On Sunday, May 20, 2018, over 200 fifth graders from fourteen schools participated in two dance competitions. The students were from schools in the Twin Cities metro area as well as Duluth and Rochester.

 Click here to find a school listing, photos, and videos of those fifth grade students who competed 1-3pm.
 Click here to find a school listing, photos, and videos of those fifth grade students who competed 4-6pm.

The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match is an OPTIONAL, extended journey beyond the residency for schools that want to give 12-14 of their students a special experience and offer their student body an additional opportunity to foster school spirit.

The team match shows students from all participating schools that they are part of a larger dancing family, and unites the vast diversity of cultures and ethnicities of all the communities participating in our program each semester. All team matches confirm the core values of the Dancing Classrooms program: mutual respect, tolerance, teamwork, sportsmanship and elegance amongst children.

The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match is also a wonderful community builder as we bring together students, schools and parent communities that otherwise may not interact. They work together as a larger group to create and share a new “safe space”.

Many thanks to our judges, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters for making our Spring 2018 Colors of the Rainbow Team Match an amazing success!

Judges:
Eliecer Ramirez
Rebecca Ramirez
Eric Hudson
Katie Taintor

Videographer:  Rory Thomas
Photographer:  C. J. Hurst (photos available on cjhurstphotography.com - use password “dancingclassrooms” for all the galleries)

Sponsors:
The Saint Paul Foundation
F.G. Bigelow Foundation
Mardag Foundation
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
The Gage Family 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.