Developed for pre-professional  and professional dancers, our annual Summer Intensive taps into your creative potential through technique and the creation of a new dance through improvisation and composition. Janczewski will focus on the creation of a new sextet to be premiered at The Fitzgerald Theater in Fall 2018.


The Intensive provides a supportive community and a “no-judgement” atmosphere, riding on Mathew Janczewski’s “fake it ’til you make it” motto of encouragement. We will strip away preconceived notions of what you are supposed to be as a dancer and getting to the core of who are you as a mover in your own body and in the work of an ensemble. We will observe the students’ process of dancing from their instincts with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies and kinetic response. All of us possess unique qualities as artists, and learning to embrace those traits pushes us to new discoveries.


Students will participate in a daily technique class and choreography development rehearsal, ending with a public showing of the work created. Students will receive a professional video of their final performance for use in reels. Summer Intensive students are also considered for apprenticeships with ARENA DANCES.

June 11-16, 2018 • Monday through Saturday
10:00am – 3:00pm (with a lunch break)

The Cowles Center • Studio 2B, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Registration must be completed by May 5th
— $75 discount for early registration by April 15th

Download the registration form here.