Youth Classes

It’s that time of the year again…

SUMMER REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN!

Whether you’re looking for a class for your child or yourself, Danceworks has lots of class styles and times to get you moving. Our engaging virtual adult classes are also available for you to take right from your home. From Barre Workout and Ballet, to K-Pop and African Dance Workout (and so much in between)…there’s something for everyone this winter at Danceworks!

 

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Session Dates for Youth

  • Winter/Spring ’22 | Water Street Location: January 10, 2022 – June 4, 2022
    *No classes April 11-17 & May 30*
  • Winter/Spring ’22 |  JCC: January 10, 2022 – June 4, 2022
    *No classes April 11-17 & May 30*
  • Summer ’22: July 11, 2022 – August 20, 2022
    *No classes 7/3-4*

Click here to view our Summer 2022 Studio Session Brochure. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Please call or email us to confirm the most current class schedule.

>>Click here to see Winter/Spring ’22 Studio Brochure

 

Youth Class Schedule

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*See drop down menu below to register for class based on age. 

 

When viewing the schedule of available classes in each category, make sure you navigate to the correct date to register for spring classes (our system defaults to the current date). The Youth Summer ’22 Session begins on July 11, 2022!

 

Please note: Registration for the full duration of each session is required for all youth classes.

Class Rates

We would like to highly encourage one to have a credit card on file so that they can easily make purchases and if in-person, make paying for a water or pair of shoes easier. Thank you!

 

Check out our scholarship options!

 

Youth Class Rates:

Youth students must sign up for entire session. Includes virtual & in-studio classes.  

 

  • Water Street Youth Summer Session: July 11-August 20, 2022 (6 weeks) | $85
  • Danceworks at the JCC: July 11-August 20, 2002
    Member: $80 | Non-Member: $85 | Patron: $72
  • Make-up classes:
    Due to COVID-19 and our limited class capacities, youth students will only be allowed to make up missed classes with pre-approval. Contact info@danceworksmke.org or call (414)277-8480 to check on availability to make up a class in-person or to arrange to get a link for a virtual class that can be used as a makeup class.
  • *NEW* Foster Families:
    We are happy to announce that we are partnering with Children’s Wisconsin to provide a 15% discount on youth studio classes and School Day Off Workshops for foster families. Please call our front desk at (414)277-8480 for more information regarding how to register and apply the discount.

View Full class rates webpage

 

Registration & Payment Policies:

  • Danceworks has a strict no-refund policy. In the event that we are no longer able to hold in-person and outdoor classes, we will transition all programming to a virtual format and any tuition paid will be applied to virtual programming.
  • Youth students who withdraw from class midyear are not obligated to pay any remaining balance, however, any payments made will not be refunded.
  • Refunds are not given for missed classes and students are encouraged to make up missed classes. This includes classes canceled due to inclement weather. Please consult with you/your child’s instructors on what class would be most appropriate as a make-up class.
  • Danceworks has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 including limiting class capacities. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis online at Danceworksmke.org
  • Waiver/Release: All youth and adult students must have a signed waiver on file. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver on their behalf.

Please contact Danceworks Director of Education, Amy Brinkman, at abrinkman@danceworksmke.org with any questions or concerns.

Youth Class by Age

When viewing the schedule of available classes in each category, make sure you navigate to the correct date to register for spring classes (our system defaults to the current date). 

 

Please note: Registration for the full duration of each session is required for all youth classes. The Youth Summer ’22 Session begins on July 11, 2022!

 


Age: 2.5-3.5

Classes include: Tiny Dancer
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend

 

Register for ages 2.5-3


Age: 3

Classes include: Creative Dance
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend, Emily Bowlin

 

Register for age 3


Age: 4

Classes include: Tap/Pre-Ballet, Creative Dance
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend, Rachel Griffin

 

Register for age 4


Age: 4-5

Classes include: Tap/Pre-Ballet
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend

 

Register for age 4-5


Age: 5-6

Classes include: Tap & Jazz, Tap & Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend

 

Register for ages 5-6


Ages 5+

Classes include: Parent/Child Tap Dance, Family Yoga (Outside)
Instructors: Emily Bowlin, Senta Metz

 

Register for Parent/child tap dance
A beginning tap class for parent and their children, ages 5 – 8.

 

Register for Family Yoga
Enjoy the outdoors and fitness with the family by attending our Family Yoga class, which will be outside along the Milwaukee Riverwalk.  Summer fun and fitness for all.


Age: 6

Classes include: Tap & Pre-Ballet
Instructors: Emily Bowlin

 

Register for age 6


Age: 6-8

Classes include: Intro to Hip Hop, Boys Making Noise (Tap & Hip Hop)
Instructors: Gabi Sustache, Rich Ashworth

 

Register for age 6-8


Age: 7-8

Classes include: Ballet I,  Tap/Jazz
Instructors: Rachel Griffin, Tiffany Kadani, Gabi Sustache, Emily Bowlin

 

Register for ages 7-8


Age: 8+

Classes include: African Dance
Instructors: Prince Adrean

 

Register for ages 8+


Age: 9-13

Classes include: Ballet I, Ballet II/III, Jazz II/III, , Contemporary I, Hip Hop,  Tap II
Instructors: Kim Johnson, Angela Weidner, Gabi Sustache, Jessica Fastabend, Gina Laurenzi

 

Register for ages 9-13


Age: 10-12

Classes include: Kids K-Pop
Instructors: Alex Vanissaveth

 

Register for ages 10-12


Age: 13+

Classes include: Contemporary III/IV, Teen Hip Hop, K-Pop
Instructors: Gabi Sustache, Gina Laurenzi, Alex Vanissaveth

 

Register for ages 13+


Age: 14+

Are you ready to take your dancing technique to the next level?
Check out our summer performance workshops!

Danceworks performance workshops are for serious students who are interested in performing and have a minimum of 3-4 years of consistent dance training.

 

Due to the performance component of the workshops, consistent attendance is required to participate in the performance opportunities. We do encourage everyone participating in the workshop to be part of the performance. The performance is not mandatory, however, choreographers must be aware of this before they begin setting the work. DanceLab performances are ticketed events and anyone attending must purchase a ticket.

 

*Register for one of our performance workshops and you’ll receive a one time 15% discount on a class card toward a weekly summer class of your choice.

 

Jazz Performance Workshop | Monday 6:45- 8 pm | June 20-August 8 | $110
(no workshop on July 4)
The jazz performance workshop is an opportunity for dancers to enhance their knowledge of jazz dance through movement focusing on style, musicality and isolation. Participants will move to upbeat tunes and be featured in a piece of choreography to be performed in the Danceworks DanceLab concert, Rhythmworks, August 12-14, 2022. This workshop is appropriate for teen-adult dancers who are at an intermediate/advanced level.

 

Register for Jazz Performance Workshop


Hip Hop Performance Workshop | Tuesday 5:45-7 pm| June 21-August 9 | $125
The hip hop performance workshop will focus on musicality, execution of movement style, and enhancing performance quality. Choreography taught in this workshop will be performed in Danceworks DanceLAB concert, Rhythmworks August 12-14, 2022. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate/advanced dancers teen through adult.

 

Register for Hip Hop Performance Workshop


Tap Dance Performance Workshop | Wednesday 6:30-7:45 pm  | June 22- August | $125
The tap performance workshop will explore the many layers that go into tap dance choreography including musicality, articulation, and rhythm. Participants will learn an exhilarating piece of choreography to be performed in Danceworks DanceLab concert, Rhythmworks, August 12-14, 2022. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate/advanced dancers teen through adult.

 

Register for Tap Performance Workshop


Don’t see a class in the format you’d like? Our goal is to make all of our classes available to everyone. Most youth and adult classes that meet in-studio can also be live-streamed. Contact Danceworks Director of Education, Amy Brinkman for more information.

Workshops

Workshops

All of our workshops are for ages 14+: Performance Workshops, Let’s Dance Family Workshop, Social Dance Series & more!

View more info about workshops

Dance Intensive

Are you a serious dancer looking to take your dance technique to the next level? If so, don’t miss this chance to get inspired in so many new ways!

Danceworks’ Dance Intensive will provide an opportunity to broaden your understanding of various dance styles, work toward improving dance technique and refine performance skills. During this week-long, age and level appropriate experience, dancers will study with Danceworks’ versatile and professional dancers and teaching artists. Taking a variety of classes, learning choreography and discussing topics important to the growth of an artist, this exhilarating week of dance is just the challenge you need to stretch yourself as a dancer.

 

Pricing:

  • Half day (9am-12 pm) On or before 5/31/22 $145 / after 5/31/22 $160
  • Full day (9am-4 pm) On or before 5/31/21 $275/wk / after 5/31/21 $289/wk

 

AGES 13-18 DANCE INTENSIVE | June 20-24 | 9am-4pm
Audition required. For consideration, please send a video clip (1:00-1:30 minutes in length) demonstrating skills, choreography, or improvisation to gsustache@danceworksmke.org. Please allow a week for video to be reviewed.

 

If your preference is to audition in person, please contact gsustache@danceworksmke.org for available options.

*21-22 DYPC members do not need to audition

 

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AGES 8-12 | DANCE INTENSIVE W/ ART & THEATER ADD ON| JUNE 27-JULY 1, 9am-4pm 

If you love to dance then this week is just what you’re looking for. Join us for a week of learning new dance styles and meeting new friends. This intensive is appropriate for any students (ages 8-12) with at least one year of dance training in any style.

The workshop will run M-F from 9 am – 12 pm with dance in the morning and in the afternoon, enjoy the Over the River theatre and art workshops from 1 – 4 pm. Remember to bring a lunch since you will stay right at Danceworks while you take a break from 12 – 1 pm before the afternoon program begins.

 

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AGES 8-12 DANCE INTENSIVE (AM SESSION ONLY)| JUNE 27-JULY 1, 9am-12pm 

If you love to dance then this week is just what you’re looking for. Join us for a week of learning new dance styles and meeting new friends. This intensive is appropriate for any students (ages 8-12) with at least one year of dance training in any style.

 

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Summer Creative Arts Camps

Make new friends, use your imagination, create original artwork and experience the thrill of performing with Summer Creative Arts Camps at Danceworks!

Exploration, creativity, and play are needed now more than ever, and Danceworks’ Summer Creative Arts Camps are here to deliver! Our team of professional arts educators have provided high-quality arts programming for over 25 years, and are dedicated to helping students see the world through their own imagination. Your child will have a fun-filled week dancing, creating and making new friends at any and all of our exciting week-long camps this summer!

 

Find out more info about summer camps

Mask Policy Update Summer ’22

SUMMER 2022 MASK POLICY UPDATES
Masks will be optional for both youth and adult classes. We will adhere to the CDC guidelines as they relate to covid cases in our area. Danceworks reserves the right to change our policy on mask wearing at any time to ensure the safety of our staff, faculty and students.

 

While masks will be optional, any individual who feels more comfortable wearing a mask is encouraged to do so. Please also be reminded that you should:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Get tested if you are having any Covid symptoms and contact us if you have a positive test result. We will notify students if they’ve been exposed to Covid, however, information on where the exposure came from will remain confidential.

Our sincere thanks to our students and families for their cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times. We will continue to keep you informed as we navigate the next steps in the coming days and weeks ahead.

Registration Resources

Need help registering for class?! These videos will go through the step-by-step process of signing up for Danceworks classes using the Mindbody website. Whatever payment method you choose, there is a video for you!

 

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For questions about our studio classes, please contact Danceworks Director of Education, Amy Brinkman, via email. Thank you!