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UNIQUE MOVERS

  • In Motion Dance Center of NY 132-19 14th Ave College Point, NY 11356 (map)
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JOIN OUR MOVEMENT AS WE LAUNCH A PROGRAM FOR UNIQUE MOVERS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES!

UNIQUE MOVERS uses a positive reinforcement approach to teach dance and movement skills to children and young adults of all ages and abilities. The mission is to spread the love of dance to those with developmental, physical, or behavioral difficulties in a more relaxed and inclusive dance environment. Our teachers at UNIQUE MOVERS are here to make each mover feel safe and inspired. 

Maggie, the creator, began working with children who have special needs at the early age of 12. Her passion for dance and helping individuals of all capabilities has become a very important part of her life. Being able to share her passion and love for dance with children and young adults of all levels, interests, and abilities is something she has always dreamed of creating. Dance is a gift that unifies all people at any capacity, and UNIQUE MOVERS strives to embody that concept!

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Donations: 

We are proud to announce that partial proceeds of this event will be donated to the Special Olympics. Thank you for helping us make a difference! 

 

Below is a detailed information about the event and what you and your mover can expect during your time with us! Feel free to email Donna for more info as well at: Dspo35@gmail.com

SCHEDULE and DETAILS OF EVENT:

Please note that schedule is subject to change, and a more detailed schedule will be emailed to you prior to the event. We may alter where needed based on enrollment. 

10:30-11:00pm - Event Check In

  • Sign In to the Event & Meet the Staff
  • Meet your Mover Buddy - to discuss mover's needs, likes/dislikes and get to know each other
  • Receive a FREE t-shirt, water bottle and class materials
  • Get a feel for the studio and facility

11:00-11:15pm - Introduction of UNIQUE MOVERS

  • Introduce the program for the day for Parents and Movers
  • Performance by Broadway Dance Center Artists In Motion
  • Performance from one of the cast members of "Spongebob" on Broadway
  • Performance by Koin N Co Dancers

11:15-11:50pm - Class with Robert Taylor Jr. (hip hop/musical theater movement)

11:50-12:00pm - Photo Opportunities, Meet & Greet with Robert Taylor Jr

12:00-12:40pm - Class with Maggie Sposato (contemporary movement)

12:40-1:20pm - LUNCH BREAK

1:20-2:00pm - Class with Emily Bufferd (lyrical movement)

2:10-2:50pm - Class with Miles Keeney (jazz movement)

3:00-3:30pm - End of Event

  • Final Performances from Broadway Dance Center AIM Dancers
  • Meet & Greet with Photo Opportunities with Movers and Instructors/Buddies

GET TO KNOW THE INSTRUCTORS

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Maggie Sposato, The Creator

Maggie has been immersed in the dance culture her entire life. Training includes The Alvin Ailey School, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, as well as involvement in NYC based companies including the XY Dance Project and  AbstraKT Beings. 

Professional Credits: "High Strung 2: Free Dance", the movie, "Best Days" Natalie Eve Lyons, music video, the Brooklyn Arts Performance Showcase, MOVES at NJPAC, REVEAL at the Sitnik Theater, and more. She is also an employee at Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens and Liberate Artists.

Her experience with special needs children in dance and in her own family has propelled her to continue sharing her passion with all types of movers. She learned at a young age, the importance of inclusion in all areas of life. Dance has been at the core of her motivation, and with that motivation comes her desire to pass it on and give back!

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Robert Taylor Jr.

is a singer, dancer and actor whose goal is to inspire and spread love and peace to people of all ages through music and dance.

Professional Credits: Broadway Dance Center Faculty, So You Think You Can Dance Season 8, American Idol, America's Got Talent, National Tour of "Hairspray", Peace & Love Music Festival in Sweden with Rihanna, and so much more!

Robert can most recently be seen in the Broadway Musical "Spongebob Squarepants" as a singer, dancer and actor.

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Emily Bufferd

is an acclaimed producer, choreographer, teacher, and performer. She is the Producer of The Young Choreographer’s Festival, an annual event in NYC presenting the most up-and-coming 18-25yr old choreographers, described by Dance Spirit Magazine as, ”The perfect way to get inspired.”.  

She teaches in NYC at Steps on Broadway, Joffrey Ballet School for the Ballet and Contemporary & Jazz Trainee Programs, Broadway Dance Center, and Peridance Capezio Center. 

Emily’s concert choreography (BEings dance) has been presented at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, the 92nd St. Y, New York Moves, The Giving Tree Benefit Shows, The Showcase Series, The Choreographer’s Canvas, The Elan Summer Dance Festival, and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, among others. 

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Miles Keeney

is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Represented by MSA talent agency, he has worked commercially in both NY and LA.

Professional Credits include: dancing for Silentó, Samsung, Jason Derulo, and Calvin Chen, as well as choreographing for Broadway Dance Center, The University of Auckland in New Zealand, The University of Virginia, and is currently a faculty member with Artistic Dance Exchange Convention and In Motion Dance Center of NY. Miles graduated in 2015 with a BA in Dance with a double major in Developmental Psychology from Connecticut College.

He's developed a unique jazz funk style that pulls from his training in hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and modern. His classes leave his students feeling like they have channeled their inner superstar and tapped into a higher level of performance quality.   

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

MOVER TUITION: $45

  • 4 dance classes (variety of styles and movement catered to the movers' needs)
  • Performances & presentations provided by creators and members of the organization, professionals and more
  • Hands on and in-person interaction with other movers in a supportive environment
  • Each Mover is paired up with a Buddy to work with them directly throughout the day and in classes
  • FREE souvenir T-Shirt and Water Bottle
  • Meet and Greet Photo opportunities with Teachers
  • Opportunity to be a part of a great inclusive first-of-its-kind event!

OBSERVATION FEE: FREE FOR GUARDIANS/CHAPERONES

  • Freedom to come and go as you please throughout the 4 dance classes
  •  Access to performances, presentations and seminars

LOCATION: 

In Motion Dance Center of NY

132-19 14th Ave, College Point, NY 11356

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