A multi-award-winning exercise program for youngsters with a physical or intellectual disability will expand into Hillside next month.
Rotary Caroline Springs’ BusyFeet caters for people aged six to 16 through dance and music in a “fun and safe environment” with one-on-one tuition.
The program, which has been a part of several Variety events, began in Stonnington six years ago. It will get under way at Hillside’s Banchory Community Centre at 11am on July 16, with four youngsters already signed up.
“It’s a place where everyone feels special and is respected for their individual ability,” Caroline Springs RSL member Ross Butterworth said.
“BusyFeet provides training in dance and movement through songs … along with movement using pompoms, dance ribbons, scarves and musical instruments.
“The children are currently learning steps to both
Grease and Dispicable Me, preparing for their first concert in October,” Mr Butterworth said.
“More children with special needs and volunteers to assist with this extremely valuable program are still needed and welcomed.”
BusyFeet has been operating in Melton since October 2014. It won the titles of Melton community project of the year in 2015 and ‘access and inclusion leader’ in 2016.
“The children took part in the Djerriwarrh Festival, a Variety Christmas party for special children at the Melbourne Exhibition Buildings and at Moonee Valley racecourse,” Mr Butterworth said
The program is funded by gold coin donations. Call Annette on 0401 031 917 for more information; email BusyFeetMelton@hotmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/Busy/FeetMelton