"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

Bring to your School

BRING DANCING CLASSROOMS TO YOUR SCHOOL - WE WANT TO WORK WITH YOU!


To bring Dancing Classrooms to your school, or to set up an appointment, please contact us.

We're excited to share our newly adapted version of our signature program, Dancing Classrooms, "Connecting With Care" (CWC). We're currently scheduling residencies for the 2021-2022 school year and would love to have the opportunity to reconnect your school in  a safe, respectful, and meaningful way. CLICK HERE to see CWC in action! 

We'd be honored to work with you and would like to ask, "May we have this dance, please"?  Of course, we hope your response is, "WITH PLEASURE" but think it is best for us to first share "OUR STORY" with you!

In addition to the social development goals of the program, there is a large curriculum component that is infused by our Teaching Artists through our Student Passport. The Dancing Classrooms curriculum and Student Passport align with the Ohio Academic Content Standards.

A Few Scheduling Logistics:
  • Classes meet twice a week for ten weeks - twenty lessons total
  • Classes meet with our Teaching Artist for one class period
  • The classroom teacher is an active part of the residency and is present (participating) in the residency
  • Classes meet consecutively (back-to-back) on the scheduled days (e.g.: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods)
  • Lesson 20 is a Culminating Event (45-50 minutes) and the students' families and school community are invited
  • All classes are held as part of the academic school day curriculum.  Not an after-school or "elective" program

At this point, the next question on everyone's mind is usually, "How much does it cost"?  We are pleased to announce that the price and funding structure for the program has remained the same for the 2021-2022 school year!  Each school is a funding partner in implementing our program within their school.  We, Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio (DCNEO), as a nonprofit fundraise half of the fees associated with the program and the school funds the other half.

Where are schools finding the funds to do this?  All schools find themselves with limited resources but through community support, PTA/PTO organizations, grant opportunities and outside-the-box thinking schools are finding it possible to implement.  

WE ARE HERE TO HELP
and have put together a Funding Resource Guide to assist your school.