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Always in need of a break? Plan ahead! This Wednesday, come to Colectivo Coffee on Prospect Ave. between 12:15-3:45pm, grab your afternoon caffeine fix, and take a pause to watch Danceworks Performance Company rehearse for Mad Li(m)bs, the first concert in their 2017-18 season. See you there ☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

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It's your last week to get the best deal possible on a Danceworks Performance Company 2017-18 season subscription. Buy one subscription, get one half off... it's perfect for bringing along a friend! Tag a friend who you want to come with you, then buy your subscriptions (only $45 each) by September 30! More info: dwmke.org/2xM7906 ... See MoreSee Less

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My Big Fat Thank You

Posted on by Deborah 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 Teaching in Public Schools Made Me a Better Artist

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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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Connection is Key

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There’s nothing that makes Alma Mercado happier than getting to help kids and motivate them to be better individuals. “You learn so much from them!” she said. Just 17 years old and Alma is already talking like Danceworks’ faculty who often say they get far more … Continue reading

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One More Chance

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It was the end of the day on a Friday. As I stepped over students waiting for class, maneuvered around parents’ knees with computers and children in their laps in our crowded studio hallway, I had an upcoming Monday morning appointment … Continue reading

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The Most Fun I Ever Had

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As we turn the page to a new chapter and begin 2016, I remember, at this time ten years ago, 22 Milwaukee schools were lining up—literally—to kick off Mad Hot in Milwaukee. The Marcus Center and UPAF  had endorsed the program and we filled Uihlein … 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.