Dance Wisconsin’s Nutcracker Ballet December 16-17, 2017!


Nutcracker Ballet functions as Dance Wisconsin’s largest production each season. With a cast of up to 120, dancers from throughout southern Wisconsin, performers participate and work together to create this seasonal favorite.  Live choral music with Monona High School vocalists and orchestral music with the Dance Wisconsin orchestra accompany the ballet. 

Parenting Through Movement Class Begins January 6 at Hancock Center for Dance Movement Therapy!

First Steps: Parenting Through Movement Class 
Saturdays, 1-2 pm
Jan. 6 – Feb. 10, 2018  
$75/child for the 6-week session 
Registration required : contact us 
Location at the Hancock Center, downtown Madison, WI
Join this six week class and enjoy movement, music and fun with your young one!  All this while improving and developing your movement connection (attunement) with them. 
This class is for parents and caregivers and their children age 8 months to 4 years old. You will strengthen your attachment, learn positive interventions and help your child develop healthy social skills.  
Classes are limited to 8 child participants and their parents and/or caregivers, so space is limited.   
Led by Dance/Movement Therapists Whitney Bush, MA, R-DMT and Genevieve Dunn, MA, R-DMT.

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance Student Showcase and Sevillanas Party December 17!

Student Showcase & Sevillanas Party!
Sunday, December 17th, 2018
4:00- 6:00 PM
Kanopy Dance Studio, 341 State Street, Madison
Curious about flamenco dance classes? Join us for dancing, food and drink!
Interested in Taking Classes?

WINTER 2018 Classes
Beginning Class- Tangos/Bulerías
Students will learn the basics of the “baile flamenco”, which include footwork, arm & handwork, and turns. Besides technique a choreography and combinations for tangos & bulerías will also be taught.
Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm, Jan 11-March 22, 2018
Fee: $149, 11 classes

Advanced Beginning Class – Continuing Guajiras
*Intro to flamenco dance required.
In this class, students will continue to build their knowledge of flamenco dance through more challenging technique exercises. Choreography and fan technique for the Cuban-inspired guajiras will also be taught.
Thursday, 7:00-8:15 pm, Jan 11-March 22, 2018
Fee: $165, 11 classes

Ongoing Intermediate Class
Monday, 5:30-7:00 pm, Jan 8-March 19, 2018
Fee: $149, (11 classes scheduled, 9 paid)

*Intermediate Class with company rehearsal
By invitation only
Monday, 5:30-8:00 pm, Jan 8-March 19, 2018
Fee: $180, (11 classes scheduled, 9 paid)

Castanet Class- Continuing el vito
In this class, students will learn basic castanet technique, rhythms, and exercises, plus focus on adding castanets to the traditional dance el vito.
Sunday, 9:30-10:30am, Jan 14-March 18, 2018, no class March 11.
Fee: $95, (9 classes scheduled, 7 paid)

Classes are held at Kanopy Dance Studio, 341 State St. 2nd Floor above the GAP, Madison, Wisconsin, unless noted otherwise.
Call Tania at (608) 250-0369 to register or for more information. Please visit Tania’s all-new website at!!

All classes will include instruction in flamenco dance technique, which includes footwork, arm and hand work, rhythmic hand-clapping and turns.

Classes are open to both women and men. Partners are not necessary. Dancers 12 years of age and up welcome in the general classes.


Refund Policy: During the first two weeks of the session, students who are unable to attend the remainder of the classes due to injury or illness may request credit to be used towards future sessions.

Payment schedules can be negotiated.

A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available through the Jennifer Schmitz Memorial Scholarship fund. Auditions are held twice yearly. Please inquire if interested.

If you are a new student mid-session, classes can be prorated for the remaining time left.

To register, please contact Tania Tandias via email,, phone, (608) 250-0369 or by web at If interested in paying with PayPal, please contact Tania. Make checks out to Tania Tandias and send to 1128 Chandler St., Madison, WI 53715.

Special Limited-Time Holiday Offer from the Wisconsin Union Theater!

Special Limited-Time Holiday Offer: Dublin Irish Dance brings “Stepping Out” to Shannon Hall

Still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone this Holiday season? For yourself? Do you love Irish music and dance? We have what you’re looking for, at a limited-time special price!

In “Stepping Out,” choreographed by Dublin-born Anthony Fallon, the all-star Dublin Irish Dance recreates the story of Irish migration to the USA. It is a beautiful, breathtaking spectacle that is now available to WDC members for a limited time at only $20/ticket.  Check your email for the code to use when purchasing tickets.

The dance troupe is comprised of world class Irish dancers who have toured the globe with Riverdance, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman. The all-star cast is accompanied by an eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalists providing backing for the epic story that unfold in “Stepping Out.”

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department Presents: Bring to Light

New Dancemakers 2017: Bring to Light

UW-Milwaukee Dance Department
New Dancemakers: Bring to Light
November 29-December 2, 6pm & 8pm every night.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department’s emerging undergraduate artists will premiere 15 new works revealing hidden truths and histories in a quest to discover and activate human potential.  New Dancemakers 2017: Bring to Light will feature unique choreographic voices unearthing, interrupting, and re-contextualizing preconceived notions of self and community. Join us in celebrating this milestone in our students’ academic and artistic careers.
Wednesday, November 29 – Program A 6:00pm; Program B 8:00pm
Thursday, November 30 – Program B 6:00pm; Program A 8:00pm
Friday, December 1 – Program A 6:00pm; Program B 8:00pm
Saturday, December 2 – Program B 6:00pm; Program A 8:00pm

Choreographers of Program A: Meredith Wiorek, Becca Whitty, Melissa Schobert, Caelan King, Kylee Karzan, Rosa Mohan, Nicole Spence, and Kelsey Lee.

Choreographers of Program B: Kelsey James, Kate Slezak, Jimmi Weyneth, Chantée Kelly, Sydney, Chelsey Becher *(This work contains mature language with sexual content), and Haley Moore.

General – $15 Seniors, UWM Faculty and Staff – $13 Students and under 18 – $9 Majors – Free

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Support the Wisconsin Dance Council Scholarship Fund on #GivingTuesday!

 As you consider your holiday donations, please consider donating to the Wisconsin Dance Council, on #GivingTuesday, November 28, or any time up until December 31, 2018!

Starting TODAY, when you donate to the Wisconsin Dance Council on #GivingTuesday, PayPal will add 1% so the Wisconsin Dance Council Scholarship Fund will get 101% of your donation!

In addition to offering scholarships to help talented students attend summer dance intensives,Wisconsin Dance Council supports the statewide dance community through communications, professional development opportunities, resources, and networking.  

Please consider making a donation to the Wisconsin Dance Council Scholarship Fund at the following link: Your gift, big or small, makes all the difference. 


Screening of Rebels On Pointe co-sponsored by Danceworks, Inc.!

Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
UWM Union Theater
2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211


$5 General Admission


Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever, cinéma vérité documentary film celebrating Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — the all male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York’s Stonewall riots. The film juxtaposes exclusive, behind-the-scenes access and intimate, character-driven stories of its dancers, highlighted by amazing performances shot around the world.

Co-Sponsored by Danceworks, Inc.