Opportunities for individuals with disabilities and special needs
Carolina Dance Collaborative is passionate about sharing our love for movement with individuals with special needs. Thanks to the Barbara Stone Foundation, we are offering a variety of adaptive opportunities for individuals with disabilities this 2020-2021 academic year, including scholarships for families with financial needs.
CONNECT (Saturday AM classes)
Saturday classes for individuals with disabilities. In these classes we will have fun learning different styles of dance, creating our own movement, and how to effectively work with others. This year long program will culminate in a final spring performance. A sibling is welcomed to attend if desired.
THIS PROGRAM JUST RECENTLY ENDED FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN AUGUST 2021 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS.
Adaptive Christmas Flash Mob (downtown GVL)
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Sadly this year has to look a bit different but we aren't stopping the fun. Virtual rehearsals will happen online and we will get together for our performance in December. Unfortunately, there will be no reception this year due to COVID restrictions and keeping everyone safe and healthy. We hope this won't stop you and your family from joining us though! We will review for our former students and learn for our new students the same dance from 2019 with our candy canes (will be provided if you do not have one). The song is Jingle Bell Rock.
Virtual Rehearsals over Zoom: (link will be sent to those who sign up only) -Thursday Evenings at 6:30pm: November 5th November 12th November 19th December 3rd
-Rehearsals will be recorded if you are not able to make the specific day and time
In Person (Socially Distanced) Performance Downtown GVL One City Plaza and Peace Center Plaza (that's right, 2 different shows) Evening of December 5th
What does It Cost? FREE to all participants and their caregivers/parents
What is it? Every year CDC invites individuals with disabilities and ONE parent, guardian, grandparent, or sibling, etc. to join them in learning a surprise Christmas dance. We open each year for the Downtown Greenville's Holiday Happenings Poinsettia Christmas Parade. The flash mob includes 4 rehearsals around November/December and 1 performance in December. It is free to participate and a t-shirt is included for all who join us.
Watch a highlight reel from 2018 to get an idea of this fun project.
Special Education Residencies in Greenville County High Schools
CDC receives annual funding from the Barbara Stone Foundation to work alongside special education high schoolers in the Greenville County Public Schools. 4 Schools are chosen both in the Fall and Spring semesters to participate in 5 weeks of lessons that finishes with a large performance of all involved schools. It's a special opportunity for our students and having the chance to perform on stage is an exciting experience for everyone involved. Peer tutors and teachers play a large role in the project and also join us onstage to assist our SpEd performers. Watch the video below to learn more about it.
Invite us to come to your facility to work with your individuals to give them a fun sense of self expression and community! Contact us to learn more and to book your sessions today. -Greenville County Schools: (Berea High, Woodmont High, Eastside High, Riverside High, JL Mann High, Hillcrest High, Greenville High, Wade Hampton High, Mauldin High, & Blue Ridge High Schools) -Thrive Upstate -Pickens County DSN Board -Recess at Caine Halter YMCA -Shape of Behavior -Hope Academy -Active Day -Greenville CAN -Able SC
Community Dance Non-profit
Our mission is to make dance education accessible regardless of location, ability, and resources.