FAQs | Zenon Dance School
How do I sign up for class?
Click (here) to register online! Registration for online classes close 5 minutes before class begin.
Who should I contact if I need help?
The Zenon leadership team is working throughout the week to assist you as best we can. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What is the mask policy at Zenon?
As of January 2023, Zenon Dance School encourages all participants to wear masks. However, masks are not required for fully vaccinated participants, unless otherwise indicated.
What are your visitor health guidelines?
We respectfully ask that anyone who is feeling sick of expereincing Covid-19 symptoms to please stay home. If you have had a close contact with someone who has had Covid-19, we ask that you recieve a negative test or quarantine for 10 days before returning to Zenon.
Our studios are cleaned in partnership with the Cowles Center. For more informatino about our cleaning schedule and to review our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan click here.
When will I recieve a class link?
Class links are sent out when registratoin closes. You will recieve a link by email aproximately 10 minutes before class.
How do I participate in a Zoom class?
When you recieve a Zoom link you can click on it to join the waiting room. Your class host will admit you to class before it begins and check you in. We invite you to turn on your camera to most fully participate in class and ask that you keep your microphone on mute during class unless otherwise directed.
What should I wear to class?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that allows a full range of movement and enables the instructor to see the line of the body.
Hip hop — please wear CLEAN sneakers.
Tap — please wear tap shoes.
Ballet — please wear ballet slippers or socks.
Pointe class — please wear pointe shoes.
No jeans, street shoes, or large jewelry.
Will I be charged if I miss a class?
At this time we are not charging for any missed virtual classes. If you have purchased a class but are unable to attend, that class will remain on your account to use for a future class within the expiration period.
Late cancelations or no shows for in person classes will be charged unless we are able to fill your with a student on our waitlist. In order to avoid a cancelation charge please notify us by email 24 hours before the scheduled class.
Where should I park?
Street parrking. is. always the most afforable option when parking downtonw, including locations on or near 6th St. and Hennepin Ave.
Ramps A&B offer $5 weeknight and weekend parking unless event rates are in effect.
Hennepin Country Library offers $5 parking.
Check out our Directions & Parking for more info!
What if I don't have the shoes needed for a dance class?
If you’re just trying a class out for the first time, like ballet, you are welcome to take class without shoes. If you decide you’d like to take that class more consistently, we advise investing in the dance shoes needed for the class.
Can I observe a class?
No, as it is disruptive to the class and can make others uncomfortable.
Please contact the School Coordinator if you would like to observe your child’s youth class.
What level class should I take?
Youth — Youth classes are for children ages 3 – 14. Youth classes typically have a specific set age range.
Adult — Adult classes are open to ages 15 and older. Children ages 13-14 may attend fundamental or beginning adult classes with previous dance experience.
Fundamental — For the ‘beginner’ beginner. Geared toward individuals who have never set foot in a dance class before.
Beginning — Students looking to build basic technique. Should have some, if limited, experience and sense of rhythm, or dance vocabulary.
Intermediate — Students ready for a faster pace and more advanced combinations. Students should have some experience, good body awareness, knowledge of basic technique and terminology.
Advanced/Professional — Those ready for a challenge or have years of dance experience.
Can I extend my 10-class card?
The 10-class card has a one-year expiration date from the time of purchase.
Exceptions may be made for severe injury/illness. Students must provide a physical note from a doctor to be considered for an extension.
Location and hours?
Zenon’s dance studios are located in The Cowles Center for Dance and The Performing Arts on the fourth floor.
Our check-in desk is to the right, down the hall from the elevators. An Xchange volunteer will open the desk approximately 1/2 hour before each class.
Volunteers are available to register students and answer basic questions about the school.
Zenon’s office is located at the start of the hall on the fourth floor. The office is typically open from 10am-2pm, Fridays. Due to our small staff, the office may be closed at unexpected times. Please call ahead for an appointment if you would like to meet with a specific staff member.
How early should I show up for class?
Please show up at least 15 minutes prior to your class to allow time to get checked-in, dressed, and warmed up before class begins.
Are there age limits?
Youth classes are for ages 3 -14, and each class is set for a specific age range.
Adult classes are for ages 15 and older. Children ages 13 -14 are welcome to attend fundamental and beginning level adult classes with previous dance experience.
Are there dressing rooms?
Zenon has men’s and women’s dressing rooms, as well as a lockable all-genders bathroom (past the elevators). There are showers in all of the dressing rooms/bathrooms, but bring your own soap. There are no lockers.
All genders are welcome here — please use the restroom and dressing room that best fits your gender identity or expression.
What is the difference in the class payment options?
Drop-in class — One-time class. Good for 30 days from date of purchase.
Enrollment — Sign up for one specific class for an entire session.
10-class card — A virtual “punchcard” that is good for any regular session classes. Cards expire after one year.
Payment types accepted
Credit card — Visa/MC/Amex/Discover
Check — Checks are accepted with a current phone number provided. Checks typically take up to five days to be processed.
Can I use an enrollment or a 10-class card to take a workshop?
No. All Zenon workshops are run through a special program and are not included in any discount program. Workshops must be purchased as a single drop-in; we do not accept enrollments, 10-class cards, or Zone memberships.
Can I take just the barre portion of a ballet class?
Yes, you can take just the barre portion of any of our ballet classes. When checking in for a class, please inform the volunteers you will only be taking barre. The cost for barre alone is $8, and the expectation is that you leave after the barre portion of class.
Dancers who stay past the barre portion will be reported to our School Coordinator and charged for the full class.
Can I rent the studio?
Rental of the Zenon Dance School studios 4A & 4B is managed through the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts. Lear more HERE.
We are located in The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts on the fourth floor. Enter through The Cowles Center doors on Hennepin Avenue.
ABC Ramps — 5th St. & 2nd Ave. (B), 3rd St. & 2nd Ave. (C)
Daily — Each ramp has a unique rate schedule, most commonly starting at $6 and going up $2/hr.
Evenings & Weekends — $5.00
Event Parking Rates Apply — $14.00
*Check Target Center event schedule HERE
*Check Twins game schedule HERE
Minneapolis Central Library — 4th St. & Hennepin Ave.
Daily — $5 for 1-2hrs, $6 for 2-3hrs
After 3pm — $5
Weekends — $5
Mayo Clinic Square — 6th St. & Hennepin Ave.
Sunday-Wednesday after 4pm — $5
Thursday-Saturday after 4pm — $10
*Daily rates are a bit pricier.
Hennepin & 10th Municipal Ramp
Daily — $5 for 1hr, $6 for 2hrs, $7 for 3hrs
After 4pm — $5.50
Metered Parking — Many blocks surrounding The Cowles Center. Use the Minneapolis parking app to pay!
Daily — $3/hr