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Dreaming with your feet

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  • Dance program for special needs kids is "therapy in disguise"
  • 8-year-old Elianna learned to walk in dance class

Her dad calls it "therapy in disguise." She calls it "dreaming with her feet."  It's a dance class that's changing children's lives.

Eight-year-old Elianna Stanners learned to walk in dance class. She has cerebral palsy and couldn't walk before she began participating in an innovative arts education program a few years ago. The Johnny Stallings Arts Program at Merrimack Hall in Huntsville, Ala., is a year-round program for kids with developmental disabilities.

A place of 'love & acceptance'

Elianna participated in the annual Christmas pageant this year, and it's truly inspirational to see how one program has changed the lives of so many wonderful children.

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