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FREE 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 of individual volunteers and businesses in the community.

President - Colleen Perry


Vice Presidents

Adriana Fernandes  Sari Anna Thomas


Treasurer - Robert Leininger 

 Secretary - Melanie Miller


Board members at large 

     Jay Barr           Bill Stierle​

       ​Annie Griffith    Danielle McCulough

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About

Free 2 Be Me Dance

Our spring recital video from our 2013 performance. We did a spooky Thriller dance to music from Michael Jackson!

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


SCHOLARSHIPS
​Orang Khalili $125

Mickey Cassella $100

Annette Austin $50

John Camplin $25

Pooja Doshi - Full Scholarship


​Scholarships are available upon request


"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


LONG BEACH WINTER 2017 SEMESTER
We are thrilled to bring Free 2 Be Me Dance back to Long Beach with this 6 week HIP HOP class!

Sign up today to secure your spot, as space is limited!
WHAT: Hip Hop class
AGES: 7 and up
WHERE: Elevation Studios
ADDRESS: 1900 E 27th Street, Signal Hill
WHEN: Tuesday, January 17 - Tuesday, February 21

TIME: 5:00-6:00pm
COST: $125


TAP/ HIP HOP (ages 7 and up) 

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am          
Price:  $300

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

Where: Danscene Dance Studio

             2980 McClintock Way                  Costa Mesa, CA 92626

BALLET II (invitation only)
Time: ​9:00 - 10:00 am

Price: $300

BALLET I(ages 7 and up)
Time: ​9:00 - 10:00 am

Price: $300

MOVING' N GROOVIN (ages 2-6) 
Time: 8:00 - 8:45 am          
Price:  $300

 ​FREE 2 BE​ ME DANCE

   DANCE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME


orange county class - SPRING 2017

 

​​   Hip Hop Class

   Dates: TBA
   Time:  TBA
   Ages: TBA
   Price: TBA

 

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Westside classes- SPRING 2017


​​  When: Sundays, February 19th - June 11th (16week program)

                                                                             ***​We are NOT having classes April 16th***

                                                    New Location: Los Angeles Ballet 

                                                                        11755 Exposition Blvd

                                                                         Los Angeles, CA 90064