I had the excellent chance to catch New Haven Ballet‘s Shared Ability class and had a lot of fun capturing some images. I arrived early and spoke with several NH Ballet Dancers and was impressed how genuinely excited they were about the program and how many years some have been involved with the program. The Shared Ability program still has openings for teens and young adults. They still struggle with getting the word out to families about the program despite it’s success and how much everyone involved loves the program so please share this far and wide to get the word out. If you know someone interested in joining the class, it’s only $40 and scholarships are available. Contact The New Haven Ballet at 70 Audubon Street | New Haven, CT 06510 | (203) 782-9038.
Description from the NH Ballet:
“In February of 2009, New Haven Ballet began a shared ability choreography project for children ages 10-17 who have physical disabilities and student dancers from New Haven Ballet. To facilitate the project, the Ballet is collaborated with Brad Roth and Dancing Day, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Milford, Connecticut whose mission is to promote shared ability workshops and performances.
Now in its eighth year, the goals of the program include increasing New Haven Ballet’s accessibility, creating an opportunity for New Haven Ballet dancers and children with disabilities to meet, interact, and share their different experiences and skills, and fulfilling the Ballet’s mission.”
Mark Your Calendars
Spring 2015 Performances on May 8th and 9th at Co-Op High School (near the Shubert).