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.

Dancing Classrooms &              Henri Bendel Invite You To        Shop For A Cause

Join us for an evening of sips, sweets and shopping at Henri Bendel New York (712 Fifth Avenue), on Tuesday, December 5th, from 6 – 8 pm. 15% of the proceeds from the event sales will benefit Dancing Classrooms! 

All Dancing Classrooms guests will receive a shopping pass for the night upon check-in. In order for Dancing Classrooms to benefit from the event sales that evening, the shopping pass is required when you are making your purchases. 

Please click here to RSVP. 

If you're unable to attend the event, but would like to donate to Dancing Classrooms, please click here


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You've seen the films, now read the story that inspired them!

Taking the Lead is the inspiring story of Pierre Dulaine, the world champion ballroom dancer whose creation of the Dancing Classrooms Program has enhanced the lives of more than half a million children.

Read Pierre's firsthand account of how ballroom dance transformed a shy young man into a world renowned artist and advocate for the transformative power of the arts. 

Purchase the book here!