Erin Thompson Teaches Advanced Contemporary/Modern Classes At Zenon

Erin’s advanced level contemporary/modern 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

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

DYFIT Hosts Embodied Practice for Racial Healing

Don’t You Feel It Too? is the thirteen-year practice of moving our brave, honest, loving and ridiculous selves.

DYFIT addresses our present needs for racial healing and cultural change by offering parallel embodied practices of joy and belonging. Everyone is welcome in their respective caucus groups or to the Open Practice. No previous experience is necessary. In this new format the work will be more specific and authentic within and across groups.

Saturday, April 10: Noon-1:15PM: BIPOC Practice online
Saturday, April 10: Noon-1:15PM: White Bodies Practice online
Tuesday, April 13: 5:30-6:30PM: Open Practice online

Drop-in GYROKINESIS® Method Classes

The GYROKINESIS® Method was developed by Romanian émigré and professional ballet dancer Juliu Horvath in the late 1970s and early 80s. Movement patterns are rhythmic, with a coordinated breath. The GYROKINESIS® Method will connect you to your center and build functional strength in parallel and rotation.

Level 1:
Friday, 10:30am –
Monday, 10:00am –

Tuesday, 6:00pm –
Thursday, 12:00pm – – Starting April 8
Sunday, 10:30am –

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

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.

José A. Luis teaches All Levels Modern on Zoom via Zenon

José invites you to start your week consciously with simple and complex ideas in an All Levels Modern Zoom class through Zenon Dance School. Created for all bodies and experiences, this class approaches movement with intention through anatomical functionality, independent choice making, and virtuoso phrase work. Intended to move in your small or expansive rooms, All Levels Modern presents you with options to explore the level of challenge you are seeking.

Monday mornings, 10:00-11:00am CDT.

Registration is open through Zenon’s MindBody portal and closes ten minutes before class.

Need financial or accessibility assistance? Please reach out.

MotionArt Virtual Adult Modern Dance Classes

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 during these uncertain times both virtually on Zoom and outside (maintaining physical distance). 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 to sign up for classes, or contact Pam for info.

Beginning Modern Dance

Tuesday, 5:00-6:15pm on Zoom

Intermediate Modern Dance

Wednesday, 10:30am-12:00pm on Zoom

Ageless Dance

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

Mixed Level Modern Dance

Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom

Dance Together with Young Dance

In Dance Together, children and their caregivers discover the joys of movement through movement games, stories, and songs. These early classes introduce children to group learning environments, while using movement to develop strong bonds with their caregivers and cooperatively work with others in the class. Children also develop large and fine motor skills in classes that emphasize observation, exploration, manipulation, imitation, and repetition. For ages one to three with a caregiver; crawlers and walkers welcome.

Mondays, 5:15-5:45pm
Fridays, 10:15-10:45am

Our academic year programming runs through May 22, 2021.

Visit our registration page for 2020-21 class information and registration.

MotionArt Virtual Children’s Dance Classes

MotionArt focuses on nurturing children’s individual creativity while facilitating their understanding of the dance elements of space, time, and energy. Ages 3-5 explore these elements through playful, structured activities allowing them to expand their movement vocabulary, develop body awareness, and gain self-confidence. Ages 5-7 explore the dance elements while being introduced to new movement skills and the creation of their own dances. Ages 7-12 expand their creative and kinesthetic awareness while learning basic movement skills of modern dance.

We offer ways for children to dance during these uncertain times through Zoom and outdoor classes. Please go to to sign up for classes. There are various options for payment/donations, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Ages 3-5: Friday, 12:00-12:30pm

Ages 5-7: Saturday, 10:00-10:45am – Zoom or outside, weather permitting. Contact Pam for info.

Ages 7-9: Saturday, 11:00-11:45am

Ages 10-12: Friday, 3:00-4:00pm

Zenon – Spring Classes Online and In Person

Zenon Dance School is excited to offer a wide variety of adult and youth dance classes this spring. Drop-in students are always welcome!

10:00am: All Levels Modern with José A Luis
5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson

9:30am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
5:30pm: Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
5:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Ballet with Anne Lentz
7:00pm: Beginning Jazz with Allison Rubin-Forester

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

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

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

9:00am: Yoga with Ariel Linnerson
10:00am: 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!

Lisa Erickson Teaches Ballet via Zoom

Let loose your love of ballet!

Students call Lisa’s ballet classes magical, referring to their experience of feeling both more grounded and “up on their legs” in her classes. Her eagle eye enables Lisa to fine-tune students’ technique while strengthening students’ mindset, encouraging and facilitating the expression of their own unique style, and, most importantly, having fun doing so! The end result: lots of fun and the expansion of each student’s full potential! All classes are offered on a sliding scale of $5-15.

Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm: Intermediate

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

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

For more information, contact Lisa.                                                                                                                                                   

Dance and Fitness Classes for Adults at evolution studio

We are a studio based in Uptown, Minneapolis geared specifically for adults.

At evolution studio, ALL ARE WELCOME.

We want this to be a safe space to try new things as an adult, that’s why our classes are 18+. Our classes are geared towards adults and their busy lifestyles. Most of our classes are a one-time, drop-in event. No need to commit to a weekly schedule. Make it when you can.

Are you looking to grow? Do you want to continue to evolve both physically and emotionally? Are you an adult looking for a studio geared specifically towards you?

Then evolution studio is the space you’re looking for!

We offer classes at all levels – from beginner to professional – and will feature the work of teachers and choreographers in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

You don’t have to be a dancer to take our classes. We have fitness classes geared for dancers, but all are welcome to join. We also believe that you have to start somewhere, so if you’ve never taken a dance class before, that’s OK! Our instructors will make sure you feel welcome in class.

Walk in ready to grow. Leave EVOLVED.