Update on Dance With Courage 2023

We have made the difficult decision to postpone Dance with Courage for the time being. We hope to host Dance with Courage 2023 in the Fall. Dates in the content below will change when a later time has been established.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How will the event work? 
While this year may look different, our goal remains the same!  Although we will not be dancing at the mall, we will still move forward and fundraise online. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support True Friends and the children and adults with disabilities they serve. 

2. When can I register? 
Online registration begins Sunday, January 22. If you register by Tuesday, January 25 at 11:59 p.m. you will receive an extra entry to win a private lesson with a Dance Art Centre dance instructor (see question below for details on prize drawing).

3. How does the Dance Arts Centre Courage Prize Drawing Work?

  • For every $10 raised, the dancer will receive an entry to win a private dance lesson with a Dance Arts Centre instructor. 
  • If you register by January 24 at 11:59 p.m. you will recieve an extra entry in the drawing.
  • The deadline for funds raised to count towards earning prize drawing entries is Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.. 
  • The drawing will take place and winners will be announced on Friday, Feburary 3, 2023. 
  • A dancer can win a maximum of one private dance lesson. If a dancer is chosen for a second lesson, it will be redrawn. 

4. What are the team prizes for 2023 Dance with Courage?

  • 1st place team - Private Movie Screening - Movie and date TBD
  • 2nd place team - Team Pizza Party - During Class
  • 3rd place team - Cupcake Social - During Class

5. How do I Register?

  1. Go to www.dancewithcourage.org 
  2. Click “Register
  3. Choose your competition team and "Register as an Individual" with the Dancer's Information.
  4. Complete registration by entering personal information. 
  5. Once you have completed registration, you will be prompted to create an account or log into an existing account. 
  6. Customize your fundraising page with a note to your supporters! Happy Fundraising!

If you have any questions about registering or logging in please contact Emma Erickson at emmae@truefriends.org.

6. Will there be piggy banks?
Each of our competition teams will have their own piggy bank on display at the dance studio. Donations can be added to any team's piggy bank at any time during the fundraising period. The piggy bank total will be added to their team fundraising total from online donations at the end of the weeks. The top 3 teams will receive a prize. 

7. How do I become a Corporate Sponsor?
We have three levels of sponsorship available:

CHALLENGE SPONSOR - TBD based on the donation of the sponsor 
For more information please contact: emmae@truefriends.org

8. How can I make a matching gift from my employer?
If your employer provides a matching gift opportunity, follow these steps below to complete the match.

  1. Click the box, “This donation can be matched” when making an online gift to DWC. Enter the matching company and the matching donation amount. After making your donation you will receive an auto-email thanking you for your personal gift and listing its gift summary details. Use this document as proof of your personal donation that your employer can then match..
  2. You will need to follow up with your employer to secure the matching gift. You’ll need to fill out your employer’s required paperwork which typically asks for True Friends EIN (Tax ID #): 41-1543013, contact info: True Friends 10509 108th St NW, Annandale, MN 55302, 952-852-0101, giving@truefriends.org, and proof of your donation. For proof of your donation, use a copy of your auto-email thank you and gift summary.
  3. There will be somewhat of a lag from when you initiate a matching donation to when it shows up in the dancer’s fundraising thermometer. Please email emmae@truefriends.org that you’ve completed the matching gift paperwork (or if you have any questions on completing it). Once you’ve confirmed the paperwork has been completed, the matching gift will be officially confirmed and will reflect in the fundraising thermometer. The matching gift check from your employer typically takes a few weeks or longer to be received at True Friends, but this way if we know the paperwork is completed, we can confirm the donation and count it towards your dancers’ fundraising totals. 

9. I still have a question. Who can I talk to?

You can reach out to Emma at True Friends. Click here to send an email!


**Thank you for supporting Dance with Courage
which helps True Friends and children and adults with disabilities!**