Schuster said she doesn’t think many studios in the area have classes specifically for children with special needs.
“My daughter has always danced,” she said. “I’ve been to a couple studios. There’s just not a lot of opportunities for kids with disabilities.”
Classes typically consist of different activities that involve gross motor, balance, listening skills and more.
Minooka resident Bethany Hale said she’s glad she heard about the dance class. She said she originally learned of it through Facebook.
“The girls have been in it since the very first day, and they love it,” she said. “They seem to have fun. They know when it’s time to come. Today is dance class with Ms. Dana. So, they’re very excited about it.”
Above, Jaclyn Wegner (right) dances to the beat of the music during a special needs dance class held at Dance Beat Studio in Channahon.