Monthly Archives: April 2019

Wild Arts: Summer Creative Arts Camp!

Get Wild with Your Creativity!

mid-June to mid-July
Lincoln Center Middle School of the Arts
820 E. Knapp Street, Milwaukee

9 am – 12 noon, Monday-Thursday
No sessions on Friday

Wild Arts offers five weeks of creative discovery for middle school students. Join us!

– Explore visual art, dance and theater each day

– Create original work and learn new skills

– Build friendships and confidence

– Experience special workshops off and on-site

– Celebrate with a performance on the final day

*Wild Arts is free to Milwaukee Public School district students.

For more info, contact Wild Space at 414/271-0307
or email

Don’t Miss Kanopy Company 2 in Performance!

Photography by Shawn Harper & Design by Cathy Sheets

Midsummer’s Eve

Presented by MADISON.COM Wisconsin State Journal and Full Compass
May 11, 2019

Kanopy Company 2 Heats Things Up

Watch the next generation of dancers take to the stage in an evening celebrating Kanopy Company 2.

Get set for a summery, sultry evening, rife with new talent, highlighting the work of students in Kanopy’s pre-professional training program. Be there to see these accomplished young dancers spread their wings in daring performances of innovative, new choreography, exuberantly finding their light onstage at Overture Center.

Performances Sat: 5pm &8pm Reception after 8pm show

Visit here  to book the tickets:

Sat 5/11/19 5:00PM

Promenade Hall: Kanopy: Midsummer’s Eve

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Sat 5/11/19 8:00PM

Promenade Hall: Kanopy: Midsummer’s Eve

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Check out Performing Ourselves Annual Spring Showcase May 4!

Photo by Sarah Maughan

 On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the 7th annual Performing Ourselves Showcase “Hand in Hand” will feature two performances by approximately 125 youth from schools and community centers across Madison.

The program, which is co-directed by Associate Professor and Chair Kate Corby (UW-Madison Dance Department) and Mariah LeFeber, has provided a series of experiential movement and performance classes to over 350 under resourced local youth throughout the past year. The showcase performances are the culmination of a year of instruction by program staff and undergraduate dance majors who work collaboratively with preschool, elementary, middle and high school school youth to create new choreography.

This year the program partnered with: the Allied Learning Center, East Madison Community Center, Elver Park Neighborhood Center, Goodman Community Center, Kennedy Heights Community Center, Lussier Community Education Center, Mendota elementary School, Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Aldo Leopold Elementary School,  and the Madison Community Montessori School.

Performing Ourselves aims to foster creativity and connection, empower youth and develop leaders through dance. Corby says it facilitates an active learning experience for youth in Madison by engaging them in the process of creation and performance as a means of engendering empowerment and identity.

Since its launch in 2012, the program has grown exponentially. There are currently 11 UW student teachers, serving eleven community and school sites, under the leadership of Mary Patterson, the program’s Outreach Specialist and Dance/Movement Therapist.

May 4, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall
1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Admission to the event is free.

This year’s programming is supported by the UW Dance Department, Professional Learning and Community Education in the UW-Madison School of Education, American Girl Fund for Children, the Evjue Foundation, Inc., Endres Manufacturing Co. Foundation, the UW School of Education’s Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women’s Physical Education and Movement, Dane Arts, Door Creek Church, Madison Arts Commission, the Wisconsin Arts Board and many generous individuals.

For more information on Performing Ourselves go to or visit

‘Realize Your Dream’ Free Hands On Workshop with Kids from Wisconsin!

FREE performing arts workshops  with Kids from Wisconsin are open for registration across Wisconsin.
Also, special 1/2 day workshop intensive July 30 at Wisconsin Lutheran College
*BAND Clinics are designed for students who have knowledge of their instrument ages 9-17.

Only offered in select cities: Pre-register specifically for the “band clinic” to obtain more information.

GET TICKETS for the H’Doubler Concert April 26-27!

Photo by Maureen Janson Heintz

The UW-Madison Dance Department presents its annual H’Doubler Concert, April 26-27 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue.

The concert will feature the contemporary dance works of student choreographers Caroline Criste, Julianna Hom, Amanda Kolsch, Ellie McShane, Megan Schimke, Mariel Schneider, Brooke Schroeder, Bailey Seymour, Alice Svetic, Kaitlin Verchimak and the Senior Class.
A mix of solo, duet, and group works will be presented that explore the line balance between obsession and passion, power dynamics and struggles within a group, the expressions of toxic masculinity, the search for community and support in peers, and the truths behind college stereotypes.
April 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
April 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall
1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Purchase tickets at the Campus Arts Box Office, 1st floor Memorial Union or online at, $18/general admission and $10/students and seniors.

There will be a post-performance reception on Friday, April 26 with the student choreographers and performers in the Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall immediately following the show. Refreshments will be served.

Springdances: 2019 Dance Day Workshop

Springdances: 2019 Dance Day Workshop

Saturday, April 27, 2019 
Workshop: 3:30–6:00PM
Performance: 7:30PM 
Venue: Kenilworth Square East, 1915 E Kenilworth Place, Milwaukee

Open to all interested dance students ages 12 and up!

  • Classes led by diverse, expert faculty. Workshops offered in Modern/Contemporary, African or Jazz, Improvisation and/or Choreography
  • Q&A session with choreographers and performers
  • Behind the scenes look into the making of our upcoming performance season
  • Registration for the Workshop includes ticket price to concert that evening

Questions: Kym McDaniel,

Participants – $20*
Chaperones – $15

Visit the Box Office to Register

*No student will be turned away! If you have a student that needs more financial assistance than what is offered in their scholarship program, please reach out to


Bella Via Dance Studio Company and Troupe dancers will be performing “Dances for the Heart” on Saturday, April 27th at Richard’s Elementary in Whitefish Bay!

They will be performing all their competition dances from this season, and all the proceeds help the Company dancers make it to Nationals in June. 

This is the perfect outing for little ones… they always invite their youngest attendees to sit down in front. They can snack on some of the baked goods and smoothies that will be for sale as they watch the older dancers in an up close and personal show! Limited addition Bella Via t-shirts will also be for sale (t-shirts that one of our dancers designed!).

Performances at 12pm and 3pm. Each show will have different dances.

Tickets are $10 per show ahead of time, or $15 for both, and will be available for purchase at the front desk of Bella Via Dance Studio.


Watch the graceful danseuse Anindita Anaam at opening night of the New York Kathak Festival, Friday, April 19, 2019!

The first New York Kathak Festival features dancers from 15 cities all over the world, including Wisconsin’s  Anindita Neogy Anaam! She is an award winning performer and choreographer.

Photograph by Soulful Odisha

The inaugural New York Kathak Festival will be held at the prestigious Ailey Studios and the Ailey Citigroup Theater at the Joan Weill Center for Dance in Manhattan.
405 W 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Check-In: 2pm
Workshops: 4–6pm (Register)
Welcome Dinner: 6:30pm
Doors: 7:30pm
Concert: 8pm