13-Week Pre-Professional Program | Fall 2017: September 5 – December 9
The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. For level placement, please contact us at email@example.com or 612-605-1925. Click here to download complete schedule of all 5 levels (PDF).
To register, please complete the three step registration process. 1) Please find the online pre-registration below under the specific level you are interested in and select a payment option, 2) Make a tuition payment (deposit or in full), and 3) click here to submit the Pre-Professional Online registration form.
Placement class for new students (for ages 11-23), Saturday, August 26 | 9:30-10:00am Registration, 10:00-11:30pm (Ballet and Modern)
Level 1An entry level for students who wish to experience a more focused training in TU Dance Center’s pre-professional dance program. Students train in ballet and modern, and are introduced to African dance.
8.25 hours/week: Tuesday 4:30-7:15pm, Thursday 4:30-5:45 and 6:00-7:30pm,
Saturday 1:45-4:30pm View Pre-Professional Level 1 weekly schedule
LEVEL 2Students placed in Level 2 continue focused training in ballet, modern and African dance.
10.25 hours/week: Monday 6:30-8:15pm, Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm,
Thursday 6:00-7:30pm and 7:45-8:45pm, Friday 4:30-6:45pm,
Saturday 11:45am-2:00pm View Pre-Professional Level 2 weekly schedule
LEVEL 3Level 3 is designed for students typically aged 13–16 with four or more years of formal training and a solid grounding in technique. Students train in ballet, modern and African dance, and are introduced to TU Dance repertory.
13.5 hours/week: Monday 6:30-8:15pm, Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm,
Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm, Thursday 4:30-7:30pm,
Friday 4:30-8:00pm, Saturday 11:45am-2:00pm View Pre-Professional Level 3 Weekly Schedule
LEVEL 4Level 4 is designed for students typically aged 13–16 with four or more years of formal training and a solid grounding in technique. Students train in ballet, modern and African dance, and are introduced to TU Dance repertory. This level continues to build on the material presented in Level 3.
16.25 hours/week: Monday 4:30-8:00pm, Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm,
Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm, Thursday 6:00-7:30pm,
Friday 4:30-7:30pm, Saturday 2:00-5:00pm
View Pre-Professional Level 4 weekly schedule
LEVEL 5For pre-professional students typically aged 16-23 who have interest in pursuing careers in dance. Individuals in Level 5 have a comprehensive understanding of dance techniques and are committed to developing as artists. Students in this level will learn TU Dance repertory and participate in the creation of new works.
16.25 hours/week: Monday 4:30-8:00pm, Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm,
Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm, Thursday 6:00-7:30,
Friday 4:30-7:30pm, and Saturday 2:00-5:00pm View Pre-Professional Level 5 weekly schedule
13-Week Program for Children & Teen | Fall 2017: September 5 – December 9
The TU Dance Center Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. Click here to download complete schedule of Children & Teen levels (PDF)
To register, please complete the three step registration process. 1) Please find the online pre-registration below under the specific level you are interested in and select a payment option, 2) Make a tuition payment (deposit or in full), and 3) click here to submit the Children & Teen Program online registration form.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT/DRUMAges 3-5, 5-6 or 6-7. Children will grow in physical awareness and build basic movement skills, balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. Students will expand their knowledge of musical instruments and the connection between dance and music, learn basic rhythmical movement phrases. and improvise and create dance ideas that communicate an experience or theme.
Mondays from 11-11:45am (ages 3-5), Saturdays from 9:00-9:45am (ages 5-6)
and Saturdays from 9:45-10:30am (ages 6-7)
INTRODUCTION TO DANCEAges 7-9 or 9-12. Through introduction to modern dance techniques, students learn the basic elements of dance which help to develop coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. Although technique is central to the class, it will be encouraged through exploration and discovering the joy of movement.
Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am (Ages 7-9) or 11:30-12:30pm (ages 9-12)
Note: 9-12 year olds are encouraged to also register for Beginning Ballet Barre, following at 12:45pm (additional tuition applies).
BEGINNING BALLET BARREAges 9-12 or 13-16. An introduction to the basic concepts of ballet technique concentrating on alignment and placement, and serving as a foundation to other techniques. Students in Introduction to Dance (ages 9-12) and Boys Group are encouraged to also take this class.
Saturdays from 12:45-1:45pm (Ages 9-12); or 1:45-3:15pm (Ages 13-16)
Tuition: 215.00 (ages 9-12); $315 (ages 13-16)
BRIDGE LEVELThis level serves as an intermediate step for students aged 10-14 placed in the Children & Teen Program who would like to deepen their engagement and prepare to join the Pre-Professional Program. In this level, students train in beginning Modern and also participate in a weekly dance studies workshop, introducing concepts of African dance, composition, dance history, and other performing arts concepts. Students participate in events aimed at expanding their knowledge of dance, such as theater tours, guided pre-professional class observations, and Q&A with company members and visiting artists.
3 hours/week: Thursdays 5:45-7:45pm, Saturdays, 10:45am-11:45pm
BOYS DANCEThis new option for boys combines two classes: Conditioning/Workshop (only boys) and Modern (boys & girls), with the option of Ballet Barre. Boys Dance is a physical experience that promotes body awareness, strength and coordination through dance concepts and music.
2 hours/week: Saturdays, 9:45-10:45am and 11:30am-12:30pm;
optional Ballet Barre from 12:45-1:45pm.
MODERN 13-16This modern-based movement class will reference fundamental elements in techniques such as ballet and Horton that will lead into explorations of phrase work and movement creation. Students will connect concepts of articulation, balance, release and breath developing simultaneously strength, control and flexibility. We will expand on each student's artistry and explore new ideas about movement.
TEEN 1A level for students aged 13-19 who are interested in experiencing a variety of dance techniques including ballet, modern and African dance as well as choreography and phrase building in workshop class. We welcome beginners to this level as well as students with minimal dance experience.
4.75 hours/week: Tuesday 7:15-8:30pm, Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm, Thursday 6:00-7:30pm
Open Classes & Workshops
OPEN CLASSESTU Dance welcomes beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers to join TU Dance Open & Company Classes. Open classes are $14/class, or $120 for a 10-class card; no pre-registration is required. Credit card, cash or check is accepted on site for drop-in classes; 10-class cards may be purchased on-site or online here with a credit card. A confirmation e-mail will follow your successful online class card purchase. Please print your confirmation e-mail/receipt and bring it to your first class to pick up your 10-class card. 10-Class Card: 120.00
MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
- Dancing Together: A Child and Parent/Caregiver Creative Movement Class
This 6-week session, taught by dance teachers Maggie Bergeron (Wednesdays) and Andrea Zimmerman (Saturdays) 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 READ MORE>>
- Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
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 READ MORE>>
- Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson (Midday)
This 6-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, READ MORE>>
- Adult Beginning with Thern Anderson (Evening)
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, READ MORE>>
- African Movement with Alanna Morris Van-Tassel, August 22
Immerse yourself in the dance styles of the African diaspora. Accompanied by live drumming, the class begins with a flowing and energizing warm up and will get you moving to the sounds of the drum orchestra. We will focus on freeing the body and spirit, putting rhythmic patterns together, and READ MORE>>
- Dance Class with Guest Artist Gregory Dolbashian, August 17
Thursday, August 17, 6:00-7:30pm FLOW SPACE: An atmosphere that allows for the act of “pure play” to help dance artists use more capacity, intellect, sense, courage, and imagination in their movement styles. Conducted by director of The DASH Ensemble, Gregory Dolbashian, the class is a highly developed series of improvisational tools and READ MORE>>
- 3-Day Contemporary Dance Workshop with Kjara Starič Wurst, June 22-24
As a choreographer and teacher, Kjara combines technically stylized classical ballet, the broken lines of contemporary ballet, and the softness and fluidity of contemporary dance. Emphasizing interpretation and precise movement as well as playing with different dynamics and rhythm. Kjara's choreography is very physical, filled with the suggestiveness of everyday READ MORE>>
- Improvisation class with Hijack, April-May 2017
HIJACK is the choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder. Van Loon & Wilder each grew up in Chicago, met at Colorado College, and established their collaboration in Minneapolis in 1993. HIJACK will be teaching a series of classes at TU Dance Center. Saturdays, April 29 and May READ MORE>>
- Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson, May 1-22
This 4-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, READ MORE>>
- Modern class with Robin Stiehm, April 26
Robin Stiehm's class will utilize a diverse range of movement techniques, reflecting her varied dance experiences of over 40 years. Students will find a release into the floor, leading to strong standing movement and finally full-bodied airborne dancing. Class will begin with a basic alignment-focused warm-up, preparing the dancer for READ MORE>>