Spectrum Classes and Workshops

Through creative arts, children and young people with disabilities are encouraged to maximize their potential in a supportive setting that celebrates music, movement, theatre and fine arts. The use of music, dance and imagery through art allows the participant an alternative path for self-exploration and communication. Participants will experience increased ability to move with more ease and freedom; development of a deeper trust and respect for their body; increased self awareness, self confidence and self discipline, as well as team building; development of listening and concentration skills along with social skills; and promotion of a sense of pride and achievement.

Special Needs IMPACT! programs are open to any individual ages 9-99 with a developmental disability, including cognitive, learning, motor, hearing, and visual impairments, genetic and/or neurological conditions.  Based on the level of cognitive, mobility and communication abilities, we modify our learning environment as needed to suit each individual.  In order to provide a safe and collaborative experience, we may be unable to accommodate individuals whose behavioral needs might endanger themselves or others. 

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Spring Classes

Old Time Radio Mystery Theatre
Wednesdays March 15-May 24, 2017
7:00-8:15pm

“The Shadow Knows!!!” “Faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…” “From the beautiful Cinnamon Room from atop the Crystal Ballroom…”
This exciting NEW class will take us into the world of Radio acting.  Using an authentic vintage Radio Play script from the 1950’s we will create a variety of character voices, make sound effects, address the new stories of the day and create original commercials for the show!
Everyone will be involved in the storytelling and we will present our final show – in full costume – to an audience at 7:30pm on May 24, 2017 in our Theatre Studio.
Tuition: $180.00

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Empower!LogoColorEmpower! The Adaptive Dance Project

Artful IMPACT! in collaboration with The School of Performing Arts is excited to offer a new dance program for ages 9-99 with special needs!
Participants will be energized and inspired while learning basic skills for jazz, and modern dance in a modified setting. Dance training gives participants  tools to help with balance, coordination, self-expression, communication as well as team and cooperation skills. 
By offering two levels of dance classes, instructors are able to focus on skills, adapt exercises and routines that best meet the needs of individual dancers while continuously developing knowledge, ability and artistic expression. Levels are not based on age; they are based on individualized needs, ability to focus and participate independently as well as providing a safe environment to explore developmentally appropriate choreography. All dancers are encouraged to add their own personality to make each step unique, fun and freeing! 
 
RED is our Introductory/Intermediate level for the beginner who is new to dance, requires more individualized attention and focus as well as the intermediate dancer who might find it difficult to function in a faster-paced class. Assistants will be on hand in the class, however, 1:1 aid assistance is not provided.
 
BLUE is our Intermediate/Advanced level for the dancer who needs little prompting, follows directions well and enjoys being challenged. There are no assistants for this class and dancers will be expected to help lead warm-up exercises, assist with set-up and clean-up of the studio, help chose music for warm-ups and help organize several community performances throughout the year.
**Registration into blue level is by teacher recommendation only. Please contact Miss Heather if you feel your child is ready for this level.**
 
Each dance class will culminate in a final performance on stage at the 2017 SPA Dance Concert. This program will run on a quarterly basis, but participants are encouraged to remain in classes for the entire year to reach maximum skill potential and to participate in the final performance. Click here for dance policies and procedures.
 
RED: Ages 9-Adult   Saturdays  9:30-10:30a.m 
1st Quarter: September 6-November 5, 2016
2nd Quarter: November 7-January 21, 2017
3rd Quarter: January 23 – March 25, 2017
4th Quarter: April 3 – June 3, 2017
Tuition $ 108 per quarter
 
BLUE: Ages 9-Adult   Wednesdays  6pm-7pm  
1st Quarter: September 6-November 5, 2016
2nd Quarter: November 7-January 21, 2017
3rd Quarter: January 23 – March 25, 2017
4th Quarter: April 3 – June 3, 2017
Tuition $ 108 per quarter

 

 
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