PRE-PROFESSIONAL SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE


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 young 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. Classes such as underwater ballet, auditions 101 and a performance at the Overture Center for the Arts will make lasting impressions on young dancers' training pathways.

2020 DATES

July 6-18 2020, 10 am-3 pm M-F with Weekend Performances

2021 DATES

July 5-17 2020, 10 am-3 pm M-F with Saturday Performances

THE CURRICULUM

  • Aerial Silks

  • Acro

  • Underwater Ballet

  • Leaps and Turns

  • Auditions 101

  • Improvisation

  • Choreography 

  • Partnering

  • Contemporary

  • Jazz

  • Lyrical

  • Hip Hop

  • Ballet

  • Modern​

  • 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 - MCD Company Member, Choreographer

Erin Kiley Rodgers - MCD, Professional Dancer, BA Dance

Marin Johnson - 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
Address: 5901 Monona Dr

Monona, WI 53716

Phone: (608) 512-0413

http://astepabovemadison.com/

 

Performance Location - July 19

TBA

Off-Campus Locations 

July 8, 10 am -12 pm  

Underwater Ballet

Diventures    
3029 Fitchrona Rd
Madison WI 53719
www.diventures.com/locations/fitchburg

*Carpool 2 miles to the gym

July 8, 12:15 pm - 3 pm

Gymfinity

6300 Nesbitt Rd

Fitchburg, WI 53719

www.gymfinity.com

 

July 14, 10 am-3 pm
Aerial Silks

5000 Tradewinds Pkwy

Madison, WI 53718

https://www.cycropia.org

 

*Carpooling Available! 

Questions? 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. 

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