Ballet company performs for children with autism

A Norwalk dance company performed Friday to mark Autism Awareness Month, which runs through April.

A Norwalk dance company performed Friday to mark Autism Awareness Month, which runs through April. (4/29/16)

WESTPORT - A Norwalk dance company performed Friday to mark Autism Awareness Month, which runs through April.

The Ballet Etudes Company put on "Carnival of the Animals" at the Westport Country Playhouse in front of a crowd of children with autism and other special needs.

Christina Fagundes Turner, the resident choreographer, says some of the dance moves on stage were inspired by moves her son, who also has autism, uses in his swim therapy class.

During the performance, the house lights remained on, and the sound was lower than normal to accommodate the children.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they are investigating a shooting in 1 Police: 22-year-old shot in Bridgeport
Trump's road to the White House, paved in 2 Trump's 100-days vows: Hits, misses, unfinished business
Fairfield University students packed Penfield Beach Saturday for 3 Annual Clam Jam held at Penfield Beach
News 12 asked viewers what they thought of 4 Connecticut Talks Trump: First 100 Days
Max Antoine, 33, was shot and killed early 5 Family urges Stamford man's killer to surrender to police

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE