Concerto Dance Presents The Adventures of Peer Gynt - May 16 to May 18

Analog Dance Works Presents: The Awe Factor - May 16 to May 19

TU Dance Center: 2024 Spring Showcase and CULTIVATE, A Trainee Program - May 17 to May 19

The Little Prince - May 17 to May 19

Red Eye 40th Anniversary Celebration - May 17

Alexandra Bodnarchuk at The Museum of Russian Art - May 18

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective Presents FLAMENCO X TANGO - May 19

Red Eye Theater Presents New Works 4 Weeks Festival - May 23 to June 15

National Tap Dance Day Celebration - May 25

Zenon Zone Spring Showcase and Benefit - May 31 to June 1

Hopkins Dance Company – Spring Recital - June 1

The Legend of the Feathered Robe – 羽衣伝説 - June 1

Floorwork: Conversations and Knowledge Sharing Potluck - June 1

BRKFST Dance Company Presented by Northrop - June 8 to June 9

Amez Dance Presents De Mi Corazón - June 14 to June 15

James Sewell Ballet: This is Me - June 21 to June 22

Mind:Body—Young Dance Spring Performances at Luminary Arts Center

Dance Church PopUp With Kate Wallich Presented by Liquid Music and Northrop

National Tap Dance Day: Workshops at Keane - May 25

Feldenkrais Walking Series: Methods for Mindful Movement with Sarah Baumert - May 29

Blended Yoga: Cultivating Strength, Balance, and Stability - June 3

TU Dance: “an experiment” with Leslie Parker and Collaborators - June 3

Dance for a Cause | Jazz with Jennifer Glaws of Jagged Moves - June 3

Intro to the Suzuki Method of Acting with kt shorb - June 8

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School Summer Intensives - June 10

TU Dance Center: Children and Beginner Summer Programs - June 17

TU Dance Center: Pre-Professional Summer Programs - July 8

Collide Theatrical Summer Intensive 2024 - July 8

Threads Advanced-Professional Summer Dance Intensive - July 22

2024 Summer Programs at The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company Virtual Auditions - June 10

Threads Dance Project Open Company Audition - July 27

Zenon Dance School – Summer Xchange Program

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre – Studio Space for Rent in Minneapolis

Rent TU Dance Center Studios

Hothouse Studio Rental – Northeast Minneapolis

Studio Rentals at Collide Theatrical in St. Paul

South Minneapolis Studio Available for Rent

Rent the Young Dance Studios

Studios for Rent at Ballet Co.Laboratory

The Arena – Space for Rent

Tuesday Open Ballet with Lisa Erickson

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre: In-Person Spring Session Classes

Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory Adult Summer Drop-in Classes

Erin Thompson Teaches Advanced Contemporary Classes in Person and on Zoom

Modern Dance Class with Thern at Tapestry

Praise Dance Summer Session Class

Daily Drop-in Classes at Hothouse

Young Dance Summer Classes and Camps

Ballet Co.Laboratory Adult Drop-In Classes

James Sewell Ballet – Open Advanced/Professional Class and Coordi™ Classes

Concerto Dance: Last Open Company Classes for 23/24 Season

Zenon Dance School – Spring Session

Current Classes at Communal Studio


Concerto Dance presents The Adventures of Peer Gynt, a new theatrical jazz dance work that follows the story of the self-absorbed Peer Gynt in search of meaning and significance through his wild adventures, only to return home to realize he wasted his life searching for something he already had… the love he was longing for.

Don’t miss this spin on a classic tale set in the American jazz era told through Concerto’s signature style of theatrical and classical jazz dance, featuring Doug Hooker playing the role of Peer Gynt, Rush Benson in the role of Death, and Betsy Nelson playing Solveig, along with the full company of Concerto Dance.

Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm – Preview Performance, pay-what-you-can
Friday, May 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Tickets: $25-$30 – on sale now.
Run time: 60 minutes with no intermission.

All ticket holders to this weekend’s performance can attend our open company class at the Bloomington Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 18 for free! This week’s class is Jazz Funk Emphasis.

Jazz Funk Emphasis – Age 14+
Open Level: 9:00-10:00am
Intermediate/Advanced: 10:00-11:30am

Location Info

Black Box Theater
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431

website

Contact Info

Jolene Konkel
info@concertodance.com

Analog Dance Works presents: The Awe Factor

World premiere!
May 16-19 at the TEK BOX Theater

This work, choreographed by Artistic Director Brenna Mosser, interweaves single-use plastic waste with the science of awe. In this fantastical and surreal world, 10 dancers examine how we access awe, what we do when we are confronted by it, and how we can harness this emotion to better our collective lives.

Portions of choreography presented in The Awe Factor were commissioned by Threads Dance Project for their Tapestries 7.0 program and by Alternative Motion Project for their Tenth Season Performance.

Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 17 at 7:30pm – post-show reception
Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm – post-show talkback

Tickets: $15-$30, pay as able.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Location Info

TEK BOX Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Second Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Brenna Mosser
director@analogdanceworks.org

Join us for TU Dance’s annual Spring Showcase featuring students from The School at TU Dance Center and dancers from CULTIVATE, A Trainee Program. The program will include CULTIVATE trainees’ self-choreographed solos as well as a work entitled “A Voyage in 4” by Christopher Ralph which premiered at the 2023 Winter Showcase. Students from the Children and Teen and the Pre-Professional Programs will share technique demonstrations in modern, ballet, hip hop, and African dance as well as perform in works by TU Dance Center teaching artists Daonna Lewis, Sa’Nah Britt, Davente Gilreath, Laurel Keen, and Gabrielle Abram (CULTIVATE Trainee). Please join us in celebrating these inspiring dancers and their dedication!

Friday, May 17 at 7:00pm  
Saturday, May 18 at 1:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday, May 19 at 1:00pm

Matinee Performances will include all students from the Children and Teen Program (except Creative Movement), Pre-Professional Program, and CULTIVATE.

Evening Performances will include the Teen, Pre-Professional Program, and CULTIVATE.

Purchase Tickets
General admission. In-person only.
$20 Adults
$10 Children 3 and Under

Location Info

Barbara Barker Center for Dance
500 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

website

Contact Info

Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez
info@tudance.org
651-724-9708
Dancer in white with planets.

Explore the world of childlike wonder and re-discover a timeless classic with The Little Prince. Immerse yourself in the magical journey of a young prince from a distant planet as they discover the mysteries of life, love, and friendship. 

Ballet Co.Laboratory’s adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novella will transport you to a realm where the appreciation of life’s simple joys is reclaimed. This unforgettable production will touch the hearts of both young and old, reminding us of the profound life lessons we may have forgotten along the way. 

Choreographed by: Zoé Emilie Henrot
Performed by: The Company Dancers of Ballet Co.Laboratory & the students of The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory

Friday, May 17 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 18 at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 18 at 7:00pm
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm

Location Info

E.M. Pearson Theatre
312 Hamline Ave N
Concordia University Campus
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Rachel Koep
rkoep@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

This year (well, the very end of 2023, to be exact) marks 40 years of Red Eye’s existence! 40 years of developing, nurturing, incubating, questioning, proposing, experimenting, iterating, world-making, and sharing new performance work. We’re taking a moment to celebrate all of you, to celebrate these eras, and to usher in the next.

Please join us on Friday, May 17! Come and enjoy:

  • 40 one-minute performances imagining Red Eye’s past, present, and future!
  • Dance floor activated by DJ Vinyl Lite!
  • Memories and reminiscences from across the decades of Red Eye’s history!
  • Signature beverages and classic snacks!
  • A silent auction featuring experiences contributed by the Red Eye community: bodywork and somatics, food and other pleasures, creative experiences, and more!
  • A special announcement regarding Red Eye’s space and opportunities to support!
  • Gathering with the key people who have been part of Red Eye’s community over the past decades, and the decades to come!

Location Info

Red Eye Theater
2213 Snelling Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

website

Contact Info

Emily Gastineau
emily@redeyetheater.org
Alexandra Bodnarchuk crouches in a TMORA gallery near Zoran Mojsilov's sculpture, Tree Rings

Join us for a unique experience in the museum as one remarkable local artist activates the work of another. Choreographer Alexandra Bodnarchuk presents a short original work she created in conversation with the sculptures of Zoran Mojsilov’s exhibition, Dry Neck of the Pig and Other Curios. This program explores the concept of dance as embodied gallery interpretation, inviting museum visitors to experience a different mode of engagement with visual art.

Saturday, May 18
12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm

Tickets are included in admission to the museum.
$0-14: free for members and children; $5 for students; $14 for adults; $12 for seniors.

Alexandra Bodnarchuk is a Carpatho-Rusyn American choreographer and cultural activist based in Minneapolis, MN. As the Artistic Director and choreographer for Doma Dance Theater, Bodnarchuk creates original works for the stage and screen that draw together her ethnic heritage with contemporary movement practices. Centering the body as a tangible site of culture, Bodnarchuk explores questions of self-expression, community, dispossession, and cross-cultural identity through works that range from solo pieces to evening-length group performances. By amplifying her ethnic heritage and probing the connections among the Carpatho-Rusyn experience and diasporic communities around the world, Bodnarchuk offers a potent invitation to rediscover the unrecognized histories embedded in each of us. Learn more

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA), an independent American organization, promotes understanding of the art, people, and culture of Muscovite Russia, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and its former republics through outstanding exhibitions, cultural presentations, and educational programs serving the people of Minnesota and the nation. The Museum upholds an independent voice and the freedom of expression to carry out its mission unconstrained by influence from foreign governments, political actors and/or corporate or individual interests. Learn more

Location Info

The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612.767.4501
website

Contact Info

Kelly McKay
kmckay@tmora.org
612.767.4501

FLAMENCO X TANGO featurying Scott Mateo Davies, singer Rachel Milloy, and ROGUE TANGO.

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective invites the Twin Cities Argentine Tango community to celebrate the convergence of two beautiful art forms, flamenco and Argentine Tango. Bridging the two worlds is guest flamenco guitarist Scott Mateo Davies, founder and musical director of ROGUE TANGO, a four-person ensemble dedicated to impassioned interpretations of Argentine Tangos, past and present. Singer and percussionist Rachel Milloy will return to perform with both groups.

Sunday, May 19 at 5:00pm

Set 1: FLAMENCO
Featuring guests Scott Mateo Davies & Rachel Milloy, with TCFC members Ross “El Vecino”, Eva Makiko and La Gracia

Set 2: TANGO
Music by ROGUE TANGO and Rachel Milloy, featuring Twin Cities area Tango dancers

Location Info

Icehouse MPLS
2528 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-276-6523
website

Contact Info

Eve Laabs
tcflamencocoll@gmail.com

A cornerstone of the Twin Cities arts landscape, Red Eye’s New Works 4 Weeks Festival is an annual gathering for inter/anti/transdisciplinary performance. Each year, a cohort of ten artists develops new performance works that cross disciplines of dance, theater, and music, pushing artistic form and interrogating the contemporary world. The 2024 festival contains a throughline of futurisms, bringing together many lineages and approaches to imagine how we might be otherwise.

May 23-June 15, 7:00pm
May 23-25: Works-in-Progress – Juliet Irving, Sonny Dee, 陳璐 / Lu, Parisha Rajbhandari, Katie Ka Vang
May 30-June 1: Noelle Awadallah, Or (Laura) Levinson
June 6-8: Masanari Kawahara, Benny Olk
June 13-15: Marcela Michelle, Dameun Strange

Tickets: $15-50 sliding scale

Location Info

Red Eye Theater
2213 Snelling Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

website

Contact Info

Emily Gastineau
emily@redeyetheater.org

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day with Keane Sense of Rhythm at Como Park Pavilion.

Local talent welcome to participate!

Join us for free Tappy Hour class:
1:00pm: Adults
1:30pm: Kids

Performances:
2:00-5:00pm
Free to the public

Raffle tickets and refreshments available for purchase.

Contact Info

Cathy Wind
Cathy@tapcompany.org
6129861944
Zenon Dance Zone

Zenon Dance Zone Spring Showcase and MN Made Benefit tickets are now available! Come see Zone choreographers Anna Pinault, Benjamin Johnson, Roxane Wallace, and Mary Willmeng’s vibrant new works brought to life by the Zenon Zone dancers. 

Immerse yourself in the magic of local dance and support a great cause. By joining us after the performance on May 31 for our first MN Made Benefit, you are directly contributing to Zenon Dance School‘s adult and youth programs and making a significant difference.

Together, we play a vital role in the Twin Cities’ vibrant dance scene, and this showcase celebrates our dance community. As we explore new material and share choreographer voices with you, Zenon Dance School is proud to be part of 41 years of dance performance, education, outreach, and community. Join us and be a part of the Zone program that welcomes dancers and choreographers of all levels and provides a unique and supportive community for their journey. Get ready to groove with us!

Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 7:30pm in the TEK BOX.

Friday, May 31
MN Made Benefit following the performance
$10 show only. $25 show and benefit.

Saturday, June 1
Pay-as-able, Suggested donation of $10.

On demand viewing available June 5-12, registration required.

Location Info

TEK BOX
Hennepin Center for the Arts
528 Hennepin Ave, Second Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403
6123381101
website

Contact Info

Zenon Dance School
info@zenondance.org
6123381101

Experience unique storytelling through ballet performance, choreography, solo piano and two-piano works, and the world premiere of an original composition. Award-winning choreographer Yuki Tokuda will showcase her choreography presented in a program inspired by Japanese folklore, “The Legend of the Feathered Robe – 羽衣伝説,” featuring a new work created especially for this project by internationally recognized composer Asako Hirabayashi.

Program

  • “The Legend of the Feathered Robe” by Asako Hirabayashi – world premiere
  • “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky
  • “Signes de Blanc” by Edison Danisov – presented under license from G. Schirmer Inc. and Associated Music Publishers, copyright owners
  • “Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2” by Maurice Ravel

Artists
Choreographer: Yuki Tokuda
Dancers: Andrew Lester and Yuki Tokuda
Pianists: Rie Tanaka and Koki Sato

Saturday, June 1
2:00pm

This show is free to the public, but please register ahead of time for arts board verification of audience attendance.

Yuki Tokuda is a fiscal year 2023 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Location Info

Sundin Music Hall
Hamline University
1531 Hewitt Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104

website

Contact Info

Yuki Tokuda
yuki.tokuda@hotmail.com

Saturday, June 1
12:00-2:00pm
RSVP is appreciated.

This June Floorwork will continue the March 4, 2024 Dance Town Hall conversation with emphasis on creating a specific advocacy group for the dance community! Please come prepared with developmental needs and action steps in response to the recent survey, March 4 Dance Town Hall, and previous Floorwork discussions.

Floorwork: a communal conversation and shared meal. 
Conversation will be held over a communal meal – bring your own dish to share in our potluck! ARENA DANCES will supply beverages, plates, napkins, and utensils. Floorwork was developed to hold conversations, knowledge-sharing, and a supportive space for dance artists and people who like to move. Attendees are asked to fill out a new RSVP form for each monthly Floorwork event.

Can’t attend, but would like to join in the conversation?
Join us via Zoom
Meeting ID: 828 9636 5545
Passcode: 341960

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408
6128040238
website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

BRKFST Dance Company presents two wildly different works of art in celebration of their 10-year anniversary. BRKFST continues to “show us the future of dance” (Star Tribune) with STORMCLUTTER, a world premiere co-commissioned by The Cowles Center and Northrop, with composition by company member Renée Copeland. Their unique style of breaking and storytelling shines through in a restaging of Dancers, Dreamers, and Presidents by composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. 

STORMCLUTTER is an exploration of relationships and ongoing efforts to resolve opposing states of interpersonal tension. Misunderstanding, compassion, resentment, egoism, love, loss, betrayal—moving through or attempting to compartmentalize complex dynamics between family and friends and the emotional baggage collected over time becomes an overwhelming task, while maturation requires people to accept that which they cannot change. BRKFST members illustrate the efforts individuals may take when working to resolve the inner chaos that triggers feelings of dissociation, paralysis, and isolation.

BRKFST interprets Dancers, Dreamers, and Presidents as a commentary on American life that is filled with a mix of ambition, passion, blame, justice, hope, and love. And while this country is deemed the “land of the free,” it is riddled with systemic problems that seem impossible to overcome. For many, the “American Dream” remains just that—a dream.

Saturday, June 8, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 9, 2:00pm

Rescheduled from April 27-28 at The Cowles Center.

Location Info

The Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
6123757600
website

Contact Info

Gabrielle Jore
northrop@umn.edu
6126242345

One year after its official launch, Amez Dance is proud to present its debut production choreographed by Nieya Amezquita with an original music score composed by internetjunkhound:

De Mi Corazón is a love letter to the black family, specifically black fatherhood, created to explore the complexities and nuanced dynamics in the African American community. Because only through reflection and empathy can we begin to truly appreciate the intricacies of our familial connections and heal from the traumas of the past.

In addition to the performance of De Mi Corazón, Amez Dance will feature a new work from guest choreographer, Javan Mngrezzo. Connect during a post show Q&A after the June 15 performance.

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm.

$25, with a pay what you can performance on June 15.

Location Info

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

website

Contact Info

Nieya Amezquita
namezquita97@gmail.com

JSB performs as special guests with the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, June 21 and 22, 7:30pm.

Step into a world of inclusivity, artistry, and self-expression with This is Me, a captivating concert experience brought to you by the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus (TCGMC) with special guests. Set against the majestic backdrop of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, this event promises to be a celebration of diversity, acceptance, and the transformative power of music.

James Sewell Ballet is thrilled to be performing as special guests in Every BODY, a groundbreaking commission led by TCGMC featuring over 200 singers on stage and professional dancers, exploring the complexities of body image, identity, and self-acceptance.  From the graceful movements of a dancer to the soaring melodies of a choir in harmony, Every BODY celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. It challenges societal norms and embraces the idea that our bodies are not something to be ashamed of, but rather, gifts to be cherished and celebrated.

For more information about this inspiring collaboration, click here.

Purchase tickets.

Location Info

St. Andrew's Lutheran
900 Stillwater Rd
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
612-672-0480
website

Contact Info

Deirdre Murnane
deirdre@jsballet.org
612-672-0480
Image of a dancer in a wheelchair with a kicking dancer above two standing dancers.

​​Young Dance invites you to Mind:Body, a thought-provoking exploration of the mind-body connection through dance. These innovative performances feature work by Young Dance classes and original pieces created by guest artists Emily Gastineau, Gabriel Rodreick, and Meridian Movement Collective (Colin Edwards, Cecil Neal, and Alex Arce) in collaboration with the Young Dance Performing Company dancers, ages 7-18.

Young Dance Performing Company Shows
Friday, May 17 at 7:00pm – Audio Description Services Provided
Saturday, May 18 at 7:00pm – ASL Interpretation Provided
Sunday, May 19 at 5:00pm

Young Dance School Showcase
Saturday, May 18 at 11:00am and 2:00pm
Sunday, May 19 at 11:00am and 2:00pm

Tickets
$15 General Admission
$10 Students 3–18 and Seniors 65+
Free lap pass for ages 2 and younger

A free live stream is available. Please contact brittany@youngdance.org at least 24 hours before the performance to request the link and specify which performance and dancer you’d like to see.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the power of movement and the inspiring talent of Young Dance!

Location Info

Luminary Arts Center
700 N 1st St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

website

Contact Info

Young Dance
info@youngdance.org
6124233064

Dance Church® PopUp is an all-levels movement class taught by choreographer Kate Wallich that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds, and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies.

Wallich will lead this 70-minute class in a series of movement cues, accompanied by a curated playlist of multi-genre pop music. The format is open but guided throughout. No prior dance experience necessary, but open-mindedness is a prerequisite.

Dance Church classes are offered in dance spaces across the country with a mission to bring the joy and release of dance to every body while supporting dance artists and partner organizations and making connections between class takers and the dance world.

Thursday, May 23
7:00pm

This PopUp class with Dance Church founder Kate Wallich was made possible through Liquid Music and Northrop alongside Kate Wallich + Perfume Genius technical residency at Northrop.

Parking is available in front of TU Dance Center and along the parking lot entrance. Do not park in the Subway lot.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave West
St. Paul, MN 55114

website

Contact Info

Northrop Northrop
northrop@umn.edu
612-624-2345

Join Keane Sense of Rhythm for two days of workshops taught by Acia Gray, Katherine Kramer and Jeanne Hill! Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26. Choose from beginner/intermediate or intermediate/advanced! $40/workshop.

Saturday
10:00-11:15am: Acia Gray, Beginning/Intermediate
10:00-11:15am: Katherine Kramer, Intermediate/Advanced
11:30am–12:45pm: Jeanne Hill, Intermediate/Advanced
11:30am–12:45pm: Katherine Kramer, Beginning/Intermediate

Sunday
10:00-11:15am: Jeanne Hill, Beginning/Intermediate
11:30am–12:45pm: Acia Gray, Intermediate/Advanced

Location Info

Studio K
2161 University Ave W
Suite 117
St. Paul, MN 55114

website

Contact Info

Cathy Wind
keanesense@aol.com
6129861944

Walking From Your Spine: Fluid Torso and Weightless Limbs is an 8-week Feldenkrais® Guided Awareness Through Movement Series with Sarah Baumert.

May 29-July 21
Wednesdays, 6:30pm CST

Sundays, 4:00pm CST
Live classes will be taught on Zoom.
All lessons are recorded. Registering for the series gives you access to the recorded lessons indefinitely.

While we often credit our legs for walking and running, the spine actually plays a more central role than we realize. This series of lessons is designed to build awareness and skill in how the spine and torso initiate and help control our gait during walking.

Through gentle, mindful movement explorations, you’ll learn how to improve balance, coordination, and range of motion, all leading to a more enjoyable and effortless walking experience. Feldenkrais is different than gentle yoga, but similar in the way that the lessons are like a mindful movement meditation. Each lesson builds upon the next lesson so that the students can feel how the practiced movement patterns benefit each other.

Most lessons in this series will be done on the floor, lying on the back or the side, with short explorations in standing, walking, and chair sitting. This gentle somatic program is suitable for anyone, including those recovering from hip or back surgery, or managing chronic pain in their walking. Gaining more freedom and confidence in your walking is key to an independent life. Come explore mindful movement that is targeted to improve walking, flexibility, balance, and coordination, leading to a smoother, confident, more enjoyable walking experience.

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com

Blended Yoga: Cultivating Strength, Balance, and Stability is an 8-week series guided by Sarah Baumert that blends the mindful movement of gentle yoga with the awareness of the Feldenkrais method.

June 3-July 22
Mondays, 6:00-7:15pm CST
Live classes will be taught on Zoom.
All lessons are recorded. Registering for the series gives you access to the recorded lessons indefinitely.

In this blended class, attention is focused on treating your body as a connected system, moving beyond isolated exercises. The first part of the class will focus on functional mobility and strength as we practice balance and stability exercises. The last half of class will bring us into a softer place, with mindful movements for releasing tension, and pain management.

Each class is an original, innovative creation of Sarah’s teaching. She blends a more traditional gentle yoga practice with the novel Feldenkrais® awareness practices. But that’s not all, she incorporates joint-specific training, functional range exercises, self-massage, breathing exercises, and a compassionate non-competitive mindset. It’s a true experience of movement therapy!

For all of you who have been joining Monday nights, this whole body reset is like a maintenance plan! We will zoom our focus in for eight weeks on improving our balance, stability, and connection with the earth’s surfaces. For newcomers, come with no expectations. Allow your body to be your guide. All levels are welcome. This will be a nonjudgemental, un-intimidating space to create friends with your body (yourself!). You will train your sensitivity in such a way that you find yourself feeling more alive, vibrant, and spacious.

Come explore mindful movement that is targeted to improve stability, balance, and strength. Experience this novel way to improve your joint health and functional mobility in a holistic way led by a passionate movement educator.

Contact Info

Sarah Baumert
sarah@body-matter.com

The public offering of an experiment is a live collaborative improvisation performance drawing from Blackness in experimental music, storytelling, visual art, and dance. This is a Twin Cities Jazz Festival event.

The Twin Cities Black Dance Improvisation Intensive 2024 is an extension of CtR methodology centering on Black, Native, Indigenous, and Artists of Color narratives. The focus is on creatives who are steeped in dance and performance practices to provide more opportunities to deepen awareness of improvisation. BDI Intensive 2024 is open to all bodies and ethnicities including artists, organizers, activists, and co-conspirators of varied dance experiences. All participants of the BDI Intensive are encouraged to perform.

In partnership with Northrop, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Cedar Cultural Center, TU Dance, and Barbara Barker Center for Dance. Performances by Black Dance Improvisation Intensive participants and Music Collaborative with Michael Wimberly, Farai Malianga, Dameun Strange, and DeCarlo Jackson. Produced by Leslie Parker Dance Project.

June 22, 2024
Free. At the Cedar Cultural Center.

Intensive Workshop Schedule
Leslie Parker Dance Project brings together improvisers in the Twin Cities who practice various models of improvisation from around the world to participate in three weeks of practice.

June 3-6, 2024
Workshop Session with Ishmael Houston-Jones
TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104

June 10-13, 2024
Workshop Session with Merián Soto
Northrop Dance Studio, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

June 17-20, 2024
Workshop Session with Leslie Parker and Cynthia Olive
Barbara Barker Dance Center, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

More information and registration.

Contact Info

Laurel Keen
info@tudance.org
651-724-9708
Single mover in a barn reaching to the side with leg extended

Dance for a Cause | Move for Soiled Dance Series | Jazz with Jagged Moves

Monday, June 3: 6:30-8:00pm
Pick your price: $18, $28, $38, $65. Cash or Venmo @jaggedmoves.
Join in-person, online, or on demand!
Drop-in or email jagged9@hotmail.com to pre-register or for in-person and online information.
At Zenon Dance School, located in the Hennepin Center for the Arts, at the corner of 6th Street and Hennepin Ave.

Join Jagged Moves’ Artistic Director Jennifer Glaws in a donation based Jazz class for mixed abilities in support of Soiled Dance Series. All money raised will go directly in supporting the presenting and creating artists in producing a second series of this great event that elevates dance, the land, animals, and agriculture.

Soiled Dance Series is a summer dance festival hosted by Jagged Moves in rural Minnesota dedicated to bringing awareness to radical dance and agriculture farming. Presented on a real working farm and the stunning grounds of Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista, the inaugural series welcomed 30 performing artists, dancing works of 7 MN choreographers that energized the land and spoke towards the locations for where they were performed.

Move your Monday and dance with impact!

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave
Fourth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-508-1093
website

Contact Info

Jennifer Glaws
jagged9@hotmail.com
612-508-1093
kt shorb practices Suzuki Method

Saturday, June 8
12:30-3:30pm

Connect with “the invisible body”! Having recently participated in a two-week intensive at the Suzuki Company of Toga, kt shorb will offer a one-day workshop to share some basics of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, which was developed by acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga.

Suzuki focuses on developing control of three elements of “the invisible body,”—breath, center of gravity, and energy production. Intensely physical, the Suzuki Method is built around what Suzuki calls the “grammar of the feet,” emphasizing a powerful connection between the lower body and the ground. Suzuki draws from traditional Japanese theater, as well as ballet, martial arts, and ancient Greek theaters.

Suzuki Method, which incorporates adaptations of Mary Overlie’s viewpoints, is a unique method of performance training for dancers, choreographers, actors, and directors that prepares the body, breath, and voice for the challenges of performing onstage.

This class is designed for working or aspiring BIPOC artists who are 16 years or older. Participation is limited to 20 artists. Registration deadline is Monday, June 3, at 11:59pm CT.

Location Info

Collide Theatrical Studio
755 Prior Ave N
Suite 235H
Saint Paul, MN 55104

website

Contact Info

Morgen Chang
morgen@theatermu.org
651-789-1012

Join us for the Minnesota Dance Theatre and School Summer 2024 Dance Intensives and Themed Camps, running June 10-28!

Training with MDT&S is designed to meet the needs of today’s dancers with a curriculum based in classical ballet technique and incorporating contemporary dance forms for all ages 4-18.

Our Performing Arts Division (PAD) Summer Intensive aims to build upon the MDT&S curriculum and is aimed at dancers who have mastered the fundamentals of ballet technique. Classes will include Ballet Technique, Contemporary Technique, Conditioning/Strength, and Creative Workshops.

The Young Children’s Division (YCD) Intensive and Camp Classes emphasize the joy of dancing and creative movement while helping students enhance their coordination and develop the fundamental skills of dance.

Register here. Full session and week-by-week registration available. Class sizes will be limited.
Visit our website for more information.

Location Info

The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Elayna Waxse
school@mndance.org

The TU Dance 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 2024 Creative Movement Daily Schedule and the 2024 Beginning Program Daily Schedule.

Youth Beginning Level: June 17-29
This 2-week program is entry level for students typically aged 9-12 and 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.
Registration Deadline: June 12, 2024

Teen Beginning Level: June 17-29
This 2-week program is entry level for students typically aged 13-16 and 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.
Registration Deadline: June 12, 2024

Creative Movement: July 22-26
During this 1-week program, students ages 5-8 will experience the connection between movement and creativity through rhythmically driven classes aided by live percussion.
Registration Deadline: July 17, 2024

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
651-724-9708
website

Contact Info

Mia Johnson
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708

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. Click the respective level group to download the daily schedule: 2024 Intermediate Program Daily Schedule and 2024 Advanced Intensive Daily Schedule.

Youth Intermediate Level: July 8-20
This level is aimed at students typically aged 11 and older with some dance experience who wish to experience focused dance training. During this 2-week program, students will be introduced to different forms of dance with a balance between building strong technique and exploring their artistry.
Registration Deadline: July 3, 2024

Teen Intermediate Level: July 8-20
This level is designed for students typically aged 14 and older with two or more years of formal training. During this 2-week program, students will explore their artistry through technique classes and workshop/choreography that will help to build their knowledge of dance.
Registration Deadline: July 3, 2024

Advanced Level: July 29-August 10
This 2-week summer intensive program is designed for advanced pre-professional students typically aged 17-24 who are interested in pursuing careers as professional dancers. It is recommended that students have four or more years of formal training and a solid grounding in Ballet and Modern dance techniques. Students will participate in daily workshop classes with TU Dance Center teaching artists and guest artists. Students can enroll for 1 week or 2 weeks. Each week will culminate with a work-in-progress sharing in the studio.
Registration Deadline: July 24, 2024. Single-week registration is available.

For program details, level placement, and to register, you can either click here, email education@tudance.org, or call 651-724-9708. Level placement can be done by attending in person (by appointment only, class fee applies), submitting a video link (Modern and Ballet phrases), or during the first day of classes of the intensive. Scholarships available!

View the TU Dance Summer Programs information more efficiently on a mobile device by clicking here.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
651-724-9708
website

Contact Info

Mia Johnson
education@tudance.org
651-724-9708

For intermediate to advanced dancers ages 14-22. Improve your technique and advance your artistry in a positive and welcoming environment! Classes include Musical Theatre Jazz, Classic Jazz Technique, Ballet, Leaps & Turns, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and more. Students may register for individual weeks, or sign up for all 3 weeks and save!

The Intensive culminates with our Collide Showcase (for those who register for all 3 weeks of the intensive). Video will be taken so students have professional-grade copy to use for future auditions and submissions. Local students are also invited to perform excerpts from the Intensive at the MN State Fair in August!

Level placement requires a referral from a teacher or Collide company member, or a 2-minute video submission. Please send your video (one minute of ballet adagio with pirouettes and one minute of jazz) or referral name and contact information to Nathan@collidetheatrical.org.

Location Info

Collide Theatrical Dance Company
755 Prior Ave N #235h
St. Paul, MN 55104
6513957903
website

Contact Info

Grace Kidder
Grace@collidetheatrical.org
6513957903

Performers and creators, join us for a powerful week of dance exploration from July 22-26.

Threads is proud to announce the return of our Summer IntensiveWe are offering a new structure that allows us to better support artists whose focus is performance, creation, or both.

Performer’s Track – 10:00am-2:30pm
Classes include Contemporary/Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, African Umfundalai, and more.

Creator’s Track – 1:00-5:00pm
Classes include Repertoire, Composition, and Improvisation, as well as studies on topics such as grant-writing and funding, producing a show, and more.

Both Performer’s and Creator’s Tracks – 10:00am-5:00pm
Offers a rigorous, full-day exploration of techniques and the chance to enhance yourself as a performer and choreographer.

Repertoire learned in the intensive may be part of the company audition on Saturday, July 27.

Come for part of the day or the full day! Learn more and register by July 6.

Location Info

Threads Dance Project
2213 Snelling Avenue Ste. #100
Minneapolis , MN 55404
612-354-3978
website

Contact Info

Angela Ericson
aericson@threadsdance.org
612-354-3978
Dancer in vibrant blue leotard.

The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory offers the finest dance education to artists of all ages and abilities in a nurturing and welcoming environment. Our summer programming gives students the opportunity to train with locally and nationally acclaimed dance professionals who are dedicated to the growth of each individual student.

Our offerings include:

  • Pre-Professional Summer Intensives,
  • Young Dancer Summer Camps and Sessions,
  • Youth Summer Workshops,
  • Adult Workshops and Sessions

Location Info

Ballet Co.Laboratory
276 E Lafayette Frontage Rd
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Anna Betz
abetz@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967
Virtual

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (RKDC), based in Wichita, KS, seeks two highly skilled contemporary dance artists with a collaborative mindset, proficiency in improvisation and contemporary partnering, and strong performance skills for the 2024-2025 season. Positions are available for one male-identifying and one female-identifying dancer.

RKDC is active approximately 20-25 weeks per year, rehearsing, creating, teaching, and touring. Dancers are contracted for an average of 15-22 hours/week for rehearsals.

Approximate Contract Dates:
August 27-November 3, 2024
January 8-February 16, 2025
March 24-April 27, 2025
May 27-June 28, 2025

For dancers with teaching experience, teaching positions are available. Compensation for rehearsals is between $18-$22/hour; for teaching positions between $27-$32/hour.

Dancers must be willing to relocate to Wichita, KS for the contract period.

Submit your information and materials by June 10, 2024.

Contact Info

Anna Jans
anna@rkdc.org
320-226-1278
Deadline: June 10, 2024

Threads Dance Project Open Audition
Saturday, July 27

Registration and self warm-up: 9:30-10:00am
Audition: 10:00am-12:30pm

Threads Dance Project is seeking a diverse group of male-identifying and female-identifying dancers ages 21+ who are versatile, quick learners, and fluent in a variety of dance forms for the fall 2024 season. Rehearsals begin August 12 with performances into November 2024

Availability and Schedule: You must be available for the following dates and times

  • August-November: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Tech week: November 5, 6, and 7, 4:00-9:00pm
  • Performances: November 8, 9, and 10
  • Other performances are possible later in November.

Dancers are encouraged to register by Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

Please direct questions regarding the audition to Karen Christ Aalgaard: kchrist@threadsdance.org, 612-354-3978

Location Info

Threads Dance Project
2213 Snelling Avenue Ste. #100
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-354-3978
website

Contact Info

Karen Christ Aalgaard
kchrist@threadsdance.org
612-354-3978
Deadline: July 27, 2024

We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our Xchange Program for the Summer Session!

Xchange is Zenon’s work-study program that allows students to volunteer in exchange for dance class credit.
The Summer Session will run from June 10 – August 31, 2024.

Weekday in-person shift = one class credit
Weekend in-person shift = two class credits
All online shifts = one class credit

If you are interested in working with the Xchange Program, please fill out the interest form on our website or email xchange@zenondance.org.

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave
430
Minneapolis, MN 55406
6123381101
website

Contact Info

Zenon Dance School
info@zenondance.org
6123381101

Located in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, rent Zorongo Flamenco’s studio for classes, private rehearsals, events, and more! Our space is available to book in consecutive 30-minute periods when not in use by the Zorongo Flamenco school. 

First-time renters should contact Zorongo Flamenco for more information prior to booking. 

Our Studio Includes
1,224 square feet (34′ x 36′)
Free street parking on 37th Avenue and surrounding streets
Bluetooth speaker/sound system available for use
Access to gender-neutral restrooms
Overhead lighting
Filtered water station
Sprung, wood floor
Wall-length mirrors
Windows with natural light and curtains
A/C unit
Wifi

Rental Fees
For Rehearsals: $10 per 30 minutes
For Classes: $12.50 per 30 minutes

View studio rental availability.

For other rental inquiries, including events, workshops, art space, photo/filming sessions, etc., please contact us.

Location Info

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3715 Minnehaha Avenue S
STE C
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-234-1653
website

Contact Info

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

TU Dance Center is available for rental when not in use by TU Dance’s programming. TU Dance Center features a reception area and front desk for check-in or event use. Access to adjacent dressing room and green room with kitchenette are available upon request.

Studio 1: 60 x 34
Studio 2: 46 x 21

Both studios feature:
Sprung dance floor with Marley-type surface by Harlequin
Wall of mirrors
Portable ballet barre units 10′ in length
Room-level sound system with CD and mini-jack inputs
50″ LCD TV cart for presentation and videoconferencing
Large windows providing ample natural light

Studio 1 only: A curtain that can be drawn on entire mirror; wall-mounted ballet barres of 27′ and 33′.

Rental fees:
Individual artists: $18/hour
Nonprofit organizations: $22/hour for rehearsals
Other rental inquiries (for-profit, classes, workshops, auditions, life events, photo sessions, filming, etc.), please contact us.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
651-724-9708
website

Contact Info

Andrew Lee
info@tudance.org
651-724-9708

Make Hothouse your home! Our space is available for hourly rentals to independent artists, freelance instructors, and companies. Like a community garden, filled with unique plots, the beauty of Hothouse is in the diversity of the people that fill our space.

Hothouse has expanded and now has three brand new studios to choose from on the second floor of the Kennedy Building.

All Studios
Sprung, Marley floor
Mirrors
Sound system with auxiliary input and Bluetooth
Large windows with natural light
Adjustable lighting
Wifi
Access to a restroom and filtered water station
Free lot and street parking

Studio 1
800 square feet, 40’w x 20’d

Studio 2
2,000 square feet, 50’w x 40’d
Portable barres (accommodates 12-16)

Studio 3
920 square feet, 40’w x 23’ d
Fitness equipment (available for additional fee)

Rental prices vary based on the type of event, starting at just $16 per hour. Fill out the First Time Rental Request form at the bottom of this page to introduce yourself and book the space!

Location Info

Hothouse
2303 Kennedy St NE
Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55413

website

Contact Info

Hothouse Staff
hello@hothousempls.com
Studio 1

Need space to rehearse, choreograph, teach, or hold an event? Collide Theatrical has two studios available for rental in our beautiful St. Paul location. Evening and weekend availability!

Studio 1 has 1200 square feet of sprung floor, full wall-length mirrors, Rosco Adagio Marley dance floor, high ceilings, skylights, and 3 chandeliers.

Studio 2 has 450 square feet of sprung wood floor.

Both studios have the following amenities:

  • Ballet barres for up to 18 students
  • Free and accessible parking and access to public transportation line
  • Gender-specific bathrooms (non-gender-specific bathroom available in the adjacent building)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth room speakers
  • 2 folding tables
  • Access to up to 30 folding chairs
  • Microwave and small refrigerator
  • HVAC heated and cooled spaces with temperature control
  • Hallway drinking fountains

Street shoes on dance floors are strictly forbidden. Dance sneakers (not worn outdoors) are fine in the small studio only.

Rental Rates: 
Studio 1 – $25/hour
Studio 2 – $18/hour

These rates are for 1-10 people in the space. Any class or event over 10 people is subject to our Event Rate. Please contact us for more information.

Payment for rental bookings must be made 48 hours prior to your booking to hold your reservation. A signed rental agreement and certificate of insurance must be provided prior to your reservation. Please contact us at grace@collidetheatrical.org to schedule a visit.

Location Info

Collide Theatrical Dance Company
755 Prior Ave N
#235h
St. Paul, MN 55104
6513957903
website

Contact Info

Grace Kidder
Grace@collidetheatrical.org
6513957903
Dance Studio at Sabathani

The Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis has a dance studio available for hourly rental. The studio space includes mirrors, ballet barres, and hardwood floors. The building includes security and free parking.

Studio dimensions: 39′ x 23′ x 9′

Hourly Rates
Rehearsals and photoshoots — $15
Classes and auditions — $20

Available for Rent
Monday-Friday, 7:00am-9:00pm
Saturdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
Closed Sundays.

To reserve, contact ReNée Pettis at rpettis@sabathani.org or 612-821-2308.

Location Info

Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

website

Contact Info

ReNée Pettis
rpettis@sabathani.org
612-821-2308
Young Dance “Teal” Studio images with logo.

Young Dance has two large studios available for rent in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. Easily accessible by the Green Line light rail, the 16 and 67 Bus Lines, and ample parking in the Fairview Business Center parking lot. The space is fully ADA accessible, with ramps to the sprung studio floor and automatic door openers.

Rentals are currently available:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, 11:00am-4:00pm
Friday, 11:00am-4:00pm and 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, 3:00-9:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am-3:00pm

The studios are newly equipped with sprung Harlequin Marley flooring, a Bluetooth speaker system, and wifi. A projector with AV adapters is available by request. Studio 2 has ballet barres and a mirror. The studio has a clear COVID safety plan, including regular disinfecting of all floors and surfaces and a new HVAC system that refreshes the air 7-8 times per hour.

Studio 1: Measures 41′ x 38′ and rents at $25/hour
Studio 2: Measures 38′ x 38′ and rents at $20/hour

To book the space, email jules@youngdance.org or call 612-423-3064. Payment, signed agreement, and liability waiver are required with rental confirmation.

Location Info

Young Dance
655 Fairview Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
6124233064
website

Contact Info

Jules Bither
jules@youngdance.org
6124233064
Dance studio lobby of Ballet Co.Laboratory

Come create at Ballet Co.Laboratory. Our artistic home is available for hourly rentals to independent artists and arts organizations. Book a single day to work on your artistry, secure a month to rehearse a show, or facilitate your weekly programming here – the choice is yours! We look forward to collaborating with you on your space needs.

Public Transportation
The studio is accessible via the Greenline into downtown Saint Paul and the 71A or 71B bus.

Free Parking
Free parking is available in front of the studio.

Facility
We have five studios at Ballet Co.Laboratory with sprung floors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and barres, plus four gender-neutral restrooms, changing rooms, and comfortable lobby space with Wi-fi access and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC heated and cooled.

Studio 1: 25′ x 50′ – 15-person capacity – $20/hour
Studio 2: 25′ x 50′ – 15-person capacity – $20/hour
Studio 3: 25′ x 30′ – 8-person capacity – $15/hour
Studio 4: 42′ x 50′ – 30-person capacity – Rental available via special request
Studio 5: 25′ x 28′ – 8-person capacity – $15/hour

Hours
Morning, daytime, and evening hours are available.

Location Info

Ballet Co.Laboratory
276 E Lafayette Frontage Rd
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Lili Pfeifer
lpfeifer@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

Located in the heart of the Lyn-Lake community, The Arena is available for your rehearsal, class, and event needs!

Our space offers:
1,305 square feet (30×40) of sprung, Marley dance flooring.
Wall-length mirrors with curtains.
Changing room.
Access to multiple bus lines, including the 21, 4, 23, 612, and 18.

Hourly rates range from $17-$25, with discounts/special offerings available to BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ communities. Inquire for savings.

To request space, please email Mathew at arenadances@gmail.com.

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408
6128040238
website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com
TU Open Ballet in Sunroom

Ballet is fun! Come play and see for yourself! Please join Lisa Erickson for Open Ballet:

Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
At the Center for Performing Arts, in the Sunroom

A ballet teacher with 35+ years of experience teaching all levels and ages, Lisa’s welcoming ballet classes naturally guide students in refining their alignment, balance, and technique, while also discovering the value and importance of the use of weight in their dancing. Coupled with individual attention, feedback, and humor, students experience expansion and growth in body and mind – and experience joy in the process!

Students are encouraged to expect success and mistakes! Only when we allow ourselves to take chances and risk failure can we grow to our full potential. Every student is special, different, important, appreciated, encouraged, respected, unique, invited, and welcome.

Drop-in: $17-20. Pre-pay via Venmo @Lisa-Erickson-121 or pay with exact cash.

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave
Sunroom
Minneapolis, MN 55409
6128219202
website

Contact Info

Lisa Erickson
lisamerickson606@gmail.com
7634869731

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre is thrilled to welcome you to our spring sessions! These in-person sessions run through June 1, 2024. The first class is free for new students. All ages, abilities and levels are welcome! Visit our online registration page for more information, including class descriptions and prices. Registration is accepted on a drop-in basis. See you at the studio!

To learn more about us, visit zorongo.org.

Monday
6:00-7:00pm: All Abilities with Colette Illarde

Tuesday
6:00-7:15pm: Level 2 with Susana di Palma
7:15-8:30pm: Level 4/5 Technique with Susana di Palma

Wednesday
5:00-5:45pm: Kids with Susana di Palma
6:00-7:15pm: Level 2/3 Technique and Castanets with Susana di Palma
7:30-8:45pm: Flamenco Guitar Class with Ross Fellrath

Friday
12:00-1:00pm: Flamenco y Más with Susana di Palma

Saturday
10:15-11:15am: Level 1 with Deborah Elias
11:15am-12:30pm: Level 3 with Colette Illarde
12:30-1:00pm: Juerga with Ross Fellrath
1:00-2:15pm: Level 4/5 with Susana di Palma

Location Info

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3715 Minnehaha Avenue S
STE C
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-234-1653
website

Contact Info

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

Join us for our ballet, jazz, and contemporary adult classes in a joyful and safe environment at Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory in Minnetonka. You can expect a high-energy class with motivational dance artists who are experts in their craft!

June Session
Beginning/Intermediate Ballet: Tuesday, June 18 and 25: 6:30-7:45pm
Open Level Jazz: Wednesday, June 19 and 26: 6:00-7:00pm
Open Level Contemporary: Thursday, June 20 and 27: 6:30-7:30pm

July Session
Beginning/Intermediate Ballet: Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23, 30: 6:30-7:45pm
Open Level Jazz: Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24, 31: 6:00-7:00pm
Open Level Contemporary: Thursday, July 11, 18, 25: 6:30-7:30pm

August Session
Beginning/Intermediate Ballet: Tuesday, August 6, 13, 20, 27: 6:30-7:45pm
Open Level Jazz: Wednesday, August 7, 14, 21, 28: 6:00-7:00pm
Open Level Contemporary: Thursday, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 6:30-7:30pm

Location Info

Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory
5102 Minnetonka Industrial Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55345

website

Contact Info

Rebecca Tanner
info@creodance.com

Erin’s advanced-level contemporary dance class at Zenon Dance School includes floor work, standing warm-ups, and phrase work, all designed to enhance the healthy use of joints and muscle groups as dancers release their weight fully into the support of the ground. Experiential awareness, body mapping, improvisation, and creative work are included as dancers channel their own expressive artistry within the movement.

Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am

Registration is open through Zenon’s MindBody portal.
See you soon!

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Erin Thompson
erint149@gmail.com
612-221-3186

Dancing and finding pleasure in movement is for everyone of any age!

I’ve taught dance for all ages and experience levels for over fifty years. In my weekly session of modern dance classes, we’ll be working with somatic movement, structured improvisation, and floor work to build strength, flexibility, and ease of movement. You’ll learn patterns that move through space in community with other dancers, encouraging spatial and group awareness.

Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Drop in: $15-20. Cash or check made out to Kathryn Anderson.

Location Info

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

website

Contact Info

Thern Anderson
kkthern@gmail.com
612-729-2456
Praise Dance !!

This session aims to teach the basics of Praise dance to both young people and adults, nurturing the future Praise dancers. It builds on the previous curriculum for those who have attended our earlier classes.

Praise dance is a unique way to show love and admiration for God through movement. The course focuses on developing the entire dancer, encompassing the spirit, mind, and body. Students are tasked with memorizing scripture, recognizing Hebrew praise words, and illustrating them through movement.

Throughout the 7-week program, participants will gain knowledge in props and build a solid foundation in Praise dance, culminating in a final presentation to highlight their growth.

The session will include a virtual component for students, with weekly lessons and guidance for interaction before joining the Saturday in-person classes. This class promotes creativity, improves coordination, musicality, and expressive movement, and fosters essential skills in Praise dance.

Adults Class with LaBresha Saulsberry
Saturdays, June 8-July 27, 9:00-11:00am
$350 with payment installment options available.

Youth Class with LaBresha Saulsberry
Saturdays, June 8-July 27, 12:00-2:00pm
$350 with payment installment options available.

Location Info

Westwood Community Church
Brush Lake Campus
6301 Cecilia Cir
Bloomington , MN 55439

website

Contact Info

LaBresha Saulsberry
saulsberrybree@gmail.com
6517065294

Open dance and fitness classes seven days a week! Class offerings include ballet, Arabic dance, contemporary, The Ellové Technique®, jazz, BollyX, hip hop, Zumba, heels, sessions, and more.

Hothouse is a multi-purpose studio space in Minneapolis featuring drop-in classes for teens and adults. Whether you’re already involved in the local arts scene, an aspiring dance professional looking to bolster your training, or just a human who loves to move, Hothouse offers classes that celebrate the bliss of movement and embrace you for who you are.

Come as you are, leave as more.

Visit our website or find us on MINDBODY to view the full schedule and book your next class!

Free lot and street parking.

Location Info

Hothouse
2303 Kennedy St NE
Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55413

website

Contact Info

Hothouse Staff
hello@hothousempls.com
Three Young Dance class images by photographer Blake Nellis with text

Weekly Classes
Creative Movement 1: Ages 3–5. Monday or Tuesday, 4:30–5:15pm
Creative Movement 2: Ages 5–7. Monday or Tuesday, 5:15–6:00pm
Dance Together: Ages 1–3 with caregiver. Monday or Tuesday, 5:15–6:00pm

Camps
Session 1: June 24–27
Session 2: July 8–11
Session 3: July 22–25
Session 4: August 5–8
Session 5: August 19–22

Morning Camps: Monday–Thursday, 9:00–11:30am. Tuition: $150
Afternoon Camps: Monday–Thursday, 12:00–4:30pm. Tuition: $250

Dance A Story: Creative Movement and Storytelling for ages 4-7
Monday–Thursday, 9:30am-12:00pm. Tuition: $150
Explore movement with a focus on storytelling.
*Session 2: July 8–11 is designed for neurodivergent youth and individuals who may be sensitive to stimulation.

Camps for Ages 8–18
Explore several dance genres and real-world applications in the morning, afternoon, or full-day.
*Session 3: July 22–25 offers an additional camp for dancers with Down Syndrome.

All Abilities Dancing Classes
Dancing with Wheels: Ages 11+
Wednesdays, 5:00–6:00pm. Tuition: $150 or with a class card.
Build dance skills and express yourself through movement for youth and adults with wheeling devices.

All Abilities Dancing: Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30pm. Tuition: $150 or with a class card.
Express yourself while you explore the elements of dance and develop skills in improvisation and collaboration. For adults with and without disabilities.

Location Info

Young Dance
655 Fairview Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
6124233064
website

Contact Info

Kathleen Pender
kathleen@youngdance.org
6124233064
Adult ballet students taking class.

No matter if you are a veteran dancer or slipping on your first pair of ballet shoes, Ballet Co.Laboratory is an artistic home for everyone.

With 14 different adult drop-in classes offered each week, including conditioning and Pilates, we know we have the right class for you!

Visit our website to view our schedule and class descriptions.

Location Info

Ballet Co.Laboratory
276 E Lafayette Frontage Rd
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107
651.313.5967
website

Contact Info

Anna Betz
abetz@balletcolaboratory.org
651.313.5967

Come join the James Sewell Ballet dancers in our open professional class!
All classes are ballet unless noted otherwise. Sign up for in-person company class or virtual Coordi™ class here.

Thursday, May 15: 9:30-11:00am – Yuki Tokuda
Tuesday, May 21: 9:30-11:00am – Kerry Parker with Pat Lyles on piano
Thursday, May 23: 9:30-11:00am – Yuki Tokuda

Coordi™ Class
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am taught by James Sewell
Ongoing. Virtual-only at this time.

What is Coordi™It’s a movement study based on multiple kinetic patterns happening at once. Physical brain teasers combine with ballet for unexpected pathways and alignments that challenge both your mind and body! Learn more about Coordi™ here.

Location Info

The Hennepin Center for the Arts
528 Hennepin Ave
Second Floor, Studio 2B
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-672-0480
website

Contact Info

Deirdre Murnane
deirdre@jsballet.org
612-672-0480

Join Concerto Dance for our final open company classes for the 23/24 season! This month Concerto Dance is offering classes at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. This month’s focus on jazz funk.

Saturday, May 18
9:00-10:00am: Teen and Adult Open Jazz
10:00-11:30am: Advanced Jazz

Special Rate for ticket holders to our Peer Gynt performance: all ticket holders will be able to attend class for free on Saturday!

Drop-ins welcome for all classes! No pre-registration required.
First time participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Open Class at BCA: $15
Advanced Class at BCA and Open Company Class: $20
Cash, check or Venmo.

Contact Info

Jolene Konkel
info@concertodance.com

Let’s make the most of the remaining three weeks of the Spring Session by dancing with our beloved instructors or exploring new classes. Zenon Dance School’s Spring Session runs through June 2! Classes are held in person unless otherwise noted. Visit our website to learn more!

Monday
9:30am: Intermediate Contemporary with Sarah McCullough
5:30pm: Contemporary Floorwork with Anna Pinault
6:00pm: Modern Fundamentals with Mary Willmeng

Tuesday
5:30pm: Choreography Lab with Kendall Kramer
6:00pm: All Levels Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
7:00pm: Beginning 1 Jazz with Ali Rubin Forester

Wednesday
9:30am: Advanced Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK – alternating online and in-person
5:30pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Lisa Erickson – online
5:30pm: Horton-based Modern with Anna Pinault

Thursday
9:30am: Advanced Contemporary/Modern with Erin Thompson
5:30pm: Afro Modern with Roxane Wallace
7:00pm: Intermediate Modern with Dustin Haug

Friday
12:00pm: Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh and Jennifer Mack – live accompaniment with Susan Hsu

Saturday
9:00am: All levels Yoga w. Ariel Linnerson – online
10:00am: Ballet Fundamentals with Danielle Robinson-Prater
10:00am: Beginning Modern with Roxane Wallace
11:30am: Musical Theater Jazz wtih Xan Mattek
12:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Tap with Hannah Gonzalez
12:30pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

Sunday
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 3-4 with Eliana Durnbaugh
10:15am: Creative Movement for ages 5-6 with Sofia Arisian
11:00am: Youth Modern for ages 11-14 with Eliana Durnbaugh
11:00am: Youth Hip Hop for ages 7-10 with Sofia Arisian
12:00pm: Youth Ballet for ages 7-10 with Sofia Arisian

 

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave
430
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-338-1101
website

Contact Info

Zenon Dance School
info@zenondance.org
6123381101

Come join us at Communal Studio at the shops at the west end in St Louis Park. What would you like to take? What would you like to offer?

So far, we offer

  • Qigong,
  • Pilates,
  • Yoga,
  • Barre,
  • Hip Hop Dance (Womyns and Tween),
  • and Sound Bowl Healing.
  • Plus a variety of workshops!

Location Info

Communal Studio
1645 Park Place Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

website

Contact Info

Una Setia
unasetia@gmail.com