We had a wonderful fundraising luncheon in Rochester on November 27, 2018. Heart of Dance leaders, donors, volunteers and school officials gathered and watch 5th graders from Gage Elementary School and Riverside Community School demonstrate the dances they have learned this semester. Read about it in this article published in the Rochester Post Bulletin! Photos here.

We are pleased to have two schools in Rochester participating in the Dancing Classrooms Program for our Spring 2019 semester:

Pinewood Elementary School
Sunset Terrace Elementary School


Rocking in Rochester

Lisa Anderson, a now retired fifth grade teacher at Pinewood Elementary School in Rochester, remains an advocate for Dancing Classrooms after her positive classroom experience in 2017. According to Lisa, Dancing Classrooms, β€œis a program that not only welcomes all students, but expects them to demonstrate strength of character at the highest level.” Read her complete testimonial for our Rochester Area Foundation grant here.

Congratulations to our School Partners for successfully completing their residency! We look forward to working with you again.

Duluth - Bay View Elementary School
Duluth -
Lowell Elementary School
Duluth -
Pike Lake Elementary School
Duluth -
Raleigh Academy

Rochester - Gage Elementary School
Rochester - Elton Hills Elementary School
Rochester - Jefferson Elementary School
Rochester - Pinewood Elementary School
Rochester -
Riverside Central Elementary School

Read about the Riverside Elementary School experience in this article published in the Post Bulletin, Dec 1, 2017.

Watch this FOX 47 news clip about the Rochester Dancing Classroom experience.

If you want to bring our program to a school your love
in Duluth, Rochester, or another community outside the Twin Cities metro area please contact:
Christy Dobbratz, School Coordinator, at christyd@heartofdancemn.org.