HEARTBEAT PERFORMING COMPANIES
Heartbeat Studios’ performing companies provide a year-round
opportunity for dancers to perform in front of an audience and to
work as part of a team while improving their dance skills. Companies
perform locally at prestigious venues and occasional out of state
performances such as cruise ships! Company members are required
to pay a fee to cover uniforms and other costs associated with company
work. Company dancers are required to take an advance class
in their chosen discipline and a Dance Technique or Ballet class
in addition to their Company rehearsal.
The goals of the companies are:
- To give students opportunities to perform.
- To develop self-respect and respect for others.
- To promote good self-esteem and confidence.
- To promote good self-image.
- To learn professional performance behavior.
- To learn life skills, including responsibility, punctuality,
commitment, and the importance of teamwork.
- To have fun and help each dancer explore their own passion
HEARTBEAT COMPANIES’ PAST PERFORMANCES:
- 2006 Rising Dragon Jazz Club – Tokyo,
Japan, two sold-out performances
- 2006 Carnival Cruise Lines – Mexico,
Opening act for Jason Samuels-Smith
- 2006 Solera Café – Minneapolis, Vox Medusa New Year’s
- 2002 – 2006 Orchestra Hall – Minneapolis,
Hot Summer Jazz Festival
- 2000 – 2006 Fitzgerald Theater – St.
Paul, Minnesota Dance Festival
- 2000 – 2006 Convention Center – Minneapolis, Women’s
- 2000 – 2006 Convention Center – Minneapolis, Baby
- 1999 – 2005 Mall of America – Annual
- 1999 – 2006 From the Heart Benefit Show – Heartbeat
- 1998 – 2006 June Dance Concert Series – Heartbeat
- 2004 Tap Dogs’ Concert – Mall
- 2004 – International Adoption Association
Convention - Minneapolis
- 2003 – Foster Home Care Association Convention – Minneapolis
- 2003 Medina Ballroom Concert – Plymouth,
- 2002 – 2004 Quest Jazz Concerts – Minneapolis
- 2005 – First Avenue Vox Medusa Concert – Minneapolis
- 1998 – 2005 Landmark Center National Tap Dance Day – St.
- 2001 O’Shaughnessy Auditorium World Dance Concert – St.
- 2002 – St. Thomas University Liturgical Dance Concert – St.
- 2002 – 2004 Tapestry Dance Concert II and III – Minneapolis
- 2003 – Café Lurcat Jazz Concert – Minneapolis
- 2002 – Jazzmine’s Jazz Concert – Minneapolis
- 2001 – 2005 Parent Magazine Summer Camp Fair – Minneapolis
- 1998 – Eagan Arts Festival – Eagan,
- 1999 – Apple Valley Arts Festival – Apple
HEARTBEAT STAFF’S RESIDENCIES/MASTER
- Cairo, Egypt – Kristin Freya
- Havana, Cuba – Kristin
Freya, Deborah Lysholm
- Tokyo, Japan – Kristin
Freya, Deborah Lysholm (partner studio ARTN), Ricci Milan
(Disney World Tokyo)
- Minneapolis Hot Summer
Jazz Festival – Deborah
- Barcelona, Spain – Deborah
- Milan, Italy – Deborah
- Geneva, Switzerland – Deborah
- Helsinki, Finland – Ricci
- Peru – Ricci
- USA – All of Heartbeat’s
Heartbeat Studios performs on Carnival Cruise ship as opening
act for Tony Award winning choreographer, Jason Samuels-Smith.