Ballroom dancing at school

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 3:21 pm
By: News 9

Students at nine schools in Oklahoma City participate
in Life Change Ballroom. It's a great program! Not only
are students learning about mutual respect and gaining
confidence, they are inspired to keep dancing after class!


"Through our in-school program, we have met incredible
students who want to continue dancing and
performing, however, are not be able to afford dance
lessons. We have already offered 50+ scholarships
to different students. We spend 4 hours each Saturday
with our scholarship students-the first 3 hours are
ballroom lessons and the last hour we use to bring in
special speakers to expose our students to different professions.
We encourage them to meet different people
doing different jobs and we ask our speakers to weave
character training into their talk whenever possible.
We are teaching and training these students to become
mentors to the younger students in their schools
and neighborhoods. This troupe represents our program
as they perform around town as the "Life Change
Ballroom Dancers". So far their biggest audience has
been 6,700 people at the Cox Center, however, they
have their sights set on Oprah!"

If you'd like to know more about the program, go to Rock on!