Kairos Alive!

A nonprofit organization

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We empower elders, their families and communities to build healthier lives through dance, music and story.

We wish you and yours heart and health in these challenging times!

At this time, we are focusing most of our attention on our online, Zoom-delivered, 2-way interactive "TV show," Dancing Heart™ Live! It's an exciting mix between Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, Reading Rainbow, American Bandstand and Science Friday. 

WHAT WE DO: Kairos Alive! transforms lives through dance and story, and raises awareness of the importance of creative involvement across the lifespan for verifiable health benefits. Our Choreography of Care™ programs promote personal and community well-being through our Intergenerational Dance Hall™ public participation events, our Dancing Heart™ weekly programming, our Community Arts & Wellbeing™ Residencies, and our Digital Dance Floor Network™ offerings, including our Dancing Heart™ Live! weekly 2-way interactive online "TV show." We empower intergenerational and intercultural communities through participatory dance, music and story — with elders at the center.

Enjoy this short video highlighting our in-person work, excerpts from ARTS AND THE MIND, and our online, Zoom-delivered, 2-way Arts and Health "TV show," Dancing Heart™ Live!

Kairos Alive! is a 20-year-old Minnesota nonprofit, evidence-based, arts and health social impact organization based in the power of creativity engagement that promotes individual and group leadership for healthy active lifestyles.  Kairos Alive! is a recognized pioneer in the Arts and Health/Creative Aging movements. Programs have won national awards from the American Public Health Association and the American Society on Aging. They are recognized as models by the National Center for Creative Aging, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and were featured in the PBS documentary, ARTS AND THE MIND. To date, six studies have been based on the work of Kairos which simultaneously addresses social, emotional and physical determinants of health. Work like Kairos’ is shown to result in less depression, better balance, fewer falls, maintenance of cognition, increase in activities, fewer doctor visits, less medication use, and better overall health. (A 17-page literature review relevant to our work is available.) Kairos has spent 2 years developing popular online webcasts linking participants in the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, Wisconsin, California and Florida., There are two major current projects; one Blandin Foundation supported project webcasting to NE Minnesota communities, and another Bader Philanthropies project webcasting to Appleton, Wisconsin area communities.

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Kairos Alive!

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Arts & Culture Education Health Children & Family Community

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Significantly impacted by pandemic


3407 West 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410



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