All Abilities Dance Troupe

All Abilities Dance Troupe light up Huntsville arts festival

The streets of Downtown Huntsville were filled with thousands of residents and visitors at the end of July to take in the sights and sounds of Nuit Blanche North, a contemporary arts festival.

Right in the middle of all the activities, events and exhibits were Community Living Huntsville and the All Abilities Dance Troupe.

Their contribution to the festival was titled Celebrating Inclusion Through the Arts, which involved a series of celebratory performances and hands on arts activities aimed at spreading awareness about perceptions and language associated with disabilities.

Community Living Huntsville had a yarn bombing display, where knitters with and without disabilities from several communities contributed knitting.

Creative Community Muskoka, through Community Living Huntsville, shared their tapestry with attendees, which was created by festivalgoers from last year’s Nuit Blanche North celebration.

The All Abilities Dance Troupe’s performance was choreographed by Alyssa Stapleton. The group is open to people 13 years of age and up. It has been in operation for the past six years and the dancers perform throughout the region several times a year. The group rehearses together once a month and shares moves and steps with one another to practice in between.

Click here to view a portion of this year’s performance.

Ron Laroche, Community Living Ontario