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Please Note: These resources are provided solely for your consideration. The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles makes no endorsement of any agency or their services.


Actors Unlimited Christian Youth Theater
Jennifer Lemke
Temecula, CA
Tel: 800-696-1929
Services Provided: Musical theater for the differently abled. This class includes music, drama, movement, games, skits, make-up and loads of theater fun. Specifically designed for teens and young adults with disabilities. This class is a CYT community outreach and there is no class fee. Enrollment is limited.

Free 2 Be Me Dance
Westside School of Ballet
1709 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel: (310) 259-8970
Services Provided: Free 2 Be Me Dance is an adaptive ballet class for kids with Down syndrome living in Los Angeles.

Bethune Dance
8033 Sunset Blvd #221
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Tel: 323-874-0481
Services Provided: Bethune Theatredanse is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose dance outreach program, “Infinite Dreams” utilizes art to transcend the perceived limitations of disabled children and youth. Bethune Theatredanse has a 25-year un-interrupted history and expertise in providing a professional-led, classroom-based, performing arts instructional program in ‘theatredanse’ for special needs students.

High Spirits Dance Program
Lynnette Adams
P.O. Box 40631
Pasadena, CA 91114
Tel: 626-399-5789
Services Provided: They offer movement and dance classes and performance for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. Community performances offered to public. High spirits provides social and recreational opportunities, and public awareness.

Born to Act Players
Mary Rings, Director
Training location in the San Fernando Valley, CA
Tel: 818-776-9670
Serviced Provided: Drama and performing arts instruction on Saturday mornings for teens and adults with developmental disabilities and with out. Classes are provided for a fee.

L.A. Goal
Petite Konstantin, Director
4911 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: 310-838-5279
Services Provided: A visual and performing arts programs and an art/sewing studio which employs 21 artists in their day program.

Performing Arts Studio West
John Paizis
438 Market Street
Inglewood, CA 90301
Tel: 310-674-1346
Services Provided: This is a full day program for individuals with intellectual disabilities with talent and interest in the performing arts. Students develop their skills and talents training with professionals in their fields. The program also actively seeks and supports work opportunities for its clients in the entertainment industry.

Practical Film Workshop/Inclusion Films
Joey Travolta, Director
146 W. Cypress Ave., #103
Burbank, CA 91502
Tel: 818-848-3708
Services Provided: They offer vocational training in Filmmaking to people with developmental disabilities who are18 and older.

Stephen Breithaupt, Director
Training location in Sherman Oaks, CA
Tel: 949-310-5695
Services Provided: Drama and performing arts training on Tuesday evenings for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Classes are provided for a fee.