About The Weekend Academy

All students who have completed the Dancing Classrooms Residency in their school are invited to participate in our Weekend Academy, which takes place during the school year. These dance training and social development classes are held in Manhattan on Saturdays and Sundays. 

The classes provide an opportunity to meet children from other public schools, develop friendships, work with many partners, and to understand the civility, social manners, and dress codes expected in adult life.

The Weekend Academy is an EXTENSION of what the child did in his or her school. Therefore students who HAVE NOT participated in the 10 week ballroom residency in their school ARE NOT eligible to sign up. (See below.)

Annual registration takes place each June for all students who have completed the 10 week program during 4th or 5th grade. Registration must be done in person at our studio. There are 250 slots available to new 1st year registrants with only 600 students in total able to participate each year. The Academy is a year-long program from September through June and students may not sign up in the middle of the year. First year students pay $200 for an entire year, which is broken into 30 weekends.

The Annual Academy Dance Festival presented each Spring is an opportunity for the students continuing their dance education to come together to share about healthy competition and good sportsmanship, use teamwork skills and learn how to prepare for a performance in a warm, inclusive setting filled with supporters and fans.