Teen/Adult Division

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    Spring Newsletter

    Are you excited about the spring recital at the DECC?

    Do you know where to drop off your children, or what time their rehearsal is?

    Download our spring 2017 newsletter to receive everything you need to know about the recital, May 12th.

    Parents! Click here to download the Spring Newsletter 2017. It has important info about how to prepare for the Spring Recital at the DECC.

    Dance Day at the Depot

    Sunday April 30 Warm-up for all dancers 11:30-12:30 Depot studio I – Erin

    Ballet IV-Year 1 (dismiss at 12:10): 12:15-12:30 – Nancy
    Ballet IV-Year 2 (dismiss at 12:25): 12:30-12:45 – Nancy
    Ballet VI/VII-Friends: 12:45-1:00 – Suzie
    Ballet V-Year 2: 1:00-1:15 – Erin
    Athletic Dance: 1:15-1:30 – Nik
    Ballet V-Year 1: 1:30-1:45 – Erin
    Lec/Dem: 1:45-2:00 – Erin
    Special Technique: 2:00-2:20 – Linda

    Stage free from 2:20-3:00. Performance starts at 3:00
    Lecture Demonstration-Ballet V-Year 1
    Special Technique
    Ballet IV-Year 1
    Ballet IV-Year 2
    Ballet V-Year 1
    Ballet V-Year 2
    Athletic Dance
    Coppélia Friends Excerpt VI/VII
    Social Dance

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    Grow stronger, more flexible through dance…

    The road in front of the depot will be closed starting September 12. The city anticipates a two-week time-frame but we’re estimating an “end of September” completion date to give room for delays. Parents will not be able to drop off students in front of the depot. The parking lot will be open and you can access the lot from 6th avenue. You are able to pull into the lot and drop the kids off there and the sidewalks will remain open. Please feel free to call the ballet office with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience.

    Click here to download the 16-17-adult-grid.

    Click here to download the 2016-17 Teen-Adult Registration form.

    Click here to download the teen-adult brochure-16-17

    Click here to download the Summer teen_adult 2017 class grid.

    Click here to download the Teen-Adult summer registration 2017 form.


    Ballroom – spring session:
    It is an 8-week course, $50 for singles and $100 for couples.
    Starting Thursday, January 19 from 7:30-8:30 at the Grain Exchange.



    Teen/Adult Division Tuition

    Teen-Ad calendar

    Punch Card
    A punch card is good for any class in the Teen/Adult Division. You pay for only the classes you attend.
    5 classes for $60 •
    10 classes for $110
    20 classes for $200
    Drop by the office to register and buy a card, or call to have registration form/card mailed.
    To complete your registration, e-mail your
    e-mail address to: office@minnesotaballet.org
    You may also pay on-line at the Ballet’s Web site on the payment page. Students must fill out Teen/Adult registration before paying tuition on-line and before attending class.
    Card for use by holder only. Semester I card valid through January 13, 2017. No refunds.
    Per Class
    Walk-in students pay $14 per any class in the Teen/Adult Division.

    Class Wear

    No matter what the class, make sure you dress comfortably. Stretchy. Loose but not baggy or dragging. Once you attend class, you’ll learn about any shoes (ballet, tap, jazz) or accessories (Pilates) that you may want to purchase.

    Teen/Adult Division Classes
    Develop strength and grace through classical ballet technique. You will feel longer and stronger and will know that you are making lasting improvements in your posture and flexibility.
    Free your body to move through space—high, low, fast, slow. You will develop full-body strength and mobility while giving yourself a broad-ranging expressive outlet.
    Tap I & II
    If you have some pent up, get down and make sound energy inside you, try a tap class. There is nothing like the fun and mental challenge of a good rhythm tap pattern to get you going. Beginning Tap is for those with no tap experience or those wanting a refresher; Intermediate Tap is for those with some experience.
    Brush up on your ballroom steps or learn new ones. You’ll shine on the dance floor while burning calories.
    Four-week introductory class for beginners to learn or review basic dance steps: September 8-29, 2016
    Eight-week intermediate class designed for students with basic social dance skills: October 13 – December 8, 2016
    Pilates Mat Exercises
    For the allover conditioning regimen developed for dancers and used by the Minnesota Ballet Company, the Pilates mat class is it. The instructor keeps you interested and challenged, groaning and laughing, all the way to a well-toned, more injury-resistant body. All you do is show up.
    Jazz I & II
    Students ages 13–adult learn popular dance forms which incorporate everything from Contemporary Jazz to Disco.
    What shall I wear for class?
    No matter what the class, make sure you dress comfortably. Stretchy. Loose but not baggy or dragging. Once you attend class, you’ll learn about any shoes (ballet, tap, jazz) or accessories (Pilates) that you may want to purchase.

    Teen / Adult Teaching Staff:

    Linda Carrillo, teacher, School of the Minnesota Ballet, trained at the University of Utah, Ballet West in Salt Lake City, and the Joffrey Ballet in New York. She also performed and toured with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She trained in the Vaganova technique and is certified in the Cecchetti Method.
    Nancy Gibson began teaching for the School of the Minnesota Ballet in 1974 and served as Artistic Director of the Minnesota Ballet 1988–92. She leads workshops for both teachers and coaches and has been on the faculties of L’Academie de Ballet du Saguenay in Quebec, JAS Dance Centre in the Twin Cities area, University of Minnesota Duluth. She also teaches at Madill Performing Arts Center.
    Paige Kohler, teacher, graduated from the School of the Minnesota Ballet and also studied at summer intensives at North Carolina School for the Arts, Joffrey New York, Boston Ballet, and Joffrey Midwest. She has danced professionally in the area and served as dance captain for Duluth Playhouse musicals. On the Education Team at the Duluth Playhouse, she has also co-directed and run the ballet program for the Spooner School of Dance since 2002.
    Alex Loch, comes to ballet from a background in gymnastics. At St. Cloud University, he earned a B.A. in English with a minor in dance. In Seattle he danced with Khambatta Dance Company and taught ballroom, Latin and swing dance. He danced with the Minnesota Ballet in the 2010-11 season as a trainee.
    Renee Moe, studied dance at UMD and in New York City. She founded Sterling Dance in Grand Marais in 1994. She has performed with Keane Sense of Rhythm Tap Co., Ressl Dance, and Project Lulu.
    Jessica Roeder, writer, teacher, and dancer, has danced with Aspen Dance Connection and in Dances on the Lakewalk. Since 2012, she has taught a weekly dance class for people with Parkinson’s based on the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD program.
    And other additional teaching professionals.