Music Therapy

DreamCatchers

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DreamCatchers Interest Survey Fall 2020

While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our dedication to you has not. Due to the current circumstances in the state of West Virginia, with West Virginia University, and the Center for Excellence in Disabilities, all DreamCatchers activity for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester is cancelled. Our current production will be moved to the following year, and families who wish to re-register will receive a credit toward tuition. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we develop the best ways to meet your needs through music.

Even though the recent events in 2020 have kept us apart, our hearts and minds are still with you. Your health and safety will always be our primary concern. At the same time, we miss the joy and vibrancy that DreamCatchers creates. Even though it may not be safe to gather in a physical space just yet, we still aim to create and maintain an alternative format for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. Now more than ever, the arts can lift spirits, calm nerves, and bring people together.

The DreamCatchers team has been busy generating ideas and concepts for this year’s program, but it’s missing something: YOUR input! DreamCatchers is a living, breathing program that improves every year because of the teamwork between the staff and families. To help us better understand your needs and give you the right support, we created a survey so you can let us know what’s on your mind. With your feedback, we’ll be able to uphold our values of inclusion and creativity while delivering the best possible experience for you.

This survey is open to former DreamCatchers registrants as well as interested newcomers! If there are any additional questions we can answer, you can reach us at dreamcatchersmt@hsc.wvu.edu.

-The DreamCatchers Team (Grace, Kelly, Amy, and Lori)

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DreamCatchers is a music therapy & musical theatre program for children of all abilities. The program provides children and teens ages 5-18 the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular musical theatre experience in an exciting, safe, and supportive environment for self-expression at low cost to families.

Classes will be held once a week for two semesters. The group will learn and practice for musical performances at the end of each semester. Your kids will sing and dance, while learning new skills and building lasting friendships. Participation in DreamCatchers will allow all students to use the life skills that are inherent to music and theatre production that help foster and maintain social cohesion, interaction, and understanding amongst families and children with and without disabilities.

DreamCatchers is a collaboration between West Virginia University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities, College of Creative Arts, and School of Medicine. Our staff includes Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and WVU students of a variety of disciplines.

  • Who: We welcome participants of all ability levels between the ages of 5-18
  • What: Inclusive Musical Theatre & Music Therapy Program
  • When: Tuesdays 6-7pm
    Fall 2019 meeting dates: September 3rd-November 19th
    Winter 2020 meeting dates: January 21st-April 28th, 2020
  • Cost: $100 per semester or $175 for both semesters - Includes weekly classes, DreamCatchers t-shirt, music & script, family ice cream social event, and end of 2nd semester cast party

    (To find out about a sibling discount, please contact dreamcatchersmt@hsc.wvu.edu)

  • Where: The Museum Education Center (MEC) on WVU's Evansdale Campus at West Virginia University

Questions? Email dreamcatchersmt@hsc.wvu.edu or call 304-293-4692.