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The Arena supports a diverse cultural environment in Minneapolis through classes offered at the studio. Affordable classes are offered for children and adults at a bustling location that supports those who are interested in the moving arts.
- Dedicated students in dance/moving arts
- Recreational learners across mind/body movement disciplines
- Area schools through our DanceON program
- Business leaders through our neighborhood enrichment program
- Community members through our panel discussions, community meeting spaces, social dances, rentable space, informal showings, performances and events
- The creative potential of everyone and the transformative power of the arts to change lives
- Both the artistic process and the artistic product
- Diversity and serving as a bridge to connect people
- Inclusiveness and removing barriers to make the moving arts accessible
- Innovation and delivering thought-provoking, relevant programs and experiences to the communities we serve
- The people who work and volunteer to support our mission
- Our unique Minneapolis home and the community that is created when people learn together through the arts
The Arena is located in Studio 308 in the Calhoun Building at 711 W. Lake Street in Minneapolis.
This just off the Lyndale-Lake Street intersection.
There is free street parking in the area.
The building has an elevator.
Click to sign up for open classes on our MINDBODY site!
This includes pilates, moving practice, gyrokinesis, capoeira, and contemporary forms
Click to sign up for an enrollment on our MINDBODY site!
This includes all creative movement and dancing together classes, as well as the monthly unicorn sweat classes
Open Class Drop-In – $10 for 30 minute classes; $17 for 60-90 minute classes
Discount Card – $150 for 10 classes (Expires 2 months from purchase date)
Flex Card – $160 for 10 classes (Expires 1 year from purchase date)
Enrollments – $210 for 14-wk series
*Capoeira also offers this enrollment pricing – great way to save!*
Moving Practice taught by a rotating teaching artist every month; Tuesdays, 10:0am-11:30am
Weekly Class Series Geared at Fostering Professionals’ Artistic Voice and Technical Talent. Train with Fellow Professionals in a Range of Contemporary Dance Aesthetics.
February - Berit Ahlgren
Gyrokinesis taught by Non Edwards and Brittany Fridenstine-Keefe ; Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
GYROKINESIS®Method offers exercises rooted in full-body movement that builds skill in coordination and proprio/interoception. Exercises can be performed seated on an armless chair or stool, standing, and on hands and knees. We will work on the seven spinal movements, joint articulation, and cultivating strength with coordinated breath while transitioning through sequences with fluidity. The GYROKINESIS® Method addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences.
Contemporary Forms taught by Mathew Janczewski; Fridays, 10:00am-11:30am
Class with a desire to promote spatial and corporeal awareness through clarity and precision. Inviting ourselves to observe, welcome, enhance, abandon and rediscover movement patterns, qualities, focal points, personal habits and preferences in order to stay alert in the present moment. Through a gentle warm up of set exercises, students will transition to a pre-conceived phrase to share experiences while encouraging individuality.
Dancing Together (2-4 year olds with caregiver) taught by Kendall Kramer; Sat. 11:00am-11:45am
Dancing Together teaches coordination and musicality, while allowing the natural creativity of the young dancer to blossom. Dancers and caretakers move together to explore the elements of dance: space, time, and energy; the concept of “performing,” and creating improvisational dances. Exercises, music, and props are carefully chosen to stimulate the imagination and expand upon common experiences of the young child. Introduction to body-awareness and breathing. Ages listed are recommended but not definitive.
RENT THE ARENA
Need a space to create?
Located in the heart of the LynLake neighborhood, The Arena is available for your rehearsal, class, and event needs!
Our space offers 1,305 square feet, 30’×40′ of sprung floor, Marley dance flooring, wall-length mirrors (with curtains to cover if preferred), free wifi, and a changing room.
We are situated on multiple bus lines, including the 21, 4, 23, 612, and 18; with plenty of free, street parking around the building.
To request space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
711 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Through the many movement forms for the body and mind: dance, yoga, tai chi, Feldenkrais, meditation, and beyond, we nurture the artistic and creative potential in our students—and our community.
Sign up for a class today!