The Program

Conga Kids utilizes a standards-based program that teaches students a range of dances, including: Merengue, Swing, Salsa, Tango, and Fox Trot. Our dynamic partner dance program aims to advance social equity, create a foundation of respect, teamwork, confidence and leadership, while fostering critical interpersonal and community engagement skills. 

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Conga Kids currently offers instruction twice a year, with 10-week programs in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Once instruction begins, students are quickly immersed in Conga Kids’ multi-standards-based program, learning five partner-dances –Merengue, Swing, Salsa, Tango, and Foxtrot. With each new step, students also explored core character concepts, including respect for individuals and communities, self-confidence, communication, and cooperation.


Participating schools embrace the program enthusiastically, capitalizing on the many opportunities that Conga Kids offers throughout our 20-lesson residencies. Students are enthralled by our Professional Demonstration Assembly, in which a pair of champion ballroom dancers visit each school to perform and speak on their experiences. Each school also hosts their own end-of-semester Conga Kids Showcase, in which all 5th graders perform for lower-grade levels, family, and community members. Fourteen students from each site represent their school at a regional Semi-Final Competition, from which top schools advance to a final competition where they perform with elegance and energy against other elementary schools from across greater Los Angeles.