Dancing Classrooms

Organizational Overview:

Dancing Classrooms (DC) cultivates essential life skills in young people through the joyful art and practice of social dance. We foster “brave spaces” in which children take creative and social-emotional risks while developing respect and cultural competence. Through standards-based, in-school residencies and out of school programs, we support the next generation of compassionate, global citizens. Made famous by the acclaimed 2005 documentary “Mad Hot Ballroom”, Dancing Classrooms has been a leader in social dance education for 26 years, partnering with over 150 of NYC area schools and community based organizations each year to deliver its programs. DC has served over 600,000 children since its founding, and currently supports 12 affiliate sites worldwide. 

In this time of transition, rebuilding, and reckoning we at Dancing Classrooms strongly believe that our vision of schools and communities where every child is connected, respected and thriving is more important than ever. Now, DC seeks to add a Development Director to its team, as it continues to invest in its long term sustainability and impact.  

Our Culture:

DC believes in the potential of every student and is dedicated to cultivating their artistic, physical, cognitive and social skills in order to support their long-term success. Our culture thrives by putting the remarkable young people we serve at the center of everything we do. Having worked remotely for several years, DC team members are proactive and self-driven, but also able to thrive in a collaborative environment where flexibility, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teaching artists, our school and organizational partners, and our supporters. We value and uphold inclusion, equity, diversity, and accessibility, and strive to embrace our role as life-long-learners.