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Dancing Classrooms

UTA Partner Celebrates 10 Tango-Filled Years

Monday, May 23, 2016

Dancing Classrooms came to North Texas in 2006. During a 10 week course, local fifth grade students learn ballroom dance techniques. While teachers see an increase in confidence, self-esteem, and social awareness among the dancers, UTA research shows the students' physical fitness improves too.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Larry Nelson helped launch the pilot and continues to support it with ongoing research on the dancers' activity levels. Dancing Classrooms has served more than 30,000 students in seven school districts across Tarrant and Dallas Counties.