I’ve been away for several months and just started back with my Kairos volunteering. It’s wonderful to be home again with my wonderful Kairos family-the staff, the volunteers, and all our new participants.

Kairos’ Dancing Heart program began working with new groups of clients just after I left so I’m now meeting all new people in our new locations. We have several adult day program participants, independent living participants and a group of Parkinson’s folks at Struthers in Golden Valley.

Kairos Dance Theatre © 2010 /In photo: Mary & Participant

It has been a total joy to see how the Dancing Heart continues to expand its reach into the community and serve so many different groups of people. And each time we introduce the program we see transformation, we see culture change, we see community building and, most importantly, we feel the warmth and beauty of love.

Who would have thought six years ago when I first saw Kairos Dance Theatre (our intergenerational dance company) perform and met Maria Genné, the director, that my life would be changed forever? I have found an amazing group of artists with compassion for helping others beyond my expectations. I have the joy of working with wonderful people of all ages, diverse cultures and languages, and physical disabilities who are able to express their joy of life through the dancing and storytelling that Kairos gives them the opportunity to do.

I am grateful every day that I was lucky to find Kairos Dance Theatre and have the opportunity to give back to the community in a way that I get back MORE than I give. If you have a few hours a week to experience more love and joy than you could ever imagine, please contact Kairos Dance and find out how easy it is to become a volunteer. You’ll be amazed at how rewarding it is for your heart and soul!!



The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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