Welcome to our New and Returning Schools!
Welcome to this semester's Dancing Classrooms Schools! Here's what Community School Coordinator Lida Casper told us about Riverside Central Elementary School's first week in Rochester:

What a ball we had today! Thank you so very much. I was very thankful to be a part of the first two sessions. I'm hoping the third went just as well. Huge learning curve in just one session. WOW!

We are pleased to partner with the following 5th grade schools:
Athlos Leadership Academy ( Brooklyn Park)
Excell Academy for Higher Learning (Brooklyn Park)
FAIR School (Crystal)
Field Community School (Minneapolis)
Four Seasons A+ Elementary School ( St. Paul)
Friendship Academy of the Arts ( Minneapolis)
The Heights Elementary School (St. Paul)
LIFE Prep School (St. Paul)
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus (St. Paul)
Northport Elementary School ( Brooklyn Center)
Pilgrim Lutheran School (Minneapolis)
Pinewood Elementary School (Rochester)
Raleigh Academy (Duluth)
Riverside Central Elementary School (Rochester)
Stonebridge World School ( Minneapolis)

  Please welcome our innagural 8th grade schools:
Pilgrim Lutheran School (Minneapolis)
LoveWorks Academy for Visual & Performing Arts (Golden Valley)
Seven Hills Preparatory Academy (Richfield)

It looks like we aren't the only ones who believe in Respect, Elegance, and Teamwork! According to the 49th Annual PDK Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools from Kappan Magazine of September 2017, Americans believe that teaching cooperation, respect, and problem solving is the most important factor in school quality (36%). 
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 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.