If you didn’t get to make it out to celebrate our book launch in New York last month, not to worry – we’re here to tell you all about it, as Carla and Leo relive their Big Apple glory!
That Monday – June 27, 2011 – marked Carla and Leo’s sparkly-fun book launch party at the Swarovski Elements store in New York. It was a dazzling evening of dance, with Dancing Classroom’s Pierre Dulaine leading a class with young and talented Dancing Classrooms dancers. It was such a delight to have these talented performers there to represent this amazing non-profit organization, which brings the lessons and fun of dance to schools all over the world. Christiane of Dwell Studio “was completely amazed how the dance transformed the children from kids into completely poised dancers worthy of a world-class stage.”Carla and Leo couldn’t agree more!
Indeed! And just as dance is a fabulous way to start the day Ma, What’s For Dinner writer and blogger was there and posted pictures and more on her site, where she wrote this sweetness about dance being a great way to end a day, too: “Oh What A Night, indeed! And learning all these dances may just lead to some more great nights!”Read More
As July begins, we here at Carla and Leo’s World of Dance are still catching our breath – June marked quite an exciting time for us! At the start of the month, our book released in the U.S. And on June 1, author Agatha Relota and illustrator Thierry Perez got together with fans and friends in West London for the UK book launch party. It was quite a magical evening in The Hempel Hotel’s gardens, where even the youngest Carla and Leo fans were kicking up their heels on the dance floor.
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan/DAVID CROTTY
We’re so excited to be donating a portion of book sale proceeds to Dancing Classrooms.
If you don’t already know about this organization, you should! What they do is bring ballroom dance instruction into schools. Kids get to move and have some fun while, at the same time, learn social skills like etiquette and self-confidence. You would not believe the transformation ballroom dance brings to these young performers.
It all started in 1994 when the wonderfully talented and illustrious Pierre Dulaine volunteered to teach a class at just one school in New York. Yes, it started with just that one school and Pierre Dulaine’s one simple (and amazing) step. Now look at all the other beautiful steps these kids are taking, across the dance floor!
Based in New York, Dancing Classrooms continues to expand each year. In the 2009-2010 school year, they got 50,000 students in 525 U.S. schools dancing. They’ve even expanded internationally.
This has gotten Carla and Leo thinking – they’d like Dancing Classrooms to come to their school, too!Share Read More