GR Ballet Company offers special ballet classes for kids with Down Syndrome

Posted at 6:48 AM, Mar 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 06:48:07-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Grand Rapids Ballet Company is going above and beyond... offering dance classes to all ages and all abilities.

Every Thursday, Outreach Coordinator Amanda and assistant teacher Taryn conduct a ballet class specially designed for children with Down syndrome.

Althought the moves aren't much different from a typical ballet class, the way it's taught allows students to keep up with the pace. It's a class that parents say not only teaches their children dance moves, but a long list of other useful skills.

For more information you can head to the Grand Rapids Ballet Company web site here.