Adult Dance Workshops


Thriller Workshop

Date: Saturdays, October 13, 20 & 27
Time: 2:15-3:15pm October 13 & 20 | 3:15-4:15pm October 27
Instructor: Gabi Sustache
Cost: 3-week series $40 (other adult payment options do not apply)


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Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to bust out the zombie moves. Don’t have any zombie moves? You’re in luck! Join us for three family-friendly workshops that will break down and teach the iconic Thriller dance. Participants will have a chance to show off their moves in a video to be shared on social media. Don’t miss this chance to have some ghoulish fun!

Ballroom & Latin Styles

Tango Dates: Fridays, October 5, 12, 19, November 2 (no class 10/26)

Swing Dates: Fridays, November 9, 16, 30, December 7 (no class 11/23)

Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Jacqui Lefebvre

Cost: All regular adult payment options available


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Bollywood Sunday Series

Dates: Sundays, November 4, 11, 18 & December 2

Time: 10:00-11:00am

Instructor: Cyenthia Vijayakumar

Cost: 4-week series $55 | All other adult payment options available


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Voguing Workshop Series

Date: Sundays, November 4, 11 & 18
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Instructor: Richard ‘Buda’ Brasfield
Cost: $10/workshop (other adult payment options do not apply)


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These workshops are designed for everybody! The main emphasis is on you ENJOYING yourself and being in an open, inclusive environment where you can celebrate who you are. Over the course of the series we will cover the cultural aspects of Vogue, its history, and the five elements of the dance – Hands, Runway, Floor Work, Spins & Dips, Posing and Duck Walk – giving you a sound understanding of the culture and how you can combine the elements to make them your own.


Taught by Richard ‘Buda’ Brasfield, who was just recently named HouseFather of the Milwaukee Chapter of The House of Lauren – one of the very prominent LGBT community organizations in the ballroom scene!

Intro to Dance Series

Contemporary Dates: Sundays, October 7, 14, 21, 28

Jazz Dates: Sundays, November 4, 11, 18, December 2

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Instructors: Julia Edwards

Cost: 4-week series $55 | 3-workshop bundle $150 | All other adult payment options available


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This series is the ideal way for the adult dancer who is new to movement to learn the basics of a dance technique along with terminology for a particular style of dance. These classes will give students the necessary skill sets to attend other drop-in classes with a greater level of confidence and success.

Dance Fitness Series

POUND Dates: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24

Pilates Dates: Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28, December 5

Time: 6:15-7:15pm

Instructors: Michelle Streng; Julia Edwards

Cost: 4-week series $55 | 3-workshop bundle $150 | All other adult payment options available


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POUND is a full body cardio jam session championed by fitness rebels around the world, and the fastest growing group fitness phenomenon inspired by the infectious, energizing fun of drumming!


Pilates utilizes breath, alignment, mobility and strength to bring your entire body back into balance, enhance your posture and teach you functional healthy movement. Build awareness between your mind, body and breath to leave feeling connected and centered. Pilates is a great way to cross train and complement dancing or other athletic pursuits! (Mats and props provided.)

New: Performance Workshops at Danceworks!


This year, we’re also offering a variety of themed Performance Workshops for students interested in exploring performance opportunities at Danceworks and beyond! Click here to learn more about tap, hip hop, ballroom and more performance workshops this Fall at Danceworks!


At right: Students from the Ignite Performance Workshop, performing in the DanceLAB concert Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience. Photo by Christal Wagner.

Questions? Contact Amy Brinkman-Sustache, Director of Education, at 414.277.8480 x6002.