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It's almost time to GET IT OUT THERE! Check out these stunning photos by Christal Wagner from last night's dress rehearsal. We can't wait to see these performances up close! ... See MoreSee Less

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We had so much fun at our School Day Off Workshops this week, where students explored art and dance from Italy and Australia! Visit danceworksmke.org/studio/youth/school-day-off to register for next month's days off now! ... See MoreSee Less

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Show A (6:00pm) for Danceworks DanceLAB: Get It Out There is now SOLD OUT! You can still purchase tickets for Show B (8:00pm) at danceworksmke.org/purchase-tickets - get yours before they sell out! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Lovely Liz Licht

Posted on by Deborah Farris

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

Posted on by Deborah Farris

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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On Being a Dancer and Sharing the Joy

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Celebrating Danceworks Performance Company’s 20th Anniversary with a Guest Blog Post by company member Melissa Anderson. I have danced with Danceworks Performance Company since 2002 and teach ballet at Danceworks, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Nancy Dianne Studio of Dance. I grew … Continue reading

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Five, Six, Seven, Eight—Join the Dance!

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It’s kind of amusing to me how much time I spend working to get people dancing when I spend so much of my own sitting through meetings or at a desk. So I jump at the opportunity to slip away … 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.