As it is the mission of Rhythmically Speaking to connect jazz and American vernacular dance-lovers to those who create and teach it, we work to connect with such artists when they come through the Twin Cities to offer access to their teaching. This September, we organized a master class when Kwame Opare, a guest artist on the RS 2015 Annual Show, came through town again. If you are an artist specializing in a jazz and American vernacular dance form/s who will be coming through the Twin Cities, connect with us at; we’d love to talk about possibilities for setting up a public class!

Other past connective programs have included educational forums on various topics and social dance meet-ups. Examples;

Meet-up: Funk Dance with Dr. Mambo’s Combo
Thursday, July 12th 2012, 5:30-8:30 at the Ordway

Forum: Costuming Conversations
Saturday, April 14th 2012, 12:00-2:00 at the Tek Box Theater/ Cowles Center

Meet-Up: Salsa Dance at the Loring Pasta Bar
Friday, January 13th 2012, 8pm-2am

Forum: Basic Music Theory for Dancers
Saturday, October 15th 2011, 12:00-2:00 at the Hennepin Central Library
Hosted by Dameun Strange (

Forum: Passing the Beat – Teaching Jazz and Rhythm-Driven Dance Forms
Saturday, April 16th 2011, 12:00-2:00 at BALLAREteatro
Hosted by Karla Grotting

It is out true pleasure to offer jazz and rhythm-driven learning opportunities to folks in the Twin Cities who are hungry for them! If you have ideas about other related opportunities we could offer, contact us and let us know!

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