Red Hot Ballroom is a nonprofit organization teaching Ballroom and Latin dance in after school programs to low-income and at-risk children in 4th through 7th grades in the Desert Sands Unified School District and throughout the valley. Debbie Souza is the dance teacher for DSUSD and classes are every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 6:15 pm at Indio Middle School Multipurpose room. There is no cost to the children, their families, or the school districts. The organization provides dance outfits, trophies, and medallions for the over 1,000 students participating in the program. The goal is to use music and dance to build confidence and self-esteem, so children can stand up to negative peer pressure, learn social skills, and respect for others. The program runs throughout the school year from September to May. The Ballroom finals for DSUSD will take place May 18th, 2019 at Shadow Hills High School Gym from 9 a.m. to noon and is free to attend!
For more information on Red Hot Ballroom, visit their website or call 760-347-5169