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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department Hosted the Regional High School Dance Festival, March 15-19, 2019!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department Hosted the Regional High School Dance Festival, March 15-19, 2019

PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS & LECTURES from faculty, student and professional artists.

MASTER CLASSES in contemporary technique, ballet, social and popular dance forms, somatic practice, and more.

AUDITIONS for college, university and summer dance programs.

SPECIAL SOCIAL EVENTS including an opening reception, ice cream social, and evening dance party.

A COLLEGE FAIR where students can speak with dance faculty & teachers from colleges & university dance programs.

The Regional High School Dance Festival is under the direction of the NHSDF (National High School Dance Festival). It is held every two years (in odd number years). This is the second year that UW-Madison will host a regional festival. The Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia also hosts a Regional Dance Festival, which will take place March 20-23, 2019. Those interested in attending the festival in Virginia can find information online at The Vancouver School of Arts and Academics in Vancouver, Washington also hosts a Regional Dance Festival, which will take place February 15-18, 2019. Those interested in attending the festival in Washington can find information online at

Get Tickets for the Ananya Dance Theatre’s Performance of “SHAATRANGA” at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, April 9 & April 11, 2019!


Here  is information to the  family performance on April  9, 2019, beginning at 6:30pm.

Here is information to the performance on April 11, 2019, beginning at 7:30pm.

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 movement to invoke broader questions about social justice. Ananya Dance envisions an ensemble of dancers whose embodied power and beauty create seismic shifts in the ground on which they dance.

A social gathering with Ananya Dance Theatre follows the performance on Thursday, April 11, 2019.


Madison Contemporary Vision Dance 2019 Company Auditions, March 24, 2019

March 24, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Step Above Dance & Music Academy
Address: 5901 Monona Dr, Monona, WI 53716
Phone: (608) 512-0413

Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Company (MCVD) is a professional dance company based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company provides performances, workshops, a pre-professional summer intensive, community outreach classes, a community concert, and a community dance newsletter each season. Company members have the opportunity to perform and get involved in community outreach and teaching. Returning company members have the opportunity to choreograph for the season’s performances.

MCVD is looking for artistic, collaborative and hard working male and female graduating high school seniors and older.

NEW this season – Apprenticeship Program Audition for dancers ages 16-17. 

The audition will consist of a basic ballet barre, a contemporary dance combination, and improvisation. Please arrive early to warm up in the studio before the audition starts. The studio will be open at 4:15 pm.

Please fill out an audition application by March 24. Please bring with you a headshot (professional photography not required).

Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings 4-8pm at A Step Above Dance in Monona from April to November.

Performances in July, August and September on Saturdays and Sundays.

See 2019 performance schedule for dates.  


Questions contact: Sara Rohs at

Free Master Class with Roxy Kess and Yaya Kambaye at The Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, Saturday, March 30, 2019!

African Master Class with Roxy Kess and Yaya Kambaye
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm
At the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy
504 W National Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

In preparation for the Milwaukee Ballet’s next performance, Lambarena,  the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy welcomes Roxy Kess and Yaya Kambaye for traditional West African master classes.  Learn something new and be inspired by tradition and energizing music!

Class is FREE and open to the general public. No previous African dance experience is necessary. Wear comfortable dance/exercise clothes with bare feet.


Carmina Burana PRESENTED BY DANCEWORKS Performance Company

Carmina Burana PRESENTED BY DANCEWORKS Performance Company:  March 15-17, 20-24 & 27-31, 2019

In collaboration with Skylight Music TheatreMilwaukee Opera Theatre and Chant Claire Chamber Choir. Directed by Jill Anna Ponasik and choreographed by Dani Kuepper.

Featuring the thrilling music of composer Carl Orff, this cantata takes an unflinching look at of the pleasures and perils of the human condition. Four organizations unite to re-conceive this masterpiece for the intimate Cabot stage as “total theatre,” in which music, dance and words are inseparable. Ages 8 and up. 

March 15-17, 20-24 & 27-31, 2019

Friday & Saturday, March 15-16, 7:30pm
Wednesday-Friday, March 20-22, 7:30pm
Saturdays, March 23 & 30, 
2:00 & 7:30pm
Wednesday-Friday, March 27-29, 7:30pm
Sundays, March 17, 24 & 31, 2:00pm
at Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center

Get Tickets for Dance Wisconsin’s “Collaborations 2,” Saturday, March 9, 2019!

Dance Wisconsin Presents:  Collaborations 2
With Central Midwest Ballet and Bray Ballet

Photography by Beth Skogen

DANCE WISCONSIN COLLABORATIONS II – This performance will feature the Second Act of La Fille Mal Gardee, The Unguarded Daughter, Saturday March 9 at 7:00 pm at the Mitby Theater. It will also feature contemporary concert length pieces featuring the Dance Wisconsin Company, Central MidWest Ballet and Bray Ballet. Our hope is to introduce the community to all that Dance Wisconsin does from classic ballet to contemporary/ballet concert length pieces. As well as introduce our patrons to Central MidWest Ballet and Bray Ballet. Wonderful things are happening in Wisconsin with companies collaborating together.

If You Are in New York, Go See Anindita Neogy Anaam in the Kathak Festival, Friday, April 19th, 2019!

The first New York Kathak Festival features dancers from 15 cities all over the world, including Wisconsin’s  Anindita Neogy Anaam!

The New York Kathak Festival is a newly formed organization that presents and promotes dancers, scholars, and practitioners of Kathak, a classical dance tracing its origins to India. The festival brings together established and emerging artists from across the United States and overseas. 

FREE Dance Day event at the Kehl School of Dance, Friday, March 8, 2019!

Join the Kehl School of Dance for their Spring FREE Dance Day event at Kehl! This event’s theme is Disney’s Fancy Nancy!

Who: Students ages 2-5- no dance experience required! (*if your student is NOT in this age range but would like to try a free dance class, there is an option check below!)
When: Friday, March 8th 11-11:30am (age 2), 11:30-12:15 (ages 3-5)
Where: Madison Kehl Studio, 5117 Verona Road inside the Design Mart

What to wear: Clothes comfortable for dancing. Dance shoes not needed but please wear them if you have them! Name tags will be provided. See our Facebook event for more information.