Participants in Dancing With Class, a program for schoolchildren in grades 4 to 6 in the Chicago area, will show off their smooth and saucy ballroom moves during a Dance Off competition. The event is scheduled for December 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois. Admission is free.
Dancing With Class uses dance as a medium to build teamwork and communication skills, as well as personal character and self-esteem. The Dance Off features several rounds of competition in merengue, swing, fox trot, tango, and salsa, with a Gold Level Overall Champion selected. Participants are from Bateman Elementary, McDade Classical, Passages Charter School, Poe Classical, Ruiz Elementary, Waters Elementary, and Whistler Elementary.
The program is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with May I Have This Dance, Inc., Chicago’s leading provider of in-school and after-school dance programs. For more information, visit www.chicagoculturalcenter.org or www.mayihavethisdance.com.