Giving students the confidence, connection and community to take the lead in their lives—inspiring their success today and tomorrow.
Welcome to Dancing Classrooms Washington D.C.
In the Spring of 2012, Dancing Classrooms Washington D.C. was formed. Dancing Classrooms District of Columbia launched residencies in three D.C. area schools and is working hard to create the organizational foundation to sustain its commitment to bring the Dancing Classrooms magic to more school children across the region.
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What is Dancing Classrooms?
Launched in 1994, Dancing Classrooms is an arts education program that uses ballroom dance to develop social skills and enhance academic success for 5th grade students.
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The Joy of Dancing
When Dancing Classrooms students perform the Tango, Merengue or Swing, you see life in their movements and light in their eyes.
Dancing Classrooms gives children faith in themselves to face whatever challenges the day or life begins.
Making a Difference
Dancing Classrooms is inspiring communities and school districts to bring life and joy back into their classrooms.
Our mission is to cultivate essential life skills in children through the practice of social dance.
Our vision is to have schools and communities where every child is connected, respected, and provided a safe environment in which to thrive.
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Through the art of Ballroom Dancing, Dancing Classrooms helps children succeed in life by unleashing rapid development of essential social, emotional, and cognitive skills. A distinctively rich, in-school experience, the program engages students in the joy, discipline and teamwork of social dance and creates mutually respectful and effective learning environments.