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Teen Tastic! Ready to Dance at 3rd Annual Dance-A-Thon

GiGi’s Teen Tastic group has been hard at work learning a new dance.   During Teen Tastic, which meets every other Thursday, they selected the song, My Type, and created an original dance routine.  They can’t wait to debut it at our 3rd annual Get Down With Down Syndrome Dance-A-Thon on September 23rd at DePaul College Prep.

At GiGi’s Playhouse, we build confidence and social skills during Teen Tastic!

Teen Tastic is an interactive and engaging program for teens ages 13 through 18. This program is built to include teenagers with Down syndrome and those without Down syndrome. We support the development of social skills, fine motor skills, self-help skills, and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program may also support gross motor skills through active games.  Teen Tastic supports the therapeutic-based development of individuals with Down
syndrome and includes the following goals:
  • Participants will increase social skills, with focus on group participation and increasing leisure activity options.
  • An increase in language development, with focus on appropriateness, maintaining conversation and non-verbal social language.
  • Gross motor skills development, with focus on general health, fitness (strength and  balance), and awareness of personal space.
  • An increase fine motor skills & self-help skills through participation in various activities.

Are You Ready to Get Down?

Dance with Us!   Get your ticket today.  You can register as an individual, join a team or create a new team.   Events such as our dance-a-thon help raise the necessary funds to continue to offer programs such as Teen Tastic and other therapeutic and education based programs.   

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