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Join us Tuesdays beginning 10/31 for our brand-new workshop series: Moonlight Yoga with Emily Jade! Visit dwmke.org/workshops-master-classes for more information & to register. ... See MoreSee Less

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Connection is Key

Posted on by Deborah 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 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 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 hearing … Continue reading

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In the beginning…

Posted on by Deborah 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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The “Madness” has begun!

Posted on by Deborah 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 is the second in our series, “20 Years, 20 Stories.” It’s already … 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.