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!

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:

  • 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 [email protected]. More info at
  • Learn how dance/movement therapy reduces stress, improves moods, and develops “body-self” which can be a challenge for some friends:
  • Add more creative movement with colorful dancing ribbons that you can easily make at home! Great for our friends who are wheelchair users:

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

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