Dance Workshop

COVID-19 Camp Update:
April 29, 2020

For the health and safety of all who participate in our summer youth programs, St. Olaf will not be hosting face-to-face programs on our campus.

We are committed to keeping you updated on any changes in our plans, policies, or procedures. If you have any questions or concerns you are welcome to contact us at 507.786.3031 or

April 13, 2020

We hope you and your family are well.

The college has made the decision to cancel all camps, conferences and events scheduled to occur on campus this summer. The impact of the continuing spread of COVID-19 and the need to align tightly with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guide this decision.

We regret having to make this decision, in particular because we were looking forward to our campers living and learning the Ole experience on campus with us.  Nonetheless, the health and safety of our campers, students, employees and visitors are our top priority and, at this time, that means not having events and groups on campus.

We regret that the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates this decision. It is our fervent hope that we will see you at one of our summer programs in the future.

Please accept our best wishes for good health and safety for you and your family.

St. Olaf dance workshop is designed for students to experience the breadth and depth of the St. Olaf College Dance Department where a wide range of classes are offered. Studio time and other educational sessions are balanced with supervised recreational activities.

The workshop provides a complete experience on the beautiful St. Olaf campus in historic Northfield, Minnesota.




2-3 p.m. Check-in

3-5 p.m. Workshop Orientation

5-6 p.m. Dinner

6:30-9:30 p.m. Evening Social Activity



7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:45-9:30 a.m Group Warm-up/Announcements

9:45-11 a.m. Studio Class

11:15-12:30 p.m. Studio Class

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:45-2:30 p.m. Dance Conversations

2:45-4 p.m. Studio Class

5-6 p.m. Dinner

6:30-9:30 p.m. Evening Social Activity



7-8 a.m. Breakfast

8-11 a.m. Studio Class Rotations

11 a.m. – noon Showcase Preparation

12 noon -1 p.m. Lunch

1-2 p.m. Showcase

2-3 p.m. Showcase

3:15 p.m. Depart from Campus

Meet the Dance Instructors

Heather Klopchin is professor and chair of the St. Olaf Dance Department and co-artistic director and choreographer for St. Olaf’s student company, Companydance©. Heather is a principal artist with Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater and has danced with other Minneapolis companies including ARENA Dances, Zenon Dance Company, and Eclectic Edge Ensemble. Heather holds an M.F.A. degree in dance choreography and performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Anthony Roberts is St. Olaf dance artist in residence and co-artistic director and choreographer for St. Olaf’s student company, Companydance©. Anthony danced professionally with Repertory Dance Theatre and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in Salt Lake City, Utah; Sharir Dance Company in Austin, Texas; and the Jacob’s Pillow’s Men Dancers: The Ted Shawn Legacy. Anthony holds an M.F.A. degree in dance with a dance technology emphasis from Arizona State University.

Anne von Bibra, assistant professor of dance, performed with Avaz International Dance Theatre and Karpathok Hungarian Folk Dance Ensemble in Los Angeles and Minneapolis-based Ethnic Dance Theater, for which she is a resident choreographer. Anne currently performs Javanese dance in Sumunar Gamelan and Dance Ensemble in St. Paul. Anne holds an M.A. degree in dance with a specialization in ethnology from the University of California-Los Angeles.

Arneshia Williams, is a visiting assistant professor of Dance at St. Olaf. Her performance opportunities include Jacquelyn Stokes/The Dance Collective, Minister Gail-Faust/4Trinity Evangelistic Dance, Gesel Mason, Millicent Johnnie, Larry Southall, Teena Marie, and Helanius Wilkins. Arneshia holds an M.F.A. degree in dance with an emphasis in religion from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she also received a certificate in comparative ethnic studies.

Payment Information

Registration Information

Registration Information

Register now with our secure online form or complete a printable registration form and send it via mail. Registrations are accepted until capacity has been reached. When completing the online form please see the following payment options to the right.

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Payment Options

Payment Options

Option 1: Pay in Full.
At the conclusion of the registration form, you will be asked to submit credit card information. Once submitted, the full amount will be paid.

Option 2: Deposit Only.
Submit a minimum $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your athletes spot today. Registration is not officially accepted until completed registration form and deposit is received on the same day. Payment must be paid in full 4 weeks prior to camp start date.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Written cancellations (post or email) received four weeks prior to workshop start date will receive a refund less the $100.00 non-refundable deposit. No refunds given within four weeks of workshop, but substitutions are accepted.

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