Dorrance Dance

This show is open to middle school students.


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30pm


Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55454

About the Show

After their triumphant Northrop debut in 2015 with The Blues Project, Michelle Dorrance and her remarkable company of dancers return to dispel all of our pre-conceived notions about tap dance and fill the Northrop stage with rhythm and joy! Springing from Dorrance’s prodigious imagination and embodied by an ensemble of dancers as diverse and multi-faceted as tap dance itself, Myelination provides a fitting climax to this year’s Twin Cities Tap Festival.

Children should be 10 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 10. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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Request Tickets Online

or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to middle school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Northrop Auditorium, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • According to, “myelin is a fatty substance that wraps around nerve fibers and serves to increase the speed of electrical communication between neurons.” If the word “myelin” refers to a substance, what might the word “myelination” describe?
  • In the below video, choreographer Michelle Dorrance discusses how the neurological process of myelination connects to learning, through repetition. She says that repeated actions, either positive or negative, become easier to do over time the more that we do them. What is a positive habit you have developed in life? What is a habit that has been more challenging? How does myelination relate to those habits, and to our capacity to grow and change?

Find the Venue


Michelle Dorrance discusses the meaning of “Myelination”