Through our ballroom dance instruction, we help to improve the climate of school communities across the Philadelphia region by building confidence in students, breaking down social barriers, and inspiring respect for all individuals. We envision transformative arts programs in all school communities that nurture creativity, build confidence, and promote a culture of mutual respect and well-being. Dancing Classrooms Philly substantially advances and improves a range of behavioral skills that are proven to provide long-term benefits to health and well-being including decision-making, goal-setting, communication, relationship building, confidence, attachment and motivation, civility and respect, self-esteem, teaming skills, focus, self-control, determination, and joy in the children. Adult modeling and direct student experience also gives students the opportunity to be treated, and to treat others, as “capable and mature ladies and gentlemen.”
Dancing Classrooms Philly’s mission is to foster self-esteem, social awareness and joy in children by providing the opportunity to learn and perform ballroom dance.