Danceworks 2020-21 Residencies

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 and/or livestreamed, and can be designed for specific grade levels and tailored to your classroom’s goals. Click here to learn more about our pre-recorded dance class packs.

Danceworks Residency Packages: 


In-Person Danceworks Residency

Every year, Danceworks partners with over 75 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 Gabi Sustache, Outreach Coordinator, will get back to you to organize your residency and get your group dancing!

Livestream Residency 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: Mindful Movement, Stretch & Strengthen, Rhythm Works, Hip Hop, Jazz Dance, and Classical Indian Dance.


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 Dance Class 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 Gabi Sustache, Outreach Coordinator, at 414.277.8480, or via email.