Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Youth Dance Ensemble and School
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
March 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

25 underserved Burnsville Junior High School students (including grades 6-9) will register, participate and perform in the activities of the eight week Modern Dance Project. Of those registered, there will be 90% participation rate from the first workshop day through the Modern Dance Project Community Concert at the end of the workshop. The Community Concert which features members of the Modern Dance Project will reflect a diverse audience of parents, family members, educators/support staff and community members. Evaluation will be documented with online registrations taken prior to the start of the Workshop. Attendance will be taken on each workshop day, at the dress rehearsal, and concert. Parent volunteers will count the number of attendees in the theater the night of the Pay as you are Able" Concert and a short survey will be included in the program which asks, "How did you hear about the Community Concert?" Data collected will be documented and used to determine project success."

Measurable Outcome(s)

Project success was based on discovery of modern dance movement. 90% of the participants had never attended a dance class before or performed dance on a stage. Area dance centers were invited to augment the Modern Dance Project performers for the Community Concert. 50% of those identified in the proposal participated. Two additional centers were invited and also participated.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Leeanne ôDixieö Rairamo, Keith Andersen, Cindy Jensen, Molly Granzow, Lisa Gordon
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for MODERN DANCE PROJECT, an eight-week, after-school program for underserved 6th-8th grade youth from Burnsville. The project will culminate in a community dance concert at Burnsville High School's Mraz Center in March 2017.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Youth Dance Ensemble and School
Street Address
12237 Wood Lake Dr
Zip Code
(952) 941-5771
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music teacher and performer; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Marisol Chiclana-Ayla: Artist, Board Chair of El Arco Iris; Jamil Jude: Theatre artist; Tricia Khutoretsky: Public Functionary Curator and Co-Director; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Artistic Director of World Music and Dance and the International Children’s Festival; Coleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of Minnesota Founder and Executive Director; Kathy Mouacheupao: Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation Cultural Corridor Coordinator; Adam Napoli-Rangel: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Djenane Saint Juste: Afoutayi Dance Company Founder; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Public Schools Youth Programs Coordinator; Dameun Strange: Composer and performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Bob Peskin: Administration, audit, fundraising; Jennifer Case Phelps: Artistic, volunteerism, fundraising; Mathew Janczewski: Artistic, administration, fundraising; Judi Lamble: Administration, artistic, organizational development; Mark Collier: Artistic, organizational development, administration; Courtney Gerber: Education, volunteerism, audience development; Patrick Rhone: Artistic; Liz Xiong: Audience development, artistic, Community Education; Jennifer Nicklay: Education, artistic, administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed