Bailando Latin Dance Company is a small, independently-owned business, dedicated to providing affordable, quality dance education and creating a Latin dance community in SE, Central, WI and beyond. We host instruction, create dance performances, offer cultural presentations, outreach programs, and event promotion. Our organization has reached out to great causes; among them include programs to help Children with Autism, Milwaukee Father’s Association, and the World Friendship Association. In addition to offering general education dance programming for adults, BLDC is committed to Latin dance programming for children, including those with special needs, as well as dance programming for senior centers/retirement communities. Bailando Latin Dance Company engages in events for community centers, multicultural celebrations, schools, fundraisers, benefits, and other events, both locally and statewide, for people of all ages, and all dance- levels.
Bellydancing UW was founded in the Spring of 2000 by Kerridwen Mangala and Leena in order to practice the choreographies and technique of their instructor, Mona N’wal. They were soon joined by Radhika, Amy, Yayuk, Courtney, Sabrina, and many other members, who helped create the organization as it stands today.
Bellydancing UW provides instruction for beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Each semester, our organization welcomes 50-70 regular attendees in the beginners’ class, where an experienced club member covers basic technique, which is synthesized into a choreography. Intermediate classes build on this foundation with a greater focus on complete dance pieces, many of which are performed by the club at events on campus and around Madison, including Helen C. House Party, Homecoming, and All Campus Party.
The Cecchetti Council of America is an organization dedicated to maintaining the standards and method of ballet training established by Cav. Enrico Cecchetti. The organization uses his teaching and writings in a sequence of grades, carefully measured as to degree of difficulty and physical development, and provides a system of accredited examinations to test the student’s proficiency within those grades.
The CCA incorporated as a nonprofit educational association in 1951 and was the first organization in the United States to adapt a uniform system of teaching and examinations. Since that time, it has developed outstanding teachers as well as students who have danced professionally in ballet companies across the world.
The principal objective of the Cecchetti Council of America has always been to raise the quality of ballet teaching. This requires consistent attitudes of self-improvement and professional integrity on the part of each member teacher. The Council provides continuing educational opportunities through publications, refresher courses, and ballet conferences.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project builds community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs. Percussive dance is one of the oldest forms of human expression and tap dance is America’s contribution to the evolution of this ancient art. Chicago Human Rhythm Project celebrates the primal impulse to make rhythm and presents programs throughout the year that bring diverse individuals and communities together to share this common experience. CHRP presents four annual performance/education programs at venues around Chicago including The DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, the historic Jazz Showcase, the Cindy Pritzker Theater and the Fine Arts Building ! CHRP’s resident performance and education ensemble – BAM! – provides after school arts education classes at three elementary schools including St. Sabina, Paul Revere and Bronzeville Lighthouse. BAM! also performs its acclaimed lecture demonstration – We All Got Rhythm – throughout Chicago which has been seen by more than 60,000 school children over the last five years. We dance together – we create together – we are moving forward – together!
The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters is a non-profit association whose purpose is to serve the continuing education and professional development needs of dance teachers. CNADM was originally founded in 1912 to build ties between dance instructors in Chicago, and the organization continues that legacy today with a membership that has broadened to include more than 300 professionals throughout North America.
In furthering its mission to serve the needs of dance teachers, CNADM provides extensive continuing education opportunities for our members and their students, as well as a specialized certification program to recognize excellence in dance instruction. Membership is open to qualified dance instructors.
We bring India to life — through our classes, innovative dance, music, and art performances, we showcase India’s rich culture to the public. Cultural Centre of India is renowned for its traditional training for Bharata Natyam Arangetrams & Kuchipudi Ranga Pravesams, participation in numerous performances, BA Degree in Bharata Natyam from Alagappa University in Tamil Nadu, India, and National & Regional Dance Scholarship Competitions.
Want to meet new people? Get some exercise? Learn a new skill? The Madison West Coast Swing Club offers all these opportunities and much more. Our nonprofit club provides a chance to socialize while enjoying new dance moves to a variety of music, ranging from rhythm and blues to pop and country. We offer weekly and monthly dances, plus an e-mail list to keep you informed of West Coast Swing dance opportunities locally and in the region. We offer drop-in lessons before weekly dances and an intro for beginners during our monthly dances, plus a variety of lesson series (click on the Dance Lessons tab above) to take you all the way from beginning to advanced.
OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance. The goals of OhioDance are to recognize, advocate, and communicate the personal, social, and educational value of dance to all Ohioans, serve as a centralized source of relevant and current information and resources for diverse statewide constituencies, promote standards of excellence and opportunities in the field of dance, and showcase the richness and diversity of dance by facilitating presentation opportunities.
Private in-home dance lessons and creative birthday parties. In home lessons are professionally designed for your dancer, any age, any style, and skill level. Birthday parties are also custom designed and are age appropriate. Don’t worry about entertainment… Miss Liz has that covered!
When we formed Salsabrosa, we knew it was important to bring together the most talented Latin musicians in the Twin Cities. We also made a conscious decision to “bring salsa to the masses” in a very personal way: through the dances themselves.
By making dance instruction part of every Salsabrosa performance, we’re able to share the energy and exhilaration that we feel as musicians by inviting Latin music lovers to the dance floor. In fact, the West African rhythms of our music make it almost impossible to resist moving your body.
And, while salsa, bachata and merengue are a complex musical blend of passion, energy, and vitality, learning to move to these Latin rhythms isn’t complicated at all. After a few minutes with our expert instructors, you’ll have the dance steps – and the confidence – to take you through an exhilarating night of dance.
Salsabrosa loves bringing salsa to you … and we look forward to seeing your passion on the dance floor.