Dance & Theatre

At a glance

What: World-class dance & theatre instruction and innovative programming for every level of experience

Who: Taught by leading dancers, drama professionals, and educators from UW-Madison and across the region

Certification: Programs meet multiple requirements and standards for continuing education

Questions? Contact program coordinator Sarah Marty at or 608-263-2790

Patrick Sutton on YouTube
Patrick Sutton, director of The Gaiety School of Acting—The National Theatre School of Ireland, talks about careers in theatre. Continuing Studies Theatre co-sponsored a UW-Madison Sutton residency in 2012.

Upcoming dance programs
(Click class title for details and to register)
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  Unit 1: 1.0 CEU, $85 | Unit 2: 1.0 CEU, $85 | Unit 3: 3.0 CEU, $85 | All 3 Units: 5.0 CEU, $230 (save $25)
M, June 8-July 27, 6-7:15pm  •  $105
T, June 9-July 28, 6:30-8pm  •  $125
W, June 10-July 29, 7-8pm  •  $85
W, June 10-July 29, 7-8:30pm  •  $125
M, June 15-Aug 3, 6-7:30pm  •  $125
Th, June 18-Aug 6, 6:30-8pm  •  $125
Upcoming and ongoing theatre programs
Available anytime  •  $4 per page
F-Su, July 17-19, 8am-7pm  •  Fees vary
Su-Sa, July 19-25  •  $350 before June 1 | $375 after June 1
Online theatre programs
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $395
Special programs
What began as a Massive Open Online Course has become a massive public digital humanities event. We will collectively read, watch, and engage 4 of his plays. The 4-week course opens April 26 with resources available in the 3 weeks that follow.
Wisconsin Wrights and Forward Theater Company have joined together to support and develop new theatrical work, awarding Wisconsin playwrights with the rare opportunity to develop their plays in a professional public reading series.
A full week in July of skill building, camaraderie, and performance under the tutelage of UW-Madison theatre faculty, staff, and graduates.
This autumn Festival provides students and teachers an opportunity to learn from trained theatre professionals and educators, to take the stage, and to watch their peers perform. All Wisconsin high schools are invited to attend.
Community theatre managing directors gather every fall at UW-Madison to work together, share stories of challenges and solutions, learn about other theatre operations and meet colleagues from across the country.

Click here to view a complete list of Continuing Studies Dance & Theatre programs.