2011-12 Honorable Mention
2012-13 Honorable Mention

Content Provider: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Type of Organization
Performing Arts
Providing Distance Learning Programs Since
Contact Information
Elyse Chambers
528 Hennepin Ave S
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
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About the Content Provider
The Cowles Center is the flagship center for dance in Downtown Minneapolis, dedicated to providing a performance, rehearsal and administrative home to more than 15 Minnesota arts organizations and educational resources statewide. Integral to the Center’s mission is providing high-quality arts education to students throughout the State of Minnesota.
Program Delivery Mode
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Programs are available
By Request
Primary Disciplines addressed through programs
International, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Character Education, Standards, Collaboration, Dance
Here's what others are saying about our programs
Minnesota PTA Board of Directors
"The Minnesota PTA, as well as the National PTA, is very impressed with this terrific outreach arts program. It offers an added element to the art programs of all schools in the state. And the fact that it is free to schools in Minnesota makes it a possibility for any school."

Hopkins High School of the Swing Session
“Thank you SO much! It was a highlight of my year!”

Rahn Elementary on the City Children’s Nutcracker sessions:
“It was great to see how technology can make things like this happen for students.”
“Our arts budgets are never enough and many of our students don’t have the money to take dance classes on their own.” (commenting on interest in future sessions)

Brooklyn Junior High of the Hip Hop Sessions
“I loved seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of the students as they were participating. This experience allowed some students to express themselves in front of their peers in a new way.”

Morris Area High School of The Cowles Center Residency
“It was a real neat experience and we would love to be a part of it again. I know my students have a greater appreciation for both hip hop and swing. They realized the dances are a lot more difficult than they appear. I also have a greater appreciation for them too – I was exhausted and sore after!”


Main Street School on the Ballet Session:
“We did the same thing in modern dance and it gets better every time. I thought the abstract modern excerpt was beautiful. I love the choreography, it's creative and very abstract and entertaining.”
“I thought that the video conference was fun and it was really entertaining and made a fun way to spend a ballet class.”
“It was fun and different from a regular class which I liked”

Little Falls High School on the Swing Session:
“It was fun and he wasn’t pushy about going fast. It gave us time to learn it. It was a new experience.”
“It was a great experience and thank you for having us and taking your time to teach us!”

Brooklyn Junior High on the Hip Hop Sessions:
“I like it, we should do this once a year, every year.”
“It was fun and no one laughed at each other because we were all learning. It was great exercise…you would sweat!”
“I liked learning about the four elements of hip hop. It was fun!!!”

"Morris Area High School on The Cowles Center Residency"
“She made sure we all understood, was very positive and prepared us all more for contest.” (of the vocal technique session)
“I really liked their positive attitudes and the type of dances we learned.” (of the hip hop and swing dancing sessions)
“The swing session had some cool moves that I could use at a wedding or something and impress everyone.” (of the swing dancing session)
“I really liked learning the history of the dance.” (of the hip hop session)
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