To cap off our Spring 2019 semester, about 220 students from seventeen schools participated in three dance competitions on Sunday, May 19, 2019. We had two groups of fifth graders and one group of eighth graders competing in their own competitions. The students were from schools in the Twin Cities metro area as well as Duluth and Rochester.

Click a button below to see school listing, photos, and videos for each Team Match of the day:


 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 2019 Colors of the Rainbow Team Match an amazing success!


Dr. Archelle Georgiou
Amy Anderson
Meghan Afonkin
Cody Arndtson
Shane Haggerty
Eliecer Ramierez
Rebecca Ramirez
T. Mychael Rambo
Shannon Butler

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

Sponsor: The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match is proud to be sponsored by JCI Saint Paul - a young professional non-profit organization in St. Paul that is focused on children and youth activities in St. Paul and the surrounding communities.