- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
Location5858 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 204Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Our Mission at Conga Kids is to Promote Social and Emotional Well-Being Through Social Dance.
About Conga Kids Since 2016, Conga Kids has integrated social and emotional wellness and inclusivity into social dance and music, reaching thousands of kids throughout Los Angeles County, and creating a critical pathway for historically underserved kids, in mostly BIPOC communities. In 2022-2023, we have grown our in-school social-dance Residency program (African Diasporic Social and Partner dances including Merengue, Danzón, Salsa, Authentic Jazz, and Hip Hop, West African Lamban, Cumbia, and Disco-Funk) and piloted the Discover the Diaspora Assembly, dances and music of the African Diaspora, a one-hour, live program in over 50 school sites. While celebrating the cultural and historical context of dance and music, we create learning experiences that connect students to self-confidence, collaboration, and community-building, with the goal to empower young people. Because of partners and volunteers like you, Conga Kids is dancing in-person with 130 Schools and nearly 25,000 Elementary School Students.