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Count Us In festival heats up with inclusive dance fiesta workshops

Newcastle’s Count Us In festival is bringing Latin American rhythms to the month-long celebration of inclusiveness and accessibility with dance workshops hosted by Dance On Newy.

The inclusive dance workshops will focus on Latino sounds such as Reggaeton and Salsa, with members of the local Latin dance community on hand to share their passion for dance with everybody who attends.

The Count Us In Newcastle Program has been designed to deliver activities that celebrate inclusion and accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said Count Us In events like the fiesta workshop are all about highlighting and celebrating the benefits of disability inclusion.

“City of Newcastle prides itself on helping to make our city a more liveable and inclusive community for all people who live, visit and work here, by increasing social inclusion and community connections,” said the Lord Mayor.

“Count Us In is just one way we’re striving towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society. We want to be known as a disability confident city.

“The festival effectively and respectfully links people with disabilities to the broader community and breaks down the barriers to inclusion.”

The series of workshops is open for people 18 years and over. The first workshop kicks off tonight at 6:00 pm with the next fiesta is happening at Newcastle City Hall on Thursday 18 March. Click here for more information.