DWTS Bracelets Now On Sale!
Want to Help in Other Ways?
Dancing with the Students , a 501 c3 non-profit organization, offers ballroom dancing classes to students, teachers, and parents in low socio-economic areas.
Dancing with the Students develops positive self-esteem, proper manners, and respect for others, while creating an atmosphere of confidence and fun.
In 2005, Susan Martinelli Shea decided to start a ballroom dancing program in Philadelphia. Being a special education teacher, she knew nothing about ballroom dancing! Sue went to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, armed with a folder of research on children and dancing. There, she met Samantha Bellomo, an Arthur Murray dance teacher/manager/choreographer as well as a Barrymore Award nominee. A friendship and a partnership blossomed. Sue and Sam share the common goals of teaching respect, manners and dance, while enjoying exercise and a lot of fun.
“My favorite memory at La Salle Academy is Ballroom Dancing. Ballroom dancing lets you how off your personality through dancing. My favorite dance is the Tango. I must really like it because I won Best Tango twice!”
Dancing With The Students has developed into a non-profit organization that offers ballroom dance instruction to students in grades five through nine..
Dancing With the Students wouldn’t be the success it is without the many professionals who have volunteered their time…
Dancing Queens are a critical part of the Dancing with the Students program. These volunteers become partners with the students. When a student’s partner is absent…
See our students as they learn their craft, participate in competitions, dance at special events (like Philadelphia 76ers games!) and more…