ADAPTIVE THEATRE FOR ALL
Classes and Camps
The Palace Theater is dedicated to quality theatre education for all members of our community. We offer a rich curriculum that can be tailored to the needs and capabilities of a diverse population. We know that the communication and processing skills necessary for success in theater help students to develop skills that increase social, emotional, and academic competencies.
Thanks to generous donations from organizations such Georgetown Seeds of Strength, the Georgetown Health Foundation, Texas Commission of the Arts, and Chaparral Women’s Club, we are able to offer all of our special needs programming at a low cost.
Please contact our Program Coordinator with any questions or requests at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for the Palace Theatre’s 2019-2020 inclusion classes is generously provided by funds raised through the Soiree at the Sheraton!
Help keep our Inclusive classes and camps affordable!
Types of Classes Offered
please reach out to Program Coordinator Trina Sherman at email@example.com.
Multiple levels: placement determined after a meeting with the Program Coordinator
Students of all abilities will explore the art of theatre through games, exercises, and rehearsals. Over the course of the semester we will work towards our final performance of a family-friendly play in front of a live audience! In addition to rehearsing our show, students will learn about set, costume, and prop design and creation.
These classes are appropriate for students on the Autism spectrum, those with Down’s Syndrome, severe ADHD, or any other developmental or sensory processing disorders. Students under the age of 18 may be asked to provide their individualized EP (Education Program) or 504 Plan.
Along with theatrical education; social skills, emotional identification, and teamwork will be emphasized. Specifically, facial expressions, body movements and vocal inflections will be studied.
Students of all abilities will explore both vocal and rhythm games and songs as we explore the world of music. We will teach basic techniques of sound and pitch as well as singing to the rhythm at different speeds. Some of the core skills we will be working on are loud and soft, fast and slow, hearing the pitch, matching the pitch and singing together. We will also be exploring music composition by either developing our own class song or integrating songs we know into an original mix. Each 55 minute class follows the same basic schedule:
1) Social Circle
2) Stretching/warming up our voices
3) Playing in rhythm together
This class is appropriate for pre teens and adults on the Autism spectrum, or any student with an Individualized Education Program or 504 Plan. Along with music education; social skills, emotional identification, and teamwork will be emphasized. Our semester will end with a performance for family and friends in the Palace Playhouse on the final day.
Students of all abilities will explore various forms of jazz dance. We will teach basic technique and movements as well as simple combinations. Each 55 minute class follows the same basic schedule:
1) Dynamic warm-up
3) Across the floor
This class is appropriate for children and adults on the Autism spectrum, those with Down’s Syndrome, severe ADHD, or any other developmental or sensory processing disorders. Students under the age of 18 may be asked to provide their individualized EP (Education Program) or 504 Plan.
This class maintains a 4:1 student to teacher ratio and are staffed with professionals trained in inclusive education.
These classes are sponsored in part by The City of Georgetown