Heart of Dance has partnered with more than 70 schools across Minnesota, and has served thousands of youth through the globally recognized, evidence-based program Dancing Classrooms.

Any school can bring Dancing Classrooms to their students! Each Dancing Classrooms residency costs $4,000. The school only pays half of that cost ($2,000 per classroom) and Heart of Dance funds the remaining balance. Don’t let cost deter you! We have developed fundraising resources for schools and our experienced development staff is happy to support your fundraising efforts. To date, our school partners have had great success in raising their portion. Most important, the residency is offered at no cost to participating students.


Dancing across Minnesota

The Dancing Classrooms phenomenon has spread to classrooms in the Twin Cities, Rochester, and Duluth! We look forward to serving more students in these communities!

Inspire students in your area and connect us with a school you love. Contact School Coordinator Christy Dobbratz at christyd@heartofdancemn.org.

Dancing Classrooms Student Demographics
Fall 2015-Spring 2019 (8 semesters)

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61% of our students receive free/reduced lunch - 3,999


31% African American - 1,997
12% Asian - 778
33% Caucasian - 2,161
1% First Nations - 62
17% Hispanic - 1,134
6% Two or more races - 386


0.2% are students living with a physical disability*
0.7% are students who self-identify as living with an emotional or mental health disability*

* We began tracking students living with a disability in Fall 2018

School Partners

For the Fall 2019 Semester we have a mix of new and returning schools. Thank you for your confidence in our program! Congratulations to our School Partners for successfully completing their residency! We look forward to working with you again.

Fall 2019 School Partners

Former School Partners