Disabilities Programs for Children and Adults

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All students participating in disabilities programs must complete this form before beginning participation:

Students with Disabilities Intake Form Summer 16 to Spring 17

Scholarships, monthly installments, and DSPD allocations available.

Dancers with Disabilities Classes for Children and Young Adults

Every person deserves the opportunity to dance! Dancers with Disabilities classes are for children and young adults who wish to experience the joy of moving and self-expression. The class includes appropriate technique exercises for the whole body, and dancers explore shape, space, rhythm, and movement quality. Teachers use literature and other springboards that they creatively weave into the class. All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians. The DwD classes have the opportunity to perform at Kingsbury Hall in a year-end performance. For more information, please contact Joni Wilson at joni.wilson@utah.edu.

Summer Studio Classes

Summer Camps

Programs for Adults with Disabilities

The Elevate Theater Company is our new musical theater company for performers with disabilities. Students will explore the sights and sounds of Broadway as they participate in a study of musical theater repertoire both past and present. Students will explore a variety of different emotions framed in various scenarios. As students engage in classes full of singing, dancing, and acting, there will be opportunities to expand on memorization and mobility skills. For ages 15+

Check out this short video about Elevate Theater Company

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:15- 11:15

18 Week Course – 16 Classes

Start Date: January 7, 2017

End Date: May 6, 2017

No Class: March 25th or April 15th

Performance: May 6th, 2017

Spring Tuition: $246

The 2016-2017 Elevate Theater Company is currently full and working on their 2017 production. For more information about the program and fall 2017 registration availability, please contact marymartha.jackson@utah.edu.


The LEADD Program (Learning and Engaging through Arts Discipline and Development) is our new arts and education program for adults with disabilities. This program will challenge students to learn valuable life skills through the artistic genres of dance, music, theater, visual art and creative writing.

Day: Thursdays

Times: 12:30 – 3:30 pm

16 Week Course 

Start Date:  January 5, 2017

End Date: April 20, 2017

Spring Break: March 23, 2017

Gallery Stroll: April 8th

LEADD Showcase: April 8th

Tuition: $590 

Scholarships and DSPD funding are available. 

Spring registration is now closed.