Kids Dance Outreach (KDO)

Kids Dance Outreach (KDO)

The mission of Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) is to positively impact the lives of all children through joyful dance programs that inspire excellence, instill confidence, encourage teamwork, and applaud persistence. Since its establishment in 2012, KDO has shared its high-level dance programs with

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Kids Dance Outreach In-School Residencies


Program Description

Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) provides school communities with high-quality arts immersion programs. Through KDO’s programs children are inspired by the joy of dance and music as they’re given something positive to focus on, specific goals to attain, a sense of meaningful accomplishment and an appreciation of the Arts.

Program Structure:

  • Every class is taught by three professional teaching

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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, In-School Residency, Student Showcase Opportunities
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Music
Subject: Fine Arts: Dance, Fine Arts: Music
Population Served Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

First come first served:

Winter/Spring – February thru May

Fall – September thru November

Available times:

During School Time (8:00am-2:00pm)

Space / technical requirements:

Our preference is to teach and hold performances in the school auditorium or performance space. During KDO classes this space must be cleared of obstructions (risers, desks, etc.) and it must be reserved solely for the KDO program’s use (i.e., no through-traffic or students being held in the space for morning line up/dismissal, indoor recess, etc., while the KDO classes are taking place).


On-Site at the school.

Fees / Ticketing:

Cost of program will vary depending on the programming structure.


Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Choreographers use a variety of sources as inspiration and transform concepts and ideas into movement for artistic expression.
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 5 – Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation: Dancers use the mind-body connection and develop the body as an instrument for artistry and artistic expression.
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Dance performance is an interaction between performer, production elements, and audience that heightens and amplifies artistic expression.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Dance is perceived and analyzed to comprehend its meaning.
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 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: Criteria for evaluating dance vary across genres, styles, and cultures.
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.
Anchor Standard 2 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Anchor Standard 3 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and history and culture.
Anchor Standard 6 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by interpreting and expressing music through movement.

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 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



  • Sample KDO Class


Andrea Hunley | Principal | Center for Inquiry School 2 | 725 N. New Jersey St | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | 317.226.4202-office | |

Aleicha Ostler | Chief Executive Officer | Invent Learning Hub 317-503-0265

John McClure-CEO/Head of School-SUPER School 19 | 2020 Dawson St., Indianapolis, IN 46203 | 317.226.4219-office

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