What is Optima Dance?
Optima Dance is a student organization that was created to give dancers at UW-Madison the opportunity to showcase their own choreography and perform in student choreographed works. It gives students of all dance backgrounds and all fields of study the chance to experiment with and expose their talents in all genres of dance. Previous shows have included everything from ballet and jazz to African and musical theatre. We welcome all forms of dance and all levels! In 2009, Optima Dance became UW-Madison's largest dance student organization with over 100 members and continues to grow each semester!
During the fall and spring semesters, Optima offers many opportunities for its members, including performance and volunteer opportunities as well as weekly yoga and technique classes and monthly master classes. Optima also spends each semester preparing for the fall and spring showcases. This includes rehearsals, feedback showings and finally the show itself. Each year the shows draw hundreds of audience members and create hundreds of memories for the cast, the choreographers and the audience alike.
Check out the Notice Board for the most current updates. The Our Dances tab contains videos and photos from the most recent dress rehearsal and showings. The Member Info tab includes information for choreographers, dancers and bios of the executive board. Finally the Optima Handbook contains information about all requirements and procedures within Optima and FAQs. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.