“Dancing is about connections … to our friends, to our families, to our neighbors. It is one of the most expressive ways we celebrate and communicate our cultures and communities. With Dancing Classrooms, we are able to reach children in existing classroom settings and address fundamental issues of mutual respect and self-esteem – issues that social dance puts into practice. We hope to inspire children through dance to do well, to respect one another, to be proud. This program is about more than dance, it is about teaching children to take a bow.” - Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau

Founders Board of Directors Teaching Artists

Board of Directors
Sean M. Joyce, CPA
Sean M. Joyce, CPA
Vice President of Finance, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Board President
Deborah Gordon, MA
Senior Director, Office of External Affairs

Cleveland Clinic

Mary Lee Bowen
Customer Support Manager, Nissan of North Olmsted
Clint Fowler
Manager, Business Applications

Fairmount Minerals

Tiffany Sedlacek
Business Operations

McCaster-Carr
Tia Stathopoulos
General Manager, Facility Services

Welty

Hayley R. Schmidt
Owner, Creative Movement Center
Lisa Weitzman
Program Coordinator, Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland