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Down for Dance

Down for Dance (DFD) is a nonprofit organization and dance program for individuals with Down syndrome – along with other physical and intellectual disabilities. Get your day moving and express yourself with their great hip hop warm-up at dropbox.com/s/6pgq2ioeq64266x/DFD%20HH%20Warm%20Up.mov?dl=0!

The mission of DFD is to empower individuals with Down syndrome to build a stronger sense of self through dance. Their vision is to offer DFD classes around the globe so that all individuals with Down Syndrome have access to high-quality dance classes. Watch their promo video here: youtube.com/watch?v=XnXmy2xDpL0.

  • This summer DFD will be launching a national campaign ‘LET’S GO!’, which will include an 8-week Zoom program filled with classes of all styles! Program releases on Monday, June 15th & kicks off on Monday, June 29th! If you would like to be contacted for more information, email info@downfordance.org. More info at downfordance.org.
  • Learn how dance/movement therapy reduces stress, improves moods, and develops “body-self” which can be a challenge for some friends: hes-extraordinary.com/dance-movement-therapy-for-autism
  • Add more creative movement with colorful dancing ribbons that you can easily make at home! Great for our friends who are wheelchair users: earlylearningideas.com/easy-craft-dancing-ribbons/

Did you know that Down for Dance performed at our annual Walk & Roll in 2019. After their company dance, they joined Versa-Style Dance Company for a combined performance. Versa-Style is a fellow non-profit and dance ensemble that consists of committed and conscientious artists representing the diversity and beautiful complexity of Los Angeles. Learn more at versastyledance.org.

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