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Panadanza Dance Company will present their work, "Respira y Baila" at Danceworks Performance Company's Women Who Dance this coming weekend, exploring the idea that "every woman has a breathtaking story." We can't wait to share the stage with these amazing, strong, talented women. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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These photos are from the 2012 premiere of Sarah Wilbur's "Disclosure Tactics," which dancers from across the Milwaukee community will perform at Danceworks Performance Company's Women Who Dance, which opens one week from today! Join us at Next Act Theatre March 2-4. #FlashbackFriday ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet the 2018 Mad Hot Tap Dance Competition Judges!

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    Emcee Van McNeil is Danceworks’ returning Mad Hot Tap Competition Emcee. His voice has been a part of the Milwaukee radio airwaves for the past two decades. Van has worked for a handful of radio and television stations … Continue reading

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Five, Six, Seven, Eight—Join the Dance!

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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 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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Connection is Key

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There’s nothing that makes Alma Mercado happier than getting to help kids and motivate them to be better individuals. “You learn so much from them!” she said. Just 17 years old and Alma is already talking like Danceworks’ faculty who often say they get far more … Continue reading

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One More Chance

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It was the end of the day on a Friday. As I stepped over students waiting for class, maneuvered around parents’ knees with computers and children in their laps in our crowded studio hallway, I had an upcoming Monday morning appointment … 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.