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Free Dance Residency Programs for K-12 Schools

Attention Teachers & Administrators!

Dance Without Barriers 2021/2022 School Year Applications Now Open!

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts offers free dance residency programs to K-12 schools throughout MN. A large part of their program is to reach remote area schools through virtual distance learning. They have been offering this free program since 2004, reaching over 2,000 students each year. They want to reach more greater MN schools as they know access to quality dance education can be sparse.

More information below and HERE.


Dance without Barriers is The Cowles Center’s K-12 dance residency program open to K-12 schools throughout Minnesota. Teaching Artists visit classrooms –- either in-person or virtually (they’ve had plenty of practice and success with virtual residencies in the last year!) –- to lead 3 to 5 day residences guided by your curriculum. 

Thanks to generous sponsorship, these residencies are free to select Minnesota schools – apply today!

In the meantime, explore their Brain Breaks videos which showcase the diversity and personality of their fabulous Teaching Artists!

Please contact Jessi Fett, Director of Programming & Education at
jfett@thecowlescenter.org with any questions you may have. To learn more about their other K-12 dance education programs, visit their K-12 Programs page

North Country Fiddle & Dance Community Dance

Saturday, February 8th from 7:30 to 10:00 pm

East Grand Forks Senior Center

538 Rhinehart Drive SE

East Grand Forks 

Longways reels, simple squares, circle mixers and more. All dances taught, no experience needed! Live Music with O’Neil Family Band. 

All are welcome — families, couples, singles, all ages

Donations at the door

For more information contact Jeanne O’Neil at 218-773-3850, oneil@rrv.net, or visit northcountrydance.org.

North Country Fiddle and Dance Community Dance

Saturday, November 16, 2019

7:30 to 10:00 pm

Music by O’Neil Family Band

Teaching and calling: Robin Nelson, from Minneapolis

East Grand Forks Senior Center, 538 Rhinehart drive S.E.,

East Grand Forks

Reels, simple squares, circles, and more. All dances taught, no experience needed. All are welcome; singles, couples, families. Free-will Donations at the door. For more info contact Jeanne O’Neil at oneil@rrv.net or ( 218) 773- 3850.

northcountrydance.org

North Country Fiddle & Dance Community Dance

This is the last dance until Fall

Saturday May 18, 7:30 to 10:00

North Country Fiddle and Dance Community Dance

calling by Jeanne O’Neil, live music, reels, squares, contras, circles and more…

East Grand Forks Senior Center, 538 Rhinehart drive S.E., East Grand Forks 

Bring your friends!

Free-will Donations at the door. All ages welcome!

for more info: northcountrydance.org

North Country Fiddle & Dance Community Dance

North Country Fiddle & Dance April 6 Community Dance

With music by Sugar on the Roof of Duluth

Teaching and calling: Jeanne O’Neil 

Reels, simple squares, circles, and more. All dances taught, no experience needed. 

All are welcome; singles, couples, families. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:30 to 10:00 pm

Community Room at East Grand Forks Senior Center,

538 Rhinehart Drive S.E. East Grand Forks

Free-will Donations at the door

For more info: Jeanne O’Neil at oneil@rrv.net or ( 218) 773- 3850

northcountrydance.org

Made possible in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Regional Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the states’s general fund.