Books in Motion® is a FREE literacy program that encourages reading through dancing! Kern Dance Alliance, Kern County Library, and Kern Literacy Council have launched a digital version of our annual summer reading program Books in Motion: DANCE + LITERACY. As COVID-19 limits opportunities for in-person experiences, we have pivoted to continue to bring dance and literacy to life through digital dance performances.
Throughout the summer, various Books in Motion performances will be released online to inspire children to read through dance! Featuring various Kern County dance organizations, Books in Motion videos will present:
A narration and performance of a beloved children's book.
Choreography children can learn to promote the book’s theme while keeping fit through movement and dance.
A craft session utilizing pipe cleaners to create dancers so that children can continue to role play at home.
Finally, complete your Books in Motion experience by picking up your FREE book and a craft kit from various Kern County libraries via curbside pickup throughout the county.
The 4th annual Books in Motion program is a collaboration with four contracted Kern County dance organizations: Bakersfield City Ballet, McLaughlin Dance Collective/Civic Dance Center, Polynesian Spice, and Spotlight Dance Academy.
Books in Motion has been generously funded by Chevron, the Robert Grimm Family Foundation, Virginia and Alfred Harrell Foundation and Kern Family Health Care.
BOOKS IN MOTION is a FREE literacy program that encourages reading through dancing! To see a complete schedule of performance visit Kern Dance Alliance.