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Education

Adaptive Dance

Boston Ballet believes everyone should have the opportunity to dance and is committed to working with our families to ensure that programming is accessible.

Boston Ballet's Adaptive Dance Program

CLASSES

 Adaptive Dance offers three types of classes:
● Specialized classes for individuals with Down syndrome ages 2–adult in Boston and Newton (Friday and Saturday)
● Specialized classes for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders ages 5–adult in Boston and Newton (Saturday)
● Inclusive classes for individuals of all abilities and needs ages 5–adult in the North Shore (Tuesday) and Newton (Saturday)

Registration 

New Students 

New students must register for an intake interview

An intake interview is required for all new students and is held prior to the start of the school year. New student intake interviews for the 2018-2019 School Year will take place starting in summer 2018. 

We use information from the registration materials and intake interview to make a placement recommendation and do our best to find a class for all interested students. If the recommended class is full, individuals may be placed on a waitlist.  Please note, the $25 intake interview registration fee is non-refundable and will be applied towards Adaptive Dance tuition if you decide to register for the program. If you do not currently have an account with Boston Ballet, when registering for an Intake Interview, please create a parental/guardian account, you will be asked to add your child's information during the registration process. 
 
Returning Students
Space is limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible when program registration becomes available. 

Registration for 2018-2019 school year is open for returning students. If you have not received your registration email, please contact Brittany Shelburne in the Student Services Office at (617) 456-6372.

SCHEDULE

Adaptive Dance is a 20-week program from September–May.

COST

Tuition for the program is $420.00 (including fees).
 
Boston Ballet believes everyone should have the opportunity to dance and is committed to working with our families to ensure that programming is accessible. Financial Aid is available for families that qualify.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact ECI@BOSTONBALLET.ORG.
 
If you are a dance educator, studio owner, program manager, or other service provider interested in learning how to teach dance to individuals with disabilities use this link to learn more about our Adaptive Dance Teacher Training.

Funding for Adaptive Dance has been provided by The Yawkey Foundation, The Seth Sprague Education and Charitable Foundation, Children's Orthopedic Surgery Foundation, Van Otterloo Family Foundation, and the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation.​

Photo credit: Ernesto Galan

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Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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