AP PHOTOS: Miami dance troupe has disabled members

AP PHOTOS: Miami dance troupe has disabled members


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MIAMI (AP) — Professional dance is normally an activity for the able-bodied in tip-top shape, but a Miami-based dance troupe incorporates disabled dancers into its repertoires as a way to enhance performances.

The group, Karen Peterson and Dancers, was founded by Karen Peterson in 1990 out of a desire to push herself as a choreographer. She calls the style "inclusive dance." And for the disabled dancers, including people in wheelchairs, the performances give them confidence and help them to build physical strength.

A look at some of the group's recent performances and rehearsals through photos:

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