"The world is a complicated place, and there's a lot of division between people.
The performing arts tend to unify people in a way nothing else does"
~David Mark Rubenstein,
Chairman of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
Chairman of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Dance Kids of Monterey County's performing arts programs allow our participants to discover their own voice, to grow in confidence, and to develop empathy and ethical insight-to aspire, accept disappointments, to sometimes fail, and to always keep trying.
Dance Kids programming strives for cultural and racial equity. While race is undeniably visible diversity; DKMC’s cross cultural board recognizes the importance of teaching respect and reaching communities within the Monterey Peninsula with varied social differences such as age, class, LGBT and disability status. These aspects of youth identity lead to generational social growth and appreciation of community infrastructure.
Dance Kids of Monterey County is celebrating its twenty-sixth year of service to the community. In recognition of the 21st Century values of equity in the arts, DKMC programming promotes cross cultural educational events and instruction, exposing the community with various traditional styles of music and dance, not strictly Eurocentric, but fusing our programming with the diversity of arts education. DKMC recognizes the importance of cultural sensitivity derived from equity in programming in communities of color.