Thank you, Jeanette, for all you have done for us!
Follow news about "Free 2 Be Me" the movie on the Facebook page and get a copy of the documentary here: free2bememovie.com


“The mission of Free 2 Be Me Dance is to bring the joy of dance to individuals with Down syndrome.”



-- Colleen Perry, MFT 
Founder and teacher of F2BMD

"Free 2 Be Me" Documentary


Our dear friend Jeanette Godoy, a documentary filmmaker, directed this short film about the dancers of Free 2 Be Me Dance! The film is traveling the short film festival circuit now. Take a look at the beautiful documentary below

Please take a look at our spring recital video from our 2013 performance. We did a spooky Thriller dance to music from Michael Jackson!

  • Mickey Cassella--$100
  • Barry Edson Scholarship--$75 
  • Annette Austin Scholarship--$50
  • John Camplin Scholarship--$25

We have scholarships available this semester. The scholarships and their availability are listed below. These are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Sundays, March 22nd -- June 14th
  • Time: 10-11 AM
  • Tuition: $175
  • Location: Westside Ballet School,
  • 1709 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404

Tap & Hip Hop (combined class)​

  • Sundays, March 22nd -- June 14th
  • Time: 9 - 10 AM
  • Tuition: $175
  • Location: Westside Ballet School,
  • 1709 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404 

Ballet II​

  • Sundays, March 22nd -- June 14th
  • Time: 9-10 Am
  • Tuition: $175
  • Location: Westside Ballet School,
  • 1709 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404

Current Classes-Westside


Movin' n' Groovin'
Sundays, March 22nd -- May 17th
Time: 8:15 - 9 AM
Tuition: $125
Location: Westside Ballet School,
1709 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404


Ballet I

  • WHAT:  Hip Hop
  • WHERE:  Dance Asylum
  • ADDRESS: 151 Kalmus Drive #J7, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • WHEN:  Thursday July 9th - Thursday August 13th
  • TIME:  5:00-6:00pm
  • COST:  $100
  • INSTRUCTOR:  Sari Anna Thomas
  • TO REGISTER:  click HERE

ORANGE COUNTY


This will be our 2nd summer in Orange County,
and we are so excited to be able to continue this program!  
This class will be a hip hop class, and will be held right across
the parking lot from the DSAOC office!!

Donate to our program! Any amount will go directly to supporting our dancers and our organization's fees such as studio rental, costumes, performance fees, paying teachers, among other expenses. We thank you for your generosity!

​LONG BEACH


This summer we are offering a 6-week pilot program to kick off our new expansion to Long Beach!  This class will be an adaptive dance class that will expose dancers to a variety of styles and movement.  

THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH WITH PERFORMANCES AT 11:30AM AND 1:30PM.  


THIS WILL BE A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO GET A REAL FEEL FOR OUR PROGRAM AND SEE WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT! 


Visit our Register for Classes page to pay for tuition

We are so excited to announce our summer program for Long Beach & Orange County!  
Here are all the details:


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  • WHAT:  An adaptive dance class
  • WHERE:  Elevation Studios 
  • ADDRESS: 1900 E 27th Street, Signal 
  • WHEN:  Tuesday July 14th - Tuesday August 18th
  • TIME:  4:00-5:00pm
  • COST:  $100
  • INSTRUCTOR:  Sari Anna Thomas
  • TO REGISTER:  click HERE

REE 2 BE ME DANCE IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS ...


Free 2 Be Me Dance is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and relies upon the generosity...

Colleen Perry - President


Robert Leininger - Treasurer
Lisa Vincent - Vice President


Melanie Miller - Secretary and Outreach Coordinator

Free 2 Be Me Dance is an adaptive ballet class for kids with Down syndrome living in Los Angeles. It began as a labor of love by Colleen Perry, former ballet dancer and current Marriage and Family Therapist.

FREE 2 BE​ ME DANCE

          DANCE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SYNDROME

Long Beach & ORANGE COUNTY

SUMMER PROGRAM 2015

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