Thank you for your interest in the 5th annual Kern Dance Alliance Children's Dance Education and Outreach Event on November 13, 2019 sponsored by Chevron, Robert Grimm Family Foundation, Western Graphics, the Fox Theater Foundation,and Grimmway Farms.
This special event benefits local children from the Bakersfield Homeless Center, CASA, Garden Pathways, Boys and Girls Club, and other organizations that serve socio and economically disadvantaged children by providing them with an afternoon of dance at one of Kern County’s most treasured theaters, the Fox.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 18 @ 10:00 PM
What's so special about KDA's Children's Dance Education and Outreach Event?
Children from around the community get 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.
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 18 @ 10:00 PM | Performance Application Deadline
November 13 | 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: email@example.com
Thank you for applying!