2017 Summer Class and Camp Schedule

Summer Session: Monday, June 26 - Saturday, July 29, 2017


Step One: Complete the REGISTRATION FORM

Please note, The Invitation to Belonging Program has a specific Intake form for this program only. Click below the Invitation to Belonging Program Description to complete the intake form. 


Step Two: Choose a Payment Option. 

Tuition can be paid through snail-mail by check, or by Paypal (links are under the class descriptions).
Mailing Address: 3754 Pleasant Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55409
Payment plans can be scheduled by emailing jennifer@youngdance.org.

Scholarships are availble. Email info@youngdance.org to inquire about tuition scholarships.  

Dance Together

DANCE TOGETHER: Ages 1- 3 with caretaker (crawlers and walkers welcome)


Day: Wednesday, June 28 - July 26 (5-week session)

Family Dance

FAMILY DANCE: Ages 0- 5 with caretaker (crawlers and walkers welcome)

Time: 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Day: Saturday July 8, 15, 22, 29 (4-week session)

Family Dance- Saturdays 10:00

Children and their caregivers discover the joys of dance 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.
* If you would like to register for only part of the sesssion of Family Dance, please email jennifer@youngdance.org

Creative Movement One

Ages: 3-5 (Pre-K)
Time: 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Day: Monday June 26 - July 24
Exploration, improvisation, and expression through movement. Children develop large and fine motor skills, as well as coordination, rhythm, teamwork, and listening skills.

Register $47.00 / 5-week Session
CMI- Monday 4:30 p.m.

Creative Movement Two

Ages: 5-7 (Grades K-1)

Time: 5:15-6:00 p.m.

Day: Monday June 26 - July 24

Location: Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom 

Exploration of dance language through improvisation and creative movement games. Students are exposed to class structure, complex routines, and acquire an understanding of the dance concepts Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form.
$47.00 / 5-week Session
CMII- Monday 5:15 p.m.


All Abilities Creative Dance

Ages: 7-12

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Day: Wednesday, June 28 - July 26

Location: Center for Performing Arts

Creative Dance for youth living with and without mobility impairments. This class will focus on positive body awareness, creativity, teamwork, motor coordination and personal expression.
ACD- WED 12:00


Create! Dance and Art Camp

Ages: 7-11

Time: 9:30-12:00 p.m.

Day: Tuesday July 11 - August 1

Location: Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom

Experience the joy and fun of modern dance, while practicing creativity and dance making inspired by visual art activities. The participants in this camp will learn modern dance through technique, improvisation, and choreography. They will discover the beauty of making dances through the appreciation and inspiration of visual art activities presented alongside the dance curriculum.
$80.00 / 4-week session
Create! Dance and Art Camp

Theater and Dance Camp

Ages: 8-18

Time: 10:00-4:00 p.m. (Bring Lunch. Lunch is not included)

Day: Monday through Friday, July 17 - July 21

Location: Cowles Center for Dance, TEK BOX

Join Young Dance and Theater Novi Most, experience theatre and dance while making new friends and having fun! Students will learn to express emotion and objective through movement and acting while learning both the technical and artistic aspects of dance and theater. The week-long camp will include classes in Classic Modern Dance focusing on the techniques of Isadora Duncan, Acting, Musical Theater, Stage combat, Partnering, Hip Hop and Improvisation. Young Dance aims to be accessible to youth at all levels of income and experience, and works to impart skills useful both on- and offstage in a supportive environment!

A participant can take the camp half of the day: 10:00 -1:00 p.m. or 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Or the full day: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Theater and Dance Camp- 1/2 Day


Theater and Dance Camp- Full Day



Invitation To Belonging

A free, Week-long, Community-based Summer Program

Ages: Teen to Young Adult

Time: 10:00-3:00 p.m.

Day: Monday - Friday, July 24-28, 2017

Location: Monday, July 24th, Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave. S,

Tuesday, July 25th, Heart of the Beast, 1500 East Lake St, Mpls, 55407

Wednesday July 26th, Midwest Special Services, 900 Ocean St, St. Paul 55106 Silk

Thursday, July 27th, Heart of the Beast, 1500 East Lake St, Mpls, 55407

Friday, July 28th, Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave. S, Mpls 55409

7:30 performance at HoB and Powderhorn Park

We are also planning a presentation and art show in Midwest Special Service Art Gallery in Lowertown, St. Paul on August 5-6.

We invite teens and young adults, with and without disabilities, to engage in a weeklong investigation of ways that dance and other creative arts can activate inclusive communities. Through visual arts, music, writing and dance, participants will come together and explore who they are as young people, artists, citizens, and as members of a community.
Each day will begin with a physical warm-up to enliven each individual’s own movement vocabulary and build an understanding of the movement capacity amongst the group.  In subsequent workshops each day, participants will respond to questions posed about community through movement, drawing, writing and sound.  Participants will digest their responses in dialogue, collaborative creating, sharing their own work, and responding to others. Workshops with other art and community organizations, Patrick’s Cabaret, Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts, Upstream Arts and Highland Friendship Club will build our understanding of ways the arts intersect with community. The material generated through all of these experiences will be crafted into a performance for the greater community at the conclusion of the week. 
Each Day
10:00-11:15 – Warm-Up Class
11:15-12:30 – Workshop #1 – Arts Exploration: participants will be introduced to different creative arts practices: theater, music, writing, visual art
12:30-1:30 – Lunch (Young Dance will not be providing lunch. Please bring a lunch)
1:30-3:00 – Workshop #2 – Collaboratively Creating: will feature in opportunity to work with others in the group to create together in Dance, Visual Art, Music, Writing, Theater
HOW TO REGISTER: There is no fee for this program. To register, participants must complete the Invitation to Belonging Intake Form.