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Posted on: August 22, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Our Chance 2 Dance

Our Chance 2 Dance is for ages (6-Up)
Cost $20 a month
Classes start September 4, 2014
Ballet on Thursday's from 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Jazz on Friday's from 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Please call 910-426-4109 with questions.

What is Our Chance 2 Dance?

The main reason to put your child in dance is because it is a fun activity for them. In this case children with special needs will also benefit from the social and motor skills they will be exposed to. For the parents, it is a joy to watch your child dance and to connect with other parents in the community. Dance is a beautiful activity for all children. This class is special because there are children without disabilities in the class that serve as peer models. Dance aids with body awareness or a comfort with/understanding of one's abilities. Dance also helps with confidence and social skills. Despite society's acceptance and the myriad of programs now available to children with special needs, there is still a stigma associated with special needs. Interacting with others of like needs, in a non-judgmental setting, with a trained and patient instructor, enhances and encourages both social integration and confidence. On a more artistic note, dance allows creative expression, both individually and in a group setting, encourages exercise, and promotes healthier living. An argument can be made that dance stimulates the intellect and learning as well.

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