Weekend Academy

Our virtual weekend classes, taught by a diverse and fun team of experienced teaching artists

Now Available to All Students
in Grades 5 – 12!

Over 12 weekends, both new and returning students will benefit from a unique social and creative experience, immersed in Dancing Classrooms’ renowned curriculum and teaching style.

We offer classes tailored to students who have completed a Dancing Classrooms residency in school AND to those who are new to ballroom and social dance. We have carefully designed this program to be affordable and flexible to accommodate a school year that will be unlike any other.

Register Now

Slots are limited and tuition is only $150 for the fall semester so register now to reserve your space!

Registration must be completed online via Eventbrite, and 50% of tuition is due at the time of registration.

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

The Dances

First-time students will learn the fundamental elements of ballroom technique, language, style and etiquette of eight ballroom and social dances.

DCA classes provide participants with opportunity

To meet peers from schools throughout NYC’s five boroughs, develop and nurture friendships, work with a group toward a shared goal, all while having fun in a safe, diverse and inclusive environment.

Additionally, students who enroll for the fall semester will be able to learn a variety of engaging and challenging social dances recently added to the curriculum, taught by our talented roster of returning and dedicated teaching artists.


Classes meet each weekend* via Zoom, and are slated to commence on Saturday, September 26 and continue through Sunday, December 20, 2020. New students will be able to register through October 9th.

*No classes will be held Thanksgiving weekend.

Level 1

Saturday @ 10am – 11am
For rising 5th – 7th graders:

Open to new students who have participated in Dancing Classrooms in-school and online residencies

Level 1

Sunday @ 10am – 11am
For rising 5th – 7th graders:

Open to students who have not participated in a Dancing Classrooms residency

Level 2

Saturday OR Sunday @ 11am – 12pm
For returning DCA students who have complete Level 1

Level 3

Saturday @ 12pm – 1:30pm
For returning DCA students who have complete Level 2

Level 4

Saturday @ 1:30pm – 3:00pm
For returning DCA students who have complete Level 3

Open Level, Teens

Sunday @ 12pm – 1pm
Open to new AND returning students in grades 8-12. An opportunity for teens students to connect with their peers and hone their dance skills at various levels.

Advance Class

Sunday @ 1:30pm – 3:00pm
For returning DCA students who have complete Level 4 or have been invited to enroll

For more information about DCA Weekend Academy

Including requests for financial assistance, please email Michelle Rivera at academy@dancingclassrooms.org

“I just want to say thank you to Ms. Akemi and Mr. Ray for making virtual online ballroom dancing fun. It’s as if we are in our actual studio!”

Dancing Classrooms Academy First Year Student