Heart of Dance is grateful to have many dedicated volunteers serving in a variety of capacities. Many thanks to the following individuals for working with us this year!

Volunteer Engagement Committees (VEC)

Our VEC committees assist us in promoting Heart of Dance in their respective communities in many ways.

Twin Cities Metro Area

Joyce Thompson, Chair
Marci Levy-Maguire
Pat Soulak
Sara Truesdale

Dennis Yelkin

Duluth

Sonja Vogen Baertsch, Chair
Sue Anderson
Jim Carter
Dr. Ken Larson
Ben Mork
Tanya Wick
Darlene Wolfe

Rochester

Terri Allred
Lisa Anderson
Sally Arrindell

Dr. Patricia Barrier
Lida Casper
Sharon Gentling
Mary Phelps
Dr. Rosebud Roberts

Rita Russell

Classroom Assistants (CAs)

Our CAs volunteer to assist our Teaching Artists in the Dancing Classrooms throughout the semester.

Patricia Barrier - Spring 2019
Doreen Blohm - Fall 2018
Sue Blohm - Spring 2019

Lance Boole - Spring 2019
Cindy Brush - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Carolyn Gergen - Fall 2018
Karen Gustafson - Spring 2019
Heather Hammargren - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Karen Helland - Fall 2018
Susan Hervey - Fall 2018
Mary Kay Kersting - Fall 2018
Julie Jacobson Kendle - Fall 2018
Barbara Kuenne - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Sharon Lim - Fall 2018
Dede Ouren - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Mary Phelps - Spring 2019
Joyce Thompson - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Dianne Zepeda - Spring 2019

Classroom Dance Buddies

Professional Ballroom Dancers and high-level amateurs visit a classroom at the middle of the semester. Together with the Heart of Dance Teaching Artist, they demonstrate the same dances the students are learning. The students are also able to show the "dance buddy" the dances they have learned and the “buddy” gives the students tips to help them prepare for their performances at the end of the semester. We are grateful to these talented dancers for donating their time. It is truly a highlight of the semester for our students!

Bruce Abas, Four Seasons Dance Studio - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Russell Alliev - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Scott Anderson - Spring 2019
Cody Arndtson, Dancers Studio - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Gordon Bratt, Dancers Studio - Spring 2019
Bill Butler - Fall 2018
Shane Haggerty - Fall 2018
Eric Hoyer (Rochester) - Fall 2018
Eric Hudson, Cinema Ballroom - Fall 2018
Bonnie Inveen - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Chris Kempainen - Spring 2019
Julie Jacobson Kendle - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Jay Larson - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Tom LaTourelle - Spring 2019
Troy Lerum, Duende Dance Studio - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Reef Mohesian - Fall 2018
Quang Nguyen, Dancers Studio - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Jeff Ringer, Studio Jeff (St Cloud) - Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Jessica Restivo - Fall 2018
Bob Sondag - Spring 2019
Gary Stroick - Spring 2019
Peter Strom - Fall 2018
Seth Westlake - Spring 2019
Christopher Yeager - Spring 2019