High school summer intensive 2019 at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. REGISTER NOW!

Enroll for High School Summer Intensive at The University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee!

Faculty & Classes:
Daniel Burkholder – Somatic Practice & Feldenkrais
Mail Culbreth – Improvisation
Gina Laurenzi – Jazz & Repertory
Lisa Moberly– Pilates
Kaley Pruitt – Contemporary

FULL CALENDAR ONLINE HERE: https://uwm.edu/…/…/2019-Summer-Dance-Intensive-Schedule.pdf

Career exploration sessions include interviews with dance and performing arts leaders in the community, professional headshots, plus how-to sessions focused on applying to college and crafting a resume.

This exciting week concludes with a dress rehearsal performance from the internationally acclaimed, Milwaukee-founded Ko-Thi Dance Company and a farewell party for dancers and faculty.

TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
AGES: 15–18
QUESTIONS?: Email us at : dance-outreach@uwm.edu

$350 tuition includes lunches, snacks and professional headshots.

University housing is available for four nights/five days for $122.

*Late enrollment is possible through July 26 for an additional $50.

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The Ellové Technique® is a non-impact conditioning class taught by certified instructors. It is designed to strengthen and rejuvenate the body using fundamentals of ballet, yoga, fitness, and Pilates. Moving through an intentional playlist of music, the class seamlessly incorporates alignment principles, balance, and full body awareness while focusingon the breath. The Ellové Technique’s use of therapeutic principles improves posture, balance, strength, and flexibility, and students leave class feeling more connected to their bodies.

In 2008 Megan Zintek graduated summa cum laude with her BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with over 20 years of experience in her field. She has immersed herself in dance pedagogy since the age of 12, continually sharing her artistry and love of movement with children and adults. She opened the doors to Bella Via Dance Studio in 2011, and grown it into a thriving business that trains 400 young dancers in the Milwaukee area. Safe teaching practices are of the utmost importance to Megan, so she is excited to be training in the Ellové technique, bringing this important cross training tool to dancers in Wisconsin. Her hope is to aid in injury prevention for dancers, both pre-professional and professional.

Progressing Ballet Technique® (PBT) is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet and other dance forms. The method exercises muscle
memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment. Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance with a team of physiotherapists.

Kim Johnson, a native “Yooper,” joined Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) in 2000, shortly after graduating from UW-Milwaukee with high honors with a BFA in dance. She has created works for DPC as well as Milwaukee Ballet II. Kim served as DPC’s Associate Artistic Director from 2009-2012 before taking on the role of Artistic Manager of both performance and studio. In 2012, Kim was one of
M Magazine’s “10 Performers that are Changing the Stage.” Kim’s passion for teaching dance to others has been shared at the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy where she served as faculty, branch manager and Children’s Division Coordinator, a dance lecturer at UW-Milwaukee since 2006, and faculty Danceworks Studio since 2000. Kim is a member of Milwaukee Dance and Theatre Network and Wisconsin Dance Council. Kim is Pilates mat and Progressing Ballet Technique certified.

If possible, please bring a yoga or exercise mat, a fit ball (7″ or 9″) or playground ball, and a physio ball (55 cm for heights 4′ 8″ to 5′ 3″ or 65 cm for heights 5′ 4″ to 5′ 10″)

EARLY REGISTRATION RATES END 7/15/19 and the first 100 registrants will receive a free gift.
More info is in your newsletter and online registration is available: 


We are so excited that Edwin Olvera will be joining us as Guest Artist for our 2019 Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 17!

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE CONFERENCE :  Event Registration – Google Forms

Edwin Olvera (Modern), a proud Wisconsinite, has spread his wings far and wide. His skill and ability has been of worldwide note as he has performed and taught in locations across the globe. After attending UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, Edwin joined the world renowned dance company, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, where he was an integral force in the choreographic and creation process over the course of four years. During this time, he was featured on countless television shows and commercial advertisements including Sesame Street, Born to Dance, and the NFL Channel. Edwin has collaborated with international artists Inbal Pinto and Basil Twist and has been featured in articles by both Dance and Dancer Magazine.


DID YOU KNOW THAT the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Conference on Saturday, August 17 will conclude with a performance?

Photo credit J Matzner

Any Wisconsin Dance Council Studio Member’s dance studio and students are invited to perform! We are limited to 13 performances and within the guidelines listed below. Selection will be on a first come, first serve basis and with all information including music due at time of submission. Please fill out the information below and submit no later than June 15, 2019. Should you have further questions, please email executivedirector@wisconsindancecouncil.org.

  • Limit is 13 WDC Member Studios (first come, first serve)
  • Must be a group piece featuring 4+ people
  • Time limit is 2-5 minutes
  • Music should be MP3 or MP4 format and must be included with submission.
  • Performers must pay and register for conference.

Must be available for:

  • Warm Up starting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Rehearsal 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Performance 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Deadline is June 15 and all info including music must be included in submission (no exceptions)


We are THRILLED that Karlies Kelley will be joining us as Guest Artist for our 2019 Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 17!

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE CONFERENCE :  Event Registration – Google Forms

Karlies Kelley (Afro Caribbean), originally from Panama, has earned her B.F.A. in Dance from UW- Milwaukee and has over 10 years of experience dancing, teaching and performing in a variety of settings. Her constant research and passion for dance have molded her into a versatile dancer, ranging from Salsa to West African, Brazilian, Caribbean, Modern, Jazz, Theater and more. Karlies is actively involved in the Milwaukee community, engaging youth and adults to move in positive and unifying ways and fully believes that dance is key to living a more happy, colorful and meaningful life.


REGISTER NOW for 2019 WDC Dance Conference!

 Registration is now open for the Annual WDC Dance Conference on Saturday, August 17 at the Reedsburg CAL Center. Early registration rates end 7/15/19 and the first 100 registrants will receive a free gift. More info is in your newsletter and online registration is available:  Event Registration- Google Forms

Please also note there are opportunities for advertising, being a vendor, or performing as part of the conference. For further information, please email executivedirector@wisconsindancecouncil.org.

Begin your summer by entering the realm of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from May 30 – June 2, 2019!

Courtesy : KANSAS CITY BALLET |Photography by Brett Pruitt and East Market Studio | Choreography by Bruce Wells

Begin your summer by entering the realm of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: a world of dance, romance, misunderstanding and magic.

Bruce Wells’ choreography illuminates Shakespeare’s enduring tale through beautiful visuals and clear storytelling–providing a spectacular finale to Milwaukee Ballet’s season. Students from Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy join the international Company and Milwaukee Ballet II.

Felix Mendelssohn’s music and fairy songs will be performed live by Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Milwaukee Children’s Choir, and Florentine Opera Company artists.





Milwaukee Ballet Box Office: Call 414.902.2103; Open M-F 8:30am–5pm; 504 W. National Ave ($4/ticket handling fee).

Marcus Center Box Office: 414.273.7206 |929 N. Water St | Open Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m Sat. 12-9 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. (Handling fee $4.50/ticket on phone sales. Fee waived in-person at the box office)

Use the button below to buy online (Ticketmaster fees apply)

See our seating chart here.


Dance Now! Dance Studio is HIRING for the season 2019 – 2020. Apply soon!



Dance Now! Dance Studios, LLC in Beaver Dam and Watertown is hiring for the 2019-2020 season!

Come be part of our amazing family. We are a technique based studio and we are in need of an additional instructor who is well versed in all styles of dance-preferably.

Position can be tailored to work with your existing schedule. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package. We are YPAD certified, members of Dance Masters of WI, Wisconsin Dance Council and NDEO.

If interested OR know of anyone who may be interested let us know!

Send resume to dancenowstudios@att.net