Monona Academy of Dance has relocated to a beautiful new space and I am thrilled that it is Dance Wisconsin's new home too!  In this addition of our newsletter, we will share information about our new space/location, alumni updates, and upcoming Dance Wisconsin events and performances.  

Moving to a new studio space has been exciting, daunting, and at times exhausting.  It has been inspiring and emotional.  I would like to sincerely thank each person whom has helped us during the process.  Dancers and parents have packed up and transported items, painted, removed nails, stacked flooring, tiled, dry walled, and more. I have learned how to use power tools, choreograph my way around Menards, and find ways to laugh even while hauling hardwood flooring to and from dance spaces.  Ken Bruce, Lisa Bruce, Sydney Bruce, Mike Knierem, Vince Bradley, Beau Christiansen, Cindy Anderson, Vestin Family, Brian Zweifel, Peter Schmitt, Cheri Rumph, and Kathy McCaughey---THANK YOU!  I can't even begin to express my gratitude for the time, effort, and hard work you have put in.  This issue is dedicated to all that make Dance Wisconsin and Monona Academy of Dance viable.  The generous support of our amazing volunteers and donors have brought our  gorgeous new studio to fruition.
Dance Wisconsin wishes you all a relaxing and enjoyable summer.
Jo Jean Retrum 

To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance. -Aubrey Lynch  
Visit us at our  new location!

Monona Academy of Dance
2605 South Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI  53716

The new space includes three studios, a break room, three dressing rooms, costume storage, sewing room, and La Boutique.

La Boutique is  ready for business too!
2605 South Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI 5 3716

New Lobby and Reception Area
Studio A Nearing Completion
Dance Wisconsin Company Dancers Helping Remove Flooring
Upcoming Events 

Dance Wisconsin Golf Outing, The Oaks Country Club
August 11, 2017
2:00 PM- 7:00 PM
We have a terrific event planned once again!  There is still time to register to play, sponsor a hole, or join us for dinner.

Nutcracker Ballet Auditions, September 10, 2017
Monona Academy of Dance

New Works, Portraits of Strength, October 7, 2017
Mitby Theater, Madison, College
Join Dance Wisconsin for its 26nd  New Works  production. The production is the season opener for Dance Wisconsin.   Artistic Director Retrum has challenged five choreographers to incorporate the theme of "strength" and empowerment of women within their choreography, music, and/or direction. Retrum will interpret this theme in her restaging of the ballet,  Aurora's Wedding. 

Nutcracker Ballet, December 16 and 17, 2017
Wisconsin Union Theater

Regional Dance America's MidStates Festival, May 24-26, 2017
UW Madison Campus, Lathrop Hall

Alumni Updates

Collin Khamphouy
While attending Pointe Park University, Collin toured throughout the states and Quebec as "Swing" in the Broadway tour of Pippin Spring 2017.

Michael Hartung
Michael is currently performing Hello Dolly on Broadway. He is cast in the roles of ensemble and as Barnaby Tucker.

Good Luck and Congratulations!  Congratulations to high school seniors Emily Ginnochio, Anna Langdon, and  Helena Szymborski.  We are proud of you, and wish you well!  It has been a pleasure dancing with you and seeing your growth over the past 10+ years.
Celebrate 70 Years of Dance!

Want to relive memories from productions dating back to 1983, and support Dance Wisconsin at the same time?  JoJean has a collection of videos that will happily be converted to DVD format upon request.  Suggested donation is $50. 

JoJean and volunteers removed and transported maple hardwood flooring piece by piece from the old studio to the new.  Commemorate 70 years of Monona Academy of Dance history by purchasing a dated and signed piece of flooring.  Suggested donation $20. Please contact us at (608) 221-4535 or for more information.

Beautiful Maple Hardwood For Sale:

Ms. Retrum is selling hardwood flooring removed from the previous Monona Studio.  It is in excellent shape!

Or contact the studio at 608-221-4535.
Dance Wisconsin, 2605 South Stoughton RD, Madison, WI 53716