Ballet Beat

Ballet Beat dancers perform in a park


Ballet Beat is our summer series of free workshops, events, and activities that finishes with three incredible public performances. Dancers from Milwaukee Ballet and our Second Company MBII join with community partners to make ballet accessible to all.

All are welcome to experience dance in casual and fun indoor and outdoor settings. Join us for your chance to experience dance!

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Upcoming Events

Join Milwaukee Ballet for barre classes, storytimes, kids' activities, mini performances, and more throughout Greater Milwaukee during the month of July.


Sat. June 29 - McKinley Park - Mini Performance

DATE & TIME: Saturday, June 29, 12:30-2:30

LOCATION: McKinley Park, "Coast Guard Station Shelter," 1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

ABOUT: Two Ballet Beat dancers will perform solos, one classical and one contemporary, as part of the showcase. Part of Dance for Hope.

Sun. July 7 - Summerfest Grounds - Sunday Family Funday

DATE & TIME: Sunday, July 7, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

LOCATION: Northwestern Mutual Community ParkSummerfest Grounds (Henry Maier Festival Park)

ABOUT: Meet & greet Milwaukee Ballet dancers with an assortment of fun, kid-friendly activities. Part of Summerfest's Sunday Family Fun Days series. 

Thurs. July 11 - Cudahy Library - Storytime

DATE & TIME: Thursday, July 11, 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Cudahy Family Library, 3500 Library Dr, Cudahy, WI 53110

ABOUT: Don't wait until December to enjoy The Nutcracker — experience the holiday magic with "Christmas in July" storytime.

Fri. July 12 - Bastille Day West - Barre Class & Mini Performance

DATE & TIME: Friday, July 12, 4:30-5:30 PM

LOCATION: West Vliet Street, between 57th and 60th Streets

ABOUT: Enjoy an all-ages-friendly, casual barre class and mini performance with Milwaukee Ballet dancers. Part of Bastille Day West.

Sat. July 13 - Bastille Days - Barre Class & Mini Performance

DATE & TIME: Saturday, July 13, 11:00-11:45 AM

LOCATION: Cathedral Park Square, 520 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

ABOUT: Enjoy an all-ages-friendly, casual barre class and mini performance with Milwaukee Ballet dancers. Part of Bastille Days

Mon. July 15 - Watertown Library - Storytime

DATE & TIME: Monday, July 15, 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Watertown Public Library, 100 S Water St, Watertown, WI 53094

ABOUT: Milwaukee Ballet dancers will lead storytime, including a book reading and fun movement activity.

Wed. July 17 - Washington Park Wednesdays - Barre Class & Mini Performance

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, July 17, 5:00-6:00 PM

LOCATION: Washington Park, 1859 N 40th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208

ABOUT: Enjoy an all-ages-friendly, casual barre class and mini performance with Milwaukee Ballet dancers. Part of Washington Park Wednesdays

Thurs. July 18 - Jewish Community Center Carnival - Meet & Greet

DATE & TIME: Thursday, July 18, 4:30-7:00 PM

LOCATION: Jewish Community Center, 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

ABOUT: Enjoy an all-ages friendly, casual barre class, plus other kid-friendly activities. Part of the Jewish Community Center Carnival.

Sat. July 27 - Death's Door Dance Festival - Performance

DATE & TIME: Saturday, July 27, Time TBD

LOCATION: Sister Bay, Wisconsin

ABOUT: Milwaukee Ballet dancers will perform in a lineup of talented dancers from around the state. Part of Death's Door Dance Festival

Final Performances

Free full-length performances will cap off our month of activities and workshops. Milwaukee Ballet Artists and Milwaukee Ballet II dancers will share a selection of exciting classical and contemporary works!


Sat. July 20 - Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

DATE & TIME: Saturday, July 20

  • 11:30 AM - Barre Class
  • 12:15 - Performance

LOCATION: Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, 5460 N 64th St, Milwaukee, WI 53218

Wed. July 24 - Sharon Lynne Wilson Center

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, July 24, 6:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 3270 Mitchell Park Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045

Thurs, July 25 - Baumgartner Center for Dance

DATE & TIME: Thursday, July 25, 6:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: Baumgartner Center for Dance, 128 N Jackson Street, Milwaukee WI 53202

Seating is limited and must be reserved in advance.  Please click below to reserve your FREE performance tickets.

Meet the Cast


Thank You!

Ballet Beat is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.


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