Dance Explorations

General Info:
Dance Explorations is an opportunity for children with mild-to-moderate special needs or intellectual impairments to experience dance class in a setting tailored to them. The class is taught by Melissa Gold, a special education teacher and dancer who works towards the IEP goals of students on a daily basis. The class would include technique of popular dance forms, along with time for expressive movement, and practicing positive interpersonal skills.

Dance Explorations es una oportunidad para que los niños con necesidades especiales leves a moderadas o discapacidades intelectuales experimenten la clase de baile en un entorno adaptado a ellos. La clase es Enseñada por Melissa Gold, una maestra de educación especial y bailarina que trabaja diariamente para alcanzar las metas del IEP de los estudiantes. La clase incluiría la técnica de las formas populares de baile, junto con el tiempo para el movimiento expresivo y la práctica de habilidades interpersonales positivas.

FAQ:

What does the dance class include?
  • This class will always include time for opening and closing circle, games to teach ballet and general dance technique, free movement breaks, and a dance combo.
  • During the class students will learn a variety of dance forms, while social emotional skills are reinforced.
  • The class will be differentiated for individual student needs.
Is this adaptive dance?
  • No. This class is set up to teach what students would learn in other dance classes and to be adjusted for student learning and behavioral needs, not for different physical needs. However, anyone is welcome to try the class to determine if it is a good fit.
Who is this class for?
  • This class is ideal for students who are usually in substantially separate settings or who need more individual attention than they would receive in a full-size dance class.
  • The instructor is a special education teacher who specializes in students with language-based disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and who have emotional or behavioral needs that can make it challenging to be successful in more general settings.
How much does this class cost?
  • This class follows the same price guidelines as all other TWDC classes.
How big is the class?
  • This class is limited to 6 students, in order to maintain a student:teacher ratio of 6:1.
  • If there is additional demand, another class or an additional instructor may be added.
What else should I know?
  • For the safety of students and the instructor, parents are expected to remain in the waiting area during the class.
  • Your student may participate in the recital if they choose to and attend the majority of classes from January to May.
  • The instructor is a licensed special education teacher, who is trained in a variety of PBIS and SEL skills and curricula.

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Dance Explorations es una oportunidad para que los niños con necesidades especiales leves a moderadas o discapacidades intelectuales experimenten la clase de baile en un entorno adaptado a ellos. La clase es Enseñada por Melissa Gold, una maestra de educación especial y bailarina que trabaja diariamente para alcanzar las metas del IEP de los estudiantes. La clase incluiría la técnica de las formas populares de baile, junto con el tiempo para el movimiento expresivo y la práctica de habilidades interpersonales positivas.