Since 2016, Ballet Edmonton has partnered with local agencies and organizations to offer outreach dance programs to underserved community members. Part of building healthy, inclusive communities is removing barriers to participation – including cost. We work with our partners to identify needs and develop accessible programs that will generate the highest level of engagement. From our Hip Hop for Newcomers classes to our adapted programmes for children and youth with disabilities, these programs are created in response to the needs expressed by the community. Ensuring all Edmontonians can access dance and movement-based programming is how Art Connects connects us to ourselves and each other.
As part of Ballet Edmonton’s Art Connects programs, our movement classes for adults and seniors focus on ballet-based activities designed to improve balance, increase range of movement, prevent injury and manage symptoms associated with age-related illnesses including Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Ballet Edmonton believes that dance education should be available and accessible to every child or youth in Edmonton. We help realize this in the community through our Art Connects education and outreach initiative.