Videos

Learn more about Heart of Dance, Dancing Classrooms, and our exciting 2015 Colors of the Rainbow Team Match from Minneapolis Star Tribune reporters Kristin Tollotson and Vineeta Sawkar.

Learn what Dancing Classrooms is all about! 

In this special edition of Dancing Principals, Rodney Lopez talks to Toni Walker, principal of Lehigh Elementary School in Lee County, Florida. Ms. Walker makes a passionate case for Dancing Classrooms and the impact it has on her school community.

Press Releases

HEART OF DANCE HAS MORE ROOM FOR FALL SCHOOLS!
August 31, 2017

Due to generous community support, nonprofit Heart of Dance is able to bring the benefits of ballroom dance to more Twin Cities fifth graders this fall! Interested school leaders are urged to contact Heart of Dance now as there is still time to bring Dancing Classrooms to your school this fall. 
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FIFTH-GRADERS READY TO ROCK SUNDAY!
May 11, 2016

Fifth-grade teams are rehearsing their swing, tango, foxtrot, rumba, merengue, and waltz at community events and even on television shows as they prepare for the exciting all-school spring Colors of the Rainbow Team Match (CORTM). 100 fifth-graders from 8 schools will compete May 15, 2016, 3 – 5 p.m., at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington
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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIKE A FIFTH GRADER?
May 4, 2016

About 100 fifth-graders representing eight Twin Cities schools are ready to swing, tango, foxtrot, rumba, merengue, and waltz at the exciting all-school Sprinklr "Colors of the Rainbow Team Match (CORTM) May 15, 2015 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at Doubltree by Hilton Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington.
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IN THE SPIRIT OF PRINCE, TWIN CITIES FIFTH GRADERS COME TOGETHER THROUGH MUSIC AND DANCE
April 26, 2016

Last week about 200 fifth-graders in four Twin Cities schools danced their hearts out with partners of different cultures, religions, races, and even genders as they showcased thei new ballroom dance skills for parents and schoolmates, just like in the award-winning documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom. Prince would have been proud!
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FIFTH GRADERS IN EIGHT SCHOOLS SWING INTO SPRING!
April 18, 2016

Over 350 fifth-grade students in seventeen classrooms in eight Twin Cities elementary schools are polishing their tango, waltz, merengue, swing and other dances as they finish their 10-week Dancing Classrooms residency. The "finale events" of this first-of-its-kind program in Minnesota are the same as featured in the award-winning documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom
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DANCING CLASSROOMS 5TH GRADERS READY FOR INAUGURAL ALL-SCHOOL TEAM MATCH!
December 7, 2015

About 110 fifth-graders representing eleven classrooms in four Twin Cities elementary schools are polishing their tango, waltz, merengue, swing (video above!) and other dances as they prepare for the first-of-its-kind Dancing Classrooms “Colors of the Rainbow Team Match” in Minnesota, the same as featured in the award-winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom.
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INAUGURAL YEAR DANCING CLASSROOMS FIFTH GRADERS READY TO SWING!
November 24, 2015

Over 250 fifth-grade students in eleven classrooms in four Twin Cities elementary schools are polishing their tango, waltz, merengue, swing (video above!) and other dances as they finish their 10-week Dancing Classrooms residency. The “finale events” of this first-of-its-kind program in Minnesota are the same as featured in the award-winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom.
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DANCING CLASSROOMS COMES TO MINNESOTA!
September 1, 2015

Returning to school this fall will mean returning to the ballroom for more than 50,000 schoolchildren around the world. Now in its 21st year, Dancing Classrooms will bring the joy of ballroom dance to many local fifth grade students also.
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