A Madison dance school offers a ballet class that is the first of its kind in the area.
Jo Matzner began teaching sitting ballet to children and adults at the Kehl School of Dance on Verona Road in January.
The class was designed to allow anyone with mobility or health concerns to learn ballet and exercise. It is open to people who use assitive devices, but it is not limited. Students should have upper body mobility.
Seven-year-old Lauren Tierney was one of the newest students over the weekend. Tierney has cerebral palsy and uses crutches to move around, but on Sunday she was excited to get her first pair of ballet slippers.
She said she wanted to take class after a personal care worker showed her some ballet moves.
"In Wisconsin it's a really long winter, so having a range of activities and things that can be done in the winter is great," Lauren's father Adam Tierney said. He said Lauren had built up excitement before the first class.