Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker recently attended an activity day held by Chance to Dance Stars CIC at the Beansheaf Community Centre in Calcot.
The Mayor traditionally chooses a local charity or community interest company (CIC) to benefit from fundraising during his time in office. Chance to Dance Stars CIC is a dance school for students with disabilities and their families in the local community. Founded in 2013, the dance classes have received popular appraise by local families, resulting in the charity expanding to nine dance classes which take place in Reading, Coley and Bracknell.
Chance to Dance Stars became a community interest company in 2018 and holds classes for wheelchair dancers and dance movement sessions to cater to students who require extra physical support for them to get the maximum benefit from the class. Other classes are split by factors such as age, physical level, communication, ability to follow instructions and overall concentration.
The fun-filled activity day was attended by twenty-two students and the Chance to Dance Stars CIC team. The morning activities included a bouncy castle, soft and sensory play. In the afternoon, students were taught how to Zumba dance from ‘Zumba by Claire’. The students also had the opportunity to get their faces painted by Tammy Baker. Face painting designs included a bear, cat, pirate, rainbow and a dragon.
Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker said: “Chance to Dance Stars is a wonderful community interest company that combines two of my passionate interests, the performing arts and providing new opportunities for children with special needs. The activity day has been a great success and the students have had plenty of fun. I would like to thank Chance to Dance Stars for the hard work and dedication that has been put into organising the activity day.”
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