Last May, the danse company “Tous en scène” composed of residents with intellectual disabilities and educators from Afeji’s residential home Les Bazennes won the national handidanse competition. This competition gathered almost a thousand dancers from all over France!
The "Tous en scène" group, made up of 10 dancers (7 people with intellectual disabilities and 3 professionals) completed the "Dance & Disability" training course at the AVIO Academy, a benchmark in the field of dance and inclusion. They even won the "coup de coeur 2023" prize, awarded by Cécile AVIO, founder of the French national Federation of Handidanse.
"I cried because I was so happy", "we danced really well", "when are we going back on stage?", said Mélissa, Chloé and Alicia, dancers from the "Tous en scène" group, with pride and happiness.
Congratulations to Inès, Mélisse, Chloé, Alicia, Clément, Nicolas, Manuelle, Laura, Johanna and Katy!
 Les Bazennes is a Residential Home welcoming and accommoding 49 adults with disabilities, the majority of whom are mentally disabled (different stages: moderate, severe and serious). Some residents have impaired personality and communication, or autistic disorders, motor and sensory impairements.