CLUBS/GROUPS and INSTRUCTORS and SEAMSTRESSES

1.  DANCE CLUBS and GROUPS (in the Mpls./ St. Paul area): 

AR-DALES SQUARE DANCE CLUB - http://www.squaredanceminnesota.com/Clubs/ardales.htm​,  second Sunday of the Month at the White Bear Armory in White Bear Lake, 2228 4th St., corner of 4th St. and Cook Ave.; ardalesdance@yahoo.com, Sally: 651-206-9352, Pam: 651-779-6225, Vernon: 651-644-5094

ATTITUDE, Burnsville, MN, Son Studio (see above), www.attitudedancing.com, Bonnie Snell, Jim Crawford, 651.245.6670​

BALLROOM & LATIN DANCE CLUB - see studio section on VENUES page

CAFE BAILAR DANCE CLUB, (ballroom music), www.cafebailar.com

CHINESE AMERICAN BALLROOM ASSOC.(CABDA), danlai888@gmail.com 612-720-1587, lisa_wu_us@yahoo.com 651-278-4434​

COLLECTIVELY BLUE - BLUES DANCING -  www.collectivelyblue.com

DANCING CLASSROOMS - Heart of Dance (5th graders learn to dance) office at Walker Comm.United Meth.Church, 3104 16th Av. S. Mpls.. heartofdancemn.org.

HAVIN' A BALL - meets occasionally in Mpls. area to freestyle/swing dance to live music, Carol Mayo, havinaballentertprses@gmail.com651-707-7633

IRISH DANCE CLUBS, -  Facebook "Twin Cities Irish Dancing", www.irishmusicanddanceassociation.org, and www.lomamor.org

KREWE DE WALLEYE  - Cajun/zydeco dance organization, www.krewedewalleye.org, Louisiana bands 3 to 5 times a year, weekly Cajun dances at  Eagles Club #34, Mpls.


LA DANZA Ballroom Dance Club; 4 ballroom dances a season in East Metro, membership encouraged, not required; 2 season-opening & closing Barn Dances; guests welcome at all events; ladanzastillwater@hotmail.com, Facebook.com/LaDanzaDanceClub/Events, 651-238-7636

LAKESIDE DANCE CLUB sponsors 10 dances a year at Lakeside Ballroom, 180 S Lakeshore Dr. Glenwood MN, lakesideballroom.org, danceclub@lakesideballroom.org

​LOMA MOR IRISH DANCE CLUB, www.lomamor.org

​MASQUERS - see ZUHRAH​

MINNEAMI  SALSA RUEDA  -  see http://minneamisalsa.com, minneamisalsa@gmail.com

MN WEST COAST SWING DANCE CLUB, http://mwcsdc.com/,  P.O. Box 131913, St. Paul, MN. 55113, Maryann 763.442.1618, meets at B’Dale Club, many instructors listed in club newsletter

NATIONAL FASTDANCE ASSOC.  - http://www.fastdancers.com - see great newsletter; info@fastdancers.com; sign up for newsletter.; (877) NFA-CLUB

NORTH STAR DANCERS AND MUSIC LOVERS, a meet-up group who enjoy mostly country dancing,  karenpaints@comcast.net to sign up; it's free 

OUT OF THE BOX BALLROOM DANCE LLC - Nancy at stevestreng800@gmail.com, 320-363-0385

PAZAZDANCE.COM, 651-592-2687 

POLKA CLUBS:

- Polka Lovers Club of America 

- Midwest Polka Association (MPA) 

- Heartland Polka Swingers

- Polka Spotlight TV Show:  taping occurs at CCX Studios, 6900 Winnetka Av., Brooklyn Park. MN,1-2pm, then change clothes, 2nd show taped 230-4pm, bring a partner

REBELS (TwinCitiesRebelsWestCoastSwing),www. tcrebels.com, info@tcrebels.com, 952-941-0906, 612-823-0397, several instructors available

RHYTHM JUNCTION (LINDY HOPPERS), http://www.rhythm-junction.com/.

S.A.T. (Singles All Together) lessons - Carol 952-334-9793 or Larry 952-898-3513, 612-599-7856: Tue. at Medina Ent. Ctr., usually downstairs; http://singlesalltogether.org or www.medinaentertainment.com

SCANDINAVIAN DANCE AND MUSIC WEBSITE:  http://www.tcscandinavian.org, also see TapestryFolkdance.org

 

SQUARE DANCING: 

1. The Afternoon Squares, meet Thur. 12:30p  at Hopkins Act. Ctr.612-387-4166, www.afternoonsquares.com

2. Ardales

3. Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club​ - www.sparesnpairs.com 

4. South Metro Stars: https://sites.google.com/site/southmetrostarssquaredancing/

5. Square Dance Minnesota, Inc.,  www.squaredancemn.com

6. Minnesota Square Dance Federation: http://www.squaredanceminnesota.com

​7. check community educ. programs through school districts

8. Dakota Squares in the South Metro,  www.dakotasquares.com, Steve Dropkin,steve@dropkin.net, 651-602-9898

9. www.westonkawhirlers.com in West Metro area of Minneapolis 

10 . Eagles Club, 7:30pm, http://www.minneapoliseagles34.org, 1st & 3rd Mon. 

11. Hotfoot Stompers in Coon Rapids, www.hotfootstompers.org

All of the above are all part of Modern American Square Dancing.  Lessons, offered Sep. - March, must be taken to be active in these groups.

(THE) SOCIAL DANCE CLUB in Mpls. hosts 3 formal dinner dance parties with live bands each year; $100 membership fee + $130/couple/dance; First-Time Guests: $140/couple; Non-members: $170/couple/dance;  contact: Bill, 952-475-0586, billcarlson@usinternet.com.

STARDUST DANCE CLUB - www.stardustdancers.info and Val Nelson, valarana@usfamily.net, 763-434-7909

ST. CLOUD BALLROOM DANCE CLUB - see St. Cloud in Regional section below

ST. CROIX SWING CLUB - Stillwater, MN; st.croixswing@gmail.com, Dan Eichelberg

SUBURBAN WINTERSET BallroomDanceClub, (meets at Women’s Club, 410 Oak Grove St., Mpls., 952-926-6812.), www.SuburbanWinterset.com, SuburbanWinterset@gmail.com, Ernie and Jo Frankovich  952-894-1424, efrankovich@q.com, erniejo@q.com

SWINGesota - offering West Coast Swing classes weekly at Triune Masonic Temple,1898 Iglehart Av.St. Paul, MN 55106, P: (612) 217-4438, ndetails at www.SWINGesota.com

 

TANGO SOCIETY OF MN - www.mntango.org, 612-224-2905, P.O. Box 24044 Edina, MN  55424

TC SWING - for EC swing and Lindy Hop; Terry and Cindy Gardner,www.tcswing.com, cindy@tcswing.com, 651-558-0562.​

TWIN CITIES BALLROOM AND SWING DANCE MEET-UP  info@meetup.com

TWIN CITIES BURLESQUE ACADEMY

TWIN CITIES IRISH SET DANCE CLUB, tcsetdance@gmail.com,

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/tcsetdance/

U of MN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB - http://www.tc.umn.edu/~ bdc, bdc@tc.umn.edu, 651-649-4505

U of MN FACULTY DANCE CLUB open to all, dinner & dance parties, bring a partner, at Northstar Ballroom, 2017 Buford, St. Paul;

https://sites.google.com/site/facultydanceclub/Home; daveyarusso@gmail.com, 651-486-8328

U of MN SALSA CLUB , salsa@umn.eduwww.facebook.com/SalsaDanceClubUMN,  Niko 646-867-2267

U of MN TANGO CLUB, Argentine tango,http://www.tc.umn.edu/~utango/, utango@umn.edu

U of MN WEST COAST SWING CLUB,  www.facebook.com/UMNWCS, wcsc@umn.edu, Niko 646-867-2267​

USADANCE-MINNESOTA.org, ballroom dancing events, info@usadance-minnesota.org

ZUHRAH MASQUERS, Zuhrah Center, 2540 Park Av., Mpls. 55404, www.zuhrah.org, P.O. Box 11897, St. P, Wally Jenson 663.420.3355, gjohnson3084@msn.com

2. INDEPENDENT DANCE INSTRUCTORS (scroll  down to see all):

BALLROOM DANCE PROS:

ANDERSON, SCOTT - www.scottadance.com, scottadance@gmail.com, 612-816-4446​

ANDERSON, MEGHAN & IGOR AFONKIN, Fred Astaire Natl. Champion, certified in ALL STYLES!!  meghan.leigh.anderson@gmail.com, 612-816-5904.

BANG, MICHAEL - 612-799-4147, northstardancestudio@yahoo.com

BRATT, GORDON AND KATE - champion dancers; gb9dance@gmail.com, G-651.214.0906, K-612.770.1825, www.DancersStudio.com

CONSTANTINE, DEANNA - www.constantinedance.com, deanna@constantinedance.com, 612-240-8329

D'ALMEIDA, EDGAR - dalmeidaedgar@gmail.com

DAMIANI, RACHEL - Rachel.damiani@gmail.com, 612-718-6823, https://www.facebook.com/rachel.damiani. 

DANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT - Tricia Wood,  (651) 605-5784, teach and entertain

DANCE MPLS. - Bonnie Inveen and Chris Kempainen, (612) 978-9371, Facebook.com/BonnieInveen, danceMPLS@outlook.com.  at Ctr. for P. A., 3754 Pleasant Av.S. Mpls..    Facebook.com/danceMPLS

DANIELS, NATHAN - at Cinema Ballroom, nathanh@visi.com, 763.545.8690

DINSMORE, Mike Dinsmore, mdinsmore80@yahoo.com, 651 357 2060, 763 218 3096, www.awakeneddance.com,​ partnered with Jennelle Donnay

DELENE, JULIE, julie@move-as-one.com, 612-598-5355, www.movedtocreate.com

DONNAY, JENNELLE -  jennelle.donnay@yahoo.com, 651-357-2060, www.awakeneddance.com

DOROVSKIKH, Nelly - see Sparkman below

EDELSTEIN, DONNA  - donnawrites@msn.com; 612.910.2690

FOSTER, ROBERT & JENNIFER - thefostersdance@gmail.com, 952-239-3745,952- 922-8316

FOSTER, CAITLIN - 952.649.2320, info@caitlinrosefoster.com​

GRANDBOIS, ESTHER - theplacetodance@gmail.comhttp://www.theplacetodance.com

HAGGERTY, SHANE - shanehaggerty82@gmail.com,  612-702-3588, www.shanehaggertydance.com

HANSON, ANN - amy@ballroombyamy.com, on Facebook.com, 612-308-7708, uses DancersStudio.com, St. Paul

KENDLE (JACOBSON), JULIE - 651.261.6442, uses Cinema Ballroom

LARSON, JAY -  jaylarsonpro@gmail.com, 651-387-3886, uses various studios 

LARSON, TOM - see Ballroom & Wedding Studio above 

LEE, KRISTINA - teaches in Twin Cities,  k.b.lee@juno.com,  715-821-9039,

LUNDGREN, PAUL -  letsdance7759@gmail.com, 763-862-7520

MANTIUS, ANDREAS - andreas@mantius.net, 651.983.5348

MICHAEL, DEANNE - deanne@beyondballroom.org, 612.508.9255, uses Dancers Studio and Retro 

MOHN, MONICA - www.monicamohn.com, monicamohn@juno.com, 612-229-6607; 612-874-0747

NEHRBASS, JEFF & CINDY- 763-360-4090,  teach at DanceWithUsAmerica.com & CostaRicaBallroom.com

OLIVIER, LAIA - 612-388-4370.

OLSZEWSKI, MARIUSZ - 612-242-5159 (teaches at Dancers Studio???)​, modance4u@gmail.com 

PAULUS, TODD  -  tpaulus4@gmail.com, (612) 968-2401 , T4 Dance Company

PETERSON, GRACE- gepeterson0@gmail.com, 605-216-8516

SMITH-MIRANDA, HEIDI - Mpls. and northern suburbs, hsmiranda@msn.com, 763.843.0149

SPARKMAN, Nelly -PassionMeetsDance.com, lessons at 6001 Lyndale S. , Mpls.55419,other locations, 612-404-7412, passionmeetsdance@gmail.com

THAKUR, DIPENDRA - danceforfun2015@gmail.com, 952-681-1800 

TORKELSON, CHAR - TCTork@msn.com, www.chartorkelson.com, 612.709.6399

VOGEL, LISA -  lmvogel27@gmail.com, 651-208-0818

WILES, CAROL Brecht, cbwdance@gmail.com, 612-760-5611, Bloomington & Coon Rapids, MN

WOOD, JAMES -  651-242-2421, www.jameswooddance.com, jameswooddance@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/jameswoodmn/events

WOOD,  TRICIA - see Dance and Entertainment above

OTHER PROS:  see list below and in “MN Dancer” magazine at www.usadance-mn.org

OTHER BEGINNER LESSONS:​

1. Community educ. classes through school districts such as St. Louis Park, Maplewood, Hopkins

2. Milind Bhat, Dance987@yahoo.com, 763-786-9801, 5711 Quincy St, Mounds View, MN 55112, http://twincitydance.blogspot.com/ 

3. Paul Stachour- Bloomington/Burnsville, Hutchinson, St. Cloud,  PStachour@acm.org, 952-884-5977, www.winternet.com/~stachour/dance

4. Colleges; fitness centers; videos from libraries and http://www.dancesporttv.com , www.dancevision.com

5. Fred Bielke, Box 150, Stillwater, MN  55082, 651.490-9796

OTHER KINDS OF DANCE PROS: 

CAJUN/ZYDECO:  krewedewalleye.org, get newsletter - info@krewedewalleye.org;   DavidJordahl at bayoudancer.com; FloryKatz@yahoo.com

EAST COAST SWING/LINDY/CHARLESTON:  

1. TC Swing: Terry & Cindy Gardner, www.TCSwing.com 

​2. Uptown Swing: http://www.uptownswing.net/; Peter Strom is the founder, he teaches internationally

3. Swing MadeSimple, swingmadesimple@gmail.com, 612-360-6471, 952-212-0694, Lynette LaRue

SWING/BALBOA - Krista Haskins, Pazaz Dance, 651.592.2687

WEST COAST SWING:​

1.  www.TCRebels.com, www.ericabergswing.com;  Hieu Le at  le.hieu.t@gmail.com

2. Shake A Leg  - www.shakealegdance.com,  Lynette and Randy Mahowald, 952.215.1462

3.  Swingesota.com

4. Todd Paulus, T4 Dance Co., tpaulus4@gmail.com, (612) 968-2401 

SALSA INSTRUCTORS:  Keri Simonson, Niko Salgado, www.nikosalgado.com, 646-867-2267 (preferred), 612-600-1288; Joseph Tsehai; Rene Thompson, www.renedance.com, rdthompson01@yahoo.com, 612-578-2110; Don DeBoer 612-250-4315 or Mindi Schaefer 612-387-5920, mnsalsaworkshop@gmail.com ; any dance studio offers classes

SALSA RUEDA instruction: - http://minneamisalsa.com, minneamisalsa@gmail.com

NIGHTCLUB 2-STEP: ShakeALegDance.com (Lynette & Randy Mahowald 952.215.1462; also Swing, Hustle, Country; Duayne Wincell and Cindy Quinn, dwincell@gmail.com or 507-413-2872​

COUNTRY 2-STEP: www.shakealegdance.com  952.215.1462;  all dance studios; Bill Smith bsj@usfamily.net 612-558-3246; Owen Seeley, 763.549.2223

​STEPPIN’ (an 8-count dance similar to West Coast Swing):  Amelia Jones, aadd442004@yahoo.com   and Art Richmond, Chicago Style Steppin’, 651.783.6619, www.universalsteppers.net

LINE DANCING: Stark's Saloon; DoDee Davis, lndancer@aol.com, www.lndancer.info, or (612) 799-7393;pazazdance.com, info@pazazdance.com 

POLKA:  

1. Eric Jaakkola, www.tiny.cc/dancepolka, etjaakkola@comcast.net, 612-669-9158 

2. Stan & Darlene Wandersee, St. Paul, 651-776-7034

3. Fred Bielke

4. Kewaskum, WI /Sunday nights 7-8 /Amerahn Ballroom / $5.- Kids free /262-483-8204

POLKA AND OLDE-TYME DANCING -  Hilde at  hedalgaard@msn.com; Polka Lovers Klub of America, http://www.polkofa.com;  Amer. Legions & VFWs in small towns

BELLY DANCING - 

1. jawaahir.org, 612-872-6050

2. KamalaChaandDanceCo.com, Facebook, KCDC@kamalachaanddanceco.com651-235-8818

3.  FourSeasonsDance.com; www.ballroom-club.com; www.MedCruiseCafe.com; 

FLAMENCO DANCING - Anda Flamenco Co./School, http://www.andaflamenco.com; Zorongo; search the internet

FOLK/ INTL. DANCES - www.TapestryDance.org

CIRCLE DANCES - Edgar D'Almeida ,651-494-7567

GROOVE Movement Classes in Plymouth, Hopkins, and NE Mpls. , AeroDanceFitness.com,Robin at 612-276-5625,  www.TheWorldGrooveMovement.com 

ARGENTINE TANGO INSTRUCTORS/INFO. (in Mpls./St. Paul):

- Bucher, Javier (ha-vee-air) -javier.bucher@gmail.com, 612-331-5618, N.E. Mpls.

- Devi, Diana - dianaddevi@gmail.com, text 612-385-7798 tangodevi.com, uses Triune Hall in St. Paul

- Donnay, Lois - 3142 1st Av S., Mpls. 55407, 612-822-8436, www.mndance.com

​- El Toro (Dan Larson), Mpls.,612-804-3991, maybe will do just a private lesson

- Four Seasons- 1637 Hennepin Av.S., Mpls., alley entrance ;Rebecca/Bruce Abas, Andrea DuCane, Michael Cordner, 612-342-0902

-​ Ibes, Sabine and staff,  www.tangoandi.com; sabine@tangoandi.com, 612- 501-7956 or  The Flying Pig Studio, Richfield

- Johnson, Ron  952-358-1776 

- Lee, Steve - tctango@gmail.com, ph.612.729.5306​

- Lininger, Helen - for beginners, mplstango@gmail.com, 651-357-8834

- Salgado, Niko - www.nikosalgado.com, 646-867-2267 (preferred), 612-600-1288, xonovik@gmail.com

- Ziven, Miriam, and partner Guillermo Salvat, www.miriamziven.com, miriam.ziven@gmail.com, in USA 1- 847 340 6854,  skype:zarkszoo, in ARG  +549 11 15 6885 3616 

- www.mntango.org,  www.tangomeet.com - lessons online to help you review

ARGENTINE FOLK DANCES:  www.mndance.com; www.bataclantango.com,research Chacarera online; Canyengue: youtu.be/pq99xgSDFE0; Zamba: youtu.be/JjVfD-HKFmA

FREE ARG. TANGO FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS - seniors, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, neuromuscular disease, their caregivers/family; www.passporttolive.com, Len 612-309-7114

HIAWATHA TANGO ORCHESTRA - Bob Barnes, bandoneonist, 612-722-2554

ROGUE TANGO COMBO- scottmateo@hotmail.com

TANGO SOCIETY OF MN - www.mntango.org, 612-224-2905, P.O. Box 24044 Edina, MN 55424

TANGO SOCIETY OF ROCHESTER, MN: http://tangosocietyofrochester.googlepages.com

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA:  booklet  Buenos Aires Tips by Lynne, $10-16, order from lmsdance@gmail.com

ARGENTINE TANGO MILONGAS, ETC. -www.hoy-milonga.com,  http://www.milongas.blogspot.com/

ARG. TANGO in MEXICO (Matzatlan, Sinaloa)

​ARG. TANGO  - Dalila Garcia, instructor; lessons, practicas, milongas, D76lila@hotmail.com; tel.  644 420 40 44, city?

 

3. COSTUME SEAMSTRESSES

1. Marsha Weist-Hines, Madetomove2@aol.com, Minnetonka near 169 and Cedar Lk. Rd.

2. Satin Stitches -  info. in "MN Dancer" magazine at www.USADance-Minnesota.org

3. Sue Richardson - www.ohsewspecial.net 

4.  Hazel Matthys, bias@hazelmatthys.com, 952-934-1476, 

5. Marna Mattke  - marnamattke@gmail.com, Plymouth, MN

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