RESIDENCY PROGRAM  

ST. LOUIS DANCING CLASSROOMS HAS A DRAMATIC IMPACT ON STUDENTS' BEHAVIOR! LEARN MORE ABOVE!

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

During its 10 week/20 session residencies, the St. Louis Dancing Classrooms program transforms girls and boys into mature, self-reliant, and elegant young ladies and gentlemen. Principals, teachers and parents have praised our program for developing important skills and behaviors in their students, including civility, respect, teamwork and self-discipline.

 

Specifically designed for 5th grade students, each residency takes students on an imaginary journey around the world as they learn the basic steps of the Merengue, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, Swing, and Waltz. Traveling to the Dominican Republic to learn the Merengue or Austria to learn the Waltz, students learn about the people and cultures that sparked the origin of each dance. Sprinkled in the mix are a few contemporary line-dances that we like to call “sugar dances”. 

 

RESIDENCY AT A GLANCE

  • All residencies occur during the school day

  • Residency lessons are twice a week for 45-50 minutes each session

  •  All lessons are facilitated by one of our highly skilled and trained Teaching Artists, who work in partnership with classroom teachers and school staff assigned

  • Students learn the basic steps of 6 different ballroom dances as well as a few contemporary line dances

  • Our Standards-Based Programming meets state and national requirements in both PE and Music

  • Cross-Curriculum Learning and Concepts make our program relevant across academic subjects

  • Each lesson of the residency is centered around encouraging and practicing positive student behavior and interaction

  • The 20th lesson of each residency is an in-school Culminating Event performance and celebration 

  • All of our partner schools have the option to participate in one of our competition events with the opportunity to progress on to the annual Colors of the Rainbow Team Match Championship

For more information, please email Angela Brooks at angieb@stldancingclassrooms.org

or call us at (314) 435-5878.

COLORS OF THE RAINBOW TEAM MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP

All of our partner schools have the option to participate in a competition event held each semester. At these Qualifying Event competitions, students travel together as a team, meet and dance with SLDC participants from other schools, and experience the fun and excitement of a ballroom dance competition! From these Qualifying Event competitions, the top scoring schools awarded the Gold Level progress on to compete at our annual Colors of the Rainbow Team Match Championship. All of our competition events are open to the public. We hope that you will join us at one of these events as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students and build community through dance.

OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS

Barack Obama Elementary, Normandy School District 

Barbara C. Jordan Elementary, University City School District

Bayless Elementary, Bayless School District

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Buder Elementary, St. Louis Public Schools

Christ the King School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Christ, Prince of Peace, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Fairview Elementary, Jennings School District 

Gotsch Intermediate School, Affton School District

Griffith Elementary, Ferguson-Florissant School District 

Hanrahan Elementary, Jennings School District 

Holman Elementary, Ferguson-Florissant School District

Holy Trinity School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Lee Hamilton Elementary, Ferguson-Florissant School District

Most Holy Trinity, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Mason Elementary, St. Louis Public School District

Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Cecilia School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Ferdinand School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Frances Cabrini Academy, Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Gabriel the Archangel School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Gerard Majella School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Justin the Martyr, Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Louis Catholic Academy, Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Margaret of Scotland School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

St. Stephen Protomartyr School, Archdiocese of St. Louis

South City Catholic Academy, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Walnut Grove Elementary, Ferguson-Florissant School District

Washington Elementary, Normandy School District

CONTACT US

(314) 435-5878

 

angieb@stldancingclassrooms.org

St. Louis Dancing Classrooms
P.O. Box 179171

St. Louis, Missouri 63117

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