Summer Flamenco Siorée with Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance and Danica Sena

Join Tania Tandias Flamenco and Spanish Dance and Danica Sena for this annual summer Flamenco soirée overlooking the lake with delicious sangría to beat, Óle!

Call 415-235-7595 now to reserve/purchase tickets.  Advance purchase highly recommended as this show tends to sell out!Intro to Flamenco Dance Workshop!
Come learn this exciting dance with master teacher, Danica Sena, during this one-day, fun and easy intro to flamenco dance workshop for new beginners!  Along with a short dance combination, students will also explore the fundamentals of flamenco technique: percussive footwork, handclapping, armwork and hand movements.  

Saturday, August 12, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee:   If registered before 8/9: $40
8/10 and after:  $45

Students will learn a simple patada, standard bulería choreography, that they will in turn be encouraged to practice with live cante (song). Clear structural guidelines will be explained, so that the student may better understand when and where to enter the song to execute this fun and fiesta-style dance. Immediately following will be a professional performance with Danica Sena and guests, which will provide more opportunities for dancing during the fin de fiesta.

Danica Sena, dance
Louka Patenaude, guitar & vocals
John Christensen, bass
Juan Carlos Diaz Velez, dance
Marybel Meier, dance
Wendy Samaca, dance
Sunday, August 13, 2017
5:30-6:30 p.m. workshop (new start time)
7:30 p.m. show

Lakeside Street Coffee House
402 W. Lakeside St, Madison
Fee: $40 workshop and show
$20 advance purchase, $25 at the door ($15/$20 for students & seniors) for show
415-235-7595 to reserve or purchase tickets

Milwaukee Ballet is taking dance to the streets with their new initiative, Ballet Beat!

The Milwaukee Ballet is taking dance to the streets with their new initiative, Ballet Beat.

Ballet Beat is an opportunity to engage with the Milwaukee community during the city’s most vibrant season, the summer. Beginning July 7, the Company’s professional dancers have been visiting libraries and community centers throughout the Greater Milwaukee area with free interactive activities and performances.

Milwaukee Ballet proudly presents a free performance to celebrate the finale of Ballet Beat on Thursday, July 27. Watch the international dancers shine in a unique outdoor performance. Soak in Milwaukee’s beautiful summer as you enjoy a world-class dance performance including excerpts from La Bohéme and Swan Lake, as well as invigorating new contemporary work. The finale performance will take place at 7pm at the Peck Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. No RSVPs required. First come, first serve.

Ballet Beat is made possible in partnership with UPAF Connect, an outreach program dedicated to increasing the accessibility of the performing arts.

See the Ballet Beat schedule here and don’t forgot to join us for Ballet Beat’s free Finale Performance on Thursday, July 27. 

Ballet Class at Intercontinental Milwaukee on July 11, 2017 where the public could see Milwaukee Ballet Dancers taking class (Photography by Rachel Malehorn).

This photograph was also taken at the Intercontinental Milwaukee on July 11, 2017 (Photography by Rachel Malehorn).

Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Summer Intensive July 17-28!

Register for Madison Contemporary Vision Dance’s Summer Intensive July 17-18!

Madison Contemporary Vision Dance
Pre-Professional Intensive for intermediate and advanced level dancers ages 11-25

July 17-28
July 29 Performance
Classes 10am-3pm
Carpooling available!

Directors Ally Kenison, Sara Rohs and Michael Knight

Dancers will have classes in the following areas:
Aerial Silks, Acro, Underwater Ballet, Leaps and Turns, Auditions 101, Improvisation, Choreography, Partnering, Contemporary. Jazz, Lyrical. Hip Hop. Ballet, and Modern

Carpooling available!

Talented Guest Teachers.  Focus on Dance Physiology and Careers in the Dance Field. Gain Technique, Confidence, Creativity, and Stage Presence.

Bring Your Dancing to the Next Level!
Register now.

Danica Sena is Teaching Master Class at the WDC 2017 Conference on August 19!

Danica Sena is teaching Master Class at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s 2017 Conference from 10:45am to 12:15am!

Please see the 2017 Conference Invitation for more information.

Participants to Danica’s class will be introduced to the key elements of Flamenco Dance and music via specific historical and cultural context.  The physical movement aspect of this class will include basic rhythmic clapping/accompaniment, torso, arm and hand movement, footwork as well as a full combination that will be showcased later in the conference.  **NOTE:  You will need flamenco, character shoes, classical jazz shoes, OR hard soled shoes with a closed toe and at least 2″ heel.  BARE FEET, SNEAKERS, FLIP-FLOPS, SANDALS, ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Danica Sena is an internationally-acclaimed Master flamenco and Spanish dance teacher, choreographer and performer.  Having resided in Spain for a decade (1990-2000), her intrinsic cultural understanding of the art she imparts combined with a unique methodology and passion for teaching has made her one of the most-solicited in her field.  She has created, performed and produced over 200 original works for television, independent film and stage in Spain, Japan, Czech Republic, Mexico and the United States.  While residing in Spain she was selected among 5000 national auditioners to perform alongside 120 artists in Japan. 

During this two-year contract Ms. Sena founded the “Ago Arena Festival” in Ugata, a free, 2-day performance which showcased the choreographic talents of emerging young Spanish artists.  Her film “Continuum” was featured in San Francisco’s 2014 debut of the Tiny Dance Film Festival and the following “Light Interrupted” received widespread acclaim.  Classical/Opera credits include “The Nutcracker”, “La Traviata”, “Carmen”, “Don Quijote”, ‘’La Vida Breve”, “El Amor Brujo”.  Zarzuela credits include “La Rosa del Azafrán”, “Agua, Azúcar y Aguardiente”, “El Zapatero Prodigioso”. 

In February of 2017 she was awarded a 3-week residency in Dallas to choreograph and perform in Orchestra of New Spain’s “Misa Flamenca, From the Cathedral to the Streets”, a groundbreaking fusion of Baroque composition, contemporary ballet, live flamenco from Spain and digital projections of paintings by emerging Mexican artist Juan Carlos del Valle.  In April of 2017 she was brought as guest artist to collaborate with Madison’s renowned Kanopy Dance in the groundbreaking fusion production of “Snapshots of Spain”. 

Ms. Sena is the founder and artistic director of performing company, Andanza Spanish Arts, resident choreographer for Her Rebel Highness, an original SF musical revue, and a proud faculty member since 2004 of ODC, a groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco dance community. Ms. Sena has acted as adjunct faculty member of Dominican University, University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.  She is the winner of the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Dancer’s Choice Award.  She is honored and proud to be considered a cultural ambassador to Spain via the bi-continental communities she has created and continues to foment as a result of a passionate and lifelong dedication to Flamenco and Spanish dance.

Email the Wisconsin Dance Council if you have questions:

Ryan Cappelman is Teaching Master Class at the WDC 2017 Conference on August 19!

Ryan Cappelman is teaching Master Class at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s 2017 Conference from 9:00am to 10:30am!

Please see the 2017 Conference Invitation for more information.

Ryan’s class focuses on the storyline in musical theater and bringing a character to life through dance. Students will work on stamina, picking up choreography fast, and implementing, creating, and finessing strong character ideas simultaneously. 

Ryan Cappleman is a performer, choreographer, music director, director, and teacher in the Milwaukee area. As a performer favorite roles include the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, Woof in Hair both at Skylight Music Theater, Jake in Waiting a Song Cycle off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater, The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins at Windfall Theater, and Fagin in Oliver! as a guest artist with UW Waukesha. Ryan has earned eight Tommy Awards for his work in High School Musical Theater programs. He has taught for Danceworks, Skylight, First Stage, Children’s Theatre of Madison, Northbrook Theater for Young Audiences, the Overture Center, and the Virginia State Thespian Conference. He has a BFA in Musical Theater performance from UW Milwaukee.
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