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Click the Giving Tuesday photo to be taken to our fund raising site.  Thank you!

Yankee Candle Fundraising will allow you to order from Dance Wisconsin through January 18th.  Your purchases support Dance Wisconsin.  You can name a dancer at check out and they will received credit.  Group Number:  990059332.

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 

 2017 Nutcracker Ballet Media Sponsor!

Dance Wisconsin is on INSTAGRAM.  Find us at @dancewisconsin

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We are on TWITTER too.  @dancewisconsin

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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, December 2, 2017

2:30 - 3:30 Snow

3:30 - 5:00 Angels, Spanish, Bon Bons, Arabian, Chinese, Marzipan, Russian, Waltz, Clara and Prince.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

1:00 - 2:30 Party Scene (Adults, Party Girls/Boys, Drosselmeyer and Nephew), Soldier and Dolls

2:30 - 3:30 Battle Scene:  (Soldiers, Mice, Nutcracker, Clara, Drosselmeyer and Mouse King)

Note:  Soldiers are at both rehearsals.

Children's Museum Sunday, December 3 at 11:30 am – arrive no later than 11:00 am.  Museum located at 100 North Hamilton.  Park City of Madison Mifflin St. Ramp.

Clara – Ella                                                                                   Party Boys – Veronica and Sal

Fritz – Quentin                                                                            Prince and Nutcracker - TJ

Perrot and Pirouette - Evan and Sarah                                  Chinese - Jocelyn

Soldier Dolls - Spencer and  Mikaela                                      Marzipan - Liza

Party Girls - Naomi and Cassie                                                 Sugar Plum - Margaret


Thursday, December 7, 2017

5:15 - 9:00 Class

Saturday, December 9, 2017

2:00 - 5:00 Full Cast Run Through

2:00 - 3:30 Act I (Party Scene and Battle)

3:45 - 5:00 Act II (Bon Bons, Snow, Waltz, Clara, Prince, Chinese, Marzipan, Russian, Angels, Spanish and Arabian)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

12:00 Call is Noon at the Waisman Center - 1500 Highland AVE Madison

1:00 and 3:00 pm Abbreviated performances.  Bon Bons, Mice, and Angels do not perform.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

5:00 pm Call for Dress Rehearsal Wisconsin Union Theater - Shannon Hall

Friday, December 15, 2017

5:00 pm Call for Dress Rehearsal Wisconsin Union Theater - Shannon Hall

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12:00 pm Call for 2:00 pm Performance

5:30 pm Call for 7:30 pm Performance

Cast party immediately following 7:30 pm show.  Party ends 11:45 pm.  

Sunday, December 17, 2017

12:00 pm Call for 2:00 pm Performance.




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.