Dance Wisconsin Hosts Regional Dance America MidStates Dance Festival, May 24-26!

Dance Wisconsin hosts 350 young dancers from seven states for the Regional Dance America MidStates Dance Festival, May 24-26, 2018.

Karen McShane-Hellenbrand teaches Floor Barre at the Memorial Union’s Play Circle. Photo by Matzner Photography.

The annual event includes master classes, seminars for dancers, directors, board members and costumers, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department‘s Lathrop Hall, and the Memorial Union.  Performances are on May 24-26, at the Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall, beginning at 7:00pm.

The last time the MidStates festival was in Madison was in 1996. Students include dancers from the Madison area’s Dance Wisconsin, headed by artistic director JoJean Retrum.

Karen McShane-Hellenbrand teaches Floor Barre at the Memorial Union’s Play Circle. Photo by Matzner Photography.