Free Program for Minnesota Schools

The Cowles Center's FREE Dance without Barriers Residency program is now filled for the 17/18 School Year. Minnesota schools can still purchase subsidized residencies for their students at a reduced price. Residencies must be purchased in a minimum of 3 classes. 

Located in Greater MN? The Cowles Center utilizes vidoeconferecing technology to reach students in an interactive two-way connection!

Types of Residencies
The Cowles Center has been providing free dance residencies to schools throughout MN through its Dance Without Barriers program for the last 14 years. Over the years, we have grown to work with over 60 communities and over 17,000 students.

  • Exploratory: Emphasis on learning a dance style and the cultural/historical significance of the dance form
  • Arts Integration: Makes connections between dance styles and core curriculum
  • Creation: 10-class residency focusing on student composition and a final performance
Contact Education Director, Jessi Fett at or 612.206.3640 to learn more.