Adaptive Dance

The Adaptive Dance classes at Creative Movement Center are designed for the child with special needs.

Please note: CMC is wheelchair accessible and students of all abilities and special needs are welcome and embraced in our classes.


ADAPTIVE INTRO CLASS; ages 3 and up

CMC is excited to offer this fantastic Adaptive Intro class! Dancers will experience the art of dance in a nurturing and non-competitive environment. This class includes differentiated instruction to best meet the needs of EACH child in the class.

The curriculum goals of our Adaptive Intro Classes include;

  • Ballet & Jazz technique
  • Balance, strength, coordination
  • A love for the creative arts
  • Self confidence

These goals are achieved through:

  • Group time stretching and songs
  • Ballet and jazz Barre & Center floor time
  • Creative time using manipulatives and props such as scarves, bubbles and musical instruments
  • “I LOVE ME” time where dancers will learn to use their own bodies to create movements that are abstract and expressive such as fish swimming in the sea & butterflies flying by a tree!

An IEP can be assessed if one or more of the objectives are to be met from the assessment.

This class includes conferences with Hayley Schmidt and a licensed Occupational Therapist to discuss motor skill objectives and to assess progress.

30 minute class


ADAPTIVE COMBO CLASS; school age

This class focuses on creative movement and dance through circle time stretching, sing alongs, finger play, and creative time. Students in this class will develop independence, balance, self confidence and a love for music and creative movement! The instructor will work with parents and caregivers one on one to meet the needs of each child, and work on fine and gross motor skills to help the child succeed.

Curriculum Focus:

  • Ballet & Jazz
  • Balance, coordination, strength
  • Self Expression and Confidence
  • Joy and happiness
  • Love for the creative arts

An IEP can be assessed if one or more of the objectives are to be met from the assessment.

This class includes conferences with Hayley Schmidt and a licensed Occupational Therapist to discuss motor skill objectives and to assess progress.

45 minute class


ADAPTIVE MOVIN' CLASS; teens to adults

This class is focused on building self-confidence, encouraging friendships and social skills through dance.

Students learn basics in ballet, jazz and ballroom dance.

30 minute class