KDA’s final event of the year is 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 15, 2023 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. 


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 15, 2023! Please email info@kerndance.org to register for the event.  Deadline to register is November 1, 2023.

Seeking 2023 Children's Event Volunteers

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. 

November 10 – Volunteer Application Deadline

November 15 | 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. 



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