2018/19 Event and Rehearsal Calendar


September 2018

September 29, 2018 – Full Cast Rehearsal for ‘On Our Terms’, 12-3:00pm

September 30, 2018 – Level 3A pointe shoe fitting 1:00pm at Grand Jete, 1:00pm


October 2018

October 6, 2018 – ‘On Our Terms’ Event at studio, warm up at 12-1:00pm, event 1-3:00pm

October 10, 2018 – Level 3 and 4 schedule change begins continues through semester

  • Wednesdays no repertoire for Level 3 or Level 4

  • Saturdays 12:30-2:00pm Level 3A technique & pointe with Debbie/12:30-2:00pm Levels 3B & 4 technique & pointe with Zoé, 2-4:00 Levels 3 & 4 repertoire time

October 11, 2018 – Casting letters for ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ to Term students

October 11, 2018 – Starting week of updated schedule for Level 3 and 4

October 12, 2018 – ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ rehearsals begin in repertoire classes

October 18-20, 2018 – MEA weekend, regular classes still in session!

October 20, 2018 – BEYOND THE MIRROR LABORATORY: Pointe shoes 101.
For parents and students. Learn how to take care of yours shoes and feet! When are your pointe shoes too soft? Why it is important to dance on good shoes? At studio, 3:00-4:00pm

October 20, 2018 – Halloween Mentorship Event for Levels 3 & 4, 4:00-5:30pm

October 28, 2018 - Ballet Co.Laboratory Spring 2019 Traineeship Audition, 11:00am-1:30pm

This audition is intended for dancers ages 15+ interested in studying with the professional Company of BCL twice a week on top of Level 4 Term classes. The Company is seeking 2-4 trainees for the 2019 Winter/Spring season. Trainees will perform in the April 6 & 7, 2019 Gentle Human program and the May 18 & 19, 2019 Remembering the Little Prince program.


November 2018

November 1, 2018 – Second semester class schedule announced

November 8, 2018 – BEYOND THE MIRROR LABORATORY: Northrop Performance
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre & Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort, 7:30pm

November 10, 2018 – ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ Full Scene Rehearsals
Party Scene 2-3:00pm, Opening/Finale 3-4:00pm, Snow/Flower Corps Scenes 4:00-5:00pm

November 15, 2018 Move to the Max 2018 at The TEK Box in the Cowles Center, 7:30pm

November 17, 2018 – ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ Full Scene Rehearsals
Party Scene 2-3:00pm, Opening/Finale 3-4:00pm, Snow/Flower Corps Scenes 4:00-5:00pm

Thanksgiving Break – No Term classes Wednesday, November 21 - Sunday, November 25!
No Drop In classes Thursday, November 22 - Sunday, November 25!

November 24, 2018 – Audition photo day. Sign up available soon!


December 2018

December 1, 2018 – ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ Open Rehearsal 12:00-3:00pm

December 1, 2018 – ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ Full Cast Rehearsal
Levels 3, 4 & Company warm up 10:00-11:30am
Levels 1 & 2 warm up 11:00-11:30am
Full Cast Rehearsal 11:30am-2:30pm
Snow/Flower Corps Rehearsal 2:30-3:30pm

December 8, 2018 – ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ Full Cast Rehearsal
Levels 3, 4 & Company warm up 10:00-11:30am
Levels 1 & 2 warm up 11:00-11:30am
Full Cast Rehearsal 11:30am-2:30pm
Snow/Flower Corps Rehearsal 2:30-3:30pm

December 10-15, 2018 – No term classes held at studio, Nutcracker in Wonderland tech and performance week

December 11-13, 2018 – Tech week for ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’

December 17, 2018 – BEYOND THE MIRROR LABORATORY: ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ screening. For parents and students. Join us in watching our holiday performance!

December 19, 2018 – Last day of First Semester Term Program

December 20, 2018 – Last day of Drop-In Program Classes, no evening classes only Gentle Adult at 10:00am

December 21 & 22, 2018 – ‘Nutcracker in Wonderland’ on tour in Menomonie, WI

December 21, 2018 – Beginning of Winter Break, some Drop-In classes will be held over break


January 2019

January 7, 2019 – Second Semester Term Program and Drop-In Program begins

January 7-11, 2019 – Feedback Meetings for Students and Families

January 12, 2019 - BEYOND THE MIRROR LABORATORY: Dance in your future. For parents and students. Learn more about college dance, company traineeships, conservatory programs, and summer intensives.

January 12, 2019 – Laboratory II auditions for Levels 3 and 4
*casting will be announced on Monday, January 14, 2019

January 27, 2019 – For the Love of Dance Benefit for Dancers Against Cancer at
Farmington High School 2:00pm

January 28, 2019 – Open Drop-In class with live music by the Minnesota Orchestra


February 2019

February 18, 2019 – No classes, President’s Day

February 24, 2019 - BEYOND THE MIRROR LABORATORY: National Eating Disorder Awareness walk at Mall of America. Join the Ballet Co.Laboratory Team and walk with us!


March 2019

March 2, 2019 – BEYOND THE MIRROR LABORATORY: Northrop Performance. Joffrey Ballet presents Anna Karenina with live orchestra at the Northrop, 7:30pm

March 3, 2019 – Laboratory II Full Cast Rehearsal

March 9 & 10, 2019 – Laboratory II performance at SteppingStone Theatre

March 11, 2019 – no class for Level 3 & 4

March 31, 2019 – BEYOND THE MIRROR LABORATORY, INSPIRED: A Conversation with Misty Copeland. The program will feature Misty’s personal story of overcoming hardships as a young girl, her meteoric rise in the world of ballet and beyond, and her commitment to empowering youth worldwide. 


April 2019

April 1-7, 2019 Spring Break. No term classes. Morning Gentle, Intermediate and Advanced Open Ballet classes will still be held.

April 6 & 7, 2019 – The Company at the Cowles presents ‘Gentle Human’, 7:30pm & 2:00pm

April 27, 2019 – Full Scene Rehearsals for ‘Remembering the Little Prince’, time TBA

April 28, 2019 – Cathedral Dance Festival Full Cast Rehearsal for Levels 3 & 4, time TBA


May 2019

May 3 & 4, 2019 – Cathedral Dance Festival, Levels 3 & 4 at Grace Church in Eden Prairie

May 4, 2019 – Cathedral Dance Festival Gala, Grace Church at 7:30pm

May 11, 2019 – Full Cast Rehearsal for ‘Remembering the Little Prince’
Warm up: 10-11:30am Level 3, 4 and Company, 11-11:30am Level 1 & 2
            Rehearsal: 11:30am-2:30pm

May 14-17, 2019 – ‘Remembering the Little Prince’ Tech Week at SteppingStone Theatre

May 18 & 19, 2019 – ‘Remembering the Little Prince’ at SteppingStone Theatre

May 20, 2019 – BEYOND THE MIRROR LABORATORY: ‘Remembering the Little Prince’ screening. For parents and students. Join us in watching our spring performance!

May 24-27, 2019 – Memorial Day Weekend Break, no classes


June 2019

June 1, 2019 – Full Cast Rehearsal for Student Showcase

June 4, 2019 – Last Day of Full Term Program Classes

June 5-8, 2019 – Student Gala Tech and Performance Week, exact performance dates TBA

June 10 & 11, 2019 – Feedback Meetings for Students and Families

June 10-15, 2019 – Beginning of Summer Break, no classes