Author Archives: National Dance Week

New Changes and New Date for National Dance Week

Change is good – change is exciting – change is change.  For years National Dance Week has been celebrated at the end of  April thru the beginning of May in honor of Jean-George Noverre who was known as “The Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Why I support “A Chance to Dance” by Amy Metrena, MSPT Physical Therapist

Imagine you are 19. Unable to move on your own.  Unable to sit without holding on.  Having the chance to dance.  Showcase your strengths. Have fun.  Connect with your peers. Imagine the possibilities. As a pediatric school based physical therapist, when … Continue reading

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Why I think dance for special needs students is so beneficial – by Skyler Cordrey

How I started volunteering – I started volunteering with my Mother though the National Charity League.   Once I found out that “Free 2 Be Me” needed volunteers to help out in their special needs dance class I knew I had to be a … Continue reading

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My – “A Chance to Dance” by Claudine Ranieri – NDWF Ambassador

Well I just completed my Chance To Dance- Paramus events. It was an incredible event in my school district. As a proud ambassador I was able to service all the Special Education students in my district. I taught to two … Continue reading

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A Special Story about A Chance to Dance

Amaya’s love for dance began when a caregiver showed her some ballet dance positions:  pirouette, plie and arabesque.  She learned them (in her own style) and was excited to show anyone who asked for a demonstration.  At that time, I … Continue reading

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My Story Celebrating Children and the Art of Dance by Jennifer Gentile

I wanted to let you look in the windows of our studio at the beautiful dance family I come home to each night. Some have autism, one has Marfans, one has a disorder where her bones break easily, one has … Continue reading

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Dancing is something that anyone can do, so why not make it available to everyone?! – Special Stars story by Samantha Kuczun

Special Stars is a performing arts program, through Kathy’s Tumbleweed School of Dance, for individuals with special needs. We opened our doors in 2014 to ALL individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities. We offer classes for children through adults. We … Continue reading

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Countdown to National Dance Week

The sun is shining the days are getting warmer and flowers are blooming.  It can only mean one thing – National Dance Week is coming soon.  The year NDW will be April 22-May 1st with our new “A Chance to … Continue reading

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Less Than 9 Weeks until National Dance Week!

Help us make it the best ever! With less than 9 weeks until the start of National Dance Week, there’s still plenty of time to get involved in the many events and activities our Foundation has for 2016.  This year, … Continue reading

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Moore Than Dance with their Special Stars class.

A Chance to Dance is an opportunity for all to get involved and help raise money for special needs dance educational programs.  So as we get make our preparations for National Dance Week – April 22 – May 1 2016 here … Continue reading

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