We need YOU! Join our Danceworks team by volunteering as an usher at one of our many performances, supporting our community programming, or lending a hand with various administrative projects.


By volunteering, you can be the driving force that connects creativity and community through dance and other arts. Danceworks is truly thankful for the support and time given by all of our volunteers who help us fulfill our mission daily.


(At right: Mad Hot Tap Competition volunteers from the United Performing Arts Fund. Photo: Jeff Zmania)

If you are interested in volunteering at Danceworks, please select an opportunity below and submit your information via email or with the form provided.


Performance Volunteers


Danceworks DanceLAB presents…

Get It Out There

Saturday, January 26, 3:30pm, 5:30pm & 7:30pm


Danceworks Performance Company presents…

Torch and Glamour: An Exploration of Love and Illusion

Saturday, February 9, 7pm
Sunday, February 10, 
Thursday, February 14, 
Friday, February 15, 
Saturday, February 16, 
5pm & 7:30pm


*Ushers may be asked to stay afterwards to assist with clean up, and will be able to see the performance free of charge.


Volunteer as an Usher


Studio Volunteers

Danceworks is looking for a highly-motivated volunteer(s) to serve as the 2019 Studio Showcase Raffle Chair/Co-Chair.

The volunteer Raffle Chair will work alongside Danceworks staff to plan and execute the raffle at the Studio Showcase tentatively set for June 8, 2019. Funds raised from the raffle will support Danceworks Studio Scholarships. Last year’s raffle raised $1,000! Raffle Chair (or co-chairs) will assist with soliciting sponsors for items, putting together displays, creating raffle item descriptions, and managing the raffle at the Studio Showcase. This commitment could begin as early as February and would end on Showcase day. This rewarding project can be completed on a schedule that works for you. This job is for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual(s) comfortable with soliciting donations in writing. Experience in planning of events and the ability to apply basic management skills is preferred but not required. Please see the attached document for more details.


Work-Study Program

Danceworks is currently seeking dancers who would like to work at our Water Street studio in an hour-for-hour exchange for classes.


Learn More About Work-Study


Community Programs Volunteers

We need you!

Join us at the 13th annual Danceworks Mad Hot Tap Competition on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. This year, 40 Milwaukee area schools will compete in front of 2,000 students, teachers, friends and family!


Be a part of this joyful celebration, which brings neighborhoods and families together, in support of a great cause – Milwaukee’s kids!


This significant event would not be successful without the help of our amazing community volunteers. Volunteers are needed from 11:15 AM – 4:30 PM. Help from community members like you allows us to make this event run smoothly and ensure all students participating are safe, happy and focused on performing at their best.


Interested? Please email your availability and experience to Maggie Seer.


General Volunteers
Office Assistant

Have experience in an office setting? Looking to do volunteer work on your own time? Then this opportunity is for you! Danceworks is seeking a capable volunteer to assist with Development Team needs and other administrative duties that may include organizing, scanning, and file saving. Volunteer must be 18 or older and comfortable working on a computer. Volunteer must have knowledge of or be willing to learn how to use a scanning machine. Office assistants can volunteer MondayFriday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please email your availability and experience to Maggie Seer.

If you are interested in learning more about Danceworks volunteer opportunities, please fill out the form linked below. Many volunteer opportunities are on an as-needed basis, but there are also opportunities for on-going volunteer work.


Get Volunteer Updates

If you have any questions regarding volunteering with Danceworks, contact Maggie Seer, Development & Volunteer Coordinator, by calling 414.277.8480 ext. 6008 or via email. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Danceworks volunteer!