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Danceability holds parade in place of recital

Posted at 11:19 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 06:53:24-04

DEPEW, N.Y. (WKBW) — When an in-person recital was no longer an option, the staff at Danceability in Depew took action right away. They went from once-a-week classes in person to multiple days a week on Facebook.

"We would teach what we'd normally teach," dance teacher Kayleigh Terranova said. "And check in with our dancers while we were teaching, say hi, and try to make it as interactive as possible."

"When they decided to put things on Facebook live, they did three or four sessions a week dancing," Aaron Siska said.

Siska's daughter, Olivia, had watched the virtual classes up to ten times, according to her dad. It was an opportunity for her to connect to friends and instructors she hadn't seen since Danceability had to close.

On Saturday, the dancers were instead a part of the audience for a parade. Instructors were dancing in the parking lot and greeting their students as they passed by.

"It literally was the highlight of our day," Olivia's mother Christa Siska said. "Like, snow in May in Buffalo, and to get out and see so many people happy, it was an awesome day."