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YHS dance classes and unified PE team up for memorable performance

The Yuma High School dance classes teamed up with Unified Sports to perform a dance routine for students during lunch on Dec. 19. 
 
"For the past three days, two of my Unified PE classes and two of Mrs. [Dawn] Atherton's dance classes have spent time working together learning some dance moves," YHS PE teacher Liz Huyck said. "It was an amazing experience on all levels. It moves my heart to see how well it all came together. Dawn and her dancers took over and made it all happen."
 
The routine and practice and rehearsal time leading up to the performance embody the mission of Unified Sports. According to the Special Olympics website, the organization is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team with the adage: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
 
Unified Sports and Dance Classes combine for picture
 
Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org