Community dance together

DANCE: Samuel Joyce, Josh Wheeler, Christopher Lee and Hayden Best enjoyed last year's Let's Dance Social Night.
DANCE: Samuel Joyce, Josh Wheeler, Christopher Lee and Hayden Best enjoyed last year's Let's Dance Social Night.

After the success of the first dance, another Let's Dance Social Evening for young adults with disabilities will be held on Saturday.

Earlier this year 35 people attended the event at the Mormon Church, with Organiser Alison Homes hoping to see 50 people come out

The social evening will have a Christmas theme and will feature entertainment in the form of DJ Brooke Nieborg.

Fun games such as Lucky Numbers and musical chairs will be held on the night. Young adults with disabilities from ages 16 and up are welcome to attend.

Volunteers will be devoting their time to organise the event, which will be held at no cost to the participants.

The dance aims to encourage social interaction between youths who may feel isolated due to their disability and normally avoid going out.

Ms Homes works for YMCA Y-Day Options, a day options program for young adults with a disability. She aims to forge connections between those with disabilities.

“A lot of them don't go out at night so they won't know many people, we're hoping this will bring the community together,” she said

“Last year it was so good to see them all having so much fun singing and dancing to the music in groups or on their own.” 

Those attending will be required to fill out a free registration form they can obtain by contacting Mrs Homes on 0407 841 960 or by visiting the Whyalla Public Library.

Parents/Carers are asked to bring in their child and to sign them in and out during the social event for safety purposes.