“They build relationships. I see more boys talking to girls, and it’s an opportunity for students that may not shine in the classroom to be good at something.”

Joe Gallina, Classroom Teacher, William S. Covert school, Rockville Centre School District, in Newsday

Dancing Classrooms Long Island in the News

“Four Essential Skills for Teaching Artists” (articleDance Teacher Magazine, February 2017

“It Takes Two” (article) Newsday, Oct. 25, 2015

“Partners in Arms” (video) Newsday, Monday, April 29th

Willow Road School Prepares for Colors 2013 (video) Channel 12 News on March 19, 2013

Willow Road School Prepares for Colors 2013 (video) Newsday.com Video, March 19, 2013

“Small Steps” (article) Newsday, April 30, 2012

East Elementary Prepares for Colors 2012 (video) Newsday, April 26, 2012

Dancing Classrooms Long Island feature article in “Explore LI” –  Newsday April 26, 2012 

“Breaking down cultural barriers through dance” – 2-17-12: NBC Nightly News segment

Attitude:The Dancers Magazine, Fall 2009: Mad Hot Gymnasium

The New York Times May 11, 2008. A Dance Curriculum That Offers Much More Than the Fox Trot

Video: My Long Island TV: After a Nine Year Effort Central Islip Experiences The Dancing Classrooms Program.

“Port Dances to the Top” Feb. 5, 2018

“Covert Elementary School students earn silver at ballroom dancing competition” Feb. 1, 2018

“Levittown Students Learn The Steps To Successful Ballroom Dancing” Jan. 24, 2018, Patch.com.

“Dance Program at Covert Elementary School Morphs Students into ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’” Rockville Centre Herald, Dec. 14, 2017

“Dancing Classrooms at River Elementary” Patchogue Patch, Dec. 13, 2017

“State Grant Issued to Support Local Arts” (article pdf)

The Long Island Advance, Feb. 16, 2017

DCLI Promo Video: MS and Elementary

DCLI/NYC Promo Video

Mad Hot Ballroom Trailer

Take the Lead Trailer

Dancing in Jaffa Trailer