Expressive Arts Connection

Expressive Arts Connection promotes self-expression through art, music, dance, and drama. Children and teens will explore their imagination in a safe setting that promotes friendship, social skills, and confidence, while building fine motor and coordination skills, and exploring various sensory experiences. These programs include:

Creative Drama
Ages 4 to 14 years old

*This program will not be running Winter 2020* 

Lights! Camera! Action! Participate in acting and improvisation class using props, scripts and your imagination. This class encourages self-expression, social skills, builds confidence, and provides a positive outlet for releasing energy and emotions.

Criteria for participation:

  • Participants must possess receptive/expressive language skills
  • Demonstrate the desire to socialize and interact with peers
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow directions with minimal prompting.

Only Make Believe Interactive Theater
Ages 7 to 21 years old

*This program will not be running Winter 2020* 

Only Make Believe is a non-profit organization that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals, care facilities and special needs schools. Participants and families can expect to be a part of the storytelling performance and enjoy a trunk full of costumes, props, music, and have a turn on stage. Participants must have the ability to sit and watch a one-hour theatrical performance.

  •  Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Participants and siblings with or without special healthcare needs are welcome to join this program.
Making a Masterpiece
Ages 7 to 21 years old
*This program will not be running Winter 2020* 

Children’s Specialized Hospital is partnering with Fundacion Manos A La Ayuda, Inc. – Hands Help Hands and Professor Hernando Rico Sanchez to provide a therapeutic fine art program for children ages 7 years and older with and without special needs.

Exploring Fine Arts offers opportunities for youth to expand their creative side while also further developing fine motor skills. Instructors will provide various drawing, painting, and mixed media techniques. Siblings are encouraged to register and participate as well. 

Program Goals: 

  • To prove opportunities for socialize and social support among participants
  • To offer opportunities for self-expression and creativity
  • To improve fine motor skills

*New participants may be asked to complete an in-person screening prior to registration. *Families will be provided with a list of supplies to purchase prior to attending 

Move & Grove Dance Class
Ages 5 to 18 years old 

 *This program will not be running Winter 2020* 
Break out your dancing shoes and join us for a fun and energetic class lead by our dance instructors! This class will help improve participation with therapeutic elements incorporated (such as cardiovascular activity, strengthening of the body, balance,and more!)