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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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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 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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Connection is Key

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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.