2023 Studio Showcase

Danceworks Annual Studio Showcase 2023 presents…

Dancing Through Time

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Show A, 11 am | Show B, 2 pm | Show C, 5 pm
at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center



Box Office Pricing:


$14 | Adults (18+)
$9 | Youth (Ages 4-17) & Seniors (Ages 62+)
FREE | Ages 0-3

After buying your tickets online, we suggest picking them up in the studio to avoid waiting in line on the day of the show.

purchase tickets here




  • We highly encourage purchasing tickets in advance.
  • Limited tickets will be available on the day of the show. Seating is not assigned and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please double-check the dress rehearsal schedules or contact Danceworks front desk to confirm your dancer’s showcase time.
  • Performers do not need a ticket.
  • Each show will be about 80 minutes long with no intermission.

Volunteer on Show Day

Interested in volunteering and a behind-the-scenes look at Showcase Day?! Sign up below to help out backstage getting Danceworks students ready to take the stage on Saturday, June 17th.

Sign up to volunteer

Order Flowers

Flowers are a great way to say CONGRATULATIONS on a great show!

The deadline for placing an order is May 31. Flowers can be picked up in the theater lobby on show day!


Flower Sales are now closed

2023 Info Letter

download the 2022 info letter


Check out the three different showtimes listed; classes have been assigned to one of three showcase times. Your dancer will be in one show unless they enrolled in multiple classes in which case they may be in more than one show.


Showcase Participation Fee

The showcase participation fee is $45 per class, $75 for two classes and $105 for any dancer enrolled in three classes. This fee goes towards production costs, costume pieces, props and a Danceworks t-shirt for your child.


Click below to pay your participation fee:

Danceworks would like all children to participate regardless of their ability to pay the showcase fee. Please email Amy Brinkman if you have concerns regarding participation fees.

Dress Rehearsal, Class Assignments & Costumes

Dress rehearsal times and simple costume items that families will need to provide by May 1st. Please note that all rehearsals will take place at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.


11 am show dress rehearsal times, class assignments & costumes: Tuesday, June 13


2 pm show dress rehearsal times, class assignments & costumes: Wednesday, June 14


5 pm show dress rehearsal times, class assignments & costumes: Thursday, June 15


Please note:

  • Dress rehearsal takes place at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your rehearsal time
  • A parent/guardian should stay with their dancer during rehearsal. Each class will be scheduled for a 15 minute time slot and you will not need to stay longer than your assigned time.
  • Dancers are free to leave after their rehearsal but are welcome to stay and watch rehearsal


What time will my child need to arrive at the theater on show day?

All dancers should arrive 45 minutes before their show time.

Do I have to pick up my child in between shows if they are performing in all three shows?

If your child is in a class that is scheduled to be part of all three shows, please know that they are welcome to stay at the theater between shows or they can leave and return to the SMPAC at least 45 minutes before their next show. There will be adult supervision for any dancers who choose to stay between shows. Please make sure to pack plenty of healthy food, snacks, and water.

Are parents allowed to be in the theater during dress rehearsal?

Yes! Since the time frame is so short parents are welcome to stay with their child during the rehearsal.

Can we stay and watch other classes once our dress rehearsal is done?

Yes! You and your child(ren) are welcome to stay and watch as much of the rehearsal as you’d like.

Are the seats in the theater assigned?

No. Seating is first come first serve and the doors will open about 30 minutes before each show.

Can we take photos/videos during the performance?

Yes! You can take photos and videos during the showcase as long as you are not disturbing others around you.

Will there be any professional photos taken of the classes in the show?

This year we are not hiring a photographer to take a photo of each class, however, we will pause after each dance has finished on stage during dress rehearsal so that parents can take a group photo. Sorry, we won’t be able to take the time for individual dancer photos on stage.

Does my child need to have their costume and hair a certain way for dress rehearsal?

Yes! Please make sure your child comes dressed in their costume for their dress rehearsal and that their hair is also set the way their instructor has asked. Dress rehearsal is not just to practice the dance under the stage lights. It is also to make sure that any costume, hair, and prop choices are secure and will not be a distraction to the dancer.


Questions? Contact Amy Brinkman, Danceworks Director of Education, at 414.277.8480 x6002 or via email at abrinkman@danceworksmke.org