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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.

FAME, FOOTLOOSE & FLASHDANCE – 80’s MOVIE MUSICALS

NEW CLASS! 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+.

NEW DATES! Saturdays, July 25-Aug. 8 | 10:30 am-12 pm 
Outside Location TBA
Workshop Series: Guild Member: $36 | Non-Member: $40
Individual Class: Guild Member: $13.50 | Non-Member: $15
Instructors: Mary Hahn, Megan Proft and Shari Setchell

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+.

This class will be held virtually! You’ll receive more information after registering.

Mondays, June 8-29 | 6:30-7:30 pm 
Guild Member: $43.20 | Non-Member: $48
Instructors: Shari Setchell

TAP TOGETHER

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. Join us for this opportunity to have fun tapping together! Cost of class is per student – please register each participant separately. Ages 8+.

This class will be held virtually! You’ll receive more information after registering.

Tuesdays, June 9-30 | 5-6 pm 
Guild Member: $43.20 | Non-Member: $48
Instructors: Kathleen Pender

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. 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+.

This class will be held virtually! You’ll receive more information after registering.

Tuesdays, June 9-30 | 6 -7:15 pm 
Guild Member: $54 | Non-Member: $60
Instructors: Kathleen Pender

I MADE IT! CHOREOGRAPHY AND IMPROVISATION DANCE CAMP

NEW 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.

M-F, June 22-26| 9 am-12 pm
Dance Studio
Guild Member: $135 | Non-Member: $150
Instructor: Sophia Diehl

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, July 6- Thursday, July 9 | 3:30-6:30 pm
Dance Studio
Guild Member: $113.40 | Non-Member: $126
Instructors: Kathleen Pender & Shari Setchell

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.

July 13-17 | 1-4 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $135 | Non-Member: $150
Instructor: Sophia Diehl

CREATIVE DANCE

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.

Mondays, July 13- August 10 | 4:15-5 pm
Dance Studio
Guild Member: $40.50 | Non-Member: $45
Instructor: Sophia Diehl

FAMILY DANCE

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)

Mondays, July 13- August 10 | 5:15-6 pm
Dance Studio
Guild Member: $40.50 | Non-Member: $45
Instructor: Sophia Diehl

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.

M-F, July 20-24 | 1-4 pm
Dance Studio
Guild Member: $135 | Non-Member: $150
Instructor: Sophia Diehl

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 megan@northfieldartsguild.org to register for this class.

Dates TBD | Times TBD
Dance Studio
Guild Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50
Instructor: Shari Setchell

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