CO-FOUNDERS AND CO-FACILITATORS MADELEINE SCOTT AND MADISON ELLIOTT CREATED THE PARK & ART COLLECTIVE TO CONTINUE BRINGING THE ENERGY OF LIVE PERFORMANCES TO PEOPLE DURING THE TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND COVID-19. THE COLLECTIVE IS A POPUP MUSIC AND DANCE EXPERIENCE IN SIOUX FALLS THAT “TRANSFORM[S] BLEAK PARKING LOTS INTO THE HEADLIGHTS THEATER.”
SCOTT AND ELLIOTT SHARED WITH 605 SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE PLACES IN SIOUX FALLS, EXPERIENCES WITH ART AND CONCERTS, AND SOME OF THEIR RECOMMENDED ARTISTS AND EVENTS.
I love to teach and mentor aspiring professional dancers throughout our community. I also enjoy teaching free community ballet classes through my nonprofit, South Dakota Ballet. I am passionate about providing opportunities for others to try something new and discover an art form that has been handed down through the generations. There is something really special about watching someone’s confidence build as they start to master a movement.
ONE CUP AT A TIME
Before the pandemic, you could always find me as a regular at the weekly 1 Million Cups [Sioux Falls] events. I enjoy socializing while learning about the extraordinary things that are taking place in Sioux Falls. It is such a great way to start my Wednesday mornings.
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BURGERS AND BREWS
JL Beers is another favorite of mine. I always order the burger with peanut butter on it, [Not Just A Nutter Burger]. As strange as it sounds, it’s actually amazing.
Last summer, I attended so many Levitt [at the Falls] shows that I cannot count. I volunteered at many of them, and it was a rewarding experience. The staff at the Levitt are the best of the best and know how to make something fun even if we end up tearing down tents in high winds. I love what they did to innovate this summer with Levitt in Your Living Room. I will definitely be there as soon as they return to presenting live, in-person concerts.
“The entrepreneurial events that are offered in Sioux Falls reenergize me as an executive director of a nonprofit organization. My favorite from 2019 was CultureCon by Think3D.”
DREAMING OF THE ARC
I love spending time on the bike trails, especially downtown where the sidewalk meets the bridge beneath the Arc of Dreams. In my spare time, I love studying visual design and sculptures, so I find it challenging and exciting to look at the arc in new ways every time I pass it. Dale Lamphere is a remarkable artist.
After a long day in the studio, I love relaxing and catching up with friends at Carpenter Bar in downtown Sioux Falls. It’s a loving atmosphere with friendly staff and phenomenal drinks.
COVER TO COVER
I find that reading books at night helps me unwind from the crazy day. I visit Full Circle Book Co-op quite often to pick out new stories. They have a great selection, and their store is a warm, cozy, and inviting space.
5 Random Facts
+ When Scott was 13 years old, she moved to Philadelphia to train in a pre-professional ballet program, and she relocated to New York City at 15, living in a convent with some nuns.
+ Elliott enjoys spending Wednesday nights at the Levitt Shell doing Yoga on the Lawn. She says, “It is a great midweek pick-me-up, taught by amazing instructors.”
+ Scott attends physical therapy at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers in south Sioux Falls. With many shows, Scott says she pushed herself through dance injuries, and is excited to have a local option to work on healing.
+ During the summer months, Elliott says she always takes a day with her grandma to experience the Sculpture Walk in downtown Sioux Falls before stopping for a bite at the Phillips Avenue Diner.
+ R Wine Bar & Kitchen is one of Scott’s favorite relaxing dinner places in town. She says it “does a fantastic job of bringing in live jazz music and keeping a great menu.” She orders Limone Pasta.
I love to shop at Simply Perfect. This place is unique in all of their inventory and also [has] very personable and inviting employees. Right when [I] walk in the front door, [my] spirit is lifted by all of the amazing smells of the soaps, candles, and perfumes.
“Every time I come back to Sioux Falls, I love teaching private lessons and classes at Balleraena Dance Studio. These young, talented artists live and breathe dance. It is always a pleasure returning to the place where I grew up dancing.”
I love getting brunch with my friends at M.B. Haskett Delicatessen. They have awesome food and great service.
When I was home for a few months last summer, I went to a few Total Drag concerts. They bring in amazing artists and bands from all over.