Disability is not an inability! 
Providing Performing Arts Workshops for people with disabilities and additional needs.

"We were delighted with the workshops delivered by Jade on several occasions, enjoyable, fun and interactive!"

Creative Learning at Milton Keynes Theatre

SPECTRUM SPOTLIGHT

New Class - Spectrum Beats

Our wonderful sensory music class 'Spectrum Beats' is transitioning to an in-person class! 

"Music can help to develop communication skills and social skills. Rythm can aid language skills and memory. Music can help with emotions, especially anxiety. Playing music together can be lots of fun!" 

- Dr Sarah Robinson

The Chiltern School, Kingsland Site, Houghton Regis
Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
For ages 7 to 14 years

A session all about nurturing social, emotional and cognitive development, while making music together! In collaboration with the wonderful KeyBeats, Dr Sarah Robinson will be leading this fun sensory music club! 

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Spectrum Virtual Classes

As we all know, Covid is still a very present force in our lives - and we want you to be able to join in with Spectrum from the comfort of your own home.

Over the course of the pandemic, we discovered the power of virtual classes. If you are not comfortable attending a live class we still have virtual - consider joining us there!

Spectrum are so proud to still be offering virtual, online classes into the new year!

Our virtual classes can be accessed anywhere in the country and from home!

We are offering:

  • Sensory Movement, Mondays 5:30 - 6:00 pm (Led by Mel)

  • Learn a Dance Routine, Saturdays 9.00 - 9.30 am (Led by Katy)

Our virtual classes are for people of all ages and abilities.

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'Down in the Jungle'
Sensory Story Exploration!

Spectrum are thrilled to be teaming up with KeyBeats this February half-term, to bring you a series of one-off sensory story sessions!

'Down in the Jungle' is a sensory workshop that will include

music, movement, acting!

Our ‘jungle explorers’ will be invited to touch, taste, smell, look, listen and discover the jungle and the characters who live there.

These workshops are aimed at those with who would be described as having Moderate/Severe or Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

WHEN

Friday 18th February 2022

9:30 to 10:30 - 4-8 year olds with MLD/SLD - Fully Booked

11:00 to 12:30 - 4-8 year olds with PMLD

13:30 to 14:30 - 9-13 year olds with MLD/SLD

15:00 to 16:30 - 9-13 year olds with PMLD

WHERE

Chiltern School, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire

COST

FREE for all! Funding thanks to Central Bedfordshire Council

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!

6 participants per workshop

Parents/carers must stay on site and are invited to participate or recharge in the chill out room.

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SIGN UP!

Brand New to Spectrum? Click here and complete the registration form. 

Already a Spectrum Member? Sign into your LoveAdmin account and book your place

Join Us!

We are so excited to launch our new hybrid timetable!!

We are offering both Virtual and In-person Classes !!

Our new term weekly Timetable will start running in January 2022!!

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES WILL OPEN SOON!

for more details email admin@spectrumca.co.uk.

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Building

Self-Esteem

Our sessions are all about that feel-good factor! We focus, highlight and praise what our participants CAN do, rather than what their disability states they can’t.

 

All activities are accessible and made adaptable for the people we have in the room – meaning each person can achieve and feels great doing so!

Developing

Self-Expression

The performing arts itself is a series of channels of communication. Emotions, characters and stories can be expressed through non-verbal movement and gestures.

 

Through exploring this, participants often find a new ‘voice’; a way to express who they are and their emotions through a more creative means.

Creating a

Safe-Space

Many participants say that their favourite thing about Spectrum is that they can be themselves without fear of judgement! The workshops are designed to support individuals to access the sessions with as little anxiety as possible.

Our team of trained volunteers and experienced staff members are looking forward to welcoming you!  

 

Join us on YouTube!

As a result of the current climate and situation we're all in, we are sharing weekly Dance Along At Home videos.

Join us over on YouTube to stay fit and active from you own home!

 

Help Make Children's Lives Sparkle!

Why we need your help

We believe the performing arts should be made accessible to EVERYONE! In order to do that we want to keep participant numbers low in sessions (to help those with both sensory needs and anxiety),  make use of sensory props and keep the club prices to a minimum! 
However, we do have a lot of costs; volunteers uniforms, training and DBS checks, hall hire, insurance, marketing, music license and admin fees. 

The support you could give us through your donations would mean that we could provide more props, costumes and sensory equipment, maintain the sessions that we currently run and provide training for all of our volunteers. Most importantly your donations allows us to keep classes affordable and accessible to our participants. 

The wonderful thing about Spectrum is seeing the children's reactions to the classes and watching them grow in confidence; 

"It's my dance club and I love dancing with Jade. I feel happy! I love the shaky egg song." - Oliver age 7

These classes aren't just for the children it provides an environment where parents / carers feel supported and can see the benefits of performance arts on their children. 

 

"Being at Spectrum has boosted Amber's confidence and she has enjoyed making friends. Part of her syndrome is memory so dancing and learning routines is helping and she tells me all the time "she loves it"

 

So when you make your donation to us, a whole host of the community will be grateful because you are helping us provide a space for those with disabilities and additional needs to freely be themselves, grow in self-esteem and to SHINE!

 

Thank You

Jade 

 

Founder of Spectrum Community Arts Ltd