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Orchestras, Operas and Dance Companies

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society
Summer chamber music concert series that presents an eclectic and wide-ranging choice of works. Plays the Stoughton Opera House, Taliesin in Spring Green, Madison's Overture Center.
PO Box 2348, 53701

Bolivian folk dance/music performance troupe.

Cycropia Aerial Dance
Aerial dance troupe using trapezes, bungees, and other apparatus, combining modern dance, athleticism and the magic of defying gravity.
1450 Morrison St., 53703

Dance Wisconsin
New works by local and international choreographers; "The Nutcracker;" full-length ballet in spring. Dance in the Schools program.
6332 Monona Dr., 53716

JazzWorks Dance Company
Repertoire features jazz, modern and contemporary ballet works by professional choreographers. Various dance classes offered for beginning through professional level, ages 3 and up.
3214 Syene Rd., Suite 4, 53713

Kanopy Dance Company
Resident professional modern dance company of the Overture Center. Repertory and new works by local, regional, national and international choreographers. Touring and outreach. School trains dancers age 2-adult, beginners through professionals. Classes year-round. Auditions held annually.
341 State St., 53703

Li Chiao-Ping Dance
Professional modern dance company resident at the Overture Center.
5973 Purcell Rd., Oregon, 53575

Madison Ballet
Performs seasonal ballets with local performers working with international guest artists.
160 Westgate Mall, Suite 1, 53711

Madison Opera
Professional opera company producing three operas annually, a free operatic event in the summer, and a host of educational and community programs.
335 W. Mifflin St., 53703

Madison Symphony Chorus
Choral arm of the Madison Symphony Orchestra rehearses Tuesday evenings. Auditions required for permanent placement, held in September.
222 W. Washington Ave., #460, 53703

Madison Symphony Orchestra
Professional orchestra led by John DeMain. Performs Sept.-May in Overture Hall. Special events throughout the year.
222 W. Washington Ave. #460, 53703
608-257-3734 (season tickets); 608-258-4141 (individual tickets)

Sadira Middle Eastern Dance
Traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern dance. Performance and instruction. Directs the Riad Dance Company.

TAPIT/new works
Offers classes in tap dance for ages 8-80, focusing on technique, choreography and improvisation.
1957 Winnebago St., 53704

University Opera
Performs two large-scale productions in the fall and spring and a co-production with University Theatre, as well as smaller performances throughout the year.
UW Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St., Room 3561, 53706
608-263-1900; 608-263-9485 (concert line)

UW Dance Program
Offers BFA and BS degrees in dance. A dance minor and dance certificate are also awarded. Annual events include faculty and student concerts, master classes, workshops, guest artist residencies, the Festival of Interarts & Technology, a high school dance workshop and the Millennium Summer Dance Camp.
UW Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave., 53706

UW School of Music
Faculty concert series by resident chamber music ensembles and solo performers; guest artist series; orchestras, bands, choirs, opera, jazz, specialized student ensembles and student recitals. Most concerts are in Mills and Morphy halls in Humanities Building or in Music Hall.
UW Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St., 53706
608-263-1900 (office); 608-263-9485 (concert line)

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Professional orchestra. Fall to spring concert series; Concerts on the Square; special events and performing ensembles.
321 E. Main St., 53703

Wisconsin Singers
UW song and dance company, with professional choreography and musical arrangements. Broadway-style show presented at conventions, fundraisers, and community events year-round.
UW Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St., Rm. 1320, 53706

Yonim Israeli Folk Dance Troupe
Educational/performance company for grades K-12; enrollment open in Aug.-Sept.
6434 Enterprise Lane, 53719
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