dwc logo-oldfacebook twitter blogspotsee us in action

about us bl programsmedia roomall starsteacher resourcesrequest info

Core ProgramWorld DanceCustomizedEducator TrainingAssemblies

dancers 05Core Program

The Dancing with Class™ Core Program introduces students to various forms of ballroom/partner dance and typically culminates in an exciting regional Dance-Off with other participating schools. The program follows a sequential curriculum that fuses dance, cultural learning and character education into one seamless package. The Dance-Off experience, in particular, is transformative, motivating and inspiring.

In its standard format, this program runs for 10 weeks and includes five dance styles. For CPS schools, we offer a Fall, Winter and Spring session with culminating events open to grades 4-6. For other schools and organizations, we customize the program to suit your specific needs. The curriculum can be adapted to any grade level, including high school.


For schools interested in connecting our Core Program to other subject areas, we offer two options:

1. STEM: Students apply scientific process to the study of dance, forming a line of inquiry for each dance style and recording process and results in a Science of Dance journal.

2. Language Arts: Students explore dance as a way to tell stories and consider story elements, voice and structure as they prepare to perform.

For both options, students complete both formative and summative assessments. Contact us for more information about our approach to arts integration!

Dancing_w_Class I posted a new video to Facebook https://t.co/DogacJq2dx
Dancing_w_Class The Dancing with Class All-Stars had a wonderful visit at St. Pauls House today. It's amazing how dance connects... https://t.co/5O4GmDRtnI
Dancing_w_Class Congrats to our 2017 Summer Scholarship dancers!! What a fun and successful season for our Dancing with Class Allstars!
Dancing_w_Class DwC All-Stars are having a great summer under the direction of Miss Denita and Miss Julie!... https://t.co/jV9h3tyumr
Dancing_w_Class Some great photos from the archives! https://t.co/iNoHqM7ioY
Dancing_w_Class Come out and support the DwC all stars at their next summer performance! https://t.co/s7B5VMdWMS
Dancing_w_Class Summer performance season is underway. DwC's All-Star teens brought a lot of energy to Shedd Park. Kudos to... https://t.co/47iWK4plKp
Dancing_w_Class DwC's Miss Megan and Miss Itza present Dance Around the World! https://t.co/0NcGg7BZx6 https://t.co/79QLBvMhHe
Dancing_w_Class Today's #dancemakersarepeacemakers workshop took place at Libby School in Englewood. #dancingwithclass... https://t.co/dxA9W06K8k
Dancing_w_Class Today our #dancemakersarepeacemakers series visited LEARN Charter School on Chicago's West Side.... https://t.co/GEOGvIAXi6