May 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!

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Adam Sterr
Saturdays, 10-11:15am
May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 3, 10
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Urban Rhythms

Saturdays, May 13 & 20 | 2:45-4pm
$15/person per class

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Dance for Diversity: Applications open through May 18

Dance For Diversity (DFD) is an annual screendance project series that is made explicitly for Artists of Color to elevate their unique voices and share their stories through their dance-making and performance work. DFD was created by Elisabeth Roskopf and presented in partnership with Danceworks.


To learn more about the submission process, eligibility and other key components, visit Elisabeth Roskopf’s website:

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Free for All Social Dance Class | Friday, May 19 | 6:30-7:45

What could be better than being able to break out some cool moves at any social event? Learning these moves for FREE! Join our lead ballroom and Latin teacher, Jacqui Lefebvre, as she takes you through some basic steps and simple turns that not only look great but are easy to learn and execute. Grab your favorite partner and register now to reserve your spot for this free class. BONUS! Only those who attend this class will be offered a discounted rate for our Sizzling Summer Club Style Latin Rhythm Series on the Riverfront – Salsa, Bachata, and Cha Cha Cha!

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Open Level Contemporary and Hip Hop Workshops with Joel Aguilera | Saturday, May 20th @ Danceworks | $18/workshop or both workshops for $30 Learn More / Register

Free Dance Fitness Class | Thursday, May 25 | 9:15-10:15am| Taught by Sejain Bastidas

Are you looking for a workout that can help you improve your stability, posture, core strength, flexibility, and muscle memory? Look no further! Dance Fitness is an easy-to-follow class perfect for dancers and non-dancers alike. With a series of specially designed exercises that blend ballet barre, floor barre, and yoga, you’ll get a unique workout that includes a deep stretching series to help tone, sculpt and lengthen muscles.

Try the class for free on Thursday, May 25 from 9:15-10:15 am and experience this unique workout for yourself!

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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 spring 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!

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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:

Get your tickets for Danceworks Performance MKE’s upcoming show: Small But Mighty

This dance showcase features Milwaukee chamber ensembles Microcosm Ensemble, Black Cat Ensemble, Cosmo Reed Quintet and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. Also appearing on the concert is Danceworks Intergenerational Performance Company (DIPC) and Danceworks Youth Performance Company (DYPC). One and all are welcome to this captivating celebration of dance and music in perfect harmony.

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Join our team for UPAF’s Ride for the Arts on June 4, 2023!

Ready to start thinking about warm summer activities? Now you can! The UPAF Ride for the Arts registration is now open and you can join our team, Danceworks Joy Riders!

Register Here before May 15th to receive your packet in the mail!

  • Select: Join a Team
  • Select: Danceworks Joy Riders
  • Rider Information page, you may select your preferred bike route or “friend of the ride (non-rider)”

Registration is now open for Summer Classes at Danceworks! Learn More / Register