Dancers with special needs


The Everybody Dance Now program is comprised of a one hour weekly class which includes 45 minutes of dance instruction followed by 15 minutes of socialization time with students, parents, instructors and peer buddies. Dance instruction includes:

  • Opening Song and Roll Call to engage listening and speaking/social skills

  • Warming Up & Stretching

  • Over, Under, Around & Through Obstacle Course to promote spatial awareness

  • Across the Floor steps to promote large motor skill development and agility

  • Learning dance choreography to a set song that they will practice every week

  • Closing Game

  • Peer Buddies will assist the teachers and students with class curriculum

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Miss Robin Yates-Martinez is a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), autism specialist, and autism mom.


Miss Leanna Forcucci (Dance Instructor) has been teaching dance for 34 years and has her BA in Child Development and Family Studies.


Miss Vanessa Benitez (Dance Instructor) has been teaching dance for over 18 years and has been with CF Dance for 17 years.

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