Being Good to Yourself – Feldenkrais Series with Sarah Baumert

Being Good to Yourself: Moving Towards Wholeness and Pleasure
Caring for your neck, shoulders, eyes, and breath in an 8-week Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement Series with Sarah Baumert. Livestream classes will be taught over Zoom.

September 20-November 15
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Sundays at 4:00pm

In this year’s fall Feldenkrais series, we will explore lessons that promote self-connection and pleasure, finding equanimity in movement, and adapting to change with resilience. In a world where technology has become ever more prevalent, it can be easy to feel disconnected from our bodies, our emotions, and the people around us. But through the gentle, exploratory movements of the Feldenkrais Method, we can find a sense of joy and connection that is uniquely human.

“Joy is exactly what’s happening, minus our opinion of it.” -Charlotte Joko Beck

Movement: This series will include 16 livestream classes. Each lesson is taught twice, once on Sunday and once on Wednesday.

Educational talks: Pre-lesson anatomy lessons and the philosophical framework for ATM.

Connection: Access to recorded Q&A to listen to questions, connect with the other students, and discuss the method and tools we are learning about. Includes optional 10-minute consultation with Sarah, online forum to connect and ask questions if you are doing the recordings, and email support.

Ways to keep practicing: Stream recordings indefinitely and have the option to download recordings.

Ayodele Casel’s Rooted Presented by Northrop

Tap artists and jazz musicians share the stage with a seated audience for an interactive performance that elevates the rich history of tap dancing.

Born in The Bronx and raised in Puerto Rico, Ayodele Casel is hailed as a “tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth” (The New York Times). A Doris Duke Artist known for her skilled and imaginative improvisation, Casel’s projects include her concert and Bessie Award-winning film Chasing Magic, and her Drama-Desk-nominated work as tap choreographer for the Broadway revival of Funny Girl.

September 27, 7:30pm
September 28, 7:30pm
September 29, 7:30pm

ARENA DANCES – Call for a Creative Design Manager

ARENA DANCES is hiring!

We are looking for a Creative Design Manager to start immediately. The Creative Design Manager is responsible for all visual content and graphic creation for ARENA DANCES, creatively constructing promotional materials for events, classes, and performances in accordance with the company’s aesthetic and brand. The Creative Design Manager is also responsible for regularly updating and is tasked with marketing communications through e-newsletters, with the potential for the role to grow into social media marketing coordination as well.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • An eye for visual design.
  • Experience with Canva, Constant Contact, WordPress, and Linktree. Candidate will be trained in these tools as well.
  • Experience in performance, education, and/or arts administration.
  • Independent and reliable worker – comfortable with creating personal task schedule and sticking to it; take on projects as you see fit with little outside management.
  •  Highly organized.
  • Comfortable with modern technology systems.
  • MacBook Air laptop provided.
  • Flexibility – make your own hours.
  • Free, unlimited classes at The Arena.

Pay starts at $20/hour.
About 5 hours per week, with potential for weekly hours to shift slightly more or less based on task list.
Role is mostly remote.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Mathew Janczewski, ARENA DANCES’ Founder and Artistic Director, by Wednesday, September 27. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

After-school Flamenco Program by Sachiko “La Chayí”

I am launching an after-school flamenco program!
A free program for high school students.
It starts September 27 but new students can join anytime.
Spread the word!
Register at

After-School Flamenco Program – 8 weeks
Wednesdays, September 27-November 15, 2023
At Zorongo Flamenco Studio. Entrance is in the alleyway off of 37th Ave. See the map at the link below for more details.

Class Content
Dance and rhythm instruction by dancer Sachiko “La Chayí.” Including talks about the culture and history of flamenco and Spain. Snacks will be provided.

What to Bring
Indoor sports shoes.

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

Adult Ballet Fundamentals

Learn ballet at any age!

This 8-week Ballet Fundamentals Session will teach adult students the basic steps of ballet, how combinations in class are built and the history and roots of ballet terminology. No ballet or dance experience necessary!

Thursdays, September 28-November 16, 2023

Off-Leash Area’s 2023 Neighborhood Garage Tour – Last Chance

The Neighborhood Garage Tour continues a fantastic run, with full houses (garages) all over the Twin Cities metro. This weekend is your last chance to come and see our new all-ages show: The Medicine Show of the 25th Century.

The Neighborhood Garage Tour is Off-Leash Area’s grass-roots arts access program, creating original all-ages work and bringing it directly into metro neighborhoods. This year’s tour features an all-abilities cast of dancers and movement actors, with numerous access services throughout the tour.

September 29-30 at 7:00pm; October 1 at 2:00pm
Jen and Steve Terry’s Garage!
8850 Deer Ridge Lane, Bloomington

Reserve now and pay when you come!

Friday: Pop-Up Classes with Alternative Motion Project

Connection, Community, Curiosity, Courage, Change

Move big, sweat, and play while building awareness and exploring expansive possibilities within your own body. Within an empowering environment, we will utilize improvised and structured movement vocabulary to research freedom, 3-D expansion, mobility, rigor, presence, choice-making, and agency.

Led by AMP Co-Director Joanna Lees. Suitable for intermediate/advanced dancers. Knee pads recommended. Come as you are!

Contemporary Movement Practices will be held 10:00-11:30am on the following dates:

Friday, September 29
Friday, October 6

More dates possible to come!

Cost: $15. Pre-registration through AMP’s website is preferred; drop-in option is available.
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please email for low/no cost options or with any questions.

Location: Eleve Performing Arts Center. Free parking!

Twin Cities Ballet: Season Preview Performance and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Come celebrate Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota’s new season and welcome its new professional company members and apprentices! Learn about the exciting performances coming up this season, meet and mingle with the Artistic Directors, board, staff, and dancers, and watch a preview performance by the company!

There will be many opportunities for you to support TCB throughout the night, including a silent auction, handmade items for sale, and information about tickets for upcoming performances.

Families, friends, supporters, and the curious are all welcome!

Saturday, September 30 at 7:30pm
Suggested donation: $10

Pursuit of Happiness – A Bollywood Dance Drama

Join us in celebrating RGK Dance Academy’s 20th Anniversary Gala production, Pursuit of Happiness!

Witness our dancers’ graceful movements and expressive storytelling through dance!

The 20th Anniversary Gala Production – A Bollywood Dance Drama Show is a captivating Bollywood dance drama that continues our tradition of giving back. Following the massive success of our previous annual benefit shows like Raftaar (speed) 2022, in which we supported breast cancer research, and Khushi (happiness) 2021 during which we aided Covid-19 relief funds; we are thrilled to contribute once again, this time benefiting Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM).

Saturday, September 30

4:00-5:00pm: Social Hour
5:00-7:00pm: Performance
7:00-8:00pm: Dinner
At the CMS Performing Arts Center

Be part of an evening filled with the enchantment of Bollywood as our skilled dancers bring stories to life on stage! Indulge in Indian cuisine that delights the palate and warms the heart, all while supporting a noteworthy cause. Watch the trailer!

Purchase tickets
Advance Purchase: $40.
$50 at the gate.
VIP: $100
VVIP: $250

Spread the word and extend the invitation to family and friends. This exceptional show unites entertainment with meaningful impact. Let’s stand together to support AWUM and relish an unforgettable evening. Secure your tickets now!
RGK Dance Academy is Non-profit 501(c)(3).

The Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Fall Series

An 8-week series with Sarah Baumert. This will be a time to create space and feel what it is like living in this body.

September 25-November 13
Mondays, 6:00-7:15pm CST

Live classes will be taught on Zoom.

When we have the courage to release places that feel physically stuck, mentally tight, or emotionally restricted, we can uncover a new internal landscape of this body we are living in. We will explore ways to move in harmony with our unique needs and how we feel each day, to encourage the body to soften and connect with the feelings of space and freedom.

Each class will infuse a more traditional yoga asana practice with the Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement method. Sarah’s teaching for each class changes based on the seasons and the students in the room. These classes are an interdisciplinary excursion of yoga, Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement, joint-specific training, self-massage, breathing exercises, movement puzzles, and a compassionate mindset to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. You will train your sensitivity in such a way that you find yourself feeling more alive, vibrant, and spacious.

Each class will be recorded and the videos will be available for those attending the series. Space is limited, sign up early to hold your spot! There will be time for questions and community discussion following each lesson.

Scholarships are available for this series. Please contact Sarah directly at for scholarship inquiries. No questions asked.