Quality for All Students
Students come to us from different homes with many different environments, ranging from organized and protective to somewhat chaotic or disengaged. But Dancing Classrooms offers an equal emotional, cognitive and behavioral curriculum to all. Every student in the Dancing Classrooms programs receives a high-quality arts education led by the consistent positive engagement and support of a network of our Teaching Artists whose ultimate goal is to create motivated, engaged students with essential skills for a successful life.
The Dulaine Method
Engage participants and make them the catalysts for positive change and direction in their lives.
Respect & Compassion
Participants are referred to as "Ladies and Gentlemen" and emphasis is placed both on mutual and self-respect.
Teaching Artists are actively and dynamically engaged in each interaction with students, staying in the "here and now."
Creating a Safe Space
The classes are havens in which each student's feelings are respected - everyone is equal.
Command & Control
Teaching Artists are taught to understand how to use the group to help the individual.
Verbal & Body Language
Teaching Artists' physical effect is one of openness, warmth, and genuine affection, while the verbal repertoire consists of positive reinforcement.
Humor & Joy
Teaching Artists are appropriately playful so that students can sense that the lessons are meant to be enjoyable.