Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap
Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap (MHBT) is an educational dance program for schoolchildren in the Greater Milwaukee area targeting primarily very low-income schools in Milwaukee’s central city. MHBT provides desperately needed arts programming directly in the schools, while building artistic, academic and social skills among students. MHBT strives to empower youth to stay in school, gain self-confidence and reach their full potential through the transformative power of dance.
Florentine Opera Company programs reach a broad spectrum of individuals throughout Metro Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Each year the Florentine Opera is committed to serving the Greater Milwaukee area with arts programming. Last year, nearly 20,000 students and individuals benefited from Florentine Opera programs. These programs provide a vital addition to local arts education—both in the classroom and on the stage. The Florentine Opera Company Education Department is committed to providing educators with opportunities to utilize opera to meet educational standards, as well as to enhance learning for all students.
Our in-school programs introduce elementary, middle and high school students to the fundamentals of opportunities that exist within the field of opera. With support from the Florentine Opera Company’s generous donors, schools with limited budgets are granted educational programming for their students.
- Violin lessons are offered beginning in 1st grade.
- Piano lessons are offered beginning in 2nd grade.