Adaptive Programs

 All registration information for special needs programming can be found if you click hereThis website will give detailed information of times, dates, locations, and more! If you have further questions, please contact Lyndsey at lyndsey@rararecreation.org or 947-886-0084 (this number can no longer receive text messages).

Adaptive Dance Recital Class

Join Ms. Emily for a fun dance class. This class will be a combination of ballet and jazz. This class will have a performance in the June RARA dance recital (date TBD). RARA staff will be in touch regarding required shoes and tights, if applicable.

By registering for this course, you are commiting to 12 classes September 22-December 15 (no class November 24, December 22, and December 29) and 17 classes from January 12-May 18 (no class February 23 or March 30). The fee for the first 12 weeks of class is $195. An additional $195 will be owed on December 1 for the second half of costumes. Included in your fee is the costume cost and recital fees.

14+ years

Thursdays September 22 start 7:00-7:45

RARA Studio C

 

Rochester Hills Naturalist Opportunities

Adaptive Hay Ride with a Naturalist

This program is designed for people with disabilities. Join us for a hay ride in the woods with RARA’s Ms. Wendy and a Rochester Hills Naturalist. We will enjoy a hay ride in the park, while learning about some of the animals that we have in our community!

October 18 4:00-5:00 meet at Bloomer Park's Stone Shelter

$12 resident/$15 non-resident

14+ years

Movie Pizza Night

Enjoy a movie and a pizza snack with friends, one Friday a month from September-April. This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. 14+ years

$17 resident/$20.40 non resident RARA Messy Room

September 30 5:30-7:30 

October 21 5:30-7:30

November 18 5:30-7:30 

December 16 5:30-7:30


Adaptive WERQ

 WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance class based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. The workout is nonstop with repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps, so you get the best sweat. WERQ Instructors build a playlist based on trendsetting pop and hip hop music.

14+ Years

Fridays 4:30-5:15 September 23-December 16 (No class Nov 25) $120 resident/$140 non-resident 

Young at Arts: 5-10 Year Art Classes

Nature Collage

November 5 10:00-11:00 at Paint a Miracle 

$45 resident/$54 non-resident

Explore a bounty of nature's treasures to create something from the wild. Designed to spark creativity of young artists.

Parents/aides are welcome to attend to help.

Paint a Miracle Art Studio is uniquely designed to offer people living with disabilities and other challenges rich art opportunities developed to ignite the artist's imagination and self-discovery. Studio classes are offered for ages pre-primary through adult. Emphasis is placed on individual process, creativity, and expression. We are located at 400 Water St. Suite LL4 Rochester, MI 48307.

After School Hub: 14+ Year Art Classes

3 Week Drawing & Watercolor Painting

Mondays November 7-21 4:00-5:00 at Paint a Miracle 

$85 resident/$102 non-resident

Have fun learning new ways to draw some of your favorite things. Then, turn your drawings into watercolor paintings.

Parents/aides are welcome to attend to help.

Paint a Miracle Art Studio is uniquely designed to offer people living with disabilities and other challenges rich art opportunities developed to ignite the artist's imagination and self-discovery. Studio classes are offered for ages pre-primary through adult. Emphasis is placed on individual process, creativity, and expression. We are located at 400 Water St. Suite LL4 Rochester, MI 48307.

Holiday Dances

Spooktacular Dance

This dance is designed for persons who have special needs. Come boogie down with great music and dancing, while enjoy a fun evening with friends with a Halloween theme. Costumes are encouraged! Refreshments will be served.

October 28 6:00-8:00 for 14+ years

Location TBD

$20 resident/$24 non-resident

Jingle All the Way Dance

This dance is designed for persons who have special needs. Come boogie down with great music and dancing, while enjoy a fun evening with friends with a holiday and snowflake theme. Wear red and green to show your holiday spirit! Refreshments will be served.

December 2 6:00-8:00 for 14+ years

Location TBD

$20 resident/$24 non-resident

 

Diners Club

One Monday a month enjoy a meal with friends at various local restaurants. This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. Participants pay for their own meal, beverage, and tip. PRE-REGISTER EARLY as spots are very limited and so that we have enough assistance and space reserved in the restaurants. 14+ Years. All times are 5:00-6:30

October 3 Olive Garden

November 7 Location TBD 

December 5 Location TBD 

$6 resident/$7.12 nonresident

Adaptive Fitness Walk

 For persons with developmental disabilities. This 4-week group will be led by Ms. Wendy on the Paint Creek Trail for a good cardio fitness walk. Parents are welcome to participate too! Wear gym clothes and shoes. Bring your water bottle. We will meet at the West Entrance of the Rochester Hills Library.

Tuesdays September 6-27 5:30-6:30

$27 resident/$32.40 non-resident 

Social Skills Workshop for People with Disabilities

Join us for a 1-night Social Skills workshop! Through activities and games this workshop will focus on a variety of social skills such as: engaging in conversation, reading body language, showing interest in others, giving compliments, asking questions and coping with a problem. This is geared for people with special needs, ages 14+, implemented by a Certified Recreational Therapist. Provided in partnership with Therapeutic Concepts.

Participants are encouraged to attend with their families, so that after the class, participants and families can work on learned skills together. Family members do not need to register separately.

October 6 6:00-7:30 at RARA 

$30 resident/$36 non-resident

CANCELED Row House - Rowing Exercise for Beginners

Join Row House for a fun opportunity for exercise! Row House will teach a beginner's exercise class using their row machines at their indoor facility located at 1206 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Build aerobic endurance and muscular strength all in one workout. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of this class.

A parent/caregiver is encouraged to attend with the participant, but must also pay the registration fee.

16+ years

September 24 1:00-2:00 

$20 resident/$24 non-resident

 

Adaptive Judo

 Judo classes are taught by a certified USJF black belt with over 30 years of teaching experience, including 7 years in adaptive programming for peoples with special needs. Class emphasizes safety and respect for others while being fun as well. Beginner Judokas will learn to fall safely, as well as master the fundamentals of basic Judo (throwing and pinning; there are no kicks and punching) and can eventually earn belt ranks. Just wear long sleeve sweats tops and bottoms. Gis (uniforms) can be purchased from the instructor when the participant decides on a gi.

Tuesdays 4:30-5:15 

$50 per month

RARA Wright Room

Movie Night Out

This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. Enjoy a movie with your friends at the theater one Wednesday a month. You will pay for your own ticket and concessions. Movies and times are based on the current theater schedule. Spots are EXTREMELY limited, so you must pre-register so that we have enough assistance and space reserved. Movie select/times will be emailed the week of the program. 14+ years

October 19 

November 16 

December 14 

Location: Emagine Theater, Rochester Road
Fee: $6 per evening resident/$7.12 per non-resident

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding adaptive programs, please do not hesitate to contact Lyndsey Ramsay at 947-886-0084 (call or text) or via email at lyndsey@rararecreation.org

 

RARA Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor for RARA? Contact us today and see how you can become a sponsor! Call us today at 947-886-0007