ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Local dancers and the Centers for Disability Services came together for a dance performance on Friday.
For the past three years, dance students form Albany Academy for Girls have been learning about people with disabilities. They’ve developed a unique relationship with individuals from the Centers for Disability Services.
They participate in a program called Mobility Opportunities Via Experience, or MOVE. The program focuses on mobility and the development of skills for adults living with disabilities and inspiring those individuals to express themselves through the art of dance.
“The message I’d like people to take away is that anyone can enjoy moving their bodies,” dance company member Laura Teeter said. “I’m a dancer because I love to move, and I love the way it feels. And anyone, no matter how disabled, can enjoy it, and they do. They love it. You can tell that they love to move their bodies in these creative and fun ways.”
This is the third time the group has performed together.