Through community partnerships around Indianapolis, Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) shares its high-quality, joyous, innovative dance programs with thousands each year. KDO is different from a dance school or studio – programs are FREE for every child. Utilizing unique pedagogical techniques, KDO master teaching artists and professional musicians engage children in a dance class like no other. “What style of dance does KDO teach?”  KDO’s movement vocabulary is not based on one specific style but focuses on providing a high-energy, inspiring, and accessible dance class where all children can succeed! At times various themes and other curricular content can drive choreography that celebrates and is influenced by specific techniques – honoring diversity and culture while remaining accessible to all.

“The Arts are pulled out of our schools. But if you let a child perform and shine in areas they are successful in, whether it be dancing, playing music, or singing, success translates into math and their studies. They feel a sense of ‘I want to work hard.
I want to do this. And I CAN do this.”

– Indianapolis Public School Teacher