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    Cultural Inclusion

    Step by Step! Dance Classes - Down Syndrome and Autism Sessions

    March 25 through May 6, 2017

    Posted Wednesday March 22 2017 at 3:55 pm.
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    Two boys with teacher

    Boston Conservatory at Berklee is expanding its offerings for children with special needs.  This spring, Step by Step will continue its dance program for children on the autism spectrum, while also adding a session for children with Down syndrome.

    Step by Step teaches the basics of dance while incorporating social skills and the use of imagination and personal expression. Children dance to live music in a relaxed, fun environment and receive personalized attention from specially trained faculty. Parents or caretakers may stay during class time.

    Age Range: 8-14 (If your child is not in the age range but you feel Step by Step is the right fit, please contact Kimberly Haack for approval before registering.)

    Down Syndrome Session: Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m., March 25 - May 6, 2017 (7 sessions total)

    Autism Session: Saturdays 10:00-11:00 a.m., March 25 - May 6, 2017 (7 sessions total)

    Tuition: $120 per student for six sessions—the first session is free so that you can determine if this is the right fit for your child

    Skill Level: No previous dance experience necessary

    Location: Boston Conservatory, 31 Hemenway Street, Boston

    Requirements: Students must be able to participate effectively in lessons or classes and maintain an environment that is safe for themselves and others.

    What Step by Step! Provides: Dance skills - Posture, Coordination, Spatial awareness, Sequences and patterns, Musicality and rhythm, Music appreciation, Live music.  Life skills - Social interaction (listening, following directions, eye contact, taking turns, team work), Verbal skills, Use of imagination and personal expression

    Register: Down Syndrome Session

    Register: Autism Session

    Questions: Contact program director, Kimberly Haack at khaack@bostonconservatory.edu.

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