My daughter Samantha has Kabuki Syndrome; she lives with physical and intellectual disabilities. Samantha joined Dance Ability over 2 years ago, and during this time I have watched her laugh and smile with delight whilst she dances. I believe her participation in this weekly dance session is not only a form of therapy, but also a chance for Samantha to socialise with other ‘special needs’ children and adults giving her an understanding that she is not alone in this world with her physical and intellectual challenges.
Samantha loves and looks forward to her dancing lessons with the Dance Ability team of Lucy, Annie, the marvelous group of volunteers, and the other “Dance Ability” children and adults.
At the annual dance Ability concert I watch Samantha and all the other Dance Ability participants “SHINE” as they are centre stage dancing. The smiles on their faces bring tears of happiness to all in the crowd watching, consisting of family, friends, sponsors, volunteers and even media.
Dance ability you have given Samantha and our family enormous happiness.