Pre-Professional Summer Dance Intensive 2016


MCVD Summer Dance Intensive

Madison Contemporary Vision Dance 

Pre-Professional Summer Intensive 2016

For intermediate and advanced level dancers, ages 11 and up

Two Week Program: July 5-9 and July 11-16

Performances: Art Fair on the Square July 9, Summer Intensive Showcase July 16. Classes will be held Monday through Friday during the day.

Directors Sara Rohs and Ally Kenison 


Why choose MCVD Summer Intensive?

We have great teachers, fun classes and performances. This summer we will additionally bring a focus of Dance Physiology and Careers in the Dance Field. We will share with students how to keep dance in their lives if they choose to pursue another career path.

MCVD’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.

Wow everyone back at your studio this fall!

Be your best at upcoming auditions!

Madison Contemporary Vision Dance


The Curriculum 


  • Aerial Silks
  • Acro
  • Underwater Ballet
  • Leaps and Turns
  • Auditions 101

  • Health and Nutrition for Dancers
  • Choreography and Improvisation
  • Partnering
  • Contemporary 

  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
Hip Hop
  • Ballet
  • Modern
Physiology Focus 
  • 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 
Dance Careers Path/Future Focus 
  • Dance Teacher
  • Studio Owner 
  • Artistic Director 
  • Dance Team Coach 
  • Competition Judge
  • Professional Dance Team Member
  • College Dance Team 
  • College Dance Company   
  • Dancing in a Professional Company
  • Choreographer 
  • Costuming, Music Selection, Music Editing 
  • Starting a Dance Team or Dance Company 
  • Massage Therapist/Sports Medicine 
  • Dance Model
  • Costume Designer 

Students are given the opportunity to perform their own choreography at the Overture show

SAMPLE 2015 Schedule

The Instructors 2016

  • Sara Rohs - MCVD Artistic Director, Former Brewers Diamond Dancer, Dance Competition Judge, Teacher A Step Above Dance, Choreographer
  • Allison Kenison - MCVD, Teacher Ballet U & A Leap Above Dance, Dance Team Coach, BFA Dance, Choreographer
  • Morgan Williams - Director/Co Founder at SueMo: A Dance Experience, Teacher Studio One Dance - Milwaukee  
  • Annie Nimmo - MCVD Alumni, Dancer with Minnesota Ballet, Teacher Spotlight Productions Dance - Minneapolis 
  • Michael Knight - MCVD, Teacher On Your Toes Academy of Dance - Chicago 
  • Chelsea Viste - Co-Founder at Global Dance Collaborative and Owner at Traveling Technique
  • Justin Athey - MCVD, Music Video Dancer, Choreographer, Director of Mad City Hustle 
  • Kimberly Smith - MCVD, Athletic Performance, Movement Correction, and Overall Health at CORE Health and Fitness
  • Natalie Nemeckay - MCVD, Artistic Director and Owner A Leap Above Dance, Featured in Dance Teacher Magazine
  • Corinne Jones - MCVD, Teacher A Leap Above Dance, Choreographer
  • Gisela Baldwin - MCVD, BFA Dance, Teacher A Leap Above Dance
  • Marin Johnson - Artistic Director and Owner Forte Studio, Co-Owner and Choreographer for Jigsaw Entertainment
  • Tami McKittrick - Artistic Director and Owner A Step Above Dance and Music Academy

Teacher Bios

The Locations

Verona Athletic Center

411 Prairie Heights Dr

Verona, WI 53593

(608) 205-1732  



6300 Nesbitt Rd

Fitchburg, WI 53719

(608) 848-3547 


Underwater Ballet 


6220 Nesbitt Rd Ste F
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 276-7946


Aerial Silks 

Madison Circus Space

2100 Winnebago St, 

Madison, WI 53704


Art Fair on the Square 

North Hamilton Performance Stage (Capitol Steps at North Hamilton Street)

Madison, WI  


Overture Center for the Arts

201 State Street, Madison
WI 53703
(608) 258-4141 


July 9
Art Fair on the Square
Time: TBA
North Hamilton Performance Stage (Capitol Steps at North Hamilton Street)
(Free Event)
July 16
Summer Intensive Showcase
Time: TBA
Overture Center, State Street, Madison, WI
Rotunda Stage 
(Free Event) 

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The Schedule

10am to 3pm Monday-Friday, Saturday performances TBA 


If you or your dance instructors have questions about placement in this program please or any other questions please contact artistic director Sara Rohs The intensive will be paced for the intermedatae and advanced dancer.


Early Registration May 30, 2 weeks - $375 
After May 15, 2 weeks - $400

Fundrasing Help 

Register Now!

Pay by check or online below. Please note you do NOT need a PayPal account to pay online by credit card.  

Please make the check out to Madison Contemporary Vision Dance. 
Mail to: 
Madison Contemporary Vision Dance 
Attn: Sara Rohs
5405 Pheasant Hill Road
Monona, WI 53716