Scholarship & Work-Study Opportunities

Work Study

We want everyone to join the dance at Danceworks! Looking for alternative ways to pay for your classes? Join our Work-Study Program and work at our Water Street studio in an hour-for-hour exchange for classes.


Duties include cleaning, studio maintenance and light administrative tasks that are usually scheduled on our studios’ off-hours on a weekly basis.


Interested? Contact Sarah Mesa, Front Office Manager, at 414.277.8480 or via email.

Shining Light Studio Scholarship

The Shining Light Studio Scholarship is in memory of Paulette Johnson, a loving mother who knew the power of dance and how it could change a person’s life. 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


Apply for the shining light studio scholarship here!


Danceworks is currently accepting applications for the Shining Light Studio Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to lessen the financial burden of quality dance training for families in the Milwaukee area and elevate those with a desire to work in the field. Students can be awarded partial or complete tuition for Danceworks classes, programs or Danceworks Youth Performance Company tuition. We encourage all individuals regardless of age, race and gender to apply.

Interested in donating to the Shining Light Studio Scholarship fund? By submitting a tax-deductible donation, you support our mission to enhance JOY, HEALTH and CREATIVITY by engaging the community through dance.

Donate to the Shining Light Studio Scholarship Fund here!

Questions? Contact Danceworks Education Director, Amy Brinkman at (414) 277-8480 (ext 6002) or via email.