"The special-ed students felt connected in a way that’s hard to describe. In a word, they had a blast. It was incredibly rewarding to see the joy on their faces. Their eyes lit up when they heard the music and they immediately began to turn, jump, and move side to side to the music," Heller said. "The high energy in the room was only surpassed by the smiles on everyone’s faces. By the end, even the few students that are a little shy came out of their shells to join in on the fun. The amazing experience today was one of those things that just spoke for itself."
“I think by working with other classes and sharing the thing that you love, it really teaches other people to appreciate that," dance teacher Dana Findley said. "The bigger thing for Madison and I was to build new friendships. We don’t know everyone at this school and it gives us a chance in a classroom environment to get to meet new friends.”