16 Jul 2019
Years of research point to dance and Social Emotional Learning as a powerful combination with great potential to address issues of equity and inclusion. The most successful Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs use active forms of learning, and evidence suggests that dance out-paces [...]Read more Why Dance Belongs in the School Day (HINT: SEL is its Soulmate!)
28 Jan 2019
In addition to offering programs that help students build SEL skills through dance, Dancing with Class has developed a series of movement games that any educator can use to reinforce SEL skills in a fun and active way. “What is Your Emoji?” is a self-awareness game that help [...]Read more SEL Movement Game: What is Your Emoji?
25 Oct 2017
Nerdy Media joined us at Poe School in the Pullman neighborhood to dance for peace as part of our “Dancemakers are Peacemakers” workshop series. In this video, you can see some highlights from the program and hear what some of the student participants had to say about it. [...]Read more Spreading Peace & Joy Through Dance
12 Aug 2017
I’ve been lucky enough to be back with a YMCA program for the 2nd year after working with new students in 2014. Last year, the kids did a wonderful job. They were completely new to partner dancing. Some were young, so they were not quite secure with dancing with a partner of the [...]Read more Our Second Year Together
10 Apr 2017
One of the main facets of the DWC curriculum is teaching the students about respect. What it means to treat others with respect, and how to show respect to others by dancing with them. This idea sounds simple and self-evident, but teaching ballroom dance to 5th graders, where boys and girls [...]Read more Can Dance Promote World Peace?