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Welcome to the 1st ever digital All Kids Included Festival!

The All Kids Included (AKI) Family Arts Festival is presented annually as a FREE innovative, multidisciplinary community arts festival for children and families with and without disabilities at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

The All Kids Included Family Arts Festival was developed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs as part of its All Kids Included initiative. All Kids Included is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and in part through grant funding provided by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.

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1st ever digital All Kids Included Festival!

This year, the 14th annual All Kids Included festival has transitioned into the 1st ever digital All Kids Included Festival! Please play the welcome video below and learn about this web page and the accessibility features.

Play Welcome and Overview with Marly Q video
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Welcome and Overview with Marly Q

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Festival Theme

The theme for this year’s festival is celebrating courage, difference and friendship and is inspired by the book, The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jennifer Wojtowicz and illustrated by Steve Adams.

Play the videos below for special readings of The Boy Who Grew Flowers. Recordings made with permission from Barefoot Books Publishing Company.

Play A reading of The Boy Who Grew Flowers by author Jennifer Wojtowicz video
Play A reading of The Boy Who Grew Flowers by author Jennifer Wojtowicz video with audio description
A reading of The Boy Who Grew Flowers by author Jennifer Wojtowicz

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Play The Boy Who Grew Flowers in ASL with John Paul Jebian video
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The Boy Who Grew Flowers in ASL with John Paul Jebian

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Virtual Main Stage

On our Virtual Main Stage: Play a performance of The Boy Who Grew Flowers by the Treehouse Shakers dance and theater company!

Play Performance of The Boy Who Grew Flowers by the Treehouse Shakers video
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Performance of The Boy Who Grew Flowers by the Treehouse Shakers dance and theater company

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Visit the online art gallery!

The All Kids Included art gallery features artwork created by students in grades Pre-K through 12 from throughout Miami-Dade County. Students read The Boy Who Grew Flowers and submitted original art work inspired by the book. To access the online gallery, click the image below.

Artsonia Artwork

Make some art!

Play the videos below featuring Miami-based artists, Aurora Molina and Maria Perez, to create your own artwork. Be sure to share your artwork on social media using the hashtag #AKIMiami

Play Flower Collage with Maria Perez video
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Flower Collage with Maria Perez

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Play Self-Portrait with Aurora Molina video
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Self-Portrait with Aurora Molina
Music: “Ukelele” and “Little Idea” from Bensound.com

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Make some music!

Play the videos below and enjoy some music from South Florida arts organizations. Sing-along, listen, and learn!

Play Wholesome Harmonies for grades K-4 video
Play Wholesome Harmonies for grades K-4 video with audio description
Wholesome Harmonies – recommended for grades K-4
Sing along with Amy Buser from Wholesome Harmonies
“I’m a Superhero” by Amy Kalas Buser, MM, MT-BC
“Listen to the Rain” by Yani Rubio, MM, MT-BC

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Play Wholesome Harmonies for grades 5-8 video
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Wholesome Harmonies – recommended for grades 5-8
Sing along with Amy Buser from Wholesome Harmonies
“The Friendship Rap” by Amy Kalas Buser, MM, MT-BC

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Play Guitars Over Guns Organization video
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Guitars Over Guns Organization
Enjoy an instrumental vibe session performed by the GOGO Alumni band: Caleb Alcime on drums, Gabriel Pierre on Bass Guitar, and Jean Petit-Homme on Piano

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Play Michael Gil video
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Michael Gil
Learn about the Didgeridoo with Michael Gil

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Play Area Stage Company Inclusion Theatre Project video
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Area Stage Company Inclusion Theatre Project
Practice vocal exercises with Musical Director: Minerva Borjas

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Play Greater Miami Youth Symphony video
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Greater Miami Youth Symphony
Vivaldi’s Spring performed by Symphony Trio: Jasmine Maldonado, Angelina Santana-Herrera (Violin II), and Melissa Percilla (Violin I)

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Play South Florida Center for Percussive Arts video
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South Florida Center for Percussive Arts
Drum-along at home with Founder & Director of South Florida Center for Percussive Arts: Brandon Cruz

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Get Magical!

Play the videos below with Kevin Spencer from the Hocus Focus Magic Club and learn some magic tricks!

Play Floating Pencil video
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Floating Pencil

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Play Instant Knot video
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Instant Knot

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Show us your dance moves!

Play the videos below to learn some new moves and watch some performances.

Play African Watoto Dance Theatre video
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African Watoto Dance Theatre
Learn some dance steps with Narsha Cummings, artistic director of African Watoto Dance Theatre

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Play Ballet at the Park video
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Ballet at the Park
Enjoy a performance by the dancers from Ballet at the Park called, “Finding Hope.” Directed and choreographed by founder and director, Vilma Borbolla
Music: “Going Higher” from Bensound.com

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Play Karen Peterson Dancers video
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Karen Peterson Dancers
Learn some dance moves from Karen Peterson and watch a performance Music: “Hey!” from Bensound.com

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Play Thomas Armour Youth Ballet video
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Thomas Armour Youth Ballet
Enjoy a performance by dancers from Thomas Armour Youth Ballet. Choreography: Eddie Brown
Staged: Natasha Williams Dancers: Destiny Delancy, Tori Hagenlocker, Victoria Smith, and Mena Williams. Music: Buster Brown's "Laura" by Andy Wasserman. This performance is from April 2018 and was filmed at New World School of the Arts.

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It’s Storytime!

Play the video below and enjoy a story told by the Miami Dade Public Library System.

Play Miami Dade Public Library System video
Play Miami Dade Public Library System video with audio description
Miami Dade Public Library System
“How to Break a Bad Habit”, a Nigerian Folktale, retold by Kourt’ne Greaves and Fara Jacobson

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Rock Out with Us!

Click on the logo to access the AKI 2020 Spotify Playlist curated by GirlsMakeBeats.

AKI 2020 Spotify Playlist

AKI Festival Survey

Please click on the above link to take a brief survey regarding your experience with this web page.

South Florida Community Resources

The following community resources are South FL based organizations that offer helpful information and access to resources and opportunities. Be sure visit their websites below and find out more about them.

For More Information

For more information about All Kids Included, visit www.AllKidsIncludedMiami.org.

For more information about the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, visit smdcac.org.

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