Bring Dancing Classrooms to Your School

WE WANT TO WORK WITH YOU! It’s that time of year again! We’re scheduling Dancing Classrooms residencies for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, and would love to serve your school. It is an honor to be a part of our community’s schools, and we appreciate the opportunity to help transform your 5th, 7th and/or 8th graders into elegant ladies and gentlemen. To bring Dancing Classrooms (DC) to your school, or to set up an appointment to discuss the program, please contact us. A Few Scheduling Logistics:
  • Classes meet twice a week for 10 weeks – twenty lessons total
  • Each lesson/ session is one class period (minimum of 40 minutes)
  • The homeroom classroom teacher is an active part of the residency and is present (participating) in the residency
  • Lesson 20 is a Culminating Event, and the students’ families and school community are invited
  • All classes are held as part of the school day curriculum for all students in the grade level – 5th, 7th or 8th grade – not as an optional or after-school program
  • For the 10 weeks, schools creatively schedule Dancing Classrooms in back to back sessions, during extended recess periods, specials, PE and in other ways at times tailored to your school
How much does it cost? We are pleased that the price and funding structure for the program will remain the same for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Our schools partner with Take the Lead NC (TLNC) in implementing the program at their schools. TLNC is a nonprofit organization that raises funding through grants and donors to pay for half of the costs associated with a DC residency. The schools fund the other half of the costs, which is $1,500.00 per homeroom (on average only $60.00 per student for the entire 20-class program!) Where are schools finding the funding? All schools find themselves with limited resources, but through community and corporate support, PTA/PTO organizations, grant opportunities, Title 1 funding and out-of-the-box thinking, schools are finding ways to raise and pay their one-half for the DC program. Schools use multiple line items, enhancement and challenge areas to apply for funds and budget the program, including but not limited to physical education, arts in education, Title I, PTA, social emotional learning, gang prevention, pregnancy prevention, obesity and diabetes prevention and stay in school initiatives. We want to serve your school and we’re here to help! We have researched grant opportunities for schools and teachers, and can offer grant templates and additional materials to help you ensure there are no barriers to receiving the program benefits at your school. Please contact us for more information.
Dance is a means of breaking down barriers, learning about honor and civility, treating others respectfully, building confidence and self-esteem, collaborating and working as a team, and accepting and appreciating differences.