Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dance troupe of people with Down syndrome, their siblings appears on "Got to Dance" in UK

From Digital Spy:

Kimberly Wyatt is reduced to tears of joy by an Essex troupe on this weekend's Got To Dance.

The former Pussycat Doll, who has developed a reputation for being the toughest judge on the Sky1 reality series, shows her softer side when Dance 21 perform at the auditions.

Comprising of 28 dancers between the ages of 5 and 21, they feature children with Down's Syndrome and their siblings.

Speaking about the act, their teacher tells Davina McCall: "We started ten years ago. The youngsters gain an enormous amount from classes - confidence, co-ordination, mobility. I'm excited for them because they are being given this chance to do something we have wanted to do for a long time and they deserve the recognition."

Following the group's routine to 'Hey Mickey', Wyatt becomes emotional telling the group: "Sometimes dance is all about celebrating and you just really made me happy with that... I thought you guys were amazing, I have not been that happy in a really long time, that's because of your performance."