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 Summer Audition: June 1st.

Infomation 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 – $47/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

Winter/Spring 2018 Choreographers

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


Alina Fatieieva

This session I intend to create choreography with a lighter mood than I usually do. The music I am using is by one of my favorite artists Jose Gonzalez. I tend to have physically challenging pieces and with generally fast tempo. I strive to create new fresh ideas and step away from standard moves. I always check in with my dancer to make sure they are comfortable doing what I ask them to and most importantly that they are having fun and looking good doing my choreography. I do not have many details as I am going to develop general structure of the piece when I know my cast. I am very excited to put warmer energy into this choreography and thrilled to work with new faces!

Kathryn Dudley

For this piece, I would like to explore our bodies relationship with personal space. Through partnering and structured improvisation, I want to explore the questions of where do our limits exist, why and how we create these boundaries, and how they differ in a dancer’s body.

Sarah Mortenson

Lately, I have been thinking about community, solidarity, and fluidity within identity. My work involves the shaping and telling of stories, which I prefer to reflect the experiences of my dancers as well as my own. I like to describe my movement with words like wobbly, glittery, lonesome, and bittersweet.

Sydney Ward

This work will be a playful contemporary/jazz-style piece that is informed and driven both by the music behind it and the personalities of the dancers in it. Lately, Sydney has been inspired by the intersection of traditional jazz and jazz-inspired music with contemporary movement rooted in rhythm and inhabited by dynamic tension.

Summer 2018 Choreographers - TBD

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



June 2, 2018    (10:00 – 12:00pm)

Register to Audition by Friday, June 1st.

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 Jane Raine at

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Summer Session Audition:
June 2, 2018  (10:00 am - 12:00pm)

Register to Audition before:
January 1, 2018 

Summer Session begins:
June 4, 2018

Performance Track Rehearsals begin:
The week of June 11, 2018

Enter to win a FREE class!

Winner will be chosen monthly for a free Drop-In class. Class will be automatically applied to your MindBody account. Must have a MindBody account to win!

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