Dance Without Limits Inc.
Dance Without Limits is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that provides a dance program in Des Moines, Iowa 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.
Registration for our Fall 2018 session will be held Sunday September 2, 2018 for students who attended our Spring 2018 session. Registration for new and previously registered students will open Monday, September 3, 2018. Email links will go out to you if you are on our email list. Registration closes Sunday September 9, 2018.
If you would like to receive an email with a direct link for registration, send your request to be added to our email list to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2018 Fall Session dates …
NO CLASS (Ballet Des Moines Performance) — October 21
RECITAL – November 18, Held at Urbandale HS Performing Art Center
Festival of Trees performance – November 24 or 25
Our 2019 Spring Session dates (dates are tentative and subject to change) …
SPRING BREAK – March 17 & 24
RECITAL – – April 14
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), 1509 42nd Street, West Des Moines.
- Dance Vision (DV), 8711 Thomas Avenue, Johnston
- Des Moines DanzArts Studio, 2150 Delavan Dr #8, West Des Moines (classes not held weekly here, just as needed)
The cost is $50 each session for the Spring Session.
For more information regarding registration or with questions, please e-mail email@example.com
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.
We keep our class sizes small; 8-9 kids per session/class. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Movement Classes, held at Dance Vision
12:30 PM, Ages 4-8
1:30 PM, Ages 9-12
2:30 PM, Ages 9-18
Movement Classes, held at School of Classical Ballet and Dance
1:00 PM, Ages 4-8
2:00 PM, Ages 4-8
2:30 PM, Ages 9-12
3:30 PM, Ages 12-18
Technique Classes, held at School of Classical Ballet and Dance
3:00 PM, Ages 9-14
4:00 PM, Ages 14-19+
*Please note all students interested in Technique classes must gain approval from Program Coordinator and/or teacher prior to joining the class.
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 email@example.com.
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