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SYNOPSIS

What happens when a "fairly strict ballet teacher" opens her studio doors to a group of adults with disabilities?

 

Invitation to the Dance  introduces Lena Forster and her adult special needs ballet class.  Filmmaker Sarah Shoemaker follows five students through a year of dance and life, offering viewers the opportunity to glimpse a perspective frequently overlooked, to listen to voices frequently unheard, and to witness the experiences of those who are impacted by the dancers. The film seeks to explore questions about life, community, and our ability to appreciate both the gifts and the limits of each of us.

 
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