Dancing Dreams accommodated my daughter’s special needs and provided her with an environment that we could not find anywhere else. Everyone was kind, supportive- and Ruby was happy, confident, and having fun. When I asked her what it meant to her she said ‘Dancing Dreams made me feel comfortable with my body.’ For me as a parent of a child with a disability, that is the greatest gift. It is a confidence that Ruby takes with her every day in her life.
Dancing Dreams gives the dancers an opportunity that they otherwise would not have had: to perform in front of family and friends and to feel the pride, joy, and exhilaration that comes with that.
I love that my daughter comes home and keeps practicing the moves.
Dancing Dreams is a great way for my daughter to interact with other [physically-challenged] children.
My son loves to dance and through Dancing Dreams he was able to showcase his talent and love of dancing. Truly a fantastic program for children with special needs!
Cydney’s social contact with older teen girls has increased her confidence to talk more.
It has been an amazing opportunity for my daughter to dance just like typical children do. Performing is her favorite thing to do.
Dancing Dreams is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a three fold mission:
Classes are held weekly in our three locations. They are designed to allow our dancers to experience the joy of dance regardless of their physical ability. The year ends with an Annual Performance, an onstage celebration of the achievements of our students.
Teen volunteer "Helpers" are enrolled in the Dancing Dreams Leadership Program. Helpers attend workshops to enhance leadership skills and are paired with a dancer whom they assist at weekly classes and performances.
Through community outreach, especially to elementary school children, we aim to increase awareness of and tolerance for those with physical challenges.