Heart of Dance

A nonprofit organization

$1,715 raised by 17 donors

69% complete

$2,500 Goal

Sayvon Jackson participated in Dancing Classrooms four years ago. It has impacted his life ever since. His mother remembers after her older son began the program, she got fewer behavioral calls from the school. He became a leader in his class and even joined the student council! Not only did Sayvon tell us his basketball game improved because he was lighter on his feet on the court, he said,“Since [doingDancingClassrooms] I’ve been more mature. It made me a better person. It definitely will stay with me for the rest of my life!” 

Kristina’s Phoenix Cove Adult Day Center serves Asians elders who are typically shy. When she brought in Dance for Life,“There was hesitation at first. But halfway through the program, they were all participating...they were just having fun! Their endurance was longer, their memory got better. I saw their confidence improve tremendously. They couldn’t wait to show their families [at the final showcase]-some of them looked like teenagers!”

As you can see, our program partners can attest to the ways  program offerings continue to enhance engagement and motivation from youth and senior adults alike, instilling the value of humans truly seeing each other. Heart of Dance grew and adapted to the challenges faced with the pandemic. Now more than ever it is crucial to give youth and seniors alike a chance to connect on the dance floor and meet each other with respect, elegance, teamwork, and empathy.

Our goal is to raise $2,500. With your support this Give to the Max Day, we can respond readily to the needs of our school and senior adult program partners by providing safe, quality Social Emotional Learning in our schools and communities.

Your ongoing support, of both time and money, means more youth will feel connected and that they belong. More senior adults will be active, healthy, and engaged with the world around them. Both are critical after the isolation of the pandemic.

Thanks to your generosity, together we will continue transforming lives, one student, one dance step at a time.

Heart of Dance is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Gifts to Heart of Dance are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations. Written acknowledgment of your gift will be sent to the address you provide.

Students perform for families and peers at their Culminating EventAdults learn the Merengue at the YMCA"Antoine, who is fairly shy, said how much he had liked dancing. Miss Ella made them all feel good about participating." - 4th Grade Teacher





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Organization name

Heart of Dance

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving


3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406-2668


651 330 3750

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