While Dancing Classrooms has been hailed as an effective program for teaching social dance, the program provides many other benefits. Dancing Classrooms is about creating an atmosphere that allows students who are typically introverted and reserved to step out and shine. It focuses physical energy and increases health through the joy of movement. It builds self-esteem and interactive social skills as it improves children’s confidence and ability to relate to others.
Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists work with school teachers to ensure that the students connect their ballroom dancing experience with art, music, history, language arts and physical education. Who we work with
We work with 5th & 8th grade students
No pre-requisites or previous dance experience needed. All children are included; lessons are taught in English. Teachers attend each class
A clean, well-lit space with optimum dimensions of 30'x40' cleared of all desks, chairs and objects. A gym or auditorium stage is ideal. The space should be quiet, contained and away from foot traffic
It is best if the floor is hard wood or masonite/linoleum; no carpeting
An invitation to participate in our annual Colors of the Rainbow is extended