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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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Danceworks, Inc.

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Tag Archives: UPAF

Danceworks Performance Company Turns 20!

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

Danceworks Performance Company’s roots are grounded in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department. In the early 90’s, UWM Department Chair Marcia Parsons and faculty including Ed Burgess, Janet Lilly and Fern Caulker inspired an environment and work ethic for artists to … Continue reading

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The Most Fun I Ever Had

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

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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Spotlight on Melissa Feldmeyer: Ten Years of Danceworks and a New Adventure

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

Melissa (Dineen) Feldmeyer has been with Danceworks since the summer of 2004—from camp assistant to Operations Director. She is now preparing to leave for an exciting new job at UPAF. Her last day here will be October 23, so we … 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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The Dedicated Kids of DYPC

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

Two years ago, it became apparent to me that Danceworks needed a youth performance company. With more than 2,000 Milwaukee city students completing Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap (MHBT) each year, we had an abundance of talented kids. Amy … 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.