Kids Dance Outreach (KDO)


The mission of KDO is to positively impact the lives of all children through joyful dance programs that inspire excellence, instill confidence, encourage teamwork, and applaud persistence.


KDO provides accessible, high-quality dance and arts education programs to Indianapolis children. KDO’s philosophy centers on the belief that the arts have the unique power to ignite curiosity in learning in all children regardless of background, race, or ability and motivate them toward excellence. The organization offers many accessible programs through Fall, Spring and Summer sessions that include: In-school programs, Scholarship programs, the Dancers with Disabilities program, Summer programming and special events including KDO Community Days and the KDO Event of the Year. To date, more than 17,000 children have experienced the arts’ transformative power through KDO’s innovative programs – different from a dance school – programs are free for every child.

Previous Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
  • 2023: Program Expansion Support
  • 2022: Program Expansion Support