About Us

Our Work

In an educational environment where funding for the arts is limited and time in the day for play is constrained, Dance to Success provides daily, free, high-quality arts engagement and exercise to students in and our of the classroom.

Our Mission

Dance to Success streams mindful movement into the daily routine of elementary school students through short, guided videos. By strengthening the mind-body connection, Dance to Success fosters improvement in student achievement, attendance, and positive behavior. Based at Skidmore College, the videos are infused with socioemotional learning and prominent themes of college life—instilling a curiosity for the future.

From our dancing students and teachers,


Dance to Success utilizes movement and techniques inspired by Anne Green Gilbert’s work, BrainDance.

Focus on the Future

Dance to Success videos take place around the Skidmore College campus highlighting exciting opportunities that are apart of daily life when pursuing higher education.


In the 2018-2019 school year, 100% of teachers were interested in utilizing Dance to Success dance breaks in their classroom next year!

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