Zenon Dance School

A nonprofit organization

31 donors

87% complete

$5,000 Goal

Partner with Zenon Dance this Give to the Max Day as we celebrate over 40 years of dance performance, education, and outreach!

Join Zenon Dance in celebrating over 40 years of enriching lives through the transformational power of dance. Give to the Max Day provides an opportunity to partner with us in building a more vibrant and connected community, one that recognizes the importance of dance in empowering individuals and uniting communities. 

With your support, we can make a real difference in the lives of over 2,500 dancers, instructors, choreographers, and accompanists in this fiscal year. Please consider donating this Give to the Max Day on Nov 16 and help us achieve our $5,000 goal. Every dollar counts!

At Zenon Dance School, we believe in the potential of dance to change lives and its positive impact on the community. Your support will enable us to continue providing exceptional dance education and outreach programs that benefit individuals of all ages and dance experience.

Will you consider making a Give to the Max Day contribution by joining our campaign?

Supporters like you help make Zenon Dance stories come to life. Contributions from our community help provide: 

  • Youth Scholarships for young 3-14-year-old dancers

  • Collaborative outreach activities through innovative community partnerships

  • Affordable dance classes for adult dancers through our Xchange volunteer program 

  • Stable income for outstanding local choreographers, dance instructors, and accompanists

  • Guest artists for youth and adult workshops each session 

With your support, we can impact our Twin Cities dance community for the next 40 years – one dance class at a time!  

About Zenon Dance School

Established in 1983, Zenon Dance School has been an essential institution in the Twin Cities dance community for the past 40 years. Housed on the 4th floor of the Cowles Center for Dance in downtown Minneapolis, and in two beautiful studios providing a welcoming environment for dancers of all ages and levels.

Zenon Dance School offers four sessions of dance classes per year, with over 25 adult and youth classes offered per session. The school caters to an annual average of 4,000 recreational, pre-professional, and professional dancers with a curriculum that includes a wide range of dance styles, including traditional techniques like ballet, modern, and jazz, as well as hip-hop, afro-modern, and belly dance. Our faculty comprises over 40 of the region's leading teachers, dancers, accompanists, and choreographers, who bring their unique expertise and experience to every class. 

Zenon's Dance Zone program provides a unique platform for local dancers and choreographers to collaborate and create innovative dance performances. Intermediate to professional dancers are selected through an audition process and attend 4 weekly classes plus rehearsals to hone their skills. The program culminates in a showcase featuring local guest artists, providing a stage for dancers to showcase their creativity and skills.

ZenONLINE provides a virtual platform for movement classes and offers independent artists the chance to share their teachings with students from all around the world. Dancers from Minneapolis to Madrid have joined us, bringing together a global community of passionate movers. ZenONLINE continues to offer 2-5 online and hybrid dance classes weekly, spreading the joy of movement. 

With its highly experienced faculty, diverse curriculum, and unique Dance Zone program, the school provides an unparalleled dance education experience for dancers of every level.

Programs for gaining access

The Youth Outreach Program is a charitable initiative that aims to promote education and personal growth among young people. The program provides need-based scholarships that cover 50% to 100% of the enrollment fees for a single class or camp per session. The scholarships are designed to give young people who may not have the financial means, the opportunity to participate in a class or camp that will help them develop new skills, pursue their interests, and build confidence. The Youth Outreach Program believes that every young person deserves a chance to grow and succeed, regardless of their financial background.

Zenon Dance Zone offers an adult dance program for all levels and ages, including those with diverse dance backgrounds, who seek to deepen their dance experience. The intensive program is subsidized and provides dancers with the opportunity to grow and evolve in their art. 

Xchange Volunteer Program provides an exciting opportunity for students to earn dance class credit while making a positive impact through volunteering, both in person and online via ZenONLINE.

At Zenon, you can learn a diverse range of dance styles, with a faculty of over 40 of the area's most talented and experienced teachers, dancers, accompanists, and choreographers, you'll be inspired to push yourself to new heights and achieve your dance goals.

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Zenon Dance School

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528 Hennepin Avenue #430
Minneapolis, MN 55403



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