Dancing together with CF
Weekly classes are Thursday 4:30pm PT | 5:30pm MT|6:30pm CT|7:30pm ET and open to all ages unless otherwise specified.
Ballet, Contemporary Modern, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, and Dancing Through the Decades featuring popular and craze dances such as the Electric Slide.
Jump In! 30-minute classes offered outside the weekly class. Dates/times announced on Instagram and Facebook.
Hip Hop, Irish, Stretch, Kids!, Ballet
Dancing Together with CF is a virtual dance class designed for people living with Cystic Fibrosis and their community including friends and family. Adaptive assistants are available for weekly classes and may be requested for additional classes. No prior dance experience necessary. All ages welcome. After dancing, it's time for social connectivity with other members of the CF community.
This class is funded through the Impact Grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This grant provides the ability for the classes to be offered at no cost to the students.
This project was inspired by Amanda Killen, dancer and choreographer living in Kansas City, Missouri. Suzanne Ryanstrati said, "Amanda was a former dance student. Her passion for dance radiates in the classroom and on stage. When she told me about her experience with CF and that people with CF could not take dance together I wanted to find a way to make that happen." Read Amanda's inspiring story here.
Instructors Nora Burkitt, Amanda Killen and Suzanne Ryanstrati facilitate classes in a variety of genres including, but are not limited to Ballet, Contemporary Modern, Creative Movement, Introduction to Dance, Jazz, Strength and Stretching, Improvisation, Dance Team, Musical Theater, Tap Dance, Afro-Cuban and Storytelling.