The Twin Cities is chock-full of great creators, performers, teachers, students, and viewers of jazz and American vernacular dance. In hopes of connecting people to opportunities, we have provided a list of linked resources. Go bananas, rhythm-lovers! Anything we are missing? Contact us at and let us know; we’d be happy to add information about your organization or programming!

Choreographic Opportunities: Twin Cities and Minnesota
9×22 Dance Lab | Laurie Van Wieren & Bryant Lake Bowl
Kinetic Kitchen |
Momentum | Presented by the Walker Art Center/ Jerome Foundation
Patrick’s Open-Call Cabaret’s  |
RENOVATE Choreographer’s Evening |
Rhythmically Speaking presents… |
Walker Choreographer’s Evening |
Zenon Scholarship Show |

Choreographic Opportunities: National Scene
New York Jazz Choreography Project |
Jazz Dance Film Fest |

Support Organizations: Twin Cities and Minnesota
JamBase – A Music-lovers Local Concert Resource |
Minnesota Music Festivals |
Mpls Dancehall & Reggae Website |
The Twin Cities Jazz Society  |
Rhythmically Speaking |
Springboard for the Arts  |

Companies, Centers and People to Follow: Twin Cities and Minnesota
Battlecats  |
Buckets and Tap Shoes  |
Central Do Brasil Dance Center  |
Curio Dance |
Collide Theatrical Dance |
Duniya Drum and Dance  |
Eclectic Edge Ensemble  |
Ethnic Dance Theatre  |
Hayor Bibimma African Dance Company  |
Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum  |
Keane Sense of Rhythm  |
Rene Dance Studios Latin & Afro-Cuban Classes  |
Rhythmic Circus  |
Rhythmically Speaking |
Spirit Dance Move African Dance Classes  |
Tapestry Folkdance Center  |
Tiyumba Dance Company  |
T.C. Folk Dance & Music Website  |
Universal Dance Destiny  |
Voice of Culture Drum & Dance  |
Wild Goose Chase Cloggers  |
and Square & Contra Dance links  |

Companies, Centers and People to Follow: National and International Scene
Bob Boross | Matt Mattox Freestyle Jazz Dance (Facebook)
Danny Buraczeski | Teaching Jazz Dance Symposium (Facebook)
Chicago Human Rhythm Project |
Heather Cornell | Heather Cornell’s Rhythm Tap Updates (Facebook)
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks |
Jazz Antiqua |
Rennie Harris Puremovement |
Emily Oleson | Head, Davis & Elkins College – American Vernacular Dance Program
Sue Samuels | Jazz Dance: How It Moved, New York Style (Facebook)
Billy Siegenfeld and Jump Rhythm Jazz Project |
Lynn Simonson – Simonson Technique |
Sheron Wray |

Jazz and Social Music and Dance Venues: Twin Cities and Minnesota
The Dakota Jazz Club |
The Artist’s Quarter |
The Cedar Cultural Center |
The Cinema Ballroom |
Conga Latin Bistro |
Famous Dave’s |
Four Seasons Dance Studio |
Minnesota Music Cafe |
Jazz Implosion at the Turf Club | Mondays 10:00pm |
Tapestry Folkdance Center |
Wabasha Street Caves |

Services: Twin Cities and Minnesota
JillianDenae Photography |
Focusing on YOU to showcase your talents and hard work.  Low light specialist photographing dance, theater and musical performances. Copyrights are available as well as large format printing.
KBEM FM – Jazz 88 | Visit
Jazz 88 is one of the nation’s only stations dedicated COMPLETELY to jazz! And we have it right here in our own back yard. Looking for some new music, or just to chill out? Tune in!
Rendez View Studios | Visit
Capture your vision on video with the professionalism it deserves. Rendez View Studios provides HD video coverage for documentaries, promotional material, and performances. Whether you want your video delivered on DVD or the web, we have the tools to get it there with incredible picture quality.
Zorongo Flamenco |
Yes, you heard it here! TAP FRIENDLY REHEARSAL SPACE!!
JazzWax |
Marc Myers writes daily on jazz legends and legendary jazz recordings. When you get the chance, check out this awesome blog!
Calabay Productions |
High-quality, artistic video production. Check him out!
All About Jazz |
All excellent jazz music and culture resource with plenty of opportunities for contribution!
Idealspeech Web Design |
Top-notch web and graphic design at affordable rates! Right here in the TC and ready to work with artists!

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