“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
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.
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!