What's New

Summer 2017 planning has begun.  Click here

Dance Teacher Magazine's October 2014 Issue features a story on JoJean Retrum and her work with male dancers.  http://www.dance-teacher.com/2014/12/teachers-tools-up-close-with-jojean-retrum/

Owner, Jo Jean Retrum, is quoted in September 2011's Dance Teacher Magazine.  Article

Monona Academy of Dance is mentioned in a national magazine.  So proud to be a tenant at the new Sun Prairie Ice Arean.  Article

Mommy and Me Classes!


Location Information

Monona Academy of Dance and La Boutique are located at:

2605 S. Stoughton Rd

Madison, WI 53716


Front Desk Hours:  M-R 12-6, Closed Friday, Saturday 9-12

La Boutique Hours:  M-R 12-6, Closed Friday, Saturday 9-3

La Boutique

2605 S. Stoughton Rd

Madison, WI 53716



Sun Priaire location is located at:

838 Grove ST 

Sun Prairie WI 53590 

Inside the New Sun Prairie Ice Arena.

Enter the front doors and turn to right into the Cardinal Rink.  The studio is then to your left once inside the Cardinal Rink.  Dancers can also enter the rear door of the building near the Monona Academy of Dance sign. Proceed up the steps and the studio is immediately to your left once you leave the stairwell.


Recital 2017

Another year has drawn to a close and another recital is in the books!  Thank you to all the dancers for their hard work and commitment this past year.  We appreciate their eagerness to learn and the hard work they put into their classes.

Parents, thank you as well for all that you did.  Bringing your dancer to class, purcashing their additional shoes, tights and the endless need for bobby pins.  Parents make a studio great.  Stay positive with your dancers and encourage them to grow and become the best they can be.  Stay in touch over the summer, even if your dancer is taking the summer off.  We want to hear from you.

Sun Prairie families:  We heard you and are going to work on getting more informaiton on what is happening with Monona Academy of Dance out to you. We hope to send updates when Jo Jean will be in Sun Prairie and we hope to have her visit more in 2017-2018.  Talk to your teachers and continue to let them know your thoughts.  Always feel free to email or call Jo Jean at the mononaacademyofdance@gmail.com email or dial 608-221-4535.

 It was a great recital week everyone!  I thank you from the bottom of my heart and hope you and your dancers are as proud as I am of their beautiful and inspiring dancing.

Jo Jean Retrum and Staff

Below you will find the links for signing up for DVD/BLUE RAY DVDs of your dancer's recital, Pre-Registration for the 2017-2018 Dance Year ($25/ until 6-18-17 begining on 6-19-17 the price increases to $40/family) and volunteer assistants for both the Monona and Sun Prairie Recitals (ushers, flower sales, ticket takers, goodwill offering workers and goodwill offering donations).

DVD/BLUE RAY DVD link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084da8ad2ea1ff2-recital1

Pre-Registration 2017-2018 Dance Year link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084da8ad2ea1ff2-preregistration

Volunteer Assistants Monona Recital 6-3-17: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084da8ad2ea1ff2-volunteer

Volunteer Assistants Sun Prairie Recital 6-4-17: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084da8ad2ea1ff2-volunteer1 


Recital 2016

The Staff and I wish to thank everyone for a wonderful year!  Dancers you were amazing at our recital performances and gave such great effort during the year.  Parents we appreciate the opportunity to teach your children.  Have a fabulous summer!  We hope to see you in the studio for some classes.  Stay in touch on Facebook and be sure to share some of your favorite pictures with us.

Ms. Jo Jean





Recital will occur at the Mitby Theater (1701 Wright Street Madison WI 53704) - link to maps  The Mitby is located within the Madison College Truax Campus near the airport.  Use the parking lot across Wright Street.  You cannot enter the parking lot from Wright Street so continue past and take the first right by the nursing school building to enter the parking lot.

Stage Make Up Information

Security:  The Mitby Theater is located within Madison College's Truax Campus.  Classes have ended for the year there but we as parents still need to be diligent regarding our dancers.  Please abide by the follwoing standards in helping keep in your dancer safe at all times.

1.  Access into the theater is only through the back stage entrance for dancers and their guardian for dress rehearsal and drop off prior to the shows.  If you are watching the show you will need to enter through the main doors of the theater with your ticket in hand.

2.  Men will not be allowed access to any of the girl dressing rooms and vice versa in that no women will be allowed access to the boy's dressing rooms.  If you are the opposite gender of the dancer you brought please find a teacher for assistance.

3.  All dancers 13 and under are only allowed to use the restrooms within the theater.

4.  All Senior Company dancers will be using the restrooms directly outside the back stage door for congestion reasons.  

5.  Dancers will not be allowed to leave the back stage door unless in the accompaniment of a teacher or guardian (exception given to Senior Company Dancers).  We also ask that the cafeteria area not be accessed by families with their dancers as it does not provide a visual from the back stage door.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!