Friday, November 14, 2014

Former Ballerina Teaches Studnents With Down Syndrome To Dance

How lovely. 

"Perry, 49, started the program after reading an article about a choreographer who created a program allowing children with Down syndrome to work with a Boston ballet troupe. Perry instantly knew what she wanted to do."

“A voice said, ‘Colleen this is what you’re supposed to be doing with your life,’” she recalled.

"Perry said she hopes the class can help nonverbal children be more social and expressive of their emotions. She said it can take months before a nonverbal child feels ready to step away from the sidelines and join in with the others"

“The child, who wants to sit in front of the mirror for three sessions, then she just leaps up and begins to dance like no bodies business,” she said. 

Then we’re all crying.”