USA Dance Minnesota Dancer - May 2019
For the first time, the proven Social Emotional Learning curriculum of Dancing Classrooms is being taught in language immersion classrooms in French (at L’Étoile du Nord in Saint Paul) and Spanish (at Windom Spanish Immersion School in Minneapolis)! Read about that experience here.
Rochester Post Bulletin - November 2018
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.
Minnesota Transitions Charter School Newsletter - May 2018
The Culminating Event at MTS Elementary School was a success! What you may notice straight off from the photos is how in-step these students are, and how serious, focused, poised and ready they are. See the photos and read the article here.
Norwood Young America Times - May 2018
Busting a Move in Cologne - That's the headline the reporter chose when writing about the semester of Dancing Classrooms that ended with the students dancing for their friends and family at their Culminating Event. Three fifth grade classes, led by Teaching Artist Drew Anderson, showed off the merengue, foxtrot, waltz, polka, swing, and tango to a crowd of parents and family members. Read the article.
KARE-11 - April 2017
The students at Windom Dual Immersion School in SW Minneapolis got a visit from the KARE-11 crew as they performed for their parents and others in the school community. This is their Culminating Event, the end of the 10-week Dancing Classrooms Residency at their School. Watch the video to the right and get a glimpse of what they have learned!
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners - June, 2017
Heart of Dance is proud to have been featured as a "Nonprofit to Know" by Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. See their article featuring Heart of Dance in the MN Sights e-newsletter here. We are grateful for the support of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners through grant partnerships with the F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation and The Saint Paul Foundation.
Minnesota Dancer - July, 2017
Fifth grade student Jose shares his words of wisdom as he reflects on his friendships made and life lessons learned through Dancing Classrooms. Read more about the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match and Heart of Dance's first annual Dancing with Heart Event. Read the article.
Minnesota Women's Press - September, 2017
Follow Jovan's transformation through the Dancing Classrooms program. On her first day, Jovan refused to dance with her classmates. By the end of the second class, she was dancing in an elegant dance frame, demonstrating respect and teamwork. Read the article.
Sheer Dance - June 1, 2017
"Life Lessons from Heart of Dance" tells the back story of Sam, his friend Luis, and their experiences at the Spring 2017 Color of the Rainbow Team Match - an amazing display of teamwork, elegance, and respect!
Read the article.
Minnesota Monthly - July, 2017
Minnesota Monthly's Give 2017 issue features stories from Harambee Elementary School. Principal Griebel discusses how her students have been able, “to take a risk and try something that is a little bit scary” and overcome their fear through Dancing Classrooms. Read the article.
USA Dance Minnesota Dancer - September 2017
"One Classroom Assistant's Delightful Experience" gives a glimpse of what its like to be in the Dancing Classroom. Not only does Classroom Assistant Leslie Koepke have a "blast", she is able to dance with children, "who are part of our greater community and need the influence of competent, caring adults in their lives." Find out more about Leslie's experience with Dancing Classrooms 5th graders. Read the article.
Star Tribune - December, 2015
Feel the excitement and hear from students and parents who participated in our first Dancing Classrooms Colors of the Rainbow Team Match in this story and video from the Star Tribune. READ ARTICLE
Minnesota Public Radio News - December 3, 2015
Listen to Principal Kirk Morris and students from Benjamin E. Mays IB World School talk with Host Cathy Wurzer December 11 about their Dancing Classrooms experience on Morning Edition on Minnesota Public Radio. READ THE ARTICLE AND LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW
TwelveTV - December 3, 2015
Some Dancing Classrooms students from Athlos Leadership Academy in Brooklyn Park are real television stars! Watch them shine on TwelveTV during their school's culminating event. WATCH TwelveTV
Twin Cities Live - May 12, 2016
In preparation for the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match on Sunday, May 15, 2016, four students from Harambee Elementary School in Maplewood, MN performed on Twin Cities Live! WATCH THEM PERFORM at the 3 minute mark
TV Show "Almanac" - May 13, 2016
Representatives from 4 schools (Harambee Elementary, Academia Cesar Chavez, Stonebridge IB World School, and Cherokee Elementary) danced on the TV show "Almanac" on TPT2! WATCH THEM PERFORM
Minnesota Dancer - March 2017
Julie Jacobson Kendle shares her observations from her perspective as a mom and a Classroom Assistant. She takes her readers on the journey of fifth graders from the first class through the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match including quotes from her daughter as well as some of the teachers. Take the journey! READ ARTICLE