Aspire to create challenging and innovative dance
Reinvent dance as collaborative community art
Nurture creative minds and bodies
Board of Directors
DanceBARN Collective is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with an incredible board of directors!
Mary Pettit, Board Chairwoman
Michele Anderson, Vice Chairwoman
Reba Gilliand, Treasurer
Julia Everts-Demars, Secretary
If you are interested in serving as a board member or volunteer of any kind, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Work with us
"Your community can exist beyond your sense of place."
COME TO US
There are many ways for you to experience dance in our rural community:
A week long dance festival for professional level dancers looking to trade a week of the hustle and bustle of their daily lives for a week of dancing, relaxing and creating in lake country. Find out more here!
The DanceBARN Youth Camp is a 5-day sleep-away camp for dancers grades 6-12 hosted in Battle Lake, Minnesota. The camp is a joyous mix of dance technique, choreography, and all of the fun things associated with a traditional summer camp including campfires, lake time, and making new friends.
Proposals are taken year round for both choreographic/creative residencies and teaching residencies. We coordinate each residency on a case by case basis, so dream big!
WE'LL COME TO YOU!
We truly believe that the word "community" is not solely place-based. Let us share our community with yours!
Invite DanceBARN into your community and we'll share how we use dance to bring communities together, solve community issues, and create dance with community members. Whether you are struggling to connect, or want to celebrate the community you have created, DanceBARN would love to be a part of it!
SPEAKING & COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
DanceBARN is able to speak at events about the work they do in rural communities and even get groups (dancers and non dancers) moving their bodies to creatively solve problems in their communities. Contact us to start the conversation about collaboration!
COMMUNITY CLASSES & CHOREOGRAPHY
Are you interested in starting a regular dance class in your community? Want to create a community building dance with your coworkers? Need a dance in your summer parade? Contact us! We would love to help you add dance to your community!