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Performing Arts of Rancho

Since 2001, The Performing Arts of Rancho has established itself as a unique and truly valuable program where performers are provided with a creative outlet to express themselves through song, dance, poetry, and comedy.  The program motivates individuals to push themselves physically, whether to walk on stage, to learn to dance from a wheelchair, or to strengthen their breathing for better vocal production. Participation also helps performers overcome adversity and regain their confidence and self-esteem despite existing physical limitations.

 

Benefits Include:

  • Promoting health and well-being
  • Encouraging emotional expression
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Increasing social participation
  • Building a sense of community
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Developing skills needed to return to school and work
  • Developing confidence following disease or disability
  • Working on productive, purposeful tasks
  • Engaging in active listening and communication
  • Establishing a support system of fellow performers through sharing humor and courage
  • Improving quality of life while recovering from and living with physical disabilities
  • Developing artistic talents as work skills within the field of entertainment
  • Sharing talents for professionals already working within the field of entertainment

 

Activities Include:

  • Rehearsals
  • Performances for patients in the hospital
  • Grand performances for Rancho patients, staff and community
  • Performances at Rancho special events
  • Facilitating and participating in Rancho Wellness Center classes
  • Performances at Downey Concerts in the Park

 

How to Participate:

 

Contact Us:


Michele Berro, MA, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Manager/Program Coordinator
(562) 385-7571
mberro@dhs.lacounty.gov