Through community partnerships around Indianapolis, Kids Dance Outreach strives to share its high-level co-curricular and specialized dance programs with thousands each year. 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.

Our programs involve structure and discipline, listening and following instruction skills, persistence, problem solving, cooperation, body awareness, creative expression, and the essential importance of caring for each other. While dance is the vehicle, the goal is to provide these young lives with a strong sense of self and the necessary tool kit to face life with the strength to overcome obstacles.

Our goal is to help kids discover “they can” and empower them for a lifetime.

“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, that success translates into math and into their studies.  They feel a sense of ‘I want to work hard. I want to do this. And I CAN do this.” – Joyce James, Indianapolis Public School Teacher