Our All Access Program is dedicated to the movement potential of each individual. Whether you come to Polaris to study dance, enjoy a performance, or for cross conditioning it is our goal to offer programming that fits your needs.Our All Access program opens doors to individuals in our community with a disability and embraces the freedom to explore, express, and create without judgment or comparison. The studio also features a one-of-a kind All Access Fitness Room complete with an elevated padded exercise mat that is wheelchair height. Individuals wishing to stretch out of their chair before or after classes can easily transfer onto this platform. CLICK HERE to read a review by Bob Hicks for the Oregonian about an All Access performance at the Polaris Studio Theater.
2013 ADULT CLASSES BEGIN FEB 6 – May 24, 2013 Join us every Friday, starting February 6th, for our All-Access Dance Class, an hour-long class of creative movement and self-expression. Polaris’ All Access classes are taught by our qualified and experienced staff members, Colleen Genuine and Kathy Coleman. Colleen Genuine is a Polaris Dance Theatre company member, Pilates instructor, Spinal Cord Recovery Specialist and licensed massage therapist. Kathy Coleman is the Artistic Director of the Disability Art and Culture Project as well as being a certified DanceAbility and Compatible Brain Dance Education instructor.
Our ongoing All Access classes and workshops range from an introduction to elementary concepts of moving through space in set patterns, times, and tempos to enhancing mind body awareness, strength, balance, coordination, and range of motion. Workshops include possible performance opportunities in conjunction with Polaris events.
For more info on how to register, contact Kiera Brinkley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL ACCESS KIDS CLASSES WILL PICK BACK UP IN THE NEAR FUTURE! Our All Access kids class is designed for young children with and without disabilities that are interested in dancing and movement. The class uses creative movement and self expression to enhance imagination and play while developing integration of the physical body, spatial awareness, and dance concepts and skills.
Community Collaboration In addition to our year round programming of classes and workshops, Polaris partners with local day programs serving adults with developmental disabilities such as PASS and Project Grow. We offer opportunities to see performances, as well as custom classes that serve to build individual confidence by engaging with others through dance.