About

Mission:

Kaleidoscope Dance Academy is devoted to the art of dance by providing a professional, positive, encouraging and educational atmosphere for the dancers of Northwest Arkansas. Our staff and faculty will operate with respect at all times. Our goal is to instill an appreciation and love for dance within each student. As educators, we believe in values while promoting good manners, kindness, and respect for one another. We make it our priority to bring a smile to every child’s face. As we do this, we will bring joy not only to their lives but our own.

Code of Ethics:

We the dancers, staff, faculty and families of KDA are a community of people who have a high regard for each other, the art of dance, and the respectability and value of the work we do. All who participate are requested to demonstrate that willingness to be held accountable to uphold the values and ethics we declare as the fundamental guidelines stated below. In all of our activities to study and perform as an expression of our love for dance, we show respect to the parents, our peers, the staff and faculty of KDA and all of the wider dance community, including our competition. We consider it a privilege to participate in a worldwide community for the performing art of dance amplifying the values of integrity, character, leadership, responsibility and professionalism.
Integrity:        To conduct oneself with honesty, courtesy and respect. To express consideration for one’s fellow dancers, educators, parents, staff and competitors. To be a person who leads by example and honors commitments. To be a person other people can count on.
 
Leadership:  To guide, direct and influence people in achieving their highest goals and ideals. By setting an example through one’s actions and speech. To inspire and serve the people of your class, team, and community through full participation in dance related activities.
 
Responsibility: To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of KDA. TO be a person who interacts with peers and authority figures in a mature manner. To question authority in a respectful manner. To speak of any issue or grievance to the person who is able to resolve any concern. To be willing to receive coaching and direction when deemed appropriate. The willingness to be a team player for the good of all.
 
Character:     To be a person who represents high levels of personal integrity, leadership, and responsibility for oneself and others. A person who has the courage and willingness to face issues and concerns with maturity and dignity. To avoid gossip, or critisizing comments for any member of the dance community, parent or peers.
 
Professionalism: To respect the dance profession and uphold our values and standards of conduct. To support and encourage one another. To voice opinions and initiate change that will elevate the dance community. To recognize oneself as a role model at all times. To love dance.

 

What Sets us Apart

Kaleidoscope Dance Academy is conveniently located in the heart of Bentonville, Arkansas. KDA began as a studio with 2 dance rooms in 2007 and then expanded into 3 dance rooms in 2009. KDA moved into our current location in December of 2013, giving our dancers a state-of-the-art, custom designed dance studio. This location offers 10,000 square feet of exceptional dancing space. KDA dancers are proud to call the studio their second home.
Kaleidoscope Dance Academy believes that experience matters. Each teacher at the studio has a extensive training in dance. Many have taught for over 15 years and must participate in continuing education. Our teachers are very dedicated to KDA and every student here. They are always willing to discuss student progress and goals with every parent.
KDA not only teaches students to be strong dancers, but also how to act as ladies and gentlemen in the classroom and in the community. Our teachers lead by example and have high expectations for a respectful classroom. Students can have a lot of fun in dance while learning manners and morals.

Community and Memberships

Kaleidoscope is very involved in community service. Our dancers are encouraged to participate in can food drives and local charity fundraisers. Members of our competition team, KREW, are required to do community service hours each semester to better Northwest Arkansas. Our KREW has danced for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, AR for Christmas and made ornaments for the children. They also participate in the Great Strides, DEB Project Fundraisers, Willow Tree Fundraisers, Dancers with Heart, ACH Heart Walk, ACH Ball and Girls on the Run. Our teachers are involved in their churches, local outreach, community theater and  nonprofit organizations.
Each month, KDA focuses on a different fundraiser to collect items or raise funds for a local need. It is important to instill this passion into our dancers at an early age so they can grow up wanting to be involved in community outreach.