Dance Workshops & Master Classes

National Tap Dance Day Workshop

Join us for a special workshop to honor and celebrate tap dance on Wednesday, May 25, from 7:45-9 pm!

 

Cost: $17

 

Taught by Rich Ashworth, the workshop will include choreography for one of the most historically significant tap dances, the shim-sham, as created by Leonard Reed.

 

Why do we celebrate on May 25? We celebrate National Tap Dance Day on May 25th in honor of  Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, a significant contributor to tap dance born on May 25, 1878. The bill came to fruition when President George H.W. Busch signed it into law on November 8, 1989.

 

Grab your tap shoes and get ready to make some noise!

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Dance Sampler Workshop Series

NEW Styles Every Month | Saturdays, 3:15-4:15pm

Looking for something new to do in 2022? Look no further! Whether you’re brand-new to dance or want to mix things up, the dance sampler workshop series will keep you one step ahead on the dance floor and challenge yourself to be creative. See below for pricing, class styles, descriptions and dates. This workshop series is appropriate for teens through adults.

 

Pricing:

  • One single workshop date: $18
  • One three-week workshop series: $50
  • Add another three-week series: $45/workshop series

 

 

Tik Tok Dance Workshop | May 7, 21, 28

Wanna be the next TikTok influencer? This workshop series will provide you with the necessary tools to conquer a few of today’s hottest TikTok dances. Each session will include a short warm-up and step-by-step instruction to learn TikTok dance choreography. It’s always more fun to dance with a buddy so….grab a friend and let’s get to it! No dance experience is needed- just a willingness to learn and have fun! Only appropriate/family-friendly music will be used in this workshop

 

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Family Yoga

We’re going OUTDOORS this summer with Family Yoga!

 

Enjoy the outdoors and fitness with the family by attending our Family Yoga class, which will be outside along the Milwaukee Riverwalk.  Summer fun and fitness for all.

 

August 6, 13 & 20 | 9:45-10:30am | $55/per family

 

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Social Dance Series Workshops

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.

 

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Class Dates and Styles:

Push Pull, Rumba, Waltz & Foxtrot | April 1, 8, 22, 29 (no class 4/15)
Waltz | May 6, 13
Social Salsa Turn Patterns | May 20, 27
Ballroom Tango | June 3, 10, 17

 

Register for Social Dance Series

 

Partner Rates (in-studio or virtual):

  • $30 per couple/single class
  • $54 per couple/2 classes
  • $73 per couple/3 classes

 

Individual Dancer Rates (virtual only):

Single class: $16

 

Due to Covid-19, the in-studio version of this class is currently only available when you bring your own partner. At this time, the social dance classes will not be rotating partners. For your convenience, we are also offering this class virtually over Zoom. 


Social Dance Series is moving OUTDOORS this summer, starting June 24!

Friday 6:15-7:45 pm | $35 per couple

 

Salsa, Swing and Sip your Way Through Summer Friday Nights at Danceworks…Outside! 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 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.

 

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

  • Friday, June 24 | Salsa Basics
  • Friday, July 1 | Salsa Basics
  • Friday, July 22 | Bachata
  • Friday, July 29 | Bachata
  • Friday, August 12 | Swing Basics
  • Friday, August 19 | Swing Basics

 

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K-Pop Workshop

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This genre of music, originating in South Korea, has taken the world by storm and has gained popularity on various music charts. K-Pop Dance Covers emerged around 2011 as part of the cultural storm of Korean pop culture. K-Pop cover videos have become one of the highest forms of tribute that fans use to honor and support their favorite artists. In this workshop series, you will learn choreography from popular Korean artists, BTS and others. This class is taught by teaching artist Alex Vanissaveth, pictured left.

 

Dates/Times:

K-Pop is now offered 2 times a week:

  • Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45pm
  • Saturdays, 2-3pm

*In-studio & virtual options available

 

 

Register for a K-Pop Class
*Regular class rates apply

Danceworks Dance Intensive

Are you a serious dancer looking to take your dance technique to the next level? If so, don’t miss this chance to get inspired in so many new ways!

Danceworks’ Dance Intensive will provide an opportunity to broaden your understanding of various dance styles, work toward improving dance technique and refine performance skills. During this week-long, age and level appropriate experience, dancers will study with Danceworks’ versatile and professional dancers and teaching artists. Taking a variety of classes, learning choreography and discussing topics important to the growth of an artist, this exhilarating week of dance is just the challenge you need to stretch yourself as a dancer.

 

Pricing:

  • Half day (9am-12 pm) On or before 5/31/22 $145 / after 5/31/22 $160
  • Full day (9am-4 pm) On or before 5/31/21 $275/wk / after 5/31/21 $289/wk

 

AGES 13-18 DANCE INTENSIVE | June 20-24 | 9am-4pm
Audition required. For consideration, please send a video clip (1:00-1:30 minutes in length) demonstrating skills, choreography, or improvisation to gsustache@danceworksmke.org. Please allow a week for video to be reviewed.

 

If your preference is to audition in person, please contact gsustache@danceworksmke.org for available options.

*21-22 DYPC members do not need to audition

 

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AGES 8-12 | DANCE INTENSIVE W/ ART & THEATER ADD ON| JUNE 27-JULY 1, 9am-4pm 

If you love to dance then this week is just what you’re looking for. Join us for a week of learning new dance styles and meeting new friends. This intensive is appropriate for any students (ages 8-12) with at least one year of dance training in any style.

The workshop will run M-F from 9 am – 12 pm with dance in the morning and in the afternoon, enjoy the Over the River theatre and art workshops from 1 – 4 pm. Remember to bring a lunch since you will stay right at Danceworks while you take a break from 12 – 1 pm before the afternoon program begins.

 

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AGES 8-12 DANCE INTENSIVE (AM SESSION ONLY)| JUNE 27-JULY 1, 9am-12pm 

If you love to dance then this week is just what you’re looking for. Join us for a week of learning new dance styles and meeting new friends. This intensive is appropriate for any students (ages 8-12) with at least one year of dance training in any style.

 

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Summer Performance Workshops

Are you ready to take your dancing technique to the next level?
Check out our summer performance workshops!

Danceworks performance workshops are for serious students who are interested in performing and have a minimum of 3-4 years of consistent dance training.

 

Due to the performance component of the workshops, consistent attendance is required to participate in the performance opportunities. We do encourage everyone participating in the workshop to be part of the performance. The performance is not mandatory, however, choreographers must be aware of this before they begin setting the work. DanceLab performances are ticketed events and anyone attending must purchase a ticket.

 

*Register for one of our performance workshops and you’ll receive a one time 15% discount on a class card toward a weekly summer class of your choice.

 

Jazz Performance Workshop | Monday 6:45- 8 pm | June 20-August 8 | $110
(no workshop on July 4)
The jazz performance workshop is an opportunity for dancers to enhance their knowledge of jazz dance through movement focusing on style, musicality and isolation. Participants will move to upbeat tunes and be featured in a piece of choreography to be performed in the Danceworks DanceLab concert, Rhythmworks, August 12-14, 2022. This workshop is appropriate for teen-adult dancers who are at an intermediate/advanced level.

 

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Hip Hop Performance Workshop | Tuesday 5:45-7 pm| June 21-August 9 | $125
The hip hop performance workshop will focus on musicality, execution of movement style, and enhancing performance quality. Choreography taught in this workshop will be performed in Danceworks DanceLAB concert, Rhythmworks August 12-14, 2022. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate/advanced dancers teen through adult.

 

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Tap Dance Performance Workshop | Wednesday 6:30-7:45 pm  | June 22- August | $125
The tap performance workshop will explore the many layers that go into tap dance choreography including musicality, articulation, and rhythm. Participants will learn an exhilarating piece of choreography to be performed in Danceworks DanceLab concert, Rhythmworks, August 12-14, 2022. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate/advanced dancers teen through adult.

 

Register for Tap Performance Workshop

 


Questions? Contact Amy Brinkman-Sustache – Director of Education, at 414.277.8480 or via email.

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