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Voting ends this Thursday, Nov. 30th! Danceworks Performance MKE (@dpmke ) was nominated for Best Dance Company in Milwaukee! Visit the link in our bio to vote for our beloved dance company today!Rules:✨One vote per person per category for each round ✨You must vote in at least 5 categories✨Voters must provide a valid email address✨You are not permitted to fill out or submit ballots on behalf of another individualLink in #bio to #vote! Thank you for participating!📸: @c.w.mke.photography ... See MoreSee Less
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Today on Giving Tuesday, we are filled with gratitude for our incredible Danceworks community of students, teachers, volunteers, staff and donors. We are honored to have served you for over 3 decades and look forward to keeping you dancing throughout your life. We are halfway to our goal! You can still give today and help us reach our goal of $6,000! #donate at the link in our #bio. Thank you for your generosity and support! ... See MoreSee Less
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For most, today is known as Giving Tuesday. For us, it’s grati-Tuesday! We are grateful for YOU and other local nonprofits who are working hard everyday to make a difference in Milwaukee and beyond.We hope you'll support the orgs below - even a like or follow goes a long way!Giving First Participating Organizations:America's Black Holocaust Museum, ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Beckum Stapleton Little League Baseball, Benedict Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Center Street Nail Technology Academy, LLC , Community Smiles Dental, Danceworks, Inc., Dominican Center, Eras Senior Network, Inc. First Stage, Food, Faith and Farming Network, Friedens Community Ministries, Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail, Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin, Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, Historic Milwaukee, Inc., Kathy's House, Kinship Community Food Center, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Meta House, Inc., Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Milwaukee Diaper Mission, Milwaukee Water Commons, Near West Side Partners, Inc., Nearby Nature Milwaukee, Project Kindred, Reflo - Sustainable Water Solutions, Riveredge Nature Center, Running Rebels Community Organization, Mightycause, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Southside Organizing Center, Teens Grow Greens, Florentine Opera Company, Walker's Point Youth & Family Center, We Got This Milwaukee, Wild Space, Wisconsin Parkinson Association ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I have never been so aware of the power in the name of this Holiday as I am this year.

I had walked into Danceworks’ lobby a couple weeks ago and the seats were filled with a group of 50+ Tap students who had just finished their class with Amy. Their faces were flush and glowing. We started talking—these are some of the greatest people I know—and I mentioned how our annual meeting was coming up. I said I wanted thankfulness to be our theme this year.

“Oh Debbie,” Kathy said, “Why, you need to have that every day!  I am thankful every day!” And it’s true—you can tell it by looking at Kathy. She’s been around Danceworks as long as I have, probably longer, and whenever I see her, I’m immediately warmed inside. She shared her secret why with me that day. It’s not that I don’t try to be thankful every day but I’m embarrassed by how quickly I can misplace it.

Feeling worn around the edges after work early this week, I carried my concerns in through the back door at home that night. Everything seemed a little out of place—nothing big, just a bunch of little things which had built up. I took them to bed with me and they were still there when I woke up. I answered an early phone call and then stopped to take a minute to scroll through Facebook on my phone. I saw this YouTube link, “The Science of Happiness”, posted by one of my staff. I watched it and was so quickly reminded how happiness is based on gratitude. I took a deep breath, changed my attitude and was amazed at how my spirits lifted. (Thanks Rach, Facebook and YouTube.)

I will prepare today for Thanksgiving tomorrow, both in my heart and while making my Mom’s pumpkin pie recipe. I will let Kathy’s voice ring in my head, “I am thankful every day!” I will try to let it ring so loud that others will be sure to hear.

We are so thankful for all of you! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Danceworks!



About Our Blog

Welcome to the Danceworks blog, where we're hoping to share a little bit more about the heart and soul behind Danceworks… what made us join the dance and keeps us dancing, what keeps us inspired, and where we can share some of the stories worth telling.