“One of the things we learned was teamwork and that dancing is great exercise. Ms. Katie taught us to rock our pockets… a little embarrassing if you ask me.”

4th Grade Student, Willow Road School

“Ballroom dancing is a team sport. The only way to succeed is to work together. I believe that ballroom dancing brings the classroom together and brings out the best in all of us.”

5th Grade Student, East Elementary

“Instead of just hanging out with my friends, now I hang out with everybody… because I feel I can trust them.”


“What I pull from class now is how to keep your composure in an uncomfortable situation–how to keep yourself firm and upright, and make sure you give off an air of dignity, even if you are not feeling your best.”

Former student reflecting on his 10 year anniversary of Dancing Classrooms

5, 6, please begin….

Are you a Dancing Classrooms Long Island Alumnus?

Have you wondered how you can keep the dance going outside the classroom??

Over the past few years we have had many extraordinary opportunities for our students to showcase their Dancing Classrooms skills.  We have danced at amazing events like “Ballroom With A Twist” at the Patchogue Theatre with some of the Dancing With The Stars celebrities (right) to “Midsummer’s Night Dances” at the Vanderbilt Theatre.

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If you are interested in performing at an upcoming event
If you are an event planner or venue that would like to showcase DCLI students, contact us.