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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

classes@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 the Class Coordinator at classes@rosetheater.org. To better help us serve your child, please complete this questionnaire before enrolling in a class.

The Little Engine That Could: I Think I Can!

The Little Engine That Could: I Think I Can!

WINTER 2019
Grades Pre-K - K (Ages 4-6)
Inclusive Class for Students of All Abilities
Class Code #10-DAR-710
Explore the classic story of “The Little Engine that Could” by becoming the characters in the story! Students will learn how working together and helping your friends can accomplish even the most difficult tasks! This class will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the set of our First Stage production of The Little Engine that Could.
** Class will be ASL-interpreted for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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 the Class Coordinator at classes@rosetheater.org.

The Art of Theater Design: Sherlock Homes & the First Baker Street Irregular

The Art of Theater Design: Sherlock Homes & the First Baker Street Irregular

Grades 2-6
Class Code #10-DAR-615
ASL-interpreted class for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
In this class we’ll learn about the behind-the-scenes work of theatrical designers with lots of hands-on activities and projects exploring the worlds of costumes, sets, props, lighting, and sound! We’ll even make REAL designs for the Fall Production Class: Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular! Students enrolled in the Sherlock Holmes production class save $20. Additionally, all students in this class will have the chance to see their designs in action during a free preview of the show.
** Class will be ASL-interpreted for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Little Engine That Could: I Think I Can!

The Little Engine That Could: I Think I Can!

WINTER 2019
Grades Pre-K - K (Ages 4-6)
Inclusive Class for Students of All Abilities
Class Code #10-DAR-710
Explore the classic story of “The Little Engine that Could” by becoming the characters in the story! Students will learn how working together and helping your friends can accomplish even the most difficult tasks! This class will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the set of our First Stage production of The Little Engine that Could.
** Class will be ASL-interpreted for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Classes for children with Down syndrome

Families with children who have Down syndrome are encouraged to contact the Class Coordinator at classes@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. 

  This year’s autism-friendly performances include:

  • Go, Dog. Go!, Saturday, September 7 @ 5 p.m.
  • The Cat in the Hat, Saturday, October 5 @ 5 p.m.
  • Ella Enchanted, Saturday, November 2 @ 5 p.m.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank, Saturday, March 7 @ 2 p.m.
  • Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Saturday, April 4 @ 5 p.m.
  • Corduroy, Saturday, May 2 @ 5 p.m.

The Rose has presents two productions designed for first-time audiences as a part of our FIRST STAGES series: A Bucket of Blessings and The Little Engine That Could. These shows are presented in a sensory-friendly environment with minimal lighting changes, no full black-outs and gentle sounds. The shows are performed on our smaller Hitchcock Stage that allows for a more intimate setting and often features nontraditional seating. This environment gives students the opportunity for active engagement and interaction. Please call or stop by the Box Office for more information. To reserve tickets for autism-friendly performances, please call the Box Office at 402.345.4849.