Fall is in the air, everyone, and that not only means pumpkin spice lattes and diving haphazardly into leaf piles, but also the start of a fresh performing season for many dance companies as well as independent artists. Not only are there new works being made and performances to see, there are also opportunities for classes and other dance-related events. The city of Cleveland and the surrounding area has a great deal to offer during this time, but, unfortunately, it is hard to receive word about what is happening in the dance world. Therefore, I have compiled a list of exciting performances and events coming up for this fall. Get excited, and get your tickets!



Dance Rehabilitation Program

Physical Therapist and dancer Anna Li-Conrad has worked with companies and shows like Joffrey Ballet and Broadway for her skills as a medical professional (she even toured with Broadway’s “WarHorse” as their Physical Therapist for a year).Luckily for us Clevelanders, she has set up shop in UH Mentor (9000 Mentor Ave, Suite 206) and is currently taking care of dancers in the area. Things you should know: UH takes most insurances and you do not need a doctor’s referral. Make an appointment at (440) 974-4433.



Jazz Class at Dance Dimensions

Jazz master Dee Hillier teaches a class at Dance Dimensions with a solid and traditional jazz warm-up. What’s even more exciting is that she also brings in teachers and artists from all over the greater Cleveland area to teach different combos and styles of dance each week. The class is every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) from 10-12. Class is only $10 and open to everyone!

Photo Credit: Jonny Riese

Photo Credit: Jonny Riese


Artists Teaching Artists (ATA) 2015-2016

ATA is back! The Movement Project is eager for its second ATA series, which strives to strengthen the dance community as well as offer great master classes for Cleveland professional dancers and educators. Twice a month, dancers can come together and take class with some amazing local artists including Joan Meggit, Ann Cooper Albright, Talise Campbell, and more! Dancers can buy packs for as many classes they would like to take! More information can be found here: http://www.themovementproject.org/classes/



Workshop/Audition with Marcia Custer

This adventurous and explorative audition will play with movement, voice, and objects in space. Those cast will work on a new piece by intermedia performance artist Marcia Custer. Come on out for a chance to try new things and explore movement, sound, and space in a way you never have before! Things you should know: You need to be available on Sunday evenings from 4:30-6:30pm for rehearsals starting October 18th.

Date of workshop/audition: Sunday, Oct. 11th at 4:30-6:30pm

Place: Creative Movement Center 203 E Royalton Rd #110Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

Check out more of the details here: www.facebook.com/events/544125615738504/



The Movement Project’s 2015-2016 Season Party

TMP is ready to celebrate its upcoming season…so, naturally, a party is being thrown! On October 17, this party will feature live music by Go’On Gunslinger, on-site screen printing of the company’s new “Cleveland” print (bring your favorite apparel to be screen printed at the event!), a raffle featuring prizes from local Cleveland shops, and our 4th season series reveal! Your ticket to the party will include food and drinks from Cleveland restaurants, free screen printing, and the musical performance by Go’On Gunslinger! Tickets are only $15. Things you need to know: The party is at Dead Logic Creative (5340 Hamilton Ave. Studio #106 Cleveland, OH) from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, October 17th.

You can buy tickets here: https://squareup.com/market/the-movement-project




35th Anniversary Season Gala “The Lasting Legacy”

Dancing Wheels is celebrating its 35th anniversary, as well as the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This concert is a world premiere that will honor the ADA and explore its themes. This is something you don’t want to miss! Check out more details here: http://dancingwheels.org/order.asp

October 10th at 7:30pm



Fall Concert Series

GroundWorksDanceTheater is having its fourth annual fall concert series in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square in October, as well as the Akron-Summit County Library in November. There will be two never-before-seen works by Artistic Director David Shimotakahara as well as work by guest artist Kate Weare. Check out the links for more details:

October 16th and 17th at 8pm:


November 20th and 21st at 8pm:




Ballet Up Close

Ballet is an exciting and dynamic form of dance to watch, and with this performance, you get to watch up close! This performance is a studio performance that allows you up-close viewing as well as a chance to chat and hang out with the company during the after-party. Check out the details here: http://www.verbballets.org/october.html

October 30th at 7pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children.


If you would like to share your work with The Movement Project, email me at irene@themovementproject.org. We would love to connect you to artists and community members in Cleveland!