Rhythmically Speaking

Support the vibrancy of jazz and American vernacular dance!

Touted by national publication Dance Magazine as "revitalizing jazz and American vernacular dance in the Twin Cities area," Rhythmically Speaking is proud to support and present quality performance work. We are in our ninth year of programming building a strong community of artists and patrons, and are excited to announce that we were recently awarded 501(c)3 status, officially designating us as a nonprofit organization! 

While work is well underway for programming including our 2017 annual production (running August 17-19 at the Illusion Theater in downtown Minneapolis), we need your help to make it all happen. Ticket sales and supportive yet fluctuating grants from local institutions cover our production costs: it is your contributions that allow us to continue making more meaningful the stipends we offer to artists for their work.

Your contributions will directly compensate the 2017 choreographers for their creative costs, time and effort in generating thought-provoking new choreographic work that enriches our community and the larger jazz and rhythm-driven dance scene. While our 2017 annual production artists have not yet been selected, you can learn more about past shows at the Rhythmically Speaking website

Your donation can go further on GiveMN's Give to the Max Day (November 17th) because of: 

  • Matches: Did you know your employer may have an employee charitable donation match program? Check with them to find out if you can double your donation!
  • Hourly Contests: Reliant upon incoming donations, these contests could more than double the funding we receive!
As you can see, Give to the Max Day is an excellent day to show your support! Additionally, while fundraising isn’t free, you can now ensure that 100% of your simple-to-offer, secure donation goes directly to us! When you make a donation to us here and choose to cover the processing fee, you help us focus our resources on supporting jazz and American vernacular dance. A quick description of our work from a 2016 show attendee:

"Beautiful. True. What else matters?"

If you too believe Rhythmically Speaking enriches Minnesota and the dance community at large, become a part of it through this simple and effective way to support our work. Thank you!

Groove on,
Erinn Liebhard, Artistic Director


The mission of Rhythmically Speaking is to revitalize jazz and American vernacular dance forms in the Twin Cities, supporting its practitioners, educating its audiences, and celebrating its rich history while nurturing innovation through performance.
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