PRE-PROFESSIONAL SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE
For intermediate and advanced level dancers, ages 11 and up
UPDATE please sign up for our waitlist as we have filled 3 rooms for this summer. If we get enough interest we might open a 4th room. We will contact you about workshop opportunities.
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.
We will be holding the Intensive in-person in 2021. We will follow all health guidelines to ensure the safety of our students.
July 12-24 2021, 10 am-3 pm M-F with Saturday Performances
July TBA 2022, 10 am-3 pm M-F with Saturday Performances
Leaps and Turns
Turnout and Pelvic Stability
Upper Back Engagement/Mobilization and Port De Bras
Foot and Ankle Control
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
Fascia Work for Flexibility
Health and Nutrition for Dancers
Dance Teacher, Studio Owner, Artistic Director
Dance Team Coach
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
Kobby Brewoo - Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher - Express Yourself, Teacher - A Step Above Dance, Founder, and Director of the Hitterz Collective
Abi Shepherd - MCD Company Member, Choreographer, Dance BA
Molly Gehrmann - MCD Company Member, Dance BA, Recipient of Loyola University's Provost Fellowship in 2017
Andrea Henry - Professional Dancer, Artistic Director & Owner Dells Dance Center, MCD Alumni, Choreographer
Erin Kiley Rodgers - MCD, Professional Dancer, BA Dance
Marin Johnson - Professional Dancer, Artistic Director & Owner Forte Studio, Co-Owner & 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.
Alexandra Kunesh - MCD Company Member, Dance BA
Samantha Brown - MCD Company Member, Dance Education BA, Choreographer
A Step Above Dance & Music Academy
5901 Monona Dr
Monona, WI 53716
Phone: (608) 512-0413
Olin Park Pavilion
1156 Olin Turville Ct
Madison, WI 53715
6300 Nesbitt Rd
Fitchburg, WI 53719
6220 Nesbitt Rd
Fitchburg, WI 53719
Questions? Need Housing? Need Tuition Support?
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