Erin Thompson Teaches Advanced Contemporary Classes in Person and on Zoom

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!

Modern Dance Class with Thern Anderson at Tapestry

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.

Zenon Dance School – Winter Classes in Person and Online

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

The Arena – GYROKINESIS® Method with Non Edwards

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.

The Arena – Contemporary with Sarah McCullough

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.

The Arena – Drop-In Movement Generation with Mathew Janczewski

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

TU Dance Center: 2022-2023 Children and Teen Program

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

TU Dance Center: 2022-2023 Pre-Professional Program

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

James Sewell Ballet – Open Advanced/Professional Class and Coordi™ Classes

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.

Adult Classes at Hopkins Dance Company

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.