Monthly Archives: January 2019

Join Danceworks for the 13th annual Danceworks Mad Hot Tap Competition, Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena!

Photography by Mark Frohna

The Danceworks Mad Hot Tap Competition is completely free and open to the public, and guests are welcome to join at any time during the event!

 
This incredible celebration will show off the hard work of over 1,000 fourth and fifth grade students from 38 Milwaukee area schools, as they compete in Latin and Swing styles of tap dance as part of Danceworks Mad Hot. New this year, students will also compete in the category of hip hop dance, in addition to the traditional tap dance.
 
We invite you to join us at our new Competition home, the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (400 W. Kilbourn Ave. in Milwaukee), beginning at 1:00pm to cheer on students, with finals and awards beginning at 4:00pm. 

Final Call for Kids From Wisconsin Auditions in Eau Claire, Platteville, and Milwaukee!

FINAL CALL – STATEWIDE AUDITIONS for Kids From Wisconsin

DANCERS give it a try!

The iconic Kids From Wisconsin are once again seeking students — ages 15-20 — to be part of the group declared “Wisconsin’s Premiere Musical Ambassadors.”   It is the final call for applicants for the February auditions.

For the last 50 summers, the Kids From Wisconsin have toured across the state, performing a live, two-hour Broadway-style revue of song, dance and music.  The group showcases Wisconsin’s brightest musicians, singers and dancers.  The “Kids” also work with the next generation of arts students in the communities where they perform, offering workshops and outreach.

For this year’s troupe, 36 talented individuals will be chosen to experience a professional summer of performing live to more than 120,000 people at roughly 60 venues.   Performers receive room and board, along with a weekly per-diem.  We are seeking your community’s serious performers. All applicants will receive professional feedback at their auditions.  Online applications continue to be accepted until capacity is reached.

Singer/Dancers and Instrumentalists who have a serious performing interest should apply online at www.kidsfromwisconsin.org. Auditions are slated for:

February 15:  UW-EAU CLAIRE 

February 22: UW-PLATTEVILLE 

February 23 & 24:  WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE, MILWAUKEE

“I wouldn’t be the performer I am today without the experience I received as a showman with the Kids From Wisconsin from 1977 – 1980,” said Dave Bilger, Principal trumpet at the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yamaha Performing Artist.  

“Like I tell all my students – With the Kids From Wisconsin, when you are on the outside looking in, you have no idea what you are missing. The experience is life changing! I wish I could be a Kid again.” said Mike Krofta, 1979-1983 alumnus and band director at Oconomowoc High School. “The Kids From Wisconsin is literally the best group a high school/college musician, or singer/dancer can become involved in.”

 70% of Kids From Wisconsin alumni go on to a professional performing arts field.   

The Kids From Wisconsin 2019 tour can be found here: https://www.kidsfromwisconsin.org/tour or on Travel Wisconsin

Get Tickets at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center to See BOYS IN TROUBLE BY SEAN DORSEY DANCE, February 14, 2019!

Boys in Trouble by Sean Dorsey Dance. Photo: Lydia Daniller.

Thursday, Feburary 14, 2019
Doors open 7:00 p.m.
Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

“Ballet is heteronormative. These artists are fixing that.”—SF Weekly

Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey returns to the stage with BOYS IN TROUBLE, a new evening of dances that unpack masculinity with unflinching honesty—from unapologetically trans and queer perspectives.

True Transsexual Confessions. An unabashed love letter between queer Black men. A send-up of all things Macho. A queer spin on butchness. Real talk about whiteness. An invitation to look deeply at Shame. A witness to hurt and heartbreak. A road map for another way.

Note: adult language and some themes of violence.

$20 ($15 member)

Register for Classes with Dianné Aldrich of 4Pillars4Health, at her AMAZING YURT, or at UW Health!

Join Dianné Jean Aldrich in the beautiful and nourishing 4Pillars4Health EcoSpace and experience how time with her in the yurt will harmonize your perception and
enhance your life in countless ways.  In addition to Dance, Dianné offers Pilates, Bodywork, Meditation, Ritual, Sacred LifeStyle Coaching, Energy Balancing, Sustainability Workshops, and Essential Oil treatments. 

Winter Session:  10 Weeks
January 15 – March 21, 2019

Wednesday Classes:

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Appointments:

Community & Corporate Outreach

UW-Health/The American Center
8 Week Winter Workshops: January 28th – March 18th

Corporate Consultation & Workshops by Appointment
Contact Dianné Jean Aldrich: 608-279-5225

Register for the High School Day Workshop and for the Dance Day Workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department, February 1-2, 2019!

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department is offering the two Workshops Below on February 1 and February 2, 2019

Winterdances: Refuge – High School Day

February 1 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Live a day in the life of a UWM Dance student

  • Performance by UWM Department of Dance
  • Q&A session with choreographers and performers
  • Behind the scenes look into the making of our upcoming performance season
  • Classes led by our diverse, expert faculty. Workshops offered in Modern/Contemporary, African or Jazz, Improvisation and/or Choreography

Participants- $20
Visit the Box Office

Winterdances: Refuge – Dance Day Workshop

February 2 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Live a day in the life of a UWM Dance student

  • Performance by UWM Department of Dance
  • Q&A session with choreographers and performers
  • Behind the scenes look into the making of our upcoming performance season
  • Classes led by our diverse, expert faculty. Workshops offered in Modern/Contemporary, African or Jazz, Improvisation and/or Choreography

Participants – $20
Chaperones – $15
Visit the Box Office

Subscribe to the remainder of the Milwaukee Ballet’s 2018-19 season by January 25, 2019, and receive a free ticket* to see Milwaukee Ballet II in MOMENTUM!

Genesis: International Choreographic Competition | Feb 14-17

Subscribe to the remainder of the Milwaukee Ballet’s 2018-19 season by January 25, 2019 and receive a free ticket* to a FREE ticket to see Milwaukee Ballet II in MOMENTUM at the Pabst TheaterCall Milwaukee Ballet’s box office at 414-902-2103 to subscribe or purchase tickets to MOMENTUM.

Save 15% with one of these subscription packages!

  • Mini Season (3 Shows): Bundle the three remaining performances (excluding MOMENTUM).
  • Flex Pass (2 Shows): Select two tickets to two of our remaining performances (excluding box seats and MOMENTUM).

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance Spring Class Schedule 2019, January 7- April 27, 2018!

© Matzner Photography

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance Spring Class Schedule 2019
January 7- April 27

Ongoing Intermediate Class- continuing
Monday, 5:30-7:00 pm, Jan 7-April 22, 2019, no classes March 11.
Fee: $231, 14 classes
*Consent of instructor required

Intermediate Class with company rehearsal
*By invitation only
Monday, 5:30-8:00 pm, Jan 7-April 22, 2019, no rehearsal March 11.
Fee: $280, 14 classes

Sevillanas Class- continuing
Students will learn choreography for the festive sevillanas dance. The sevillanas, which is danced in partners, is popular at fiestas and nightclubs and is traditionally danced at La Feria de Sevilla (the Seville Fair). Students will concentrate on the third and fourth coplas (movements) in the winter semester. Partners not necessary.

*Intro to flamenco dance required or consent of instructor.
Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 pm, Feb 20-April 24, 2019, no class March 13.
Fee: $122, 9 classes

Castanet Class- continuing
In this class, students will learn basic castanet technique, rhythms, and exercises, plus focus on adding castanets to classical dance combinations and choreography.

*Castanets sold in class.
Sunday, 9:30-10:30 am, Jan 20-Feb 17
9:30-10:45am, Feb 24-April 14, 2019, no classes March 10 & 17, April 21.
Fee: $143, 11 classes scheduled, pay for 10

Bata de Cola Class- continuing
In this class, students will concentrate on learning how to manipulate the bata de cola effectively. Exercises and choreography will be a large component of class.

*Consent of instructor required. Students are expected to provide their own batas.
Sunday, 10:45 am-noon, Feb 24-April 14, 2019, no classes March 10 & 17, April 21
Fee: $75, 6 classes scheduled, pay for 5

Audition for Kids From Wisconsin in Eau Clare, Platteville, or Milwaukee, Applications Due January 10, 2019!

Kids From Wisconsin 2019 Auditions

The Kids From Wisconsin are looking for singers and DANCERS!
There will be 3 auditions, one in Eau Clare (February 15, 2019), Platteville (February 22, 2019), and one in Milwaukee (February 23 and 24, 2019).

Application web link: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Application-deadline-January-10.html?soid=1115717656570&aid=09xr0YevJsA
Paperwork due January 10!

Seeking Wisconsin students ages 15-20 to represent the talented young performers across Wisconsin, proclaimed as “Wisconsin’s Premier Musical Ambassadors”.

The audition opportunity is open once again in its 51st year! Auditioning offers a professional summer experience of performing to over 120,000 people while touring and providing workshops across the state.

All applicants will receive professional feedback at their auditions. 36 chosen performers receive room & board along with a weekly per-diem. Apply today, and complete paperwork by January 10!