Your Support Makes a Difference


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Danceworks is not just home to a dance studio and performance company; it’s also a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization! We believe in arts education as a powerful tool to enhance the joy, health and creativity of our beloved Milwaukee community, but we can’t do it alone!

Each year, your support helps us serve more than 55,000 youth and adults through performances, studio classes and workshops, and community programming. Support for Danceworks in 2020-21 will help us recover and rebuild during these unprecedented times. Your support will help us provide needed programming in the community and retain our roster of professional artists and instructors. It will allow us to keep our doors open to all in the Milwaukee community to ensure everyone has access to quality, affordable arts activities. Through the generous support of individuals, corporations and foundations, Danceworks will continue to fulfill its mission, and contribute to Milwaukee’s cultural vitality by sparking a lifelong interest and participation in the arts.

Become a Monthly Supporter of Danceworks!

Did you know you can make a monthly or weekly donation to Danceworks?

Reoccurring donations help provide Danceworks with a continued and sustainable source of funding that helps us plan ahead and continue serving our community. As a reoccurring donor you can contribute through an easy, automated monthly or weekly gift. Your contribution will be automatically charged to your credit card each month, and you may change or cancel your gift at any time.


Thank you to our Monthly and Weekly Donors!
Bob Balderson
Patrick J O’Day
Jill Tovarek-Welker
Stephanie Wesselowski
Anonymous Donor
Timothy Somers
Donors as of September 1, 2021


Questions about reoccurring giving? Ask Development Director, Maggie Seer at

Last day of classes with Bruce Guadalupe Community School and their final art project of the year with Miss Jessica and Miss Jolie; Generations April 2021

Danceworks relies on generous community support from donors like YOU to…


  • provide low- or no-cost arts education programming to local schools and community organizations;
  • offer scholarships for a wide range of dance classes for children, adults and seniors at our Water Street studio and satellite locations;
  • and produce professional dance performances through our resident company, as well as performances for our youth performance company, and produce dance performances by both emerging and established local, regional and national performers.



Students from Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning performing at the UW Panther Arena for the 2019 Mad Hot Ballroom Competition. Photo by Jeff Zmania.

Your gift supports:


  • $10 provides art supplies for one student at our School Day Off Workshops and Summer Creative Arts Camps.
  • $25 repairs four pairs of worn-out tap shoes for Mad Hot students.
  • $50 underwrites rehearsal space for an independent artist or community group.
  • $100 provides a partial studio scholarship for a youth or adult student, college student, educator, professional mover or veteran.
  • $500 helps sponsor a DPMKE Performing Artist for the 2019-20 season.
  • $1,000 sponsors one Generations adult or youth site to participate in 15 weeks of intergenerational dance and visual arts programming.
  • $3,000 sponsors one school to participate in one full year of Mad Hot Rhythm programming.




Your gift makes a difference.

Support Danceworks today when you make a tax-deductible donation!


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For more information about supporting Danceworks, contact Julia Dorf, Development Manager, at 414.277.8480 or via email. Please note that all donations are considered a gift and are non-refundable. If you would like your gift to be directed to a specific area of Danceworks, please note it on the online donation form.