"Empowering through Movement" - At the Dancing Divas and Dudes, we challenge societal stigmas surrounding individuals with special needs. Our focus is on harnessing the power of dance to unlock potential, instill confidence, and pave the way for opportunities in higher education and beyond.
Our program is structured to foster growth in all areas. It starts with circle time, providing emotional support and community bonding. Our physical training, emphasizing balance and technique, lays a foundation for both dance and life skills. The culmination of our efforts is seen in our performances, where confidence and skill shine brightly.
Each performance is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and growth of our dancers. These events are not just displays of talent, but powerful messages to the audience about the capabilities and value of individuals with special needs.
Beyond dance, our program integrates social and community involvement. We engage in monthly activities that promote social skills and community integration, and participate in service projects, reinforcing the values of giving back and civic responsibility.
Olivia's journey with the Divas not only refined her dance skills but also instilled leadership qualities that shone through during her prestigious internship with the Governor of Tennessee, a testament to the empowerment gained through our program.
Through the confidence and skills acquired at the Dancing Divas and Dudes, Natalie excelled in a transition program and is now successfully employed at her local hospital, showcasing the real-world application of her dance-driven resilience.
The independence and self-assurance Grace developed with the Dancing Divas and Dudes paved the way for her living autonomously and attending college classes with confidence, illustrating the life-altering impact of her dance experience.
The Divas hope to have the opportunity to perform at the following events and locations:
The Ryman, America’s Got Talent, Good Morning America, Universal Dance Association‘s National Competition, Macy‘s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Divas hope to one day be located in every major city. By offering this program to many cities more women of all ages will be able to grow confidence and prove their value.
The following includes some of the team members largest aspirations:
Meet the President
Have our own dance studio
Be on Ellen DeGeneres and Shark Tank
Perform in Iceland
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