BEST PLACE TO LEARN TO DANCE - 2001
Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
A year and a half after settling into its new space, the already reputable Tapestry has improved its repertoire by leaps and bounds. With two new dance spaces, featuring glossy maple floors, the center has room to balance its own programs with outside rentals. The classes are truly cross-cultural spectacles: Irish steppers will test themselves with salsa; English country folkies can be found shaking their stuff in beginning belly dancing. There is a crop of highly devoted regulars, of course, but they will embrace anyone without a partner, making it the ideal place for the shyest of toe-tappers. The open-door classes and events usually cost less than a first-run movie, and, unlike nightclubs and bars, it's smoke- and alcohol-free, so drop in and jig until you've worn your weary soles thin.