Our educational programs aim to positively impact students of all ages.
The Art Beat Foundation makes it possible for Art Beat Dance Center to offer any class on their schedule free to cancer patients and survivors in addition to specific Cancer Survivor Yoga classes. These classes help survivors and those still going through treatment to find their power and become part of a community. With the support of the Austin Breast Cancer Resource Center and Capital of Texas Team Survivor, patients and survivors are referred to Art Beat Dance Center and find a place to mentally and physically regain normalcy during and after cancer treatment.
Adaptive dance is the term for a dance/creative movement program that has been tailored for individuals with differing abilities, focusing on creating an open environment in which students of all abilities can participate. The Art Beat Foundation’s classes at Art Beat Dance Center includes students with Autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome ages 7-18. The goal — besides pure enjoyment — is for students to engage and explore movement and musicality, and to grow personally and socially in a safe environment. The results have been powerful for the children who, by engaging in dance and music, learn how to follow directions, focus, balance, distinguish right from left, and develop a concept of music and rhythm, as well as how to work well with others.
Free Dance Classes at Art Beat Dance Center for youth students who could not normally afford classes or for children who are at-risk. The scholarships are in honor of tap dance national treasure Lloyd Storey and loved Art Beat community member Jessica Kendrick. For more information about these scholarship programs, click HERE.
DANCE FOR PARKINSON'S
Dance classes for Parkinson's patients and their families and/or caregivers. Over the last 15 years, Dance for Parkinson's classes have stimulated research at major universities around the world, indicating that the academic medical community acknowledges the potential benefits of dance for people with Parkinson's Disease. Studies have shown that these classes can improve balance, posture, control of movement, and mood.
KEEP THE BEAT
Dance classes that are inclusive for anyone. These classes tailor movement in a way that allows participants to receive all the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of dancing. Students may stand or sit during class. Every class addresses balance, flexibility, coordination and socialization.