Houston Ballet Adaptive Dance Program

Houston Ballet Adaptive Dance Program

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Down Syndrome Association of Houston is excited to partner with Houston Ballet 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. Adaptive 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 Center for Dance downtown. Each class will have one lead teacher and 3-4 volunteer assistants. In addition, Easter Seals provides a Physical or an Occupational Therapist for the program.

Objectives: Our hope is that students in the Adaptive Dance classes:

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• 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 Fall 2017  

September 16, 2017 *First Class Fall 2017* Classes are on third floor
September 23, 2017
September 30, 2017

October 7, 2017
October 14, 2017
October 21, 2017
October 28, 2017

November 4, 2017
November 11,  2017 *Last Class Performance at Buddy Walk!*

Class Times

Group I –2:00-2:45
Group II– 2:45-3:30

Class Location:**Due to damage on first floor, classes on 9/16 will be on the third floor**

We meet in the Little Brown Studio (first floor) at Houston Ballet Center for Dance located at 601 Preston Street, Houston, TX, 77002. Allow extra time to park due to construction. Parking is limited to metered parking on streets and private lots or garages ranging from $10-$20 on most Saturdays. Please check traffic before leaving home to ensure a timely arrival. 

Attire:
Girls: 
Are to wear solid color leotard and shorts (many wear pink leotard with black shorts)
Boys: Are to wear a white t-shirt and black bike shorts.

How can I join this program?
Register on the form below!  The Houston Ballet instructor will divide dancers into the appropriate class. She will assign your class time based on your previous experience with this class.  We welcome first time students to join us!!! All new students must attend a trial class to determine if they are ready for the program. Families of dancers also must be up to date members of  DSAH.  Our Houston Ballet Adaptive Dance classes are small so that all dancers can have the attention they deserve. Once you register, we will contact you the week before the first class with your exact class time. For any additional questions, please e-mail us at [email protected] or at 713.682.7237 ext 201.

***Thank you to the Houston Ballet, Easter Seals, and the many volunteers who make this program possible!***

 

***Thank you to the Houston Ballet, Easter Seals, and the many volunteers who make this program possible!***

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