Dancing Together

This 8-week session is designed for children (ages 2-4) and their parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play. Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally-appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. Participants will be encouraged to join at their own comfort level with the understanding that observation is often the best form of learning with younger children. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance. 

Attire: Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and bare feet.

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am

Session 1: January 31 – March 24
Session 2: April 11 – June 2

Cost: $112 (pre-registration required)

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Child and Parent/Caregiver Name:

*Space limited to 8 families. Each registered student must have an adult partner and only one student per adult. Only registered children and adults are allowed in the studio during class.

Adult Beginning Ballet Workshop with Tina Anderson

This ballet technique 8-week workshop 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.

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Session 1: January 30 – March 20
Session 2: April 10 – May 29

Cost: $112

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Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson (Evening)

This 8-week 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: January 31 – March 21
Session 2: April 11 – May 30

Cost: $112

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Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson (Midday)

This 8-week 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.

Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Session 1: January 29 – March 19
Session 2: April 9 – June 4 (no classes Memorial Day, May 28)

Cost: $112 (pre-registration required)

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TU Dance Winter Intensive, January 8-13

This six-day intensive will offer two different programs: one for beginning/intermediate students (ages 12-16) and one for advanced students (ages 17-24). The beginning/intermediate program will focus on conditioning for the body, technique classes in ballet and modern, as well as workshop classes which will explore choreography. The advanced program will offer a stronger focus on the workshop component. Dancers will begin each day with a technique class in ballet or modern, followed by a two-hour workshop class which will explore both improvisatory techniques and phrase work. The final day will bring both levels together to demonstrate and discuss with one another what they have learned throughout the week. This intensive offers students a chance to not only strengthen their technique but also uncover new ways of thinking about movement as they begin a new year.

The School at TU Dance Center offers a space that is open to students of all backgrounds and abilities and fosters individuality and creativity through the art form of dance. We hope that you will join us for this exciting week of classes.

Beginning/Intermediate Schedule (Ages 12-16)

  • MondayWednesday and Friday: Conditioning 4:30-5:15pm, Modern 5:15-6:30pm, Workshop 6:45-7:45pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Conditioning 4:30-5:15pm, Ballet 5:15-6:30pm, Workshop 6:45-7:45pm
  • Saturday: Ballet 11:00-12:15pm, Workshop 12:30-1:30pm, Sharing + Post-Discussion 1:30-2:30pm

Advanced Schedule (Ages 17-24)

  • MondayWednesday and Friday: Modern 4:30-6:00pm, Workshop 6:15-8:15pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Ballet 4:30-6:00pm, Workshop 6:15-8:15pm
  • Saturday: Ballet 11:00-12:15pm, Workshop 12:30-1:30pm, Sharing + Post-Discussion 1:30-2:30pm

Cost: $275 (Beginning/Intermediate) and $320 (Advanced). To register, please pay online (see below) and submit this online registration form. The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 3.

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*Level placement will be assessed during the first technique class on January 8 and changes will be made as necessary.

For questions please contact Laurel Keen, Director of the School at TU Dance Center at laurel.keen@tudance.org or (612) 440-9028.

(photo by Laura Scher)

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