Zenon Dance School is excited to welcome you back for another season of dance this spring!
Spring Session runs March 28-June 5, 2022. No classes May 28-30.
Classes are held in person unless otherwise noted.

Monday
9:30am: Intermediate 2 Contemporary with Joanna Lees
11:15am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
3:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson – Online
5:30pm: Contemporary Floorwork with Javan Mngrezzo

Tuesday
7:00pm: Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin Forester – Hybrid

Wednesday
9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – Online-only: May 25
11:15am: Intermediate Ballet and Strength Training with Nic Lincoln
5:30pm: Beginning 1 Ballet with Lisa Erickson – Online
5:30pm: Intermediate Contemporary with Ruby J. Smith
7:00pm: All Levels Hip-Hop with Averie Mitchell-Brown

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

Friday
10:00am: All Levels Jazz with Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting – Hybrid
12:00pm: Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh – Hybrid

Saturday
9:00am: All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson – Online
10:00am: All Levels Tap with Dorian Brooke – Final Date: June 4 
10:00am: Beginning Modern with Roxane Wallace
11:00am: Musical Theatre Jazz with Dorian Brooke – Final Date: June 4
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 Margaret Ogas
11:00am: Youth Ballet for ages 7-10 with Kendall Kramer
12:00pm: Youth Modern for ages 10-14 with Kendall Kramer

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Erika Martin
info@zenondance.org

Erin’s advanced level contemporary hybrid class through Zenon Dance School includes floor work, standing warm-ups, and phrase work, all designed to enhance the healthy use of joints and muscle groups as dancers release their weight fully into the support of the ground. Experiential awareness, body mapping, improvisation, and creative work are included as dancers channel their own expressive artistry within the movement. The delightful Dean Magraw will accompany on guitar.

Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:00am

Registration is open through Zenon’s MindBody portal and closes ten minutes before class.
See you in person or virtually soon!

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

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

Mathew’s work 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.

Class focuses on opening up curiosity, 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.

Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
Summer Session: May 13-July 29
Pre-register at https://www.arena-dances.org/the-arena/
Drop-in rate is $17 with flexible pricing and free parking on side streets (Aldrich, Bryant, Colfax, 31st, etc)!

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

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm at The Arena
Contemporary with Javan MnGrezzo – subbing for Elayna Waxse May 18

Drop in: $17. Buy a 10-class card and save!
Summer Session: May 11-July 27
Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Javan’s class will focus largely on floorwork and pathways of level changes; students can expect to build and maintain a strong working connection to the ground and simultaneously take up space! *Kneepads, long pants, long sleeves moderately recommended.
Javan Mngrezzo is a recent Minneapolis mover, relocating here from Portland this recent Summer of 2021. Whilst in Portland Javan danced primarily with BodyVox and Heidi Duckler Northwest, and was involved in dozens of other guest artist appearances and teaching positions in town. Since moving here, Javan has danced in Threads Dance Project’s recent Cowles’ show, was a guest dancer with Nijad Dance Collective, and will be dancing for Black Label Movement.

Photo by Jingzi Zhao

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm at The Arena
GYROKINESIS® Method with Non Edwards

Drop in rate is $17.
Buy a 10-class card and save!
Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass
Ages 16+

GYROKINESIS® Method offers exercises rooted in full-body movement that build skill in coordination and proprio/interoception. We will work on the seven spinal movements, joint articulation, and cultivating strength with coordinated breath while transitioning through sequences with fluidity.

The GYROKINESIS® Method addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Learn more through this short video or Non’s FAQ.

Many exercises will be performed seated – chairs are provided. Students should bring a mat to class if possible.

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

Photo courtesy of Armour Photography

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Saturdays, 11:00-11:45am with Kendall Kramer

Enrollment-based classes for Creative Movement.
$72 for the 6-week session, May 14-June 18
Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Creative Movement for 4- through 8-year-olds is designed to give young artists the tools they need to explore their unique voices, alone and as an ensemble. Dancers hone age-appropriate modern, ballet, and jazz vocabularies, while growing creatively. This 6-week class period, taught by Kendall Kramer, dives into the 4 elements of the artistic process: creating, performing, responding, and connecting. Students learn dance terminology in addition to creatively describing common dance exercises and explorations. Examples of class themes include responding to stimuli, learning how to modify dance steps, creating the structure of a story, and interpreting written or visual art (literacy and reading comprehension not necessary). Exercises, music, and props are carefully chosen to stimulate the imagination and expand upon common experiences of the young dancer. Introduction to the historical and cultural roots of dance, body-awareness, and breathing, in an inclusive environment of laughter and cheer.

Kendall Kramer is dancer, choreographer, and educator who is deeply passionate about creating spaces where creativity can flourish. Born in Minneapolis, she trained at Minnetonka Dance Theater and School, where she also taught dance. Kendall graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) in 2010 with dual degrees in Dance Performance and Spanish Language. She had the great privilege to study with Danny Buraczeski, Christopher Dolder, Nathan Montoya, Patty Delaney, Karen Kriete, among others. In Texas, she danced with organizations and individual artists such as Leslie Scates of Lower Left, Frame Dance, and Psophonia Dance Company. Kendall has received reviews for noteworthy performances in the Houston Press; and her work GLOW received the honor of Best New Dance Work of the Houston Fringe Festival in 2016. In TX, Kendall set work on Psophonia Dance Company, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, for 3D film, the Houston Comedy Dance Festival, among others. With mentorship from Psophonia, Kendall began her in-studio dance and dance-in-education career, working to stimulate creativity, improve reading skills and empower students to use critical thinking skills.

Ages listed are recommended but not definitive. Students should arrive to class on time. If a student arrives late, please check in to receive access to class. The Arena administration appreciates advance notice of necessary absences. No horseplay will be permitted in the hall or the studio. A health waiver will need to be signed upon entry to the space. All staff and students are required to wash hands or use supplied hand sanitizer before entering studio.

 

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am with Blake Nellis

Enrollment-based. $60 for 5 weeks, May 21-June 18.
Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Boys Dance is geared for young people ages 5-11 that want to move! Blake Nellis offers an inclusive approach to dance for people of all ability, age and experience. In this class, students will explore self expression, a range of physical energies and group collaboration. The dancing skills and techniques will be integrated into the dancer’s interests and styles. Many dance games, scores and improvisations will be facilitated through solo and ensemble movement. Come play!

Blake Nellis (he/him) is an artist, educator and improviser who creates work with the body. His work is deeply rooted in human connection, physical touch and nature. He graduated from Luther College with a degree in Theater/Dance. He is a 2019 & 2015 recipient of the MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (Photography & Dance respectively). He has taught and performed around the globe. He has produced work at the Walker Art Center, Patrick’s Cabaret, The Artbox, Red Eye Theater, TEK Box, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater & Luther College. His other professional dance experience includes performing with Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA Dances, Patrick Scully, Live Action Set, Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, Jim Lieberthal’s Footholds Project, Jane Hawley, Hatch Dance, HoneyWorks, Rosy Simas & Taja Will. His favorite moments usually include ice cream, laughter, traveling, or nature. Or beer. And biking. And/or all of the above. www.blakenellis.org

Ages listed are recommended but not definitive. Students should arrive to class on time. If a student arrives late, please check in to receive access to class. The Arena administration appreciates advance notice of necessary absences. No horseplay will be permitted in the hall or the studio. A health waiver will need to be signed upon entry to the space. All Staff and students are required to wash hands or use supplied hand sanitizer before entering studio.

Please do not leave any children unattended in the studio.

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com
PC: Laura Kane Scher Photography

The TU Dance Children & 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 Children & Teen Summer Program Daily Schedule.
For questions and level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708.

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 Summer 2022 Payment Plan Form,  and
4) Submit a 2022 Children & Teen Summer Program online registration form.

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2022

Scholarships available. Contact us at education@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708 for more information.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55114

website

Contact Info

Daonna Lewis
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708
PC: Laura Kane Scher Photography

The TU Dance Pre-Professional program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and creative workshops for students ages 11 to 24.

Click the respective level groups to download the 2021 Pre-Professional Summer Program Daily Schedule: Levels 1-3 and Levels 4-5.

For level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or 651-724-9708. Placement can be done by attending an in-person (by appointment only, a class fee applies) or by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of classes of the intensive.

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 Summer 2022 Payment Plan Formand
4) Submit a 2022 Pre-Professional Summer Intensive online registration form.

Registration deadlines:
Levels 1-3: July 1, 2022
Level 4-5: July 20, 2022

Scholarships available. Contact us at education@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708 for more information.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55114

website

Contact Info

Daonna Lewis
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708
Three young dancers wear tiaras and hold hands and play scarves, smiling at each other.

Ballet Royale is offering two different opportunities for young dancers to move and learn throughout the summer!

Each month, we are offering a different Creative Story Ballet Workshop! Give your young dancer the joy of dance and performance! The workshops include a short performance at the end of the workshop, with a different Disney-inspired story each month. Take one, two, or all three workshops!

Saturday, June 18: Encanto Inspired Workshop
Saturday, July 16: Tangled Inspired Workshop
Saturday, August 20: Frozen II Inspired Workshop

Recommended for ages 4–9.

We also have a 6-week session of Summer Evening Classes for all ages, from Mommy & Me and up!
These classes run July 11-August 18, 2022.
Please see our website for more information and the complete schedule. 

Location Info

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-898-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@balletroyalemn.org
(952) 898-3163

Curiosity, Connection, Community, Choice

Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30am
Through May 18.
Synchronous in-person and Zoom/virtual options.

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

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

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

It is required that you register 30 minutes prior to practice start time for the Zoom option.
Pre-registration strongly encouraged for in person, but not required.
Register at: https://www.alternativemotionproject.org/registration-page.html
Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to practice start time if participating in person.

If class size needs to be limited, priority will be given to those who are registered.
CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 will be required. Masks required unless otherwise specified. For the most up to date policy, visit AMP’s website.

Photo: V. Paul Virtucio

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasent Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409

website

Contact Info

Joanna Lees
alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

No matter if you are a veteran dancer or slipping on your first pair of ballet shoes, Ballet Co.Laboratory is an artistic home for everyone. With 11 different adult drop-in classes offered each week, including conditioning and Pilates, we know we have the right class for you! 

Join us in-person or virtually via Zoom. All dancers must sign-in on Mindbody. Class sign-in will close 10 minutes before class begins. Single class and 10-class cards are available and parking is always free! 

Learn more or sign up for a class here: https://bit.ly/AdultTeenBCL

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
Four Young Dance class photos.

Young Dance is excited to dance with you this summer.

We are offering a full schedule of programs, including weekly Creative Movement and Dance Together classes, as well as an exciting menu of 4-day camps featuring a variety of styles with some of the Twin Cities best educators.

Camps include:
Dance + Photography with Blake
Dance a Story Creative Movement with Denise
All Abilities Dance + Stories with Gretchen
Variety Camps with styles such as Hip Hop, Breaking, Ballet, Capoeira, Afro-Modern, Percussive, Afro-Brazilian, Modern, Jazz, and more, featuring a roster of phenomenal Teaching Artists.

Peruse the schedule and register now! Check the website for the most up-to-date information.

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

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.

All of our classes are ongoing and we have in-studio options for all dancers of any level. Drop-ins and walk-ins are welcome to join our in-studio classes at any time. Or, you may choose to take these same classes LIVE, online through Zoom.

Go to cassandraschool.com to choose from our ongoing classes, register, and pay in advance using PayPal. Purchase 4 or more classes and receive a $2 discount per class! All class registrations close at 8:00pm CT the night before each class.

Location Info

The Cassandra School
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

website

Contact Info

Cassandra Shore
cassandra@jawaahir.org

Come groove it out at Friday Morning Jazz class at Zenon Dance School!

Class runs 10:00-11:15am CST 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.

Erinn Liebhard brings her groove, interaction and improvisation-driven approach to jazz to the class space, inspired by both social and concert dance movement (particularly that with African diasporic roots) and driven by jazz music. This week, May 20, we’ll enjoy counting in anything BUT 8s as we explore movement in odd time signatures: 5/4, 7/6 and 9/8.

To get more regular updates about class content, guest artists and more, follow our Facebook page!

Drop-ins encouraged. Register for class at zenondance.org, and #GetYourAssToClass!

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard
ekliebs@gmail.com

Ongoing adult classes for the summer at Hopkins Dance Company in ballet, tap and yoga.
Start anytime – drop ins welcome!
Class cards available.

Adult Beginning Ballet
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:45pm through July and August

Adult Intermediate Ballet
Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm through June, July and August

Adult Tap
Wednesdays, 7:45-8:30pm through July and August

Yoga
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm through June, July and August

Location Info

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

Contact Info

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

Open Company Class – Ballet unless noted otherwise:

May 16 – 20
Monday, 10:00-11:30am CT – Eve Schulte
Tuesday, 10:00-11:30am CT – Kerry Parker, with Pat Lyles on piano
Wednesday, 10:00-11:30am CT – Leah Gallas, with Eric Jensen on piano

May 23 – 27
Monday, 10:00-11:30am CT – Eve Schulte
Tuesday, 10:00-11:30am CT – Kerry Parker, with Pat Lyles on piano
Wednesday, 10:00-11:30am CT – Leah Gallas, with Eric Jensen on piano

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

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
2nd Floor, Studio 2B
Minneapolis, Minneasota 55403
612-672-0480
website

Contact Info

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

MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment.

We offer ongoing dance classes in-studio, on Zoom and outside (weather permitting). Paying the regular rate helps keep our organization afloat; however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay. There is also an option to pay what you can.

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

Ageless Dance
Monday, 4:00-5:15pm – Center for Performing Arts, Studio #105
Thursday, 4:30-5:45pm – Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom

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

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

Mixed Level Modern Dance
Tuesday, 7:00-8:15pm – Center for Performing Arts, Studio #105
Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm – Hybrid: 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