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THERAPY through DANCE

uNdeRstanD Program

The uNdeRstanD Program gives people of all ages, races, cultural backgrounds, sexual preferences, and/or special needs a forum to explain stories through movement, rather than words. Together, explore a range of emotions based on personal experiences. This can be done through movement classes, the creation of original dance works, and dialogue in small groups.

After the loss and his mother at the age of 17 and shortly a few years later his father, dance found Michael in a dark place. It wasn't until he saw his first dance performance that he felt connected again. Everything he saw was everything that he was feeling. Since that day Michael has pledged to attribute his time to give back to the community through dance. 

"The goal of the program is to explore through movement the issues that weigh down the attendee's spirit, so they may eventually become creative people with the self-confidence to turn adversity into a stepping-stone for success. We provide a platform to speak their minds and be heard."

- Michael Nickerson-Rossi

PROGRAMS WE HAVE TOUCHED HANDS WITH

"To express something with your body, not vocally, but physically, is an experience that evokes many layers deeply hidden, yet providing a healthy release."

MICHAEL NICKERSON-ROSSI

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