Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm
Participating Schools: Community Magnet Charter, Erwin ES, MacArthur Park Vis and Perf. Arts Magnet, Norwood ES, Sierra Vista ES

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm
Participating Schools: Horace Mann School, Manhattan Place ES, Melorse S/T/M, Miramonte ES, Robert Hill Lane ES, Selma Ave ES, Short Ave ES

Events will take place at the RFK Community Schools HS Gym
701 S. Catalina St., Los Angeles, CA 90005


Dress Code: It is not required to dress in the team color – team sashes and cards will be given at the event.

Please note, assigned colors may change as a team progresses.

Ladies – Skirt/blouse or dress. A school uniform is acceptable.  **Please see note below about footwear.

Gentlemen – Button-down shirt and slacks. Ties are optional. A school uniform is acceptable.

Please avoid: Jeans, sneakers, flip-flop shoes.

**Important notice about FOOTWEAR: As we will be on a competitive gymnasium floor, typically used for athletic events, there are to be NO spiked heels, NO shoes with metal or hard plastic soles or taps.  Flat, rubber-soled shoes are requested to be worn by ALL.  Suede-soled dance shoes are an option for adult dancers.  Thank you for adhering to this important request from our host!

Transforming lives one step at a time.

Dancing Classrooms Los Angeles' mission is to promote positive youth development, strengthen and engage schools, and bring diverse communities together through the practice of social dance.

Through a ten-week and twenty-session standards-based, in-school residency, Dancing Classrooms uses social dance as a vehicle to change the lives of all who participate in the program.  A curriculum-based teaching approach utilizes the vocabulary of dance to break down social barriers, eliminate bias, teach students to honor and respect each other, and promote self-confidence, communication, and cooperation.  Students are taught the vocabulary of various ballroom dances in a classroom setting.  Each class in the series introduces new steps, reinforcing what has been previously learned through practice and repetition.

Our teaching philosophy is one of inside out versus outside in.  Dancing Classrooms is not just about teaching dance, it is about teaching pride, confidence and respect.  We take the dance that is inherent in young people and help them to bring it out, enabling them to increase their self-esteem as they learn.

We believe that the maturity necessary to dance together fosters respect, teamwork, confidence and a sense of joy and accomplishment.

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We are currently accepting schools for the next school year. If you would like to nominate a school or bring Dancing Classrooms to your school, please Contact Us.


Calendar for 2015-2016

FALL 2015:

August 24 – November 6, 2015

Colors of the Rainbow Team Match: Thursday, November 12, 2015

WINTER 2016:

November 10, 2015 – February 19, 2016

Colors of the Rainbow Regional Team Matches:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016

SPRING 2016:

February 29 – May 13, 2016

Colors of the Rainbow Team Match: Thursday, May 19, 2016


Wednesday, May 25, 2016