Find rhythm, groundedness, and flow with dance classes at Ananya Dance Theatre's Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice. No pre-registration or shoes necessary. First class: Always free! Drop-in class: $13. Five-class card: $60. Ten-class card: $110.

Online Classes


The Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice offers a free, 30-minute session of BIPOC Rest and Restore, led by founding company member Hui Wilcox . We will begin at 10pm CDT, utilizing Facebook Live. The session will include standing meditation that centers on breath and energy flow, gentle taiji-based movements that help us find balance, and a compassionate body scan that guides us to a place of deep rest. Our goal is to restore heart/mind/spirit/body so that we can sustain our movement in the long run. Our struggle for #BlackLivesMatter and for racial justice calls for the total devotion of our hearts, our minds, our spirits, and our bodies, in community. As we do the hard work of dismantling institutional racism and white supremacy, we also need to build and rebuild communities, and rejuvenate our hearts, minds, spirits, and bodies. Through Wednesday, June 10, 10pm-10:30pm:



We are in rapid response, resistance, & resilience. This time of grief and change making has pushed our bodies, and especially BIPoC bodies, to every limit. We want to hold space for your breath.

Artist Associate Kealoha Ferreira leads a 20-minute class on Facebook Live everyday at 7am, focusing on breath and gentle activation. A little at a time, let’s find groundedness, align with intention, and insight justice by healing our bodies. Through Sunday, June 7, 7am-7:20am;


By participating in these virtual classes, you agree that Ananya Dance Theatre is not responsible for loss, injury, or illness to person or property relating to your participation in these classes. 

All of our virtual classes are free, but if you would like to donate for participating or simply make a gift to Ananya Dance Theatre, please visit



Shawngram Summer Intensive | July 13-24


For information and registration link for our Shawngram Summer Intensive, click here



Ananya Dance Theatre | Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2427, Minneapolis, MN 55402-0427

Street Address: 1197 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104