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A contemporary jazz dance company with a diverse repertoire, Eclectic Edge Ensemble collaborates with local musicians, choreographers, and other artists to create musically and theatrically inspired work.

The company aims to present a fresh perspective on jazz dance in the Twin Cities, creating accessible performance experiences that connect to audiences through the pure joy of movement.

Our Next Performance:

Eclectic Edge Ensemble Jazz Intensive August 4-6, 2014



The Cowles Center, Studio 2B

528 Hennepin Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55403


August 4-6, 2014

11:00 AM-4:00 PM



- $120 full workshop

- $75  11:00am & 12:30pm classes (M,T,W)

- $45  2:30-4pm classes (M,T,W)



Linda Talcott Lee- Jazz for Musical Theater

Erinn Liebhard - Urban Jazz

Zoe Sealy - Classic Jazz Styles

Marciano Silva dos Santos - Afro Brazilian

Karla Grotting - Jazz Dance and Music

Karis Sloss - Jazz Technique


Jazz Week Intensive is designed for the intermediate/advanced dancer with an interest in the definitive elements of jazz dance.  With a special focus on jazz music, classic jazz styles, root forms, modern innovations and jazz for Musical Theater, Jazz Week Intensive creates an immersive experience that can trace the connections of this deep and enduring art form.


Download - Registration Form



EEE's Summer BBQ Feast and Fundraiser!

EEE’s Summer BBQ Feast and Fundraiser!

Tickets are now on sale for Eclectic Edge Ensemble’s Summer Fundraiser!

Who : Eclectic Edge Ensemble

What : Summer BBQ Feast and Fundraiser

When : Thursday July 24th, 6-9pm

Where : Summit Brewery, Ratskellar

910 Montreal Cir, St Paul, MN 55102

How : Reserve your tickets now at

prices are $25/adult and includes 2 Summit taps, $10/child 12 years and younger

Please include your name and how many reservations in your party.  Payment will be accepted at the time of the event and we accept cash, credit, and check!

Festivities include food, live music, silent auction items, outdoor games, and more!  We would love your company at this event and we hope you can make it!

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation please go to our donation page at to make your tax deductible donation today!

EEE's Summer Fundraiser!


Mark Your Calendars!!

Eclectic Edge Ensemble's Summer Fundraiser will be held on Thursday July 24th from 6-9 pm, at Summit Brewing Company!


Eclectic Edge Ensemble is excited to pair this years fundraiser with a great spot right on the river in St. Paul!  We all know summer can go by fast, so why not plan an evening of music, food, silent auction items, and one of the cities top local brews to this years summer plans!


This year we are going for a picnic feel, featuring some great BBQ, awesome side dishes, bean bags, chances to bid on some great silent auction items, and general socializing with friends and family all in support of a great local jazz dance company.  


As many of you following EEE may know, we recently became 501c3 non-profit!!  This was a huge milestone for the company and with your help we can continue to keep jazz and rhythm based movement alive in the Twin Cities!  Your purchase of a ticket to our fundraiser will help us continue to produce shows, and help build our community outreach.  


Please mark your calendars for this great event!  Tickets will go on sale during the first week of July with more details to come!  If you are unable to make the event, your donation is still valuable to us!  Visit our donation page at to make your tax deductible donation today!


Eclectic Edge Ensemble Presents

DreamScape at the Southern Theater

Opens this Thursday!!!


with choreography by Karis Sloss

Score created by local composers: Warren Park, Brian Just, Nathaniel Kling, and Richard Sloss


It's time to warm up for Eclectic Edge Ensemble's (EEE) 11th season DreamScape,featuring Karis Sloss' signature contemporary jazz movement, as she asks "What is something you have always dreamed of doing, but haven't yet?"  Featuring a 14 member company, 4 composers, and addition visual elements by Laura Wilhelm of Mad Munchkin Productions, EEE will perform 4 shows for the first time at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, February 13th - 16th, 2014.

WHAT : DreamScape, an evening length dance performance

WHO : Eclectic Edge Ensemble

WHEN : February 13th - 16th, 2014 (13th - 15th at 8pm, 16th at 2pm)

WHERE : Southern Theather (1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis MN, 55454)

TICKETS : $17 in advance, $20 at the door*

BOX OFFICE : Online http:/,

phone 1-800-838-3006

*$3.00 off at the door with a West Bank Business Association loyalty card


Parking vouchers will be available if you enter the Courtyard Marriot ramp after 5 pm.

Theater Guest Parking (validated): 

-          $5.00 max :  Mon – Sat | Enter after 5pm, exit before 3am

-          $5.00 max: Sundays | Enter after 10am, exit before midnight

NOTE: for validation you must take a ticket when entering the ramp. Receive a validation ticket at the Southern before or after the show. When exiting the ramp insert your PARKING ticket first, THEN the southern VALIDATION ticket for the discounted rate.


 "This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional ArtsCouncil, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

Give to the Max to EEE on Thursday November 14th!

Dear EEE Fans, Friends, and Followers;

 “Give to the Max” day is just around the corner on

Thursday, November 14th!

This annual day of giving provides donors like you the opportunity to show your financial support for your top non-profits in the State of Minnesota.  Eclectic Edge Ensemble is participating again this year (through our fiscal sponsorship with Springboard for the Arts) and we hope you will consider supporting

 EEE with a donation!

The basics:

1)        “Give to the Max” is an ALL DAY event (midnight to midnight)! 

2)     Giving is EASY!  Just visit and click on the green “DONATE” button:

3)     Tax receipts from are automatically sent to you!

How can you make the most difference?

HOUR OF POWER (10-11 a.m.) - Springboard for the Arts, our fiscal sponsor, has presented us with a matching donation challenge.  During the 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. hour, Springboard will match the donation of each individual donor that donates to us and add an extra $10, no m

atter what your donation! They have $10,000 set aside for this challenge, so let’s make the most out of it!

As EEE celebrates 10 years of dance, we hope that you will continue to show your generous support and consider making EEE a part of your year-end giving plan.

Please visit our page ( and remember to Give to the Max!

Many thanks,

EEE Staff and Company