Arts Education Impact Program

Take Root's Arts Education Impact Program connects with children of all ages offering creativity, movement and music as a tool for support, confidence, leadership and development. The Arts Education Impact Program supports communities such as The Baldwin Center/Pontiac and Oakland Family Services/Pontiac through classes, lecture demonstrations and performances involving children in collaboration with the Take Root Company Dancers.  Offering a safe , diverse and inclusive atmosphere, the Arts Education Impact Program offers guided explorations and improvisations where children discover positive ways to communicate, express and problem solve. 

New Arts Education Videos


Meet Our Staff:

Ali Woerner


Becky Kowalski 

Assistant Director


Karin Spencer


Madisyn Boussie

Student Intern

Residency at Oakland Family Services

Take Root had an extremely successful 6-month residency at Oakland Family Services. From September 2018 through February 2019, Take Root Arts Education Impact Faculty taught weekly classes to over fifty children ranging in ages from 4-6 years old. This residency culminated in a free performance by Take Root and the children from OFS at The Strand Theater in Pontiac this past February.

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Drawn by Sevana, Age 6

Thank You for your Impact!

Thank you to the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester's Cupp Family and Friends Youth Endowed Fund for their generous support. 

& Oakland Together Cultural Institution COVID-19 Support Grant

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