Program areas at Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio
During the 2019-2020 school year, Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio (dcneo) served 102 Classrooms (2,448* students) throughout cuyahoga, lorain, summit, and stark counties. *based on an average of 24 students/classroom. Though some of these classes were unable to complete their residency due to the covid-19 shut-down, all classes started their program and were then transitioned to a "virtual ballroom" experience through the remainder of the school year. Dcneo's project goals are centered on improving the educational experience of all students involved in a Dancing Classrooms residency. We intend that our program will foster maturity and respect among participating students and produce tangible progress in their lives, including: -increased school attendance-decreased dropout rates-increased social skills and self-confidence-improved overall academic performancean additional benefit of the dcneo program is improved behavior: as we teach the students to be ladies and gentlemen, that standard is carried over into their daily classroom activity, improving their behavior and increasing academic productivity. Improved student behavior and classroom productivity can help to decrease teacher turnover rates in schools, while increased attendance rates can in turn lead to improved graduation rates. As students learn to carry themselves as ladies and gentlemen, they learn appropriate and necessary behaviors and life skills that will help them throughout their educations and during crucial times such as job interviews.