For Over 26 Years

Dancing Classrooms has partnered with schools and communities to bring the joy of social dance to young people around the world.

Our culturally responsive programs develop Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills like motivation, perseverance, connection and listening to develop empathetic global citizens. School principals, teachers and families have witnessed the elevated self-esteem, shared experience and engagement of each Dancing Classrooms student that propels enhanced performance in- and out-of-school in the following semesters. Even in a virtual and socially-distanced world, our programs result in better student performance and engagement in the classroom and beyond.

Residencies

Offered In- and Out-of-School, centered in our core values of respect, compassion and creating a safe space

During a Dancing Classrooms residency our Teaching Artists celebrate the diversity of dance and create inclusive environments for students of all backgrounds, abilities, and gender identities. They model behaviors that offer young people a place to thrive and engage in the joy, discipline and teamwork of social dance.

Residencies can be offered safely in-school, online, or pivot from one to the other as needed (see our COVID policies for how we are following local and national regulations to keep our staff and students safe).
Upper Elementary & Middle School

Core Residency Program

Our tried-and-true program made famous in “Mad Hot Ballroom”, proven to foster engagement, teamwork and confidence!

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Remote-Learning Upper Elementary

Homeroom Edition

Bringing the benefits of our renowned program to students ONLINE!

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Middle & High School

Social Dance Intensives

Specialized Dance Intensive Residencies allow upper-grade students a closer exploration of social dance.

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Lower Elementary (K-2)

Dancing with Rhythms & Stories - Coming in 2022!

Our newly developed residency for younger dancers combines storytelling, creative movement, and the rhythms of social dances from around the world. This program is designed to spark imagination, build confidence, encourage self-expression, and strengthen coordination and communication skills. Contact us for more information or to join the Waiting List for this new offering!

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All Ages

Family Workshops

Bring your community together with our engaging Family Workshops, which can be customized for multiple-generations or specific caregiver groups. Participants will learn 2-3 dances from one of our talented teaching artists and engage in dancing together to foster stronger relationships based on fun, teamwork, laughter and respect. Can also be offered as a series!

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All Ages

Professional Development

Give your hard-working teachers a fun and meaningful professional development experience! Participants will learn 2-3 dances while experiencing the transformative feelings of collaboration, teamwork, reflection and applicable classroom strategies. Can also be offered as a series!

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Dance With Us

Experience the joy of social dance at home, in the dance studio, or together with friends

Dancing Classrooms has a long a successful history of bringing the creativity, confidence, teamwork and joy of social dance to young people outside of the classroom. Programs for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers are offered throughout the year. Explore our past, current and upcoming programs for a look at how you or your student can join us on the dance floor.

Programs can be offered safely in-person, online, or pivot from one to the other as needed (see our COVID policies for how we are following local and national regulations to keep our staff and students safe).
Current Program

Homeroom Edition

Bringing the benefits of our renowned program to students ONLINE. Available for students in grades 3-6, great for Home School and family!

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Current Program

Family Workshops

Bring your family together (regardless of where they are located) with our engaging Family Workshops. These fun “dance parties” can be customized for multiple-generations or specific caregiver groups, and offered online or safely in-person. Participants will learn 2-3 dances from one of our talented teaching artists and engage in dancing together to foster stronger relationships based on fun, teamwork, laughter and respect. Can also be booked as a series!

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Upcoming Program

School Break Programs

Special workshops where students can stay active and enjoy dance during school closures and holiday breaks! Stay tuned for specifics on upcoming opportunities online or in-person.
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Past Program

Free Summer Classes

Join us online through Zoom and outdoors at parks across NYC for free summer social dance classes in July and August!

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Past Program

Weekend Academy

Students from across New York City took their dance skills to the next level!
Building on the celebrated social dance curriculum of our residencies, the Dancing Classrooms Weekend Academy provided young people in grades 5-12 an opportunity to continue their dance journey and grow in their confidence, meet students from other schools, develop friendships, and build partnerships, all while having fun in a safe, diverse and inclusive environment.
The Academy is on pause until 2022, but join our mailing list to be notified of our future relaunch!

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Past Program

Midwinter Break Masterclass Series

Learn Carnival Dances from Around the World with Mickela Mallozzi and Special Guest Dancing Classrooms Global Teaching Artists!
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I really enjoyed the virtual dance lessons, especially learning different dances from around the world...

– 5th grader at PS 154 K

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