Founded in 1992, the mission of Danceworks, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is to enhance the joy, health and creativity of the community through performances, classes and outreach activities that integrate dance and other art forms. Danceworks contributes to Milwaukee’s cultural vitality by sparking a lifelong interest and participation in the arts.
Danceworks is committed to taking arts and arts learning beyond the studio and theatre and into the community by creating work that resonates with diverse groups of people.
Danceworks serves more than 67,000 children, adults and seniors each year through:
- Original contemporary performances by the Danceworks Performance MKE, and a year-round experimental venue for local and national artists called the DanceLAB
- A youth company, Danceworks Youth Performance Company, of Milwaukee-area dancers ages 7-18, modeled on our professional dance company
- Weekly dance and dance fitness classes at our downtown studio and at satellite locations
- Dance and arts programming at schools in Milwaukee and surrounding communities
- Dance and arts programming for older adults