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WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

ONGOING CLASSES

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

TODAY! 100% of Indeed's proceeds will be donated to The Cowles Center! And yes - online/delivery/pick up orders count!

If you'd like to participate in Indeed We Can! with a visit to Indeed's outdoors seating area, AKA The Lot, don't forget to reserve your space ahead of time. Find out more, and review all of Indeed's health and safety requirements on their website: http://indeedbrewing.com

Indeed's to-go window opens up at 12:00pm and the lot opens at 3:00pm. Each purchase will receive a Cowles Center koozie created just for this event!

Thanks for keeping art alive while supporting one of our favorite local spots.

711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:
Elyse Chambers- [email protected]

If you couldn't make our February 26 release event or were not able to get a reservation due to sell-out, it's not too late to catch the release of Rhythmically Speaking's first-ever screendance, RadioBody: The Screendance Iteration!

This first iteration of our RadioBody Project, a collaboration with local composer Mike Lauer exploring the jazz sensibilities and human toil and triumph embedded in the work of pioneering alt-electronic band Radiohead the project, will be available for viewing through Saturday, March 6 via YouTube.

If you'd like to check it out, please email us at [email protected] and we'll send you access instructions.

Thank you for your interest!

Contact:
Erinn Liebhard- [email protected]

The Joyce Theater, Northrop, DanceCleveland, and TRI-C Performing Arts present:

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
35th Anniversary Season

Premiering Thursday, February 18, 7:00 pm CST and available through 11:59 pm CST Thursday, March 4.

Mixed repertory including:
Solo from Grace
"March"
"She is Here"
"For You"
"Palo y Machete" solo from One Shot
Mercy —socially distanced version

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. For this special online program, the company has assembled a selection of solos and duets from their repertory including the luminous solo from Grace, Brown’s breakout piece performed first by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 20 years ago.

Contact:
Cari Hatcher- [email protected]

DIGITAL is a pixelated performance by Emily Michaels King that uses MacBook Pro, iPhone, and Zoom to explore identity and bloodline. This inventive and disorienting collage of camera curation, screen sharing, choreography, and image manipulation is an archival assemblage of memory and the detritus of one’s life, digital and otherwise. Made with and for the virtual realm, DIGITAL is bizarre and familiar, like swimming in the technicolor oil slick of our subconscious.

Each DIGITAL show is performed live via Zoom from Michaels King’s bedroom.

REMAINING SHOW DATES
March 4-6. All performances at 8:00PM CST.

For more information and tickets:
https://www.emilymichaelsking.com/current-project

Contact:
Emily Michaels King- [email protected]

Helen Hatch and Darrius Strong present their companies, Hatch Dance and STRONGmovement, in four masterful pieces which culminate in the premiere of H Y B R I D – a fusion of each company’s distinct choreographic aesthetics.

This performance is part of MERGES IN MARCH, which expands on The Cowles Center’s MERGE program to facilitate six nights of three inter-disciplinary and ground-breaking performances.

For just $25 (including fees) you can participate in the live stream premiere on Friday, March 5, featuring an audience Q&A with the artist and show creators. Or, choose to watch on your schedule between March 6-7 with an on demand ticket.

March 5: Live stream
March 6-7: On demand
Get tickets: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/tickets

This is a virtual event. Ticket sales for virtual performances end two hours before the show begins.

Contact:
Elyse Chambers- [email protected]

2020-21 Northrop Film Series

Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 pm CST

Streaming online, available through Wednesday, March 17.
FREE and open to the public.

This documentary follows journalist Dariko and her sidekick Khaka as they report on local personalities and cultural events for a television station in a small town in the country of Georgia. The Dazzling Light of Sunset reveals a community forming an image of itself in its country’s chaotic process of transition from Soviet rule.
https://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dazzling-light-sunset

2016
Not rated by the MPAA.
1 hour, 14 minutes
In Georgian with English subtitles.

This film is presented in conjunction with The State Ballet of Georgia, premiering a new dance film with Northrop on Saturday, March 20, 7:30pm CT and available through Sunday, March 28.
https://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/state-ballet-georgia-2021

Contact:
Cari Hatcher- [email protected]

​​​​Thursday, March 11
3:30pm

Online event.
Free and open to the public.
Registration Required

An Interfaith panel discussion,"Talking to the Dead: Life and Death in the Diaspora," featuring members of Ragamala Dance and faith leaders from differing traditions.

Contact:
Cari Hatcher- [email protected]

Bring it down under your feet is Penelope Freeh and Alanna Morris-Van Tassel’s first collaboration. “We’ve connected through the poetry of Rumi, valuing process and output equally, sharing hearts and time in the studio and on Zoom. Researching our lived experiences through the lens of shared and respective grief, we aspire to empower radical transformation from the inside out.” - Freeh and Morris-Van Tassel

The creators bookend their duet with two original solos, Black Light re: search and Penelope – a cabaret.
This program engages mature content and may not be suitable for children under the age of 16.

March 12: Live stream
March 13-14: On demand
Tickets: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/tickets

This is a virtual event. Ticket sales for virtual performances end two hours before the show begins.

Contact:
Elyse Chambers- [email protected]

Give Ear from Berit Ahlgren and Nathan Keepers was a dance/theater collaboration that investigated the act and art of listening.

It was set to premiere live in March of 2020. A year later after shutdowns, lockdowns, protests for justice, election, insurrection, inauguration, transition, and profound loss, the piece is being reinvented. A new dance/theater film that looks back on what was never seen, only to question, pursue, refine, throw away and start over. Give Ear continues on a new path to investigate what it means to listen and what happens if we listen a lot more.

For just $25 you can participate in the live stream premiere on Friday, March 19, featuring an audience Q&A with the artist and show creators. Or, choose to watch on your schedule between March 20-21 with an on demand ticket.

March 19: Live stream
March 20-21: On demand

This is a virtual event. Ticket sales for virtual performances end two hours before the show begins.

Contact:
Elyse Chambers- [email protected]

Be moved by Ballet Co.Laboratory’s virtual emerging choreography festival - LABORATORY II.

Filmed at The Southern Theater, this showcase will feature new works of classical and contemporary ballet created by four local emerging choreographers.

Two productions for the price of one!

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Different pieces will be highlighted on both dates.

Standard virtual ticket: $30/household.
VIP virtual ticket: $45/household.

Tickets on sale now: https://bit.ly/LabII

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:
Rachel Koep- [email protected], (651) 313-5967

2020-21 Northrop Season
Online performance

New dance film by State Ballet of Georgia:

Premiering Saturday, March 20, 7:30pm CT
Available through Sunday, March 28.

Northrop welcomes the artists of State Ballet of Georgia in an original film created especially with our audiences in mind. This online performance includes gala-style excerpts of ballet repertory, interviews with Artistic Director Nina Ananiashvili and featured dancers, and footage and history of the beautiful State Opera and Ballet Theatre and City of Tbilisi. Ballets featured in the film will include Laurencia, premiered in 1939 by Vakhtang Chabukiani, a famed and beloved choreographer born in Tbilisi; Sagalobelli, a 2007 ballet choreographed to Georgian folk melodies by Vladimir Possokhov; Leonid Lavrovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, which was the first full version choreographed to Prokofiev’s score; and a taste of the State Ballet of Georgia’s Giselle, which had been planned for this time period.

Northrop online event
Contact:
Cari Hatcher- [email protected]

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

Virtual course via Paragon Pilates and PT.

Friday, March 5: 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, March 6: 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday, March 7: 10:00am-4:30pm

ACE(Hours: 1.60 Course: CEP162110, Provider: )
PMA(Hours: 16 Course: 10338 , Provider: 100070)
Class fee: $549.00
Manual: $50.00
Streaming video: $10.00

Reformer I includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer, including set up and safety, beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach a beginning Reformer class or personal training session.

Prerequisites:
One year experience teaching movement
Movement Principles
20 Pilates Reformer classes completed

Contact:
Cari Riis Stemmler- [email protected], (952) 405-9765

This series will explore four lessons that develop into circling and spiraling movements in the body. These will be rich lessons in which our relationships to both the ground and gravity will be our playground. Pushing downward towards the earth, we will use the ground as our anchor to find a reciprocal sense of lightness and ease that may even spiral you all the way up to standing.

These lessons will bring you novel, imaginative, creative ways to move your body. Engage with a wider view of the world and your potential to relate to it. This is a non-judgemental, non-corrective, and liberating way to experience your body in motion.

I am excited to share these lessons that are informed by my experience as a dancer and lover of movement, both big and small. These lessons show how the Feldenkrais method is a refreshing combination of dynamic action and subtle clarity.

Online series.

Contact:
Sarah Baumert- [email protected], (612) 327-0411

This one-day workshop is for people who want a first-time experience of Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “resonance,” an experience beyond idea or concept that can only be felt. In this class, students are guided in simple repetitive movements called conditioning. As students you will be guided into a movement meditation and experience the connection between your body, mind and the universe.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Next Doushin Butoh Experience: Thursday, March 25, 6:30-8:00pm
Tuition: $20

Contact:
Gadu Doushin- [email protected], (612) 703-7501

Friday: 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am-4:30pm

Price before March 8: $449.00. Regular fee: $499.00
Manual: $50.00
Streaming video: $10.00

ACE (Hours: 1.6 Course: CEP115931, Provider: )
PMA (Hours: 16 Course: 10341, Provider: 100070)

Reformer 2 expands the potential of the Reformer with intermediate and advanced exercises and modifications along with programs designs for special populations including pre–and post–natal clients and clients with osteoporosis and lower back injuries. Class design, dynamic assessment and correcting common dysfunctional movement patterns are also included.

Prerequisites:
Reformer 1 Instructor Training

Contact:
Cari Riis Stemmler- [email protected], (952) 405-9765

The Limón Dance Company and Black Label Movement join forces to bring you a two week summer intensive filled with powerful and compelling dance! Join Artistic Directors Dante Puleio and Carl Flink in celebrating the brilliant artistry of José Limón.

Experience one or two weeks of: classical and contemporary technique, repertory from both companies, conversations and celebrations of the Limón legacy and the dynamic Twin Cities dance scene.

The program offers top quality teachers comprised of current and former company members who are dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individual dancer.

Additional events will include evening sessions of improvisation, dance-making, and discussions designed to deepen participants' embodied practice. The Intensive concludes with the participants' final showing on Saturday, July 31.

*Sponsored in part by the University of Minnesota Dance Program.

Barbara Barker Center for Dance | 500 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Crystal Edwards- [email protected]

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

The Fox & Beggar Theater is taking its latest show on a safe, fully-outdoor tour over four weeks this September to cities around the Great Lakes! We are hiring radical dancers, performers, clowns, and rabble-rousers with a thirst for disruption.

Here’s the set-up:

In the sin-ridden town of Absalom, two demonic robber barons play a strange game of chess for very high stakes, taking audiences through six unique vignettes (the Dance of the Pawns, Knights, Bishops, etc). Packed with physical antics, puppetry, song, dance, a live spaghetti western band, and a barrage of Faulkner references; Goodnight, Absalom! examines the big business of cultural polarization in America with a uniquely dark wit.

Cast members will live in residency in late August, learning and rehearsing the show before taking it on the road in a fully-converted mobile double-decker pop-up proscenium stage! Performances will be all-ages, free, and open to the public at parks, farms, and community spaces.

Contact:
Nat Allister- [email protected], (952) 237-3759

Ballet Co.Laboratory is holding company auditions for the 2021/22 performance season.

We are 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 paid apprentice and company artist contracts for the 2021/22 season, beginning in Fall 2021.

Send in 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.

Learn more and apply: http://bit.ly/CompanyAuditionsBCL.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- [email protected], (651) 313-5967

Twin Cities Ballet is excited to offer students the opportunity to perform with TCB’s professional dancers in its production of The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet. The Performance will be professionally filmed at Ames Center, edited, and prepared as a ticketed video production.

There will be a single production fee of $175.00 (includes the audition fee, production fee, and t-shirt). Due to limited space, students must pre-register by paying the production fee and submitting the registration form before the audition. Production fees are non-refundable, unless a dancer is not accepted into the production. There will be a Mandatory Zoom Parent Meeting on Saturday, February 27 at 7:00pm.

Audition: Sunday, February 28

12:00-12:30pm: Preparation for Ballet, Youth Ballet I and II - ages seven and older
12:45-1:30pm: Youth Ballet III and IV - ages nine and older
1:45-3:00pm: Advanced Youth I and II - ages eleven and older
3:15-5:15pm: Prep for Performance Track and Higher - ages thirteen and older

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Denise Vogt- [email protected], (952) 452-3163

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.

March 7 is the last audition date. 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 up, no pointe.
5:00pm–7:00pm ages eleven and up, with pointe

Virtual audition:
5:00-6:45pm: ages eleven and up, with pointe

Audition pre-registration is required, and there is a $25 non-refundable audition fee due at the time of registration.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Denise Vogt- [email protected], (952) 898-3163

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

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

For guidelines and more information:

McKnight Fellowships for Dancers
http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines

McKnight Fellowship for Choreographers
http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org

Contact:
Dana Kassel, Program Director- [email protected]

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

TU Dance Center is available for rental when not in use by the school.

TU Dance Center features:

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, large windows providing ample natural light in both studios.

Both studios: sprung dance floor with Marley-type surface by Harlequin, wall of mirrors, portable ballet barres units 10′ in length, room-level sound system with CD and mini-jack inputs, 50' LCD TV cart for presentation and videoconferencing.

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

Studio 1: 60′x34′
Studio 2: 46’x21′

To inquire about availability and pricing, please visit:
http://www.tudance.org/rental/

Photo Credit: Laura Kane Scher Photography

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- [email protected], (612) 605-1926

Our 1,480 square foot space has a professional grade speaker sound system, sprung floors, barres and mirrors, is ADA compliant, and has two gender neutral changing rooms. Its large windows and garage door allow for an abundance of natural light and fresh air.

A new ventilation system and thorough cleaning between each use are compliant with guidelines for Covid-19 preparedness plans. Face coverings are required at all times and our maximum studio capacity is ten people, to allow for adequate distancing.

Conveniently located in the Seward neighborhood, we offer free parking and free side street parking. We are a five-minute walk from the Franklin Light Rail Station, and a 2-5 minute walk from nearest bus stops (lines 2, 9, 22, 67).

To request space, please email [email protected]. A nonrefundable deposit equal to one hour at the renter’s base rate is due to secure space.

threads Dance Nexus | 2213 Snelling Ave, Ste #100, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact:
Karen Christ Aalgaard- [email protected], (612) 354-3978

Resources to Support the Minneapolis Protests:
https://rb.gy/nln3vx

Resource to End Police Violence in America:
https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision

Black-Led Arts Organizations to Support Now:
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/06/03/twin-cities-black-artists-need-...

Contact:
DanceMN Steering Committee- [email protected]

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: https://tinyurl.com/y2dj9f9d to apply.

Resource submitted by Dana Kassel.

Contact:
Non Edwards, DanceMN Editor- [email protected]

ONGOING CLASSES

Join Twin Cities Ballet for our open, professional drop in ballet class Wednesday mornings 10:00-11:30am. Drop in classes are just $10/class!

Please pre-register by emailing [email protected] as space is limited. We hope to dance with you!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Denise Vogt- [email protected], (952) 452-3163

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.

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 http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call us today.

We would love for you to come dance with us!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Denise Vogt- [email protected], (952) 898-3163

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:
http://conta.cc39fJDXN

Contact:
Erika Martin- [email protected]

Don’t You Feel It Too? is the thirteen-year practice of moving our brave, honest, loving and ridiculous selves.

DYFIT addresses our present needs for racial healing and cultural change by offering parallel embodied practices of joy and belonging. Everyone is welcome in their respective caucus groups or to the Open Practice. No previous experience is necessary. In this new format the work will be more specific and authentic within and across groups.

Tuesday, March 9: 5:30-6:30PM - Open Practice online

Contact:
Asher Edes- [email protected]

Dancing Together
Offered virtually.

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 on May 29.
Monday, 11:00-11:45am; Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am
Tuition: 85.00

Photo courtesy of TU Dance.

For more information:
http://www.tudance.org/programs/

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Maxine Yamazaki- [email protected], (612) 605-1925

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 http://www.motionartmn.org 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

Contact:
Pam Gleason- [email protected]

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 http://www.motionartmn.org 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
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

Contact:
Pam Gleason- [email protected]

Wednesday, 10:00-11:15am CST
Sunday, 2:00–3:15pm CST
$5-$15.
Zoom

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!

Register at least 30 minutes prior to class time. Suitable for pre-professional/professional movers in nearly any size space.
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.

This practice is offered on a sliding scale, $5-$15. Payments will directly support instructors. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Email [email protected] with questions.

March 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, and 31
REGISTER: https://www.alternativemotionproject.org/weekly-virtual-movement-practic...

Photo: Bill Cameron

Contact:
Kristin Howe and Joanna Less- [email protected]

Mobilize the spine through arches and curls in multiple orientations. Strengthen your connection to your center, and develop a breath that reinforces that strength.

Drop in to a Foundational class on Sunday or Tuesday, or a Level 1 Flow on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.
Class fee is a sliding scale, $5-20 via http://paypal.me/nonedwards or by check. No one will be turned away for non-payment - your presence is valued.

Reach out for more information, or visit my website: http://www.nonedwards.com.

60-minute GYROKINESIS® Method flow classes:

Mondays, 10:00am: https://zoom.us/j/597696618
Wednesdays, 12:00pm: https://zoom.us/j/86006978332
Fridays, 10:30am: https://zoom.us/j/556949877

60-minute GYROKINESIS® Method foundations classes:

Sundays, 10:30am: https://zoom.us/j/637871744
Tuesdays, 6:00pm: http://zoom.us/j/85360225028

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.

Contact:
Non Edwards- [email protected]

CoMoCollective offers small group classes to keep artists moving safely together. For safety, in person class sizes are limited, temperatures are taken upon entrance, and masks are required throughout class. All classes are also offered virtually through MindBodyOnline.

Pre-registration is required. Follow the link to sign up!

March 4: Ballet, 10:00-11:30AM with Jeffrey Hankinson

March 5: Ballet, 10:15-11:45AM with Sally Rousse

March 6: Contemporary, 10:00-11:30AM with Scott Willits

March 8: Ballet, 10:15-11:45AM with Penny Freeh

March 9: Floor Barre, 9:30-10:00AM and Ballet, 10:00-11:30AM with Sally Rousse

March 11: Ballet, 10:00-11:30AM with Genevieve Waterbury

For more information visit our website or instagram @communitymovementcollective.

$15/class, $10/virtual class. Link sent prior to class.

Hot House MPLS | 2303 Kennedy St NE, Suite 420, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:
Hannah Benditt- [email protected], (952) 215-6227

Moving Practice is a weekly class series for professional dancers. As a collective, we aim to offer classes that prioritize rigor, diversity of contemporary aesthetics, variety of class content, and commitment.

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30AM at Saint Paul Ballet
Upcoming Teachers:
Joey Weaver - March
Morgan Thorson - April

Professional level dancers of all styles are welcome

About Joey’s classes:
Riding the wave, whether it's mentally easing one's expectations ("go with the flow") or physically following momentum, that metaphor relates to a practice in many ways. Under that current, my class will mainly consist of phrase work centered in the sensations of physics, influenced by all the forms I've trained in - so let's call it contemporary. As well as improvisatory investigations. My intention is to create a space of research, rather than performance.

Pre-registration required- https://www.arena-dances.org/class-payment/
Flexible pricing and free parking!

Photo by Isabel Fajardo.

Saint Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Kelli Miles- [email protected]

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.

Learn more or sign up for a class here: https://bit.ly/AdultTeenBCL

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 551072
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- [email protected], (651) 313-5967

Our Spring session starts this week. Register today! Young Dance is offering select classes in a hybrid format, with both in-person and online options for participation for the Spring session, March 1-May 22. Young Dance is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all our teachers, dancers, and families. Classes that are transitioning to hybrid are marked on the Registration Calendar (link below).

Young Dance offers Creative Movement, Modern, Ballet, Choreography, Hip Hop, Afro-Modern, Dance and Technology, Conditioning, and All Abilities dancing for individuals living with and without disabilities. Students of all levels and backgrounds enjoy our collaborative and creative approach to dance! Young Dance is committed to making dance accessible to all interested participants.

For Spring session class information and registration visit: https://register.youngdance.org/classes/calendar-day?_=1613756900617

We can't wait to dance with you!

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- [email protected], (612) 423-3064

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 22, 2021.

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit: https://register.youngdance.org/classes/calendar-day?_=1613756900617

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- [email protected], (612) 423-3064

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 22, 2021.

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit: https://register.youngdance.org/classes/calendar-day?_=1613756900617

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- [email protected], (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 22, 2021.

For 2020-21 class information and registration visit: https://register.youngdance.org/classes/calendar-day?_=1613756900617.

Young Dance | Fairview Business Center, 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- [email protected], (612) 423-3064

Ananya Dance Theatre’s Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice offers the following classes online:

Tuesdays: Yorchhā Strong, 9:00-9:30am, CST
Wednesdays: Intro to Yorchhā, 6:30-7:30pm, CST
Fridays: Intro to Yorchhā, 6:30-7:30pm, CST
Sundays: Advanced Yorchhā, 3:00-4:00pm, CST

Yorchhā is Ananya Dance Theatre’s trade-marked contemporary technique that intersects principles of vinyasa yoga, classical Indian dance form Odishi (from the eastern Indian state of Odisha) and martial art form Chhau (also from Odisha).

Classes are donation based. We suggest $10-20 per class but please donʻt let financial limitations stop you from participating. Another way to contribute is by sharing information about the classes on your social media or inviting people in your orbit to take class with you!

Contact:
Kealoha Ferreira- [email protected]

School ages, Kindergarten through twelfth grade: Identity and Movement Offerings

We heard your feedback! Threads Dance Nexus is now offering flexible, affordable, and accessible classes on a week-to-week basis. For the first three weeks of the session, come try out any of our new classes and only pay on a per-class basis without committing to an entire session.

March 1-20
At the Threads Dance Nexus, following our Covid Preparedness Plan.
$15 for Creative Connections. $20 for all other youth classes.

Creative Connections, ages four through seven.
Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am

Classical Ballet Connections:
Level I, ages eight through twelve: Tuesdays, 4:00–5:30pm
Level II, ages thirteen through seventeen: Thursdays, 4:00–5:30pm

Classical Modern Connections:
Level I, ages eight through twelve: Tuesdays, 6:00–7:30pm
Level II, ages thirteen through seventeen: Thursdays, 6:00–7:30pm

Contemporary Jazz Connections:
Level I, ages eight through twelve: Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm
Level II, ages thirteen through seventeen: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm

Threads Dance Nexus | 2213 Snelling Ave, Ste #100, Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Contact:
Rae Charles Harge- [email protected], (612) 354-3978

Join Karla this week as we continue to explore the swinging, stomping, syncopated feel, and some of the Afro-Cuban roots of New Orleans jazz music. Come for a body-friendly warm-up, and build some heat in this music-based, history-infused, jazz dance exploration.

Open Level. Drop-ins welcome!
Friday morning, 10:00-11:15am CST via ZOOM through Zenon Dance School.

Need help getting the link, or need a discount for class? Email [email protected] for a quick response!

Photo of Jazzdance by Danny Buraczeski, circa 1993.

Contact:
Erinn Liebhard- [email protected]

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

Message from Alonzo King and LINES Ballet:
https://blog.linesballet.org/2020/06/05/alonzo-king/

Dance Magazine Op-Ed: Where is Your Outrage? Where is Your Support? by Theresa Ruth Howard:
https://www.dancemagazine.com/dance-companies-black-lives-matter-2646141...

Podcast: Seeing White:
https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/

Contact:
DanceMN Steering Committee- [email protected]

Join ARENA DANCES each week for new episodes of Studio Stories, a podcast reminiscing on Twin Cities dance history. This week, Studio Stories features Susana di Palma.

Having studied Spanish dance and flamenco since childhood, Susana di Palma continued her apprenticeship with maestros such as Ciro, Manolo Marin, Manolete, Carmen Mora, and Merche Esmeralda. She performed throughout Spain in tablaos and with companies such as La Singla. In 1985, she founded Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater in Minneapolis. A devoted teacher, di Palma has been part of the Cowles Center’s Distance Learning Program and taught at the University of Minnesota Dance Department for over 25 years. She continues teaching at the Zorongo School where she directs and guides the Majas apprentice program.

Studio Stories will air each Thursday at noon with new guests joining the host to reminisce and share their memories and history with our dance scene.

Visit our website to listen!

Contact:
Kelli Miles- [email protected]