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Dancing Drum News & Updates

February 25, 2021

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

This session is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th, 2021, at 3:30-4:00 EST (12:30-1:00PST). View full article →
November 17, 2020

IT'S HERE! A New Web-Based Resource For SEL and Music Ed

We are thrilled to announce that Dancing Drum's new, Interactive Online School, Drumming Up Character, is live, fully functional, and ready to go!
This web-based curriculum provides a music-focused framework for character education and SEL in K-6 schools. Featuring more than 80 interactive lessons, Drumming Up Character is designed to build student understanding of ten character traits through rhythms, raps, language arts, social studies, and visual art activities. To learn more, visit Programs start at $50.

July 08, 2020

11 Ways Schools Benefit from Drumming

Here are the "Top 11 Ways" that your school can benefit from a Dancing Drum program! View full article →
June 26, 2020

Everybody Jump! Music Video

Would you like to be featured in a music video by Dancing Drum?! We have a new song called "Everybody Jump!" and we're taking submissions of videos to include in the final cut. If your video is chosen, you win a FREE set of drums! View full article →
June 16, 2020

How Dancing Drum is Adapting to COVID-19

Drumming workshops following the highest level of cleanliness can be extremely beneficial for students’ social, emotional, and musical well-being. We understand that there are many unknowns about schools re-opening and what they will allow, however if you’d like to explore having a Dancing Drum program at your campus or online, here's some information that will be helpful as you consider how our program will work in the era of COVID-19. View full article →
May 13, 2020

Virtual Drum Workshops (VDW) are now online!

Virtual Drum Workshops (VDW) are now online! Bring the Dancing Drum experience to students with an in-person session with our Musical Director, Mr. Steve, streamed live over the internet. Or, choose customized, pre-recorded sessions with Mr. Steve that students can experience at their own pace, on their own schedule.

Every Dancing Drum VDW includes a "Dancing Drum Fundamentals & Found Soundspreview video ...

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Online Learning with Dancing Drum: It’s exciting! It’s fun! It’s a new adventure for everyone!

Here at Dancing Drum, we’re making the best of things by using this time to develop new online learning opportunities for you and your students. We’re actually really excited about this and can’t wait to share with you! View full article →

New Article in NC Music Educator Journal: We Got the Beat!

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new article in the Summer 2019 edition of North Carolina Music Educator, titled "We Got the Beat: Bring Drumming into your Curriculum", by Dancing Drum's Musical Director, Mr. Steve Campbell. This article delves into the history and development of Dancing Drum, and philosophy behind our musical mission. Enjoy! View full article →

Upcoming Professional Development Conferences in IL and NC

We look forward to bringing Dancing Drum to state music education conferences in North Carolina and Illinois this school year! Here are a few more details about the hands-on, interactive sessions that will be led by our Musical Director, Mr. Steve... View full article →

How Drumming Can Improve School Culture & Educational Outcomes

Peeking through the door of the music classroom, drumming may appear to be a fun diversion, like recess or free play, however, while we're drumming, we're working across multiple levels of intelligence. The "fun" layer is the part that engages students and gets them to embrace the experience with enthusiasm. The deeper layers are about creating connections, not only to academic areas, but to each other and to our community of peers. Drumming can help fulfill a basic human need: community and connection. That's why we say that drumming creates happy students, and happy students create...

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