Bring the benefits of our renowned dance and SEL residency program to your students ONLINE in the 2020-21 school year.

Successfully launched in spring of 2020, Homeroom Edition Residencies are now available online to students in grades 3 through 8 at public, charter, and private schools throughout NYC and Westchester as well as after school organizations, camps, and community groups! Through a series of pre-recorded and live lessons students will learn six American, Latin and European social dances and a variety of line dances. These accessible dances allow all students to be successful regardless of experience or skill level, while participating in much-needed physical activity. The unique Homeroom Edition residencies stay true to Dancing Classrooms’ pedagogical approach by stressing the importance of social and emotional wellbeing and providing students a vital and enjoyable opportunity to connect with each other, their families, and world cultures through social dance.

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DC NYC

As the oldest and largest site in the DC Global Network (25 years and counting!), Dancing Classrooms New York City (DCNYC) serves hundreds of public school classrooms a year. We’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of schools over the years and principals and classroom teachers alike speak highly of the impact of our program on their students.
The DCNYC program is made up of both our core in-school residency program and the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match, made popular in the hit documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom. In-person residences are also available with a new, non-touch, social distancing version of the lessons

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DC GLOBAL

In 2006, Dancing Classrooms began expanding throughout the US and internationally to nearly 20 locations. To date, the organization is now in cities like Cleveland, Long Island, Minnesota, and Newark. See the full list of Dancing Classrooms Global and more.

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WEEKEND ACADEMY

All students who have completed the Dancing Classrooms Residency in their school are invited to participate in our Weekend Academy, which takes place during the school year. These dance training and social development classes are held in Manhattan on Saturdays and Sundays.

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YOUTH DANCE COMPANY

Under the artistic direction of Alee Reed, the Dancing Classrooms Youth Dance Company was created in 2006 in response to the demand for performances by “the kids from the movie ‘Mad Hot Ballroom.’” Dancing Classrooms is the subject of that critically acclaimed documentary film, and the inspiration for the feature film, “Take the Lead,” starring Antonio Banderas as founder, Pierre Dulaine.

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