This program aims to help adults with disabilities build confidence, gain meaningful relationships, and develop performing and visual arts skills. We offer daily classes in dance, drama, music, exercise, ceramics, painting, and sketching.
In addition, we bring adult participants to shows (Arizona Drama Company, Borderlands, Invisible Theatre, and others), parks, pools for therapeutic swimming, libraries, and the local museum. We also invite adults to audition for our dance company and drama ensembles. Throughout the day, options are presented to enable increased independence and self-confidence.
LAT, a method devised for mobility, is rapidly gaining popularity in the art world. By using a laser mounted on custom headgear, the artist can direct their artistic creations through the laser to a tracker. A tracker will act as the artist’s hands. It also stands by the canvas and paints what the artist directs. Contact us to learn more.
Q. What Is the Arts for All, Inc. Dance Company?
A. It’s a mixed ability dance company that comprises adults who love to dance and rehearse twice a week to perform throughout the community.
Q. Are There Any Dues or Fees to Become a Member?
A. Yes, there are hourly fees paid privately or through contracted services. Arrangements can be made if this is a hardship. These fees are not designed to be a barrier to participation.
Q. How Often Do They Meet for Rehearsal?
A. Two-hour rehearsals are held twice a week.
Q. What Style of Dance Do They Do?
A. Mostly contemporary and improvisational dance but may also incorporate techniques from ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and other formal dance styles.
Q. What are the Requirements for Being a Member?
A. Auditions by appointment are required. Members must have an enthusiasm for dancing and a willingness to grow as a dancer. Some dance experience is preferred but not required. All company members must take direction, be supportive and respectful of other members, and have a positive attitude throughout rehearsals and performances. Members must also commit to attending all practices and scheduled presentations.
Q. How to Join?
A. Call (520) 622-4100 and schedule an appointment with Marcia Berger. A prepared dance or movement performance piece is required.