Step by Step! Dance Class

 


Boston Conservatory at Berklee is expanding its offerings for children with special needs. This fall, Step by Step will continue its dance program for children on the autism spectrum, while also adding a session for teens and young adults 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.

Autism Session

Age Range

8-14*

Director

Kimberly Haack

Instructors

Maggy Gorrill, dance faculty

Gianni Di Marco, dance faculty

Schedule

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., September 16—November 18 (10 sessions total)

Tuition

$150 per student for 10 sessions (if you decide after the first class that it is not the right fit, we will refund the full tuition)

Skill Level

No previous dance experience necessary

Location

Boston Conservatory at Berklee, 31 Hemenway Street

Requirements

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

Register for Autism Session

Down Syndrome Session

Age Range

Teens and young adults in their early 20s

Director

Kimberly Haack

Instructors

Maggy Gorrill, dance faculty

Gianni Di Marco, dance faculty

Schedule

Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m., September 16—November 18 (10 sessions total)

Tuition

$150 per student for 10 sessions (if you decide after the first class that it is not the right fit, we will refund the full tuition)

Skill Level

No previous dance experience necessary

Location

Boston Conservatory, 31 Hemenway Street

Requirements

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

Register for Down Syndrome Session

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

Questions?

Contact program director, Kimberly Haack.

*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.