Dance Department presents Kloepper Concert of student work Dec. 3-4

The UW–Madison Dance Department presents the annual Kloepper Concert, a performance of new student work, in the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall on Dec. 3-4.

Kloepper Concert promo imageThe concert will feature the work of student choreographers Jessica Billings, Chloe Druckrey, Zoe Huntsberger, Sarah Langdon, Trinity Manzke, Abbi Stickels, Lucie Sullivan, Erin Walsh, and Clare Weigert. A collaborative work by first-year dance degree students, directed by Collette Stewart, will also be on the program.

This concert is named for Louise Kloepper, former chair of the Dance Department. Kloepper came to UW–Madison in 1942 to study dance, after almost a decade teaching and dancing with the Hanya Holm School and Company. In 1942, she was the first dance professional admitted as a dance student on the UW–Madison campus. The same year she graduated, in 1946, she became an assistant professor at UW–Madison. Kloepper was a distinguished teacher of dance technique and composition, serving as artistic director and producer for many faculty-student presentations. She chaired the program for several years and was a professor of dance until she retired in 1975.

Performances of this year’s Kloepper Concert will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets at the Campus Arts Box Office, 1st floor Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street; by phone at 608-265-2787; or online at, The cost is $20 general admission and $12 students and seniors. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one hour before the performances.

Learn more here.

The UW–Madison Dance Department is housed in the School of Education.

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