Break­ing new ground with care

Dubbo Photo News - - Weekender - Contribute­d by TRACY HANNA

ONE of the staff Rebbecca Higgs from Holy Spirit aged care ap­proached me and sug­gested we run this spe­cial class. I loved the idea, so we made it hap­pen.

We de­cided to mix my Al­la­bil­i­ties­danz kids from west Dubbo with my Al­la­bil­i­ties­danz Se­niors from Holy Spirit into one fully in­clu­sive class.

The re­sult was noth­ing short of in­cred­i­ble. At one point I took a step back, paused, and took in the room. Can’t de­scribe how it felt. To see my lit­tle one, two and three year-olds happy, smil­ing, shak­ing hands with the se­niors in their 70s, 80s and 90s, was just awe­some! They climbed on their knees, then in­ter­act­ing through my mu­sic and move­ment class, it’s just heart-warm­ing.

See­ing th­ese beau­ti­ful souls com­ing to­gether through my original Al­la­bil­i­ties­danz pro­gram was over­whelm­ingly a spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence. The joy and smiles on their faces was ev­ery­thing.

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