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Danceworks, Inc.

We're so lucky to have supporters like Bob Balderson at Danceworks. Along with being a donor, he volunteers at Danceworks Mad Hot, attends class and performances regularly, and even performs himself - check out this photo of Bob and Lamont performing at last weekend's DanceLAB: Danceworks On Tap's 'Tapology'! Let's give Bob a hand, Milwaukee! ... See MoreSee Less

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Danceworks, Inc.

This #NationalNonprofitDay, we want to give a shout out to all of the amazing nonprofits working to make our beloved Milwaukee a better place to live, work and play!

You may know Danceworks for our dance studio or performance company, but did you know we're also a nonprofit organization? The arts are a vital component of enhancing Milwaukee's joy, health and creativity. Learn more about all that we do at danceworksmke.org/about/mission.
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Tag Archives: Healthy Kids

All Kids Deserve an Arts Education

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

  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 reading

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How Learning to Tango is Like Building a Nonprofit

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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”

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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.