30 Nov 2020
The winter holiday season ushers in a time of engaging in family and cultural traditions for many people around the world. In addition to celebrating in your own ways, learning about traditions that are celebrated in other cultures can broaden your view of what the holiday season means. In this [...]Read more Holiday Dance Traditions Around The World
28 Oct 2019
Fall is in the air and many children are carving their pumpkins, preparing for Halloween parties and trick or treating, but this is just one cultural group’s upcoming holiday. In the Mexican culture, children and families are preparing for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). In this [...]Read more Beyond Halloween – Using Holidays to Teach Social Awareness
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
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?
2 Mar 2017
Four weeks ago, I started a 12 week program at an elementary school working with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. They are taking time out of their Social Studies class to learn 2 dances – one with a partner, and one non-partner. The teacher coach is beyond wonderful – he’s [...]Read more Surprise – you’re performing in front of your entire school!