Dancing with Down Syndrome: “Free 2 Be Me” Movie
Written by Julie Partin | March 27, 2015
You have to watch an amazingly inspiring movie called Free 2 Be Me!
Free 2 Be Me Dance is an adaptive ballet class for kids with Down syndrome living in Los Angeles. The program allows the students to have fun, build confidence and strength, and connect with their team and teachers.
Here is a quote from the director (who, by the way, is a woman, which is awesome), Jeanette Godoy:
“There are just some times in life when you feel truly inspired to act. And from the moment I saw these beautiful dancers on stage, I knew I had to tell their story. You see, the Free 2 Be Me dancers all have Down syndrome, and seeing the joy and pride that they felt performing in front of an audience was something that touched my heart and started my journey to making this film.
“I was so fortunate that the dancers and their families let me into their world,
and my mission with this film is to help create awareness and change perceptions about what people with disabilities are capable of achieving in life, and to show how important it is for all people to have the chance to express themselves and hear the applause of an audience.
“If you love dance and you love family, I know you will love this film.”
You can watch the whole film for free: