meet teddy & rylie
"Teddy is so special because he is hands down the best and most fun dance partner. He is constantly making me laugh and smile, and he is so kind." - Rylie
"Teddy and Rylie have been in the program together for so long. There is a love and trust that they have with each other that really shows in classes. They look like the best of buddies when they are dancing together!" - Miss Danaë, LIVE ART teacher
"Every Saturday, Teddy runs in and gives me the biggest hug which instantly makes me forget about anything bad that happened the week prior. I’m so grateful to have met Teddy and for our secret handshake!" We’ve grown up together over the past five years, and our relationship has always stayed so tight. Even on the longest days of rehearsal, we get through it by playing games together and playing with snapchat filters. I hope he always knows that he will have a special place in my heart and that I’ll always be “Teddy’s Buddy” and he will always be “Rylie’s Buddy.” - Rylie
"These two act like true family. Teddy has given Rylie a confidence that she carries across the program. As a long time student she has grown into a gentle leader and that is largely because of her relationship with Teddy. He is full of surprises and joy... he will pop up from a move and let Rylie know that she did a great job. Always encouraging her and leaning on her for support. He pulls joy out of her. and she does the same to him." – Miss Abby, LIVE ART teacher
Come and join us Friday and the whole month of June while our project with be showcased as part of FIRST FRIDAYS IN RVA!
Students in SPARC’s unique LIVE ART program for youth with and without disabilities work together in a variety of performing and visual arts classes throughout the year. While rehearsing their performances, they build relationships and understanding of one another using SPARC’s unique C.A.R.E. curriculum based on - Compassion, Acceptance, Respect and Empathy.
The LIVE ART program culminates in an award winning mega-concert, featuring nationally, internationally, and regionally recognized recording artists performing with the LIVE ART students. Together they take the stage for a night of music, dance, visual art, and human connection for a show that has become one of Richmond’s favorite annual events!
Come and see photos and stories of LIVE ART friendships that know no bounds, as part of the Creatives of RVA project. And artistic creations of students for the LIVE ART: Family show on June, 2, 2019.
The show will be running through the month of June at Red Amp Audio, located at 9 W Grace Street, Richmond VA 23220