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

Drum for Peace in Ukraine: November 13th in Asheville

November 05, 2022

DRUM FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE Sunday, November 13th, 1-2pm 1 Edwin Pl, Asheville, NC (UUCA) This event is a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders, an organization doing so much to support Ukrainian people at this time. Donations of any amount are warmly welcome (though not required.) See flyer for additional details: Continue Reading →

Summer 2022 Teacher Training Intensive Was a Hit!

August 31, 2022

On August 15th, Dancing Drum hosted 40 music teachers from across the state at our Summer Teacher Training Intensive in Asheville, North Carolina. It was a fun, music-packed day, and we shared a wide range of activities and resources to enrich PreK-8 music programs through hands-on drumming. Check out a video of the day below!  If you’re interested in bringing a similar Professional Development program to your school district, just let us know!    Continue Reading →

How Dancing Drum Connects to National Core Arts Standards

August 01, 2022

Though each state has its own educational standards for the arts, there is actually quite a bit of overlap with the National Core Arts Standards (link). No matter the art discipline - Dance, Music, Theater or Visual Art - students should be engaged in one of the four fundamental processes identified there: Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting. This blog post illustrates a few of the ways that ensemble drumming and Dancing Drum can actively address each of these focus areas. CREATINGNothing says “I am!" more strongly than playing a drum. Playing together, students co-create music, rhythms, and an educational, social-emotional experience that differs from all other classes at school. In addition to participating in drumming as a class ensemble, students conceptualize their own rhythms and... Continue Reading →