The organization founded in 1990 by Douglas Scott began as a "traditional" dance company with all professional dancers without disabilities. In 1993, through a partnership with VSA arts of GA, Shepherd Center and Special Audiences, Douglas began teaching dance classes for persons with physical disabilities and the course of his career was changed. He was intrigued by the challenge of creating a modern dance technique that would be inclusive and challenging for all physical abilities; one firmly arts-based and not designed to be "therapeutic". Through hard work, trial and error, and learning from his students, Douglas developed a distinct style and technique, now celebrated for its artistry and inclusiveness.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE: Dance Me a Story: Three Moving Tales brings to life The Ugly Duckling, Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches and a story created on the spot with the audience's help. The segments address diversity and acceptance.