Who We Are

Dancers Rising is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community to improve the arts and education. We are committed to leveling the playing field in both dance education and higher education for all student dancers so that they will have an equal opportunity to succeed.

Currently, we are working with high school student dancers in underserved communities within Minnesota to provide opportunities for access to colleges and universities and dance training.

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Our Mission

Dancers Rising’s mission is to enable equal access to high-quality dance education and higher education to dancers and aspiring dancers so they will have an equal opportunity to succeed.

We believe that dance transcends barriers and has the power to inspire and motivate people. Our goal is to use dance and education to promote the arts, to foster diversity in dance, to reduce the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in our underserved communities, and to empower our next generation of leaders to lead and make our communities a better place to live.

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Our Programs

We offer high quality college counseling, access and dance education programs to dancers, with a focus on students with financial need, in underserved communities and/or first generation college students. As part of our core programs, we provide college and educational counseling, admissions, advising, mentoring and need-based dance scholarship services to high school student dancers.

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