K-12 Dance & Identity Offerings

These classes are designed for younger students of any ability or experience interested in learning through movement. Each style offers students to connect dance technique with the social and cultural history from which it stems.

Winter Classes are now open for Enrollment!

January 24-March 19, 2022

NOTE: All classes in this program are in person following our UPDATED Covid Plan | Winter22.

Photo of dancer's toe shoes and students toes

Creative Connections (ages 4-7 yrs.)

Saturdays, 9:45 am-10:30 am
This class is designed to introduce young children to the joys of movement and creative expression. Participants will refine motor skills, explore rhythm through patterns and sound, and even create movement through guided play.

Cost: $115

Young student at barre

Youth Ballet (ages 11-13 yrs.)

Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Classical ballet technique class with an emphasis on fun, accessibility,  anatomical correctness, and expressiveness. The class will also provide age-appropriate education meant to mitigate any racial, gendered, or emotional harm too often associated with the dance form.

Cost: $125

Youth Modern (ages 11-13 yrs.)

Mondays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
These classes are grounded in classical modern techniques including Horton, Limon, and Graham with special emphasis given to groundedness and musicality. The class also seeks to provide age-appropriate education on the racial, physiological, and social implications of the dance form.

Cost: $125

Important Dates & Registration Information

January 3: Registration opens

January 24: Winter Session starts

March 19: Last day of classes

For additional assistance, please call us at (612) 354-3978 or email us at dancenexus@threadsdance.org.

Student Expectations

  1. Students must respect the space
  2. Students must respect themselves, one another, and their instructor(s)
  3. Students must arrive to class on time. Anyone arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to join the class that day and be marked absent.
  4. Students will maintain social distance in the studio, lobby, and public building spaces
  5. No food allowed in The Threads Dance Nexus; water ONLY allowed in studio
  6. Students must wear safe and appropriate dance attire. *Please contact us if any of these options below present a financial hardship or do not align with your student’s gender identity.
Classical Ballet Connections I

Female-identifying

Pink or skin-toned tights
Black leotard
Ballet shoes

Male-identifying

Black tights w/ dance belt
Solid-colored fitted shirt
Ballet shoes

Classical Ballet Connections II

Female-identifying

Pink, skin-toned or black tights
Black leotard
Ballet shoes

Male-identifying

Black tights w/dance belt
Solid-colored fitted shirt
Ballet shoes

Classical Modern Connections I

Female-identifying

Black tights
Black leotard
Bare feet

Male-identifying

Black tights or exercise pants w/dance belt
Solid-colored fitted shirt
Bare feet

Classical Modern Connections II

Female-identifying

Black tights or leggings
Black leotard
Bare feet

Male-identifying

Black tights or exercise pants w/dance belt
Solid-colored fitted shirt
Bare feet

Contemporary Jazz Connections I

Female-identifying

Black tights, solid color leggings or jazz/yoga pants or joggers
Black leotard
Jazz shoes

Male-identifying

Black tights, exercise pants w/dance belt, or athletic shorts
Solid-colored fitted shirt
Jazz shoes

Contemporary Jazz Connections II

Female-identifying

Black tights, solid color leggings or jazz/yoga pants or joggers
Solid-colored leotard
Jazz shoes

Male-identifying

Black tights, exercise pants w/dance belt, or athletic shorts
Solid-colored fitted shirt
Jazz shoes

Creative Connections

Female-identifying

White, pink, or skin-toned tights
Solid-colored leotard
Ballet shoes

Male-identifying

Black tights, exercise pants w/dance belt, or athletic shorts
Solid-colored fitted shirt
Ballet shoes

Parents Expectations

  1. Please inform instructors of any allergies or pre-existing medical conditions
  2. Please ensure students arrive to class and are picked up in a timely manner (within 15 minutes of the start and end of class*)
  3. Please do not congregate in study or lobby spaces to help maintain social distancing
  4. Please do not enter the Threads Dance Nexus unless absolutely necessary in order to maintain social distancing