2022 DATES

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.


We will be holding the Intensive in-person in 2022. We will follow all health guidelines to ensure the safety of our students. 

July 11-22, 2022, 10 am-3 pm M-F

 Performance July 24 


Dance Styles
  • Aerial Silks

  • Acro

  • Underwater Ballet

  • Leaps and Turns

  • Auditions 101

  • Improvisation

  • Choreography 

  • Partnering

  • Contemporary

  • Jazz

  • Lyrical

  • Hip Hop

  • Ballet

  • Modern​

Physiology Focus
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


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

Papa Kobina "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


Home Campus 

A Step Above Dance & Music Academy
5901 Monona Dr

Monona, WI 53716

Phone: (608) 512-0413


Performance Location

Olin Park Pavilion

1156 Olin Turville Ct

Madison, WI 53715

Off-Campus Locations


6300 Nesbitt Rd

Fitchburg, WI 53719 

Swim West

6220 Nesbitt Rd

Fitchburg, WI 53719 

*Carpooling Available! 

Questions? Need Housing? Need Tuition Support?

Please see our FAQ Page or

contact Sara Rohs at  


Early Rate Until March 1, 2022
2 weeks $450

1 week $260
After March 1, 2022
2 weeks $475

1 week $295

* 2-week program is recommended 
To choose one week see the dates on the PayPal button.