Developing dancers of all abilities, one dance class at a time!
This 45 minute weekly class is designed for dancers with varying levels of physical and/or cognitive abilities. A set structure provides predictability in classes, which will cultivate gross and fine motor skills, simple dance movements, and creativity. Dancers build confidence while developing friendships, social skills, and academic skills.
Dancers should wear clothes which are comfortable for a range of movement. This can be traditional dance attire (leotard and tights, black pants and white t-shirt) or something else allowing for stretching and moving.
Dancers are invited and encouraged to participate in a year-end performance of a choreographed piece. This performance will take place in the spring at the studio in order to accommodate the needs of all dancers.
About the Instructor
In June 2020 Traci Curtis became a Rhythm Works Integrative Dance certified instructor. Rhythm Works Integrative Dance is a clinically based dance program that utilizes sensory processing, kinesiology, and behavioral analysis as a foundation to build customizable classes for the students with physical and cognitive disabilities. Traci works with families and their therapists to help meet the goals of dancers with special needs.
Dancers are continuously evaluated for readiness and inclusion into our studio level classes. We highly recommend students with special needs begin in our Adaptive classes before moving to Inclusive classes to ensure proper placement.
Adaptive Dance: Ages 4-6
Dancers may attend class with a caregiver. If they attend independently, they will need to be independent in toileting needs.