DDC Founder and Executive Director, Heather Adams, sharing her love of dance.

The Downtown Dance Collective

is pleased to partner with Spark! to bring social dance to schools in the Missoula County Public School District.

From the Spark! website:

We believe that the Arts have the power to ignite the imagination, spark innovation through creativity, and transform learning. SPARK! works in collaboration with artists, classroom teachers, university staff, school administration, and volunteers to ensure that the arts are an essential part of every school day. SPARK! is a national partnership site for the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child Initiative, a growing network of communities working to transform learning and ensure access to the arts for every public school student.


Read about the program in a recent article from the Missoulian 

The Downtown Dance Collective received amazing feedback from C.S. Porter Middle School:

"Heather had a great rapport with the students. She did a WONDERFUL job engaging almost 100% of the students.  She was energetic, accepting to all skill levels and provided instruction to a wide range of learners."

"[Heather has an] amazing talent for working with children!"


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We are pleased to announce that due to the success of Dancing with the Missoula Stars, the DDC is headed to rural and local schools that are not in the MCPS district, allowing us to bring social dance to kids all over Western Montana.