Adaptive Dance

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 with limited space available. Live music/percussion accompanies each class. Caregivers may observe and/or participate in classes if they wish.


Spring Classes

In person adaptive dance classes at our PBT studio.

All classes run on Saturdays January 13 – May 11 with no class on March 30.

Ages 6+| 2p.m. – 2:45p.m.

Register on MindBody here or email accessibility@pittsburghballet.org to learn more!


What to Expect for In-Person Classes

  • Classes will use elements of ballet and creative movement that focus on patterning, proprioception and artistic discovery.
  • Parents/caregivers are asked to wait outside the building following PBT Covid protocols.  If accommodations are needed, please email accessibility@pittsburghballet.org and we are happy to assist!
  • Students are welcome to sit if they need a break. They may exit the room with supervision if they need a break from class.
  • Students should wear athletic wear, dance attire or any clothing that allows easy movement. Socks or dance slippers are recommended.

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 accessibility@pittsburghballet.org or 412-454-9128.

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).