Dancing Through the Curriculum (DTC) was established in 2013 with a mission to educate and empower young girls of color through exposure to the art of dance. DTC's founder desired to make dance more accessible for EVERY child due its' cognitive, social emotional, and physical benefits. In addition, Dancing Through the Curriculum was developed out of a need to reach young girls of color who struggle with issues such as literacy, self-love, and/or unhealthy lifestyles. DTC’s founder believes in the ability of dance to develop young girls into confident, educated women who embrace their uniqueness.
Dancing Through the Curriculum advocates for the benefits of dance education in public schools. Dance education promotes the art of dance as a means to communicate meaning about the human experience. DTC believes dance is far more than exercise or entertainment. It is a powerful medium to express one's values, thoughts, and aspirations about the lives we live and the world in which we live.
These guiding philosophies in addition to our rigorous culture of excellence, hard work and high standards, provide our young girls with a first-rate experience. Students at Dancing Through the Curriculum are challenged, nurtured and prepared for the rigors of life on or off the stage. Our programs include after-school dance classes, girl empowerment workshops, and community dance classes in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Hermitage, TN. All of our programs welcome students of all backgrounds and races, but we proactively make an efforts to reach young girls of colors in under-served communities to address social and racial inequalities, cultural identity challenges, and stereotypes in classical dance training.