NewsArts & Culture / September 22, 2020

Local Program Brings Dance Back To Kids Virtually

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Michael Johnson and Monica Munoz - Courtesy of Kids Dance Outreach

Michael Johnson and Monica Munoz

Courtesy of Kids Dance Outreach

Kids Dance Outreach provides high quality dance classes for free for students in several IPS schools. The opportunity to build self esteem and team work is vital for these elementary students.

KDO serves more than 2,000 students each year, and offers a program for children with developmental disabilities. The majority of the students participating are minorities and face many challenges at home.

COVID-19 closed school buildings and moved classes online — but KDO Founding Director Michael Johnson and his wife Monica Munoz have found a way to bring dance back to these kids, virtually.

WFYI’s Jill Ditmire spoke via ZOOM with Johnson and Munoz about the adjustments being made to keep those students dancing.

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