Portland Ballet’s adaptive dance classes offer an inclusive dance experience to children with special needs of all abilities and ages. Classes will include stretching, creative movement, dance fundamentals as appropriate, and inclusion of other therapeutic movement based activity including breath, yoga, and pattern imitation.

It is our belief that anyone can dance and reap the benefits of organized movement with a group, developing confidence through relationship with self, others, and the environment. We strive to create an environment that feels safe, accepting, and inclusive to all, making Portland School of Ballet a place where everybody can be a dancer!


Adaptive Dance for Autism Spectrum Disorders  | 8 weeks, from September 28 till November 23 (no class on November 9) | Sat 9:30-10:00am

Adaptive Dance for Down Syndrome | 8 weeks, from February 1 till March 28 (no class on February 22) | Sat 9:30-10:00am

All sessions for 6-12 year olds — Tuition $70 (Please contact us about scholarships)