Dance Without Limits Inc.

Dance Without Limits is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that provides a dance program for children and young adults with special needs who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance. Our fall and spring sessions are comprised of one-hour classes that are designed to suit each individual’s needs. During classes held once a week, a period of professional dance instruction is provided by instructors and volunteers trained to work with dancers who have special needs. We offer Lite-Gait equipment for children who need extra support with standing. We have a teacher who is able to communicate in American Sign Language, and volunteers who are learning some simple signs. At the end of each session, participants perform in a recital for family and friends.

Fall Session Dates

9/11/16 Start Date
9/18
9/25
10/2
10/9
10/16
10/23
10/31 No class due to BDM Fall Show
11/6
11/13
11/20 Recital at Urbandale High School PAC at 2:00pm

Session Information

Dance Without Limits classes are offered twice a year, in the fall and in the spring. Classes are held on Sunday at the School of Classical Ballet and Dance (SCBD), 1721 25th St., West Des Moines. Currently our Fall 2016 Session is underway and full. Please check back for spring registration.

For more information regarding registration or with questions, please e-mail Ann Ungs at info@dancewithoutlimits.org

Class Information

Classes for students are divided into Movement and Technique. Movement classes are the main classes for Dance Without Limits and are great for students new to the Dance Without Limits program. Students who also require special one-on-one attention with a volunteer or additional assistance dancing, will  benefit highly from the Movement program.

Technique classes are for students who can move through ballet and tap instruction without the aid of a special volunteer. One or two volunteers will be present during the class to assist with overall structure while encouraging students to dance on their own. Students in wheelchairs or using equipment they can manage independently, will also be considered. We create movement around his/her unique abilities. Both Movement and Technique classes are one-hour long.

*Please note all students interested in Technique classes must gain approval from Program Coordinator and/or teacher prior to joining the class.

Volunteer

Interested in becoming a Dance Without Limits mentor or volunteer? The Dance Without Limits program is special because of the dancers, but it is not possible without volunteers. We are seeking volunteers with or without dance experience, ages 12 and up, to partner with Dance Without Limits students. Each volunteer is responsible in assisting dancers with any modifications or guidance. Our staff and lead volunteers will provide training.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact Dance Without Limits Volunteer Coordinator, Stephenie Tiedens at stephenie.tiedens@gmail.com.

 

Connect

To connect with other Dance Without Limits families or to keep up-to-date with all that’s happening in the studio, ‘like’ Dance Without Limits on Facebook !