“A SEASON OF CELEBRATION”
Dane Dances is excited to kick-off our 23RD season Friday August 5, 2022. New this year we will engage the children in dance with songs and music they know and have the Grown-ups dance with them during Family Dance starting at 5:30 PM. This year Dane dances is celebrating the contributions of those who have left us much too soon. We refused to forget their contributions to Dane Dances over the years.
Laurie Burnstein Mlatawo aka “DJ Laurie”. DJ Laurie was the DJ for Dane Dances for many years, keeping the dance floor hopping with salsa and line dancing. DJ Laurie brought exceptional joy to everyone, the Dane Dances “MAGIC”.
William (Bill) Thomas Patterson. Bill was a founding Board Member for Dane Dances and enjoyed photographing the events, taking thousands of photos. Bill served on every committee of Dane Dances. Bill was an enthusiastic volunteer.
John Patrick Conway left us this year. John was the Vice President of Dane Dances Board for many years, Stage Manager and Chair of the Band Committee. John was our Peacekeeper.
Dane Dances is dedicating this season of Celebration to our great partner Monona Terrace for its 25th Anniversary and being the best partner, one could have for all of Dane Dances service to our great community.
Get up with Madison best new Salsa band LATIN PRIDE ORQUESTA at 6:00 PM. Continue to jam the night away with one of the Midwest best R&B, POP and Vocal dance bands, EDDIE BUTTS BAND at 8:00 PM.
Week 2: August 12th Get down with an entertainment phenomenon energizing audiences around the globe with universal crowd appeal, BBI at 6:00 PM. Enjoy the inferno of Disco rhythm and the groove of funky Soul with Madison’s favorite dance band VO5 at 8:00 PM.
Week 3: August 19th Get together with Madison’s premiere Latin-Soul Band, bringing together the fire of Latin rhythm and the groove of Soul, ORQUESTA SALSOUL DEL MAD at 6:00 PM. Continue the rhythm through the night with an international Recording Salsa Artist with high energy style of Latin music. A show you do not want to miss with LUISITO ROSARIO at 8:00 PM. Luisito was the lead vocalist with the legendary Larry Harlow of the Fania AllStars fame orchestra for 23 years.
Week 4: August 26TH Get out, Get up and all the way down with the SISTERS OF ELEMENT & THE STORM CHASER ORCHESTRA WITH SPECIAL GUEST: T.L. WILLIAMS at 6:00 PM. The Sisters Of Element (S.O.E.) is one of the top R&B Artists in the Midwest. Their album “Love Changes” is one of the top albums in the country. Produced by T. L. Williams.
T. L. Williams is a writer, producer, performer, great entertainer. His hit song, “Gettin Mo Money Than You” topped the charts with four million hits on YouTube. T. L. was voted song writer of the year, produced five songs on Syleena Johnson’s new album “WOMAN” and songs for other top artists.
Keep feeling the funk with Chicago’s best show & dance band SOUNDS OF SLAVE R&B BAND with Old School Funk at 8:00 PM
We are excited to be back! Please join us as we reconnect after a long couple of years staying safe, wearing masks and social distancing to get through the Covid 19 pandemic. We invite you to now get out, get up, get down and get together.
Dane Dances thank all of our Sponsors, Friends and Volunteers that enable us to continue the local tradition of free, family-friendly music, dancing, and community spirit each Friday in August on the Monona Terrace rooftop! This year we are inviting and reaching out to all ethnic groups, associations and businesses to help us connect and have everyone feel the welcoming “MAGIC” of Dane Dances!
To volunteer: https://signup.com/go/zmknhxy
To Sponsor: https://danedances.org/sponsors.php
From 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Monona Terrace Rooftop
ONE JOHN NOLEN DRIVE