Our Dance Place

Non Profit Organization


We have had some wonderful times the pass two years, and as we move into our third year things keep looking better. More and more people are finding a home at Our Dance Place, meeting new friends and enjoying old friends. We are looking forward to expanding as we grow and looking at new areas to come to.

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Our Dance Place is a non-profit organization created for people with disabilities.

We are a social entertainment Club for developmentally disabled persons and persons and people with disabilities who can get together with friends in a safe hassle-free social environment, dancing, dinning, talking and having fun with their friends, where they can be themselves, and meet new people, with a sense of belonging. Our Dance Place provides musical entertainment and support meeting the social needs of each member. We are exclusively promoting social welfare, and community integration to further the common good and general welfare of the people of the community. Our Dance Place has continued to gain respect by all who attend and get to know that we really care about everyone who attends. We remember every month the many birthdays, provide birthday cake, a birthday card along with a gift card, because we truly care.

It was decided to start Our Dance Place after entertaining a Special Olympics Group at Friendship Village, such a great heart and mind experience. On February of 2016 the First Our Dance Place was started. Since then it has been a whirlwind of paper work and planning as we continue to grow with calls for “Our Dance Place” keep coming in from all over. The need is greater than we knew at the start. Most Group Homes for disability persons and parents with children with disabilities have a need for social activity. Everyone wants to be a part of something that offers a sense of belonging. For this reason, our tag line “Where Everyone Belongs”, we love what we do, and we are looking forward to what the future holds as we continue to grow and serve many others. January 2018 brought many changes both in management and operation realignment. We are teaching our members how to be an active member from greeting members to Djing an evening of entertainment. Making Our Dance Place even better. All Volunteers and people with disabilities help to make “Our Dance Place” better and remain viable with a nationwide operation coming into view. Still more fine tuning and planning continues.

Funding and corporate sponsorship is our biggest task facing Our Dance Place, but we continue slowly in growth, and the need is so great, planning each step forward.

Donations: Our Dance Place, P.O. Box 791, Forest Lake MN 55025

Thank You for taking time to read this and if you have any questions Please call:

John Thorp @ 651-707-4576 or Email: John@ourdanceplace.org

It was the emotional feedback, the smiles and tears of happiness that branded our hearts. The addiction of kindness and the recognition of caring reflection upon honest efforts to bring inclusion under a simple premise. Giving a fun safe hassle free social environment  with someone who cares, and "Where Everybody Belongs", to enjoy their friends, Dancing, Dinning, Talking and being able to live a fuller social life. Meeting new people with the pride and sense of belonging. While we are exclusively promoting social welfare and community integration to further the common good and general welfare of the people of the community. We share a belief that when we help others join in with the community it will create a brighter future for all. Helping to provide essential social skills by example, and values in a ethical social environment where integrity, responsibility, respect, diversity and caring are paramount every day.
This is why Our Dance Place fills the needs of so many.
Tuesday Night
Banquets of Minnesota
1009 109th Ave NE
Blaine, Minnesota 55434

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We would like to invite you to
"Our Dance Place",
at either :
Forest Lake American Legion 
Forest Lake, Minnesota 55025
5:00 pm to 9: 00 pm
Tuesday Night
Banquets of Minnesota Blaine
Blaine, MN
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Wednesday Night
Thursday Night
Friday Night
What is "Our Dance Place"
We are a club for people with developmentally, or intellectually disabilities and people with physical disabilities who can get together with friends in a safe hassle free social environment, dancing, dining, talking and having fun with their friends.

"Our Dance Place"
Provides musical entertainment and support meeting the social needs of each member. We are exclusively promoting social welfare, to further the common good and general welfare of the people of the community.
General admission
is only $5.00 and family and care givers are free.
Each Place offer a Menu, with some very good food

Starting with the best. We remember the many birthdays, provide cake, a birthday card along with a gift card to show we care.

Forest Lake American Legion provides a special menu for "Our Dance Place" portions with lower priced items of your choice,


We are a non-profit Social Entertainment Organization.

We are where we are by invitation to meet the social needs of people whom we serve. "We Care about the people we serve"

EIN: 81-1193355



File # 868740100024

Phone:651-707-4576 (John)

Be a Part of the Action

You can be apart of the action and help out by donating to Our Dance Place, and all proceeds go directly to the people we serve, helping to make their lives better. We are looking at sending some of Our Dance Place people to Camp Along with expansion reaching out to the many areas that are still waiting for us to come to their towns and cities. Please help us grow.

Donation Mailing Address:

Our Dance Place

P.O. Box 791

Forest Lake, MN 55025


Our Dance Place.org
P.O. Box 791
Forest Lake, MN 55025


(651) -707-4576  John


Monday-Forest Lake American Legion
Tuesday.-Banquets of Minnesota, Blaine
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed



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