Down Syndrome Dance Program

Newtown Square’s Twirl is proud to be the only dance studio in Delaware County and Chester County that has a dance program designed specifically for students with Down syndrome.

Fueled by Twirl’s philosophy of “All for dance. Dance for all.” students with Down syndrome work on improving movement skills, coordination, and memorization as they explore jazz and musical theatre dance styles. Students also have performance opportunities at community events and Twirl’s end of the year show.

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2022-23 Down Syndrome Dance Classes

Classes run from September 8, 2022 to June 7, 2023. Registration for this season is currently closed. Enrollment for the 2023-24 season will open in May 2023.

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm (ages 11+)

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm (ages 10+)

Down Syndrome Dance Dress Code

  • Girls- Black dancewear including T-shirts, sweat pants, leggings, or shorts (leotard and tights are not required). Sneakers with clean soles or tan slip-on jazz shoes.
  • Boys- Black dancewear including T-shirts, sweat pants, and shorts. Sneakers with clean soles or black slip-on jazz shoes.
I am so glad we signed our son up for this fabulous experience.



NBC 10 News “Legally Blind Dancer Teaches Students with Down Syndrome”

Reporter Denise Nakano from NBC 10 News produced this beautiful story about Twirl’s Down syndrome dance program and Twirl teaching artist, Samantha Ambrico Custer.

Delaware County Daily Times “Down syndrome class continues to grow at Twirl dance studio”

NEWTOWN >> Twirl, a dance studio located at 3544 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, has ongoing dance classes for students with Down syndrome. Two weekly classes are offered specifically for these dancers. Owner Sam Sinns, a former Disney dancer, got the idea for a dance class for Down syndrome students a month before Twirl opened in September 2016. A mother called the studio to inquire about classes for her daughter….