Fifth-Graders Ready to Rock Sunday at
And you are invited! 
Eight fifth-grade teams are rehearsing their swing, tango, foxtrot, rumba, merengue, and waltz at community events and even on television as they prepare for the exciting all-school spring Colors of the Rainbow Team Match (CORTM) May 15, 2016, 3-5 pm.  You can see the Respect, Elegance and Teamwork in our video as the Academia Cesar Chavez team rocked it last weekend at the St. Paul Cinco de Mayo celebration.
In tribute to Prince, all students, parents, and audience members will be invited to dance together in the finale as one team:   The Purple Team .

Register Now for best seats! 

We have an event posted on Facebook as well. Be sure to like and share that event with your friends!
We are grateful to our professional panel of judges
and hosts:  
Nathan Daniels
Eric Hudson
Shinya McHenry
Alex and Alina Spencer

Eliecer Ramirez-Vargas and Rebecca Ramirez
Costa Rica Ballroom 
Watch Heart of Dance on Television!

Watch tpt Almanac Tonight on Channel 2, 7 p.m.!  (Or Sunday, 9 :30 a.m. )
Watch video of fifth graders from Harambee 
Elementary Dancing Classrooms on
Twin Cities Live   May 11!  
And check out our recent  Heart of Dance  conversations on: 
WCCO Radio with Jearlyn Steele (May 1), and
John Williams (May 9),
The Lori 
and Julia Show on  FM 107  (May 12). 
Educators: There is More Room for Schools in 2016-2017! 
Due to demand, Heart of Dance will expand Dancing Classrooms to at least 50 classrooms in the Twin Cities or Minnesota for school year 2016-17.  If you are a teacher, principal, or parent who would like to see Dancing Classrooms in your child's school next year, join us May 15 to learn more!  Or contact Ember at
We want to hear from you!

Get Involved with Heart of Dance  
We could not do this without the generous support of individuals and organizations in our community.  Would you like to join Heart of Dance as a classroom sponsor or donor?  Every contribution you make to Heart of Dance, a 501c3 nonprofit, helps more fifth graders experience the social and emotional learning benefits of partner dance.  You will help to transform young lives!  Donate here today!  Heart of Dance also provides speakers for your local service club or group.  Contact Ember at

Do you believe in the transformative power of the arts, and of music and dance in particular? You may be our next team member! Heart of Dance is now accepting applications for Teaching Artists for the 2016-2017 school year! We encourage applications from people of color and multilingual speakers. No dance experience is necessary - we hire for personality and dedication and will train skills. Apply to be a Teaching Artist for 2016-17 here or contact Creative Director Andrea Mirenda at

Are you interested in volunteering to support our Teaching Artists during sessions at participating schools? You don't need to be a dancer to experience the joy of working with our fifth grade students! For more information, contact our Classroom Assistant Coordinator, Dede Ouren at:

Are you able to connect us with interested schools, teachers, donors, and volunteers? Become an Ambassador for Heart of Dance. Use your personal and professional networks to help us be more successful. Please contact Ember to share your connections!

We look forward to sharing this journey with you!
Ember Reichgott Junge | 612-750-1262 |
Andrea Mirenda | 651-283-6799 |