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Dance Without Limits are ballet classes that are especially designed for children with special needs who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance. Our sessions are comprised of one hour classes that are designed to suit each child’s need. During the program, a period of professional dance instruction is provided by instructors and volunteers trained to work with children with disabilities. We offer Lite-Gait equipment for children who need extra support with standing. Other class materials include scarves, fuzzy mats and friendly music. At the end of each program, participants perform a dance piece to an audience of friends and family.
Classes for students are divided into Movement and Technique. Movement classes are the main classes for Dance Without Limits and are great for students new to the Dance Without Limits program. Students that also require special one-on-one attention with a volunteer or additional assistance dancing benefit highly from the Movement program. Technique classes are for students who can move through ballet and tap instruction without the aid of a special volunteer. One or two volunteers will be present during the class to assist with overall structure while encouraging students to dance on their own. Students in wheelchairs or using equipment they can manage will be considered. We will create movement around his/her unique abilities. Both Movement and Technique classes last one hour long. *Please note all students who are interested in Technique classes must gain approval from Program Coordinator Monika Peltz prior to joining the class*
Dance Without Limits classes are offered twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall. All classes are held on Sunday at the School of Classical Ballet and Dance (1721 25th Street, West Des Moines).
Class registration IS NOT YET OPEN. Look for registration to open early August. The dates for fall classes are:
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19 (26-No Class)
November 2, 9, 16, (23-Performance, location TBA)
Movement is a 45 min ballet/15 min tap class (tap is optional)
12:30pm, Ages 4-71:00pm, Ages 4-71:30pm, Ages 4-7+2:00pm, Ages 4-7+2:30pm, Ages 8-123:30pm, Ages 8-13+
3:00pm, Ages 8-13+4:00pm, Ages 13+
A Fall 2014 registration form will be uploaded here. Current students will be sent an email when registration opens. If you would like to be added to our list to be emailed about fall registration, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class registration IS NOT YET OPEN. Look for registration to open January 2015. The tentative dates for spring classes are:
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8
April 12, 19, 26
May 3 – Performance, location TBA
Classes are $50 for the session, however scholarships are offered to those who need assistance.
Interested in becoming a Dance Without Limits mentor or volunteer? The Dance Without Limits program is special because of the children, but it is not possible without volunteer buddy dancers. We are seeking Intermediate to Advanced level dancers, ages 12 and up, to partner with Dance Without Limits students. Each volunteer is responsible in assisting your partner with any modifications, lifting, or just dancing. Our staff and lead volunteers will provide training.
If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact Dance Without Limits Volunteer Coordinator, Stephenie Tiedens at Stephenie.Tiedens@gmail.com
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