2017-18 CLASS SCHEDULE

Classes begin Thursday September 7, 2017

Young Dance offers modern dance technique, improvisation, and choreographic skills for any BODY. 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. 

Young Dance programing progresses over a 31 week season, running September 7th through May 19. All of our classes are taught by professional artists and dance educators with post secondary degree education. During the academic school year we schedule two informal showings, fall and spring, to celebrate what participants have been learning in the classes.
 
*Dance Together participants will have an in-class celebration scheduled the last day of each session. Dance Together classes are scheduled for 3 shorter sessions throughout the academic school year. Session dates listed under Dance Together heading.

 

Abbreviated Calendar and Holiday Schedule

FULL CALENDAR

  • Classes begin Thursday September 7, 2017.
  • Fall Break: Classes will not be held Thursday Oct. 19 - Saturday Oct. 21, 2017
  • Annual Pasta Promenade FRIEND-raising dinner and student performances, Saturday Oct. 28, 2017, 4:00-7:30p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Classes will not be held Monday Nov. 20- Saturday Nov. 25, 2017
  • Fall Round Up! and Potluck, Saturday December 16, 2:00p.m. Location: Clara Barton Open School
  • Winter Break: Sunday December 17- Friday January 5, 2018
  • Break: No classes held Saturday February 17- 19th
  • Spring Break: Classes will not be held Saturday March 31 - Friday April 6, 2018
  • Spring Round UP! Saturday May 19, 11:00 a.m. Location: TBD

Dance Together


Ages: 1-3 with caregiver (crawlers and walkers welcome)
Children and their caregivers discover the joys of movement through movement games, stories, and songs. More Information
 
Session I: Friday September 8- Friday December 15
Session II: Wednesday January 6- Friday May 18
 
Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.
 
Friday 10:15-11:00 a.m. *This section is closed to enrollment for fall session only. 

Dance Together - Shorter Spring Session

Saturday 10:00-10:45 a.m. (Session dates: March 17-May 12)(8-weeks)

Creative Movement I


Ages: 3-5 (Pre-K)
Exploration, improvisation, and expression through movement. Children develop large and fine motor skills, as well as coordination, rhythm, teamwork, and listening skills. More Information
 
Monday 4:30-5:15 p.m. *This section is closed to enrollment.
 
Wednesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
 
Saturday 9:30-10:15 a.m.

 

Creative Movement II


Ages: 5-7 (K-1)
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
 
Monday 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Saturday 10:15-11:00 a.m.

 

 

Boys Get Movin'


Ages: 7-10
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
 
Wednesday 5:15-6:15 p.m.

 

Level One Modern Dance


Ages: 7-9 (grades 2-3)
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
REGISTRATION AND TUITION (Level One is offered at 2 times)
 
Monday 4:30-5:30 p.m.*This section is closed to enrollment.

Monday 5:15-6:15 p.m.
 

Level Two Modern Dance


Ages: 9-11 (grades 4-5)
Modern dance learning through technique, improvisation, and choreography. More Information
 
Tuesday 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Level Three Modern Dance


Ages: 11-14 (grades 6-8)
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
 
Tuesday 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Level Four Modern Dance


Ages: 14-18 (grades 9-12)
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
 
Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Calhoun Building, 711 West Lake St. Mpls. Suite #308

 
 
 

Modern Technique Intensive 


Ages: 11-18
This class focuses on the comprehensive instruction of Modern Dance technique: Alignment, Momentum, Shape, and Breath. An in-depth exploration of floor work and locomotive phrases will be explored, as well as, technique and skill building. More Information

 
Monday 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Location: Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th St. Minneapolis MN 55409

All Abilities Level One


Ages: 7-11
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.
 
Saturday 11:00-12:00 p.m.


 

All Abilities Level Two


Ages: 11 and Older
Through partnering skills this class will emphasize communication, collaboration, and performance. 
 
Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Calhoun Building, 711 West Lake St. Mpls. Suite #308

 

 

 

REGISTRATION

Step Two: Complete the REGISTRATION FORM

Please fill out the online registration form, and our school director will call or email with confirmation of class registration and tuition information. Email jennifer@youngdance.org with any questions. 

Step Three: CHOOSE A TUITION PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT