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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Dance
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Theatre, lobby, dance studio

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: United Cerebral Palsy

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 3 to 12

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Dance Your Dreams! is a dance program that provides dance education to children who cannot participate in mainstream dance education due to physical, mental or emotional disabilities.

Dance Your Dreams! is a dance class specially designed by Merrimack Hall's dance faculty, in consult with physical therapists, for children with gross motor developmental delays. Classes are offered weekly following the city school's calendar and include numerous performance opportunities for participants. Each student is paired with a trained volunteer who helps the children execute the movements which their challenges prevent them from being able to execute without assistance. Students in this program have multiple diagnosis including Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, cancer, hearing impairment, language delays and learning disabilities. Everything is provided to these students at no cost to them, including dance attire and costuming for performances.

This unique program was designed to provide performing arts education to children who would otherwise not be able to participate due to their personal physical challenges. We are proud to announce the expansion of Dance Your Dreams! for the 09-10 year. We will now offer four classes, open to up to 8 children each.