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Center for Success!

January 24th through May, 2022.

Take Root starts their partnership with Center for Success in Pontiac January 24th, biweekly through May.  The Take Root Arts Education Impact Outreach Faculty works with the kids of Center for Success using movement and music to foster creativity, joy, confidence, inclusivity and problem solving.  The program culminates on May 6th with a Celebration concert at UWM Sports Facility on May 6th including Center for Success students, Take Root Faculty and Performance Company.

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Thank you for your support!


Thank you Walmart Foundation for their generous donation towards our Arts Education Impact Program! We extend our gratitude and thank you for your support!

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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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

We extend our sincerest gratitude to the Foundations, Corporations, Anonymous Donors , Government Agencies and all those Individuals who continue to support Take Root and our mission to Impact Lives Through Dance

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Drawn by Sevana, Age 6