How to dance madison


What is the Ballroom Association UW-Madison?

Founded in 1991, we are a UW-Madison student organization with a very active membership dedicated to social ballroom dancing. We teach weekly lessons and host or sponsor fun weekend social dances on or near campus.

Would you like to learn to dance to latin, swing, ballroom, and nightclub music?
Want to meet new friends at UW?
Then BAM is the student organization for you!

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*Subscribe to BAM's weekly email newsletter*

Who can attend BAM sponsored events?

You never need to bring a partner with you to a lesson or dance.
You don't even have to know how to dance!  In fact, before most of our dances, we provide group lessons.   Just check out our Dance Schedule!

Anyone is welcome to attend BAM sponsored events, but if you're not a UW student, faculty, staff member, BAM member, or the guest of one, please e-mail us so we can list you as a guest of the council.  If you do fall into one or more of these categories, you are welcome to invite up to 2 guests who do not fit those requirements to an event. Anyone may join the club and membership is Free for students.  -- see our Membership page!
If you would like to attend an event and do not fall into any of the categories above, simply contact us, and we will treat you as a guest of the Council.

What do I get by being a member?

You will receive substantial discounts on admissions to dances, classes, and workshops!

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

What if I don't know how to dance?

No problem!  Before most of our dances, an instructor will teach a beginner level dance lessons. If you're interested in refining your skills, you can come to our weekly Lesson Series on weekday evenings.

There are also many experienced dancers, sometimes distinguished by wearing a yellow badge, who are happy to show you some basic dance steps at the social dances.  Just ask someone to dance or stop by the admissions table.  The person working there can usually introduce you to someone with dance instruction experience.

More questions?  See our FAQ page!


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BAM Social Dance
Date: Friday, Oct 28th
Location: Northwoods Room (3rd Floor), Union South (1308 W Dayton St)
Time: 7pm - 8:00pm
7:00pm Beginner Merengue Lesson
Instructor: Pete
Lesson & Dance Admission:
Students & BAM members: $2
Other guests: $8
* 1 ticket covers both lesson & dance
* We accept cash, Venmo, check
How to sign up for BAM membership
Union South ($6)
Lot 17 ($1/hr)
Lot 20 ($1/hr)
Union South, Lot 17, Lot 20

Halloween Dance 🎃
Date: Friday, Nov 4th
Location: Northwoods Room (3rd Floor), Union South (1308 W Dayton St)
Time: 7pm - 8:00pm
7:00pm Beginner Samba Lesson
Instructor: TBD
Lesson & Dance Admission:
Students & BAM members: $2
Other guests: $8
* 1 ticket covers both lesson & dance
* We accept cash, Venmo, check
How to sign up for BAM membership
Union South ($6)
Lot 17 ($1/hr)
Lot 20 ($1/hr)
Union South, Lot 17, Lot 20

Class Schedule - Vibe Dance Madison

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Class Schedule

Please note that the tuition listed below for each class represents the monthly fee.

Session 1 date of September 6 to November 26, 2021

Class Schedule by Day
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Jasmine received her training at multiple studios in the Madison area, beginning at the age of five. In addition to her studio training, she danced competitively and attended many intensives and conventions regionally. She participated in Dance Wisconsin and Verona Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker as well as other ballet productions.

Right out of high school, she received an internship with the Children’s Theater of Madison, where she served as their dance captain. This then extended itself to choreography opportunities for the Summer Stage productions of Bye Bye Birdie and The Little Mermaid Jr.

Her education includes attending UW-Milwaukee and Madison College; earning both basic and beginning levels in the Giordano Jazz Technique through the NGCP; and earning her barre certification through the American Barre Technique. Jasmine continued to teach as a dance instructor through the YMCA and other studios in the Madison area.

Jasmine plans to explore much more in the dance and fitness community and loves learning new things – she is excited to share with Vibe!

Greta Kunze has been dancing since she was four years old and was trained by almost all Vibe faculty! She excels in tap dancing and enjoys ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, acrobatics, and musical theatre. Greta has assisted in classes including acrobatics and adaptive dance and has done extensive volunteer work with ConfiDANCE over the course of eight years.

Inclusivity and creativity are Greta’s top priorities in the classroom. She strives to engage every child and adapts to children’s needs to further their learning and dance education. Musicality is extremely important to Greta, and she emphasizes how to make different rhythms, stay on beat, and figure out how to put rhythms and music together.

Greta is a senior at Middleton High School. She plans to pursue a career in costume design for film and television.

Leslie Acosta is originally from Queen Creek, Arizona, and trained at Arizona Edge. In 2016, she moved to Wisconsin and began training with several of the Vibe instructors and at the Madison School of Ballet. She is trained in the styles of jazz, lyrical, ballet, contemporary, ballroom, musical theatre, hip hop and tap. She danced competitively for over 10 years and during that time was rewarded several scholarships and invitations to attend intensives. She has successfully set competitive choreography for both high school and studio dance teams.

In 2018, she moved to New York City to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where she furthered her education and training in dance along with singing and acting. In 2020, she graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy with a certificate in Dance Theater.

Leslie’s belief as an instructor is to push each student to the best of their ability. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the difference when a student fully understands something and the energy of that excitement!

Leslie resides in Blanchardville and is attending Aveda for cosmetology, with hopes to soon become a licensed cosmetologist.

Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson is a hip hop teacher and dancer in the greater Madison area. In her students, she values a global mindset, hard work ethic, and an openness to explore and express. Her pursuit of dance and sense of adventure have taken her beyond the Madison area and even the U.S. to cities such as Florence, Italy, and Buenos Aires, Argentina to participate in shows, workshops, and conventions.

Her dance experience, however, began with musical theater, where she discovered her love of the arts, and dance in particular; her intensive dance training began much later when she was 19. When she isn’t teaching dance, Nicole is typically managing Barrio Dance and her clothing line, 1LIFE, or planning her next chance to travel.

She is excited to join the VIBE staff this year and share her passion for hip hop & street/social dance styles!

Sara Bartlett

Sara Bartlett is a Verona native who holds a degree in Dance from Northwestern University. She danced professionally as a Radio City Rockette before returning home to work as a dance instructor and choreographer. Sara taught Advanced Tap and Jazz at Studio One Dance School for twelve years and has been choreographing for schools and community theaters around the Madison area for the past eighteen years.

She is the recipient of six Tommy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in High School Musical Theater. Sara proudly serves as Board President and Executive Choreographer of Middleton Players Theatre, and can occasionally be seen back on stage with them. Sara also teaches Pilates and stays busy with her two children Paige (9) and Guy (6).

AJ Juarez

AJ began his training in Latin ballroom, but quickly discovered a love for lyrical jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, and modern contemporary styles.

AJ studied dance at the Julio Bocca School of Musical Theatre and immediately began performing in productions of “Applause” and “Aladdin” in Argentina’s Broadway. He was a member of Chet Walker’s Fosse Company for a few years before he became a featured dancer on Royal Caribbean Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. For 3 years, AJ danced and choreographed for popular TV programs including Argentina’s “Dancing with the Stars,” “Singing for a Dream,” and “Dreaming to Dance.” Since AJ moved to Wisconsin he was part of four Theater Lila Productions, “Suitcase Dreams,” “The Bed,” “Lines,” and “Romeo and Juliet.” He also performed and choreographed Carnival LA and Millenium Experience in LA.

As a teacher, AJ has worked at Millenium Dance Complex (both in Chicago and LA), one of the most recognized dance studio brands worldwide. He currently teaches in the Madison area and is the founder of Barrio Dance in downtown Madison.

AJ has trained with top choreographers like Travis Wall, Marissa Osato, Erica Sobol, Misha Gabriel, Ian Eastwood, Brian Puspos, Tricia Miranda, etc. He continues his training to this day with trips to Los Angeles, Argentina, and New York because he feels a dancer can always improve. AJ is excited to keep sharing his passion for dance and building the Madison dance community.

Trevin Gay

Trevin Gay is a teaching artist, director, actor, and arts administrator. He has directed and performed internationally in England, Germany, France and Wales and stateside in Kansas City, Denver, Madison, and Chicago. Trevin was the Artistic Director for the Madison Repertory Theatre before its closing in 2009 and continues to provide arts administration support when possible.

Madison audiences may have seen him onstage in All For One! The 3 Musketeers Musical, Puss in Boots (Are We Delicious?), An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein (The Bricks Theater) Sylvia, The Misanthrope, You Can’t Take It With You (Strollers) or Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Mercury Players). Madison audiences may have seen his directing work in SPRUNG!(Are We Delicious?), Fully Committed, Bus Stop (Madison Repertory Theatre) or his assistant directing in Souvenir (Four Seasons), The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel or Our Town (MRT) He holds an MFA in Actor Created Physical Theatre from Naropa University in conjunction with the London International School of Performing Arts.

Trevin is thrilled to currently serve as the Production Director for Are We Delicious? and as a teaching artist for Whoopensocker, Theatre Lila, Forward Theatre, Arts + Literature Lab, MATC and CTM.

Studio Gailanna is Vibe’s main ballet studio, named after Gailanna Jensen. Featuring windows that bring in so much natural light, Gailanna is warm, elegant, and inviting.

Square footage – 46 ft X 27 ft
Flooring – Custom O’mara Sprung Flooring with an upgraded marley for Ballet and Pointe
Sound System – Gailanna has an “active sound system” containing two QSC K12.2 speakers. Each speaker has 2000 Watts of power.

*Each studio’s active sound system interfaces via a Yamaha mixer that can interface with iOS or Droid devices via a plug-in.

Studio Hines is Vibe’s main tap studio, named after Gregory Hines. This studio is very special to us as not only is this a wonderful space for our tappers, but also our Little Vibes and Adaptive Dancers just starting out as they begin their journey in dance.

Square footage – 33 ft X 27 ft
Flooring – Custom O’mara Sprung Flooring with an upgraded maple hardwood flooring
Sound System – Hines has an “active sound system” containing two QSC K12.2 speakers. Each speaker has 2000 Watts of power.

*Each studio’s active sound system interfaces via a Yamaha mixer that can interface with iOS or Droid devices via a plug-in.

Studio Caldwell is Vibe’s main jazz studio, named after Doug Caldwell. Positioned to be used for all styles of dance, we have found that our Senior dancers in particular love the addition of the sub-woofer that no doubt boosts the sound within this inspirational space.

Square footage – 44 ft X 27 ft
Flooring – Custom O’mara Sprung Flooring with a marley overlay
Sound System – Caldwell has an “active sound system” containing two QSC K12.2 speakers. Each speaker has 2000 Watts of power.

Additionally, the Caldwell Studio contains a QSC KS118 Sub-woofer. The sub-woofer has 3600 Watts of power.
*Each studio’s active sound system interfaces via a Yamaha mixer that can interface with iOS or Droid devices via a plug-in.
*The Caldwell Studio has a Bluetooth connection.

Studio Butler

Studio Butler is Vibe’s “everything” studio, named after Sharon Butler. From Hip Hop to Jazz, Acro, Little Vibes, and Tap, to name a few – Butler allows for a space that is inspiring to all.

Square footage – 42 ft X 27 ft
Flooring – Custom O’mara Sprung Flooring with a marley overlay
Sound System – Butler has an “active sound system” containing two QSC K12.2 speakers. Each speaker has 2000 Watts of power.

*Each studio’s active sound system interfaces via a Yamaha mixer that can interface with iOS or Droid devices via a plug-in.

Layla McKissack is a professional dance teacher based in Wisconsin. At the age of two, she found her passion for dance in her hometown of Portage, Michigan. In 2019 she received a BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University, where she performed works by Aszure Barton, Rennie Harris, Joshua Manculich, Christian Denise and was a company member in Western Dance Project.

She has performed works across the country including at RAD Fest in Kalamazoo, MI, Maggie Allesse Choreography Competition in Detroit, MI, Gibney Dance Center in New York City, and ACDA Regional Conference in Ohio. In 2016 Layla was awarded the Excellence in Dance Award through the Western Michigan University Department of Dance and was chosen to be the rehearsal director for a professional work set on First-Year Performance students.

Layla has been commissioned by dance studios to serve as a rehearsal director, competition choreographer, and educator. She has been teaching and choreographing dance in multiple cities including Chicago, IL where she taught at a school helping develop their arts program. Since then, Layla has relocated to Wisconsin to continue her teaching career with Dance Centers.

She is beyond excited to teach and inspire the next generation of artists!

Clare Weigert began dancing at the age of three in the Madison area. She has trained in various styles including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop. She enjoys them all but particularly loves ballet and jazz. She also danced competitively throughout high school. She has been teaching since age 14 and has taught many styles, levels, and age groups.

In her classroom, she places a strong emphasis on hard work while instilling a passion for dance. In high school, Clare choreographed several shows for Middleton High School Theater, such as Girls Like That, The Addams Family, Singing in the Rain, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Currently, Clare is pursuing a B.F.A in dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After college, she hopes to go on to become a physical therapist. Clare looks to continue her career in dance through teaching and choreography.

Contemporary dance combines the elements of jazz, ballet, modern, and lyrical. It requires dancers to be versatile with their movements and their emotional expression. It focuses on core strength, alignment, and transitions. Lyrical dance combines the elements of jazz and ballet, with an emphasis on expressing emotion and storytelling.

Classes include a warm-up, across the floor progressions, floor work, combinations, and improvisation. There is often overlap between these two styles and many instructors vary their choreography and teaching methods to reflect a blended class format, shifting between and combining lyrical and contemporary dance styles.

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A fun and energetic, age-appropriate class, teaching the fundamentals of hip hop dance while encouraging body awareness, rhythm, music interpretation, strength, and agility. Classes include warm-up, footwork, combinations, and freestyle opportunities.

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This class is perfect for students who are looking to increase their acrobatic dance skills. Classes will focus on the fundamentals of acrobatics (cartwheels, handstands, walkovers, ariels, etc.), teaching strength, conditioning, coordination, flexibility, discipline, concentration, and agility. Some basic background in gymnastics or acro is encouraged, but not required.

This class is designed for the youngest dancer, ages 3-4. Experienced instructors guide our Little Vibes through their first dance class using storytelling, games, and creative movement activities. Dancers learn to follow the leader, take turns, stay focused, and be an active participant. Dancers split time between ballet and tap shoes, learning basic steps and terminology, as well as counting and rhythm. Dancers must be potty trained to participate in Little Vibes.

This class offers a unique therapeutic practice to release stress and manage anxiety. It allows a way to release that pressure in our mental and our physical selves while connecting with our inner balance. You will stretch and restore yourself to a calm state of mind.

Ballet is a classical style of dance and is the foundation of all dance styles. In ballet, there is an emphasis on the knowledge of correct terminology and technique. Dancers studying ballet learn to shift between elements of strength, grace, and precision, to present choreography that is typically flowing in nature, while also incorporating theatrical and storytelling aspects. Pointe work is designed for students with substantial ballet training. Students en pointe use their previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Pointe exercises and development focuses on strengthening the feet and ankles.

A high energy style of dance typically set to current pop music. Leaps jumps and turns are a hallmark of jazz dance. Dancers will begin class with stretch and strengthening exercises, develop their technique through progressions across the floor, and then move to center work where combinations allow the dancers to hone their skills, develop their style, and have fun!

A concurrent ballet class is strongly encouraged, and a requirement for some jazz classes.

A style of dance characterized by using metal on the shoes to strike the floor as a form of percussion. In beginner level classes, dancers learn basic tap steps and rhythms, as well as counting and keeping time to the music. Intermediate and advanced levels focus on musicality, timing, terminology, and style while progressing to more intricate steps and rhythms.

Tap is fun for all ages and all levels!

Lauren began dancing at the age of three at West Side Performing Arts, taking her first class from Ms. Michele, and was subsequently trained by the VIBE faculty! She studied ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and musical theater. She started dancing competitively at the age of 10, assistant teaching at age 11 and taught her first class at age 14. Lauren enjoys teaching tap, jazz, and lyrical and began choreographing pieces at the age of 16. During her time competing and providing choreography, both her own solos she performed and pieces she set for other dancers were rewarded with standout awards and high placement, consistently.

As a believer in adapting her teaching style to best fit each individual student, Lauren strives to instill self-confidence in her dancers while challenging them to achieve new skills and explore choreography.

Lauren will attend UW-Madison in the fall studying Elementary Education. She aspires to become a Kindergarten teacher and potential dance studio owner.

Katrina started dancing at the age of 10 and has been dancing for over 10 years. She is trained in hip hop, jazz, contemporary and ballet; has taught and assisted in the styles of hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and adaptive; and competed nationwide in contemporary, jazz and hip hop for five years. She received her training from the VIBE faculty!

Her extensive volunteer work along with studies pertaining to child development, psychology, as well as her work with children with developmental differences, makes her an asset to the culture of VIBE as both an instructor and office support team member. A fully inclusive environment where dancers and families are made to feel welcome, safe, and treated with kindness and respect, is a priority for Katrina. She wants everyone to feel at home when at the studio!

Katrina lives in the Verona area and is finishing up her undergraduate degree in Education with an emphasis in Child Life from Edgewood College. She is beginning graduate school this fall with the goal to becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist.

Lynn was born in Madison, WI, and grew up in Waunakee, WI. Her career in real estate began when she was just 19 years old and continued for the next 26 years. She managed property for Fiduciary Development, Haen Real Estate, Midland Builders, The Alexander Company, and Horizon Development. Lynn spent time traveling throughout the US as a regional property manager, managing residential as well as commercial real estate as a licensed real estate agent and broker. In 2003, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Madison College of Business. Lynn also worked for Belinski Homes in Waukesha, WI, selling new construction homes. In 2009, she started her own real estate firm “Matchmakers Real Estate Services,” which she owned and operated for over five years.

In 2014, Lynn decided to focus on her family as well as her passion for yoga, obtaining her 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teaching Certification). Since then, she has been employed by Dragonfly Hot Yoga, leading yoga and training yoga instructors for over six years.

Given her young daughter’s love for dance, they decided, together, to embark on an exciting journey where they could share this passion.

Lynn currently resides in Middleton with her husband, Eric, and their daughter, Sarah.

Allison has been dancing for over 30 years and teaching for nearly 20 years. She received her training at West Side Performing Arts in Madison; the EDGE and the Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles; the Broadway Dance Center in New York; and Ballet Chicago. She is trained in ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip hop, and musical theater and has taught a variety of ages and styles. Her classroom emphasizes technique, core strength, and encourages students to “dance with intent!”

Allison’s experiences include teaching dance at multiple studios in the Madison and Milwaukee areas, dancing competitively with teams and as an individual, choreographing award-winning pieces for several high school, college, and studio dance teams; performing in scholarship shows in Los Angeles and New York, and traveling nationwide for numerous convention circuits – both as a student and assistant. At these conventions, Allison received over 15 scholarships to study at studios in Los Angeles and New York.

Allison received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from Edgewood College and lives in the Madison area with her husband, Tom, and sons, Ryan and Simon.

Michele began dancing at the age of three, receiving her training at West Side Performing Arts in Madison, WI. She was trained in ballet, tap, and jazz. While she specializes in teaching youth dancers in the styles of tap and ballet, she also teaches jazz and works with students ages 3-15.

Having taught studio dance for nearly 20 years, she also was the director of the Cross Plains Summer Dance program for 11 years. Her program performed annual recitals at the Middleton Performing Arts Center and brought the community of Cross Plains together while supporting a variety of dancers. Michele passionately believes in creating a positive atmosphere for her students and encourages a love for dance while building self-esteem in children of all ages.

Michele lives in Cross Plains with her husband, Jim. She has three grown children – Alex, Erik and Samantha.

Sarah was born and raised in Sheffield, England, U.K., where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She has performed in a variety of shows throughout England, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland including; Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Pomp Duck and Circumstance’, and ‘Russ Steven’s Theater of Illusion’. She was a performer for ‘Williams Entertainment’ in Munich, Germany, a dancer at SeaWorld Australia and choreographer for a Warner Bro’s show at Six Flags, California.

Sarah holds over 25 years of teaching experience in many styles including contemporary, jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, adaptive dance, and acro. She has taught in studios not only in the U.S.A (California, Arizona, and Wisconsin) but also in England and Germany.

She is a firm believer that dancing stimulates the mind, body, and soul and that everyone should have the chance to dance. She is a certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance instructor and has a passion for teaching dance to children with developmental differences. Sarah is excited about the development of her new program ‘ConfiDANCE’, which focuses on exactly that.

Sarah lives in Monona and has two sons, Ben and Sam. When she is not teaching, she works as a licensed massage therapist. Her hobbies include painting, yoga, and travel.

Rachel is a passionate teacher who has dedicated 35 years to the development of thousands of dancers. Dancing since the age of six, she received her early dance training and teaching experience at West Side Performing Arts. She enriched her training as she traveled throughout the country, learning from hundreds of renowned teachers and choreographers via workshops and teacher conferences. Rachel holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a preschool teacher at the Preschool of the Arts for over 20 years.

Throughout her career as a dance educator and choreographer, Rachel has worked with the very youngest of dancers to the adult dancers and everywhere in between, balancing a strong technical foundation with building confidence and discovering the joy of dance. She believes in meeting each dancer where they are at and focusing on individual growth. Rachel is always continuing her education in order to stay current on the latest teaching methods and choreography trends.

Rachel lives in the Fitchburg area with her husband, Jeff. She also has three daughters – Halle, Sydney, and Mia.

With over 30 years of teaching experience and working with students of all ages and levels, Misty has trained and produced countless dancers who have gone on to both teach and dance professionally. She received extensive training at West Side Performing Arts, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education, and Pennsylvania Ballet. During her time with these dance schools and companies, she was awarded multiple scholarships to attend and performed in roles under the direction of world-renowned directors and choreographers.

Misty aims to teach to the individual student and guide them toward reaching their own maximum potential. Her teaching emphasizes the importance of receiving a classical ballet education including proper knowledge of technique and terminology, while also fostering a lifelong love and passion within her students for the art of dance.

Misty lives in the Fitchburg area with her husband, Miles, and has two children, Lily and Grayson.

Madison (dance) -

For articles of the same name, see Madison.

Line dancers in front of a right quarter turn

Same a quarter turn to the right

Madison is a line dance created in the late 1950s USA and popularized in the early 1960s. It is a non-contact dance that can be practiced online, alone or in couples.


  • 1 History
  • 2 In France
  • 3 Today
  • 4 Choreography
    • 4.1 Madison's most popular sequence
    • 4.2 Gallery
  • 5 Influences
  • 6 famous titles
  • 7 recent names to use for Madison
  • 8 movies and TV shows with Madison episodes
  • 9 links
  • 10 See also
    • 10.1 Handbooks
    • 10.2 External links


Different American cities are fighting for Madison's paternity, such as Columbus (Ohio) since 1957, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Cleveland.

His was popularized by two musical versions: the first - The Madison , created by an American, former miner Al Brown, and the first record of which was with his band Tunetoppers. The second title was created by Ray Bryant and is called Madison Time .

In France

In France we started dancing the Madison in the summer of 1962, while the United States has been dancing it since 1960. The film West Side Story also has a rather long episode of Madison, directed by Robert Wise in 1961, and this film was involved in the spread of this dance in France.

At the time, records included a weather forecaster on the back cover that summarized Madison's moves. Thus, there is no need to take management lessons during dance evenings. All popular artists have now released their track "madison" (and in France, in particular, the tracks of the record company Barclay), rising on the wave of popularity. However, we must admit that some titles come under the Madison label and are nothing more or less than rock and roll.

In France, the kings of Madison as singers are Billy Bridge with his second title Le Grand M and Harold Nicholas. But Madison is also often associated with more or less famous names such as Olivier Despax, Dani Logan, even Sylvie Vartan, Johnny Hallyday or Richard Anthony.


Madison is still occasionally danced, not only at sixties parties or retro parties, but also at some weddings and nightclubs where rock and ballroom dances are held. At the moment, there are several versions of the Madison steps. The couple version still exists, but is barely danced. We prefer one of the three or four online versions, two of which are particularly dominant.

Madison has been commonly danced to the music since 1962, but it is quite possible to do so at a disco or certain swings. Note recent coverage of Madison's track in more tonic and modern orchestration: Last Night by Chris Anderson, DJ Robbie, Didier Perreau and Erwan Solomon (composer of Baby Come on ) in vogue in nightclubs, or more recently Madison revival of [1] Distributed by Francis Dreyfus Music.


Madison dance to a slow musical rhythm to medium 4/4: 30 to 44 MPM on average. Because Madison is easy to learn—usually taking just one or two pieces—and doesn't require a partner, it's a dance of choice for people who don't normally dance.

The most practical Madison these days dances in four sets of four steps in 4/4 rhythm (16 beats in total). At the end of 4 bars, the dancer makes a quarter turn to the right and again begins to face the next wall.

First, the dancers line up in several rows so as not to be too tight. In relation to the dance hall, they are located facing the wall where the mirror is located. At the party, the dancers begin to perform in front of a DJ or orchestra, and there are other opportunities to dance the madison.

Most Popular Madison Sequence


0. Start with feet not connected side by side
1. RF (right foot) moves to the right
2. LF (left foot) approaches RF
3. RF moves to the right
4. Throw LF forward and out to the right
Step to the left a little to the left 6. Right step closer to the left 7. Left step to
side to the left
8. Throw to the right forward and to the left
9-10-11. Step back 3 small steps, step left, right
12. Step to the left, resting only on the tip of the foot
Step to the left on the heel 14. Step forward only with the tip of the foot
15. Step on the heel of the right and transfer the weight of the body to RF
16. Jump to the right, turning to the right, falling left
17. Repeat on 1: RF moves to the right.


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From a choreographic point of view, Madison inspired Kuduro, who also dance non-contact.

famous titles

  • Last Night, Mar Keyes
  • Green Onions Madison , Will Burnett and his dance trio Madison
  • Le Grand M , Will Burnett and his dance trio Madison
  • Madison Time , Will Burnett and his dance trio Madison
  • Last Night (cover), Chris Anderson & DJ Robbie
  • Baby Come On , Chris Anderson & DJ Robbie (Erwan Solomon composer)

Recent titles that can be used for Madison

  • Reality lost frequencies
  • Kutchi , Offenbach and Nick Waterhouse

Movies and series with Madison episodes

  • 1964: Bande à part , a film by Jean-Luc Godard, in which the three main characters dance the Madison scene in a cafe.
  • 1965: Le Corniaud is a short scene, , in which Bourville invites a young manicurist to dance at a dinner in Rome.
  • 2003 : Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran : young Momo cheerfully pours a glass of water on his neighbor, who is dancing Madison in the courtyard of his house.
  • 2007: The Go-Getter : Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel and Jena Malone dance Madison in honor of Godard's film Bande à part .
  • 2016 : 11/22/63 , mini-series, episode 3: in a dance school, students dance Madison.
  • 2018: Maniac , mini-series episode 5: Characters played by Rim Kanda, Emma Stone and Jonah Hill dance the Madison.


  1. ↑ Reed Associates, " Madison 1 ", at (accessed May 29, 2018)
  2. ↑ Christian Rolland, " UltraDanse: Christian Rolland's dance blog at UltraDanse. com ", at (accessed May 29, 2018)
  3. a and b
  4. ↑ " Danser le madison - Notre Histoire ", available at (accessed 22 November 2018)
  5. ↑ " Dance: Madison" | ARTE » on the ARTE website (as of November 22, 2018)
  6. ↑
  7. ↑ Anne-Marie Figuera, 25 dances worth learning at home: bamba, bigin, bolero ... , Rambouillet, AMF Danse, , 316 p. (ISBN 2-9506937-1-7)
  9. ↑ " Bande à part (1964) - Dance Scene ", (accessed November 23, 2018)
  10. ↑ " Dance Stage Go-Getter ", (accessed November 23, 2018)
  11. ↑ " 22/11/63 Madison ", (accessed November 23, 2018)

See also

Reference literature

  • Rock and Roll and Madison, Rolland Ed. , 2008

External links

  • Two sequences at
  • Video: Madison dancers in 1962, Francophone Swiss television archive.

Dance hall Dance school MADISON

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Capacity - up to 18 people.

Floor covering - specialized shock-absorbing European linoleum for dancing and fitness.

Equipment: musical equipment, choreographic machines, two wall bars, mats, light music, all the necessary equipment - mats, blankets, bricks and straps for stretching.

Choreographic equipment for dancing with children: hoops, balls, sticks.
Additional interior backlight
High ceilings (from 3 meters)
NOT a basement
Linoleum coating

less than 10 minutes from metro
A conditioning on the territory
(lun) Free parking
On-site parking
Luggage storage

Equipment: music equipment, mats, red lights, yoga equipment - blankets, bricks and stretching straps.

Choreographic equipment for dancing with children: hoops, balls, sticks.

The halls are equipped with changing rooms. In the men's room there are 20 lockers and a shower cabin, in the women's room there are 34 lockers and 2 shower cabins. Both locker rooms have bathrooms, mirrors and hair dryers.
Additional interior lighting
High ceilings (from 3 meters)
Not a basement
Linoleum flooring

Less than 10 minutes from the metro station
Air conditioning
Toilet on the territory
Parking area (lounge)
Free parking on the territory storage
Separate entrance
Elevator / 1st floor
Children's playroom

Music center with bluetooth

Cafe on the territory of

rugs for sale

Hall 3

9000 ₽/h

9000 3 reviews

25 m²

9000 human.
- Floor covering - parquet board.
- Equipment: musical equipment, mats.
Additional interior lighting
High ceilings (from 3 meters)
Not basement
Parquet Parquet

less than 10 minutes from the metro
Air conditioner
Toilet in the territory of
Recreation zone (Lounge)
Free parking
Parking in the territory
elevat bluetooth

Cafe on site

Rugs for sale

Hall 4

1000 - 1400 ₽/h

45 m²

About the site
- Capacity - up to 10 people.
- Flooring - laminate.
- Equipment: musical equipment, mats.
High ceilings (from 3 meters)
NOT a basement
Linoleum coating

less than 10 minutes from the metro
Air conditioner
Lestrack zone
Free parking lot /1 floor 9Ol000

About the site
- Capacity - up to 35 people.
- Floor covering - specialized shock-absorbing European linoleum for dancing and fitness.
- Equipment: musical equipment, choreographic machines, light music, rugs. More than 100 backlight colors, disco mode.
Additional interior lighting
High ceilings (from 3 meters)
NOT a basement
Linoleum coating

less than 10 minutes from metro
A conditioning on the territory on site
Luggage room
Separate entrance
Elevator / 1st floor
Children's playroom

Music center with bluetooth
Choreographic machines

cafes in the territory

Raps for sale


Hall No. 3, 4, 5 - 3 floor

- We accept cash and non-cash.
- Change of footwear is obligatory!

Madison Dance School is located in VEGAS Crocus City.
SEC VEGAS Crocus City is recognized as one of the most modern and beautiful shopping malls in Europe.

Madison Dance School offers dance, yoga and fitness rooms for hourly rentals. A beautiful modern interior, all the necessary equipment and equipment for dancing and sports, modern musical equipment, convenient location and affordable price - these are our main advantages!

Our halls:
In total we offer 5 halls for rent. All of them are spacious, bright, freshly renovated, with basic equipment and equipment for dancing and sports.

Convenient location:
Our dance halls are located in the same building as the Myakinino metro station - in the VEGAS Crocus City shopping mall.

If you prefer to use your own transport, you can use the free heated two-level parking at the mall.

Comfortable and modern dressing rooms with individual lockers, showers.
Online broadcast of lessons from the halls in the reception area (at your request).

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