We are excited about our 2014 Fall DanceAbility Program!
Hope your child will join us for a creative and fun dance class.
DanceAbility will offer 2 classes in fall 2014.

  • For children ages 7 to 13 years --
    • Classes begin: Sept. 11, 2014 (Thursdays)
    • 6:00 - 6:45 pm, Minges Coliseum, DML
    • Teacher - Boni Boswell
  • For younger children ages 4 to 6 years--
    • Classes begin: Sept. 10, 2014 (Wednesdays)
    • 3:30 - 4:15 pm, Jaycee Park
    • Please register via Greenville Recreation and Parks by contacting Deirtra Crandol: dcrandol@greenvillenc.gov.
    • Teachers: SuSu Corbett and Boni Boswell.

Hope that all of you will register your child for DanceAbility! Your abiding support for DanceAbility remains a great source of encouragement for our teachers and our wonderful assistants.

dancer in pirate costume

ECU DanceAbility Program

Please help fund the 2014 Fall DanceAbility Program by purchasing our great T-Shirts!

dancers wearing DanceAbility T-Shirts
Cool to wear and great for gifts

Children sizes: $10

Adult sizes: $15

Order by contacting Boni Boswell at boswellb@ecu.edu

female dancer at spring 2013 recital

Vision:

Inclusive dance for children as a creative dance experience.

Major Goals:

Foster creative expression beyond current expectations for children with and without disabilities

Promote physical strength and balance

Provide multidisciplinary service learning opportunities for ECU students

Origins of the Program:

In 2009, Dr. Boni Boswell completed the DanceAbility Teacher Certification Program in Finland. However Dr. Boswell's interest and expertise in providing the world with inclusive dance environments and sharing the energizing and restorative power of dance has been the hallmark of her career. Still, the certification process and her involvement with DanceAbility International sparked an even more determined effort. With colleagues, Bomna Ko, PhD and Erica Brinson, she has built the foundations of a program that will challenge assumptions and inspire creativity through movement arts.

no curtain could contain 5-year-old  Mattie Breault

At a dress rehearsal for the DanceAbility 2013 winter recital, no curtain could contain 5-year-old Mattie Breault.

For further info: ECU News Services Jan 2014 By Kathryn Kennedy, "ECU dance program engages children with disabilities."