Dance School Links
Saint Paul Area
Arthur Murray Saint Paul
534 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Nestled in the Cathedral Hill District on Selby Avenue, our Saint Paul, Minnesota studio has the privilege of providing our friends and neighbors with the opportunity to experience the joy of ballroom dancing. We at Arthur Murray Saint Paul are proud of our heritage and history serving the Twin Cities community. Come visit us for private and group Ballroom and Latin dance lessons that are tailored to your needs and the experience you want to create no matter what your age or skill level. We have the pleasure of helping our friends with their first wedding dance, prepare for their next dance competition or by just providing them with a creative opportunity to socialize.
276 E Lafayette Frontage Road
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Ballet Co.Laboratory is a professional ballet School and Company that offers ballet classes and performances to the Twin Cities community in Minnesota. Our mission for this organization is to enrich the community with dance performance, education and collaboration inspired by the art of ballet. For the artists and staff of Ballet Co.Laboratory, collaboration has always been the pulse of art learning and creation, so we would like to put it in the forefront. Dance and art is about experimenting, trying new things and making the impossible come to life. The studio is an experimental, collaborative laboratory of possibilities. The School and Company of Ballet Co.Laboratory will create a nurturing, safe space to explore all of these possibilities and continue to train and experience the technique and art of ballet. Founded by Zoé Emilie Henrot, Ballet Co.Laboratory is a cooperative performing arts organization that strives to use community collaboration to challenge the stereotypes of ballet and bring the art form into a different light.
The Ballet Co.Laboratory School provides four programs:
Young Dancer Program
Teen & Adult Drop-In Program
Celebrate! Dance Academy
1700 West Highway 96
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Celebrate! Dance Academy offers tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, preschool, boys, hip hop, modern, pom/danceline, and clogging technique classes to dancers, age three through adult. Celebrate! is a Christian value-based studio offering a noncompetitive dance experience with age appropriate music, costuming, and choreography. We encourage dancers of all ability levels to participate and will make accommodations for those dancers with special needs. In addition to our annual recital, Celebrate! dancers may choose to participate in a full-length ballet production, The Fantastic Toy Shop, every other year (odd years).
Cinema Ballroom & Latin Dancing
1560 Saint Clair Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Cinema Ballroom is a facility designed for every aspect of the partner dancer’s lifestyle. It is the hub for learning to dance from the top professionals in the state. It also hosts sizzling hot social dance events catering to all dance levels and ages. At Cinema Ballroom, we teach all forms of partner dancing including Latin (ie. cha cha, rumba), Ballroom (ie. waltz, foxtrot), Salsa (ie. merengue, mambo), Swing (ie. lindy hop, west coast) and Night Club (ie. night club two step, country, hustle). We teach via a combination of private lessons (one on one with an instructor), group classes and practice sessions. We also host events to showcase our students and our professional instructors.
Classical Ballet Academy & Ballet Minnesota
Saint Paul Studio:
314 Chester Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107
7582 Currell Boulevard, Suite 207
Woodbury, MN 55125
The mission of Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota is to create a professional school dedicated to the pursuit of artistry in dance with high quality education for the performing arts dancer.
Classical Ballet Academy, the official school of Ballet Minnesota, offers classes for ages 4-18 along with adult classes. The Performing Arts Program stresses technical, as well as performance, development through graded classroom progression and performances. Students perform in Ballet Minnesota productions including The Fall Concert, The Classic Nutcracker, Minnesota Dance Festival and The Summer Series.
Classical Ballet Academy training develops musicality, correct posture and alignment. Classical Ballet Academy students develop respect and are encouraged in discipline and accountability in and outside of the studio. Many students have gone on to teach, attend major universities with dance scholarships, and dance in professional companies all over the world.
Collide Theatrical Dance Company & Academy
755 Prior Ave N #235H
Saint Paul, MN 55104
The COLLIDE Academy of Dance is a boutique dance studio with a mission to provide exceptional training in the art of American Jazz dance for students of all ages. The pre-professional program is an intense training regimen designed to nurture future Broadway dancers. Our curriculum is rooted in classical ballet technique and layered with traditional jazz dance movement.
- We adhere to limiting our class sizes in an effort to provide individual attention for each student.
- We cherish the diversity of humanity and all our welcome here.
- We are committed to creating a healthy, nurturing environment for all students.
- We strive to inspire self-confidence, discipline, and love of the performing arts.
Our pre-professional program is designed to equip elite dancers who wish to pursue a professional dance career. In addition to our full-length Spring production, students involved in our pre-professional program are eligible to participate in small holiday productions in the fall and winter season.
The Academy’s diverse and professional instructors are specialists in their field with professional performing credits; many are Company Dancers with COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company.
Dance & Entertainment
Tricia WoodDance and Entertainment
LLC7308 Landau Drive
Bloomington, MN 55438
8595 Central Park Place
Woodbury, MN 55125
We teach over twenty styles of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country dances, including: bolero, cha cha, country two step, East Coast swing, foxtrot, hustle (disco), line dancing, mambo, merengue, night club two step, polka, rumba, salsa, samba, tango, Viennese waltz, and West Coast swing. We offer group classes, private lessons, performance teams, dance parties, showcases, and competitions, for singles and couples of all ages. We also provide offsite event entertainment- we can teach, perform, emcee, and DJ your events!
*Changing Locations – Contact them for info*
Whether you want to learn to dance for fun, are planning a wedding or attending one, or want to learn some dance skills before going on your next vacation, The Dancers Studio would like to share with you its passion for dancing. Our instructors are personally interested in each and every one of their students, and have the knowledge and experience to help meet a variety of dance goals. Our outgoing and friendly administrative team is always around to greet clients, answer questions, and schedule lessons.
We specialize in teaching all of the popular and classical dances including: salsa, swing, rumba, cha cha, merengue, waltz, foxtrot, tango, nightclub two-step, and more. We offer private lessons for individualized attention, group classes to build your basics and lead/follow skills and practice parties to meet new friends and integrate what you have learned in lessons. For more information about renting our spaces for classes, weddings, parties, and other special events, please visit dseventcenter.com to contact an Event Coordinator.
Legacy Dance Studio
7157 10th Street
Oakdale, MN 55128
2110 Eagle Creek Lane, Suite 350
Woodbury, MN 55129
Legacy Dance Studio is family-owned and has been operating since 1998. Our mission is to provide students of all ages the skills they need to enjoy dance for a lifetime. Our curriculum stresses ballet technique as the base for all dances. The types of dance offered in addition to ballet are tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. Dance conditioning and Pilates stress core strength training while individual technique classes provide the dancer the ability to concentrate on specific fundamentals of dance. Legacy offers a variety of classes for recreational students ages 2-18 ranging from beginner to advanced. Each age class has a maximum number of students to allow an appropriate amount of one-on-one attention. The studio also offers students the opportunity to try out for a competition line for those looking for a chance to perform outside of the studio. Individual music and vocal lessons are also available at the studio.
Out on a Limb
1535 Larpenteur Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55113
Out On A Limb Dance Company engages the creativity and talents of dancers who share a common belief that dance is meant to entertain and touch the lives of audiences and dancers alike. Our dance company presents the opportunity for young dancers to work with professional dancers and choreographers throughout the year. Professional mentoring of young dancers will help prepare the next generation of performers for their careers in an atmosphere that is nurturing and supportive, rather than competitive.
Pas de Deux Dance Studio
1899 Larpenteur Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55113
2372 Heights Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55119
Pas de Deux Dance Studio is dedicated to providing quality ballet instruction in a fun, non-competitive environment, focusing on technique, artistry and a love of dance. In addition to evening classes, daytime classes are available for pre-school and homeschool students.
Classes in traditional ballet are available for ages four and older. We encourage older students to check us out as well – it is never too late to start ballet! Please see our website for complete details on classes, schedules, the studio and our locations in the Saint Paul area.
Saint Paul Ballet
655 Fairview Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Saint Paul Ballet’s vision is to rejoice in the beauty and immediacy of dance with the widest possible audience and to lift the human spirit through the art of ballet. Its mission is to provide the finest dance education, reduce barriers to involvement in the art of dance, and perform a vibrant repertory with a passion for the highest level of excellence.
We work to make ballet accessible for every age and body from creative movement to advanced ballet and pointe technique. We offer a children’s program, pre-professional program, teen and adult open classes for beginning and intermediate levels and open professional classes.
655 Fairview Avenue N
(located in the Fairview Business Center)
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Since 1987, Young Dance has worked to transform lives through movement by fostering an inclusive community where creativity flourishes. Young Dance encourages peer-to-peer mentorship and collaboration in the making of dances. Through engagement of youth of all abilities, body types, and economic, social, and cultural backgrounds, Young Dance creates an environment where diversity is authentically embraced and celebrated. Young Dance dancers become leaders in their schools and communities. Working with professional artists, they develop a keen understanding of the art form, the complexity of the creative process, and the self-determination and collaboration required to see an idea through.
Young Dance programming includes weekly classes at its St. Paul home, a youth performing company, and community partnerships. Weekly classes are offered to students ages 1–18 and include many genres of movement such as Dance Together (student with caregiver), Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Breaking, Afro-Modern, Ballet, Choreography, Jazz, All Abilities Dancing, and Modern dance classes. The Young Dance Performing Company is a group of dancers ages 7–18 who work with professional choreographers to create work and perform at various venues throughout the Twin Cities. Through community partnerships, Young Dance proudly works with artists, organizations, and government institutions to engage youth in developing self-confidence, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills through dance. Each of these programming areas complement each other and advance the work toward the Young Dance mission to transform lives through movement.
Young Dance believes that everyone can (and should!) dance.
Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center
4259 Minnehaha Avenue South
Ballare Teatro serves students from all over the Twin Cities area and has become known for successfully melding professional, effective dance instruction with a fun, warm atmosphere that both professional and novice dancers enjoy. With 16 highly trained, professional dance instructors, Ballare Teatro offers small class sizes for maximum learning and enjoyment. Our programs build well-rounded dancers with a love and a passion for dance in a community that enables free expression and confidence. We offer creative dance, ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance. We have been dancing and teaching since 1998 and would love for you to join us in the studio!
Ballare Teatro has 6 programs:
Preschool Program for 3-4 year olds
Performing Arts Program for 5-17 year olds
Deuxmensions Dance Theater & School
5710 West 36th Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Deuxmensions Dance Theatre & School, under the direction of Michelle Doyle & Kirstin Doyle, believes in providing a well-rounded dance education that helps develop the potential, creativity and confidence of each of our students as they grow and learn in the world of dance.
Deuxmensions Dance Theatre & School offers classical ballet, pre ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap and musical theatre training to dancers ages three-adult. We are a non-competition dance school that focuses on teaching proper technique and an appreciation of dance as an art form. We are dedicated to giving our students a solid dance education and technical foundation. We require our teachers to have a degree in dance, and all have many years of teaching and performance experience. At Deuxmensions, we pride ourselves in selecting music, choreography and costumes that are age-appropriate and family friendly. The highlight of our year is the full length, all-school ballet(s) we produce each spring.
Jawaahir Dance Company & The Cassandra School of Middle Eastern Dance
Office and Minneapolis Studio:
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
*Studios also in Bloomington and Saint Paul
The Cassandra School philosophy of teaching is to treat every student as though he/she is an aspiring professional Middle Eastern dancer: giving the student all the skills and coordination necessary and challenging all students to achieve a personal best!
The Cassandra School offers year-round classes in the art of Middle Eastern dance for adults ranging from beginning to professional. Started by Cassandra in 1978, the school now serves as the teaching arm of Jawaahir Dance Company. Classes incorporate many relevant aspects of Middle Eastern dance, music, and culture. The regular classes serve the seven-county metro area and are sought by students from across the United States. Many dancers from around the country have relocated expressly to study with Cassandra at the school.
Lake Harriet Dance Center
6438 Lyndale Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
In 1980, the Lake Harriet Dance Center opened in the Linden Hills Area and, after fifteen years, moved to its current location on Lyndale near 66th. Since it opened, the studio has grown and matured into one of Minneapolis’ most reputable dance centers. This well-rounded studio nurtures and trains dancers from four years old through adult. The staff believes that, in addition to training dancers, they are instilling in the students not only a love of dance, but also a sense of self-worth and accomplishment. Because the Dance Center endorses the philosophy that dance is an art form, not a sport, the studio does not perform in competitions. The children also perform in two recitals; Winter and Spring. Everything we put into teaching, nurturing, and giving performances gives continuity to the students, offering a broad range of classes and allowing them the opportunity to grow.
Minnesota Dance Theatre & School
528 Hennepin Avenue, Sixth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The mission of the Minnesota Dance Theater School is to present masterful and inspiring dance through performance and education. Students of our school inherit knowledge from our renowned faculty, who nurture each child’s potential for artistry and self-confidence. Joy and agility are encouraged through training, mentoring and performing experiences, furthering their skills and talents. Our faculty is dedicated to providing guidance and experience that shape the performer both technically and artistically – not only to become professional dancers, but to develop the confidence and discipline in pursuing all life goals. Classes for students ranging from pre-school to adult are designed to meet a variety of abilities. Central to our purpose is inspiring and challenging students to achieve their best.
Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Avenue, #400
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Zenon Dance School offers an impressive array of classes in modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, breakdancing, tap, house dance, African dance, bellydance, contact improvisation, and yoga. Known for our comfortable atmosphere and reasonable class rates, Zenon welcomes all dancers, regardless of age, ability, or experience. Classes are taught by the area’s leading independent instructors who bring out the unique potential of each student, from the beginning child or adult to the professional-level dancer.
Whether you are looking for professional training, a vocational class, a fun way to exercise, or a social experience, you’ll find that Zenon classes will move you in enjoyable and challenging ways as you stretch your body and your mind!
Ashley Ballet Arts Academy
1000 Boone Avenue North, Suite 360
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Ashley Ballet Arts Academy is a dance school where students of all ages and abilities receive exceptional training in ballet and its related arts. It is a nurturing and comfortable, yet disciplined and stimulating environment, where students can acquire a lifelong appreciation of the art and joy of dance. The school’s philosophy is that every student should receive an excellent dance education whether they are to be the stars of tomorrow, the scholar at the university or any other member of society. This school is a place where the child attending receives excellent ballet and dance training and a fostering of their inner self.
Our school provides a complete ballet program from the earliest level, at three years old, through pre-professional and adults. Instruction is offered at the recreational and pre-professional training level. The school follows a well-developed syllabus for each ballet level, influenced by the Vaganova method of ballet technique. All of our faculty members are experienced teachers with professional dance careers and/or a degree in Dance.
Hopkins Dance Center
821 1/2, Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343
Located in the heart of downtown Hopkins, HDC is a fully diversified, classically inspired dance studio with a 35-year history of developing and mentoring young dancers. We emphasize a strong foundation in dance technique, particularly ballet, for dancers at all levels. Whether your goal is to enjoy a fun extracurricular activity, or to someday perform at the college or professional level, HDC is right for you. Our instructors are current and former professional dancers, with a wide range of expertise.
Metropolitan Ballet & Academy
2533 Fernbrook Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55447
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The Metropolitan Ballet Academy is the official school of the Metropolitan Ballet and offers classes for novice through professionals interested in fine training and performance opportunities. There are three divisions of training: Open Division for young dancers beginning or furthering their training; Professional Trainee Division for older teens and young adults committed to pursuing a career as a professional dancer; and Adult Ballet for individuals that wish to keep in shape, begin a new form of exercise or get back to their childhood passion of ballet! The Metropolitan Ballet is committed to serving our diverse community and the individual by providing exquisite training at all levels regardless of age or ability, with deep concern for the whole student and the development of unique potential.
Minnesota Ballet Theater & School
14675 Martin Drive, Suite 400
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
The Academy of Russian Ballet is the first Russian dance school in Minnesota committed to educating children in the best traditions of Russian ballet mastership. The Academy’s comprehensive curriculum, based on the Vaganova method, is proven to instill in dancers incomparable technique while striving for a greater sense of artistry, clarity, grace, athleticism, speed, and musicality. The Academy of Russian Ballet creates ballet performance opportunities in Minnesota with works such as The Nutcracker, Halloween Adventure, Peter and the Wolf, and more.
Northland School of Dance
12425 Champlin Drive
Champlin, MN 55316
At Northland School of Dance, we offer a limited class size with ample staff to meet all of the student’s needs. We emphasize a strong ballet foundation, mastering dance technique, showmanship and good sportsmanship. We strive for top notch, well trained performers, with strong character, a strong mind and body, good sportsmanship, a practice of loyalty, and the understanding that excellence is not always being the best, but it is always doing your best. To this end we dedicate ourselves to you.
It is important to remember all dance studios are not alike. Studios will vary greatly in the type of instruction and service they provide. Northland prides itself on the family atmosphere generated by the staff, parents and students. It is not the facility that makes a warm and friendly dance studio, it’s the people. Northland embodies high quality dance instruction and has produced an elite group of dancers and excellent teachers who have continually received regional and national awards for choreography and routine accomplishment. We open our doors and our arms to offer exciting programs for all levels of dance, from the beginning and recreational dancer, to an intermediate competition level or ‘pre-comp’ for those who want more without full commitment, and also offer an intensive full competition dance program.
Platinum Dance Center
5300 Edina Industrial Boulevard, Suite 300
Edina, MN 55439
Platinum Dance Center is a new dance studio owned and operated by Erica Leanna and Lexi Zimmermann, former Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers. They are excited to bring their expertise and passion to the metro area. Platinum Dance Center’s signature dance program includes performance, competition and technique classes for dancers of all ages and skill levels. They share a newly renovated space with their affiliate company, The Metropolitan Ballet Academy, and offer ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, creative movement, dance team and lyrical. They host birthday parties, princess camps and more! Visit our website for more information.
Secrets of Classical Ballet Academy
5211 W 73rd Street
Edina, MN 55439
Secrets of Classical Ballet Academy is directed by Russian Prima Ballerina and International Gold Medalist Tatiana Berenova.
Ms. Berenova is well known throughout the professional ballet community all over the world. Her studio is open for young talents of different ages and levels of training, with or without previous dance experience. Besides providing classical ballet training, Secrets of Classical Ballet Academy holds summer intensives each year that offer a wide variety of classes, such as contemporary, pointe technique, female/male variations, body conditioning, character dance and acting. Private lessons and choreography are available upon request.
7 Movements Dance
7035 Cahill Road
Edina, MN 55439
7 Movements Dance is focused on dance education and fostering a love of dance for ages 3+, beginner to advanced. They bring opportunities to perform in a non-competitive environment to reflect dance as a performance art form. Each dancer builds their skills in a nourishing environment, fostering the development of each child individually through small class sizes and highly experienced teachers. Ballet is integrated into all levels of their program to show an appreciation of the importance of proper ballet technique as the building block of every style of dance. Dancers at 7 Movements Dance also study tap, jazz, musical theater, pointe, contemporary/modern and hip hop.
Helmer Dance Studio
2701 Enloe Street
Hudson, WI 54016
We offer something for everyone, whether dancing competitively or simply for fun and recreation. It is our mission to provide dance instruction in a family oriented, but disciplined environment. Our prices are reasonable and family friendly. Helmer Dance Studio offers kids’ ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop classes as well as Competitive Lines and Performance Lines. We also offer adult hip hop, tap and zumba classes.
For over 35 years, our talented instructors have been dedicated to the art of dance. We believe in properly educating each dancer and properly advancing him or her at their own individual pace. We strive to expand each dancer’s imagination, build self-esteem, promote self-discipline, and help establish a positive attitude toward teamwork and cooperation with others.
St. Croix Ballet
11520 110th Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Founded in 1991 by Karla and Brian Sweeney, St. Croix Ballet has become one of the Twin Cities top ballet and dance studios. The year-round program includes two full-length classical ballets – The Nutcracker and a spring show (past shows have included Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Coppelia); a three-week summer intensive that includes modern, character, jazz, ballet, and Pilates; a Summer Gala performance in Stillwater’s picturesque Pioneer Park, as well as periodic Master Classes by guest artists and intensives throughout the year. The very capable teaching staff utilizes the Vaganova pedagogy and syllabus as the foundation of the studio’s training.
Woodbury Dance Center
Main Studio (and Postal Address)
380 Rivertown Drive, Suite #1100
Woodbury, MN 55125
Second Studio Location:
1125 Woodbury Drive, Suite #600
Woodbury, MN 55125
Woodbury Dance Center is a family-orientated dance studio offering quality dance instruction for ages eighteen months to adults. We offer classes in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, pom, pointe and creative movement. We offer recreational and competitive classes year round for boys and girls. We focus our dance studio on helping our students discover the joy of dance. Our highly-skilled teaching staff is made up of dedicated professionals who have many personal accomplishments in the dance world.
Al-Bahira Middle Eastern Dance Theater and the Aalim School of Dance, LLC.
3754 Pleasant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Aalim School of Middle Eastern Dance offers weekly classes and workshops in belly dance, Middle Eastern folkloric dance, and fusion dance forms. Aalim School is the educational partner of Al-Bahira Dance Theater, a professional performing company.
Ballet Royale Minnesota & Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
Ballet Royale: (952) 452-3163
Twin Cities Ballet:
Ballet Royale Minnesota is an independent ballet school, founded and directed by former professional ballet dancers Denise and Rick Vogt, offering a comprehensive ballet-based curriculum of study for students of all ages and abilities, from pre-ballet creative movement to pre-professional level classes.
Ballet Royale is also proud to be the official residence of the non-profit dance company, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, semi-professional dance company that draws its dancers from area professional dance companies, dance schools, and community residents.
TCB strives to introduce the artistry, discipline and athleticism of ballet and other dance forms to Minnesota communities, through performances, educational and interactive programs, scholarship awards, and collaborative artistic events. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and driven by the energy and efforts of dedicated parents, students, volunteers and community sponsors, TCB continues to develop a variety of community outreach initiatives, including working with other arts organizations and schools, and to offer both its participants and audiences the opportunity to experience the enriching world of dance.
Center Stage Dance Studio
4385 Fountain Hills Dr. NE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
In 2020, Center Stage will be starting it’s 20th year of teaching dance to area students. Our 17,000 sf studio is one of the best dance facilities in Prior Lake / Savage. Our dance program offers many classes to fit your needs and your child’s desire. Our Recreational Program is second to none. Our students are offered a wide variety of classes including, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. Each class is a structured and fun environment, geared towards helping each dancer master their skills.
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
Continental Ballet Company’s mission is to enrich the community by preserving the art of classical ballet through professional performances, dance development, and educational programs. As both a company and a school of ballet, Continental Ballet Company has been providing professional performances and educational programs for over 25 years in the Twin Cities. Their instructors are professionals and dancers with the company who are motivated to teach because of their love of ballet and their desire to share their knowledge and experience.
Dance Works Performing Arts Center
17470 Glacier Way
Lakeville, MN 55044
The primary focus of DanceWorks has always been to teach and nurture a love of dance through our recreational classes, competition lines, pre-school program and ballet curriculum. DanceWorks continues to inspire, motivate, and challenge all aspiring dancers in achieving their goals.
Our ballet program currently consists of four levels: Ballet Pink A & B (beginners), Ballet Blue (advanced beginners), Level 4 (intermediate) Level 5 (intermediate with pre-pointe class) Level 6 (advanced with pointe class). Our curriculum is not focused on creating professional ballerinas but allows students to enjoy, yet be challenged by the discipline and fundamentals of ballet while still being able to participate in high school activities. DanceWorks has produced the Nutcracker Ballet since 1996, and continues to do so during the holiday season.
Our competition lines offer a more intense study of jazz, tap, lyrical and danceline. Most competition programs have a ballet requirement with a minimum total of three hours per week of dance. Auditions are held in the summer of each year following mandatory summer workshops.
Northfield Dance Academy LLC
640 Water Street South
Northfield, MN 55057
Northfield Dance Academy is owned and directed by Daphne McCoy, a professor of Dance at Carleton College with an MFA in Modern Dance.
Northfield Dance Academy is a Ballet based studio that also excels in Modern, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance and age appropriate Hip-Hop. Our mission is to give our dancer’s a solid base in technique and a love of performance and the artistry of dance. We have classes for all ages for the school year and in the summer.
Studio 4 Dance
12264 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337
Studio 4 specializes in Competitive, Non-competitive/Recreational, Ballet, Dance Team and Tumbling training. Studio 4 aspires to deliver high quality dance instruction in a fun and disciplined environment. We will provide a nurturing yet challenging atmosphere that will propel students to reach their potential as dancers, as well as individuals. It is the goal of Studio 4’s instructors to promote dedication and hard work, to foster friendships, and to encourage creativity in a safe and supportive community.
218 Dance Project
5713 Grand Avenue, Suite D
Duluth, MN 55807
Our youth are the future leaders of our communities. The education provided by 218 Dance Project will contribute to the development of responsible, dedicated, determined, and creative members in society. We will provide more than just dance education:
1) Create a sense of belonging through team-building, self-awareness, and respect for self and others.
2) Provide instruction that promotes self-discipline through working hard to achieve their goals.
3) Promote confidence in our dancers for skill mastery.
4) Challenge our student by teaching them to problem solve, overcome obstacles, and strive for excellence.
5) Connect dancers and families with the local community by completing yearly service projects, attending local dance shows and promoting a positive youth presence.
218 Dance Project will provide a solid and comprehensive technical foundation for the developing dancer. We feel strongly that using ballet as a foundation will instill an awareness of poise, alignment, and technique. Our goal is to give each individual dancer the tools they need to take dance as far as they dream to take it. Classes include ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop and competitive dance for a variety of ages from toddlers to teenagers.
12155 43rd Street Northeast, Suite A2
St. Michael, MN 55376
Dance Impressions is a premier, student centered and award winning performing arts organization that trains students in a triple threat of dance, acting, and singing. Our goal is to develop the best in each individual performer through a combination of technical training, artistry and life lessons. Our dance program is based on the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus with Vaganova and American influences. Our jazz, modern, lyrical and tap program is based on classic techniques with contemporary and world influences. Our acting and singing program utilizes story-telling, confidence building and technical training to bring out the best inherent performer in each student. We have three educational tracks:
Recreational Program C. This is our recreational program for those who want to keep it simple. It is designed for education, fun and convenience in dance, acting and singing with holiday and spring showcase performance opportunities.
Performance Program B. This is our competitive program. It is designed for a higher lever of training in dance, acting, and singing with a wide variety of opportunities including workshops, competitions, holiday shows, and spring showcases.
Performance Program A. This is our advanced or elite pre-professional and professional training program. This is for the serious performer who wants the best in dance, acting, and singing training. It includes multiple workshops including traveling workshops, a limited number of competitions, our holiday show, our spring showcase, and a special elite showcase. Dance training will focus on ballet, pointe and modern.
The Dance Complex
9484 Hemlock Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
The Dance Complex’s purpose is to create and develop young artists with strong character and integrity. They believe in the collaboration of art and excellence in technique to ultimately help students reach their highest possible individual potential. The studio offers recreational classes, a pre-competition and competition program, and an invitation-only ballet academy.
The Dance Complex is home to a nationally recognized competition team that ranges from ages 4 – 18 year years old. Their teams train in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and many other genres at intermediate & advanced levels. Auditions are required for placement on the team.
The Ballet Academy is an invitation-only ballet program that is exclusively available to dancers at The Dance Complex. Dancers who participate in TBA take an additional 3-5 hours of strict ballet per week with both resident and guest ballet instructors year round. In addition to standard technique classes, dancers will also be exposed to enrichment classes such as pointe, variations and contemporary ballet. All dancers in TBA are also given the opportunity to learn a classical variation and compete it at local competitions. A select handful will also be invited to compete at Youth America Grand Prix in the spring. For more information on TBA, please contact the studio.
The Dance Complex is also home to Darby’s Dancers Maple Grove, a non-profit organization providing specialized dance classes for children with special needs, where each dancer is paired with a volunteer coach.
North Ballet Academy
5600 Queens Avenue NE
Otsego, MN 55330
North Ballet Academy seeks to inspire growth through the art of ballet. With a team of exceptional and expert staff members, North Ballet Academy offers classical ballet instruction for novice, intermediate, advanced, and adult dancers. Aimed at both the recreational dancer and the aspiring professional, North Ballet Academy provides Russian ballet instruction (Vaganova syllabus) to foster the development of the art of ballet and encourage proficiency in ballet performance and choreography. Through distinct performing arts opportunities, North Ballet Academy seeks to expand the community’s exposure to, appreciation for, and understanding of ballet, movement, and music.
Physical Therapy for Dancers
New Heights Physical Therapy
Maryann Johnson – PT, Dance Specialist
750 Main Street, Suite #206
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Phone: (651) 905-9000
Fax: (651) 454-1603
Maryann Johnson is a specialized Dance Medicine Physical Therapist. She has extensive training in treating dancers, manual therapy, orthopedic conditions and Postural Restoration. She is a graduate of University of Minnesota in Physical Therapy and a classically trained dancer. Her dance training includes the Classical Ballet Academy under Jo Savino, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School NYC and Pennsylvania Ballet School under Lupe Serrano. She has danced professionally with Ballet of the Dolls and other local venues. She currently teaches ballet in the Twin Cities. Maryann is a member of Minnesota Dance Medicine and International Academy of Dance Medicine and Science.
Satin Stitches, Ltd.
11894 Round Lake Boulevard Northwest
Minneapolis, MN 55433
Real Custom… Real Quality FOR OVER 35 YEARS!
From personal interests to favorite colors, from experiences to aspirations, every individual and team is unique. You have a set of exceptional characteristics that makes you stand out in a crowd. Satin Stitches strives to embrace every unmistakable quality that makes you…you! We are excited to bring your individual vision to life!
Satin Stitches prides itself on producing couture-quality performance costumes and uniforms right here in our showroom and production facility in Minneapolis. We strive for flawless customer service from the moment you contact us to the moment you receive your final product. Our meticulous attention to detail is evident in every impeccably crafted costume and uniform that we produce.
Not only will you fall in love with your custom costume, but also you can be assured you will never see your Satin Stitches individual or Team design on someone else! At Satin Stitches, our costumes are “Designed for a Sensational Performance” and made exclusively for YOU!
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