Shapiro & Smith Dance
Summer Workshop

For advanced and intermediate Dancers age 16 and above July 14-25, 2014 with a public showing on
July 25th

Barbara Barker Center for Dance
500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

Monday-Friday 10am-1pm
30 minute warm-up and 2.5 hour S&S Dance repertory class taught simultaneously by 5 members of S&S Dance. The emphasis is on individual attention and performance coaching. You will work hard and learn so much! There will be a free showing for the public the final day of class. Course limited to 25 participants.

To register email:

$385 due July 1st. 
15% discount (Total $327.25) if received by June 20th

Checks payable to Shapiro & Smith Dance
Barbara Barker Center for Dance
500 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-879-0863 for more information

We hope to see you there!

photo: V. Paul Virtucio



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and a daring theatricality.”

— The New York Times

“They’re athletic, sharp, articulate dancers, supple and beautifully controlled, and they connect immediately with audiences.”

— Camille Le Fevre,
The Minneapolis Star Tribun



Looking ahead:

2014 Cowles Center Season April 17-19


The Cowles Center For Dance And The Performing Arts

April 17-19 8:00 pm

$27-$31 fees included
Box Office: 612-206-3600 or

World Premier
In the digital age of the “selfie” and social media, self-reflection can turn into self-obsession at the push of a button. Shapiro & Smith Dance’s newest work, “Narcissus” takes audiences down a path of mirrors where we see how our preoccupation with image might distort how we see ourselves and how we think others see us.

The evening will also include a reprise of three Shapiro & Smith Dance favorites, “Jack,” “Dance with Two Army Blankets” and “What Dark / Falling into Light.”  

Join us for a discussion with the artists following the April 18th performance as part of The Cowles Center's Meet the Company: Talk-Back Series.

This project is funded with the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, Target Foundation, McKnight Foundation and The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.

Joanie Smith is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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