"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

News & Media

Students fight jitters during first day of ballroom dancing class: Cleveland’s Promise

Instead of the usual blocks of four, the desks in Ms. Mary Hejnal’s fifth-grade classroom are pushed against the walls to create space for the students, who are standing in two concentric circles. The first lesson of this year’s Dancing Classrooms program has just started and there are already mixed emotions throughout the room.
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Admiral King Elementary School Students Learn Social Skills Through Ballroom Dancing
The Morning Journal

Admiral King Elementary in Lorain is teaching students the importance of social emotional wellness through ballroom dancing. The school culminated its partnership with Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio with a performance on Nov. 10.
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Dancing Classrooms safely returns to Cleveland schools.
Spectrum News

One Ohio organization is making changes to bring dance back into classrooms safely. Clark School in Cleveland is just one school that welcomed dance instructor Jo Jo Carcioppolo back to the classroom.
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The Next Step...Connecting With Care

Next school year we can work together in person through our signature Dancing Classrooms program...well, kinda. We've adapted the program and will now be one step further (okay, it's three feet) to ensure we're "Connecting With Care".
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Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio has pivoted to provide needed break
Currents Magazine

Like Mardis Gras celebrations and the St. Patrick's Day parade, anti-Covid protocols have suspended another regional tradition this Spring. Tango teams and fox-trotting fifth graders will have to sit out the Colors of the Rainbow
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Nonprofit offers free video "brain break" series for students
The Akronist

Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio is working around our socially distanced school year by “BREAK” Dancing for students. The nonprofit has launched a free virtual program that’s available to area grade-school classrooms, and the acronym BREAK stands for Breaks Reset Engagement Attention and Knowledge.
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