HDT's Dance & Wellness Outreach: Classes & Performances
Horizons Dance Theatre teaches & performs for community groups and events for seniors with various mobility needs, individuals with adaptive needs, and elementary through high school students around Louisville wherever there is a need to inspire and uplift students to bring out the artist in themselves!
We believe dance brings a compassionate, humble connection of ourselves out into the world for bettering life!
Interested students, who would like to be part of our local dance & wellness outreach program, should talk with their teacher to arrange extra teaching practice times and performance schedules. This is also a great way to participate in service hours for elementary, middle school, or high school service work in the community!
Our Class Outreach Program:
For the 2018-2019 dance school year, we have enjoyed serving: Masonic Homes (Life Enrichment Department Directed by: Courtney Martin Whittaker), Nativity Academy (Roni Witherspoon), and Dreams With Wings (Jenifer Frommeyer, and Carolyn Bunton).
For the 2017-2018 dance school year, we enjoyed serving: Masonic Homes, Nativity Academy after school EEP program for 5th-8th grade, and St. Francis of Assisi after school program (Program Directed by: Fred Whittaker)!
In February 2018, Dawson Orman Education Center (Program directed by: Mary Beth Stevens, and Lindsey Cain) gave HDT's Dance & Wellness Outreach program the honor to be selected for their monthly guest artist teacher grant to serve preschool children ages 3-5 years old at Dawson Orman Education Center (JCPS Preschool)! Ms. Rachel enjoyed teaching pre-ballet with creative movement dance classes to five classrooms weekly. Each week the focus was on a new creative movement developmental dance skill(s), which includes the joy of props, music, stories, and more. Our outreach program was welcomed back on the same grant the following year in March & April of 2019!
On March 7, 2018, and May 30, 2018 (American Senior Celebration month) Highlands Community Ministries (Program directed by: Danah Smith) invited us to give a two hour guest artist dance & wellness class for the lovely individuals HCM serves for ages 50 and older!
In March 2018, Dreams With Wings welcomed HDT's Dance & Wellness Outreach program to offer two monthly dance classes for adults at Dreams With Wings! This program went on through Summer 2019! Currently our program at Dreams With Wings is not able to run due to Ms. Rachel's director duty life changes. We hope to be back at another point, as we greatly appreciate the relationship with Dreams With Wings, as well as with all our outreach locations!
In April & May, 2018, Nazareth Clifton Nursing Home (formerly known as Sacred Heart Nursing Home) invited HDT's Dance & Wellness Outreach program to begin serving their residents with a monthly dance class!
On April 9, 2018, Kim Pirog, with Side by Side Studio off Frankfort Avenue, is going to be offering a special guest artist paint with music and movement class to Sally's Garden residents at Masonic Home. This class was inspired by our Dance Mom Kim, after sharing our interests for joining these art forms in a class...
On May 30, 2018, Highlands Community Ministries has invited us to teach a dance class in honor & celebration of American's Senior Celebration month!
From June 11 - 14, 2018, Side by Side Studio invited Horizons Dance Theatre's dance outreach creative movement classes to be part of their Children's Nature & Animal Camp from 10am to 10:45am on Monday - Thursday morning! It was a joy to use movement and dance to tell stories, and teach about nature and animals in an interactive way with visual arts! Thank you dearly to Side by Side Studio's Director: Kim Pirog, for having us along for this opportunity.
Our Performance Outreach Program:
Spring Semester 2018: A number of our dance school students performed for Masonic Homes residents on March 24, and April 21. These particular residents are facing Dementia and Alzheimer. It's incredible to see how a dance and music class helps these patients, let alone the joy of a children's dance performance. This is a great service in the community to offer dance performances to others who may not have the accessibility to otherwise see and participate in live dance, music, theatre, or even visual art presentations and performances, and classes!
Spring 2019, We were invited back to perform for Masonic Homes' Sam Swope Care Center residents on April 13, 2019.
Our Summer Class Outreach Program:
For Summer 2018, Our Dance & Wellness Outreach program has been serving Dreams With Wings, Masonic Homes, and Nazareth Clifton Nursing Home!
Thank you to everyone who makes Horizons Dance Theatre's Dance & Wellness Outreach Program possible at each facility that supports us to come serve YOU! Our program is adapted to serve each place we go specifically for the needs and goals of each group and individual we serve!
Please contact us at: , or 502-572-7383, if you are interested in being part of our Dance & Wellness Outreach program classes and/or performances!