Guelph Dance

http://www.guelphdance.ca

Guelph Dance is using the Giving Tuesday platform this year to raise funds to bring BBoy Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli to Guelph for our Workshops in Schools program! Luca is an amazing breakdancer, motivational speaker and advocate for inclusion and integration as he aims to bring people of all abilities together through the power of dance.
Born with Arthrogryposis, a neuromuscular disorder affecting the bones and joints of the body, he has undergone a total of 16 surgeries since he was 7 months old to support his legs, hips, spine, and shoulders. Despite facing physical challenges, Luca learned at an early age about the power of adapting positively to any situation. 
With growing notoriety as a breakdancer, Luca has had opportunities to appear on both Canadian and American media, including appearances on the Ellen Degeneres Show, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, The Today Show, America’s Got Talent, Tout le Monde en Parle, Star Académie, TF-1 and Paul O’Grady. A few years ago, just as his dancing reached a new peak in maturity and his message gained momentum, Lazylegz was given the honour of both headlining and being Segment Director for the 2010 Paralympic Opening Ceremonies.
We are so excited that this June he will be in Guelph for the Guelph Dance Festival, In the Park Series. Our hope, with your help, is that our local youth will have the opportunity to hear him speak and take a workshop with him.  We are looking to raise $3,000 in order to offer three motivational conferences and workshops to students in Guelph.  We can't think of a better message during these trying times to share, than one of inclusion, determination and creative thinking.

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