In this 8-week program, students ages 5-9 years are invited to participate in structured creative dance lessons in an inclusive and supportive environment.
Lakewood Dance Academy’s Adaptive Dance Program is designed for children with developmental or physical challenges who want to learn dance. Adaptive Dance introduces students to the BrainDance (eight developmental patterns), body awareness, improvisation, musicality, and creative expression!
Participants are welcome to bring support in the form of family or staff to aid their participation. Julie Anderson and Lauren Grant bring their shared love of dance, and years of experience teaching children with special needs to each dance lesson. One-on-one supervision is not provided.
The first class is Tuesday, October 12th 6:00-6:45pm! Classes run weekly through December 7th. There is no class the week of Thanksgiving. This class is designed for students ages 5-9 years. Tuition is $120 for 8 weeks of classes.
Class registration is open, and space is limited. Please contact Julie@lakewooddance.com with questions or to register over the phone. (303) 232-2709 We can’t wait to dance with you!
Our location is 9635 West Colfax Ave, 3rd floor. Parking is available in front or behind the building. For access to the elevator please park behind the building. Elevator is to your right through the back entrance.
Lauren Grant grew up in Lakewood and danced for 20 years, training in several forms of concert dance. She worked in special education for 10 years until having children of her own who now dance at LDA. Lauren specializes in working with children with many different abilities, and believes dance is for everyone. Her hope is that parents who may not have considered a dance class for their child feel welcomed and supported in this class!
For over twenty years Julie has had the great honor of sharing her love for dance with students of all ages. She believes deeply that dance and artistic expression is for every person. Julie is a certified instructor of Bill Evans Method of Teaching Modern Dance and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Education. Julie completed coursework in Brain-Compatible Dance Education created by Anne Greene Gilbert. For over ten years, Julie has taught for the community engagement program at Colorado Ballet and been a lead instructor for "Be Beautiful, Be Yourself," a specially designed ballet classes for children who have Down Syndrome.