Sonja Malaniuk took her daughter, Ana, to enroll in a dance class in Edmonton. But the teacher said Ana, who has Down syndrome, couldn't join. "We were told she wasn't welcome, she wasn't to their standards," Malaniuk told Global News.
Now Ana is tearing it up, as you can see in a video that was shared by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society. "This studio has been amazing to Ana and her friends with Down syndrome," Malaniuk said on Facebook.
Ana is now preparing for her first competition. “She’s met so many friends,” Malaniuk said. “Her confidence has grown hugely and she just loves it.