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Purple Tutu Ballet Classes

Monday, April 22, 2019
4:00 pm4:30 pm
494 Wando Park Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

The not-for- profit organization, The Purple Tutu will bring the artistry of ballet to dancers with Down Syndrome, by providing free classes at the Charleston Dance Institute.
The Purple Tutu’s mission is to encourage dancers that they are capable of classical dance training from a unifying experience. In 2014, the founder, Holland Mcdowell took action to achieve this goal. “Going into it, I was expecting to see improvements in physical ability. What I didn’t realize was the potential for the dancers to gain confidence, learn respect, and develop discipline,” said Mcdowell.
Volunteers, children 4-10 and their families are welcomed to the thirty minute practice every Monday at 4 PM in studio, which is located at 494 Wando Park Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
Participants are advised to wear sweatpants/ yoga pants, a t-shirt, and bare feet. The tutus will be provided for class use.
If you would like to participate in the program, donate to The Purple Tutu or interested in an interview, please email