Five years ago, Becky Stern approached Chris Roth to develop and implement a ballroom dance curriculum for students with special needs. He jumped right in and Yes, You Can Dance! piloted the first Special Needs Ballroom class on February 19, 2012.
Since then, the program has grown to three days a week at two locations. In addition, we offer a program for people with Multiple Sclerosis and continues to offer programs for older adults. All this is possible because of Chris Roth, our Director of Curriculum & Instruction.
At our fifth anniversary celebration, we honored Chris Roth. He makes everyone who comes to the studio feel comfortable and capable of dancing. This is gift – he connects with each student. He makes learning to dance fun and exciting thanks to his amazing enthusiasm, boundless energy and his gift for sharing the joys and benefits of dance.
Thank you to everyone who made donations in honor of Chris Roth and our Fifth Anniversary. We raised over $1,000 from our dancers and their families and friends – giving our $50,000 Challenge Grant a great start!