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Arena Dance Academy is a full-service dance studio located inside the The Arena complex in Sioux City, Iowa.  Established in 2019, we provide top-level dance opportunities for ages 2.5 and up.  Our instructors are passionate professionals and offer training for everyone: beginners to advanced.  Custom-built, state-of-the-art studio space is home to dancers from all over the region and we pride ourselves on a welcoming environment. 

 

We strive to be the best in dance education and excellence.  Welcome to the Arena Dance Family!

COMPETITION
TEAM

The highly successful Arena Dance Competitive dance program consists of dancers 5-18.  Dancers are auditioned in May and placed according to age, experience, and skill level.  Most Dancers on this team compete locally, regionally, and nationally in various genres: jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, and more. 

 

Team Dancers also attend Dance Conventions in the fall. There are special weekly class requirements for team dancers. We are National Champs!!!

ACADEMY
CLASSES

From our baby Tiny Tots to advanced ballerinas, and numerous options in between, we offer recreational-level classes for ages 2.5 to 18.  The season runs from August to May and registrations are accepted through November.  In May, we celebrate our dancers in our annual spring recital, a highlight of the year!

PERFORMANCE
TEAM

Our Spirit Squad is an non-competitive performance team that performs locally.  This is a great opportunity to learn dance team and pom skills.

CAMPS &
MASTER CLASS
OPPORTUNITIES

We pride ourselves on exceptional, FUN youth dance camps throughout the year. These themed camps are open to all and fill up quickly.  Look for those in the summer and winter! Additionally, we regularly bring in Master Instructors to provide specified technique training to local dancers.

MIRACLE
DANCE
CLASSES

Part of the Miracle League of Sioux City, we offer a special needs dance program, open to anyone ages 5 to 25.  This group focuses on fun, movement, and working together.  Trained buddies assist in this class, which meets twice per month.  They open our annual spring recital in May!

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Gretchen Cooper

Director/Instructor

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Jade Nelson

Competition Coordinator, Coach & Instructor

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Madison Robinson

Coach & Instructor

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Cali Cooper

Coach & Instructor

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Anne Marie Warrington

Instructor

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Rylee McWilliams

Coach, Instructor & Facility Assistant

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Regan

Jensen

Instructor

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Elliana

Perez

Instructor

Staff photos credit of Laura Johnson Photography​​

Assistant Coaches

Assistants:

  • Raegan Jensen

  • Elliana Perez

  • Ava Cooper

  • Denver Zirbel

  • Caroline Cooper

  • Ella Book

  • Hannah Shellabarger

  • Cassie Anderson

  • Addie DeGrootXarColine Coo

  • Miracle Dance Assistants:

  • Mallory Westra

  • Addie DeGroot

  • Brianna Hecht 

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