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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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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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Connection is Key

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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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Time to Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

It was a simple enough question: “And how about you? Where are you now?” a colleague asked me after a meeting. “I’m still at Danceworks,” I said as naturally as I breathe. “Still…? Wow, you’ve been there a long time.” … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Hot

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

  Mario Costantini and I used to love to tell the story of how Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap (MHBT) got started in Milwaukee. We told it a lot. That is, we did until our spouses had enough of … Continue reading

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In the beginning…

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

In honor of Danceworks’ 20th Anniversary, we are sharing 20 stories of individuals who have made an impact on—or who have been impacted by—Danceworks and our programs. This counts as the third and fourth in our series, “20 Years, 20 … 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.