Fridley dance center, credit union partner to offer dance classes through Fridley recreation

Register through Fridley Recreation for class at ‘nMotion Dance Center

Pictured, from left: Financial One Executive Vice President Ross Bloomquist; Financial One President Previn Solberg; Sarah Barnett, owner and director at the ‘nMotion Dance Center; Margo Prasek, Parks and Recreation program supervisor with the city of Fridley; Mark Daly, program director with city of Fridley; and Financial One Assistant Vice President Lacey Mack. (Submitted photo)

Pictured, from left: Financial One Executive Vice President Ross Bloomquist; Financial One President Previn Solberg; Sarah Barnett, owner and director at the ‘nMotion Dance Center; Margo Prasek, Parks and Recreation program supervisor with the city of Fridley; Mark Daly, program director with city of Fridley; and Financial One Assistant Vice President Lacey Mack. (Submitted photo)

The ‘nMotion Dance Center received a $2,000 grant from Financial One Credit Union to fund youth dance classes offered through Fridley Parks and Recreation.

The dance center chose to implement a dance program through the city of Fridley called Let’s Dance.  Let’s Dance gives children – who would not be able to afford it – the opportunity to take dance classes from professionals.

It is open to all children attending Hayes and Stevenson elementary schools.

Sarah Barnett, director of the ‘nMotion Dance Center, will teach weekly classes for a full school year.

“My goal is to give children a solid introduction to the art of dance that promotes positive self-esteem, physical fitness and an appreciation for the fine arts,” Barnett  said.

The funds will also cover several dance classes at Fridley Recreation’s “The Zone,” which serves Fridley children in grades 5-8.

Financial One Credit Union has locations in Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids and Blaine.

“We were glad ‘nMotion Dance Center asked us to be a part of offering dance lessons and we’re pleased to support the arts locally,” said Previn Solberg, Financial One Credit Union president and CEO.

“These funds provide a venue to improve physical fitness, build self-confidence and create a sense of accomplishment. Investing resources in programs like this is exactly what Financial One’s community outreach mission is all about,” said Ross Bloomquist, executive vice president of Financial One Credit Union.

Margo Prasek, program supervisor at the city of Fridley said the Fridley Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer the dance program as part of the elementary after-school offerings.

“We strive to provide a wide variety of fun and educational activities for children to participate in that keep them active and engaged; the dance program is a perfect fit. We are so thankful for the support of Financial One and are thrilled that this program can be available at no cost,” Prasek said.

Children can enroll in this free class through the city of Fridley.

Info: ci.fridley.mn.us.

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