Youth Classes

It’s that time of the year again…

WINTER/SPRING 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 Boys Making Noise, to K-Pop and Contemporary (and so much in between)…there’s something for everyone this winter & spring at Danceworks!

 

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Youth Session Dates

  • Water Street | Fall ’22: September 12, 2022 – December 17, 2022 *No classes Nov. 23-27 all locations*
  • Water Street | Winter/Spring ’23: January 16, 2023 – June 10, 2023 *Spring Break April 3-9
  • Please note that fall 2022 session dates for classes at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) may differ due to observance of fall holidays. Please head to Class Rates for more information.
  • JCC | Winter/Spring ’23: Monday, January 16 – Friday, June 2 *Spring Break April 3-9
  • Save the Date for Danceworks Annual Student Showcase: Saturday, June 17, 2023

Click here to view our Winter/Spring 2022-23 Studio Session Brochure. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Please call or email us to confirm the most current class schedule.

 

 

 

Youth Class Schedule

click here to view schedule/register on MindBody
*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 the current session (our system defaults to the current date). The Youth Winter/Spring 2022-23 Session begins on Monday, January 16, 2023.

 

Please note: Registration for the full duration of each session is required for all youth classes. All youth classes will meet in person. Interested in a virtual youth class? Please contact Danceworks Director of Education, Amy Brinkman, via email

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. All youth classes will meet in person. Interested in a virtual youth class? Please contact Danceworks Director of Education, Amy Brinkman, via email

 

Danceworks at Water Street Location:

  • Fall ’22: September 12, 2022 – December 17, 2022 | $196
  • Winter/Spring ’23: January 16, 2023 – June 10. 2023 | $280
  • Full Year (Best deal!): September 12, 2022 – June 10. 2023 | $435 (reg. $476)

 

Fall 2022 at the Jewish Community Center (JCC):

  • Monday & Tuesday Classes: October 24, 2022 – December 13, 2022 | $116
  • Wednesday Classes: September 14, 2022 – December 12, 2022 | $174
  • Thursday & Friday Classes: September 15, 2022 – December 16, 2022 | $188

 

Winter/Spring 2022-23 at the Jewish Community Center (JCC):

  • Monday, January 16 – Friday, June 2 (Spring Break: April 3-9) | $260

 

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.

 

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 Winter/Spring 2022-23 Session begins on Monday, January 16, 2023.

 


Age: 2.5-3.5

Classes include: Tiny Dancer (locations @ Water Street & JCC)
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend

 

Register for ages 2.5-3


Age: 2.5-4

Classes include: *NEW* Story Explorers
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend

 

*NEW* Story Explorers
10-11 am | Drop-in Fee $15
January 4 & 18 | February 1 & 15 | March 1 & 15

 

Books can be a ticket to a new adventure. Come and explore stories through music, movement, and art. Each session will include a story, songs, movement, and making a souvenir art project to remember our adventure. Come along on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 10:00 am. to 11:00 am. Children participating will attend on their own for the first 40 minutes, then caregivers are asked to come in and help with the art portion of the class. To optimize this experience for all, accompanying siblings are accepted, but this class is not appropriate for mobile toddler siblings to participate in.

 

Register for Story Explorers


Age: 3

Classes include: Creative Dance (locations @ Water Street & JCC)
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend, Emily Bowlin

 

Register for age 3


Age: 3-4

Classes include: Tap/Creative Dance
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend

 

Register for age 3-4


Age: 4

Classes include: Tap/Pre-Ballet, Creative Dance (locations @ Water Street & JCC)
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend, Rachel Griffin

 

Register for age 4


Age: 5

Classes include: Tap/Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet (locations @ Water Street & JCC)
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend

 

Register for age 5


Age: 5-6

Classes include: Tap & Pre-Ballet (location @ JCC), Intro to Hip Hop
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend, Gabi Sustache

 

Register for ages 5-6


Age: 6

Classes include: Tap & Pre-Ballet (locations @ Water Street & JCC), Tap & Jazz
Instructors: Jessica Fastabend, Rachel Griffin

 

Register for age 6


Age: 6-8

Classes include: Boys Making Noise (Tap & Hip Hop)
Instructors: Rich Ashworth

 

Register for age 6-8


Age: 7-8

Classes include: Ballet I,  Tap/Jazz, Intro to Hip Hop (locations @ Water Street & JCC)
Instructors: Gabi Sustache, Jessica Fastabend

 

Register for ages 7-8


Age: 7-9

Classes include: Tap & Jazz (location @ JCC)
Instructors: Rachel Griffin

 

Register for ages 7-9


Age: 9+

Classes include: Ballet I, Ballet II, Ballet III, Jazz II/III, , Contemporary I,  Contemporary II, Tap I, Tap II/III, Tap III/IV,  Hip Hop I (locations @ Water Street & JCC)
Instructors: Kim Johnson, Gabi Sustache, Jessica Fastabend, Gina Laurenzi, Tori Isaac

 

Register for ages 9+


Age: 13+

Classes include: Ballet IV/V, Contemporary III/IV, Teen Hip Hop, Jazz IV/V
Instructors: Gabi Sustache, Gina Laurenzi

 

Register for ages 13+

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

School Day Off Workshops: Road Trip Adventures!

Get creative and make a day off of school an imaginative experience!


Appropriate for children in 5K-5th grades, Danceworks School Day Off Workshops run from 9am–4pm at our Water Street location.

We’re hitting the road to check out the AMAZING USA! Hop aboard to discover exciting things from the Pacific Northwest to the Deep South, New England to the Sun Belt. Each School Day Off Workshop will take us to a new area of the country. We’ll avoid the high gas prices by doing all our exploring right here at Danceworks. Dance, theater, visual art, and much more will fuel each exciting adventure.

 

Dates & Destinations:

  • Friday, September 30 | Sun Belt
  • Friday, October 21 | Rocky Mountains
  • Tuesday, November 8 | Midwest
  • Monday, January 16 | Deep North
  • Friday, February 17 | Rust Belt
  • Monday, February 20 | New England
  • Friday, March 17 | Deep South
  • Monday, March 20 | Pacific North

 

Register for School Day Off Workshops

Mask Policy Update

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!

 

View Resource Videos

 

 

 

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