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 readingTagged Arts Education, Creativity, Creativity for kids, Dance, Danceworks, Healthy Kids, MPS, Mumbai, Teachers, Youth, Youth Dance
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 readingTagged #madhotmke, BMO Harris Bradley Center, Connection, Danceworks Creative Arts Camps, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Competition, Internship, Milwaukee City Schools, Milwaukee Public Schools, MPS, Youth Dance
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 readingTagged Adult Dance Classes, Ballroom, Dance, Dance Classes, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Program, Milwaukee Public Schools, MPS, Salsa, Tap
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 readingTagged Arts Education, Ballroom, BMO Harris Bradley Center, Dance, Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Program, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, MHBT, Milwaukee City Schools, MPS, Tap, UPAF, Youth Dance
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 readingTagged 20th Anniversary, Danceworks, DYPC, Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Program, MHBT, Milwaukee, MPS, United Performing Arts Fund, UPAF ← Older posts
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.