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Community Moves

“We believe in the power of dance to change lives.” — Mara Mandradjieff, Dance Scholar, Visiting Faculty

Community Moves

Dance Conservatory of Charleston is thrilled to announce a new program called Community Moves, created to provide more access to dance for people of all abilities. Exploring movement in an inclusive setting can increase confidence, improve physical strength, balance and coordination, and forge important social bonds.

This November, with the help of the Gaillard Center and other supporters, Community Moves will bring the joy of dance to children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular challenges. This program, based on the best practices in adaptive dance from The New York City Ballet, is open to all participants and their siblings at no cost and includes:


Adaptive Movement Workshop at DCC
Sunday, November 17, 11:00am-12:30pm
Featuring movements based on the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, and is supported by medically-trained volunteers.


Scenes from The Nutcracker at the Gaillard Center
Monday, December 2, 1:00pm
A special performance featuring DCC students presented by the Charleston Gaillard Center, with holiday reception and Dancer Meet & Greet to follow.


Space in this program is limited. To register to participate, volunteer or learn more about the program, contact us at

Community Moves

This new outreach program is open to all participants at no cost so all proceeds from our Community Moves T-shirts will go directly towards funding these classes, including investing in sensory-friendly teaching materials, staffing each session with trained medical professionals and creating the opportunity for future growth of the program.

Additional information coming soon.

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