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Please Congratulate Another Wisconsin Dance Council Scholarship Awardee!

The Wisconsin Dance Council awarded fours scholarships this Spring to talented students around the State of Wisconsin to help them attend a summer dance intensive. 

Congratulations to Kaitlin from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department! She will be attending the Soul to Sole Festival in June.   We can’t wait to hear about what you learn and hear about some of the amazing women tappers you learn about and dance with!

Special Discount to Wisconsin Dance Council Members to See Ananya Dance Theatre’s “Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds,” at The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, April 9 and April 11, 2019!

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is thrilled to offer a special ticket discount to Wisconsin Dance members to see the Ananya Dance Theatre‘s performance of: 

Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. Family, shorter performance
Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Full-evening length performances

Ananya Dance intersects contemporary Indian American dance with a philosophy of social justice to create original dance theatre about the extraordinary work and dreams of women around the world. Inspired by the commitment and passion of women’s movements globally, their work links women’s stories with Ananya Dance envisions an ensemble of dancers whose embodied power and beauty create seismic shifts in the ground on which they dance.

If you are a Wisconsin Dance Council member,  check your email to learn more about your special ticket discount!

Register for Luigi Jazz Dance Technique Class, Taught by Dianné Aldrich, Begins April 1, 2019, at the UW Health American Center!

Dance for Health-Spring Session April 1 – May 20, 2019 
Luigi Jazz Dance Technique Class for Adults with Luigi protégé Dianné Jean Aldrich
When: Mondays 1:15 – 2:15 pm
Where: UW Health @ The American Center
Cost: 8 Week Spring Session $80. Pre-registration required.
Class Size: Limited to 12 students-only a couple of spots remaining!
Who: All levels and styles welcome!

Dianné and her son (when he was younger), dancing with Luigi

Calling all dance teachers and dance professionals… are you aware that there is a Luigi Jazz Dance Technique class for adults in Madison? Do you know that it is during the day so that it does not interfere with studio after school class schedules? Do you know that it is taught by long time NYC dance professional and Luigi protégé Dianné Jean Aldrich?

If you don’t know… you should know and you should attend! Keeping the teacher body in shape and inspired is no easy task in the busy world of dance studios. It is, however, extremely important. Not only for your health and happiness… but so that your students can experience a teacher who is still moving, still learning, still inspired to dance for themselves. Students can feel it when their teacher is not 100%. Give yourself the gift of Luigi… a classic technique steeped in ballet, modern and jazz stylings. You get it all in one hour!

Enjoy the pleasure of a great workout through dance. Learn about your body, explore graceful alignment, achieve solid balance, increase strength and maximize flexibility. The Luigi Jazz Dance Technique was originally designed as a rehabilitation practice and went on to train the best dancer/performers in the world including Liza Minnelli, John Travolta, Susan Stroman, Bette Midler and many, many more. All levels of experience from the dance beginner to the seasoned professional will benefit from this technique. Dianné Jean Aldrich, a professional NYC dancer, is a long time Master Teacher of this fun and classic technique. REGISTER HERE:

Also with Dianné Jean Aldrich at her Monona Studio, 4Pillars4Health Eco Space:

Please email:  or visit

Please call for bookings: 608-279-5225

CHOREOGRAPHY & ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Please call to negotiate fee: 608-279-5225  
Fee will be based upon hours, travel, product expectations, cast size.

“Dianné’s calm and positive demeanor is compounded with her centered core strength and fluidity, which she channels to her students.”  Sabra Michelle, Madison, WI, Winter 2019

“Dance for Health is a fun, supportive atmosphere and I love the music!” Winter Class Participant, 2019

“Thank you for modifying up for me, and I recognize how you do so without demeaning or exalting anyone in the room.”  Winter Class Participant, 2019

Get Tickets to see the Milwaukee Ballet perform “Lambrarena” April 4-7, at the Marcus Center!

The Milwaukee Ballet will perform Lambrarena,  April 4-7, at the Marcus Center
Lambarena is a ballet inspired by music combining the Baroque compositions of Bach with traditional West African drumming.  The ballet celebrates culture and community, using a combination of classical ballet and West African dance.  Choreographed by Val Caniparoli in 1995, this work has traveled across and now you can see Lambarena performed by the Milwaukee Ballet on April 4-7,  2019!

Photos courtesy of Ballet Met

Lambarena was premiered at the San Francisco Ballet almost 24 years ago. Take a peek, turn up the sound!

Lambarena is one of three works showcased in the Milwaukee Ballert’s program.  The other two are world premieres choreographed by previous Genesis winners, Enrico Morelli (Italy) and George Williamson (UK). 

Don’t miss this joyous celebration of cultures as these three unique works make their Milwaukee debut!



Summer Dance Intensive for High School Students at the UW-Milwaukee Dance Department, July 29–August 2, 2019!

Summer Dance Intensive for High School Students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department, July 29–August 2, 2019

Location: Mitchell Hall (254, 256, 395), UW-Milwaukee (Google Maps)

A one-week, immersive workshop provided by our MFA candidates  and internationally acclaimed Dance Faculty where high-school students will participate in daily classes specially designed for their technical levels. Workshops include Contemporary Dance PracticeImprovisation, Composition, Somatic practices and Repertory. Participants will attend Professional Development Seminars and Ko-Thi Dance Company 50th Anniversary Dress Rehearsal.

Registration: July 26 deadline
Fee: $350 (early bird by June 30. $400 thereafter. Includes daily lunches)

Register Now!