DanceMN News - January 27, 2021









Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre presents DECAMERON 20:20. Inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio's classic, The Decameron (1349), in this modern version, nine international flamenco artists follow in Boccaccio's footsteps and create ten daily works of art expressing their array of emotions while in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each flamenco dancer had 24 hours to create a new choreographic work to composer-guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz's two-minute twenty-second original music. Emotionally wrought, Decameron 20:20 is a musical, theatrical flamenco dance masterpiece told through the film's editor James Peitzman.

Join these artists on their ten-day journey in isolation during the 2020 pandemic from Rome, Italy to the Bay area of Califonia; from the mountain cliffs in New Mexico to the streets of Madrid, Spain during this feature short film. Your rental includes the entire collection of the eight dancers' daily choreographic works (80 stories).

Available for rent on Vimeo on demand.

Michael Bargas-, (612) 234-1653

JSB shares archival footage from 30 years’ worth of repertoire!

Showing now: Connections (2017), with the Ahn Trio. Sisters Angella, Maria, and Lucia bring their virtuosic musical performances to stage alongside the James Sewell Ballet company. This piece considers the many connections we have to our selves and to each other, and remains a remarkably pertinent work of art today.

Free for all to view on our website. Runtime 44 minutes.

Grab some popcorn and a blanket!

Eve Schulte-

Concerto Dance by Jolene Konkel is excited to announce the virtual premiere of our new dance film Awakenings.

Join us Friday, January 29 at 7:00pm for a virtual performance featuring a live pre-show introduction with Artistic Director Jolene Konkel, followed by the premiere of our new 20-minute dance film featuring: Nieya Amezquita, Rachel Bonkoungou, Lydia Kantor, Sara Karimi, Helena Magalhães, Betsy Nelson, and Sarah Stiechen Stiles.
The evening will conclude with an optional Q&A.

Filmed in Northfield, MN, Awakenings takes audiences on a journey to rediscover hidden possibilities and rekindle hope through community, letting go, and courageously moving forward together.

If you are unable to attend the live premiere on Januarry 29, the film will be available for viewing through January 31.
For more information and tickets, visit:

Jolene Konkel-

The Garden: A Refuge project presents a Gathering event.
The project is grounded in Earth-based creation and re-interprets the story of Job through this lens.

Winter Gathering Online Event
Saturday, January 30, 7:00pm
“For Trees and Hope”

Recharge and restore hope in the middle of winter! Join us for some creative and inspiring performances that celebrate a turning point in winter, as sap comes back to the trees. Why? It is good to simply gather together to support one another and enjoy beautiful performance. There will be a brief opening event to remember the trees and hope, and time to interact with artists.

Performers include:
Karen Shragg - Poetry
Emily Jarrett Hughes – Dance
Ross Fellrath – Flamenco Guitar
Carmelita Guse – Song and Ukulele
Chris Kozachok – Flamenco Dance
Vicki Joan Keck – Storytelling
Sarah Larsson – Women’s Songs
Cia Sautter – “Ha Gan” Dance

$10-$25 sliding scale, or pay-as-able.
Tickets on Eventbrite:

Hosted by Storydance Theatre, open stage curated by Cia Sautter.
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.

Cia Sautter-

In collaboration with Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and Lakeland Mental Health, Twin Cities Ballet will perform to Tchaikovsky’s "Serenade for Strings" in an in-person and live stream performance.

The theme of the program is mental health, and TCB's performance focuses on the life of music composer Tchaikovsky, who struggled throughout his life with anxiety and depression.
Held at the Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2:00pm.

Tickets are free and available at Cherry Street Books. Online live stream also available.

Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center | 4300 Pioneer Rd SE, Alexandria, MN 56308
Denise Vogt-, (952) 452-3163

Streaming online.
Mixed repertory, including:

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE’s body of work blends contemporary, African, Caribbean, and social dance forms to express spirituality, African-American and diaspora culture, and the beauty of movement in many forms.

Grace, Brown’s breakout piece performed first by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 20 years ago, is a joyous and moving ode to God’s love as dancers make a journey to the promised land, featuring music by Duke Ellington as well as Afro-Pop beats. A newly commissioned companion piece, Mercy, is an ethereal movement meditation that seeks to guide our hearts set to music by Meshell Ndegeocello, originally composed for the company with acoustic guitar and vibraphone.

“...Grace achieves grace, like an answered prayer, but Mercy is a plea for mercy, as yet unanswered. It’s honest, and the truth it tells should make us all the more grateful for anything like Grace.” —The New York Times

Amy Nelson-


Build strength and stamina while having fun!

Join us for a family conditioning class for dancers and dance enthusiasts. This class, taught by Janine Watkins, will introduce a conditioning regimen that will allow dancers the opportunity to build strength and stamina to complement their dance training and prevent injuries.

Join us on Fridays in February!
February 5, 12, 19, 26
For ages ten and older, families encouraged!

Families receive 1/3 off of tuition for each additional family member who joins.
Scholarships and multi-class discounts available. For scholarship information, email

Our academic year programming runs through May 27, 2021. For 2020-21 class information and registration visit:

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Glaws-, (612) 423-3064

Ballet Co.Laboratory is thrilled to announce 2021 summer programs.

Registration is now open for classes, workshops, and intensives for dancers ages three to adult.
In-person and virtual options and flexible scheduling are offered to fit dancers’ individual needs.

Take your dancing to the next level. View all our programs at our website:

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Anna Roehr-, (651) 313-5967

The Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed to learn and experience the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic movements and meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong.

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:

- Quiet down daily consciousness and listen to the subtle sensations in our body
- Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements that are unique and authentic to our individual body
- Resonate with others
- Incorporate meditation through Spring Forest Qigong practice

Doushin Butoh Workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm CST

2021 schedule (dates are subject to change):
Winter Term - January 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18

Tuition: $135

Check out Doushin Butoh Channel:

Gadu Doushin-, (612) 703-7501

Analog Dance Works offers monthly contemporary dance workshops for advanced/professional dancers ages 18+.
This month will be held via Zoom; stay tuned for future workshop event locations.

These workshops are designed for the advanced/professional dancer of any background and explore technical and performance skills through imagery, spatial orientation, and detailed use of the kinesphere. All are welcome.

Suggested price is a sliding scale of $5-$15. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Email Brenna at for further information and to register.

Friday, January 29
4:00-5:15pm CST

Registration deadline: one hour before workshop begins.

For more information:


Ignite, expand, and recharge your understanding and joy of dance by participating in the Winter Dance Experience, a mini festival of classes for body, mind, and soul presented by Young Dance.

Tuesday, February 16, 4:30-8:00pm.
Offered through Zoom.

4:30-5:00pm - Family Dance: Discoveries over and under the Snow with Julia Davidson
Ages: Two through six years old, with caretaker. Crawlers and walkers welcome.

5:00-6:00 pm - Composing the World Around Us, Dance and Photography with Blake Nellis
Ages: Seven through fifteen years old.

6:00-7:00 pm - Powerful Percussive Dance with Karla Nweje
Ages: Eight and older.

7:00-8:00 pm – Discover Hip Hop! with Aneka McMullen
Ages: Nine through eighteen.

Cost: $12/class for individuals not currently enrolled in Young Dance, or $25 Family Pass for the full festival. Family Pass provides options for guardians and siblings to sign up for any and all classes offered during the Winter Dance Experience.


Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Glaws-, (612) 423-3064


Borealis Dance Theatre is excited to announce the inaugural season of Dance Camera North- an annual dance film festival taking place in the Twin Cities in spring 2021.

Dance Camera North provides a supportive space for dance filmmakers to challenge choreographic storytelling through film. This innovative platform creates the opportunity to expand the dynamic performative art of dance to larger audiences while pushing the envelope to what is possible through film.

Dance Camera North is open to established artists as well as student dance filmmakers from anywhere in the world.

Join us as we celebrate culture, vision, and expression through movement on film. To find out more information and to submit online through Film Freeway, visit


Master teachers join our renowned faculty and local guest instructors to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting. Ballet Royale's summer intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach their full potential.

We will offer two audition dates: January 31 and March 7. Class size is limited for both in-person and virtual auditions to ensure all dancers are seen fully by faculty. Video auditions will also be accepted.

Audition required for students ages nine and older for June's Spring into Summer and Male Dancer Intensive, the Advanced Division II and Upper Division of the July Intensive, and the August Grand Prix Intensive.

In-person audition:
12:00–1:30pm: ages nine and older, no pointe
5:00pm–7:00pm ages eleven and older, with pointe

Virtual audition:
5:00-6:45pm: ages eleven and older, with pointe
Audition pre-registration is required, and there is a $25 non-refundable audition fee due at time of registration.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 898-3163

Threads Dance Project is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older. Men, women, and gender fluid dancers encouraged to apply. Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and are fluent in a variety of dance forms. Rehearsals begin March 1, 2021.

Auditions will be held in three time slots to accommodate small groups. An alternative audition format is available upon request.

DEADLINE EXTENDED to register. Dancers must register for one audition time slot by Wednesday, February 3, 2021, as space will be limited.

To register, please follow this link:
Please upload your headshot and resume via the registration form.

Please come prepared to dance in a mask. Masks are REQUIRED in the building, and all other Covid-19 safety precautions will be strictly followed.

Please contact Karen Christ Aalgaard and visit for more information.

Threads Dance Nexus | 2213 Snelling Ave, Ste #100, Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Karen Christ Aalgaard-, (641) 512-7376

Announcing Ballet Co.Laboratory company auditions!

Seeking artists who are collaborative, creative, eager to learn, willing to grow on the job administratively, and interested in all aspects of arts administration. We are offering 34-week and 36-week paid company Apprentice and Artist contracts for the 2021/22 season, beginning in Fall 2021.

Send an email with your cover letter, resume/CV, and an audition video to BCL Artistic Director, Zoé Henrot. Applications must be submitted by March 20, 2021.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967


McKnight Fellowships for Dance and for Choreographers will hold two webinars for all interested applicants.

Tuesday, February 9 at 12:00pm
Thursday, February 18 at 6:00pm

This session, led by Program Director Dana Kassel, will be accessed through Zoom. RSVP to, and you will be sent a link to enter the webinar via computer or smartphone.

This information session will focus on frequently asked questions regarding the application materials - the artistic statement, resume, and work sample. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat feature or are encouraged to submit a question by email when you RSVP.

For information about the guidelines and eligibility, plus a detailed video about the online application process:

Colin Edwards-, (651) 785-4751

The application for McKnight Fellowships in Dance and Choreography is now open.

The final deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 3:00pm CST.
Please plan to submit your application early.

This program intends to recognize and support mid-career artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence.

We are offering two free Zoom webinars about the application materials and process. More information is posted above, with instructions on registering for these sessions.

For guidelines and more information:

McKnight Fellowships for Dancers

McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers

For more information:

Dana Kassel, Program Director-, (651) 785-4751


The Twin Cities Hospitality and Events Workers’ Relief Fund supports workers who have lost income due to business closures and event cancellations related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Twin Cities Hospitality relief effort is intended to be open to all workers in the events and hospitality industries, and will be prioritized based on level of hardship. We are offering these relief efforts to workers who are facing financial distress due to COVID-19 related work reductions.

Visit: to apply.

Resource submitted by Dana Kassel.

DanceMN Steering Committee-

Resources to Support the Minneapolis Protests:

Resource to End Police Violence in America:

Black-Led Arts Organizations to Support Now:

DanceMN Steering Committee-


Erin’s advanced level contemporary/modern Zoom class through 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. The delightful Dean Magraw will accompany on guitar.

Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:00am

Registration is open through Zenon's MindBody portal and closes ten minutes before class.
See you (virtually) soon!

For more information:

Erika Martin-

10:00am: Modern: Presence in Movement with José A Luis
5:30pm: Cardio Dance Jam with Ariel Linnerson

9:30am: gaga/people with Berit Ahlgren
5:30pm: Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
5:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Ballet with Anne Lentz
7:00pm: Beginning Jazz with Allison Rubin-Forester

9:30am: Composition/Improvisation with HIJACK
5:30pm: Beginning Ballet with Lisa Erickson
7:00pm: Advanced Beginning Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

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

10:00am: All Levels Jazz with Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting
12:00pm: Intermediate Ballet with Penny Freeh

9:00am: Yoga with Ariel Linnerson
9:00am: Musical Theatre Jazz with Dorian Brooke
10:15am: Tap with Dorian Brooke
12:00pm: Intermediate Contemporary with Ruby Smith
12:00pm: Beginning 2 Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

Register online today!

Erika Martin-

Join our online learning community of all ages, sizes, and levels of experience to participate in the creative expression and health and fitness benefits of Middle Eastern dance.

The beauty of this dance form is that it makes you feel wonderful in your own body, no matter its size or shape. Go to to choose your classes and learn from home!

Each class is 75 minutes, in US Central Time, held through Zoom, and $15 each. Purchase four or more classes and receive a $2 discount per class. You may register online at using PayPal or a credit card. Be sure to choose, register, and PAY for your class ahead of time as class registrations close at 8:00pm CT the night before class. The Cassandra School and Jawaahir Dance Company are not responsible for injuries sustained during classes.

Jenny Piper-, (612) 872-6050

You are invited to partake in advanced level virtual open class with the dancers of James Sewell Ballet!

Mondays through Fridays, 9:30am-11:00am CT.
Class will be ballet unless noted otherwise.

Monday: Chloe Duryea
Tuesday: James Sewell
Wednesday: Eve Schulte
Thursday: JSB Artist in rotation
Friday: James Sewell

Sliding scale, $5-15.
Visit to connect.

Eve Schulte-

What is the GYROKINESIS® Method?
Do you know what a gyroscope is? It’s a spinning compass of sorts, where the axis moves in all orientations. Imagine moving your spine through arches and curls in many different orientations. Imagine a class based on yoga’s cat/cow but moving through greater range of motion and radiating through the limbs. Add to these circular pathways a rhythmic, strengthening breath.

Drop in to a Foundational class on Sunday or Tuesday, or a Level 1 Flow on Monday or Friday.
Class fee is a sliding scale, $5-20 via, with no one turned away for non-payment.
Reach out for more information, or visit my website.

60-minute GYROKINESIS® Method flow classes:

Mondays, 10:00am: - new time
Fridays, 10:30am:

60-minute GYROKINESIS® Method foundations classes:

Sundays, 10:30am:
Tuesdays, 6:00pm:

Want to explore on your own schedule? Private sessions available, sliding scale.

GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of GYROTONIC Sales Corp and is used with their permission.


Keane Sense of Rhythm is holding in person and virtual classes. Safety is our priority!

Youth classes include:
Beginning Tap, Level 1
Beginning Tap, Level 2
Intermediate Tap
Advanced Tap
Keane Sense of Rhythm Youth Tap Ensemble, non-competitive (no competition fees or costumes!). Great training in technique, choreography and improvisation.

Adult offerings include:
Tap Level I: Beginner
Tap Level II: Intermediate
Tap Level III: Intermediate/Advanced

Classes offered at:
Celtic Junction | 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN and
QC Dance Studios in Blaine, MN

Cathy Wind-, (612) 986-1944

MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment.

We offer ongoing dance classes during these uncertain times both virtually on Zoom and outside (maintaining physical distance). Paying the regular rate helps keep our organization afloat; however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay. There is also an option to pay what you can. Please go to to sign up for classes, or contact Pam for info.

Beginning Modern Dance
Tuesday, 5:00-6:15pm on Zoom

Intermediate Modern Dance
Wednesday, 10:30am-12:00pm on Zoom

Ageless Dance
Thursday, 4:30-5:45pm on Zoom

Mixed Level Modern Dance
Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom

Pam Gleason-

MotionArt focuses on nurturing children’s individual creativity while facilitating their understanding of the dance elements of space, time, and energy. Ages three through five explore these elements through playful, structured activities allowing them to expand their movement vocabulary, develop body awareness and gain self-confidence. Ages five through seven explore the dance elements while being introduced to new movement skills and the creation of their own dances. Ages seven through twelve expand their creative and kinesthetic awareness while learning basic movement skills of modern dance.

We offer ways for children to dance during these uncertain times through Zoom and outdoor classes. Please go to to sign up for classes. There are various options for payment/donations, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Ages three through five: Friday, 12:00-12:30pm

Ages five through seven: Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
On Zoom or outside, weather permitting. Contact Pam for info.

Ages seven through nine: Saturday, 11:00-11:45am

Ages ten through twelve: Friday, 3:00-4:00pm

Pam Gleason-

In Dance Together, children and their caregivers discover the joys of movement through movement games, stories, and songs. These early classes introduce children to group learning environments, while using movement to develop strong bonds with their caregivers and cooperatively work with others in the class. Children also develop large and fine motor skills in classes that emphasize observation, exploration, manipulation, imitation, and repetition. For ages one to three with caregiver, crawlers and walkers welcome.

Mondays, 5:15-5:45pm
Fridays, 10:15-10:45am

Our academic year programming runs through May 27, 2021.

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit:

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Glaws-, (612) 423-3064

Join us for our adult/teen drop-in classes!

Dance is for everyone! Get your body moving and enjoy a variety of dance and conditioning classes, including Pilates.

You can join us in-person, or virtually via Zoom. All attending dancers must sign-in on MindBody. Class sign-in will close ten minutes before the class begins. Class size is limited to ten dancers for in-studio.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Zoe Henrot-, (651) 313-5967

Children develop large and fine motor skills, as well as coordination, rhythm, teamwork, and listening skills. Songs and games are used to help the students understand their moving body, and to facilitate the learning of fundamental movement patterns. In Creative Movement Two, students are exposed to class structure, complex routines, and acquire a deeper understanding of the dance concepts space, time, body, effort, movement, and form.

Several class time options are offered for Creative Movement One (ages three to five) and Creative Movement Two (ages five to seven).

Our academic year programming runs through May 27, 2021.

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit:

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Glaws-, (612) 423-3064

Based in rhythms from Africa and the diaspora, Afro-Modern Dance is a contemporary class where dancers explore full body expression rooted in West African, Caribbean, and American dance traditions. We will focus on wellness, community, improvisation, and fluidity across movement styles.

Afro-Modern, ages eleven and older—adults welcome!
Wednesday, 7:15-8:15pm

Our academic year programming runs through May 27, 2021.

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit:

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Glaws-, (612) 423-3064

Ballet Royale is Minnesota's premier ballet academy for students of all ages! There is still limited space available in our in-person classes, and we offer a variety of virtual classes for all levels, from Creative Dance through our Pre-Professional Performance Track program and Adult/Teen classes and our FREE Boys' Program.

We provide the best classical ballet training combined with cutting edge anatomical/physiological advances and knowledge in a healthy, nurturing and non-competitive environment.

To view our full offerings and Covid-19 precautions, please visit our website at or call us today.

We would love for you to come dance with us!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt-, (952) 898-3163

Register Now!
Zorongo is offering a limited number of in-studio classes with twleve-foot social distancing as well as online, for January and February 2021
Taught by Susana Di Palma.

For more information about classes and to register, please visit our website at

What you need to know:
• In-studio: class size is limited to five students.
• Price: you are purchasing a four-class session (no drop-ins).
• Deadlines: each class session has a deadline for registration.
• Minimum number of students: each class session has a minimum number of students needed to preregister to run. Refunds will be given if minimums are not met.

Zorongo Studio | 3715 Minnehaha Ave, Suite C, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Michael Bargas-, (612) 234-1653

Join this week's teacher Erinn Liebhard for a music-based, history-infused hour of wrestling with and finding joy in jazz dance. Her approach to jazz emphasizes groove, interaction and improvisation, is inspired by both social and concert dance movement - particularly that with African diasporic roots - and is driven by jazz music. This week, her class will cover a brief history of jazz standards, and we'll move to different versions of several tunes!

Drop-In students of all levels are welcomed to attend this class, which skews toward an intermediate to advanced level. We (Erinn and co-teacher Karla Grotting) believe dancing helps us feel our most human, so come groove and recharge with us to keep getting out there to do good in the world!

Discounts available: email to find out more. Register at least ten minutes in advance of class at

See you Friday!
- Erinn

Erinn Liebhard-

Wednesday, 10:00-11:15am, CST
Sunday, 2:00–3:15pm, CST new time!
February 3-27
Cost: $5-$15, sliding scale
Virtual class conducted on Zoom.

Starting February 3: Move BIG from home with Alternative Motion Project! Move and sweat in weekly online contemporary movement practices. Explore mobility, length, momentum, and 3-D expansion, while pushing the boundaries of a smaller space in an enlivening environment. Come as you are in the space that you have! Suitable for pre-professional/professional movers in nearly any size space.

Register at least 30 minutes prior to class. A Zoom link will be sent to your email address within 24 hours of the class. You will need a Zoom account to access the practice.
Payments will directly support instructors. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Email with questions.


Photo: V. Paul Virtucio


The Pre-Professional Program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African dance, and workshop classes for students up to age 23. All classes in the Pre-Professional Program are offered in a hybrid format unless otherwise noted.

The Children & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged two through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. All classes in the Children & Teen Program are offered in a hybrid format except for Dancing Together and Creative Movement.

PC: Laura Kane Scher Photography

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN
Laurel Keen-, (612) 605-1925


A child and parent/caregiver creative movement class. This virtual workshop is designed for children ages two through four and their parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play. Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.

Session 1: February 22 - April 3, six weeks
Session 2: April 19 - June 5, six weeks. No class May 29.
Monday, 11:00-11:45am
Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
Tuition: $85

PC: Laura Kane Scher Photography

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN
Laurel Keen-, (612) 605-1925


This week on Studio Stories: special guest Diane Aldis!

With a professional dance career traveling across the nation and Europe, and an Honor Award for Dance from the Minnesota Society of Health and Physical Educators recognizing her “outstanding services and contributions in the promotion of dance,” Diane Aldis has had an immense impact on the world of dance. Currently she provides professional development services, training and planning assistance for K-12 teachers, schools districts, teaching artists and arts education organizations. Her areas of specialization include arts integration, curriculum development, instructional coaching, education technology, online teaching and learning, and dance and theater content areas.

Studio Stories airs each Thursday at noon with new guests joining the hosts to reminisce and share their rich histories.

Visit to listen, or check it out wherever you get your podcasts!


Message from Alonzo King and LINES Ballet:

Dance Magazine Op-Ed: Where is Your Outrage? Where is Your Support? by Theresa Ruth Howard:

Podcast: Seeing White:

DanceMN Steering Committee-