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Two Day Master Class with Margot Mink Colbert, Wednesday and Thursday, August 15-16, 2018!

Internationally known, performer, choreographer, and recently retired Professor and Assistant Chair of University of Nevada Las Vegas Dance Department, Margot Mink Colbert taught an outstanding Master Class tonight  in Madison at Gazelle Dance‘s new location, 401 N. Lake Street.   Take Master Class on Thursday, beginning at 6:30pm!
Mink Colbert will also be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance and Danica Sena Flamenco present: Flamenco Fusion & Fiesta extravaganza Saturday August 18, 8pm at Madison’s Lakeside St. Coffee House

Tania Tandias Flamenco and Spanish Dance and Danica Sena Flamenco present:
Flamenco Fusion & Fiesta extravaganza Saturday August 18, 8pm at Madison’s Lakeside St. Coffee House.
You are invited to attend our annual Flamenco Fusion & Fiesta extravaganza Saturday August 18, 8pm at Madison’s Lakeside St. Coffee House. This year we are once again featuring the dynamic duo “Acoplados” as our live accompaniment. Here’s what the public has to say: “Acoplados’ new acoustic duet explores the nuances of Latin American and Caribbean folk/popular music. They uniquely combine voice, cajón and guitar to reinvent melody, harmony and rhythm in order to take you on an unforgettable musical journey. Come join the ride and experience music that takes you to the “llanos” of Venezuela, the “solares” of Cuba, the “callejones” of Lima Peru, and leaves you in a place completely different and unexpected..”

We are also offering a special complete introductory “Bulerías por fiesta” pre-show workshop for men/women of all ages at 6 pm. No prior experience necessary and simply wear shoes you are able to move/dance in. Whether you wish to simply learn how to do palmas (clap) properly or wish to gain a deeper understanding of this energizing Andalucían art form, come and get your groove on and then sip a glass of Kate’s delectable sangriía :)!! **VIP workshop plus show is only $40** when purchased in advance ($50 walk-in). Great deal!

**As always there are discounted ADVANCE purchase tickets. $20 regular adult/$15 senior/student. Sale starts tomorrow, 8/9. Both Tania and Danica will have physical tickets you may purchase in class. Lakeside St. Coffee House is a small venue with limited seating so please try to avoid last-minute purchasing.

There will also be a PRESHOW BULERIAS WORKSHOP on Saturday, August 18, 2018
The Bulerias Workshop is from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Lakeside Street Coffe House
402 W Lakeside St, Madison
$20 advance ($15 student/senior)
$25 at the door ($20 student/senior)
$40 workshop & show combo – advance ($50 walk-in)
For tickets, call 415-235-7595 or 608-250-0369

We look forward to sharing this musical extravaganza with you along with some special extra surprises for your enjoyment!

Gracias y hasta pronto!

Danica and Tania

Anindita Neogy to Perform at Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities, August 18, 2018!

Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities will have a cook-out and celebrate with performances this Saturday, August 18, 2018!

One of the performers will be Anindita Neogy, who is a Kathak dancer or Indian classical dancer.  Ms. Neogy’s performance will begin at 11:00 a.m., Jefferson Park, Menasha.

Below is a video clip of Ms. Neogy performing so you can be familiar with the traditional Indian classical dance style and enjoy her live performance even more!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4EccCYJ4wo&feature=youtu.be

Join the Wisconsin Dance Council on Saturday, August 18, as We Honor Mary Katic, Dani Kuepper, Marlene Skog, Marlene Turbin Weldon, and Roger White!

Joint the Wisconsin Dance Council on August 18, 2018, at the Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Education Center, in Neenah, Wisconsin, for our Conference and Award Ceremony!From left to right: Mary Katic (Career Recognition), Dani Kuepper (Choreography/Performance), Marlene Skog (Distinction), Marlene Turbin Weldon (Career Recognition), and Roger White (Lifetime Achievement).

During the day there will be Master Classes and dancers will receive individual written feedback from professionals in the dance field.  Dance educators will also learn about collegiate dance programs and have the opportunity to participate in professional development with a nationally known guest—Rhee Gold!

Unable to attend the Conference?  Join us for the Award Ceremony at 4:30pm and help us  celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees that are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to dance in Wisconsin.  The performance will also honor Inductees of the National Honor Society for the Dance Arts. There will be a reception following the Award Ceremony.   

Tickets for the Award Ceremony can be purchased at the door.

Danceworks, Inc. to Take Part in Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Heart of Canal Street as a 2018 Signature Charity

Photo by Jeff Zmania

Danceworks, Inc. to Take Part in Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Heart of Canal Street as a 2018 Signature Charity–Funds raised by casino to be used for Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program!

Danceworks is excited to announce its participation in Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Heart of Canal Street as a 2018 Signature Charity, with funds raised supporting Danceworks Mad Hot. Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap is Danceworks’ signature youth arts education program, promoting students’ self- confidence, increasing their respect for self and others, and improving their physical activity, through ballroom and tap dance programming incorporated into the school day.
 
Heart of Canal Street serves as Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s signature community program. In 2018 it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for children in southeastern Wisconsin. Through funds raised primarily from special bingo games and the generosity of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino guests, the program focuses the joy of holiday giving into those who are the hope for the future.
 
For 12 years, Danceworks Mad Hot has offered a platform for student engagement with the arts, while also cultivating a culture of inclusion of diversity among Milwaukee youth; connecting them to one another and their classroom teacher through dance.   “I don’t know who’s more excited, the students who will be participating in Danceworks Mad Hot in the coming school year, or me when I heard we were selected to be a Signature Charity for Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Heart of Canal Street! On behalf of the Danceworks team, thank you for this wonderful gift to Milwaukee’s spectacular students,” says Deb Farris, CEO of Danceworks.
 
This year, 31 local children’s charities will participate in the 2018 program, with 10 being signature charities chosen by media partners. Danceworks was chosen by OnMilwaukee. Twenty of the remaining charities will be chosen at random Tuesday, Nov. 13 and the announcement of the grand total will take place Monday, Dec. 17.
 
In addition, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has added a Charity of Choice to the
Heart of Canal Street program. The first $100,000 raised will go towards a program that will address the most critical issues facing the youth in our community. This year’s Heart of Canal Street Charity of Choice is Pathfinders.
 
Since its inception in 1994, Heart of Canal Street has made hundreds of donations totaling more than $18 million to fund children’s programs throughout southeastern Wisconsin. In 2017, 31 children’s charities in southeastern Wisconsin shared in funds totaling more than $1.1 million. Money raised last year improved the lives of children in our community by addressing multiple needs – from educational services to basic services benefitting newborns to teens.
 
Heart of Canal Street funding in 2017 helped support a wide variety of charity projects including renovating public spaces, building children’s confidence through mentorship programs and maintaining educational programs that expose young people to the arts, music and nature.
 
About Danceworks, Inc.
Danceworks, Inc. enhances the joy, health and creativity of our community through performances, classes and outreach activities integrating dance and other art forms. Danceworks is a member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF). For more information about Danceworks Mad Hot, visit the Danceworkswebsite at www.danceworksmke.org.
 
About Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Set in the heart of Milwaukee, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is Wisconsin’s premier entertainment destination, offering guests the best in gaming, dining and entertainment. The property features a luxurious 381-room hotel, seven award-winning restaurants, the intimate 500-seat Northern Lights Theater and more than 60,000 square feet of event space. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is committed to raising awareness of the risks of problem gambling, maintaining a level of first-class customer service, while investing in its most valuable asset – its 2,700 multicultural employees. Through the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation and Heart of Canal Street, the casino supports numerous local charities and community organizations. To discover more, call 800-PAYS-BIG or visit www.paysbig.com.wi

Tom Kilps will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!

Tom Kilps will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!

 

All students attending the Wisconsin Dance Council Master Classes will receive feedback from six amazing Evaluators and one of them is Tom Kilps! 
 
 

Tom Kilps joined the Central Midwest Ballet Academy staff in 2016.  Tom is a native of Madison, where he began his training with Studio One, Monona Academy of Dance, and Madison Ballet. He continued his training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Rock School, and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy before joining Texas Ballet Theater in 2003 and finishing in 2015. Mr. Kilps has enjoyed countless roles in Ben Stevenson’s ballets, some of which include “Ptolemy” in Cleopatra, “Renfield” in Dracula, “White Rabbit” in Alice in Wonderland, “Mercutio” in Romeo and Juliet, “Amour” in Don Quixote, and “Jester” in Cinderella. After dancing professionally Tom danced guest roles with the Fort Worth Opera and the Dallas Opera. In his spare time, Tom runs his dancewear company Dance Jox.

Join the Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts, August 6, 2018, for a Jazz and Contemporary Master Class

Join the Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts on August 6th when Miss Jessica Lynn Wills teaches a jazz and contemporary Master Class for two age groups! Ages 9-12 class is from 3-5pm, ages 13+ from 5:30-7:30pm.

Miss Jessica choreographed our opening Showcase number and award winning Jazz Competition piece this past season! Her credits include Beyoncé, Nelly Furtado, and more!
Cost is $30 for a 2 hour class.

Trinity Irish Dance Company Tickets Go On Sale Today at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts!

Who:  Trinity Irish Dance Company
Where:  Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
When:  Friday,September 28 and Saturday,September 29, 2018

Alesandra Doughty, Maggie Doyle, Erin Gradus, Chelsea Hoy, Sierra McNall, Sydney Niewiedzial, Aaron Wolf, Margaret Nowakowski, Marissa Wurster / Trinity Irish Dance Company. PHOTO BY LOIS GREENFIELD

Celebrate the Trinity Irish Dance Company’s first Milwaukee appearance in more than a decade.  Called “sophisticated and commanding” by the Los Angeles Times and “impossibly complex” by The New York Times, TIDC has sold out tours in Asia and venues throughout North America, including Washington’s Kennedy Center, NYC’s Joyce Theater, and LA’s Royce Hall.  A dance legacy rooted in tradition, yet forward looking and ever evolving, TIDC dazzles with hard-driving percussive power and aerial grace, while sending a clear message of female empowerment.  This two-night-only appearance will feature several Milwaukee premieres, including Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard’s SOLES, a tribal and timeless explosion of lightning-fast agility.

*Beginning Monday, July 23, at 11am, and continuing through August 2, 2018/2019 subscribers and current donors of $250+ have the opportunity to purchase single tickets to any show in our 2018/2019 Season—before tickets go on sale to the public on August 3! A code will be required to complete any VIP pre-sale purchase; if you have questions, please call the Box Office at 262-781-9520.

Jeannie Hill will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!

Jeannie Hill, will be one of the Master Class Evaluators at the Wisconsin Dance Council Conference on August 18, 2018!

All students attending the Wisconsin Dance Council Master Classes will receive feedback from six amazing Evaluators and one of them is Jeannie Hill! 
 
 

Jeannie Hill joined the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point faculty in 2004 and teaches Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance, Composition and Career Seminar.

This summer will mark the 4th Point Tap Festival (www.pointtap.wordpress.com) a three-day summer workshop Jeannie produces that brings master teachers from across the country to teach and perform at UWSP. Guest artists include: Robert Audy, Josh Hilberman, Lynn Schwab, Mark Yonally, Brandi Coleman and Ryan Korb. Participants include UWSP alums, current students, local dancers and professional tap teachers and performers from around the country and Europe.

Each year Jeannie choreographs for the UWSP faculty concert Danstage and for main stage musicals. Her collaboration with mathematics professor Cindy McCabe and the UWSP Women’s basketball team brought rhythms of the Fibonacci sequence to the Noel Fine Arts Center with a Courtyard Connections lecture and to Jenkins Theater in Danstage i2012. This spring the McCabe-Hill collaboration continues with “Fibonacci Rhythms: Moving Mathematics” workshops for 7th & 8th graders at UWSP’s Women and Science fair.  Jeannie’s ballet for freshmen repertory “Le Bal de Beatrice D’Este” offered dance students in their first year the opportunity to perform with UWSP’s Wind Ensemble under the direction of Professor Brendan Caldwell.  Her UWSP musical theatre choreography credits include: Lucky Stiff, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Drood, Rent, Hair, Urinetown, Pirates of Penzance, Crazy For You, Fiddler on the Roof and coming this May, The Producers.  Jeannie‘s professional choreographic commissions include creating dances for Auburn University, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (Calgary), Point Park University, The Legacy Dancers, Step Aside, Tappers With Attitude, Manhattan Tap, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project and Northwestern University.

As a tap soloist Jeannie’s performances as part of the Hoofer’s Weekend in New Orleans with Brenda Bufalino and late tap masters James Buster Brown, Jimmy Slyde and Jeni LeGon bring fond memories. Incredible opportunities to share the stage with numerous tap and jazz musician greats at venues and festivals like Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York’s Tap City at the Joyce Theatre and the Duke Theatre, Zinno’s, Discover Jazz Festival, Sculler’s Jazz Club, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, St. Louis Tap Festival, Southern California Tap Festival and The Saco River Grange Hall highlight her career. Attendance at her first tap festival in 1990 provided inspiration for Jeannie to audition for Manhattan Tap (Heather Cornell, artistic director). During the seven years of rehearsals and touring that followed she was introduced to the ever-expanding international community of rhythm tap dancers and the pleasure of working with great terrific jazz musicians.

Jeannie’s current collaborations with UWSP music faculty include an informal concert, Music in Between, with Ryan Korb, David Hastings, Dave Story, and Matthew Buchman and, in March, Gypsy Radio and The Rock and Roll Consecration, Brendan Caldwell’s new song cycle.

Her varied performance career includes international touring as a Noh dancer in Robert Wilson and David Byrne’s the knee plays (Suzushi Hanyagi, choreographer); originating the role of Clara in the world premiere of Drika Overton’s jazz-tap Nutcracker Clara’s Dream; touring with Mike Gordon (Phish) as a tap dancing rock jam-band member; performing at The Supper Club in New York in a five month run of A 40s’ Review with the Tony Corbiscello Big Band, and ten years with comic country band, The Chalks (including an appearance on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, release of a cd of original music, and co-authorship of a sit-com pilot script for Big Ticket Television).

Jeannie continues her longtime association with Chicago-based Jump Rhythm Jazz Project (Billy Siegenfeld, artistic director) performing, teaching with and choreographing for the company whenever schedules permit. (www.jrjp.org) For over twenty years she has enjoyed touring nationally and internationally with the company.  Jeannie shares Jump Rhythm’s unique rhythm-first approach to movement learning, Jump Rhythm ® Technique with UWSP Theatre & Dance students. Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: Getting There, a one-hour TV special documenting the work of JRJP was produced by HMS Media and held its premiere on Chicago’s WTTW in May of 2007. Along with the rest of the company members Jeannie received an Emmy Award (Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence on Camera: Performer) for her performance in the documentary.

While living in NYC Jeannie taught tap and Jump Rhythm ® Technique at Steps on Broadway and Manhattanville College. Jeannie holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Vermont (1985) and an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts (2009).

Join Affinity for Dance for the 2018-2019 Season — Auditions Aug. 5, 2018 from 1-4pm!

Who:  Affinity for Dance Open Rehearsal/Auditions
When:  August 5, 2018
Time:  1:00pm-4:00pm
Where:  Applause Dance Academy
2000 State Road 16, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

Join Affinity for Dance for their  2018-2019 season!

Affinity for Dance is a nonprofit dance performance company that produces creative, collaborative, cause-driven performance art. We are looking for intermediate/advanced dancers ages 17+ and apprentices ages 12-17 to join our family!

Open Rehearsal/Auditions Schedule:
1:00-4:00 PM Advanced Dancers ages 17+ and 
High Intermediate/Advanced Dancers ages 12-17
4:00-5:00 PM Intermediate/Advanced Dancers ages 22+

Please fill out your application by August 1, 2018:
Ages 12-17: https://goo.gl/forms/GiBoj1OO7FSvOtkt1
Ages 17+: https://goo.gl/forms/hQPReGuSBymnuwmG2

Visit www.affinityfordance.com for more information and email affinityfordance@gmail.com with any questions!