To our beloved KDA members, donors, partners, friends and members of the Kern County dance community,
The executive board of Kern Dance Alliance wants to inform you all of our decision to postpone our Spring 2020 programs until further notice. With so much uncertainty of what the immediate future holds we have to take necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our dance community. We have closely considered the guidelines put forth by the Center for Disease Control, California Department of Public Health, and Kern County Public Health in making this decision. We also have taken into consideration the fact that our programs are successful because of the wonderful partnerships we have formed with many amazing organizations who must also follow these healthy and safety guidelines. With the closures of hospitals, schools, and public venues, our programs cannot run as scheduled.
A list of programs being postponed is provided for you below. We are hopeful that as more state and nation-wide updates become available we can inform you of any further plans to be able to offer these programs later in 2020.
- HealingMOTION, in collaboration with Adventist Health AIS Cancer Center
- MightyMOVERS, in collaboration with Dignity Health- Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
- MemoryMOVES, in collaboration with Alzheimer’s and Disease Association of Kern County (ADAKC)
- Paso a Paso…Life is a Dance!, at Garces Memorial High School
Due to the cancellation of the Dancing with the Stars tour, which was to take place at Mechanics Bank Arena on March 31st, we are no longer able to do our ticket giveaway. The tour is not being rescheduled at this time. We still have great opportunities in store for our members and our community in 2020 and beyond so please continue to follow and support KDA!
Lastly, as schools and businesses are forced to close, we hope to still be able to bring you the joy of dance to your homes and families. Please keep yourself and your loved ones moving and grooving! We are facing difficult times, but while this moment in time is causing a stand still for our in-person programs, we will not be still! Kern Dance Alliance will stand with you and continue to move our community through the spirit of dance!
Please stay tuned for further updates via your email and social media accounts. Please make sure you’re following KDA on social media so you can stay updated and in good spirits. We will all get through this together.
In the spirit of dance. . .
Andrea Hansen, M.F.A.
President, Kern Dance Alliance