Dianné & Dancers


Dianné & Dancers is a pick up dance troupe comprised of adult and youth students of Dianné Jean Aldrich.  Classes are offered at 4Pillars4Health EcoSpace on Tuesday evenings, semester Master Classes at UW-Madison and throughout the school year at Madison Country Day School.  Recent Performances include:  Li-Chiao Ping’s 2015 Summer Dance Intensive Performance @ Lathrop Hall UW-Madison, Overture Center-Rotunda-Children’s Mental Health Awareness Event, MCDS Fine Arts Week.

For More Information and to book a Performance, Lecture Demonstration or Master Class:  (608) 279-5225


Dianné & Dancers: In Performance 2018

MCDS Fine Arts Week

Madison Country Day School

5606 River Road, Waunakee, WI 53597

Friday, January 26th, 2018 8:00 am/Big Gym

Free and Open to the Public

Overture Center for the Arts/Rotunda Stage

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 2018: Date TBD

Free and Open to the Public

Event Recap 2016

Event Recap 2015


The MCDS Dance Club Celebrates its 7th year!


We have grown from a core group of seven 2nd and 3rd graders to a club of 46+ students ranging from Pre-K through 9th grade.  The Middle School Dance Club toured to New York City this past Spring for an educational and inspiring 5 day/4 night arts adventure to the Dance Capitol of the World.  Broadway, Opera, Jazz, Lincoln Center Library, the dance conservatory at SUNY Purchase, Luigi Jazz Dance Center, Broadway Dance Center and a special MCDS Dance Club performance were all on the itinerary.  The club enjoyed performing at the Intrepid Museum, attending the Opera, “An American In Paris”, the Blue Man Group and an evening of Jazz at Birdland. A visit to the world renowned arts conservatory at Purchase College in Westchester County complimented dance classes as the legendary Luigi Jazz Dance Center, Broadway Dance Center and with master modern teacher Judith Moss. All MCDS students are invited to join the Dance Club.  We invite you all to come and see us perform this Winter at our annual Fine Arts Week assembly!



Madison Country Day School Dance Club


Dianné Jean Aldrich with MCDS Dance Club dancer Molly S. at their Overture Center performance in honor of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 7, 2015

In addition to our preparations for and our participation in the annual MCDS Fine Arts Week dance performance, the MCDS Dance Club explores a range of movement styles throughout the year. The dancers learn portions of the classic Luigi Jazz Dance Technique as the club’s technical base infused with explorations into improvisation, classical and contemporary modern dance dynamics, ballet technique, rhythm work, pertinent anatomy/physiology and identification of significant American choreographers.


Dianné Jean Aldrich returned to Madison after 14 years of professional dance in New York City and abroad. She is a master teacher of the Luigi Jazz Dance Technique, is a guest teacher for the UW-Madison Dance Department, BFA graduate from the SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory, Thayer Fellowship in the Arts Recipient and is the owner of 4Pillars4Health EcoSpace, Llc., an Integrated Wellness, Dance, Yoga and fully equipped Pilates studio in Monona, WI.

Performance Credits:

Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall,  Fox Theaters/Memphis, Detroit, Atlanta, Rouén, France with the Pssst! Company, Mercedes-Benz Germany/Detroit, Li-Chiao Ping NYC, LA, San Francisco, Overture Center, Madison Opera, Solo Performance at the Festival d’Avignon, France.

Dance, Performance & Sports Coaching



Train, heal, polish and perfect under the expertise and masterful eye of Dianné Jean Aldrich.

  •     Overcome Chronic Injury

  •     Bust Through Technique Plateau

  •     Dramatically Enhance Performance Quality

  •     Prepare for Auditions and Try-Outs

  •     Improve Posture, Confidence and Clarity

  •     Know Your Body Intimately and How It Can Help You Achieve Success in Your Sport, Craft or Art Form.

  •     Increase Strength, Flexibility, Agility and Grace Under Pressure.

Book your Initial Consultation:

Online: MindBody


Phone: 608-279-5225

Please contact us for more information on private sessions!

Dance Workshop for Technique & Performance



Dianné Jean Aldrich and son in New York City with long time teacher and friend Luigi, the godfather and innovator of American Jazz Dance.  Never Stop Moving!

Dancers and Dance Enthusiasts will enjoy working in a small group with a focus on improving overall technique and preparing for performance. Each class is steeped in the Luigi Jazz Dance Technique fused with Contemporary Modern and elevated by precision Pilates & Ballet form to offer a powerhouse dance experience.  Allow the masterful eye of Dianné Jean Aldrich to take your dance to new heights of awareness, inspiration, impeccable execution and sheer excitement.


Dance Workshop

When: Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm, March 25 – June 10   (No Classes 4/8 – 4/29)

Where:  4Pillars4Health EcoSpace “The Yurt”  6020 Kristi Circle, Monona  WI  53716

Cost:  8 Week Spring Session $200.  Drop In $30.  Pre-registration required.  

Class Size:  Limited to 6 students.

Who: All levels and styles welcome!




Dance for Health

When: Mondays 1:15 – 2:15 pm, July 13 – August 3

Where:  UW Health @ The American Center

Cost:  4 Week Summer Session $40.  Pre-registration required.  

Class Size:  Limited to 8 students.

Who: All levels and styles welcome!




MASTER CLASS BOOKINGS AVAILABLE: $150/60-90min    Please call for bookings: 608-279-5225

CHOREOGRAPHY & ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Please call to negotiate fee: 608-279-5225  Fee will be based upon hours, travel, product expectations, cast size.