17-Week Pre-Professional Program | Spring 2020: February 3 – June 13
To register, please complete the four-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 (in full or by selecting a payment plan), 3) If requesting a payment plan please submit the TUDC Payment Plan Form Spring 2020 and 4) click here to submit the Pre-Professional Online registration form.
Please read the TUDC Tuition Policy.
Placement class for new students (for ages 11-23), Thursday, January 23 | 4:30pm-5:00pm Registration, 5:00pm-6:30pm (ballet and modern).
Level 1An entry level for students typically aged 11 and above 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. Students will also take dance studies, which will broaden their knowledge of dance history as well as the multi-faceted dance world of today.
9.25 hours/week: Monday 4:30-7:15pm, Wednesday 4:30-5:45 and 6:00-8:30pm,
Saturday 2:30-5:15pm View Pre-Professional Level 1 weekly schedule
LEVEL 2Students, typically aged 12 and above, placed in Level 2 continue focused training in ballet, modern, African dance and conditioning. Students will also take dance studies, which will broaden their knowledge of dance history as well as the multi-faceted dance world of today.
10.75 hours/week: Monday 6:30-8:15pm, Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm,
Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm, Friday 4:30-8:15pm,
Saturday 12:30-2:00pm 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, African dance and conditioning, as well as participate in workshop and/or repertory classes.
13 hours/week: Tuesday 4:30-8:30pm,
Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm, Thursday 4:30-5:45 & 6:30-8:00pm,
Friday 4:30-8:15pm, Saturday 12:30-2:00pm 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 conditioning, and are introduced to TU Dance repertory. This level continues to build on the material presented in Level 3.
16.5 hours/week: Monday 4:30-8:15pm, Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm,
Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm, Thursday 4:30-6:30pm,
Friday 4:30-7:15pm, Saturday 2:00-5:15pm
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.
16.5 hours/week: Monday 4:30-8:15pm, Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm,
Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm, Thursday 4:30-6:30,
Friday 4:30-7:15pm, and Saturday 2:00-5:15pm View Pre-Professional Level 5 weekly schedule
17-Week Program for Children & Teen | Spring 2020: February 3 – June 13
The TU Dance Center Children & 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 the Children & Teen schedule.
To register, please complete the four-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 (in full or by selecting a payment plan), 3) If requesting a payment plan, please submit the TUDC Payment Plan Form Spring 2020 and 4) click here to submit the Children & Teen Program online registration form.
Please read the TUDC Tuition Policy.
- Dancing Together
- Creative Movement/Drum
- Intro to Dance
- Beginning Ballet Barre
- Bridge Level
- Boys Dance
- Modern 13-16
- Teen 1&2
DANCING TOGETHERAges 2-4. A child and parent/caregiver creative movement class. This workshop 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. Participants will be emailed the class link.
Session 2A: April 18- May 9 (4 weeks) Session 2B: May 16- June 6 (4 weeks)
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 11:00-11:45am (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), 11:30am-12:30pm (ages 9-12 A) or 1:30-2:30pm (ages 9-12 B)
Note: 9-12 year olds are encouraged to also register for Beginning Ballet Barre, 12:30-1:30pm (additional tuition applies). Intro to Dance 9-12 A and 9-12 B are not sequential.
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 Ballet Barre 9-12.
Saturdays from 12:30-1:30pm (Ages 9-12); or 2:30-4:00pm (Ages 13-16)
Tuition: 275.00 (ages 9-12); 425.00 (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 ballet, and also participate in weekly workshop classes. Students will also be introduced to dance studies, which will broaden their knowledge of dance history as well as the multi-faceted dance world of today.
3.75 hours/week: Thursdays 5:45-7:45pm, Saturdays, 10:45am-12:30pm
Note: Tuition does not include the one time $35 registration fee. Tuition: 800.00
BOYS DANCEThis program combines two classes: Workshop (recommended for male/male identified students) and Modern (all genders), with the option of Ballet Barre. Boys Dancing is a physical experience that promotes body awareness, strength and coordination through dance concepts and music. It is important that all students feel welcome at TU Dance Center. Please contact us if you have any questions about participating in this program.
2 hours/week: Saturdays, 9:45-10:45am and 11:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-2:30pm;
optional Ballet Barre from 12:30-1:30pm.
Tuition: 425.00 (no ballet); 620.00 (with ballet)
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 1&2Teen 1: A level for students aged 13-16 who are interested in experiencing a variety of dance techniques including ballet, modern, African dance. We welcome beginners to this level as well as students with minimal dance experience.
5.25 hours/week: Monday 4:30-7:15pm, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm, Saturdays 4:00-5:15pm
Teen 2: A level for students aged 15-17 who are interested in experiencing a variety of dance techniques including ballet, modern, African dance as well as choreography and phrase building in workshop class. We welcome students with a minimum of two years of dance experience.
5.25 hours/week: Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm, Friday 5:15-6:30 & 7:15-8:15pm
Note: Tuition does not include the one time $35 registration fee. Tuition: 900.00
Open Classes & Workshops
OPEN CLASSESTU Dance welcomes beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers to join TU Dance Open & Company Classes. Open classes are $15/class, or $130 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.<br>
10-Class Card: 130.00
To purchase virtual single classes click here.
MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
- Virtual Masterclass with Ronald K. Brown, August 8
As part of the Intersect Summer Intensive, Evidence, A Dance Company and TU Dance are offering a virtual masterclass with Evidence's Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown. Saturday, August 8 | 3:00-4:30pm CST Cost: $15/participant Ronald K. Brown’s Master Class is designed for inter-generational participants with a wide range to no READ MORE>>
- Intersect Summer Intensive, August 3-8
Evidence, A Dance Company and TU Dance join forces in an inspiring 1-week virtual Summer Intensive. Intersect (to meet and cross at a point/to share a common area), is an open level inter-generational Summer Intensive for participants with a wide range to no dance experience that will provide the opportunity READ MORE>>
- Virtual Krump Ongoing Open Class with Herb Johnson III, Thursdays at 5:00pm
Learning and training in the basics of Krump. The growth process in this class will be approached with LUAIE (Learn, Understand, Apply, Investigate and Execute). The end result will be for each individual to know more about the style’s foundation and be able to improvise within the style. All levels welcome. Thursdays, READ MORE>>
- Virtual Open Classes
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- Support TU Dance During the Give-At-Home-MN Campaign
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- Virtual Quarantine Love: Self-Care During a Pandemic with DejaJoelle
This class is for all levels and all walks of life. During this time of uncertainty, the one thing you can count on is your body and spirit bringing you through. Utilizing meditations, movement, and affirmation. Unwind, decompress, manifest, and visualize the world you want to walk FORWARD into. All ages READ MORE>>
- Virtual Adult Beginning Modern Workshop with Lori Mercil
During these two 4-week virtual workshops Lori will focus on helping students feel a sense of both release and groundedness, using breath and imagery, while also finding our inner strength, alignment, and connection to ourselves and the world from our own living rooms and kitchens. A gentle, easy to follow warm-up will READ MORE>>
- Virtual Adult Beginning Ballet Workshop with Tina Anderson
These two 4-week ballet technique workshops 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, READ MORE>>
- Virtual Dancing Together
These two 4-week sessions are 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 READ MORE>>
- Virtual Classes at TU Dance Center, 3/25 and 3/27
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