The Cowles Center is the largest nonprofit dance complex in the Midwest and they pride themselves on providing the much-needed space for the community. They have nine rehearsal studios, three theaters, and administrative office space for local small-to-medium sized arts organizations. One noteworthy thing they are doing for free is providing schools with ways to integrate movement into their curriculum, especially valuable in a time when art funding is being cut. They also provide thousands of students with the opportunity to view their first live performance. They also support and subsidize major expenses for 36 local dance companies. Finally, they provide classes to dancers of all ages and abilities. They are also home to the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers.