Community Moves

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

Community Moves

It’s Nutcracker season at Dance Conservatory of Charleston, and we’re inviting you to join in the fun with a holiday-themed adaptive movement workshop especially designed for children with physical disabilities and movement disorders along with their families!

Community Moves Adaptive Dance Workshop
Sunday, November 12 | 12:30-1:30pm

The Charleston Gaillard Center | 95 Calhoun St.

Participants will receive sensory-friendly materials to use during the workshop and an invitation to attend a free performance of The Nutcracker at the Gaillard Center on Monday, November 27th at 1:00pm. The workshop will be taught by DCC faculty member & Community Moves Instructor Lily Watkins and is open to children and their families free of charge.

Space is limited! Please email Lindy Fabyanic at by Sunday, November 5 to reserve your spot in the live workshop.

We’re so looking forward to dancing with you and hope you will join us on November 12!

Community Moves was 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.

For the past four years, with the help of the Gaillard Center and other supporters, Community Moves brought 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.


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.

Community Moves