Dance Program

The Kids & Teens with Diabetes Dance Program is a series of creativity-fostering dance classes for youth with Type 1 Diabetes, offered free of charge and designed as an important outlet for self-expression and physical activity.   The classes are held Saturday's during the fall and lead up to the final performance at the annual Dancing for Diabetes Show at the Bob Carr Theater.

Through the art of dance our children are creating friendships and bonds. These classes are free to attend courtesy of our all-volunteer dance and choreography team – and made possible through the kind support of our donors and partners.  The program kicks off on September 14th, registration now open below!

Dance Program Registration

Class Dates

  • Saturday, September 14th: Kids 10:00am – 11:30am / Teens 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Saturday, September 21st: Kids 10:00am – 11:30am / Teens 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Saturday, September 28th: Kids 10:00am – 11:30am / Teens 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Saturday, October 5th: Kids 10:00am – 11:30am / Teens 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Saturday, October 12th: Kids 10:00am – 11:30am / Teens 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Saturday, October 19th: Kids 10:00am – 11:30am / Teens 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Saturday, October 26th: Kids & Teens 10:00am – 11:30am
  • Saturday, November 2nd: Kids & Teens 10:00am – 11:30am
Kids classes are open to those with type 1 diabetes, ages 5-12 years old
 
Teens classes are open to those with type 1 diabetes, ages 13-17 years old

Class Expectations

Dancers/Students with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes early to class
  • Attend each class dressed in comfortable clothing with closed toed shoes
  • Bring a personal bag filled with all diabetes management tools as well as emergency snacks and supplies
  • Understand that the instructor will handle all diabetes management during the class time
  • Remain in the class room the entire duration of the class
Instructors
  • Handle all diabetes management during the class time (Instructors are Type 1 Diabetes experts)
Parents/Guardians
  • Drop off student at least 5 minutes early to class
  • Wait in the lobby or return at least 5 minutes early to the ending class time for pickup
  • Communicate in advance is someone other than the designated parent/guardian is to pick the student up
  • Understand that the instructor will handle all diabetes management during the class time
  • Understand that the student will remain in the class room the entire duration of the class
  • Attend the Parent/Guardian meeting on September 14th during the first class time