Dance & Wheelchair Dance

Dance

For children who are able to walk independently or with an assistive device, dancers learn two or three dances and perform in a recital at the end of the season. Learn more about scholarships here.

Wheelchair Dance

For children who use a wheelchair for mobility, dancers learn two or three dances and perform in a recital at the end of the season. Learn more about scholarships here.

Division Info

Key:
Appropriate for children who walk independently.
Appropriate for children who use an assistive device.
Appropriate for children who walk independently.

Champions

This class focuses on basic dance skills, rhythm activities, and choreography. Unlike other divisions, coaches in the Champions division will take sensory breaks between structured tasks as needed by each class. We strive to provide 1:1 volunteer assistance as the dancers work learn routines for dances to be performed at the final recital.

Division Requirements

  • Must have a disability that limits participation in mainstream sports
  • Requires extra attention due to any behavioral or sensory diagnosis
  • Needs help to follow directions and stay on task during group activity
Typically offered
Spring Fall
Duration
Array
Age
5-18
Program Fee
$70

Activity Requirements

  • Child should be able to tolerate instruction for choreographed dances

Allstars

Course will focus on teaching dance skills, including choreography for the final recital. This class utilizes volunteers to help children progress their individual dance skills with direct guidance from the dance instructor.  

Division Requirements

  • Must have a disability that limits participation in mainstream sports
  • Must be able to follow directions and stay on task during group activity without assistance
  • May need help completing activities due to physical or intellectual needs
Typically offered
Spring Fall
Duration
Array
Age
5-18
Program Fee
$70

Activity Requirements

  • Child should be able to tolerate instruction for choreographed dances

SA Premier

A dance specific coach will offer techniques for participants to learn movements and work towards a final performance. Athletes do not need to be completely ambulatory, but must be able to independently move their arms with task modification, if necessary.  Wheelchair dance is an option for individuals able to independently propel their wheelchairs for the duration of class and performances.

Division Requirements

  • Athlete may have a physical or intellectual disability
  • Successful tryout or recommendation by staff
  • Possess the skill and desire to compete at a higher level
  • Must be able to comprehend and retain rules and skills, and then build upon them from week to week
  • 1:1 support is not provided, so must be able to train, compete, function in a group setting and follow the coach’s directions without volunteer assistance
Typically offered
Spring Summer
Duration
6-8 weeks
Age
6-21
Program Fee
Monthly fee based on practices and competitions

Activity Requirements

  • Athlete should have an understanding of spatial awareness and be able to control their movements in class for safety

Dance & Wheelchair Dance FAQs

  • Is this class structured or free-style?

    While there will be opportunities for free dance and other activities, this class focuses on the instruction of dance routines for the final recital, therefore participants must be able to tolerate instruction and guidance from volunteers.