"Come Dance With Me" – The Window at Barneys

Barneys New York partners with Dancing Classrooms to unveil their new line of childrenswear. Elegant young people from the Dancing Classrooms Academy and the Youth Dance Company are featured in this charming video.

After seeing the success of [Dancing Classrooms] with his own daughter, Barneys’ Digital Creative Director envisioned bringing the Fall ’15 girls’ and boys‘ collections to life on the dance floor. Under the guidance of Dancing Classroom’s National Program Director Rodney Lopez and film director Anna Palma, a group of children both familiar to the program and new to it spent a day learning dance moves and laughing as the cameras rolled—all while wearing new season threads from Paul Smith, Milly, Mademoiselle Charlotte, Jimmy Bravo, and more.

Read about the video on Barneys' website here.


Mad Hot Ballroom 10th Anniversary Event at the United Palace of Cultural Arts

Footage and images of the 10th Anniversary screening of Mad Hot Ballroom, the celebrated documentary about the Dancing Classrooms program. The event, held at the historic United Palace of Cultural Arts in New York City, featured a Q&A with the children featured in the film, Dancing Classrooms founder Pierre Dulaine, and performances by the Dancing Classrooms Youth Dance Company.


One Step Ahead Partner Awards 2015

The One Step Ahead Partner Awards Ceremony is an opportunity for Dancing Classrooms to honor the administrators, and teachers, and school partners who go above and beyond in their support of our residencies.


2015 Dancing Classrooms SEL Champion: Roger P. Weissberg

2015 International Champion of Social and Emotional Learning honoree, Roger P. Weissberg, talks about the impact and benefits of having Dancing Classrooms programming in our schools and communities.

Press Release [PDF]


CBS NY: Washington Heights Fourth-Graders Learn Life Lessons Through Dance

Kids across New York City are dancing up a storm.

As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported, they are getting ready for a competition, and they’re learning a lot more than just dance steps.

At P.S. 128 in Washington Heights, fourth-graders are learning everything from swing to the foxtrot to the tango. But they’re also learning about teamwork and respect.

Read more on CBS New York's website.


Dancing Principals - Maria Teresa Bernardi, Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

The Dancing Classrooms program in Toronto has wonderful school partners, including the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. Rodney Lopez talks with Principal Maria Teresa Bernardi to find out her thoughts about the impact of the program on her students.


Dancing Principals - Akosua Watts, Chester Charter School for the Arts

In this installment of Dancing Principals, Rodney Lopez talks with Akosua Watts, principal of the Chester Charter School for the Arts. She discusses why she continues to work with Dancing Classrooms year after year and how the program affects her students' social, emotional and academic learning.


Dancing Principals - Judith Wilson PS 3R

Dancing Principals turns the spotlight on Judith Wilson, principal of PS 3 in Staten Island, NY. She talks about why she's chosen to dance with her students this year and why her school partners with Dancing Classrooms.


Dancing Principals - Rosa Arredondo, PS 128M

Dancing Classrooms talks with Dancing Principal Rosa Argelia Arredondo about why she enjoys having DC residencies in her school and why she likes to dance with her students.


Dancing Classrooms on WABC

Dancing Classrooms featured on Eyewitness News on WABC in New York.