St. Stephen's Community House participants

Karshell McCaffe

Karshell McCaffeKarshell McCaffe

Bust a move, cut a rug, boogie...

When 13 year old Karshell McCaffe first came to the Youth Arcade, it was like she had forgotten how to be happy. Quiet, she was uncertain about who she was, where she was going, and who her friends really were. What she did know, was that she loved to dance. She got the opportunity, through our Youth Services’ Breaking Boundaries physical recreation program.

Karshell was introduced to our services through our high school outreach. She wanted the chance to learn more about dance and that is exactly what she found. With the help of the City Dance Corps, Karshell and other youth in the program had the opportunity to learn dance fundamentals from professional instructors, a service they could not otherwise afford. They also saw firsthand the benefit of working together for a common goal, and the dedication needed to get there.

Together with her friends in Breaking Boundaries, Karshell is focused on training for the STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase, held at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in early June. She smiles a lot these days, and with good reason.

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