Tech with a twist: Innovative youth program combines coding and dance | CBS This Morning

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On June 20, 2019, CBS This Morning’s segment on our danceLogic program aired on their national news show.

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In our series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In this installment, “CBS This Morning” national correspondent Jericka Duncan introduces us to a corporate executive who spends his Saturdays teaching technology with a twist.


Numbers, stats and creativity are all integral parts of choreography — but they’re vital for coding, too. That’s the idea behind danceLogic, a program in Philadelphia that integrates dance and computer programming for 13 to 17-year-old girls.

“With dancing, you have to look at the steps and figure out how do they fit into one another. Same with coding,” said 14-year-old Nailah Shabazz, adding “basically, if I see myself coding and helping others, I think I can also bring in other people who look like me, to also want to pursue that field.”


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