Pre-Collegiate Invitational

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School of Education
Lathrop Hall
1050 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin  53706

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Summer Dance Pre-Collegiate Invitational

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 information will be coming soon! Stay tuned.******

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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