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Following Their Dreams

Providing opportunities for individual expression and creativity, the Dance Down program was born in 2011 as a successful demonstration team from Club Slick – Down Syndrome SA.

Having fun, participation and skill development are the main objectives of this fantastic program. It includes people with Down syndrome from all genders, cultures, ability levels and ages.

Discipline, perseverance and hours of training have paid off for the Dance Down team. This year, Dance Down will be competing for the very first time at the Follow your Dreams Competition on August 30th and September 1st. Later, they will also compete at the CanDance Competition.

The group of 31 happy dancers, aged 16-50 years old love being up on stage and performing. This will be their opportunity to show off their skills!

The whole team of Dance Down participants is very excited to be involved in such a supportive and inclusive dance environment for their very first competition experience.

Earlier this year, dancers were introduced to two new classes with the specific focus of participants being involved in performances and dance competitions throughout the year. Each class has learnt two different routines, one contemporary/lyrical and the other in a jazz/funk style.

Over the last few years, Dance Down has performed at various events such as the Royal Adelaide Show, KYD-X Expo, Step Up for Down Syndrome, the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Birdwood Rock and Roll Festival and numerous other events and conferences around South Australia.

Dance Down provides opportunities for individual expression and creativity. It gives participants performance opportunities in an encouraging environment, improves rhythm, encourages a healthy body image and self-confidence, tones muscles, improves posture, balance and coordination and enhances academic achievements.

Good luck to all the fantastic dancers! Keep up the good moves!

For more information, please contact Down Syndrome SA on 8245 4600 or info@dssa.asn.au

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