Stepping Stones Dances for World Down Syndrome Day

A group of students wearing shirts that say "Just Down Right Awesome," with several teachers and staff standing behind them. Blue and yellow streamer decorations are on the wall behind the group.

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, the students at Stepping Stones School and their families were treated to a dance party by Matt Mazur of Turtle Dance Music, who joined virtually and led a series of live songs personalized for the students. With silly dance moves and lots of laughter, the students enjoyed singing and dancing with their classmates, teachers, and families while wearing special blue and yellow outfits and mismatched socks, hallmarks of Down Syndrome awareness. It was a fun and festive day for all!

The Arc of Essex County’s Stepping Stones School is a Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities serving children ages 3-10.  Located in Roseland, NJ, the school is designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of children with cognitive impairments such as Down syndrome and other students with similar educational and developmental needs.  For more information, or to request a virtual tour and assistance with an out-of-district placement, contact Sue Brand, Director of Early Childhood and Education at (862) 210-8781 or