July ’23 Happenings

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There’s a LOT going on this month at Danceworks. We don’t want you to miss a thing, so we are giving you a bite-sized listing that you can quickly scroll to find just the right class, workshop or performance for you!

NEW! Latin Dance Series: Outdoor Edition

Fridays, 6:15-7:45pm
July 7 | Salsa Basics
July 21 | Bachata
July 28 | Bachata
$35 per couple | $20 per individual (price includes a lesson and one drink)

Friday nights just got even better!! Grab a partner or a group of friends and start your weekend with a lesson guaranteed to add a spring to your step and a smile to your face. Join instructor, Jacqui Lefebvre, on the beautiful Milwaukee Riverwalk right outside Danceworks doors and enjoy summer in a new way. Bad weather? No problem. We’ll take the dance party inside to the studio. After the one-hour lesson, stay for a drink and to mingle a bit. One drink (beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink) is included in the price of the class. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.

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Registration is open for Youth Summer Classes at Danceworks!

For youth students, classes begin July 10 at Water Street and Jewish Community Center (JCC).

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Join Danceworks Performance MKE at Alice’s Garden!

Tuesdays, 5-6pm
Starting July 11 through August 29

Learn More about Alice’s Garden here

Rhythmworks: Swingin’ Algorhythms

Saturday, July 15th | 4:30pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 16th | 6pm
at Danceworks Studio Theatre

Danceworks presents Rhythmworks: Swingin’ Algorhythms as a part of the Danceworks DanceLAB summer concert series. Rhythmworks brings back flamenco extraordinaire Kerensa DeMars and African dance trailblazer Prince Adrian for a second year. Danceworks Artistic Director, Christal Wagner, showcases her fresh take on contemporary jazz with Danceworks Performance MKE as well as swing jazz performed by Danceworks Youth Performance Company. New to the Danceworks stage is emerging K-Pop ensemble MkeMe Crew. Special guests also include Hip Hop duo Gabi Sustache and Wezley Turner, as well as Afro Swing virtuoso Patrice Nasslang, rooting us to vernacular swing stylings of the 30’s, 40’s and today. This summer’s Danceworks’ Performance Workshop Series features choreography by Danceworks K-Pop instructor Alex Vanissaveth and a crew of 15 performers!

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Summer Creative Arts Camps Registration is open!

High quality multi-arts programming all summer long!
Our week-long camps run June – August, 2023 at Danceworks.

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Drop in Adult Classes all summer long!

Adult classes have on-going registration. You are welcome to join a class at any time! Danceworks has lots of class styles and times to get you moving. Our engaging virtual adult classes are also available for you to take right from your home. From Barre Workout, to K-Pop and Contemporary (and so much in between)…there’s something for everyone at Danceworks! Summer session is in full swing! 

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New Adult Students: First Class for $5

With over 45 adult classes a week to choose from it can be tough to decide which class to take. We just made that a little easier! New adult students get their first class for $5! No coupon, no email, no hassle! Register in person or online and select “new student” and take your first class for only $5. Plus, you can continue trying out classes with our weekly unlimited pass for only $65 (Expires 7 days from first use; valid for virtual, in-studio, outdoor, and pre-recorded classes.)

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Private lessons are a great way to prepare for an upcoming audition or special event or to give you a boost of confidence on the dance floor.

Sessions can be arranged around your schedule and are available in a wide range of dance styles and levels. All private sessions are with a qualified member of the Danceworks faculty who specializes in the dance style requested. Lesson material is based on your individual needs and moves at a pace that is comfortable for you. Private lessons can be scheduled as a single class or on an ongoing basis.

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Looking Ahead:

Danceworks On Tap presents…

It’s Tappening!

Saturday, August 12th | 4:30pm & 7pm
Sunday, August 13th | 2:30pm
at Danceworks Studio Theatre
1661 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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It’s Tappening!, a lively tap dance concert featuring original works that celebrate the union of movement and sound. Join Danceworks on Tap and guest performers to experience the diversity of percussive dance and catch the rhythm!


Choreographers for this exciting show include Danceworks On Tap Artistic Director, Amy Brinkman, as well as company members Tori Isaac, Gabi Sustache, and Tina Wozniak. Professional tap dancer and Danceworks faculty member Richard Ashworth will also be setting choreography on the company as well as creating new work with Danceworks Tap Performance Workshop.


Shepherd Express cites DOT as having “ –a conversation in a language of feet and floor as social and compelling as a good drum circle.” and also mentions “the audience whooped and applauded explosively for each act in the tight, intelligent, perfectly executed hour of entertainment.”