Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast

Dancing with Disabilities & Special Needs - Creating Inclusivity in Dance

April 28, 2022 Impact Dance Adjudicators Season 3 Episode 101
Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast
Dancing with Disabilities & Special Needs - Creating Inclusivity in Dance
Show Notes

Guests - Chelsie Hill and Kim Smith

Hosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley Mealor


In Episode 101 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, guests Chelsie Hill, a dancer and wheelchair user, and Kim Smith, founder of A Chance To Dance, a program for dancers with special needs and disabilities, join Courtney and Lesley for a conversation about creating inclusivity in dance.



Topics Include:

  •  Why Kim doesn't place her dancers in special needs categories at competitive events
  •  How Chelsie created an inclusive, meaningful and successful company (The Rollettes) 
  •  How dance studios and dance makers can advocate for dancers of all abilities and circumstances in their communities


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  • Chelsie Hill - @chelsiehill
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  • Kim Smith - @achancetodance_clt


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Rollettes Experience - July 21-July 24 - An in-person event in California for any and all women who use a mobility device. 


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