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Ballroom Dance for School Children

Dancing With Our Local Schools Program


We’re a non-profit organization which provides a ballroom dance program for school children in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in Southern California.

Dance is different because it is a universal language. It gives our children the outlet and opportunity to learn how to express emotions in a positive way. It helps improve their sense of body image, staying physically and mentally fit. You have to trust your dance partner and develop teamwork…and that is exactly what the power of dance provides. “Family Talk” magazine estimates that students who dance also perform better academically than their non-dancing peers, achieving higher SAT scores and doing better in math and science.

Our ballroom dance program designed for 4th-8th grade students in Southern California School Districts. During this 12 week, 20-40 hour program, students learn various styles of ballroom dance like the tango, salsa, rumba, swing and cha-cha.

Please join our efforts to bring this program to as many children as possible! It only costs $50 to support one child for a semester in this program.

For more information about our program or to make a donation please contact Dance 4 Wellness at (805) 991-6113

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A few facts about our “Dancing with our Local Schools” program:

  • 3000 4th – 8th grade students from 15 schools have learned to dance
  • 400 students from 6 schools currently in our program from CVUSD & Charter Schools
  • We are receiving increasing demand to expand our program into the Oxnard, Santa Monica, Malibu School districts.
  • 1500 students and 14 schools were turned down because demand for our program exceeds our current budget.
  • Our program also includes partnering with the Cancer Support Community to bring the same sense of well being to those children who need it the most.
  • For the first 3 years  The Fordney Foundation which is a private foundation that provided all of the funds to make this all possible
  • We have now joined the Fordney Foundation in their efforts to bring this program to additional schools.
Louisa Van HaasterBallroom Dance for School Children