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Students with special needs perform flash mob to One Direction

By Nkoyo Iyamba | Posted - Dec 5th, 2012 @ 5:33pm

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SANDY &#8212 A flash mob of about 50 special education students from South Valley School showed off some fierce choreography Wednesday, dancing to the music of the boy band One Direction &#8212 the song was "What Makes You Beautiful."

The kids were dancing to prove to themselves that they are capable of doing anything they put their minds to.

"I like it a lot; it was really fun," said Debbie Guerrero, who participated. "I would recommend it to anyone."

"There's absolutely nothing better than coming out here tonight, dancing your butts off and having a blast, having fun," added Sam Jones.

Each move helps these students learn confidence that will help them find a job and make decisions. Today, the syncopated choreography should help them apply those life lessons.

South Valley educators feel this flash mob dance project will give their students a chance to shine.

"They, like anybody else, want to be a part of the community and society to fit in and to feel accomplished, and have that self-esteem," said Lindsay Bailey, the South Valley School dance choreographer.

Since this is their first gig, they now have the confidence to do it again &#8212 maybe in the spring, they say.

"They may just show up," Bailey said. "Be ready and watching."


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