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Summer Workshop

Shapiro & Smith Dance Summer Schedule

June 13 Lecture Dem at SPCPA
June 19 Dance/USA performance at Cowles Center
July 6-13 National Endowment for the Arts sponsored residency at Tofte Lake Center in Ely, MN
July 14-25 Summer Workshop
July 25 Summer Workshop Performance
September 17-20 Arts Midwest Conference and Showings




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

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Looking Ahead...

2015 Cowles Center Season April 2-4

Starring Twin Cites Dance Divas

The Cowles Center For Dance And The Performing Arts

April 2-4 8:00 pm

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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