Board Members Wanted
Zenon Dance School, Inc.
Do you love dance? Zenon Dance School, Inc. is looking for volunteers to serve on our dynamic and enterprising Board of Directors. Terms are limited to 2 years. We are seeking individuals who are currently employed at larger Twin Cities' corporations, including Target, General Mills, 3M, Medtronic, Travelers, etc. Experience in marketing, finance, or fundraising is also desired. For now, Board meetings are conducted via Zoom.
Zenon Dance School is truly at the heart of a vibrant dance community in Minnesota. Since 1983, we have been teaching professional through avocational students of dance. Our two beautiful studios are located in the Cowles Center for Dance in downtown Minneapolis. Zenon teaches a broad variety of styles including traditional techniques such as ballet, modern, and jazz as well as hip hop, afro-modern, and breakdance. The school’s faculty consists of 40-50 of the area’s leading teachers, dancers, and choreographers.
Along with our weekly schedule of classes, we also offer the "Zenon Dance Zone" program - an intensive adult dance program that deepens dance experience through technique classes and performance opportunities. Students work with talented emerging Twin Cities choreographers and perform in three concerts each year. "Zone" is unique in the Twin Cities, serving as a springboard to professional careers for dancers, teachers and choreographers.
Zenon has always been known as a fearless company that prioritizes artistic excellence. In facing the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff drew on this history to completely change the way we deliver our programming, launching a digital platform in March. "ZenONLINE" is currently offering 15 classes per week for people to participate in from their homes. Based on the positive reaction of our community to ZenONLINE, we are continuing to offer it this fall in a hybrid model, where students can choose to join classes virtually or in-person in our Cowles Center studios.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Zenon Dance School, Inc.
528 Hennepin Ave., #400, Minneapolis, MN 55403, US
The mission of Zenon Dance School, Inc. is to provide high quality dance instruction for avocational to professional dancers in a diverse curriculum.
Since 1983, Zenon Dance School is an eclectic venue for learning ballet, tap, breakdance, hip-hop, yoga, African, and other styles that reflect the trend in merging genres. The school offers four sessions of classes per year with 45-50 classes offered per session, to an annual average of 2,500 recreational, pre-professional, and professional dancers. The school's faculty consists of approximately 40-50 of the area's leading teachers, dancers, and choreographers, including Zenon company members. For the past 18 years, Zenon's "Zone" Scholarship Program has provided subsidized classes and performance opportunities to over 130 students each session. The Zone program is unique in the Twin Cities, serving as a springboard to professional careers for dancers, teachers and choreographers alike and fulfills an important need in the dance community. An average of 10 aspiring local choreographers each year develop works on Zenon's Scholarship students.