Upcoming Performances


Photo: Jeff Zmania | Makeup artist: Kyle Krueger

Handel’s Bestiary: In Search of Animals in Handel’s Operas
Fri & Sat, Jun 16-17, 2017 7pm | Lynden Sculpture Garden


General – $26  | Student/Senior- $16  | Youth 10 & Under – Free

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Handel’s Operas are teeming with animals! Stroll the grounds of Lynden Sculpture Garden in search of the lion, bee, nightingale, snake, elephant, frog, dove, stag, tiger – even a phoenix! Come explore the menagerie created when Danceworks Performance Company, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Lynden Sculpture Garden reunite in a new collaboration featuring dance and opera by an intergenerational cast of creatures!

Picnicking is encouraged! The Lynden Sculpture Garden grounds will open at 5:30, allowing guests to arrive early and enjoy the surroundings before the concert begins.

Parking: The Lynden parking lot will be reserved for shuttle drop-off and drivers with disabilities. Please park at the Park & Ride located just to the west of the Brown Deer Road exit of I-43. A free shuttle bus will run between the Park & Ride and Lynden.  Shuttle service begins at 5:20 PM.

All sales are final.  No refunds are available.

In the event of rain, every effort will be made to complete the performance, including playing in light rain.  We will not cancel the performance in advance, and may hold the start time up to 20 minutes for rain to pass. There are areas to take shelter while we wait.

In the event that a scheduled performance is cancelled due to weather, you will be notified by email, and offered the opportunity to attend a remaining performance.

The performance will be approximately 75 minutes in length.

While some seating will be available for those who require it, audience members will stroll the garden. Dressing for the weather and wearing comfortable shoes for walking are recommended.

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Performers: View your cast rehearsal and performance schedules here.

Photo: Jenna Marli

Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 6pm & 8pm
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 6pm
Danceworks Studio Theatre


$18 Reserved | $15 General | $11 Student & Senior

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Ignite continues to blow up the Danceworks Studio Theatre with the area’s best and most exciting hip hop crews. These high energy performances are a DanceLAB favorite–be a part of this year’s experience.

Call For Participation: Danceworks recognizes the passion, commitment and artistry of the area’s hip hop dance crews and other percussive dance art forms.  We would like to showcase this exciting work as a part of our Summer DanceLAB Concert Series – Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience.  Selected artists will showcase their work on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 6:00pm & 8:00pm, and Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 6:00pm at Danceworks Studio Theatre. Danceworks provides production support, including sound and minimal light design.

Interested artists are required to submit written proposals and biographical information to Danceworks on or before Tuesday, May 17, 2017 using the attached proposal form.

Please contact Kim Johnson, Danceworks Artistic Manager, for more information at or at (414) 277-8480 ext. 6018.

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Danceworks On Tap
What’s Tappenin’?!
Fri & Sat, Aug 11-12, 2017 7:30pm
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 2:30pm
Danceworks Studio Theatre


$18 Reserved | $15 General | $11 Student & Senior

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Tap dance is sound waves of energy that can express a range of emotions in percussive beats. Join Danceworks on Tap as they uncover rhythms that surround us every day. What’s Tappenin’?! will highlight traditional tap dance accompanied by dynamic music and a few fun surprises along the way. Don’t miss this chance to get tapped in!

Sponsored by Pam Kriger and Bob Balderson

DanceLAB Teen
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Danceworks Studio Theatre


$13 Reserved | $10 General | $5 Student & Senior

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This concert will feature original work from members of our own Danceworks Youth Performance Company (DYPC) as well as work developed by dancers from our upper level technique classes. DYPC Artistic Director and Danceworks Performance Company member Gina Laurenzi will work in collaboration with dancers to create a concert that dives into their world of dreams and nightmares. New choreography and structured improvisations on the theme will draw from music, poetry, artwork and their own experience.

Get It Out There
Sat, Sept 16, 2017 6pm & 8pm
Danceworks Studio Theatre


$13 Reserved | $10 General | $8 Student & Senior

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Be the first to see the hottest new work in our community created by area performing artists from a variety of disciplines. Immediately following each performance, audience members are invited to stick around to mingle and share feedback with artists!

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Questions? Contact Danceworks Box Office at 414.277.8480 x6025.

UPAF Smart Card holders can redeem their Buy one, get one free ticket (or buy one at half price) for any Danceworks Performance Company concert offer by calling Danceworks Box Office at 414.277.8480 x6025
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