The Russian National Ballet: SWAN LAKE | February 3

The Russian National Ballet: SWAN LAKE

February 3, 1:00 PM
Fox Theater Bakersfield

KDA and Turnaround Artists are pleased to present The Russian National Ballet in Swan Lake at the Fox Theater Bakersfield. The Russian National Ballet has been bringing timeless ballet classics to the stages of North America since 1999 with a focus on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works.  www.thebakersfieldfox.com

Discount show tickets are available to KDA members- email info@kerndance.org to receive your special KDA member discount code!

BUY TICKETS TO SWAN LAKE

TWO TO TANGO: Valentine’s Day Dinner + Dance | February 14

Dancers: Michael Gross and Jessica Wolfrum | Photo by Sandro — sandrofilm.com

TWO TO TANGO: Valentine’s Day Dinner + Dance

February 14, 6:00 PM
The Mark Restaurant

Dine and dance at The Mark for an exclusive Valentine’s Day treat! Featuring 3 courses of carefully crafted cuisine coupled with the finest wine, guests will be invited to dine while enjoying live music.  Finish your night off by being swept off your feet while learning the Tango! Only 36 tickets available. kerndance.org/TANGO

KDA Member Couple $100 / KD Non-Member Couple $110

KDA Member Single $50 / KDA Non-Member Single $60

BUY TICKETS FOR TWO TO TANGO HERE

Idyllwild Arts Academy Master Class + Audition | February 17

Photo courtesy of Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Idyllwild Arts Academy Master Class + Audition

February 17, 1:00 PM
KDA Dance Studio at Garces Memorial High School

Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world. Voted the #1 High School for the Arts in America by Niche, it is the only Residential Arts High School on the West Coast. KDA is pleased to host one of Idyllwild Arts prestigious dance faculty to conduct a master class and audition for admittance to the Academy and Summer Program. www.idyllwildarts.org

REGISTER HERE

Private Performance: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | April 4

Dancers Jacqueline Green and Jamar Roberts. Photo by Andrew Eccles, courtesy of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Private Performance: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 

April 4
Music Center, Los Angeles

KDA will send 3 lucky KDA Members + guests to attend a private performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Music Center in Los Angeles. To be eligible to compete in the contest you must be a current KDA member. A contest will commence the third week of March to win… stay tuned!!

Not a KDA member?  Join HERE for as low as $25/year.  

JUST DANCE: POP UP SERIES FOR ADULTS | SUMMER 2019

JUST DANCE: POP UP SERIES FOR ADULTS | SUMMER 2019

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!

Submit your application by June 10. Candidates will be notified of selection by June 15.

Apply to Just Dance: A Pop-Up Summer Series for Adults

 

For More Information:

Kern Dance Alliance — info@kerndance.org

Ten Tiny Dances® | October 11

Photo by Jim Lykins.

Ten Tiny Dances®

October 11, 7:00
Bakersfield Young Professionals Downtown Street Party: Wall Street Alley

KDA and the Bakersfield Young Professionals/Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce will produce Ten Tiny Dances® 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. KDA Members will be invited to be the official performers for the event. www.tentinydances.org

A Movement Flight | October 12

Photo by Mary John Frank, courtesy Schoen Movement Company.

A Movement Flight

October 12, 5:30 PM
Temblor Brewing Company

KDA and Temblor Brewing Company are pleased to present A Movement Flight performed by New York City-based and internationally renown Schoen Movement Company. A Movement Flight will bring dance out of the concert hall and into the brewery by featuring critically acclaimed dancers performing to the best music of the Bakersfield Sound. Complemented by the tastiest Temblor brews, guests will enjoy flights of beers and a delicious dinner. In addition to the dance performance, local music talent Josh Aigner Band will delight audiences with charming sounds. It’s the ultimate happy hour!