Ballroom Dancing

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Culture Through Ballroom Dance

Have a ball with ballroom dance! Through Merenge, Swing, Salsa, Rumba, Bachata, and the Tango, students learn self-esteem, grow in confidence and learn teamwork in an atmosphere that celebrates physical education through partner dance. This workshop promotes respect, courtesy and etiquette, important life skills, and is fun to boot.




Residency Option:  This interactive dance class would make an excellent residency program within a PE class. This option requires a planning meeting and teacher/volunteer participation.  A writing component may be added to this program and can be aligned to State Standards.


High School Dance Option: The teaching artist will provide lessons on simple Latin and swing dances that work with popular music. 


To schedule this highly active program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at 


Grade Levels: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $220 for 1 workshop; $190 each for 2 or more workshops on the same day; A residency requires one $110 planning meeting / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Year-round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: Ballroom Dancing

Requirements: Open space large enough for 25-30 students to dance; gym space is fine. Microphone and PA system required if there will be more than 50 students.

Standards: 1.6 1.6 Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.1.9 1.9 Understands that many skills can be practiced until they become automatic, and that if the right skills are practiced, performance may improve.4.3 4.3 Knows how places and regions serve as cultural symbols.7.4 7.4 Uses nonverbal communication such as eye contact, body position and voice tone effectively.


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