Through our outreach and community engagement programs, we bring the arts to you! Offering pre-made and customized residency programs, participants in community facilities have the opportunity to be creative in their own environment. Looking for a one-day workshop? We have it! Looking for a week-long residency? Looking to bring the professional dancers in to move with your participants? Looking to have teachers in your facilities throughout the year? We have those too! Programs can be customized in length and content to fit your needs.
Our outreach programming include partnerships with the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Youth Challenge, United Cerebral Palsy, Cuyahoga and Lorain Board of Developmental Disabilities, Lorain City Schools, On Your Toes Dance Studio, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio, Julie Billiart School, as well as assisted living and retirement facilities.
We are fortunate to have a contract with VSA The Kennedy Center to be able to offer programming at some of the above locations in the community.
We offer many varieties of engaging resident activities, but this program in particular prompted several of our volunteers who were assisting our residents that day to reach out to our Activity Director encouraging her to “book that dancer again!” The residents smiled throughout, the movements were accessible, and they were willing to try wheelchair dancing in a non-judgmental, comfortable environment.