Student Life

Dancing Classrooms

Dancing Classrooms is a renowned ballroom dance program that teaches poise, respect, communication, and teamwork.  Students in the 4th, 5th , and 8th grade learn to dance gracefully while developing confidence and social awareness.  Over the course of twenty classes, a Teaching Artist provides step-by-step instruction for the salsa, merengue, tango, waltz, foxtrot, and swing.  The students connect with their peers through partnering and the classroom teachers participate, as well.  Dancing Classrooms was featured in the 2005 documentary film Mad Hot Ballroom, and we are proud to host this acclaimed program at St. Mark’s.