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 – beginning September 16, 2021

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
Cowles Center, Fourth Floor
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN

website

Contact Info

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

Young Dance is excited for the 2021-22 academic year. Register for your favorite dance classes and instructors, or try some new moves with fresh faces! We’re thrilled to welcome everyone back into our space after a long time away.

Young Dance is committed to offering a fun and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our exceptional Teaching Artists bring an unparalleled level of excellence, where young artists can experience a myriad of styles and techniques. We provide a breadth of opportunities for youth to engage with dance in the way that feels best for them and that supports them in finding and lifting their voices.

Classes include Dance Together, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, All Abilities Dancing, Modern, Ballet, Choreography, Performing Company, and more.

Location Info

Young Dance
Fairview Business Center
655 Fairview Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
612-423-3064
website

Contact Info

Kathleen Pender
kathleen@youngdance.org

Friday Morning Jazz (most Fridays, 10:00-11:15am CST) is BACK AT IT for Fall Session with Zenon Dance School!

This session, instructors Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting are excited to include a group of excellent guest artists among our class teachers! Class will remain hybrid, offering 10 physically-distanced spots for masked folks to come into the studio to take class, and unlimited spots for folks to attend from home via a high-quality Zoom experience.

Karla is teaching this week, and will offer a body-centric class that will build heat and help you connect to yourself and great jazz music while exploring technical and stylistic approaches to jazz dance. Our exciting teacher line-up for the rest of the fall session is as follows:

October 1 – Karla
October 8 – Gabby Abram
October 15 – Erinn
October 22 – Erinn
October 29 – Erinn
November 5 – Gabby Abram
November 12 – Jennifer Glaws
November 19 – Karla
November 26 – NO CLASS
December 3 – Jennifer Glaws
December 10 – Jolene Konkel
December 17 – Jonene Konkel

Find out more about these awesome guests by following our class Facebook page and keeping your eye out for posts about them! Registration for class is now open for virtual and in-person classes: conta.cc/39fJDXN.

We hope to see you soon! #zenondanceschool #wewillmoveyou #getyourasstoclass

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard
ekliebs@gmail.com
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I became interested in the GYROKINESIS® Method because the exercises are 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.

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.

Online Classes via Zoom:

Level 1
Friday, 10:30am – https://zoom.us/j/556949877
Monday, 10:00am – https://zoom.us/j/597696618

Foundations
Tuesday, 6:00pm – http://zoom.us/j/85360225028
Thursday, 12:00pm – https://zoom.us/j/86006978332
Sunday, 10:30am – https://zoom.us/j/637871744

All classes are 60 minutes. Drop-ins welcome any time. Class fee is a sliding scale, $5-20 payable at http://paypal.me/nonedwards or by check. No one is turned away for non-payment.

New Class in Person:
All Levels: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
At the Arena, 711 W Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN
September 7 – December 15, 2021. $17 drop-in. Discount cards available.

Want to explore on your own schedule? Private sessions available, also on a sliding scale.

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

Contact Info

Non Edwards
non.edwards@gmail.com

We are kicking off a great season of dance with new classes and old favorites! Register today for online, in person and hybrid classes through our MindBody portal. The fall session will run September 13-December 19, 2021.

Mondays
11:15am-12:15pm: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren – In Person
5:30-6:15pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson – Online
5:30-6:45pm: Contemporary Ballet with Anne Lentz – Online

Tuesdays
7:00-8:00pm: Beginning Jazz with Allison Rubin-Forester – In Person

Wednesdays
9:30-11:00am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – Online
5:30-6:45pm: Beginning Ballet with Lisa Erickson – Online
5:30-7:00pm: Intermediate Contemporary with Ruby Josephine Smith – Hybrid
7:30-8:30pm: All Levels Hip-Hop with Gabby “The Baddie” Abram – Hybrid

Thursdays
9:30-11:00am: Advanced Contemporary/Modern with Erin Thompson – Hybrid
5:30-6:30pm: Afro Modern with Roxane Wallace – Online
7:00-8:30pm: Intermediate Modern with Dustin Haug – Hybrid

Fridays
10:00-11:15am: All Levels Jazz with Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting – Hybrid
12:00-1:30pm: Intermediate Ballet with Penny Freeh – Hybrid

Saturday
9:00-10:00am: All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson – Online
10:15-10:50am: Youth Hip-Hop, Ages 6-9 with Erin Sheppard – Online
12:30-1:00pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Ben Johnson – Hybrid

Sundays
10:00-10:35am: Creative Movement, Ages 4-6 with Sarah Bartlett – In Person
11:00-11:45am: Youth Ballet, Ages 7-10 with Kendall Kramer – In Person
12:00-12:45pm: Youth Modern, Ages 11-14 with Kendall Kramer – In Person

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Erika Martin
info@zenondance.org

Community Movement Collective Open Classes: CoMoCollective offers small group classes for professionals and adult dancers alike to keep us moving together during this uncertain time. For safety, class sizes are limited and masks are required throughout class.

Come join us!

$15/class.
Pre-registration is required.
Classes do fill up to a week in advance, sign up early!
Virtual option offered upon request.

Thursday, September 23
Ballet with Helen Hatch – 10:00-11:30AM

Friday, September 24
Ballet with Penny Freeh – 10:15-11:30AM
Improvisation with Blake Nellis – 11:45AM-12:45PM

Monday, September 27
Ballet with Jeffrey Hankinson – 10:00-11:30AM

Tuesday, September 28
Ballet with Elayna Waxse – 10:00-11:30AM

Wednesday, September 29
Ballet with Leah Gallas – 10:00-11:30AM
Ballet Intro for professional movers and adults with Kendall Kramer – 11:45AM-12:45PM

Thursday, September 30
Ballet with Elayna Waxse – 10:00-11:30AM

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Hannah Benditt
HannahBenditt@gmail.com
Photos: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez by Eric Saulitis, Laurel Keen by Marty Sohl

Open Classes at TU Dance Center, September 20-December 10.

TU Dance Center is offering in-person dance classes for intermediate/advanced dancers with live accompaniment.
Online pre-registration required.

Mondays, Ballet and Contemporary Phrasework with Laurel Keen
Thursdays, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez

10:00am-11:30am
$15 or class card.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.tudance.org/summer-2021-open-classes/ or contact us at info@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708.

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Maxine Yamazaki
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708

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

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

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

Beginning Modern Dance
Monday, 4:30-5:45pm
Center for Performing Arts, Studio #105

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

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

Ageless Dance
Thursday, 4:30-5:45pm
Center for Performing Arts, Sun Room

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

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
pamgleason@msn.com

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 information regarding class location. 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

Come experience our new school, The Arena! The Arena values the creative potential of everyone and the transformative power of the arts to change lives.

TUESDAYS
9:00-9:30AM: Pilates Mat for Dancers
9:30-11:00AM: Moving Practice
4:00-5:00PM: The GYROKINESIS® Method

WEDNESDAYS
5:30-6:15PM: Creative Movement for 6-8 year olds
6:30-7:30PM: Capoeira

FRIDAYS
9:30-11:00AM: Contemporary Forms

SATURDAYS
9:00-9:45AM: Creative Movement for 4-6 year olds
10:00-10:45AM: Dancing Together for 2-4 year olds with caregivers

Classes take place in-person at The Arena, located at 711 W. Lake Street, Studio 308. Masks required. Free street parking.

To register for class, visit https://www.arena-dances.org/the-arena/. We can’t wait to move with you!

A few ways to keep informed of class offerings and school updates:
-Follow our new IG page at https://www.instagram.com/thearenaschool/
-Check out our website at http://www.arena-dances.org
-Subscribe to our school newsletter at https://www.arena-dances.org/join-our-mailing-list/

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

You are invited to partake in advanced level open ballet class with the artists of James Sewell Ballet!
Learn more at http://www.jsballet.org/classes, where you can find class listings several weeks out.

Mondays – JSB Artist in Rotation

Tuesdays – Kerry Parker with Pat Lyles on piano

Wednesdays – Eve Schulte

Thursdays – Leah Gallas with Eric Jensen on piano

Friday – James Sewell

9:30-11:00am
Sliding scale $5-20.

Visit http://www.jsballet.org/classes to connect.

Location Info

Studio 2B
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN

website

Contact Info

Eve Schulte
info@jsballet.org

Engage in fun physical brain teasers to hone your balance, coordination, and brain health. This movement-based virtual class is open to all abilities — no dance experience necessary. It’s a work out for both brain and body!

Wednesdays, 10:00AM CT – lower impact

Classes are led by James Sewell, are one hour in length, and are geared toward adult participation.

Sliding scale, $5-20.

Visit https://jsballet.org/coordi/ to connect.

Contact Info

Eve Schulte
info@jsballet.org

Find rhythm, groundedness, and flow with dance classes at Ananya Dance Theatre’s Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice.

Fridays: Advanced Yorchhā, 6:00-7:00pm, CT – Kealoha Ferreira
Sundays: Intro to Yorchhā, 3:00-4:00pm, CT – Parisha Rajbhandari

Class Descriptions

Intro to Yorchhā: Envision justice through rhythmic footwork, flowing torso, and sustained breath in Intro to Yorchhā. Each class begins with a warm-up followed by foundational Yorchhā exercises and a fun choreographed phrase.

Advanced Yorchhā: Dive into the nuance and complexity of Yorchhā. Advanced Yorchhā is designed to challenge and hone experienced movers through strength training, technique refinement, and intricate choreography. Previous Yorchhā experience is encouraged.

Yorchhā is Ananya Dance Theatre’s trade-marked contemporary technique that intersects principles of vinyasa yoga, classical Indian dance form Odishi (from the eastern Indian state of Odisha) and martial art form Chhau (also from Odisha).

Students attending in-person classes must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination and must wear face masks during class. No exceptions.

Location Info

Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice
1197 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104

website

Contact Info

Kealoha Ferreira
kealoha.ferreira@ananyadancetheatre.org