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Sensory-Friendly Performances

The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty


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Dayton Ballet is pleased to offer sensory-friendly performances designed especially for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities, or other special needs. 

What makes these performances sensory-friendly?
Our sensory-friendly performances feature a supportive, judgment-free environment with relaxed theater rules. Adaptations to our sensory-friendly performances include the following:
  • Dimmed house lights (30% brightness during the entire performance)
  • Lower sound levels
  • Elimination of startling special effects and lighting
  • Relaxed theater rules—freedom to get up, move around, and come and go as you desire
  • Designated quiet areas
  • Ushers available throughout the Schuster Center to assist patrons
  • Trained and informed dancers, staff, ushers, and other volunteers to ensure a memorable experience for you and your family

Dayton Ballet will offer two sensory-friendly performances for the 2018-2019 Vistas Season:


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THE NUTCRACKER - Sensory Friendly
SCHUSTER CENTER
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm
KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer 

        
        


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SLEEPING BEAUTY: THE STORY OF BRIAR ROSE - Sensory Friendly
SCHUSTER CENTER
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm
KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer

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Citilites Restaurant in the Schuster Center Wintergarden is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the day of the performance. 

Here are some links that will help on your trip to the Schuster Center:

The Nutcracker:
- FAQ 
- Sequence of Events and Characters 
- Social Narrative 
- Nonvisual Checklist 
- Visual Checklist 
Video Guide: Visiting the Schuster Center  

Sleeping Beauty
- FAQ 
- Sequence of Events 
- Social Narrative 
- Nonvisual Checklist 
- Visual Checklist 
 

Presented with the support of the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts and the Physicians' Charitable Foundation of the Miami Valley, and in cooperation with 
Victoria Theatre Association and Dayton Children’s   



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