Carolina Dance Collaborative hosts annual Adaptive Flash Mob at Christmas Parade

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Kelsey Crum and Alyson Amato of Carolina Dance Collaborative. Photo by Will Crooks

Carolina Dance Collaborative will host an Adaptive Flash Mob this weekend for their students with disabilities and their caregivers.

The participants vary in their disabilities, which range from autism to cerebral palsy and Down syndrome to hearing and visual impairments. The students learn the dance with the assistance of the instructors at Carolina Dance Collaborative, and they are excited to showcase their moves in public.

This year, the flash mob will be kicking off the downtown Greenville Holiday Happenings Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. in One City Plaza.

The flash mob has over 50 performers who have been working to learn a Christmas-themed dance to perform, some even in their wheelchairs. Parents and caregivers of the students will also be participating.

Kelsey Crum, managing director of Carolina Dance Collaborative, says, “I’d love for it to be exposed to the Greenville community to see that individuals with disabilities have the ability to perform and be a part of our downtown community.”

The performance is quick, so make sure you don’t miss it! Following, there will be a reception on the fifth floor of the Clemson ONE Building with catered food, Santa Claus, and a continuing dance party to celebrate the holiday season.

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