Monthly Archives: July 2016

Congratulations to the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Recipients
who received their honors on July 10, 2016 at the Middleton High School
Performing Arts Center

Simone Linhares Ferro-Career Recognition Award
Jennifer Janus Hiltbrand-Distinction Award
Tori Rogoski-Rutta-Margaret H’Doubler Award
Tania Tandias-Choreography/Performance Award
2016-07-10 WDC Awards
Photography by Jeffrey R. Ballard

WDC 50th Anniversary Celebration-Master Class with DeMar Walker

West African/Afro-Caribbean Technique with DeMar Walker – 12:15pm to 1:30pm
West African/Afro-Caribbean Technique with DeMar Walker – 12:15pm to 1:30pm on Sunday.  All part of the Wisconsin Dance Council Award Ceremony and 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Click on the photograph below or on this text to print a copy of the registration form and master class waiver.  Or go click here to register online.

In addition to Master Class with DeMar Walker, there will also be Master Class with Lisa Thurrell and Chelsey Bradley.  For students 23 years old or younger, all three master classes are $20.00.  For adults, all three master classes are $25.00.
2016-04-16 DeMar Walker_Head Shot Photo

Since 2010 Mr. Walker has been a member of Ko-Thi Dance Company which specializes in the history, mythology, & techniques of Africa & the Diaspora. Currently, he serves as Associate Artistic Director of the adult ensemble, as well as, Ton Ko-Thi Children’s Ensemble. He has performed in the productions “Words from the Sole,” “The Sweet Grass Project,” & “IMANI: A Tribute to West Africa.” He is also an original cast member of the theatre production “Pieces: In My Own Voice.” With its mission to raise awareness on mental health, the play toured Washington D.C. in 2015. He also received rave reviews from the news publication Shepherd Express for his solo works “To The Morning” & “Solemn Games” which he performed in the Danceworks show “IGNITE: A Hip Hop Experience.” Mr. Walker is also the Associate Artist & Lecturer in the Performance & Choreography of Africa and the Diaspora Track at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts/Department of Dance. Class Summary: The class will focus on traditional West

DeMar Walker is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications & Theatre.

WDC 50th Anniversary Celebration-Master Class with Chelsey Bradley


Contemporary Technique with Chelsey Bradley – 10:45am to 12:00noon

Contemporary Tecnique with Checlsey Bradley  – 10:45am to 12:00noon on July 10, 2016. All part of the Wisconsin Dance Council Award Ceremony and 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Click on the photograph below or on this text to print a copy of the registration form and master class waiver.  Or go click here to register online.

In addition to Master Class with Chelsey Bradley, there will also be Master Class with DeMar Walker and Lisa Thurrell.  For students 23 years old or younger, all three master classes are $20.00.  For adults, all three master classes are $25.00.

Chelsey Bradley

Chelsey (Dahm) Bradley currently serves as Resident Choreographer at Dance Wisconsin, and teaches Modern Technique at Monona Academy of Dance. Ms. Bradley has been awarded the Monticello Award for Best Emerging Choreography, four National Choreographic Commissioning Awards from Regional Dance America, the Regional Dance America Choreography Connection Grant, and a Choreographic Honors Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ms. Bradley holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance at the Peck School of the Arts.