The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

A nonprofit organization

$7,041 raised

94% complete

$7,500 Goal

Arts in Education programming at The Cowles Center is the embodiment of student learning and creativity. The Cowles Center has nurtured a love and exploration of dance for students of all ages for nearly 20 years. Learners witness the power of movement while attending our world class Student Matinees of our main stage performances. Our high quality, arts-integrated dance residencies, led by professional teaching artists in schools and virtually across Minnesota provide the full immersive experience. Students and classroom educators get the opportunity to hone vital skills for critical thinking, collaboration, social-emotional learning, and creative self-expression; all through the dynamic spark of dance!  

The Cowles Center is grateful for its community of dance artists, students, and enthusiasts! Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do:  program, partner, educate, and support the joy and artistry of dance and performance art. Our donors make this possible. Thank you!

Click here to visit our website, buy tickets to performances, and learn more about how The Cowles Center is a leader for dance and the performing arts!

Your contribution, in any amount, has a direct impact on our commitment to supporting the next generation of movers and shakers.

  • $25 allows one of our incredible Teaching Artists to give an interactive introduction at the beginning of each matinee performance.
  • $50 provides each student and educator with an interactive digital toolkit in preparation for a classroom dance residency. 
  • $75 gives one classroom a full student matinee experience.
  • $100 provides a school with a bus subsidy and the ability to engage with The Cowles Center in person. 
  • $200 covers a dance workshop with a professional teaching artist for one classroom. 

We are incredibly thankful to our vibrant community of dance artists, students, and enthusiasts who continue to support our journey of being a hub for dance by presenting, partnering with, educating, and strengthening the joy and artistry of dance. 

Make your gift today!

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The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

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Arts & Culture Children & Family Economic Development

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528 Hennepin Ave Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55403


612 206 3600

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