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Dance and Ability: Dancing with Down Syndrome
An Arts in Action Event

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Admission is free. Reservations not required.

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In partnership with Free 2 Be Me Dance, the Keck School of Medicine at USC, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Boston Children’s Hospital, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and Arts in Action invite you to attend an enlightening panel about dance and Down Syndrome. Doctors, dance instructors, and dancers will discuss the intersection of dance, health, and ability, with a focus on adaptive dance and Down Syndrome, and the transformative power of dance as a vehicle for self-expression, physical well-being, and inclusive social engagement.

Panelists:
Patrick Corbin, USC Kaufman School of Dance
Colleen Perry, Free 2 Be Me Dance
Valena Kofler, Free 2 Be Me Dance
Victoria Kofler, Free 2 Be Me Dance
Michelina Cassella Kulak, Boston Children’s Hospital
Nicole Baumer, Boston Children’s Hospital
Leah Antonellis, Middlesex University
Saba Jafarpour, Keck School of Medicine at USC/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Linsey Grunes, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Following the conversation, USC Kaufman students enrolled in DANC 140: Dancing and Down Syndrome will lead a demonstration bridging theory with practical application, showing the dynamic synergy between dance and ability and the benefits of incorporating dance into the lives of individuals with diverse abilities, with a special focus on people with Down Syndrome.

Presented by USC Arts in Action, part of Visions and Voices. Organized by the USC Kaufman School of Dance.

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