As a leader in the Indianapolis community, Kids Dance Outreach has been featured in many different media outlets over the years. We welcome you to check out the stories and features below to learn more about KDO and what we do. We hope they give you a glimpse into the KDO magic in action.
This program is supported by the Indy Arts and Culture Restart and Resilience Fund, an Arts Council of Indianapolis program made possible by Lilly Endowment Incorporated.
When We Dance:
The Life-Changing Work of Kids Dance Outreach
(Premiered on May, 4, 2023) More than two years in the making, the documentary film “When We Dance” shows us how it all works—following KDO’s Team of Teaching Artists and professional Musicians as they inspire excellence and exude motivational magic on children in classrooms, playgrounds, school gyms—anywhere a group of children can get together. We meet the proud, appreciative parents.
We listen to educators, civic leaders, and KDO graduates. They all seem to agree that the lessons children learn through KDO will serve them not just while they’re children but well into the future, for the rest of their lives.”When We Dance” is a local public television program presented by WFYI.
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Studio Owner Spotlight: Kids Dance Outreach What qualities do you look for when hiring teaching artists, staff members, or musicians for KDO? All staff have to understand that everything we do is in service to the children. It’s not about my personal dream, my...
Feature - Indy Now, April 19th: Summer Camps You Need to Book Now with Indy with Kids! Summer Program lineup featuring KDO. See feature here! Author: Indy with Kids, FOX59
Kids Dance Outreach founder brings arts education to thousands of Indianapolis students Students at Center for Inquiry School 2 wait in anticipation inside of a packed school gymnasium. Michael Johnson is the Founding Director of an organization called Kids Dance...
WRTV – Nonprofit, Kids Dance Outreach, celebrates 10 years of bringing inclusive dance experiences to Indy children
Nonprofit, Kids Dance Outreach, celebrates 10 years of bringing inclusive dance experiences to Indy children Breaking down barriers and providing opportunities to shine — that's what one local organization in the Indianapolis area strives to do every day for children...
PBS: Adaptive Dance | Move to Include Dance Instructor Michael Johnson says we are all dancers. Children of all abilities, including dancers who are deaf and hard-of-hearing; dancers who are blind and visually impaired; and dancers with a range of intellectual,...
Washington Township's Resilience Camp is teaching kids social and emotional skills Students dance during a lesson led by Kids Dance Outreach during Resilience Camp on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Spring Mill Elementary School in Indianapolis. The summer program invites...
Entertainment Tonight: tWitch & Allison Holker Surprise a School With a Donation The dancing couple and ET teamed up with DSG and DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation for the $50,000 surprise. Watch video here! Author: Entertainment Tonight
WFYI - American graduate Michael Johnson of Kids Dance Outreach empowers young elementary school children through the power of dance. These children thrive through the discipline, confidence, persistence, and determination that dance offers. We are proud to call...
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