“There is nothing I've seen yet after thirty years of teaching that addresses the positive development of self-confidence, respect and respectability, good manners, cooperation, as well as socialization skills, better than Dancing Classrooms.” - NYC Principal
ELEVATE is a cabaret benefit celebrating the community impact and artistic success of Dancing Classrooms. The inaugural event brings together the artists, philanthropists, and Dancing Classrooms alumni who share our vision to create schools and communities where every child is connected, is respected, and is provided a safe environment in which to thrive.
Master of Ceremonies, J.W. Cortes, will help the Dancing Classrooms Contemporaries honor Sam Allen and Rachel B. Coan. Special appearances by Pierre Dulaine, Melanie LaPatin, Daphna Locker, and Diane Nabatoff throughout the night.
2016 Social Emotional Learning Champion
Dr. Marc Brackett
Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Welcome to Dancing Classrooms NYC
Our mission is to cultivate essential life skills in children through the art of social dance. Our vision is to help create schools and communities where every child is connected, respected, and provided a safe environment in which to thrive. Dancing Classrooms NYC, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, was founded by Pierre Dulaine in 1994. Learn More....
Dancing Classrooms is made possible through the generosity of many individuals; we invite you to join us by making a contribution to our efforts to provide this internationally known and respected social development program.