Dancing With The Star | March 31

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.  PLEASE VISIT OUR COVID-19 WEBPAGE TO STAY UP TO DATE ON KDA SPRING PROGRAMS. 

Dancing With The Stars
March 31, 8:00 PM
Mechanics Bank Arena

KDA will send 5 lucky KDA members + guests to attend Dancing With The Stars at Mechanics Bank Arena. A grand prize award will feature an exclusive behind the scenes meet and greet with the stars backstage! To be eligible to compete in the contest, you must be a current KDA member. Contest rules and eligibility will be announced in early spring.

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Paso a Paso . . . Life is a DANCE! | Spring 2020

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.  PLEASE VISIT OUR COVID-19 WEBPAGE TO STAY UP TO DATE ON KDA SPRING PROGRAMS. 

Paso a Paso . . . Life is a DANCE!
Fridays, April 3 – May 8, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
KDA Dance Studio at Garces Memorial High School

Paso A Paso . . .  Life is a Dance is a FREE after-school confidence-building program geared towards high school Latinas. Paso a Paso empowers girls by teaching them that life is a dance and it is necessary to learn the right steps to achieve success. Girls will utilize dance to create a support system of sisterhood while becoming empowered through life-skills workshops. Paso a Paso applications open March 1.

Paso A Paso Application

Doggie Dance Master Class + Performance | April 25

Doggie Dance Master Class + Performance 
April 25, 10:30 AM
Temblor Brewing Company

Who says dancing is just for those with two legs?  Grab your favorite four-legged pal for a special Doggie Dance Master Class + Performance co-hosted by KDA and Marley’s Mutts! Experience international sensation Sara Carson and her Super Collies as she delights an audience with a performance followed by a master class training session to get you and your pup moving. Sara and her Super Collies placed 5th on the 12th season of America’s Got Talent, and she was awarded Dog Trainer of The Year in 2017 from Greater Mats.

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JUST DANCE: POP UP SERIES FOR ADULTS | SUMMER 2020

JUST DANCE: POP UP SERIES FOR ADULTS | SUMMER 2020

Hey, Kern County dance studios!  Did you know there is a large population of trained adult dancers yearning to take adult dance classes?  There are also MANY that want to try their first plié! KDA is regularly asked about adult dance instruction in Kern County and we want to help your dance studio reach adults. To keep in step with our mission, KDA will roll out a pop-up summer adult dance class series this summer!  

WHY offer Just Dance: A Pop-Up Summer Series for Adults?

KDA strives to help our community thrive through physical movement. Where there is a need, we find a way! Local adults want a place to express themselves through dance, and we want to help!

WHAT is a Pop-Up Summer Series for Adults?

You may have heard of a pop-up restaurant or store that opens quickly in a temporary location and is intended to operate for only a short period of time.  The pop-up summer adult dance class series is meant to pop-up at different dance studios across Kern County!  One studio would offer one or two classes and then move on to the next studio for a new set of classes on a different day and time- providing adult dancers will the opportunity to visit a variety of locations all summer long!

Call to Dance Teachers and Studios

KDA is seeking dance teachers and studios to provide exciting dance classes ranging in all styles and levels for a pop-up adult dance classes series this summer!

Just Dance: A Pop-Up Summer Series for Adults Details:

Kern County Dance Studio Obligations:

  • Dance studios will choose one date to offer their classes
  • Dance studios will provide the location and dance studio to host 1-2 adult classes
  • Dance studios will choose the type of class to offer
  • Dance studios will provide the dance instructor to teach the class
  • Dance instructor will stick to one style of dance and format of class as described in application

KDA Obligations:

  • KDA will compensate the dance instructor
  • KDA will market the event to the Kern County community
  • KDA will manage RSVPs for the classes
  • KDA will provide an exit survey to gauge the interest in offering consecutive adult dance classes for dance studio owners

Compensation:

KDA will pay dance instructors a $35 honorarium per class.

Classes will be offered for free to adults with a recommended donation to KDA.

Just Dance: A Pop-Up Summer Series for Adults Benefits:

  • Opportunity to advertise dance organization to KDA patrons
  • Featured on the official KDA Just Dance: A Pop-Up Summer Series for Adults website as a partner- name/logo/bio
  • Featured on the official KDA social media as a KDA Just Dance: A Pop-Up Summer Series for Adults partner- name/logo/bio
  • Featured on all KDA Just Dance: A Pop-Up Summer Series for Adults marketing materials- press release, social media, posters, flyers
  • Opportunity to participate in KDA Just Dance: A Pop-Up Summer Series for Adults press on local news/radio outlets

APPLY!

Applications open May 1

For More Information:

Kern Dance Alliance — info@kerndance.org

Ten Tiny Dances® 2.0 | Early October

Ten Tiny Dances® 2.0
Early October 
Bakersfield Young Professionals Downtown Street Party: Wall Street Alley

Back by popular demand, KDA and the Bakersfield Young Professionals/Greater Bakersfield Chamber will produce Ten Tiny Dances® 2.0 during the annual Downtown Street Party. 10 dancers will showcase choreography in the tiniest of spaces, a 4×4 stage! Ten Tiny Dances® was created in Portland, Oregon in 2002 and continues to be produced by founder Mike Barber and others with permission. Kern County dance artists will be invited to be the official performers for the event.

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