May 31, 2019

"I really liked having the opportunity to dance with everyone in my class."

- Ethan, 5th grade

Merengue | Grade 5, 1 st Session
Video by Rory Thomas Productions

Watching these students "shake their buttons" in the Merengue at the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match, it's hard to believe many of them refused to touch each other just 10 weeks ago.

Through Dancing Classrooms, Ethan had the opportunity to dance with everyone in his class. By dancing with the student who sat on the opposite side of the classroom from him, Ethan connected with a new friend and learned the importance of Respect and Teamwork in his day-to-day life.

Thanks again to everyone involved in the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match — school partners, donors, volunteers, families, and everyone in between! Because of you, lasting connections like these were made between students across Minnesota this spring.

Inspired? Bring Dancing Classrooms to your school!

Ethan got the opportunity to interact with all of his classmates through partner dance — forming bonds and friendships he wouldn't have known otherwise. That's because in Dancing Classrooms, every student belongs.

Do you want to give this experience to a student or school you love? We are currently signing up schools for the 2019-2020 academic year. Contact School Coordinator Christy Dobbratz at for details!



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