Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mad Hot Ballroom

We'd like to promote a really cool event this weekend, and if you are free, they are looking for volunteers! If you are interested in helping out at the 6th Annual Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Competition, please contact  Please contact Liz Tesch at (414) 277-8480 ext.6003 or via email. Minimum shifts are two hours between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

It's here—one of Danceworks' most inspiring events of the year...

The 6th Annual Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Competition!


The Bradley Center
1001 N. 4th Street
Milwaukee, WI  53203


May 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tap Competition First Heat: 10:10 a.m.
Final Round, Tap: 12:40 p.m.
Ballroom Competition First Heat: 1:30 p.m.
Final Round, Ballroom: 4:05 p.m.

FREE and open to the public, the citywide MHBT Competition showcases nearly
2,200 fourth through sixth grade students from 43 Milwaukee Schools. They’ll
tap dance Funky, Latin and Swing styles and show off their ballroom dance
skills in the Samba, Jitterbug and Tango. Join friends and family to cheer on
the participants of Danceworks’ signature arts education program!

Inspired by the hit documentary Mad Hot Ballroom, Danceworks MHBT teaches life
skills and impacts school engagement by integrating tap and ballroom dance
classes into the regular school curriculum. Students receive 24 hours of
instruction from professional teaching artists over the course of 12 weeks,
culminating at the Competition. The day includes an opening ceremony featuring
teachers and principals from participating schools; school team “All Stars,”
who are selected through MHBT instructor nomination or election among student
peers; and special performances by Danceworks Youth Performance Company, a new
troupe of advanced dance students ages 10-16, many of whom have come from MHBT
in past years.

Come and join the fun…it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Check out ALBA School getting started with MHBT!

Danceworks instructors provide tap and ballroom dance instruction to 4th and
5th grade classes (tap) and 5th and 6th grade classes (ballroom) two times per
week for twelve weeks at participating schools. MHBT culminates with a citywide
competition and exhibition for all students at the Bradley Center in May. Last
year nearly 6,500 friends and family joined us for the fifth annual MHBT
competition to cheer on our young dancers.

Watch this Funky Tap clip from the 2011 Competition!

Want to help support this exciting program?

Call 414-277-8480 or stop in to Danceworks and order your own custom Alterra
Mad Hot and Bold blend coffee and one-of-a-kind mug. All proceeds go to the
Danceworks' Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program!

1661 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 277-8480


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