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. 

2021 DATES

July 12-24 2021, 10 am-3 pm M-F with Saturday Performances

2022 DATES

July TBA 2022, 10 am-3 pm M-F with Saturday Performances

THE CURRICULUM

Dance Styles
  • Aerial Silks

  • Acro

  • Underwater Ballet

  • Leaps and Turns

  • Auditions 101

  • Improvisation

  • Choreography 

Physiology Focus
  • Partnering

  • Contemporary

  • Jazz

  • Lyrical

  • Hip Hop

  • Ballet

  • Modern​

Future 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

  • 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

THE INSTRUCTORS 

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

THE LOCATIONS

Home Campus 

A Step Above Dance & Music Academy
5901 Monona Dr

Monona, WI 53716

Phone: (608) 512-0413

http://astepabovemadison.com/

 

Performance Location

Olin Park Pavilion

1156 Olin Turville Ct

Madison, WI 53715

https://www.cityofmadison.com/

Off-Campus Locations

Gymfinity

6300 Nesbitt Rd

Fitchburg, WI 53719

https://gymfinity.com/ 

Swim West

6220 Nesbitt Rd

Fitchburg, WI 53719

https://www.swimwest.com/ 

*Carpooling Available! 

Questions? Need Housing? Need Tuition Support?

Please see our FAQ Page or

contact Sara Rohs ar sara@mcvdance.cm  

TUITION

2 weeks $475

1 week $295

 

* 2-week program is recommended 

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