Pre-Professional Summer Dance Intensive 2014

MCVD summer dance intensive

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Madison Contemporary Vision Dance 

Pre-Professional Summer Intensive 2014

For intermediate and advanced level dancers, ages 12 and up

Dates: July 7-11 and July 14-18. Performances: Art Fair on the Square July 12, Summer Intensive Showcase July 19. Classes will be held Monday through Friday during the day.


Why choose MCVD Summer Intensive?

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!

The Curriculum 

  • Contemporary 

  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
Hip Hop
  • Ballet Bootcamp
  • Underwater Ballet
  • Yoga
  • Acro
  • Modern
  • Acting for Dancers
  • Career Options in Dance
  • Leaps and Turns
  • Auditions 101

  • Goal Setting and Resume Writing
  • Professional and Collegiate Dance Team Prep
  • Health and Nutrition for Dancers
  • Choreography and Improvisation
  • Partnering
  • Stretch and Strength - featuring relaxation techniques to increase flexibility without stretching!
  • Dance in College
  • Aerial Silks

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

The Instructors

  • Sara Rohs - Artistic Director MCVD, Former Milwaukee Brewers Diamond Dancer, Dance Competition Judge
  • Allison Kenison - MCVD Assistant Director, Teacher Midwest Performing Arts, BFA Dance
  • Joey Hernandez Judge at Starquest, Judge at RAW Energy Dance Competition, Dancer at Legends In Concert, Artistic Director of Resilience Dance Company (Rockford, IL)
  • Cedric Gardner - So You Think You Can Dance, Step Up 3D, dancing with Black Eyed Peas, iCarly, Fresh Beat Band, Yo Gabba Gabba, and The Voice!
  • Meghan McDermott - Former dancer with Giordano Dance Chicago, Current Artistic Director and Owner Midwest Performing Arts, featured on DANCE magazine cover, BFA in Dance.
  • Erin Kiley - Former Dancer with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Dancer in Disney’s stage show of High School Musical 2, High School Musical 3, Idlewild and SoakZone, BA in Dance
  • Jessica Cseter - Artistic Director Award Winning Capital Dance Revolution, Choreographer
  • Maya Kadakia - Director of the Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble, a Madison-based African Drum and Dance group
  • Natalie Nemeckay - Artistic Director and Owner A Leap Above Dance, Featured in Dance Teacher Magazine
  • Corinne Jones - MCVD Assistant Director, Teacher A Leap Above Dance, Choreographer
  • Ellie Lomasney - Choreographer, Teacher A Leap Above Dance, Teacher Kehl School of Dance
  • Gisela Baldwin - BFA Dance, Teacher A Leap Above Dance
  • Ashley DiCarlo - Teacher A Leap Above Dance, Choreographer

Teacher Bios

More teachers TBA

MCVD Summer Intensive

The Locations


Supreme Health & Fitness Club

5555 Odana Rd
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 274-5080


Aerial Silks 

Madison Circus Space

2100 Winnebago St, 

Madison, WI 53704 



Capital Gymnastics  

3205 Kingsley Way

Madison, WI 53713

(608) 442-5800


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 12
Art Fair on the Square
Performance 11-12pm 
Meet at 9:30am 
North Hamilton Performance Stage (Capitol Steps at North Hamilton Street)
(Free Event)
July 19 
Summer Intensive Showcase 
Performance 7pm
Meet at 3:30pm 
Overture Center, State Street, Madison, WI
Rotunda Stage 
(Free Event) 

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The Schedule

10:30/11am to 3/3:30pm. The class schedule will be out mid May. 


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.


Tuition payment before May 15 $325, after May 15 $350

Registration Form

Intensive Q & A