Music Program

Instructor: MiNtshis Vang, Dance
Grades:3rd-8th GradeGirls and Boys
Time:Monday-Friday 4:15pm-8:00pm

Carousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel image

CSE Dance Team is the premiere dance group at Community School of Excellence, a Hmoob language and culture charter school from student’s grades PreK-9th. The dance team consists of both boys and girls from 2nd to 9th grades. We focus on making our dancers become leaders, build confidence & self-esteem, tighten bonds, teach discipline, and overall have FUN.

The CSE dancers train, compete, and perform year round to celebrate the richness of the Hmoob cultures through dance and music.

CSE dancers practice from 4:15pm-8:00pm, which includes dance journals, dinner, and then stretch out and dance. The instructors also provide homework time and assistant to the dancers.

The CSE Dance Teams' mission and goals are to allow and provide dancers of all ages and talents to express themselves through the art of dance and music. We encourage all our students to grow artistically and academically to their full potential. We focus on making our dancers become leaders, on building confidence & self-esteem, tightening bonds, learning discipline, and overall, having fun!


  • Beginner to advance dancing
  • Boys are welcomed to join
  • We perform throughout the Twin Cities
  • We perform at school and local events


Group A (advanced group) usually practices two-three times a week. In this group, the dancers have to learn three or four routines a year. This team competes and performs. The dances are harder to learn, and dance days are more intense.

Group B (beginner’s group) practices once or twice a week and has to learn one or two routines a year. This group mainly performs in school. They learn the basics of dance and basic acrobatic movements.

Hip Hop Group is practices once a week. If there are upcoming performances, the practice dates may increase. Styles include hip hop, Korean hip hop, Japanese hip hop, Thai hip hop, and more.