Courtesy of Debbie Crouse
AXIS Dance Company performs at Montclaire Elementary School last month during the school’s second Abilities Awareness Day. The troupe features dancers with and without physical disabilities.
Students at Montclaire Elementary School attended a special assembly Feb. 22, marking the school’s second Abilities Awareness Day. The assembly featured a performance by AXIS Dance Company, an inclusive dance troupe comprising dancers with and without physical disabilities.
In addition to watching the dancers and learning about their individual backgrounds and abilities, some of the Montclaire students participated in the assembly by performing onstage alongside the dancers. The students also provided suggestions for the dancers to use as they performed an improvised dance, and asked questions of the dancers during a question-and-answer session.