Sisters In Wheelchairs Win A National Dance Competition

Two sisters won the Jamfest Dance Super Nationals this past weekend in Covington, Kentucky. That’s pretty cool, but their story gets even better. Gracie Latkovski, 9, has cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis, and dances in a wheelchair. Her older sister, Quincy, started the performance in a wheelchair, then she stood up and twirled around the stage with Gracie to the song “Reflections.” They won out over 4500 dancers from around the country. Here’s a video of the routine they did (from another performance):

The girls have been dancing for years at a studio; Gracie started at age 3. People have called the dance “heartwarming” but it’s so much more than that. The girls’ grace and emotions shine through in the video—talented dancers, both of them. Said Gracie, “I love dancing and want to show that I can do anything everyone else can because I believe in my dreams.”

From my other blog:

How to respond when people ask what’s wrong with your child with special needs

7 ways to encourage play for kids with special needs

Jobs for people with disabilities, and a flash of hope

 

Image: Screen grab, The Jam Brands video

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