Zone is an intensive program aimed at adults of all levels, ages, and dance backgrounds, who are looking to deepen their dance experience. The program offers two tracks and new students are selected by a brief & relaxed audition. There are 3 Zone Sessions this year.

Registration Date for the Winter/Spring Audition: January 4th, 2019.

Information on Tracks, Choreographers, Auditions & Registration below.

About Zenon Dance Company

Technique Track

Tuition – $52/week

This program is for dancers of ALL levels, backgrounds, and ages,
who are looking to enhance creative and technical skills, and explore different styles of dance.

Technique Track tuition covers UNLIMITED DANCE CLASSES during the session, with a minimum requirement of attendance at four classes per week.

This track offers SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS for those who already take 2+ dance classes at Zenon.

Performance Track

Tuition – $52/week

This program is for students with a strong intermediate or advanced level of dance technique and who are looking for opportunities to perform.

Performance students attend classes, LEARN and COLLABORATE with local area choreographers, and perform in an end-of-session SHOWCASE

Performance Track tuition covers unlimited classes during the session, with a minimum of three classes per week, and must perform in at least one showcase piece.

**Students who audition for the Performance Track and do not qualify will be automatically offered a contract for the Technique Track.”

The Zone program has allowed me to grow in terms of both technique and performance at a manageable price. It has been an unparalleled opportunity to work with and get to know a wide range of choreographers and fellow dancers in the Twin Cities. In this sense, Zenon’s Zone program opens the door to dance opportunities and advancement in the Twin Cities like no other program I know.
– Nina Ebbighausen


Fall 2018 Choreographers

Dancers chosen for the Performance Track for Fall Session will have the opportunity to work with these local choreographers.


Erin Coyne

Available times, but to be finalized with cast: Monday-Thursday after 5:00 pm or Sundays after 2:15 pm

“The contemporary modern piece will focus on travel and how a mover can take up a lot of space while being stationary in one place, as well as, moving at fast rates from place to place across the stage. While the movement quality is derived from swirling and tracing.”


Kathryn Dudley

Rehearsals TBD

“This piece will be modern, and heavily based in partnering that is created in rehearsal, in collaboration with my dancers.  My work tends to gain meaning and momentum as we develop it in a space together, where it is greatly influenced by the voices who create with me. I am excited to get into the space to explore and play with some wonderful artists, and see where it takes us.”

Kelli Miles

Available times, but to be finalized with the cast: Tuesdays 4:30-6pm; Thursdays 1-3pm; Fridays 4-6pm

“With this opportunity to create a new piece of work, I am interested in exploring the relationship between “connections” and “purpose.” I am interested in having conversations and finding movement that expresses the types of connections that root us to our purpose – our purpose in life, our purpose in specific situations or circumstances, or even just our purpose for the day. These connections could be our relationship to other people, our relationship to ourselves, our relationship with time and space, etc.”


Sophia Nord

Rehearsals Friday 5-9 pm

“I am a mover with a simple vision, to find beauty in everything…even in chaos. I believe that chaos is not simply disorder; chaos explores the transitions between order and disorder, which often occur in surprising ways. Chaos is nonlinear and unpredictable. Movement is the same. I am taking the natural spirals of the internal body, feeding it with the linerality of the ligaments to create movement that deals with nonlinear aspects that are effectively impossible to predict or control. What happens when you take a leap of faith, but no one is around to catch you as you fall?”


January 5, 2019    (10:00 – 12:00pm)

Register to Audition by Friday, January 4.

The audition consists of participation in a half-hour Ballet Class and a half-hour Modern Class.

Please wear appropriate shoes for Ballet class and bare feet for Modern.

Program placement will be determined based on technical level and performance in floor work.

Tuition costs may be offset by enrollment in Xchange, Zenon’s work/study program, or by enrolling in a payment plan. Limited spots are available for Zone+Xchange.

For details on the audition contact Stephanie Nusser at

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Fall Session Audition:
January 5, 2019  (10:00 am - 12:00pm)

Register to Audition before:
January 4, 2019 

Fall Session begins:
January 7, 2019

Performance Track Rehearsals begin:
The week of January 14, 2019

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