Adaptive Dance (ages 3 and up)

Adaptive Dance Class

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Program Description

Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Program is designed for differently-abled children and adults ages 3 and up. In this 12 week program, students will experience a welcoming environment in which people of all abilities can gather to express themselves through dance. We utilize a structured curriculum based on Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance model, which encourages fine and gross motor development. Students will develop musicality, expression, coordination, and strength. With the help and guidance of volunteer occupational therapists and physical therapists, faculty and volunteers are able to specifically modify the class to each child’s physical and developmental needs and abilities.

Classes meet as follows:

Summer Session

  • Ages 3-6  Mondays 5:45-6:15pm (from June 24-July 29)*
  • Ages 7-adult Mondays 6:30-7:15pm (from June 24-July 29)*

*No Class on July 15th, 2019

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Communities United Through Dance

Eastern Connecticut Ballet has partnered with students from The Arc of New London to create a dance to be performed at The Arc's 4th annual Film Festival to be held at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center Thursday, April 18th 2019.  See part of their rehearsal process here!

 

Our Sponsors

We thank our generous community sponsors of the Adaptive Dance program:

    • -Norm Needleman
      -Jacqueline Hubbard
      -Luigi's Restaurant, Old Saybrook