Erin’s advanced level contemporary Zoom 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

NOTE – Classes will be in person and on Zoom!

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

Zenon Dance School

 

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

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

Zenon Dance School is very excited to begin our summer session with virtual and hybrid classes all summer long!

MONDAY
5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson
5:30pm: Ballet for Contemporary Dancers with Anne Lentz

TUESDAY
9:30am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
5:30pm: All Levels Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
7:00pm: Beginning Jazz with Allison Rubin-Forester

WEDNESDAY
9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK
5:30pm: Intermediate Contemporary/Modern with Ruby Josephine Smith – HYBRID
5:30pm: Beginning Ballet with Lisa Erickson

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 Ballet with Penny Freeh

SATURDAY
9:00am: All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson
10:00am: All Levels Tap with Dorian Brooke
10:15am: Youth Hip Hop, Ages 6-9 with Erin Sheppard
11:00am: Youth Ballet I, Ages 5-7 with Sarah Bartlett
11:15am: Youth Ballet II, Ages 8-10 with Kendall Kramer
12:00pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

Register online today!

Contact Info

Erika Martin
info@zenondance.org
Outdoor MotionArt Children's Classes

MotionArt focuses on nurturing children’s individual creativity while facilitating their understanding of the dance elements of space, time, and energy. Ages 3-6 explore these elements through playful, structured activities allowing them to expand their movement vocabulary, develop body awareness and gain self-confidence. Ages 7-9 explore the dance elements while being introduced to new movement skills and the creation of their own dances. Ages 9-12 expand their creative and kinesthetic awareness while learning basic movement skills of modern dance.

We offer ways for children to dance through outdoor classes, weather permitting (contact Pam Gleason for info). Please go to motionartmn.org to sign up for classes. There are various options for payment/donations, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Ages 3-6: Saturday, 10:00-10:40am

Ages 7-9: Saturday, 10:45-11:30am

Ages 9-12: Saturday, 11:30am-12:15pm

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com

Lisa’s welcoming ballet classes are crafted to naturally guide students in refining their body alignment balance and technique. Students value the individual attention and feedback they receive, and are often surprised by the difference it makes when we expect success and stay fully present in every moment! Come see for yourself. Everyone is invited and welcome.

Classes are offered on a sliding scale of $5-15.

Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm
Intermediate

Sundays, 1:30-3:00pm
Slow intermediate

Mondays, 5:30-6:45pm
Beginning 2

lisamerickson606@gmail.com

Contact Info

Lisa Erickson
lilir.57@yandex.com
763-486-9731

Join us for Friday Morning Jazz through Zenon, in person or online!

Summer is in swing at Zenon Dance School, and Friday Morning Jazz has shifted into a hybrid format this session! You can register to be one of the eight in-person, masked, socially-distanced students to dance in Zenon Studio 4A or you can Zoom into class from anywhere. Co-teachers Karla Grotting and Erinn Liebhard, along with Zenon, are taking great care to ensure that both the in-person and Zoom options will be high-quality, so join us!

This week, Erinn is teaching, and will share her approach to jazz that emphasizes groove, interaction and improvisation, is inspired by both social and concert dance movement (particularly that with African diasporic roots), and is driven by jazz music. To dance in-person, register by 5:00pm this Thursday night. To dance with us via Zoom, register by 9:50am on Friday. Both types of registrations can be done at zenondance.org.

Class runs 10:00-11:15am CST most Fridays!

Questions? Connect with erika@zenondance.org.

#getyourasstoclass, and we’ll see you Friday!

Location Info

Zenon Dance at The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave. #400
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard
ekliebs@gmail.com
Photo by Eric Saulitis

TU Dance Center’s open classes are back! Join us for in-person dance classes for intermediate/advanced dancers with teaching Artist Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez.

Wednesdays, 10:30am–12:00pm
Through July 2, 2021

Cost: $15
Please register a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

If using a class card, please email us at education@tudance.org with your name, class title and class date at least 24 hours in advance. Upon arrival at TU Dance Center, please present your class card to a TU Dance staff member or Teaching Artist.

TU Dance Center is continuing to have COVID-related restrictions. A limited number of dancers will be allowed per class. Dancers must complete the TU Dance Center Health Self-Assessment within 24 hours of class start time, and must practice social distancing and wear a mask during their visit and while taking dance classes. These classes will be provided only in person.

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez
info@tudance.org
‪651-724-9708‬
Photo by Marty Sohl

TU Dance Center’s open classes are back! Join us for in-person dance classes for intermediate/advanced dancers with teaching Artist Laurel Keen.

Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm
Through July 2, 2021

Cost: $15
Please register a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

If using a class card, please email us at education@tudance.org with your name, class title and class date at least 24 hours in advance. Upon arrival at TU Dance Center, please present your class card to a TU Dance staff member or Teaching Artist.

TU Dance Center is continuing COVID-related restrictions. A limited number of dancers will be allowed per class. Dancers must complete the TU Dance Center Health Self-Assessment within 24 hours of class start time, and must practice social distancing and wear a mask during their visit and while taking dance classes. These classes will be provided only in person.

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez
info@tudance.org
651-724-9708‬
Photo by Isabel Fajardo

TU Dance Center’s open classes are back! Join us for in-person dance classes for intermediate/advanced dancers with teaching Artist Leila Awadallah.

Body Watani (body-as-homeland practice and Arabic dance)
A class in two parts.
Weaving questions around ancestral, home/land roots and memories of place and beings, the first half of Body Watani practice is a guided improvisation endeavor in unraveling, seeking, and grappling with what notions of home and complex histories live within each of our different, and specific bodies. Led by Palestinian American artists Leila and Noelle Awadallah, the second half of Body Watani activates movement techniques and choreographic material rooted in SWANA / Arabic dance and music, ranging from traditional to experimental.

Thursdays, 10:30am–12:00pm
Through July 2, 2021

Cost: $15
Please register a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

If using a class card, please email us at education@tudance.org with your name, class title and class date at least 24 hours in advance. Upon arrival at TU Dance Center, please present your class card to a TU Dance staff member or Teaching Artist.

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

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

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

We offer ongoing dance classes on Zoom and outside (weather permitting) and will begin offering in-studio classes mid-July. 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 for info.

Beginning Modern Dance
Monday, 2:00-3:15pm
Outdoors, weather permitting, or Zoom. Contact Pam Gleason for info.

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

Intermediate Modern Dance
Wednesday, 10:30am-12:00pm
Outdoors, weather permitting, or Zoom. Contact Pam Gleason for info.

Ageless Dance
Thursday, 4:30-5:45pm on Zoom

Mixed Level Modern Dance
Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
marybock1954@gmail.com

Moving Practice is a weekly class series for professional dancers. As a collective, we aim to offer classes that prioritize rigor, diversity of contemporary aesthetics, variety of class content, and commitment. Professional level dancers of all styles are welcome

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30AM at Saint Paul Ballet
Laura Selle Virtucio teaches throughout June

Modern/Contemporary Movement Class with Laura Selle Virtucio will lean into joy, flow, and dynamic disruption. Classes will utilize set patterns and improvisational strategies to prepare for the embodiment of culminating phrase work.

Pre-registration required – https://www.arena-dances.org/class-payment/
Flexible pricing and free parking!

Contact Info

Kelli Miles
mdarenadances@gmail.com