THE DANCE RETREAT
Take time to explore dance in the beautiful, unplugged atmosphere of nature
August 18-20, 2023
Join us for our 2nd Annual Dance Retreat located in a beautiful unplugged atmosphere at Belle Valley Estate in Stoddard, Wisconsin.
We will explore dance movement and spend time in connection, creativity and reflection. Classes will include contemporary jazz, modern, yoga, improvisation & other exploratory exercises. Additional experiences include hiking, journaling, meditation, photoshoot, and more.
This Dance Retreat is sure to re-fuel and re-set your mind and soul as a creative artist! Open to dancers 18+.
*Subject to change
Friday, August 18th
3:30-6:00p: Dance Classes
7:00-8:00: Sunset Yoga
8:00-10:00p: Connect & Create
Saturday, August 19th
9:00-12:00p: Dance Classes
1:00-3:00p: Hike & Exploration
3:00-5:00p: Reflection & Rest
6:00p-8:00p: Dance Classes
8:00p-10:00p: Rethink Dance Film Viewing
Sunday, August 20th
9:00-11:30a: Dance Classes
11:30-12:00p: Reflection & Wrap Up
This experience is designed for you to unplug in nature, explore freedom in dance movement and connect with others who have the same passion and mindset.
Participants must be at least 18 years or older. Dance experience is not required. We will be offering classes split by experience ranging from beginners to advanced levels.
In order to accommodate as many dancers as possible, you will be sharing a queen or king sized bed. If you and a friend sign up, we are more than welcome to make sure you share a room together!
EARLY BIRD Special Begins on MAY 9th at 9AM!
Secure your spot by only paying $100 and pay the remainder ($299) on July 18th, 2023!
Full Dance Retreat Experience:
EARLY BIRD = $399 (ends July 18th)
Regular Price = $499 (after July 18th)
Saturday Only: $199
Includes Saturday (9am-10pm) classes, food and activities
Belle Valley Estate provides a secluded and lush property nestled 30 minutes from La Crosse, WI.
This beautiful location gives us many options to dance including many acres of grass, as well as the recently finished barn! The log home provides a cozy space to relax and rest. The heated in ground pool will be so nice to jump into after our dance classes. The hiking trails on the cascading bluffs will provide some exploration time!
Check out more photos and info about Belle Valley Estate here.
Founder of I&E Dance, Instructor
Michelle trained professionally in dance in Kansas, Texas and Brazil, is the owner of I&E Dance and has been teaching and choreographing for the past 14 years!
Founder of Rethink Dance, Instructor
Haylee owns Rethink Dance which produces a dance film festival annually, studied Dance Education at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and was a previous dance studio director!
Dennis grew up studying ballet at Maple Conservatory of Dance in California. He graduated from Belhaven University with a BFA in dance and has danced professionally with Ballet Mississippi and Filter Dance Company!
"Creativity and inspiration can be found almost anywhere. I sometimes feel I lack creativity and get into a rut, but this retreat helped show me that it is fairly easy to get out of that mindset and continue to create."
"I really enjoyed taking classes and watching the dance films! The classes were relaxing yet still engaging and I felt very inspired by the films."