With core values of respect, compassion and creating a safe space

During a Dancing Classrooms residency our Teaching Artists create environments and model behaviors that offer young people a place to thrive and engage in the joy, discipline and teamwork of social dance.


Core Residency Program

Principals, teachers and parents have praised our program for developing important skills and behaviors in their students, including respect, teamwork, confidence, and self-awareness.

During it’s 10-week, 20-session residencies, the Dancing Classrooms Core Residency Program transforms young people with a concentration in the areas of maturity, self-reliance, and creative expression.

  • Merengue
  • Fox Trot
  • Rumba
  • Tango
  • Swing
  • Salsa
  • Waltz
  • Line-Dances

The Dances

Through safe, socially distant live lessons students learn the techniques, origins and language of various iconic styles of social dance.

These accessible dances allow all students to be successful regardless of experience or skill level, while participating in much-needed physical activity.

The Core Residency program is for elementary and junior high students, and can be taught during or after-school hours

Delivered Live

(Synchronous or in-person)
Over 20 full-length class sessions – works with 100% remote OR blended learning schedules

Additional Support and Direct Coordination With Classroom Teachers

Provided via an orientation meeting and program manager check-ins

Includes Customized Curricular Connection Assignments

(e.g. writing prompts, research activities, etc.) To reinforce academic skills and core subject areas

Adaptable to your classroom needs

Can be augmented with a video lesson, a guest artist visit, and online resources

Culminates in a showcase for all participating classes, where every student performs

The highlight of our residencies, when the school community and families celebrate the social development of their students and enjoy an elegant dance performance as well!

Time and again, parents are amazed and touched by the changes they see in their children because of Dancing Classrooms.

Through standards-based residencies, we use the vocabulary of social dance to cultivate joy, build connections, and celebrate community.

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 renowned program offers:

Regular Physical and Creative Activity
Social Emotional Learning and Skills Development
The Cultivation of Strong Self-Confidence
Fostering Respect of Self and Others
Cross-Curriculum Learning and Concepts

Homeroom Edition

(Standard or Extension)

Successfully launched in the spring of 2020, Homeroom Edition residencies support students’ social, emotional, and physical needs.

Dancing Classrooms Homeroom Edition is a brand new online dance experience perfect for students in grades 3-5 learning at home, school, or a combination of both.

  • Merengue
  • Fox Trot
  • Rumba
  • Tango
  • Swing
  • Waltz

The Dances

Through a series of pre-recorded and live/synchronous lessons residencies offer an introduction to six iconic styles of social dance from around the world.

These accessible dances allow all students to be successful regardless of experience or skill level, while participating in much-needed physical activity.

Homeroom Edition was specifically designed to accommodate the complexities and potential inequities of remote learning.

Delivered through
14 sessions (Standard Package)
or 20 sessions (Extension Package)

Which can be taught during or after-school hours – works with 100% remote OR blended learning schedules

Lessons are 30 minutes or less

We maximize student engagement to avoid “screen burnout”

All lessons are standalone

Students won’t fall behind regardless of completion of previous lessons

Flexible program structure

Adapts to your individual needs and virtual learning platform

  • Mix of pre-recorded and live, synchronous instruction to reflect on and support student learning
  • Includes additional follow-up and adaptive videos
  • Rounded out with Curricular Connection assignments to reinforce academic skills and core subject areas
  • Can be delivered via Google Classrooms or other remote learning platforms
  • Students receive individual feedback from Teaching Artists on each assignment
Culminates with virtual celebrations or family-friendly dance party

DC Homeroom Edition supports students' social, emotional, and physical needs.

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

Our fun approach to dance gets students up and moving

Which is more important than ever with virtual and socially distanced learning

Has shown increased student engagement in online learning

Social dance helps us connect with others, even when we can’t be face to face!

Provides students with tools and opportunities

To talk through their thoughts and feelings in a healthy way

We encourage student collaboration

To foster life skills like respect and teamwork in a virtual world and at home