Viva la Pepa, HIJACK, and Judith Holo Shuǐ Xiān

HAPPY HOUR ARTISTS include Annika Hansen & Abigail Whitmore, Body Watani, Borealis Dance Theatre, HoneyWorks, and Slo Dance Company


Candy Box, presented by Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is an annual, eclectic gathering of performances, masterclasses, and work-in-progress showings. This year’s festival features a range in levels of experiences, aesthetics, and choreographic voices to offer a diverse array of treats!

“Establishing a career in dance can be challenging and isolating. That’s why coming together every year like this is so crucial; it creates the learning opportunities and personal connections people need in order to realize their full artistic potential. And by extending the support of the dance community to the next generation of talented makers, we help keep the scene vital and strong.” – Mathew Janczewski

CANDY BOX Dance Festival 
550 Vandalia St, Saint Paul, MN



Featured Artists

Thursday, July 15 – 7:00pm
Friday, July 16 – 2:00pm *Pay-As-Able pricing option is available for this performance. Not available pre-sale. First-come, first-serve day of.*
Friday, July 16 – 7:00pm
Post-Show Discussion following the final performance on July 15th

 Purchase tickets online prior to July 10th for discounts – $20 Pre-Sale ($18 Student/Senior)
After July 10th, online & at-the-door tickets $24

Tickets are ON SALE Now!
Purchase here

HAPPY HOUR ARTISTS Daily 5:30 – 6:30pm
(Works-in-progress showings)
$25 Five-Show Package (sold here) / $12 per show (pre-sale and cash/check/card at the door)
Happy Hour Tickets – Purchase here

  • Monday, July 12 – Slo Dance Company
  • Tuesday, July 13 – Annika Hansen & Abigail Whitmore
  • Wednesday, July 14 – HoneyWorks
  • Thursday, July 15 – Body Watani
  • Friday, July 16 – Borealis Dance Theatre

MASTERCLASSES Daily 4:00pm – 5:15pm
$25 Five-Class Package (sold here) / $10 per class (pre-sale and cash/check/card at the door)
Masterclass Tickets – Purchase here

  • Monday, July 12 – Annika Hansen & Abigail Whitmore
  • Tuesday, July 13 – Judith Holo Shuǐ Xiān
  • Wednesday, July 14 – Pedro Pablo (Viva la Pepa)
  • Thursday, July 15 – Slo Dance Company
  • Friday, July 16 – HIJACK


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Featured Artists


Viva la Pepa – Pedro Pablo

Judith Holo Shuǐ Xiān

Happy Hour Artists

Slo Dance Company

Body Watani

Borealis Dance Theatre

Annika Hansen & Abigail Whitmore

Berit Ahlgren

We extend a special thank you to our Season Sponsors and Event Donors-

This festival is also made possible with the support of the following-