Disability affects 1 in 7 people worldwide. This includes over 90 million children.
An impactful statistic and introduction in the movie trailer for Everybody Dance. One that definitely sparks our interest as we are always inspired by people breaking barriers to those with special talents and abilities.
We were recently introduced by The Baby Spot to the film’s producer and director, Dan Watt and we were very excited to be able to secure an interview with him. We were able to dig right in and get to know Dan and how Everybody Dance came to be.
About Everybody Dance Documentary Movie
Everybody Dance is a heartfelt film that explores the everyday life of kids with different disabilities and how ballet has changed their lives. The film lets us in the lives of five kids, and their incredible dance teacher, as they prepare for an emotional dance recital. Dance is an empowering and equalizing force that offers children a way to feel capable and in control, teaching them discipline, focus, and social skills. EVERYBODY DANCE explores the daily lives of a group of remarkable children—the challenges, obstacles, and exhilaration that all kids feel–as they prepare for a dance recital. This film follows these children as they embark on an inspiring journey of self-discovery, dedication, achievement–and dance!
The Arts is an amazing equalizer.
Interview with Dan Watt
1. What is the inspiration behind “Everybody Dance”?
2. In this beautiful documentary, there are five families’ journeys you share with the world. How were these five families chosen?
3. We believe that everyone is unique in their own special way and each person has a unique ability. This documentary, feels like a great reflection of highlighting special abilities. What do you hope people gain from this going forward? Any hopes you believe it will inspire other children who may feel that they may not be accepted in dance?
4. Breaking barriers and stigma is amazing! What is a highlight that has already happened since the release of your documentary, “Everybody Dance”?
5. We love the coverage you have already received such as interviews on The Baby Spot and on The Kelly Clarkson Show, how were these experiences?
6. Since filming the documentary, how have the families been doing? Any special updates from the inspiring children?
7. Have you seen more positive impact within the dance community and schools in offering more inclusive classes? If not, what do you recommend is the best steps to take to make it more inclusive?
8. Thank you so much for your time and sharing your remarkable impact to our world. Would you like our readers to know anything else?
Momma Braga’s Final Note
We are incredibly thankful to have had this opportunity to interview Dan. He is a remarkable person and we hope to meet him in person one day! We are also thankful to share this wonderful documentary with our worldwide audience as everyone should be seeing this movie. The reviews have been spectacular and it truly tugs the heartstrings! To be honest, I needed a tissue just for the trailer alone as you can’t help but feel part of these children’s lives through their story being told.
Inclusion, acceptance and love is something that we should all strive for in our every day life. We strongly feel that this movie is a step in the right direction. It isn’t about a disability but about people’s abilities. To all the wonderful dancers, keep dancing and shining bright as you are all stars in our eyes!
Everybody Dance is definitely a movie to watch together as a family and one that shows dreams can come true!
Until next time…Happy Parenting!