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

"Drumming Up Character" in the new school year

August 14, 2017

As we zip towards the beginning of a new school year, we like to remind ourselves why we do what we do.  Drumming is not only about making music, it’s also a medium through which students can work together to build school community, learn to focus in a dynamic environment, and enjoy creative self-expression. Drumming can be the "hook" that grabs students' attention as we seek to teach them lessons about good character and how to be a better person. That's the inspiration behind "Drumming Up Character". Through drumming, dancing, and good character raps, we're turning a subject that many students previously thought of as "not cool" into a vibrant, exciting, high-energy experience and exploration of life skills. We love this program and we are always thrilled to hear... Continue Reading →

Announcing the Asheville Community Drum Ensemble (AC/DE)!

August 10, 2017

Drumming enthusiasts in the greater Asheville/Western North Carolina area are invited to join us for a new program called Asheville Community Drum Ensemble (AC/DE)!  Some years ago, we started a Community Drum Ensemble in Santa Barbara, which went on to play some really fun events like parades, concerts and festivals. Lots of new friendships and connections were born from the experience rehearsing and practicing at our studio on the Eastside of town. We even wrote a book with some of our favorite community ensemble arrangements! Now that we're based in Asheville, North Carolina, it's time to resurrect Community Drum Ensemble. We hope to provide a new type of drumming experience that can be enjoyed by everyone from beginners to experienced... Continue Reading →

Tuning Your Rope-Tuned Djembe

August 02, 2017

Some of your drums may have gathered a bit of dust over the summer if you had them in storage in your classroom. Lonely drums sometimes loose a bit of their tuning. Not to worry! It's easy to pull the ropes and tune your djembe back to its fullest sound. Here's a video with Dancing Drum's Musical Director, Steve Campbell, that shows you exactly how to do it: Have you tried to tune your djembe? Let us know how it goes! Continue Reading →


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