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Regional High School Dance Festival coming to UW-Madison campus March 15-19

March 11, 2019

The School of Education’s Dance Department will be hosting the Regional High School Dance Festival from March 15 to 19, bringing more than 400 students, teachers, and recruiters to campus.

Sponsored by the National High School Dance Festival (NHSDF), this festival will be filled with performances, workshops and lectures from faculty, students and professional artists. There will also be classes offered in contemporary technique, ballet, social and popular dance forms, somatic practice, and more.

2019 Dance FestivalThis festival will also allow students to audition for college, university, and summer dance programs. Students will be able to meet and speak with dance faculty and teachers from college and university dance programs during the festival’s College Fair.

Participating high schools come from Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.  

The festival will be headlined by Carolyn Dorfman Dance, the highly acclaimed ensemble known for emotional resonance and artistic excellence. Carolyn Dorfman Dance will be showcased on Saturday, March 16, at Wisconsin Union Theatre’s Shannon Hall. 

The festival will also feature one informal concert, two student showcase concerts, and two gala concerts filled with amazing student choreography. All events are free and open to the public. 

Find more information about the festival, including the complete concert schedule, visit this Regional High School Dance Festival web page.

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