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.

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Available slots are prioritized for returning fall DCA students. Limited slots available for returning 19-20 DCA students who were unable to join this fall. Register now to reserve your space!

Dancing Classrooms is committed to keeping DCA tuition affordable, at only $12.50/class! Registration must be completed online, and a minimum of 50% of tuition is due at the time of registration. Financial assistance and payment plan options may be available. Please contact Michelle Rivera at Academy@DancingClassrooms.org to inquire.

  • 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 January 9th and continue through Sunday June 13th, 2021. New students will be able to register through January 22nd.

*No classes will be held: Feb 13th-14th, March 27-28, April 3rd-4th, May 28th-29th

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 AND to interested students who have not had a DC residency

Level 2

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

Level 3

Saturday @ 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Please note new time.)
For returning DCA students who have complete Level 2

Level 4

Saturday @ 11:00am – 12:30pm (Please note new time.)
For returning DCA students who have complete Level 3

Advanced Class

Sunday @ 12:00pm – 1:30pm (Please note new time.)
For returning DCA students who have complete Level 4 or have been invited to enroll

Youth Dance Company

Saturday and Sunday @ 1:30pm – 3:00pm
For returning DCA students who 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

Free Summer Social Dance

Free Summer Social Dance with Dancing Classrooms!

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

Summer Dancing with Rhythm & Stories
for ages 4 – 8 (Rising K-3rd grade)

A Journey Through Dance Around the World
for 4th grade – Adult

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“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