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Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that supported Dance Wisconsin at our Golf Outing this year - July 2013.  

We appreciate your support!

Click here to see a list of sponors and donors.


The official store of Dance Wisconsin.  

Located at 6332 Monona Drive

Weekly Hours:

Monday - Thursday 12 - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 3pm



Visit the site for our home studio, Monona Academy of Dance.

6332 Monona Drive

Monona WI 53716

Phone (608) 221-4535



The official hotel of Dance Wisconsin is the Holiday Inn at the American Center.

Dance Wisconsin is a 501(c)3 corporation.

Dance Wisconsin Golf Outing was a great success!  Thank you to all whom attended!  You make our season possible and we are very grateful for your support.  A special thank you to Former Governor Tommy Thompson and his family for joining us and his heartfelt talk on supporting the arts.

Dance Wisconsin Company Members prepare for Adjudication and Regional Dance America's MidStates Fesitval. 

Adjudicator, Alaine Haubert, arrived in Monona on February 5th to watch Artistic Director, Jo Jean Retrum teach Dance Wisconsin Company Class and then the dancers performed four pieces previously performed at the New Works performance for her. 

This year Ms. Haubert selected three pieces to be performed during the evening performances at Regional Dance America's MidStates Fesitval.  Dance Wisconsin is the only member of this prestigous group from Wisconsin and is an Honor Company, having maintained performances yearly in the Gala Night performances.

Congratulations to the choreographers:  Margaret Violante, Chelsey Bradley and Danielle Furhmann.

Thank you to everyone that attended Dance Wisconsin's Nutcracker!  The show was a rousing success with the audiences.  We heard wonderful reviews from patrons while still at the theater.  We recieved a number of glowing letters from patrons that just wanted us to know how much they enjoyed the show.  There were heartfelt Facebook posts as well.  Thank you to everyone of you for helping to make Nutcracker such a great success!  Jo Jean Retrum, Artistic Director

Ocotber 19, 2015.  Thank you to all our wonderful patrons that attending the performance Saturday evening, New Works, Dance to Remember, at the Mitby Theater!


The company members performed beautifully and I could not be more proud of their work and that of our choreographers, teacher, volunteers and parents.  Our guest artsits, The MAD City Dancers, did a wonderful job as well and thank you to those dancers and parents too!


Your continued support means the world to these young dancers and those of us working with them.  Thank you again, Jo Jean Retrum - Artistic Director



Pictured are Artisitic Director, Jo Jean Retrum, Choreographer, Ashley Dahm, Dancer, Regan Batterman, Dancer, Maggie Batterman, Dancer, Frances Violante and Choreographer, Chelsey Bradley after a piece performed by these Dance Wisconsin Dancers representing their home studio, Monona Academy of Dance were named one of six Rising Stars at the Overture Center of the Arts on September 28, 2014 for their piece "And She Was Perfect".

To see a clip click above or on the picture.



 Thank you to the wonderful golfers, friends, family and visitors at Door Creek Golf Course for a great golf outing!  

Dance Wisconsin appreciates your support and hope you had as great of a time as we did.  See the happy dancers! 

Click Here to see Facebook pictures of all of our hole sponsors.


April2014 Thank you to alo our wonderful patrons that attended La Fille Mal Gardee!

Photo Credit - Tom Fonfara


 GUTS GRACE AND GRATITUDE - Thank you to the Isthmus for a wonderful article