Dance Programs

Each Fall, our fifth grade students participate in Ballroom Dancing classes through a partnership with Dancing Classrooms Philly. A professional dancer comes to school and works with the students twice a week for 10 weeks, teaching them to waltz, rumba, swing, merengue and foxtrot.  

After ten weeks, student-couples are selected to represent the school in a competition among all schools who participate in the program in fall. From that competition, couples are chosen for the city-wide competition in June. In addition, children are offered the opportunity to continue lessons with the Dancing Classrooms Philly organization after they complete their ten week program ends. Some children have continued through their grade school years.

St. Mary Ballroom Dancing class