Dancing Above the Barre
Creative Movement for Young Children with Physical or Other Disabilities
OUR PURPOSE: This program will provide an opportunity for young children with disabilities to build their self-confidence, strengthen their bodies, create new friendships and to live out a dream . . . the chance to be a dancer!
WINTER/SPRING 2019 SESSION:
Open House: Saturday, January 19, 2019
*Registration/Informational Meeting for Students/Parents at Noon
*Students MUST attend and register at this meeting in order to participate!
and Volunteer Orientation at 1:00pm
WINTER/SPRING Class Dates:
January 26 ** February 2, 9, 16 & 23 ** March 16, 23, 30
SPRING Presentation: April 6
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Saturday, April 14 at 12:30pm
Our DATB students performed at the Grand Re-Opening of Fourth of July Park in Kernersville as a NEW All-Inclusive Park!
Sunday, April 15 at 1:00pm
Our DATB students also performed for UNITE Downtown Greensboro event at LeBauer Park. This event celebrates inclusion and service to our special needs community!
**To see a video - created by WFMY-TV2 - featuring this season's wonderful Dancing Above the Barre students, click HERE.**
PROGRAM PROFILE: The Dancing Above the Barre program consists of eight weeks of classes, one hour per week, culminating in a presentation. Participants will range from 4-12 years of age, with modifications available for older and younger participants, as well. Currently, there are no dance programs of this nature in the Greensboro area and the School of Greensboro Ballet is proud to offer this dance opportunity.
A local physical therapist serves as a consultant to develop a dance program specifically for young children with physical disabilities. Each position or movement has modified versions available depending on the child's abilities and needs.
College student volunteers serve as helpers. These helpers attend a training session before the classes begin, as well as a get-together wtih the dancers and their families to establish relationships before entering the dance classroom.
THE BENEFITS OF Dancing Above the Barre:
- Stronger bodies, increased musical knowledge and stage presence.
- New friendships and more self-confidance.
- Enhanced appreciation of music, dance and creative movement.
- One-on-one suppport for each participant (strong student-to-adult ratio).
- Class presentation/performance at the end of each session!
PROGRAM COST: $60 per dancer/session (Some financial assistance is available if needed.)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Pink, black or white leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes. We suggest purchasing items from Carolina Dancewear, 1627 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410. Phone: 336.856.9983
LOCATION: Held at the School of Greensboro Ballet studios, 3rd floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, Suite 302. This building is handicapped accessible. There is parking along the street as well as the public parking decks on Church Street or on the corner of Davie & Friendly Streets.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact our School Director, John Dennis, at 336.333.7480 or at firstname.lastname@example.org