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Dance Community News - January 11, 2012

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TIGERLION ARTS PRESENTS THE DRAGONS ARE SINGING TONIGHT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

2. GET YOUR GROOVE ON: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING’S FIRST SOCIAL DANCE MEET-UP!

3. CADE HOLMSETH DANCE IS BACK WITH “JUST ONE MORE: A STORY OF AFFLUENZA”

4. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESTINY 7TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOWCASE

5. 9x22 DANCE/LAB, WEDNESDAY- JANUARY 25

6. TAP JAM AT BALLARE TEATRO- JANUARY 15TH

7. RABBIT SHOW: TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS

8. RONALD K. BROWN EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY AT THE ORDWAY THIS WEEKEND!

9. REGISTER FOR FEB. 11 DANCE EDUCATION SUMMIT

10. JOFFREY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AT THE HEIGHTS THEATER

CLASSES and WORKSHOPS

11. MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ CLASS WITH KARLA GROTTING

12. JAZZ DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE TAUGHT BY LINDA TALCOTT LEE

13. AALIM SCHOOL OF DANCE BELLY DANCE CLASSES START THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23

14. DANCE SPECTRUM CLASSES FEATURING LEWIS WHITLOCK, EMILY BROEKER, AND MORE!

15. “EMBODIED TOUCH; GLOBAL SOMATICS EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY” INTENSIVE

16. ECSTATIC DANCE- FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

17. NEW INTRODUCTORY CLASSES IN THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE AT THE UPTOWN YWCA

18. AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT CLASS: EMBODYING IMAGINATION (winter 2012)

19. COMMUNITY DANCE CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER BEGIN JANUARY 11TH

20. AFRO-MODERN CLASS BEGINS JANUARY 13 AT TU DANCE CENTER

21. SABAR PROJECT 2012 - Jan 20-24

22. TAPESTRY DANCE EVENTS

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

23. OPENING AT CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY

24. SEEKING ARTISTS FOR MOVEMENT ARTS DAY

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

25. MCKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS FOR DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS!!! DEADLINE TODAY JANUARY 11, 2012 !!!


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TIGERLION ARTS PRESENTS THE DRAGONS ARE SINGING TONIGHT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

January 26 – February 12  

2012 is the Year of the Dragon and in collaboration with the Minnesota Boychoir, Puppet Farm Arts, and Circus Juventas, TigerLion Arts will present the world premiere of The Dragons Are Singing Tonight ~ the musical tale of a nasty dragon at the Southern January 26 through February 12.

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight is a new musical based on the well-loved book of dragon poems by U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky. Composer Laurie MacGregor brings the poems to life in a score of sixteen songs, while Markell Kiefer (TigerLion Arts) directs actors Isabella Dawis (StarTribune’s “Outstanding Youth Performer” 2004, 2005), Tyson Forbes (TigerLion Arts), Matthew Thao, and Elise Langer in the story of an ordinary boy, a magical girl, and a nasty, nasty dragon. Thirty singing boys from the Minnesota Boychoir, three dazzling aerialists from Circus Juventas, 12 top-notch musicians, and countless puppets both giant and small create a wonderful winged world of dragons. The storytelling is movement-based with a number of choreographed dance segments.

Performance Schedule
Preview: January 26; Continues: January 27–February 12
Thursdays & Fridays - 7pm; Saturdays - 1 & 5pm; Sundays - 1pm

Ticket Prices (recommended for ages 4+)
VIP: $30 Adults, $25 Children/Seniors
Zone 1: $27 Adults, $22 Children/Seniors
Zone 2: $25 Adults, $20 Children/Seniors
Children (15 & under); Seniors (65 & over)
Preview January 26: all tickets $15
More info www.tigerlion.org.

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2. GET YOUR GROOVE ON: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING’S FIRST SOCIAL DANCE MEET-UP!

Alright friends, it's on! To celebrate a successful year gone by, we invite YOU to join us for our first Social Dance Meetup on Friday, January 13 at Loring Pasta Bar. Come for the hot Salsa dancing, music by the Salsa Police, libations and good conversation.

Where: Loring Pasta Bar, Dinkytown (327 14th Avenue SE, Mpls, MN 55414)
When: Friday, January 13 | Drinks @ 8pm / Dancing @ 10pm – close
Cover: $8 (18+ with ID)
RSVP: Here (Facebook Event)

We think the dance community could kick up their dancin’ heels socially a bit more, and many of you have agreed! We’re taking matters into our own hands and organizing a super-casual get-together; come over to the Loring Pasta Bar starting at 8pm to grab a drink with your fellow dancers, and stick around for the salsa dancing. Come when you can, leave when you must. All are welcome!

Hope to see you there!

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3. CADE HOLMSETH DANCE IS BACK WITH “JUST ONE MORE: A STORY OF AFFLUENZA”

Cade Holmseth Dance will be presenting a theater and dance fusion performance at Intermedia Arts January 19-22 with performers Brian Evans, Kari Mosel, Sarah Jabar, and Jessica Ehlert

Everyone knows the value of a dollar, but few appreciate the value of a penny, and even fewer people register the effects of “the American Dream” on their lives and community.  “Just One More:  A Story of Affluenza” is a piece about the human experience with money and the nuclear family.  Set in a hypothetical present with a set design conceived and created by Paul Herwig of Off-leash Area and 60,000 pennies, we follow the main character Bob through a rise and fall of a new job and a new family.  Watching his experiences unfurl, we are presented with questions like:  what is the current American dream, what really makes a person happy, why is this a stereotype in today’s world, and why are we predisposed to addiction and overreaching boundaries?  Join Bob and the rest of us.  Laugh.  Cry.  Think, does living the American Dream kill the American Dream?

Performance Dates:
Thursday, January 19, 7:30 pm
Friday, January 20, 7:30 pm reception and talkback to follow
Saturday, January 21, 7:30 pm talkback to follow
Sunday, January 22, 4:00 pm

At Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Tickets $14 at the door, $12 in advance.

For Reservations call 612-269-2207 or for more information contact Cade at cholms@hotmail.com.

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4. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESTINY 7TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOWCASE

You were all invited to be a part of UDD 7th Annual Holiday Showcase in some shape or form! Your presence means a lot to us! Also we want to include you in this joyous celebration that is now an undying Movement!

Universal Dance Destiny (UDD) 7th Annual Holiday Showcase is going to captivate your five senses once again this year! Recurring acts include: Cooper High School Step and Hip Hop Dance Team; Champlin High Steppers; ASEAP Steppers, UDD African Dancers, Obtuse Crew, and many more! Some of our newer acts include: A-List Performers, Phototron the Poet, Tri-C Praise Dancers and many more! Focused on the genre of Dance, the Showcase features other artistic talent such as: Singers, Spoken Word Artists, and more! This event has been going strong for seven years! Clean and Fun material for the entire family! Snacks and refreshments on Sale!

Be there on January 21st from 6:30-8PM! Doors open for seating at 5:30PM. Admission $6, $3 for Youth 12 and under. Open free parking is available in the front and back of the building.

Lets make it happen once again folks!

UDD- not only a Dance Company, but an Undying Movement! www.universaldancedestiny.com.

See link below for past Holiday Showcase:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX6u53vFino
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzdiWdkr3bI

Here is the event facebook  link:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.167321390042014.38319.100002924635561&type=1#!/events/310548025651656/

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5. 9x22 DANCE/LAB, WEDNESDAY- JANUARY 25

Wednesday, 8PM (7:00 doors)
$6-12 (sliding scale)

Featuring Work By

1. Kenna-Camara Cottman & Backa Niang
2. Emily Gastineau  
3. Karen Sherman

Make a reservation!
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
www.bryantlakebowl.com
Full service food and bar in theater
Call BLB Ticketline: 612 825 - 8949 for reservations

9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated  by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving  audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore  the work together. 9x22 Dance Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. The venue has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed, interested audience.

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6. TAP JAM AT BALLARE TEATRO- JANUARY 15TH

Let’s jam!

Sunday, January 15th from 6-8pm at Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center.

Bring your shoes.  Bring your friends.  All levels welcome!

Questions?
Contact Kaleena Miller @ kaleenakaleena@gmail.com

Ballare Teatro is located at:
4259 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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7. RABBIT SHOW: TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS

Assembled and presented by Third Rabbit Dance, the next Rabbit Show is four weeks from now. Playing Wed, Feb 8 at 7:00pm at Bryant Lake Bowl. $1 off with Fringe button. The topic is “Tenderness,” a quality sorely lacking in today’s world.

Choreographers this time include veterans Kenna Cottman, Sarah LaRose Holland’s Kinetic Evolutions company, Kalila Indivar’s Smiling Lune company, Jim Lieberthal, Deidre Kellogg, and Mirah Ammal’s Al-Bahira company, plus Kimberly Lesik, Maria Fontana’s Cabaret, Karen Gullikson, and new faces Ruth Glaeser, and Betsy Schaefer. And John Munger himself choreographing Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness” on soloist Jennifer Stutsman.

You can eat, and booze up, in the full-serviced cabaret setting. Doors at 6:00pm on Wed Feb 8, performance (a little over an hour) at 7:00pm. Reservations and so forth at bryantlakebowl.com, or at 612-825-8949. Tickets are $7 - $12 sliding as you choose, but you can get in for only $6 with a current Fringe Button.

FFI  John Munger
Third Rabbit Dance)
Jrmdance@aol.com
651-357-0393  (mobile)
651-646-8076  (land)

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8. RONALD K. BROWN EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY AT THE ORDWAY THIS WEEKEND!

Public Performance
Sunday, January 15
7:30 PM
Ordway Music Theater
Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1985, the dance company Evidence focuses on the seamless fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. The company’s work provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. A highlight of the evening will be On Earth Together, a piece co-commissioned by the Ordway and inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder.

Pre-show Ordway Extra (6:30pm)
A discussion with local dancers Kenna-Camara Cottman, Immanuel Thomas, Nancy Rosenbaum and Orlando Hunter

Tickets are available through Ordway’s Box Office at 651.224.4222 or ordway.org

Ronald K. Brown Contemporary Master Class
Tuesday, January 17
6 – 7:30pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Drake Room
345 Washington Street,
Downtown St. Paul 55102
Please enter through the Stage Door on 5th Street
Attendance is $10 or FREE with a ticket to the Ronald K. Brown Evidence public performance on Sun, Jan 15
Please RSVP to Amy Miller at (651)282-3017 or amiller@ordway.org

Class begins with meditation and floor work that includes stretching and mind body centering exercises. Phrases across the floor use influences from western modern dance as well as traditional and social dances from West Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S.

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9. REGISTER FOR FEB. 11 DANCE EDUCATION SUMMIT

"Same Question. Different Definitions. How do we teach DANCE?" Join other dance educators and teaching artists on February 11 for a full day of master classes, panels, presentations and conversations in response to this question. $15 Student Registration (full-time students); Early Bird $30

Registration by January 27, 2012; $45 after January 28.

For more information and downloadable registration form, visit the Dance Summit web site:
https://sites.google.com/a/pcae.k12.mn.us/dance-education-summit-2012/ Or contact Diane Aldis at diane.aldis@pcae.k12.mn.us

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10. JOFFREY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AT THE HEIGHTS THEATER

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, the first film to chronicle the legendary Joffrey Ballet Company, is set to premiere in New York City at the Dance on Camera Festival January 27-28 2012. The feature length documentary takes a look at this ground-breaking cultural treasure, known as the first truly American dance company and chronicles how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique.

A Minneapolis screening is taking place on Saturday, January 28th at 12:30pm at the Heights Theater.

The Heights Theater is at 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Hts, MN near 40th Ave. at Gould Ave NE (free ramp parking).  

More info about the film can be found here:  www.joffreymovie.com/screenings.

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CLASSES and WORKSHOPS

11. MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ CLASS WITH KARLA GROTTING

For dancers interested in a music-based jazz class that blends the history  of jazz music from its African roots, explores the blending of blues,  spirituals and ragtime and the birth of Jass through modern jazz and  beyond. Enjoy a technical dance class that explores the contribution of  social dance forms as well as the influences of ballet and modern dance on the development of jazz styles. From Buddy Bolden through Miles Davis, come catch the spirit of Jazz Dance!

Mondays 6:00-7:30pm at Ballare Teatro  
www.ballareteatro.com

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12. JAZZ DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE TAUGHT BY LINDA TALCOTT LEE

Broadway Veteran and Emmy Award winning choreographer

Come one, come all!!

Where: Ballare Teatro
4259 Minnehaha Avenue S, Minneapolis 55406
When: Saturday from 9am to 10:30
Price: $15 drop in rate, $110 class card

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13. AALIM SCHOOL OF DANCE BELLY DANCE CLASSES START THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23

Aalim School of Dance winter session classes for beginners through professional belly dancers begin the week of January 23 at both Twin Cities locations.

Level 1 Belly Dance Foundations
(For beginning students, dancers of other forms who are new to belly dance, and returning Level 1 students)
* Wednesdays 7:30-9 at Aalim School--WSP
* Thursdays 7:30-9 at Aalim School--Mpls
* Saturday 10-11:30 at Aalim School--Mpls

Level 1 and 2 Mixed Level
* Thursdays 11:30-1 pm at Aalim School--Mpls

Level 2
* Wednesdays 6:15-7:35 at Aalim School--Mpls (9-week)
* Thursdays 7:45-9:15 at Aalim School--WSP

Level 3
* Wednesdays 7:45-9:15 at Aalim School--Mpls
* Thursday 6:15-7:35 at Aalim School--WSP (9-week)

Advanced/Professional Class
* Saturday 11:40-1:10 pm

Locations:
Aalim School--Mpls at Center for Performing Arts 3754 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis

Aalim School--WSP at Rhythm and Shoes in Southview Center, 1907 S. Robert St., West St. Paul

For full information and registration, visit http://www.albahira.org

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14. DANCE SPECTRUM CLASSES FEATURING LEWIS WHITLOCK, EMILY BROEKER, AND MORE!

Lewis Whitlock, renown choreographer, director, and  Master Teacher invites dancers to explore Jazz in it's classical and fundamental form.  He encourages dynamic movement and full body expression accompanied by soulful music.
Mondays 8:15-9:30p & Saturdays 12:00-1:15p

Emily Broeker's sweet sensibility towards Rhythm Tap allows you to dig deep to find those intricate beats.  Feel the challenge without the pressure!
Mondays 7:45-8:45p

For a full listing of scheduled classes for Teens through Adult, Beginning through Professional, please e-mail or call the school.

All Teen/Adult classes are on-going.  Class cards are available.  Single/Drop in rate per class is $16.  Free parking!

Dance Spectrum | 975 Grand Avenue "C" Saint Paul, MN 55105
651.224.8951 | dancespectrum.com | alesso@visi.com
facebook.com/alessosdancespectrum | Twitter @DanceSpectrumMN

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15. “EMBODIED TOUCH; GLOBAL SOMATICS EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY” INTENSIVE

Suzanne River will be teaching a two-day intensive, "Embodied Touch; Global
Somatics Experiential Anatomy,"  at Northwestern Health Sciences University.

January 28 and 19, 9:30-6:30pm each day.
Cost is $351.00
Northwestern Health Sciences University is home to a chiropractic college, massage therapy program, and acupuncture program.

This workshop is accessible for movers, bodyworkers, and those with an interest in bridging these worlds.
The work is exquisite.
Please join us.

Feel free to contact me directly if you have questions about the class : mkflood@hotmail.com.

For more information or to register, visit Northwestern's website: http://www.nwhealth.edu  and click on "continuing education".

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16. ECSTATIC DANCE- FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

Fri. Jan 13, 7-10 pm,
A safe, non-judgmental environment for moving the way your body wants to move. Allow your critical mind to quiet and your body to connect with inspiration.  Professional dancers and amateurs both welcome.  Eclectic mixes by DJ Bonobo.  Barefoot or bring soft-soled dance shoes.  

$10; YOGA PRAIRIE,
8783 Columbine Rd., Eden Prairie, MN.

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17. NEW INTRODUCTORY CLASSES IN THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE AT THE UPTOWN YWCA

Starts this week! Dancers and performing artists welcome.

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Teacher: Lisa First
January 6 - February 13, 2012
Uptown YWCA
2808 Hennepin Ave., S.
Minneapolis
Contact Phone:
(612) 816-5472
ywca@ywcampls.org

This ongoing class is an effective and affordable way to study the Alexander Technique.

$72.00 six week session for YWCA members. $86.40 for non-members  Lisa First is an AmSAT certified instructor of the Alexander Technique and has been teaching 20 years nationally and abroad.  Please come join us! There is also a Thursday night class at the Midtown YWCA from 7:30-8:30.

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18. AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT CLASS: EMBODYING IMAGINATION (winter 2012)

In this class, participants will learn and practice a self-directed movement form called Authentic Movement. Authentic Movement is a body-based meditative movement practice that reduces stress, increases self- awareness and supports creative expression of all forms. The class is appropriate for all ages and physical abilities. No prior dance or movement experience is needed.  Please wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.

The class will be led by Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb and held on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Jan. 19; Feb. 2 & 16; March 1 & 15; April 5 & 19, May 3) at “The Beautiful Studio”, 2242 University Avenue, Studio 214, Saint Paul. The cost is $225.00. Please pre-register:  Class size will be limited!  For more Information:  612-925-5277; loebx001@umn.edu.

To register, mail check with name, address, e-mail & phone number to: AM Class; 4632York Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN  55410.

If you are planning on joining us, please contact me or send you check today!!

Thanks Barbara

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19. COMMUNITY DANCE CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER BEGIN JANUARY 11TH

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts will be holding dance classes the second and fourth Wednesday of every month beginning on January 11th. Each month will be a different genre of dance. This month is Ballroom Dance with Mary Rosentiel. These classes are for ages 16 and up. They are a social event, you do not need to be a dancer to attend!

Where: The Cowles Center's Target Education Studio- 2nd floor
When: January 11th and January 25th
Time: 6:00-7:30
Price: $12- buy tickets online at http://www.thecowlescenter.org or at the door (cash only).
Who: Ages 16+

Reserve quickly- only 30 spots available!
Questions? Email Jessi Fett at jfett@thecowlescenter.org or call at 612.206.3640

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20. AFRO-MODERN CLASS BEGINS JANUARY 13 AT TU DANCE CENTER

Ms. Kenna-Camara Cottman, recently named one of City Pages' "Artists of the Year," will be teaching an Afro-Modern class at TU Dance Center, beginning this Friday January 13 at 7:30 pm.

Fridays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
January 13 - February 10

Combining traditional and contemporary West African, hip hop and jazz, Afro-Modern is a high intensity class based in many disaporic forms.  Dancers ease into movement through isolations, bends and stretches, and then progress through movement across the floor that transforms into a center combination.  Live drumming by Jess and Yonci.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Ave West on the north side of University between Vandalia and Cleveland (behind Subway). Free parking in the lot in front of the TU Dance Center entrance is accessible from the northside of University only due to the light rail tracks.  (You must heading east on University from Cleveland/downtown St Paul.)

For more information:
info@tudance.org
612-605-1925
www.tudance.org

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21. SABAR PROJECT 2012 - Jan 20-24

Upcoming Sabar Project Workshops – please bring cash or check to the door

Sabar Dance Basics
Friday, January 20 – 7:30pm
TU Dance Center – 2121 University Ave, St Paul, MN
$14 at the door only (not included in Intensive Package)
**learn the basic jump and turn of Sabar dance, and learn a simple combo with live drummers from the Sabar project**

Sabar Drum and Dance: 4 Intensive Classes
Saturday, January 21 – 4:00-5:30pm
Sunday, January 22 – 2:00-4pm
Monday, January 23 – 7:00-9pm
Tuesday, January 24 – 7:00-9pm
TU Dance Center – 2121 University Ave, St. Paul, MN
$10 at the door, $40 for all 4 intensive classes

**Sabar Intensive classes are designed for the African dancer and student to build and develop Sabar drum and dance knowledge and skills.  these classes will be co-taught and drummed live by Backa Niang and Kenna-Camara Cottman of the Sabar Project Crew.  Backa, Kenna, Kinyari, Yonci and other local drummers will collaborate to create the backup sounds that support the classes.  All the intensive classes will include a warm up, movement drills, combination learning, small group and individual work and discussion of Sabar drum rhythms and techniques.**

This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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22. TAPESTRY DANCE EVENTS

Thursday
January 12th
Tapestry FUNdamentals of Dance: Argentinean Tango
with Ralph Tuttila
7:00-8:30pm
Admission: $8 general, $6 members, $5 students, FREE admission to kids 13 and under

Friday
January 13th
Tapestry Beginning and International Folk Dance
Beginning International in the small dance space
7:30-9:00pm
International Dance in the large dance space
7:30-9:00pm
Request Dancing
9:00-11:00pm
Admission: $8 general, $6 members, $5 students, FREE admission kids 13 and under

Saturday
January 14th
Tapestry Contra Dance
7:30-11:00pm
Band: Pat O'Loughlin & Friends with caller Robin Nelson
Admission: $10 general, $8 members, $7 students, FREE admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday
January 15th
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
with teacher George Ehrenberg
7:00-9:00pm
Admission: $5

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

23. OPENING AT CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY

Continental Ballet Company has one opening for a paid dancer to start immediately. Strong on pointe, classically trained.  Tuesday through Saturday rehearsals, approximately 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Performances of Swan Lake in March/April.  Call 952-563-8561

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24. SEEKING ARTISTS FOR MOVEMENT ARTS DAY

Movement Arts Day: June 9, 2012, Phoenix Park. We are seeking dancers with and without formal training, as well as guests to present their choreography, provide dance education workshops, and musicians who want to collaborate with us and create an original score and/or provide live accompaniment for our dances. Our mission is to provide audience members an active role in supporting dance performance and experiencing movement education. Guest Applications are available now and due by email no later than noon on January 29.

Dance Auditions will take place in Eau Claire (primary audition, open to all) Saturday, January 28 at noon and Sunday, January 29 at 2pm (callbacks or for dancers who can't attend Saturday).

For further details, contact:
Movement Arts Day Director, Cheri Dostal at 715.864.7000 or cheri@livewellevolve.com or Assistant Choreographer, Jennifer Mack at 507-259-5862 or JenniferMack22@hotmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

25. MCKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS FOR DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS!!! DEADLINE TODAY JANUARY 11, 2012 !!!

Guidelines for the 2012 fellowships are available online at www.northrop.umn.edu/mcknight

If you plan to apply for a McKnight dancer or choreographer fellowship in 2012 it is extremely important to submit an Intent to Apply.  It's a simple online process.  www.northrop.umn.edu/mcknight

The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers annually awards three fellowships of $25,000 each to Minnesota dancers, and three fellowships of $25,000 each to choreographers. McKnight Artist Fellowships deliver significant financial assistance to mid-career individuals whose work demonstrates artistic excellence. A fellowship can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project.

Northrop Concerts and Lectures is pleased to be the administrative home of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers and the McKnight International Fellowship.

      Deadlines are:
      INTENT TO APPLY - January 11, 2012
      FINAL DEADLINE - March 28, 2012

      For more information contact:
      Mary Ellen Childs, Program Director
      McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers
      Northrop Concerts and Lectures
      mckfell@umn.edu

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