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Access & Inclusion

Imagination Stage endeavors to create an inclusive and welcoming environment, as well as equitable access to all artistic and educational programming for students, staff, patrons, professional artists, and visitors of all abilities. We offer both inclusive and peer group settings, and our staff works with students and their families to identify and provide the most successful experience for each student. Parents are encouraged to provide complete information on registration forms for classes at Imagination Stage and will be contacted by a member of our Access team to discuss reasonable and respectful accommodations and support strategies. Strategies may include pre-program student/family visits, additional staff support, and continued observation and follow-up.

Access Classes for Students Age 3-21*:

Specifically designed for students with cognitive/developmental disabilities, these classes offer the same curriculum covered in our general education classes, with amended pacing and accommodations built into the class structure, allowing students to have a deep exploration of their art form. Students are provided a variety of entry points to the material with support such as higher student-teacher ratios.

Class title examples include Access Musical Theatre: Best of Broadway, Access Creative Drama, Access Dance: Disney, Access Acting: Creating a Character

The Pegasus Ensemble:

Pegasus Ensemble is a two-year conservatory program designed solely for students with disabilities, providing one year of acting training to develop performance and ensemble skills and a second year to rehearse and perform in a fully realized production.

*Students ages 18-21 must be currently enrolled in high school or a high school equivalency program.

Visit our Classes Search Tool starting in July for our Fall semester and in November for our Winter/Spring Semester. Visit our Camps Search Tool in January to find Summer Camps! 

Explore other program areas such as Acting & Musical Theatre, Early Childhood, Filmmaking, Dance, and Training & Performance.

Our Education Department is eager to help parents and caregivers find the best match and course of study for each child:

Shanna Sorrells

[email protected] | 301-280-1631

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