Zenon Dance School – Spring Classes In Person and Online

Zenon Dance School is excited to welcome you back for another season of dance this spring!
Spring Session runs March 28-June 5, 2022. No classes May 28-30.
Classes are held in person unless otherwise noted.

Monday
9:30am: Intermediate 2 Contemporary with Joanna Lees
11:15am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
3:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson – Online
5:30pm: Contemporary Floorwork with Javan Mngrezzo

Tuesday
7:00pm: Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin Forester – Hybrid

Wednesday
9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – Online-only: May 25
11:15am: Intermediate Ballet and Strength Training with Nic Lincoln
5:30pm: Beginning 1 Ballet with Lisa Erickson – Online
5:30pm: Intermediate Contemporary with Ruby J. Smith
7:00pm: All Levels Hip-Hop with Averie Mitchell-Brown

Thursday
9:30am: Advanced Contemporary/Modern with Erin Thompson – Hybrid
5:30pm: Afro Modern with Roxane Wallace – Online
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 – Hybrid

Saturday
9:00am: All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson – Online
10:00am: All Levels Tap with Dorian Brooke – Final Date: June 4 
10:00am: Beginning Modern with Roxane Wallace
11:00am: Musical Theatre Jazz with Dorian Brooke – Final Date: June 4
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 Margaret Ogas
11:00am: Youth Ballet for ages 7-10 with Kendall Kramer
12:00pm: Youth Modern for ages 10-14 with Kendall Kramer

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!

The Arena – Contemporary Flow with Mathew Janczewski

Mathew’s work 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.

Class focuses on opening up curiosity, 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.

Fridays, 10:00-11:30am
Summer Session: May 13-July 29
Pre-register at https://www.arena-dances.org/the-arena/
Drop-in rate is $17 with flexible pricing and free parking on side streets (Aldrich, Bryant, Colfax, 31st, etc)!

Mathew Janczewski’s inquisitive, immersive and heartfelt approach to contemporary dance reaches beyond the surface and holds the viewer in its embrace. With over 35 works in his repertoire and more than two decades of experience as a choreographer, Mathew has cultivated a highly diverse and mesmerizing style of movement.

The Arena – Javan MnGrezzo subs for Elayna Waxse Contemporary

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm at The Arena
Contemporary with Javan MnGrezzo – subbing for Elayna Waxse May 18

Drop in: $17. Buy a 10-class card and save!
Summer Session: May 11-July 27
Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Javan’s class will focus largely on floorwork and pathways of level changes; students can expect to build and maintain a strong working connection to the ground and simultaneously take up space! *Kneepads, long pants, long sleeves moderately recommended.
Javan Mngrezzo is a recent Minneapolis mover, relocating here from Portland this recent Summer of 2021. Whilst in Portland Javan danced primarily with BodyVox and Heidi Duckler Northwest, and was involved in dozens of other guest artist appearances and teaching positions in town. Since moving here, Javan has danced in Threads Dance Project’s recent Cowles’ show, was a guest dancer with Nijad Dance Collective, and will be dancing for Black Label Movement.

Photo by Jingzi Zhao

The Arena – GYROKINESIS® Method with Non Edwards

Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm at The Arena
GYROKINESIS® Method with Non Edwards

Drop in rate is $17.
Buy a 10-class card and save!
Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass
Ages 16+

GYROKINESIS® Method offers exercises rooted in full-body movement that build skill in coordination and proprio/interoception. 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. Learn more through this short video or Non’s FAQ.

Many exercises will be performed seated – chairs are provided. Students should bring a mat to class if possible.

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

Photo courtesy of Armour Photography

The Arena – Creative Movement for Ages 4-8

Saturdays, 11:00-11:45am with Kendall Kramer

Enrollment-based classes for Creative Movement.
$72 for the 6-week session, May 14-June 18
Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Creative Movement for 4- through 8-year-olds is designed to give young artists the tools they need to explore their unique voices, alone and as an ensemble. Dancers hone age-appropriate modern, ballet, and jazz vocabularies, while growing creatively. This 6-week class period, taught by Kendall Kramer, dives into the 4 elements of the artistic process: creating, performing, responding, and connecting. Students learn dance terminology in addition to creatively describing common dance exercises and explorations. Examples of class themes include responding to stimuli, learning how to modify dance steps, creating the structure of a story, and interpreting written or visual art (literacy and reading comprehension not necessary). Exercises, music, and props are carefully chosen to stimulate the imagination and expand upon common experiences of the young dancer. Introduction to the historical and cultural roots of dance, body-awareness, and breathing, in an inclusive environment of laughter and cheer.

Kendall Kramer is dancer, choreographer, and educator who is deeply passionate about creating spaces where creativity can flourish. Born in Minneapolis, she trained at Minnetonka Dance Theater and School, where she also taught dance. Kendall graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) in 2010 with dual degrees in Dance Performance and Spanish Language. She had the great privilege to study with Danny Buraczeski, Christopher Dolder, Nathan Montoya, Patty Delaney, Karen Kriete, among others. In Texas, she danced with organizations and individual artists such as Leslie Scates of Lower Left, Frame Dance, and Psophonia Dance Company. Kendall has received reviews for noteworthy performances in the Houston Press; and her work GLOW received the honor of Best New Dance Work of the Houston Fringe Festival in 2016. In TX, Kendall set work on Psophonia Dance Company, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, for 3D film, the Houston Comedy Dance Festival, among others. With mentorship from Psophonia, Kendall began her in-studio dance and dance-in-education career, working to stimulate creativity, improve reading skills and empower students to use critical thinking skills.

Ages listed are recommended but not definitive. Students should arrive to class on time. If a student arrives late, please check in to receive access to class. The Arena administration appreciates advance notice of necessary absences. No horseplay will be permitted in the hall or the studio. A health waiver will need to be signed upon entry to the space. All staff and students are required to wash hands or use supplied hand sanitizer before entering studio.

 

The Arena – Boys Dance for Ages 5-11

Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am with Blake Nellis

Enrollment-based. $60 for 5 weeks, May 21-June 18.
Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Boys Dance is geared for young people ages 5-11 that want to move! Blake Nellis offers an inclusive approach to dance for people of all ability, age and experience. In this class, students will explore self expression, a range of physical energies and group collaboration. The dancing skills and techniques will be integrated into the dancer’s interests and styles. Many dance games, scores and improvisations will be facilitated through solo and ensemble movement. Come play!

Blake Nellis (he/him) is an artist, educator and improviser who creates work with the body. His work is deeply rooted in human connection, physical touch and nature. He graduated from Luther College with a degree in Theater/Dance. He is a 2019 & 2015 recipient of the MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (Photography & Dance respectively). He has taught and performed around the globe. He has produced work at the Walker Art Center, Patrick’s Cabaret, The Artbox, Red Eye Theater, TEK Box, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater & Luther College. His other professional dance experience includes performing with Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA Dances, Patrick Scully, Live Action Set, Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, Jim Lieberthal’s Footholds Project, Jane Hawley, Hatch Dance, HoneyWorks, Rosy Simas & Taja Will. His favorite moments usually include ice cream, laughter, traveling, or nature. Or beer. And biking. And/or all of the above. www.blakenellis.org

Ages listed are recommended but not definitive. Students should arrive to class on time. If a student arrives late, please check in to receive access to class. The Arena administration appreciates advance notice of necessary absences. No horseplay will be permitted in the hall or the studio. A health waiver will need to be signed upon entry to the space. All Staff and students are required to wash hands or use supplied hand sanitizer before entering studio.

Please do not leave any children unattended in the studio.

TU Dance Center: Children & Teen Program | Summer 2022

The TU Dance Children & 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 Children & Teen Summer Program Daily Schedule.
For questions and level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708.

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 Summer 2022 Payment Plan Form,  and
4) Submit a 2022 Children & Teen Summer Program online registration form.

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2022

Scholarships available. Contact us at education@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708 for more information.

TU Dance Center: Pre-Professional Program | Summer Intensive 2022

The TU Dance Pre-Professional program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and creative workshops for students ages 11 to 24.

Click the respective level groups to download the 2021 Pre-Professional Summer Program Daily Schedule: Levels 1-3 and Levels 4-5.

For level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or 651-724-9708. Placement can be done by attending an in-person (by appointment only, a class fee applies) or by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of classes of the intensive.

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 Summer 2022 Payment Plan Formand
4) Submit a 2022 Pre-Professional Summer Intensive online registration form.

Registration deadlines:
Levels 1-3: July 1, 2022
Level 4-5: July 20, 2022

Scholarships available. Contact us at education@tudance.org or (651) 724-9708 for more information.

Ballet Royale: Summer Classes for Young Dancers

Ballet Royale is offering two different opportunities for young dancers to move and learn throughout the summer!

Each month, we are offering a different Creative Story Ballet Workshop! Give your young dancer the joy of dance and performance! The workshops include a short performance at the end of the workshop, with a different Disney-inspired story each month. Take one, two, or all three workshops!

Saturday, June 18: Encanto Inspired Workshop
Saturday, July 16: Tangled Inspired Workshop
Saturday, August 20: Frozen II Inspired Workshop

Recommended for ages 4–9.

We also have a 6-week session of Summer Evening Classes for all ages, from Mommy & Me and up!
These classes run July 11-August 18, 2022.
Please see our website for more information and the complete schedule.