The New Bedford Ballet is offering classes for children with special needs.

Adaptive dance is an opportunity for children who just need extra help to enjoy the experience of dance and music in a positive and supporting environment. Adaptive dance can help children improve their coordination, overall fitness, self-esteem, balance, self-expression, teamwork, rhythm, and musicality.

When: Thursdays 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: New Bedford Ballet, 2343 Purchase Street, New Bedford MA 02746

Cost: $46 for a four-week session

Ages: 5-12 years old

On-going registration, call (508) 993-1387 to speak to Rebecca Waskiel to see if this program is appropriate for your child, or email

With additional reporting by Sasha Machado

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