Bravo to our Nearly 200 Team Match Dancers!
Heart of Dance is so proud of the  5 th  and 8th grade students who participated in the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match December 10! Three Team Matches took place and dancers from throughout Minnesota demonstrated  Respect, Elegance, and Teamwork  as they showcased the Merengue, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, and Salsa. Every team received a trophy and every dancer a medal. Congratulations to all!

The Foxtrot video above shows the respectful elegance demonstrated by fifth graders at our final Team Match of the day. More photos and videos from the Team Match will come to our website shortly,  generously provided by C.J. Hurst and Rory Thomas.
Thank you!

A big thank you to our volunteers, school partners, educators, families, and all those who made the event a special day to remember. 
Inaugural 8th Grade Team Match 

The elegance these 8th graders demonstrated at Heart of Dance's first ever 8th grade Team Match was truly incredible!

Professional Judges

Thank you to our seven Professional Ballroom Dance Judges who graciously volunteered their time: 

Scott Anderson
Amy Anderson
Gordon Bratt
Nathan Daniels
Donna Edelstein
Eliecer Ramirez
Rebecca Ramirez
Are you inspired by these young students?

Your support for Heart of Dance, a 501c3 nonprofit, will help bring Dancing Classrooms to more 5 th  and 8 th  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 Rainbow Team Match. Or perhaps you can consider sponsoring a classroom in some amount. Thank you for your support!
Teaching Respect and Teamwork to our young people is more important than ever. Want to see more? Here's a video of 5th graders dem onstrating great teamwork with this lively  Merengue at the first Team Match of the day :

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 Saint Paul Foundation and Gage Family 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.