Flow Space | Class With Guest Artist Gregory Dolbashian, November 17

Join us for 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 games that warms and pushes both the mind and the body to break habits and fulfill more presence. These exercises are all methods that Gregory has developed and utilized to create movement with The DASH. The artists learn confidence not just in themselves but also in the environment that they are a part of. Games and tasks work both on the individual and in tandem, so that Flow Space creates a community for progress, inspiration, and most of all, discovery. Class is for dancers aged 16+.

Thursday, November 17th, 2022 | 4:30-6:00pm (CST)

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55114

Cost: $20 per participant

Student Name & Email Address:

Please complete this registration form.

*Unless otherwise noted, masks are required at the door for all in-person participants.

GREGORY DOLBASHIAN – Born and raised in New York City Gregory received his dance training at the Alvin Ailey School, then graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase dance conservatory. He debuted his own company, The DASH Ensemble, in December 2010 at The JOYCE SoHo. DASH Company performance credits include The JOYCE Theater, Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Guggenheim Works and Process Series, Kaatsbaan as well as domestic touring all over the U.S. including Dallas, L.A., and North Carolina. Gregory, in partnership with dance education specialist Lindsey Pettus, is also the co-founder of The DASH Academy. He has been commissioned for original works by American Ballet Theater, Atlanta Ballet, American Dance Festival, and most recently for Limon Dance Company’s newly formed Limon 2 . Awards for Choreography Hubbard Street 2 International Competition, Ballet Austin’s New American Talent. His collegiate and training program commissions include Juilliard, Point Park, LINES Ballet, NYU, and SUNY Purchase. Faculty positions include Broadway Dance Center, Gibney Dance, and Peridance Capezio Center. He has conducted multiple masterclasses around the country including Juilliard, NYU, UNCSA, UC Irvine, SUNY Purchase, and Point Park. In addition, Gregory, alongside fellow choreographer Loni Landon, is the co-founder of The PlaygroundNYC, a choreographic initiative that was voted 25 to Watch in 2013 by Dance Magazine.

Photo by Mike Esperanza @ mikeesperanza

Thanksgiving and Holiday Wines | November 6, 2022

Join us and SOLO VINO owner Chuck Kanski for Thanksgiving and Holiday Wines, a wine tasting event featuring a special selection. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase bottles with a 20% discount. This event supports TU Dance programs and performances during its 17th season.

November 6 | 4:00-5:30 pm

SOLOVINO | 517 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Cost: $50/person


To learn more about SOLO VINO click here.

Photo by Canaan Mattson. Dancers Samantha Meryhew and Connor Simone in Sensible Existence choreographed by Marcus Jarrell Willis.

YoungArts Information Session | Oct. 15 and 19

Join us for an information session open to the general public to learn more about the YoungArts program and its application process, guided by dancer-choreographer and YoungArts alum Alanna Morris. This community event offers an accessible opportunity to explore post-secondary school/college-preparedness as an artist, along with general life and business skills. A Q&A will follow the presentation, providing time to make deeper connections for participants. 

Saturday, October 15, 4:30-6:00pm
Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-8:00pm
TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave. West, Saint Paul, MN 55114
To register, please complete this form.

About YoungArts:

YoungArts is an organization supporting artists across 10 disciplines at all stages of development, beginning with the critical moment when they decide to pursue a life in the arts, and continuing throughout their careers. Through its national competition—open to applicants ages 15-18 OR in grades 10-12—award winners receive mentorship and financial awards; gain access to a lifetime of creative, professional development and funding opportunities; and become part of an uplifting, intergenerational community that helps artists connect, create and collaborate.

Notable YoungArts alumni include: Denyce Graves (Voice), Viola Davis (Theater), Louis Greenfield (Photography), Desmond Richardson (Dance), Terence Blanchard (Classical Music), Kehinde Wiley (Visual Arts), Jason Moran (Jazz), Amanda Gorman (Writing) and countless other professional artists.

Things to Know:

Free parking is available in front of The School at TU Dance Center. Please do not park in front of the Auto Shop (towards the rear of the parking lot) or in either of Subway’s parking lots as they may tow.

Masks are currently required at The School at TU Dance Center.

This event is sponsored by I A.M. Arts in collaboration with The School at TU Dance Center as part of the I A.M. Arts Mentorship/Coaching Program—an activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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