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Fighting Disabilities Through Dance

by Greg Lacour, WFAE

Clients of InReach perform at the Charlotte Ballet.


A group of 22 dancers staged a year-ending public performance last week at the Charlotte Ballet. They weren’t ballet dancers, though. They were people using dance to fight the effects of their disabilities and make friends along the way.

C&C Music Factory's Gonna Make You Sweat  is not what you usually hear at the Charlotte Ballet.

Then again, what a crowd of about 40 people witnessed on stage wasn’t the standard display of leaps and entrechats.

These were people who had trouble with basic movements, much less dance moves. It took extraordinary effort for most of them to even be on stage. Three were in wheelchairs.

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