Author Archives: Gina

The Best Summer Ever!

The Best Summer Ever!

Wow! I can’t believe we are in the month of August already! What a fun summer it has been! This summer Mayer Arts had more camps and classes than we ever have and had the pleasure of meeting more students than ever before! I am so thankful for so many people that make this program possible and I wanted to express that.

First of all I am so thankful for all our students who worked so hard to put on such amazing performances! They have so many great ideas to put into their shows. All the students help write stories, choreograph dances and create artwork to bring their show to life and make it their own! Their enthusiasm and their gifts make each week so special.

I also appreciate the parents and guardians who support their children and our program to make it flourish. It is so wonderful to see all the parents on show days with huge smiles on their faces cheering their children on. Those of you who know me well know how much I think the performing arts benefit children. Allowing children to explore their strengths in a performing arts class and create is priceless.

Of course my teachers who bring their love of the performing arts to all the students is also something that I am very thankful for! All of my instructors have backgrounds in the performing arts and love sharing that with students. They all share with me fun stories and moments from their camps and classes about how great the students are. They always are thinking of new fun ways to engage each student and make sure that everyone is having the best time.

Mayer Arts does not have a permanent home. We operate out of community centers all over the Twin Cities. Each program that I work with also has such a wonderful commitment to their community. The care they put into making sure we have what we need to make our time with them a success shows so much. It is evident how strong our schools and cities are here in the Twin Cities and how much they care about their families.

Putting together fun, engaging camps and classes for children takes much thought and careful planning. I am already starting to think and plan for next summer! I care very deeply about Mayer Arts, what it stands for and what it has become. I feel so thankful that I have such amazing people who also care deeply because performing arts classes make such a difference in the life of a child!

Now on to fall!!!…….

 

 

New! Mayer Arts Studio!

New! Mayer Arts Studio!

I have always had a dream of having my own dance space in my home. Now that dream is officially a reality! Those of you who know my program know that I am not interested in having a typical dance studio. I love reaching out to more of the Twin Cities community through the parks… Continue Reading

Back to Performing

Back to Performing

It has been my privilege to be a performing arts teacher for more than 20 years now! I love the performing arts. As a performer having the chance to express yourself using your own body and voice is a great feeling. Watching live theater and dance is also so exciting! Anything can happen! We are… Continue Reading

Announcing Summer Camps 2016!

I love when it is time to start planning for summer! To be honest planning at Mayer Arts starts in way back in the fall! I want to make sure that I pick the best themes, music and activities for all our students! I have been busy discussing with my own kids what camps they… Continue Reading

Summer is Almost Here!!!

Summer is Almost Here!!!

Summer is Almost Here!!! I know here in Minnesota we are ready for summer! My daughter has been digging through her old summer clothes and begging to wear shorts and t-shirts to school! She is also asking when she can take one of my camps! I promise, it won’t be long! At Mayer Arts, my instructors and myself are… Continue Reading

How I Knew I Was Supposed to Teach

How I Knew I Was Supposed to Teach

I graduated college with a degree in theater with an acting emphasis and a dance minor. Growing up I loved to dance and sing and naturally thought that I should go into performing. I had been on stage many times in dance recitals, competitions and school shows. It just seemed right. Music and dance just flow… Continue Reading

Musical Theater Review of Newsies

Musical Theater Review of Newsies

“Headlines don’t sell papes; Newsies sell papes!” Fun, energetic musical delivers lessons on performance Meg Gronau (Ms. Meg teaches dance and musical theater for Mayer Arts at Woodbury, Shoreview, Inver Grove Heights, Maplewood and other locations.) I visited my family in Chicago over the holidays and had the immense pleasure of seeing the national tour… Continue Reading

Mayer Arts Classes Begin This Week!

Mayer Arts Classes Begin This Week!

I can’t believe that everyone is off to school already and some of our dance classes begin this week! Here is what is coming up! Just click on the links below for more information! Minnetonka and Hopkins Wish Upon a Ballet Wednesdays and Saturdays Prior Lake / Savage Wish Upon a Ballet Thursdays Maplewood Saturdays… Continue Reading