Dance party in St. Charles promotes awareness of people with special needs

  • Dancers take center court as they show off their moves during "Project Dance Leap" Saturday at St. Charles North High School. The four-hour dance party promotes awareness and raises funds for local organizations that provide services for individuals with special needs.

      Dancers take center court as they show off their moves during "Project Dance Leap" Saturday at St. Charles North High School. The four-hour dance party promotes awareness and raises funds for local organizations that provide services for individuals with special needs. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Sophia Spizzirri, 19, left, and Lilly Washko, 21, both of St. Charles share a hug before putting on some moves as Team Polaris and St. Charles North hosted "Project Dance Leap" Saturday at St. Charles North High School. The four-hour dance party promotes awareness and raises funds for local organizations that provide services for individuals with special needs.

      Sophia Spizzirri, 19, left, and Lilly Washko, 21, both of St. Charles share a hug before putting on some moves as Team Polaris and St. Charles North hosted "Project Dance Leap" Saturday at St. Charles North High School. The four-hour dance party promotes awareness and raises funds for local organizations that provide services for individuals with special needs. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Sophia Spizzirri, 19, left, and Lilly Washko, 21, both of St. Charles put on some moves as Team Polaris and St. Charles North hosted "Project Dance Leap" Saturday at St. Charles North High School. The four-hour dance party promotes awareness and raises funds for local organizations that provide services for individuals with special needs.

      Sophia Spizzirri, 19, left, and Lilly Washko, 21, both of St. Charles put on some moves as Team Polaris and St. Charles North hosted "Project Dance Leap" Saturday at St. Charles North High School. The four-hour dance party promotes awareness and raises funds for local organizations that provide services for individuals with special needs. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 2/29/2020 8:33 PM

A four-hour dance party was held Saturday at St. Charles North High School to promote awareness and raises funds for local organizations that provide services for individuals with special needs.

Team Polaris, a social club at St. Charles North, sponsored the event which made accommodations for individuals with physical and sensory needs, such as not doing light show with music but directing music toward the floor to help with sensory overload. The venue and dance floor were also wheelchair accessible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The SCN Vocal Jazz Choir performed pieces to which everyone could dance. A session of zumba, a rapper performance and a dance battle also were part of the day.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.