My path crosses with artists every day who are dedicated to helping students have a successful experience in the classroom. Danceworks teaching artist–actress, singer, dancer–Haley Haupt has been covering some territory lately. When Haley stopped by Danceworks … Continue readingTagged Arts Education, Creativity, Creativity for kids, Dance, Danceworks, Healthy Kids, MPS, Mumbai, Teachers, Youth, Youth Dance
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 readingTagged Arts Education, Dance, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap, Healthy communities, Healthy Kids, Healthy nonprofits, Youth Dance
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 readingTagged Ballet Class for Children, Danceworks Youth Classes, Healthy Kids, healthy living
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 readingTagged Ballet Class for Children, Danceworks Youth Classes, Healthy Kids, Teaching, Youth Dance
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 readingTagged Arts Education, Childhood Obesity, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap, Danceworks Youth Performance Company, Healthy Kids, Milwaukee Public Schools, school day off workshops
Welcome to the Danceworks blog, where we're hoping to share a little bit more about the heart and soul behind Danceworks… what made us join the dance and keeps us dancing, what keeps us inspired, and where we can share some of the stories worth telling.