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Today is #NationalTapDanceDay and we couldn't be "tappier" to share this video of some of our most dedicated tap students doing the Shim Sham.

If you're inspired to take a class, check out our adult class schedule (dwmke.org/2Lt3ub7) which includes SIX levels of tap! Grab your shoes and we'll see you in class!
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Author Archives: Deborah Wenzler Farris

All Kids Deserve an Arts Education

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  My path crosses with artists every day who are dedicated to helping students have a successful experience in the classroom. Danceworks teaching artist–actress, singer, dancer–Haley Haupt has been covering some territory lately.     When Haley stopped by Danceworks … Continue reading

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The Many Legs of Danceworks Performance Company

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Spotlight on DPC’s 20th! As I look back on Danceworks Performance Company’s 20th Anniversary Season, I think more of brilliant sunlight than of a spotlight. The season ended with an extravaganza that outshone any collaborative effort to date—and collaboration is … Continue reading

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The Lovely Liz Licht

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Guest Blog Post by Danceworks Performance Company Member Liz Licht Danceworks Performance Company’s 20th-anniversary season marks my sixth with the company, and like each DPC member, I’ve been privileged over the years to explore additional roles at Danceworks. For me, … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Thank You

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Thank you THANK YOU to the many MANY individuals who have made Danceworks’ 11th Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap year a success—two semesters and two competitions! Danceworks’ Director of Community Engagement, Posy Knight, said, “We can do this!” Thank you, … Continue reading

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How Learning to Tango is Like Building a Nonprofit

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A Tango lesson is about timing, taking it a step at a time, building strong relationships, taking risks, being resilient, believing in yourself and finding the joy. Read on to learn how observing faculty and students inspires my continued appreciation of … Continue reading

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DEB FARRIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Welcome to my blog, where I'm hoping to share a little bit more about the heart and soul behind Danceworks…what makes me tick, what keeps me inspired, and where I can share some of the stories worth telling.