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Ignite Performance Workshop students and instructor Paul Webb III practice their choreo for the upcoming concert DanceLAB: Ignite. We can't wait to see the final product, July 28-29! ... See MoreSee Less

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The weather might be slightly cooler outside but things are going to get HOT in the studio tonight! Our World Dance Series continues with Bachata taught by Arturo de la Mesa! ... See MoreSee Less

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THANK YOU to everyone who supported Danceworks through our Danceworkers Benefit Concert this past weekend! You helped us raise almost $2,800 in support of our mission. Your talent, commitment and love of the arts are deeply appreciated by all of us at Danceworks. ❤️
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#Repost @dpcmke: What a fabulous @danceworksmke 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert! ❤️🎉🎂Loved sharing the space with so many awesome artists and patrons! Thank you to all those that attended and donated. 😘 #danceworksmke #danceworks #milwaukeedance #danceperformance #dancetransforms
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Tag Archives: Arts Education

All Kids Deserve an Arts Education

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

  My path crosses with artists every day who are dedicated to helping students have a successful experience in the classroom. Danceworks teaching artist–actress, singer, dancer–Haley Haupt has been covering some territory lately.     When Haley stopped by Danceworks … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Thank You

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler 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

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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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How Teaching in Public Schools Made Me a Better Artist

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

I’ve been with Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) coming up on 10 years now primarily doing dance performance, choreography, and teaching for the Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program (Mad Hot). A decade seems to be a nice increment in which … 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.