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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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Tag Archives: Healthy Kids

How Learning to Tango is Like Building a Nonprofit

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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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Come In and Lift Your Spirits

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As I walked into the studio to assist a new teacher with a class, I noticed one of the students huddled beside the door—in tears with her mother. I decided to give them a few moments of privacy and went … Continue reading

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“Kids Say the Darndest Things”

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It’s true; they still call me “Miss Debbie,” but it’s been a long time since I’ve taught pre ballet classes. There was a stretch in my life when I taught eight a week. I remember my first class vividly. I … Continue reading

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“It was the best day of my life!” –MHBT Student

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There are two beautiful bouquets sitting on our conference table. Energy snacks and drinks are in the refrigerator. Family and friends know this is a crazy week at Danceworks as we’re days away from the 7th annual Mad Hot Ballroom … 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.