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Classes for Children with Special Needs


CLASS LOCATIONS:

The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Rose West Studio
12100 West Center Road
Suite 505 & 506
Omaha, NE 68144

depreciaw@rosetheater.org

Special Needs Classes & Shows

At The Rose, we believe theater is for everyone!  Theater has been shown to spark creativity, self confidence, social interaction and positive self-esteem in all children – including those with special needs. We encourage families of children with special needs to discover the many different opportunities we have available for them.

 

Classes

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Classes for children on the Autism Spectrum

At The Rose Theater, we believe everyone deserves a chance to step into the spotlight. While a standard Rose classroom experience can be rambunctious, noisy and not well-suited for all students, our classes for children with special needs give all children the opportunity to explore their creative side and take a journey of imagination in a safe, supportive environment.

Classes for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders are available on Saturdays and on select weekdays.

The Rose offers year-round classes for students on the Autism Spectrum. For more information about these classes, please email Deprecia at depreciaw@rosetheater.org.

To better help us serve your child, please complete this questionnaire before enrolling in a class.

Improv (Ages 13+)

Improv (Ages 13+)

Do you like making things up on the spot and playing improv games? How would you like to come to class with nothing to plan, no lines to memorize, and experience new stories and scenes every day? If that sounds good to you, then join us for a week of building our improvisation skills, working together as an ensemble, and having lots of fun!

July 24-28 (M-F)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Rose Theater Downtown
Tuition: $30
Class Sharing: Friday, August 28 at 2:30 pm
Class Code: #8-ASD-961

Classes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing

The Rose offers several classes that are ASL-intepreted for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Drama classes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing are generally offered in the spring (March-May) on Saturday mornings.

Scholarships are available for students in need of financial assistance. For more information about these classes, please email Deprecia at depreciaw@rosetheater.org.

Classes for children with Down syndrome

Families with children who have Down syndrome are encouraged to contact Deprecia at depreciaw@rosetheater.org or (402) 502-4617 to determine the best class fit.

To better help us serve your child, please complete this questionnaire before enrolling in a class.

Autism-Friendly Performances

Select performances of Rose shows are designated as “autism-friendly,” which means special accommodations are made for families attending with a child who has autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Accommodations will vary, but may include:

  A private room for congregating before the show

  A special reserved seating area

  A private post-show question and answer period

  A helpful social story to help prepare your child for their experience at The Rose

  Reduced ticket prices (available by phone only)

Call The Rose Box Office at (402) 345-4849 to reserve your tickets for an autism-friendly performance. Information on upcoming autism-friendly shows will be listed here soon.