Contact Improv Jam

We meet every Monday (holidays included) at The Center for Performing Arts in Room 105w. Entrance through new wing on 38th Street.

6:30pm: Opening circle, short guided warm-up/exercise followed by an open jam
8:30pm: Closing circle
8:45pm: Entire jam wraps up

The Center for Performing Arts requires a negative test within 72 hours for those who have not received 1 J&J or 2 mRNA vaccines. The building requires masks in dance spaces (optional in lobby) and a signature on their liability waiver. We have that waiver available when you first walk into the dance room.

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.

Beginning September 15
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
12-week session beginning September 19.
Drop-ins welcome.

$15-20, sliding scale. Cash or check made out to Kathryn Anderson.

Jawaahir Dance Academy In-Studio and Online Classes

Join our dance-learning community of all ages, sizes, and levels of experience to participate in the creative expression, and health and fitness benefits of Middle Eastern dance. The beauty of this dance form is that it makes you feel wonderful in your own body. Dance with us in-studio or online. Go to jawaahir.org to choose from our fall classes. Purchase 4 or more classes and receive a $2 discount per class!

Come dance with us now!

Zenon Dance School – Fall Classes In Person and Online

Zenon Dance School is excited to welcome you back for another season of dance this fall! Registration is open for the Fall Session, September 12-December 18. There will be no classes the evening of Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27.

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

Tuesday
10:30am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson – Online
6:00pm: All Levels Hip-Hop with Arturo Miles
7:00pm: Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin Forester

Wednesday
9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – Online-only every other week: September 21; October 5 and 19; November 2, 16, and 30; December 14
5:30pm: All Levels Hip-Hop with Averie Mitchell-Brown
5:30pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Lisa Erickson – Online
6:30pm: Intermediate 1 Contemporary with Ruby Josephine Smith

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 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 Kendall Kramer
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 5-6 with Shannon Dolan
11:00am: Youth Ballet for ages 7-10 with Kendall Kramer
11:00am: Youth Ballet for ages 11-14 with Shannon Dolan
12:00pm: Youth Modern for ages 11-14 with Kendall Kramer

Drop-In Classes at Hothouse

Open dance and fitness classes seven days a week! Class offerings include ballet, krump, contemporary, heels, jazz, modern, hip hop, 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.

Tapestry Folk Dance Weekly Classes

Tapestry Folkdance Center offers weekly and monthly classes and dances for all ages and skill levels at our Minneapolis, MN studios. All programs – from international to ballroom and family to seniors – are ongoing. Information about our schedule, instructors, and live music is available on our website. Check out our calendar of activities and events!

Tapestry programs include:

Sunday
Ballroom Variety Dance – First, third, and fifth Sundays, 6:00-9:30pm
English Country Dance – 7:00-9:00pm

Monday
Advanced International Folk Dance – Second Monday, 7:45-10:30pm

Thursday
Israeli Dance – 7:00-9:30pm

Friday
Seniors Dance Joyfully – Check Schedule – Second and fourth Fridays, 9:30-10:30am
USA Social Dance and Ballroom – Fourth Friday, 7:00-10:30pm
International Folk Dance – 7:30-10:30pm

Saturday
Contra Dance – 7:30-11:00pm
Family Dance – Check Schedule – Second Saturdays, 7:00-7:30pm

Additional dance and class opportunities include Brazilian Zouk, Dance Church, Minnesota Traditional Morris, Phoenix Chinese Dance Academy, Qigong & Chi, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Saturday Modern Collective, Shake Your Bones, Shotokan Karate, TLC Line Dance, USA Dance Projects, Zumba with Chari, and Zumba with Sadie

Studio rentals are available for private lessons, groups, and rehearsals.

Learn to assist with evening and weekend dance admissions, welcome visitors, or be a part of our community by opening and closing the building. Volunteers make Tapestry Folkdance Center an amazing music and dance organization.

Threads Dance Nexus Fall Community Classes Have Begun

Fall classes run September 17 through December 10.

Community Movement Offerings have begun at Threads. Join us for one of our four Community Movement classes. If you are looking for a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere to learn dance, we invite you to:

Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
Taught by Karen L. Charles

Beginning/Intermediate Adult Modern
Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm
Taught by Karen L. Charles

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

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

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

The Arena – Contemporary with Sarah McCullough

Today and every Wednesday at The Arena, through November 16.
Contemporary Forms with Sarah McCullough
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Pre-register here!
Drop-in rate is $17 with flexible pricing. Free parking on side streets: Aldrich, Bryant, Colfax, 31st, etc.

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 – Contemporary Flow with Mathew Janczewski

Fridays: Contemporary Flow with Mathew Janczewski
10:00-11:30am at The Arena, through November 18.
Pre-register here!
Drop-in rate is $17 with flexible pricing. Free parking on side streets: Aldrich, Bryant, Colfax, 31st, etc.

Class focuses on opening up curiosity and finding internal pathways within the body and the contrast of those same pathways. An assortment of texture, speed, density, length, force and resistance will be taught to open these skills.

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 courtesy of Aaron Warkov