Our classes take dancers from their first steps on the dance floor through their launch as professional dancers. Our curriculum includes pre-ballet (3 years and up), classical ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop. We also offer specialized partnering and boys-only classes. Classes will begin Monday August 26, 2019. Click here to register.


PRE-BALLET I & II

Introduction to dance and movement, focusing on motor skills, coordination, balance, and preparatory ballet movements and positions. AGES: 3-6

BEGINNING BALLET

Class focuses on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, flexibility and muscle control. Students will be introduced to ballet barre exercises and center combinations. AGES: 6 - 8

BALLET I, II, III, IV, V & VI

These classes range from intermediate to pre-professional ballet levels. The focus is on perfecting the student's ballet technique. Pointe work is taught in Ballet V & VI. Placement is by instructor approval only.

Adult Ballet

Beginning to intermediate level class for adults and older teens. Class is structured to fit each individual's ability and level. AGES: 14 & UP

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

An innovative program developed for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory to achieve their personal best in classical ballet.
AGES: 11 & UP

BEGINNING TAP

Class develops the student’s awareness of musical rhythm, and builds speed by combining sounds and steps. AGES: 5 & UP

Tap I, II, III, IV, V & VI

The next levels following the beginning class. Class consists of perfecting the student's tap technique and musicality. Placement is by instructor approval only.

Adult Tap

Beginning to intermediate level class for adults and older teens. Class is structured to fit each individual's ability and level. AGES: 14 & Up

BEGINNING JAZZ/
JAZZ I, II, III, IV, V & VI

Learn different styles including lyrical, musical theater, jazz and funk.
AGES: 7 & UP

MODERN V & VI

Movement is explored through use of concepts of time, space and effort. The use of momentum and gravity, the articulation of the upper body, the use of parallel leg positioning, flexed feet, and weight distribution that is low to the ground, are skills typically found in Modern Dance classes. AGES: 11 & UP

HIP HOP

The cutting-edge form of street dance, most often characterized by the dancing seen in music videos. Heavily influenced by jazz and break-dancing, emphasis is placed on isolation, rhythm, and individuality. 
Beginning Hip Hop: Ages 5-7
Intermediate Hip Hop: Ages 8-12
Advanced Hip Hop: Ages 12-18

MOMMY AND ME

Designed for babies and their parent (or an adult) as a way to explore movement and music. AGES: WALKING - 2

Yoga With Miye

Balance, strength, and flexibility. Class for anyone at any fitness level. Two options: YOUTH AGES 6-16 ADULT AGES 17+

BALLROOM

Learn the waltz, foxtrot, swing, polka &
cha cha - for weddings or just for fun and fitness at any age or experience level.

BOYS' CLASSES

Classes are designed to focus on quality of movement, technique and strength issues that male dancers, 9 to 14 years of age, face. Male dancers from all studios are welcome and encouraged to attend. AGES: 7-14

PARTNERING

Pas De Deux class for intermediate to advanced students. Students learn the art and skill of partnering. Placement into this class is by audition only.

Mini/Junior/Senior
Mad City Company

These groups attend competitions multiple times a year. Consists of ballet, tap, jazz, and modern. Placement into these classes is determined by an annual audition at the end of summer.

Madison Location 2019-2020

Tentative 2019-2020 Academic Year Schedule. Classes will begin Monday August 26, 2019. Class times are subject to change according to class enrollment as a minimum number of students is required.

 

Monday

Studio D
4:30-6:15  Ballet IV
6:15-8:00  Ballet V/VI
8:00-9:00  Jazz V/VI

Studio A
4:00 - 4:30 Private 4:30-5:00  Pre Ballet II
5:00-5:30  Beginning Tap
5:30-6:00  Pre Ballet I
6:00-6:45 Beginning Ballet 6:45-7:45 Adult Ballet

 

Studio B
4:00-4:30  Private
4:30-5:00  Private
5:00-5:30  Private 5:30-6:00 Private
6:15-7:15 Jazz IV

Tuesday

Studio D
10:00-10:30 Mommy and Me
4:30-5:00
5:00-6:00 Ballet II 6:00-7:00 Ballet III 7:00-7:45

Studio A
4:30-5:00 Private 5:15-5:45 Tap I
6:00-6:30 
 

Studio B
4:30-5:15 Ballet I 5:15-6:00 Beginning Jazz 6:00-6:45 Jazz II 7:00-7:45 Jazz III

Wednesday

Studio D
4:00-4:30  Private
4:30-6:15  Ballet IV
6:15-8:00  Ballet V/VI
8:00-9:00  Modern V/VI

Studio A
4:45-5:30 Private  5:30-6:00 7:00-800 Adult Tap

Studio B
4:45-5:30
5:30-6:15  Tap V/VI
6:15-7:00 Tap IV
7:00-8:00 Modern IV

Thursday

Studio D
4:00-4:30  Private
5:00-6:00 Ballet III
6:00-9:00  Dance Wisconsin
 

Studio C
5:30-5:30 5:30-6:00 7:00-7:45

 

Studio B
4:00-4:30  
4:30-5:30 Ballet II
5:30-6:00 Tap II
6:00-6:30 Tap III

Friday

Studio D
4:00-4:30 Private 4:30-5:00 Private 6:00-7:00 Yoga - Youth
7:00-8:00  Yoga - Adult

Studio A
 5:00-6:00 Boys Class

Studio C
4:30-5:15 Beginning Hip Hop
5:15-6:00 Intermediate Hip Hop 6:00-7:00 Advanced Hip Hop

Saturday

Studio D
9:00-11:00 Junior Company
11:00-1:30 Teen Company
1:30-5:00 Dance Wisconsin
 

Studio A
9:00-9:30   Pre-Ballet I
9:30-10:00  Pre-Ballet II
10:00-10:30 Beginning Tap 10:30-11:15 Beginning Ballet 11:15-11:45 Tap I 

Studio B
9:00-11:00 Mini Mad City  11:30-1:00 DW rehearsal young dancers rehearsal.


Sun Prairie Location 2019-2020

Tentative 2019-2020 Academic Year Schedule. Classes will begin Monday August 26, 2019. Class times are subject to change according to class enrollment as a minimum number of students is required.

Monday

4:30-5:15  Ballet I
5:15-5:45  Tap III
5:45-6:45  Ballet III
6:45-7:15  Tap IV/V
7:15-8:15  Ballet IV/V

Saturday

9:30-10:00 Pre Ballet I/II 10:00-10:45 Beginning Ballet

Tuesday

4:00-4:30  Pre-Ballet I
4:30-5:00   Pre-Ballet II
5:00-5:30  Beg Tap
5:30-6:00  Tap I
6:00-6:45  Beginning Ballet 6:45-7:30 Beginning Jazz

Thursday

4:30-5:15  Jazz III
5:15-6:15   Ballet III
6:15-7:15  Ballet IV/V
7:15-8:00 Jazz IV/V

GIRLS

Pre-Ballet I - LIGHT PINK leotards
Pre-Ballet II - LAVENDER leotards
Begining Ballet - CANDY PINK leotards
Level I - LIGHT BLUE leotards
Level II - MINT leotards
Level III - ROYAL BLUE leotards
Level IV - MAROON leotards
Level V - PURPLE leotards
Level VI - BLACK leotards

Pink tights and pink leather/canvas ballet shoes are to be worn in ballet class. Wrap skirts may be worn if they match the leotard color. 

Hair must be up and secured in a bun if long enough. If hair is not long enough for a bun, hair must be tightly secured up away from the face, eyes, and neck. No ponytails, please. Barrettes are not enough by themselves!

BOYS

Well-fitting white t-shirt or tank top, dance belt, black tights or leggings, and black ballet shoes. For jazz and tap classes, wear a well-fitting plain t-shirt or tank top, dance belt, jazz pants or athletic shorts or black tights, and black jazz or tap shoes.

 

ADULTS

For ballet, wear a leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes for women; well-fitting tee or tank top with black leggings/shorts and black ballet shoes for men.

ALL DANCERS

Jazz shoes are to be worn for jazz class. Tap shoes are to be worn for tap class.  Hip Hop class can be leggings, semi fit pants and t-shirt.
No bulky warm-ups or sweats in class. Absolutely no jewelry in class.

 

Students not adhering to the dress code will not be allowed
to enter or participate in class.  No exceptions!

ATTENDANCE

Progress in dance depends on regular and consistent participation in class. Absences will ultimately hinder your child’s progress. Please report all absences to the school in advance. If the student must miss class, make arrangements to participate in a make-up class.

Tuition is non-refundable after the start of the academic year except in the case of written medical excuse for injury or extreme illness. Poor attendance is not grounds for a refund.

WITHDRAWAL

Written notification must be submitted to the main office 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE of the new term. You are liable for full tuition to the end of the term if we are not notified.

CLASS RULES

  • Chewing gum, eating, and/or drinking are not allowed in dance studios.
  • Students are expected to arrive to class on time and will not be allowed to participate in class if they are more than 10 minutes late (due to risk of injury from missing warm-ups).
  • Quiet noise levels must be maintained in the halls and dressing rooms while classes are in session.
  • Monona Academy of Dance reserves the right to eject, suspend or dismiss any student whose attitude, attendance, or behavior is disruptive, distracting, or otherwise unsatisfactory.
  • Students may not leave class or the studio facility early without permission or instructor notification.

NOTE TO PARENTS

It is very important for you as parents to take an active role in your child’s dance education by making sure that you stay up-to-date on school happenings and receive any hand-outs. There are a number of opportunities to participate at events held throughout the year.

In an effort to maintain reasonable prices for our students, we try to limit the amount of studio-wide mailings we send, instead opting for e-mails, hand-outs and postings instead.

Please make an effort, at least once a week, to physically walk in to the studio to check for any hand-outs or postings and to ask the instructor any questions you might have.


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