WDC Award Ceremony July 26, 2015

The Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony will be on
July 26, 2015 at the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

Please join us in honoring the following groups and
individuals who have greatly contributed to dance in

       Dance Masters of Wisconsin

       Debra Loewen

       Bernadine “Bernie” Matzke

       Vicky Tzoumerka-Knoedler

Please save the date and join us in Madison on July 26!
There will master classes during the day. The reception
will begin at 5:00pm.

DanceCircus April 18 – 19 Water Measures

DanceCircus Water Measures

WATER MEASURES, second of DanceCircus’ three year project dancing the art and science of the Great Lakes/Lake Michigan, searches for the resources that inspire hearts and challenge minds to resolve our common water concerns.

TALK-BACK on the art and science of dance follows each show.

Ticket Pricing:
$20 premium, $15 general, $10 students, seniors, veterans/military, artists

Rena Kornblum’s In-School Violence Prevention and Therapy Program in the News

Photo by RobynLendingHalsten
Photo by Robyn Lending Halsten

It’s Wednesday morning at Allis Elementary School on Madison’s east side, and 16 third-graders — 10 boys and six girls — enter into an open-space classroom in typical wiggly, giggly style. Some are making goofy faces at one another, some are bouncing around hand-in-hand with friends, and others are just trying to stay out of the whirling-dervish path of activity.

Settling this group would normally seem a tall order, but once the children are instructed to sit in a large circle and to clear their minds, the antsy energy appears to vanish. The students, some with developmental disabilities, have all eyes on the “ooze tube,” a liquid gel drip version of an hourglass that visually encourages relaxation. Those who can’t quite reach complete calm put their hands on their heads to help. Within minutes, the room goes from playground-style pandemonium to a state of Zen not commonly associated with a grade-school classroom.

To read more please visit the Isthmus.