DanceMKE Competition Week 3 2016

Milwaukee has a dance scene that is simply exploding with talent. Homegrown dancers and choreographers are creating outstanding work and DanceMKE looks to shine a light on these talented artists.

DanceMKE is a new weekly dance competition featuring Milwaukee dance artists from any discipline. Twenty groups have been selected to battle it out for three consecutive weeks starting August 2nd. A panel of local dance experts will select the top three groups from each week who will advance to the finals on August 23.

The audience vote can help sway the judges choice – so be there to cheer on your local dancers each week for DanceMKE 2016!

Week 3 Dance Groups:

Clay and Angie
Dance Academy of Mexico
Oliva Oskarsson
Gabrielle Sustache
Elisabeth Roskopf
Anna Erdman & Josa Comstock


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 Date

Aug. 16, 2016 7:00 PM


Peck Pavilion
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Family Friendly
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