We are celebrating 30 years!

Posted on by Danceworks News

Danceworks is proud to announce that we’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2022-23! Join us throughout the year as we honor the legacy of people and programs that helped form where Danceworks is today. We will celebrate through retrospective performances, enhancements to our outreach programs and events that acknowledge the footprints that have led us to this point. We will also welcome new voices and new partners as we begin to shape the next 30 years of Danceworks in Milwaukee, envisioning more collaboration, diversity and access to the arts. Danceworks is inviting YOU to leave your footprint on our path to 30 more years and participate in imagining how we might touch the lives of others through dance.


Things to look forward to in 2022-23

DPMKE’s Next Performance Season

Danceworks Performance MKE (DPMKE) is an ensemble of performing artists with dynamically different movement training and experiences that uses its diverse breadth of techniques to strengthen the virtuosity of art making through dance performance.


DPMKE’s first concert of the 2022-23 season, I am Because You Are, will premiere this November. The concert will explore the philosophy known as “Ubuntu” by looking back at the repertoire that has shaped Danceworks. This philosophy, a belief in which our common bonds with others shape us deeply, reflects our community’s investment in crafting our identity. Venture back in time with us via documentary style visuals and live embodiment of the diverse works that have become Danceworks favorites. Los Angeles artist and Milwaukee Native Taryn Vander Hoop will premiere repertoire as will senior company members Gina Laurenzi and Artistic Director, Christal Wagner.


For more information about upcoming DPMKE performances, tickets and season subscriptions, leap over to dwmke.org/DPMKEseason.

Expanding Outreach Programs

Danceworks’ vision is to be a driving force that builds community through movement and creative arts.


Emoji Yogi is a program developed by Danceworks for K5 and 1st grade students. As an expanded offering to our outreach programs Mad Hot Rhythm and Generations, participants will be guided through movement, breathing exercises, yoga and storytelling by one of our Teaching Artists. Participants will engage with themes such as kindness, happiness and gratitude through age appropriate practices.


For more information about each of our amazing outreach programs, head to dwmke.org/outreach.

More Dance Classes & Workshops!

Danceworks’ studio philosophy is to nurture and develop the spirit and the body through dance technique, physical discipline and self-expression. Our classes and programs are dedicated to helping every student reach their fullest potential, both physically and mentally. We believe that all people benefit from dance and arts activities. We strive to create an environment in which each student develops self-discipline, self-confidence and enthusiasm for the performing arts. Danceworks is committed to improving access to the arts and to building the audiences of the future through its scholarship program and by integrating arts activities and performances into the life of the community. Save the date for our annual student Showcase performance which will be held at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 17th, 2023.


We are currently enrolling for Fall 2022! Danceworks has a large variety of class styles and times for youth and adult dancers! For more information about studio offerings, go to dwmke.org/fall22.

Check out ALL of our exciting performances and events this 30th anniversary at www.danceworksmke.org!