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We invite YOU to join the Danceworks 30-year legacy today! With a gift that is meaningful to you, you can leave your footprint on the path to 30 more years of community arts programming, and participate in imagining how we might touch the lives of others through dance.

Traditionally, one of the most popular days of charitable giving, Giving Tuesday, falls after Black Friday and Cyber-Monday.

Giving First Day flips that script in support of organizations that depend on gifts during this season. Before the hustle and bustle of the traditional shopping weekend, will you reflect on the needs of our community and consider how you could invest in your own values?


On Tuesday November 22, 2022, you can join the movement and give first to Danceworks, Inc. and support our mission to enhance Joy, Health and Creativity by engaging the community through dance. Our goal is to raise $5,000 in our 30th year, which will help Danceworks continue to elevate our community impact and lay the foundation for 30 more years!


We also encourage you to check out over 45 local organizations that are also participating in #givingfirstday at Using your philanthropy, we can collectively enhance the robust community assets people need to thrive.

Make sure to save the date, November 22, on your calendar and stay tuned for more information!

Giving First Day

Your Impact

Each year, your support helps us serve more than 55,000 youth and adults through performances, studio classes and workshops, and community programming. 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.
  • Interested in Planned Giving? Danceworks seeded a 30th anniversary Endowment Fund to invest in the future of Danceworks for generations to come. Learn more about legacy gifts when you fill out this form HERE.

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Every dollar helps us reach our goal: 

  • $15 provides a studio dance or fitness class for a new adult student, college student, educator, professional mover or veteran.
  • $50 underwrites an evening of rehearsal space for Danceworks Youth Performance Company.

  • $100 provides a partial studio scholarship for a youth or adult student.

  • $250 supports Intensive Study Scholarships for students 16+.

  • $500 sponsors a Danceworks Performance MKE artist.

  • $1,000 sponsors one Generations adult or youth site to participate in 15 weeks of intergenerational dance and visual arts programming.

  • $2,500 sponsors one classroom to participate in a year of Mad Hot Rhythm.


Consider a gift in support of Danceworks

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.