ABOUT the CHILDREN'S EVENT

KDA is embarking upon our final event of the year, the Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event at the Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater and this event is all about GIVING BACK to our community the best way we know how. . . through dance!

Kern Dance Alliance is pleased to host the Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event on Wednesday,  November 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm.  This private event benefits local children from organizations that serve underserved children by closing the arts gap and making the arts more accessible via an afternoon of arts-centric programming at one of Kern County’s most treasured theaters, the Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater! 

The Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event provides children with a live dance performance, dance class + choreography, and the opportunity to perform on the Fox stage. Additionally, children learn about the history of the Fox, will be provided afternoon snacks, and a commemorative t-shirt. Children interested in continuing formal dance training can apply for scholarships to attend any dance studio of their choice after the event.

KDA is inviting Kern County dancers and dance organizations to give back to our community children by presenting a multi-faceted performance meant to inspire them to DREAM BIG about the possibilities of the world. KDA is seeking performers from all disciplines and styles to assist with the performance and the overall event. Kern County dancers will also assist in teaching a dance class and choreography for the children to learn, and will partake in a Q&A session. To become an official Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event performer, please CLICK HERE or scroll down to the button below.

ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S EVENT AUDIENCE

The Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event is a private event for children from some of our most undeserved communities.  

Do you represent an organization or a school that works to uplift youth in our community? We would love to see your program’s children at this event on November 16, 2022! Please email info@kerndance.org to register for the event.  Deadline to register is November 1, 2022.

CALL for DANCE PERFORMERS - Application Deadline: Friday, October 14

KDA is seeking dancers and dance organizations to join the 2022 Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event benefitting underserved children at The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater on November 16. Please click the button below for details and the full application. 

 

What is so special about KDA’s Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event?  

KDA invites children from around the community to experience being in a theater and watching a live performance, most for the first time ever!  They get to learn about the history of dance and theater, as well as theater etiquette.  The children’s favorite part of the event is getting to interact with the performers. After performers paricipate in a live dance show, the children get an opportunity to ask the performers questions in our audience Q&A.  Then, all the children get to learn a fun dance routine, taught by KDA and the performers.  This is a full day commitment (12:00 PM-6:30 PM), but you will find that performers will feel so rewarded at the end of this experience.  

PERFORMERS WANTED

KDA is seeking dancers and dance organizations to provide performances (minimum 1 minute- maximum 3 minutes) and to assist with the children’s dance class. Solos, group numbers, diverse dances and techniques ranging from ballet to hip hop, cultural, folk, and social dances are all welcome to apply. There is no cost to YOU or YOUR organization, KDA simply asks for your volunteered time to make this event great! 

A DAY OF SERVICE

The Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event is a day of service dedicated to our community children. KDA understands that this event may conflict with dancer’s school commitments; however, KDA has created an official waiver allowing dancers to take the day off from school. KDA recommends making accommodations with school teachers and administrators to submit work early.  

Need community service?  KDA will happily sign off on all community service requests. 

EVENT DATES + DEADLINES
October 14 | Performance Application Deadline

November 16 | Children’s Dance Education + Outreach Event*
12:00-12:25 PM- Performer Registration in Fox Lobby
12:30 PM- Event Overview and Information Session
12:45-1:30 PM- Choreography + Mentor Session
1:30 PM- Tech/Dress Rehearsal Begins
3:30 PM- Wrap Up
4:00 PM- Doors Open
4:30 PM- Performance Begins
5:15PM- Dance Class Begins
6:00PM- Children’s Performance On Stage
6:15PM- Q/A with Performers
6:30 PM- Event Ends
*Event Itinerary subject to change. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For COMPLETE INFORMATION regarding the Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event, please vist www.kerndance.org/childrensdance.  

Additional questions may be directed to Whitney Pascual: whitney@kerndance.org 

Thank you for applying!

KDA is seeking volunteers to assist with the Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event.  Volunteers will manage a variety of roles from registration/check – in, front and back of house. management, ensuring event safety, and supporting the KDA board of directors and staff with tasks, amongst other jobs.  KDA will gladly sign off on all community service requests and will work with all volunteers to schedule their time based upon their availability.  Volunteers will work at the Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater on Wednesday, November 16 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. 

EVENT DATES + DEADLINES
November 1 – Volunteer Application Deadline

November 16 | Children’s Dance Education + Outreach Event*
12:00-12:25 PM- Performer Registration in Fox Lobby
12:30 PM- Event Overview and Information Session
12:45-1:30 PM- Choreography + Mentor Session
1:30 PM- Tech/Dress Rehearsal Begins
3:30 PM- Wrap Up
4:00 PM- Doors Open
4:30 PM- Performance Begins
5:15PM- Dance Class Begins
6:00PM- Children’s Performance On Stage
6:15PM- Q/A with Performers
6:30 PM- Event Ends
*Event Itinerary subject to change. 

CHILDREN'S EVENT IN THE PRESS

HOW YOU CAN HELP the CHILDREN’S EVENT

The Children’s Dance Education and Outreach Event is the only specialized dance event in Kern County for socio and economically disadvantaged children.  Help KDA reach as many participants possible by becoming a donor.

  • $20 affords Children’s Event supplies
  • $100 provides water for all Children’s Event participants
  • $300 affords lunch for all Children’s Event volunteers
  • $1000 provides commemorative Children’s Event shirts for all participants
  • $2000 affords costs to cover Fox Theater rental
  • $4,000 affords an entire Children’s Event session