Dear DanceMN Readers,
Amidst the tumult of the past 13 months, DanceMN has continued to serve as a vital resource for our community of artists. In addition, we LAUNCHED A NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE. If you haven’t had an opportunity to explore it, please do!
We need your support. The development of the website used most of our modest savings, and we need to restock the coffers. It is more important than ever that we all step up to help preserve the support systems that bolster Minnesota dance in the midst of the ongoing social reckonings and Covid pandemic. We are starting to see the end of a very long year where we have been physically separated and unable to gather in celebration of art—precisely the thing we all love the most! Throughout the past year, DanceMN has continued to be the link for the community, ceaselessly posting:
- Performances and closures
- Virtual opportunities
- Classes and new creative endeavors
- Funding sources and space availability
- Auditions and jobs
- Dance reviews and podcasts
- Fellowships and scholarships
- Community exchange
While continuing to provide this service, we have also been working to develop a more secure, user-friendly, and visually accessible website, which launched on March 31. We’re excited to share it and think you’ll find it a great improvement. The big addition to the site is a performance and special events calendar! Now, you can add your performance and event information as soon as you know—a year, even more—in advance, so we can see what each other has scheduled in order to better coordinate events as a community.
DanceMN is the go-to place for dance information in Minnesota. Please help sustain this invaluable resource by making a monetary donation of any amount. DanceMN depends on the financial support of its readers and the organizations that use this service.
Thank you for your consideration and assistance, and we extend our gratitude to those who have already contributed.
The DanceMN Steering Committee:
Rahila Coats, Penelope Freeh, Joanne Gordon, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Jim Lieberthal, Kaya Lovestrand, Zofia Mathews, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, Eve Schulte, Anat Shinar