Started in one New York City public school in 1994 by ballroom champions, Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau, Dancing Classrooms Global has worked its magic on more than 400,000 students, their teachers and their families in 31 cities in the U.S. and abroad. We currently serve over 50,000 students a year, 25,000 of them in New York City. In 2005, Dancing Classrooms was immortalized in the award-winning documentary film Mad Hot Ballroom. The reputation of Dancing Classrooms was further enhanced with the release of the major motion picture Take the Lead, starring Antonio Banderas as Pierre Dulaine and Dulaine's most recent documentary, Dancing in Jaffa.
In the spring of 2012, Dancing Classrooms Washington DC was formed. DCDC launched residencies in three DC-area schools and is working hard to create the organizational foundation to sustain its commitment to bring the Dancing Classrooms magic to more and more school children across the region. As an expanding global organization, we believe that our nation’s capital should also benefit from this amazing program. The goal of Dancing Classrooms Washington D.C. is to help every fifth grader in the greater DC/ Metro area learn to become Ladies and Gentlemen, with respect and elegance, all while experiencing the joy of dance.