When Natasha first met support worker Margaret in early 2017, the one activity she wanted to do above anything else was dancing.
Margaret researched local possibilities, and soon Natasha was a devoted member of a weekly dance session for people with learning disabilities at Dance City, Newcastle. Every Monday the pair travel into the city for the class, then share a set meal and cake at the centre’s café. The sessions were such a hit that Margaret is investigating the possibility of organising further classes nearer the service, so that more people with learning disabilities in the area can benefit.
Read Natasha’s favourite dancing memory, in her own words.
Life is for Dancing
I go to Dance City on Mondays and I love it.
In November I went on stage in Dance City in Newcastle and did my performance in front of loads of people! I felt awesome and famous. My whole family were there – Mam, Granddad and my sisters Emily and Chloe. My two housemates were also there.
I stood in the middle with a flower in my hand waving it into the air. My Mam was crying and her mascara came off. Everyone was happy and clapping. It was so noisy!
I gave my housemates Josephine and Emily some cake when I got home to celebrate. It was a great day.