UPDATE: Watch for show to air now on Monday, Nov. 3rd (always subject to change!).
Kym Johnson of “Dancing with the Stars” is tentatively scheduled to appear on tonight’s Access Hollywood, along with the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA) dance class she’s currently teaching. More than fifty students from ages two to fifty two are taking part in the class. Johnson also teaches dance classes for those with special needs when home in Australia.
According to Gail Williamson, exc. director of the DSALA, the U.S. effort began after Johnson asked if she could teach a class while in Los Angeles filming the current 2008 season of the popular show. Johnson, and her partner, Warren Sapp, are still in the running for the coveted 2008 Dancing with the Stars title.
Access Hollywood airs on NBC; check local listings for times. Note: Gail says the segment could be bumped by another late-breaking story, so if it doesn’t air tonight, watch for it later this week. Johnson and her dancers will also perform during the annual DSALA Buddy Walk at Santa Anita Park this Sunday, Nov. 2nd.
Tune in to see this great example of focusing on ability in action. You’ve got my vote, Kym!!
For more information, visit: dsala.org
For more information on nationwide walks, visit: buddywalk.org
(Photo of Gail Williamson, and son, Blair, (taking part in the dance class), used with permission).
What a fantastic story. Thank you for bringing into focus the ability not the disability! I always tell kids, you may have a disability but that does not disable you from you life. Now I have another story to use to illustrate this quote. Thanks again! JT’s mom – Monica