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Carolina Dance Center’s JOY CLUB is directed by Missy Blackburn and features dance classes specifically designed for dancers with autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and various emotional, physical, and social challenges. Joy Club participants will experience the JOY of dance and movement in a safe, friendly environment while working on fine and gross motor skills, balance, musicality, strength, and confidence! Each dancer will have the opportunity to work individually with a teacher assistant who will help them learn new steps, get creative, and just enjoy dance. JOY CLUB gives dancers the space they need to be themselves and make new friends. Dancers will have optional performance opportunities throughout the year.


Classes are available for two age groups: ages 11-14, and ages 15+.

Joy Club (15+ yrs)

Wed. 3:30-4:15 pm

Joy Club (11-14 yrs)

Wed. 6:00-6:45 pm

Fall/Spring 2024-25 pricing for this class is $25 per month with no registration fee. Enrollment includes a special JOY CLUB t-shirt. Scholarships are available!

CLICK HERE if you are interested in Joy Club and would like more information.


Comfortable clothing or any type of dance wear. Dancers can participate in sneakers, bare feet, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes.

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