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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!


Summer DANCE options announced for Summer 2017

the following options will be available this summer at Monona Academy of Dance:

Princess/Prince Dance Camp - Four days of fun for girls and boys from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Instruction includes creative movement, basic ballet, introduction to other dance genres, games, videos and snack.  Perfect for ages 3 - 5.  South Stoughton Road location July 10-13.

Young Dancer Camp - An excellent opportunity for your 6 - 9 year old looking to learn more about all genres of dance.  Four days of classes will be offered from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Dancers will work on ballet technique, tapp, jazz, musical theater and learn some dance history.  Dancers will need proper footwear, water and snacks.  South Stoughton Road location June 26th - 29th and Sun Prairie location June 19th - 22nd.

 Choreography and Musical Theater Camp - This four day camp narrows its focus to how is choreography created, whom are some famous choreographers and what was their specific style, how do I audition for shows, famous musical theater choreography, singing and dancing together and presenting a monologue.  This week is available to dancers age 9 - 18 years of age.  It will occur only at the South Stoughton Road location June 26th - 29th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Early drop off is available through special arrangement with staff.

4 Week Dance Intensive - If your dancer is looking to grow their skills in multiple genres this summer or are they interested in becoming a member of Monona Academy of Dance's MAD City Dancers than our dance intensive is for them.  Depending upon their individual goals one week or all four weeks may be appropriate.  When registering be sure to speak with Monona Academy of Dance staff or owner Jo Jean Retrum as to what option is best for your dancer.  Dancers from any dance studio are welcome to attend.  Focus will be:  ballet technique, tap, jazz, modern, choreography, dance history and the art of performance.  These four weeks are offered only at the South Stoughton Road location July 3rd - 27th.  Class days are Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Early drop off is available through special arrangement with the staff. 

Cllick on the name of the program you are interested in for a printer friendly pdf to apply.

Summer Sampler - Six weeks of classes to try something new or grow!  All these classes are at the Monona location of Monona Academy of Dance 2605 South Stoughton Road Madison.  If interested in registering for a Summer Sampler Class please email mononaacademyofdance@gmail.com or call 608-221-4535.

Beginning Tap - Monday's 5:30 - 6:00 pm.  The total cost for the six weeks is $81.00

Adult Tap - Monday's 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  No previous experience required.  Class will be adapted for skill levels.  This hour long class will cost $108 for the six weeks.

Pre-Ballet II (5-6 year olds) - Tuesday's 5:00 - 6:00 pm.  This class is perfect for the dancer that has recently begun dance classes or is wishing to try their first dance class.  Dancers this age learn quickly and the class will be adjusted for all skill levels attending.  This hour long class will cost $108 for the six weeks.

Beginning Ballet (6-8 year olds) - Tuesday's 5:00 - 6:00 pm.  This class is great for the young dancer that wants to keep their skills sharp over the summer.  This hour long class will cost $108 for six weeks.

Adult Ballet - Tuesday's 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  Danced in your youth or want to learn now?  This class is just for you.  Warm welcoming and no judgements.  Stay fit, increase your flexibility and have fun.  This hour long class will cost $108 for the six weeks. 

Beginning Hip Hop - Wednesday's 6:15-7:00.  Want to start learning about isolations and some of today's hotest dance moves?  This forty-five minute class is perfect for dancers 9-15.  The cost for the six weeks is $94.50.

Ballroom Classes - Teenagers through adults of any age.  Want to impress friends at weddings or just want to learn to dance with your significant other?  Than this six week class is for you!  Thursday's from 7:00 - 8:00 pm will cost $108.

All summer Sampler classes have a $40 registration fee for new students to Monona Academy of Dance.

Email questions to mononaacademyofdance@gmail.com or call 608-221-4535.



Here are some pictures from Summer 2013.