Dance for Abilities is back with an exciting event, but it needs your support — here’s how to help

Making its highly anticipated return for 2023, Dance For Abilities lively event is back and better than ever are a forced two-year hiatus over which time it has been sorely missed. For anyone unfamiliar with the work that Dance for Abilities does, it’s a charity that seeks to create inclusive, fun spaces in which those with disabilities can cut loose a little, have a dance and express themselves. Started by brothers Jonathan and Daniel Hopkirk who saw very few opportunities for their sister with Down Syndrome to go out in the same way they did, Dance For Abilities has facilitated a number of highly-popular social events both here and in Australia.

This year, DFA will is hosting its popular dance party on Thursday the 15th of June, from 5:30 pm at The Glasshouse in Morningside, and the theme will be Dancing with Our Stars. As such, organisers are asking attendees to come dressed up in their ‘ballroom best,’ and are promising that there will be dancing with celebrities, showcase dances and prizes for costumes and dance moves on the night. Previously, DFA events have attracted close to 400 (or more) participants, and have sold out in less than an hour — so widespread is the demand.

And while the event itself is free, it needs donations to take place. So, anyone who is in a position to help out, we encourage you to do so. As DFA is a not-for-profit, crucial events like this can’t happen without the kindness of strangers, with a donation of just $50 enough to cover drinks, food and entertainment for one guest at this year’s Dancing with Our Stars extravaganza. Donations can be made to DFA’s Givealittle page, here.


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