Saturday November 30 - 1:00PM
Roxey Ballet’s Annual American Holiday Classic
"We want to make sure we are always connecting and building bridges to all parts of our beautiful community. We are excited to create these types of access opportunities for people living with autism to participate in a way that make dance more accessible and enjoyable to them."
- Mark Roxey, Executive Founding Director of Roxey Ballet
"Studies have shown that theatre experiences increase social skills for students with autism. Our sensory-friendly performance allows everyone to experience ballet in a comfortable, nurturing, and accepting environment!"
- Lees Hummel, Director of Education & Outreach
Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance of the holiday classic Nutcracker for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensitivity issues or special needs. Performances are held at The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd. Ewing, NJ 08628. Tickets $25
What makes it "sensory-friendly"?
A friendly, supportive environment for families with a loved one with special needs. Adaptations to the performance are slight, including:
lower sound levels
elimination of potentially startling special effects and lighting
house lights on at about 20%
In addition we offer:
relaxed house rules -- you are free to get up, move around, and leave whenever you need to
allowed use of iPads and other electronics for therapeutic uses
volunteers scattered throughout the theater to assist and direct audience members as needed
quiet areas and activity areas in the lobby for taking a break
fidget objects and earplugs available
certified staff, ushers, and volunteers from a wide variety of autism service agencies, schools, and organizations