Barrier-Free's expressive arts and social classes are the perfect opportunity to "test-drive" our inclusive programming model before joining an Inclusive Theater Company. Classes are taught by highly-skilled teaching artists and cover a range of topics from dance, improv, friendship-building, and more!
Spring 2021 Classes
THREE new classes kick off this spring! Join us for one, two, or all three! All classes are mixed abilities and open to individuals 18+ with intellectual/developmental disabilities and autism. These classes are perfect for new or returning Barrier-Free participants.
Click the image or registration links for more details about each class.
If at any time leading up to the start of class, any actors or families would prefer to cancel their registration, we will offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
If at any time during the class, an actor’s health impacts their ability to attend and/or engage in class sessions, Barrier-Free will offer a pro-rated refund based on the number of class sessions remaining.
Not sure if this class is for you? We are offering a 2 week trial period! Step 1: Register for the full class and pay the tuition. Step 2: Attend the first 2 weeks of classes. Step 3: If you are not fully satisfied after 2 weeks, contact us directly and we will issue you a FULL refund, no questions asked.
Pay in full via online credit card payment when registering.
Pay via mailed check to 23219 Stringtown Rd. #373 Clarksburg, MD 20871. Check must be received prior to the start of class.
Cash payments not accepted
Barrier-Free services are eligible for a variety of funding types including Autism Waiver, DDA -Self-Direct, LISS, and others.
Please contact us directly to coordinate funding opportunities, request invoices, or other funding matters.
When registering for each class and social club, participants must agree to and sign the following agreement:
I agree to behave in an appropriate and professional manner at every in-person or online class. I agree to arrive on time and prepared for each class. I agree to respect others and their ideas. I agree to respect and care for all equipment required for the class. I know that Barrier-Free has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs, violent behavior, sexual/physical harassment, and bullying (including cyberbullying). If I participate in any of these specific kinds of behavior, no warnings (verbal and/or written) will be given. I will be simply dismissed from the program immediately and will receive no refund. I understand that I am expected to follow all of the agreements listed above. If I do not, I will first be given a verbal warning. If there is a violation again, I will then have a written warning. The third time, I will either be put on a probation or dismissed from the program. I understand that I am responsible to arrange for my own transportation to and from in-person classes and agree to be picked up on time. I agree to be photographed and have my name shared via Barrier-Free's website and social media. Above all, I will always do my best and have fun!
Actors & Puppeteers Zoom Class 2020 Gallery
Original Short Film "Muscle Beach"
Summer Improv Sharing 2019 Gallery
Check out some of our past expressive arts and social class offerings!
Barrier-Free is always looking for more photos to be featured on our website and Facebook page!
We are proud to be funded in part by an Arts Opportunity Mini-Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council.
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