2016-2017 Community Class Schedule

Session I: Thursday September 8- Friday December 16th, 2016

  • Fall Break: Classes will not be held Thursday Oct. 20 - Saturday Oct. 22.
  • Annual Pasta Promenade FRIEND-raising dinner and student performance, Oct. 15th 4:00-7:30p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Classes will not be held Monday Nov. 21- Saturday Nov. 26. 
  • Fall Round Up! Saturday December 17th, 2:00p.m. Location: Clara Barton Open School, 4237 Colfax Ave S, Mpls, MN 55409 (All Dancers in Creative Movement Two and older are invited to perform)

Session II: Saturday January 7 – Friday May 12, 2017

  • Spring Break: Classes will not be held April 1-7, 2017
  • Spring Round UP! Saturday May 13, 11:00 a.m. Location: Folwell Arts Magnet School, 3611 20th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407 (All Dancers in Creative Movement One and older are invited to perform)

Dance Together

Session Dates: March 8- May 12, 2017
Ages: 1-3 with caregiver (crawlers and walkers welcome)
Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m. (begins 3/8)
Friday 10:15-11:00 a.m. (begins 3/10)
Saturday 10:00-10:45 a.m. (begins 3/11)
Children and their caregivers discover the joys of movement through movement games, stories, and songs. More Information

Creative Movement I

Ages: 3-5 (Pre-K)
Monday 4:30-5:15 p.m. - Monday section is closed for Winter/Spring 2017
Thursday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Exploration, improvisation, and expression through movement. Children develop large and fine motor skills, as well as coordination, rhythm, teamwork, and listening skills. More Information

Creative Movement II

Ages: 5-7 (K-1)
Monday 5:15-6:00 p.m.
When: Saturday 10:15-11:00 a.m.

Exploration of dance language through improvisation and creative movement games, students are exposed to class structure, complex routines, and acquire a deeper understanding of the dance concepts Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form. More Information

Boys Get Movin'

Ages: 7-10
Wednesday 5:15-6:15 p.m.

This exciting full-bodied movement class just for boys explores a roller coaster ride of movement fun! Come swing, roll, jump, express, create, and sweat while learning the freedom and enjoyment of dance. More Information

Level One Modern Dance

Ages: 7-9 (grades 2-3)
Thursday 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Introduction to modern Dance, through improvisation and technique. Explores concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form. Students develop listening skills, problem solving skills, perception and evaluation skills, and teamwork through large and small group activities. More Information

Level Two Modern Dance

Ages: 9-11 (grades 4-5)
Tuesday 5:45-7:15 p.m.

Modern dance learning through technique, improvisation, and choreography. More Information

Level Three Modern Dance

Ages: 11-14 (grades 6-8)
Tuesday 5:45-7:30 p.m.

Explores modern dance concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form, but with a strong emphasis on working together. Developing teamwork and collaborative skills. More Information

Level Four Modern Dance

Ages: 14-18 (grades 9-12)
Thursday 6:15-8:00 p.m.
Location: Field Community School, 4645 S 4th Ave, Mpls, MN 55419

Modern dance concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form with technical rigor and deep creativity. Confidence and self-awareness are key themes, along with empathy, embodiment, and energetic expression. This class explores elements of teamwork and leadership with an emphasis on exploring the self and articulating self-expression. More Information

Modern Technique Intensive 

Ages: 11-18
Tuesday 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Taught by award winning educator, Erin Thompson, this comprehensive instruction of Modern Dance technique: Alignment, Momentum, Shape, and Breath. An in-depth exploration of floor work and locomotive phrases. This class focuses on technique and skill building. More Information


Movement Performance Studies

Ages: 10-18
Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Hatha Yoga Flow:
Sept. 10-Nov. 5 (Class will not be held Oct. 22)
Body and Mind, Embodied Performance With Body Cartography Project:
Nov. 12 - Dec. 17 (Class will not be held Nov. 29)
Body Positive Ballet, Taught by Jennifer Mack:
Jan 7- March 4 (Class will not be held Jan. 14 and Feb. 18)
Modern Dance Fundamentals, Taught by Becky Heist:
March 11- May 6 (Class will not be held March 25 and April 1)
This class offers different perspectives and movement practices allowing students to gain body awareness, strength, flexibility, body control, deepen performance skills, develop dance knowledge, and ultimately become a more full mover through cross curricular training. Each genre will be presented through a body positive, somatic lens. The different practices offered are Body Mind Centering, Hatha yoga Flow, Body Positive Ballet and Modern Dance Fundamentals. An individual can register for one segment or the full year.

All Abilities Level One

Ages: 7-12
Saturday 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Creative Dance for youth living with and without mobility impairments. This class will focus on positive body awaress, creativity, teamwork, motor coordination and personal expression.

All Abilities Level Two

Ages: 12 and Older
Thursday 5:00-6:15 p.m.
Location: Pillsbury House and Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave, 55407

Through partnering skills this class will emphasize communication, collaboration, and performance.