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2024 Winter & Spring Programming

IMPROVANEERS - Online
Improvaneers ONLINE 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. Classes are 50-60 minutes and meet once per week. This session is for middle school through adult.

Cost = $30* per session
Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Session 1: January 11th - February 8th
Session 2: February 22nd - March 21st
Session 3: April 4th - May 2nd
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/IMPROV2024


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 9th - February 27th
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/culinaryarts24


Boxing - 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.

Cost = $120.00* per session

Adult (Ages 14+)
Sundays 4:00 - 5:00PM
Session 2: March 17th - May 19th (no class March 31st and May 12th)
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/downtoboxteenadult24

Youth (Ages 6 - 9)
Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00AM
Session 1: January 6th - February 24th
Session 2: March 16th - May 11th (no class April 6th)
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/dsamndowntoboxkids

Youth (Ages 9 - 13)
Saturdays 10:15AM - 11:15AM
Session 1: January 6th - February 24th
Session 2: March 16th - May 11th (no class April 6th)
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/dsamndowntoboxkids



Performing Arts - In Person, HUGE Theater - THIS CLASS IS FULL

For people with Down syndrome in 9th grade through adult. In this session of DSAMn Performing Arts, students will focus on creating their own original songs and stories. With a focus this year on “parodies”, students will take beloved songs and make them their own. We will then weave together the students’ stories to create a final performance. This class emphasizes collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills. All experiences and abilities are welcome!

Cost = $100.00* per session
Saturdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Session 1: January 6th - February 24th - THIS CLASS IS FULL
Session 2: March 16th - May 11th (no class April 6th) - THIS CLASS IS FULL
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/SaturdayPerformingArts


Make Em Laugh - DSAMn Conference Room, St. Paul

For people with Down syndrome in 9th grade through adult. In this class, students will focus on both physical comedy and comedic storytelling. Using theater-games, miming, and improv-games, students will hone their skills of confidence and creativity. The location for the class will alternate between the DSAMN conference room and office.

Cost = $100.00* per session
Sundays 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Session 1: January 7th - February 25th
Session 2: March 17th - May 26th (no class March 31st, April 21st, May 12th)
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/makethemlaugh


Middle School Theater - DSAMn Conference Room, St. Paul
For people with Down syndrome in 5th grade through 8th grade. In this class, middle schoolers will be introduced to the basics of acting and performing arts. Through theater-games and story-creation, students will gain skills that benefit them inside and outside the classroom. Acting includes exploring emotions and playing pretend in a safe space. Possible benefits of this class are boosted confidence, skills in collaboration, and creative expression. The class will conclude with an informal showing of stories created by the students.

Cost = $100.00* per session
Sundays 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 1: January 7th - February 25th
Session 2: March 17th - May 26th (no class March 31st, April 21st, May 12th)
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/performingartsmiddle

Recently Added!

Actuación y Movimiento ~ ¡en español!

Este curso de artes performativas ¡será enseñado completamente en el idioma español! Los estudiantes aprenderán habilidades en la expresión personal, la colaboración, y en la narración de cuentos. El curso se basa en el teatro físico y es accesible a todos niveles de idioma. Estudiantes del grado 7o y adelante podrán matricularse.

Cost = $100.00 per session
Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
March 20th - May 22nd (no class April 17th & April 24th)
St. Paul Conference Room
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ActuacionyMovimientoenespanol

Crock Pot Meal Prep for Teens and Adults

This session is 2 hours. Participants will prep and leave with 3 meals as well as recipes and ideas for sides. The focus of the class is simple, healthy, crock pot meals that can be refrigerated or frozen for use at a later date, as well as, replicated at home. The meals they will prep are 2 servings and designed to be prepared in a crock pot. Crock pots are available for purchase for an additional $20. Each of the three meal prep sessions will include one chicken dish, one pork or beef dish, and one soup or chili dish. Substitutions will be made to accommodate dietary restrictions. There will be a Gluten-Free Kitchen Prep Station.

Participants will not be eating as a part of this class. They are encouraged to bring a snack and/or water if needed.

Cost = $40.00
Richfield High School: Saturday, April 27th 10:00am - 12:00pm
Additional locations will be added for May 4th and May 11th
Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/mealpreprichfield

    Additional programming will be added as available.

    Virtual Drop In Weekly Programming
    Feel free to join when you can during these ongoing virtual drop in programming.

    Musical Theater Club - Mondays at 4:00pm

    Creative Writing Club - Mondays at 5:00pm

    Adult Social Hour - Wednesdays at 4:00pm

    Teen Social Hour - Wednesdays at 5:00pm

    Register Early & invite friends!

    DSAMn classes need a minimum enrollment to run. We may need to cancel low-enrollment classes. If you register for a class that is cancelled you will notified and fully refunded within 5 business days of cancellation.

    *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 dsamn@dsamn.org - 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.