BEST PLACE TO LEARN TO DANCE Minneapolis 2008 - Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Dance schools sometimes get a bad rap. Sequined leotards and recitals set to pop songs may be a valid way to inspire a love of movement, but they don't always lead to serious study of an art form that has many means of expression and a rich history. Zenon Dance School approaches dance education with a bit more depth, offering seasoned teachers, focused workshops, a non-intimidating atmosphere, and a host of classes—and comfortable dance clothes are welcome. No wonder the bright studios are filled with a cross section of Twin Citians, from the corporate lawyer working off stress in beginning level to the professional dancer taking an advanced class with her peers. The schedule is full of options for all ages—ballet, modern dance, contact improvisation, hip hop, break dancing, African, belly dancing, and yoga—and the prices are reasonable (single classes range from $11 to $13, 10-week enrollments run up to $110, and for $500 you can have unlimited classes, also for 10 weeks). The faculty includes some of the area's top movers, and some classes have live accompaniment, enriching the learning experience.