Shining Stars – Special Needs Dance Class

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We truly believe that everyone can dance.  We know how art and movement can bring so much joy to people’s lives!

Shining Stars

Our Shining Stars program is a movement program designed for students with but not limited to the following: any developmental, physical or intellectual disability. This program caters to each student in class with the assistance of instructors. 

We dance, we play, we sing and we interact with each other! It's a lot of fun and can vary on structure depending on what is best for your dancer!

Our Shining Stars program runs in three 8 week sessions.
Session 1 October-November
Session 2 January-March
Session 3 April-June

Raquel Carvalho – Shining Stars Coordinator

Raquel so passionate about working in the community. She has and is currently working with London’s Children Connection, as well as working on completing her DSW.

Here's a recent Shining Stars testimonial


My girls came to Elan for dance camp. As a Mama of a little one with extra needs, we are always looking for an inclusive and accommodating space. We were hesitant after a negative experience at another dance studio. We were welcomed with open arms! My daughter was able to bring her own support and by the end of the week was thriving in the environment! I was overwhelmed by the unconditional high regard extended to my girl (even if she was struggling). They worked to create a space that was accepting, understanding and fun. I am so glad we made the drive from the other side of London to try out Elan. We will be back for Shining Stars and Preschool dance in fall!! Thank you to all who made camp a possibility for my girls!

Anna Olson Parent