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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2017-2018 Fall Classes

TRUE COLORS Show Choir

Love to sing? Love to dance? Love to sing AND dance? Join our TRUE COLORS Show Choir!!  A unique and fun show choir experience designed for performers aged 18 and older to showcase their talents in a variety of public performances throughout the year. Performers with activity limitations are most welcome-all movement will be based on individual ability and custom tailored to the group.

Music selections will vary from Pop,Musical Theatre, Classical, Folk,Seasonal Favorites and Jazz.

Officers will be named at the first rehearsal. Due to the Independent nature of this performance group, performers will be assigned setup/strike assignments for all rehearsals and performances.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 10am-Noon.  (Twice a month)  Studio E
Directors: Heather Hutchison & Darby Schober

Tuition:
$101 per quarter. Commitment is for entire school year September-May.
Costume fee TDB

Rehearsals: Sept. 6 & 20
Oct. 4 & 18
Nov. 1 & 15, 29
Dec. 13
Jan. 10 & 24
Feb.7 & 21
March 7 & 21
April 4 & 18
May 2 & 16

Performance Schedule: TBD  (in addition to rehearsals)

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Friday Nite Theatre Troupe.
Join us on Friday Nites for Theatre fun, Dances, Improv and more….. each season brings something new and exciting!!!!


Fall Show!!
“The Princess Bride
A Theatrical Interpretation of the Romantic, Fantasy Adventure Film
Telling the story of a farmhand named Westley , accompanied by several companions who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck.

Funny, clever, adventurous with a touch of heart…. help bring this classic to life on our black box stage. Working as a Theatre Troupe, you help with props, costumes as well as being an actor.

Instructors: Miss Cindy Hartigan & Mrs. Lauren Romano Erickson
Ages: 10-99
Tuition: $275.00

Classes run: Sept. 8- Nov. 3.  5:30-7:30pm
Dress Rehearsal Nov. 10. 5:30-8:30pm
Performance Nov. 11. 7pm

Please wear comfortable shoes, clothes and water bottle to rehearsals.

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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! 
 
 
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 2018 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.
 

Empower Tap Class

The same EMPOWER focus and attention to personal growth within ones ability with a concentration on TAP!
An American art form, tap is making music with your shoes. It is percussive, rhythmic, and can be improvisational or musical theater based.
Students will need to provide their own tap shoes and be Independent. There are no counselors for this class to assist students.

Wednesdays 7-8pm.     Ages 9- Adult
Studio E
Instructor: Darby Schober
Tuition: $167   Per Quarter

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Empower BLUE Dance Class

BLUE is our Intermediate/Advanced level for the dancer who needs little prompting, follows directions well and enjoys being challenged.  Jazz, Ballet, Modern and Musical Theatre Dance are incorporated throughout the year in exercises, routines and dance selections.

There are no counselors for this class and dancers will be expected to help lead warm-up exercises, assist with set-up and clean-up of the studio and encouraged to  chose music for warm ups.

Wednesdays 6-7pm.     Ages 9- Adult
Studio E
Instructor: Darby Schober
Tuition: $167 Per Quarter

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