Empower! The Adaptive Dance Project



Artful IMPACT! in collaboration with The School of Performing Arts is excited to offer a new dance program for ages 9-99 with special needs!

Participants will be energized and inspired while learning basic skills for jazz, and modern dance in a modified setting. Dance training gives participants tools to help with balance, coordination, self-expression, communication as well as team and cooperation skills. 

By offering two levels of dance classes, instructors are able to focus on skills, adapt exercises and routines that best meet the needs of individual dancers while continuously developing knowledge, ability and artistic expression. Levels are not based on age; they are based on individualized needs, ability to focus and participate independently as well as providing a safe environment to explore developmentally appropriate choreography. All dancers are encouraged to add their own personality to make each step unique, fun and freeing! 


Each dance class will culminate in a final performance on stage at the 2018 SPA Dance Concert. This program will run on a quarterly basis, but participants are encouraged to remain in classes for the entire year to reach maximum skill potential and to participate in the final performance. Click herefor dance policies and procedures.


Empower Tap Class

Ages 9 – Adult

The same EMPOWER focus and attention to personal growth within ones ability with a concentration on TAP! An American art form, tap is making music with your shoes. It is percussive, rhythmic, and can be improvisational or musical theater based.

Students will need to provide their own tap shoes and be Independent. There are no counselors for this class to assist students.


Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Studio E
Teacher: Darby Schober
Tuition: $167 / Quarter

Empower BLUE Dance Class

Ages 9 – Adult

BLUE is our Intermediate/Advanced level for the dancer who needs little prompting, follows directions well and enjoys being challenged. Jazz, Ballet, Modern and Musical Theatre Dance are incorporated throughout the year in exercises, routines and dance selections.

There are no counselors for this class and dancers will be expected to help lead warm-up exercises, assist with set-up and clean-up of the studio and encouraged to chose music for warm ups.

**Registration into blue level is by teacher recommendation only. Please contact Miss Heather if you feel your child is ready for this level.**


Wednesdays 6 – 7pm
Studio E
Teacher: Darby Schober
Tuition: $167 / Quarter