I have had the honor of being an instructor at Let's Dance since the beginning and have had the privelege of working with 4 amazing teams throughout the years. Hands down, this event is my favorite event I am apart of each and every year! I cannot put into words the atmosphere in the ball room the night of the big event. The buzz in the room; the excitement, nervousness, smiles and best of all the pride that beems from the performers at the end of their dance. It's truly incredible feeling you can only achieve by being in the room. I encourage everyone to attend Let's Dance! I can promise it will be an outstanding, fun filled evening - where a smile will never leave your face! Also be on the look out for team Shorty's Got Back because they are going RAISE THE ROOF!
The energy Shorty's Got Back is going to be bring to the stage will be unmatched! Gracie & Mary are a force to be reckoned with. They bring energy, personality, dedication and hardwork and I cannot wait to see them crush it on stage. And be on the lookout for some of Gracie's Signature Moves throughout the dance!
Let’s Dance! is much like “Dancing with the Stars,” only in this case the stars are people served by Pathlight, a Springfield-based organization that serves more than 1000 children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout western Massachusetts.
Pathlight stars are paired with someone from the community and together they rehearse with a volunteer dance instructor to learn a dance routine they will perform the night of the event: November 11, 2023
In the months leading up to the event, as well during the show on the night of, we all can vote for our favorite couple or couples.
$10 per vote. Vote early, vote often -- stuff that ballot box!
Your generosity provides enrichment activities to all served by Pathlight. From theater classes, chorus or participating on a bowling team, to paddling on the Connecticut River, taking a trip to Fenway to watch a Red Sox game, or membership at a local YMCA, these activities allow people with intellectual disabilities to experience the fullness of life.
Pathlight is the premier provider of exceptional services to people with disabilities and their families in Western Massachusetts. In partnership with the people we serve, we design high quality, innovative, and person-centered supports.
Pathlight firmly believes that people with developmental disabilities should be welcomed, contributing members of their communities. We pursue this commitment through an innovative and energetic approach, reflective of the pioneering spirit that brought us together.
Pathlight programs and services:
- Adult Family Care
- Autism Connections
- Down Syndrome Resource Group of W. Mass
- Family Empowerment
- Residential Services
- Shared Living
- Whole Children
- Whole Selves