ABOUT ADAPTIVE DANCE

Our Adaptive Dance Program offers creative movement classes in an open environment for children of mixed cognitive abilities. Rhythmic activities guided by our team stimulate fine and gross motor skills and speech and language development, as well as sensory, visual and auditory processing skills! Class sizes are limited.

Our ADAPTIVE DANCE classes are DESIGNED TO BENEFIT STUDENTS IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

  • Provide activities that lead to, support, and reinforce an understanding of dance by encouraging movement, creative activity, and sensory awareness.
  • Encourage appreciation and awareness of their own bodies and the bodies of others.
  • Stimulate fine and gross motor development.
  • Stimulate speech and language development.
  • Stimulate sensory, visual, and auditory processing skills.
  • Establish routines.
  • Encourage attention, cooperation, and impulse control.
  • Encourage exploration and self-expression through dance in a safe and structured environment.

 

2019-2020 FAll/Spring Class Schedule

All Adaptive Dance classes are held at the Bolender Center.

Ages 3-7 Ages 8-12

 

Saturdays 11:30-12:00 p.m.

 

Saturday 12:15 – 12:45pm

Fall Semester: September 14 – November 16

Spring Semester: January 11 – March 14

Performance Add-on: March 28 – May 2

cost

Semester: $100 + $45 one-time Registration Fee
Performance Add-on: $60

2019-2020 Adaptive Dance Registration Form

Below find a social story on attending class at Kansas City Ballet

I Go to Dance Class – A social story for attending Dance Class at the Bolender Center

FACULTY

Kansas City Ballet School Adaptive Dance Faculty are experienced practitioners of Creative Movement, Early Childhood Education, and Dance Therapy for children with special needs.

Erin Muenks – Dance Teacher
Nora Burkitt – Dance Teacher and Adaptive Dance Coordinator

PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS

Brain Balance Achievement Centers

Children’s Therapy Group, Inc.

Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center

PlayABILITIES Pediatric Therapy Services