Our Mission:

Empower.

To provide a dynamic partner-dance program that promotes creativity, teaches critical inter-personal communication skills, and sets a foundation of respect, teamwork, confidence, and leadership.

 

What the Merengue Can Teach Us (About What We Think We Already Know)

 
 
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The Program

Conga Kids is a common-core aligned partner-dance program that teaches a range of dances including Merengue, Swing, Salsa, Tango, and Foxtrot.

The program is enhanced by an in-depth exploration of rhythms, patterns, and cultural and historical origins. The dance curriculum is carefully crafted to promote physical well-being and coordination, while also aiming to build a community of self-confidence and trust.

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Conga Kids currently offers instruction twice a year, with 10-week programs in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Instruction is led by masterful resident teaching artists, who implement our multi-standards-based dance curriculum.

Participating schools embrace the program enthusiastically, capitalizing on the many opportunities that Conga Kids offers throughout our 20-lesson residencies. Classes include written homework assignments, a professional demonstration by guest artists, and culminate in a grade-level showcase for families, teachers, and younger students. Each school also has the option to enter local and regional competitions against schools from across greater Los Angeles County.

 

Our Impact

In the 2017/18 educational year, Conga Kids expanded its reach to more than 50 sites in 7 school districts, imparting the benefits of dance and music to more than 6,000 students.

 

20+

donations & support

With the support of elected officials, corporate partners, and private donors, Conga Kids has successfully raised funds year-over-year to support and expand our outreach in the Los Angeles community.

 

50+

school partnerships

Conga Kids continues to focus its efforts in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles County, adding new school partnerships every semester in historically disadvantaged areas.

 
 

6,000+

students impacted yearly

From LA LIVE to the Microsoft Theatre, Conga Kids has inspired confidence in the hearts of the students through dance.