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Arthur Murray St Paul

534 Selby Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 227-3200

Nestled in the Cathedral Hill District on Saint Paul’s Selby Ave our Saint Paul, Minnesota studio has the privilege of providing our friends and neighbors with the opportunity to experience the joy of ballroom dancing. We at Arthur Murray Saint Paul are proud of our heritage and history serving the Twin Cities community. Come visit us for private and group Ballroom and Latin dance lessons that are tailored to your needs and the experience you want to create no matter what your age or skill level. We have the pleasure of helping our friends with their first wedding dance, prepare for their next dance competition or by just providing them with a creative opportunity to socialize.

Celebrate! Dance Academy

1700 West Highway 96
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Celebrate! Dance Academy offers tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, preschool, boys, hip hop, modern, pom/danceline, and clogging technique classes to dancers, age 3 through adult. Celebrate! is a Christian value-based studio offering a noncompetitive dance experience with age appropriate music, costuming, and choregoraphy. We encourage dancers of all ability levels to participate and will make accomodations for those dancers with special needs. In addition to our annual recital, Celebrate! dancers may choose to participate in a full-length ballet production, The Fantastic Toy Shop, every other year (odd years).

Cinema Ballroom & Latin Dancing

1560 Saint Clair Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Cinema Ballroom is a facility designed for every aspect of the partner dancer’s lifestyle. It is the hub for learning to dance from the top professionals in the state. It also hosts sizzling hot social dance events catering to all dance levels and ages. At Cinema Ballroom, we teach all forms of partner dancing including latin (ie. cha cha, rumba), ballroom (ie. waltz, foxtrot), salsa (ie. merengue, mambo), swing (ie. lindy hop, west coast) and night club (ie. night club two step, country, hustle). We teach via a combination of private lessons (one on one with an instructor), group classes and practice sessions. We also host events to showcase our students and our professional instructors. 

Classical Ballet Academy/Ballet Minnesota

Saint Paul studio:
249 East 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Woodbury studio:
7650 Curell Boulevard
Woodbury, MN 55125


Ballet Minnesota is dedicated to the pursuit of artistry in dance through public presentations and education.  

Dancers Studio

Saint Paul:
1588 University Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55104


Whether you want to learn to dance for fun, are planning a wedding or attending one, or want to learn some dance skills before going on your next vacation, The Dancers Studio would like to share with you its passion for dancing.

We specialize in teaching all of the popular and classical dances including: salsa, swing, rumba, cha cha, merengue, waltz, foxtrot, tango, nightclub two-step, and more.

Legacy Dance Studio

7166 10th Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55128

Out on a Limb

1535 Larpenture Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55113

Out On A Limb Dance Company engages the creativity and talents of dancers who share a common belief that dance is meant to entertain and touch the lives of audiences and dancers alike. Our dance company presents the opportunity for young dancers to work with professional dancers and choreographers throughout the year. Professional mentoring of young dancers will help prepare the next generation of performers for their careers in an atmosphere that is nurturing and supportive, rather than competitive.

Pas de Deux Dance Studio


Pas de Deux Dance Studio is dedicated to providing quality ballet instruction in a fun, non-competitve environment, focusing on technique, artistry and a love of dance. In addition to evening classes, daytime classes are available for pre-school and homeschool students.

Classes in traditional ballet are available for ages 4 and older. We encourage older students to check us out as well - it is never too late to start ballet!

Please see our website for complete details on classes, schedules, the studio and our locations in the St Paul area.

Saint Paul City Ballet

1680 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

We have grown from a long history of dance in the region. Our name honors our association with our host city, St. Paul. We also have become more clearly associated with the greater Twin Cities community that we serve through performances, outreach, collaboration and education. We have a commitment to foster an appreciation for the performing arts in families and in the community

Tropical Ballroom

Valley Creek Mall
1750 Weir Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Tropical Ballroom offers ballroom, Latin, swing, country, line dancing and Latin Aerobics.


Minneapolis area

Minnesota Dance Theatre and the Dance Institute

528 Hennepin Avenue - Sixth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 338-0627

The Dance Institute was created in 2006 through the merger of Ballet Arts Minnesota and the School of Minnesota Dance Theatre, each with a distinguished history and renowned dedicated faculty. This collaboration allows for the sharing of resources, both artistic and organizational, while building upon the already established reputations of excellence.

The Dance Institute continues to foster talent by providing a comprehensive classical and contemporary training curriculum.

Inspiring and challenging dance students to achieve their best is the cornerstone of our school. Students inherit the knowledge of renowned faculty, who nurture each child’s potential for artistry and self-confidence.

Zenon Dance Company and School

528 Hennepin Avenue #400
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Zenon Dance Company and School’s mission is to sustain an artistically excellent, professional dance company in the Twin Cities by commissioning the works of emerging and locally, nationally, and internationally recognized modern and jazz choreographers, and to present this work to diverse communities, including those with disabilities. Zenon accomplishes this through performance, education, and outreach. Zenon?s dance school provides high quality dance instruction for avocational and professional dancers within a diverse curriculum.


Western suburbs

Academy of Russian Ballet

6520 Edenvale Blvd
Eden Prairie,  MN 55346 - 2564
(612) 501-9208

The Academy of Russian Ballet is the first Russian dance school in Minnesota committed to educating children in the best traditions of Russian Ballet Mastership. The Academy’s comprehensive curriculum, based on the Vaganova Method, is proven to instill in dancers incomparable technique while striving for a greater sense of artistry, clarity, grace, athleticism, speed, and musicality. The Academy of Russian Ballet creates ballet performance opportunities in Minnesota: The Nutcracker, Halloween Adventure, Peter and the Wolf, and more.

The Dance Academy

14500 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

The Dance Academy offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop. Our classes are for ages 3 to adult, beginners through advanced, and recreational and competitive levels. The Dance Academy classes are designed to allow dancers to achieve their goals as individuals and as members of a group. The classes foster an environment in which students learn to find motivation within themselves. Proper technique, as well as proper terminology, is emphasized throughout each term. Lesson plans are structured so that dancers may develop their skills in a positive atmosphere.

Metropolitan Ballet & Academy

2806 Hedberg Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

The Metropolitan Ballet Academy is the official school of the METROPOLITAN BALLET and offers classes for novice through professionals interested in fine training and performance opportunities. There are three divisions of training: OPEN DIVISION for young dancers beginning or furthering their training; PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION for older teens and young adults committed to pursuing a career as a professional dancer; and ADULT BALLET for individuals that wish to keep in shape, begin a new form of exercise or get back to their childhood passion of ballet! Located just of 394 and Hopkins Crossroads with free parking. The Metropolitan Ballet is committed to serving our diverse community and the individual by providing exquisite training at all levels regardless of age or ability with deep concern for the whole student and the development of unique potential.

Twin Cities Tantsy

PO 1812
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Ms. Wilor Bluege, master ballet instructor and choreographer, will teach character dance classes this fall, held at Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis. These classes are designed for the pre-pointe level student (ages 9-13, with 2-3 years of classical ballet training), and pointe level students (ages 13-18, with at least 2 years of training en pointe). Character dance is an essential part of training for the classical ballet student. Ms. Bluege will also teach pre-pointe master coaching classes, beginning on Sunday September 20, 2009. These classes provide a positive, more personalized approach to ballet training. As a former principal dancer, and with extensive training in the Russian style, Ms. Bluege inspires a passion for classical ballet, resulting in the next generation of artists, audiences, and supporters. Pre-registration required for all tctantsy classes.

Platinum Dance Center

2806 Hedberg Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(612) 554-0277

Platinum Dance Center is a new dance studio owned and operated by Erica Leanna and Lexi Zimmermann, former Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers. They are excited to bring their expertise and passion to the metro area. Platinum Dance Center’s signature dance program includes performance, competitive and technique classes for dancers of all ages and skill level. They share a newly renovated space with their affiliate company, The Metropolitan Ballet Academy and offer ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, creative movement, dance team and lyrical. They host birthday parties, princess camps and more! Visit www.platinumdancecenter.com for more information.


Southern suburbs

Aalim School of Middle Eastern Dance

Office: PO Box 19342
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Classes held at:
I-494 and South Robert Street
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Aalim School of Middle Eastern Dance offers weekly classes and workshops in belly dance, Middle Eastern folkloric dance, and fusion dance forms. Aalim School is the educational partner of Al-Bahira Dance Theater, a professional performing company.

Ballet Royale Minnesota

16233 Kenyon Ave., Ste 100
Lakevile, MN 55044

For those who dream of becoming a ballerina or premier danseur, seek an outlet for personal growth, or just want to have fun, Ballet Royale Minnesota is the right place for you. This Twin Cities, Minnesota ballet school, founded and directed by former professional ballet dancers Denise and Rick Vogt, offers a comprehensive ballet-based curriculum of study for students of all ages and abilities, from pre-ballet creative movement to pre-professional level classes. If you are looking for a quality, comprehensive and professional Minnesota ballet school in the Twin Cities area, you need look no further; Ballet Royale Minnesota is what you seek.

Ballet Royale is an independent ballet school--a Classical Ballet Academy--housed in a new premier facility conveniently located on the Lakeville/Burnsville border just off of I-35, in the heart of the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The first and only dedicated classical ballet school "south of the river," Ballet Royale is also proud to be the official residence of the Non-profit dance company, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota.

City Scape Dance, Inc.

9363 Penn Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

Bloomington's Premiere Dance Studio ~ voted #1 student by area residents. 18 years of theater, dance, and fitness classes for all ages. City Scape Dance is the perfect balance between fun and discipline. We offer quality performing arts education through professional educators, comfortably sized classes, varied class schedules, and multiple dance style choices. Classes are offered for ages 3-Adult at all level of dance experience Proper technique, as well as proper terminology, is emphasized throughout each term. In addition we offer class for dancers who benefit from special education services.

Continental Ballet

Bloomington Civic Plaza
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN  55431

Continental Ballet Company has both a professional performing company and a school of ballet.  Our instructors are professionals who are motivated to teach because of their love of ballet and their desire to share their knowledge and experience. 

Dance Works Performing Arts Center

20137 Icenic Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

16233 Kenyon Ave., Ste 100
Lakevile, MN 55044

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota ("TCB") is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit semi-professional dance company that draws its dancers from area professional dance companies, dance schools, and community residents. Its original full-length professional production of the beloved holiday classic "The Nutcracker" ballet has become a cherished annual tradition for many.

TCB strives to introduce the artistry, discipline and athleticism of ballet and other dance forms to Minnesota communities, through performances, educational and interactive programs, Scholarship awards, and collaborative artistic events. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and driven by the energy and efforts of dedicated parents, students, volunteers and community sponsors, TCB continues to develop a variety of community outreach initiatives, including working with other arts organizations and schools, and to offer both its participants and audiences the opportunity to experience the enriching world of dance. TCB resides at the state-of-the-art new studios of Ballet Royale Minnesota in Lakeville, Minnesota.


Northern suburbs

Contempo Dance Centre

530 West Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303

Dance Impressions

12155 - 43rd St. NE, Suite A2
St. Michael, MN 55376

Dance Impressions is a premier, student centered and award winning performing arts organization that trains students in a triple threat of dance, acting, and singing. Our goal is to develop the best in each individual performer through a combination of technical training, artistry and life lessons. Our dance program is based on the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus with Vaganova and American influences. Our jazz, modern, lyrical and tap program is based on classic techniques with contemporary and world influences. Our acting and singing program utilizes story telling, confidence building and technical training to bring out what the best inherent performer in each student. We have three educational tracks: Recreational Program C. This is our recreational program for those who want to keep it simple. It is designed for education, fun and and convenience in dance, acting and singing with holiday and spring showcase performance opportunities.

Performance Program B. This is our competitive program. It is designed for a higher lever of training in dance, acting, and singing with a wide variety of opportunities including workshops, competitions, holiday shows, and spring showcases.

Performance Program A. This is our advanced or elite pre-professional and professional training program. This is for the serious performer who wants the best in dance, acting, and singing training. It includes multiple workshops including traveling workshops, a limited number of competitions, our holiday show, our spring showcase, and a special elite showcase. Dance training will focus on ballet, Pointe and modern.

Dance Moves

Northway Shopping Center
9157 South Highway Drive
Lexington, MN 55014

Dance Moves' mission is to provide the finest quality dance education. As a non-competition Performing Arts School, we believe each student is important. Our program is designed to positively inspire, develop and enrich dancers. We encourage every dancer to strive to their highest potential as well as love dance as art.

Dance Moves is located in the Northway Shopping Center in Lexington. Our programs are based on classical Ballet incorporating the graded ballet syllabus of the Cecchetti Council of America. Enrichment classes are offered in Jazz, Tap, and Modern. We also have Adult classes in Pilates, Yoga, Tap and Ballroom. Classes start for students at age 4 by September 1. Dance Moves is affiliated with Minnesota Alliance for Dance Arts, a non-profit group dedicated to advancing dance education.

Energy Dance Center

235 Co. Road 81
Osseo, MN 55369


Physical Therapy for Dancers

LIFE Rehab Services, Inc.

600 Twelve Oaks Center Drive Suite #638
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-476-0224
Fax: 952-476-0218

Aside from broken bones and torn ligaments, injured dancers generally don’t stop dancing for more than a few days if they receive the correct treatment promptly. When an injury occurs, it is important for a dancer to recognize limitations and modifications at the first signs that something is wrong. Because dancers and gymnasts have different demands placed on their bodies than other athletes, it is important to realize that the treatment for an athletic injury and dance injury can be very different. The treatment also varies if a dancer is also involved in another sport.

Services Offered For Dancers, Choreographers, and Coaches:

  • Physical Therapy Treatment
  • Injury prevention seminars
  • Pilates classes
  • Screenings
  • Athletic taping and shoe modification
  • Choreography Modification for injured performers

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