Helping the Community Reap the Social and Health Benefits of Ballroom Dance

Our Pittsburgh communities are benefiting from the funds Pittsburgh Ballroom raises. The Pittsburgh Ballroom Outreach program provides opportunities to increase community awareness about the health and social benefits of dance in relation to aging. Our volunteers perform for and with seniors at UPMC and Highmark health fairs, local community events, for the Alzheimer’s Association and at various senior centers all around the Pittsburgh area.

In our Youth Program, middle school students are taught manners, proper etiquette, and discipline while learning to ballroom dance. The success of the program has attracted interest from other schools and we have a list of several that want to start ballroom dance programs. As our funding increases, we will begin implementing the program at as many of those schools as possible.

By developing community partnerships and sponsors, we are able to help nurture social interactions between diverse participants. We have a large following of active retirees, millennials, and all ages in between.

Our volunteers, the heart of Pittsburgh Ballroom, are the glue that holds us together. The show would not go on without them. Volunteers set up and host the website, publish the newsletter, design fliers, post announcements, take photographs, promote and organize dances, and serve as board members.

Pittsburgh Ballroom volunteers share the joy of dance through outreach events. They visit senior centers and participate in health fairs. They participate in the youth dance program that teaches ballroom dance and inspires children.

Organizing and planning our yearly events is done by Pittsburgh Ballroom’s dedicated volunteer board members. We also appreciate and proudly recognize our sponsors, donors, and community partners for their generous support.

If you are interested in finding out how you can reap the social and health benefits of ballroom dance – living vibrant, physically active, and socially connected lives – please contact us at or visit us on Facebook for more information.