Resurgens Charitable Foundation, established in 2001 to promote active lifestyles for people of all ages and abilities, is pleased to announce its funding of a year-long program of Dance-Ability classes at the Georgia Ballet.
The donation to the program completes funding for two semesters of a dance class for children with special needs. Thanks to the grant from the Resurgens Charitable Foundation, the Dance-Ability program is fully funded for a year and is open to eight children per semester. A professional dance instructor will teach the dance class with support from teaching assistants who are assigned as needed to help the participating children on a one-on-one basis.
Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick, president of the Foundation and co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics, said she is proud to be able to support such an important program. “Our core mission of the Foundation is to enable children of all abilities to maintain an active lifestyle. This dance program is an ideal fit with our mission, and we are excited to see it implemented by the Georgia Ballet,” she said.
Thanks to the Foundation funding, the Georgia Ballet is offering the class at no cost to the students. The goal of the class is to give children with special needs a traditional dance class experience, while tailoring the class to allow for their comfortable participation.
Ballet leadership hopes that students in the class will build confidence, socialization skills, and self-esteem. Each participating student receives full tuition for the semester, a uniform for the class, a costume for an end-of-semester performance opportunity, and five tickets to the year-end performance for their family.
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