|Special Dance Classes for Children with disabilities!!!||| Print ||
The Kennedy Dancers now offer: classes for children, ages 7 – 13, who have developmental challenges such as autism, downs syndrome, and those children with emotional/psychological disabilities.
The Kennedy Dancers are innovators in dance and movement classes for so many populations. For almost 35 years we’ve offered professional performances as well as professional dance training Inner City youth, dance classes at Hudson County Juvenile Detention Center, classes for students at St. Joseph’s School For The Blind, residency classes in many Hudson County schools, classes for developmentally delayed students, typical students (3 to teens age), and senior citizens Dance/Fitness programs.
This new school season, we are offering classes for children, ages 7 – 13, who have developmental challenges such as autism, downs syndrome, and those children with emotional/psychological disabilities. The class is every Wednesday from 4:45 pm to 5:45pm at our studio, 79 Central ave. Jersey City (the corner of Beacon ave. and Central ave. The class is conducted by teacher Natasha Carlos Navatov, Who possesses an Arts Therapy Certificate from Marymount College. Natasha has taught many styles of dance to students with varying disabilities at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind, Juvenile Detention Center, here at our studio, and in many in school residency programs.
Along with Natasha, our therapy pet,(certified therapy animal) Silvio (Italian cats) assist Natasha in her creative dance classes. The cats have their shots, are extremely gentle, and comfortable around children. Their presence will allow all to feel relaxed and even are inspirational in developing movement with the students.
This class is every Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm, it’s $65 monthly per child. The students will usually receive 4 one hour classes monthly.
Please pass this information around to anyone who might benefit from this program. Diane Dragone, artistic director of the Kennedy Dancers taught special education dance on staff at Hudson County Schools of Technology and is a certified teacher of dance in New Jersey. This class promises to teach creative movement and compassion towards animals
For more information please call (201) 659-2190