Register for Master Class with Cyenthia Vijayakumar at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Conference and Award Ceremony, August 18, 2018!

Register to Take Master Class with Cyenthia Vijayakumar at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Conference and Award Ceremony, August 18, 2018!

Cyenthia Vijayakumar is a trained Kathak (Indian classical dance) and Bollywood dancer who has been performing and teaching the art form. She has performed all over India and America in many platforms. Mrs. Vijayakumar has also conducted Bollywood and and choreographed many dance routines for various events. You may have seen Cyenthia perform at Danceworks DanceLAB: Get It Out There this January! 

Register to Take Master Class with Cedric Gardner at the WDC Conference and Award Ceremony, August 18, 2018!

Take Master Class with Cedric Gardner at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Conference and Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018!

Cedric Gardner, a top 14 finalist on the third season of the American dance contest series, “So You Think You Can Dance”, began dancing with his mother at the age of seven years old. He studied for two years at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and practiced at the “Millennium Dance Company” and the “Edge Performing Arts Center” in Los Angeles. At the age of eighteen Cedric, created “Fuel”, a Milwaukee based Hip Hop dance company, where he choreographed full length shows. During this time, he also performed with Neil Young’s “Greendale”, and under his artistic direction performed on opening for entertainers such as; Little Bow Wow, India Arie, and Fantasia Burino.

While on the “So You Think You Can Dance” show, Cedric was given a full scholarship to the “Debbie Allen Dance Academy”, which he accepted. Opportunities have continued for Cedric after appearing on “So You Think You Can Dance”. As a working professional, Cedric has had the privilege of working with choreographers such as: Brian Friedman, Debbie Allen, Dave Scott, Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels, Napoleon and Tabitha, Nick Flores, Poppin Pete and Shane Sparks. His unique and innovative “freestyle” dance technique allowed him to perform with, Gloria Estefan, Herbie Hancock, Neil Young, NE-YO (Macy’s Celebrity Catwalk), and Sheila E. Cedric has also performed on “Macy’s Celebrity Catwalk Challenge” and “America Idol Gives Back”.

Don’t Miss Rhee Gold’s Session at the WDC’s Conference & Award Ceremony, August 18, 2018!

Rhee Gold will present a session on Marketing at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Conference and Award Ceremony on August, 18, 2018!  Get your Registration Materials here!

Rhee Gold is a dance field pioneer who has single-handedly led a movement that continues to change and improve the face of dance education. Teachers and school owners from the United States, Australia, Canada, Grand Cayman, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, United Kingdom and more flock to his retreats, seminars, keynote speeches, and conferences to gain fresh perspectives and learn positive solutions that inspire new levels of empowerment, self-confidence and personal accomplishment.

At age three Rhee began dancing at his mother’s studio in Randolph, MA. By ten he knew that dance was going to be his life. Growing up at the school offered him a unique perspectives of the dance life, the business and the joy that dance can bring to our students and to the community. He was also a competitive dancer where he gained the title of Mr. Dance of America. As a teacher Rhee’s students are performing professionally, while others are teachers and school owners. His students have received national titles and he has been recognized for outstanding choreography many times.

Launching his first school at the age of fifteen, at a low-income housing project, he learned that dance does change lives and so began his mission to ensure the best dance education for every child, regardless of their financial standing or technical abilities. Gold founded and taught at the Dance Theatre of Boston and Gold Studio III, both Boston-based professional schools. He has owned and directed the Gold School in Brockton, MA, which is now under the direction of his twin brother, Rennie, preparing for its fifty-second season.

The Founder and CEO of several businesses Rhee has a proven record for success. In 2012 he opened the doors to the DanceLife Retreat Center, where hundreds of dance teachers and school owners attend business seminars, curriculum workshops and motivational weekends. His DanceLife Teacher Conference is one of the largest gatherings of dance educators in the world. As the owner and publisher of Dance Studio Life (DSL) magazine, he is the leader of the largest publication for dance education in the United States. Gold owns the DanceTeacherStore.com, which offers business and classroom tools, music, curriculum, books and subscriptions for DSL magazine. His latest endeavor, The International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (IDEA) is a first of its kind association for dance school owners

Gold gives back to the dance community through his volunteer work with many dance organizations. He was the President of Dance Masters of New EnglandDance Masters of America and the Founding Co-Chair of UNITY. Currently he serves the Andréa Rizzo Foundation as a board member, Dance Educators of America as an advisory board member and as the Vice-President of the United Dance Merchants of America.

Rhee’s writing has propelled his philosophies worldwide. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Teaching Dance: An Insider’s Secrets to Personal Reward and Financial Success, now in its second printing, He has been an education columnist for Dance MagazineDancer magazine and is the author of hundreds of articles and columns for publications around the world.

In 2014 Gold received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Industry Dance Awards and he received the same award from Dance Educators of America in 2015 and Dance Masters of New England in 2016.

Rhee Gold has served as a keynote speaker or has presented seminars for the following;

American Academy of Ballet, Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey, Australian Teachers of Dance, CanDance Toronto, Carolina Dance Masters, Cecchetti Council of America, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Costume Gallery, Dance Educators of America National Convention, Dance Masters of Arizona, Dance Masters of America National Convention, Dance Masters of Michigan, Dance Masters of New England, Dance Masters of New York City, Dance Masters of Ohio, Dance Olympus, Dance Teacher Conference, Dance Teachers Club of Connecticut, Dansco, Dean College, Federation of Dance Competitions, Hollywood Connection, Pacific Northwest Association of Dance Masters, Pennsylvania Association of Dance Teachers, Pulse Teacher Workshop, Southern Council of Dance Masters, Stage Gear Australia, Texas Association of Dance Teachers, Toronto Dance Teacher Expo, United Dance Merchants of America, UNITY, USA International Ballet Competition, Weissman’s Designs for Dance, Wild Rose Dance Arts Association, World Jazz Dance Congress

 

Celebrate the Summer with Li Chiao-Ping Dance’s Summer Intensive, June 18-23, 2018!

Celebrate the Summer with Li Chiao-Ping Dance’s Summer Intensive, June 18-23, 2018! A celebration of dance for all ages and abilities, Li Chiao-Ping Dance’s 2018 Summer Dance Intensive week boasts a variety of activities for various skill levels, all led by past and present LCPD trained artists and company dancers.

CHOOSE ONE OF THREE LEVELS:
Can’t commit to a full session? Drop in for only $15!

COMMUNITY MOVEMENT
for all ages and abilities
These classes are recommended for older adults, parents and children under 12 who would like to actively engage in and learn creatively from dance in a communal environment.
 
YOUTH DANCE
for young dancers with prior dance experience
These classes are designed for young dancers, ages 12-16, who want to build their technical and performance skills in dance and have fun doing it.
 
PRE/PROFESSIONAL DANCE
for dancers with 5+ years experience
These classes are designed to inspire dancers investigating full-bodied, on and off-centered dancing, as well as somatic approaches in their postmodern and contemporary dance practices.
 
When you enroll in a full session for $175, you choose one of the three tracks above and have access to all of the dance classes associated with that level. You also have the opportunity to perform in the final showcase held on June 23rd at Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space (1050 University Ave, Madison, WI).
 

Invitations Have Been Mailed for the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference and Award Ceremony!

The invitations have been mailed
for the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference and Award Ceremony!

Photograph by Jessica Bauer

If  you are not currently a Wisconsin Dance Council member, print your registration packet, and join the fun and help us honor those who have made significant contributions to dance!

From left to right: Mary Katic (Career Recognition), Dani Kuepper (Choreography/Performance), Marlene Skog (Distinction), Marlene Turbin Weldon (Career Recognition), and Roger White (Lifetime Achievement).

Give the Gift of Ballet to Your Mom for her Special Day–save 25% on Matinee Tickets to Swan Lake!

Give the Gift of Ballet to Your Mom for her Special Day–save 25% on Matinee Tickets to Swan Lake!

Use code MOTHER to save 25% on tickets to the Saturday Matinee of Swan Lake (June 2, 1:30pm).

Call our box office at (414) 902-2103 or buy online.
Offer expires Sunday, May 6 at 11:59pm. Excludes box and premium orchestra seats. Cannot be combined with another special offer or applied to previously purchased tickets.

(Marize Fumero. Photo Tom Davenport)

Use code MOTHER to save 25% on tickets to the Saturday Matinee of Swan Lake (June 2, 1:30pm).

Call our box office at (414) 902-2103 or buy online.
Offer expires Sunday, May 6 at 11:59pm. Excludes box and premium orchestra seats. Cannot be combined with another special offer or applied to previously purchased tickets.