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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Dancing Classrooms

A BBB Accredited charity


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Dancing Classrooms
Formerly known as:
Dancing Classrooms
25 West 31st Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Year, State Incorporated:
1984, New Jersey
Stated Purpose:
" Our mission is to cultivate essential life skills in children through the practice of social dance. Our vision is to meaningfully participate in the development of schools and communities where every child is connected, respected, and provided a safe environment in which to thrive. Through standards-based, in-school residencies, we use the vocabulary of ballroom dance to cultivate the positive feelings that are inherent in every child. The maturity necessary to dance together fosters respect, teamwork, confidence and a sense of joy and accomplishment, which we hope to bring to every child. Ballroom dance is the medium we use to nurture these qualities. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Dancing Classrooms meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Dancing Classrooms is an in-school social and emotional learning program that cultivates essential life skills in fifth and eighth grade children though the practice of ballroom dance. The Dancing Classrooms program transforms girls and boys into mature, self-reliant, and elegant young ladies and gentlemen during its 10-week residencies. With core values of respect, compassion and creating a safe space, Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists create environments and model behaviors that offer children a place to thrive during their school day. Principals, teachers and parents have praised our program for developing important skills and behaviors in their students, including civility, respect, teamwork and self-discipline.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. John Schultz, CEO
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Glen de Vries
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Invitations to fund raising events and planned giving arrangements.
Fund raising costs were 25.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,172,888, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on Dancing Classrooms' Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Dance Instruction fees




Benefit event income


Licensing fees


Net investment income


Donated Legal Services


Other income


Performance fees


Less direct benefit expenses


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Dancing Classrooms NYC


National Network Expansion


Dancing Classrooms Academy


Youth Dance Academy

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative 4% 
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Beginning net assets $1,434,120
Ending net assets 1,618,639
Total liabilities 104,246

Total assets



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