Man uses dance to connect with elderly, special needs children

Man uses dance to connect with elderly, special needs children

A man is using dance to make a difference in his community. Kelly Vuyovich put together the "Trip Around the World" dance showcase Sunday afternoon that starred senior citizens, special needs children and student performances.

Vuyovich has always had a passion for dancing and sharing it with others is what means the most to him.

"I just want to be able to see people enjoy their lives and if I can teach them dancing and smile and make them laugh that's all that's important," said Vuyovich.

It's clear that he brings joy to others in his community like 93-year-old Susan Dunlap. They first met when he held a dance clinic at a nursing home in Hattiesburg.

"It's great exercise and fun," said Dunlap.

Vuyovich also works with special needs students like Jack Sellers at his dance studio and he treats him like the son he never had.

"He's full of energy and he's going to do a great job and I'm proud of him," said Vuyovich.

This means a lot to Jack's parents because they found an activity for their son to enjoy.

"He is constantly moving, it's never ending and he always moves but he loves music and responds well to music so we thought we should put two together," said his mother Robin Sellers.

Vuyovich is also the founder of Hattiesburg Performing Arts Incorporated and owns the "Mystique Dance Studio." He plans on hosting another dance showcase later this year.