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For Questions: contact us at risempls@gmail.com

WHEN /

July 16, 2019 

7-9:30 AM

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday:
August 6th DJ TBA
August 20th DJ TBA

WHERE /

@ Four Seasons Dance Studio

1637 Hennepin Ave, 
55403 Minneapolis

MUSIC  /

ABOUT THE EVENT /

RISE! is the kind of 7am dance party that you wake up for. Move your body with others. Be good to yourself. Start your day right. Wake up and dance!

STORY /

WHAT MOVES YOU?

IT ALL STARTED WITH THE FIRST SUNRISE I STAYED UP ALL NIGHT DANCING FOR. MANY FOLLOWED. IN THE DESERT. ON THE BEACH. IN FORESTS AND MOUNTAINS. IN THE GRIT OF THE CITY. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE SUNRISES YOU STAY UP FOR? WHERE DOES THE MAGIC COME FROM? HOW MUCH OF IT HAS TO DO WITH NOT HAVING ANYTHING TO DO THE NEXT DAY, HOW MUCH OF IT IS GOOD MUSIC, HOW MUCH OF IT IS DANCING WITH RECKLESS ABANDON, HOW MUCH OF IT IS BEING CONNECTED WITH EVERYONE ELSE THAT'S EXPERIENCING IT WITH YOU?

 

I WANTED ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS. AND I WANTED MORE OF IT. MY BODY CAN'T BE HAPPY DANCING TILL THE SUN COMES UP MORE THAN A FEW TIMES A YEAR - AND SOME PEOPLE'S BODIES WON'T LET THEM DO IT THAT OFTEN, OR EVER. HOW COULD I HAVE MORE? HOW COULD I COMBINE THIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE DEMANDS OF A REGULAR DAY, A REGULAR WEEK? HOW COULD I SHARE IT WITH PEOPLE? 

 

THESE QUESTIONS ARE WHAT RISE! WAS BORN OUT OF. A LITTLE RESEARCH SHOWED ME THAT SIMILAR INITIATIVES EXIST IN OTHER CITIES. CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWED ME THAT MINNEAPOLIS ALSO WANTS TO RISE! SO I'M MAKING IT HAPPEN. COME DANCE WITH ME! BRING THE MAGIC IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE. FUEL THE WORK YOU DO WITH IT. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AN EXCESS. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AN EXCEPTION.