St. Rose Elementary School - Ontario, Windsor
GoodLife Kids Foundation is supporting Special Needs Dance at St. Rose Elementary School in the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board. This new dance program offers students with special needs from kindergarten to grade 6 a new way to get active at school. Adapted activities are particularly important during the winter months when snow and ice restrict participation in outdoor activities for students with mobility limitations. Twice a month throughout the school year, a dance instructor from the community comes to the school to lead the program. Students with special needs take part in hour-long dance classes that build from warm ups and exercises to more complex choreography. By allowing each special needs student to bring a friend to the class, the program enables positive relationship development among peers. Dance is a unique way for this group of students to build confidence and showcase their abilities.