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ALL-ABILITIES DANCE

Do you enjoy movement? Music? Our All-Abilities Dance program is a safe space for students of any ability to dance - no prior experience required! Participants learn dance exercises, improvisational games, and experience foundational elements of dance and choreography. 

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All-Abilities Dance attendees work on skills like rhythm, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, and more while learning to confidently express themselves through movement. Positive role modeling from instructors and a nurturing environment made possible by our faith combine to allow dancers of any level of ability to thrive!

What to Expect

  • Small class sizes that allow instructors to give students ample individual attention.

  • Parent or other support persons are welcome to also attend the workshop with them if desired.

  • Experienced, qualified instructors who enjoy working with dancers of all ages and abilities, including special needs.

  • Consistent, constructive class content.

  • Appropriate, positive class music.

  • Modest attire and instruction using appropriate, edifying movements.

  • A positive, nurturing environment based in the overarching joy that comes from our basis in faith (Romans 5:8) - learn more.


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Fall Session

September 14 - October 19, 2019

All-Abilities Dance Fall Session classes are open to dancers ages 10+ and take place on Saturdays, 10-11am. The session includes six weeks of classes. Parents, caregivers and aides are also welcome to attend. Attendees should wear casual attire that allows for movement and socks.

  • Full Session Registration (six weeks) | $65

  • Individual Class | $12


Abigail Gray Gardner, Children's & Youth Director

Haley Kisch, Instructor

Haley Kisch is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She began taking ballet lessons at age ten, also training in modern, jazz, tap and musical theatre over the years. She was a member of the Honors Program and studied dance and history at Anderson University, graduating magna cum laude in 2016. Haley's choreography was featured in Anderson University dance concerts, and in 2015 she became the first dance major to premiere a full-length dance show. She has taught dance at YMCAs and Brookside Dance Academy. While at Anderson, she worked in the dance office and found an appreciation for administration in the arts. Haley was first introduced to all-abilities dance by the company Dancing Wheels, whom she had the chance to study with during a summer intensive. Since then, she has become involved with all-abilities dance in Chicago, performing with MOMENTA Dance Company and other local choreographers. Haley works with Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts as the Front Desk Team Lead in addition to teaching.