photos: V. Paul Virtucio




JULY 20- 31
Monday-Friday 10am-1pm
Barbara Barker Center for Dance
500 21st Ave S Mpls, MN 55455

We’re looking forward to dancing with you this summer! Our workshop is for advanced and intermediate dancers. We will focus on learning and performing repertory.

Warm-up is 10-10:45am and Repertory Rehearsal is at 10:45-1pm.

There will be a final showing at the end of the two weeks, Friday, July 31 from 12-12:30pm.

The workshop will be taught by members of Shapiro & Smith Dance including: Laura Selle Virtucio, Scott Mettille, Kari Mosel, Andrew Lester and Joanie Smith.

$395 Registration closes July 13th.

Register by emailing your name/address/brief summary of dance experience to

Send your payment to: Shapiro & Smith Dance 528 Hennepin Ave Suite 401 Minneapolis, MN 55403

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featured our very own Joanie Smith in the March edition. Check it out. It's a good read.




Looking Ahead...

We're gonna get a lot done this summer!

Welcome  MN Presenters to our website. We're glad you stopped by online and we hope to connect with you in the real world. Check out our MSAB Arts Tour project, "Flappers & Suffragettes."

Northern Spark -- At 6am on June 14, we shuffled our weary bodies and sleep-deprived minds out of Northrop after having completed our first Northern Spark experience. From the previous sunset to sunrise, we performed eight 30-minute shows to more than 400 people. And each audience-participation-dependent show was different. What an emotionally-fulfilling, physically-draining, and artistically-challenging experience! Click #nspk61 RECAP VID to see some highlights.

Tofte Lake Center  is a retreat for artists just 15 minutes outside of Ely, MN on the edges of the Boundary Waters.  We're spending a week in July in residency where we hope being in close quarters with nature and each other will inform our newest work that will premiere in Spring 2016.

We've also begun work on this website. We hope to make this a portal for our audiences to learn about us while simultaneously allowing us to engage with our audiences. Check back and see the work-in-progress as it unfolds.

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.

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Joanie Smith is a fiscal year 2015 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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