Adaptive Dance

Overview

JAM: Joffrey Abilities in Motion

The Joffrey Academy of Dance is proud to present JAM, a program funded in part by Autism Speaks.

JAM helps students with autism find their place in the dance community by providing a positive movement experience, improving upon their mind and body awareness, verbal and nonverbal communications, adaptation to different situations, socialization, and self-confidence.

 

Fall Semester: Sundays, September 22-November 10

JAM 1 (approximate ages 4-7 years): 3:30-4:15 PM

JAM 2 (approximate ages 8-12 years): 4:15-5:00 PM

Required attire: Comfortable clothes, ballet slippers or socks 

 

Registration

Fall Semester Registration is open! 

Register online

The Joffrey Academy strongly recommends that registration be completed online. Only new students should make a guest account to register for classes; returning students must sign into their existing account. If you have questions about your member login, contact Reception: reception [at] joffrey [dot] org


Journey with Joffrey: Relaxed Performance

Together with Autism Speaks, Joffrey Community Engagement and the Joffrey Academy of Dance present their annual Relaxed Performance in the Joffrey Tower Black Box Theater.


Relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

Accommodations for this performance include:

  • Lower sound levels, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • Lights on at a low level in the theater during the performance
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • Designated "Quiet Room" adjacent to the theater
  • Joffrey Tower staff trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs
  • An opportunity to meet the dancers 30 minutes prior to the performance 
  • ASL interpretation 


Information about our April 2020 performance coming this winter!



Private Instruction

The Academy is proud to offer private and semi-private training for students with diverse movement abilities, including but not limited to those with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, or Down Syndrome.

To find out more or inquire about private lessons, please contact Academy Reception at reception [at] joffrey [dot] org or 312-784-4600.

 


Photo by Cheryl Mann.

Video by Bigfoot Media.

Content

JAM: Joffrey Abilities in Motion

The Joffrey Academy of Dance is proud to present JAM, a program funded in part by Autism Speaks.

JAM helps students with autism find their place in the dance community by providing a positive movement experience, improving upon their mind and body awareness, verbal and nonverbal communications, adaptation to different situations, socialization, and self-confidence.

 

Fall Semester: Sundays, September 22-November 10

JAM 1 (approximate ages 4-7 years): 3:30-4:15 PM

JAM 2 (approximate ages 8-12 years): 4:15-5:00 PM

Required attire: Comfortable clothes, ballet slippers or socks 

 

Registration

Fall Semester Registration is open! 

Register online

The Joffrey Academy strongly recommends that registration be completed online. Only new students should make a guest account to register for classes; returning students must sign into their existing account. If you have questions about your member login, contact Reception: reception [at] joffrey [dot] org


Journey with Joffrey: Relaxed Performance

Together with Autism Speaks, Joffrey Community Engagement and the Joffrey Academy of Dance present their annual Relaxed Performance in the Joffrey Tower Black Box Theater.


Relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

Accommodations for this performance include:

  • Lower sound levels, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • Lights on at a low level in the theater during the performance
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • Designated "Quiet Room" adjacent to the theater
  • Joffrey Tower staff trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs
  • An opportunity to meet the dancers 30 minutes prior to the performance 
  • ASL interpretation 


Information about our April 2020 performance coming this winter!



Private Instruction

The Academy is proud to offer private and semi-private training for students with diverse movement abilities, including but not limited to those with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, or Down Syndrome.

To find out more or inquire about private lessons, please contact Academy Reception at reception [at] joffrey [dot] org or 312-784-4600.

 


Photo by Cheryl Mann.

Video by Bigfoot Media.