Dance Kaleidoscope/DK Kids

Dance Kaleidoscope/DK Kids

Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana’s longest-dancing professional contemporary dance company since 1972, is celebrating its 47th season (2018-19). As a mainstay of its mission, DK consistently brings the finest quality dance performances to diverse audiences of all ages with a strong emphasis on arts education.

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.

Goals:

  • 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  

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

lynnw@dancekal.org

http://dancekal.org

  4603 Clarendon Rd., Suite 32, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Marion

317 940-6555

317 940-6557

The Dance Show

Program description

An interactive lecture/demonstration that is designed to introduce students of all ages to the basic elements of dance. The Dance Show explores shapes, space, patterns and rhythm through short dances, designed and choreographed to focus on each specific element. Dancers, with the help of audience members demonstrate the various elements and perform examples to a wide range of music.

Focusing on dance as a form of communication children observe how emotion can affect movement and how the spoken word can be used as ‘music’, drawing a parallel between poetic language and dramatic movement…adding a clear example of the story-telling nature of dance.

Booking / scheduling contact

Angela Yetter

   (317) 925-4043 ext. 114

 ayetter@artsforlearningindiana.org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: Multi-Cultural
Program type: In-School Performance
Population served: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Adults
Subject: Fine Arts: Dance
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Mutually acceptable

Available times:

Mutually agreed upon

Space / technical requirements:

Gymnasium, Multi-purpose room, auditorium.

Audio-system

Location(s):

Schools, community centers, theatres, churches

Fees / Ticketing:

Single: $571

Double: $884

IDOE STANDARDS

FINE ARTS: DANCE:
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.

Qualifications

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

N/A