KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Finding programs that fit their child's needs was a problem for many parents in the Kansas City metro area. Now, a Northland dance studio is helping people of all ages and abilities find their groove.
"It's been my dream to do competition after watching Dance Moms," said Abby Kennedy, dancer.
For Abby Kennedy, her journey started two years ago after her mother caught her twirling around in the basement. When Kennedy was four-years-old, she attended her first dance class, but it wasn't the right fit.
"The repetitiveness, the lack of attention, the eye contact, all that kind of stuff," said Mindy Kennedy, Abby's mother.
Mindy Kennedy realized Abby needed a special environment after learning she was autistic. Mindy said finding the right studio wasn't easy until three years ago when she found the Sparkle Program.