Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap

Innovative educational dance program

Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap from Danceworks is an innovative educational dance program, providing desperately needed arts and physical education programming to underserved urban youth in low-income, central city schools.

The 2017 Mad Hot program served 45 Milwaukee-area public and private schools and nearly 1,500 young people! Participating schools select one 4th and 5th grade class to learn tap and one 5th and 6th grade class to learn ballroom. Danceworks instructors provide one-hour dance classes twice per week for a total of 22 hours of dance per classroom. The program culminates with the annual Danceworks Mad Hot Competition held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.