Is there anything more beautiful than a smile? It can turn anyone’s day around. It is also more accepted than a hug or, God help you, a kiss on the side of the head like my brother always did … Continue readingTagged Creativity, Dance, Danceworks Barre Workout, Exercise, Fitness, health, Healthy Lifestyles, Joy, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Dance, Movement
It’s kind of amusing to me how much time I spend working to get people dancing when I spend so much of my own sitting through meetings or at a desk. So I jump at the opportunity to slip away … Continue readingTagged Arts Education, Dance, Danceworks, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom, Joy, Milwaukee City Schools, Milwaukee Kids, Milwaukee Public Schools, Youth
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 readingTagged Arts Education, BMO Harris Bradley Center, Dance, Danceworkers, Danceworks, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Competition, Hope, Joy, MHBT, Milwaukee Public Schools, Teacher, Teaching
I have been a dance teacher for many years and a dance student for most of my life. I had always believed that it was “all about the dance.” As long as I could dance, everything would be OK. My … Continue readingTagged Arts Education, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap, Joy, MHBT, Milwaukee Public Schools, Students practicing the tango, Teaching
Arts Education, Dance, Joy, Quotes
“On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet. To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.”
–George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
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.