Put on your dancing shoes! Preview the 10th annual Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Competition

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MILWAUKEE -- It's time to put on your dancing shoes! The Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Competition is going on this weekend. Wanyah Frazier joins FOX6 WakeUp to tell us about about all of the fun.

The Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Competition will take place Saturday, May 21st. It starts at 9:30 a.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Nearly 2,200 Milwaukee students from 43 schools (40 MPS schools) will take center stage in the tenth annual, citywide Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap (MHBT) Competition. This event is free and open to the public.

About Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap (website) 

The primary goals are to:

  • To improve students’ social and emotional skills;
  • To improve students’ respect for self and others;
  • To improve students’ attitudes toward physical activity.

Danceworks MHBT runs February – May.  Participating schools select one 4th or 5th grade classroom to participate in tap and one 5th or 6th grade classroom to participate in ballroom. Danceworks instructors provide one-hour dance classes twice per week for each style of dance over the course of 12 weeks – 24 total hours of dance per classroom.  Culminating performance at each school, as well as an annual Danceworks MHBT Competition held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee, cap off the program in May.   Families incur no costs for this program.

For more information about Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Program, click here.