Dance is for Everyone - every age, every ability

Experience the joy of dance in a fun, supportive environment!

Ballet Chelsea's Adaptive Dance Program (ADP) brings movement classes to residents ages 3 - 93. Classes are designed with mental, physical, and / or cognitive limitations. Each class is tailor made to the needs and abilities of the participants and aims to improve coordination and balance, endurance, flexibility, self-confidence and for students - teamwork.

Ballet Chelsea's Adaptive Dance Program was first developed in 2015 with financial support from the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation. As of 2021 there are over 100 people participating in this unique, therapeutic, and inclusive program.

In addition to in-studio classes, specifically trained instructors visit special education classrooms, residential centers, and senior communities, bringing classes different communities who may otherwise not have fitness programs available to them. If you are interested in ADP classes for your community please contact [email protected]!


All classes will be held in person adhering to Ballet Chelsea's Covid-19 safety policies. Please visit our Covid-19 resource page for more information.


Ballet Chelsea is offering one in-studio Adaptive Dance classes: Thursdays, 5:15-6:00pm, Teen & Adult ADP (ages 14+)

Fall Semester 1 calendar dates, including studio breaks and closures, are available on our Studio Calendar page.


These classes are free thanks to numerous private donors and corporate sponsor including: 5 Healthy Towns Foundation, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, The Kiwanis Club, The Wilkinson Foundation, and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

The only cost you are responsible for is a $30.00 registration fee, due upon registration.


New Students

Ballet Chelsea welcomes new students into our Adaptive Dance Program throughout the year. We do ask that prior to your first class you register online through our online portal, Dance Studio Pro.

  • Create an account with Dance Studio Pro
  • Navigate to the Register for Classes icon on the home page
  • Select the classes you want to enroll in by checking their corresponding box
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the registration page and select "submit"

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Returning Students

Welcome back! We are looking forward to moving with you for another year. Please make sure to register for the classes you are interested in take through Dance Studio Pro. Email [email protected] with any questions.


If you have any questions or need any additional information, please email [email protected].

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