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Dance Festival for a Cause January 14-15, 2023

Verona HS Theater

234 Wildcat Way

Verona, WI 53593

Performance, Community, Character

No Cost for Audience 

9 am-12 pm Master Classes

12 pm Networking Booths open

1 pm - 6 pm Performances 

The purpose of the Festival is to give local dance students a special performing, learning, and networking experience while also raising funds to support children in our community who do not have access to dance opportunities. The broader goal is to bring people of different backgrounds together to grow our local community.

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Student Participation Fee Covers 

Master Classes with current working professional dancers and artistic directors 

Networking Fair
     College dance departments
     Professional dance companies 
     Dancer health and rehabilitation resources

     Artist resources 

Family and friends attending the professional theater performance no tickets needed

Digital program for mobile phones   

Videography with optional supportive adjudication notes by professionals 
     Positive feedback for students to grow as technicians and artists
     Positive feedback for choreographers and teachers to guide and inspire 

An exceptional team bonding experience for dance groups

All proceeds from the event will go to support the Madison Contemporary Dance Outreach Program, which provides year-round training for local children who have no access to arts training as well as outreach programs at community centers and dance events at neighborhood parks and community spaces 

Growth in character by using art to give back to the community



Master Classes 

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Adjudicators and Master Class Teachers 

Sam Picart

  • Showstoppers Host and Judge

  • Ellen Degeneres Show' Dance Off Champion

  • Teaches, choreographs, and performs internationally 

  • Adjunct faculty at Cornish College of the Arts

Jared Baker 

  • Founder and Artistic Director Nova Linea Contemporary Dance 

  • Danced professionally in Dallas, NYC, and Chicago


Ximena Linares-Rodriguez 

  • Graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 2020 with a BA in Dance

  • Former Co-Director/ Choreographer for KLJ Movement 


Molly Gerhmann 

  • Dancer, educator, and choreographer based in New York City

  • Broadway Dance Center Professional Training 

  • Graduated from Loyola University Chicago BA in Dance and a minor in Musical Theater

We hope you can join us for this community-building festival! 


Please contact Artistic Director Sara Rohs

Performing Groups and Master Classes Register Here

Performance groups choose competition on the registration page


Join us for Master Classes $25 per dancer for each class Register Here

For Master Classes choose convention on the registration page

Registration is open until by January 9, 2023

Please send payment for classes via PayPal to or Venmo at @MCDance-wi 

Check out the bios of our fantastic teachers!

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