Danceworks Generations

Danceworks Generations, formerly known as Danceworks Intergenerational Multi-Arts Program (IMAP), builds relationships between students from Milwaukee schools and older adults from assisted living and adult day programs through dance and visual arts instruction.

Generations creates access to the arts and improves the lives of two underserved groups: urban youth and older adults.

The primary goals of Generations are:

  • To build community between intergenerational groups through the creative arts.
  • To improve students’ attitudes toward older adults.
  • To improve older adults’ attitudes toward their own aging.

Generations is implemented at urban schools with limited or no arts education programming and nearby assisted living and older adult day programs in the city of Milwaukee.

Watch here to learn more about the history, mission and impact of Generations.



View the 2015-16
Generations (IMAP) program report.


Watch videos from past Generations/IMAP Celebrations:
IMAP Celebration 2014 Clip
IMAP Finale 2014 Clip
Wants and Needs: A Poem Remix
The Golden Rule
Danceworks Performance Company

2016-17 Generations/IMAP Schools: Bruce Guadalupe Community School, Emerson Elementary, Hartford Elementary School, Neeskara School, Vieau School

 2016-17 Generations/IMAP Adult Sites: Luther Manor—Adult Day Center and Assisted Living, Jewish Home and Care Center, St. John’s on the Lake, United Community Center—Adult Day Center, United Community Center—Senior Center

Danceworks Generations is generously funded by:
Helen Bader Foundation
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Questions about Generations? Contact Posy Knight, Director of Community Programs, at 414.277.8480 x6012, or via email.

Get Connected! For information about Generations sponsorship, please contact Candice Wegner, Director of Philanthropy at 414.277.8480 x6019 or via email.