DanceMKE Competition Finals 2016

It all comes down to this….the first ever DanceMKE FINALS. With 9 groups left representing some of the most talented dancers in the Milwaukee area it promises a night full of passionate performances and high energy dancing. Cheer on your favorites in this not-to-be-missed finale of DanceMKE!

DanceMKE 2016 Finalists:

Ballet Folklorico Nacional of Milwaukee
Young Dance Academy
SueMo Dance Company
All The Above Dance Company
Monsterz Ink
Dance Academy of Mexico
Gabrielle Sustache
Clay and Angie


Additional Information

DanceMKE Timeline: 

  • April: Call for Participation 
  • June 1: Web submissions due
  • June 14: Dancers receive notification regarding acceptance and performance week assignment 
  • August 2: 7pm – Week 1 performance
  • August 9: 7pm – Week 2 performance
  • August 16: 7pm – Week 3 performance
  • August 23: FINALS
All performances take place at Peck Pavilion on the grounds of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. 


  • This is a 4-week dance competition open to dancers 11 and older (choreographers at least 16+) in ANY style of dance. Solos, duos or groups (max 20) with dance of any style.
  • Dance selections must be a minimum of 3 1/2 minutes and not greater than 6 minutes.
  • The audience for these events is all ages so performances (movement and music) must not consist of profanity or crude subject matter.
  • Performance space is 40’ wide by 28’ deep. Floor surface is a painted sprung wood floor. Dance pieces must fit into this space. 

Submission Process

The submissions for 2016 DanceMKE are now closed.

Participant Information

  • Weekly prizes (to be determined) will be awarded to the top 3 groups on August 2, 9 and 16.
  • The top three groups from each week will advance to the finals on August 23.
  • The top three groups from the Finals will receive cash, Danceworks Scholarships and a trophy.
  • Every participant in the competition will receive a limited edition DanceMKE t-shirt for participating.

This show's performances are over.

Show Dates

Start: Aug. 23, 2016

End: Aug. 23, 2016


Peck Pavilion
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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