Ballet with a Side of Choreography

Come warm up to a variety of jazzy, bluesy music before delving into and exploring some fun choreography!

Email me for more information and to register: lisamerickson606@gmail.com.

TU Dance Center: Dancing Together

Dancing Together
Offered virtually.

A child and parent/caregiver creative movement class. This virtual workshop is designed for children (ages two through four) and their parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play. Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.

Session 2: April 19-June 5, six weeks. No class on May 29.
Monday, 11:00-11:45am
Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
Tuition: 85.00

Doushin Butoh Experience Workshop

This one-day workshop is for people who want a first-time experience of Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “resonance,” an experience beyond idea or concept that can only be felt. In this class, the students are guided in simple repetitive movements that we call “conditioning.” As students you will be guided into a movement meditation and experience the connection between your body, mind and the universe.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Next Doushin Butoh Experience: Tuesday, April 20, 12:30pm-2:00pm Central Time US

Tuition: $20

New Work Creation Process – INSTINCT Summer Dance Intensive

Join ARENA DANCES’ professional dancers and local pre-professionals for one week of transformative movement exploration. Hone your technique with daily modern classes and then craft your artistry in choreography development with Artistic Director Mathew Janczewksi. 

Step into the professional scene with the opportunity to be a part of a new work choreographed by Mathew, receive individualized feedback, and collaborate with other emerging dancers. The week will culminate in an informal showing for friends, family, and the community. 

Register before April 30 for an Early Bird rate! Flexible payment options available. 

Participants will be considered for apprenticeship positions with ARENA DANCES’ for the 2021-22 Season. 

June 14-19
10:00AM-3:00PM with a short lunch break.

Unique opportunity to dance in Northrop Auditorium’s Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio!

More information and registration can be found at http://www.arena-dances.org/instinct-dance-intensive/

Dance with Ballet Royale this Summer

Dance with Ballet Royale this summer!

Master teachers join our renowned faculty to provide incomparable summer experiences in a structured and focused setting.

June 7-25: Spring into Summer Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training regimen; intermediate/advanced to professional. Audition required.

June 14-18: Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten through professional, multiple levels. Audition/pre-approval required.

July 5-23: July Summer Intensive for ages 8 through professional. Multiple progressive divisions. Audition required for Division II and up (dancers nine and older). 

August 2-13: Grand Prix Variations Workshop. Audition required. Ages nine and up. Pre-competitive, Junior, and Senior Divisions.

August 16-20: Youth Ballet August Jump-Start.

August 22-27: Pointe Preparatory workshop. Girls ages eleven and older.

Plus weekly evening classes July 5-August 12.

Eight-Week Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop Online

Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed to learn and experience the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic movements and meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. It is a prerequisite for the Advanced Doushin Butoh Workshop.

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh, such as quieting down your daily consciousness, creating movements that are novel and unique to the individual body, and resonating with everything around you.

Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Spring Term 2021: April 1, 8, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27.
Schedule is subject to change.

Tuition: $135

Family Day: Explore Haitian Dance with Djenane Saint Juste

Spend a week exploring the dances of Haiti with Teaching Artist Djenane Saint Juste!

The Cowles Center has expanded upon the traditional Family Day offering to provide an easy-to-follow curriculum toolkit exploring the dance culture of Haiti, that culminates in an hour-long virtual dance class. Participants can follow along at our recommended pace, explore at their own pace, or simply show up to dance during Saturday’s class. This activity is designed for children in Kindergarten through second grade.

Register for the Saturday Haitian Dance Class to receive the full Family Day toolkit.

The toolkit is designed to be used from Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2, ahead of Djenane’s class, and includes fun activities such as coloring pages, DIY instrument ideas, and exciting supplemental videos with Djenane herself!

Registration closes at 8:00am on April 3.

Sensing Subtlety and Satisfaction: New Feldenkrais Series

Sensing Subtlety and Satisfaction:
Unlock Your Jaw, Soften Your Eyes, and Learn Self-Awareness Through Touch
An eight-week Feldenkrais series with Sarah Baumert.
Two classes weekly, April 11-June 9
Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

This series begins with the understanding that touch is important for human development and well-being. Through novel movements, interspersed with rest, these lessons will help disentangle patterns of bodily tension. We will use touch-based mindful movement within each Awareness Through Movement lesson to help settle the system. Through practice, you will fine tune your ability to listen through the skin, let go of unwanted tension, and help open the door for a deep sense of calm.

These lessons can be beneficial to reduce facial, eye, and TMJ stress, reduce tension from wearing a mask, improve breathing function, and reduce overall stress in the nervous system.

See website for more details. Scholarships are available.

TU Dance Center: Dancing Together

Dancing Together
Offered virtually.

A child and parent/caregiver creative movement class. This virtual workshop is designed for children (ages two through four) and their parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play. Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.

Session 2: April 19-June 5, six weeks. No class on May 29.
Monday, 11:00-11:45am
Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
Tuition: 85.00

Photo courtesy of TU Dance.

Family Day: Flamenco con Abuelita with Susana di Palma

Spend a week exploring Spanish culture and flamenco tradition with Teaching Artist Susana di Palma!

The Cowles Center has expanded upon the traditional Family Day offering to provide an easy-to-follow curriculum toolkit exploring flamenco, that culminates in an hour-long virtual dance class: Flamenco con Abuelita. We hear our puppet friends Toro and Carmencita will be there! Participants can follow along at our recommended pace, explore at their own pace, or simply show up to dance during Saturday’s class. This activity is designed for children in Kindergarten through second grade.

Register for the Saturday Flamenco Dance Class to receive our full toolkit. The toolkit is designed to be used from Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, ahead of Susana’s class, and includes fun activities such as coloring pages, DIY ideas, and more!

Registration closes at 8:00am on April 24.