The Cowles Center's Arts in Education workshops and residencies can bring a new dance form right into your classroom or integrate directly into your curriculum. Book multiple workshops and turn it into a residency!

Tailored to suit your school or organization, sessions are available year-round as one-time experiences or as in-depth residencies and can take place at your location or in the Cowles Center’s studios. These 60-minute sessions are designed for up to 30 students and are taught by Cowles Center Teaching Artists.


Elementary Workshop Styles

  • Creative Movement

  • Social Dance

  • Kathak: Classical Northern Indian Dance

  • Somali Folk Dance

  • Mexican Hat Dance

  • Musical Theater

  • Hip Hop: Fundamentals of Breaking

  • Percussive


Middle School/High School Workshop Styles

  • Modern

  • Flamenco

  • Hip Hop: Fundamentals of Breaking

  • Jazz

  • Latin Social Dance

  • Percussive Dance

  • Somali Folk Dance

  • Latin Social Dance

  • Swing

  • Musical Theater

  • Soul Dance

Benefits: Builds confidence, teamwork, respect and cultural awareness 



Workshops can also be conducted using innovative two-way video conferencing to connect Greater Minnesota students with professional Twin Cities’ Teaching Artists. Enrich your curriculum by visiting the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaborations ( and browse our courses under Content Providers. You may request a multi-day residency or a one-time workshop that affords teachers and students exposure to dance in order to meet specific learning goals.


For more information, please contact:

Elyse Chambers

Education & Community Engagement Manager | (612)-206-3643