Community Outreach

Central Indiana Dance Ensemble is committed to working with other community organizations to promote the arts in Indiana.

CIDE is very involved in outreach programs with various childrenā€™s organizations such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Annually, CIDE presents a complimentary performance of the Nutcracker to over a 1000 Indianapolis area students. This full-length production of The Nutcracker requires hundreds of hours donated by the cast and crew. This serves for many as their first introduction to ballet as a performance art. We feel that it is important and vital to give back to the community especially to a population that would likely not have the opportunity to view a live performance of this caliber on stage.

CIDE also supports other area organizations by donating their performances, ticket donations, dance workshops and lecture/demonstrations. Previous recipients include: City of Carmel, Indianapolis Public Schools, Girl Scouts, Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, Parkinsonā€™s Society, CASA, Tri-Kappa, WFYI and Zionsville Community Schools.

Organizations interested in exploring community outreach opportunities with CIDE should contact our Outreach Coordinator at .