Welcome to Tapestry

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Tapestry's Program Calendar

Tapestry Program Calendar

Our dances are:

  • Pay at the Door: no registration required
  • No experience necessary: Beginners welcome!
  • No partner necessary
  • Alchohol free
  • Family Friendly
  • Accessible to those with disabilities

Top News

Minnehaha Avenue construction begins April 13

This week, work began on the Minnehaha Avenue reconstruction at the south end of the project. Crews will close Minnehaha Avenue to through traffic between Godfrey Parkway/East Minnehaha Parkway and 42nd Street. Nawadaha Boulevard will also be closed at Minnehaha Avenue. 38th Street (Tapestry’s cross street) will not be affected until much later in the project.

Roadways noted above will be closed for approximately four months to completely reconstruct the roadway and complete various utility improvements.

Parking restrictions: Minnehaha Avenue will have parking restrictions to allow for enough work space as construction begins, but may not extend to 38th Street. Parking restrictions will be signed.

Note from the Executive Director- $15,000 Challenge Opportunity!

I’m thrilled and gratified to share the news that an anonymous Tapestry dancer will match – dollar for dollar, up to $15,000 – your donations to the “Bricks, Tar & Air” building maintenance campaign. This matching program begins March 1, and ends in August. Success with it will bring us to our campaign goal of $92,000 – in about 1/3 the time we’d projected it would take. This then opens the opportunity to devote the balance of 2015 and 2016 to work towards covering the $37,873 which, we recently learned, the Minnehaha Avenue reconstruction project will cost us.

Bricks Tar and Air poster
You can track the matching campaign with the beautiful poster in the hallway showing and celebrating the campaign progress. Nancy Ward, with creative and logistical aid from Rick Wheeler, created it for Tapestry. Watch for the colorful patches as we step up the ladder of donations for the match!


Mary Cummings
Executive Director

From the Fund Development Committee
Wondering about donating stock to Tapestry?

Suppose you decide to give a donation to a tax exempt (501(c)) non profit organization, such as Tapestry. If you wish to give a $5,000 gift, you can take that amount from your savings or checking account and the gift will cost you $5,000. However, if you decide to give appreciated stock instead of cash, your gift will eliminate capitol gains taxes on the entire gift and help Tapestry at the same time. Depending upon how much the stock has appreciated since you acquired it, and your tax bracket, the difference could be hefty. Consider talking to a tax advisor about your specific situation.

When Tapestry receives a gift of stock, it is immediately sold and the money utilized according to the donor’s instructions, for general operations or the building maintenance campaign. Please contact Mary Cummings, Executive Director (through the website here or by phone: 612-722-2914 x 1) , if you want to discuss this option for giving.

Many thanks to members of the Tapestry community who have made recent gifts of stock either for general operations or for the building maintenance campaign:

  • Anne Von Bibra Wharton and Vince Wharton
  • Elizabeth Zimmermann
  • Anonymous (2)

Thank you for your generosity!
-Fund Development Committee members:
Marc Scovill, Carole Wilson, Todd Petersen, David Dixen, Jeanne Novak, Gordon Olsen, Mary Cummings

“We are the Folk; these dances are for us” -Fer Horn

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