That’s what John Wilson of Education Week has to say about Dancing Classrooms. Wilson attended a recent benefit for the program in New York City and, today, shared his impressions.
This new, seven minute video goes inside the world of Dancing Classrooms NYC, why it works, and who benefits. Hear from students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and Pierre Dulaine, program founder.
Dancing Classrooms will be on the big screen once again. The documentary “Dancing in Jaffa” is scheduled for release later this year. Continue reading
As part of her February 17, 2012 report on Dancing Classrooms for NBC Nightly News, reporter Anne Thompson talked with Jean-Marie Kennedy, a teacher at the Walter Francis Bishop elementary school in New York, about the poise, confidence, and good manners children learn through ballroom dance.
Read Thompson’s reporter’s notebook here and scroll down the page to watch an additional video clip about Dancing Classrooms.
Watch video of Dancing Classrooms on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams as covered by Anne Thompson in her February 17, 2012 “Making a Difference” report.
This just in: Tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST, a segment about Dancing Classrooms is scheduled to air on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Check your local listings and watch to see if you spot any children from Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh.
We’ll post a link to the segment — if available — after it airs.
The recent industry launch of PR maven Patrice Tanaka’s new book, “Becoming Ginger Rogers…How Ballroom Dancing Made Me a Happier Woman, Better Partner and Smarter CEO,” was a fundraiser for Dancing Classrooms.
“I can’t think of a better way to launch my book, which is a memoir/business book about the personal and professional transformation I experienced through ballroom dance, than to use it as a fundraiser for Dancing Classrooms, a program I have long admired for its success in helping to transform young lives one step at a time through ballroom dance,” explains Tanaka. Continue reading
On July 8 and 9, Pittsburgh was the center of the universe for Dancing Classrooms. Site directors representing the following 16 areas attended the annual conference: Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Long Island, Southeast Florida, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, Seattle, Western Maryland, Lake Charles Louisiana, Omaha, St. Louis, Winston-Salem, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Continue reading