YMCA-YWCA Dance Studio Introduces Program to Help Those With Special Needs
Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA School of Dance and The Dance Konnection have announced plans to expand their program for people with special needs and individual learning differences. Studio Director/Owner Kimberlee Jo Kups-Benson (Miss Kimi) has become a certified instructor for Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and will soon be offering this curriculum in “A Chance to Dance” programs at the Marshalltown Y.
“We’re excited to offer this program in our community,” said Benson. “A Chance to Dance will bring an opportunity for all kids to experience the benefits of dance, which reach far beyond the studio.”
Rhythm Works Integrative Dance is a clinically-based hip hop dance program that utilizes sensory processing, kinesiology and behavioral analysis as a foundation to build customizable classes for the students. “The purpose of such a comprehensive program is to provide our certified teachers with the tools and education necessary to effectively make a difference in their student’s lives,” said Tricia Gomez, Global Director of Rhythm Works Integrative Dance. “Emerging research is showing that movement, music and rhythm - when combined - light up the brain in ways that create new neuropathways. Dance is a powerful modality that offers an opportunity to build social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills. Plus it’s tons of fun!”
A Chance to Dance Program will launch in Summer 2018 at the Marshalltown Y. Families interested in learning more about this program should contact 641-485-3939.
- Next session begins Monday, June 4, 2018
Register by Thursday, May 31, 2018