Dancing with Heart, 2018: A Rockin' Success
Hear Harry's 2-minute video above: "The biggest change for me from Dancing Classrooms is I'm not shy anymore...Ms. Frances made me feel I could do anything."  

That's what 5 th-grader Harry from North Park Elementary, Fridley, told over 210+ supporters of Heart of Dance who came to celebrate three years of Dancing Classrooms in Minnesota at Tuesday's Dancing with Heart luncheon. He and fellow fifth-grader David of St. Paul (to be featured in video next week) spoke from the heart. Other presenters said:

"Respect is very present in Heart of Dance...Heart of Dance is inclusive of all our students--every single one of them."
--Principal Be Vang of Mississippi Creative Arts School, St. Paul

"I think Dancing Classrooms directly benefited our students' academic performance." 
--Executive Director Carl Schlueter, Seven Hills Preparatory Academy, Bloomington and Richfield

Capture the energy of our Heart of Dance event in these photos and video. There is still time for you  to help  bring the benefits of ballroom dance to more 5th and 8th graders next year.  Donate Here  today! 

Thank you!

Video by Rory Thomas Productions
Photos by Drew Anderson
Hamline Elementary School's fifth graders performed the dramatic Tango for luncheon attendees. Two 8th graders joined them--dancing with people they had never met before!
8 th graders from LoveWorks Academy for Visual and Performing Arts performed the Sassy Salsa. They were joined by 8 th graders from Seven Hills Preparatory Academy (more photos next week)!
Thank you, Ideal Energies, our Dancing with Heart sponsor.

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See our Rockin' 5th graders at the May 20 Colors of the Rainbow Team Match!
You don't want to miss our elegant 5 th graders in action at the spring semester Team Match! Teams come from 15 different schools in Duluth, Rochester, and the Twin Cities area. Join us Sunday, May 20 from 1-3 and 4-6 p.m. at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel,  11 East Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55101. 

This event is free and open to the public.
Register here so we can plan for adequate seating, and
find our event on Facebook.
JCI St. Paul

The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match is proud to be sponsored by JCI St. Paul, a young professional nonprofit entity formerly known as St. Paul Jaycees, focused on children and youth activities in St. Paul and the surrounding communities. Learn more at their website

Thank you!

We could not do this without 
your  amazing support.  

Thank you for joining Heart of Dance  on  this journey!

Programming is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.   
We are also grateful for the support of The Emerald Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation, The Gage Family Foundation, and The Saint Paul Foundation, as well as many generous individual donors and volunteers. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund.