Theatrical Summer Intensive - July 8

Summer at the Center for Performing Arts

Intermediate and Advanced Recreational Program at Ballet Co.Laboratory

2024 Summer Programs at The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory

Seeking Proposals: 2024 Dances at the Lake Festival - March 17

Twin Cities Ballet: Openings for 2024/25 Season - March 31

Minnesota Ballet Theatre Audition

Searching for Male/AMAB Dancers

McKnight Fellowships in Dance and Choreography – Application Open

Zenon Dance School – Winter Xchange Program/Work-Study

Letter to City Officials Regarding the Closing of the Goodale Theater

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre – Studio Space for Rent in Minneapolis

Hothouse Studio Rental – Northeast Minneapolis

Studios for Rent at Hopkins Dance Company

Studio Rentals at Collide Theatrical in St. Paul

Studio K (Keane) Rental Space

Rent TU Dance Center Studios

Rent the Young Dance Studios

The Arena – Space for Rent

Studios for Rent at Ballet Co.Laboratory

Threads Dance Nexus Space for Rent

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre: In-Person Winter/Spring Session Classes

Erin Thompson Teaches Advanced Contemporary Classes in Person and on Zoom

Modern Dance Class with Thern at Tapestry

Tuesday Open Ballet with Lisa Erickson

Zenon Dance School – Winter Session

Black Label Movement – Company Class

Adult Drop-in Classes at Ballare Teatro

Daily Drop-In Classes at Hothouse

Hopkins Dance Company Classes

MotionArt Adult Modern Dance Classes

Open Level Jazz Classes at Collide

Advanced Drop-In Classes with Collide

Studio K – Tap Classes with Keane Sense of Rhythm

TU Dance Center: Open Classes

Young Dance Summer 2024 Registration is Open

Concerto Dance’s February Open Company Class

Community Movement Collective Open Classes

Ballet Co.Laboratory Adult Drop-In Classes

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

Studio Stories: Reminiscing on Twin Cities Dance with Thern Anderson


Since 2011, DanceMN has provided a free weekly newsletter featuring upcoming performances and events, auditions, classes, grant opportunities, and more—with the goal of ensuring all are connected to dance in Minnesota.

In this upcoming season we’re checking in with you, our community of nearly 2,000 dance practitioners and subscribers, so we can better serve your needs. Today, we’re asking you to complete a 5-10-minute survey that will help us understand the different ways you connect to dance, the goals and needs you experience in this community, and areas where DanceMN could provide value.

Later this spring, we’ll also host a series of “town hall” style meetings where we’ll invite deeper discussion.

Thank you to those who have taken the time to complete this survey. This is our last prompt!

Sincerely,

The DanceMN Steering Committee
Maggie Bergeron, Jarod Boltjes, Ashley Chin-Mark, Rahila Coats, Colin Edwards, Kealoha Ferreira, Joanne Gordon, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Jim Lieberthal, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Eve Schulte, and Cheng Xiong

DanceMN Co-Editors
Annie Carlson, Non Edwards

Consultant 
Ashleigh Penrod

Photo Credit to @alexis_lund_photography

Collide Theatrical Dance Company presents C.L.U.E. at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis through March 10, 2024.

Welcome to Mystery Mansion, where murder and blackmail are on the menu for this evening’s dinner party. Was it the butler in the bedroom with the knife? Or perhaps the maid in the parlor with the candlestick holder?  

Get ready as Collide brings its unique blend of dance theater to a murder mystery. Only this time – you, the audience – get to choose the ending! Who will it be? Where? With what weapon? The verdict is in your hands. 

Tickets available online or by calling 651-395-7903, ext. 701.
For group discounts and questions, please email Grace@collidetheatrical.org.

Location Info

Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
6123400155
website

Contact Info

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

VASTNESSESS is an evening-length dance work by performance maker Valerie Oliveiro. Conceived during unprecedented time, the piece searches for possibility. The dance finds support through, and relishes in, deep patterning—while accepting the sometimes bizarre coexistences of our current experiences. Techniques are passed down for centuries, birds migrate over great distances over thousands of years, dances move through thousands of bodies on the internet, and there are habitual ways to get off.

The choreography explores vastness at many scales—from durations that span beyond a single lifetime, to the feeling of expansion that may arise from the smallest places in the body. In VASTNESSESS, vernaculars may pass by, get picked up, come apart, walk alongside, or arrive at the same time. Form sets, then resets. Simultaneously we witness the beauty, the labor, and the journey of grief. Dance is devotion, dance is loss, and then—dance is stunningly available.

March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
All shows at 7:30 pm

Choreography, lighting, sound design: Valerie Oliveiro
Created with and performed by: Sam Johnson, Judith H Shuǐ Xiān, and Pramila Vasudevan
Guests: Emily Gastineau and Jennifer Monson
Environmental treatment and fabrication: Jess Kiel-Wornson
Liminal space technician: matt regan
Bosslady catchall: Jeffrey Wells
Writing vectors: Emily Gastineau (on devotion), Rachel Jendrzejewski (on deep pattern), Marcela Michelle (on queer versatility), and aegor ray (on grief)

Tickets: $25. No one turned away for lack of funds.
If cost is a barrier, please email boxoffice@redeyetheater.org for discount ticket options.

Location Info

Red Eye Theater
2213 Snelling Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

website

Contact Info

Emily Gastineau
emily@redeyetheater.org

Immigrants: Dancing Our Stories is a performance that represents some of the stories that have had a large impact on the North American scene, individually and collectively. The show brings forward our culture, our influence, our work. We all came with a dream and a vision for a better life. This project is in the process of collecting videos, interviews, and performances of featured artists who are immigrants to the United States. This is the first in a series of events. Stay tuned for upcoming calls for artists (dancers, visual artists, musicians, singers…) and performances. Come see what it’s about!

Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm-8:30pm
Purchase tickets online.

See you there! – Ginga da Bahia

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Avenue #220w
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-821-9202
website

Contact Info

Irenio Dos Santos
info@brazilarts.org
347-463-6903

Hatch Dance and HoneyWorks invite you to an open rehearsal on Friday, March 1 of their upcoming premiere, “In C” (working title). Celebrating the return of Live @ The Shed for its fourth year, Hatch, Ahlgren, and the 18-dancer cast welcome the community to take an intimate peek at our creative process as we culminate our 3-weeks of development with Terry Riley’s masterful composition, “In C”.

Rehearsal on March 1 will take place at the Cowles Center’s Studio 2B from 11:30-3:00pm.

For those interested in observing our rehearsal, please join us from 11:30am-1:00pm. You are welcome to come and go as needed while we work.

For those interested in observing a run of the piece, please plan to arrive between 1:15-1:30pm so we can promptly begin the run-through at 1:30pm. A short Q&A will follow, with a hard stop at 3:00pm.

Thank you!

Location Info

Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave
Studio 2B
Minneapolis, MN

website

Contact Info

Berit Ahlgren
bcahlgren@gmail.com
 Becky Heist's dance "Rock it and Roll on in." Photo by Bill Cameron

Christopher Watson Dance Company (CWDC) presents ALIGHT, a showcase of modern concert dance.

Guest artists include Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company, KASM Dance Collective, Ray Terrill Dance Group, Thern Anderson, and Erin Thompson. Accompaniment for the dances includes selections from Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Faure, Yo-Yo Ma, J.S. Bach, local singer/songwriter Matt Marka of Ada Jane, “punk poet laureate” Patti Smith, and poetry by Muriel Rukeyser.

CWDC embraces the diverse and multigenerational composition of its artists whose ages range from 20-something to 70-something. This is the company’s thirty-third season of performances.

Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 2 at 5:00pm

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Becky Heist
rebeccaannheist@gmail.com

It’s only a matter of time before they all fall down, one by one.

Growing tension stacks onto high drama as the visceral ensemble blindly selects who among them undertakes the role of The Con. When identities collide, the 13 unique personalities clash as a story of hierarchy, vulnerability, and influence develops in real time. Anyone could be the villain. No one knows who it will be. And every performance will be different.

Saturday, March 2, 7:30pm
Tickets: $35, fees included.

Sunday, March 3, 2:00pm
Tickets: Pay-as-you-are. Market value: $35, fees included.

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
Orange cat with black hat.

Everyone’s favorite charismatic cat pounces off the page and onto the stage for a balletic re-imagination of Puss in Boots. Adventure with our fearless feline in an attempt to get a paw up in the world.

Puss in Boots is specially created for our youngest audience members – toddlers and preschoolers. With a pre-show craft, 45-minute performance, post-show movement class, and a chance to meet a few kittens from Feline Rescue, it’s the purrrfect event for the entire family.

Warning – tomfoolery guaranteed!

Choreographed by: Anna Betz, part of Ballet Co.Laboratory’s Laboratory II: Emerging Choreographer Program
Performed by: The upper-level students of The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory

March 2–3 and 9–10:
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 and 6:00pm
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 and 6:00pm
Sunday, March 10 at 2:00pm

Tickets
Adults: $30
Seniors: $28
Children/Students: $25
Groups of 10+ tickets to the same performance: $25

Location Info

Ballet Co.Laboratory Studio Theatre
276 E Lafayette Frontage Rd
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Rachel Koep
rkoep@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

Free 21+ dance parties on the first Saturday of each month at Communal Studio!

Saturday, March 2
7:00-10:00pm
No need to sign up. Show up and shake your groove thang.

Communal Studio is a collective space for rent for the community to take and offer classes, workshops, and events. The space is 1200 square feet and includes a spacious entryway with coat hooks and shoe storage, a 629 square feet studio with dimmable lights, ceiling fans, mirrors on 2 walls, barres on 3 walls, a sound system with aux jack, and a back area with a bathroom, storage room, 2 sinks, and a mini fridge. What would you like to take? What would you like to offer?

Check out all of our offerings.

Class Links
Una’s Yoga and Hip Hop Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays
Kake’s or Cait’s Barre Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Natalie’s Qigong Class – Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Addy’s Breath and Body Retreat – Saturday, March 9
Erolyn’s Spring Invocation Workshop – Saturday, March 16

Coming Soon
Yoga with Molly Bartho – Thursdays starting March 7, 7:00pm
Sound Bowl Healing with Royce Vagnier – Sundays starting March 24, 7:00pm

Location Info

Communal Studio
1645 Park Place Blvd
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
6127024307
website

Contact Info

Una Setia
unasetia@gmail.com

A call to action for all Minnesota dance community members to organize!

Town Hall
Monday, March 4 at 6:30pm
Woman’s Club of Minnesota – Ballroom
Calling: Anyone and everyone invested in the future of Minnesota dance, movement, and performance!
Please RSVP here by March 1.

Join us as we chart a path forward to ensure the resilience and vitality of our local dance scene. This meeting will be attended by Ben Johnson, Minneapolis Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and city officials. The purpose is for the dance community to provide directed options from the recently circulated survey findings to discuss supportive ways the city can in turn support the local dance community upon the news of The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts closure of the Goodale Theater and its Educational Outreach Programs.

If unable to attend in person, you are invited to participate via Zoom. A link will be provided at a later date. Your virtual presence is highly valued.

Thank you to Kevin Winge of The Woman’s Club for the generous gift of the space to convene. The Woman’s Club is located near Loring Park. Please enter the building under the green canopy. An accessible entrance is located to the left of the main stairs. There is free parking in the lot adjacent to The Woman’s Club. Additional options for parking include street parking on Oak Grove and 15th Streets, a parking garage at Walker Art Center, and metered parking at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Additionally, carpooling and ride-sharing with Lyft and Uber are encouraged.

Location Info

The Woman's Club - Ballroom
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Come join the launch of our inaugural Movers Make Season. Movers Make is an exciting new dance incubator that features seven premieres by dance makers from Black Label Movement’s uniquely athletic and ballistic movement community. Experience fresh takes on our wildly physical, naturally virtuosic, and intellectually and emotionally engaging movement aesthetic!

Featuring choreography from Aubrey Clark, Hannah Albers, Rachel Lieberman, Anna Pinault, Javan Mngrezzo, Cheng Xiong, and Kaitlyn Hawkings.

March 8 at 7:30pm
March 9 at 2:00pm
March 9 at 7:30pm

All tickets are pay-what-you-want.

Location Info

Barbara Barker Center for Dance
500 21st Ave S
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

website

Contact Info

Sherisa Oie
blacklabelmovement@gmail.com
Photo by Bill Cameron

Contempo Physical Dance premieres Indigo by guest choreographer Jaruam Xavier. The choreography becomes a ritual of remembrance that bridges the present and the remains of a distant past. Throughout whispers of otherworldly dreams, the dancers will embody physically and emotionally an abstraction of indigo blue.

Dancers: Mary Mailand Schlichting, Aneka McMullen, Jacob Nehrbass, Laura Osterhaus, Sean Scantlebury and Marciano Silva dos Santos

Saturday, March 9
Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 7:30pm

Purchase tickets.

Location Info

The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
651-690-6700
website

Contact Info

Jenny Pennaz
contempophysicaldance@gmail.com
612-619-4116
A male dancer in a blue top and jeans is parallel passe, being supported by another dancer.

Back by popular demand, Twin Cities Ballet’s groundbreaking hit show returns to the historic Fitzgerald Theater with live music by popular local band Momentary Lapse of Floyd. Based on Pink Floyd’s iconic 1979 rock opera, TCB’s The Wall: A Rock Ballet is an ingenious fusion of genres that will captivate ballet patrons, music fans, and the artistically curious alike.

TCB’s ballet interprets the original Pink Floyd rock opera’s music, themes, story arc, and lyrics on a personal, rather than political, level. It explores the life and various relationships with the main character, Pink, and follows his transformative journey of loss, isolation, insanity, and redemption. Through its insightful original interpretation of the emotion and power of Pink Floyd’s story and music, TCB brings this classic rock masterpiece to life like never before!

March 15 at 7:30pm
March 16 at 7:30pm
March 17 at 2:00pm

Tickets from $38.50-$53.50, available at twincitiesballet.org/tickets.

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through an operating support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Location Info

Fitzgerald Theater
10 Exchange St E
St. Paul, MN 55101
6123388388
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@TwinCitiesBallet.org
9524523163

AMP presents THE TWELFTH
Join Alternative Motion Project for our electrifying twelfth season featuring a thrilling collaborative performance with Winona State University dance students. Support local dance and experience this evening of dynamic, powerful, and highly physical contemporary dance with us!

Repertory Work
Body Watani – Noelle and Leila Awadallah
Joanna Lees

New Work
Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
Joanna Lees – features WSU performers

Performances​
Friday, March 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 16 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 17 at 2:00pm – Pay As You Are

Tickets
Student: $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
Child under 12: $18 in advance and at the door.
Adult General Admission: $22 in advance; $28 at the door.

AMP Performers 
Lily Conforti, Kendall Edstrom, Stephanie Flanagan, Laura K Johnson, Zoë Koenig, Joanna Lees, Rachel Lieberman, Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, Addie Smith

WSU Performers 
Ana Boucek, Cameron Domnick, Abigail Donkers, Payton Hernandez, Catherine McBride, Sarah Nagle, Jillian Pino

Photo: Bill Cameron

Location Info

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

website

Contact Info

Joanna Lees
alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

BLACK HOLE researches and shares an odyssey where three Black performers create a trinity of vigor, Afrofuturism, and embrace. Engulfed in an evocative soundscape of original music, sound samples, and spoken word, the dancers embark on a demanding hour-long journey in which their tenacity and grace are emphasized by cinematic video projections and stark, monochromatic lights. Mesmerizing and hauntingly magical, BLACK HOLE constitutes the final installment of Shamel Pitts’s Black Trilogy—marking the initial meeting between this choreographer and the artists of TRIBE.

March 21-23
8:00pm

Co-presented by The Walker Art Center and Northrop.

Location Info

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-375-7600
website

Contact Info

Brielle Peterman
northrop@umn.edu
612-624-2345

Concerto Dance presents On Our Way at The Southern Theater
March 22-23, 7:30pm
March 24, 2:30pm

On Our Way features a mixed repertoire of modern and jazz dance works driven by musicality and virtuosity aiming to uplift the human spirit. The program includes new works by local guest artists Erinn Liebhard (Rhythmically Speaking Dance) and Darrius Strong (STRONGmovement) along with works by Artistic Director, Jolene Konkel, including the restaging of the 2020 dance film, Awakenings for a live audience and the premiere of Konkel’s new jazz dance work, On Our Way.

On Our Way is performed by Hunter Batterson, Addie Beck, Maila Craft, Peter Hoffman, Doug Hooker, Lydia Kantor, Sara Karimi, Helena Magalhães, Shannon Mulcahy, Betsy Nelson, Jake Nehrbass, and Sarah Steichen Stiles.
Run time: Approximately 90 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

Tickets
Adults: $30 + fees
Students/Seniors: $25 + fees

Contact Info

Jolene Konkel
info@concertodance.com

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see world-renowned ballet dancers Daniil Simkin and Skylar Brandt perform live in what is considered the most romantic ballet of all time, Giselle.

Celebrate 25 years with Minneapolis and Saint Paul’s own Metropolitan Ballet and experience the romance and beauty of Giselle—the classical tale of a young peasant girl whose heart breaks when it is unveiled that the man she loves is a nobleman betrothed to marry another. A nineteenth-century masterpiece, Giselle defines the romantic era, featuring the iconic and passionate Dance of the Wilis in Act Two. With live accompaniment by the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Yuri Ivan. Music by Adolph Adam and choreography by Coralli and Perrot.

Skylar Brandt of New York is a Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre (ABT). In 2022, Brandt was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list of influential leaders and entrepreneurs. 

Daniil Simkin of Russia is a Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, he joined Staatsballett Berlin as a Principal Dancer while maintaining his position at ABT. He performs worldwide.

March 23 at 7:30pm
March 24 at 2:00pm

Northrop and the University of Minnesota are not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by Metropolitan Ballet on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between Northrop and the University of Minnesota and Metropolitan Ballet is solely that of licensor and licensee.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Brielle Peterman
northrop@umn.edu
612-624-2345

The evening begins with Taja Will’s new solo Soft Sediment, a haunting vocal and movement meditation on the impact and struggle of Earth’s ecosystem. Will offers a sonic salve both ethereal and guttural, the voices of many ancestors simultaneously. A sprechstimme-like hopeful and pained vocalization is blended with Will’s signature improvisational, emergent and emotive movement aesthetic.

Mathew Janczewski takes to the stage for the first time since 2017 for the premiere of a new duet with longtime ARENA DANCES company member, Dustin Haug, who has collaborated with ARENA since 2012. Semipermeable fluid set of ideas highlights this specific and present relationship of the two, allowing for each to move through together from a certain known history of ideas shared.

The program concludes with the choreographic collaboration Here, Dear Life, offering a club-like atmosphere of daring ecstasy, collective revolt, and personal reclamations. Twin Cities beloved queer DJ Queen Duin joins a powerhouse ensemble of movers; Leila Awadallah, D Hunter, Imagine Joy (Demetrius McClendon), Sarah McCullough, Leslie O’Neal and apprentices Kendall Edstrom, Annika Johansson, Kae McMahon and Río Saúl García Ramírez.

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

The Cowles Center Staff
info@thecowlescenter.org
Graphic with images of people building and playing a golf hole.

Join Young Dance in building and playing miniature golf on Saturday, March 23 at Lake Monster Brewing Company. At this whimsical celebration of creativity, we share our passion for movement with the local community.

1:00-4:00pm
Everyone is invited to build a miniature golf hole with the theme of Alice in Wonderland. You can sign up to build and design the course individually or bring a group of friends. Materials like cardboard, pieces of gutter, tubes, wood, pallets, nails, screws, tape, and more will be provided, or you can bring your own supplies. Skilled construction workers will attend to help make your building dreams come true.

4:00pm
The course will be open to the public, and players can choose their own price to play. The suggested donation price is $15 per person, and all proceeds go to expanding access to Young Dance’s programming and mission to transform lives through movement.

Since 1987, Young Dance has worked to transform lives through movement by fostering an inclusive community where creativity flourishes. Young Dance encourages peer-to-peer mentorship and collaboration in the making of dance. This year, we serve over 230 students, aged 1 to 18, at our studio hub in St. Paul and an additional 1,200 participants through community events and partnerships. Learn more about Young Dance at youngdance.org.

If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please reach out to info@youngdance.org or call 612-423-3064.

The 2024 Build-Your-Own Minature Golf Gala is sponsored by Blaze Credit Union, The Costume Collective, Home Depot: Store #2806, Lake Monster Brewing Co., The Makery, Metro Transit, No Mythic, Play It Again Sports St. Paul, Welna Ace Hardware: Store #7166, Urban Refurbishment, and Wilson Golf Group.

Location Info

Lake Monster Brewing
550 Vandalia Street
#160
St. Paul, MN 55114
6124233064
website

Contact Info

Young Dance
info@youngdance.org
6124233064
Dancer in jump holding moon.

Reality and fantasy collide in a contemporary retelling of William Shakespeare’s spellbinding A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Under the moonlight in an altered reality, witness the chaos and absurdity of desire come to life as lovers are driven by mistaken identity and enchantment. Inspired by astrological and environmental themes, we invite you to linger with us in the mayhem until dawn.

Choreographed by: Christian Warner
Performed by: The Company of Ballet Co.Laboratory

Friday, April 5 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 6 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 7 at 2:00pm

Location Info

Luminary Arts Center
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Rachel Koep
rkoep@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

James Sewell Ballet leaps onto the stage with bold new works.

Featured is the highly-anticipated choreographies of two guest choreographers and old friends of the company. Shohei Iwahama (former JSB dancer and current member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo) brings an expansive group work that emanates curiosity, play, and kinship. Michael Walters returns with his fourth choreographic commission for JSB with a passionate duet, at moments both gritty and gentle.

This remarkable evening includes two Sewell works: a new sextet that blends classical and contemporary ballet within Bach’s Concerto for Violin & Oboe; and a remount of Doo-Be-Doo, which combines high-energy playful antics with stunning technical feats.

Performances:
Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2:00pm

Ticketing will go live soon!

Location Info

The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
612-672-0480
website

Contact Info

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

Save the date for the eighth annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival!

April 22-27, 2024
At The Southern Theater.

The CANDY BOX Dance Festival is a week-long dynamic sampling of featured performances, master classes, and in-progress showings, hosted by ARENA DANCES and presented April 22-27, 2024 at The Southern Theater. The CANDY BOX Dance Festival features both emerging and established choreographers, Happy Hour work-in-progress performances, and master class offerings.

Happy Hour Artists – 5:30pm
Monday, April 22 – Shannon Hartle Dolan, Kaitlyn Hawkins and Alicia Steeves
Tuesday, April 23 – Kayla Schiltgen
Wednesday, April 24 – Amez Dance
Thursday, April 25 – Duniya Drum and Dance
Friday, April 26 – Penelope Freeh

Featured Artists
Featuring works by Tristan Koepke and Benny Olk, Paula Mann/Time Track Productions, and jess pretty.
Thursday, April 25 – 7:30pm
Friday, April 26 – 7:30pm
Saturday, April 27 – 2:00pm

Tickets
Purchase before April 23: $20 online in advance; $18 student/senior
After April 23: $27 online and at the door; $20 student/senior discount
Pay-as-Able pricing option available at the door only on Saturday, April 27, 7:30pm

We extend a special thank you to our Season Sponsors and event donors: MartinPatrick3, The Southern Theater, and generous individual contributions. This festival is also made possible with the support of the McKnight Foundation.

Location Info

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

TU Dance is one of four dance companies participating in the pilot program The O’Shaughnessy Dance Cohort. THREAT is an evening-length work choreographed by TU Dance Guest Artist Yusha-Marie Sorzano.

THREAT is a concert dance theater work that aims to provoke an interrogation of the roles we play as individuals and communities in hierarchies. The work posits that hierarchies have the power to control our behavior and infiltrate our thoughts, even when no authority is present to enforce the rules. Using a physical language and soundscape that fuses multicultural traditions and styles of the West and the African Diaspora, this social exploration invites audiences into a modern narrative that speaks to the universal experience of authority, obedience, and rebellion.

Friday, April 26, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 7:30pm
Purchase tickets here!

Tickets
Adult: $40
Student/Senior: $30
St. Kate’s Student: $5
Subscription information can be found here.

Contact Info

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

Come join us for an incredible master class series in dance, celebrating Black History! This in-person event will take place at the Center for Performing Arts in Minneapolis.

Brazil Arts Twin Cities brings the legendary Afro contemporary dancer and choreographer Elisio Pitta from Brazil! While in Minneapolis, Elisio Pitta is offering a 3-day master class series February 27-29, followed by a performance with Brazil Arts on Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm!

Come participate with your friends and colleagues!

Master Classes:
Tuesday, February 27, 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, February 28, 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday, February 29, 6:00-7:30pm

Purchase tickets.

Among many roles, Elisio Pitta is the founder of Alujá Dance Company and Bale da Mata Dance Group. Since 2000, partially relocated to Brazil where he implemented the CARDAN, Centro de Referencia da Dança Negra, directed the International Encounter of Black Dance, and created Companhia C-Contemporary Black Dance.He has created over 50 works of dance. Lately he has been dedicated to creation and circulation of solo pieces and directing the Solos Coletivo de Dança Negra Contemporânea. Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and movements of Brazil’s rich cultural heritage.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Irenio Dos Santos
info@brazilarts.org

The Language of the Arms: 10-week Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Series with Sarah Baumert.

February 28-May 8
Wednesdays, 6:30pm CST

Sundays, 4:00pm CST
Live classes will be taught on zoom.
All lessons are recorded. Registering for the series gives you access to the recorded lessons indefinitely.
Price: $200. Scholarships and pay-as-able options available

From Holding on to Letting Go – A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness
In the next Feldenkrais series offering, we explore the hidden potential within the upper body. We will delve into the intricate symphony of the small joints, from nimble fingers to powerful shoulder blades. Discover how your arms weave into the fabric of your entire being, from your core to your feet. Imagine feeling your spine lengthen as you reach, your chest open as you move, and your whole body becomes one fluid instrument. When practicing Feldenkrais, we hold the concept that when one avoids pain, it helps us decrease unnecessary tension and helps us find new ways to move and connect with the wholeness of ourselves. Reeducate and rediscover the effortless movement in your arms and beyond.

Microcosm: An exploration of the articulation and functional coordination of the smaller joints – fingers, wrists, elbows.

Macrocosm: Expand outwards, discovering how your arms integrate with the whole self. Feel the way your spine, ribs, and even your legs and feet contribute to the harmony of movement.

Connecting the Dots: No Feldenkrais lesson is complete without an integration of the whole self. While there will be a focus on the upper extremities, these will be whole-body lessons.

See full schedule here.

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com

Friday, March 1, 6:30-8:00pm
At the 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 before improvising together based on movement ideas offered by participants.

Live accompaniment provided by Tom Kanthak, and Klee Burke will help us wind down with her beautiful sound bowl playing. A fun and relaxing evening for all!

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

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

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

Integrating Pelvic Floor, Hips, and Abdominals with The Blending of Yoga + FELDENKRAIS® in a 10-week series with Sarah Baumert.

March 4-May 13
Mondays, 6:00-7:15pm CST

Live classes will be taught on zoom.

All lessons are recorded. Registering for the series gives you access to the recorded lessons indefinitely.

Price: $175. Scholarships and pay-as-able options available.

Unwind, Realign, and Rediscover Power in Your Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Beyond

This 10-week series blends the mindful movement of yoga with the gentle awareness of the Feldenkrais Method. We move beyond isolated exercises, treating your body as a connected system. While the focus starts with your pelvic floor, hips, and core, expect a full-body experience that integrates seamlessly. We will start by learning pelvic floor mapping, an essential tool for accessing pelvic floor healing, strength, and recovery. Each class will use pelvic floor mapping as an entry point for a well-rounded practice.

This practice is enriched with the joy of mindful exploration. Learn new ways to move with ease and grace, while reducing stress and finding deep relaxation through gentle Feldenkrais movements. Deepen your yoga practice with a new awareness of the pelvic floor, reconnect to your body’s wisdom, and build self-compassion. Empower yourself with tools for confident and joyful movement in everyday life – no prior experience necessary, just an open mind and a willingness to explore. These classes will work with the body as a whole functioning system, not a collection of parts. While the access point of our learning will start with the pelvic floor, hips, and abdominal complex, you will still experience a well-rounded practice.

This series will require a mini 8 or 10-inch pilates stability ball which can be found at Target or on Amazon.

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com

March 6-April 24, 2024
Wednesdays, 
8:00-9:30am

Price: $160
Pre-registration required – no drop-ins.
Registration closes: March 1
Register here.

Contemporary Forms
The core themes of this practice will include sensory exploration, movement as meditation, and engaging with the body’s intuition. In each class, we will move through improvisation and phrase work to engage the senses and awaken the body. Movement material will have an expansive, animal-like virtuosity. Over the course of the series, we will extend phrase work, using imagery and prompts from our research to explore individual choice-making. This series is designed for intermediate/advanced movers who are interested in researching their unique movement modalities in a space based in curiosity and joy.

Sarah McCullough (she/her) is a Minneapolis-based movement artist and educator. Originally from Virginia, she attended James Madison University and earned her BA in Dance and Mathematics. Since joining Minneapolis’ dance community in 2018, she has performed the works of Carl Flink, Mathew Janczewski, Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Berit Ahlgren, Helen Hatch, Marisol Herling, and more. Alongside her performance work, Sarah is an educator in contemporary forms. While at JMU, she served as Co-Director of JMU’s Associate Dance Ensemble where she led a weekly company class and mentored 20 first-year dance majors in the early stages of their collegiate dance journey. She has led classes at the Limón Twin Cities Intensive, ARENA DANCES’ Instinct Summer Intensive, The University of Winchester (UK), North Carolina State University, as well as several high school dance programs and studios across Minnesota and Virginia.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

A unique exploration into the vast realms of horizontal and vertical movement/stillness. The workshop aims to cultivate a deep sense of awareness through mindfulness practices rooted in Buddhism, providing participants with the opportunity to come back home to the joy of dance. This workshop is designed for individuals who currently dance, used to dance, or aspire to explore movement/stillness as an art form. It is also open to anyone seeking to enhance their artistic expression through embodied practices. Everyone is encouraged to use a gentle and exploratory approach to movement, valuing quality over quantity, and promoting a sense of connection with one’s body through movement, dialogue, and writing.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
March 8, 9, and 10

10:00-11:30am
$10 per class, $30 for the entire series.
Attendance on all three days is recommended.
We offer a sliding scale to accommodate diverse financial situations.
Register here.

Kei Tsuruharatani (she/they) is a transgender dance artist and educator from Osaka, Japan. She has performed on Broadway in Jagged Little PillThe King and I, and Miss Saigon, and has appeared on TV shows such as Good Morning America, Harlem, and the Tonight Show. She danced at the Metropolitan Opera for 6 seasons and performed with Eastman Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Belgium. With a B.A. in Dance and Theater, Kei has dedicated herself to the art of mindfulness education. Holding a qualification as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction facilitator, she has diligently crafted and delivered programs that weave mindfulness practices into both everyday life and the performing arts. Her personal practice is deeply rooted in the Buddhist tradition of Burma.

“One of my primary intentions is to provide a workshop environment that is not only welcoming but actively celebrates diversity. As a transgender woman myself, I understand the importance of creating queer-safe spaces where everyone feels seen, respected, and embraced.”

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com
Detail still of drawing performance at Teatro San Materno, Ascona, Switzerland.

Discover how the acts of drawing and movement connect and work as tools for finding a deeper awareness of your body. No experience necessary. Come with an openness to trying out various drawing materials and ways of moving your body. Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Saturday, March 9
10:00am-12:00pm
$45 – includes art supplies.
Contact me via my website or email me to sign up.

Facilitator Bio
Lara Hanson
is a visual and performance artist and has drawn dance for 25+ years. Not only does she love the challenge of trying to capture dance on a two dimensional surface, but she has discovered the magic and value of drawing her own movement as a source for deeper awareness and healing. Lara has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art (Drawing, Dance and Performance) and has drawn and collaborated with many local, national and international dance companies. She has done residencies and performances in the US (American Dance Festival), Italy, Switzerland and France. 

Location Info

The Hive Collaborative
677 Hamline Ave N
St Paul, MN 55104
651-303-6239
website

Contact Info

Lara Hanson
lara@larahanson.com
651-494-8192

Threads Dance Project presents Tapestries 8.0 Master Classes.

What is Tapestries 8.0?

Threads Dance Project commissions 3 emerging choreographers selected by an expert panel of dance/community leaders to create new works for the company under the guidance of Artistic/Executive Director Karen L. Charles. Tapestries provides a much-needed avenue for underrepresented women and artists of color to take center stage in the world of professional choreography.

What are the Tapestries 8.0 Master Classes?
The Tapestries 8.0 Master Classes are intimate and engaging opportunities for you to learn from the masters themselves. Each of our choreographers will guide you through learning the fundamentals and will hone your skills from their wealth of knowledge. They will show you why they were chosen to be a part of Tapestries!

Da’Rius Malone: Contemporary and Ballet
March 11-26
Mondays: 9:00-10:30am – Contemporary
Tuesdays: 9:00-10:30am – Ballet

Pay as you come. No prior registration needed.
Price: $12

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Karen Christ Aalgaard
kchrist@threadsdance.org
612-354-3978

Fall Prevention
Tuesday, March 12, 2:00-3:30pm
Cost: $50

Learn more about what you can do to prevent future falls by working on core strength, stability, and balance in this 90 minute workshop. The workshop will include a lecture, a balance class with exercises to take home, and a Q&A session.

Instructor: Rose McKernon, PTA, NSCA-PT. Rose is a physical therapist assistant, Pilates teacher, and nationally certified personal trainer.

Register through our website, or call or email the studio for more information.

Location Info

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy
5101 Vernon Ave. S
Suite 2A
Edina, MN 55436
952-405-9765
website

Contact Info

Amanda Quinlan
info@paragonpilatespt.com
952-405-9765

Please join us at TU Dance Center for two open classes with Leslie Parker! The classes are focused towards intermediate to advanced experiences although all bodies and dance experiences are welcomed.

Contemporary Experiment is a class session in improvisation. The focus of the class is primarily the individual body as a site/map for exploration. It is an embodied practice that expands capacity for a more nuanced, rigorous, and sensory approach to space, time, and energy to integrate the thinking-body with real-time presence; and to play with physical range while increasing flexibility of the spine for a deepening in awareness of strength and endurance. In this class, empathetic exchanges using collaboration in movement studies are significant to amplify grounded power, intuitive connection to the body and place, navigating dissent, and honing clarity in timing and rhythm.

Wednesday, March 13
Monday, March 18

9:30-11:00am
$16/class or $140/10-class card.
Online registration required.
More details and registration.

Leslie Parker is a dance artist, director, choreographer, improviser, and performer born in the traditional homeland of Indigenous people, mostly the Dakhóta and Ojibwe people, also known as the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She has home art bases in both Brooklyn, NY (traditional homeland of Lenapehoking people) and in St. Paul, MN. Her deep roots in the territory also known as the St. Paul, Rondo community led her to a dance practice that emphasizes an organic aesthetic in experimental movement derived from the Black and African diaspora. Growing up in the Rondo community inspired her towards socially engaged art. Read more.

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

Balanced Body® Reformer 2 Instructor Training
Friday, March 15: 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, March 16: 11:30am-6:00pm
Sunday, March 17: 9:30am-4:30pm

Fee: $499 + $60 materials

Reformer 2 expands the potential of the Reformer with intermediate and advanced exercises and includes associated safety protocols and modifications. Reformer 2 also explores programs designed for specific populations including pre and post–natal clients, clients with osteoporosis, and clients with lower back issues. Class design, dynamic assessment and correcting common dysfunctional movement patterns are also included.
Prerequisite: Reformer 1

Instructor: Matthew Hodge-Rice

Location Info

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy
5101 Vernon Ave. S
Suite 2A
Edina, MN 55436
952-405-9765
website

Contact Info

Amanda Quinlan
info@paragonpilatespt.com
952-405-9765

A child and parent/caregiver Creative Movement class, this 8-week workshop is designed for children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play.

Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. Participants will be encouraged to join at their own comfort level with the understanding that observation is often the best form of learning with younger children. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.

March 16-May 4
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am
No class on April 6 and April 13.
At TU Dance Center.
Register 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

March 22-April 19
Fridays, 10:00-11:00am

Dance 101 with Roxane Wallace
In this class for adults 55+
, we will explore elements of dance (body, action, space, time and energy) using low-impact, fun, modern dance-based sequences in these drop-in sessions with dance artist and instructor Roxane Wallace. Participation will result in increases in kinesthetic awareness, flexibility, balance, ease of movement and general health.

Please bring a small blanket, towel or yoga mat for floor work that will include stretching and strengthening at the beginning and cooling down at the end of each session.

Roxane Wallace has been active in the arts as a performer, instructor, choreographer and teaching artist since graduating from UC Berkeley in 1993 with a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Ethnic Studies. She was seen nationally and internationally as a principal artist with Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater Company for 15 years and has been working with Paula Mann/Time Track Productions for over 10 years. Mrs. Wallace  was voted “Best Dancer” in the City Pages “Best of the Twin Cities”, awarded a Minnesota Sage Award for Outstanding Performer, and honored to be named as a 2008 McKnight Artist Fellow in Dance. Currently, she provides inspiration and dance instruction through Zenon Dance School and Lundstrum Performing Arts, and as a teaching artist for the VocalEssence WITNESS Program and the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

Contact Info

Cathy Wind
Cathy@tapcompany.orgt
6129861944

Calling young movers and families! 

Youth ages 8-12 are invited to join us at Threads Dance Nexus for a dance sampler of our NexGen/Youth Dance Project classes. Try out abbreviated Ballet and Modern classes, discover what we’ll learn in Nutrition, and enjoy an hour of mindfulness in a Gratitude and Resilience workshop. While the kids dance, families can learn more about our program and register for Summer Dance Camps. Our one and two-week dance camps are for kids ages 7-12 during July 8-19. All Dance Sampler attendees will receive a 10% discount on summer camps.

Register here for the Dance Sampler.

Saturday, April 13
10:30am-12:30pm
$15 per dancer.
Need-based scholarships are available. Email Angela at aericson@threadsdance.org to learn more.

We can’t wait to see you at Threads Dance Nexus! Click here to learn more or call us at 612-354-3978.

Location Info

Threads Dance Project
2213 Snelling Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
6123543978
website

Contact Info

Angela Ericson
aericson@threadsdance.org
6123543978

This experiential and didactic course focuses on child development and the impact of trauma spanning the prenatal experience up until adolescence. The class will incorporate developmental frameworks (Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Polyvagal Theory) in relationship to Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT). It will also focus on skills for supporting children and clients in order to process and heal from their experiences.

Instructors:
Mariah Meyer LeFeber, PhD, LPC, BC-DMT
Robyn Lending Halsten, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT

Location Info

The Beautiful Studio
2242 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55114
612-916-1829
website

Contact Info

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb
fbenordstrom.loeb@gmail.com
612-916-1829

Improve your technique and advance your artistry in a positive and welcoming environment! Classes include Musical Theatre Jazz, Classic Jazz Technique, Ballet, Leaps and Turns, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, and more. Students may register for individual weeks, or sign up for all 3 weeks and save!

July 8-26
9:30am-3:30pm

The Intensive culminates in our Collide Showcase (only for those who register for all 3 weeks of the intensive). Video will be taken so students have a professional-grade copy to use for future auditions and submissions. Local students are also invited to perform excerpts from the Intensive at the MN State Fair in August!

Level placement requires a referral from a teacher or Collide company member, or a 2-minute video submission. Please send video (1 minute Ballet Adagio with pirouettes and 1 minute Jazz) or referral name and contact information to Nathan@collidetheatrical.org.

Location Info

Collide Theatrical Dance Company
755 Prior Ave N
#235h
St. Paul, MN 55104
6513957903
website

Contact Info

Grace Kidder
Grace@collidetheatrical.org
651-395-7903
Summer at the Center Flyer

Center for Performing Arts summer camps are an opportunity for youth to fully explore their curiosities, interests and talents while gaining access to the rich community of artists and practitioners at the CFPA. We offer half day (mornings) and full day camps. Join us for all or one of our 3-week sessions; each with a focus that incorporates dance, storytelling, music and the technical traditions rooted in various cultures.

Camp 1: Explorations in Theater-Making
June 17-28 and July 8-12

Camp 2: Immersive West African Dance Theater
July 15-August 2

Camp 3: Immersive Latin Dance and Theater
August 6-August 23

For ages 7-11 and 12-16. $975 per camp session.

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts- Minneapolis
3754 Pleasant Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
6128219202
website

Contact Info

Abe Haillasellise
abe@cfpampls.com
6128219202
Pre-teen dancer in blue leotard at the barre.

The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory’s Recreational Program offers classes for dancers ages 10-20 with a more flexible schedule and fewer hours per week than our Pre-Professional Program.

The Recreational Program includes ballet technique classes, add-on sessions, rehearsals, and performance opportunities.

Open enrollment – this program will run through May 2024.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Anna Betz
abetz@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967
Dancer in vibrant blue leotard.

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

Our offerings include: Pre-Professional Summer Intensives, Young Dancer Summer Camps and Sessions, Summer Workshops, and Adult Workshops and Sessions.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Anna Betz
abetz@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967
Photo Credit: Stan Waldhauser

Ray Terrill Dance Group is currently mobilizing for presenting the upcoming 22nd Annual Dances at the Lake Festival – occurring at the Lake Harriet Rose Garden in Minneapolis. The two free, open to the public concerts will be presented on July 19 and 20, 2024, 7:00pm.

Professional individual artists, adult and youth companies are encouraged to submit a proposal for consideration. All forms of dance welcome. Work must be inclusive and family friendly. These outdoor performances are performed on grass. Dances should be seven minutes or less. Each performing group receives a $350 honorarium.

Submit your proposal via email to raymond.d.terrill@msn.com by Sunday, March 17.

Please include:

  • Link to dance company website or individual artist bio
  • Description of planned dance, including length
  • Number of artists involved
  • Link to sample video of work – preferably of the dance to be performed

Location Info

Lyndale Park Gardens
4124 Roseway Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
612-275-5602
website

Contact Info

Ray Terrill
raymond.d.terrill@msn.com
612-275-5602
Deadline: March 17, 2024
a female dancer in a black leotard and pointe shoes performs a large split jump

Twin Cities Ballet is seeking Soloist and Principal level dancers for our 2024/25 season. This is a competitive salaried position with a 35-week season. Strong classical ballet, partnering, and contemporary skills required. You must be eligible to work in the United States.

We also have opportunities for unpaid adult apprenticeship and student trainee positions for both male and female dancers.

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

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

Location Info

Twin Cities Ballet
16368 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
9524523163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@TwinCitiesBallet.org
9524523163
Deadline: March 31, 2024

Minnesota Ballet Theatre is hiring Male and Female dancers with strong classical technique for Company Trainee and Apprentice positions for the 2024/2025 Season.

The season runs from September 2024 to May 2025.

Classes and rehearsals usually occur Monday through Thursday from 9:30am-2:00pm (schedule subject to change), with additional classes and rehearsals on Saturdays and Sundays before performances.

To be considered for Company positions, please submit your resume/CV and video link to: minnesotaballettheatre@gmail.com. Videos should include a classical variation (en pointe for women). Latest performance video is preferred if possible.

Location Info

Minnesota Ballet Theatre
14675 Martin Drive
Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
612.501.9208
website

Contact Info

Kirill Bak-Stepanoff
minnesotaballettheatre@gmail.com
612.501.9208
Deadline: March 2, 2024

In need of masculine dancers for a piece exploring what masculinity means. Small show meant for exposure and formation of a collaborative group of artists.

Rehearsals are on Monday mornings, starting March 18. Warm-up classes are in Graham Modern, but knowledge of that technique is not required.

Preferably someone enthusiastic about choreography, flexible in the rehearsal process, and with a minimum of 3 years of training in modern or contemporary techniques. Must have a willingness to show up and work hard consistently. Performance experience not required.

Application Form.

For more details about the project, contact Gillian Wheaton at gillian.wheatman@icloud.com or 651-724-1044.

Contact Info

Gillian Wheaton
gillian.wheatman@icloud.com
6517241044
Deadline: March 2, 2024

The full applications for McKnight Fellowships in Dance and Choreography are now open. This program intends to recognize and support dance artists living and working in Minnesota who are beyond early practice and demonstrate sustained accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence.

The final deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 3:00pm CST.
Please plan to prepare and submit your application early.

Fellowship Program guidelines and more information:
McKnight Fellowships for Dancers
McKnight Fellowship for Choreographers

Deadline: March 20, 2024

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

Xchange is Zenon’s work-study program that allows students to volunteer in exchange for dance class credit.
The Winter Session will run from January 8-March 17.

Weekday in-person shift = one class credit
Weekend in-person shift = two class credits
All online shifts = one class credit

If you are interested in working with the Xchange Program, please fill out the interest form on our website or email xchange@zenondance.org.

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave
Ste 430
Minneapolis, MN 55403
6123381101
website

Contact Info

Zenon Dance School
xchange@zenondance.org
6123381101

Please sign this letter!

To: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis City Council Members, Staff members Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Erik Hanson, Miles Mercer, and Rebecca Fabunmi.

CC: Ben Johnson, Director, Arts & Cultural Affairs Department, City of Minneapolis

The need for a letter arose from ARENA Dances’ February 2024 Floorwork monthly community conversation event held February 3, in the wake of the public announcement that The Cowles Center will cease operations this Spring. Operations of the Goodale Theater will return to the stewardship of the City of Minneapolis. For more information on the details surrounding this closure, please visit The Cowles Center’s website.

Many community members felt it necessary to express our concerns with the closure as well, to make certain the city of Minneapolis can be educated to understand how invaluable these dance performance spaces and educational opportunities are for MN artists. Both the temporary and potentially long-term loss of this resource have a substantial impact on our dance community, its audiences, and the economic health of downtown.

Additionally, you’re invited to a community town hall on Monday, March 4.

Also, please reach out to your City Council Members and Mayor Frey and share your perspective/wishes/concerns.

Located in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, rent Zorongo Flamenco’s studio for classes, private rehearsals, events, and more! Our space is available to book in consecutive 30-minute periods when not in use by the Zorongo Flamenco school. 

First-time renters should contact Zorongo Flamenco for more information prior to booking. 

Our Studio Includes:
1,224 square feet (34′ x 36′)
Free street parking on 37th Avenue and surrounding streets
Bluetooth speaker/sound system available for use
Access to gender-neutral restrooms
Overhead lighting
Filtered water station
Sprung, wood floor
Wall-length mirrors
Windows with natural light and curtains
A/C unit
Wifi

Rental Fees
For Rehearsals: $10.00 per 30 minutes
For Classes: $12.50 per 30 minutes

View the studio rental availability.

For other rental inquiries, including events, workshops, art space, photo/filming sessions, etc., please contact us.

Location Info

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3715 Minnehaha Avenue S
STE C
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-234-1653
website

Contact Info

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

Make Hothouse your home! Our space is available for hourly rentals to independent artists, freelance instructors, and companies. Like a community garden, filled with unique plots, the beauty of Hothouse is in the diversity of the people that fill our space.

Hothouse has expanded and now has three brand new studios to choose from on the second floor of the Kennedy Building.

All Studios

  • Sprung, Marley floor
  • Mirrors
  • Sound system with auxiliary input and Bluetooth
  • Large windows with natural light
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Wifi
  • Access to a restroom and filtered water station
  • Free lot and street parking

Studio 1
800 square feet, 40’w x 20’d

Studio 2
2,000 square feet, 50’w x 40’d
Portable barres (accommodates 12-16)

Studio 3
920 square feet, 40’w x 23’ d
Fitness equipment (available for additional fee)

Rental prices vary based on the type of event, starting at just $16 per hour. Fill out the First Time Rental Request form at the bottom of this page to introduce yourself and book the space!

Location Info

Hothouse
2303 Kennedy St NE
Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55413

website

Contact Info

Hothouse Staff
hello@hothousempls.com

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
Studio 1

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, skylights, and 3 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
  • 2 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 or grace@collidetheatrical.org to schedule a visit.

Location Info

Collide Theatrical Dance Company
755 Prior Ave N #235h
St. Paul, MN 55104
6513957903
website

Contact Info

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

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 in the Creative Enterprise Zone in the Midway area of St. Paul. Studio K is flexible as a small theater utilizing blackout curtains on the windows.

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 bathrooms on the main floor and gender-specific bathrooms on the second floor

Accessibility
Space is ADA-accessible.
Free parking in the lots behind the building.
Metro Transit Green Line Light Rail: Raymond Ave stop 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 – Rehearsals
Individual artists: $12-$18 per hour
Nonprofit organizations: $18-$22 per hour

Location Info

Studio K
2161 University Ave W
Suite 117
St. Paul, MN 55114

website

Contact Info

Cathy Wind
Cathy@tapcompany.org
6129861944

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

Andrew Lee
info@tudance.org
651-724-9708
Young Dance “Teal” Studio images 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 currently available:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, 11:00am-4:00pm
Friday, 11:00am-4:00pm and 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, 3:00-9:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am-3:00pm

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 jules@youngdance.org or call 612-423-3064. Payment, signed agreement, and liability waiver are required with rental confirmation.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Jules Bither
jules@youngdance.org
6124233064

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

Our space offers:
1,305 square feet (30×40) of sprung, Marley dance flooring
Wall-length mirrors with curtains for covering if preferred
Changing room
Access to multiple bus lines, including the 21, 4, 23, 612, and 18

Hourly rates range from $17-$25, with discounts/special offerings available to BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ communities. Inquire for savings.

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

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com
Dance studio lobby of Ballet Co.Laboratory

Come create at Ballet Co.Laboratory. Our artistic home is available for hourly rentals to independent artists and arts organizations. Book a single day to work on your artistry, secure a month to rehearse a show, or facilitate your weekly programming here – the choice is yours! We look forward to collaborating with you on your space needs.

Public Transportation
The studio is accessible via the Greenline into downtown Saint Paul and the 71A or 71B bus.

Free Parking
Free parking is available in front of the studio.

Facility
We have five studios at Ballet Co.Laboratory with sprung floors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and barres, plus four gender-neutral restrooms, changing rooms, and comfortable lobby space with Wi-fi access and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC heated and cooled.

Studio 1: 25′ x 50′ – 15-person capacity – $20/hour
Studio 2: 25′ x 50′ – 15-person capacity – $20/hour
Studio 3: 25′ x 30′ – 8-person capacity – $15/hour
Studio 4: 42′ x 50′ – 30-person capacity – Rental available via special request
Studio 5: 25′ x 28′ – 8-person capacity – $15/hour

Hours
Morning, daytime, and evening hours are available.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Lili Pfeifer
lpfeifer@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

Rent the 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 (37 x 40) space has:
A professional-grade speaker sound system
Barres, mirrors, and sprung floors
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.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Jacob Vang
kjvang@threadsdance.org
612-354-3978

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre is thrilled to welcome you back for our winter/spring sessions! These in-person sessions run through June 1, 2024. The first class is free for new students. All ages, abilities, and levels are welcome! Visit our online registration page for more information, including class descriptions and prices. Registration is accepted on a drop-in basis. See you at the studio!

To learn more about us, click here.

Monday
6:00-7:00pm: All Abilities with Colette Illarde
7:00-8:15pm: Sevillanas Workshop – March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 8, 15, 22

Tuesday
6:00-7:15pm: Level 2 with Susana di Palma
7:15-8:30pm: Level 4/5 with Susana di Palma

Wednesday
7:30-8:45pm: Flamenco Guitar Class with Ross Fellrath

Saturday
10:15-11:15am: Level 1 with Deborah Elias
11:15am-12:30pm: Level 3 with Colette Illarde
12:30-1:00pm: Juerga with Ross Fellrath
1:00-2:15pm: Level 4/5 with Susana di Palma

Location Info

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3715 Minnehaha Avenue S
STE C
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-234-1653
website

Contact Info

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

Erin’s advanced-level contemporary dance class at 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.

Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am

Registration is open through Zenon’s MindBody portal.
See you soon!

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Erin Thompson
erint149@gmail.com
612-221-3186

Dancing and finding pleasure in movement is for everyone of any age!

I’ve taught dance for all ages and experience levels for over fifty years. In my weekly session of modern dance classes, we’ll be working with somatic movement, structured improvisation, and floor work to build strength, flexibility, and ease of movement. You’ll learn patterns that move through space in community with other dancers, encouraging spatial and group awareness.

Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Drop in: $15-20. Cash or check made out to Kathryn Anderson.

Location Info

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

website

Contact Info

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

Please join Lisa Erickson for Ballet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm in the Sunroom at the Center for Performing Arts.

Lisa is a passionate ballet teacher with 35+ years of experience teaching, challenging, and encouraging dancers of all levels. Her new Tuesday Open Ballet class is welcoming, fun, and open to all! Class includes a full barre, center, and floor work that will provide the opportunity to feel the joy of traveling through space. Students will be strengthened, challenged, and guided in naturally honing their body placement, technique, personal style, and positive mindset. The power of our personal dialogue and mindset is one of our greatest untapped resources to unlock previously untapped potential. It is all great fun!

Every student is special, different, important, appreciated, encouraged, respected, and unique.
Come see for yourself and have some fun with us!

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave
Sunroom
Minneapolis, MN 55409
6128219202
website

Contact Info

Lisa Erickson
lisamerickson606@gmail.com
7634869731

Zenon Dance School is excited to welcome you back for another season of dance this winter! Registration is open for the Winter Session, running January 8-March 17. Classes are held in person unless otherwise noted. Visit our website to learn more!

Monday
9:30am: Intermediate Contemporary with Sarah McCullough
5:30pm: Contemporary Floorwork
6:00pm: Modern Fundamentals with Mary Willmeng
7:00pm: Beginner/Intermediate Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

Tuesday
5:30pm: Contemporary Ballet with Kendall Kramer
6:00pm: All Levels Hip-Hop with Arturo Miles
7:00pm: Beginning Jazz with Allison Rubin Forester

Wednesday
9:30am: Advanced Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – Online-only: February 28 and March 13
5:30pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Lisa Erickson – Online
5:30pm: Horton-Based Modern with Anna Pinault

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

Friday
12:00pm: Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh

Saturday
9:00am: All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson – Online
9:15am: Creative Movement for ages 3-4 with Eliana Durnbaugh
10:00am: Ballet Fundamentals with Danielle Robinson-Prater
10:00am: Beginning Modern with Roxane Wallace
11:30am: Musical Theater Jazz with Xan Mattek
12:30pm: All Levels Tap with Hannah Gonzalez
12:30pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

Sunday
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 3-4 with Hannah Gonzalez
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 5-6 with Sofia Arisian
11:00am: Youth Hip Hop for ages 7-10 with Sofia Arisian
12:00pm: Youth Ballet for ages 7-10 with Sofia Arisian
12:00pm: Youth Modern for ages 11-14 with Danielle Robinson-Prater

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave
Ste 430
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-338-1101
website

Contact Info

Zenon Dance School
info@zenondance.org

Join Artistic Director Carl Flink for an advanced, twice-weekly, open-to-the-public company class. Each standalone class, rooted in Black Label Movement’s unique athletic style, will build on a creative idea that Flink or a Company Mover brings for that day.

Black Label Movement Company Class
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00am
Fridays, 9:30-11:00am

At Hothouse.
Drop-in: $16

Location Info

Hothouse
2303 Kennedy St NE
Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55413

website

Contact Info

Carl Flink
blacklabelmovement@gmail.com

Ballare Teatro is offering adult drop-in classes! Register online, or enroll upon arrival at the front desk.

Sunday
Intermediate Tap with Brenna Brelie: 5:00-6:00pm
Intermediate Ballet with Siri Hammond: 6:00-7:15pm

Tuesday
Beginning Tap with Molly Stoltz: 5:30-6:30pm
Advanced Beginning Tap with Molly Stoltz: 6:30-7:30pm
Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Jazz with Shannon Mulcahy: 6:35-8:00pm

Wednesday
Fast Intermediate Tap with Jake Nehrbass: 6:30-7:30pm
Advanced Tap with Jake Nehrbass: 7:30-8:30pm

Saturday
Beginning Ballet with Siri Hammond: 12:45-2:00pm 

Cost: $17 per class or purchase a 10-class card for $115.

Location Info

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center
4259 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
6122254690
website

Contact Info

Ann Williams
ann@ballareteatro.com
6122254690

Open dance and fitness classes seven days a week! Class offerings include ballet, Arabic dance, contemporary, The Ellové Technique®, jazz, BollyX, hip hop, Zumba, heels, sessions, and more.

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

Come as you are, leave as more.

Visit our website or find us on MINDBODY to view the full schedule and book your next class!

Free lot and street parking.

Location Info

Hothouse
2303 Kennedy St NE
Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55413

website

Contact Info

Hothouse Staff
hello@hothousempls.com

Sign up now for winter/spring classes at Hopkins Dance Company!

All ages from 3 years to adults.
Classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, musical theater, and yoga.

Tracks offered for Hopkins Youth Ballet or recreational, with performance opportunities for all.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Heather Bensussan
info@hopkinsdance.com
952-935-2794

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 information.

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

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com

Drop in for a jazz class in a safe, inclusive environment. Whether you’re just starting your dance journey or want to brush up on the basics, we welcome you to class.

Open Level Jazz
Mondays, 7:00–8:30pm

Taught by Nathan Huberty
For ages 14 and up.

Pre-registration is required. View the schedule and register for class.
Please sign our liability waiver before attending class.

All Welcome
Our welcoming environment stands up to our values of inclusivity and accessibility.

Our space is located in the Can Can Wonderland building in St. Paul. Parking is free in front of the building (the BLUE lot is closest to our space), in the lots across the street, and in the underground parking garage – follow the Can Can Wonderland arrow.

Class Rates
Adult Drop-Ins: $20 per class or $180 for a 10-class pass. Passes good for either ballet, jazz, or Collide Barre; must be used within 6 months.
Professional Dancers: $18 per class. Email grace@collidetheatrical.org for a discount code.

Location Info

Collide Theatrical Dance Company
755 Prior Ave N #235h
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-395-7903
website

Contact Info

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

Join us for class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:30am for intermediate/advanced ballet, advanced jazz, and Collide Barre with the company.

Teachers and classes on a rotating schedule. View the class schedule and register for class.
Pre-registration is required.
Please sign our liability waiver before attending class.

All Welcome
Our welcoming environment stands up to our values of inclusivity and accessibility. Work-study and BIPOC scholarships available.

Our space is located in the Can Can Wonderland building in St. Paul. Parking is free in front of the building (the BLUE lot is closest to our space), in the lots across the street, and in the underground parking garage – follow the Can Can Wonderland arrow.

Class Rates
Adult Drop-Ins: $20 per class or $180 for a 10-class pass. Passes are good for either ballet, jazz, or Collide Barre; must be used within 6 months.
Professional Dancers: $18 per class. Email grace@collidetheatrical.org for a discount code.

Location Info

Collide Theatrical Dance Company
755 Prior Ave N #235h
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-395-7903
website

Contact Info

Grace Kidder
Grace@collidetheatrical.org

Join in on CULTIVATE, A Trainee Program morning classes and The School at TU Dance Center Level 4/5 technique classes!

Teaching artists include TU Dance Founder and Artistic Director Toni Pierce-Sands, Laurel Keen, and Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez. These classes are for intermediate/advanced dancers with the exception of GYROKINESIS® (designed for physically active participants which include exercises that require some flexibility, coordination, and light cardio).

Morning Open Classes, 9:30-11:00am
Monday: Horton-Based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands
Tuesday: GYROKINESIS® with Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez
Wednesday: Horton-Based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands
Thursday: Ballet with Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez
Friday: Ballet with Laurel Keen

Evening Open Classes
Monday, 4:30-6:00pm: Ballet with Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez
Thursday, 6:00-7:30pm: Ballet with Hassan Ingraham
Friday, 4:30-5:30pm: GYROKINESIS® with Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez
Friday, 5:35-7:05pm: Ballet/Pointe Strengthening with Laurel Keen

$16/class or $140/10-class pass
Please check the Open Class Calendar, as classes and/or teaching artists might change.
For more information and to register, 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
Three Young Dance class images by photographer Blake Nellis with text

Since 1987, Young Dance has been transforming lives through movement, encouraging youth to build body and spirit through the art of dance. 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! 

 Visit www.youngdance.org for the most up-to-date schedules and information.

Creative Movement 1: Pre-K, Ages 3-5 – $75
Monday or Tuesday offerings, 4:30-5:15pm

Creative Movement 2: K-1, Ages 5-7 – $75
Monday or Tuesday offerings, 5:15-6:00pm

Dance Together: Ages 1-3 with Caregiver – $75
Monday or Tuesday offerings, 5:15-6:00pm

Camps for Ages 4-7: 5 Sessions Available*

Dance a Story: Creative Movement and Storytelling – Ages 4-7 – $150
Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-12:00pm

*Session 2: July 8-11 – This class will center on the needs of neurodivergent youth and those who may be sensitive to stimulation. A quieter environment, support for taking more breaks, and a range of ways that they participate will be available.

Camps for Ages 8-18: 5 Sessions Available*

Morning Camps: Monday-Thursday, 9:00-11:30am – $150

In a Specialty Dance Camp, dancers explore how dance connects to other art forms and the world around them. Camps include Afro-Latin Fusion, Choreography, All Abilities Dancing + Stories, Dance + Photography, and more!

Afternoon Camps: Monday-Thursday, 12:00-4:30pm – $250

Variety Dance Camp introduces participants to dance forms from some of the Twin Cities’ best educators. Styles include Afro-Latin, Ballet, Choreography, Hip Hop, Improv, Jazz, Modern, Yoga, and more!

*Session 3: July 22-25 – An additional camp offers dancers with Down Syndrome a space to try various styles and express themselves through movement.

All Abilities Dancing Classes and Camps:

Dancing with Wheels for ages 11+ – Tuition: $150 or with a class card
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm from June 5-August 21 – no class on June 19 or July 3.
Build dance skills and express yourself through movement for youth and adults with wheeling devices.

All Abilities Dancing for adults with and without disabilities – Tuition: $150 or with a class card
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm from June 5-August 21 – no class on June 19 and July 3.
Express yourself while you explore the elements of dance and develop skills in improvisation and collaboration.

Registration is open! Discounts are applied for multiple registrations. Scholarships are available.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Kathleen Pender
kathleen@youngdance.org
6124233064

Concerto Dance Open Company Class – Advanced Modern
Wednesday, February 28
9:00-10:15am
At Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory

All class drop-ins are welcome: $20
Pay with cash, check, or Venmo. No pre-registration required.
First-time participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

More information can be found here.

Location Info

Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory
15102 Minnetonka Industrial Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55345

website

Contact Info

Jolene Konkel
info@concertodance.com

CoMoCollective offers small group classes for professionals and adult dancers alike to keep us moving together! Dance with us in our newly expanded and spacious studio at Hothouse. Same building, second floor, less stairs! Free parking.

Wednesday, February 28
Foundational Ballet with Jennifer Mack (sub) – 12:00-1:15pm

Thursday, February 29
Ballet  – 10:00-11:30am – Cancelled

Friday, March 1
Ballet with Kaitlyn Gilliland, accompanied by Michael Koerner – 10:00-11:30am

Monday, March 4
Ballet with Kerry Parker, accompanied by Sara Duran – 10:00-11:30am
Intermediate Ballet with Anna Novak – 6:45-8:00pm

The full month class schedule is on our website.
$16/class. $140 for a 10-class card. $11 for barre.
Pre-registration is required and appreciated at least 1 hour before class start. Sign up early!

Come join us!

Location Info

HotHouse MPLS
2303 Kennedy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

website

Contact Info

Hannah Benditt
HannahBenditt@gmail.com
Adult ballet students taking class.

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 14 different adult drop-in classes offered each week, including conditioning and Pilates, we know we have the right class for you!

View our class schedules and descriptions – learn more.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Anna Betz
abetz@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

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 here.

February 28-March 1
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am – Leah Gallas with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday, 9:30-11:00am – Yuki Tokuda
Friday – No Class

March 4-8
Monday, 9:30-11:30am – TBA
Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am – Kerry Parker
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am – Leah Gallas with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday, 9:30-11:00am – Yuki Tokuda
Friday, 9:30-11:00am – James Sewell

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

Studio Stories airs Thursday, February 22 at noon with Thern Anderson for Season 13, Episode 145.

Thern has been dancing, performing and teaching for 50+ years, working with several different companies and teaching many different groups of movers. They include professional dancers, adult beginners and children in studios and after school programs.

Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com