Dancing Classrooms
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Welcome to Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond

“There is nothing I've seen yet after thirty years of teaching that addresses the positive development of self-confidence, respect and respectability, good manners, cooperation, as well as socialization skills, better than Dancing Classrooms.”

— Principal


Welcome to Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond

Our mission is to cultivate essential life skills in children through the art of social dance. Our vision is to help create schools and communities where every child is connected, respected, and provided a safe environment in which to thrive.Dancing Classrooms was founded in 1994 in New York City. The Greater Richmond chapter was established in 2012.

Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond (DCGRVA), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is a curriculum based in-school program that utilizes ballroom dancing as a vehicle to teach social awareness and build self-esteem in 5th and 8th grade children. The program is designed to change the lives of not only the children who participate in the program, but also the lives of the teachers and parents who support these children. Over the course of each 10-week (20 class) session the Teaching Artists use the vocabulary of ballroom dance to cultivate the positive feelings that are innate in every child. The maturity necessary to dance with a partner fosters respect and teamwork, which, in turn, leads to better social relationships. Thus, Dancing Classrooms is not about teaching ballroom dancing. The dance is a tool for getting the children to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different. Learn More....

Dancing Classrooms is made possible through the generosity of many individuals; we invite you to join us by making a contribution to our efforts to provide this internationally known and respected social development program.


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  • Trust

    "At the beginning I was
    very nervous, but now
    I’ve learned to open
    up to everyone."

    5th grader
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  • Partnership

    "I’ve learned that I need to
    be respectful, nice,
    and friendly to my
    dance partner."

    5th grader
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  • Teamwork

    "In dance class I learned
    that I actually like
    to hold hands
    and dance."

    5th grader
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  • Focus

    "Ballroom dancing, that’s
    my goal. Good for
    the soul!"

    5th grader
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  • Respect

    "Dancing Classrooms has
    showed me that
    I can be a
    gentleman."

    5th grader
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  • Confidence

    "I learned that being afraid
    of stepping out of my
    comfort zone can
    lead to mastery
    of something
    great."
    5th grader
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  • Accomplishment

    "When i dance, I feel
    happy."

    5th grader
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  • Joy

    "I love Merengue dance,
    because it makes me
    feel really good
    and alive."

    5th grader
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Contact Us

Find Us

5806 Grove Ave, Box#330, Richmond, VA, 23226

P: 804.385.8204 Info@dancingclassroomsgrva.org

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