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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Danceworks Inc.

Contributing to Milwaukee's cultural vitality by sparking a lifelong interest and participation in the arts.

three stars

87.49

1661 North Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 277-8480   Web Site
EIN: 39-1734312

Board Leadership
Anthony Jones
President

CEO
Deborah Wenzler Farris
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.49 three stars
  Financial 86.16 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1992, the mission of Danceworks, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is to enhance joy, health and creativity by engaging the community through dance. Danceworks' vision is to be a driving force that builds community through movement and creative arts. Our classes, programs and performances are dedicated to helping every student of the arts reach their fullest potential, both physically and mentally. We believe that all people benefit from dance and other arts activities. We strive to create an environment in which each student develops self-discipline, self-confidence and enthusiasm for the performing arts.

Founded in 1992, the mission of Danceworks, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is to enhance joy, health and creativity by engaging the community through dance. Danceworks' vision is to be a driving force that builds community through movement and creative arts. Our classes, programs and performances are dedicated to helping every student of the arts reach their fullest potential, both physically and mentally. We believe that all people benefit from dance and other arts activities. We strive to create an environment in which each student develops self-discipline, self-confidence and enthusiasm for the performing arts.

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Financial

three stars

86.16

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Danceworks Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Danceworks Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Danceworks Inc. (WI) 87.49 three stars
The Joffrey Ballet (IL) 92.01 four stars
Louisville Ballet (KY) 87.28 three stars
Texas Ballet Theater (TX) 87.79 three stars
American Ballet Theatre (NY) 90.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $508,724
   Federated Campaigns $180,655
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $31,662
Total Contributions $721,041
   Program Service Revenue $663,670
Total Primary Revenue $1,384,711
   Other Revenue $5,492
TOTAL REVENUE $1,390,203
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,118,087
   Administrative Expenses $173,892
   Fundraising Expenses $109,750
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,401,729
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-11,526
   
Net Assets $399,593

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Dance Classes $805,990 72.1%
Outreach Programs $257,443 23.0%
Annual Performance $54,654 4.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 04/01/2020 87.49 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-1734312
Name in IRS Master File DANCEWORKS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,098 6.14% Deborah Farris Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Danceworks Inc. (WI) 87.49 three stars
New York City Ballet (NY) 94.28 four stars
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (OH) 86.43 three stars
Gina Gibney Dance (NY) 89.32 three stars
Mark Morris Dance Group (NY) 91.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Danceworks Inc.
1661 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 277-8480
fax: (414) 277-8485
EIN: 39-1734312

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Board Leadership

Anthony Jones
President

CEO

Deborah Wenzler Farris
Chief Executive Officer

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