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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 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.

2024 DATES

July 15 - 28, 2024, 10 am-3 pm M-F

 Performance Sunday, July 28


Dance Styles
  • Aerial Silks

  • Acro

  • Underwater Ballet

  • Leaps and Turns

  • Auditions 101

  • Improvisation

  • Choreography 

  • Partnering

  • Contemporary

  • Jazz

  • Lyrical

  • Hip Hop

  • Ballet

  • Modern​

Physiology Focus
  • 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

Future Focus
  • 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 - Founder and Artistic Director MCD, Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Competition Judge, Teacher Synergy Dance Academy, Majestic Dance Crew,  MCD Youth Group


Erin Alberts - MCD Company Member, Professional Dancer 

Papa Kobina Brewoo - Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher Synergy Dance Academy, Founder and Director of the Hitterz Collective, Majestic Dance Crew

Molly Gehrmann - MCD Alumni, Professional Dancer, Dance BA, Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center New York City, Choreographer

Taylor Kohlbeck- MCD Company Member, Professional Dancer 

Sydney Blashe - MCD Professional Dancer and Choreographer, Teacher at Vera Dance Academy

Lilly Crochet - MCD Company Member, Teacher at Synergy Dance Academy


Ashley Harty - MCD Company Member, Professional Dancer and Teacher 

Sarah B- MCD Board member and Choreographer 

Claire Berndt- MCD Company Member and Choreographer 


Home Campus 

Synergy Dance Academy

549 Zor Shrine Pl

Madison, WI 53719

Performance Location

Olin Park Pavilion

1156 Olin Turville Ct

Madison, WI 53715

Off-Campus Locations


6300 Nesbitt Rd

Fitchburg, WI 53719 


3029 Fitchrona Rd Fitchburg, WI 53719

Cycropia Aerial Dance
5048 Tradewinds Pkwy, Madison, WI 53718

*Carpooling Available! 

Questions? Need Housing? Need Tuition Support?

Please see our FAQ Page or

contact Sara Rohs at  


2-week program $485
 1-week program $300
* 2-week program is recommended 

Payment can be made by Venmo, PayPal, or Check


Venmo @MCDance-wi

PayPal @MCDance608 or

Checks made out to

Madison Contemporary Dance

549 Zor Shrine Pl, Madison, WI 53719

Please pay via tuition after registration - 
Refunds unavailable 2 weeks before the event

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