Zoom Hip-Hop Offered for Kids with Disabilities
Kathryn Reese and Diane
Dragone, of the Kennedy Dancers School, is offering Hip-Hop classes via Zoom
for children 7 through 17 who have disabilities. The program is offered on
Wednesdays from 4 to 4:30 p.m. until January 27.
The purpose of the classes is to encourage physical fitness and enrich cognitive and psychological health, social activity and overall wellness in children who may otherwise not be able to participate in such programs. The classes will be very basic. Children under the age of 7 can participate if accompanied by an adult, and a facilitator is recommended for anyone who may have difficulty participating on their own.
Reese has studied, performed and taught a range of dance styles, including modern, ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, & musical theatre. Dragone has been the executive and artistic director of the Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company and the Kennedy Dancers School since 1977. She is New Jersey Board of Education-certified in dance, and a K-12 special education dance teacher.
The classes are being funded by a grant from the Hudson County Department of Human Services’ Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities (ROID) program.