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Connection is Key

Posted on by Deborah 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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From the Does’ Hoops to Mad Hot Taps

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We all like being around people who focus on the positive in life—in others and in themselves. They impact how we feel about ourselves and the places we live, work and play. Joanne E. Smith is a teacher who has … Continue reading

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A Mad Hot Westside Story

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It was the artist Marc Chagall who said, “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” I came across this quote on the Wisconsin Arts Board website just as we are nearing the … Continue reading

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Joyful Noise

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We have a really family fun Tap concert coming up–Danceworks On Tap (DOT): Joyful Noise. Flash back: you can bet there was a joyful noise around here when I received word five years ago from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (GMF) … Continue reading

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First Impression

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I wondered what it was like to be thrown into Danceworks during one of our busiest times of year.  With all the assessing we do of our programs, I thought it might be fun to get a  “Pre” and “Post” … 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.

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