Dancing Drum's mission is to EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN, & INSPIRE people of all ages through interactive, percussion-based programs. We provide a complete drum program package for schools and other educational venues, including drum packages, online and in-school programs, standards-based curriculum materials, and professional development workshops.

Since 2002, Dancing Drum has conducted interactive drumming programs at schools, museums, performing arts centers, conventions, festivals, and team-building events from California to the East Coast and internationally.

Contact us to learn more about what Dancing Drum can do for your school or special event!



Dancing Drum News & Updates

Introducing: DRUM SAFE! Cleaner, Healthier, Better Drumming

May 14, 2021

In-person drumming workshops following the highest level of cleanliness can be extremely beneficial for students’ social, emotional, and musical well-being. We’ve always strived to keep our program safe and sanitized, but we’re moving to a whole new level of cleanliness to follow your school’s health guidelines and protocols. Here are the changes that we’ve implemented: 1) ADAPTED INSTRUMENTATION: Our DRUM SAFE program model will utilize stick drums instead of hand drums. Students will play the drums in the Interactive Performance assembly, School Drum Day workshops, and Artist-in-Residency programs with a pair TubeStix that are easily cleaned and sanitized. Students will not play the drums with their hands, and we’ll have multiple sets of clean TubeStix to use, as needed. This... Continue Reading →

Happy Peace Corps Week!

March 06, 2021

As Peace Corps Week 2021 draws to a close, we invite you to learn more about the mission of Peace Corps and the experience that our Artistic and Managing Director, Lindsay Rust, had while serving as a PC Volunteer in West Africa. Read on for more from Lindsay! --- Happy Peace Corps week! I was fortunate to to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa, from 1996-98. As the PC motto says, "It's the toughest job you'll ever love." This really sums up my experience there. The greatest part of those rich and challenging years was by far the amazing people that I met and worked with in my host village, Larba Birno, and later in the capital... Continue Reading →

Dancing Drum at NAfME 2021: Teach to the Virtual Beat! Drumming and S.E.L. in the Online Classroom

February 25, 2021

This session is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th, 2021, at 3:30-4:00 EST (12:30-1:00PST).

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