Help ARENA continue to be a force in this dance community, providing strong instruction and a voice for local dance artists.

The coming year brings exciting new opportunities for ARENA DANCES to achieve this goal. From DanceON, a brand new educational outreach program, launched by ARENA DANCES, which will teach K-12 students about choreography and how to talk about dance, to planning for a multi-city Minnesota tour with support from the Minnesota State Arts Board tour grant, we will tap into the power of art to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds and provide some respite from the world.

This spring, ARENA will return to The Southern Theater to perform Picturing That Day/Candy Box. As part of the spring engagement I will be, for the first time, curating other dance artists for Salon-style performances and public showings alongside ARENA DANCES work. This is an exciting new endeavor – It’s like picking my favorite candy out of an amazing assortment!

From start to finish, onstage and off, there are many costs to funding a season. Here is what your contribution will support:

Artist salaries
Rehearsal costs
Composer and Music Rights
Lighting and set design
Operational support

ARENA DANCES is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt, 501(c)3 status and as such, all contributions are tax-deductible.

Every gift, in any amount makes a difference to ARENA!
We truly appreciate your support.


Annual Giving of $1000+

Annual Giving of $500 – $999

Annual Giving of $200 – $499

Annual Giving of $50 – $199



By Check:
Make payable to ‘ARENA DANCES’ and mail to ARENA DANCES, P.O. BOX 50261, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

By Phone:
Contact Mathew Janczewski, Artistic Director, at 612-804-0238.

Recurring Pledges:
Pace the generosity of your gift! Donate online and make a monthly pledge.

Employer Matching Gift:
Asking your employer to match your donation is an easy way to increase your impact on ARENA DANCES.


Mark Addicks & Tom Hoch, Jake & Hope Armour, Tom Hines & Tom Nordyke (in honor of Lynn Marie Hines), Dana Swindler & Greg Walsh

Carter Averbeck, Michael Brantl, Emmy Carter, Greg Downer, Paul Kaminski & Richard Bonnin, Ron Lotz & Randy Hartten, Chester & Joanne Janczewski, Emily Maltz, Kent & Heather Pilakowski

Natalia & Alex Berglund, Todd & Judy Erickson, Mitch Lattimer & Spencer Lasley, Trent & Cynthia Lunder, Tiffanea Trice Mulder, Steve & Jenni Norlin-Weaver, Don Ofstedal & Jerry Lee, Frank Rhame & Beverly Anne Christie, Kevin Streeter

Mira Akins, Robert Borman, Virginia Brown, Bill & Connie Cameron, Angie & Ruben Cevallos, David Cragg & Erin Harney, Leigh Dillard, Adrienne Dorn, Nina Ebbighausen, Elise Erickson, Keanan & Laura Faruq, Penelope Freeh, Leland & Beverly Gerhke, Karla Grotting, Roger Haug, Katie & Dana Harms, Rebecca Heist, Betsy Husting & Joyce Mellstrom, Heather Klopchin, Dan McAskin, Ian McLellan, Jim & Kay Miller, Amy Newton, Kimberly Peterson & Jeb Hagan, Stacie Revell Greene, Ralph Schnorr, Edward Sevals, Daniel Spencer & Joaquin Galeano, Paula Spiteri, Trent Tosseth, Bill Underwood & Christopher Everett, Kim Upsher


ARENA DANCES would like to thank our corporate sponsors and the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.