Volunteer

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.

 

Featured Volunteer Opportunity

Mad Hot Ballroom Competition Volunteers

We need you! Be a part of this joyful celebration, which brings neighborhoods and families together, in support of a great cause – Milwaukee’s kids! Join us at our 13th annual Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom Competition on May 9th from 10:00am – 12:30pm at the UWM Panther Arena. This year, 44 Milwaukee area schools will perform in front of nearly 4,000 students, teachers, friends and family members.  Volunteers will arrive at 8:00 am, prior to student arrival at 9:15 am. Partial volunteer shifts are available for those unable to commit to the whole event. Further details will be provided upon initial sign up.

 

Volunteer at Competition

 

Performance Volunteers
Ushering:

Danceworks Youth Performance Company “Wandering Wonderland” Spring Concert

Danceworks Studio Theatre 1661 N Water St

2 ushers per show

Saturday, April 6, 3:30-4:00pm

Saturday, April 6, 6:00-6:30pm

Sunday, April 7, 3:00-3:30pm

 

*Ushers may be asked to stay afterwards to assist with clean up, and will be able to see the performance free of charge.

 

Usher for a Performance

 

Studio Volunteers

Danceworks is looking for a highly-motivated volunteer(s) to serve as the 2019 Studio Showcase Raffle Chair/Co-Chair.

The volunteer Raffle Chair will work alongside Danceworks staff to plan and execute the raffle at the Studio Showcase on June 8, 2019. Funds raised from the raffle will support Danceworks Studio Scholarships. Last year’s raffle raised $1,000! Raffle Chair (or co-chairs) will assist with soliciting sponsors for items, putting together displays, creating raffle item descriptions, and managing the raffle at the Studio Showcase. This commitment could begin as early as February and would end on Showcase day. This rewarding project can be completed on a schedule that works for you. This job is for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual(s) comfortable with soliciting donations in writing. Experience in planning of events and the ability to apply basic management skills is preferred but not required.

 

Please see the attached document for more details.


Work-Study Program

Danceworks is currently seeking dancers who would like to work at our Water Street studio in an hour-for-hour exchange for classes.

 

Learn More About Work-Study

 

Community Programs Volunteers

Mad Hot Ballroom Competition Volunteers

We need you! Be a part of this joyful celebration, which brings neighborhoods and families together, in support of a great cause – Milwaukee’s kids! Join us at our 13th annual Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom Competition on May 9th from 10:00am – 12:30pm at the UWM Panther Arena. This year, 44 Milwaukee area schools will perform in front of nearly 4,000 students, teachers, friends and family members.  Volunteers will arrive at 8:00 am, prior to student arrival at 9:15 am. Partial volunteer shifts are available for those unable to commit to the whole event. Further details will be provided upon initial sign up.

 

Volunteer at Competition

 

Group Volunteer Activities

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.

 

General Volunteers
Office Assistant

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 MondayFriday 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.

 

Get Volunteer Updates

If you have any questions regarding volunteering with Danceworks, contact Maryann Walbert, Program & Volunteer Coordinator, at 414.277.8480 ext. 6012 or by email. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Danceworks volunteer!