Dance Program for Special Needs Children - Margot Ferron

Move to the Beat of Your Heart.
Move to the Beat of Your Heart.

The Mission Viejo Student Advisory Committee will host a dance program, “Move to the Beat of Your Heart” on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 pm on March 10 and 24, April 14 and 28, and May 12, 2014 at Norman P Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, MV 92691.

“Move to the Beat of Your Heart” is a dance program designed for special needs children as a way to express them selves.  High school students teach this class. Sometimes the best teacher is a student

Often times special needs children aren’t able to communicate their feelings and thoughts by using their words, but movement reveals so much more without the words.

They don't often have the opportunity to experience the typical school activities that other kids have. While other kids can participate in organized sports, cheerleading and band.  They go to school and they go home. 

Exactly what are the benefits of dance?  Dance is a perfect outlet for self-expression; it helps reduce anxiety, increases social skills and improves physical development.  Plus, it builds confidence and self-esteem. 

In fact, dance is becoming a widely respected way to increase mental and emotional health.  Dancing is fun and therapeutic as well.

Children ages 11 and older with special needs are invited to dance.  Simply let lose and have fun.  Dancing gives everyone a reason to cheer, even parents. Jump in any time, the six week session is $5, but no one is turned away. 

For more information and to register, please call 470-3075.

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Cari Cohn-Morros March 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM
This looks like a fun program for my daughter. Thank you so much! We just registered!
Margot Ferron March 10, 2014 at 02:30 PM
Enjoy, you will love it.


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