I Can! Dance
The class includes, but is not limited to, children ages 4-17 with Spina Bifida, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and autism. The I Can! Dance class is a free dance class and was formed when the director of the program, Julie Mayberry, was asked by her daughter, Katie, if she could take a dance class like her big sister Ellie. Katie was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Mayberry said “Why not?”
The goal for the class is to not only give these children the opportunity to perform on the stage with bright lights and fancy costumes, but to show to as many spectators as possible that these children CAN dance and have the same dreams and desires as other children.
Please visit the Community Connections website and visit the I Can! Dance page!
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