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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.

2023 DATES

July 10-21, 2023, 10 am-3 pm M-F

 Performance July 23 


Dance Styles
  • Aerial Silks

  • Acro

  • Underwater Ballet

  • Leaps and Turns

  • Auditions 101

  • Improvisation

  • Choreography 

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

  • Partnering

  • Contemporary

  • Jazz

  • Lyrical

  • Hip Hop

  • Ballet

  • Modern​

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 A Step Above Dance, Majestic Dance Crew,  MCD Youth Group


Papa Kobina Brewoo - Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher A Step Above Dance, Founder, and Director of the Hitterz Collective, Majestic Dance Crew


Kendyll Hazzard - Assistant Director MCD, Professional Dancer, Kanopy Dance


Jarrell Homesly - BA in Dance, Professional Dancer, MCD Company Member, Choreographer


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


Erin Kiley Rodgers - Past Professional Dancer, Disney, Choreographer, MCD Alumni


Birdy Brzezinski - Assistant Director MCD, Professional Dancer, Dance, Psychology BS, Pilates Certification, Teacher Madison Professional Dance, Choreographer 

Samantha Brown - Professional Dancer, Choreographer, MCD Company Member, Dance Education BA

Kate Huskey - Assistant Director MCD, Professional Dancer, Personal Training Certification 

Sonteé Duncan - MCD Guest Artist, Professional Dancer, Teacher MCD Youth Group 


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

*Carpooling Available! 

Questions? Need Housing? Need Tuition Support?

Please see our FAQ Page or

contact Sara Rohs at  


2-week program $475

 1-week program $295

* 2-week program is recommended 
Please choose dates with the PayPal button

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