Targeted to 5th grade students, Dancing Classrooms is a 10-week, 20-session social emotional arts education program that uses the vocabulary of ballroom dance to cultivate the positive feelings that are inherent in every child. The maturity necessary to dance together fosters respect, teamwork, confidence and a sense of joy and accomplishment, which we hope to bring to every child.
Our residencies are integrated into the school day, in the classroom setting in partnership with the school staff. The standards based curriculum, known as the Dulaine Method, is aligned with Common Core Standards. Each class includes the introduction of new dance steps while reinforcing what has been previously learned. Expertise is achieved through practice and repetition.
The program is monitored on an ongoing basis by evaluators and educational liaisons. We adhere to the highest standards of excellence to ensure the best experience for our students. Children from Seattle to Switzerland and in between are held to the same high standards and could dance the same steps together, which is a unique part of our program.
The program culminates in a showcase in which every child performs. Audience members can include parents, families, community members, students, and school faculty and staff.