Our performance-based programs expose large groups of students to the different styles of ballroom, Latin, and swing. Each assembly weaves live dance performances with student interaction and spoken narrative components. Assemblies can be performed in either an auditorium or gymnasium setting and typically last 40-50 minutes.
Assemblies can provide an engaging overview of social and ballroom dance or be customized with the following themes:
Cultural appreciation - exploring the world through dance
African-American History - emphasis on dances of the Harlem Renaissance (swing, lindy hop, charleston)
Latin-American Heritage - emphasis on Latin dance styles (salsa, cha-cha, tango, mambo, merengue, samba)
Character Education - emphasis on manners and etiquette.
DwC Director and author of the exciting new children's book, JITTERBUGS!
, is available to come to schools as a visiting author. The JITTERBUGS!
assembly program includes a multimedia presentation, music played on a giant phonograph and plenty of audience interaction and movement! The program teaches students about Harlem Renaissance history and inspires them to embrace their unique qualities in order to achieve their dreams.