Dance therapy

Happy National Dance Day! For those of you who don’t watch So you think you can Dance?, National Dance Day is the brainchild of the show’s creator, started in an effort to get more Americans up off the couch and enjoying the physical and therapeutic benefits of dancing. I may not be much a dancer myself, (I’ve got two left feet and about as much natural rhythm as wet paper towel), but even I can appreciate the sentiment behind National Dance Day.

In honor of the event, check out this amazing video about the Adaptive Dance Program, which is collaboration between Children’s Hospital Boston and the Boston Ballet. Spearheaded by Mickey Cassella Kulak, PT, director of Children’s Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, the Adaptive Dance Program puts kids with Down syndrome on stage where they can dance together, twirl, twist, laugh and beam with pride.