Dance as Second Language Workshop - June 10 to June 12

This workshop will provide an introduction to modern dance and choreographic tools for participants to express themselves with movement. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own choreography as a way of storytelling. The workshops will be open to adults of all abilities and levels of dance experience. The focus of these workshops will be to learn how to use our bodies as an instrument for expression.  At the end of the workshop, there will be a small informal showing of work developed during this process.

Dates: June 10 – 12, 2022
Location: TARGET STUDIO at The Cowles Center
Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm  (Booked from 10 am to 2 pm)

In-Person Attendance: 10 maximum, 3 minimum
In-Person Registration: Opens April 11, 2022
In-Person Registration Link:

On-Line Attendance: 10 maximum
On-Line Registration: May 2, 2022
On-Line Registration Link: TBD

Meli (MX) is a freelance dance artist in the Twin Cities, creating dance work and promoting access to cultural activities for over a decade. Since 2007 she has taught Ballet and Modern dance. Meli holds a Masters’s in Tourism from Colorado State University. She has combined her work with an extensive professional dance career in Mexico to provide access and empower communities to share their culture.

Erika Martin (USA) is a Minneapolis-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and engaged citizen. Erika holds a BA in Modern Dance and American Studies from Connecticut College. They have taught Modern and Ballroom dance for over 15 years and investigate the human experience through choreography. Erika has served as School Coordinator for Zenon Dance School since 2019.

Location Info

Cowles Center for Dance
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact Info

Colin Edwards