Danceworks Residencies

In-Person/ Pre-Recorded/ Livestream

 

What is a Danceworks Residency?

Danceworks residencies create an opportunity to integrate movement-based educational activities into your organization’s everyday routine. Our dynamic teaching artists present dance classes in a variety of styles that develop coordination, rhythm, balance, strength, flexibility and encourage self expression. 

Classes are offered in-person, pre-recorded and livestreamed, and can be utilized by multiple classrooms and grade levels to provide maximum flexibility to schools and students.

 

Danceworks Residency Packages:

In-Person Danceworks Residency

Every year, Danceworks partners with over 60 organizations including schools, adult day care facilities, community centers, non-profits and businesses, to design custom arts residencies of varying lengths with diverse goals. Programming can connect to academic content areas, a theme, or be based on a specific style of dance.

 

Complete the “in-person” Residency Interest Form

*Complete form and a Danceworks staff member will get back to you to organize your residency and get your group dancing!

Pre-recorded Danceworks Sampler Pack (K4 – 2nd Grade)

The Pre-recorded Dance Sampler Pack includes six 20 minute classes, in a variety of dance styles, that can be added to the school day and accessed quickly and easily by teachers and students. 

 

*Pre-recorded class links can be shared with numerous K4-2nd Grade classrooms in one school, maximizing impact and cost-effectiveness.

 

Suggested Age Range: K4-2nd Grade

Cost to School: $200

*Following this initial Pre-recorded Danceworks Sampler Pack, additional lesson packs  can be purchased that build on previous lessons and develop dance skills.

 

Complete the “pre-recorded” Residency Interest Form

*Complete form and a Danceworks staff member will get back to you to organize your residency and get your group dancing!

Pre-recorded Danceworks Sampler Pack (3rd-6th Grade)

The Pre-recorded Dance Sampler Pack includes six 30 minute classes, in a variety of dance styles, that can be added to the school day and accessed quickly and easily by teachers and students and shared to multiple classrooms in one school.

 

*Pre-recorded class links can be shared with numerous 3rd-6th Grade classrooms in one school, maximizing impact and cost-effecctiveness.

 

Suggested Age Range: 3rd-6th Grade

Cost to School: $295

*Following this initial Pre-recorded Danceworks Sampler Pack, additional lesson packs  can be purchased that build on previous lessons and develop dance skills. 

 

Complete the “pre-recorded” Residency Interest Form

*Complete form and a Danceworks staff member will get back to you to organize your residency and get your group dancing!

Pre-recorded Danceworks Classes & Descriptions

Get up and Move!

Get your students up out of their seats and jump into a fun-filled dance break that will get bodies and brains re-energized and focused!


Mindful Movement

Take a break from the school day to stretch and refresh with yoga movements, deep breathing and relaxation.


Hip Hop

A high energy dance form that will get kids up on their feet and moving to the beat! Students will learn hip hop techniques and movement combinations set to current music in a class that is packed with fun!


Dance Basics

A variety of dance techniques including ballet, jazz and creative movement will be introduced in a class that encourages kids to try new things and express themselves in movement.


Rhythm Works

An upbeat class influenced by the percussive style of tap. No tap shoes required! We will use hands, feet and everyday items, either from home or the classroom, to create rhythmic conversations.


Latin Workout

This high-energy, Latin-inspired workout will feel more like a dance party than a workout!

 

Complete the “pre-recorded” Residency Interest Form

*Complete form and a Danceworks staff member will get back to you to organize your residency and get your group dancing!

Livestream Danceworks Sampler Pack (K4 – 6th Grade)

Livestream dance classes provide an interactive learning experience for students to learn new dance styles and concepts in 45 minute lessons that cater to the specific needs and preferences of each group. Schools may select dance styles from the following options, in any combination: Get up and Move, Mindful Movement, Hip Hop, Dance Basics, Rhythm Works, Latin Workout. 

 

Cost to school: $400 for a pack 6 of livestream classes; $80 for 1 livestream class

Suggested Age Range: Each livestream dance class is catered to the age group and needs of the classroom. 

Maximum Enrollment: Virtual classrooms can have up to 36 students.

Duration: 45 Minutes, livestream (via platform of school’s choice, i.e. Google Classrooms, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.)

 *Following this initial Livestream Danceworks Sampler Pack, additional lesson packs  can be purchased that build on previous lessons and develop dance skills.

 

Complete the “live-stream” Residency Interest Form

*Complete form and a Danceworks staff member will get back to you to organize your residency and get your group dancing!


Residency Highlights from 2019-20:

 

  • A small group of elders meets on Mondays for an hour at St. John’s on the Lake retirement center for a therapeutic movement group.
  • Kindergartners and First Graders at Hopkins Lloyd Community School participated in 18 weeks of creative movement classes throughout the school year.
  • Blessed Sacrament School created a five-week Dance Sampler Residency for their 5-8th graders that included instruction in Jazz, Salsa, Tap, Musical Theatre Dance and Hip Hop.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee hosted dance parties for kids and adult partners to learn a Hip Hop dance and try a Zumba class!
  • Danceworks’ artists visited the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin for five interactive family workshops.
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School provided their students with an eight-week Dance Sampler Residency that included instruction in Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance and Hip Hop.
  • Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra hosted a Danceworks artists for a workshop focused on movement and musicality.
  • The Saturday Scholars of Unity in Motion participated in a 16-week Dance Sampler Residency that included Tap, Hip Hop, Swing and Salsa.


Want to bring a residency to your site? Contact Dani Kuepper, Artistic Director, at 414.277.8480 x6001, or via email.