November ’23 Happenings

Posted on by Danceworks News

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!

Danceworks’ Mad Hot Rhythm Launches it’s 2023-24 Program!

Danceworks Mad Hot Rhythm (formerly Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap) is an innovative educational dance program, providing arts and physical education to youth in Milwaukee-area schools. Over the last 15 years, Danceworks Mad Hot has touched the lives of more than 33,600 students in grades 4-6 throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Learn More About Mad Hot Rhythm

Danceworks’ Generations Begins it’s 2023-24 program!

Danceworks Generations is an intergenerational, multi-arts residency that partners second and third grade students and seniors in memory care, nursing homes or other senior centered sites. Together they build community through dance, visual art, and other art disciplines

Learn More About Generations

Shoe Fitting Week Hosted By Beautiful Dancer Initiative

We’re collaborating with Beautiful Dancer Initiative now through November 7 for a Shoe Fitting Week featuring the Blendz Apparel Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoe! Find your TRUE shade with @blendzdanceapparel! FOR JUST THIS WEEK, the group purchase will allow us to make the shoes available to you for just $20.00! (tax not included.)

Social Dance (with a drink!)

Fridays, 6:30-8pm | November 3: Triple Time Swing
November 10 & 17: Line Dance & Two Step

$35 per couple | $20 per individual (price includes a lesson and one drink)

Looking for something fun and different to freshen up your date night? Look no further! Each social dance series will start with an introduction to the dance style and will work on building patterns and lead/follow skills throughout the lessons. You can join at any time, however, we do recommend you register for an entire series to gain the most from the class. This will give you the choreography, practice time and confidence needed to dance socially. 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.


All levels and abilities are welcome, and no previous dance experience is necessary.

Learn More / Register

Studio Observation Week

November 6-11, 2023

Come see your dancer in action during their regular class! Bring your friends and family to see what your child has been working on at Danceworks.


Observation week is also a great time to drop in and watch other classes your child might be interested in taking at Danceworks!

Youth Priority Registration

November 6-18, 2023

Anyone currently taking a youth class has priority registration for the winter/spring session before registration opens to the public on November 20th. Plus, if you register on or before November 19th you’ll get the early bird special ($15 discount.) Registration will not be available online. Please call our office at (414)277-8480 to enroll your child for the winter/spring session or contact Danceworks Director of Education, Amy Brinkman, at

Learn More/Register Here

School Day Off Workshops

Grades K5-5th | 9am-4pm | @ Danceworks
$50 per Workshop

  • November 10, 2023: My Own Backyard

Lions and Tigers, and Bears, OH MY! Explore and learn all about the wonders of the animal kingdom, and make a day off of school a creative experience! Dance, theater, visual art, and much more will be part of each school day off workshop experience. Workshops begin in September and run through March. Reserve your child’s spot in our popular workshops today!

Learn More / Register for a workshop

Celebrate Art!

Free Events! Danceworks Intergenerational Performance Company (DIPC) will be joined by the Bel Canto Senior Singers (BCSS) for a concert and community sing. The program will feature works about the arts: music, dance, visual art, and theatre. Danceworks and Bel Canto are excited to mark the first collaboration between BCSS and DIPC! Learn More


Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 2 PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish | 12700 W Howard Avenue, New Berlin


Sunday, November 19, 2023 | 2 PM
Crossroads Presbyterian Church | 6031 West Chapel Hill Road, Mequon, WI

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Become a Danceworks Performance MKE Season Subscriber!

It’s not too late! Buyout the season for $60! Subscribers Receive:

  • Premiere reserved seating at each performance of the season.
  • A courtesy reminder to secure their seats online or over the phone 1 month prior to each performance.
  • A complimentary beverage at each show.
2 Remaining Performances:
BIOME created by Gina Laurenzi // Feb. 29–Mar 3, 2024 // Danceworks Studio Theatre
DIXIT DOMINUS with Aperi Animam // May 17-19, 2024 // Calvary Presbyterian Church

Please call our Box Office at 414.277.8480 to set up your subscription or with any questions.

Interested in a scholarship for the fall term or beyond?

This scholarship opportunity is meant to give financial support and/or field experience to a deserving individual who has a passion for dance. Paulette always encouraged her two daughters Kim and Kristin to let their lights shine. It is the way she lived her life and through this scholarship, her light will keep shining and illuminating dancers in the studio and on stage. This scholarship is intended for Danceworks students, who are identified as need-based students and are in pursuit of training and/or mentorship with Danceworks and its staff. Students of all ages may apply for a scholarship for an individual program, class, full year of programming and/or field experience with mentorship.


This scholarship can support:

  • Financial assistance for Danceworks tuition
  • Mentorship and field experience in the performing arts alongside Danceworks Staff

Learn More / Apply for a scholarship

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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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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Parties at Danceworks

Planning a party should be simple, not stressful! Let us give you a hand. We have some spectacular youth & adult party packages to choose from and make your event one to remember.

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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 Youth Performance Company presents…

Winter Enchantment

December 9-10, 2023
at Danceworks Studio Theatre
1661 N. Water St. 
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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About the show: Experience the magic of the season as Danceworks Youth Performance Company and featured studio classes take you on a journey through a snowy wonderland, brought to life with the beauty of dance. The stage will come alive with a mix of dance styles from ballet and contemporary to tap and hip hop to provide fun for the whole family.

Join us for a toe-tapping, heartwarming magical experience that will leave you filled with the wonder of the season.