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I&E Dance

Dance + Business Program

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Discover YOUR dance career path

Our 9 month program is open to dancers 18+ who will have access to high-quality dance training, theatre performances, student choreography, business classes and a safe, positive atmosphere to develop as creative artists at an affordable rate.


Our program is the right fit if you are looking for a place to:

  • pursue a dance career

  • develop your artistry

  • expand your teaching and choreography career

  • learn how to start your own studio or dance company

Well Rounded Training

Not only will you be dancing 20 hours a week, but you will learn business skills needed for your future dance career!

Business Classes

Dance Classes

Contemporary Jazz





Hip Hop


Choreography Development

How to start a business/company

Marketing & Graphic Design

Videography & Photography

Accounting & Finance

Contracts & Managing a team

Costume Design & Sewing

Lighting & Tech

Dance Career Paths

Where your NEW home will be!

Our brand new studio with professional grade sprung dance floors is located in downtown La Crosse, WI. 


La Crosse offers residents an urban suburban feel and is right along the Mississippi River. There are many unique shops, restaurants, bars, lively entertainment, museums, art galleries and festivals to explore.


La Crosse is a warm and inviting town including 3 universities and is known for being a very active community that loves being outdoors! 

Program Details


This is a 9 month program running from September 2023 - May 2024. Daily classes will run from 9:30am-1:45pm on Mondays-Thursdays, including a 45 minute lunch break.


Sample Schedule:

9:30-11am - Dance Technique Class (Ballet, Modern, Jazz)

11-12pm - Rehearsal

12-12:45pm - Lunch

12:45-1:45pm - Business Class


Dancers will also have the opportunity to take additional classes at the studio in the evenings if they desire, which is included in the program cost. Take a look at our studio schedule here.


Participants must be at least 18 years or older or have recently graduated from high school.  Participants may attend a local college or university of their choice as long as classes do not conflict with the program's schedule. Participants may acquire employment as long as scheduling does not conflict with the program's schedule.


The participant cost for the program is $415 per month or pay in full for $3,362 (10% savings). Upon getting accepted in our program we require a deposit of the first and last month of program costs to secure your spot. The monthly fee does not cover housing, food or transportation. We will have a suggested list of preferred housing and connect you with other dancers to live with, but you will be responsible for securing your housing. 

Audition Process

#1 - Fill out our program application form so that we can get to know you better and see if you are a good fit for our program.

#2 - Send in a 1-2 minute video showcasing contemporary jazz or modern technique.

#3- We will be in touch and let you know if we would like to do an additional zoom audition class or whether you have been accepted into the program or not.

Application deadline for the 2023-24 season is June 1st, 2023. 

We have scholarships available for those who struggle to make these program costs possible. Email for a scholarship form to be considered.

Our mission is to develop dance artists to be unique, confident and equipped as they pursue a career in dance!

Program Instructors

Misty Lown

"I LOVE watching I&E rehearse and perform. They have talent, passion and a heart for service to the community and the next generation of artists!"

Elisabeth Michelson

"Dancing with I&E has allowed me to reconnect with my passion to perform! Being with the other company members has been such a fun, creative process that I am very grateful to be a part of!"

Laura Drake

"I highly recommend I&E classes! Michelle creates an inclusive and supportive environment in which any adult will feel successful in."

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