5th Graders dance the Merengue, session 1
Dancing Feet Tired, Hearts Full
At the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match on Dec. 8, a St. Paul principal watched in awe as his 5 th graders performed in elegant dance frame, looked into the eyes of their partners, and even danced with partners they had never met. He exclaimed:

"This is a life-changing experience for these students. Thank you for making this happen!"  
This was the 7th Colors of the Rainbow Team Match for Heart of Dance, and definitely one to remember! Last Saturday, 19 Teams from Twin Cities, Rochester, and Duluth schools came together to showcase Respect, Elegance, and Teamwork as they danced the Merengue, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, Polka, and Rumba. Every dancer received a medal and every school a trophy.  Congratulations to all!
Videographer Rory Thomas and Photographer Drew Anderson captured the elegance of the day. In these videos, you'll enjoy the energetic Merengue, and see Teamwork and Respect showcased in the Polka, as students from all different schools danced with partners they had never met before!

Stay tuned for more photos and videos from the three Team Matches, coming soon!
Thank You

Thank you to everyone involved in the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match! From the school partners, to the donors, volunteers, families, and everyone in between, we are so grateful for your support of Heart of Dance.
Graders dance the Polka, session 1
Thank You, Sponsors!

The Team Match was made possible in part because of Dr. Kirsten Nelson of Premier Health of Edina and the Bhakti Wellness Center.  We appreciate their support!

Premier Health's chiropractic clinic provides caring, competent, natural health care to help decrease pain and increase neurological function. The Bhakti Wellness Center offers alternative health care, such as chiropractic, naturopathic, and energy work, so that you can feel your best, remain healthy, and thrive.
Double your impact with a matching gift!

Bring the magic of Dancing Classrooms and the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match to even more students by donating to Heart of Dance this holiday season. A generous donor has agreed to match donations given before the end of the calendar year. That means your gift received before year end will be doubled! That's double the Dancing Classrooms, double the students, and double the impact
Inspire More Students

Are you an educator or parent who wants to bring Heart of Dance to a child or school you love? Contact Ember Reichgott Junge at emberrj@heartofdancemn.org today! Spring classrooms are filling up fast! 

Thank you!

We could not do this without  your  amazing support.  
Thank you for joining Heart of Dance  on  this journey!

We are grateful for the support of Ecolab Foundation, The Emerald Foundation, Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust, McNeely Foundation, Saint Paul Foundation & Minnesota Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Rochester Area Foundation, Think Mutual Bank of Rochester, 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.