How do I sign-up for class?
Click (Here) to register ahead of time, or just show up to purchase a Drop-In!
What should I wear to class? (Youth & Adult Classes)
Comfortable Clothes that allow free range of movement and allow the instructor to see the line of the of the body.
Hip-Hop – please wear CLEAN sneakers.
Tap – please wear Tap Shoes.
Ballet – Please wear ballet slippers.
Pointe Class – Please wear Pointe shoes.
No jeans, street shoes, or large jewelery.
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 classes are for children ages 3 – 14. Youth classes typically have a specific set age range.
Adult Classes are open to age 15+.
Children Age 13 & 14 may attend Fundamental or Beginning Adult level 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?
No, the 10 Class-Card has a 1-year expiration date from purchase.
Exceptions may be made for severe injury/illness. Students must provide a physical doctors note to be considered for an extension.
Location & 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 all the way down the hall on the fourth floor (room 400).
The office is typically open from 10 am – 4 pm, Monday–Friday.
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.
Check out our Directions & Parking page for more info!
Do I have to sign-up for class in advance?
No, you do not. All classes welcome Drop-Ins!
When 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 are set for a specific age range.
Adult Classes are for ages 15+. Children ages 13 & 14 are welcome to attend Fundamental and Beginning level classes with previous dance experience.
Are there dressing rooms?
Zenon has a men’s and women’s dressing room, and a lockable all genders bathroom (past the elevators). There are showers in all of the dressing/bathrooms, but bring your own soap. There are no lockers.
Gender diversity is welcome here- please use the restroom that best fits your gender identity or expression.
What is the difference in the class payment options?
Drop-In Classes – One-time class. Good for 30 days from date-of-purchase.
Enrollment – Sign up for one specific class for an entire session.
10-Class Cards – a virtual ‘punchcard’ that is good for any regular session class. Cards expire after 1 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 5 days to be processed.
Can I use Enrollment/10-Class Card to take a Workshop?
No. All Zenon Workshops are run through a special program and 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 want to just take barre. The cost for Barre Only is $8. 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.
We are located in the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts building on the fourth floor. Enter through the Cowles Center doors off of Hennepin Ave.
Embassy Suites Valet Parking — Across Hennepin Avenue from the studio.
Sunday – Thursday $8 >4 hours $10 +4 hours
Friday – Saturday $10 >4 hours $12 +4 hours
Hennepin County Library — Two blocks north on Hennepin Avenue
Everyday $5 >4 hours
Metered Parking — Many blocks surrounding the Cowles Center. Use MPLS Parking app to pay!
Everyday $3 per hour