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 and welcoming center for the Indianapolis community, and a home for you.

Since 2015, DK’s professional dancers have been teaching year-round classes for all ages and abilities from the youngest dancer on tippy toes to pre-professional students who want to learn the Graham Technique. There is a place for you at Dance Kaleidoscope Studios!

DK grew out of an educational program with Arts for Learning Indiana: Voice of the Arts (formerly Young Audiences of Indiana), the local chapter of the national arts organization that supports arts in education and has maintained a partnership with Arts for Learning throughout its history. Through its educational programs, the company has performed in hundreds of schools throughout Indiana and the country and annually presents dozens of student matinees and workshops that serve thousands of school children. A compelling aspect for DK’s education programs is its firm belief that the art of dance is an important tool for our children’s education and their ability to learn.

DK’s Mission:

To inspire, educate and entertain through the experience of outstanding contemporary dance.


  • To create, produce and maintain a repertoire of outstanding dance by internationally recognized choreographers.
  • To strengthen and broaden the understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance.
  • To develop and sustain diverse audiences.
  • To provide increasing access and exposure to dance through development of informative educational programs for children.
  • To be a cultural ambassador of the Indianapolis community and the State of Indiana  


  1125 E. Brookside Ave., Suite D5, Indianapolis, IN 46202



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.

Booking / scheduling contact

Angela Yetter

   317 925-4043 ext. 114

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: Multi-Cultural
Program type: Camp, Workshop/Class (In-School)
Population served: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6, Students with Disabilities
Subject: Fine Arts: Dance, Language Arts
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.


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
Cancellation Policy