We are excited to present this summer education programming, but it is dependent on arriving at a moment where gatherings of various sizes are deemed safe by the CDC, Minnesota Department of Health and you. Classes taking place are also dependent on enrollment – so please register! If for any reason classes cannot take place as scheduled, we will work with you to offer an online option, reschedule the program or refund you in full.
To register for a class click on the class name or session title. Completing the class registration page will create a shopping cart so you can continue to register for as many classes as you like! If you’re a Guild member, don’t forget to register and sign in to receive your 10% class discount on other classes. If you’re having trouble with registering for a class, please visit the How to Register for Classes Online page for more information and frequently asked questions.
A 5% multiple dance class discount is available for a student registering for 3 or more dance classes in a semester. Please call the Guild office at 507.645.8877 to register and receive the multiple dance class discount.
POINTE READINESS WORKSHOP
NEW CLASS! Are you ready to take the next step in your dance journey? If so, this two-day class is for you! On the first day, you will work on some basic movement to prepare you for your pointe work this fall and talk about the commitment it requires to do this artform. On the second day, the group will take a field trip up to Grand Jete in St. Paul to buy your first pair of pointe shoes and all the goodies that go with them! After that you’ll return to our studio to learn proper placement and sewing technique for your ribbons and elastics. Dates will be determined by participants and will take place before the start of our fall classes. Dancers must have instructor permission and must have been preparing for this work in class already. Please contact email@example.com to register for this class.
Dates TBD | Times TBD
Guild Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50
Instructor: Shari Setchell
EARLIER THIS SEMESTER
Did you miss one of these classes or want to take it again? Let us know! Email Education and Volunteer Manager Megan Proft at firstname.lastname@example.org with class requests or ideas – we do our best to offer what our community wants!
FOOTLOOSE, FAME & FLASHDANCE – 80’s MOVIE MUSICALS
This class will not be held this summer – watch for it to be held in the fall! Pull on the legwarmers, tighten your sweatband and get ready to dance! In a re-imagined, outdoor experience with social distancing, you’ll learn three different musical theater numbers with three different musical theater styles from three different musical theater choreographers – all with an 80’s musical movie twist! You’ll move quickly through learning choreography to a popular number from Fame, Footloose and Flashdance. Each week will be different! Fast-paced and focused on fun, this class is open to all levels. Join us for one, two or all three workshops. The final date of the series will be a chance to quickly brush up on what you learned before presenting to each other in a low-pressure performance. Ages. 14+. Instructors: Mary Hahn, Megan Proft and Shari Setchell
MOVERS & MAKERS! CHOREOGRAPHY AND IMPROVISATION DANCE CAMP
NEW CAMP! Have you ever wondered how to create a dance? Discover the creative process of building dances. Each day, you will explore a new way to bring ideas to life through movement. Friends and family members are invited to a showing on the last day to see your creations. Entering grades 5-8.
NEW CLASS! Connect as a family in new ways by sharing the joys of movement together. You’ll explore songs, games, and stories that get your imaginations going and your bodies moving! Both walkers and crawlers are welcome. Ages 1-3 with caregiver. Registration fee is per child (caregiver is included)
Creative dance focuses on the joyful expression of movement and the nourishment of the dancer as a whole. You’ll learn to build technique, craft space, time, and energy, and gain confidence performing. Grow in cognitive, emotional and social intelligence through creative problem-solving, improvisation and collaboration with others. Ages 5-7.
IMAGINATION LABORATORY – VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CAMP
NEW CAMP! What do a blank canvas and an empty dance studio have in common? They are both just waiting for your creative ideas to unfold! This camp will engage your imagination through art projects and movement activities. Every afternoon will begin with a project in the art studio. Then, we’ll spend the rest of the day creating dances based on your artwork. Families and friends are invited to come see your creations at a showing on the last day of camp. Entering grades 1-4.
DANCE THEATER COMPANY
Experience Dance Theater Company in this week-long summer dance workshop format. You’ll improve your technique and participate in a fabulous dance community as you spend an intensive week creating site specific work together, culminating in a performance at River Walk Market Fair on July 11. This is a great way to experience dance at the Guild for new participants, however it is strongly recommended that dances are enrolled in a dance technique class at the Guild. All dancers must have at least 2 years of dance experience and instructor permission to participate. Ages 10+.
MONDAY MOVEMENT MEDLEY
NEW ONLINE CLASS! Dancers of all shapes, sizes and levels of ability are invited to stay on top of their dancer game this summer in our Monday Movement Medley class. This one hour class is geared toward dancers who have at least 2 years of experience in any form and will include a short somatic embodiment warm-up, a vigorous ballet barre set, a series of strengthening exercises and a yummy yoga sequence to help keep fluidity in your muscles. All classes will be taught online and will feature tunes from the 80’s to keep your nostalgic summer vibes strong. Grab a chair, a yoga mat, a scrunchie and join us! Ages 13+. Instructor: Shari Setchell
ONLINE CLASS! Does your mom have an old pair of tap shoes in the closet? Has your friend always wanted to try tap? This class is geared toward students of all ages—students are encouraged to register with family member (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle), guardian, sibling or friend! You’ll learn fun rhythmic structures, vocabulary and a phrase that will build each week. Please be mindful of your floors at home. Participants may wear a different type of shoe (sneakers, Jazz shoes, etc) if tap shoes would not be suitable for your available dancing space. Join us for this opportunity to have fun tapping together! Cost of class is per student – please register each participant separately. Ages 8+. Instructor: Kathleen Pender
NEW ONLINE CLASS! EXTENDED AGES! Are you curious about choreography? This weekly class is perfect for you! You’ll create your own dances and learn about the elements of dance composition. With a new “choreography challenge” each week, you’ll build up the skills to choreograph your own final solo project! This class will be a combination of online instruction and individual work to be completed outside of instructional hours. Entering grades 6-12.
WHO NEEDS A STAGE? SITE-SPECIFIC DANCE
NEW ONLINE CLASS! EXTENDED AGES! No studio? No stage? No problem! In this weekly class, you’ll create dances in all sorts of fun places! In your kitchen, outdoors, on a staircase—the options are endless. Each week, you’ll have a new “dance challenge” to complete. All of your hard work will culminate in a final video project, which will be shared with friends and family! This class will be a combination of online instruction and individual work to be completed outside of instructional hours. Entering grades 9-12.
OPEN LEVEL MODERN
ONLINE CLASS! Jazz up your modern fundamentals this summer! This class will feature material that explores jazz concepts, and fun across the floor combinations with a jazz twist. This class is a great way to share your experience in dance class with a parent or close friend. This class is geared toward students of all ages–all students are encouraged to participate with a family member, guardian, sibling, or friend! You’ll explore the dance concepts of space, time, energy, level, speed and more, through fun phrases and activities. This class will focus on grounded movement, healthy alignment, and individual expression. Participants will want space for small movement on the floor, and some bigger movement through space. Our phrases may look different in each person’s space—adapt as needed! Keep your skills strong through the summer or come see what a modern dance class is like! Cost of class is per student – please register each participant separately. Ages 8+. Instructor: Kathleen Pender
I MADE IT! CHOREOGRAPHY AND IMPROVISATION DANCE CAMP
NEW ONLINE CAMP! Have you ever wondered how to create a dance? Spend a week at the Northfield Arts Guild, experiencing the creative process of building dances. Each day, you will explore a new way to bring ideas to life through movement. Friends and family members are invited to a showing on the last day to see your creations. Entering grades 1-4. Instructor: Sophia Diehl
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