Community Enrichment

Community Enrichment Coordinator | 407.203.3737 | [email protected]


Designed to encourage

This unique program provides children and adults with varying cognitive and physical abilities the opportunity to express themselves through the transformative power of dance. We partner with Nemours Children’s Health, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Unlocking Children’s Potential, and Northland Church to design each class and workshop around the unique needs of each participant.

Come Dance With Us!

Providing Opportunities for Children and Adults with Special Needs

Come Dance with Us! brings together Orlando Ballet’s professional dancers, healthcare experts, and children and adults with varying cognitive and physical abilities in Central Florida to give them the opportunity to experience classical ballet in a new and meaningful way. Orlando Ballet partners with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Nemours Children’s Health, and Unlocking Children’s Potential to provide dance workshops and classes tailored specifically to the physical and cognitive needs of each participant.

Come Dance with Us! Workshop

(Ages 3 to 10)

Sunday, September 25, 2022

9:00 – 10:00am

Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre

600 N. Lake Formosa Drive, Orlando, FL 32803

The workshop is an introduction to the program for families that are interested in exploring classical ballet and creative movement as an option for their child. The class is led by Orlando Ballet certified dance instructors in partnership with healthcare professionals.

Workshop participants will receive complimentary tickets to attend The Nutcracker family performance on December 10, 2022 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Intro to Ballet

Designed to Enrich

Orlando Ballet has presented an educational story ballet to every Orange County Public School (OCPS) second grade student for more than 20 years through its Intro to Ballet Program.



Scholarship Training for the Enrichment of Primary Students

Orlando Ballet is entering its 29th year of providing free ballet classes to children from underserved public schools and community through the Scholarship Training for the Enrichment of Primary Students (STEPS) program, modeled after a similar award-winning program developed by New York’s Dance Theatre of Harlem.


Early Learning Though The Arts

Arts education plays an increasingly important role in early childhood.  The creative arts are activities that engage a child’s imagination and can include activities such as art, dance, drama, puppetry, and music.


Real Education in the Arts Communicating Hope

Orlando Ballet’s (R.E.A.C.H.) program is devised for interested students in middle and high school grades 6th through 12th as a creative outlet. Modeled after Orland Ballet’s original S.T.EP.S. program, this fully funded program provides students the opportunity to acquire comprehensive knowledge of dance as an artform. Participants study classical ballet, modern, musical theater, jazz, contemporary, spoken word and more.


Releve In Search of Excellence

An Orlando Ballet & OCPS Invitation.


Orlando Ballet School and invited OCPS High Schools & Middle Schools who have existing Performing Arts Dance Magnet Programs within them will be taking part in this exciting new collaborative partnership for the 2021-2022 school year.

Neon Club

A monthly dance event created for the City of Orlando special needs community

The Neon Club is a monthly dance event that was created with the city of Orlando special needs community in mind for guests 16 and up. The event is a festive and energetic atmosphere where party goers can dance the night away while mingling with friends and family.

The Neon Club has been in existence for over 35 years. Due to the pandemic, operations were placed on hold for the safety of everyone. Safety protocols will be in place upon reopening.

Gentle BeMoved

A path to healthy living, joy and fulfillment!

Gentle BeMoved is an established dance program designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility and is tailored to participants with limited mobility due to age, health, or injury.

Every class begins with a seated warm-up, which progresses to upright dancing which can be modified to seated if needed.

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