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 https://youtu.be/dgF4Wke_wRo  Wisconsin Family gets an update on Peter Rabbit and Regional Dance America.

https://youtu.be/L_LE3b24Fss  Wisconsin Family gets an update on New Works and learns more about Nutcracker.

https://youtu.be/h5dwa5Z-_yk  Learn about what is Dance Wisconsin and how is it different.  We are a non profit 501(c)3 company dedicated to helping dancers learn about what it is like to be in a professional company.  Focus is on performance!

https://youtu. be/QZ7P4kSRa6U  Wisconsin Family visits our new studio 8-18-17

https://youtu.be/-pwwoC85asM  Ms. Jo Jean discussion Dance Wisconsin and MAD on Wisconsin Family

https://youtu.be/490e_eGOrlY  Dance Wisconsin on Girl Talk.  :) On WI57

Dance Wisconsin on Wisconsin Family :) https://youtu.be/zHqpN0Rs19o 

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Contact Information:

Artistic Director: Jo Jean Retrum

Phone:  608-221-4535

Email:  dancewisconsin@gmail.com


The official store of Dance Wisconsin.  Located at 2605 South Stoughton Road Madison 53716

Summer Hours:  Monday - Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 


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

2605 South Stoughton Road

Madison WI 53716

Phone (608) 221-4535


The official hotel of Dance Wisconsin is the Holiday Inn at the American Center.  Located at 5109 West Terrace Drive, Madison Wisconsin.  Phone:  608-249-4220.  Website: www.holidayinn.com/madisonwi. Follow them on  Facebook here.

The official florist of Dance Wisconsin is Prairie Flowers and Gift.  Visit them at 245 East Main Street, Sun Prairie Wisconsin.  Website: http://www.flowerssunprairie.com Phone:  608-837-3830.  Follow them on Facebook here.

The official movers of Dance Wisconsin is Gorilla Movers of Wisconsin.  Visit them at http://gorillamoversofwi.com/.  They are also on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gorillamoversofwi/?fref=ts.  Their phone is 608-417-9617.

Dance Wisconsin is a 501(c)3 corporation.

Dance Wisconsin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender expression, age, martital status, sexual orientation, national orgin (ancestry), military status or religion (creed).

2018-2019 Season



NEW WORKS -COLLABORATIONS - SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018 7:30 PM Mitby Theater - 3550 Anderson ST - Madison College  Tickets now on sale.  Click link.
Serving as Dance Wisconsin’s season opener, New Works highlights innovative original choreography while showcasing classic works too. Pieces premiering at this event have earned regional and national acclaim for choreography, lighting, and costuming.  This year Dance Wisconsin welcomes special guest performers Milwaukee Ballet II.


The Nutcracker - The Nutcracker performed December 15, 2018 at 2:00 & 7:30 PM and December 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM on the Shannon Hall stage of the Wisconsin Union Theater. 

The Nutcracker is Dance Wisconsin’s largest production each season. A MADISON ORIGINAL, since 1977, it is the only local performance that includes:  dancers, a live orchestra and magical vocals. Dance Wisconsin's Nutcracker has over eighty performers, from southern and central Wisconsin, dancing along with the Dance Wisconsin Orchestra and the vocals of the Monona Grove High School Singers.  Join Clara as she receives a special Nutcracker Doll from Heir Drosselmeyer during a party thrown by her family.  Allow yourself to be transported by Heir Drosselmeyer's magic as he brings various dolls and toys to life.  Watch with excitement as Clara awakens from a dream to find the Nutcracker life size and battling The Mouse King with his troops.  After the Nutcracker's victory, Clara is transported to a fantasy land where the Snow Queen and King perform with their snowflakes. 

In Act II Clara travels through Candyland where she is entertained by dancers from all over the world including a Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.  Finally, rejoice with Clara as she returns home in a glorious sleigh. 



Gold Circle $40, Middle $34, Sides $30 and Balcony $22.  Seniors receive a $2 discount and children are half price! 

Determination of the Spring Ballet has not yet been determined - performance dates March 9 and 10 2019 Mitby Theater.


MidStates Regional Dance America Festival  -



Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Dance for Life

La Fille Mal Gardée

New Works

Nutcracker Ballet

Nutcracker Fantasy


Peter and the Wolf

Peter Rabbit's Ballet

Les Sylphides