Where:Elevation Studios
             1900 E 27th St #101
             Signal Hill, CA 90755

Adaptive Dance Class ​(8 week program)

Dates: Tuesdays October 6 - December 1 (no class November 24th)
Times: 4:00-5:00pm

​Ages:  7 and up 

Price: $150

Long Beach Class

Where: Dance Fusion
            16401 Gothard Street 

            Huntington Beach 92647

Orange County Class

Hip Hop Class (8 week program)

​Dates: Wednesdays October 7 - December 2 (no class November 25th)

Time:  5:30-6:30pm 

Ages:7 and up


Westside Dates(12 week session)
September 13th, 20th, 27th
October 4th,11th, 18th, 25th
November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
December 6th (no class November 29th)

Westside Classes

Where:Westside School of Ballet
             1709 Stewart Street
             Santa Monica, CA 90404

Price: $200 per class

Promotional price for TAP and HIP HOP(combined): $175 
Price:$100 for Tap ONLY

Price:$100 for Hip Hop ONLY

Movin'N Groovin - 8:00 am with Miss "A" (ages 2 to 7)
Ballet I -
9:00 am with Sari (ages 7 and up)
Ballet II -
9:00 am with Miss "A" (ages 10 and up)
Tap -
10:00 to 10:30am with Miss "A" (ages 7 and up)
Hip Hop -
10:30 to 11:00 am with Sari (ages 7 and up)

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

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

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!


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

President - Colleen Perry

Vice Presidents

Adriana Fernandes  Sari Anna Thomas

Treasurer - Robert Leininger 

 Secretary - Melanie Miller

Board members at large 
Art McHugh    Karen Davidson
Jay Barr           Bill Stierle​

Azita Khalili

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.



2015 Fall-Winter Semester classes

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Board of Directors


Free 2 Be Me Dance

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​Orang Khalili $125

Mickey Cassella $100

Annette Austin $50

John Camplin $25

Pooja Doshi - Full Scholarship

​Scholarships are available upon request

Tap and Hip Hop are combined.