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Boston Ballet's Adaptive Dance Program

Adaptive Dance Program

At Boston Ballet School, dance moves beyond the barre. Our expert faculty nurture the entirety of our students, particularly within our Adaptive Dance Program. Students of all ages and abilities are welcomed into the BBS community, not only to learn foundational ballet technique, but also to develop a life-long love for movement, music, and the community. Our Adaptive Dance Program offers specialized, creative movement instruction for individuals with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as inclusive classes for students of all ages and abilities. Classes are taught by BBS expert faculty and supported by licensed physical therapists and professional musicians. Students engage and explore in a safe environment as they grow in movement and musicality.

23-24 New Student Registration

Adaptive Dance is a full school-year program that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at our Boston and Newton studio locations. An intake interview is required for all new students and is held prior to enrollment. We use information from the intake interviews to make a placement recommendation. Once your student has been placed in a class, then we will let you know what times are available and send you information on how to register. Please email to schedule an in-take interview.


23-24 Current Student Registration

All returning families will receive an email with a unique registration link along with their child’s class placement for the year. Space is limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have not receive an email with your registration link please email

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact

Adaptive Dance Program 23-24 School Year