Sunday, December 11, 2016
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Bloomington, MN

VIEW GALLERY of our students in action!

Attention Parents, Principals, and Teachers: If you were unable to get good quality photos of your students at this event, take a look at our photographer's website and pick out some great photos! The password is "dancingclassrooms" . The pictures are only $6.  They are instantly available as digital downloads.

And don't forget to check out the GALLERY of Participating Teams! 

About 90 fifth graders representing ten Twin Cities schools performed the Merengue, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, Swing, and Waltz before a panel of four experienced ballroom dance judges. Thank you to our videographer, Rory Thomas for capturing their elegance. Watch the performances below!

Many thanks to our judges, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters for making our Fall 2016 Colors of the Rainbow team match an amazing success!

Scott Anderson
Nathan Daniels
Eliecer Ramirez
Rebecca Ramirez

Videographer:  Rory Thomas
Photographer:  C. J. Hurst

F.G. Bigelow Foundation
 Mardag Foundation
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
The Saint Paul Foundation

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 St. 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.

Dancing Classrooms 2016 Fall Culminating Events

Students performed the six dances they learned, and shared the projects they created, for their fellow students, family, teachers, school staff, and administrators at special Culminating Events at their schools listed below: 

  • Athlos Leadership Academy
  • Benjamin E. Mays IB World School 
  • Excell Academy for Higher Learning
  • Field Community School
  • Four Seasons A+ Elementary School
  • Friendship Academy of the Arts
  • LIFE Prep
  • Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
  • LoveWorks Academy for the Arts
  • Stonebridge World School