A Step Above Dance & Music Academy

A Step Above Dance & Music Academy provides students of all ages and backgrounds with a positive arts education while helping them achieve their personal goals in the areas of dance instruction and music lessons.

We strive to provide excellent technique, self discipline and an appreciation for and love of dance and music through positive reinforcement in a non-competitive, professional atmosphere. We are located in Monona, in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

Sara Rohs

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Hip Hop

Raised in Minnesota, Sara trained at many Twin Cities dance studios including Zenon Dance Company, Ballet Arts, Stage Door Dance for Performing Arts, The FIRM, Dance Spectrum, and the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. She continued her dance education by becoming a member of the Augsburg College Dance Team, later becoming its captain for three years and then its coach for four years.  She was a member of the Swarm Performance Team with the Professional Lacrosse League in MN.

Sara started the Ascending Star Dance Team in 2004 and was the director and dancer 3 years. Sara taught for Just for Kix summer camps and hosted workshops with the Augsburg Dance Team. She was hired to dance professionally for various events.

Sara danced with the Milwaukee Brewer’s Diamond Dancers as well as the Madison area SweatShop Hip Hop Crew. After moving to Madison, Sara took courses with the UW Madison Dance Department.  

In 2011 Sara started the monthly Madison Community Dance Newsletter to connect dancers with local opportunities.

Sara has guest taught dance and choreographed for many dance studios and dance teams including college and professional dance teams and professional dance companies. 

Sara is the founder and Artistic Director of the Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Company. MCVD is an adult performance company that also runs a summer dance intensive for dancers ages 11-25. She currently judges dance competitions throughout Wisconsin. Sara started the Madtown Boys Hip Hop Crew in the fall of 2015.  

Sara completed Lisa Howell’s Teacher Training Workshop in 2015.

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