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Danceworks, Inc.

Haven't had a chance to drop in to try a free class during TRY IT WEEK yet? No worries! You still have three more days of classes to choose from. Check out the schedule and we hope to see you soon!
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Danceworks, Inc.

Why should you audition for Danceworks Youth Performance Company this Saturday?

"[Through DYPC], I have learned to never underestimate teens. I can give these dancers any material and they will work through it and ultimately bring a freshness to the work. When invited to join in on the choreography, they create work with more depth than I once thought possible. These dancers are always ready to learn something new and push the boundaries of their current movement vocabulary. In performance, I am always impressed by what they bring to the table; they demonstrate such joy and commitment on stage, as well as a visible respect and love for each other that has been built inside the studio and out."

- Gina Laurenzi, Artistic Manager of DYPC
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Tag Archives: MHBT

Meet the 2018 Mad Hot Ballroom Dance Competition Judges!

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    Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom Competition Saturday, May 19, 2018 Competition 9:30am | Finals & Awards 12:30pm Stop by anytime!     Emcee Neil Hollingworth is a returning Mad Hot Competition Emcee. Native of London, England, Neil started Ballroom dancing … Continue reading

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How Teaching in Public Schools Made Me a Better Artist

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I’ve been with Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) coming up on 10 years now primarily doing dance performance, choreography, and teaching for the Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program (Mad Hot). A decade seems to be a nice increment in which … Continue reading

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The Most Fun I Ever Had

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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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I Hear You Are a Beautiful Dancer

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Dance is a performing art. Dance is creative expression. Dance is freedom gained through discipline as strength increases, as flexibility improves, as individual artistry emerges. Dance lives inside you and emerges with beauty. As you breathe more deeply and challenge yourself … Continue reading

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From the Does’ Hoops to Mad Hot Taps

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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 reading

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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.