Joyce has been volunteering with Heart of Dance since its founding in 2015, and is a Class Assistant. In the spring of 2016, Joyce got an extra-special volunteer assignment: she was the assistant for her granddaughter Rachel's Dancing Classroom at Harambee Elementary. As the semester progressed, Joyce saw Rachel's self-confidence grow along with her classmates. Joyce is back at Harambee this spring-much to the excitement of this year's dancers, who recognize her as Rachel's grandma.
Depending on the class you might find Joyce leading or following, while always providing one-on-one support to the young dancers. Heather Johnson, whom Joyce assisted last fall, describes Joyce's warm presence in the classroom: "I'm so thankful to have Ms. Joyce in class. She is patient and kind. And she can individualize the teaching for each student, which is so helpful." To read more, click here.
Remember to Save the Date...
The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match
May 7, 2017 3-5 p.m.
Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel
Dancing With Heart
Free Fundraising Event
May 9, 2017 11:30-1 p.m.
Midpointe Event Center, St. Paul
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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.