Join AMP in the Studio – AMPLIFIED Summer Workshop Series

Get back into your body and the studio with AMPLIFIED: AMP’s 4-day contemporary dance summer workshop – sponsored by Zenon Dance School! Let’s move, sweat, and explore mobility, length, momentum, and 3-D expansion while amplifying our physical possibilities in a curious, uplifting, and enlivening environment. Suitable for pre-professional/professional movers. Come as you are!

Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8

Contemporary Movement Practice led by Joanna Lees, AMP Director

Through improvised and structured movement vocabulary, participants will be encouraged to research freedom, 3-D expansion, mobility, rigor, presence, agency in choice-making, and empowerment with each individual’s own unique body.

Full Workshop/4 practices: $60
3 Days/Practices: $48
2 Days/Practices: $34
Drop-In Rate: $18

To register, visit AMP’s website. Direct any questions to

Photo: Bill Cameron

Critical Conversations – Technical and Production

Our next series of Critical Conversations will focus on the technical and production side of dance! These workshops are designed to provide a baseline for working with production teams and venues in Minnesota and abroad and to give artists the language to talk about tech. Come to one or both – the workshops are independent of one another and will be both presentation and conversation based amongst the panel and any artists attending. Both workshops are moderated by Cowles Co-Director (and Production Manager), Joseph Bingham, who will be joined by several panelists at each event. These discussions are free and open to all. Come to share your thoughts or just listen.
Building a Production Team
Tuesday, June 6, 6:00-8:00pm

Finding the right people for your creative project is paramount for success. Depending on the needs of your project, you may need a stage manager, production manager (no, the two aren’t always the same), lighting designer, sound designer, video designer, or more. Just like artists, different production folks have different aesthetics and ways of collaborating. Hear from several seasoned folks from these disciplines about their working styles, big-picture things you as a choreographer should consider when building out your team of collaborators, and the do’s and don’ts of tech week.

Putting Your Show in a Venue and Touring
Wednesday, June 7, 6:00-8:00pm
Whether you are producing a show at a local theater or touring, there are many factors, logistics, and ways of working and planning to consider. Venues with crew requirements versus those who just turn the keys over require different approaches when it comes to working with the venue’s production person or team. The technical elements of your work will require different planning depending on the venue and the people available to support it. This workshop brings seasoned production folks together to discuss how different venues locally and nationally require artists and production teams to plan. You’ll walk away knowing what to consider for your project.

Zenon Dance School – Free Classes During Summer Open House Week

Join us for a week of free classes June 6-10 before the Summer Session kicks off on June 12!

Zenon Dance School’s Open House allows dancers to get a sneak peek of some classes to look forward to during our new upcoming session at no cost and use exclusive discounts when purchasing seasonal class passes throughout the week.

Classes are held in person unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, June 6
10:00am-12:00pm: HoneyWorks Choreography Workshop with Berit Ahlgren
6:00-7:00pm: All Levels Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
7:00-8:30pm: Beginning 1 Jazz with Ali Rubin Forester

Wednesday, June 7
10:00-11:30am: Contemporary Floorwork with Amanda Sachs

Thursday, June 8
7:00-8:30pm: Intermediate Modern with Dustin Haug

Friday, June 9
12:00-1:30pm: Intermediate 2 Ballet with Tina Wallum

Saturday, June 10
9:00-10:00am: All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson – Online
9:00-10:00am: Beginning/Intermediate Jazz with Jennifer Glaws
10:00-11:00am: Open Levels Hip Hop with Averie Mitchell-Brown
10:30-11:00am: Creative Movement (Age 3-6) with Malia Craft
11:00am-12:15pm: Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Ballet with Kendall Kramer
12:30-2:30pm: Turns and Pirouettes with Benjamin Johnson

Click here to register for Open House Week! Pre-registration encouraged but not required.

Tuition Discounts: Available June 5-12 only.
$10 off Class Cards with code OH10OFF
20% off Enrollment with code OHENROLL

James Sewell Ballet Summer Dance Intensive

Join James Sewell Ballet this summer for our dance intensive running June 12-July 1, 2023.
Featuring Guest Choreographer and Instructor, Shohei Iwahama!
Geared toward pre-professional and young adult dancers with intermediate/advanced technique.

Class Schedule
Two or three-week option! Dancers can sign up for June 12-24 or June 12-July 1.
Ballet, JSB repertoire, new choreography, improvisation techniques, conditioning, and more.
Public performances on Saturdays, June 24 and July 1.

World-Class Faculty with Personalized Instruction
Train with dancers, choreographers, and movement experts who value personal growth and agency. Learn from JSB Artists, Berit Ahlgren, Leah Gallas, Shohei Iwahama, Deirdre Murnane, Eve Schulte, James Sewell, and Yuki Tokuda.

We combine rigor with playfulness to foster each student’s best potential. Program includes thoughtful goal-setting and mentorship.

Flat rate of $550 (per week) includes 34 hours of professional instruction and development per week.

CREO Classical Ballet Intensive

Poster featuring an image of a light-skinned ballet dancer in knee-length tutu dancing en pointe

The CREO Classical Ballet Intensive is for students who desire to achieve technical and artistic excellence in ballet and pointe. This comprehensive intensive includes daily class, Progressing Ballet Technique and conditioning for dancers, partnering, variations, repertory, and historical study of the tradition of ballet training and performance. The intensive aims to equip today’s young dancers with the artistry and athleticism expected of classical ballet in the 21st century.

Intermediate/Advanced/Pre-Professional – Grades 4-12
June 19-23, 9:00am-2:30pm

Intermediate – Grades 2-3
June 19-22, 4:00-6:30pm

Attire: Ballet and pointe shoes (as eligible), leotard, and tights
Bring: A bag lunch and a water bottle labeled with your name!

Offered for Accelerated Program dancers.
New to CREO? Call for placement!

TU Dance Center: Children and Teen Summer Programming

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 2023 Children and Teen Summer Program Daily Schedule.

Registration Deadline: June 26, 2023

Creative Movement: June 26-30
1-week program for children ages 5-8 where students will experience the connection between movement and creativity.

Introduction to Dance: July 11-20
2-week program for ages 9-12 welcomes beginners and introduces various techniques and concepts of dance to offer young movers the chance to experience a variety of ways to approach movement.

Bridge Level: July 10-22
2-week program for students ages 10-14 preparing for a deeper engagement in dance that includes introductory dance technique classes with a focus on the creative process.

Teen Level: July 10-22
This 2-week program is entry-level for students typically aged 14-19 that will focus on the techniques of Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, and African Dance. Students will learn basic fundamentals of dance technique along with exploring their individual artistic expression.

CREO Big Time Broadway Intensive

CWork with former Rockette Melinda Farrell as well as other industry professionals. Come Razzle Dazzle em’ and immerse yourself in a week of dance and theatre technique. Train like a Rockette, working precision and showmanship. Learn challenging show-stopping choreography and polish leaps and turns. This camp is a must for those who desire a challenge.

Intermediate/Advanced/Pre-Professional – Grades 4-12
June 26-30, 9:00am-1:30pm

Attire: Jazz or character shoes, leotard, and tights
Bring: A bag luinch and a water bottle labeled with your name!

Offered for Accelerated Levels 3-7.
New to CREO? Call for placement!

Threads Dance Project Summer NexGen/Youth Dance Project

Join Threads Dance Project this summer for an expanded version of our NexGen/YDP (Youth Dance Project)!

NexGen/YDP uses a holistic approach to training future dance artists. Youth will receive high-level training and education in ballet technique, modern dance technique, embodied movement exploration, and nutrition from dance and healthcare professionals.

July 3-15
For youth ages 8 and older.

Group 1 – Beginning
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-1:30pm

Group 2 – Intermediate/Advanced
Monday-Friday, 1:30-6:00pm

Showcase on the final day, July 15, 9:00-11:30am.
Cost: $450. Need-based scholarships available!

Continued Dance Education with Ballet Co.Laboratory

Many areas in education require continuing education experiences to keep educators on top of their game, but the dance industry doesn’t always emphasize this need. We know that the more you learn, the more you can offer your students in the studio.

Ballet Co.Laboratory has curated two areas of focus for Dance Educators to sharpen their skills and learn new modalities of instruction. Explore our summer continuing education opportunities for dancers, professionals, educators and aspiring educators:

Creating a Foundation for Young Dancers
Exploring Functional Anatomy in Dance

For questions and registration, contact Anna Betz at

TU Dance Center: Pre-Professional Summer Intensive

The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African dance, and creative workshops for students ages 11-24. The TU Dance Summer Intensive builds a strong technique while exploring individual artistry.

Click the respective level group to download the 2023 Pre-Professional Summer Program Daily Schedule: Level 1-3 and Level 4-5.

Level 1-3: July 10-22
Registration Deadline: June 26, 2023

Level 4-5: July 24-August 12
Registration Deadline: July 17, 2023