We need YOU! Join our Danceworks team by volunteering as an usher at one of our many performances, supporting our community programming, or lending a hand with various administrative projects.
By volunteering, you can be the driving force that connects creativity and community through dance and other arts. Danceworks is truly thankful for the support and time given by all of our volunteers who help us fulfill our mission daily.
(At right: Mad Hot Tap Competition volunteers from the United Performing Arts Fund. Photo: Jeff Zmania)
If you are interested in volunteering at Danceworks, please select an opportunity below and submit your information via email or with the form provided.
Our Summer DanceLAB performances are in need of 2 volunteers to serve as ushers at each show. Ushers are scheduled to arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience
Saturday, July 27 // 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, July 28 // 5:30pm
DanceLAB Teen: Conversations
Saturday, August 3 // 5:00pm & 7:00pm
Danceworks On Tap: Tap Talk
Saturday, August 10 // 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, August 11 // 2:00pm & 5:30pm
*Ushers may be asked to stay afterwards to assist with clean up, and will be able to see the performance free of charge.
Danceworks is currently seeking dancers who would like to work at our Water Street studio in an hour-for-hour exchange for classes.
Check back soon for new community programs volunteer opportunities.
Tap Shoe Repair:
Danceworks is in need of a group of adults to assist our Tap Shoe Coordinator in repairing broken tap shoes for the Mad Hot program. Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap impacts over 2,000+ Milwaukee students each year. Danceworks provide over 1,000 pairs of tap shoes to every student and classroom teacher involved in the tap portion of the program. We are so proud to provide this program to our community, but with it comes the burden of maintaining over a thousand pairs of tap shoes to make them like-new again for each annual program.
A brief training will be provided at the start of this volunteer project. If your organization is interested in volunteering for this project at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, please reply to this email. We can set up a date and time that works for your group! We are looking for at least 7 to 10 individuals.
Please email your group’s availability to Maryann Walbert.
Have experience in an office setting? Looking to do volunteer work on your own time? Then this opportunity is for you! Danceworks is seeking a capable volunteer to assist with Development Team needs and other administrative duties that may include organizing, scanning, and file saving. Volunteer must be 18 or older and comfortable working on a computer. Volunteer must have knowledge of or be willing to learn how to use a scanning machine. Office assistants can volunteer Monday–Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Please email your availability and experience to Maryann Walbert.
If you are interested in learning more about Danceworks volunteer opportunities, please fill out the form linked below. Many volunteer opportunities are on an as-needed basis, but there are also opportunities for on-going volunteer work.
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If you have any questions regarding volunteering with Danceworks, contact Maryann Walbert, Program & Volunteer Coordinator, at 414.277.8480 ext. 6012 or via email. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Danceworks volunteer!