Adaptive Dance

Welcome to Adaptive Dance with Cohesion Dance Project!

Adaptive Dance is creative movement designed specifically for individuals with special needs or developmental disability. Use this page to find out more about our program!

In-Studio Classes

Outreach Classes

We offer on-site Adaptive Dance classes for disability service providers and special needs classrooms in Helena and around the state because we believe everyone should have access to the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dance and creative movement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Adaptive Dance?

Adaptive Dance is creative movement designed specifically for people with special needs or varying developmental or physical ability. Our instructors and volunteers work closely with the individuals in class to move, express, and create in a fun, safe environment

How much does it cost?

Classes are by donation. Donations can be made online or by check made payable to Cohesion Dance Project.

I am interested in volunteering, how do I get involved?

Helping out with Adaptive Dance is hugely rewarding - for volunteers, instructors, and dancers alike! Please contact us to learn more about volunteering with Adaptive Dance. Volunteers are required to attend training prior to each session, so please contact in advance.


How do I register a new student for class?

New student registration is a two-step process.

Step One: Online Registration

Click "Register" next to the appropriate class and fill out our online registration form.

Step Two: Intake Form

Click here to complete an online intake form. Complete this form ASAP give instructors ample time to develop curriculum. Click here for a PDF version of the Adaptive Intake Form 2018.

How do I register a returning student for class?

If a student has been registered for our class within the past year, you can either enroll them online through the parent portal or call/email/let a teacher know you are enrolling. If your student is returning from more than a year ago, please complete the steps for a new student enrollment.

Helpful Hints

Not sure exactly what to expect? Click on the resources below or reach out to us with any questions!
Coming to Dance Class Visual Checklist Parents - What to Expect from Adaptive Dance
Parents - What to Expect from Adaptive Dance

Special thanks to the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, the Helena Area Community Foundation, Montana Council for Developmental Disabilities, and The Exchange Club of Helena for their generous support of our Adaptive Dance Program!

Support our Adaptive Dance Programming

Our free outreach and donation-based studio classes are made possible by the support of our generous community. Help Adaptive Dance thrive in our community by donating today!