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Now is the perfect time to mark your calendars for the first show of Danceworks Performance MKE's 2022-23 season, “I Am Because You Are…”! 🗓📲💃🏻I Am Because You Are…November 12-13, 2022Baumgartner Center for Dance128 N Jackson St. Milwaukee WI🎟️ to learn more about the show? Read all about it below 👇“And you are because I am.” In DPMKE’s 25th anniversary season, the company explores the philosophy known as “Ubuntu” by looking back at the unforgettable work that has shaped Danceworks, Inc. through the years. This philosophy, a belief in which our common bonds with others shape us deeply, single handedly reflects our community’s investment in helping shape our identity. We are also able to fully become who we are by unapologetically sharing ourselves with others and our history as a company runs through the veins of each new work we present.Please venture back in time with us to remember through a documentary telling and live embodiment of the company’s touching, comedic, and curious works that have become Danceworks favorites. Los Angeles artist and Milwaukee Native Taryn Vander Hoop (@tarynvanderhoop ) will set new repertoire on DPMKE and Dawn Springer (@dawncspringer), Gina Laurenzi (@gina_laurenzi ) and Christal Wagner (@waitingforutah ) will revisit and craft brand new works for the stage respectively. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy #MKEMonday! Today is a special day because it is the first day of Emoji Yogi, an outreach program for K5 and 1st grade students that guides students through movement, breathing exercises, yoga and storytelling. 🧘🏿🧘🏻‍♀️ Danceworks is proud to be partnering with the Choose Love Movement for this program. The Choose Love formula of 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞+𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞+𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬+𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 will help form each lesson. 💙 You can learn more about Emoji Yogi & the Choose Love Movement when you go to ⬅️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Our students are putting those brand new light weight, adjustable barres to good use! A huge shoutout to all of the amazing Raise the Barre donors from this past summer. Because of YOU, we were able to purchase 27 new barres for the studio!! #thankyou If you donated $100 or more, your names are still going on the barre. Keep a lookout - coming soon 👀 ... See MoreSee Less
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Danceworks Blog

What Goes Around Comes Around

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

A beautiful smile

The smile behind our design

Why not end the week sharing some good news! Meet Lisa Wenzler, Danceworks’ marketing manager and the person responsible for our graphic design, social media, e-blasts and much more. People ask me all the time who designs our materials—well, here she is.

When I first thought about bringing our design in-house, the expense of the appropriate computer and software needs quickly added up and I changed my mind. Then I got a call from Jerry Rubin, the husband of a faithful donor and patron, Pat Frost. He had just recently downsized his business and was giving away what we needed. What a great day that was—we were now ready to turn Lisa from freelancer to staffer! We’ve been moving fast ever since, as you can tell from all the inventive work she produces each week—from Danceworks’ website, to our Facebook posts, to all of our printed materials.

And Jerry’s gifts have kept coming. Here is the almost-brand-new 27″ iMac computer that Jerry donated last week.

Before and after

Now Lisa can use Jerry’s older iMac on the go or the newer iMac at the office or both together!

You realize how special the gift is seeing Lisa’s postcard design for our upcoming concert Intersect (Nov 15-24) beside the computer she used to work on. We couldn’t be more grateful! After all, it’s the work Lisa does that gets Danceworks’ program and performance information into your hands.

So… from Jerry to Lisa to you, we are able to keep you in the know about Danceworks. Thank you, Jerry and Pat!

And just a little more great news..

Bryan Michaels

Bryan Michaels

We were fortunate enough to find the help of a wonderful new marketing intern, Bryan Michaels. He has volunteered his services to Danceworks just because he likes us. Bryan has a degree in Public Relations from UW-Milwaukee and has worked with Zizzo Group, among other local companies.

Welcome, Bryan, we’re so happy to have you join our team—and thank you, too!



About Our Blog

Welcome to the Danceworks blog, where we're hoping to share a little bit more about the heart and soul behind Danceworks… what made us join the dance and keeps us dancing, what keeps us inspired, and where we can share some of the stories worth telling.