I remember the year we said, “Let’s start a youth performance company!” It was in response to all the talent coming out of Danceworks Mad Hot but that wasn’t the only reason. We wanted a way to keep students in … Continue reading
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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When Amy Brinkman-Sustache was between the ages of nine and fourteen, she took three to six dance classes a week. For a dancer, that’s not unusual. she wanted to be dancing all the time; she couldn’t get enough. Why? “I … Continue reading
Ah youth! Their excitement fills Danceworks studios with a warmth that tempers the cold sneaking in through our large glass windows these days. Danceworks Youth Performance Company (DYPC) is busy rehearsing Gingerbread Express—fun entertainment for families during this holiday season. … Continue reading
Two years ago, it became apparent to me that Danceworks needed a youth performance company. With more than 2,000 Milwaukee city students completing Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap (MHBT) each year, we had an abundance of talented kids. Amy … Continue reading← Older posts
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