President - Colleen Perry
Adriana Fernandes Sari Anna Thomas
Treasurer - Robert Leininger
Secretary - Melanie Miller
Board members at large
Jay Barr Bill Stierle
Annie Griffith Danielle McCulough
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.
Free 2 Be Me Dance
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. Take a look at the beautiful documentary below.
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.
BALLET I(ages 7 and up)
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
“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
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!
BALLET II (invitation only)
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
TAP/ HIP HOP (ages 7 and up)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
When: Sundays, February 19th - June 18th (16 week program)
***NO CLASS April 16th and May 28th***
New Location: Westside Ballet
1709 Stewart St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
MOVING' N GROOVIN (ages 2-6)
Time: 8:00 - 8:45 am
Where: Danscene Dance Studio
2980 McClintock Way Costa Mesa, CA 92626
LONG BEACH SPRING 2017 SEMESTER
Free 2 Be Me Dance is thrilled to continue our NEW HIP HOP PROGRAM in LONG BEACH!
Register today for this 12 week semester to secure your spot!
There are limited spots available.
WHAT: Hip Hop class
AGES: 7 and up
WHERE: Elevation Studios
ADDRESS: 1900 E 27th Street, Signal Hill
WHEN: Tuesday, March 14 - Tuesday, June 6
SPRING BREAK: NO CLASS TUESDAY, APRIL 18
Hip Hop Class (16 week session)
Ages: 7 and up
Dates: Wednesday February 15 - Wednesday June 7
(Spring Break: No class 04/19)
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm