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, in-school programs, standards-based curriculum materials, and professional development seminars.

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

Free Download - Courage Chapter!

January 16, 2018

**The Courage Chapter free download offer has expired! You can still download the chapter at this link: https://dancingdrum.com/products/courage-chapterIn honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and all of the courageous individuals who have sacrificed so much to make the world a better place, we’re providing a free download of the “COURAGE" chapter from our “Drumming Up Character” curriculum to use in your classroom.  These 6 pages include a reading activity about the meaning of Courage, a Profile in Courage featuring MLK, a Courage Rap, a Courage Rhythm to play on drums, a West African Adinkra symbol for courage, and a Character in Action activity. This download also includes audio files of the Courage Rap and a Courage Rhythm school performance. Add your download to... Continue Reading →

What Makes Dancing Drum Djembes Special?

December 06, 2017

"We were able to source wood from sustainably managed plantations, wood that's grown and harvested on a 7 or 8 year cycle." This would be a much more eco-friendly option than using 100+ year old hardwoods. "We worked with Tycoon to design a djembe shell that would use a traditional shape inside and out, using a staved construction. Our goal was to create a drum with a very traditional sound and feel, using responsibly harvested wood, and offering it at an affordable price point." 
AOSA Conference, Nov 8-11, Ft. Worth TX

November 03, 2017

Dancing Drum’s Musical Director, Steve Campbell, will be presenting 2 hand-on sessions combining drums, xylophones, movement, and voice, based on our new “The Rhythm Is Here!” curriculum. You’re sure to gain some new ideas, arrangements, and inspiration to share with your music students! 


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