To cap off our Fall 2018 semester, about 220 students from eighteen schools participated in three dance competitions on Saturday, December 8, 2018. We had two groups of fifth graders and one group of eighth graders competing in their own competitions. The students were from schools in the Twin Cities metro area as well as Duluth and Rochester.
Click here to find a school listing, photos, and videos of those fifth grade students who competed 11:30-1:30pm.
Click here to find a school listing, photos, and videos of those eighth grade students who competed 2:00-3:00pm.
Click here to find a school listing, photos, and videos of those fifth grade students who competed 3:30-5:30pm.
The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match is an OPTIONAL, extended journey beyond the residency for schools that want to give 12-14 of their students a special experience and offer their student body an additional opportunity to foster school spirit.
The team match shows students from all participating schools that they are part of a larger dancing family, and unites the vast diversity of cultures and ethnicities of all the communities participating in our program each semester. All team matches confirm the core values of the Dancing Classrooms program: mutual respect, tolerance, teamwork, sportsmanship and elegance amongst children.
The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match is also a wonderful community builder as we bring together students, schools and parent communities that otherwise may not interact. They work together as a larger group to create and share a new “safe space”.
Many thanks to our judges, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters for making our Fall 2018 Colors of the Rainbow Team Match an amazing success!
Natalie and Paul Botes
Shannon and Bill Butler
Videographer: Rory Thomas
Photographer: Drew Anderson
Sponsor: The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match is proud to be sponsored by 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.