Scholarship & Work-Study Opportunities


Virtual Class Scholarship:

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the limit on our class capacities Danceworks is currently only offering scholarships for classes that are offered virtually in the fall of 2020. We hope that this will change in the near future. If you are not interested in a virtual class, feel free to reach out to Danceworks Education Director, Amy Brinkman at in late November 2020 to inquire about scholarship opportunities in 2021.


Apply for a virtual studio scholarship

For more information, contact Amy Brinkman-Sustache, Director of Education, at 414.277.8480 ext. 6002 or via email.

NEW: Shining Light Scholarship:

The Shining Light 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. The scholarship is meant to give financial support and field experience to a deserving individual who has a passion for dance and a willingness to work alongside Danceworks staff, who will provide one on one mentorship, support, and work experience in the dance field. Paulette always encouraged her two daughters 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, in pursuit of training and mentorship with Danceworks and its staff. In addition to providing mentorship experience in the field, the purpose of this scholarship is to lessen the financial burden of quality dance training for families int he Milwaukee area. Students can be awarded partial or complete tuition for Danceworks classes or Danceworks Youth Performance Company tuition. We encourage all individuals regardless of race and gender to apply.


Apply for the shining light scholarship here!


Interested in donating to the Shining Light 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 Scholarship Fund here!