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

Great NEWS! cARTwheels + Dancing Drum

January 17, 2023

Great news! Dancing Drum has been selected as a Teaching Artist for cARTwheels, North Carolina Arts Council’s Arts in Education Grant Program!This means that you can access funding through the NC Arts Council to bring Dancing Drum your school. There is a process for applying for funding. You can learn more at this link:https://www.ncarts.org/grants-resources/grants/grants-organizations/cartwheels-program-grants The application is open now, through March 1st, for programs beginning next fall. Here is a link to Dancing Drum’s program listing. We are featuring a 3-day “Drumming Up Character” Workshop-to-Performance (W2P) program, materials included: https://www.ncarts.org/grants-resources/grants/grants-organizations/cartwheels-program-grants/cartwheels-teaching-artist-roster#DancingDrum-563 We are thrilled to be a part of North Carolina’s rich arts community and look forward to reaching more students across the state with our new partners at cARTwheels! Please feel free... Continue Reading →

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 →