Cerebral Palsy and the NYC Ballet: In Praise of Dance

July 06, 2015 by Carmen Hinkey

A little girl with cerebral palsy in a pink tutu holds onto a ballet bar as she learns to danceAlbert Einstein said dancers are the athletes of God.  And St. Augustine, “I praise the dance, for it frees people from the heaviness of matter and binds the isolated to community….O man, learn to dance, or else the angels in heaven will not know what to do with you.”

NYC Ballet discovered that ancient wisdom is still true today, when they responded to a mother’s idea about a dance program for children with special needs, with results of purest joy. 

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