New Creative Movement Classes Plus More at Young Dance

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the art of dance. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes, encouraging personal and artistic excellence through diverse forms of dance. Classes are already running and many are at capacity!

Afro-Modern on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm: There is still room for students in Afro-Modern. Taught by Aneka McMullen, Afro-Modern (10-18 years old) is a contemporary class where dancers explore full-body expression rooted in West African, Caribbean, and American dance traditions.

Ballet 2 on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm: For students ages 10-18, Ballet 2 is taught by Hannah Pierce. Young Dance teaches ballet skills from a body-positive lens that builds terminology, coordination, flexibility, and rhythm.

Modern 3 on Thursdays, 6:45-8:30pm: A contemporary dance exploration of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form for ages 11-14. This class is taught by Blake Nellis

Hip Hop 3 on Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm: Hip Hop 3 is for students ages 13-18 and is taught by Waswa Kalema. The class is a high-energy introduction to many styles of Hip Hop including breaking, popping, locking, and house.

Jazz on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm: Jazz dance, taught by Anat Shinar, combines rhythm and rootedness with light and flowing movements to create a full-bodied and unique movement language. Jazz is for students ages 8-14. 

Creative Movement 1 on Thursdays, 4:30-5:15pm
Creative Movement 1 on  Fridays, 10:00-10:45am
Creative Movement 2 on Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15pm

A new section of Creative Movement 2 (ages 5–7) will be offered as well as a new section of Creative Movement 1 (ages 3–5). New classes begin Monday, January 2, and continue through Sunday, May 21, 2023. There is also currently space in our Friday morning Creative Movement 1 class. 

The final weekend of the session culminates in performances at the Luminary Arts Center.

Registration is open! 

Location Info

Young Dance
655 Fairview Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Contact Info

Kathleen Pender