Kids with disabilities join free dance class

Darren Green and Nadia Layton rehearsing in the lead up to free workshops for children with disabilities, to be held at Suzanne Whiteman s dance studio at Alstonville on Sunday, June 1. Photos Contributed Katrina Folkwell
Darren Green and Nadia Layton rehearsing in the lead up to free workshops for children with disabilities, to be held at Suzanne Whiteman s dance studio at Alstonville on Sunday, June 1. Photos Contributed Katrina Folkwell Contributed

DO you have a child with a disability who would love to try dance?

Dance teacher Suzanne Whiteman will be opening up her Alstonville studio on Sunday for a free workshop.

The workshop is specifically for children with disabilities.

"Everyone is welcome to come along to this free workshop," she said.

"Parents, carers and their families and friends are invited for an afternoon of creative dance and movement workshops with myself, Darren Green, Cassandra Warman and other dance volunteers."

For more than 30 years, Ms Whiteman has been running integrated classes and workshops for dancers of all ages and abilities.

With the help of the Saint George Foundation she is now offering this workshop free of charge.

If you are interested in getting involved, please arrive at the Alstonville Dance Studio at 1.30pm.

While children get active in the dance classes, parents and carers can relax in the gardens, chat with other parents or join in the workshop.

"We hope to have regular weekend workshops in other creative arts, such as music, singing, theatre and all forms of crafts," Ms Whiteman said.

"If there is enough interest, workshops could also be held in Mullumbimby."

For more information, phone Ms Whiteman on 0428 748 294 or email alstonvilledancestudio@hotmail.com.

Darren Green and Nadia Layton rehearsing in the lead up to free workshops for children with disabilities, to be held at Suzanne Whiteman s dance studio at Alstonville on Sunday, June 1. Photo Contributed Katrina Folkwell
Darren Green and Nadia Layton rehearsing in the lead up to free workshops for children with disabilities, to be held at Suzanne Whiteman s dance studio at Alstonville on Sunday, June 1. Photo Contributed Katrina Folkwell Contributed


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