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Tag Archives: Youth Dance

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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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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Danceworks Youth Performance Company: Working Hard to Do Good Work

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I remember the year we said, “Let’s start a youth performance company!” It was in response to all the talent coming out of Danceworks Mad Hot but that wasn’t the only reason. We wanted a way to keep students in … Continue reading

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How Learning to Tango is Like Building a Nonprofit

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A Tango lesson is about timing, taking it a step at a time, building strong relationships, taking risks, being resilient, believing in yourself and finding the joy. Read on to learn how observing faculty and students inspires my continued appreciation of … 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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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.