Segerstrom Center's School For Dance And Music For Children With Disabilities Welcomes Students For Spring

Segerstrom Center's School For Dance And Music For Children With Disabilities Welcomes Students For SpringSegerstrom Center for the Arts ' School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities is welcoming children ages 4 through 1 3 for the 10 - week spring class schedule, which runs from February 26 - May 12. Enrollment deadline is February 16. These classes are designed for all children, including those with physical and cognitive disabilities such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, hearing and visual impairments and other complex needs, as well as siblings and children without disabilities. The class es help the children to explore their full physical, creative, and social potential through dance, creative movement, music and sensory tools.

They have fun while exercising and improving balance, coordination, and confidence through personal and social growth. There are daytime and evening classes grouped by age. Class size is limited to 10 children. The 10 - week series of classes is $ 200 ; financial needs - based scholarships are available. Each class has a teaching team that includes experienced dance teacher s, professional musicians and licensed physical or occupational therapist s. The environment is relaxed, so children are encouraged to wear clothes that are comfortable for moving about. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, though this time is for them to relax, meet other parents and caregivers, and build peer - to - peer support groups and friendships. For more information about classes, contact Susan Marie Hill in the Center's Community Engagement Department at @ scfta.org or 714.556.2122, 4337 or visit www.SCFTA.org / Classes.

If you or someone you know is interested in these classes, but the child is not 4 - 13 years old or the class schedule does not work ; please let us know as the classes offered will continue to expand with interest. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is committed to sup porting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts - based education and community engagement programs. Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County's largest non - profit arts organization.

The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family - friendly programming and free performances on the Center's Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, including free movie screenings, live performances, special holiday events and festivals to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the county. Segerstrom Center is a leader among the nation's performing arts centers for providing education programs designed t o inspire young people through the arts. These reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties. Community engagement programs developed through the Center for Dance and Innovation and Center Without Boundaries also connect the Center more comprehensively with Orange County's many diverse communities.

The CDI supports flagship artistic programming and a wide range of projects that celebrate innovation, nurture creativity and engage audiences of the future. It is home to the American Ballet William J. Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities. The Center Without Boundaries develops partnerships with non - cultural organizations to help them in their own efforts to respond the ever - changing needs of the community. Information provided is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a priva te, non - profit organization.

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