Cultural Dance Series

MDL presents the Cultural Dance Series late summer 2018 through spring 2019.

Cost: $15 per class

($5 discount offered on Workshop 3 for dancers who have taken Workshops 1 and 2!)

Scholarships available

To apply for a scholarship, please send a minimum 250 word paragraph to with the subject Cultural Dance Series Scholarship Application explaining why you feel you are an appropriate candidate.


Workshop 2: Middle Eastern Dance

Momentum Dance Lab is honored to present, MDL’s own, Amanda Mahde as the Middle Eastern Dance instructor! This workshop will focus on classic Middle Eastern movement, and the history behind it, which will then be woven into contemporary movement to free the body and open the mind to honor ancient dance while also giving space for it to evolve. Wear comfortable clothing - there is no need to bare your belly if that’s a boundary for you, but try to wear clothing that is form fitting enough to allow the shapes and placement of your body to be seen. Bring water, a yoga mat, and a desire to go deeper into your relationship with dance and your connection to self.

 Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts 2906 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Class time 2-4pm

Registration begins 1:45pm


Workshop 3: Asian Dance

Coming Spring 2019

Details to be posted as information becomes available.


Workshop 1: West African Dance

This workshop was held August 2018

Our first workshop was taught by Nomalanga (Nomi) Eniafe. It was an energetic and inspiring class that left us exhilarated, sweating, and with a new love for African dance movement.


Company Auditions

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts 2906 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Auditions 2-4pm

Registration begins 1:45pm

Momentum Dance Lab is looking for dancers age 18+ to join our company. Auditions will be held in a typical dance class format including a basic warm-up, movement across the floor, and a short combination. Individual choreography, head shots, and resume are not required. We suggest bringing water and wearing typically appropriate dance wear. Come dance with us!

If you have any questions, please contact us by facebook message, email ( or through the contact page on this website.