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TheraDance is a group physical therapy program designed for children with physical limitations, such as impaired balance, body awareness, coordination, flexibility, strength and endurance. The program is offered by the Center for Independence at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Professionals from Physical Therapy will work with children who participate in this program.
The program is designed for children who enjoy dancing but whose abilities limit their participation in community-based dance classes. Children participating should be able to walk and move throughout their environment safely and independently, and should require minimal prompting to maintain attention. Children will be grouped with peers of similar age.
TheraDance can help children:
At the conclusion of the program, the children will perform a choreographed routine to music.
The program will be held at the following Center for Independence locations:
Sessions are one hour in length and will be held once a week for 10 weeks.
For more information and to begin the intake process, call the Center for Independence at 724-933-9286. An initial evaluation will be completed prior to the start of the program to determine if your child is a good candidate for the program.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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