“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

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2019 Celebration Gala
Currents Magazine

Nia Lugo, a seventh grader from Campus International, took to the stage like a seasoned pro. After all, she had performed with her school's Dancing Classrooms team in the same Orchid Ballroom all of two years ago.
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Live On Lakeside
WKYC Channel 3

Dancing Classrooms builds social awareness, confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance. Alexa and Michael were joined by Jo Jo Carcioppolo - Founding Executive Director, Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio.
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Not about the dance
Smart Business

Students at Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio learn to respect and embrace differences.
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Dancing Classrooms 2017 Celebration Gala
TV 20 Cleveland

2017 Celebration Gala
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2017 Celebration Gala
Currents News

In dapper ties and sequined mint green dresses, the waltzers whirled around The Orchid Ballroom at The Westin with confidence and style, welcoming patrons to the 2017 Celebration Gala.
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We the People - Dancing Classrooms
WKYC Channel 3

Providing substance and culture in the lives of young children is only part of what Dancing Classrooms has in mind.
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DCNEO with Leon Bibb
Kaleidoscope - WKYC
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Lorain fifth-graders show off Dancing Classrooms skills to parents, peers
The Morning Journal

Students stepped and twirled with polite poise in a performance showcasing 10 weeks of ballroom dance instruction at Toni Morrison Elementary School in Lorain.
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Fifth Graders at Toni Morrison Elementary School in Lorain Learn Merengue and Manners
The Morning Journal

Teaching Artists say an amazing transformation happens within 10 weeks as fifth-grade students learn to step and twirl together at Toni Morrison Elementary School in Lorain.
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