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2023 Winter & Spring Programming

Improvaneers is offered both online and in person. The program helps build and develop cognitive skills that increase social and workplace opportunities. Classes meet once weekly. Improv has been proven to build Quicker-Thinking, Problem Solving, Self-Confidence, Eye Contact, Teamwork, Listening Voice Projection, and Focus.

IN PERSON, St. Paul, 10-week Session, Cost = $100 per session

In person Improavneers classes are for teen and adults in 9th grade and up with Down syndrome. Classes are 90 minutes and meet once per week. Classes are held at the DSAMn office in St. Paul.

Adult (9th Grade through Adult); Sundays 2:00 - 3:30PM Moved from Mondays
Session 1: January 15th - March 26th (no class March 19)
Session 2: April 16- June 11th (no class May 28th)
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Virtual, 5-week Session, Cost = $30 per session
Online Improvaneers classes are for people with Down syndrome ages 10+. Classes are 50-60 minutes and meet once per week.

Youth (Middle School); Mondays 6:00 - 7:00PM
Session 1: January 9th - February 6th
Session 2: February 20th - March 20th
Session 3: April 3rd - May 1st
Session 4: May 8th - June 12th (no class May 29)
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Adult (9th Grade through Adult); Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00PM
Session 1: January 12th - February 9th
Session 2: February 23 - March 23rd
Session 3: April 6th - May 4th
Session 4: May 11th - June 8th
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Cooking Class - Richfield High School
For people with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities 9th grade through adult. Join friends each week to prepare and eat a snack or meal. No prior kitchen experience is required! Class includes take home recipes to recreate in your own kitchen. Cost includes food/materials.

Cost = $75.00
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30PM
January 10th - February 28th
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DOWN TO BOX - Element Gym, St. Paul
For people with Down syndrome Join Coach Polly and Coach Dalton every week for an awesome workout with friends in this state of the art boxing gym. *Note the slight increase of price as our costs have gone up.

Adult (Ages 14+); Cost = $120.00 per session
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00PM
Session 1: February 11th - March 29th
Session 2: April 5th - May 24th
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Youth (Ages 6 - 13); Cost = $60.00
Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00AM
Session 1: January 7th - January 28th (4 week sampler class)
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Youth (Ages 6 - 13); Cost = $120.00
Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00AM
Session 2: February 11th - April 1st
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For people with Down syndrome in 7th grade through adult. In this high energy class, students will learn theatrical techniques in comedy and physical theater. Using techniques including mime and clowning exercises, students will explore the parts of them that are uniquely hilarious. There is no experience or specific ability required. The class is catered toward less verbal forms of comedy and storytelling.

Cost = $15.00 per session
Thursdays 4:00-5:00PM Moved from Wednesdays
Session 1: January 12th - March 23rd (no class February 2)
Session 2: April 6th - June 8th
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For people with Down syndrome in 9th grade through adult. In 2023 Lizz and Shelby will be working with the performers on their own production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Session 1 will focus on skills and practice. Session 2 will be preparing for the performance set for a Matinee at HUGE Theater on June 10th at 2:00pm. We ask that all participants that are part of session two also join session one for skills. *Note the increase of price to cover production costs.

Cost = $100.00 per session
Saturdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Session 1: January 14th - March 18th
Session 2: April 1st - June 3rd (no class April 22)
Performance: Saturday June 10th 2:00pm
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    Program Scholarships and Financial Support

    Cost should not be a barrier to participation in any DSAMN program. All our programs are offered on a sliding fee scale based on Federal Poverty Level Guidelines. Families living at or below 200% if FPL are eligible for the sliding scale.

    If fees are an issue for any family even if you do not meet the guidelines above, please email - we can help.

    Health Policy

    At this time masking is optional at all of DSAMn's programs and events. We ask that if you are sick with any symptoms to please stay home or attend virtually if available. If you have recently recovered from an illness please wear a mask to protect others in our vulnerable population. Masking requirements subject to change based on local requirements.