Four years ago Lin Hughes, of Chadstone/East Malvern Rotary Club, Melbourne, was half-listening to the Saturday morning TV. She heard Lucy Ricardo from Waverley talking about how her 11-year-old with Down’s Syndrome was enjoying special dance classes for children with disabilities.
Living close to Waverley Road, she was intrigued, although finding out that Lucy was actually in Waverley NSW was just the impetus she needed to start a similar program here in Melbourne.
BusyFeet is a project of the Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern and a District 9800 endorsed program. It is a volunteer based inspiring, successful dance program for children with a disability.
The program has attracted the interest of 17 District Clubs. Many are willing to start this innovative program. Volunteer dance teachers are however required for one hour a week in several areas across our District. The position would suit any level of Teaching dance including a Retired Teacher/Instructor or a Disability Teacher Primary or Kindergarten level. Current positions available, with lots of support, on a Tuesday 4pm to 4.45 weekly during school term 4th term commences 7th October.
Further details Lin Hughes 0406 795 817
Dance program for Children with a Disability designed to create a special place for children aged 6 to 16 by exploring their natural love of movement and music through dance. It is conducted in a fun, safe environment where everyone feels special and is respected for their individual ability and children receive one on one support.
"Shine On" is an outstanding annual Australia-wide Rotary recognition program acknowledging exceptional service to others by people with disabilities.
Clubs may nominate people who meet the criteria and all nominees will receive recognition with a Certificate of Commendation. The 'Shine On' recognition acknowledges service to the community by people with disabilities.
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