5th Graders Demonstrate Teamwork and Elegance at Colors of the Rainbow Team Match
Over 150 fifth grade students participated in the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match  sponsored by JCI St. Paul May 20 at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel, and we could not be more proud! Students from 14 schools in Twin Cities, Duluth, Cologne and Rochester showcased Respect, Elegance, and Teamwork as they danced Merengue, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing and Rumba in two Team Matches. This year we had the first-ever Dancing Classrooms dance runoff as two teams tied in the placements! Every team received a trophy and every student a medal. Congratulations to all!

See the lively Merengue (above) from the first Team Match and scroll down to see the dramatic Tango from the second Team Match. The photos below capture the energy of our students and families! Watch our website for more photos and videos.

Video by Rory Thomas Productions
Photos by C.J. Hurst
Photos available for purchase shortly at  www.cjhurstphotography.com
Thank you!

Thank you to our volunteers, school partners, families, and all those who made the event a special day to remember. We couldn't do it without you!
Are you inspired by these young students?

Are you an educator or parent who wants to bring Heart of Dance to a child or school you love? Contact emberrj@heartofdancemn.org now. Fall classrooms are filling up fast!

You can help!


Your support for Heart of Dance, a 501c3 nonprofit, will help bring Dancing Classrooms to more 5th and  8th graders in Minnesota this spring and beyond. Your gift of $50 provides one student five weeks of Dancing Classrooms. $100 gives one student 10 weeks. $250 pays for a school team to attend The Colors of the RainbowTeam Match. Or perhaps you can consider sponsoring a classroom in some amount. Thank you for your support!

Thank you, JCI Saint Paul!

The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match was sponsored by JCI Saint Paul, a young professional nonprofit organization 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.


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