Master Classes provide students with opportunities to train with nationally recognized guest artists and visiting dance professionals through partnerships with touring dance companies.


2018-2019 Master class series


All master classes are free to SMB students enrolled in the School Division. The minimum age requirement is 9 years old unless otherwise stated.
Regular Fee: $25 / Professional Rate: $15


April 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ballet 5:8


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Ballet 5:8 was founded in 2012 by Julianna Rubio Slager and Amy Kozol Sanderson as a publicly supported nonprofit organization. Celebrating its Seventh Performance Season, Ballet 5:8 has a growing roster of professional dancers and an expanding repertoire of original, innovative works created by Slager and contemporary creatives. The company shares the beauty, power and inspiration of professional dance with thousands of audience members each season across Chicago, the Midwest, and the nation through over 40 performances in settings ranging from professional theaters to school gyms. Ballet 5:8’s repertoire includes Scarlet, an original ballet-film hybrid production adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and Compass, a collection of contemporary works that explore the challenges of navigating cultural tension with compassion. Learn more at



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Madison Ballet’s company members and artistic staff are also available to visit your dance studio or conference for hands-on workshops with students.
For more information call 608.278.7790.
Classes are held in Madison Ballet’s Westgate Studios.