UPCOMING Adaptive Dance sessions-Virtual & In-person!

April 2021

Fall Adaptive Performance Dance Workshop-LIVE- North Texas Performing Arts Starcatchers2021August 5-September 30th (Every Thursday) 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Starcatchers Theater Plano; Join us in some dancing fun, learning all different techniques and styles, while promoting physical endurance, social skills, creativity, and fine and gross motor skills, verbalizing needs, and understanding mirroring techniques. Sign up link TBA.

“High School Musical”-LIVE- North Texas Performing Arts Starcatchers- August 17-October 27th, 2021 (Every Tuesday) 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Performance dates: October 29th at 6pm, 30th at 6pm, 31st at 1pm. Join us for this all-time favorite musical! Director: Riley Gray, Musical Director: Lindy Waldmeier, Choreographer: Jasmine’s Beat®. Sign up link TBA.

Adaptive Fusion Dance -In-Person with Virtual option -Summer Camp-July 12-15, 2021-9a.m.-11a.m.-Next Step Dance,6635 Cowboys Way, Suite 130, Frisco, TX 75034; Come join us for 2 hours of fun and games combined with learning about creative movement, dance styles, exercise and fitness, and healthy social skills! Led by a Recreation Therapist and Assistants; Register at: www.nextstepperformingarts.com

Creative Arts Camp (In-Person)-Superheroes Theme- North Texas Performing Arts Starcatchers-at Willow bend Center for the Arts; June 28-July 1, 2021 -9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Director: Jasmine Mathew. Sign up link: Starcatchers – Therapeutic Arts – North Texas Performing Arts

Summer Session Adaptive Fusion Dance (In-person with Virtual option) @ Next Step Dance- June 23rd-July 28th, 2021– Wednesdays @ 3p.m. This is a 1 hour class, offering a group dance class for disabled students of ages 4 and up. Focus will be on physical fitness, learning choreography, social skills & etiquette, and creativity. Performance of accumulated choreography will be displayed on last day of classes. Register at: http://www.nextstepperformingarts.com

BOLLYWOOD Dance classes-Junior Players- Dance classes provided through a partnership with Dallas ISD and provided in recreation centers, elementary, middle and high schools for at-risk youth during after-school and day programming. Currently, all classes from Jasmine’s Beat® will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Days & Times TBA. Starting in June, 2021. Register at: http://www.juniorplayers.com

“Best Day Ever” Musical (Possible in-person/virtual production)-North Texas Performing Arts Starcatchers; Made available for students with any disability; Travel under the sea with everyone’s favorite sea sponge! Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, starting June 1, 2021; Performance Dates: August 13, 14, 20,21,22 at Willow Bend Center for the Arts; Director: Lindy Waldmeier, Assistant Director/Choreographer: Jasmine Mathew. Sign up link: The Best Day Ever! – Ages 8+ – NTPA Starcatchers (northtexasperformingarts.org)

“Enchanted Bookshop” Musical VIRTUAL production- North Texas Performing Arts Starcatchers-April 12-June 16, 2021(Every Monday) 6:30-8:30; Performance dates: June 18, 19, 20th 6p.m. each night. Characters in books in a bookshop come to life in this musical production, including appearances by popular characters, such as the Queen of Hearts, Dr. DooLittle and many more! Explore jazz, march and popular music to dance to with choreography by Jasmine’s Beat® . Director: Lindy Waldmeier, Assistant Director: Jasmine Mathew. Sign up link: The Enchanted Bookshop – Starcatchers, Virtual Production (northtexasperformingarts.org)

Adaptive Dance (In-person) during Respite Care! We will offering 30 mins dance sessions at “Incredible Fridays” (kids & adults with special needs) @First McKinney, 1615 W Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069–Friday, March 19th,2021 (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

Adaptive Performance Dance WorkshopVIRTUAL ONLY-North Texas Performing Arts StarcatchersJanuary 7th-March 4th, 2021-(Every Thursday)5:30-6:30 p.m.. This workshop is a one-hour adaptive dance class on zoom, provided to encourage physical endurance, musicality, creativity, fine and gross motor skills, attentiveness, and social skills! Sign up link:. https://northtexasperformingarts.org/classes/starcatchers/

Next Step Dance Performing Arts-Adaptive Fusion Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Session– Every Friday at 4pm, starting August 21st until June 10, 2021!  Optional recital Saturday June 12th at McKinney High School. We provide a 45 minute session in-person/on-location with masks and social distancing or via Zoom (live)!  This class is for those wanting to see if adaptive dance is a right fit for your student. Ages 4 & up! First class is free! We explore social development skills, verbal cues, bilateral coordination, physical stamina and endurance, strength and flexibility and emotional regulation, while adapting to your loved one’s needs. Parents/siblings are welcome to join with the student for adjustment purposes. CHECK OUT OUR SENSORY-SENSITIVE RECITAL PERFORMANCE IN OUR BLOG!! Register at:  www.nextstepperformingarts.com

Teen Adaptive dance- 4 the Love of Dance-VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON- (TUESDAYS) 6 p.m. Starting March 16th , 2021 -10 WEEKS ONLY!- an hour dance class provided for encouraging developmentally appropriate social skills for teens, with popular music of choice, and promoting physical and mental well-being. Address: Liberty Music Academy, 10025 Aeronca Lane, McKinney, TX 75071 ! Register at: www.libertymusicacademy.com

Moana, Jr- North Texas Performing Arts Starcatchers-Plano– Jasmine’s Beat is Assistant directing and Choreographing this 60-minute adapted theater performance for ages 8 and up to Adult! Rehearsals begin Thursday Sept 3- 6:30-8:30 pm every Thursday. Virtual showdates will be November 20 & 21 at 5pm. All abilities welcome! We adapt to you! All rehearsals will be virtual. Performance will also be virtual. Sign up at: https://northtexasperformingarts.org/event/moanajr-starcatchers/

Adaptive Dance Workshop-4 weeks only!-North Texas Performing Arts-Plano-VIRTUAL ONLY- Wednesdays at 4pm, starting September 9th. This workshop is a one hour adaptive dance class on zoom, provided to encourage physical movement, rhythm-counting skills, social/emotional skills, and creativity! Sign up here: https://northtexasperformingarts.org/classes/starcatchers/

Teen Group!-Adaptive Fusion Dance Class-Next Step Dance Performing Arts- Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Session- Every Saturday at 9am, starting September 5th until June 10th, 2021! Optional recital to participate date TBA. We provide a 45 minute session in-person/on-location with masks and social distancing or via Zoom (live)! This class is for those wanting to see if adaptive dance is a right fit for your teen, as well as find an inclusive group for teens with or without special needs. First class is free! We explore social/emotional challenges, verbal etiquette, coordination, stamina, strength-building exercises, and proprioceptive feedback. Register at: www.nextstepperformingarts.com -CURRENTLY POSTPONED.

Next Step Dance Performing Arts-Adaptive Fusion Summer Session classes-5 weeks for the price of 4!  Every Monday at 3pm, starting June 22nd.  Last class day will be a performance day in person/zoom.  Class will have the option of joining through Zoom, as well as in-person.  Masks must be worn and social distancing will be practiced.  All surfaces will be disinfected, and hand sanitizer will be given.  The class is 1 hour and practices an exercise warm-up, a fun social activity, learning choreography, water breaks, and stretching/yoga time.  This class is available for all ages and all abilities.  Siblings/caregivers are welcome!  Volunteers are always welcome, as long as safety measures are taken.  Register @:  www.nextstepperformingarts.com

North Texas Performing Arts-Starcatchers-“Summer Showtunes” .  May13-July 15th. Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Completely virtual.  **Virtual classes will be instructed through the Zoom platform.  Performance date set for weekend of July 17th-Also Virtual.  This show is a culmination of some of the best-loved musical theater songs, with adapted choreography and vocal classes.  This is a great way to foster friendships for teens or kids ages 8+ with special needs, as well as offer a challenge for the summer. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR VIRTUAL ON-DEMAND SHOW AT: http://www.ntpa.org/starcatchers 

Next Step Dance- Adaptive Fusion Dance classes Fall-Spring 2019-2020 with an option of doing a sensory-sensitive recital in June of 2020. Classes are Fridays from 4-5pm available for all ages and all abilities. Go to www.nextstepperformingarts.com to get registered! Open enrollment available now! Located @ 6635 Cowboys Way, Suite 130, Frisco, TX 75034 -DUE TO COVID-19 QUARANTINE PROTOCOL, THE STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL MAY 26, 2020. ***Virtual classes will be instructed through the Zoom platform. CHECK OUT OUR SENSORY-SENSITIVE RECITAL PERFORMANCE IN OUR BLOG!!

Adaptive Dance for Littles with Special Needs– Last Tuesday of every Month-starting January 28th, 2020 at 10-11am. @ 4 the Love of Dance, 4681 Ohio Dr. #108, Frisco, TX 75035. Drop-ins welcome! Register@: 4theloveofdancefrisco.com.          **Virtual classes will now be through the Zoom platform!

NTPA Virtual Adaptive Performance Dance Workshop –Wednesdays at 5pm Starting April 1st. Sign up at https://northtexasperformingarts.org/virtual/https://northtexasperformingarts.org/virtual/

Adaptive Performance Theater Dance Workshop at North Texas Performing Arts-Fairview– Wednesdays at 5pm-6pm March 18-May 6th, 2020 (Address: Fairview Youth Center, 302 Town Pl, Fairview, TX 75069 ) Register@ https://ntpa.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=39519  -DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY CONCERNS, THIS WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO A LATER DATE.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children-ADAPTIVE FUSION DANCE CLASSES-6:30pm-7:30 pm Tuesdays starting March 24th, ending on April 21, 2020 (Specifically adapted for hospitalized rehab patients who wish to have Therapeutic Recreation Services through Dance.)  -DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL, THIS WILL BE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Adaptive Dance Class at Dallas VA Rehab- partnering with Dance Council North Texas- Fridays at 11 a.m. – March 13, 20, & 27th. -POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.♥️

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