Dance Kaleidoscope Studios

Dance Kaleidoscope Studios

Dance Kaleidoscope opened the doors of its own studios on Indy’s Near East Side in August 2020. Indiana’s longest-running professional contemporary dance company now after 49 years, has a home of its own. Our beautiful, airy, 13,000 square foot state-of-the-art dance center is also an inclusive

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Every Day We Write a Dance


Program Description

Professional dancers bring to life the concepts of shape, space, pattern and rhythm in this interactive workshop. Children learn basic dance exercises and movements while using their imaginations to create a community dance. Program supports critical and creative thinking skills plus dance and language arts standards.

Program Detail

Program type: Camp, Workshop/Class (In-School)
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: Multi-Cultural
Subject: Fine Arts: Dance, Language Arts
Population Served Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Mutually acceptable

Available times:

Mutually acceptable

Space / technical requirements:

Room large enough for 35 students to move side to side.

Plus Audio system


Schools, community centers, outdoor venues, gyms, dance studios, etc.

Fees / Ticketing:

Single program: $161.00

Multiple programs: $130


Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
RF.1 – Learning Outcome for Reading Foundations: Develop, build, and apply knowledge of foundational reading skills.
RL.2 – Key Ideas and Textual Support: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by identifying, describing, and making inferences about literary elements and themes
RL.3 – Structural Elements and Organization: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature, using knowledge of literary structure and point of view
RL.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by connecting literary elements and themes and analyzing how sensory tools impact meaning
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Develop and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: The elements of dance, dance structure, and choreographic devices serve as both a foundation and a departure point for choreographers.
Anchor Standard 3 – Refine and complete artistic work: Choreographers analyze, evaluate, refine, and document their work to communicate meaning.
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Dance is interpreted by considering intent, meaning, and artistic expression as communicated through the use of the body, elements of dance, dance technique, dance structure, and context.
Anchor Standard 10 – Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art: As dance is experienced, all personal experiences, knowledge, and contexts are integrated and synthesized to interpret meaning.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Dance literacy includes deep knowledge and perspectives about societal, cultural, historical, and community contexts.

Supporting Materials


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes


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Thoughts from teachers on benefits of Every Day We Write a Dance:

  • The children were able to practice listening then following directions in a fun way.
  • They created active body movements to help remember something academic.
  • They used their imaginations & bodies to tell a story.
  • The children were exposed to a new vocabulary.
  • Aided in understanding sequence, organization and patterns.Praise:
    • Absolutely Wonderful!
    • Program was well thought out & spoke to each group at their level
    • The dancers were fabulous with the kiddos
    • My students loved the experience!
    • Wish you could come more than once a year!
    • They were very engaging!
    • Program matched up perfectly with what we were learning in class.




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