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

Become a Volunteer

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

Creative Learning at Milton Keynes Theatre

SPECTRUM SPOTLIGHT

Summer Camp

Dance, sing and act in our week-long performing arts summer camp with Jade! We'll explore our imaginations
and have lots of creative fun in a space where everyone is safe to be themselves without judgement.

The performers will create and learn routines, songs and scenes leading to an informal showcase on the Friday!

22nd to 26th August 2022

Grove Theatre, Dunstable

2 daily sessions for different
age groups:

9.30-11.30am for 7 to 12 years

1.00-3.00pm for 13 to 17 years

This summer camp is
COMPLETELY FREE
to all participants and we expect it to fill up quickly so reserve your

space now!

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Click here and book now!

Free Virtual
Taster Sessions!

Spectrum is thrilled to be able to offer FREE taster sessions of our virtual classes this September!

 

Sign up and try out our virtual sessions, hosted every week on zoom, to see if they would be the perfect fit for you, completely free of charge! 

 

These FREE VIRTUAL TASTER SESSIONS
will be:

Learn a Dance Routine -
Monday 5th of September,
5.30 - 6.00 pm

Sensory Tales -
Tuesday 6th of September,
5.30 - 6.00 pm

 

Spectrum is so proud to be offering weekly virtual sessions for our participants who have a hard time attending our in-person sessions! Our virtual classes are for people of all ages and abilities, and can be accessed anywhere in the country!

Spectrum Free Virtual Taster Session Disability Additional Needs
 
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Praise For Our Volunteers

WHY SHOULD YOU VOLUNTEER?

"...Spectrum was the best thing that I could have chosen to participate in! It is so lovely and rewarding to see the children progress and grow in confidence each session and is a brilliant experience for myself! Jade is amazing and I thoroughly enjoy working alongside the other volunteers!"

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • Full induction and training!

  • Half-termly bitesize training sessions in anything from sign language to sensory performance!

  • Access to safeguarding and autism awareness training

  • References for when you apply for further education or work

 

Click here to find out more and apply!

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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 from 25th April  2022!!

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES ARE NOW OPEN

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

Spectrum Community Arts Timetable Disability Performing Arts Club Bedfordshire Milton Keyn

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