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Very proud of our Dance in the School program.  Our community outreach is a top priority. Click to go see our Youtube video on the Dance in the Schools program.

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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

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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).

Rehearsal Schedule:       

Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, 2019

No rehearsals

Thursday February 14, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 Class and then run adjudication pieces

Saturday February 16, 2019

Adjudication 2:00 pm.  Parker, Ashlyn and Gabbi please plan to arrive no later than 1:00 pm.  No La Fille Rehearsals

Sunday February 17, 2019

Full Cast Run Through 1:00 - 4:00 

Thursday February 21, 2019

Class, collaboration pieces and La Fille  Kinsey please attend.

Saturday February 23, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 Friends (Kinsey) and Liam

Sunday February 24, 2019

1:00 - 4:00 Full Cast Run thru

Thursday February 28, 2019

Class, collaboration pieces, Friends (Kinsey) and Liam

Saturday March 2, 2019

Full Cast Run Through 2:30 - 4:30

Sunday March 3, 2019

Full Cast Run Through 1:00 - 4:00 (Please note possible to be done as early as 3:00 pm.  Please plan accordingly)

Thursday March 7, 2019

Call is 5:00 pm.  La Fille will be run first.

Friday March 8, 2019

Call is 5:00 pm.  La Fille will be run first. 

Saturday March 9, 2019

Call for older and adult dancers (Friends) is 4:30.  Class will run from 5:00 - 6:00  Call for all other characters is 5:00 pm.  Show is 7:00 pm

Thursday March 14, 2019

Class and RDA pieces

Thursday March 21, 2019

Class and RDA pieces

Thursday March 28, 2019

Class and RDA pieces

Thursday April 4, 2019

Class and RDA pieces

Thursday April 11, 2019

Class and RDA pieces

Thursday April 18 2019

Class and RDA pieces

Thursday April 25, 2019

Class and RDA pieces

Thursday May 2, 2019

Class and RDA pieces

Thursday May 9, 2019

Company Auditions - RDA pieces

Thursday May 16, 2019

Class and RDA pieces

MidStates Festival Lawrence Kansas May 24th - 26th.  Travel days 23rd and 26th.

Dress Code

Female dancers must wear red leotards for Dance Wisconsin classes. Pink tights and pink ballet slippers are to be worn in ballet class. Jazz shoes for jazz class. Wrap skirts may be worn if they match the leotard color. No bulky warm-ups or sweats in class. Male dancers should wear well-fitting white t-shirt or tank top, dance belt, black tights or leggings, and black ballet slippers, or jazz shoes for Jazz class. No bulky warm-ups or sweats in class.

For all dancers: Hair must be up and secured in a bun if long enough. If hair is not long enough for a bun, hair must be tightly secured up away from the face, eyes, and neck. Please, no ponytails. Barrettes are not enough by themselves. Absolutely no jewelry in class.

Studio Rules

Chewing gum, eating, and/or drinking are not allowed in the studio. Students are expected to arrive to class on time, and will not be allowed to participate in class if they are more than 10 minutes late (due to risk of injury from missing warm-up). Quiet must be maintained in the halls and dressing rooms while classes are in session. DW reserves the right to eject, suspend, or dismiss any student whose attitude, attendance, or behavior is disruptive, distracting, or otherwise unsatisfactory. Students may not leave class or the studio facility early without permission or instructor notification.