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Measuring the impact of “Dancing for Down Syndrome”

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The Down syndrome community of New York City did something that has never been done before. A minuscule fraction of the 4 to 5 thousand families touched by Down syndrome estimated to live in the metropolitan area, shared their experiences of loving someone with Down syndrome…

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we all understand how rich and complex our live are, without missing how much fun we’re having, too

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GiGi’s is such an important part of our community. This is a fun, easy, safe place for us to enjoy our son and for him to have a great time, with games and activities that are perfect for his interests and abilities. We get to spend time with other families and people who “get” what Down syndrome is. There is no need to explain ourselves. And we all understand how rich and complex our live are, without missing how much fun we’re having, too. GiGi’s is just the place to have a “hang out” and a great landing place for new families – anytime – we can feel unique and normal at the same time. It’s a gift.  ~Kate & Ray & Adam Schaub

Upcoming events

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Storytelling @ GiGi's Playhouse | New York | New York | United States
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm GiGi's Playhouse
Come exercise your imagination through crafts, music, dance, and acting! Each session will center on a different theme, and will explore interactive storytelling for children ages 4-13.
Gratitude Committee @ New York | New York | United States
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adults with Down syndrome form a core of volunteers who meet weekly at the Playhouse to create hand made thank you cards and send them to the volunteers who run our programs. If you would... Continue Reading
Adaptive Ballet for ages 2-6
Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Discover your inner ballerina while learning classical ballet steps and positions!  Develop Ballet fundamentals: balance, coordination, and rhythm.  Dancers develop strength and elegance while appreciating this classical art form.  Ballet improves posture, body awareness, and... Continue Reading
Adaptive Ballet ages 7 and up
Sep 23 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Discover your inner ballerina while learning classical ballet steps and positions!  Develop Ballet fundamentals: balance, coordination, and rhythm.  Dancers develop strength and elegance while appreciating this classical art form.  Ballet improves posture, body awareness, and... Continue Reading
Literacy Pod, ages 7-8 @ GiGi's Playhouse | New York | New York | United States
Sep 25 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm GiGi's Playhouse
Teaching children with Down syndrome literacy and pre-literacy skills in a very small classroom setting is what we call a ‘Literacy Pod’. In this weekly group, parents and volunteers work together in order to prepare the... Continue Reading