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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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Dance Wisconsin is on INSTAGRAM.  Find us at @dancewisconsin

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We are on TWITTER too.  @dancewisconsin

Visit Dance Wisconsin's profile on Pinterest.


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).

Thank you to our amazing patrons that attended our New Works performance Portraits of Strenth - Empowering Women last Saturday evening the 7th of October.  We had to share this photo sent to us via Facebook by a patron.

Thank you as well to the incredible staff at the Mitby Theater.

We believe our New Work performances are one of the best kept secrets in Madison.  Help us end this fact and tell friends and family alike about our performance next year.  Save the dates of October 6th and 13th for 2018!  Your word of mouth is our very best advertisement.  Thank you again! 

Another wonderful interview with Janet Cresson and Justin Riley from Wisconsin 57!

Thank you to the fabulous crowd at Promenade Hall on Saturday, January 28th.  It was a pleasure performing for you!

 A huge thank you to all our Nutcracker patrons and to our wonderful Guest Artists from American Ballet Theater, Marcelo Gomes and Gillian Murphy.  Visit our Facebook page to see some wonderful candids from the performances and cast party. 

Thank you to our wonderful patrons that attended our New Works performance!  Your support was amazing and the 40th Anniversary reception that followed very fun!                                                    Sincerely, Jo Jean Retrum, Artistic Director of Dance Wisconsin

 Thank you to all that participated in our 11th Annual Golf Outing 0n Friday, August 12, 2016 at Door Creek Golf Course!  A wonderful afternoon was had and we will post pictures shortly.  We couldn't continue the great tradition of Dance Wisconsin without your support. 


Teaching What Can't Be Taught

Dance Wisconsin prides itself on the quality of the individuals involved with our program.  Home grown choreographer Chelsey Bradley is creating her first full length ballet this Spring for Dance Wisconsin; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  How did she grow creatively?  How did Dance Wisconsin support her?  Read the article below from Dance Studio Life Magazine regarding Regional Dance America, Dance Wisconsin is an Honor Company, and its National Choreography Conference.


The photo below explains perfectly how the dancers felt after performing for the great audience at the Overture Center on Saturday evening!  Thank you to everyone that came.  We loved being in Promenade Hall and appreciate your patronage!  Jo Jean Retrum, all the choreographers and dancers

 Thank you to all our Nutcracker Ballet Patrons.  We appreciate your support and hope you enjoyed our performances as much as we enjoyed performing for you!  Be sure to see our next performance on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Overture Center.  


 Thank you to the hundreds of patrons that came to our New Works "Beyond Ballet" concert Saturday, October 10, 2015!  The dancers appreciated your warmth and enthusiasm.  

A number of these pieces will be performed again on the evening of January 23, 2016 in Promenade Hall at the Overture Center for the Arts.



   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.

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



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