For intermediate and advanced level dancers, ages 11 and up


Sara Rohs and Ally Kenison started this intensive in 2013 to help dancers learn the tools they wish they knew before dancing in college, auditioning and working as dancers and young teachers. 

MCD’s summer intensive is designed specifically to strengthen dancers’ technique, confidence, creativity, and stage presence.

Various locations around Madison will be used to create a unique and exciting learning experience. Classes such as underwater ballet, auditions 101 and a performance at the Overture Center for the Arts will make lasting impressions on young dancers' training pathways.

2020 DATES

July 6-18 2020, 10 am-3 pm M-F with Saturday Performances

2021 DATES

July 5-17 2020, 10 am-3 pm M-F with Saturday Performances


  • Aerial Silks

  • Acro

  • Underwater Ballet

  • Leaps and Turns

  • Auditions 101

  • Improvisation

  • Choreography 

  • Partnering

  • Contemporary

  • Jazz

  • Lyrical

  • Hip Hop

  • Ballet

  • Modern​

  • Core Control

  • Spinal Mobility

  • Turnout and Pelvic Stability

  • Upper Back Engagement/Mobilization and Port De Bras 

  • Foot and Ankle Control

  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation 

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing

  • Fascia Work for Flexibility

  • Health and Nutrition for Dancers

  • Dance Teacher, Studio Owner, Artistic Director 

  • Dance Team Coach 

  • Competition Judge

  • College and Pro Dance Team

  • Dancing in a College and Professional Dance Company

  • Choreographer, Costuming, Music Selection and Editing 

  • Starting a Dance Team or Dance Company 

  • Massage Therapist, Sports Medicine 

  • Dance Model, Costume Designer

  • Performance Hair and Makeup for Dancers 

Students are given the opportunity to perform their own choreography at the final show


Sara Rohs - MCD, Former Brewers Diamond Dancer, Dance Competition Judge, A Step Above Dance, Madtown Hip Hop Crew, Choreographer 


Miye Bishop - MCD, Professional Dancer, Monona Academy of Dance, Choreographer

Michael Knight - MCD, Professional Dancer, Central Midwest ballet, Choreographer, Director Transcendence Dance Company


Papa-Kobina "Kobby" Brewoo - Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Madtown Hip Hop Crew, Hitterz Collective 





Erin Kiley Rodgers - MCD, Professional Dancer, BA Dance

Marin Johnson - Artistic Director and Owner Forte Studio, Co-Owner and Choreographer for Jigsaw Entertainment​

Tami McKittrick - BFA Dance, Artistic Director and Owner A Step Above Dance and Music Academy​

Victoria Kemnetz -  MCD, Professional Dancer, Teacher - Forte, Assistant Director of X-Tension Dance Company, Choreographer 


Home Campus 

A Step Above Dance & Music Academy
Address: 5901 Monona Dr

Monona, WI 53716

Phone: (608) 512-0413

Performance Location 1) July 11

Art Fair on the Square Performance  

Corner of N Hamilton at the State Capitol

Madison, WI​


Performance Location 2) July 18  

Overture Center for the Arts

Rotunda Stage  

201 State Street, Madison, WI 53703

Off-Campus Locations 

July 8, 10 am -12 pm  

Underwater Ballet

3029 Fitchrona Rd
Madison WI 53719

*Carpool 2 miles to the gym

July 8, 12:15 pm - 3 pm


6300 Nesbitt Rd

Fitchburg, WI 53719


July 14, 10 am-3 pm
Aerial Silks

5000 Tradewinds Pkwy

Madison, WI 53718


*Carpooling Available! 

Questions? Please see our FAQ Page or

contact Sara Rohs ar  


2 weeks $475

1 Week $295


* 2-week program is recommended 

To choose one week see the dates on the PayPal button. 

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