The Issue: Lack of Social-Skills Lessons for Schoolchildren
While many past generations took etiquette classes, most of today's students no longer receive that kind of formal training in civil discourse. Dancing classes offer a unique opportunity to hone social skills because they emphasize rules based on respect and cultivate mutual understanding between partners.
The Campaign: Sponsoring Youth in Social Dancing Program
If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio can sponsor five children in a 10-week social dancing program. Each additional $100 raised will fund participation in the program for another youth. Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio uses ballroom dancing as a vehicle for improving students' social development, self-esteem, teamwork, and communication skills. Fifth-and eighth-grade children meet during the school day twice a week for 10 weeks to learn several contemporary dance styles.
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