Houston Ballet is excited to partner with the Down Syndrome Association of Houston and Easter Seals of Greater Houston to offer Adapted Dance, a series of FREE dance classes for children with Down syndrome ages 5-12. This program is modeled on a successful program at Boston Ballet, Adapted Dance is a dance class that emphasizes strength, flexibility and balance while encouraging creative expression and teamwork. Classes will have live percussion accompaniment and will be held at Houston Ballet’s brand new Center for Dance downtown. Each class will have one lead teacher and 3-4 volunteer assistants. In addition, Easter Seals of Greater Houston will provide a Physical Therapist for the program.
Objectives: Our hope is that students in the Adaptive Dance classes:
• Gain strength, flexibility and balance
• Gain deeper awareness of rhythm and musicality;
• Improve motor skill coordination;
• Gain confidence in expressing themselves creatively through movement;
• Demonstrate teamwork when working with a group;
• Have fun!
REGISTRATION FOR THE Spring 2017 CLASSES is now CLOSED!
Deadline to register is January 20, 2017, please scroll below
March 18 (No Class)
April 15 (No Class)
May 6 (Last day of class)
Girls: Are to wear solid color leotart and shorts
Boys: are to wear a white t-shirt and black bike shorts.
How can I join this program?
Register on the form below! once we receive all the registrants info, The Houston Ballet instructors will divided them into their appropriate class times. This usually happens a week before classes start. At this point we will let you know in what class your child is in. Our Houston Ballet Adaptive dance classes are small so that all of the students can have the attention they deserve.
All new students must attend a trial class to see if they are ready for the program as well as be current up to date members of the DSAH.
For additional questions, please e-mail us at [email protected] or at 713.682.7237 ext 201