VIEW GALLERY of our students in action!

Attention Parents, Principals, and Teachers: If you were unable to get good quality photos of your students at this event, take a look at our photographer's website and pick out some great photos! The password is "dancingclassrooms" . The pictures are only $6.  They are instantly available as digital downloads.

And don't forget to check out the GALLERY of Participating Teams

About 120 fifth graders representing ten Twin Cities schools performed the Merengue, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, Swing, and Waltz before a panel of four experienced ballroom dance judges. Thank you to our videographer, Rory Thomas for capturing their elegance. Watch the performances below!


Many thanks to our judges, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters for making our Spring 2017 Colors of the Rainbow team match an amazing success!

Nathan Daniels
Shinya McHenry
Amy Anderson
Donna Edelstein

Videographer:  Rory Thomas
Photographer:  C. J. Hurst and Rory Thomas

F.G. Bigelow Foundation
Mardag Foundation
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
The Saint Paul Foundation

Programming is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. We are also grateful for the support of the Emerald Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation and the St. Paul Foundation, as well as many generous individual donors and volunteers. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Dancing Classrooms Spring 2017 Culminating Events

All students performed the six dances they learned, and shared the projects they created, for their fellow students, family, teachers, school staff, and administrators at special Culminating Events at their schools listed below: 

  • Academia Cesar Chavez
  • Harambee Elementary School
  • Learning for Leadership Charter School
  • Maternity of Mary--Saint Andrew
  • Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet
  • Northport Elementary School
  • Odyssey Academy
  • Saint Paul Music Academy
  • Paul & Sheila Wellstone Elementary
  • Windom Dual Immersion School