Our Mission is to raise money for Dancing In The Schools. We provide grants to local schools to pay for professional dance teachers to give students lessons on how to dance. This gives students exposure to arts which they might not otherwise be able to experience.
in the Schools
Dancing In The Schools is a partnership between Dancing & Singing with The King™, The Dance Studio of Tupelo and local schools. Dancing & Singing With The King™ and participating schools partner to raise the money needed for dance classes. The Dance Studio of Tupelo provides professional instructors to teach the classes.
At the end of the school year, all eligible, participating children are brought together for a festival to celebrate what they learned that year.
Plantersville Middle School was first to adopt the innovative program that highlights the importance of arts education, and Shannon Elementary School was next. The schools’ principals, Plantersville’s Dr. Lindsay Brett and Shannon’s Pam Moran, have been celebrity dancers in Dancing With The King™. They both have seen improvements in academic and social skills in the students involved in dance.
In the 2021 – 2022 school year, we added Oxford Middle School, Oxford High School and Lawhorn Elementary School. Discussions are underway for schools that will come on board in the fall of 2022.
The program is also supported by the Tupelo Elvis™ Fan Club, the Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club, the Carpenter Foundation, the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Elaine Dundy and Roy Turner Endowment for the Arts, the Tupelo Kiwanis Club and private donors.
2020 Virtual Event Videos
Due to the pandemic, in 2020 the event was virtual. click on the videos below to see the broadcasted content.
Special thanks to WCBI for filming and editing the footage!