Teen/Adult Division

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    Ballet Move Is Underway

    The Minnesota Ballet is moving to new quarters:
    Minnesota Ballet Conservatory
    Wells Fargo Building
    230 W. Superior St. Suite 50 55802

    Office phones are scheduled to be working on Wednesday, May 30. Until then, you may contact the Ballet through:
    Mary Gummerson, Executive Managing Director

    Free Trial Classes Saturday, June 9

    Ballet Depot Studios, 506 W. Michigan St.
    10:00 – 10:30 Creative Movement (age 3-5 yrs)
    10:30 – 11:00 Pre-Ballet (age 6-7)
    11:00 – 11:30 Ballet Technique (age 8-10)
    11:30 – 12:00 Ballet Technique (age 11-adult)
    12:00 – 12:30 Beginning Tap (age 10-adult)
    12:30 – 1:00 Jazz (age 12-adult)
    1:00 – 1:30 Modern (age 12-adult)

    No reservations needed. It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.

    No need to wear special dance wear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.

    For more information: Call the Ballet, 218-529-3742

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    click here to download the 17-18 adult grid.

    Click here to download the 2017-18 Teen-Adult Registration form.

    2017-18 School of the Minnesota Ballet adult class schedule. updated 9-12-17

    Punch Cards
    A punch card is good for any class in the Teen/Adult Division. You pay for only the classes you attend.
    5 classes for $62
    10 classes for $113
    20 classes for $205
    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 16, 2018. No refunds.
    Per Class: Walk-in students pay $15 per any class in the Teen/Adult Division.

    Click here to download the Teen-Adult summer registration 2018.

    Click here to download the Teen_Adult summer grid 2018.

    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. Please contact the Ballet office for dates and times.

    SPRING 2018 Ballroom Dance Schedule

    January – 3 Week Tango course. $50.00/couple
    Thursday, January 11
    Thursday, January 18
    Thursday, January 25
    February – No dance. Dance in your kitchen.

    March – April – 7 Week ballroom course. 2 Dances TBD (Swing/Rumba?). $100.00/couple

    Thursdays, starting Thursday, March 1

    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.
    Students ages 12–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.