Core Program - Social Emotional Learning


The Dancing with Class Core Program introduces students to different forms of Ballroom/Latin/Swing with a focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). The curriculum fuses dance, cultural learning, etiquette and character education. Often, this program culminates with participation in a final Dance-Off, an exciting and motivating event that encourages community engagement and celebrates individual and team achievements.


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DIGITAL EXPERIENCE: For classrooms around the globe, we present EduMotion: SEL Journeys, a multicultural Social Emotional Learning program delivered digitally to schools anywhere.

INCLUSION STATEMENT: Dancing with Class strives to provide programs that are inclusive of all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, nationality, religion, belief systems, language, or learning styles. Read full statement.


Arts Integration


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

Each lesson is carefully aligned to the 5 Social Emotional Learning competencies as outlined by CASEL.
Language Arts
Aligned to Common Core, students consider story elements, voice and structure as they prepare to perform.
Students apply scientific process, forming a line of inquiry for each dance style and recording process and results in a Science of Dance journal.

With these options, students complete formative and summative assessments.

Contact us for more information about our approach to arts integration!


In the Spotlight


Why Dance Belongs in the School Day (HINT: SEL is its Soulmate!)

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 [...]
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Fourth Graders Reflect on Dance in School

This year, a group of 4th-6th graders at Chicago’s Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy took the Dancing with Class core program journey, spending 10 weeks learning [...]
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Students Take the Spotlight at Edwards Elementary

Richard Edwards Elementary is a Dual Language Fine and Performing Arts IB School that Dancing with Class has had the pleasure of partnering with for many years. It’s [...]
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