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 or 947-886-0084 (this number can no longer receive text messages).

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

Movie Pizza Night will return again in September!

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 May 6-May 27 $45

Fridays 4:30-5:15 July 15-August 19 $65 per person 

Themed Dances

These dances are designed for persons who have special needs. Come boogie down with great music and dancing, while enjoy a fun evening with friends with a theme.  Refreshments will be served. 14+ years

May 6 5:30-8:00 Cinco de Mayo Dance 

Location: RARA Basketball Courts

Layered Gelli - Printmaking Fun!

Fun and easy printmaking using Gelli (a gelatin plate), inks, paints, brayers, and more! Colorful creations will be matted and ready to hang up in your home by the end of class. Come join in the Fun!

Parents/aides are welcome to attend to help. This class will take place at Paint a Miracle.

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.

Thursday, August 18 4:00-5:00

$45 per person


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

June 6 Location TBD 

July 11 Location TBD 

August 1 Location TBD 

$6 per participant

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

Introduction to Theatre

Come join us as we delve into the world of theatre! Learn about singing, acting and dancing during our time together with a final showcase the students themselves will write. It'll be a lot of fun! This class will be taught by Open Spot Theatre.

Open Spot Theatre's program is specifically designed for everyone, from students with developmental disabilities to seniors looking for a fun, new adventure. This particular workshop is designed for people with disabilities.

July 25 6:00-7:30 in the RARA Wright Room (Registration opens April 1)

$42 per participant

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

May 18 

June 22 

July 20 

August 10

Location: Emagine Theater, Rochester Road
Fee: $6 per evening

Adaptive Yoga

Come join Ms. Brooke, an accomplished yoga instructor! This 6-week long session is designed to support persons with special needs. Participants will be involved in yoga poses, breathing exercises and deep relaxation. The class will also include interactive games to promote social interaction. Topics will include mindfulness, compassion for others and meditation. These practices work together to balance physiological and cognitive functions, enhancing physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. A maximum of 12 participants.
Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring their own yoga mat.

Ms. Brooke will provide yoga instruction. If you think your child may need extra supervision in a park, your supervision is recommended.

Tuesdays July 5-August 16 NO class August 9

$100 per participant 13+

Bloomer Park


Adaptive Mixed Style Dance Class

Join Ms. Erica for a fun dance class. This class will be a combination of many styles, adding tons of variety in the class. Styles may include line dancing, hip hop, jazz, and more. Dance moves will be learned and a combination will be taught over the 6 weeks.

Mondays July 11-August 15 4:30-5:15 in RARA Studio A 

$65 per person 

Fitness Walk with Ms. Wendy

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 at no charge! Wear gym clothes and shoes. Bring your water bottle. We will meet at the West Entrance of the Rochester Hills Library.

Tuesdays May 3-May 24 5:30-6:30 $25 per person


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


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