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Studio’s adaptive program gets kids of all abilities dancing

EAGLE MOUNTAIN — Each Saturday at Gotta Dance in Eagle Mountain, the studio is filled with dancing, tumbling and kids having fun. But Saturday’s are special, because classes are focused on kids with all abilities.

“It’s just something amazing.”

Elizabeth Jensen nominated Gotta Dance for the KSL High 5 because of the support they’ve shown her 6-year-old daughter Madie.

The adaptive dance program was created by one of the dedicated instructors at Gotta Dance, who wanted a safe place for all kids to express themselves.

Madie wanted do do ballet, so Gotta Dance found a way.

“It was just amazing that they would start up something brand new just so she would have a place to be,” Jensen says.

Owner Jamie Adams says the adaptive program not only builds confidence in these young dancers, but it also focuses on their families too.

“So they get the same opportunities as all the other dancers but it’s all free.”

That’s right. Costumes, tuition — it’s all free.

That’s why we invited America First Credit Union to help us in recognizing this program. A High 5 to Jamie and her staff — and not just from KSL and America First Credit Union, but from the families of these dancers as well.

“Every time she gets up to perform I just cry, because I’ve always wanted a place for her to dance.”

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