Teen/Adult Inversion Modern Workshop with Jennifer Ilse

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Session 1: January 31 – March 28 | Cost: $122
Session 2: April 18 – June 6 | Cost: : $110

A modern class for intermediate and advanced dancers that builds movement possibilities with the full body in contact with the floor and walls.

To register: see any TU Dance staff or visit the programs and classes page at tudance.org

Teen/Adult Hip-Hop Workshop with Darrius Strong

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm

Session 1: February 1 – March 29 | Cost: $122
Session 2: April 19 – June 7 | Cost: $110

This workshop will focus on strength in the body, refining muscle memory through phrase work, and cardio work. In addition to learning more about the history and power of hip hop, students can expect to get the full-body experience. Good music, good vibes.

To register: see any TU Dance staff or visit the programs and classes page at tudance.org

Gaga/People Masterclass with Batsheva at TU Dance Center, January 23

Join us at TU Dance Center for a masterclass with Batsheva company member Ian Robinson. This masterclass is sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium and is open to the general public. No previous dance or performance experience is necessary.

January 23, 11:00am-12:00pm

Register here.

Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.

Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.

To learn more about Gaga/people click here.

Ian Robinson was born in the U.S. in 1985. He graduated from New York University and performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz de Montr?al, Sydney Dance Company, and Aszure Barton & Artists. Ian joined Batsheva Dance Company in 2009.

Teen/Adult Jazz Workshop with Mary Ann Bradley, January 30-March 27 & April 17-June 5

Using a vernacular style rooted in the historical forms of Jazz, this class focuses on developing musicality, spatial awareness, and personal expression. Emphasis will be on using healthy technique to increase coordination, access ease of movement, and most importantly, finding the pleasure in moving with others.

Mary Ann Bradley has been dancing and teaching professionally for 20 years. Currently a member of Zenon Dance Company, she was the Assistant to the Choreographer with JAZZDANCE! By Danny Buraczeski and a founding member of TU Dance. She is a two time recipient of the McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and was named “25 To Watch in 2014” by Dance Magazine.

Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm

Session 1: January 30 – March 27 | Cost: $122
Session 2: April 17 – June 5 | Cost: $110

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Teen/Adult Hip-Hop Workshop with Darrius Strong, February 1-March 29 & April 19-June 7

This workshop will focus on strength in the body, refining muscle memory through phrase work, and cardio work. In addition to learning more about the history and power of hip hop, students can expect to get the full-body experience. Good music, good vibes.

Darrius Strong is a Twin Cities-based choreographer, dancer and educator whose creative work has been chosen for the Walker Art Center Choreographers’ Evening, Rhythmically Speaking, The American College Dance Festival, the University of Minnesota’s University Dance Theatre, and was featured in the New Griots Festival at the Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis. Darrius has created works for Threads Dance Project, Flying Foot Forum, Alternative Motion Project, St. Olaf College, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, and many more high schools in Minnesota. He also shared two evenings of work: “Ipseity”, and his most recent work, “Access Granted”. Strong served as a 2016 Sage Award panelist and developed his own dance company, STRONGmovement (www.strong-movement.com), in 2015.  Hip Hop is Darrius‘ foundation, as he developed love for it at a young age in the south side of Chicago. He has been an educator of the form for seven years.

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm

Session 1: February 1 – March 29 | Cost: $122
Session 2: April 19 – June 7 | Cost: $110

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Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson, February 1-March 29 & April 19-June 7

This workshop with Thern will teach body and spacial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing and injury prevention through modern dance patterns and improvisation.

Thern Anderson started dancing at the University of Minnesota and perform with Choreogram Dance Company.  She has taught to all ages and abilities in Washington, DC, Portland, OR and Minneapolis, MN.

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Session 1: February 1 – March 29 | Cost: $122
Session 2: April 19 – June 7 | Cost: $110

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Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum, February 5-April 2 & April 23-June 11

This ballet technique class emphasizes alignment, placement and somatic awareness.  The class consists of barre and center work that focuses on balance, classical line, connecting steps, and simple turns and jumps.

Tina Anderson Wallum’s 23-year performing career included principal and soloist work with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Ballet Minnesota, Ballet Arts Minnesota, Ballet of the Dolls, Savannah Ballet, The Contemporary Ballet Company, and Pennsylvania Ballet. She holds her BS from Radford University in Virginia. She has taught ballet classes for Ballet Arts Minnesota, Ballet Minnesota, Classical Ballet Academy, Chinese Dance Theater and is currently teaching at the University of Minnesota. Her current scholarly research is in Mind-Body Centering and somatics where she is devoted to creating a sense of embodiment in her students.

Sundays, 1:00-2:30pm

Session 1: February 5 – April 2 | Cost: $122
Session 2: April 23 – June 11 | Cost: $110

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*$15 for a single drop-in class (exact cash or check only at TU Dance Center).

Teen/Adult Inversion Modern Workshop with Jennifer Ilse, January 31-March 28 & April 18-June 6

This workshop is for intermediate and advanced dancers with some experience in inversions, such as gymnastics, breakdancing, or yoga, or for those who get excited when there are handstands and cartwheels in modern dance classes!  Jennifer’s inversion dance is an ever-growing vocabulary that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, while working the body with economy of movement. Drawing from modern dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, yoga, gymnastics, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to movement, build your movement possibilities with the full body in contact with the floor and walls.

A native of Wisconsin, Jennifer first studied dance in a professional setting in Duluth, Minnesota. She then moved to Eugene, Oregon to continue her studies at the University of Oregon. In Eugene, she also studied with the Eugene Ballet under Susan Zadoff of Ballet Russe, at the Musical Feet school of tap, and performed four seasons with the Dance Theatre of Oregon. After moving to Minneapolis in 1997 she became co-artistic director of the dance/theater/visual art hybrid company Off-Leash Area, with which she has choreographed and directed over 25 original full-length productions. She has also worked as a performer and collaborator with several choreographers in Minneapolis, including six years with Gerry Girouard in his intensely acrobatic dance work. Ilse has also worked as an educator, teaching ballet, tap and modern dance classes for adults and children, and leading dance and theater workshops in a variety of settings. She received an Artist Initiative grant in 2009 and 2012 from the Minnesota State Arts Board, was commissioned by the O’Shaughnessy in 2010, and received an MRAC/McKnight Next Step Grant in 2015. Drawing from her past work with Gerry Girouard, Jennifer developed her own vocabulary and has been teaching her Inversion Modern Dance classes for 4 years.

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Session 1: January 31 – March 28. Cost: $122
Session 2: April 18 – June 6 | Cost: : $110

Sessions (please select one below) :
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*$15 for a single drop-in class (exact cash or check only at TU Dance Center).

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