Kern Dance Alliance was founded to advocate for the variety of dance organizations in Kern County; whether they are private studios, school programs or organizations that promote traditional cultural dance. KDA is an autonomous organization that supports all dancers and provides four types of resources: a dance community alliance, professional development for teachers, professional performances and master classes, and scholarships and grants for students and professionals.

Kern Dance Alliance aims to nurture and strengthen the existing dance community in Kern County.  KDA provides a place, both on-line and in-person where dancers and organizations can learn from one another, widen their professional and cultural experiences, and evolve as both individuals and groups.


Kern Dance Alliance is a non-profit dance advocacy organization promoting and supporting dance + the arts in Kern County, CA.

Kern Dance Alliance provides opportunities and resources for Kern County dancers and dance organizations while making dance more accessible to greater populations within our community.


Kern Dance Alliance seeks to become the premier advocacy organization of the Kern County dance community by providing a network of information, access to programs that focus on professional and cultural experiences, and monetary resources.


Kern Dance Alliance consists of four pillars: Dance Community Alliance, Professional Development for Teachers, Dance Programs, and Scholarship/Grants.

  • DANCE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE: KDA disseminates information about events, news, tips, articles, and advocacy.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for TEACHERS: KDA provides educators with tools to enrich the quality of dance education for students.
  • DANCE PROGRAMS: KDA makes it possible to attend professional dance programs, classes, and performances.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS: KDA provides scholarships and grants for dance-related opportunities.