(All Donations go toward helping to make our
shows better by adding equipment and needed props and costumes.)
was formed to provide adult individuals with special needs a
unique and meaningful dramatic arts program to educate them in
the arts and to provide a venue in which they can take part in
dramatic productions. We offer a dynamic and constantly
person-centered program in which a person's abilities are more
important than their disabilities.
incorporate other facets of the arts into our program, our focus
is primarily on acting, singing and dancing. Our shows are cast
entirely of the students involved in the program. Our theatrical
and vocal groups participate in voluntary outreach programs,
performing throughout the community to promote awareness and
It is our philosophy that
our students should be provided with a choice of learning
experiences that engage their minds, hearts, and bodies.
help them to learn; they enhance creativity, self-discipline,
teamwork, self-esteem, and the skills and confidence necessary
to meet challenges encountered during their lives. Our
program offers a nurturing environment allowing individuals to
develop specific skills in the art form of their choosing.
Program Goals and Objectives
specific goals are to broaden the participantís life experiences
as well as social and self-advocacy skills through the arts and
community interaction. Dream Theatre provides our clients with
several options for learning through the arts both in the
spotlight and behind the scenes. Classes include but are not be
limited to: acting, vocal/music,
dance, staging/costume design, and lighting/sound.
are encouraged toward and assisted in the fulfillment of their
highest level of potential, both as a performer and as a member
of the community-at-large.".
There is an emphasis on achieving and maintaining an optimal
level of independent function.
Long-term goals may
be achieved and documented by video as the student improves,
using visual and audible evaluation.
Within the arts, we address all the basic skills involved in
Classes will enhance our
studentsí social and learning skills in the following ways.
Pride, self-esteem and
Focus and listening skills.
Team work and respecting
Enunciation and Diction.
Hand-eye coordination and
Improved balance and physical
Problem solving and
Self-expression and positive
Imagination and creativity.
Choices and responsibility.
Social and communication
We are open from 8:30 AM to
5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Students are in attendance from
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily and the center will be open year round
with the exception of predetermined holidays.
Please contact us or
your Alta California Regional Center for more information or to take