DCP Principals discuss the need for the Extra Step School Fund"As a school Principal, I want to see our children participate in impactful programs that encourage them to explore their talents, as well as motivate them to perform at their academic, behavioral, and social best."
–Anna Jenkins, Principal, Alexander Adaire School
“Dancing Classrooms Philly has become an integral part of our school culture at Stetser Elementary. We feel it is important to offer authentic musical experiences for our children, and the Ballroom Dancing Program is an excellent match for our fifth grade students. We witness an amazing transformation as our pre-adolescents mature before our eyes. They go from boys and girls who do not wish to interact with each other, to poised young ladies and gentlemen who are ready to represent themselves, their families, and our school with grace and polish. The skills they learn build confidence and will help them navigate a variety of social situations with ease. We consider this program to be an invaluable experience for our students and will continue our pursuit of resources to make sure this continues as a part of what every fifth grade student will experience at Stetser Elementary School.”
–Janet Baldwin, Principal, Stetser Elementary
“Dancing Classrooms Philly embodies our school’s character goals and beliefs. It has been a wonderful opportunity to bring the fine arts, through ballroom dancing, to our students and community which would otherwise not be feasible or affordable to our at-risk and economically disadvantaged population. As a school Principal, I want to see our children participate in impactful programs that encourage them to explore their talents, as well as motivate them to perform at their academic, behavioral, and social best. Dancing Classrooms Philly provides each student a meaningful and memorable experience they will never forget!”
–Dr. Dawnée Watson-Bouie, Principal, Park Lane Elementary