Six-year-old Ana Malaniuk is like many girls her age: she loves to dance. The biggest difference between her and her classmates though, is that she’s now an Internet star thanks to her killer moves.
Ana could easily put many of us to shame with her amazing skills, but even she faced rejection when one dance studio told her mother that she wouldn’t be able to keep up due to the fact that she has Down Syndrome. This, after just one short 45-minute lesson. Um, excuse us? It takes us at least a few weeks to feel steady on our feet. We have a feeling that instructor is feeling mighty silly now.
Not only can Ana keep up with the best of them, she’s maintained an amazingly positive attitude the entire time. She has a new dance studio now that has welcomed her with open arms, which is lucky for all of us, because otherwise we may not have been graced with her wonderful story. You can hear all about her journey and motivation in the video above, and her full dance routine below.
Don’t stop dancing, Ana!
Ana from EdmontonHey Canada! This is one of the cutest and most impressive things we’ve seen in a while. Check out Ana from Edmonton showing off her fantastic dance skills. Thank you Sonja Malaniuk, for sending this in – and thanks to Ana for making our day a little more awesome. :)If you have a Dance On 3/21 video from #WorldDownSyndromeDay, send it in! Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on our Facebook wall! #SeeTheAbility #Downsyndrome
Posted by Canadian Down Syndrome Society on Wednesday, March 23, 2016