We meet every Monday (holidays included) at The Center for Performing Arts in Room 105w. Entrance through new wing on 38th Street.

6:30pm: Opening circle, short guided warm-up/exercise followed by an open jam
8:30pm: Closing circle
8:45pm: Entire jam wraps up

The Center for Performing Arts requires a negative test within 72 hours for those who have not received 1 J&J or 2 mRNA vaccines. The building requires masks in dance spaces (optional in lobby) and a signature on their liability waiver. We have that waiver available when you first walk into the dance room.

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Plesant Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55409

website

Contact Info

Dennis Yelkin
dennisimprov@yahoo.com
9522109797

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.

Beginning September 15
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
6122213186
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.
Drop-ins welcome.

$15-20, sliding scale. 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

Join our dance-learning community of all ages, sizes, and levels of experience to participate in the creative expression, and health and fitness benefits of Middle Eastern dance. The beauty of this dance form is that it makes you feel wonderful in your own body. Dance with us in-studio or online. Go to jawaahir.org to choose from our fall classes. Purchase 4 or more classes and receive a $2 discount per class!

Come dance with us now!

Location Info

Jawaahir Dance Academy
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
6128726050
website

Contact Info

Eileen Goren
genmanager@jawaahir.org
6128726050

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. There will be no classes the evening of Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27.

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: September 21; October 5 and 19; November 2, 16, and 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

Open dance and fitness classes seven days a week! Class offerings include ballet, krump, contemporary, heels, jazz, modern, hip hop, and more.

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

Come as you are, leave as more.

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

Location Info

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

Contact Info

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

Tapestry Folkdance Center offers weekly and monthly classes and dances for all ages and skill levels at our Minneapolis, MN studios. All programs – from international to ballroom and family to seniors – are ongoing. Information about our schedule, instructors, and live music is available on our website. Check out our calendar of activities and events!

Tapestry programs include:

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

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

Thursday
Israeli Dance – 7:00-9:30pm

Friday
Seniors Dance Joyfully – Check Schedule – Second and fourth Fridays, 9:30-10:30am
USA Social Dance and Ballroom – Fourth Friday, 7:00-10:30pm
International Folk Dance – 7:30-10:30pm

Saturday
Contra Dance – 7:30-11:00pm
Family Dance – Check Schedule – Second Saturdays, 7:00-7:30pm

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

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

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

Location Info

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
6127222914
website

Contact Info

Linda Seebauer Hansen
lseebauerhansen@tapestryfolkdance.org

Fall classes run September 17 through December 10.

Community Movement Offerings have begun at Threads. Join us for one of our four Community Movement classes. If you are looking for a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere to learn dance, we invite you to:

Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
Taught by Karen L. Charles

Beginning/Intermediate Adult Modern
Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm
Taught by Karen L. Charles

Adult/Professional Modern 
Mondays, 9:00-10:30am
Taught by Karen L. Charles / Karen Christ Aalgaard (and various guest artists)

Adult/Professional Ballet
Tuesdays, 9:00-10:30 am
Taught by Karen L. Charles / Karen Christ Aalgaard (and various guest artists)

All classes are drop-in, $15. For more information, including class descriptions/discounts and registration links, visit our website.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Karen Charles
kcharles@threadsdance.org
612-354-3978

Today and every Wednesday at The Arena, through November 16.
Contemporary Forms with Sarah McCullough
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Pre-register here!
Drop-in rate is $17 with flexible pricing. Free parking on side streets: Aldrich, Bryant, Colfax, 31st, etc.

Sarah is interested in sensory exploration, movement as meditative practice, and better understanding the body’s instinctual knowledge. This class will center physical sensation and individual vigor. Improvisation and set phrase work will be used to engage the senses and harness athleticism with a focus on curiosity and aliveness.

Sarah McCullough (she/her) is a Minneapolis-based movement artist and educator. Originally from Virginia, she earned her BA in Dance and Mathematics from James Madison University. Since moving to Minnesota in 2018, she has performed with Black Label Movement, ARENA DANCES, Alexandra Bodnarchuk, HoneyWorks, Hatch Dance, and more. As an educator, she has been invited to offer classes at the Limon/ Black Label Twin Cities Intensive, ARENA DANCES’ Instinct Intensive, The University of Winchester (UK), North Carolina State University, as well as several high school dance programs throughout the Twin Cities. Sarah seeks out physically rigorous and deeply authentic dance experiences through performance, creation, and education.

Photo courtesy of Bill Cameron.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Fridays: Contemporary Flow with Mathew Janczewski
10:00-11:30am at The Arena, through November 18.
Pre-register here!
Drop-in rate is $17 with flexible pricing. Free parking on side streets: Aldrich, Bryant, Colfax, 31st, etc.

Class focuses on opening up curiosity and finding internal pathways within the body and the contrast of those same pathways. An assortment of texture, speed, density, length, force and resistance will be taught to open these skills.

Mathew’s work as Artistic Director of ARENA DANCES is best described as contemporary, spanning an array of styles – from quietly evocative to physically demanding, full of spiraling momentum that draws energy into the core and spreads it out like disco ball beams of light. At times, movement focuses on the dancers’ bends and folds, creating shape as one shifts and moves, forging moments of connection.

Photo courtesy of Aaron Warkov

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

The GYROKINESIS® Method offers exercises rooted in full-body movement that builds skill in coordination and proprio/interoception. Exercises can be performed seated on an armless chair or stool, standing, and on hands and knees. We will work on the seven spinal movements, joint articulation, and cultivating strength with coordinated breath while transitioning through sequences with fluidity. Gyrokinesis addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences.

Mondays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
At the Arena, through November 15.
$17 suggested drop-in, pay as able. Free parking on side streets.
Pre-register at: https://www.arena-dances.org/the-arena/

Non Edwards is a dancer, choreographer, and Gyrokinesis Method Trainer.

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

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

In-person FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT® Classes

Ongoing.
Drop-in at East Lake Aikido.
With Krista Langberg or Jeffrey Wells, alternating weeks.
$10-$25, sliding scale per class.

Monday evenings, 6:00-7:00pm through December 12
Friday mornings, 9:00-10:00am through December 16

Drop-in any time to our ongoing Monday evening and Friday morning classes at East Lake Aikido in the Longfellow neighborhood in Minneapolis.

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

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
Mondays, 4:00-5:15pm – Center for Performing Arts, Studio 105
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45pm – Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom

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

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

Mixed Level Modern Dance
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15pm – Center for Performing Arts, Studio 105
Saturdays, 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, October 7 from 6:30-8:00pm in 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
Studio 105w
3754 Pleasant Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-821-9202
website

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com

Join us every Wednesday from 9:00-10:30am for advanced adult jazz with the company. Teachers on a rotating schedule.

All welcome!

Our space is located in the Can Can Wonderland building in St. Paul – free parking and on a public transit line.

Pre-registration required. To register visit: https://www.collidetheatrical.org/book-online.

$15 drop-in rate; $12 for professional dancers (use code PRODANCE at checkout).

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Grace Kidder
admin@collidetheatrical.org

Running September 12, 2022–May 20, 2023.

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.

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

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

Come groove with Karla Grotting at this week’s Friday Morning Jazz dance class at Zenon Dance School!

Class runs 10:00-11:15am CT and remains hybrid, with space for 10 masked and distanced students in-studio, and a high-quality Zoom option for folks joining from home/remotely.

Karla’s body-centric class prioritizes musicality, personal and social expression, and technical and stylistic approaches to jazz dance – drop-ins encouraged.

Register for class at zenondance.org, and #GetYourAssToClass!

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard
ekliebs@gmail.com
Four Young Dance class images by Bill Cameron with text, “2022–23 Session: Sept 15–May 21.”

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.

Young Dance is committed to offering a fun and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our Teaching Artists are some of the best in the cities, bringing their experience and expertise to a myriad of styles and techniques. The 2022–23 Session includes Afro-Modern, All Abilities Dancing, Ballet, Breaking, Creative Movement, Choreography, Dance Together, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, and the Young Dance Performing Company.

Classes began Thursday, September 15, and continue through Sunday, May 21, 2023. The final weekend of the session culminates in performances at the Luminary Arts Center.

Registration is now open! Some classes fill quickly so enroll today.

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

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

Wednesday, September 21
Foundational Ballet with Kendall Kramer – 12:00-1:15pm

Thursday, September 22
Ballet with Helen Hatch – 10:00-11:30am
Accompanied by Pat Lyles

Choreography Lab with Helen Hatch – 11:30am-12:30pm

Friday, September 23
Postural Restoration and Ballet with Maryann Johnson – 9:30-11:30am
Accompanied by Michael Koerner

Monday, September 26
Ballet with Kerry Parker – 10:00–11:30am
Accompanied by Michael Koerner

Tuesday, September 27
Contemporary Movement Practice – 10:00-11:30am

Come join us!

$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.

Location Info

HotHouse MPLS
2303 Kennedy St NE Suite 420
Suite 420
Minneapolis, MN 55414

website

Contact Info

Hannah Benditt
HannahBenditt@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
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 go to: https://www.ragamaladance.org/training-center

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

Location Info

Ragamala Dance Company
3754 Pleasant Ave
Suite 405W
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-824-1968
website

Contact Info

Jesse Eisenmann
admin@ragamaladance.org
Photo Credit: Blake Nellis

All classes are ballet unless noted otherwise.

September 21-23
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Leah Gallas, with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Jarod Boltjes
Friday, 9:30-11:00am CT – James Sewell

September 26-30
Monday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Eve Schulte
Tuesday,
9:30-11:00am CT – Kerry Parker, with Pat Lyles on piano
Wednesday,
9:30-11:00am CT – Leah Gallas, with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Chloe Duryea
Friday,
9:30-11:00am CT – James Sewell

Coordi™ Class
Ongoing – Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am taught by James Sewell – 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.

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

Location Info

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

Contact Info

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

Sign up now for adult classes – fall session began September 12!

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

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.

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

Dance with us in-studio or online. Go to jawaahir.org to choose from among our 5 weekly classes. Purchase 4 or more classes and receive a $2 discount per class.

Come dance with us now!

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Eileen Goren
genmanager@jawaahir.org
6128726050