Shared Ability

Shared Ability Choreography Project Through New Haven Ballet

In February of 2009, New Haven Ballet began a shared ability choreography project for differently abled children ages 10-26 years and student dancers from New Haven Ballet. To facilitate the project, New Haven Ballet has collaborated with highly experienced movement specialists, such as Brad Roth and Dancing Day, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Milford, Connecticut, whose mission is to promote shared ability workshops and performances, and Kerry Kincy, a teaching artist who creates residencies that explore movement and dance as a tool in building social and cognitive abilities.

The goals of the program include increasing New Haven Ballet’s accessibility, creating an opportunity for New Haven Ballet dancers and differently abled young people to meet, interact, and share their different experiences and skills, and fulfilling New Haven Ballet’s mission to provide the highest quality dance education to the various members of our community.

Congratulations to all of our Shared Ability dancers who performed so beautifully at the Shubert Theater on May 19, 2018!
New Haven Ballet’s Shared Ability program consists of weekly dance classes for differently abled students aged 10+ years. Classes are lead by Kerry Kincy, a teaching artist who uses dance as a tool to build social and cognitive abilities. This wonderful program affords participating students, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other challenges, and their families, a chance to dance, meet, interact and share their unique experiences with one another in a safe and supportive environment.

WHAT: Weekly dance class for differently abled students

WHEN: Saturdays, February 24 through May 19, 2018

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Community Foundation Building, Lower Level (LL), 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT

WHO: Differently abled students aged 10+ years

FEE: $215 (Financial assistance available. No student denied based on inability to pay)


For more information
Tel. 203-782-9038

Click here to download Registration Form

Click here to download Workshop Schedule

Click here to download Financial Aid Application

To see a video of Shared Ability’s performance on May 9, 2014: 2014 Shared Ability Performance Video


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