Teen and Adult Recreational Programs

The Teen Group is a DSACT group for teens with Down syndrome between the ages of 13-20. 

Our Adult group is for individuals with Down syndrome age 18 and up. 

2017 session recreational Programs

Registration is required for any individual to participate in DSACT programs.  To register, click on the Register Now button to the right of the page.

Class: Social Dance - It's Back with new instructor, Stacy Hillin
Location: Town Lake YMCA
1100 West Cesar Chavez, Austin TX 78703
Dates: Class will be held on the following Saturdays: 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6 and 5/20
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 13+

Please note that Dance class currently has a participant waiting list.  Please email ashley.whitt@dsact.org to join waiting list. 

Class: Fitness Boot Camp
Location: Town Lake YMCA
1100 West Cesar Chavez, Austin TX 78703
Dates: Saturdays, 4/1-5/21 *Please note there is no class on 3/25*
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 13+


Class: Warrior Storm Martial Arts

Location: YMCA Town Lake
1100 West Cesar Chavez St., Austin TX 78703
Dates: Sundays, 3/26 - 5/21
Time: 2:00-2:45pm

Location: Brushy Creek Community Center
16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock, TX 78681
Dates: Sundays, 3/26 - 5/21
Time: 3:00-3:45pm

Ages: Recommended that students be at least 6 yrs. old.

No classes at either location on Sunday, April 14th or Sunday, May 14  

Class: Performing Arts
Location: Center Stage Texas
2826 Real St, Austin TX 78722
Dates: Sundays, 1/29 - 3/5
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Ages: Recommended that students be at least 10 yrs. old.

Schedule Updates for Spring 2017 (please note, class will be at regularly scheduled time for all dates not listed below):

 4/9: NO CLASS, 4/16: NO CLASS (Easter), 4/23: Class time change 1-2:30, 4/30: NO CLASS

5/21: Showcase from 12-3pm

Class: Book Club (Austin Location)
Location: BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Dates: Fridays, 3/25 - 5/19
Time: 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 18+

Class: Book Club (Round Rock Location) with new instructor Vanessa Charles
Location: Barnes and Noble La Frontera Village in Cafe
2701 Parker Rd. #700
Round Rock, TX 78681
Dates: Thursdays, 3/23 - 5/18
Time: 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Ages: 18+

Class: Arc of the Arts
Location: 4902 Grover Ave, Austin TX 78756
Dates: Vary
Time: Vary
Ages: 13+

*See the Partner Programs: Arc of the Arts description to the right of the page for more details on scheduling this class.

Class: Track Pack
Location: St. Edward's Track
3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Dates: Saturdays: 4/1 only (residual date from Winter session)
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: all ages welcome

Class: UT Informal Classes
Location: University of Texas, Austin Campus
Dates: Vary
Time: Vary
Ages: 18+

*See the Partner Programs: UT Informal Classes description to the right of the page for more details on registering for the UT Informal classes. Note: Registrants DO NOT need to pay the $10 DSACT Programs Fee for these courses, all fees are listed on the UT Informal Classes website.

Spring 2017 PROGRAMS Registration

Registration is required for any individual to participate in DSACT programs. Space is limited so please only register for classes that your family is able to attend regularly.

Partner Programs

Arc of the Arts

We are very pleased to collaborate with The Arc of the Capital Area to offer our members an opportunity to participate in a wonderful fine arts program called, “Arc of the Arts”.

Classes must be arranged with the program director of the Arc of the Arts Studio in advance. Please contact the Program Manager, Ann Wieding at (512) 476-7044 to complete an application and begin the admission process. Arc of the Arts is currently at capacity so you will be put on a waiting list after your register.

NOTE: DSACT registration form must be completed prior to attending the first class.  You can register by clicking on the Register Now button above.

UT Informal Classes

UT's Informal Classes, aimed at Adults with IDDS, offer semester long continued educational opportunities at the University of Texas at Austin for Adults with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. This program aims to promote affordable life-long learning for adults with intellectual disabilities while providing an opportunity to connect socially with adult peers with and without intellectual disabilities on the University of Texas campus. Courses are offered through UT's informal classes program.

All registration and payment of tuition takes place through UT. Please address all questions to Jon-Pierce Shimomura at (512) 232-4137, jonps@austin.utexas.edu.

DSACT has a scholarship for individuals interested in pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities. The application can be found online HERE.