In partnership with The Bridge, our classes offer an inclusive environment for experienced dancers or those new to the art form. This fun and fitness-focused class fosters social connection and creative expression through movement. The experienced faculty come from various dance backgrounds, including jazz, ballet, modern, and musical theatre, and specialize in creating an inviting and engaging class experience for people with disabilities.
Class is offered once per week and is available on a drop-in basis so there’s no advance commitment required. The schedule below updates regularly and offers direct access to Cincinnati Ballet’s Mindbody site. Through Mindbody you can:
If you prefer to sign-up in person, please arrive 15 minutes early to check in and complete any waivers prior to class.
Classes take place in person at Cincinnati Ballet’s Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance located at 1801 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.
All classes are $10 and include a companion participant (if desired) at no additional charge.
Participants are encouraged to wear attire they can comfortably move in. Students may take class in dance shoes, socks, or barefoot. Sneakers are not recommended except for those who require the support of specialty shoes or braces.
Accessible parking and entry is located on the back side (east side) of the Center for Dance. The accessible entrance is the Craig and Anne Maier Artistic Entrance. Please use the call button for secure entry.
Each class begins seated, then transitions to standing work supported by a barre or chair, moves across the room, and finally ends in the center of the room with choreography or combination. At any point, dancers may opt to use a chair or the barre for balance instead of standing on their own, or to sit down in a chair and dance seated. Additionally, dancers are encouraged to modify steps as necessary to participate at their own level, and take breaks as needed. Standing and unaided movement across the floor is not necessary to participate. We have had many students successfully navigate class using wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other mobility devices.
The Bridge Adaptive Sports and Recreation was founded by a unique team of medical professionals, community advocates and athletes who over the years have bonded together through a mutual goal: to eliminate the barriers to participating in physical activity in our community.
Our mission is to increase awareness and promote opportunities for individuals to participate in adaptive sports and recreation in order to improve their quality of life.