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Grand Trophy Winner 2010 by Join the Dance
Charles E. Webster PS, Dancing Classrooms 2009-10 Grand Trophy Winners step out and shine along with their fellow Gold Medalists, Pope Paul and St. Benedict Elementary Schools on behalf of the Yonge Street Mission at the Bright Lights Goes Ballroom [read more]
American Ballroom Theatre in New York by Join the Dance
Pierre Dulaine, Creator of Dancing Classrooms, is all smiles with Julian Jurkiewicz and Kari Drue Abraham, Canada's first Certified Dulaine Instructors/Senior Teaching Artists following select training with Pierre at American Ballroom Theatre in New [read more]
CHARLES WEBSTER LEADS THE WAY! by Join the Dance
At the end of a brilliant evening of dance and joyous celebration, Charles Webster Jr. P.S. stepped it up and stepped away with the stunning Palais Royale Trophy. The Nine finalist schools wowed their audience throughout two hours plus of exception [read more]
THE GRAND TROPHY FINAL by Join the Dance
The Grand Trophy final will be held on the evening of June 15th at the Palais Royale. Save the date! [read more]
NEW INITIATIVES by Join the Dance
You heard it here first! Join the Dance is now in negotiations and collaborating with a selected High School of the Toronto District Board to pilot a Modified Dancing Classrooms for Grade 9/10 students in the fall term of the new school year. [read more]
JOIN THE DANCE PROGRAM UPDATES by Join the Dance
In the week of March 22nd something very wonderful happened across the city – a high-energy, beautiful revolution. Behind the bricks and mortar of 25 schools, 1800 dancers across 61 classrooms took to their stage – a showcase of newfound pride, eleg [read more]
SPRING TERM COMMENCEMENT by Join the Dance
The Spring Term commenced on April 6th in twenty schools and 51 classrooms; and includes a special Grade 8 initiative at Fisherville JMS and Parkdale JMS that has the generous support of the Central Rotary of Toronto, an interested community leader. [read more]
SPRING 2009 TEAM MATCH FINALISTS by Join the Dance
They were magnificent one and all. Our young men were debonair and dashing in their various modes of dress and the young ladies were resplendent in their beautiful dresses and some in their uniquely adorned hijabs. But nothing compared to the qual [read more]
The Ontario Arts Council supports Toronto’s Dancing Classrooms by Join the Dance
Join the Dance (Canada) is pleased to announce that we are the recent recipients of a $10,000 Grant from the Ontario Arts Council. This grant is going directly to help fund our current Winter term project of Dancing Classrooms that is taking place [read more]
THEY CAME, THEY DANCED, THEY CONQUERED! by Join the Dance
The culminating Colours of the Rainbow Team Match of Toronto’s Dancing Classrooms this fall term proved to be one of the very best yet for Join the Dance (JTD) and our schools. The dancers resplendent in their colours drew round after round of enthu [read more]
DANCING CLASSROOMS FALL SEMI-FINALISTS READY TO BOOGIE! by Join the Dance
The competition was fierce and fun this past Tuesday and Wednesday at Lord Dufferin Jr. P.S. as 144 Grade 4, 5 & 6 students from twelve Toronto Public & Catholic Elementary Schools danced their way into their audience’s hearts while seeking to becom [read more]
Join the Dance (Canada) is actively recruiting Teaching Artists by Join the Dance
Do YOU enjoy working with children and youth? Do YOU love to dance? Join the Dance (Canada) is actively recruiting Teaching Artists for the Dancing Classrooms™ program in Toronto. [read more]
For Immediate Release: THE HEAT IS ON AS TORONTO SCHOOLS STEP IT UP FOR THE DANCING CLASSROOMS GRAND TROPHY FINALE! by Join the Dance
On MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008, the Palais Royale Ballroom will resound to the jubilant cheers and applause of hundreds of thrilled parents, families, friends and supporters of the TorontoDancing Classrooms Quarter Finalists for Academic Year 2007/08. Ov [read more]
TORONTO’S OWN “BABY BALLROOM” WILL TAKE CENTRE STAGE AGAIN AT THE PALAIS ROYALE! by Join the Dance
On SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2008 the Palais Royale Ballroom will again be the proud sponsors of the Colours of the Rainbow Team Match ballroom dance competition for Toronto’s Dancing Classrooms™ culminating yet another very successful term across 13 Toront [read more]
Going beyond the 3 Rs by Join the Dance
There's no question the young students at Seneca Hill Public School excel at reading, writing and arithmetic. But there's more to life at the North York school than the three Rs. At Seneca Hill, which has just 290 students from JK to Grade 6, learni [read more]
Winter program has begun by Join the Dance
We are please to announce our participating schools for the Winter Program that commenced January 21, 2008. The Team Match will take place on Saturday, April 12th, 2008 from 12 Noon to 2 P.M. at the Palais Royale Ballroom located at 1601 Lakeshore W [read more]
DANCING CLASSROOMS™ TEAM MATCH FINALISTS WOW HUNDREDS AT THE PALAIS ROYALE! by Join the Dance
On Saturday, January 12, 2008 the Palais Royale Ballroom was the proud sponsor of the Colours of the Rainbow Team Match ballroom dance competition for Toronto’s Dancing Classrooms™. Close to 100 Grade 4, 5 & 6 students put on an amazing display wit [read more]
Shy and awkward elementary students learn to rhumba and foxtrot their way to grace and self-confidence through dance program by Join the Dance
Postures erect, hands clasped, elbows high, they stare into each other's eyes and then in remarkable unison, miniature Fred Astaires and Ginger Rogerses glide into the fox-trot as their parents and teachers cheer them on. Several months ago, they [read more]
DANCING CLASSROOMS™ IN FULL SWING & GEARING UP FOR THE FIRST COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW TEAM MATCH by Join the Dance
Fourteen Toronto Public & Separate Elementary schools across the Greater Toronto Area embraced the magic of Dancing Classrooms in October as the program entered into its first term of the full program implementation following last year’s very succes [read more]
TDSB Schools bring Pierre Dulaine Mad Hot Ballroom to life at the Palais Royale by Join the Dance
On Monday, May 28th, 2007, the Palais Royale Ballroom, will make history once again as it sponsors the Colours of the Rainbow Dance Festival. The festival is the finale of Pierre Dulaine's Toronto pilot project: Dancing Classrooms™. The team at the [read more]