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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 specially designed to suit every 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 is a new class that we will be starting this year. Technique classes are for students who feel they can move on their own 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 however students will be encouraged to dance on their own. Students that are in wheelchairs or use equipment that they can manage will be considered, and we create movement around their 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 at the School of Classical Ballet and Dance (1721 25th Street, West Des Moines). 2014 Spring Session registration will open January 2, 2014. For questions about sessions, please contact us at email@example.com.
*We can be flexible with ages in different classes. So if your 11 year old can only come at 1:00, we will work with you.
2014 Spring Session registration will open January 2, 2014. Forms and registration information coming soon!
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. Your responsibility will be to assist your partner with any modifications, lifting, or just dancing with them. Our staff and lead volunteers will help to 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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