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Community School Students Dance the Night Away

More than 100 CPS students performed the merengue, swing, waltz, tango and salsa in the Dancing with Class™ competition in front of 400 friends, parents and school staff at the Chicago Cultural Center. (Sources: YMCA of Metro Chicago website & ABC7 News).

10th Anniversary Dance-Off - Back of the Yards

DwC celebrated its 10th anniversary Dance-Off with neighborhood schools in the Back of the Yards. Check out some highlights:

- Telemundo visited one school a few weeks before the big event (click for video)

- Participants past and present reflect on the DwC experience

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Dancing With Class™ Videos


Learn about Dancing With Class™


Chicago@Play: Dancing in Chicago Parks


Peirce Elementary Preps for Dance-Off


Dancing with the Rondout Stars


Showcase: DwC All Stars Perform



Dancing With Class™ Articles



Kids learn about world dance and culture at Clarendon Hills Public Library. (Source: Chicago Tribune - Pioneer Press)
Catholic Schools Division: Students share the joy of dance at ballroom contest
Students from Chicago-area Catholic schools gathered to put their twinkle toes to the test following 10 weeks of dance classes. (Source: Catholic New World Newspaper)

YMCA Community Schools Initiative brings sites together to achieve outstanding results. (Source: Illinois Qualtity Afterschool Newsletter)

Dancers from Ruiz Elementary steal the show at Illinois Physical Education convention (IAHPERD). (Source: CPS Website)

CPS students compete at the Cultural Center (Source: CPS Newsletter)

Six CPS schools build social skills as part of YMCA community schools initiative. (Source: YMCA of Greater Chicago)

Elementary students prepare for a city-wide Dance-Off. (Source: "The Gate" Community Newspaper)

Joyful Dance-Off brings community togther. (Source: Urban Gateways)

Dancing with Class™ in Community Schools
Strengthen your community through the joy of dance. (Source: CCLC newsletter)
Students at Jose de Diego learn to Merengue and more. (Source: ChicagoJournal)
Dancing with Class™ transforms boys and girls into ladies and gentlemen. (Source: CICS Focal Point magazine)
Dance class helps student overcome social shyness both on the dance floor and off. (Source: CICS Focal Point magazine)
Pint-size ballroom dancers learn courtesy and steps with local studio. (Source: Medill Reports Chicago)
All Dressed Up and Ready to Dance
Suburban middle school holds annual social dance class. (Source: Pioneer Press)



Dancing_w_Class DwC cant wait to get dancing with our ASM teens this summer! with Denita Inez and Joselyn Byz! https://t.co/cJUgbmjxqM
Dancing_w_Class Congrats to the class of 2017! https://t.co/nPlGI2zlCs
Dancing_w_Class Some thoughts from our Fall 2017 Dancers! https://t.co/rhUQwyNUGe
Dancing_w_Class # I Dance To Achieve! Thoughts from some of our fabulous Teaching Artists. https://t.co/yGTWfrfhXo
Dancing_w_Class Bravo! 5th graders from Catalyst Circle Rock performed to live music played by their peers in the school's... https://t.co/qhWewNK9k6