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All Abilities Dance Workshop

  • Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts 20517 South La Grange Road Frankfort, IL, 60423 United States (map)

Our All Abilities Dance Workshop is a safe space for students of all abilities and talents to dance. If you can stand, if you can walk with a cane, if you can drive a power wheelchair, come! Join us and learn dance exercises, improvisational games, important elements of dance and choreography.

Saturday, September 22 | 10-11AM

Ballet 5:8 Studios*
20517 S LaGrange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423

*We are behind the Dunkin Donuts on LaGrange, between St. Francis Road and Lincoln Way Lane. This is just north of Alsip Nursery and Lincoln Way East High School.

This workshop is open to anyone ages 7-18. No dance experience required! If you can stand, if you can walk with a cane, if you can drive a power wheelchair, come! Parents, caregivers and aides are also welcome to attend. Attendees should wear casual attire that allows for movement, and socks.

There is a $5/person suggested donation for attendees, accepted on the day of the workshop. For additional questions, call 708-329-8773 or contact us online. 

Space is Limited

Register today to reserve your spot! 

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All-Abilities Workshop 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.

All-Abilities Workshop Instructor

Jessica L Martin is a dancer choreographer, public speaker, and writer. Jessica has been dancing since the age of nine and have been dancing professionally for 12 years, most particularly with MOMENTA Dance Company in Oak Park, IL. Jessica has experience in ballet, modern, contemporary and contact improvisation. Jessica has enriched their dance repertoire traveling the country studying with two physically integrated dance companies - Axis Dance Company, and the Dancing Wheels Company and School. Jessica has also produced two shows under the title of Exploration featuring all different types of dancers from a variety of different backgrounds.

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