Adaptive Dance

Themed around classic story ballets, our adaptive dance classes are designed for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders or other sensory sensitivities.

We emphasize creative movement principles and modified ballet technique in a welcoming and structured studio environment. Classes are taught by PBT School instructors experienced in adaptive dance and are limited to 15 students. Live music/percussion accompanies each class. Caregivers may observe and/or participate in classes if they wish.


Next Session!

The fall class schedule is coming soon! We’ll have two classes for:

  • Grades 7 – 12
  • Grades 1 – 6

Cost: $5.00 / class. First class is free! May be paid in full on the first day of class or on a class-by-class basis. Parents / care partners may participate free of charge.

Registration: On line, please check back soon!


For More Information

Take a look at our pre-visit story and visual vocabulary to get ready for class at PBT!

If you have questions, please contact Christina Salgado, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at csalgado@pittsburghballet.org or 412-454-9105.

In the News

Check out the article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and “On Stage: Exploring Ballet in a New Way” in CrossCurrents by Jane Vranish (scroll to the Jan. 15, 2015 entry).