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
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
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

Zenon Dance School is excited to welcome you back for another season of dance this winter! Registration is open for the Winter Session, January 9-March 19, 2023.

Updated Mask Policy: As of January 2023, Zenon Dance School encourages all participants to wear masks during class. However, masks are not required for fully vaccinated participants, unless otherwise indicated.

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 – Hybrid

Tuesday
10:30am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
6:00pm: All Levels Hip-Hop with Arturo Miles
7:00pm: Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin Forester – Hybrid

Wednesday
9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – Online-only February 1, February 15, March 1, and March 15
5:30pm: Musical Theatre Jazz with Xan Mattek
5:30pm: Intermediate 1 Contemporary with Ruby Josephine Smith
5:30pm: Beginning Ballet with Lisa Erickson – Online
6:30pm: All Levels Tap with Xan Mattek
7:00pm: Open Levels Hip Hop with Averie Mitchell-Brown

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 Ayumi Shafer and Xan Mattek – 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 Eliana Durnbaugh
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 5-6 with Sofia Arisian
11:00am: Youth Hip Hop for ages 7-10 with Sofia Arisian
11:00am: Youth Modern for ages 11-14 with Eliana Durnbaugh

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

The GYROKINESIS® Method offers exercises rooted in full-body movement that builds skill in coordination and proprio/interoception. Exercises can be performed seated on a 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. Non Edwards is a dancer, choreographer, and Gyrokinesis Method Trainer working in the Twin Cities since 2009.

Questions? Contact Non.

Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm
At the Arena, through March 13.
Pre-register here!
Free parking on side streets.

Suggested $17 per class, but ARENA DANCES offers a pay-as-able option on all classes. We would rather you join us than not be able to attend due to financial limitations.

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

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio.

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
Pre-register here!

$0-17. Suggested $17 per class, but ARENA DANCES offers a pay-as-able option on all classes. We would rather you join us than not be able to attend due to financial limitations.

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

Contemporary Movement Generation with Mathew Janczewski
Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
At the Arena, now through March 17.
Pre-register!

$0-17. Suggested $17 per class, but ARENA DANCES offers a pay-as-able option on all classes. We would rather you join us than not be able to attend due to financial limitations.

This class is not a technique class. We will focus on creative generation of movement, concepts of choreography, opening up curiosity, and finding a variety of approaches to the expressive quality of movement. There will be a very brief warm-up and the majority of the class will then be focused on choreographic principles.

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 by Aaron Warkov

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

Running September 12, 2022–May 20, 2023.
Mid-session registration is welcomed – tuition prorated!

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

Mia Johnson
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708

Running September 12, 2022–May 20, 2023.
Mid-session registration is welcomed – tuition prorated!

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
Photo Credit: Blake Nellis

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.

January 25-27
Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Deirdre Murnane, with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Yuki Tokuda, with Pat Lyles on piano
Friday, 9:30-11:00am CT – James Sewell

January 30-February 3
Monday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Deirdre Murnane
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 – Yuki Tokuda, with Eric Jensen on piano
Friday, 9:30-11:00am CT – James Sewell

February 6-10
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 – Deirdre Murnane, with Eric Jensen on piano
Thursday, 9:30-11:00am CT – Yuki Tokuda, with Pat Lyles on piano
Friday, 9:30-11:00am CT – 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

Ongoing adult classes at Hopkins Dance Company:

Beginning Adult Ballet
Wednesdays, 7:15-8:00pm

Intermediate Adult Ballet
Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Adult Tap
Wednesdays, 7:15-8:00pm

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

Open dance and fitness classes seven days a week! Class offerings include ballet, Krump, yin yoga, contemporary, heels, The Ellové Technique®, jazz, BollyX, modern, Arabic dance, hip hop, 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 410
Minneapolis, MN 55413

website

Contact Info

Hothouse Staff
hello@hothousempls.com

In-person FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement® classes with Krista Langberg and Jeffrey Wells:

Ongoing beginning February 3
Monday evenings, 6:00-7:00pm
Friday mornings, 9:00-10:00am

Drop in any time to our ongoing Monday evening and Friday morning classes at East Lake Aikido in the Longfellow neighborhood in Minneapolis. With Krista Langberg or Jeffrey Wells, alternating weeks.
$10-25, sliding scale per class.

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
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: 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

Threads dance project is happy to invite professional/advanced dancers to our Company Class every Monday and Tuesday morning.

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

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

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

Location Info

Threads Dance Project
2213 Snelling Ave.
Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-354-3978
website

Contact Info

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

Classes are already running and many are at capacity!

Afro-Modern: Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30pm for ages 10-18
Ballet 2: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm for ages 10-18
Modern 3: Thursdays, 6:45–8:30pm for ages 11-14

Taught by Aneka McMullen, Afro-Modern is a contemporary class where dancers explore full-body expression rooted in West African, Caribbean, and American dance traditions.

Ballet 2 meets on Tuesdays from 6:30–8:00 p.m. and is taught by Hannah Pierce. Young Dance teaches ballet skills from a body-positive lens that builds terminology, coordination, flexibility, and rhythm.

Finally, Modern 3 is a contemporary dance exploration of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form. This class is taught by Blake Nellis

Creative Movement 1: Thursdays, 4:30–5:15pm for ages 3-5
Creative Movement 1:  Fridays, 10:00–10:45am for ages 3-5
Creative Movement 2: Wednesdays, 4:30–5:15pm for ages 5-7

New classes began Monday, January 2 and continue through Sunday, May 21, 2023. The final weekend of the session culminates in performances at the Luminary Arts Center.

Registration is open! 

Location Info

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

Contact Info

Kathleen Pender
kathleen@youngdance.org
6124233064

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
Spring session: January 7-May 20
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 click here.

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
6124830349
website

Contact Info

Jesse Eisenmann
admin@ragamaladance.org

If you’ve ever thought “I’ve always wanted to do that” or “I miss dancing,” you’ve come to the right place. Whether you have two left feet or blazing fast feet, we have a class for you!

At Keane Sense of Rhythm, students and professionals alike can share, grow, and explore rhythm and movement while having fun.

Our offerings include:

  • Tappy Hour 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Dance Fit
  • On Broadway – Kids’ musical theater and tap
  • Rhythm Makers – Kids’ tap ages 8-12
  • Youth Tap Ensemble – Intermediate and advanced training for kids interested in exploring the historical and professional world go tap dancing

Location Info

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

website

Contact Info

Cathy Wind
Keanesense@aol.com
6129861944

Join us for Company Class:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00–10:30am
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet and Jazz, with the company.
Teachers and classes on a rotating schedule.

Pre-registration required. View the class schedule and register.

All Welcome
Our welcoming environment stands up to our values of inclusivity and accessibility. Work-study and BIPOC scholarships available. Please sign the liability waiver before attending class.

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: $18 per class. $80 for a 5-class pass: good for either ballet or jazz; must be used within 6 months.
Professionals: $15 per class. Email admin@collidetheatrical.org for a discount code!

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

Join us for company class Wednesdays with Artistic Director Carl Flink — 9:00-10:30am at The ARENA.

Class material will pull heavily from our work Wreck as we begin getting it back for our spring season.

Extended schedule:
– January 25
– February 1
– February 8
– February 15

Only $8 to attend – pay via Venmo (@blacklabelmovement) or cash on site.

Location Info

The ARENA
711 W Lake Street
Suite 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408

website

Contact Info

Crystal Edwards
blacklabelmovement@gmail.com