• Ellerslie Event Centre

Dance For Abilities presents “Fashions on the Field” at Ellerslie Racecourse for their biggest event

On Saturday 17 November, Ellerslie Racecourse will host Dance For Abilities (DFA’s) biggest event yet with over 400 people with intellectual disabilities expected to attend this fantastic day out.

Dance For Abilities continues to build momentum with an unprecedented turnout of over 350 people at their second event, Jungle Mania, in the viaduct in August — showcasing the need for these fun-filled nights out.

The DFA team continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible for the third instalment of the year with a theme that is fit for the season. There will be fascinator stations, runway walk offs, special guests, dance offs and a few horses to set the day alight.

Daniel Hopkirk, Dance For Abilities Director says, “The events are getting bigger and better each time. We are ecstatic that Ellerslie Racecourse have come onboard to host the Fashions on the Field event which is sure to be an action-packed day with a number of smiles for all in attendance. The goal is to continually evolve the event and create equal opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to have a night out in these fantastic locations around Auckland.”

DFA’s vision is to host events for those with intellectual disabilities in the same venues that we would all attend on a night out, whilst catering to the specific needs of guests with the likes of hyper-sensitivity to noise, sound and dietary requirements.

Dance for Abilities is a not-for-profit organisation so in order for the event to take place, the team need to raise at least $15,000 to pay for all guests in attendance. A donation of $35 covers the costs of food, drinks and entertainment of one guest for a day out. If you would like to donate, please use the Givealittle page

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