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Regional High School Dance Festival March 23-26, 2017

Welcome to the Regional High School Dance Festival

at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 


PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS & LECTURES from faculty, student and professional artists.

MASTER CLASSES in contemporary technique, ballet, social and popular dance forms, somatic practice, and more.

AUDITIONS for college, university and summer dance programs.

SPECIAL SOCIAL EVENTS including an opening reception, ice cream social, and evening dance party.

A COLLEGE FAIR where students can speak with dance faculty & teachers from colleges & university dance programs.

MARCH 23-26, 2017

Giordano Dance Chicago
to Headline the Festival


Special Discount to see Cabaret
at the Overture Centercabaret

Questions can be directed to Karen McShane-Hellenbrand via email at kmhellen@education.wisc.edu or by phone at 608-262-3679.

Note that studios are not eligible to attend this festival.

The Regional High School Dance Festival is under the direction of the NHSDF (National High School Dance Festival). It is held every two years (in odd number years). This is the first year that UW-Madison will host a regional festival. The Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia also hosts a Regional Dance Festival, which will take place March 16-19, 2017. Those interested in attending the festival in Virginia can find information online at www.gsarts.net.