Current Dance Year

Practice dates and locations

For the 2018 season, rehearsals will be at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, 5760 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Each group will practice for one hour or 1-1/2 hours between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM Sunday afternoons, January through April 2018.

Youth will rehearse 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Teens should arrive at 1:30 PM for social time and to be prepared to rehearse from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Rehearsals are mandatory, and all dancers are expected to arrive at the rehearsal site early enough to dress and be ready to dance by the scheduled rehearsal time. If a dancer misses two rehearsals, a meeting will be held to determine his or her continuing involvement.

  • January 14*
  • January 21
  • January 28
  • February 11
  • February 18
  • February 25
  • March 4 **
  • March 11
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22
  • April 29

Dates and times scheduled are subject to change. Additional rehearsals may be arranged as necessary.

* January 14 – There will be a mandatory Parent Meeting at 1:00 PM. All parents/guardians and dancers should attend the meeting; after initial introductions and discussion, the Youth group will begin practice and the Teens group can move to another room for social time until their rehearsal begins.

** March 3 or later – The Dance Troupe will perform the dances at a mandatory “Review” at The International Institute, sponsor of Festival of Nations. It is important that all dancers attend the Review for the Dance Troupe to qualify to perform at Festival of Nations. The Review is typically on a Saturday in early March; we will let you know as soon as that date is confirmed.

Performance dates and locations

Saturday, May 5, 2018, Festival of Nations Performances – All dancers will perform at Festival of Nations. Performances also might be scheduled for the Teens group on Friday, May 4.

Registration and cost

The fee for each dancer for the dance season is $175. If a dancer’s parent or guardian volunteers with the Dance Troupe, the fee is reduced to $125. Fees cover tuition and use of costumes for each dancer; a portion of each registration fee goes to facility rental and Festival of Nations participation costs. Download the registration form here.

Dance and costume needs

  • Costumes are owned by PLAC and are available for Corazón Latino performances.
  • Costume items needed for rehearsal will be discussed at the Parent Meeting on January 14, 2018.
  • If new costumes are to be made, specific costume details will be agreed upon by the majority of participating families with helpful guidelines from the Dance Instructor.