Classes and Lessons

Enrich your life. The Phipps Center for the Arts offers an exciting array of courses that encompass visual arts, performing arts and lifestyle classes. Our instructors are experts in their craft and hail from throughout the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin area. Classes and lessons are held at our facility on the beautiful St. Croix River. Phipps classes can help you unleash your inner artist, free your mind and explore new talents .

Ongoing

Tai Chi

Andrew Weil, M.D. a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, often seen on PBS, states, "I view tai chi as an effective form of mental and […]

Lyrical [ages 9 – 12]

This class will infuse methods of ballet, jazz, and modern, creating a fluid style of movement that encourages self expression. Students with prior dance background (1+ years of ballet) participate […]

Jazz [ages 8 through Adult]

Jazz dance classes will explore the energy, variety, and vitality of classic and contemporary dance styles. Classes will begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination; […]

Ballet [ages 8 through adult]

Ballet technique classes are the foundation for training at the Phipps Center.  Classes focus on creating a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of […]

Contemporary [Teen and Adult]

This class will infuse methods of ballet, jazz, and modern, creating a fluid style of movement that encourages self expression.  Students with prior dance background (1+ years of ballet) participate […]

Tap [ages 8 through adult]

Tap begins with warm-up exercises that increase     control, coordination, and rhythm; followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, phrasing, and musicality; concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation […]

Adaptive Dance [for youth and young adults]

Adaptive Dance is designed for youth and young adults with special needs.  The class will provide students with the opportunity to express and learn in a creative, nurturing, and friendly […]

Preballet/Tap [ages 3 through second grade]

Preballet/tap is an introductory course that will explore creative movement, as well as beginning ballet and tap through fun exercises and self-expression. Dress requirement: leotards and tights, pink ballet slippers […]

Strength and Conditioning for Dancers [ages 13+]

This class will focus on building strength to support dancer technique. It will incorporate exercises to develop stamina, reinforce alignment, and strengthen the muscles dancers use to gain power in […]

Hip Hop [ages 8 – Adult]

Hip Hop encourages movement that has elements of popping, locking, and breaking, as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip […]

Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes

Sundays, ongoing. Mask required at this time. Partner required. Please contact Tom Larson for current classes available through January 23. Next session Next session starts January 30, 2022 Beginning Ballroom […]

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