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Summer Dance Pre-Collegiate Invitational

June 21-23, 2019

The UW-Madison Summer Dance Pre-Collegiate Invitational is a summer dance weekend intensive for studios/dance programs--their pre-collegiate students and studio directors/teachers. This three-day intensive, for pre-collegiate dancers ages 12 and older, offers the opportunity to produce and showcase studio repertory work at historic Lathrop Hall in the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space and features a variety of master classes in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Pilates, African and Asian traditional forms and more.

Students work directly with faculty in a rigorous choreolab to produce new choreography that culminates in a final performance on stage. Classes are designed to give dancers a chance to study with world-class faculty and to develop ideas and concepts for dynamic choreography using the state-of-the-art facilities at the UW-Madison Dance Department. 


All classes will take place in Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue, Madison WI. The following types of classes will be scheduled throughout the weekend.

Mind/Body Practice Course
May include Pilates, Zena Rommett Floor Barre™, or Yoga. 

Dance Technique
Will include Modern/Contemporary, Ballet, and may include other techniques. 

Traditional and Social/Popular Dance Forms
May include African, Chinese, Hip Hop, Javanese, Ballroom, or Caribbean Jazz.


7:30-8:15 am     Check-in, Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall
8:30-9:30 am     Early Morning Mind/Body Practice
9:45-11:30 am   Mid Morning Dance Technique
11:30-1:00 pm   Lunch on Your Own
1:00-2:30 pm     Early Afternoon Traditional, Social/Popular Dance Forms
2:30-3:00 pm     Afternoon Break
3:00-5:00 pm     Choreolab Workshops           
5:00-6:00 pm     Break
6:30 pm              Studio Repertory Showing, Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space
7:15 pm              Dinner, Virginia Harrison Parlor

8:30-10:00 am    Dance Technique
10:15-11:30 am  Traditional, Social/Popular Dance Forms
11:30-12:30 pm  Lunch & Dance Dept Info Session
12:45-2:15 pm    Solstice, Dance Dept Summer Concert, Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space
2:30-6:00 pm      Choreolab Workshops
6:00 pm               Dinner on your own

8:30-9:30 am     Mind/Body Practice
9:45-11:30 am   Dance Technique
10:15-2:15 pm   Choreolab Rehearsal, Tech, Lunch 
2:30 pm              Choreolab Final Presentations
3:45 pm              Ice Cream Social


Registration ​is open for Summer 2019. See steps below for registration.

Studios must fill out a short online Studio Application. This application must be completed no later than ​May 15. Past participant studios will receive priority, however, we urge you to fill out your application early so that we can accommodate new studio groups.

Have your student dancers fill out the online Student Registration Form no later than ​May 15. Please ask your student dancers and their parents/guardians to complete their registration individually, and be sure to mail in checks (payable to the UW-Madison Dance Department). The fee this year for students will be $60 ($50 for registration and $10 for dinner Friday). Studio directors, teachers and parent/guardian chaperones are not charged registration, however may attend the Friday dinner for $10/person if they so choose. Studios may opt to pay using one check to cover all dancer registration fees.

ALL participants, students AND studio teacher/directors who will participate in classes, MUST fill out a Liability/Media Release Form in order to participate. Students should send these forms with their payments.

Studios should also fill out a Technique Level form for their dancers by June 1. If your studio would like to bring a repertory work for performance on Friday evening, studio directors must also fill out the Repertory Work form.


Studio Registrations: DUE ​May 15.
Student Registrations: DUE May 15. 
Technique Level: DUE June 1. 
Repertory Info: DUE ​​June 1.

Technique Level
Repertory Work

Students: $60
($50 reg/$10 dinner)
Dinner: $10/person
(all others)

Contact Kelly Kwiatkowski


Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and meals.


Friday Dinner
Immediately following the Repertory Showing, participants are invited to meet other studio teachers and directors, current UW-Madison students as well as the UW-Madison dance faculty in the Virginia Harrison Parlor for dinner. Dinner is included with the $60 fee for students. Other adults may join the group for dinner for a fee of $10/person.

Saturday Lunch & Department Info Session
Lunch will be provided to the students (free of charge) in the Virginia Harrison Parlor, during which Karen McShane-Hellenbrand will present information about the Dance Department and studying dance at UW-Madison.

Sunday Ice Cream Social
We will close the weekend with an ice cream social, complete with Babcock ice cream, made right here at UW-Madison!  Ice Cream will be served immediately following the Choreolab Showing.

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