Dance & Music Unite: A Collaborative Workshop


This three day workshop with Tom Kanthak and DanceBARN Collective will explore in depth the intimate relationship between dance and music.  Workshop participants, including musicians and dancers will experience Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Applied Dance Theory, dance technique master classes, talk back and Q and A sessions, and an open improv session.  


Musicians will also have the opportunity to participate in playing for modern dance technique classes, a dance musician seminar, and a public improv jam session.


Dancers will have the opportunity to experience Dalcroze Eurhythmics, participate in exploratory Dance Theory classes, and take master classes with live music.

Workshop Schedule:

Friday May 8th

6:00-7:00pm - Evening Dalcroze Eurhythmics class with dancers and musicians taught by Tom Kanthak

8:00-10:00pm - Fireside Chat with Tom Kanthak and attendees


Saturday May 9th

10:00-11:00 - Dance Theory 

11:15-12:15 - Master Dance Class with area dance technique teacher, local musicians, and Tom Kanthak

12:15-1:15 - Lunch Break

1:30-2:30 - Dalcroze Eurhythmics Class with area dance teachers and musicians

3:00-4:00 - Seminar with musicians and dance teachers on techniques for creating music for modern dance

6:00-7:30 - Catered Dinner

8:00-?? - Open Improv and Jam Session at the Lakes Area Community Center (open to the public)


Sunday May 10th

10:00-11:15am - Final Dance Technique Class and with all Musicians playing!

11:15-12:30 - Open Jam - Plastique Anime Improvisation

Cost: $50 

DanceBARN Youth Camp


August 16-21, 2020

The DanceBARN Youth Camp is a 5-day sleep-away camp for dancers entering 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. 

DanceBARN Festival

July 20-26, 2020

The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators from all over the country together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lakes. Community members are invited to numerous events that happen during the festival. Stay tuned!