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DanceAbility Awarded $5,000!

DanceAbility Awarded $5,000!

In July 2010 DanceAbility Australia entered the Open Category in the "Focus on Ability" short film competition hosted by NOVA Employment.

Titled "It's All About Ability" the film focuses on the students "Ability" rather than their "Disability."

The general public voted online for their favourite short film and over 34,000 people logged on to view and vote in the people's choice award. On 25th August the DanceAbility Troupe had the pleasure of attending NOVA Employment's Award Ceremony at Hoyts Cinemas, Fox Studios Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. Many a tear was shed watching all the outstanding films. The DanceAbility troupe had the opportunity to perform a couple of routines for the audience.

At the end of the evening DanceAbility was awarded first place in the Open Category and took home a massive $5,000, which will help go towards uniforms and continue to run the school.

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Lucy Ricardo

As the mother of a 10 year old boy with Down Syndrome Lucy increasingly became aware of the need for her son, Patrick to develop and explore opportunities like his younger sister had through her weekly dance classes.  She founded Danceability in 2009.
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