The Arena Summer Session – Registration Open

Registration is open April 15–May 21 for The Arena’s upcoming Summer Session May 9–July 30!
Register here

Adult Classes for Summer Session: 
Ages 16+
Drop-in: $17.
10-class cards available – save money!

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am: Moving Practice with monthly revolving instructors. Blake Nellis teaches this May!
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm: Contemporary with Elayna Waxse
Fridays, 10:00-11:30am: Contemporary Flow with Mathew Janczewski
Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pmGYROKINESIS® Method with Non Edwards

Creative Movement: six-week session; $72.
For 4- through 8-year-olds, Creative Movement is designed to give young artists the tools they need to explore their unique voices, alone and as an ensemble. Dancers hone age-appropriate modern, ballet, and jazz vocabularies, while growing creatively.

Taught by Kendall Kramer, class dives into the four elements of the artistic process: creating, performing, responding, and connecting. Students learn dance terminology in addition to creatively describing common dance exercises and explorations. Examples of class themes include responding to stimuli, learning how to modify dance steps, creating the structure of a story, and interpreting written or visual art (literacy and reading comprehension not necessary). Exercises, music, and props are carefully chosen to stimulate the imagination and expand upon common experiences of the young dancer. Introduction to the historical and cultural roots of dance, body-awareness, and breathing, in an inclusive environment of laughter and cheer.

Boys Dance: six-week session; $72.
Geared for young people ages 5-11 that want to move!

Blake Nellis offers an inclusive approach to dance for people of all ability, age and experience. Over the six weeks, students will explore self expression, a range of physical energies and group collaboration. The dancing skills and techniques will be integrated into the dancer’s interests and styles. Many dance games, scores and improvisations will be facilitated through solo and ensemble movement. Come play!

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski